Hahm performing in June 2017
December 12, 1988
Seoul, South Korea
|Revised Romanization||Ham Eun-jeong|
Hahm Eun-jung (born December 12, 1988), known professionally as Eunjung and also Elsie, is a South Korean singer and actress. In 1995, she won Little Miss Korea competition at the age of seven and debuted as a child actress in the same years with starred in television dramas A New Generation of Adults (1995), afterwards she had several minor roles in movies, television dramas, being cast in commercial films. After several years of training, she debuted as a member of South Korean girl group T-ara in July 2009. She debuted as a solo artist by the name Elsie with her debut mini album, I'm Good, on May 7, 2015.
- 1 Biography
- 2 Career
- 3 Discography
- 4 Filmography
- 5 Awards
- 6 References
- 7 External links
Hahm was born in Seoul, South Korea. Her mother, a graduate of Ewha Womans University, is a former piano teacher who works as Hahm's agent. While attending seventh grade, Hahm started taekwondo lessons and won three different competitions. Her mother made the decision to quit teaching and manage her career upon her high school graduation in 2007. Later that year, Hahm enrolled in Dongguk University, where she took performance courses. She is an only child and has been quoted as explaining, "My mother had me 10 years after she was married to my father, which seems more hurtful. Upon watching several famous performers in the past, she wanted to become an actress. Now that I have, she is very pleased I have acting as a priority. She believes her original prayers were answered."
1995–2008: Career beginnings
In 1995, when Hahm was seven years old, she participated in the "Little Miss Korea" pageant and won. That same year, she appeared in the youth drama "A New Generation of Adults", which aired on KBS. Afterwards, she had several minor roles in movies and Korean dramas, along with being cast in a handful of commercial films.
Hahm's acting debut was in Hello, My Teacher! where she appeared as a high school student who was unfairly cheated out of a grade which could have put her above the top 40 point. She also appeared in the horror film Death Bell, where she plays a student who was murdered by her teacher.
Hahm also appeared in music videos, namely SG Wannabe's music video "Gasiri" ("가시리") from their 2007 album Story In New York. Later, she would also be seen in FT Island's music videos "Thunder" ("천둥"), "Only One Person" ("한사람만"), and "A Man's First Love Follow Him To The Grave" ("남자의 첫사랑은 무덤까지 간다").
2009–2012: Rising popularity
Hahm originally trained to be an actress, and later debuted as a member of T-ara in July 2009. She was the first leader of the group, until September 2010. Hahm featured in Davichi's music video "Time, Please Stop" ("시간아 멈춰라"; "Sigana Meomchwora") which was released on May 6, 2010.
Her first major acting role since joining T-ara was in SBS drama Coffee House, which aired on from May 17, 2010, to July 17, 2010. The same year, she was cast in the horror film White: The Melody of the Curse.
Hahm's popularity began to rise in 2011, when she starred in the teen drama Dream High. The drama was a success, and brought high domestic viewership ratings, and also gaining popularity in other countries and winning several international awards. From 2011-2012, she joined MBC's variety program We Got Married, pairing up with actor Lee Jang-woo. She won the Best Newcomer Award at the MBC Entertainment Awards. Hahm then starred in historical dramas The King of Legend and Insu, The Queen Mother.
In June 2012, Hahm was confirmed to star in the drama Five Fingers. However, on August 22, it was revealed that she had been dropped from the drama. The Korean Actors Labor Union demanded that Hahm be issued an apology by the producer and crew. In February 2013, Yein E&M issued a formal apology for firing Hahm without notice.
2014–2018: Return to acting and solo debut
In 2015, it was announced that Hahm would play the lead role in the Thai romantic comedy Micro Love, making her the first female idol to star in a Thai movie.
