* Birth name: Kim Taeyeon 태연
* Date of birth: March 9, 1989 (1989-03-09)
* Discovery: 2004 8th Annual Best Contest (Best Singer 1st Place & Grand Award)
* School(s): Jeonju High School
* Sang “If” , Hong Gil Dong OST and “Can you Hear me” , Beethoven Virus OST, Heading to the Ground OST
* Position : Main Vocalist, Leader
* Received received the YEPP Popularity Award for her solo “Can you Hear Me”, Beethoven Virus OST
* Has been part of the reality show We Got Married with her virtual husband Jung Hyung-don
* Former DJ of Chin Chin Radio
* Was one of the co-hosts of KBS celebrity talk show “Win Win”
* Starred in the musical “Midnight Sun”
* Dubbed the voice of ‘Margo’ for the Korean version of the movie ‘Despicable Me’
* Sang ‘It’s Love’ with Sunny for MBC’s ‘Heading To The Ground’ in 2009
* Released her duet track titled ‘Like a Star’ with The One in 2010
* Sang ‘I Love You’, an OST of SBS’s drama ‘Athena: Goddess of War’ in 2010
* Released her duet track titled ‘Different’ with Kim Bumsoo in 2011
* Sang ‘Missing You Like Crazy’ for MBC’s drama ‘The King 2 Hearts’ in 2012
* Sang ‘Closer’ for SBS’ drama ‘To the Beautiful You’ in 2012
* Sang ‘And One’ for SBS’ drama ‘That Winter, The Wind Blows’ in 2013
* Host of MBC’s  ‘Show! Music Core’ from 2012 to Mid April of 2013 Seohyun and Tiffany

Taeyeon was born in South Korea on March 9, 1989. She is trained in singing and dancing. Taeyeon was discovered in the 2004 SM Entertainment’s 8th Annual Best Contest winning Best Singer 1st Place & Grand Award in the contest. In 2004, she was featured in The One’s song “You Bring Me Joy” before debuting as Girls’ Generation’s leader. She is a 2008 graduate of Jeonju Art High School and was decorated with the school’s Lifetime Achievement Award.


* Birth name: Jessica Jung/ Jeong Su-yeon
* Date of birth: April 18, 1989 (1989-04-18)
* Discovery: 2000 SM Casting System
* School(s): Korea Kent Foreign School
* Position : Main Vocalist
* Released the song ‘Love Hate’ (Bad Oppa) with Seohyun and Tiffany in 2008
* Released the song ‘It’s Fantastic’ with Seohyun and Tiffany in 2008
* Released the song ‘I Love You’ with 8eight in 2008

* Starred as Elle Woods on Korea’s Legally Blonde Musical

* Did a duet with Park Myungsoo for their single “Naengmyun” (Cold Noodles)
* Has a younger sister named Krystal, which is part of the girl group f(x)
* Released the song ‘NaengMyun’ (Cold Noodles) with Park Myungsoo in 2009
* Released the song ‘Sweet Delight’ in 2010
* Sang ‘Because Tears Are Overflowing’ for ‘Romance Town’ OST
* Starred in the drama ‘Wild Romance’
* Sang ‘What To Do’ for the OST of her drama ‘Wild Romance’
* Sang ‘Butterfly’ for SBS’s Drama ‘To the Beautiful You’ with f(x)’s Krystal
* Sang ‘Heart Road’ for KBS’ drama ‘The King’s Dream’
* Sang ‘My Lifestyle’ for PYL Younique Vol 1
* Sang “Say Yes” for the movie Cobu 3D with f(x)’s Krystal and EXO’s Kris

Jessica was born and raised in San Francisco, California and is fluent in English. She moved to Korea when she was 11 for training. She released 2 singles alongside with SeoHyun and Tiffany: “오빠 나빠” (“Bad Oppa”) and “Mabinogi (It’s Fantastic!)”. Jessica also starred in Jo Han Kim’s music video “Love is Late, I’m Sorry” and Super Junior M’s ‘Super Girl’.


