August 22, 1991
Daejeon, South Korea
|Other names||Cho Bo-ah|
|Education||Sungkyunkwan University – Performing Arts|
|Revised Romanization||Jo Bo-a|
|Revised Romanization||Jo Bo-yun|
Jo Bo-ah (born Jo Bo-yoon on August 22, 1991) is a South Korean actress.
Jo made her acting debut in 2011 with a small role in the daily sitcom I Live in Cheongdam-dong on cable channel jTBC. This was followed by a hosting gig on the audition program Made in U (also on jTBC), and an appearance in the Korean-Japanese co-production Koisuru Maison ~Rainbow Rose~.
In 2012, Jo landed her first major role as a former rich girl who falls for a rocker in tvN's coming-of-age series Shut Up Flower Boy Band. Later that year, she appeared in her first network TV series with a supporting role in the MBC period drama Horse Doctor.
Jo was cast in her first film in 2014, as a troubled, seductive teenager who becomes obsessed with her gym teacher in the erotic thriller Innocent Thing. Back on cable television, she played the leading role in romantic comedy series The Idle Mermaid, a modern retelling of The Little Mermaid set amidst the competitive Korean workplace.
Jo tried a new genre in 2015 with the OCN police procedural Missing Noir M, where she played a detective on the missing persons task force. She then joined the ensemble cast of the KBS weekend family drama All About My Mom. Jo is also set to star in the upcoming web series Love Cells 2, adapted from the webtoon of the same title. In 2016, Jo starred in Monster.
||I Live in Cheongdam-dong||Bo-ah (ep. 10, 14-15)||JTBC|
||Shut Up Flower Boy Band||Im Soo-ah||tvN|
|Koisuru Maison Rainbow Rose||Bo-ah||Tokyo TV|
|Horse Doctor||Seo Eun-seo||MBC|
||The Idle Mermaid||Kim Ha-ni / Aileen||tvN|
||Missing Noir M||Jin Seo-joon||OCN|
|All About My Mom||Jang Chae-ri||KBS2|
|Love Cells 2||Ye-bom||Naver TV Cast|
|Sweet Stranger and Me||Do Yeo-joo||KBS2|
||Innocent Thing||Ha Young-eun|
||Made in U||JTBC|
||M! Countdown||Mnet||weekly MC, April 4 & 11|
||Running Man||SBS||Guest (ep. 299)|
||Law of the Jungle Sumatra||SBS||Cast member (ep. 261-264)|
Awards and nominations
||28th Grimae Awards||Best New Actress||
|29th KBS Drama Awards||Best New Actress||Nominated|
|Popularity Award, Actress||Won|
||36th MBC Drama Awards||Excellence Award, Actress in a Special Project Drama||
|Best New Actress||Won|
|30th KBS Drama Awards||Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries||
- Hwang, Hyo-jin (February 29, 2012). "My Name Is: Cho Bo-ah". 10Asia. Retrieved November 18, 2012.
- "Cho Bo-ah: My character Sua may seem too naive to the viewers". 10Asia. February 29, 2012. Retrieved November 18, 2012.
- "Cho Bo-ah: Sung-jun is someone that is very considerate". 10Asia. February 29, 2012. Retrieved November 18, 2012.
- "Cho Bo-ah: A person would be happy to have just one friend like Du-mi". 10Asia. February 29, 2012. Retrieved November 18, 2012.
- Lee, In-kyung (January 25, 2013). "Flower Boy Band Boasts Cast Full of New Faces". enewsWorld. Retrieved May 30, 2013.
- "Jo Bo-ah's picture from the past". November 21, 2011. Retrieved November 18, 2012.
- "Cho Bo Ah, "'Horse Doctor' after 'Shut Up Flower Boy Band' was a gift for me"". April 19, 2012. Retrieved August 9, 2014.
- 김우빈-조보아 '엠카운트다운' 스페셜 MC 낙점. Sports Chosun (in Korean). April 2, 2013. Retrieved July 18, 2015.
- "Starlet Hits Right Note as Love-struck Student in Movie Debut". The Chosun Ilbo. April 19, 2014. Retrieved April 19, 2014.
- Park, Ji-ryun (July 30, 2014). "Jo Bo Ah and Song Jae Rim Talk Underwater Kiss Scene in The Idle Mermaid". enewsWorld. Retrieved August 1, 2014.
- "Jo Boa cast as Kim Kang-woo's leading lady in Missing Persons Task Force". Dramabeans. January 25, 2015. Retrieved February 1, 2015.
- Kim, Dan-hee (July 1, 2015). 부탁해요 엄마', 대본 리딩 현장 공개...'쟁쟁한 라인업'. Top Star News (in Korean). Retrieved July 2, 2015.
- Lee, Eun-won (July 1, 2015). '부탁해요, 엄마' 유진 이상우 오민석 최태준, 대본 리딩 현장 공개. Star Daily News (in Korean). Retrieved July 2, 2015.
- Kim, Ji-hye (July 24, 2015). '조보아, 웹드라마 '연애세포2' 출연.. 임슬옹와 호흡 맞춘다. TenAsia (in Korean). Retrieved July 24, 2015.
- Hong, Grace Danbi (March 26, 2015). "On Ju Wan and Jo Bo Ah Confirm that They are Dating". enewsWorld. Retrieved May 4, 2015.
- "On Ju-wan and Cho Bo-ah call it quits". JoongAng Ilbo.
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