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Won Jin-ah (원진아)

Updated: Mar 29

Won Jin-ah has been making waves—sharing the small and silver screens with top Hallyu stars, she surprises many upon learning she debuted only in 2015.

GwenchaNoona | Actor's Profile: Won Jin-ah

Photo from HanCinema

Birthday: March 29, 1991

Instagram: @j0i3n2a9

She earned a Baeksang nomination and won the APAN Star Awards Best New Actress award in her first television series Rain or Shine (2017). In the k-drama (also known as Just Between Lovers), she played an aggrieved sister opposite 2PM’s Lee Jun-ho.

She has continued to take on various roles in TV: a pediatrician in the medical drama Life (2018), a cryogenic guinea pig alongside Ji Chang-wook in Melting Me Softly (2019), a cosmetics marketing senior to Rowoon’s character in She Would Never Know (2021), and a mother whose baby is going to hell in the Netflix dark fantasy Hellbound (2021) opposite Yoo Ah-in.

To her ever-growing list of projects, she added a movie with an all-star cast and a TV sitcom. In 2021’s rom-com film A Year-End Medley, she portrayed a hotel room maid dreaming of becoming a musical actress. In 2022, she played a smart start-up employee reporting to Shin ha-kyun's character in the sitcom Unicorn.

She stars alongside Do Kyung-soo (EXO’s D.O.) in the fantasy romance movie Secret: Untold Melody. This remake of the 2007 Taiwanese film Secret will be released in 2024.

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