Choi Soo-young

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Choi Soo-young
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Choi in February 2018
Native name
최수영
Born
Choi Soo-young

(1990-02-10) February 10, 1990 (age 29)
Gwangju, Gyeonggi, South Korea
Alma mater Chung-Ang University
OccupationActress, singer, songwriter
AgentSaram Entertainment
Musical career
Genres K-pop
InstrumentsVocals
Years active2002–present
Labels
Associated acts Girls' Generation
Korean name
Hangul
최수영
Hanja
Revised Romanization Choe Su-yeong
McCune–Reischauer Ch'oe Suyŏng

Choi Soo-young (born February 10, 1990), better known by her mononym Sooyoung, is a South Korean singer and actress. She was a member of the short-lived Korean-Japanese singing duo, Route θ, during 2002 in Japan. After returning to South Korea in 2004, Sooyoung eventually became a member of girl group Girls' Generation in 2007. The group went on to become one of the best-selling artists in South Korea and one of South Korea's most popular girl groups worldwide. Apart from her group's activities, Sooyoung has also starred in various television dramas such as The Third Hospital (2012), Dating Agency: Cyrano (2013), My Spring Days (2014), Squad 38 (2016), and Man in the Kitchen (2017–2018).

Girls Generation South Korean girl group

Girls' Generation, also known as SNSD, is a South Korean girl group formed by SM Entertainment. The group is composed of eight members: Taeyeon, Sunny, Tiffany, Hyoyeon, Yuri, Sooyoung, Yoona, and Seohyun. Originally a nine-piece group, Jessica later departed from the group in September 2014. Deemed one of the prominent figures of the Korean Wave and one of the most popular K-pop acts internationally, the group's immense popularity in their native country South Korea has earned them numerous accolades and the honorific nicknames "The Nation's Girl Group" and "The Nation's Singers".

<i>The Third Hospital</i> television drama

The Third Hospital is a 2012 South Korean medical drama, starring Kim Seung-woo, Oh Ji-ho, Kim Min-jung and Choi Soo-young. It centers on the conflicts between Western and Eastern medicine and the rivalry between two brothers who espouse them. It aired on cable channel tvN from September 5 to November 8, 2012 on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 21:55 for 20 episodes.

<i>Dating Agency: Cyrano</i> television series

Dating Agency: Cyrano is a 2013 South Korean television series starring Lee Jong-hyuk, Choi Sooyoung, Lee Chun-hee, Hong Jong-hyun and Cho Yoon-woo. Based on the 2010 romantic comedy film Cyrano Agency, the series is about a dating agency that orchestrates romantic scenarios for paying clients, all in an effort to raise enough money to save an old theater.

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In October 2017, Sooyoung left her group's agency, SM Entertainment, although she remains as a member of Girls' Generation. She has since joined Echo Global Group and released her first solo single, "Winter Breath", in December 2018.

SM Entertainment South Korean entertainment company

SM Entertainment Co., Ltd. (Korean: SM엔터테인먼트) is Korea's largest entertainment company, founded in 1995 by Lee Soo-man. The company has developed and popularized numerous K-pop stars with huge global fandoms. SM is known for having led the global K-pop phenomenon and the musical side of "Hallyu", also known as the "Korean Wave". Representative of the entertainment industry in Asia, the company operates its own comprehensive entertainment business including artist development, record label services, talent agency services, music production, music publishing, event management, and concert production.

Life and career

1990–2007: Early life and career beginnings

Sooyoung was born in Gwangju, Gyeonggi, South Korea, on February 10, 1990. [1] She is the younger sister of Choi Soo-jin, who is a musical theatre actress. [2] Sooyoung was initially discovered through an SM Entertainment Open Audition when she was in fifth grade. [3] She later won first place at the 2002 Korea-Japan Ultra Idol Duo Audition and debuted in Japan as a member of Route θ. [4] The duo released three singles before disbanding in 2003. [5] Sooyoung returned to SM Entertainment and eventually debuted in South Korea as a member of the girl group Girls' Generation in August 2007. The group gained significant popularity with the release of their hit single "Gee" in 2009. [6] Sooyoung has said in an interview that she was also interested in acting before debuting as a singer and had failed more than 70 auditions during her pre-debut days. [7]

Gwangju, Gyeonggi Municipal City in Sudogwon, South Korea

Gwangju is a city in Gyeonggi Province, South Korea, a suburb southeast of Seoul. The city is not to be confused with the much larger Gwangju Metropolitan City, former capital of South Jeolla Province, South Korea.

Choi Soo-jin is a South Korean voice actress who joined the Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation's Voice Acting Division in 1997.

Gee (Girls Generation song) Song by Girls Generation

"Gee" is a song recorded by South Korean girl group Girls' Generation. The original Korean-language version was released as a single from the extended play of the same name on January 5, 2009. "Gee" is a bubblegum pop and electropop song with elements of hip hop and techno that lyrically talks about the girls' affections when they are in love. The single was a success in the group's native country, claiming the top spot on Music Bank for a record-breaking nine consecutive weeks and on Inkigayo for three weeks. It became the best-selling single of 2009 in South Korea.

