Full Profile of Cha Hwa-yeon


Who is Cha Hwa-yeon?

Having debuted in 1978, Cha Hwa-yeon is known as one of South Korea’s senior actress. She gained a lot of popularity after her appearance in the 1987 drama entitled Love and Ambition as the heroine, Kim Mi-ja, a character who became an icon for modern Korean women in that era. But, after getting married in 1988, she retired from the entertainment industry for a while. Cha Hwa-yeon then returned to act again in 2008, and has played many roles since. Let’s learn more about Cha Hwa-yeon!

Cha Hwa-yeon’s Profile

  • Name: Cha Hwa-yeon
  • Birth name: Cha Hak-kyung
  • Place, date of birth: South Korea, December 27, 1960
  • Height: 160 cm
  • Weight: 48 kg
  • Blood type: B
  • Zodiac: Capricorn

Cha Hwa-yeon’s Appearances in Movies, TV Shows, and Dramas (Family Secrets, Mom, etc)

Year Title Type Role
1978 Woman’s Face Drama N/A
1979 Nal Jeomu neun Haneule Drama N/A
1980 Pilnyeo Drama N/A
Ahrong-yi Darong-yi Drama N/A
 Moon Village Drama N/A
1981 Pursuit Drama N/A
Detective Drama N/A
TV Literature “The Road to Sampo” Drama N/A
Now Is the Time to Love Drama N/A
Show Show Show TV Show Host
1982 TV Literature “Ma” Drama N/A
Wind Flower Drama N/A
Diary of a Mom Drama N/A
Long Live Ttok-soon Drama N/A
1983 Thaw Drama N/A
Geum-nam’s House Drama N/A
The Sparrow and The Scarecrow Movie Ok-boon
1984 Bongseonhwa Drama N/A
1985 Lights and Shadows Drama N/A
Sun Rising Over the Hill Drama N/A
A Cicada Sings in The City Movie N/A
1986 Her Portrait Drama Hee-jae
1987 Love and Ambition Drama Kim Mi-ja
2008 Aeja’s Older Sister, Minja Drama Joo Min-ja
2009 City Hall Drama Jo Yong-hee
Temptation of an Angel Drama Jo Kyung-hee
White Night Movie Seo Hae-yeong
2010 Jejungwon Drama Im Jo-si, Hwang Jung’s mother
I Am Legend Drama Mrs. Hong
Sunday Drama Theater “Lunch Box” Drama Park Sook-ja
2011 My Princess Drama Fashion designer
The Thorn Birds Drama Yoon Myung-ja/ Lee Ae-rin
Protect the Boss Drama Shin Sook-hee
A Thousand Kisses Drama Yoo Ji-sun
Pianissimo Drama
You’re Here, You’re Here, You’re Really Here Drama Jeon Mi-ok
Sunday Punch Movie Soon-young
2012 Man from the Equator Drama Ma Hee-jung
The Wedding Scheme Drama So Doo-ryun
A Gentleman’s Dignity Drama Seo Yi-soo’s mother
Five Fingers Drama Na Gye-hwa
Missing You Drama Kang Hyun-joo
Never Ending Story Movie Oh Song-kyung’s mother
2013 A Hundred Year Legacy Drama Baek Seol-joo
Queen of Ambition Drama Baek Ji-mi
Flower of Revenge Drama Min Hwa-young
Give Love Away Drama Hong Soon-ae
The King’s Daughter, Soo Baek-hyang Drama Do-rim
2014 Big Man Drama Choi Yoon-jung
Make Your Wish Drama Shin Hye-ran
It’s Okay, That’s Love Drama Ok-ja
My Secret Hotel Drama (cameo)
Family Secrets Drama Jin Joo-ran
2015 Mom Drama Yoon Jung-ae
2017 Hospital Ship Drama Oh Hye-jung, Eun-Jae’s mother


Even though she had a hiatus, she came back and got even more popular. This proves that Cha Hwa-yeon is a talented actress who is worth the wait. Have you watched any of her dramas or movies? Which one is your favourite?