Oh Ha-young

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Oh Ha-young
190119 Sinchon Fansign Hayoung 1.jpg
Oh in January 2019
Oh Ha-young

(1996-07-19) July 19, 1996 (age 22)
Seoul, South Korea
EducationSchool of Performing Arts Seoul
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • actress
Musical career
Years active2011–present
LabelsPlan A Entertainment
Associated actsApink
Korean name
Revised RomanizationO Ha-yeong
McCune–ReischauerO Ha-yŏng

Oh Ha-young (born July 19, 1996), better known by the mononym Hayoung, is a South Korean singer, songwriter and actress. She is best known as a member of the South Korean girl group Apink.

Early life and education[edit]

Oh Ha-young was born on July 19, 1996 in Seoul, South Korea. During her school days, she attended Seoul Yangcheon District's Shinwol Middle School where she graduated in 2012, and School of Performing Arts Seoul where she graduated in 2015.[1][2][3] During her seventh grade, she auditioned for Cube Entertainment where she later on became a trainee. Oh decided not to pursue college after high school to concentrate on Apink's promotions.[4]


2011–present: Apink[edit]

Oh was introduced as the third member and the maknae (youngest member) of girl group Apink on February 21, 2011.[5] She debuted with Apink on Mnet's M! Countdown on April 21, 2011, performing their songs "I Don't Know" (몰라요) and "Wishlist", which were included on their debut EP Seven Springs of Apink.[6] For the group, she wrote the lyrics for "What a Boy Wants", included in the group's second full-length studio album Pink Memory (2015),[7] and, together with Eunji, the lyrics for their duet "It's You", included in Dear (2016).[8][9]

2014–present: Acting career and variety shows[edit]

In 2014, Oh appeared on some episodes of the variety show Weekly Idol as an MC along with Apink co-member Bomi.[10] In August 2015, she was appointed as co-MC on Weekly Idol along with AOA's Mina and VIXX's N, starting from September 2.[11] In 2016, she joined the cast for the all female edition of the SBS reality show Law of the Jungle which took place in the jungles of Papua New Guinea.[12]

In November 2016, it was revealed that Oh would make her debut as an actress in the web drama Brother Jeongnam (Korean: 정남이형), to be aired on KBS2 and KBS World,[13] whose title later changed into Please Find Her (Korean: 그녀를 찾아줘).[14] The webseries, in which Oh played a stewardess, aired on March 1, 2017 as two 60-minute episodes,[15] and was shared on KBS World YouTube channel in its original 14-episode format.

In 2018, she joined Naver TV Cast's web drama Love, Stay in Memory (Korean: 사랑, 기억에 머물다), a six-episode sci-fi romance revolving around the memories of love while solving a murder, which was released from February 14 to 19.[16] She reprised her role of female lead Yoo Ha-ri, an aspiring actress, in the sequel Love, Stay in Time (Korean: 사랑, 시간에 머물다),[17] which was made available on Danaflix on June 25 and screened nationwide at Danaflix cinemas for four weeks starting on June 27, 2018.[18][19]

Other works[edit]

In 2013, Oh played the female lead in the music video for Huh Gak's song "1440".[20][21] Oh has also played the female lead in Shin Bora's single "Frozen" along with B1A4's CNU, who was the male lead.[22] In July 2014, she was featured in the music video for Jiggy Dogg's single "The Best Thing I Did".[23]


Television series[edit]

Year Title Role Network Notes
2017 Please Find Her Go Ha-young KBS2, KBS World
2018 Love, Stay in Memory Yoo Ha-ri Naver TV Cast, Vlive Webseries
2018 Love, Stay in Time Yoo Ha-ri Danaflix Webmovie

Variety show[edit]

Year Title TV Network Notes
2017 Battle Trip KBS2 Special MC (Episode 68–69)[24][25]
Contestant with Chorong (Episode 74–75)[26]
2018 Secret Sister JTBC4 Co-host with Hyoyeon
Pajama Friends Lifestyle Substitute host for Cheng Xiao (Episode 8–9)


