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|Birth name||Kim Yu-Jin|
April 9, 1988 |
Daegu, South Korea
|Occupations||Singer, dancer, rapper, actress model, MC|
|Labels||Pledis Entertainment (2009-present)
Good Entertainment (2007)
|Associated acts||After School (2009-present)
|Revised Romanization||Gim Yu-jin|
Kim Yu-Jin (born April 9, 1988), better known by her stage name Uee, sometimes romanized as U-ie, is a South Korean idol best known for being a Vocalist, Visual, and Rapper of the group After School (band). Uee's first appearance with the group was in 2009, after which she acted in various dramas including Queen Seondeok,Ojakgyo Brothers and has since established herself as an actress.
Uee was listed to appear with a girl group called Five Girls ("Oh So Nyuh" in Korean) which included the current Wonder Girls member Yubin, the current Secret member and leader Hyoseong, the former T-ara member and current Spica member Yang Jiwon, and the current solo artist G.NA. However, the group disbanded before their scheduled debut in 2007 due to the financial troubles of their entertainment company (Good Entertainment, which included the group Shinhwa).
However, she reappeared on television as a guest in Introducing A Star's Friend as Wonder Girl's Yubin's friend. Because "Five Girls" was not known to many people, she was simply seen as a very pretty friend of Yubin who resembles Wonder Girls youngest member Sohee.
In July, Uee was cast for MBC's historical drama, Queen Seon Duk which was well received and won various awards. In August, Uee appeared in Mighty Mouth's music video for "Love Class" with Hyuna from 4minute, after which she was cast for SBS's You're Beautiful playing Yoo He Yi. Later that month, she joined the group, 4Tomorrow, releasing the song, "Dugeunduguen Tomorrow" (Korean: "두근두근 Tomorrow", "BeatBeat Tomorrow") on October 6, 2009. The project was composed of Uee, Seung Yeon (Kara), Hyuna (4minute) and Gain (Brown Eyed Girls). She later joined the reality show, We Got Married and was paired with Park Jae Jung. In early February, Uee was cast for MBC's "chivalry" drama, Birdie Buddy (Korean: 버디버디).
Uee released her first solo single "Sok Sok Sok" on June 21, 2011.
|2009||Queen Seondeok||Young Mishil||MBC|
|You're Beautiful||Yoo He-yi||SBS|
|My Girlfriend is a Nine-Tailed Fox||Student (cameo)||MBC|
|2011||Birdie Buddy||Sung Mi-soo||tvN|
|All My Love||Kim Yu-jin (cameo)||MBC|
|2012||Ojakgyo Family||Baek Ja-eun||KBS1|
|Jeon Woo-chi||Princess Hong Mu-yeon||KBS2|
|2013||Gold Rainbow||Baek Won||MBC|
|2009||Family Outing season 1||Herself||SBS|
|We Got Married||Herself||MBC|
|2010||Night After Night||Co-Host||SBS|
|King of Idols Lunar Special||Herself||SBS|
|Barefooted Friends||Permanent Cast||SBS|
Uee is one of the most popular endorsers in Korea. In 2010 she was chosen to endorse soju commercials which only top artists in Korea are given. So far she has endorsed more than 40 different products ranging from clothing lines to food beverages since her debut in 2009. Aside from commercial ads, she is also one of the most in demand magazine cover girls. List of magazines she modeled in are not included in the list.
|2009||4Tomorrow||Uee's Passion CF|
|4Tomorrow||Jam Concert CF|
|Samsung Anycall 4Tomorrow||Drama Musical|
|Samsung Anycall Agent M||with Kim Hyun Joong and Lee Min Ho|
|Samsung Anycall Magic Hole||with Kim Hyun Joong and Lee Min Ho|
|Samsung Anycall||with Kim Yuna and 2PM|
|2010||Vivaldi Park Ocean World||with Kahi|
|Cool Soju||normal &dance ver.|
|SamsungAmoled||with Son Dam-bi music video|
|2011||The SAEM Cosmetics||with Lee Seung Gi & After School|
|Le Coq Golf ||till 2013|
|BDlab Beauty & Diet||with Gong Hyun Joo|
|LANDROVER Shoes||with After School|
|2012||Cantata Stick Coffee||18 CFwith Joo Won|
|BDlab Happy Diet Program||till 2013|
|Golf Etiqutte||15 CF|
|2013||MIXXO Japan||with After School|
|Year||Title||Peak chart positions||Album|
|2011||"Sok Sok Sok"
(featuring JR of NU'EST)
(featuring Jungah of After School)
|"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.|
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- (Korean) Kim, Sook (5 February 2010). "유이 '건강한 미소' 매력 포인트, 버디버디 캐스팅". Betanews. Retrieved 28 February 2010.
- (Korean) "`버디버디` 편견 깨고 성공 샷 날릴까?". Daily Economy. 11 February 2010. Retrieved 28 February 2010.
- (Korean) ""내딸 자랑스럽다"…유이, 시구 후 아버지 반응에 감동". Donga. 22 January 2010. Retrieved 24 January 2010.
- "Gaon Chart Search" (in Korean). Gaon Chart.
- Official Cyworld page (Korean)
- After School's Official website (Korean)
- Uee on Facebook (Korean)
- Uee on Twitter (Korean)
- Uee on Me2day (Korean)