* Stage name: Sunny (Hangul: 써니)
* Birth name: Lee Sunkyu (Hangul: 이순규; Hanja: 李順圭)
* Date of birth: May 15, 1989 (1989-05-15)
* Discovery: 2007 SM Casting System
* School(s): Baehwa All-Girls High School
* Position : Lead Vocalist
* Participated in KBS Invincible Youth with Yuri
* Cast in Invincible Youth Season 2 with Hyoyeon
* Sang ‘It’s Love’ with Taeyeon for MBC’s ‘Heading To The Ground’ OST
* Sang ‘Your Doll’ for SBS ‘Oh My Lady!’ OST
* Was featured in Miryo’s track titled ‘I Love You, I Love You’ in 2012
* Sang a duet titled ‘It’s Me’ with f(x)’s Luna for SBS’ ‘To The Beautiful You’
* Dubbed the voice of Miranda for the Korean version of ‘Koala Kid: Birth of A Hero’
* Played the role of ‘Brenda’ in the musical titled ‘Catch Me If You Can’

Sunny was born in the United States, when she was still an infant they moved to Kuwait and then to South Korea during the Gulf War.

Sunny was a trainee under a different entertainment company before she transferred into SM Entertainment. After several months of training under SM Entertainment in 2007, Sunny debuted as a member of Girls’ Generation that same year. She is the niece of SM Entertainment’s CEO, Lee Soo Man, and her father was once the manager of the disbanded K-pop girl group Sugar. She was a co-DJ of Reckless Radio along with Sungmin of Super Junior until the broadcast ended on the July 30, 2008. Sunny appeared in Super Junior-H’s music video for “Cooking? Cooking!”. Sunny also sang the song “Finally Now” on the soundtrack for the movie Story of Wine.


* Stage name: Tiffany (Hangul: 티파니)
* Birth name: Stephanie Hwang; Hwang Miyoung (Hangul: 황미영; Hanja: 黄美英)
* Date of birth: August 1, 1989 (1989-08-01)
* Discovery: 2004 Casting System (Los Angeles, California)
* School(s): Korea Kent Foreign School
* Position : Lead Vocalist
* Hosted Music Core with Yuri
* Had released her first single titled “By Myself”
* Played the role of ‘Carmen Diaz’ in the 2011 Musical titled “Fame”
* Released the song ‘Mabinogi’ (It’s Fantastic!) with Jessica & Seohyun in 2008
* Released the song ‘Bad Oppa’ with Jessica & Seohyun in 2008
* Sang ‘By Myself’ for SBS’ ‘Princess Ja Myung Go’
* Released the song ‘A Girl, Meets Love’ with K.Will in 2009
* Sang ‘Ring’ for the OST of ‘Haru’ in 2010
* Sang ‘Because It’s You’ for ‘Love Rain’ OST
* Sang ‘Rise and Shine’ with Super Junior’s Kyuhyun for ‘To the Beautiful You’ OST
* Host of MBC’s  ‘Show! Music Core’ from 2012 to Mid April of 2013 with Seohyun and Taeyeon

Tiffany was raised in Diamond Bar, California and is fluent in English. She was discovered in the SM Starlight Casting System 2004 in Los Angeles and began her training under the label until the debut of Girls’ Generation. Along with SeoHyun and Jessica, she released a single, “Bad Boyfriend” (오빠 나빠) and Mabinogi [It’s Fantastic!].


