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Kwon Yu-ri
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Yuri in 2019
Born (1989-12-05) December 5, 1989 (age 32)
Deogyang-gu, Goyang, South Korea
Education Chung-Ang University
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • actress
Musical career
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2007–present
Labels SM
Associated acts
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Kwon Yu-ri (born December 5, 1989), better known byYuri, is a South Korean singer, songwriter and actress. She debuted as a member of girl group Girls' Generation (and later its subgroup Girls' Generation-Oh!GG) in August 2007, which went on to become 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 acted in several television dramas such as Fashion King (2012), Local Hero (2016), Gogh, The Starry Night (2016) and Innocent Defendant (2017). In 2013, she made her film debut in No Breathing.

In January 2017, she starred in the SBS' drama Innocent Defendant and played a lawyer for which she was nominated for an Excellence Award in the Actress in a Monday-Tuesday Drama category at the 2017 SBS Drama Awards.

In 2018, Yuri was cast in the second season of the sitcom, The Sound of Your Heart as the female lead, which premiered its first season on Netflix on October 29.

Also in 2018 she made her debut as a soloist with her first extended play The First Scene.

Early life

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Kwon Yuri 2014

Yuri was born in Goyang, Gyeonggi, South Korea, she has one older brother. She auditioned at the SM Entertainment Casting System and joined the company in 2001 after finishing in second place in the 2001 SM Youth Best Dancer Contest.

She then underwent training for 5 years and 11 months before her debut. She graduated from Neunggok High School in 2008. She and Sooyoung were appointed as Chung-Ang University new ambassadors on May 20, 2014.

On February 15, 2016, she graduated with a degree in Theater and Film as well as receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award as Honorary Ambassador of the school at the graduation ceremony.

Early career

Yuri made her official debut as a member of the 9-member girl group, Girls' Generation in August 2007.

Aside from her group's activities, she had a small role in a television segment, The King's Boyfriend, which was part of the documentary Super Junior Show by 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 the members of Super Junior.

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