|Born||May 30, 1990|
|Origin||Seoul, South Korea|
|Occupations||Singer, actress, dancer, promotional model, TV presenter, rapper|
|Years active||2004 (model)
2007 – present (singer & actress)
|Associated acts||Girls' Generation
|Website||SM Town (Girls' Generation)
Signature of Yoona
|Revised Romanization||Im Yun-a|
Im Yoona (Korean: 임윤아; born May 30, 1990), also Im Yoon-Ah, is a South Korean singer, dancer, actress, promotional model, TV presenter and rapper. She made her debut as an actress in the 2007 drama, Two Outs in the Ninth Inning. Yoona is a member of the South Korean girl group Girls' Generation.
Yoona was born on May 30, 1990, in Seoul, South Korea. She was cast in 2002 SM Saturday Open Casting Audition and began to train with the other trainees under SM Entertainment in the areas of acting, singing and dancing. She has trained with SM for 7 years, after which she joined and debuted under Girls' Generation.
In 2002, Yoona joined SM Entertainment Saturday Open Casting Audition, in which she sang WAX's "Please", danced Britney Spears' "Oops..! I did it again" and BoA's "Valenti". Later, she began to train under SM Entertainment with the other trainees in the areas of acting, singing and dancing. In 2007, Yoona was chosen as a member of the group Girls' Generation. The 9-member girl group debuted on August 5, 2007.
Yoona made her debut as an actress in 2007 with the drama Two Outs in the Ninth Inning. In 2008, Yoona acted in the drama Woman of Matchless Beauty before her first leading role in the daily drama You Are My Destiny which she won her important recognitions in acting. YoonA filmed her 2009 drama Cinderella Man (신데렐라맨) alongside with Kwon Sang-woo.
In 2012, Yoona was cast in a lead role with Jang Keun Suk in the drama entitled Love Rain. The drama began broadcasting on March 26, 2012 on KBS2. Love Rain is a fantasy drama about fate and how the offspring of a previous ill-fated couple who met in the 1970s, also manage to fall in love with each other.
In 2013, Yoona starred alongside with Lee Beom-soo in the romantic-comedy drama "Prime Minister & I". The drama began broadcasting on December 9, 2013 on KBS2, and was produced by SM C&C. Though receiving low ratings, it received very positive reviews for its writing and acting, especially from the leads Yoona and Lee Beom-soo.
In July 14, 2014, SM Entertainment announced that Yoona will make her big-screen debut by starring in the Korean-Chinese movie "Goodbye Ani" as the protagonist Ani after turning down a leading role in Japanese drama "Nodame Cantabile". Production will begin within the second half of 2014.
Yoona was a guest on SBS TV Family Outing which ended February 14, 2010, and a permanent cast member on Family Outing Season 2 with Yoon Sanghyun, Kim Wonhee, Ji Sangryeol, Shin Bongseon, Jang Dongmin, Super Junior's Kim Heechul, 2AM's Jo Kwon and 2PM's Ok Taecyeon. The program ended its run on July 11, 2010 after 5 months.
On December 24, 2011, she was an MC for 2011 KBS Entertainment Awards together with Shin Dongyeob & Lee Jiae. She was also an MC for 2011 SBS Gayo Daejeon together with Song Jihyo and Lee Seunggi and for 2012 KBS Gayo Daejun together with Jung Yonghwa and Sung Sikyung.
Before her debut with Girls' Generation, Yoona had been well known in the entertainment industry as she began to film commercials and model for various magazines when she was a trainee with SM Entertainment. Apart from Girls' Generation's commercials, she is currently a model for Clean & Clear, YeJiMin Pad, Innisfree Cosmetics, S-Oil, Eider, Ciba Vision’s DAILIES & FreshLook Contact Lenses.
In May 2008, she with fellow Girls' Generation members Tiffany, Jessica and TVXQ members participated in a TV ad for Haptic Motion. Along with her fellow member Choi Sooyoung, she modeled for the '08-09 F/W SFAA Seoul Collection – Lee Joo-Young Fashion Show' at Seoul Hakyohul Exhibition Hall on March 20, 2008.
