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Ah Young

Ah Young
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Ah Young in November 2016
Native name
Cho Ja-young

(1991-05-26) May 26, 1991 (age 28)
Other namesAh Young
EducationDongduk Women's University
Years active2011–present
AgentSidusHQ (2017–present)
Musical career
LabelsHappy Face Entertainment (2011–2017)
Associated actsDal Shabet
Korean name
Revised RomanizationJo Ja-yeong
McCune–ReischauerCho Cha-yŏng
Stage name
Revised RomanizationA-yeong

Cho Ja-young (born May 26, 1991), better known by her stage name Ah Young, is a South Korean singer and actress, as well known as a member of Dal Shabet.

Early life

Ah Young was born on May 26, 1991, in Seoul, South Korea. She attended Dongduk Women's University majoring in Entertainment.


2011–2012: Career beginnings

Ah Young made her official debut through the release of Supa Dupa Diva with Dal Shabet on January 3, 2011.[1]

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.[2] Ah Young and Dal Shabet later appeared in the movie Wonderful Radio as the fictional girl group 'Corby Girls'.[3]

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.

2013–present: Acting roles

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.[4] 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.[5]

Ah Young was revealed to have joined the cast of the SBS historical drama Jang Ok-jung, Living by Love on March 14, 2013.[6] 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.[7] 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.[8] 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.[9]

It was revealed on June 13, 2014, that Ah Young had been cast in the MBC drama Diary of a Night Watchman as the recurring character Hong Cho-hee.[10]

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.[11]

In October 2016, Ah Young was cast in a support role in SBS's drama Our Gap-soon, playing the Gap-dol's colleague Kim Young-ran.[12][13][14][15]

In December 2017, Ahyoung joined SidusHQ after her contract with Happy Face Entertainment ended.[16] With a change of label, her future activities with Dal Shabet remains in discussion.[17]



Year Title Role Other notes
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

Television series

Year Title Network Role Other notes
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[18] KBS2 Oh Bok-shil Main role
2019 Best Chicken MBN and Dramax Moon So-dam Supporting role


Original soundtrack

Year Song Album
2013 "Your Meaning" Someday OST


Year Song Other performer(s)
2013 "Kuulkuk" DIS BOYZ


  1. ^ Dal Shabet releases “Supa Dupa Diva” music video! Archived 2016-03-03 at the Wayback Machine. TV Report (January 3, 2011). Retrieved on September 9, 2013
  2. ^ 달샤벳, '드림하이' 최종회서 기린예고생으로 출연. [] Retrieved on September 9, 2013.
  3. ^ 달샤벳, '이민정 주연 영화<원더풀 라디오>에 카메오 출현!'. [] Retrieved on September 9, 2013.
  4. ^ 달샤벳 아영 "'광고천재 이태백' 부족한 날 도와줘 감사". [] Retrieved on September 9, 2013.
  5. ^ '광고천재 이태백' 달샤벳 아영, 통통튀는 4차원 미스공 패션 화제[permanent dead link]. [] Retrieved on September 9, 2013.
  6. ^ ["'장옥정' 아영 "태희 언니 괴롭히려니 걱정" (in Korean). Archived from the original on 2013-09-12. Retrieved 2013-09-09..
  7. ^ 달샤벳 아영, 영화 '노브레싱' 캐스팅. [] Retrieved on September 9, 2013.
  8. ^ 달샤벳 아영, '노브레싱' 이어 '58년 개띠' 캐스팅 Archived March 1, 2016, at the Wayback Machine. []. Retrieved on September 9, 2013.
  9. ^ "Dal Shabet's Ah Young Leads New Web Drama "An Unfamiliar Day" - Soompi".
  10. ^ 달샤벳 아영, MBC 새 월화드라마 '야경꾼일지' 캐스팅. Metro Seoul. Retrieved on August 5, 2014.
  11. ^ "Dal Shabet's Ah Young Cast as Lead in New Drama "Love Frequency 37.2" - Soompi".
  12. ^ Kim Jin-seok (November 17, 2016). "달샤벳 아영, 김영란役으로 '우리 갑순이' 투입". JoongAng Ilbo (in Korean). Retrieved November 21, 2016.
  13. ^ Yoon Joon-pil (November 17, 2016). "달샤벳 아영, '우리 갑순이' 투입…송재림 군기 잡는 공무원 선배役". TenAsia (in Korean). Retrieved November 21, 2016.
  14. ^ Oh Hwan-hee (November 17, 2016). "달샤벳 아영, '우리 갑순이' 합류…반듯한 공무원役". Sports Kyunghyang (in Korean). Retrieved November 21, 2016.
  15. ^ Ji Soo-jin (November 18, 2016). "달샤벳 아영, '우리 갑순이'로 브라운관까지 점령!". Seoul Economic Daily (in Korean). Retrieved November 21, 2016.
  16. ^ "[공식] 달샤벳 아영, 싸이더스HQ와 전속계약…KBS 드라마로 첫 행보".
  17. ^ "달샤벳 세리·아영·수빈, 현 소속사와 전속계약 만료(공식입장)".
  18. ^ Kim, Mi-Ji (December 14, 2017). "[공식] 달샤벳 아영, 싸이더스HQ와 전속계약…KBS 드라마로 첫 행보". Xsport News (in Korean). Retrieved February 9, 2018.

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