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.

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 Jessica's Early life

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.

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 Jessica's Music career

Girls' Generation (2007–2014)edit

Main article: Girls' Generation
Jessica atMBC Gayo Daejejeonon December 31, 2013

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.

Solo music careeredit

, 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.

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 Jessica's Acting career

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.

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 Jessica's Endorsements

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.

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 Jessica's Variety show appearances

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 .

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 Jessica's Other ventures

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 Jessica's Personal life

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 Jessica's Discography

Extended play

TitleAlbum detailsPeak chart positionsSales
With Love, J 1 34 4 16


chart positions
"Sweet Delight"
(East4A QM Mix) (Radio Edit)
2010 48Non-album single
2016 4 9
With Love, J
"Love Me The Same"
"—" denotes songs that did not chart.

Promotional singles

chart positions
Album (soundtrack)
"Because Tears Are Overflowing"
(눈물이 넘쳐서)
2011 20 Romance Town
"How" (어쩜)
(withKim Jin-pyo)
2012 12 14 Wild Romance
22 17 To The Beautiful You
"Heart Road" (마음길) 57 43 The King's Dream
"My Lifestyle"
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.

Other charted songs

chart positions
"Big Mini World"2016 91
With Love, J
"Falling Crazy in Love" 96
"Dear Diary"
"Golden Sky"
"—" denotes songs that did not chart.

Guest appearances

List of non-single guest appearances, with other performing artists, showing year released and album name
TitleYearOther artist(s)Album
"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 KrisMake Your Movesoundtrack
"Cheap Creeper" Taeyeon, Tiffany, Seohyun, and Sunny

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 Jessica's Filmography


I AM. 2012 Herself

Television dramas

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

Variety shows

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)
Factory Girl All
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)
Happy Birthday All
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

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 Jessica's Musical theatre

2009–2010; 2012–2013 Legally Blonde Elle Woods Lead role

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 Jessica's Awards and nominations

YearAwardCategoryNominated WorkResult
2012 2nd SBS MTV Best of the Best SherlockNominated
2013 7th The Musical Awards Legally BlondeWon
8th Seoul International Drama Awards ButterflyNominated
2014 7th Style Icon Awards Top 10 Style Icons(with Krystal Jung ) Jessica & KrystalNominated
Mission Hills World Celebrity Pro-Am 2014 HerselfWon
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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 Jessica's Notes

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 Jessica's References

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  35. "Jessica and Jay Park rock cool rainbow colors for Adidas campaign |". Retrieved 2016-04-29. 
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