In April 2010, with fellow members Kwon Yuri and Seohyun, along with 2PM members Nichkhun, Ok Taecyeon and Hwang Chansung, she filmed a commercial for Everland's Caribbean Bay. The commercial was released in mid-May and is accompanied by the song "Cabi Song.
Yoona was chosen along with Korean celebrities such as Rain, Kim Heesun, Ji Jinhee, Ha Jiwon, Son Yejin, Kim Hyunjoong and Yunho to be the model of Cartier's LOVE collections. Proceeds from the sale of the bracelets will go to the international organization International Vaccine Institute (IVI).
Yoona released her first solo song "Innisfree Day" on August 30, 2010 for the Eco Handkerchief's promotion of Innisfree Cosmetics.
In 2012, Yoona and Jessica were tied for 2nd place for individual commercial ads by participating in 13 different ads while Girls’ Generation as an entire group are 1st place combined. The girls are models for 21 different brands including chicken, perfume, jewelry, handbags, TVs, beds, and department stores.
In 2012, Yoona was ranked at #50 on The 23rd Annual Independent Critics List of the 100 Most Beautiful Faces. In 2013 She was ranked at #71 on The Independent Critics List of the 100 Most Beautiful Faces.
|2008||Haptic Motion||"Haptic Motion"||01:30||Duet with Jessica, Tiffany & TVXQ|
|2012||I AM. – SM Town Live World Tour in Madison Square Garden||Herself||Biographical film of SM Town|
|2014||Goodbye Ani||Ani||Lead Role|
|2007||Two Outs in the Ninth Inning||Shin Joo-young||Supporting role||MBC|
|2008||Unstoppable Marriage||Bulgwang-dong's Seven Princesses Gang||Cameo||KBS2|
|Woman of Matchless Beauty, Park Jung-geum||Mi-ae||Cameo||MBC|
|2008||You Are My Destiny||Jang Sae-byuk||Lead role||KBS1|
|2009||Cinderella Man||Seo Yoo-jin||Lead role||MBC|
|2012||Love Rain||Kim Yoon-hee/Jung Ha-na||Lead role||KBS2|
|2013||Prime Minister and I||Nam Da-jung||Lead role||KBS2|
|2007||Happy Shares Company||Herself||MBC|
|2009||We Got Married Season 1||Herself||Episode 42, 45, 49||MBC|
|2009||Family Outing Season 1||Herself||Episode 36,37||SBS|
|2010||Family Outing 2||Herself||Permanent member||SBS|
|2010||We Got Married Season 2||Herself||Episode 69 (On stage)||MBC|
|2011||Running Man||Herself||Episode 39, 63, 64||SBS|
|2013||Strong Heart||Herself||Episode 1, 4, 5, 19, 103, 104, 153, 154, 165, 166||SBS|
|Happy Together||Herself||Episode 282, 328||KBS2|
|Shinhwa Broadcast||Herself||Guest on Episodes 47 and 48||JTBC|
|1 Night 2 Days||Herself||Episode 441, 442||KBS2|
|My Everything||The Grace||Herself|
|2007||Marry U||Super Junior||Herself|
|Haptic Motion||Jessica, Yoona and Tiffany||Unknown|
|2009||That Guy's Woman||24/7||Herself|
|2010||Caribbean Bay||Girls' Generation and 2PM||Herself|
|2011||Replay (Japanese Ver.)||SHINee||Herself|
|December 26, 2009||KBS Entertainment Awards|
|November 14, 2010||Love Sharing|
|December 24, 2011||KBS Entertainment Awards|
|December 29, 2011||SBS Gayo Daejun|
|December 28, 2012||KBS Gayo Daechukje|
