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Ahn So-hee
(Marie Claire Korea) 안소희의 대답 5s.jpg
Ahn in 2016
Native name 안소희
Born Ahn So-hee
(1992-06-27) June 27, 1992 (age 25)
Seoul, South Korea
  • Actress
  • brand ambassador
  • singer
Years active 2007–present
Musical career
Genres K-pop
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2007–2013
Labels JYP Entertainment
Associated acts
Korean name
Revised Romanization An So-hui
McCune–Reischauer An Sohŭi

Ahn So-hee (born June 27, 1992), better known by the mononym Sohee, is a South Korean actress and singer. She is a former member of the South Korean girl group Wonder Girls.

Early life[edit]

Ahn So-hee was born on June 27, 1992 in Seoul, South Korea.[1] She was selected through auditions and at the age of 12, she became a JYP Entertainment trainee.[citation needed]


2007–2013: Wonder Girls[edit]

In 2007, she was revealed as a third member of Wonder Girls, a girl group managed by JYP Entertainment, after two years of training. The group debuted with the single "Irony", featuring Sohee as a dancer and vocalist with the group. The group quickly rose to stardom with their hits "Tell Me", "So Hot" and "Nobody" in less than two years from their debut. Sohee herself earned the title of "Nation's Little Sister".[2] In particular, she is known for her unique catchphrase "Omona" from the song "Tell Me", which became a national craze.

In an official JYP Entertainment announcement, it was revealed that Sohee would not renew her contract with the company, thus ending her six-year membership as part of Wonder Girls.[3] Her contract with the company expired on December 21, 2013.[4]

Acting career[edit]

Sohee made her acting debut at the age of 14 with a minor role in a short film The Synesthesia For Overtone Construction directed by Yu Dae-eol in 2004, acting as a deaf girl.[citation needed]

In early 2008, Sohee made her big screen debut alongside Lee Mi-sook and Kim Min-hee in the romantic comedy Hellcats, directed by Kwon Chil-in of Singles. The film is adapted from the popular Korean comic 10, 20 and 30, and is about the views of modern Korean women towards love and life.[5]

In 2013, Sohee landed first leading role in Happy! Rose Day alongside Jung Woong-in, a drama about a girl in her early 20s who works at a flower shop.[6][7]

In 2014, after leaving Wonder Girls and former agency JYP Entertainment, Sohee signed with the management agency, BH Entertainment.[8] The same year, Sohee starred in tvN's romantic comedy series Heart to Heart, playing an aspiring actress.[9]

On September 21, 2015, Sohee officially left BH Entertainment, as she decided not to renew her contract with them. Sohee later signed with KeyEast.[10]

In 2016, Sohee starred in South Korea's first zombie movie, Train to Busan, playing a high school student and a loyal supporter of the baseball team.[11] The film premiered in the Midnight Screenings section at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival on May 13, 2016.[12] and later surpassed 11 million admissions.[13] Despite the film's success, Sohee received criticisms for her acting performance.[14] Later that year, she featured in tvN's Korean remake of the American series Entourage, playing the love interest of Seo Kang-joon's character.[15]

In 2017, Sohee starred in the thriller Single Rider alongside Lee Byung-hun and Gong Hyo-jin, where she received praise for her portrayal of a solitary teenager.[16]




Year Title Role Notes
2004 The Synesthesia for Overtone Construction Deaf girl Short film
2008 Hellcats Kim Kang-ae
2010 The Last Godfather Singer Cameo appearance with Wonder Girls
2013 Mr. Go Opening pitcher Scene was deleted and released in DVD
2015 C'est si bon Cameo
2016 Train to Busan Jin-hee
2017 Single Rider Ji-na
Real Chinatown sewing room worker Cameo
2018 Mongolian Love Story Short film[17]

Television series[edit]

Year Title Role Network Notes
2007–2008 Show! Music Core Fixed host MBC
2008 Here He Comes Mal-hee Cameo
2012 Wonder Girls Sohee TeenNick
2013 Happy! Rose Day Ah-reum KBS2
2015 Heart to Heart Go Se-ro tvN
2016 Entourage Ahn So-hee

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2004 8th SM Youth Best Contest Best Face 2nd Place N/A Won
2008 2nd Mnet 20's Choice Awards Hot School Girl N/A Won
17th Buil Film Awards Best New Actress Hellcats Nominated
2017 13th Jecheon International Music & Film Festival Awards (JIMFF) JIMFF Star Award[18] Single Rider Won


  1. ^ Mark Russell (April 29, 2014). K-Pop Now!: The Korean Music Revolution. Tuttle Publishing. p. 80. ISBN 978-1-4629-1411-1. 
  2. ^ "국민여동생 '원더걸스'소희 애틋한 가족사 최초 공개". The Chosun Ilbo (in Korean). 17 March 2008. 
  3. ^ "Sohee to leave Wonder Girls". The Korea Times. 12 December 2013. 
  4. ^ "Sohee no longer a Wonder Girl". The Korea Herald. 12 December 2013. 
  5. ^ "`Hellcats' Is Charmingly Off-Tune". The Korea Times. 17 January 2008. 
  6. ^ "Sohee lands first acting role in drama". Korea JoongAng Daily. 5 July 2013. 
  7. ^ "Sohee plays flower shop girl in new drama". Korea JoongAng Daily. 16 August 2013. 
  8. ^ "Sohee to debut as actress". The Korea Times. 11 February 2014. 
  9. ^ "Wonder Girls' An will appear in drama". Korea JoongAng Daily. 21 October 2014. 
  10. ^ "Sohee, KeyEast exclusive contract with active warning". TenAsia. 30 September 2015. 
  11. ^ "Main Cast Confirmed for BUSAN BOUND". Korean Film Biz Zone. 8 April 2015. 
  12. ^ "'Train to Busan' to screen at Cannes". koreatimes. 2 May 2016. Retrieved June 1, 2016. 
  13. ^ "Zombie Movie 'Train to Busan' Passes 11 Million-Viewer Mark". The Chosun Ilbo. 19 August 2016. Retrieved 2016-12-04. 
  14. ^ "Ahn Sohee in High Cut; opens up on working with Lee Kwang Soo and oppas [PHOTOS]". International Business Times. 4 October 2016. 
  15. ^ "Sohee cast in Korean remake of 'Entourage'". Korea JoongAng Daily. 16 May 2016. 
  16. ^ "[INTERVIEW] 'My lonely life in US helped me portray my character'". The Korea Times. 27 February 2017. 
  17. ^ "Ahn So-hee, Yeon Woo-jin for International Women's Day". Kpop Herald. 13 March 2018. 
  18. ^ "EXO's D.O. and Ahn So-hee first JIMFF Awards winners". Kpop Herald. 7 August 2017. 

External links[edit]

  • Sohee at KeyEast Entertainment