|Ryu Hwa-young Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 6 in|
|Date of Birth||April 22, 1993|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
Ryu Hwa-young is a South Korean actor, singer, musician, rapper, performer, and television personality who previously served as the main rapper and sub-vocalist of the girl group T-ara. Formed by MBK Entertainment in 2009, T-ara‘s discography consists of various albums, extended plays, and tracks such as Absolute First Album, Black Eyes, Treasure Box, Day by Day, Funky Town, Jewelry Box, Gossip Girls, And & End, TTL (Time to Love), Roly-Poly in Copacabana, Breaking Heart, Bo Peep Bo Peep, Again, Remember, What’s My Name?, So Good, and You Drive Me Crazy (너 때문에 미쳐). In addition to that, Ryu Hwa-young has also been a part of several shows and movies which include the likes of King of Mask Singer, Love Forecast, My Father is Strange, Love Scene Number, Ok’s Family, Interesting Sound, A Mother’s Choice, Ex-Girlfriends’ Club, Mad Dog, Come Back Mister, Descendants of the Sun, Drama Special – Disqualified Laughter, Traces of Hand, Fortuneteller’s Secret Recipe, Girl’s War, The Beauty Inside, and Hello, My Twenties!. Following a bullying scandal of T-ara in 2012, a “major announcement about T-ara” was made on July 30, 2012, and it was revealed Ryu Hwa-young would no longer be a member of the group.
Gwangju, South Korea
Ryu Hwa-young studied at Kyung Hee University (KHU), a private research university in South Korea.
Actor, Singer, Musician, Rapper, Performer, Television Personality
- Siblings – Ryu Hyo-young (Older Twin Sister) (Actor, Model, Rapper, Musician, Television Personality) (Former member of the group Coed School and its sub-group F-ve Dolls)
Ryu Hwa-young has been signed with –
- Polaris Entertainment (2020-2021)
- Never Die Entertainment
5 ft 6 in or 167.5 cm
50 kg or 110 lbs
Race / Ethnicity
Ryu Hwa-young is of Korean descent.
Ryu Hwa-young Facts
- Along with her twin sister Ryu Hyo-young, she made a guest appearance on SBS’s variety show Star King in May 2010 and they were both subsequently scouted and recruited by Core Contents Media.
- Originally, the agency wanted to add her twin Ryu Hyo-young to T-ara as the group’s 7th member but she recommended Ryu Hwa-young.
- Artists like Eunjung, Hyomin, Jiyeon, Jiae, Jiwon, Qri, Areum, Dani, Boram, and Soyeon have been a part of T-ara.
- T-ara released its debut studio album and 1st Korean release Absolute First Album on November 27, 2009, via Core Contents Media.
- T-ara‘s 2nd studio album and 1st Japanese release titled Jewelry Box was released on June 6, 2012, and it was certified ‘Gold’ by the Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ).
- Ryu Hwa-young made her first theatrical film appearance by playing the role of Hee-jin in the romantic comedy film Love Forecast in 2015. The film stars Lee Seung-gi, Moon Chae-won, and Lee Seo-jin.
- She co-starred as Byeon Ra-yeong/Lee Ra-yeong in the 2017 family romantic comedy-drama television series My Father Is Strange. This performance won her the 31st KBS Drama Award for “Best New Actress”.
- Along with Yoo Ji-tae, Woo Do-hwan, Jo Jae-yoon, Kim Hye-sung, and Hong Soo-hyun, Ryu Hwa-young co-starred as Jang Ha-ri/Player Jang in the action drama television series Mad Dog in 2017.
- For her role in Mad Dog, she won the 31st KBS Drama Award in the “Best New Actress” category as well as she got nominated for the “Best Couple Award” (with Woo Do-hwan) at the 31st KBS Drama Awards.
- In 2020, Ryu Hwa-young appeared as a contestant on the singing competition program King of Mask Singer.
- She brought to life the character of Eunsu in the 2022 thriller film Exist Within and this won her the award for “Best Actress” at the New York True Venture Film Festival.
- Ryu Hwa-young stays fit by working out regularly and she also frequently posts her workout videos and pictures on social media.
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