|Birth name||Choi Jin-ri|
March 29, 1994 |
Yangsan, South Gyeongsang, South Korea
|Origin||Busan, South Korea|
|Occupations||Actress, dancer, singer, model, MC, rapper, visual|
|Years active||2005–2014 (on hiatus)|
|Associated acts||f(x), SM Town|
|Revised Romanization||Choe Jin-ri|
- 1 Early life
- 2 Music career
- 3 Acting career
- 4 Image and artistry
- 5 Personal life
- 6 Discography
- 7 Videography
- 8 Filmography
- 9 Fashion Show Modeling
- 10 Awards
- 11 References
- 12 External links
Sulli was born on 29 March 1994 in the city of Yangsan, South Gyeongsang Province, Republic of Korea, but spent her childhood in Busan. Her birth name is Choi Jin-ri; her given name means "the truth" in Korean. She is the only daughter of her family, having two older brothers and a younger brother. Her mother enrolled her in acting school at a young age.
Sulli first came to Seoul in 2004 while in the fourth grade. In 2005, she began her acting career, playing the young Princess Seonhwa of Silla in the SBS drama Ballad of Seo Dong and, some time later, had a cameo appearance in another SBS drama, Love Needs a Miracle.
She later developed a desire to become a singer, a dream she followed by attending an S.M. Entertainment audition, during which she sang the S.E.S song titled Chingu ("Friend"). After the audition she was officially cast as an SM trainee and during the same year, moved into a dormitory with Taeyeon and Tiffany of Girls' Generation. She continued to stay there up until the debut of Girls' Generation, in 2007.
Sulli attended Jungbu Elementary School (중부초등학교) and then attended Chungdam Middle School (청담중학교). She graduated from the School of Performing Arts Seoul alongside with miss A's Suzy and her classmate former A Pink member Yookyung, while focusing on acting. Sulli is currently featured on her school's website homepage.
Sulli was accepted into S.M. Entertainment through an SM audition casting system, from there she became an SM's trainee before becoming an f(x) member and lived in Seoul alone without her parents. On September 1, 2009 Sulli and her group f(x) debuted with their single 'La Cha Ta'.
Sulli began acting professionally at the age of 11, when she was back selected to play young Princess Seonhwa of Silla in the SBS television drama, Ballad of Seo Dong. A few months later, she made a cameo appearance in Love Needs a Miracle, another SBS television drama. In 2006, she had a small supporting role as the childhood crush of TVXQ/JYJ's Micky Yoochun in the theatrical drama Vacation. Sulli later landed a minor role in Punch Lady (2007), The Flower Girl is Here (2007) and BABO (2008).
On April 26, 2012, Sulli along labelmate, SHINee's Choi Minho was confirmed to play Goo Jae-hee, the leading role for To the Beautiful You, a Korean version of Hana-Kimi. The drama was directed by Jeon Ki-sang (director of popular 2009 drama Boys Over Flowers), and began airing on August 15 on SBS. Contrary to her athletic onscreen character, Krystal disclosed that Sulli does not like to play any sports in real life.
On August 13, 2013, SM Entertainment announced on August 13 that the singer will star alongside Son Ye-jin and Kim Nam-gil in the Korean film The Pirates set to be released in mid-August 2014. Sulli's will be playing Heuk-myo (a supporting character) who is the mood maker and has a lively personality. Lee Seok-hoon, who directed the 2012 movie Dancing Queen, will direct The Pirates which has a ₩10 billion production budget and has been likened as a Korean version of Pirates of the Caribbean (not an exact remake, but similar in theme). Set in the Joseon era, the storyline tells of a group of female pirates and male bandits in search of treasure that has been swallowed by a whale. The movie has already been sold to 15 countries.
On December 27, 2013, Sulli alongside Joo Won and Kim Sung-oh were confirmed to star in the film Fashion King. Not to be confused with the past TV drama or the survival variety show of the same title, Fashion King is based on the popular webtoon that portrays the story of a male student Woo Ki-myung (Joo Won) who becomes interested in fashion and tries to become the most handsome and best dressed man around. The reason for his decision is due to his wish to become a cool enough guy to catch the attention of the ulzzang girl in his class (portrayed by Park Se-young).  Sulli will be taking on the role of Kwak Eun-jin, a shy girl who likes Woo Ki-myung, and attempts to change her style to catch his attention.
Image and artistry
Sulli is widely known in Korea as "Giant Baby" because of her baby face and being the tallest member in f(x), having her the height of 170 cm. She is the member that debuted first as a child actress in the drama Ballad of Seo Dong as young Princess Seonhwa of Silla and is highly recognized for her acting abilities especially for her role in the Korean film Punch Lady as Gwak Chun-sim. She is also known as the group's visual, maknae (alongside Krystal), vocalist and sub-rapper. She is also praised as one of the unique beauties among Korean idols and has been claimed as the ideal type of many male idols ever since their debut. In this singer IU has written and composed the song "Peach" about Sulli. Official statements and articles online have been released which state that among SM artists Sulli is considered in the Top 6 among SM beauties alongside Girl's Generation Yoona while the rest are SM actresses.
On July 25, 2014, SM Entertainment announced Sulli would be taking a temporary hiatus from the Korean entertainment industry. It was confirmed on August 19, 2014, by both Amoeba Culture and SM Entertainment, that Sulli and Dynamic Duo's Choiza are in a relationship.
