Jang Na Ra

Na Ra Jang

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  • First Name: Na Ra
  • Family Name: Jang
  • Native name: 장나라
  • Also Known as: 张娜拉;張娜拉;Zhang Na La
  • Nationality: South Korean
  • Gender: Female
  • Born: March 18, 1981
  • Age: 38

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Na Ra Jang

Jang Na Ra

  • Name: Jang Na Ra
  • Native name: 장나라
  • Also Known as: 张娜拉;張娜拉;Zhang Na La
  • Nationality: South Korean
  • Gender: Female
  • Born: March 18, 1981
  • Age: 38
Jang Na Ra is a South Korean singer and actress. She also sings in Chinese and is known in China by her transliterated Chinese name.

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 the 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 a high audience rating.

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 years old mistaken for being 25 in a rom-com "Baby Faced Beauty".

Jang belongs to a family of actors. Her father, Ju Heo Seong, is a theater actor, producer, and director. He also manages Jang's career since her debut. Her brother, Jang Seung-won, is also an actor and CEO of her agency, Rawon Culture, which was established by her father.

She disclosed in an interview on Healing Camp that she suffered from gastric ulcers, irritable bowel syndrome, panic disorder, bulimia, and acrophobia due to intense stress and pressure as a celebrity. She also halted her singing activities in 2014 due to stage phobia and focused her work on the acting.
Drama
Year Title # Role Rating
2019 Dog, Witch and Me
Korean Drama, 2019, 0 eps
Ma Ji Soo (Main Role)
0
Ma Ji Soo
Main Role
0.0
2019 V.I.P
Korean Drama, 2019, 32 eps
Na Jung Sun (Main Role)
32
Na Jung Sun
Main Role
8.1
2018 The Last Empress
Korean Drama, 2018, 52 eps
Oh Sunny (Main Role)
52
Oh Sunny
Main Role
8.0
2017 Go Back Couple
Korean Drama, 2017, 12 eps
Ma Jin Joo (Main Role)
12
Ma Jin Joo
Main Role
8.7
2016 One More Happy Ending
Korean Drama, 2016, 16 eps
Han Mi Mo [former "Angels" member] (Main Role)
16
Han Mi Mo [former "Angels" member]
Main Role
7.9
2015 Hello Monster
Korean Drama, 2015, 16 eps
Cha Ji Ahn (Main Role)
16
Cha Ji Ahn
Main Role
8.5
2014 Mr. Back
Korean Drama, 2014, 16 eps
Eun Ha Soo (Main Role)
16
Eun Ha Soo
Main Role
7.2
2014 Fated to Love You
Korean Drama, 2014, 20 eps
Kim Mi Young (Main Role)
20
Kim Mi Young
Main Role
8.3
2012 School 2013
Korean Drama, 2012, 16 eps
Jung In Jae (Main Role)
16
Jung In Jae
Main Role
8.3
2012 A Race-Course
Chinese Drama, 2012, 33 eps
Song Ye Qiu Zi (Support Role)
33
Song Ye Qiu Zi
Support Role
4.0
2011 Baby-faced Beauty
Korean Drama, 2011, 20 eps
Lee So Young (Main Role)
20
Lee So Young
Main Role
7.0
2011 My Bratty Princess
Chinese Drama, 2011, 38 eps
Tian Qi (Main Role)
38
Tian Qi
Main Role
7.2
2010 Iron Masked Singer
Chinese Drama, 2010, 30 eps
Hu Die / Hu Yin Yin (Main Role)
30
Hu Die / Hu Yin Yin
Main Role
7.4
2007 Good Morning Shanghai
Chinese Drama, 2007, 24 eps
You Hao Yun (Main Role)
24
You Hao Yun
Main Role
7.0
2005 Wedding
Korean Drama, 2005, 18 eps
Lee Se Na (Main Role)
18
Lee Se Na
Main Role
6.6
2005 My Bratty Princess
Chinese Drama, 2005, 33 eps
Situ Jing (Main Role)
33
Situ Jing
Main Role
8.0
2004 Love is All Around
Korean Drama, 2004, 27 eps
Jin Bo Ra (Main Role)
27
Jin Bo Ra
Main Role
6.8
2002 My Love Patzzi
Korean Drama, 2002, 10 eps
Yang Song Yi (Main Role)
10
Yang Song Yi
Main Role
6.8
2002 Successful Story of a Bright Girl
Korean Drama, 2002, 16 eps
Cha Yang Soon (Main Role)
16
Cha Yang Soon
Main Role
7.0
2000 Nonstop 2
Korean Drama, 2000, 422 eps
Herself (Support Role)
422
Herself
Support Role
7.9
Movie
Year Title Role Rating
2012 Whoever
Chinese Movie, 2012,
Ya Wen (Support Role)
Ya Wen
Support Role
4.8
2012 Flying With You
Chinese Movie, 2012,
Baby (Main Role)
Baby
Main Role
7.2
2009 Sky and Ocean
Korean Movie, 2009,
Ha Neul (Main Role)
Ha Neul
Main Role
7.5
2003 Oh! Happy Day
Korean Movie, 2003,
Gong Hee Ji (Main Role)
Gong Hee Ji
Main Role
6.7
Special
Year Title # Role Rating
2019 V.I.P Special
Korean Special, 2019, 1 eps
Na Jung Sun (Main Role)
1
Na Jung Sun
Main Role
8.8
2014 Drama Festival 2014: Old Farewell
Korean Special, 2014, 1 eps
Han Chae Hee (Main Role)
1
Han Chae Hee
Main Role
7.9
2013 School 2013 Special
Korean Special, 2013, 1 eps
Jung In Jae (Main Role)
1
Jung In Jae
Main Role
8.0
TV Show
Year Title # Role Rating
2017 Master in the House
Korean TV Show, 2017, 110 eps
Master (Ep. 87, 88) (Guest)
110
Master (Ep. 87, 88)
Guest
9.1
2009 You Hee Yeol's Sketchbook
Korean TV Show, 2009, 500 eps
(Ep. 10) (Guest)
500
(Ep. 10)
Guest
8.9
2003 X-Man
Korean TV Show, 2003, 178 eps
(Guest)
178
Guest
8.6
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