Sung Yu-ri

성유리 / Sung Yu Ri (Seong Yoo Ri)

Sung Yu-ri(born March 3, 1981) is a South Korean actress and singer . She made her entertainment debut in 1998 as a member of the now-defunct K-pop group Fin.K.L . Sung turned to acting in 2002, starring in television dramas such asThousand Years of Love(2003),The Snow Queen(2006),Hong Gil-dong(2008), andFeast of the Gods(2010).

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 Sung Yu-ri's Early life

Sung Yu-ri was born in 1981 in Tübingen , Baden-Württemberg (in then- West Germany ). Her father Sung Jong-hyun, a prominent professor of theology at the Presbyterian College and Theological Seminary, was studying at the time in West Germany. Sung's family returned to South Korea when she was four years old and she grew up in Gangdong District , Seoul . She attended Myung Elementary and Middle School, Kwang Nam High School and graduated from Kyung Hee University with Post Modern Music Major in 2005.

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 Sung Yu-ri's Career

Fin.K.L quickly rose in popularity, releasing four albums (Blue Rain(1998),White(1999),Now(2001),Eternity(2002)), and various singles , live concert albums and compilation albums . But after the release of their fourth album, Sung and fellow band members Ock Joo-hyun , Lee Hyori and Lee Jin began doing solo activities.

During this time, she was harshly criticized for her acting.

After a brief return to music via Fin.K.L's digital singleCorealismin late 2005, she decided to focus solely on her acting career. In line with this, all the Fin.K.L members left their agency DSP Entertainment , and Sung joined SidusHQ in June 2005. In 2006, she starred inOne Fine DayandThe Snow Queen, playing, respectively, an orphan adopted by a wealthy but suffocating family, and a cold-hearted heiress with an incurable disease.

Hong Gil-dongin 2008 that changed how the industry perceived Sung as an actress. The series' screenwriters, the Hong Sisters were initially criticized for casting her, but they defended Sung, and her portrayal of a tomboyish, vanity-free outlaw drew a positive reception from audiences.

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co-star Kang Ji-hwan in the action-comedy filmRunway Cop, which revolves around a detective who goes undercover as a fashion model for a drug case.

Later that year, she replaced Han Hye-jin as one of the hosts of talk showHealing Camp, Aren't You Happy.

Sung next played a diva actress who unexpectedly falls for her loyal manager in the 2015 omnibusSummer Snow.

Actress Sung Yu-ri on Monday signed an exclusive contract with SL Entertainment.(April 20 2015)

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 Sung Yu-ri's Filmography

Television series[]

2002 Bad Girls Han Yeol-mae SBS
My Platoon Leader Lee Kang-hyun MBC
2003 Thousand Years of Love Princess Buyeo Ju SBS
Naebang Naebang Lee Yoo-jung SayClub
2004 First Love of a Royal Prince Kim Yu-bin MBC
2006 One Fine Day Seo Ha-neul/Park Hae-won MBC
The Snow Queen Kim Bo-ra KBS2
2008 Hong Gil-dong Heo Yi-nok KBS2
2009 Swallow the Sun Lee Soo-hyun SBS
2011 Romance Town Noh Soon-geum KBS2
2012 Feast of the Gods Go Joon-young MBC
2013 The Secret of Birth Jung Yi-hyun SBS
2016 Monster Oh Soo-yeon/Cha Jeong-eun MBC


2002 Emergency Act 19 Fin.K.L(bit part)
2004 How to Keep My Love TV host (cameo)
2009 Maybe (Rabbit and Lizard) May Smith/Won-sun
2012 Runway Cop Ko Young-jae
2013 A Boy's Sister Yoon-hee
2014 Chorogi and the Stalker Guy(short film) Soo-bin's mother
The Disciple John Oak Documentarynarrator
2015 Summer Snow Seo-jung

Variety/radio show[]

2002-2003 Section TV Entertainment MBC Host
2010 Wanderers of Kalahari,
Meerkat and Bushmen
MBC Documentarynarrator
2011 OnStyle
SBS Love FM GuestDJ
2013-2015 Healing Camp, Aren't You Happy SBS Host

Music video[]

YearSong TitleArtist
2003 "Love Letter" 2Shai
2007 "Surely" Yoon Gun
2010 "I Want to Cry" Brave Brothers

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 Sung Yu-ri's Discography


For Sung Yu-ri's work with Fin.K.L, seeFin.K.L.

