Jang Nara (장나라) is a Korean Pop singer and actress. In addition to releasing albums both in Korea and in China, she has appeared on several popular dramas, and films.
- Name: Jang Nara (장나라)
- Chinese Name: Zhang Nala (张娜拉)
- Birthdate: March 18, 1981
- Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
- Blood Type: A
- Height: 163cm
- Weight: 45kg
- Hobbies: Watching movies
- Religion: Christian
As a child, Jang made her acting debut appearing with her father in the play, Les Misérables, while still a student in elementary school. She went on to become an model in various commercials and ad campaigns while still in high school.
In March of 2000, she entered Chung-Ang University's theater department. Shortly after she made her singing debut, releasing her first album, First Story, in 2001. The first single, "Burying My Face In Tears", was a moderate success and the album went on to sell over 300,000 copies.
2001 also saw Jang Nara continuing her acting career. She appeared on the MBC drama New Nonstop along with other then up and coming young stars including Park Kyung Lim and Yang Dong Gun. The following year she appeared with Jang Hyuk in the record breaking SBS television drama, Successful Story of a Bright Girl, which recorded some of the highest audience ratings in Korea.
In recent years, she has become very popular in China and Taiwan. In 2005 she starred in a drama in China, called My Bratty Princess. Being the lead actress, she attracted much affection from Chinese speaking fans. She has also released two Chinese language albums. Her first Chinese album, Yī Zhāng, featured previously released songs from her Korean albums translated into Chinese. This album proved to be a huge success in China and other countries in Asia.
The Chinese versions of "Sweet Dream", "It's Probably Love" and "I'm After All A Woman" (frequently cited as "I'm a Woman Too") become very popular on radio throughout Asia. She performed many concerts in China, often singing both Korean and Chinese songs. Later in 2005 she released another Chinese album, Gōngfu.
Jang also does some charity work, such as sending food to children in North Korea. She has also done work with the Family Health International organization.
- [2001.06.18] First Story
- [2002.10.02] Sweet Dream
- [2003.12.01] 3rd Story
- [2004.12.16] Naui Iyagi (나의 이야기; My Story)
- [2007.02.23] SHE
- [2008.03.25] Dream of Asia
- [2003.04.18] Jang Nara wa Chingudeul (Yeonghwa Oh! Happy Day Sabipgok) (장나라와 친구들(영화 오! 해피데이 삽입곡); Jang Nara and Friends (Oh! Happy Day Movie Soundtrack)) (Soundtrack Album)
- [2004.05.03] History - My Love (Best Album)
- [2004.09.14] Olchaengiwa Gaeguri & Somsatang (올챙이와 개구리 & 솜사탕; Tadpoles and Frogs & Cotton Candy) (Children Album)
- [2004.09.14] Hello ABC Song!! (헬로우) (Children Album)
- [2009.05.07] Sky And Ocean OST (하늘과 바다) (Soundtrack Album)
- [2007.01.03] Lady Like
- [2007.06.13] Munggegureum (뭉게구름)
- [2008.02.14] Jang Naraui It's Alright - Queen of Ahyun (장나라의 - 아현동 마님)
- [2008.08.22] If you ask me to
- [2009.11.18] Figure Style (피겨스타일)
- [2010.06.15] Dong Yi OST Part.1 (동이)
- [2011.05.02] Baby Face Beauty OST Part.1 (동안미녀)
- [2012.03.26] Neoman Saenggangna (너만 생각나)
- [2003.09.04] nara Jang Live - Live in Japan (nara짱 라이브)
- [2005.10.20] Jang Nara & Jang Band Live (장나라 & 장뺀)
- [2003.11.24] Amazing Christmas (#5 Jingle Bells)
- [2004.07.xx] Love Is All Around OST (#1 Immatchum Hanaro, #4 Naeanui Geudae)
- [2007.12.18] Hong Gil Dong OST (#1 Over The Rainbow, #14 Gyeouren Saranghaseyo)
- [2005.01.20] Yī Zhāng (一张)
- [2006.03.28] Gōngfu (功夫)
- [2007.03.15] Follow Me! Mandarin Best Selection (Best Album)
- [2007.11.30] Jang Nara La Nuo Mo Ai Ni Yan Chang Hui (娜麼愛你演唱會)
-  New Nonstop
-  Successful Story of A Bright Girl
-  My Love Patzzi
-  Hello Balbari
-  Love Is All Around
-  Dou Kou Nian Hua (China)
-  My Bratty Princess (China)
-  Wedding
-  Banjun Drama
-  Good Morning Shanghai (China)
-  Iron Masked Singer (China)
-  Diao Man Qiao Yu Yi (China)
-  Baby-faced Beauty