Choi Soo-young, widely known as Sooyoung, is a versatile South Korean artist encompassing the roles of a singer, actress, and songwriter.
Her journey in the entertainment industry has been marked by noteworthy achievements and a diverse array of talents. Initially, she embarked on her musical career as part of the short-lived Korean-Japanese duo Route 0 in 2002.
However, her return to South Korea in 2004 paved the way for a significant chapter in her career, as she joined the immensely popular girl group Girls’ Generation in 2007, solidifying her status as one of South Korea’s leading artists both domestically and globally. The group reached new heights of fame with the release of their hit single “Gee” in 2009.
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Choi Soo Young Wiki & Biography
Choi Soo Young
Date Of Birth
February 10, 1990
Cheongdam-dong, Seoul, South Korea
Singer, Songwriter, Actress
Choi Soo Young’s Net Worth
USD $3.6 million approx
Height, Weight, and Color
Height in cm
Height in Meters
Height in Feet Inches
5 feet 2 inches
Choi Soo Young’s Family and Relatives
Boyfriends / Girlfriends
Jung Kyung Ho
Choi Soo Young Education School and Colleges
JeongShin Women’s High School
College & University
Favourites Things Of Choi Soo Young
Biggest eater of SNSD
“Complete” and “Baby Baby”
Interesting Facts About Choi Soo Young
Sooyoung revealed in an interview that her interest in acting predates her singing career. Remarkably, she faced and persevered through over 70 auditions before making her debut as a singer.
In the early stages of her acting career, Sooyoung took on various small roles and guest appearances. These included projects like KBS2’s sitcom “Unstoppable Marriage” (2007), the romantic comedy film “Hello, Schoolgirl” (2008), and SBS’s dramas such as “Oh! My Lady” (2010), “Paradise Ranch” (2011), and “A Gentleman’s Dignity” (2012).
During this period, Sooyoung contributed musically by recording two songs. One, a trot song titled “KKok,” was a collaboration with Girls’ Generation member Yuri for SBS’ drama “Working Mom.” The other, “Feeling Only You,” was a collaboration with Girls’ Generation member Tiffany and the South Korean duo The Blue.
Displaying her songwriting skills, Sooyoung penned the lyrics for three songs: “How Great is Your Love” (2011), “What Do I Do” (2016), and “Sailing (0805)” (2016).
In September 2012, Sooyoung secured her first major acting role in tvN’s medical drama “The Third Hospital.”
Sooyoung’s acting repertoire expanded with roles in tvN’s romantic comedy drama “Dating Agency: Cyrano” (2013) and MBC’s melodrama “My Spring Days” (2014), where her outstanding performance earned her accolades at the MBC Drama Awards.
Subsequent years saw Sooyoung taking on diverse roles, including the female lead in KBS2’s special drama “Perfect Sense” (2015) and the OCN crime drama “Squad 38” (2016).
Sooyoung ventured into web dramas, starring as a television producer in JTBC’s “Someone You Might Know” (2017).
In 2018, she delved into the world of film with roles in the Korean-Japanese film “Memories of a Dead End” and the action comedy film “Girl Cops.”
December 2018 marked a significant moment in Sooyoung’s career with the release of her solo single, “Winter Breath,” following her departure from SM Entertainment.
Beyond acting, Sooyoung continued to diversify her portfolio, starring in the JTBC romance drama “Run On” (2020) and the Naver TV romantic comedy series “So I Married the Anti-fan” (2021), as well as appearing in the Netflix original series “Move to Heaven.”
In 2022, she took on the role of a nurse at a hospice in the KBS2 drama “If You Wish Upon Me.” Additionally, Sooyoung actively participated in Girls’ Generation’s fifteenth-anniversary album “Forever 1” (2022), co-writing the song “Seventeen.”
Sooyoung has been in a relationship with Jung Kyung-ho since 2013. Beyond her artistic endeavors, she engages in philanthropy, serving as an ambassador for Korea’s Retinitis Pigmentosa Society since 2012.
In 2016, she launched the clothing brand “Beaming Effect” to raise awareness for Retinitis Pigmentosa. She also holds the position of ambassador to the Korean Day of Overcoming Rare Diseases.