2008–2016: Acting roles and lyrics writing

Aside from Girls' Generation's activities, Sooyoung has participated in various music and acting projects. In the early days, her acting work mostly involved several small roles and guest appearances—these include KBS2's sitcom Unstoppable Marriage (2007), [8] romantic comedy film Hello, Schoolgirl (2008), [9] SBS's drama Oh! My Lady (2010), [10] SBS's Paradise Ranch (2011) and SBS's A Gentleman's Dignity (2012). [11] [12] During this period, musically, she recorded two songs—one trot song titled "KKok" with Girls' Generation member Yuri for the SBS' drama Working Mom , while the other one, "Feeling Only You", was a collaboration with Girls' Generation member Tiffany and South Korean duo The Blue. [13] [14] Throughout her career, besides contributing her vocal to Girls' Generation's songs, Sooyoung has explored into lyrics writing. She penned the lyrics for three songs: "How Great is Your Love" (2011), [15] "What Do I Do" (2016), [16] and "Sailing (0805)" (2016), [17] while co-writing the song "Baby Maybe" (2013). [18]

KBS2 South Korean television channel

KBS2 is a South Korean free-to-air channel owned by the Korean Broadcasting System (KBS). Its programming mainly consists of drama and entertainment shows. KBS2 is a result of the forced merger of the Tongyang Broadcasting Corporation with KBS in 1980.

<i>Unstoppable Marriage</i> (TV series) 2007–2008 South Korean sitcom

Unstoppable Marriage is a South Korean sitcom that aired on KBS2 from November 5, 2007, to May 30, 2008, on Mondays to Fridays at 18:50 for 140 episodes. It was adapted from the 2007 South Korean film of the same name.

<i>Hello, Schoolgirl</i> 2008 film by Ryu Jang-ha

Hello, Schoolgirl is a 2008 South Korean film. Adapted from Love Story, a popular webtoon by Kang Full, it is the second film directed by Ryu Jang-ha. It stars Yoo Ji-tae, Lee Yeon-hee, Chae Jung-an, and Kang-in.

In September 2012, she landed her first major acting role in tvN's medical drama The Third Hospital . [19] [20] She was praised by both co-actors Oh Ji Ho and Kim Seung-woo and the viewers were drawn to her emotional scene due to her natural display of emotion. [21] [22] [23] [ better source needed ] In May 2013, Sooyoung was cast in tvN's romantic comedy drama, Dating Agency: Cyrano . It was a spin-off of the 2010 movie Cyrano Agency . She played a dating expert who works at a dating agency helping people to find their love. [24] Park Ju-yeon from the Hankook Ilbo praised Sooyoung for her lively character portrayal and said that there was not any "overdone emotions commonly appear in acting newcomers". [25]

Kim Seung-woo is a South Korean actor and talk show host. He was a regular cast member on the variety shows 2 Days & 1 Night, and Win Win.

<i>Cyrano Agency</i> 2010 South Korean film directed by Kim Hyun-seok

Cyrano Agency is a 2010 South Korean romantic comedy starring Uhm Tae-woong, Park Shin-hye, Choi Daniel, Park Chul-min and Lee Min-jung. It is a modern take on Edmond Rostand's 1897 play Cyrano de Bergerac, which focuses on a dating agency that helps its customers win the hearts of the people they desire. Produced by Myung Films and distributed by Lotte Entertainment, the film was released on September 16, 2010 and ran for 121 minutes. The film was later remade into the Tamil-language as Idhu Enna Maayam.

Hankook Ilbo is a Korean-language daily newspaper in Seoul, South Korea. As of 2017, it had a daily circulation of about 213,200.

Sooyoung's Echo Global Group portfolio picture Choi Soo Young fanmeeting.jpg
Sooyoung's Echo Global Group portfolio picture

In September 2014, Sooyoung scored a lead role in MBC's melodrama, My Spring Days . Her character is a terminally ill patient who gets a heart transplant; and meets her donor's husband, played by Kam Woo-sung. [26] This was a breakthrough performance for Sooyoung as she won the "Best Actress in a Miniseries" award at the 2014 MBC Drama Awards and the "Excellence Award for Actress" at the 2015 Korea Drama Awards. [26] [27] She contributed a song to its soundtrack, titled "Wind Flower". [28] In 2015, Sooyoung starred as the female lead in KBS2's special drama Perfect Sense, which was produced by Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance to help raise public understanding of the disabled. She played a teacher named who is visually impaired. [29] [30] In June 2016, Sooyoung starred as the female lead alongside Ma Dong-seok and Seo In-guk in the OCN crime drama Squad 38 . [31] [32]

Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation South Korean company

Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation is one of the leading South Korean television and radio network companies. Munhwa is the Korean word for "culture". Its flagship terrestrial television station MBC TV is Channel 11 (LCN) for Digital.

