Jung Ryeo Won is a South Korean actress. She began her entertainment career as a singer in the now-defunct girl group Chakra, and first rose to fame in the hit television series My Name is Kim Sam Soon. She is also known for her roles in Two Faces of My Girlfriend, Castaway on the Moon, and History of a Salaryman. Jung Ryeo Won was born in Seoul, but emigrated to Australia in 1991 with her family. She encountered discrimination which made her determined to become fluent in English. But while vacationing in Korea in the summer of 1999, Jung was discovered on the streets of Apgujeong by an agent, thereby changing her life and career path.