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.

Early life[]

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.[4] 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.[5]


2013–2015: Pre-debut[]

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.[6] 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.[7] Prior to his debut, he starred in the web drama To Be Continued alongside his fellow group members.[8]

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.[9] In August and September respectively, he participated in the Chuseok special variety shows Replies That Make Us Flutter and Boomshakalaka.[10][11] 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.[12] The same year, he starred in the web drama My Romantic Some Recipe.[13]

In 2017, Cha Eunwoo was cast in the KBS2 drama Hit the Top[14] and the web drama Revenge Note.[15]

In 2018, Cha Eunwoo starred in the web drama Top Management.[16] The same year, he was cast in the JTBC romantic comedy series My ID is Gangnam Beauty, his first leading role on television.[17]

In 2019, he starred in the historical drama Rookie Historian Goo Hae Ryung alongside Shin Se Kyung.[18] 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.[19] In July 2019, it was announced that Cha Eunwoo would hold his first fan meeting across Asia, titled Just One 10 Minute, in October.[20] 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.[21]

In April 2020, Cha joined Master in the House as a fixed cast member.[22] At the 2020 SBS Entertainment Awards, he received the Rookie Award for his participation in the show.[23] 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.[24]

Cha held his second fan meeting Just One 10 Minute ~Into You~ in June 2021.[25] 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.[26] He is also set to star in the 2021 movie Decibel with Kim Rae Won, Lee Jong Suk, and Lee Sang Hee.[27]

Public image[]


In February 2021, Cha Eunwoo became an international ambassador for Penshoppe.[28] The following month, he was also selected as a brand model for the chicken brand Nuguna Banhandak.[29] In May and July, respectively, he was chosen as a model for the sportswear brand O'Neill[30] and as a global ambassador for the luxury fashion brand Burberry.[31] He also became the first presenter for KONVY[32] and was chosen as a model for Mackiss' "Now We Are" Soju[33] and the health food Perilla in the Eyes in July.[34] and In August, he was also selected as a model for Samhwa Foods.[35]

Media influence[]

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.[36]

In the 2019 K-Pop Radar Year-End Chart, he was named as "2019 HOT Instagramer – Male."[37] 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.[38]

In April 2021, he placed 17th overall[39] and 6th in the SNS category on the Forbes Korea Power Celebrity.[40]


In April 2019, Cha Eunwoo donated 10 million won to help support the victims of the Goseong Fire.[41] 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.[42]

Personal Life[]

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.


Year Song Album Notes Ref.
2018 "Rainbow Falling" Non-album single My ID is Gangnam Beauty OST (Part 7) [43]
"Together" Top Management OST [44]
2019 "Please Remember" Rookie Historian Goo Hae Ryung OST (Part 6) [45]
2021 "Love So Fine" True Beauty OST (Part 8) [46]
"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[47] and at 13 on the Billboard World Digital Song Sales.[48]


◯ Participated
✖ Did not participate

Year Song Album Artist Lyricist Composer Arranger Ref.
2017 "You & Me" Winter Dream ASTRO [49]
2018 "By Your Side" Rise Up [50]
"Merry-Go-Round (Christmas Edition)" Non-album single [51]
"Together" Cha Eunwoo [52]
2019 "Merry-Go-Round" All Light ASTRO [53]
2020 "ONE&ONLY" ONE&ONLY [54]
"No, I Don't" Non-album single [55]
2021 "After Midnight" Switch On [56]
"Don't Worry" [57]



Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2014 My Brilliant Life Healthy Ah Reum Cameo [6]
TBA Decibel Jeon Tae Ryong [58]


Year Title Role Network Notes Ref.
2016 Astro OK! Ready Himself MBC Music Variety show [59]
Law of the Jungle in New Caledonia SBS [60]
Astro Project A.S.I.A MBC Music [61]
2017 Hit the Top MJ KBS2 [14]
2018 Snail Hotel Himself tvN Variety show [62]
Cross The Line MBC [63]
My ID is Gangnam Beauty Do Kyung Seok JTBC [17]
Dead If Shot Himself Naver TV Variety show [64][65]
Carefree Travelers 2 JTBC [66]
2019 Rookie Historian Goo Hae Ryung Yi Rim (Prince Dowon) / Maehwa MBC [18]
2020 Handsome Tigers Himself SBS Variety show [67]
2020–2021 Master in the House [68]
True Beauty Lee Su Ho tvN [24]
TBA Island Kang Chan Hyuk OCN [69]

Web series[]

