Park Jung-ah

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Park Jung-ah
Native name 박정아
Born (1981-02-24) February 24, 1981 (age 36)
Yeongcheon, North Gyeongsang
Residence Seoul
Nationality South Korea
Education Bachelor of Music
Alma mater Dongduk Women's University
Occupation Actress, singer, spokesmodel,
TV presenter, radio DJ
Years active 2001–present
Agent Star Empire Entertainment
WM Company
Jellyfish Entertainment (2015–present)
Musical career
Genres Pop, Pop rock, dance-pop
Associated acts Jewelry (2001–2010)
Korean name
Hangul 박정아
Revised Romanization Bak Jeong-a
McCune–Reischauer Pak Chŏng-a

Park Jung-ah (Hangul박정아; also spelled as Park Jeong-ah, Park JungA; February 24, 1981) is a South Korean entertainer.[1][2]


Park graduated from Dongduk Women's University with a bachelor's 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]

On December 15, 2015 Jellyfish Entertainment released their Jelly Christmas 2015 – 4랑 single album featuring the song, "Love In The Air" (Hangul사랑난로). The announced participating the Jellyfish artists were Park Jung-ah, Seo In-guk, VIXX, and former K-pop Star 4 contestant Park Yoon-ha.[8][9] The single placed at 14 on the digital Gaon Chart.[10]

Park participated in Jellyfish Entertainment's winter project, Jelly Christmas 2016, with her label mates Seo In-guk, VIXX, Gugudan, Park Yoon-ha, Kim Gyu-sun, Kim Ye-won and Jiyul. The title track, "Falling" (Hangul니가 내려와) was released digitally on December 13, 2016.[11][12][13][14][15]

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.[16] In February 2011, after two years of dating, their relationship ended owing to busy work schedules on both sides.[17]

Park was diagnosed with thyroid cancer and received surgery to remove a cancerous tumor in May 2013.[18]

On May 15, 2016 Park married pro golfer Jeon Sang-woo.



Year Title Role
2003 Madeleine Hong Sung-hae
2005 Murder, Take One Han Moo-sook
2008 Frivolous Wife Cheon Yeon-soo

Television drama[edit]

Year Title Role
2004 When a Man Loves a Woman In-hye
2010 Prosecutor Princess Jenny Ahn
2010–11 Smile Again Yoon Sae-wa
2011 The Woman from the Olle Road (Drama Special) Kim Young-joo
2011–12 My One and Only Cha Do-hee
2012–13 Seoyoung, My Daughter Kang Mi-kyung
2013–14 My Love from the Star No Seo-young (ep.4)
2014 Noblewoman Lee Mi-na
2015 Oh My Ghostess Lee So-hyung
2015–16 Glamorous Temptation Lee Se-young


Studio albums[edit]

  • Yeah (released on August 25, 2006)


Year Title Peak
Other artist(s) Album
2015 "Love In The Air" (사랑난로) 14 Seo In-guk, VIXX, Park Yoon-ha Jelly Christmas 2015 – 4랑
2016 "Falling" (니가 내려와) 34 Seo In-guk, VIXX, Gugudan, Park Yoon-ha, Kim Gyu-sun, Kim Ye-won, Jiyul Jelly Christmas 2016

Show hosting[edit]

Television show[edit]

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

Radio show[edit]

Year Network Program
2003 KBS FM I Like Radio
2006–08 MBC FM On a Starry Night
2015–present Moonlight Paradise

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 [20]
2007 MBC Drama Awards Excellence Award in Radio On a Starry Night Won
2011 KBS Drama Awards Best Supporting Actress Smile Again Won [21]
2012 KBS Drama Awards Best Supporting Actress Seoyoung, My Daughter Nominated


  1. ^ "MC 소개" (in Korean). Retrieved 2014-06-05. 
  2. ^ 네이트 (in Korean). Archived from the original on 2012-05-13. Retrieved 2014-06-05. 
  3. ^ "MBC Artist Profile" (in Korean). MBC. Archived from the original on 20 November 2014. 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. ^ "Jellyfish Entertainment Reveals Teaser for Christmas Album". Retrieved 2015-12-10. 
  9. ^ "Jellyfish artists Seo In Guk, VIXX, Park Jung Ah, and Park Yoon Ha sing 'Love Heater' for the holidays". allkpop. Retrieved 2015-12-15. 
  10. ^ "젤리크리스마스 2015 - 4랑 [사랑난로] Gaon Digital Chart weekly ranking 2015.12.13-2015.12.29". Gaon Music Chart (in Korean). Retrieved 2015-12-24. 
  11. ^ "서인국부터 구구단까지..'젤리 크리스마스' 막강 라인업". Naver. Retrieved 2016-12-09. 
  12. ^ "서인국·빅스·구구단..젤리 캐롤 '니가 내려와' 발매". Naver. Retrieved 2016-12-09. 
  13. ^ "Update:Jellyfish Entertainment Announces Lineup For Upcoming "Jelly Christmas" Single". Retrieved 2016-12-09. 
  14. ^ "Update:Jellyfish Entertainment releases teaser image and lineup for its Christmas album!". Retrieved 2016-12-09. 
  15. ^ "서인국X빅스, '니가 내려와'로 뭉친 여심 스틸러". Retrieved 2016-12-10. 
  16. ^ "Park Jung-ah of Jewelry Dating Gil of LeeSsang". KBS World. 7 August 2009. Retrieved 19 November 2014. 
  17. ^ "Gil breaks up with Park Jung-ah after 2 years of relationship". The Korea Times. 8 February 2011. Retrieved 19 November 2014. 
  18. ^ "Park Jung-ah has thyroid cancer". Korea JoongAng Daily. 13 May 2013. Retrieved 19 November 2014. 
  19. ^ "Gaon Digital Chart". Gaon Chart (in Korean). Korea Music Content Industry Association. Archived from the original on February 4, 2015. Retrieved July 1, 2015. 
  20. ^ "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. 
  21. ^ 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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