  1. ^ "A Pink's Oh Ha Young Graduates from Middle School". Soompi. February 3, 2012. Retrieved January 8, 2017.
  2. ^ "[Photo] A Pink′s Ha Young, Red Velvet′s Joy, B.A.P′s Zelo and More Graduate from High School". Mwave. February 11, 2015. Archived from the original on October 18, 2016. Retrieved January 8, 2017.
  3. ^ "'여고생' 에이핑크 하영 "학교생활 완벽 적응..수다는 필수"". HeraldCorp. May 14, 2012. Retrieved February 9, 2015.
  4. ^ "AOA's Chanmi, A Pink's Ha Young and More Choose Promotions Over College". Mwave. February 14, 2015. Archived from the original on January 9, 2017. Retrieved January 8, 2017.
  5. ^ "에이핑크 리더 초롱-막내 하영 오붓 사진 공개 '미모 남다르네'". Newsen. February 23, 2011. Retrieved January 8, 2017.
  6. ^ "A Pink releases debut EP, "Seven Springs of Apink"". Allkpop. April 18, 2011. Retrieved January 8, 2017.
  7. ^ 컴백 앞둔 에이핑크, 정규 2집 전곡 미리듣기 공개 (in Korean). July 13, 2015. Retrieved July 14, 2015.
  8. ^ Park, Hye-mi (December 18, 2016). [현장리포트] 에이핑크(Apink) 오하영-정은지, "'그 봄날, 이 가을' 작사 두 시간도 안 걸렸다" [Apink Oh Ha-young and Jung Eun-ji, "It took less than two hours to write 'It's You'"]. Topstarnews (in Korean). Retrieved January 18, 2018.
  9. ^ Yoon, Joon-pil (December 13, 2016). 에이핑크, 직접 작사한 첫 듀엣곡 깜짝 스포…스페셜 앨범 미리듣기 공개. 10asia (in Korean). Retrieved January 18, 2018.
  10. ^ "'주간아이돌' 보미-하영, 생크림 여신 변신…심쿵유발자". TV리포트. December 10, 2014. Retrieved January 8, 2017.
  11. ^ "N, Ha Young And Mina Join 'Weekly Idol' As Fixed Members". BNTNews. August 13, 2015. Retrieved August 14, 2015.
  12. ^ 소진 오하영 김지민 등 ‘정글’ 여자특집 출연..20일 출국 [Sojin, Oh Ha-young, Kim Ji-min and others will appear in Law of the Jungle female edition]. Newsen (in Korean). March 16, 2016. Retrieved April 27, 2016.
  13. ^ Seon Mi-kyung (November 17, 2016). 몬스타엑스 형원, 시트콤 '정남이형' 출연 확정..지상파 첫 도전 [Monsta X's Hyeongwon's appearance in sitcom "Brother Jeongnam" confirmed... First terrestrial challenge]. News Chosun (in Korean). Retrieved November 18, 2016.
  14. ^ [편성변경] KBS 2TV 1/19 편성 변경 (in Korean). Retrieved February 1, 2017.[permanent dead link]
  15. ^ 에이핑크 하영, '그녀를 찾아줘' 합류…데뷔 6년만에 첫 연기 도전 [Apink's Ha-young in "Find Her"... First acting challenge in six years from debut] (in Korean). February 28, 2017. Retrieved February 28, 2017.
  16. ^ Kim, Han-gil (January 18, 2018). 에이핑크 오하영, 웹드라마 '사랑, 기억에 머물다' 대본 리딩 현장 공개 [Apink Oh Ha-young, open script reading for web drama "Love in Memory"]. TV Daily (in Korean). Retrieved January 18, 2018.
  17. ^ Park, Seo-hyun (2018-04-27). ""연기자로 컴백"..에이핑크 하영 '사랑, 시간에 머물다' 출연 확정". Herald Pop (in Korean). Retrieved 2018-04-27.
  18. ^ Kim, Bo-ra (2018-06-20). "'사랑 시간' 오하영 "에이핑크 멤버, 응원차 촬영장에 놀러와"". Osen (in Korean). Retrieved 2018-06-21.
  19. ^ Kim, Bo-ra (2018-06-20). ""에이핑크 8년차"..오하영, 정은지 이어 '연기돌'로 성장할까[종합]". Osen (in Korean). Naver. Retrieved 2018-06-21.
  20. ^ "Singer Huh Gak Returns with Title Song, '1440', A True 'Little Giant'". KpopStarz. February 5, 2013. Retrieved January 8, 2017.
  21. ^ Do Hye-rim (February 8, 2013). "Archived copy" 도지한-오하영,허각 '1440' MV 속 '캐미커플' 네티즌 들썩. StarN News (in Korean). Archived from the original on January 27, 2015. Retrieved January 27, 2015.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  22. ^ "[Video] Shin Bora Releases ′Kkong Kkong′ with B1A4's CNU and A Pink's Ha Young". Grace Danbi Hong. Mwave. December 2, 2013. Archived from the original on January 9, 2017. Retrieved January 8, 2017.
  23. ^ "Jiggy Dogg release the MV for new single 'The Best Thing I Did' ft. A Pink's Hayoung". shayne DKP. Daily K Pop News. July 2014. Retrieved January 8, 2017.
  24. ^ "Jung Chae-yeon to join "Battle Trip" as a special MC". Chosun News (in Korean). 25 August 2017. Retrieved 5 June 2018.
  25. ^ "'Battle' DIA's Jung Chaeyeon is the special MC! [Battle Trip]". KBS World. 8 September 2017. Retrieved 5 June 2018.
  26. ^ "'Battle Trip' is Back on Air with APINK's Chorong & Hayoung in Taiwan!". KBSWORLD. 19 January 2018. Retrieved 5 June 2018.

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