* Stage name: Hyoyeon (Hangul: 효연; Hanja: 孝淵)
* Birth name: Kim Hyoyeon (Hangul: 김효연; Hanja: 金孝妍)
* Nickname: Dancing Queen, Hyo-Rang
* Date of birth: September 22, 1989 (1989-09-22)
* Discovery: 2000 SM Casting System
* School(s): Studied in Beijing, China for Mandarin Chinese
* Position : Vocalist, Main dancer
* BoA’s silhouette dancer during a performance at KM Music Festival 2005 *Pre-debut
* Teamed up with Jae Won for a dance collaboration to “Anonymous” *Pre-debut
* Cast in Invincible Youth Season 2 with Sunny
* Finished 2nd on MBC’s ‘Dancing with the Stars Season 2’
* Released the song ‘Maxstep’ with the Younique Unit (Eunhyuk, Taemin, Henry, Kai & Luhan) in 2012 for Hyundai’s PYL

Hyoyeon once attended a hip hop dance school that specializes in waving, popping, locking, and animation. Prior to her debut, Hyoyeon traveled to Beijing, China in 2004 with Super Junior’s Siwon to learn Mandarin and more about Chinese culture. She is one of the main dancers in Girl’s Generation.


* Birth name: Kwon Yuri (Hangul: 권유리; Hanja: 權侑莉)
* Date of birth: December 5, 1989 (1989-12-05)
* Discovery: 2001 SM 1st Annual Youth Best Contest
* School(s): NeungGok High School
* Position : Vocalist, Lead Dancer
* Appeared in KM Super Junior Show The King’s Boyfriend (2005)
* Featured in TVXQ’s “Beautiful Life” music video
* Featured in commercials for Choco Pie, Dongil Highvill, and Hot Choco Mite
* Acted in Attack on the Pin-Up Boys
* Starred in MBC sitcom Unstoppable Marriage
* Hosted Music Core with Tiffany
* Participated in KBS Invincible Youth with Sunny
* Featured in K.Will’s “My Tears are Dropping / Dropping the tears” MV
* Starred in the 2012 Drama “Fashion King”

Yuri joined the label when she took 1st place in the 2001 1st SM Youth Best Dancer Contest. She appeared in TVXQ’s “Beautiful Life” music video and had a small role as a ballerina in Super Junior’s first movie, Attack on the Pin-Up Boys. She also had a small role in a television segment, “The King’s Boyfriend,” which was part of the 2005–2006 KMTV Super Junior documentary, Super Junior Show. Yuri also played a part in the sitcom Unstoppable Marriage alongside Sooyoung.


* Birth name: Choi Sooyoung (Hangul: 최수영; Hanja: 崔秀英)
* Date of birth: February 10, 1990 (1990-02-10)
* Casted: 2002 Korea-Japan Ultra Idol Duo Audition
* School(s): Jungshin All-Girls High School
* Position : Vocalist and Lead dancer
* Debuted in Japan in the duo Route 0 (2002)
* Featured in commercials for Samsung Anycall
* Modelled for Japan Chubbygang and Skoolooks
* Starred in MBC sitcom Unstoppable Marriage
* Starrred in the film Pure Manhwa – Happily Ever After
* Cast in the 2012 tvN Drama – ‘The 3rd Hospital’
* To play the lead role in the 2013 tvN Drama – ‘Dating Agency: Cyrano’

Before Sooyoung’s audition to Girls’ Generation, she made a brief debut in Japan as a singer in the group called Route φ. She first debuted with Marina Takahashi with the song “Start”. While in Japan, she became close friends with BoA and Sunday from The Grace as they too were working in Japan as singers at the time. She was previously a DJ of ChunJi along with Sungmin of Super Junior. She was soon replaced by Sunny due to schedule conflicts. Sooyoung also played a part in the sitcom Unstoppable Marriage alongside Yuri. Her High School Graduation was on February 10, 2009.


