Jessica Sooyoun Jung(born April 18, 1989),known professionally asJessica, is an American singer, actress, songwriter, fashion designer, and businesswoman currently based in South Korea. She was born and raised in San Francisco , California. At the age of eleven, Jessica was discovered by South Korean entertainment agency S.M. Entertainment and subsequently moved to South Korea. Following seven years of training under S.M. Entertainment, she debuted as a member of South Korean girl group Girls' Generation in 2007. The group would later go on to be one of the best-selling artists in South Korea and one of South Korea's most popular girl group nationwide as well as worldwide.Apart from Girls' Generation's music activities, Jessica also participated in acting. She portrayed Elle Woods in the Korean-language version ofLegally Blondein 2010, and made her acting debut with the dramaWild Romancein 2012. In early 2014, Jessica established her own fashion brand Blanc & Eclare. Later that year, she was dismissed from the group due to conflicts between the group's schedule and her own business activities. Following the dismissal, Jessica ended her contract with S.M. Entertainment and later signed with Coridel Entertainment in 2016 to release her debut solo album,With Love, J.
Her younger sister, Krystal , is a member of the Korean girl group f(x) . They later had a reality TV show calledJessica & Krystal. Jessica is fluent in both English and Korean after moving to South Korea at the age of 11.
Jessica was the first member to sign with SM Entertainment in 2000. In 2007, she was chosen as a member of the group Girls' Generation . The 9-member girl group debuted on August 5, 2007.
Jessica also released a statement of her own through her fashion company, Blanc Group, explaining that she was one-sidedly asked to leave Girls' Generation by the agency and the 8 other members.Jessica's final song with Girls' Generation is "Divine", which was released as a part of the repackaged version of their first Japanese greatest hits album,The Best.
, lit.Bad Older Brother)and "Mabinogi (It's Fantastic!)".Jessica collaborated with 8Eight for the song "I Love You" from their second album,Infinity, which was released on March 3, 2008. She is not the one in the music video, but the one singing the harmony and adlibs. In addition, she had various duets — one with Shinee member, Onew , called "One Year Later", and one with Park Myung-soo , "Naengmyeon". She sang the "Seoul Song" with Super Junior 's Leeteuk , Sungmin , Donghae , Siwon , Ryeowook and Kyuhyun and fellow group members Taeyeon , Sunny , Sooyoung and Seohyun .
Wild Romance, " Butterfly " (feat. Krystal ) forTo The Beautiful You,"Heart Road" forThe King's Dream,as well as " My Lifestyle ", a Hyundai i30‘s commercial song.In 2013, she had " The One Like You " forDating Agency: Cyrano.In 2014, Jessica released "Say Yes"' for theMake Your Movesoundtrack, featuring her sister, Krystal, and EXO's former member, Kris.
In March 2010, she had a cameo role on SBS TVOh! My Lady.
, playing the role of Kang Jonghee, who is Park Mu-yeol 's first love. She appeared in approximately eight episodes.In the same year, Jessica returned to musical theatre once again withLegally Blonde, alongside Jung Eun-ji and Choi Woori. Her first performance was on November 28.
Jessica also modelled for the fashion brand SOUP .With the establishment of her very own fashion brand, Blanc & Eclare, Jung also became the face of the brand.
Jung was also chosen to be the face of J.ESTINA RED, a cosmetics and accessories company.
until she withdrew on June 7, 2010, due to Girls' Generation's overseas activities.She was also a regular guest on the showStar Kingwith fellow member Yuri .
.It premiered on June 3and consisted of ten episodes.In 2015, she took a part in Chinese sport's variety show "YES! Coach". She participated in swimming competition trained by professional swimmer Sun Yang .
