Seo Ju-hyun(born June 28, 1991), known professionally asSeohyun, is a South Korean actress and singer. She debuted as a member of girl group Girls' Generation (and later its subgroup TTS ) in August 2007, who went on to be 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, she has established herself as an actress, notably through her participation in the original and Korean versions of stage musicals includingMoon Embracing the Sun,Gone with the WindandMamma Mia. She also starred in the dramaMoon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo. She debuted as a solo artist with her debut mini album,Don't Say No, on January 17, 2017, making her the third Girls' Generation member to debut as a solo artist.

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 Seohyun's Life and career

1991–2011: Early life and career beginningsedit

In August 2007, Seohyun made her official debut as the youngest member of girl group Girls' Generation .The group gained significant popularity after the release of their hit single " Gee " in 2009.

, alongside CNBLUE 's Yonghwa . They played a make-believe couple, portraying what life would be like if they were married.In addition, Seohyun was cast as voice actor for the Korean-dubbed version of animated filmDespicable Me(2010) and its sequelDespicable Me 2(2013), together with Taeyeon. She voiced the character Edith, who is known for her rebellious attitude.

2012–2016: TTS and musical actingedit

(2014) andDear Santa(2015).Besides contributing her vocals to Girls' Generation and TTS songs, Seohyun began to become more active in lyrics writing. She co-wrote the songs "Baby Maybe" and "XYZ" (I Got a Boy, 2013) and was credited as the sole lyricist for "Only U" (Holler, 2014) and "Dear Santa" (Dear Santa, 2015).

Seohyun performingGone with the Windmusical in 2015

. She played Han Yu-rim, a veterinary student and first love of the male lead character. Director Bae Tae-sub said Seohyun's persona "perfectly paralleled that of her role" and "her understanding and expressiveness of the character exceeds those of a rookie actress".

Moon Embracing the Sun, which was adapted from the novel of the same name.Seohyun played the lead role, Yeon-woo, the daughter of a noble family who has a love relationship with both the King and his brother.

.She received encouraging review for her performance. Seon Mi-gyeong ofOSENsaid that while Seohyun's performance cannot surpass that of Bada , who shared the same role, her "fierce voice" complimented and successfully expressed an arrogant Scarlett O'Hara.Kim Hyun-joong ofSports Chosunnoted Seohyun's occasional "clumsy" acting, but compared her to Ock Joo-hyun during her rookie days and said that "her ability to bring emotion through song, the most important part of a musical, rivaled that of a veteran actor. Despite a short career, she endlessly showed us various colours and peculiar charms of a woman's life."

Seohyun next played supporting roles in Chinese romantic filmSo I Married An Anti-fanand SBS's historical dramaMoon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo; the latter earned her a Special Acting Award at the 2016 SBS Drama Awards .

2017–present: Solo debutedit

Seohyun in June 2016

Don't Say Nodebuted atop the South Korean Gaon Album Chart .To accompany her solo release, she held a concert residency titled "Love, Still – Seohyun", part of a series of concerts by S.M. Entertainment artists.

Seohyun next starred as the female lead in MBC's weekend dramaBad Thief, Good Thief.


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 Seohyun's Personal life

She was appointed as the United Nations Pavilion's ambassador at Yeosu Expo, where she was presented with the honor by Ban.

Her fellow Girls' Generation member, Yoona , attended the same university.

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 Seohyun's Discography

Extended plays

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 Seohyun's Filmography


2010 Despicable Me Edith (voice) Korean dub; supporting role
2012 I AM. – SM Town Live World Tour in Madison Square Garden Herself Biographical film of SM Town
2013 Despicable Me 2 Edith (voice) Korean dub; supporting role
2014 My Brilliant Life Herself Cameo
2015 SMTown The Stage Herself Documentary film of SM Town
2016 So I Married An Anti-fan Irene Supporting role

Television drama

2008 Unstoppable Marriage KBS Bulgwang-dong's Seven Princesses Gang Cameo (Ep 64)
2013 Passionate Love SBS Han Yoo-rim Supporting role
2015 The Producers KBS Herself Cameo (Ep 1)
Warm and Cozy MBC Hwang Yoo-ra Cameo (Ep 13)
2016 Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo SBS Woo-hee Supporting role
Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-jooMBC Hwan-hee Cameo (Ep 12)
2017 Bad Thief, Good Thief Kang So-jooLead role
2018 Time Seol Ji-hyun

Web series

2017 Ruby Ruby Love OnStyle,Naver TV Lee Ruby Lead role

Television show

2010–11 We Got Married (Season 2) MBC Main cast withYonghwa
2012–13 Show! Music Core MBC Co-hostwithTaeyeonandTiffany
2017 What's It Like Living Alone OnStyle Host

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 Seohyun's Theater

2014 Moon Embracing the Sun Heo Yeon-wooLead role
2015 Gone with the Wind Scarlett O'Hara
2016 Mamma Mia! Sophie Sheridan

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 Seohyun's Awards and nominations

YearAwardCategoryNominated workResultRef.
2009 2009 Mnet Asian Music Awards Trot Music of the Year "JjaRaJaJja"(Shared with Joo Hyun-mi )Nominated
2010 South Korea Ministry of Culture Recognition AwardN/AWon [citation needed]
MBC Entertainment Awards 2010 Most Popular Couple We Got Married(Shared with Jung Yong-hwa )Won
2011 Mnet 20's Choice Awards Hot Campus GoddessN/ANominated [citation needed]
Mnet Media Awards Most Cute and Gorgeous LadyNominated [citation needed]
2013 Seoul International Drama Awards Best Song from a Drama "I'll Wait for You"Nominated
2014 Dongguk University The Lifetime Achievement AwardN/AWon
2016 SBS Drama Awards Special Acting Award, Actress in a Fantasy Drama Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart RyeoWon
2017 Korea Drama Awards Best New ActressBad Thief, Good ThiefNominated [citation needed]
MBC Drama Awards Newcomer Award: Best New ActressWon
Top Excellence Actress (Weekend Drama Category)Nominated

Music program awardsedit

M Countdown

2017 "Don't Say No"

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 Seohyun's References

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