Cha Hwa-yeon

차화연 / Cha Hwa Yun (Cha Hwa Yeon)

Cha Hwa-yeon(born Cha Hak-kyung on December 27, 1960) is a South Korean actress. Cha made her acting debut in 1978, and became best known as the heroine Kim Mi-ja in the 1987 television dramaLove and Ambition, a character who became an icon for modern Korean women in that era.But she retired a year later, after getting married in 1988.Cha returned to acting twenty years later in 2008 withAeja's Older Sister, Minja.

 Recent news about Cha Hwa-yeon

 Cha Hwa-yeon's Filmography

Television series[]

1978 Woman's Face TBC
1979 날 저무는 하늘에 TBC
이조여인 오백년사 - 원앙별곡 TBC
1980 Pilnyeo TBC
Ahrong-yi Darong-yi TBC
Daldongne (Moon Village) TBC
1981 Pursuit KBS2
Detective KBS2
TV Literature"The Road to Sampo" KBS1
Now Is the Time to Love KBS2
1982 TV Literature"Ma" KBS1
Wind Flower KBS2
Diary of a Mom KBS1
Long Live Ttok-soon KBS1
1983 Thaw KBS2
Geum-nam's House KBS2
1984 봉선화 KBS2
1985 Lights and Shadows KBS2
Sun Rising Over the Hill KBS2
1986 Her Portrait Hee-jae KBS2
1987 Love and Ambition Kim Mi-ja MBC
2008 Aeja's Older Sister, Minja Joo Min-ja SBS
2009 City Hall Jo Yong-hee SBS
Temptation of an Angel Jo Kyung-hee SBS
2010 Jejungwon Im Jo-si, Hwang Jung's mother SBS
I Am Legend Mrs. Hong SBS
Sunday Drama Theater"Lunch Box" Park Sook-ja MBC
2011 My Princess Fashion designer (cameo) MBC
Yoon Myung-ja/Lee Ae-rin KBS2
Shin Sook-hee SBS
A Thousand Kisses Yoo Ji-sun MBC
Pianissimo TrendE
You're Here, You're Here, You're Really Here Jeon Mi-ok MBN
2012 Man from the Equator Ma Hee-jung KBS2
The Wedding Scheme So Doo-ryun tvN
A Gentleman's Dignity Seo Yi-soo's mother
(cameo, episodes 16 and 19)
Five Fingers Na Gye-hwa SBS
Missing You Kang Hyun-joo MBC
2013 A Hundred Year Legacy Baek Seol-joo MBC
Baek Ji-mi SBS
Thorn Flower Min Hwa-young jTBC
Give Love Away Hong Soon-ae MBC
The King's Daughter, Soo Baek-hyang Do-rim MBC
2014 Big Man Choi Yoon-jung KBS2
Make a Wish Shin Hye-ran MBC
Ok-ja SBS
My Secret Hotel (cameo) tvN
Family Secrets Jin Joo-ran tvN
2015 My Mom Yoon Jung-ae MBC


1981 Thoughts on Capitalism
1982 Choi In-ho's Evening Color
1983 The Sparrow and the Scarecrow Ok-boon
1985 Cicada Singing in the City
1987 A Long Journey, A Long Tunnel (cameo)
2009 Seo Hae-yeong
2011 Sunday Punch Soon-young
2012 Never Ending Story Oh Song-kyung's mother (cameo)

Variety show[]

1981 Show Show Show TBC Host

Read more

 Cha Hwa-yeon's Musical theatre

2010-2011 Really Really Like You Shin Jang-mi

Read more

 Cha Hwa-yeon's Awards and nominations

YearAwardCategoryNominated workResult
1978 Miss Lotte Pageant WinnerN/AWon
1987 23rd Baeksang Arts Awards Most Popular Actress (TV)Love and AmbitionWon
MBC Drama Awards Top Excellence Award, ActressWon
2009 Best Supporting Actress in a Special Planning Drama Temptation of an AngelWon
2011 Golden Acting Award, Actress in a Serial Drama A Thousand KissesWon
SBS Drama Awards Special Acting Award, Actress in a Drama Special Protect the BossNominated
2012 KBS Drama Awards Best Supporting Actress Man from the EquatorNominated
SBS Drama Awards Special Acting Award, Actress in a Weekend/Daily Drama Five FingersNominated
2013 Golden Acting Award, Actress Give Love AwayWon
2014 SBS Drama Awards Special Award, Actress in a Miniseries It's Okay, That's LoveNominated

Read more

 Cha Hwa-yeon's References

  1. "I'm Not Your Mother 5: 여배우 차화연과의 인터뷰" [I'm Not Your Mother 5: Interview with Actress Cha Hwa-yeon]. GQ Korea (in Korean). May 2011. Retrieved 2014-11-20. 
  2. Wee, Geun-woo (28 September 2010). "INTERVIEW: Actress Lee Min-jung - Part 2". 10Asia. Retrieved 2014-11-20. 
  3. Lee, In-kyung; Lee, Young-mok (8 October 2008). "인터뷰 ①: 차화연 "HD 카메라 앞에서 성형 유혹도 느꼈다"". Ilgan Sports (in Korean). Retrieved 2014-11-20. 
  4. Kwon, Mee-yoo (27 February 2011). "Love, lies & family secrets". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2014-11-20. 
  5. Kim, Ji-yeon (1 October 2011). "Protect the Boss Proves It's Not Just About the Ratings". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2014-11-20. 
  6. Nam, Woo-jeong (7 December 2012). "Queen of Ambition The first script reading held successfully". StarN News. Retrieved 2014-11-20. 
  7. Kim, Hye-in (12 August 2014). "Cho In Sung getting great reactions from many Korean mothers". StarN News. Retrieved 2014-11-20. 
  8. Lee, Hyo-won (12 September 2009). "Love Lurks in Shadows in White Night". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2014-11-20. 
  9. "Jang Seo-hee wins grand prize at SBS Drama Awards". 10Asia. 4 January 2010. Retrieved 2014-11-20. 
  10. "The Greatest Love snags 7 honors at 2011 MBC Drama Awards". 10Asia. 2 January 2012. Retrieved 2011-11-20. 
  11. "Winners of the 2013 MBC Drama Awards". Soompi. 30 December 2013. Retrieved 2014-11-20. 

Read more


We welcome your comments, but please be civil, DO NOT SPAM ON TOPIC. Comments deemed inappropriate will be removed and repeat will banned. Commention is a provilege that will be revoked for violations od our Comment Policy .

Comments from our old comments platform are still in the process of moving over. If you notice any comments missing they will likely re-appear soon. Thnk you for your patience.