* Birth name: Im Yoon Ah (Hangul: 임윤아; Hanja: 林允兒)
* Date of birth: May 30, 1990 (1990-05-30)
* Discovery: 2002 SM Saturday Open Casting Audition
* School(s): Daeyoung High School
* Position : Vocalist, Lead Dancer
* Awards/Recognitions
* 2008 Korean Drama Festival: Netizen Popularity Award (You Are My Destiny)
* 2008 KBS Drama Awards: Best New Actress Award (You Are My Destiny)[10]
* 2008 KBS Drama Awards: Netizen Award
* Featured in music videos for TVXQ’s “Magic Castle, The Grace’s “열정 (My Everything)”, Super Junior’s “U” and “Marry U”, Lee Seung Chul’s “Propose”
* Featured in commercials for Sanyo Eneloop, Teun Teun English, Elite, Sunkist Lemondae, Clean & Clear, Sola VitaminC, YeJiMiIn
* Starred in MBC dramas 9 Hits, 2 Outs and Park Jung Geum, and KBS drama You Are My Destiny, MBC drama Cinderella Man
* Featured in SHINee’s Japanese version of “Replay” MV
* Starred in the 2012 Drama ‘Love Rain’ with Jang Geun Suk

Yoona has appeared in several music videos and commercials. She gained a minor role in the Korean drama, 9 Ends 2 Outs (9회말 2아웃) and won a major role in a new drama, You Are My Destiny. In this drama, Yoona portrays a girl who was once blind. You Are My Destiny has the highest rating and number of viewers for daily dramas in its time slot, beating other per popular dramas from major Korean networks, MBC and SBS.[not in citation given] Yoona has been accepted by Dongguk University and will continue her studies. On February 10, 2009 YoonA was spotted at her High School Graduation.


* Stage name: SeoHyun (Hangul: 서현; Hanja: 徐玄)
* Birth name: Seo Joohyun (Hangul: 서주현; Hanja: 徐珠賢)
* Date of birth: June 28, 1991 (1991-06-28)
* Discovery: 2003 SM Casting System
* School(s): Daeyoung High School
* Position : Lead vocalist, Maknae
* 2004 SMART Uniform Model
* Appeared in the reality show “We Got Married” (2010-2011) with her husband Yong Hwa of CN. Blue
* Released ‘Banmal Song’ in 2010 with CNBlue’s Yonghwa
* Released the song ‘Mabinogi’ (It’s Fantastic!) with Jessica & Tiffany in 2008
* Released the song ‘Bad Oppa’ with Jessica & Tiffany in 2008
* Released ‘JjaRaJaJja’ with  Joo Hyun-Mi and Davichi in 2008
* Sang ‘It’s Okay Even If It Hurts’ for the drama ‘Kim Soo Ro’ in 2010
* Released ‘Dreams Comes True’ with Super Junior’s Donghae in 2011
* Released ‘The Magic of Yellow Ribbon’ with Kim Hyun Joong for ‘TheFaceShop’ in 2011
* Released ‘Don’t Say No’ with Yoon Gun in 2012
* Sang ‘I’ll Wait for You’ for the drama ‘Fashion King’ in 2012
* Featured in TVXQ’s track titled ‘Journey’ in 2012
* Host of MBC’s  ‘Show! Music Core’ from 2012 to Mid April of 2013 with Taeyeon and Tiffany

Seohyun is the youngest member of the Girls’ Generation. She is also a pianist. Along with Tiffany and Jessica, they released a single “오빠 나빠” (“Bad Oppa”), And “Mabinogi (It’s Fantastic!)”. On February 17, 2009 the Digital Release Of the song 짜라자짜 (Go to sleep, Let’s go to sleep). She Sang it alongside with Ju Hyun Mi.

SNSD’s Shows
Reality shows
2007: Girls’ Generation Goes to School
2007: MTV Girls’ Generation
2008: Factory Girl
2009: Girls’ Generation’s Horror Movie Factory
2009: Himnae-ra-him!/Cheer Up!
2009: Girls’ Generation’s Hello Baby
2010: Right Now It’s Girls’ Generation
2011: Girls’ Generation Star Life Theater
2011: Girls’ Generation and Dangerous Boys

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