Music video appearances
|2012||Mr. Simple (3D LG Ver.)||Super Junior||Herself with Victoria|
|2007||Punch Lady||Gwak Chun-sim|
|2010||A Turtle's Tale: Sammy's Adventures||Shelly||Korean dub
|2012||I AM. - SM Town Live World Tour in Madison Square Garden||Herself||Documentary of SMTown in New York|
|2014||The Pirates||Heuk-myo||Supporting role|
|2014||Fashion King||Kwak Eun-jin||Lead role|
|2005||Ballad of Seo Dong||young Princess Seonhwa of Silla||SBS|
|2005||Love Needs a Miracle||Na Sun-ju||MBC||Cameo appearance|
|2010||Oh! My Lady||Runway model||SBS||Cameo appearance|
|2011||Welcome to the Show||Sulli (fictional version of herself)||SBS||Lead role|
|2012||To the Beautiful You||Goo Jae-hee||SBS||Lead role, Korean version of Hana Kimi|
Variety shows (Series)
|2010-2011||f(x)'s Koala||MBC||f(x)||Detail Amber was not in the show due to her ankle injury.|
|2010–present||Star King||SBS||f(x)||members are recurring in the show|
Variety shows (Non-series)
|2010-03-10||MBC Every1||Idol Army||Sulli|
|2010-03-17||MBC Every1||Idol Army||Sulli|
|2010-06-05||MBC||Quiz That Changed The World||Luna, Sulli|
|2010-07-11||SBS||1000 Song Challenge||Luna, Sulli|
|2010-07-19||SBS||1000 Song Challenge||Luna, Sulli|
|2010-09-02||MBC||7-Day Miracle||Victoria, Luna, Sulli, Krystal|
|2011-02-03||SBS||Star Couple Challenge||Victoria, Sulli|
|2011-02-03||KBS||Idol Brain Collision||Victoria, Luna, Sulli, Krystal|
|2011-02-10||KBS||Happy Together||Luna, Sulli, Krystal||Episode 183|
|2011-04-23||KBS||100 Points Out Of 100 (Oh My School)||Sulli|
|2011-05-14||KBS||On Your Command, Sir!||Luna, Sulli|
|2011-06-27||MBC||Come To Play||Sulli, Krystal|
|2011-08-07||SBS||Running Man||Luna, Sulli||Episode 55|
|2012-01-01||SBS||Running Man||Sulli||Episode 75|
|2012-04-27||Mnet||The Voice of Korea||Amber, Luna, Sulli|
|2012-08-19||SBS||Strong Heart||Sulli||Episode 142|
|2012-08-21||SBS||Strong Heart||Sulli||Episode 143|
|2013-01-20||SBS||Running Man||Sulli||Episode 129|
|2013-07-07||SBS||Running Man||Sulli||Episode 153|
|2013-07-14||SBS||Running Man||Sulli||Episode 154|
|February 7, 2010 - July 11, 2010||Sulli||Taecyeon, Wooyoung|
|July 18, 2010 - March 13, 2011||Sulli||Jung Yong-hwa, Jo Kwon|
|March 20, 2011 - November 13, 2011||Sulli||Jo Kwon, Lee Gi-kwang, IU|
Special Guest Appearance
|2010||Invincible Youth||KBS2||Episode: 52||Special Guest along Krystal, Luna|
|2010-2011||We Got Married - Khuntoria||MBC||Episode: 4, 15, 16, 43, 44, 45, 64||Special Guest|
Fashion Show Modeling
|2010||S/S SEOUL COLLECTION||Ha Sang-baek||With f(x) Amber, Krystal|
|2010||André Kim's Fashion Show||Andre Kim||With Siwon|
|2005||Prettiest Child Contest||Big Ribbon Child Award||N/A||Won|
|2012||SBS Drama Awards||New Star Award||To the Beautiful You||Won|
- f(x)'s Sulli snapped a photo with Director Lee Byung Hoon Originally from WonderfulGeneration.net (November 15, 2011). Archived on June 5, 2014. Retrieved on June 12, 2014.
- f(x) Singer Sulli Becomes A Pirate Kpopstarz.com (August 13, 2013). Retrieved on June 1, 2014
- f(x)’s Sulli tears up while talking about SNSD’s Taeyeon, Tiffany Allkpop (June 28, 2011). Retrieved on May 21, 2014
- Cheongdam Middle School Seoul
- f(x) member Sulli’s graduation photos revealed! Allkpop (February 3, 2010). Retrieved on May 21, 2014
- Seoul Performing Arts High School Home Page Sopa.hs.kr. Retrieved on May 21, 2014
- "f(x) Sulli Expresses Anxiety and Anticipation for Her Upcoming Drama "To the Beautiful You"". Soompi. June 29, 2012. Retrieved June 29, 2012.
- "Chinese Variety Show Happy Camp" (in Chinese & Korean). Happy Camp. March 16, 2013. approx. 16 minutes in. Hunan Broadcasting System.
- Sulli rumored to star opposite potential male lead Joo Won in movie 'Fashion King' Allkpop (November 2013). Retrieved on June 20, 2014.
- Who are the top six gorgeous female stars in SM Entertainment Soompi (February 21, 2012). Retrieved on May 21, 2014.
- "f(x)’s Sulli takes a break from showbiz". ChannelNews Asia. Retrieved 17 August 2014.
- "최자-설리 양측 "호감 갖고 의지하는 사이" 첫 공식 인정". Naver News. OSEN. Retrieved 19 August 2014.
- SM Confirms Choiza and Sulli′s Relationship Mwave.interest.me (August 19, 2014). Retrieved August 20, 2014.
- "Rebellious Sulli takes netizens by surprise". Allkpop. 28 December 2009. Retrieved 2014-06-27.
- "Big Bang's Daesung and f(x)'s Sulli to dub for 3-D animation film". Allkpop. 11 November 2010. Retrieved 2014-06-27.