|Also known as
||Yul, Kkab-Yul, Kwon Seobang, Kwon Banjang, Bk Yuri
December 5, 1989 |
Goyang, Gyeonggi, South Korea
||Singer, songwriter, dancer, actress
||2007–present (singer & actress)
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Kwon Yuri (Hangul: 권유리; Hanja: 權俞利 born December 5, 1989) is a South Korean idol singer. She is a member of the girl group Girls' Generation.
Yuri was born in Goyang, Gyeonggi, South Korea on December 5, 1989. 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 and is currently attending at Chung-Ang University along with fellow group member Sooyoung.
Girls' Generation 
Kwon Yuri is a member of South Korean girl group Girls Generation. She casted at SM Casting System and finishing the contest in 2001 SM Youth Best Selection Contest where she ranked at 2nd place for being Best Dancers of SM Trainees.
Solo activities 
She 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 KBS sitcom Unstoppable Marriage (못말리는 결혼), alongside Sooyoung.
At the end of 2009, she cast for KBS2 reality show Invincible Youth (청춘불패) with her fellow member, Sunny. Because of Girls' Generation's international promotions, Yuri left the show along with Sunny and Hyuna of 4minute on June 2010.
In 2012, Yuri played the female lead role Choi Anna in SBS's television drama Fashion King. This 20-episode drama was aired on SBS from March 19, 2012 to May 22, 2012. On December 31, 2012, Yuri received the “New Star Award” at SBS’s “2012 Drama Awards” for this role.
Yuri has been cast as the lead female role in Korea’s first swimming-themed film, “No Breathing”, which will portray the friendship and love of youth. Yuri is planning on showing an enthusiastic performance in the role of “Jung Eun”, a girl who dreams of becoming a musician. It’s a character who has a variety of charms, from an easygoing personality to an innocent appearance, along with emotion-filled singing skills. There will be a love triangle between her and childhood friends, who will be played by Lee Jongsuk and Seo Inguk.
She and Sooyoung sang the OST for the drama Working Mom entitled "Must!".
She also sang the theme song for Caribbean Bay with fellow members Taeyeon, Seohyun, Sunny, Jessica, Tiffany, Yoona and K-pop boy group 2PM.
In September 2012, her voice is featured on TVXQ 6th album Catch Me track song "Like A Soap".
Show hosting 
Yuri co-hosted the Korean music program Show! Music Core of MBC with fellow Girls' Generation member Tiffany, leaving after a farewell on July 31, 2010 to focus on their Japan debut.
On December 25, 2010, she was also a host MC for Christmas Show! Music Core with group mate Tiffany. Yuri was an MC for the 2010 MBC Gayo Daejeon Show which was held on December 31 at the MBC Dream Center with Tiffany & actor Ryu Shi-won. She was also the MC for the 20th Seoul Music Awards which was held on January 20, 2011. She was also the MC for the 50th Anniversary Music Wave Concert which was held on March 12, 2011 together with Tiffany & Nichkhun.
On August 13, 2011 she was a MC for 2011 Incheon Korean Music Wave together with Tiffany and also for K-Pop All Star Live in Niigata which was held on August 20, 2011 together with Tiffany & Sooyoung.
On October 11, 2011 Yuri and Tiffany return to "Show! Music Core" as permanent MCs after a 1 year and 3 months absence, leaving on January 29, 2012 to focus on her drama debut Fashion King. On November 12, 2011 she was a MC for K-POP Music Festival in Sydney together with Tiffany.
In March 2012 she was chosen as the new model of Mamonde, a cosmetic product alongside Choi Siwon of Super Junior.
Soundtrack appearances 
||SBS Working Mom
||Duet with Sooyoung
||DBSK's Album "Catch Me"
||Like a Soap
Reality television 
||Kko Kko Tour Season 2
||We Got Married Season 1
||Episode 42, 45, 49, 51, 52
||Invincible Youth Season 1
||Series regular with Sunny (Episode 1–32, 42)
||We Got Married Season 2
||Episode 69 (On stage)
||Episode 16, 63, 64
||Episode 165, 166
||Guest on Episodes 47 and 48 along with Hyoyeon, Taeyeon, Yoona, Sunny and Sooyoung
Television shows hosting 
Music video appearances 
Aside from her endorsements alongside Girls' Generation, Yuri has also endorsed the following brands:
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