Park Jung-ah

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Park Jung-ah
Born Park Jung-ah
(1981-02-24) February 24, 1981 (age 34)
Yeongcheon, North Gyeongsang, South Korea
Residence Seoul, South Korea
Nationality  South Korea
Other names Park Jung-Ah
Ethnicity Koreans
Education Bachelor of Music
Alma mater Dongduk Women's University
Occupation Actress, singer, spokesmodel,
TV presenter, radio DJ
Years active 2001 – present
Organization Jewelry
Agent Star Empire Entertainment
WM Company
Style Pop, Pop rock, dance-pop
Television Show Your Mind (2009–10)
Partner(s) Gil Seong-joon
Korean name
Hangul 박정아
Revised Romanization Bak Jung-a
McCune–Reischauer Pak Chŏng-a

Park Jeong-ah (Hangul: 박정아; or spelled Park Jung-ah; February 24, 1981, is a South Korean female entertainer.


Park graduated from Dongduk Women's University with a Bachelor Degree in Applied Musicology[3] and is also able to play the piano.[citation needed]

First debuting as a member of the girl group Jewelry in 2001, she became the group leader. Park emerged as one of the more popular members of Jewelry and has been noted for being the older sister to her bandmates[citation needed]. In 2003, she debuted as an actress and has since appeared in a handful of movies and dramas.

Since Jewelry went on hiatus, Park took the opportunity to debut as a solo singer. Her first solo album Yeah was released in the fall of 2006, showing an edgier side that Jewelry single "Superstar" hinted at. The title song Produced and Co-Written by Hit American Producers Ian (iRok) Scott and Mark (MJ) Jackson A.K.A. MJ&iRoK was her first single, and it allowed Park to become more of a rock singer. The album also featured production from #1 Billboard Producer, Eddie Galan of Mach 1 Music. To move away from the manufactured pop image she developed in Jewelry,[4] she has performed this single live at every performance,[citation needed] and it has subsequently made the song a strong chart hit.[citation needed]

From November 2006 to 2009, she had been hosting her own radio show, On a Starry Night.

In 2013, Jung-Ah left Star Empire and entered a new contract with WM Company. Their new partnership was announced on May 10 2013.[5][6]

In June 2014, Park released Because of You which is part of South Korean drama Doctor Stranger's OST.[7]

Personal Life[edit]

It was revealed in August 2009 that Park had quietly entered a relationship with Leessang's Gil Seong-joon. The relationship was kept from both colleagues and their own agencies to avoid publicity and attention.[8]

In February 2011 after two years of dating, the relationship between Park and Leessang's Gil Seong-joon ended owing to busy work schedules on both sides.[9]

Park was diagnosed with thyroid cancer and received surgery to remove a cancerous tumor in May 2013.[10]



Year Title Role
2008 Frivolous Wife Cheon Yeon-soo
2005 The Big Scene Han Moo-sook
2003 Madeleine Hong Seong-hye

Television drama[edit]

Year Title Role
2015 Oh My Ghostess Lee So-hyung
2014 Noblewoman Lee Mi-na
2013-2014 My Love from the Star No Seo-young (cameo, episode 4)
2012 My Daughter Seo-young Kang Mi-kyung
2011 My One and Only Cha Do-hee
2010 Smile Again Yoon Sae-wa
Prosecutor Princess Jenny Ahn
2004 When a Man Loves In-hye


Studio albums
  • Yeah (released on August 25, 2006)

Show hosting[edit]

Television show[edit]

Year Network Program
2009-10 MBC TV Show Your Mind
2003 KBS 2TV Music Bank
MBC TV Time Machine
SBS TV TV Entertainment Tonight
2002 MTV Korea Live Wow!

Radio show[edit]

Year Network Program
2006-08 MBC FM On a Starry Night
2003 KBS FM I Like Radio

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Awards Category Nominated work Result Ref
2003 20th Model Line Korea Best Dresser Won
Korea Music Award This Year's Singer Won
2004 SBS Drama Awards When Man Love Won
2005 KBS K-Pop Awards This Year's Singer Won
2006 Mnet KM Music Festival Best Female Artist "Yeah" Nominated [11]
2007 MBC Drama Awards Excellence Award in Radio On a Starry Night Won
2011 KBS Drama Awards Best Supporting Actress Smile Again Won [12]
2012 KBS Drama Awards Best Supporting Actress Seoyoung, My Daughter Nominated


  1. ^ "MC 소개" (in Korean). Retrieved 2014-06-05. 
  2. ^ 네이트 (in Korean). Retrieved 2014-06-05. 
  3. ^ "MBC Artist Profile" (in Korean). MBC. Retrieved 20 November 2014. 
  4. ^ "Artist Profile on World KBS". KBS. Retrieved 17 October 2006. 
  5. ^ "Park Jung Ah Received Surgery for Thyroid Cancer". Mwave/enewsworld. 10 May 2013. Retrieved 27 May 2013. 
  6. ^ "Park Jung-ah has thyroid cancer". MSN Entertainment. 13 May 2013. Retrieved 27 May 2013. 
  7. ^ "Park Jung Ah to Sing for ‘Doctor Stranger’ OST". Mnet America. 15 June 2014. Retrieved 19 November 2014. 
  8. ^ "Park Jung-ah of Jewelry Dating Gil of LeeSsang". KBS World. 7 August 2009. Retrieved 19 November 2014. 
  9. ^ "Gil breaks up with Park Jung-ah after 2 years of relationship". The Korea Times. 8 February 2011. Retrieved 19 November 2014. 
  10. ^ "Park Jung-ah has thyroid cancer". Korea JoongAng Daily. 13 May 2013. Retrieved 19 November 2014. 
  11. ^ "2006 MKMF Part 1 : I Love Punk - Haerang + Lee SungWoo/ Break Through-SS501/ The Queen Is Back! - Cocoboys and Dodogirls + Um JungHwa". Mwave/MAMA. 25 November 2006. Retrieved 26 October 2014. 
  12. ^ Hong, Lucia (2 January 2012). "Shin Ha-kyun scores top prize at 2011 KBS Drama Awards". 10 Asia. Retrieved 5 December 2012. 

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