Jang Na-ra

About Jang Na-ra

Who is it?: Musician, Actress
Birth Day: March 18, 1981
Birth Place: Seoul, South Korea, South Korean
Birth Sign: Aries
Other names: Zhang Na La, Jang Nan Han Ya, Tweety, Chang Na-Ra, Jang Nara
Education: Chung-Ang University
Occupation: Musician, Record producer, Actress
Years active: 2001–present
Agent: Rawon Culture
Genres: Ballad, Pop
Instruments: Vocals, Flute, Piano
Years active: 2001–present
Website: www.narajjang.com
Hangul: 장나라
Hanja: 張나라
Revised Romanization: Jang Nara
McCune–Reischauer: Chang Nara

Jang Na-ra


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Jang Na-ra is Musician, Actress born on March 18, 1981 in Seoul, South Korea, South Korean. Jang Na-ra instagram account is @nara0318 has over 177,881 followers. Jang Na-ra is a South Korean musician, record producer as well as an actress. She is known for her work in both the Chinese as well as the South Korean entertainment industry.

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Biography/Timeline

2001

Jang released her debut album First Story with the title track Burying My Face In Tears. Initially, it was not well received and only reached number 12 in Korean music charts. After starring in the popular sitcom New Nonstop, she became more well known and released the other tracks in the album such as her pop ballad style song, Confession and the April Story, ranked at the top in various music charts. The album sold 300,000 copies. Jang then became a host for MBC's music show, Music Camp and KBS's talk show Love Story. By the end of 2001, she received several New Female Artist awards from year-end Music Awards ceremonies and New MC awards from Entertainment Awards ceremonies.

2002

In 2002, Jang landed her first leading role in a drama in SBS's romantic comedy Successful Story of a Bright Girl. The drama is well received and recorded high audience ratings. She won the Best New TV Actress Award at the 2003 Baeksang Arts Awards. The success of the drama and her hit song "Sweet Dream" launched her to stardom in South Korea that year. The same year, she starred in another romantic comedy series My Love Patzzi which also attained high ratings.

2003

In 2003, she made her feature film debut in the film Oh! Happy Day.

2004

In 2004, Jang was named public relations envoy for China by the Embassy in Korea of the People's Republic of China.

2005

In 2005, with her increasing popularity in China, she made a bold move by moving to China to start her singing and acting career. Her first mainstream Chinese drama is Bratty Princess. The success of Bratty Princess catapulted her as a hallyu or Korean Wave star in China. She made several other drama series in China which includes Good Morning Shanghai in 2007, Iron Masked Singer in 2010, and Unruly Qiao in 2011.

2007

In 2007, Jang held a fund-raising concert for child patients of leukemia in China. The Jang Foundation was established from the money raised during Jang's fan club meeting at her June 9 concert in Beijing, which was held to mark the 15th year of diplomatic relations between China and South Korea. Twelve hundred seats at the concert venue sold out early. After the concert on stage, a Chinese charity organization appointed Jang as a goodwill ambassador, making her the first foreigner to receive such an honor. The same year, she was appointed as one of the goodwill ambassadors for the China-ROK Exchange Year.

2008

In the aftermath of the 2008 Sichuan earthquake, Jang donated 150,000 dollars to a charity organization in China and 8 billion won of clothing for the victims.

2009

In 2009, she returned to the big screen with Sky and Ocean, playing a gifted Violinist with a mental age of 6 years old, diagnosed with Savant syndrome. The movie was a commercial failure, and was criticized for Jang's unfair nomination at the Grand Bell Awards even before the movie was released. However despite the controversy, Jang won the Best Actress for a Foreign Film Award at the 19th China Golden Rooster and Hundred Flowers Awards. The film also became the first Asian film to be invited to the 8th Tirana International Film Festival in Albania, where it won the Media Award.

2010

In June 2010, Jang was appointed as an associate professor at the Beijing Huajia University.

2011

In 2011, Jang was appointed as Seoul’s Gangnam-gu's ambassador to promote tourism in the area.

2012

In December 2012, Jang reunited with her Baby Faced Beauty co-star Choi Daniel for KBS's teen drama School 2013. She received her second consecutive Excellence Award for an Actress in a mini-series at the 2012 KBS Drama Awards.

2013

After filming for School 2013 concluded, Jang immediately returned to China to film a drama titled Red Palaquin.

2014

The year 2014 proved to be a busy year for Jang with three TV projects under MBC network. In July 2014, Jang played the lead role in Fated to Love You, the Korean adaptation of the 2008 Taiwanese hit drama of the same title. This TV series reunited her with Jang Hyuk 12 years after both starred in the highly rated drama Successful Story of a Bright Girl. Fated to Love You was a hit in China and gained 200 million views. Shortly after, Jang starred in a one-episode drama special entitled Old Farewell for MBC's Drama Festival, pairing her once again with Jang Hyuk. She then took on the lead role opposite Shin Ha-kyun in the fantasy-romantic-comedy drama Mr. Back. She later won the 2014 MBC Drama Awards Top Excellence Award Best Actress in a Mini-Series for both TV drama series she starred in that year.

2015

In 2015, Jang was recognized for her charity activities by the Ministry of Health and Welfare.

2017

In 2017, Jang was cast in the drama Housewife Detective where she will play the role of a single mother. However due to production issues, filming of Housewife Detective was indefinitely suspended. Later in the year, she was cast in the romantic fantasy drama Confession Couple. The series was a success, and won acclaim from viewers.

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