Jeon In-hwa

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Jeon In-hwa
Jeon In-hwa at the 2010 KBS Drama Acting Awards 699.jpg
Born (1965-10-27) October 27, 1965 (age 54)
EducationChung-Ang University - B.A. in Theater and Film
Years active1984–present
AgentImagine Asia
Spouse(s)Yoo Dong-geun
Korean name
Revised RomanizationJeon In-hwa
McCune–ReischauerChŏn In-hwa

Jeon In-hwa (Korean전인화; born October 27, 1965), is a South Korean actress.[1] She made her acting debut in 1985, and became best known for playing charismatic empresses in period dramas, notably in Ladies of the Palace for which she won the Grand Prize (or "Daesang") at the 2001 SBS Drama Awards and Best TV Actress at the 2002 Baeksang Arts Awards. In recent years, Jeon has also starred in the contemporary dramas Again, My Love (2009), King of Baking, Kim Takgu (2010), Feast of the Gods (2012), and My Daughter, Geum Sa-wol (2015).[2][3]

Jeon is married to actor Yoo Dong-geun. They have one son and one daughter.[4]


Television drama[edit]

Year Title Role Network
1985 Stars on the Prairie KBS2
1986 임이여 임일레라 KBS2
1987 원다풍 KBS2
Eldest Sister-in-law KBS2
함 사세요 KBS2
1988 500 Years of Joseon:
Queen Inhyeon
Hui-bin Jang MBC
1989 Second Republic Ko Yong-hui MBC
The Forest Does Not Sleep KBS2
울밑에 선 봉선화 KBS1
1990 Mother of Mine MBC
Years of Ambition Woo-heee KBS2
1994 How to Live with a Man SBS
1995 Until We Meet Again Oh Ha-young SBS
Fourth Republic Yuk Young-soo MBC
1996 Sibling Relations Soon-ok MBC
1997 Because I Really Jeon Ok-ja KBS2
1998 Married 7 Years KBS2
Letters Written on a Cloudy Day SBS
2001 Ladies of the Palace Queen Munjeong SBS
2007 The King and I Dowager Queen Insoo SBS
2009 Again, My Love Eun Hye-jung KBS2
2010 King of Baking, Kim Takgu Seo In-sook KBS2
2012 Feast of the Gods Sung Do-hee MBC
2013 A Hundred Year Legacy Yang Choon-hee MBC
2014 4 Legendary Witches Cha Aeng-ran MBC
2015 My Daughter, Geum Sa-wol Shin Deuk-ye MBC


Year Title Role Notes
2007 Aega (Love Song) short film


Year Product
1984 Binggrae
1985 Haitai Oh! Yes
1986 Julia Cosmetics
1989 Daewoo Electronics Microwave
1990-1992 Sajo
1990 Kumkang LesMore
1992 CJ Lion Beat
1993 Samsung Electronics
1993-1995 Ssangyong C&B
1994-1995 Univera Cosmetics
1995-1996 LG Household & Healthcare
1995 Hanssem
Hanwha L & C
1996 LG Electronics
1997 LG Hausys
Tongyang Inc.
Haitai Beverage
1997-2004 AmorePacific Group
1999-2001 Dongsuh - Maxim Coffee
1999 Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance
2000 Vortec
2001 Ae Kyung
Daesang Corporation
2002-2007 동문건설
2003 Hanwha Life Insurance
Woongjin Coway
2007 LG Household & Healthcare
2009 LG Cyon
2010 ROSĒE Cosmetics

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
1989 MBC Drama Awards Top Excellence Award, Actress Won
올해의 건치연예인상 Won
2001 37th Baeksang Arts Awards Most Popular Actress (TV) Ladies of the Palace Won
SBS Drama Awards Grand Prize (Daesang) Won
Top 10 Stars Won
2002 38th Baeksang Arts Awards Best Actress (TV) Won
29th Korea Broadcasting Awards Best Actress[5] Won
2009 KBS Drama Awards Top Excellence Award, Actress Again, My Love Nominated
2010 KBS Drama Awards Top Excellence Award, Actress King of Baking, Kim Takgu Won
2011 47th Baeksang Arts Awards Best Actress (TV) Nominated
2012 MBC Drama Awards Golden Acting Award, Actress Feast of the Gods Won
2013 MBC Drama Awards Best Couple Award with Jeong Bo-seok A Hundred Year Legacy Nominated
2015 MBC Drama Awards Top Excellence Award, Actress in a Special Project Drama My Daughter, Geum Sa-wol, 4 Legendary Witches Won


  1. ^ "Jeon In-wha: Back on the Big Screen at 42". The Chosun Ilbo. 18 April 2007. Retrieved 2014-03-21.
  2. ^ Han, Sang-hee (3 February 2009). "Veteran Actors Team Up for Small Screen". The Korea Times. Archived from the original on 21 March 2014. Retrieved 2014-03-21.
  3. ^ "Revenge Tale Provides Perfect Role for Jeon In-hwa". The Chosun Ilbo. 28 November 2015. Retrieved 2015-12-08.
  4. ^ Lee, Eun-joo (2 January 2008). "Real life punch-up upstages SBS drama". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2014-03-21.
  5. ^ Technically, "Best Talent," since the Korean television industry uses the term "talent" to refer to TV actors.

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