Hwang Soo-jung: Profile and Facts

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Hwang Soo-jung, the Korean Actress

Having started working in the film industry at the age of 22, Hwang Soo-jung was known as a popular actress who starred in television dramas continuously before being involved in a drug abuse scandal. Even though she has not been able to recover her career, Hwang Soo-jung still made a comeback to the industry where she had once gained notoriety. In this article, Channel-Korea will explain to you all about Hwang Soo-jung, including her full profile, the list of her television dramas and movies, and her comeback after the scandal. So, stay tuned!

Hwang Soo-jung’s Full Profile

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Real Name: Hwang Soo Jung

Date of Birth: Seoul, South Korea, 24 December 1972

Age: 47 (Korean age) / 46 (International age)

Zodiac Sign: Capricorn

Chinese Astrology: Rat

Nationality: South Korean

Height: 168 cm

Weight: 49 kg

Blood Type: A

Education: Kyungwon College, with a major in Department of Design (dropped out), Kyung Hee University, with a major in Department of Oriental Medicine (honorary doctorate)

Siblings: 1 (a younger brother)

Talent Agency: Olive9 Entertainment

List of Hwang Soo-jung’s Movies and TV Shows

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As was briefly stated earlier, Hwang Soo-jung was once known as an A-list actress who was most recognized for her role as Lady Ye-jin on MBC’s television series Hur Jun, in which she was awarded the Top Excellence Award in the category of Actress and Favorite Actress of the Year (chosen by the broadcast journalists) on the MBC Drama Awards in 2000 and Best Actress on the Grimae Awards in the same year. After her scandal, Hwang Soo-jung made a comeback by starring in the music video of singer WAX. In this section, Channel-Korea has compiled a list of the television series, films, and music videos that Hwang Soo-jung has starred in.

1994-1995 – MBC My Son’s Woman

1995 – SBS Chilgaapsan

1995 – SBS Thaw

1996-1997 – SBS When Salmon Returns

1997 – KBS Today, For Some Reason

1997 – SBS Tears of Roses

1997 – Time Lasts

1997-1998 – SBS White Christmas

1998-2000 – MBC I Only Know Love

1998 – SBS Romance

1999 – A+ Life

1999 – MBC Springtime / Days of Youth

1999-2000 – MBC Hur Jun

2000-2001 – MBC Mothers and Sisters

2001 – MBC Four Sisters

2006 – Music Video of WAX’s Because Love is Always Like That

2007 – SBS Salt Doll

2008 – Night and Day

2010 – A Friend in Need / Yeouido

2011 – KBS2 Drama Special For My Son

2012 – In Between (segment A Time To Leave)

Hwang Soo-jung’s Comeback After Her Scandal

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In 2001, Hwang Soo-jung was caught in an unfortunate scandal of drug smuggling (methamphetamines) with her married male lover. Hwang Soo-jung was sentenced to one year and six months in jail, but got compensation to be released after serving 78 days. The ill-fated scandal is undoubtedly a disgrace to Hwang Soo-jung’s career, a downfall which she cannot recover from, even after making a comeback in 2006 by starring the music video of WAX and the SBS television series Salt Doll. During an interview for KBS’s 4 episode-drama in 2011 For My Son, Hwang Soo-jung stated that she had a very normal life after her scandal. In addition, Hwang Soo-jung also had to handle the negative publicity from the media alone, leaving her no choice but to only keep quiet, which made the situation worse somehow. Even so, Hwang Soo-jung tried to not care about what people think of her because she believes she lives in living life honestly. Regarding her current preference for the characters she wants to play, Hwang Soo-jung said that she desires to try a bright and cheerful character, which is a total contrast from her most popular role as the elegant and modest Lady Ye-jin in MBC’s Heo Jun. Well, best of luck to Hwang Soo-jung!