Yoona

임윤아 / Im Yoon Ah (Lim Yoon Ah, Im Yun A)

Im Yoona(born May 30, 1990) is a South Korean singer and actress . She is a member of South Korean girl group Girls' Generation and has participated in various television dramas such asYou Are My Destiny(2008),Cinderella Man(2009),Love Rain(2012),Prime Minister and I(2013), andGod of War, Zhao Yun(2016).

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 Yoona's Life and career

1990–2007: Early life and career beginnings[edit]

That same year, Yoona graduated from Daeyoung High School.

2008–present: Television roles[edit]

She then appeared in MBC'sWoman of Matchless Beauty(2008), and was complimented by veteran actress Bae Jong-ok for her cameo performance.

In 2009, Yoona was cast in MBC's dramaCinderella Manalong with Kwon Sang-woo.

Yoona performing with Girls' Generation in 2011

Choi In-kyung ofHankook Ilbosaid her acting was continuously improving and "Yoona is completely immersed in her character and has now become 'Hana' herself."The drama garnered much positive overseas interestand was sold to Japan for $10 million, the second highest price for a KBS drama at the time, partly due to Yoona's popularity.

,Yoona played Nam Da-jung, a young and stubborn reporter who falls in love with the prime minister. The drama received low ratings, but Yoona was still noted for her acting ability.Lee Beom-soo praised her, saying "Acting has to go by logic, only when one understands can the audience understand too, Yoona is smart and did very well. I am anticipating her path down as an actress; at the same time, I want to give her applause".She won an Excellence Award at the 2013 KBS Drama Awards for the role.

God of War, Zhao Yun, based on the Chinese novelRomance of the Three Kingdoms, was released. She played a character named Xiahou Qing Yi, who falls in love with the male lead character but later finds out he kills her father. The drama reached viewership ratings as high as 2%, which was described to be "a huge success in a country of 1.3 billion" and recorded more than 6 billion hits through various Chinese online videos sites, reflecting Yoona's popularity in China.

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 Yoona's Public image

Yoona in the music video for "Chocolate Love" (2009), which was used as a promotional song for LG Chocolate phone

In 2016, Yoona was chosen by Forbes magazine to be one among Asia's "30 under 30" most influential celebrities in the Entertainment and Sport category.

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 Yoona's Personal life

On August 13, 2015, their two agencies confirmed that they ended their relationship because of their busy schedules.

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 Yoona's Discography

Singles[]

TitleYearPeak chart
positions
Sales
(DL)
Album
)
(withJessica,Tiffany, andTVXQ)
2008 Non-album single
) 2010 Non-album single
"
(덕수궁 돌담길의 봄)
(featuring10cm)
2016 24
Non-album single
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

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 Yoona's Filmography

Film[]

TitleYearRoleNotesRef
I AM. 2012 Herself Biographical film of SM Town
SMTown The Stage 2015 Herself Documentary film of SM Town
Cooperation 2016 Park Min Young Supporting role

Television drama[]

TitleYearNetworkRoleNotes
Two Outs in the Ninth Inning 2007 MBC Shin Joo-young Supporting role
Unstoppable Marriage2008 KBS2 Bulgwang-dong's Seven Princesses Gang Cameo
Woman of Matchless Beauty, Park Jung-geum MBC Mi-ae Cameo
You Are My Destiny KBS1 Jang Sae-byuk Lead role
Cinderella Man 2009 MBC Seo Yoo-jin Lead role
Love Rain 2012 KBS2 Kim Yoon-hee / Jung Ha-na Lead role
Prime Minister and I 2013 KBS2 Nam Da-jung Lead role
Because It's The First Time 2015 OnStyle Herself
God of War, Zhao Yun 2016 Hunan Television Xiahou Qing Yi / Ma Yu Rou Lead role

Variety show[]

TitleYearNetworkRoleNotes
Family Outing 2 2010SBS Regular Cast

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 Yoona's Awards and nominations

YearAwardCategoryRecipientResultRef
2008 2nd Korea Drama Awards Netizen Popularity AwardYou Are My DestinyWon
KBS Drama Awards Best New ActressWon
Netizen AwardWon
200945th Baeksang Arts Awards Best New Actress (TV)Won
Most Popular Actress (TV)Won
2010 46th Baeksang Arts Awards Cinderella ManWon
2012 6th Mnet 20's Choice Awards 20's Female Drama StarLove RainNominated
KBS Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actress in a MiniseriesNominated
Netizen AwardWon
2013 49th Baeksang Arts Awards Most Popular Actress (TV)Nominated
KBS Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actress in a MiniseriesPrime Minister and IWon
Best Couple Awardwith Lee Beom-sooWon
Netizen AwardNominated
2014 50th Baeksang Arts Awards Most Popular Actress (TV)Nominated
16th Seoul International Youth Film Festival Best Young ActressNominated
2015 Global Luxury Award Global Tourism Industry Congress Fusion Seminars with Lin GengXin God of War, Zhao YunWon
National Tax Service of South Korea Best Public Tax Payer Award HerselfWon

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