Everything About ZE:A: Profile, Facts, Discography, etc.


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ZE:A, also known as Children of Empire, is a South Korean band formed by Star Empire Entertainment in 2010. They debuted on January 7th, 2010, with the single album Nativity, with the title song “Mazeltov.” The group consists of 9 members, they are Kevin, Hwang Kwang-hee, Park Hyung-sik, Im Si-wan, Moon Jun-young, Kim Tae-hoon, Jung Hee-chul, Ha mMin-woo, and Kim Dong-jun.

They also made a debut in Japan and released a Japanese single “ZE:A! (ゼア!)” and their single album titled Love Letter/My Only Wish was released on December 21st, 2010. ZE:A is further divided into 3 sub-groups, namely ZE:A FIVE (Siwan, Hyungsik, Kevin, Minwoo and Dongjun), ZE:A 4U consisting of Kwanghee, Lee-hoo, Taehoon, and Heechul and the last sub-groups is ZE:A J with 5 Members: Kevin, Heechul, Taehoon, Minwoo and Dongjun.

Profile and Facts!

1. Lee-hoo/Junyoung


Real Name: Moon Jun-young (문준영)

Stage Name: Lee-hoo

Former Stage Name: Junyoung(준영)

Date of Birth: February 9th, 1989

Position: Leader, Main Vocalist

Zodiac Sign: Aquarius

Height: 180 cm

Weight: 64 kg

Blood Type: A

Twitter: @ZEA_leader

Instagram: @zeafter

Facts About Lee-hoo:

  • Lee-hoo doesn’t have siblings
  • He was born in Seoul, South Korea
  • Lee-hoo studied at Digital Seoul Culture Arts University
  • Before he became an Idol group member, he was a former Ulzzang
  • He is a member of the ZE:A sub-unit named ZE:A 4U
  • The other members of ZE:A and their fans call him the ‘Moon Leader’
  • He is good at impersonating a boss
  • His hobbies are playing soccer, playing bowling, watching movies, and playing games
  • Lee-hoo’s ideal type of woman is “a girl that is good to the elders, and knows how to cook soup because he can’t eat without it.

2. Kevin


Real Name: Kim Ji-yeop (김지엽)

Stage Name: Kevin

Date of Birth: February 23rd, 1988

Position: Lead Dancer, Lead Vocalist, and Rapper

Zodiac Sign: Pisces

Height: 180 cm

Weight: 66 kg

Twitter: @kevinkim88

Instagram: @kevinkim88

Facts About Kevin:

  • He used to live in Sydney, Australia, but he was born in Korea
  • He studied at Epping Boys High School
  • Kevin has one younger sister, named Michelle
  • He can fluently speak English, Korean, Japanese, and Chinese
  • Kevin’s hobby is playing games, but besides that, he has a unique hobby compared to other men, which is online shopping
  • Kevin is a member of ZE:A’s sub-unit ‘ZE:A FIVE alongside Siwan, Minwoo, Hyungsik, and Dongjun
  • Not only he is part of ZE:A FIVE, but he is also a member of ZE:A’s other sub-unit, that is ZE:A J
  • Kevin was a host in the Australian Popasia radio show called SBS Popasia!
  • Kevin has a type of a girl, that is ‘A kind-hearted girl’

3. Kwanghee


Real Name: Hwang Kwang-hee (황광희)

Stage Name: Kwanghee

Date of Birth: August 25th, 1988

Position: Vocalist, and Visual of the group

Zodiac Sign: Virgo

Height: 173 cm

Weight: 54 kg

Blood Type: A

Twitter: @hwangkwanghee

Instagram: @prince_kwanghee

Facts About Kwanghee:

  • Kwanghee was born in Pan-gun, Gyeonggi, South Korea
  • He has a younger sister named Inyoung
  • Kwanghee is called the ‘Princes Kwanghee’
  • He has many hobbies, such as playing tennis, traveling, taking photos, scuba diving, shopping, snowboarding, and he really likes to follow Siwan
  • He played in the drama Vampire Idol in 2011
  • In 2012, he acted in the drama To Beautiful You with F(x)’s Suli and SHINee’s Minho
  • He also became a cameo in several dramas, such as, Detectives in Trouble (2011), Standby (2012), and What Happens to My Family (2014)
  • He has studied at the same place as Lee-hee, namely Digital Seoul Culture Arts University
  • During the ‘2011 Environment Day’ event in Seoul, Kwanghee participated in ‘clothes layering games’ and wore a t-shirt, giving him the Guinness World Record for the most worn shirts
  • He participated in the show We Got Married in 2012 and paired with SECRET’s Sunhwa
  • He became a cast member of the show Infinite Challenge, in 2015
  • He’s part of the ZE:A 4U sub-unit
  • In 2015 he became the MC of The Best Cooking Secrets Season, and the next year he became K-star Reform Show’s MC
  • Now he’s under Bonboo Entertainment since his contract with Empire Entertainment has expired
  • His type of girl is someone who loves cats

4. Siwan


Real Name: Im Woong-jae (임웅재) and he changed it to Im Si-wan (임시완)

Stage Name: Siwan

Date of Birth: December 1st, 1988

Position: Vocalist, visual

Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius

Height: 175 cm

Weight: 51 kg

Blood Type: B

Facts About Siwan:

  • He was born in Busan, South Korea
  • He has one older sister
  • He studied at Busan Gudeok High School, Busan National University, University of Broadcasting Arts; Woosong Information College
  • Siwan is called the ‘Fashionista’ of ZE:A
  • He can play the violin and the guitar
  • He has many hobbies, some of which are collecting newspaper scraps, skiing, snowboarding, and shopping
  • Besides being a singer, he is also an actor and has appeared in several dramas, such as The Moon Embracing The Sun (2012), Man From the Equator (2012), Standby (2012), Reply 1977 (2012), Pure Love (2013), Triangle (2014), Misaeng (2014) and King Loves (2017)
  • Siwan has also acted in several movies, Ronin Pop (2011), The Attorney (2013), A Melody to Remember (2016), One Line (2016), and Robber (2017)
  • He is part of the ZE:A FIVE sub-unit
  • Now he’s under Plum Entertainment after his contract with Empire Entertainment expired
  • Siwan wants a girl who has similar interests as him

5. Taeheon


Real Name: Kim Tae-heon (김태헌)

Stage Name: Taeheon

Date of Birth: June 18th, 1989

Position: Main Rapper, and Vocalist

Height: 177 cm

Weight: 63 kg

Twitter: @zea_th

Instagram: @th_618

Blood Type: A

Facts About Taeheon:

  • He was born in Busan, South Korea
  • Taeheon has an older sister
  • He studied at Digital Seoul Culture Arts University
  • ‘Snowflakes’ is his nickname
  • His hobbies are watching dramas and movies, listening to music, exercising
  • Taeheon can do and is good at beatboxing
  • He is a member of the ZE:A 4U sub-unit
  • He likes girls who look good in jeans

6. Heechul


Real Name: Jung Hee-chul (정희철)

Stage Name: Heechul

Date of Birth: December 9th, 1989

Position: Lead Rapper, vocalist

Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius

Height: 177 cm

Weight: 58 kg

Blood Type: B

Twitter: @ZEA7777

Instagram: @heecheol1209

facts About Heechul:

  • He was born in Jeju, South Korea
  • He has two younger brothers named Heejun and Heemang
  • He studied at Korea National University of Arts
  • Heechul is called ‘Mr. grumpy’
  • He is good at playing the trumpet
  • Heechul’s hobbies are watching movies, playing squash, playing soccer, and playing video games
  • He is part of the sub-units ZE:A 4U and ZE:A J
  • Heechul’s ideal type of girl is “A sexy and cheerful girl, and a girl who is wearing white clothes on a rainy day”

