Cha Eun-woo Biography

Cha Eun-woo, also known as Lee Dong-min, is a multi-talented South Korean singer, actor, and model. He rose to fame as a member of the popular K-pop group ‘Astro’ and has been recognized as one of the best new K-pop groups by ‘Billboard.’ In addition to his music career, Cha has also made a name for himself as an actor and TV show host. He is part of the fictional group ‘S.O.U.L’ and has recently starred in the historical drama ‘Rookie Historian Goo Hae Ryung.’ With his flawless boyish looks, Cha has earned the title “Face Genius” from the Korean media.

Quick Facts

  • South Korean Celebrities Born In March
  • Also Known As: Lee Dong-min
  • Age: 26 Years, 26 Year Old Males
  • Born Country: South Korea
  • Models
  • Actors
  • Height: 6’0″ (183 cm), 6’0″ Males
  • Education: Hanlim Multi Art School

Childhood & Early Life

Cha Eun-woo, born Lee Dong-min on March 30, 1997, in Gunpo, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea, had a typical childhood. He attended Neungnae Elementary School before moving on to Suri Middle School and Suri High School. He even spent some time studying at a primary school in the Philippines. In 2013, he enrolled in Hanlim Multi Art School and graduated with a degree in broadcasting and entertainment. During his senior years, he served as the class president and captain of the basketball team.

Early Career

While attending Hanlim, Eun-woo gained recognition by appearing on the high-school quiz program “Golden Bell Challenge!” on KBS. This exposure led to him being designated as “Hanlim Yeungnam” by the Koreaboo community. It was during a school festival that a manager from Fantagio scouted him. Initially, Cha refused the contract offer, but after persistent persuasion from the talent hunters and his parents, he became a trainee with the agency. In 2013, he participated in Mr. Pizza’s iTeen Audition for Promotional Model with his bandmate Moon Bin and eventually landed the job. He also appeared in a news segment on KBS called “Hallyu Star & Gangnam Style: Trainee Interview” alongside future bandmates Moon Bin, Rocky, and Jinjin.

Acting and Music Career

Cha Eun-woo’s acting career began in 2014 with a small role in the film “My Brilliant Life.” He then appeared in various web dramas and series, including “To Be Continued,” “My Romantic Some Recipe,” and “The Best Hit.” In 2016, he debuted as a member of the music group Astro. The group’s second world tour, called the Astroad Tour: Star Light, took place from 2016 to 2019 and included performances in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Thailand, and the US. Eun-woo also participated in variety shows like “Replies That Make Us Flutter” and “Boomshakalaka” and co-hosted “Show! Music Core” from 2016 to 2018. He continued to land lead roles in dramas such as “Sweet Revenge,” “Top Management,” and “My ID Is Gangnam Beauty,” which earned him a spot on GQ Korea’s list of “Men of the Year.”

Recent Projects and Achievements

In 2019, Cha Eun-woo starred in the television series “Rookie Historian Goo Hae-ryung” alongside Shin Se-Kyun. His performance in the series earned him the Excellence Award for an Actor and the Best Couple Award with Shin Se-kyung at the 2019 MBC Drama Awards. Throughout his career, Eun-woo has received numerous nominations and awards, including the CF Male Star award at the 2017 MTN Ad Festival and the Best New Actor and Hallyu Star awards at the 11th Korea Drama Awards in 2018. He has also been recognized internationally, winning the Special Award – Person of the Year at the 3rd Indonesian Television Awards and the Rising Star Award at the 3rd Asia Artist Awards.

Personal Life

Despite being one of the hottest male K-Pop idols, Cha Eun-woo revealed in a radio interview that he has only dated once, back in high school when he was a trainee. He described his ideal girl as someone who is curious, wise, and intelligent and expressed a desire to meet someone naturally. Among his bandmates, he is known by nicknames such as “Butt-min,” “Morning Alarm,” and “White Tee Guy.” Eun-woo is considered the best English speaker, the smartest, and the biggest eater in the group. He looks up to EXO and Seo Kang Jun of 5urprise as his role models and counts Seo Kang Jun as one of his close friends.

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