Sibling actors shift agencies
Korean Wave star Bae Yong-joon, a major shareholder in the entertainment company, disclosed the news Thursday that the pair had signed exclusive contracts with the company.
“We will provide full support to Uhm Jung-hwa and Uhm Tae-woong so that they can perform more actively as actors,” said Yang Geun-hwan, the CEO of the company’s entertainment department.
The two stars are already well known for their achievements in Korea. Uhm Jung-hwa was one of the top female singers in the 1990s, receiving an impressive following for various mega-hits like “Invitation,” “Sad Expectation” and “Rose of Betrayal.”
After establishing herself as a sexy diva, she extended her career to acting. She has since starred in numerous films, receiving critical acclaim for her performances. Her latest film, “Wonderful Nightmare,” is currently in theaters.
Uhm Tae-woong began his acting career in 1997, starring in films including “Cyrano Agency” (2010), “Architecture 101” (2012) and “Top Star” (2013). He is currently appearing in the reality program “The Return of Superman.”
By Jin Min-ji
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