Gunpo, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
White Tee Guy
Face of The Group
Lee Dong Min was born in Gunpo, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea on March 30, 1997. He went to Nungnae Elementary School and also went on an exchange to Tagaytay, Philippines for 6 months to study English when he was in fourth grade. He then went to Suri Middle and High Schools before transferring to Hanlim Multi Art High School. He graduated from high school in 2016 with a major in Broadcasting and Entertainment.
Cha Eunwoo and Moonbin competed in the "Fantagio iTeen Promotional Model Audition" hosted by South Korean pizza chain Mr. Pizza in the winter of 2013. In 2014, he made his acting debut in the film My Brilliant Life, playing a minor role. The same year, he appeared on KBS's Hallyu Star & Gangnam Style: Trainee Interview with JinJin, Moonbin, and Rocky. From 2014 to 2015, he was also the face of the Korean cosmetics company Shara Shara.
Cha Eunwoo became the fourth trainee to be officially introduced through the Fantagio iTeen Photo Test Cut on February 17, 2015. Prior to his debut, he co-starred in the web drama To Be Continued with his fellow members of the group.
In February 2021, Cha Eunwoo became an international ambassador for Penshoppe. He was also chosen as a brand model for the chicken brand Nuguna Banhandak the following month. He was chosen as a model for the sportswear brand O'Neill and a global ambassador for the luxury fashion brand Burberry in May and July, respectively. In July, he also became the first KONVY presenter and was chosen as a model for Mackiss' "Now We Are" Soju and the health food Perilla in the Eyes. He was also chosen as a model for Samhwa Foods in August.
After his participation in My ID is Gangnam Beauty, Cha Eunwoo saw a rise in popularity and was even included in GQ Korea's Men of the Year in November 2018. In the 2019 K-Pop Radar Year-End Chart, he was named "2019 HOT Instagramer - Male." He also ranked seventh in the male idol category of the Most Accumulated Points on Brand Reputation in 2019 chart, with 44,178,474 points. On the Forbes Korea Power Celebrity list in April 2021, he ranked 17th overall and 6th in the SNS category.
|2018||"Rainbow Falling"||Non-album single||My ID is Gangnam Beauty OST (Part 7)|
|"Together"||Top Management OST|
|2019||"Please Remember"||Rookie Historian Goo Hae Ryung OST (Part 6)|
|2021||"Love So Fine"||True Beauty OST (Part 8)|
|"Don't Cry, My Love"||Under the Oak Tree OST (Part 1)|
|2022||"Focus On Me"||The Villainess is a Marionette OST|
|"Love Sailing"||Decibel OST|
"Love So Fine" peaked at 165 on the Gaon Music Chart and at 13 on the Billboard World Digital Song Sales.
|2017||"You & Me"||Winter Dream||ASTRO|
|2018||"By Your Side"||Rise Up|
|"Merry-Go-Round (Christmas Edition)"||Non-album single|
|"No, I Don't"||Non-album single|
|2021||"After Midnight"||Switch ON|
|2014||My Brilliant Life||Healthy Ah Reum||Cameo|
|TBA||Decibel||Jeon Tae Ryong|
|2016||ASTRO OK! Ready||Himself||MBC Music||Variety show|
|Law of the Jungle in New Caledonia||SBS|
|Astro Project A.S.I.A||MBC Music|
|2017||Hit the Top||MJ||KBS2|
|2018||Snail Hotel||Himself||tvN||Variety show|
|Cross The Line||MBC|
|My ID is Gangnam Beauty||Do Kyung Seok||JTBC|
|Dead If Shot||Himself||Naver TV||Variety show|
|Carefree Travelers 2||JTBC|
|2019||Rookie Historian Goo Hae Ryung||Yi Rim (Prince Dowon) / Maehwa||MBC|
|2020||Handsome Tigers||Himself||SBS||Variety show|
|2020–2021||Master in the House|
|True Beauty||Lee Su Ho||tvN|
|TBA||Island||Kang Chan Hyuk||OCN|
|2015||To Be Continued||Himself||Naver TVCast
|Pre-debut web drama|
|2016||My Romantic Some Recipe||Naver TVCast|
|2018||Top Management||Woo Yeon Woo||YouTube Red|
|2019||Soul Plate||Raviel||Naver TVCast||Web drama|
|2020||ASTRO's 1001 Nights||Himself||Seezn||Variety show|
|2021||ASTRO SSAP-Dance||UNIVERSE YouTube|
|ASTRO Chemi-Mate ZZG|
|ASTRO Space Force A: Secret Golden Bowl|
|ASTRO ZONE||ASTRO YouTube|
Awards and nominations
|Year||Award ceremony||Category||Nominated work||Result|
|2016||MBC Entertainment Awards||Rookie Award in Music / Talk Show – Male||Show! Music Core||Nominated|