In May 2015, Hahm made her solo debut under the stage name ELSIE. She released her first mini album I'm Good, with the lead single of the same name featuring K.Will, under her new stage name ELSIE. The Chinese version of her music video peaked at #2 on the Chinese YinYueTai's music video charts. On October 14, Hahm released the song "Goodbye", as the soundtrack of T-ara's web-drama Sweet Temptation. The song was also included in her repackaged mini album, Goodbye, released on October 30.
In 2016, Hahm was cast in Flowers of Evil, a thriller directed by Cho Sung-kyu.
2018–present: New agency
In February 2018, Hahm signed an exclusive management contract with UFO Production, making her the company's first-ever artist. UFO Production, a subsidiary of technology company Pobis TNC, is more known for producing the MBC TV weekend drama Money Flower.
|Title||Album details||Peak positions||Sales|
|"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.|
Billboard V Chart
|2013||"Two As One"||–||Digital single|
|2015||"I'm Good"||66||1||KOR (DL): 41,346||I'm Good|
|"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region|
Billboard V Chart
|2015||"I'm Good (Chinese Version)"||2||
|"Good Bye (Chinese Version)"||3||
|"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region|
|2010||SBS Coffee House OST||"Coffee House"||2:57|
|2009||N/A||"N-Time" (엔 타임)||0:00||with Hwang Jung-eum|
|2010||N/A||"Wonder Woman||3:38||with Hyomin, Seeya and Davichi.|
|2011||N/A||"Crazy4s"||0:00||with Kim Soo-hyun|
|2013||Bunny Style!||"Dangerous Love"||3:40||with Jiyeon and Hyomin|
|2015||White Snow||"Don't Forget Me" (나를 잊지 말아요)||3:58||with various artists|
|1999||A-rong's Big Expedition||Song-i|
|2002||Dodge Go! Go!||Min Sang-mi|
|2005||The Beast and the Beauty||Hae-mi|||
|World of Silence||Min-hee|||
|2007||Dating On Earth||Yun Yi-soo|
|2008||Death Bell||Kim Ji-won|||
|2011||White: The Melody of the Curse||Eun-joo||Main Role|||
|2017||Micro Love||Kim Min-jee||Main Role|||
|Missing 2||Sun-young||Main Role|||
|1995||A New Generation of Adults||Jessica||KBS|||
|2004||Little Women||Hyun-deuk (young)||SBS|
|Age of Heroes||Layla||MBC|
|Toji, the Land||Bong-soon (young)||SBS|||
|2005||Lovers in Prague||Cameo|||
|Cute or Crazy|
|Hello, My Teacher|
|2010||Master of Study||KBS2|
|Coffee House||Kang Seung-yeon||SBS||Main Role|||
|2011||Dream High||Yoon Baek-hee||KBS2|||
|King Geunchogo||Jin Ah-yi||KBS1|||
|2012||Insu, The Queen Mother||In-soo (young)||JTBC|||
|2014||Endless Love||Tae Cho-ae||SBS||Secondary Role|||
|2015||Love on a Rooftop||Min Chae-won||KBS2|||
|Sweet Temptation||Eun-jin||Web Drama Main role|
|2017||Sisters-in-Law||Hwang Eun-byul||MBC||Main Role|||
|2018||Lovely Horribly||Shin Yoon-ah||KBS2|||
|2011–12||We Got Married||Main Cast||MBC||with Lee Jang-woo|
|2016||Master of Driving||tcast TV|
|2017||Enchanted Lesson Birdie Birdie ||JTBC Golf|
|2018||King of Mask Singer||Contestant||MBC||as "Strawberry Girl"|
|2010||SBS Drama Awards||New Star Award||Coffee House||Won|
|2011||MBC Entertainment Awards||Best Newcomer (Variety)||We Got Married||Won|
|47th Baeksang Arts Awards||Most Popular Actress (TV)||Dream High||Nominated|
|2016||Yinyuetai V-Chart Awards||Most Popular Korean Solo Artist||I'm Good||Won|
|2017||ShinFilms Art Film Festival Awards||Popularity Award for Commercial Films||N/A||Won|
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