7. Minwoo


Real Name: Ha Min-woo (하민우)

Stage Name: Minwoo

Date of Birth: September 6th, 1990

Position: Main Dancer, Rapper, Visual

Zodiac Sign: Virgo

Height: 178 cm

Weight: 54 kg

Blood Type: B

Twitter: @zea_mw

Instagram: @minwoo1482

Facts About Minwoo:

  • He was born in Yangsan, South Korea
  • He has an older sister, named Anra
  • Minwoo studied at Digital Seoul Culture Arts University
  • His hobbies are cooking, listening to music, shopping
  • Minwoo became part of the Japanese project group 3peace Lovers with two celebrities from Japan, Nikaido Hayato and Sesake Yoshihide
  • He is a member of ZE:A’s sub-unit named ZE:A FIVE
  • He was discharged in June 2017
  • He likes girls who know how to take care of themselves and have a pretty smile

8. Hyungshik


Real Name: Park Hyung-sik (박형식)

Stage Name: Hyungshik

Date of Birth: November 6th, 1991

Position: Main Vocalist, visual

Zodiac Sign: Scorpio

Height: 183 cm

Weight: 65 kg

Blood Type: AB

Instagram: @phs1116

Twitter: @zea_hyungsik

Facts About Hyungshik:

  • He was born in Yongin, South Korea
  • He has an older brother, named Minshik
  • He studied at Digital Seoul Culture Arts University
  • Hyungshik is called the ‘Baby soldier’ and the ‘Prince’
  • Hyungshik’s hobbies are playing games, fencing, and skiing
  • He was a member of The Romantic & Idol in the first season, and he paired with 4Minute’s Jihyun
  • Hyungshik has acted in several dramas, such as Foolish Mom (2012), Sirius (2013), The Heirs (2013), What Happens to My Family (2014), Persevere, Goo Hae-ra (2015), High Society (2015), She Was Pretty (cameo), Hwarang: The Poet Warrior Youth (2016), Strong Woman Doo Bong-soon (2017), and Suits (2018)
  • He is a member of the sub-unit ZE:A FIVE
  • Hyungshik moved to a new agency, United Artists Agency on April 12th, 2017
  • Hyungshik doesn’t have an ideal type of girl

9. Dongjun


Real Name: Kim Dong-jun (김동준)

Stage Name: Dongjun

Date of Birth: February 11th, 1992

Position: Main Vocalist, Lead Dancer, Face of the group and Maknae

Zodiac Sign: Aquarius

Height: 175 cm

Weight: 58 kg

Blood Type: B

Instagram: @super_d.j

Facts About Dongjun:

  • He was born in Busan, South Korea
  • He has an older brother, named Donghyeon
  • Dongjun studied at Digital Seoul Culture Arts University
  • Dongjun is called the Athletic Idol, Sexy maknae, and ambitious Kim
  • His hobbies are playing soccer, gymnastics, exercising
  • Dongjun appeared in Let’s Go Dream Team season 2
  • He won 2 gold medals in Idol Athletes Chuseok Special on August 27th, 2011, in men’s 100-meter and 110-meter Hurdles against other idols
  • He has acted in several dramas, such as Crossing the Youngdo Bridge (2011), You Who Rolled in Unexpectedly, Girl K (2011), The Fugitive of Joseon (2013), Couple Clinic: Love in War 2 – Idol Special, Aftermath and Aftermath 2, Climb the Sky Walls, Boarding House 24th St., Neighborhood Lawyer Jo Deul-ho (2016), Still Loving You (2017), Happy Hostage, Black (2017), About the Time (2018)
  • He played in the movies Ronin Pop, A Company Man, and Take My Hand
  • He is a member of ZE:A J
  • He signed with Gold Moon Entertainment after his contract with Empire Entertainment expired