<i>My Spring Days</i> television series

My Spring Days is a 2014 South Korean television series starring Kam Woo-sung, Choi Soo-young, Lee Joon-hyuk, and Jang Shin-young. It airs on MBC on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 21:55 for 16 episodes beginning September 10, 2014.

Kam Woo-sung South Korean actor

Kam Woo-sung is a South Korean actor. He is best known for his portrayal of a court jester serving a despotic king in the hit period film The King and the Clown.

2017–present: Departure from SM Entertainment and solo activities

In early August 2017, Sooyoung starred as television producer in the JTBC web drama Someone You Might Know. [33] Later in August, she played the female lead in the MBC drama series Man in the Kitchen . [34] In November 2017, Sooyoung joined Echo Global Group after her contract with SM Entertainment ended. With a change of label, her future activities with Girls' Generation remain in discussion. [35] [36]

In 2018, Sooyoung was cast in the Korean-Japanese film Memories of a Dead End, [37] [38] the action comedy film Girl Cops , [39] and the romantic comedy television series So I Married an Anti-fan , based on the manhwa of the same name, alongside Choi Tae-joon. [40]

In December 2018, Sooyoung released her solo single, "Winter Breath," which is her first song to be released since her departure from SM Entertainment, with the song's music video made available online on the same day. Sooyoung launched her official Twitter and YouTube accounts to commemorate the single's release. [41] [42]

In May 2019, Sooyoung signed with new agency Saram Entertainment. [43]

Personal life

Since 2015, Sooyoung has held an annual charity auction event called "Beaming Effect", to raise money for finding a cure for retinitis pigmentosa, a disease that her father suffers from. [44] [45] [46]

Sooyoung graduated from JeongShin Women's High School in 2009. [47] She went on to major in film studies and graduated from Chung-Ang University in February 2016, receiving a lifetime achievement award at the graduation ceremony. Her fellow Girls' Generation member Kwon Yuri attended the same university. [48]

Sooyoung has been dating Jung Kyung-ho since 2013. [49]

Discography

Singles

YearAlbumSongDurationArtist
2002Start"Start"03:23Duet with Malina Takahashi
as Route θ
"Kimi Ni Ae Ta Kara..."04:40
Waku Waku It's Love"Waku Waku It's Love "03:23
"Go Go Happy"03:58
2003Painting"Painting"05:08
"Onna No Ko Magic"04:30
2005 Inuyasha OST"I Am" (Korean Version)01:24Solo
2008 Working Mom OST "KKok"03:24Duet with Kwon Yuri
2009The First Memorie"Feeling Only You"03:26 The Blue (feat. Tiffany and Sooyoung)
2014 My Spring Days OST"Wind Flower"03:29Solo
2018The Light"Let's Get Away"03:57James Lee (feat. Sooyoung)
Winter Breath"Winter Breath"03:51Solo

Filmography

Film

YearTitleRoleNotesRef.
2008 Hello, Schoolgirl Jeong Da-jeongSupporting role [9]
2012 I AM. HerselfBiographical film of SM Town [50]
2015SMTown: The StageHerselfDocumentary film of SM Town [51]
2019Memories of a Dead EndYumiLead role [37]
Girl Cops Jang-miSupporting role [39]

Television series

YearTitleNetworkRoleNotesRef.
2008 Unstoppable Marriage KBS Choi Soo-youngSupporting role [8]
2010 Oh! My Lady SBS HerselfGuest appearance; episode 7 [10]
2011 Paradise Ranch Miss SooGuest appearance; episode 3 [11]
2012 A Gentleman's Dignity HerselfGuest appearance; episode 5 [12]
The Third Hospital tvN Lee Eui-jinLead role [19]
2013 Dating Agency: Cyrano Gong Min-young [24]
2014 My Spring Days MBC Lee Bom-yi [26]
2016Perfect Sense KBS Jung Ah-yeon [30]
Squad 38 OCN Cheon Sung-hee [32]
2017 Man in the Kitchen MBC Lee Roo-ri [34]
2019 So I Married an Anti-fan Lee Geun-young [40]

Web series

YearTitleNetworkRoleNotesRef.
2017Someone You Might Know JTBC Lee AhnLead role [33]

Variety show

YearTitleNetworkRoleRef.
2012–2014TV Entertainment Tonight SBS Presenter [52]
2017 Saturday Night Live Korea tvN Host; season 9 [53]
2018Born 1990 Choi Soo-youngDingo StudioHost [54]

Awards and nominations

YearAwardCategoryWorkResultRef.
2012 Mnet 20's Choice Awards Best 20's StyleN/ANominated
KBS Music AwardsBest Female Group MemberN/ANominated
2013 6th Korea Drama Awards Best New Actress Dating Agency: Cyrano Nominated
6th Style Icon Awards Best K-Style AwardN/AWon [55]
SBS Entertainment Awards New Rookie Award (MC Category)TV Entertainment TonightWon [56]
2014 MBC Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries My Spring Days Won [57]
Best Couple AwardNominated [58]
2015 8th Korea Drama Awards Excellence Award, ActressWon [27]
2017 2017 MBC Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actress Man in the Kitchen Nominated

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