Year Title Role Network Notes Ref.
2015 To Be Continued Himself Naver TVCast
MBC Every1
Pre-debut web drama [8]
2016 My Romantic Some Recipe Naver TVCast [13]
2017 Revenge Note oksusu [15]
2018 Top Management Woo Yeon Woo YouTube Red [16]
2019 Soul Plate Raviel Naver TVCast Web drama [70]
2020 ASTRO's 1001 Nights Himself Seezn Variety show [71]
2021 ASTRO SSAP-Dance UNIVERSE YouTube [72]
ASTRO Chemi-Mate ZZG [73]
ASTRO Space Force A: Secret Golden Bowl [74]

Music videos[]

Year Title Artist Notes Ref.
2017 "Mysterious" Hello Venus [76]
2018 "You're The Reason" Urban Zakapa [77]
2020 "Dreamy Alarm" Lee Jin Ah Cameo [78]


Year Title Network Notes Ref.
2016 Music Video Bank Stardust 2 KBS2 [79]
2016–2018 Show! Music Core MBC [12]
2017 MBC Gayo Daejejeon [80]
2018 Dream Concert SBS with Yoon Shi Yoon and Seol In Ah [81]
MBC Gayo Daejejeon MBC [82]
2019 [83]
2020 Dream Concert vLive
KBS Song Festival KBS2 with Jung Yun Ho and Shin Ye Eun [85]
SBS Entertainment Awards SBS with Shin Dong Yup and Lee Seung Gi [86]
2021 Dream Concert LIVECONNECT with Leeteuk and Kim Do Yeon [87]
Before Midnight NAVER NOW [88]

Awards and nominations[]

Main Article: ASTRO (Awards of 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 [89]
2018 Asia Artist Awards Rising Star Award My ID is Gangnam Beauty Won [90]
Indonesian Television Awards Special Award – Person of the Year Cha Eunwoo Won [91]
Korea Drama Awards Best New Actor My ID is Gangnam Beauty Won [92]
Hallyu Star Award Won
Korea First Brand Awards Male Idol-Actor Award Won [93]
Male Commercial Model Award Cha Eunwoo Won [93]
Yahoo Asia Buzz Awards Most Searched Rookie Actor My ID is Gangnam Beauty Won [94]
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 [19]
Best Couple Award Cha Eunwoo (with Shin Se Kyung)
Rookie Historian Goo Hae Ryung
Won [19]
Soompi Awards Breakout Actor My ID is Gangnam Beauty Won [95]
Best Idol Actor Nominated [95]
Best Couple Award Cha Eunwoo (with Im Soo Hyang)
My ID is Gangnam Beauty
Nominated [95]
2020 APAN Music Awards Entertainer of the Year – Male Cha Eunwoo Nominated
Newsis K-EXPO 2020 Seoul Tourism Organization CEO Award Won [96]
SBS Entertainment Awards Rookie Award Master in the House Won [23]
2021 Brand Customer Loyalty Awards Best Male Idol-Actor Cha Eunwoo Won [97]
Brand of the Year Awards Acting Idol of the Year (Male) Won [98]


Year Listicle Publisher Placement Ref.
2021 Korea Power Celebrity Forbes 17th [99]