Solo artist[]

Album informationTrack listing
연인선언 (Lover's Declaration)
  • Artist: Sung Yu-ri
  • Single
  • Released: November 20, 2011
  • Label:CJ E&M

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 Sung Yu-ri's Awards and nominations

YearAwardCategoryNominated workResult
2002 MBC Entertainment Awards Best New MC Section TV EntertainmentWon
SBS Drama Awards New Star Award Bad GirlsWon
2003SBS Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actress in a Special Planning DramaThousand Years of LoveWon
Netizen Popularity AwardWon
Top 10 StarsWon
2004 2nd Andre Kim Best Star Awards Acting AwardN/AWon
2006 MBC Drama Awards Special Award, Actress in a Miniseries One Fine DayWon
KBS Drama Awards Popularity Award, ActressThe Snow QueenWon
Best Couple Award with Hyun BinWon
2007 3rd Andre Kim Best Star Awards Female Star AwardN/AWon
1st Mnet 20's Choice Awards Natural Beauty AwardN/AWon
2008 44th Baeksang Arts Awards Most Popular Actress (TV)Hong Gil-dongWon
2nd Korea Drama Awards Excellence Award, ActressNominated
KBS Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actress in a MiniseriesNominated
Popularity Award, ActressWon
Best Couple Award with Kang Ji-hwanWon
2011 KBS Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actress in a Mid-length Drama Romance TownNominated
2012 MBC Drama Awards Top Excellence Award, Actress in a Special Project Drama Feast of the GodsWon
2013 SBS Entertainment Awards Excellence Award, MC category Healing Camp, Aren't You HappyWon
SBS Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries The Secret of BirthWon
2014 SBS Entertainment Awards Producer's Award Healing Camp, Aren't You HappyWon

