Chun Woo-hee

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Chun Woo-hee
천우희 at BIFF 2013.jpg
Born (1987-04-20) April 20, 1987 (age 31)
Icheon, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea
Education Kyonggi University (Seoul) - Theater
Occupation Actress
Years active 2004–present
Agent Namoo Actors
Korean name
Revised Romanization Cheon U-hui
McCune–Reischauer Chŏn Uhŭi

Chun Woo-hee (born April 20, 1987) is a South Korean actress. She made her acting debut in 2004, but first drew attention with her supporting role as a rebellious teenager in the 2011 box-office hit Sunny. In 2014, Chun received critical acclaim for her leading role as the title character in Han Gong-ju, a coming-of-age indie about a traumatized young woman trying to move on with her life after a tragedy.[1][2][3] Her other notable films include The Beauty Inside (2015), Love, Lies (2016) and The Wailing (2016).[4]



Year Title Role Notes
2004 Love, So Divine Girl
2007 Herb Ggetip 2[5]
2009 Mother Mi-na
2010 The Boy from Ipanema Friend
2011 Sunny Sang-mi
My Sweet Fucking Sixteen Ji-na Short film
2012 As One Hyun Jung-hwa's younger sister
In Between Jeon Na-ri Segment: "Mineral Water"
26 Years Kwon Jung-hyuk's older sister Cameo
2014 Thread of Lies Mi-ran
Han Gong-ju Han Gong-ju
Remarkable Woman Web short film
Cart Mi-jin
2015 The Piper Mi-sook
The Beauty Inside Woo-jin [6]
2016 Love, Lies Seo Yeon-hee [7]
The Wailing Mu-myeong [8]
2017 One Day Mi-so [9]
2018 Idol [10]
Heung-boo: The Revolutionist Seon-chool Special appearance
TBA I Want to Know Your Parents [11]

Television series[edit]

Year Title Role Network
2010 The Woman Who Still Wants to Marry Lee Shin-young's junior colleague MBC
2011 Vampire Idol Woo-hee MBN
2017 Argon[12] Lee Yeon-hwa tvN

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2011 48th Grand Bell Awards Best Supporting Actress Sunny Nominated
32nd Blue Dragon Film Awards Best Supporting Actress Nominated
2014 14th Director's Cut Awards[13] Best New Actress Han Gong-ju Won
23rd Buil Film Awards[14] Best Actress Nominated
Best New Actress Nominated
34th Korean Association of Film Critics Awards[15] Best Actress Won
51st Grand Bell Awards[16] Best Actress Nominated
15th Women in Film Korea Awards[17] Best Actress Won
35th Blue Dragon Film Awards[18][19] Best Actress Won
34th Golden Cinema Festival Most Popular Actress Won
2015 6th KOFRA Film Awards[20] Best Actress Won
Discovery Award Won
10th Max Movie Awards Best Actress Won
2nd Wildflower Film Awards[21] Best Actress Won
51st Paeksang Arts Awards Best New Actress (Film) Won
24th Buil Film Awards Best Supporting Actress The Piper Nominated
2016 25th Buil Film Awards Best Supporting Actrees The Wailing Nominated
37th Blue Dragon Film Awards Best Supporting Actress Nominated
53rd Grand Bell Awards Best Supporting Actress Nominated
BloodGuts UK Horror Awards Best Actress in an International Film Nominated
2017 53rd Paeksang Arts Awards Best Supporting Actress (Film) Nominated
22nd Chunsa Film Art Awards Best Supporting Actress Nominated
54th Grand Bell Awards Best Actress One Day Nominated


  1. ^ Lee, Eun-sun; Kim, Na-hyun (24 April 2014). "Chun Woo-hee, forgettable no more". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2014-10-16. 
  2. ^ "Starlet Delivers Nuanced Performance as Rape Victim". The Chosun Ilbo. 3 May 2014. Retrieved 2014-10-16. 
  3. ^ "Chun Woo-hee Named Most Promising Actress". The Chosun Ilbo. 1 January 2015. Retrieved 2015-01-02. 
  4. ^ "Actress CHUN Woo-hee of THE BEAUTY INSIDE and THE PIPER". Korean Film Biz Zone. 
  5. ^ Girls with their bangs clipped to the side.
  6. ^ "CHUN Woo-hee and LEE Beom-su to Play Same Character in BEAUTY INSIDE". Korean Film Biz Zone. 
  7. ^ "HAN Hyo-joo, YOO Yeon-seok and CHUN Woo-hee Wrap Period Music Drama". Korean Film Biz Zone. 
  8. ^ "NA Hong-jin and HWANG Jung-min Team Up for GOKSEONG". Korean Film Biz Zone. 
  9. ^ "CHUN Woo-hee Confirmed for MY ANGEL". Korean Film Biz Zone. 
  10. ^ "HAN GONG-JU Director and Star Reteam for IDOL". Korean Film Biz Zone. 
  11. ^ "SUL Kyung-gu, OH Dal-su, CHUN Woo-hee, MOON So-ri Enter School Bullying Drama". Korean Film Biz Zone. 
  12. ^ "Kim Joo-hyuck, Chun Woo-hee to star in 'Argon'". The Korea Herald. 1 June 2017. 
  13. ^ "'한공주' 천우희, 디렉터스 컷 어워즈 신인상…"생애 첫 수상"". 10Asia (in Korean). 19 August 2014. 
  14. ^ Kim, June (6 October 2014). "SHIM Eun-kyung, SONG Kang-ho, HONG Sangsoo and ROARING CURRENTS Win at 23rd Buil Film Awards". Korean Film Biz Zone. Retrieved 2014-10-16. 
  15. ^ Conran, Pierce (4 November 2014). "Top Honors for HILL OF FREEDOM at 34th Korean Film Critics Association Awards". Korean Film Biz Zone. Retrieved 2014-11-08. 
  16. ^ Kim, June (12 November 2014). "The 51st Daejong Film Awards Nominations Announced". Korean Film Biz Zone. Retrieved 2014-11-12. 
  17. ^ "15th Women in Film Korea 2014 Festival Held". Korean Film Biz Zone. 
  18. ^ Jin, Eun-soo (19 December 2014). "Chun Woo-hee wins best actress at film awards". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2014-12-27. 
  19. ^ "Actress breaks down after surprise Blue Dragon win". The Korea Times. 18 December 2014. Retrieved 2015-05-05. 
  20. ^ "Han Gong-ju picked as best film of 2014 by Korean film reporters". The Korea Herald. 16 January 2015. Retrieved 2015-01-27. 
  21. ^ Ma, Kevin (11 April 2015). "Han Gong-ju wins Wildflower Grand Prize". Film Business Asia. Retrieved 2015-04-11. 

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