|June 28, 2013||Korea-China Friendship Concert in Beijing|
|December 31, 2013||KBS Drama Awards|
Aside from her endorsements alongside Girls' Generation, Yoona has also endorsed the following brands:
|2004||Elite Uniform Model||Until 2008|
|2006||Teun Teun English "Follow Me"|
|Sanyo Eneloop Rechargeable Battery|
|Elite||Until 2007, with SS501|
|2007||Sunkist Lemonade||With Heechul and Kangin|
|2008||Solar-C Vitamin||With Shin Bong Sun and Park Seul Gi|
|Clean & Clear||Until 2009, with Kim So-eun|
|2011||EIDER||Until 2013, with Lee Minho|
|2012||Ciba Vision FreshLook & Dailie||Until 2013|
|2013||SK Telecom LTE||Until 2014, With Sulli|
Awards and nominations
|2008||22nd KBS Drama Awards||Best New Actress||You Are My Destiny||Won|
|Korea Drama Awards||Netizen Award||Won|
|2009||45th Baeksang Arts Awards||Best New Actress||Won|
|2010||Popularity Award||Cinderella Man||Won|
|2012||Mnet 20's Choice Awards||20's Female Drama Star||Love Rain||Nominated|
|26th KBS Drama Awards||Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries||Nominated|
|2013||49th Baeksang Arts Awards||Popularity Award||Nominated|
|27th KBS Drama Awards||Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries||Prime Minister and I||Won|
|Best Couple Award with Lee Beom-soo||Won|
|2014||50th Baeksang Arts Awards||Popularity Award||Nominated|
- (Korean) ‘소녀시대’ 윤아, MBC ‘9회말 2아웃’ 브라운관 데뷔, hankyung.com.
- (Korean) Yoona's profile at MTV.co.kr
- YoonA and Soo Young Graduates From High School
- (Korean) ‘소녀시대’ 윤아, MBC ‘9회말 2아웃’ 브라운관 데뷔 ( 'Girls' Generation SNSD, MBC '9 End 2 Outs' Debut Tube ) HanKyung.com. July 23, 2010. Retrieved April 15, 2010.
- (Korean) 소녀시대 윤아, '너는 내 운명'으로 첫 주연 (SNSD Yoon Ah, 'You Are My Destiny (너는내운명)' first lead role in) ETO. April 29, 2008. Retrieved April 15, 1521.
- Yoona declines ‘Nodame Cantabile‘ for Korea-China rom-com The Korea Herald
- (Korean) Official Good Sunday page. The Family. SBS. Retrieved June 7, 2010
- (Korean) "조권 합류로 '패떴2' 출연진 7명 확정". Yahoo! Korea News. January 19, 2010. Retrieved June 7, 2010.
- Yoona to MC 2011 SBS Gayo Daejun
- Yoona Nominated in 2012 KBS Drama Awards and Will MC for 2012 KBS Gayo Daechukje
- (Korean) 소녀시대 ‘닌텐도 DS Crimson/Black’ 모델 발탁! (SNSD Chosen as Models for Nintendo DSi). TodayKorea/Newsen. March 29, 1010. Retrieved on April 14, 2010.
- (Korean) 소녀시대-2PM ‘캐비’ M/V서 섹시한 라이프 가드로 변신, newscj.com, May 7, 2010
- (Korean) 소녀시대 유리, 머리카락 넘기는 모습도 '섹시', SSTV
- List of CFs in 2012
- "Nana, Taeyeon, Suzy and 11 Others in "100 Most Beautiful Faces of 2013″ List". Soompi. December 24, 2013.
- Lee Seung Gi & YoonA are dating! Allkpop.com (December 31, 2013). Retrieved on July 20, 2014.
- "Documentary Shows Top K-Pop Singers Behind the Scenes". Chosun Ilbo. 2 May 2012. Retrieved 4 May 2012.
- Lee, Nancy (8 February 2013). "SNSD Members Say They Fought to Appear on Shinhwa Broadcast". enewsWorld. CJ E&M. Retrieved 5 March 2013.
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