Jang Na Ra

South Korean singer and actress. She also sings in Chinese, and is known in China by her transliterated Chinese name (simplified Chinese: 张娜拉; traditional Chinese: 張娜拉; pinyin: Zhāng NÃ lā).

As a child, Jang spent most of her childhood in her birthplace, Seoul, but appeared with her father in a play, Les Miserables, in her primary school days, thus sparking her interest to become an actress. Jang also went on to become an advertisement model for some television advertisements in her high school days before entering into the Department of Theater, the Faculty of Fine Arts at Chungang University in March 2000.

Jang moved into a singing career by signing a contract with SM Entertainment, however SM Entertainment had dropped Jang due to assumptions that Jang would have lesser or no popularity than other competing artists. Despite SM's opinion, Jang released her first album with the title song, "Burying My Face In Tears". The album sold 300,000 copies in the process. Her pop ballad style song, Confession and the April Story, was ranked at the top in various music charts. Thus, this resulted in Jang holding an MC job at MBC's music show, Music Camp.

Jang also has a successful acting career, in which she appears in a TV sitcom "New Nonstop" with famous South Korean young stars such as Park Kyung-lim and Yang Dong Geun. Together with Jang Hyuk, she also played the leading role in a TV drama, "Successful Story of a Bright Girl", which recorded high audience rating.[citation needed]

In recent years, she starred in a drama in China, called "Bratty Princess". Being the lead actress, she has attracted much affection from Chinese-speaking fans and has become quite popular in Chinese-speaking countries in Asia. She has also released a few Chinese-language CDs. Her first Chinese album was a huge success and it featured her previously released Korean songs translated into Chinese. The Chinese versions of "Sweet Dream", "It's Probably Love" and "I'm A Woman Too" have become very popular on radio throughout Asia. She has performed many concerts in China, often singing both Korean and Chinese songs. Recently she released another Chinese album called "Kung Fu". The video for the song featured her in red qipao (Chinese women traditional dress), fighting villains, and dancing with a cute panda. She is also in the 2008 Olympic song "Beijing Welcomes You", as the only non-Chinese ethnic singer. In the middle of 2011 Jang Nara decided to end her 6 year hiatus by taking a leading role as Lee Seo Young who is 34 year old mistaken for being 25 in a rom-com "Baby Faced Beauty".

Drama & Films

Drama

Year
Title
#
Role
Rating
2015
16
Cha Ji An Main Role
8.6
2014
1
Han Chae Hee Main Role
7.9
2014
16
Eun Ha Soo Main Role
7.2
2014
20
Kim Mi Yeong Main Role
8.4
2013
1
Jung In Jae Main Role
8.0
2012
16
Jung In Jae Main Role
8.4
2012
33
Song Ye Qiu Zi Supporting Role
7.0
2011
20
Lee So Young Main Role
6.9
2011
38
Tian Qi Main Role
6.9
2010
30
Hu Die / Hu Yin Yin Main Role
8.3
2007
24
You Hao Yun Main Role
7.1
2005
18
Lee Se Na Main Role
6.6
2005
33
Situ Jing Main Role
7.8
2004
27
Jin Bo Ra Main Role
7.8
2002
10
Yang Song Yi Main Role
6.7
2002
16
Cha Yang Soon Main Role
6.8
2000
422
Herself Supporting Role
8.5

Films

Year
Title
Role
Rating
2015
Guest Role
N/A
2012
Yawen Supporting Role
8.0
2012
Main Role
7.3
2009
Ha Neul Main Role
7.6
2003
Kong Hie Ji Main Role
6.8

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    Shan Jun 26, 2015

    jang nara please make movie again with jang huyk .. :D

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      Nesrine 19 days ago

      they've done a drama together long time ago "Successful Story of a Bright Girl", so fated to love you is their second drama together and i want to see them together for the third time :) i just can't get enough of them

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    Shan Jun 18, 2015

    fated to love you is the no.1 korean drama i ever watch :D

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    holldoll32 Jun 8, 2015

    Wow, i never realized how many dramas she did in China! I think shes done more there than in Korea! She must be really popular there

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    BeKaiLLe May 15, 2015

    The Information offered above totally missed out on her success in FATED TO LOVE YOU.

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    Ajah Apr 17, 2015

    She reminds me of an anime character. Small mouth, big eyes, and pointy nose.

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    TeliaThomas Mar 18, 2015

    HAPPY BIRTHDAYYY <3

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    Kay_LUV_DRAMAS Mar 18, 2015

    Happy Birthday!!

  • Reply
    Kealohalani808 Mar 18, 2015

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!

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    floli Mar 18, 2015

    happy birthday

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    floli Mar 18, 2015

    happy birthday

  • Reply
    floli Mar 18, 2015

    happy birthday

  • Reply
    floli Mar 18, 2015

    happy birthday

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    kit1186 Mar 18, 2015

    Happy Birthday Jang Nara!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    EXOtic-Girl Mar 18, 2015

    Happy Birthday

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    alexk345 Mar 18, 2015

    I do not like her acting at all. her face look weird to me.

Details

  • Name:

    Jang Na Ra
  • Native name:

    장나라
  • Also Known as:

    Jang Nan Han Ya ; Tweety ; 张娜拉 ; Zhang Na La
  • Nationality:

    South Korean
  • Gender:

    Female
  • Born:

    March 18, 1981
  • Age:

    34

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