Lee Dong Min (이동민; born March 30, 1997), better known by his stage name Cha Eunwoo (차은우), is a South Korean singer-songwriter, actor, and model under Fantagio. He is a member of the South Korean boy group ASTRO.
Lee Dong Min was born on March 30, 1997 in Gunpo, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea. He attended Nungnae Elementary School and also went on an exchange to Tagaytay, Philippines for 6 months when he was in fourth grade to study English. He then attended Suri Middle School and High School before transferring to Hanlim Multi Art High School. In 2016, he graduated from high school with a focus on Broadcasting & Entertainment.
In Winter 2013, Cha Eunwoo took part in the "Fantagio iTeen Promotional Model Audition" hosted by South Korean pizza chain Mr. Pizza alongside Moonbin. He made his acting debut in 2014 with a minor role in the movie My Brilliant Life. The same year, he appeared on KBS's Hallyu Star & Gangnam Style: Trainee Interview with JinJin, Moonbin, and Rocky. He also acted as the face of the Korean cosmetics company Shara Shara from 2014 to 2015.
On February 17, 2015, Cha Eunwoo became the fourth trainee to be officially introduced through the Fantagio iTeen Photo Test Cut. Prior to his debut, he starred in the web drama To Be Continued alongside his fellow group members.
2016–present: Debut with Astro, solo activities and rising popularity
On February 23, 2016, Cha Eunwoo debuted as part of the six-member boy group ASTRO with their first extended play Spring Up. In August and September respectively, he participated in the Chuseok special variety shows Replies That Make Us Flutter and Boomshakalaka. He was then announced as the MC of Show! Music Core alongside Kim Sae Ron and Lee Soo Min and hosted the show from 2016 to 2018. The same year, he starred in the web drama My Romantic Some Recipe.
In 2019, he starred in the historical drama Rookie Historian Goo Hae Ryung alongside Shin Se Kyung. For his work on the drama, he won the Excellence Award for an Actor in a Wednesday-Thursday Drama and the Best Couple Award with Shin Se Kyung at the 2019 MBC Drama Awards. In July 2019, it was announced that Cha Eunwoo would hold his first fan meeting across Asia, titled Just One 10 Minute, in October. In December 2019, he was announced as a cast member of the new variety show Handsome Tigers alongside Joy, Lee Sang Yoon, Yoo Seon Ho, and Seo Jang Hoon.
In April 2020, Cha joined Master in the House as a fixed cast member. At the 2020 SBS Entertainment Awards, he received the Rookie Award for his participation in the show. In December, he starred in the tvN drama True Beauty, an adaptation of the webtoon of the same name. In it, he portrays Lee Su Ho, a "perfect" man with no interest in others.
Cha held his second fan meeting Just One 10 Minute ~Into You~ in June 2021. The same year, he made his final appearance on Master in the House before withdrawing from the show after its 177th episode to focus on other endeavors. He is also set to star in the 2021 movie Decibel with Kim Rae Won, Lee Jong Suk, and Lee Sang Hee.
In February 2021, Cha Eunwoo became an international ambassador for Penshoppe. The following month, he was also selected as a brand model for the chicken brand Nuguna Banhandak. In May and July, respectively, he was chosen as a model for the sportswear brand O'Neill and as a global ambassador for the luxury fashion brand Burberry. He also became the first presenter for KONVY and was chosen as a model for Mackiss' "Now We Are" Soju and the health food Perilla in the Eyes in July. and In August, he was also selected as a model for Samhwa Foods.
In the 2019 K-Pop Radar Year-End Chart, he was named as "2019 HOT Instagramer – Male." He also ranked seventh with 44,178,474 points in the male idol category of the Most Accumulated Points on Brand Reputation in 2019 chart.
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.
Cha Eunwoo's family consists of his parents and younger brother, who is currently studying in China. Since 2016, he is attending Sungkyunkwan University, majoring in Performing Arts.
|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 So Fine" peaked at 165 on the Gaon Music Chart and at 13 on the Billboard World Digital Song Sales.
✖ Did not participate
|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|||
|2018||"You're The Reason"||Urban Zakapa|||
|2020||"Dreamy Alarm"||Lee Jin Ah||Cameo|||
|2016||Music Video Bank Stardust 2||KBS2|||
|2016–2018||Show! Music Core||MBC|||
|2017||MBC Gayo Daejejeon|||
|2018||Dream Concert||SBS||with Yoon Shi Yoon and Seol In Ah|||
|MBC Gayo Daejejeon||MBC|||
|KBS Song Festival||KBS2||with Jung Yun Ho and Shin Ye Eun|||
|SBS Entertainment Awards||SBS||with Shin Dong Yup and Lee Seung Gi|||
|2021||Dream Concert||LIVECONNECT||with Leeteuk and Kim Do Yeon|||
|Before Midnight||NAVER NOW|||
Awards and nominations
|Year||Award ceremony||Category||Nominated work||Result||Ref.|
|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|||
|2021||Korea Power Celebrity||Forbes||17th|||
- 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.
- His favorite color is blue.
- His favorite soccer team is Real Madrid.
- He can play the piano, guitar, flute, and violin.
- His hobbies are watching movies, listening to music, and playing the piano.
- His specialties are swimming, DJ-ing, and playing the guitar, violin, and piano.
- He speaks Korean, English, and basic Japanese.
- He is considered to be the smartest member.
- He is the biggest eater in the group. His favorite food is meat.
- He likes to watch movies or YouTube videos, play games, and eat at night.
- He likes wearing tank tops when the weather's good, especially during the summertime.
- When asked what he's bad at, he said he thinks he's bad at relationships.
- 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.
- His role models are actor and singer Seo Kang Joon and the boy group EXO.
- 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.
- If he wasn't an idol, he would be a teacher, a news anchor, a doctor, a police officer or a lawyer.
- He has a dorm room for himself.
- Cha Eunwoo's ideal type is someone who's curious, wise, and intelligent.
- If he had to date another member, he'd date JinJin.
|JinJin • MJ • Cha Eunwoo • Moonbin • Rocky • Sanha|
|Studio Albums||All Light • All Yours • Drive to the Starry Road|
|Mini Albums||Spring Up • Summer Vibes • Autumn Story • Dream Part.01 • Dream Part.02 • Blue Flame • Gateway • Switch On|
|Special Albums||Winter Dream • Rise Up|
|Digital Singles||Merry-Go-Round (Christmas Edition) • No, I Don't • We Still (Be With U)|
|Collaborations||Because I'm a Fool • Language Test • Like a King • Like Today • Star (FM201.8) • All I Want|
|OSTs||Rainbow Falling • Together • My Life's Everything • Please Remember • One More Chance • Break • Sweet Spring • Shiny Blue • Love So Fine|
|Digital Singles||All Good (Japanese ver.)|
|Astro OK! Ready • Astro Project A.S.I.A • To Be Continued • Soul Plate|
|Moonbin • Sanha|
|Mini Albums||In-Out • Refuge|