The 1990s and early 2000s marked the beginning of what we know today as the K-pop idol culture. The industry has grown tremendously, and each year there are a growing number of new idol groups. Only some of the first and second generation K-pop idol groups remain active and promote with the younger generation of idol groups.
Check out some of the idols that became actresses of the early 2000s below! You will be surprised to find that some of them actually debuted in the same group.
Jung Ah and Lee Ji Hyun Jewelry Park
Jewelry has had several member changes throughout his career. Park Jung Ah and Lee Ji Hyun were two of the four originals that debuted in 2001.
Park jung ah
You might remember to see Park Jung Ah on tvN's "Oh My Ghostess" and MBC's "Glamorous Temptation".
Lee Ji Hyun
Lee Ji Hyun's most recent role was in MBC's "Victory Tomorrow".
Special Mention: Kim Ye Won
Kim Ye Won was not part of the original four, but joined the group in 2011 and is now acting. If you recently saw "Mr. of OCN" Temporary ", you will remember her as one of the teachers.
Seo Hyun Jin and Park Hee Bon of M.I.L.K.
MILK. It debuted in 2001 and was under BM Entertainment, SM Entertainment's sister record label at the time. His career was short-lived, but two of them made the transition to acting.
Seo Hyun Jin
Starting with MBC's "The Duo" and JTBC's "Beauty Inside," Seo Hyun Jin has constantly captured our hearts as a female protagonist.
Park hee bon
Some of you may remember Park Hee Bon's appearance on tvN's "Goblin" as the mother of Ji Eun Tak (Kim Go Eun). If you want to see more of Park Hee Bon, I recommend you join her on the SBS drama "Secret Boutique"!
Hwang Jung Eum from Sugar, Park Soo Jin and Han Ye Won
Sugar debuted in 2002 and was under SM Entertainment. They promoted in Korea and Japan until they split in 2006.
Hwang jung eum
Hwang Jung Eum has participated in several successful dramas. Some you may have seen are MBC's "High Kick Through the Roof", "Kill Me Heal Me" and "She Was Pretty".
Park soo jin
Prior to his marriage to Bae Yong Joon, Park Soo Jin appeared on KBS2's "Boys Over Flowers", SBS's "My Girlfriend is a Gumiho" and tvN's "Flower Boy Next Door."
Han Ye Won
Han Ye Won is not active recently, but you might remember her from SBS's "Shining Inheritance" as Lee Seung Gi's younger sister.
Jeon Hye Bin and Oh Yeon Seo from the LUV
The LUV debuted in 2002 under SidusHQ and lasted only one year. Members now have successful solo and acting careers.
Jeon Hye Bin
Following the breakup of the LUV, Jeon Hye Bin released a solo album and eventually performed. She performed alongside Seo Hyun Jin on tvN's "Another Oh Hae Young". She also recently appeared on KBS's "Liver or Die" and is currently performing on TV Chosun's "Leverage".
Oh Yeon Seo
MBC's "Jang Bo Ri Is Here" is one of Oh Yeon Seo's most notable works, which reached 40% of the ratings. She has starred in SBS's "Please Come Back, Mister" and tvN's "Hwayugi". You will see her again soon in "People With Flaws".
Were you surprised to hear that some of these actresses debuted in the same group of idols?
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