Hahm Eun-jung

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Hahm Eun-jung
Eunjung in 2018
Hahm Eun-jung

(1988-12-12) December 12, 1988 (age 34)[1]
Seoul, South Korea
Other namesElsie
  • Singer
  • actress
Years active1995–present
Musical career
Years active2009–present
Korean name
Revised RomanizationHam Eun-jeong
McCune–ReischauerHam Ŭnchŏng

Hahm Eun-jung (born December 12, 1988),[2][3] is a South Korean singer and actress. She is known by the stage name Eunjung and also as Elsie.[3][4] She has been a member of the girl group T-ara since 2009. She also performs as a solo artist and is an actress in movies and television.

Life[change | change source]

Hahm was born in Seoul, South Korea. When in seventh grade, Hahm took taekwondo lessons and won three competitions. Later that year, Hahm went to Dongguk University.[5] She is an only child.

Work[change | change source]

1995–2008[change | change source]

In 1995, when Hahm was seven years old, she participated in the "Little Miss Korea" pageant and won.[6] That same year, she was in the youth drama A New Generation of Adults.[7] Later, she had several minor roles in movies and Korean dramas. She was also in a few commercials.

In 2007, Hahm was in a few music videos. One was SG Wannabe's music video "Gasiri" ("가시리") from their 2007 album Story In New York. Others were FT Island's music videos Thunder ("천둥"), Only One Person ("한사람만"), and A Man's First Love Follow Him To The Grave ("남자의 첫사랑은 무덤까지 간다").

She also was in the 2008 horror film Death Bell. She plays a student who is murdered by her teacher.

2009–2012[change | change source]

Hahm in 2012

Hahm became a member of the girl group T-ara in 2009.[8][9] Hahm featured in Davichi's music video "Time, Please Stop" ("시간아 멈춰라") which was released on May 6, 2010.[10]

Her first major acting role after joining T-ara was in the SBS drama Coffee House, in 2010.[11][12][13][14][15] That same year, she was in the horror film White: The Melody of the Curse.[16][17]

In 2011 she had a leading role in the teen drama Dream High.[18] From 2011-2012, she was in MBC's variety program We Got Married. Hahm was also in dramas The King of Legend and Insu, The Queen Mother.

2014–2017[change | change source]

Hahm at 2015 Summer K-pop Festival

In 2014 she was in the SBS' drama Endless Love.

In 2015, she had the lead role in the Thai comedy Micro Love.[19]

In May 2015, Hahm made her solo debut as a singer with the name ELSIE.

In 2016, Hahm was in Flowers of Evil, a thriller.[20]

In 2017, Hahm was in MBC's daily drama Sisters-in-Law.[21]

2018–present[change | change source]

In 2018, Hahm was cast in the KBS's drama Lovely Horribly.[22]

In 2019, Hahm was announced as the narrator for the documentary The Muse Story.[23]

List of albums[change | change source]

Extended plays[change | change source]

Title Album details Peak positions Sales
I'm Good 6
  • Released: June 12, 2019
  • Label: Akatsuki
  • Format: CD, digital download

Singles[change | change source]

Hahm singing in 2017
Title Year Peak chart positions Sales Album


V Chart

"Two As One" 2013 No data non-album single
"I'm Good" 2015
  • KOR (DL): 41,346+
I'm Good
"I'm Good (Chinese Version)" No data
"Goodbye" No data Goodbye
"Goodbye (Chinese Version)" No data

Soundtracks and solo performances[change | change source]

Year Album Title Duration Notes
2009 non-album single "N-Time" 2:57 with Hwang Jung-eum and Hyomin
2010 Coffee House OST "Coffee House" 2:57 Solo
non-album single "Wonder Woman" 3:38 with Hyomin, Seeya and Davichi
2011 non-album single "Crazy4s" 0:00 with Kim Soo-hyun
2013 Bunny Style! "Dangerous Love" 3:40 with Jiyeon and Hyomin
2015 White Snow "Don't Forget Me" 3:58 with various artists
2018 My Secret Terrius OST Part 4 "Shout To The Sky" 4:25 Solo
2019 I Hate You Juliet OST Part 3 "You Are My Star" 3:54 Solo

Music videos[change | change source]

Year Music video Director Notes
2015 "I'm Good" Original Version
"Goodbye" Original Version
Chinese Version

Movies and Television[change | change source]

Movie[change | change source]

Year Title Role Note Ref
1999 A-rong's Big Expedition Song-i
2002 Dodge Go! Go! Min Sang-mi
Madeleine Sung-hae (young) [27]
2005 The Beast and the Beauty Hae-mi [28]
2006 Ice Bar Mi-sook [29]
World of Silence Min-hee [30]
2007 Dating On Earth Yun Yi-soo
2008 Death Bell Kim Ji-won Supporting role [31]
2011 White: The Melody of the Curse Eun-joo Main role [32]
Gisaeng Ryung Cameo [33]
2017 Micro Love Kim Min-jee Main role [19][34]
Missing 2 Sun-young Main role [35][36][37][38]

Television series[change | change source]

Hahm at Love Jinx premier in 2014
Year Title Role Network Note Ref
1995 A New Generation of Adults Jessica KBS [7]
2004 Little Women Hyun-deuk (young) SBS
Age of Heroes Layla MBC
Toji, the Land Bong-soon (young) SBS [39]
2005 Lovers in Prague Cameo [40]
Cute or Crazy
Hello, My Teacher
2006 Princess Hours MBC [41]
My Love SBS
2010 Master of Study KBS2
Coffee House Kang Seung-yeon SBS Main role [42]
2011 Dream High Yoon Baek-hee KBS2 [18][43]
King Geunchogo Jin Ah-yi KBS1 Supporting role [44]
2012 Insu, The Queen Mother In-soo (young) JTBC [45]
2014 Endless Love Tae Cho-ae SBS [46]
2015 Love on a Rooftop Min Chae-won KBS2 [47]
Sweet Temptation Eun-jin Naver TV Cast Main role
2017 Sisters-in-Law Hwang Eun-byul MBC [48][49][50]
2018 Lovely Horribly Shin Yoon-ah KBS2 Supporting role [51]

Variety shows[change | change source]

Year Title Roles Network Notes
2011–12 We Got Married Main cast MBC with Lee Jang-woo
2016 Master of Driving [52] tcast TV
2017 Enchanted Lesson Birdie Birdie [53] JTBC Golf
2018 King of Mask Singer Contestant MBC as "Strawberry Girl"

Awards[change | change source]

Year Award Category Nominated Work Result
2010 SBS Drama Awards New Star Award[54] Coffee House Won
2011 MBC Entertainment Awards Best Newcomer (Variety) We Got Married Won
47th Baeksang Arts Awards Most Popular Actress (TV) Dream High Nominated
2016 Yinyuetai V-Chart Awards Most Popular Korean Solo Artist I'm Good Won
2017 ShinFilms Art Film Festival Awards Popularity Award for Commercial Films Won

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