Kwon Yu-ri(born December 5, 1989), better known by the mononymYuri, is a South Korean singer and actress. She debuted as a member of girl group Girls' Generation 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 been in several television dramas such asFashion King(2012),Neighborhood Hero(2016),Gogh, The Starry NightandInnocent Defendant(2017). In 2013, she made her film debut inNo Breathing.

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 Yuri's Early life

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 Yuri's Career

2007–2010: Girls' Generation debut and solo activitiesedit

Yuri made her official debut as a member of the 9-member girl group, Girls' Generation in August 2007. Aside from her group activities, she had a small role in a television segment,The King's Boyfriend, which was part of the documentarySuper Junior Showby S.M Entertainment 's boy group Super Junior . She also made a cameo appearance as a ballerina in the film,Attack on the Pin-Up Boys, which also stars Super Junior members.

, where she played a high school student along with fellow member Sooyoung .In June, she sang a duet called "Kkok (Must!)" with Sooyoung for the soundtrack of SBS television series,Working Mom.Yuri also became a cast member in the second season ofKko Kko Tours Single♥Single, a dating show between celebrities.

In April, K.Will released the music video of "Dropping The Tears", featuring Yuri. She then performed a special stage with him for one of his performances of the song onShow! Music Core, playing the piano in the background.At the end of the year, Yuri was cast alongside Sunny as one of the 7 girl group members, dubbed as 'G7' in the KBS2 reality variety show,Invincible Youth, for which she earned a nomination as Best Female MC at the 2010 KBS Entertainment Awards .

in the following month to focus on the group's activities.

In September, she was featured in the track "Like A Soap", from TVXQ 's sixth Korean studio albumCatch Me.

2011–2014: Acting careeredit

Yuri at VIP premiere of the filmNo Breathingin October 2013

and hosted the show until January 2012 when Yuri left the show once again to focus on her drama debut.

Yuri received nominations at the 5th Korea Drama Awards and the 2012 SBS Drama Awards for her acting performance, and received the New Star Award at the latter on December 31.

. The two coached the show's contestants as "K-pop dance masters" along with other notable stars who also appeared as dance masters in their specific fields.

Aside from learning how to play the guitar for her character, Yuri also sang two songs for the film's soundtrack, "Bling Star" and "Twinkle Twinkle" which she performed in the film.

2015–present: Variety shows and return to actingedit

In May, Yuri was chosen to host Olive TV's travel programMAPSwith Choi Kang-hee .She also joined the cast ofOur Neighborhood Arts and Physical Educationfor its swimming special, showing off her swimming skills for the first time.On July 23, it was revealed that Yuri was cast as a host in an SBS reality show about rally drivers calledThe Rallyistalongside announcer Bae Sung-jae.

[citation needed]She also joined the new cast of SBS' reality-documentary showLaw of the Junglefor its new season which was filmed in New Caledonia . The first episode of the show aired on July 2, 2016.In July 2016, Yuri starred as the female lead alongside Kim Young-kwang in the web dramaGogh, The Starry Night. After premiering on Sohu , the series was broadcast on television by SBS .In August 2016, Yuri released a single titled "Secret" with fellow member Seohyun as part of SM Station .

, playing a lawyer.

In January, she released a collaboration single titled "Always Find You" with DJ Raiden.

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 Yuri's Discography

"Always Find You"
(with Raiden)
2018N/A S.M. Station Season 2
Promotional singles
2016 149 10
Non-album single
Soundtrack appearances
2008N/A Working Momsoundtrack
"Bling Star"
(with Masyta Band)
2013N/ANo Breathingsoundtrack
"Twinkle Twinkle"
(with Masyta Band)
"—" denotes songs that did not chart.

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 Yuri's Filmography


2007 Attack on the Pin-Up Boys Ballerina Cameo
2012 I AM. – SM Town Live World Tour in Madison Square Garden Herself
2013 No Breathing Jung-eun Lead role
2015 SMTown The Stage Herself

Television drama

2007–08 Unstoppable Marriage KBS Kwon Yu-ri Supporting role
2012 Fashion King SBS Choi An-na Lead role
2015 Kill Me, Heal Me MBC Ahn Yo-na Cameo Ep 20
2016 Neighborhood Hero OCN Bae Jung-yeon Lead role
Gogh, The Starry Night Sohu,SBS Go-ho Lead role; Web series
2017 Innocent Defendant SBS Seo Eun-hyeLead role
2018 Sound of Your Heart - Reboot KBS2 Aebong

Reality and variety shows

2008 Kko Kko Tours Single♥SingleKBS2Main cast Season 2
2009–10 Invincible Youth withSunny(Ep 1–32, 42)
Show! Music CoreMBC Co-hostwithTiffany
2011–12 Co-host
2013 Dancing 9 Mnet Coach withHyoyeon
2015 Animals MBC Main cast Ep 1–5
MAPS O'live Host
Our Neighborhood Arts and Physical Education KBS2 Main cast Swimming – (Ep 113–124)
The RallyistSBS Host
2016 Law of the Jungle Main cast New CaledoniaEpisode

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 Yuri's Awards and nominations

YearAwardCategoryNominated workResultRef.
2010 KBS Entertainment Awards Best Female MC Invincible YouthNominated
2011 5th Mnet 20's Choice Awards Hot Campus Girl HerselfNominated
MBC Entertainment Awards MC Special Award (with Tiffany ) Show! Music CoreWon
2012 5th Korea Drama Awards Best New ActressFashion KingNominated
SBS Drama Awards New Star AwardWon
2013 49th Baeksang Arts Awards Most Popular Actress (TV)Won
2014 50th Baeksang Arts Awards Most Popular Actress (Film) No BreathingWon
2017 SBS Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actress in a Monday-Tuesday Drama Innocent DefendantNominated

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 Yuri's References

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