Lee Jung-hyun is popular Korean singer famous for her techno-pop music.

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Lee Jung-hyun Profile

Name: Lee Jung-hyun
Korean name: 이정현
DOB: February 7, 1980
Birth place: Daegu, South Korea
Height: 158cm
Blood type: O
Profession: Actress and singer

(Also known as Lee Jeong-hyeon)

Lee Jung-hyun Biography

Lee Jung-hyun made her entertainment debut when she was 16 in movie “Petal” (꽃잎) in 1996; Lee continued to star in some movies before making her singing debut with single “Wa” (와; means ‘come’) in 1998 that topped the Korean SBS charts for 3 weeks.

Lee’s 3rd single, “Bakkwo” (바꿔; means ‘change’) achieved greater success by eventually becoming the most broadcasted song of the year. Not only that her techno-pop music attracted many fans, her performance style and fashion sense were talk of the town too.

Lee released her debut album, “Let’s Go to My Star” in 1999.

Lee Jung-hyun became popular across Asia when Hong Kong pop star Sammi Cheng released the Chinese remake version of Bakkwo in 2002, which became a superhit in Chinese region. Sammi also sang a few other remakes of Lee’s songs after that.

Besides Sammi, other Asian singers that have remake Lee’s song include Taiwanese stars Evonne Hsu, Cyndi Wang and Vietnamese singer Veronica Ngo.

Lee Jung-hyun released her first Japanese single, “Heaven” in 2004. She released her debut Japanese album “This is Hyony” in 2006.

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Daniel Henney is popular Korean-American actor and model that made his fame in Korea.

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Name: Daniel Phillip Henney
Korean name: 다니엘 헤니
DOB: November 28, 1979
Birth place: Carson City, Michigan, USA
Height: 188cm
Profession: Actor and model

Daniel Henney Biography

Daniel’s father is an American of British (some say Irish) descent while her mother an American of Korean descent. He was a basketball player and attended colleges on scholarship; and admitted into University of Illinois at Chicago.

Daniel didn’t graduate from university though; he decided to quit his study and ventured into modelling in 2001 instead. He started modelling in Korea as well as some other Asian and European countries.

Daniel was already an established supermodel before making his acting debut in 2005… first in some cameo roles for “Hello Franceska”, before making his full debut with “My Lovely Sam Soon” the same year.

Sam Soon is the most popular Korean drama in 2005; although Daniel was starring as the supporting actor, his performance (and look) was widely notice.

Daniel then starred in another decent drama “Spring Waltz” in 2006; he also made his movie debut “Seducing Mr Perfect” but the movie didn’t perform very well on box office. His 2nd movie “My Father” (2007) did much better though.

Seducing Mr Perfect however revealed another of Daniel’s talent… singing. He sang the ending theme song together with Alex from boyband Clazziquai. I wouldn’t be surprised if Daniel managed to ink a recording deal and releases his album soon.

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Sammi Cheng is famous Hong Kong pop star and actress.

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Sammi Cheng Profile

Name: Cheng Sau Man, Sammi
Chinese name: 郑秀文 (鄭秀文)
DOB: August 19, 1972
Birth place: Hong Kong, China
Height: 165cm
Blood type: AB
Profession: Actress and singer

Sammi Cheng Biography

Sammi Cheng was discovered from a singing competition when she was 16. She wasn’t the eventual winner (she was 3rd) but showed enough potential to ink a recording deal.

Sammi released her debut album, “Sammi” in 1990; and made her acting debut in 1991 with TV drama “Life of His Own”.

Sammi’s singing breakthrough came in 1992 in a successful collaboration album, “Fiery Motion”, with Aaron Kwok, Andy Hui and Edmund Leung. Her following solo album, “Happy Maze” in 1993 was also quite a hit, and Sammi gradually built her reputation as one of the best female singers in Hong Kong and other Chinese region.

1996 was another breakthrough year for Sammi… as her singing career continued to boom, she starred in popular movie “Feel 100%” and was becoming a recognized actress as well. Since then she has starred in other box office hit like “Needing You”, “Summer Holiday”, “Love on Diet” and “Infernal Affairs” etc.

Besides her entertainment talent, Sammi was also known for her trend-setting image and her ‘underground’ relationship with fellow singer Andy Hui (their relationship ended in 2004).

Sammi was one of the most popular Hong Kong female artists in late 90s and early 2000s. Her popularity has faded a bit in recent years, very much due to her poor health condition (asthma) which forced her into hiatus since early 2005.

Sammi is making her comeback in 2007; she has held a few sold-out concerts in Hong Kong and is set to release her new album and to star in movies again.

Sammi Cheng Related Website

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Kwon Sang-woo is Korean actor and male-model. He is most famous for his role in TV drama “Stairway to Heaven”, and is often referred as one of the sexiest man in Korea.

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Kwon Sang-woo Profile

Name: Kwon Sang-woo
Korean name: 권상우
DOB: August 5, 1976
Birth place: Daejoon, Korea
Height: 183cm
Blood type: O
Profession: Actor and model

(Also known as Sang-woo Kwon, Kwon Sang-wu, Kwone Sang-woo, Gwon Sang-woo)

Kwon Sang-woo Biography

Kwon Sang-woo worked as a model before making his acting debut in 2001. He started with some small roles in various movies and TV dramas before making his breakthrough in 2003 with movie “My Tutor Friend” and TV drama “Into the Sun”.

Later that year he starred in TV drama “Stairway to Heaven”, alongside popular actress Choi Ji-woo. The drama was a superhit in Korea and across Asia; Kwon Sang-woo becomes one of the most well-known Korean stars outside of Korea.