|2017||Rookie Award in Show / Sitcom – Male||Nominated|
|MTN Broadcast Advertising Festival||CF Male Star Award||Cha Eunwoo||Won|
|2018||Asia Artist Awards||Rising Star Award||My ID is Gangnam Beauty||Won|
|Indonesian Television Awards||Special Award – Person of the Year||Cha Eunwoo||Won|
|Korea Drama Awards||Best New Actor||My ID is Gangnam Beauty||Won|
|Hallyu Star Award||Won|
|Korea First Brand Awards||Male Idol-Actor Award||Won|
|Male Commercial Model Award||Cha Eunwoo||Won|
|Yahoo Asia Buzz Awards||Most Searched Rookie Actor||My ID is Gangnam Beauty||Won|
|2019||iQiyi Entertainment Awards||Most Charming Actor||Won|
|MBC Drama Awards||Excellence Award for an Actor in a Wednesday-Thursday Drama||Rookie Historian Goo Hae Ryung||Won|
|Best Couple Award||Cha Eunwoo (with Shin Se Kyung)
Rookie Historian Goo Hae Ryung
|Soompi Awards||Breakout Actor||My ID is Gangnam Beauty||Won|
|Best Idol Actor||Nominated|
|Best Couple Award||Cha Eunwoo (with Im Soo Hyang)
My ID is Gangnam Beauty
|2020||APAN Music Awards||Entertainer of the Year – Male||Cha Eunwoo||Nominated|
|Newsis K-EXPO 2020||Seoul Tourism Organization CEO Award||Won|
|SBS Entertainment Awards||Rookie Award||Master in the House||Won|
|2021||Brand Customer Loyalty Awards||Best Male Idol-Actor||Cha Eunwoo||Won|
|Brand of the Year Awards||Acting Idol of the Year (Male)||Won|
Fashion Brands Worn
Burberry, DIOR, Prada, MIU MIU, ADIDAS, Saint Laurent, Fendi, NIKE, Converse, SUPREME, BALENCIAGA, etc.
Cha Eunwoo Facts
- Eunwoo was born in Sabon, Gunpo, Gyeonggi, South Korea.
- He is friends with Seo Kang Joon and is in a group chat with GOT7's BamBam and Yugyeom, BTS's Jungkook, Seventeen's Mingyu, The8, and DK, NCT's Jaehyun as they were all born in the year 1997.
- He is considered to be the smartest member.
- Eunwoo loves to eat at night.
- He has an angelic voice.
- He is good in acting.
- Eunwoo appeared in many Korean Dramas.
- He is a big fan of soccer.
- Favorite soccer team is Real Madrid.
- Eunwoo is the biggest eater in the group. His favorite food is meat.
- He speaks Korean, English, and basic Japanese.
- Eunwoo can play the piano, guitar, flute, and violin.
- His stage name is written with the hanja for "silver" (銀; eun) and "excellence" (優; woo). It is supposed to reflect that he's a shining and outstanding person everywhere he goes.
- Eunwoo's hobbies are watching movies, listening to music, and playing the piano.
- He has a younger brother who’s studying in China.
- He’s also called “Face Genius”, meaning someone who has a crazily handsome face.
- In 2014 he appeared in KBS 9 AM/PM News “Hallyu Star & Gangnam Style: Trainee Interview” with MOONBIN, ROCKY, and JINJIN.
- In 2014 he appeared in a movie: “My Brilliant Life” as an imaginary teenage healthy version of Song Hyekyo & Kang Dongwon’s son Ahreum.
- When Eunwoo was in grade 4, he stayed for 6 months in the Philippines to study English in an elementary school in Tagaytay (October 26th 2019, The Philippines).
- Eunwoo likes wearing tank tops when the weather's good, especially during the summertime.
- Between 2014 – 2015 he was the face of the Korean cosmetics company “Shara Shara”.
- Eunwoo is the 4th trainee that was officially introduced with Photo Test Cut by Fantagio iTeen.
- His role models are actor and singer Seo Kang Joon and the boy group EXO.
- Eunwoo said that if he wasn't an idol, he would be a teacher, a news anchor, a doctor, a police officer or a lawyer.
- His personality is he seems chic, but he is very loyal.
- Growing up, his mother would often tell him things like "You're not good-looking" or "Don't be vain" so we would remain a humble person.
- Eunwoo likes to watch movies or YouTube videos, play games, and eat at night.
- In April 2021, he placed 17th overall and 6th in the SNS category on the Forbes Korea Power.
- In April 2019, Cha Eunwoo donated 10 million won to help support the victims of the Goseong Fire. In February 2020, it was revealed that he had donated 30 million won to help those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in South Korea.
- According to him his ideal type for a women is someone who is curious, wise and intelligent.