August 22, 1991
|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 The Missing, 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, and starred in web series Love Cells 2, adapted from the webtoon of the same title.
In 2016, Jo starred in revenge melodrama Monster and romantic comedy series Sweet Stranger and Me. In 2017, she starred in romance melodrama Temperature of Love, and the two-episode drama special Let's Meet, Joo-oh.
In 2018, Jo starred in Goodbye to Goodbye, based on a webtoon about the stories of two women. She played a university student who faces challenges as a single mother. The same year, she starred in the romantic comedy drama My Strange Hero.
In 2019, Jo was cast in the romance drama Secret as a doctor.
|2014||Innocent Thing||Ha Young-eun|
|2011||I Live in Cheongdam-dong||Bo-ah (ep. 10, 14-15)||JTBC|
|2012||Shut Up Flower Boy Band||Im Soo-ah||tvN|
|Koisuru Maison Rainbow Rose||Bo-ah||Tokyo TV|
|Horse Doctor||Seo Eun-seo||MBC|
|2014||The Idle Mermaid||Kim Ha-ni / Aileen||tvN|
|2015||The Missing||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|
|2017||Temperature of Love||Ji Hong-ah||SBS|
|Drama Special: Let Us Meet||Lee Soo-ji||KBS2|
|2018||Goodbye to Goodbye||Jung-hyo||MBC|
|My Strange Hero||Son Soo-jung||SBS|
|2017||Law of the Jungle in Sumatra||SBS||Cast member (ep. 261–264)|||
|Battle Trip||KBS2||Contestant with Kim So-eun (ep. 58–61)|||
|2018–2019||Baek Jong-won's Alley Restaurant||SBS||Co-host with Baek Jong-won and Gim Seong-ju (ep. 11–present)|||
|2011–2012||Made in U||JTBC||Host|
Music video appearances
Awards and nominations
|2015||28th Grimae Awards||Best New Actress||All About My Mom||Won|||
|29th KBS Drama Awards||Best New Actress||Nominated|
|Popularity Award, Actress||Won|||
|2016||36th MBC Drama Awards||Excellence Award, Actress in a Special Project Drama||Monster||Nominated|
|Best New Actress||Won|||
|30th KBS Drama Awards||Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries||Sweet Stranger and Me||Nominated|
|2017||11th SBS Entertainment Awards||Best Challenge Award||Law of the Jungle||Won|||
|25th SBS Drama Awards||Excellence Award, Actress in a Monday-Tuesday Drama||Temperature of Love||Nominated|
|Best New Actress||Nominated|
|31st KBS Drama Awards||Best Actress in a One-Act/Special/Short Drama||Let Us Meet, Joo Oh||Nominated|
|2018||6th APAN Star Awards||Excellence Award, Actress in a Serial Drama||Goodbye to Goodbye||Won|||
|2nd The Seoul Awards||Best New Actress (Drama)||Won|||
|MBC Drama Awards||Excellence Award, Actress in a Weekend Drama||Won|||
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- "조보아│닥치고 빙의 되고 싶은 소녀". TenAsia (in Korean). February 28, 2012.
- "'닥꽃밴'조보아, '메이드인유' 하차 "드라마 몰입"". Star News (in Korean). January 25, 2012.
- "조보아, 日 드라마서 강지영 괴롭히는 악녀 "완벽변신"". Financial News (in Korean). May 9, 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.
- "Cho Bo Ah, "'Horse Doctor' after 'Shut Up Flower Boy Band' was a gift for me"". Top Star News. 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. Archived from the original on March 30, 2015. Retrieved August 1, 2014.
- "Jo Bo-ah to star in "Missing Noir M" with Kim Kang-woo and Park Hee-soon". Hancinema. Newsen. 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.
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- Kim, Ji-hye (July 24, 2015). '조보아, 웹드라마 '연애세포2' 출연.. 임슬옹와 호흡 맞춘다. TenAsia (in Korean). Retrieved July 24, 2015.
- "Acting rude for a reason". The Straits Times. May 11, 2016.
- "'Sweet Stranger and Me,' a rom-com with suspense". Kpop Herald. October 21, 2016.
- Heo, Seol-hee (August 14, 2017). "'사랑의 온도' 측 "김재욱·조보아 합류 확정, 시너지 기대" [공식]". My Daily (in Korean).
- "손호준, 단막극 '만나게 해, 주오' 출연…조보아와 호흡(공식)". Herald Corporation (in Korean). August 7, 2017.
- "Jo Bo-ah to star in "The Goodbye Has Left"". Hancinema. Hankook Ilbo. February 8, 2018.
- "Cho Bo-ah to Play Role Tackling Challenges Faced by Women". The Chosun Ilbo. May 2, 2018.
- "조보아, '복수가 돌아왔다' 여주 확정..유승호와 첫사랑 호흡[공식입장]". Osen (in Korean). September 27, 2018.
- "조보아, '시크릿' 출연 확정…외과 의사로 변신[공식]". Dong-a (in Korean). March 5, 2019.
- Kim Jin-seon (January 18, 2017). "조보아·신원호, '정글의 법칙' 합류...인도네시아 行 (공식입장)". Star MBN (in Korean). Retrieved August 11, 2018.
- "'배틀트립' 김소은-조보아, 헝가리 여행, 로맨틱, 성공적". Sports Donga (in Korean). July 30, 2017.
- "조보아, '백종원의 골목식당' 새 MC 합류[공식]". Ilgan Sports (in Korean). February 23, 2018.
- "[영상] 비투비(BTOB)이민혁-조보아, 신곡 '봄날의 기억'MV서 핑크빛 '침대 키스신'". Top Star News (in Korean). March 22, 2016.
- "Yeon Jung-hoon and Soo Ae to receive Excellence in Acting Awards at Grime Awards 2015". Hancinema. Star News. December 10, 2015.
- "Check out the Winners from '2015 KBS Drama Awards'". BNT News. December 31, 2015.
- "2016 MBC 연기대상 여자 신인상 남지현·조보아 공동수상". Sports Khan (in Korean). December 30, 2016.
- "'My Ugly Duckling' moms win grand prize at 2017 SBS Entertainment Awards". International Business Times. December 31, 2017.
- "이병헌, '미스터 션샤인' 대상 수상..정해인 2관왕(종합)[2018 APAN]". Osen (in Korean). 13 October 2018.
- "[2회 더서울어워즈] '나의아저씨·공작' 대상…이병헌·김남주·하정우·손예진 주연상(종합)". Ilgan Sports (in Korean). October 27, 2018.
- "소지섭 '데뷔 23년 만에 첫 대상'(mbc연기대상)[포토엔HD]". Newsen (in Korean). December 31, 2018.
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