In 2016, Jessica became the main host of the beauty show Beauty Bible , alongside Kim Jae-kyung .
|Title||Album details||Peak chart positions||Sales|
|With Love, J||1||34||4||16|| |
(East4A QM Mix) (Radio Edit)
|2016||4||9|| ||With Love, J|
|"Love Me The Same"||—|| |
|"—" denotes songs that did not chart.|
|"Because Tears Are Overflowing"|
|22||17||To The Beautiful You|
|"Heart Road" (마음길)||57||43||The King's Dream|
|34||30||PYL Younique Volume 1|
|"The One like You"|
(그대라는 한 사람)
|2013||37||21||Dating Agency: Cyrano|
|"—" denotes songs that did not chart.|
|"Big Mini World"||2016||91|| ||With Love, J|
|"Falling Crazy in Love"||96|| |
|"Dear Diary"|| |
|"Golden Sky"|| |
|"—" denotes songs that did not chart.|
|"Touch the Sky"||2007||Taeyeon,Seohyun,Sunny, andTiffany||Thirty Thousand Miles in Search of My Son|
|"Love Hate"||2008||Seohyun and Tiffany||Love Hate|
|"It's Fantastic"||Seohyun and Tiffany||It's Fantastic|
|"I Love You"||8eight||Infinity|
|"The Little Boat" (작은 배)||Taeyeon, Seohyun, Sunny, and Tiffany||Hong Gildongsoundtrack|
|"NaengMyun (Cold Noodle)"||2009||Park Myeong-su||Olympic Duet Song Festival|
|"One Year Later"||Onew||Tell Me Your Wish (Genie)|
|"Motion"||Taeyeon, Seohyun, Sunny, and Tiffany||Heading to the Groundsoundtrack|
|"Say Yes"||2014||Kris||Make Your Movesoundtrack|
|"Cheap Creeper"||Taeyeon, Tiffany, Seohyun, and Sunny|
|Unstoppable Marriage||2008||Bulgwang-dong's Seven Princesses Gang||KBS2||Cameo|
|Tae-hee, Hye-kyo, Ji-hyun!||2009||English teacher||MBC||Cameo|
|Oh! My Lady||2010||Herself||SBS||Cameo|
|Wild Romance||2012||Kang Jong-hee||KBS2||Supporting role|
|2008||Star Golden Bell||168||guest star withTaeyeon, andYoona(January 19, 2008)|
|Star Golden Bell||170||guest star with allGirls' Generationmembers (February 2, 2008)|
|Star Golden Bell||180||guest star withYuri,Tiffany, andSooyoung(April 12, 2008)|
|2009||Girls' Generation's Hello Baby||All|
|Girls' Generation's Horror Movie Factory||All||guest star with all Girls' Generation members (except Yoona due to filmingCinderella Man)|
|Star Golden Bell||245||guest star with all Girls' Generation members|
|Flower Boy Generation||guest star withHyoyeonandSeohyun|
|Star Golden Bell||248||guest star with Sooyoung, Yoona, and Seohyun (August 15, 2009)|
|2010||Running Man||4 – 5||guest star withNichkhun(2PM)|
|2011||All About Girls' Generation: Paradise in Phuket||All|
|Running Man||63 – 64||guest star with Hyoyeon, Seohyun, Taeyeon, Yuri, Yoona (Girls' Generation)|
|Radio Star||256||guest star with Taeyeon and Tiffany|
|2013||Running Man||141||guest star withEun Ji-won|
|Radio Star||312||guest star with Girls' Generation|
|2014||Jessica & Krystal||All||withKrystal, featuring daily activities of the two sisters|
|Radio Star||368||guest star with Taeyeon, Tiffany, Sunny, and Yuri|
|2015||Yes! Coach||guest star|
|The 5 Show||114||guest star|
|Chef Nic||9 (season 2)||guest star|
|Taobao Beauty Xi Shi|
|2016||Day Day Up|
|Beauty Bible||1-Present||Kim Jae-kyung|
|Radio Star||TBA||,Park Jae-jung, and Kim Min Seok|
|2009–2010; 2012–2013||Legally Blonde||Elle Woods||Lead role|
|2012||2nd SBS MTV Best of the Best||Sherlock||Nominated|
|2013||7th The Musical Awards||Legally Blonde||Won|
|8th Seoul International Drama Awards||Butterfly||Nominated|
|2014||7th Style Icon Awards||Top 10 Style Icons(with Krystal Jung )||Jessica & Krystal||Nominated|
|Mission Hills World Celebrity Pro-Am 2014||Herself||Won|
|Yahoo Asia Buzz Awards||Won|
|Sohu Fashion Awards||Won|
|2015||Yahoo Asia Buzz Awards||Won|
|2016||YinYueTai 4th V Chart Awards||Won|
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