  • 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.[3]
  • His favorite color is blue.
  • His favorite soccer team is Real Madrid.[100]
  • 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.
    • According to JinJin, he and JinJin are the best English speakers among ASTRO.
  • 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.[4]
  • His role models are actor and singer Seo Kang Joon[3] 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.[3]
  • He has a dorm room for himself.
  • Cha Eunwoo's ideal type is someone who's curious, wise, and intelligent.[101]
    • If he had to date another member, he'd date JinJin.[101]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Fantagio Official Website — Cha Eunwoo's Official Profile
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Astro Japan Official Website — CHA EUN-WOO
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Hankyung Ten Asia — (My Name) 아스트로 (2) 윤산하 진진 차은우
  4. 4.0 4.1 Just One 10 Minute (Fan meeting). October 26, 2019 in the Philippines.
  5. Top Star News — (HD포토) 아스트로(ASTRO) 차은우, ‘풋풋한 눈웃음’(한림연예예술 고등학교 졸업식)
  6. 6.0 6.1 '두근두근 내인생' 신예 배우 이동민, 샤라샤라가 찜!
  7. Fantagio iTeen Official Twitter — 아이틴 이동민의 포토테스트컷 공개!
  8. 8.0 8.1 TV Daily — (TD포토) 웹드라마 '투 비 컨티뉴드' 출연진 다함께 화이팅
  9. MBN Star — `데뷔` 아스트로, `2016년 기대주` (MBN포토)
  10. YTN Star — 아스트로 차은우·문빈 표 ‘우설리’…예능인데 왜 설레지?
  11. Naver News — '붐샤카라카', 김수로·이수근·이기광·하휘동 출연…15일 추석방송
  12. 12.0 12.1 Hankyung News — '2017 라이징★' 아스트로 차은우, 연말 가요·연예·연기 시상식 ALL출석
  13. 13.0 13.1 Herald Corporation — 농식품부, 쌀 소비 촉진 웹드라마 ‘마이 로맨틱 썸 레시피’ 공개…15일 네이버 TV캐스트 첫방
  14. 14.0 14.1 News Nate — (단독) '얼굴 천재' 차은우, 유호진PD '최고의 한방' 합류
  15. 15.0 15.1 Hankook Ilbo — (단독) 김향기-김환희-차은우, 웹드라마 '복수노트' 출연…TV 방영도 유력
  16. 16.0 16.1 Sports Chosun — (공식입장)서은수X안효섭X차은우, '탑 매니지먼트' 캐스팅 확정…하반기 출격
  17. 17.0 17.1 Seoul Daily — ‘내 아이디는 강남미인’ 싱크로율 100% 캐스팅 확정 ‘차은우’
  18. 18.0 18.1 My Daily — (공식) 차은우, MBC '신입사관 구해령' 확정…데뷔 첫 지상파 주연
  19. 19.0 19.1 19.2 Naver News — 김동욱, '2019 MBC 연기대상' 대상 수상 "꿈 같은 순간"(종합)
  20. Hankyung News — 차은우, 첫 亞 팬미팅 투어 'JUST ONE 10 MINUTE' 개최
  21. OSEN — 서장훈, 농구예능 직접 론칭..이상윤·차은우·김승현·유선호 등 확정 (공식)
  22. Naver News — ‘집사부일체’ 측 “김동현X차은우, 새 고정멤버로 합류”(공식입장)
  23. 23.0 23.1 Sports Donga — (2020 SBS 연예대상) 차은우·오민석·제시, 신인상 수상
  24. 24.0 24.1 Naver News — 차은우, '여신강림' 주인공 확정..원작 찢고 나온다
  25. KBS News — 차은우, 다음 달 4일 온라인 팬미팅 개최
  26. Naver News — '집사부일체' 측 "신성록·차은우 하차" (전문)
  27. Naver News — 김래원X이종석X차은우 ‘데시벨’로 뭉쳤다 (공식)
  28. Rappler — Cha Eun-woo is Penshoppe's newest endorser
  29. Naver News — 누구나홀딱반한닭, 브랜드 모델에 차은우 선정
  30. Newswire — 브랜드 ‘오닐’ 광고 티저 영상 공개 차은우 깜짝 등장으로 기대감 상승
  31. Star Today — 차은우, 버버리 앰버서더 선정
  32. KONVY Official Twitter — วี๊ดดดดด ขอต้อนรับโอปป้าพรีเซ็นเตอร์คนแรกสู่บ้าน
  33. Naver News — "산뜻함을 살려라"...맥키스컴퍼니,‘이제우린’ 새 프로젝트 가동
  34. Naver News — '얼굴천재' 차은우, 2.0레시피 ‘눈엔 차즈기’ 모델 발탁
  35. Naver News — 그룹 아스트로 멤버 겸 배우 차은우, 삼화식품 모델로 발탁
  36. Hankyung News — 차은우, ‘2018년 올해의 남자’ 선정...GQ 커버 장식
  37. Naver News — 방탄소년단, 2019년 케이팝 레이더 선정 뮤비 조회수 최대 뱃지 획득‥월드클래스 성적
  38. K-Pop Charts Data Official Twitter — Most accumulated points on Brand Reputation in 2019 (male groups idols)
  39. Forbes Korea — (2021 포브스코리아 선정 파워 셀럽 40) BTS·블랙핑크 ‘선두권’ 수성, 임영웅·영탁 ‘트로트 대세’ 등극