Kwon Sang-woo continued to star in other movies and dramas like “Love So Divine”, “Sad Sonata” and “Yasu” etc. His latest projects are movie “Fate” (also known as “Destiny”) and TV drama “Bad Love” (or “Cruel Love”).

Kwon Sang-woo Related Websites

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Ariel Lin is popular Taiwanese actress, famous with TV dramas like “It Started with a Kiss” and “Fairy from Wonderland” etc.

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Ariel Lin Profile

Name: Lin I Chen, Ariel
Chinese name: 林依晨
DOB: October 29, 1982
Birth place: Taiwan
Height: 160cm
Blood type: A
Profession: Actress

(Also known as Lin Yi Chen, Lin Yichen)

Ariel Lin Biography

Ariel Lin started acting in 2002, as the main actress in her debut drama “True Love”. She then starred in other dramas like “Secret Garden”, “Seventh Grade” and “Love Contract”, and gradually becoming a popular young actress in Taiwan.

Ariel’s breakthrough was in 2005 with TV drama “It Started with a Kiss” (ISWAK), co-starring Joe Cheng, which was a hit in Taiwan as well as other Asian region. Ariel has become increasingly popular in other Asian countries.

Ariel’s following series “Fairy from Wonderland” and “Tokyo Juliet” were quite popular as well. Her latest projects are the sequel for ISWAK (“They Kiss Again”) and “The Legend of Condor Heroes”.

Ariel also sang some theme songs for her dramas, but has not release any albums to date.

Ariel Lin Related Websites

Official Website (Chinese) ll Ariel Lin Forum ll Buy Ariel’s dramas

Li Yuchun is one of China’s most popular singers. She started her singing career after winning the nation-wide singing contest ‘Super Voice Girls’ in 2005.

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Li Yuchun Profile

Name: Li Yuchun, Chris
Chinese name: 李宇春
DOB: March 10, 1984
Birth place: Chengdu, Sichuan, China
Height: 174cm
Blood type: A
Profession: Singer

(Also known as Yuchun Li, Chris Lee, Li Yu Chun)

Li Yuchun Biography

Chris Li Yuchun become a superstar China after winning the ‘Super Voice Girls’ singing competition in 2005. The finale of the reality-contest show (similar to ‘American Idol’) drew the largest audiences in China’s TV history, with the winner decided by nation-wide voting.

Shortly after her victory Yuchun was featured at Time Asia magazine as one of the Asia’s Heroes; her debut single “Sweetheart, I Love You” was also released not long after that.

Yuchun held her first solo concert in her hometown of Chengdu on March 10, 2006 (on her 22nd birthday). The amazing thing was that she hadn’t release a full album yet when she held the concert, but still managed to draw a huge crowd.

Yuchun released her debut album, “The Queen and the Dreams” in September 2006.

Yuchun remains as one of the most popular Chinese singers currently.

Li Yuchun Related Websites

Official Blog (Chinese) ll Li Yuchun Forum ll Buy Li’s albums

Rain is one of Korea’s most popular pop stars. Rain is popular with his muscular figure and sizzling dance moves. Besides his successful music career, Rain has achieved decent results in acting as well.

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Rain Profile

Name: Jung Ji-hoon, Rain
Korean name: 정지훈
Nickname: Bi (means rain in Korean; 비)
DOB: June 25, 1982
Birth place: Seoul, Korea
Height: 184cm
Blood type: O
Profession: Singer and actor

(Also known as Ji-hoon Jung, Pi, Jung Ji-hun, Jeong Ji-hun)

Rain Biography

Rain started his entertainment career in teenage with boyband Fanclub, but the group didn’t achieve good results and was disbanded.

Rain didn’t want to give up on his music career, and went for lots of auditions before being accepted as a trainee with JYP Entertainment. Rain worked as a backup dancer while learning the skills to become a pop star under the guidance of his singer-boss Park Jin-young.

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Crystal Liu Yifei is one of the fastest rising stars in China. She is set to make her Hollywood debut in 2008, starring in movie “The Forbidden Kingdom” alongside international action superstars Jackie Chan and Jet Li.

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Crystal Liu Profile

Name: Liu Yifei, Crystal
Chinese name: 刘亦菲 (劉亦菲, 刘茜美子, 劉茜美子)
Birth name: An Feng (安风)
Nickname: Xixi (茜茜), Baozi (包子)
DOB: August 25, 1987
Birth place: Wuhan, China
Height: 170cm
Blood type: B
Profession: Actress and singer

(Also known as Yifei Liu, Liu Yi Fei, Liu Xi Meizi)

Crystal Liu Biography

Crystal was born in China, but moved to USA in 1998 with her mother (her parents divorced when she was 7). She came back to China when she was 15 to study at the prestigious Beijing Film Academy.

Shortly after her admittance to the academy, Crystal was offered her debut role in TV drama “The Story of a Noble Family”. Her performance in the drama gained some notice and soon landed her role in another drama, “Demi-Gods and Semi-Devils”, which established her as a rising star in China.

Crystal starred in a couple of movies in 2004 (“The Love Winner” and “Love of May”), and also in popular TV drama “The Legend of Sword and Fairy” (also known as “Chinese Paladin”).

Her major breakthrough came in 2006 with her leading role in TV drama “The Return of the Condor Heroes” which makes her a superstar in Asia region.

Subsequent with her fame she also inked a record deal and released her debut album, “Mayonaka no Door” (oddly enough, a Japanese album) in July 2006. She released her first Chinese album in September 2006.

Crystal has finished filming Forbidden Kingdom (also known as “King of Kungfu) in late 2007. The movie is scheduled to release in April 2008 and could possibly boost her fame in Hollywood… another Zhang Ziyi in making perhaps?

Crystal Liu Related Websites

Crystal Liu Forum ll Buy Crystal’s dramas & movies ll Buy Crystal’s albums

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