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Jung Jin Woon (Hangul: 정진운) is a South Korean idol singer, actor and the youngest member of boy band 2AM.


Biography

Jin Woon was born on May 2, 1991 in Seoul, South Korea. He graduated high school from BaekAhm High School. He, along with Shinee's Onew and Girls' Generation's SeoHyun, had the highest national score for their high school SATs exam. He studied at Daejin University, Dept. of Theatre and Visual Arts, the same class as fellow group member, Seulong. Jinwoon is known to be close to 91-liners, such as Nicole Jung of Kara[1], Son Dong-woon of Beast[2], Mir of MBLAQ, and Key of Shinee.

[edit]Career

[edit]2AM

He was originally eliminated from 2AM in the Hot Blood documentary, Jinwoon returned after a chosen member Daehun had to return to the States for personal reasons. Prior to debut, he was in a band called "No Comment". He plays guitar, drums, bass guitar, bongo and piano.

Main article: 2AM===[edit]Solo Promotions===

On August 7, 2011, the music video of his first solo single, "You Walking Towards Me" was released by Big Hit Entertainment. Jinwoon wrote and composed the song. It also features mixing by engineer Michael Brauer, who’s previously worked with the likes of U2 and Coldplay. Jinwoon held his debut stage last month at the Jisan Valley Rock Festival, where he performed “You Walking Towards Me”. His limited single (1,000 copies). It went on sale on August 4.[3] Also included in the single album was another song he composed, "Lalala".

This was followed by another two-single mini album, which includes the songs "Now or Never" and "Psycho",[4] which he both wrote too.[5] On November 8, Jinwoon pleased the fans by allowing his song "Psycho" to be downloaded for free.[6] The album and music video were released November 17.[7]

On November 25, he held his first debut solo concert at Hongdae V Hall in Seoul. To help establish his ‘rocker roots’, he received mentorship from veteran rock band YB, vocalist Yoon Do Hyun, and bassist Park Tae Hee. Big Hit Entertainment revealed on November 15, “Jinwoon successfully completed a joint production with Yoon Do Hyun’s Band, who he’s admired for a long time. Through his concert, Jinwoon will deviating from his 2AM image to show a new “rocker” side to his personality.”[8]

On February 29, 2012 he released his OST song "We Are The B" for KBS's Dream High 2 together with Kang Sora, Jr. & Kim Ji Soo.[9]

[edit]Acting

In 2009, he made an appearance on the television series Family Needed.

He was hosting M.net's M! Countdown along with band mate Jo Kwon in 2010.

He was cast for KBS's Drama Dream High Season 2 in 2012 as one of the main character Jin Yoojin, who dreams of becoming a rock star that attends Kirin Art School.[10]

[edit]Albums

Main article: 2AM discography

Year Album title
2011 You Walking Towards Me
2011 Now or Never

[edit]Filmography

[edit]Television drama

Year Show title Role
2012 Dream High Season 2 Jin Yoo Jin

[edit]Television series

Year Title Role Other Notes
2009 MBC Every 1Family Needed Himself
2009-2011 MBCWe Got Married Himself
2009-2010 E! TVIdol Maknae Rebellion Himself
2009-2010 M.netM! Countdown MC

[edit]Music video appearances

Year Song title Artist Role
2009 "Goodbye, My Lover" 8Eight Himself
2011 "Black & White" G.NA Himself

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