  40. Eunwoo Global Fanbase Twitter — #CHAEUNWOO ranked 6 on sns category (better citation needed)
  41. Naver News — (단독) 차은우, 강원 산불 피해에 1000만원 기부 ‘선행 동참’
  42. Naver News — 아스트로 차은우, 코로나19 피해에 3천만 원 기부 '훈훈 선행' (공식)
  43. MBN News — `강남미인` 차은우, 직접 부른 OST 오늘(31일) 공개
  44. Top Star News — ‘탑매니지먼트’ 아스트로 차은우, 실물 느낌의 사진 공개돼...‘성형으로 만들 수 없는 조각 외모’
  45. Hankyung News — 차은우, 직접 부른 '신입사관 구해령' OST…'기억해줘요' 오늘(18일)발매
  46. NBN News — 차은우, 드라마 ‘여신강림’ OST ‘Love So Fine’ 발매
  47. Gaon Music Chart — 2021년 06주차 Digital Chart
  48. Billboard — World Digital Song Sales. February 20, 2021.
  49. "You & Me" on Melon Music
  50. "By Your Side" on Melon Music
  51. "Merry-Go-Round (Christmas Edition)" on Melon Music
  52. "Together" on Melon Music
  53. "Merry-Go-Round" on Melon Music
  54. "ONE&ONLY" on Melon Music
  55. "No, I Don't" on Melon Music
  56. "After Midnight" on Melon Music
  57. "Don't Worry" on Melon Music
  58. Naver News — 김래원·이종석·이상희·차은우…영화 '데시벨'로 뭉쳤다 (공식입장)
  59. Naver News — 아스트로, 저녁 복불복? 좌충우돌 첫 'V'여행기
  60. Newsen — 아스트로 차은우 ‘정글의 법칙’ 합류 ‘예능 첫 신고식’
  61. Hankyung News — 아스트로, 단독 리얼리티 ‘아스트로 프로젝트 : 아.시.아’ 주인공 낙점
  62. Chosun News — (Oh!쎈 컷) 차은우, '달팽이 호텔' 첫 아이돌 손님…"얼굴계 아인슈타인"
  63. Chosun News — '선을 넘는 녀석들' 차은우, 참담한 나치 수용소에 탄식
  64. E Daily — 홍진영, 웹예능 '찍히면 죽는다'서 예능대세들과 호흡
  65. SBS News — (SBS Star) Cha Eun-woo & Kim Do-yeon to Appear on a New Show Together
  66. Hankyung News — ‘뭉쳐야 뜬다2’ 은지원·차은우, 물벼락 속에서도 함박웃음
  67. Hankyung News — '핸섬타이거즈', 서장훈 놀라게 한 차은우X유선호 농구 실력 공개
  68. Hankyung News — '집사부일체' 차은우, 하차 전 마지막 녹화 "언제나 사랑한 건 내 형들"
  69. Insight — 차은우, 웹툰 원작 드라마 '아일랜드'서 구마사제 요한으로 캐스팅됐다
  70. Seoul Daily — (공식) 차은우, 웹드라마 '소울플레이트' 출연..오는 25일 최초 공개
  71. New Daily — KT, 리얼리티 예능 '아스트로의 천일야화' 16일 첫 선
  72. UNIVERSE Official Twitter — SSAP-DANCE 아스트로|Teaser
  73. UNIVERSE Official Twitter — New UNIVERSE ORIGINALS this week! ASTRO - 케미 끌올 짝짝꿍 ASTRO.
  74. Yeonhab News — (방송소식) tvN '마우스', 종영 3회 앞두고 몰아보기 편성
  75. Top Daily — 아스트로, 리얼리티 ‘아스트로 세상’ 최종화 공개
  76. Hankyung News — 서강준·차은우, 헬로비너스 ‘Mysterious’ M/V 출연… 꽃밭 예고
  77. Chosun News — "차은우♥박규영 키스"…어반자카파, '이밤이특별해진건' MV 티저 공개
  78. Hankyung News — 차은우부터 정재형까지…이진아 '꿈같은 알람' MV 캐스팅 보드
  79. Aju News — 아스트로 차은우, '뮤비뱅크 스타더스트2' MC 전격 캐스팅…데뷔 한 달만의 위엄
  80. Naver News — 윤아·수호·차은우, MBC 가요대제전 MC 확정..역대급 조합
  81. Sports Chosun — (공식)"눈호강 조합"…차은우X윤시윤, 2018 드림콘서트 MC 발탁
  82. News Nate — '2018 MBC 가요대제전' 윤아X노홍철X민호X차은우, '풍선' '챔피언'으로 열기↑
  83. Hankyung News — 임윤아X차은우X장성규, '2019 MBC 가요대제전' MC 확정
  84. Naver News — 이특·김요한·김도연X은혁·차은우·리아, 드림콘서트 MC 발탁 (공식)
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Korean Discography
Studio Albums All LightAll YoursDrive to the Starry Road
Mini Albums Spring UpSummer VibesAutumn StoryDream Part.01Dream Part.02Blue FlameGatewaySwitch On
Special Albums Winter DreamRise Up
Single Albums ONE&ONLY
Digital Singles Merry-Go-Round (Christmas Edition)No, I Don'tWe Still (Be With U)
Collaborations Because I'm a FoolLanguage TestLike a KingLike TodayStar (FM201.8)All I Want
OSTs Rainbow FallingTogetherMy Life's EverythingPlease RememberOne More ChanceBreakSweet SpringShiny BlueLove So Fine
Japanese Discography
Mini Albums Venus
Digital Singles All Good (Japanese ver.)
Astro OK! ReadyAstro Project A.S.I.ATo Be ContinuedSoul Plate

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