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 Sung Yu-ri's References

  1. "Fin.K.L reunites on stage with support of ecstatic fans". The Korea Times. 20 September 2010. Retrieved 2015-01-13. 
  2. "Fin.K.L. Reunites After Two Years". The Chosun Ilbo. 19 March 2004. Retrieved 2015-01-13. 
  3. Lee, Seung-jae (18 March 2003). "Romantic Fantasy Transcending Time". The Dong-a Ilbo. Retrieved 2015-01-13. 
  4. Cho, Katherine (29 April 2004). "Seong Yuri Stars in MBC's First Love of the Prince Royal". The Dong-a Ilbo. Retrieved 2015-01-13. 
  5. "Singers-Turned-Actors: the Best and the Worst". The Chosun Ilbo. 2 December 2006. Retrieved 2015-01-13. 
  6. Lee, Hyo-won (5 October 2009). "Sung Yu-ri Makes Movie Debut Opposite Jang Hyuk". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2011-07-01. 
  7. Choi, Eun-hwa (2 March 2012). "How Sung Yuri Became a True Actress". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2015-01-13. 
  8. Kim, Hyeon-rok (15 February 2005). 성유리·옥주현·공유.. "우리는 경희대 졸업동기" [Sung Yu-ri, Ock Joo-hyun, Gong Yoo graduate together from Kyung Hee University]. Star News (in Korean). Retrieved 2014-11-11. 
  9. Kwon, Mee-yoo (1 January 2008). "Epic Dramas Continues to Boom This Year". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2015-01-13. 
  10. Han, Sang-hee (7 July 2009). "Swallow the Sun to Capture Love, Revenge". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2015-01-13. 
  11. "Sung Yu-ri Makes Big-Screen Debut". The Chosun Ilbo. 8 October 2009. Retrieved 2015-01-13. 
  12. "Jang Hyuk praises big screen newcomer Sung Yu-ri". 10Asia. 5 October 2009. Retrieved 2015-01-13. 
  13. "Maybe set out to mend hearts". 10Asia. 14 October 2009. Retrieved 2015-01-13. 
  14. "Screening held for Sung Yu-ri's debut movie". Korea JoongAng Daily. 15 October 2009. Retrieved 2015-01-13. 
  15. "Sung Yu-ri". King Kong Entertainment (in Korean). Retrieved 2015-01-13. 
  16. Jeon, Su-mi (4 January 2013). "Sung Yuri Renews Contract with King Kong Entertainment". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2015-01-13. 
  17. "Sung Yu-ri to make comeback to small screen". 10Asia. 9 March 2011. Retrieved 2015-01-13. 
  18. "Sung Yoo Ri: 'I Have Won 10,000 won Lottery'". KBS Global. 20 July 2011. Retrieved 2015-01-13. 
  19. Sunwoo, Carla (12 May 2012). "Romance Town actors help launch drama DVD in Japan". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2015-01-13. 
  20. Sunwoo, Carla (12 December 2011). "Yuri announces return to small screen". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2015-01-13. 
  21. "Sung Yu-ri decides on new TV series". 10Asia. 12 December 2011. Retrieved 2015-01-13. 
  22. "Preview: MBC TV series Supper of the Gods (tentative title)". 10Asia. 3 February 2012. Retrieved 2015-01-13. 
  23. Park, Hyun-min (1 February 2012). "Sung Yuri Reveals Her Attachment to Acting". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2015-01-13. 
  24. "Kang Ji-hwan, Sung Yu-ri cast as leads in new movie". 10asia. 13 October 2011. Retrieved 2015-01-13. 
  25. Lee, Jin-ho (31 May 2012). "Sung Yuri Wants Detective Cha to be No. 1". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2015-01-13. 
  26. Lee, Jin-ho (9 June 2012). "Interview: Sung Yuri Says Her Kiss with Kang Ji Hwan was Passionate". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2015-01-13. 
  27. Lee, Jin-ho (11 June 2012). "Interview: Sung Yuri's Stance on Nude Scenes". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2015-01-13. 
  28. Jeon, Su-mi (14 March 2013). "Sung Yuri to Star in Upcoming SBS Drama The Secret of Birth". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2015-01-13. 
  29. Lee, Sun-min (25 April 2013). "Sung Yu-ri isn't worried about her Fin.K.L past in upcoming SBS drama". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2015-01-13. 
  30. Lee, Claire (21 December 2012). "Sung returns as grieving sister". The Korea Herald. Retrieved 2015-01-13. 
  31. Lee, Sun-min (24 June 2013). "A Boy's Sister earns festival invite". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2015-01-13. 
  32. Lee, Sun-min (31 July 2013). "Sung Yu-ri to host future Healing Camp episodes". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2014-11-11. 
  33. Lee, Sun-min (16 August 2013). "Sung happy about TV debut". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2015-01-13. 
  34. "Sung Yuri to Join Ha Jung Woo and Yeom Jung Ah's Agency". Soompi. 2014-01-30. Retrieved 2014-01-30. 
  35. Kim, Erika (30 July 2014). "Sung Yuri and Jung Gyu Woon to Participate in Amateur Short Film Project". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2015-01-13. 
  36. Won, Ho-jung (3 November 2015). "Herald Interview: Sung Yu-ri finds comfort on camera". The Korea Herald. Retrieved 2015-11-06. 
  37. Jung, Hyun-mok (3 November 2015). "Actress Sung shows her sexy side in new film". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2015-11-10. 
  38. Choi, Eun-hwa (7 November 2011). "Sung Yuri is a Fashion Editor for a Day". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2015-01-13. 
  39. Lee, In-kyung (12 November 2011). "Will Sung Yuri Find Romance?". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2015-01-13. 
  40. Choe, Min-ji. "Fin.K.L.'s Sung Yuri and Lee Jin Reunite As DJs". enewsWorld. Retrieved 14 September 2011. 
  41. Lee, Kyung-nam (18 November 2011). "Sung Yuri to Release Solo Single". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2015-01-13. 

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