Eunji is a notable South Korean singer-songwriter, actress, voice actress, and radio DJ. Eunji is internationally famous as a member of the girl group Apink.
Table of Biography
Early Life and Childhood
Eunji was born on August 18, 1993, and she is currently 28 years old. Her hometown is Haeundae, Busan, South Korea, and her zodiac sign is Leo. Likewise, her birth name was Jeong Hye-rim (정혜림) but she later changed it to Jeong Eun Ji when she was in middle school. Her full name is written in her native language as 정은지 and in Hanja as 鄭恩地.
Talking about her family, Eunji has a younger brother namely Jeong Min-ki. Regarding her educational journey, Eunji attended Hapdo Kindergarten, Shinjae Elementary School, Jaesong Girls’ Middle School, and finally Hyehwa Girls’ High School. Moreover, Eunji also took two months of free Taekwondo lessons behind her mother’s back.
Career and Professional Life
Professionally, Eunji is a young and prominent singer-songwriter, actress, musical actress, voice actress, as well as radio DJ. The singer is most famous as a member of the popular girl group Apink. The other members of this girl group at present are Park Cho Rong, Yoon Bo-mi, Kim Nam Joo, and Oh Ha-young. However, there were seven members originally – with Hong Yoo Kyung leaving the group in 2013 to complete her studies and Son Na Eun left the group in April 2021 due to the expiration of her exclusive contract with their agency.
Talking about the beginning of her career in the entertainment industry, Eunji came in 1st place in the program Exciting Day Enjoyable Day (신나는 날 즐거운 날) in 2004. Then in November 2010, she auditioned, passed, and subsequently became the main singer of the girl group “Apink”. Moreover, Eunji had not received any professional training before she joined the girl group. The young singer had only trained for two months with the girls.
As an Actress
Besides singing, Eunji is also a famous actress. Eunji made her acting debut with Reply 1997 in the year 2012. The singer turned actress has appeared in several TV dramas, musical theaters, and films. Some of them are That Winter, the Wind Blows, Trot Lovers, Cheer Up!, Untouchable, and Backstreet Rookie. She has also lent her beautiful voice to various characters on TV and in films.
In Reply 1997, Eunji played the role of a hardcore H.O.T. fan named Sung Shi-won, who becomes a TV drama writer. She worked with other famous actors including Seo In Guk, Hoya, Eun Ji-won, Shin So Yul, and Lee Si-eon for this project. Through her debut role as Sung Shi-won, Eunji bagged several awards including the “Best New TV Actress” award at the 49th Baeksang Arts Award.
Likewise, in That Winter, the Wind Blows, Eunji played the supporting role of Moon Hee-sun. Her character is a quirky, tomboyish girl, who is also the younger sister of the hero’s first love. For this role, Eunji took home the “Best Performance” award at the 2nd APAN Star Awards as well as the “New Star Award” at the SBS Drama Awards.
Further, she worked alongside actors Jo In-sung, Song Hye Kyo, Kim Bum, Bae Jong-ok, Bae Jong-ok, Kim Tae-woo, Kim Kyu Chul, Kim Young-hoon, and Im Se-mi among others for this drama series.
Further, Eunji’s lead role came in the year 2015 with the high school drama series Cheer Up! also starring Lee Won Keun, Cha Hak Yeon, Ji Soo, and Chae Soo-bin. Prior to this, the singer/actor worked with Ji Hyun-woo, Shin Sung-rok, and Lee Se-young in the drama series Trot Lovers aka Lovers of Music. She made a cameo appearance in Backstreet Rookie in the first episode. This drama series stars the top stars Ji Chang Wook and Kim Yoo Jung.
Alongside being a member of the girl group Apink, Eunji is also a solo artist. She made her solo debut with her album Dream in the year 2016. As an actress, Eunji has also starred in a few musical theaters including Legally Blonde in 2012, Full House in 2014, and Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812 in 2021. Eunji is famous for her celebrity friendship with Rainbow‘s Woori and IU. The singer and actress Eunji then appeared in the horror movie 0.0mhz working alongside Infinite’s Sungyeol.
Eunji is currently single. The Apink member has not shared any social media posts and announcements regarding this issue. Moreover, Eunji has a hectic schedule which prevents her from meeting her ideal lover or go on dates. Nevertheless, when the time is right, Eunji is sure to grab the attention of many young lovers through her charm, talent, and beauty.
Eunji stands tall at an approximate height of 162.3 cm or 5 feet 4 inches and her weight is around 48 kgs or 106 lbs. Likewise, Eunji’s blood type is “B”, whereas her chest-waist-hip measures are 34-24-37 inches respectively. Moreover, the singer-turned-actress has dark brown eyes and hair of the same color. Eunji’s shoe size is 245mm.
Social Media and Net Worth
Talking about her social media presence, Eunji joined Twitter in March 2011 and so far has over 318.4K followers on her @Apinkjej account. Likewise, Eunji is available on Instagram under the username @artist_eunji. As of May 2021, Eunji has acquired over 2.1 million followers on her official Instagram account.
The singer also has her own Youtube channel by the name “정은지 EUNJI”. She created this channel on May 26, 2019, and so far has over 19.8 million views along with 405K subscribers.
Talking about Eunji’s net worth and income, Eunji shared in a program in 2019 that her main source of income is Apink or solo performances. The singer also revealed during the program that she earns enough to support her younger brother who is a senior in high school at the time of this revelation. Although her exact income and net worth are not still under review, some sources estimate that Eunji has a net worth of around $1 million to $5 million US dollars.