Ah Young in November 2016
May 26, 1991
|Other names||Ah Young|
|Education||Dongduk Women's University|
|Labels||Happy Face Entertainment (2011–2017)|
|Associated acts||Dal Shabet|
|Revised Romanization||Jo Ja-yeong|
On February 28, 2011, Ah Young made a cameo, with Dal Shabet, in the hit KBS drama Dream High, as a student of Kirin High School. Ah Young and Dal Shabet later appeared in the movie Wonderful Radio as the fictional girl group 'Corby Girls'.
Ah Young also participated in Dal Shabet's reality shows Sweet Sweet Story and Cool Friends, as well as their YouTube series Shabet on Air.
It was announced on January 9, 2013, that Ah Young would be making her first solo drama appearance in KBS' Ad Genius Lee Tae-baek. She played Gong Sun-hye, a secretary for the advertisement firm 'GRC'. Her character received media spotlight for her eccentric personality, as well as her unique sense of fashion.
Ah Young was revealed to have joined the cast of the SBS historical drama Jang Ok-jung, Living by Love on March 14, 2013. She played the recurring character Princess Myeongan, who is known for displaying a cute sense of humor throughout the palace.
On May 22, 2013, Ah Young was added to the cast of the movie No Breathing. She played the character Se-Mi, a high school student who dreamed of becoming a famous singer. No Breathing marks Ah Young's first solo appearance in a big-screen film.
On September 9, 2013, Ah Young was confirmed to be joining the cast of the movie 58 – The Year of the Dog as the character Geum Hong. The movie was released in 2014.
In November 2013, Ah Young landed her first leading role in Naver TV's web drama Someday, playing the character Lee Ji-eun.
In November 2014, Ah Young was cast in a lead role in MBC's drama Love Frequency 37.2, playing the character Jung Sun-hee.
|2012||Wonderful Radio||Corby Girls (with Dal Shabet)||Supporting role|
|2013||No Breathing||Se-mi||Supporting role|
|2014||58 The Year of the Dog||Geum Hong||Main Role|
|2011||Dream High||KBS2||Kirin Student||Guest appearance|
|2013||Ad Genius Lee Tae-baek||KBS2||Gong Sun-hye||Recurring role|
|Jang Ok-jung, Living by Love||SBS||Princess Myeongan||Recurring role|
|Someday||Naver||Lee Ji-eun||Main role|
|2014||12 Years Promise||JTBC||Park Moo-hee||Recurring role|
|Diary of a Night Watchman||MBC||Hong Cho-hee|
|Love Frequency 37.2||MBC||Jung Sun-hee||Main role|
|2016–2017||Our Gap-soon||SBS||Kim Young-ran||Recurring role|
|2018||Wave, Wave||KBS2||Oh Bok-shil||Main role|
|2019||Best Chicken||MBN and Dramax||Moon So-dam||Supporting role|
|2013||"Your Meaning"||Someday OST|