Bae Suzy

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This is a Korean name; the family name is Bae.
For the Portuguese singer, see Suzy (singer).
Suzy - Bean Pole accessory catalogue 2015 Spring-Summer 01.jpg
Bae Suzy for Bean Pole 2015 S/S accessory catalogue.
Background information
Birth name Bae Su-ji
Also known as Suzy
Born (1994-10-10) October 10, 1994 (age 20)
Gwangju, South Korea
Origin South Korea
Genres Dance-pop, K-pop,
Occupation(s) Singer, Actress
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2010–present
Labels JYP Entertainment
Associated acts Miss A, JYP Nation
Bae Suzy
Hangul 배수지
Hanja 裵秀智[1]
Revised Romanization Bae Su-ji
McCune–Reischauer Pae Suji
Stage name
Hangul 수지
Revised Romanization Suji
McCune–Reischauer Suji

Bae Su-ji (Hangul: 배수지; born October 10, 1994), commonly known by her stage name Suzy, is a South Korean singer and actress. She is best known for her roles as Go Hye-mi in the KBS2 TV series' Dream High, Jang Ma-ri in Big, young Yang Seo-yeon in the movie Architecture 101, and Dam Yeo-wool in the MBC TV series Gu Family Book. She is a member of the girl group Miss A, under JYP Entertainment.

Early life[edit]

Suzy was born in Gwangju, South Korea on October 10, 1994,[2] to Bae Wan-young and Jeong Hyun-sook; she has an older sister, Su-bin, and a younger brother, Sang-moon.[3] She attended Seoul Performing Arts High School.[3] Before debuting, she was an online shopping model.[4] In 2009, she auditioned for Mnet Superstar K and made it through the preliminary round but she was ultimately eliminated. However, she caught the attention of a scout from JYP Entertainment and soon became a trainee.[5] After training for a year, she was paired with fellow members Fei and Jia. After the addition of Min into the group, the four of them prepared to debut as miss A.


Miss A[edit]

Main article: Miss A

In March 2010, Suzy joined fellow members Fei and Jia to form the group Miss A. The trio began their first official promotional activities in China as a group by signing up with the Samsung Electronics group in China. The group released a song used for the commercial called "Love Again" for the Samsung Beat Festival. The song was written by Korean composer Super Changddai, and the music video was directed by Hong Won Ki.[6][7] The group was later joined by a fourth member, Min. The four piece girl group eventually made their debut in July 2010 through JYP Entertainment, with the single "Bad Girl Good Girl"[8] After a successful promotion period of seven weeks, the group came back in October with a new title track, "Breathe", from the second single Step Up. They promoted the song for a month and had their last goodbye stage on November 7. The group then returned in July 2011 with the release of their first full-length studio album A Class with the title track "Good Bye Baby". The group held their goodbye stage in early September after finding great success with their album and title track. They then turned their focus towards their overseas activities, including their Chinese debut. In February 2012, they came back with their new style of music through Touch. In the later quarter of the year 2012, they released Independent Women Pt.III. The album was designed to pay homage to the song "Independent Women" by Destiny's Child, the group's idol. On November 6, 2013, miss A made their comeback after more than a year with a second full-length studio album Hush. The title track was composed by famous composer duo, E-Tribe.

2010-present: Solo activities and rising popularity[edit]

In October 2010, Suzy became the host for MBC Show! Music Core alongside Minho and Onew, both from SHINee, and Jiyeon, from T-ara.[9] Suzy later hosted other shows such as Inkigayo, M! Countdown, M! Countdown Hello Japan,[10][11] the 21st Seoul Music Awards, 26th Golden Disk Awards with F.T. Island's Hongki, and Mnet 20's Choice Awards alongside the actor Song Joong-ki[12] where she won an award under the category "hot new star of 2011".[13] Since then, Suzy continues to host many events from music shows up to major award ceremonies.

Suzy performing at Star Performing Arts Centre, Singapore in 2013

Apart from her group activities, Suzy made her acting debut as the main female character Go Hye-mi with the drama Dream High, which aired on KBS2 from January 3 to February 28.[14][15] The drama proved to be a success maintaining first in its Mon-Tue drama time slot. It also gained popularity in other countries and won several international awards.[16][17]

In October 2011, Suzy became a cast member in KBS2 TV reality show Invincible Youth 2 (청춘불패) in which Suzy was a part of G8, consisting of eight girls from idol groups as Girls' Generation's Sunny and Hyoyeon, Kara's Jiyoung, f(x)'s Amber, SISTAR's Bora, Rainbow's Woori and Jewelry's Yewon. The show began filming its first episode on October 19 and aired on November 11.[18] On November 4, 2011, it revealed that Suzy will make a surprise appearance in the new music video titled Pretty but Hateful of former g.o.d's member Son Ho-young. Suzy played the role of the main female character and captivated the audience with her natural beauty and innocent charm. She left a strong impression by being able to cry on demand in the beginning of the MV.[19]

In 2012, Suzy showed her support towards the Pink Wings Campaign, ran by the Korean Citizens' Coalition for Teens, by participating in the special photoshoot Vogue Girl conducted. On March 22, 2012, she made her movie debut in the film Introduction to Architecture as young Seo yeon.[20][21][22] Her debut film, Architecture 101, was one of the ten most-watched films in Korea in the first quarter of 2012. Nine weeks after its theater release, it reached over 4.1 million admissions, a new box office record for Korean melodramas. She made a lasting impression with her natural acting and charm; thus, ultimately hailed as Korea's Icon of First Love.[23] On June 4, 2012, Suzy took a supporting role in the Hong Sisters drama Big alongside Gong Yoo and Lee Min-jung as the crazy but beautiful Jang Mari.

Bae Suzy was also the first female celebrity to have over one million followers on Twitter. She is also the first Korean female to win a singer rookie award, drama rookie award and movie rookie award, having received the Best New Actress Award at the 48th Baeksang Arts Awards.[24] On December 22, 2012, Suzy also won the Best Newcomer of the Year for Variety shows marking her 4th rookie award in different entertainment fields.[25]

On April 8, 2013, she starred as the main female character Dam Yeo-wool in the drama Gu Family Book. It proved a great success staying number one for the Monday-Tuesday time-slot throughout its entire run. She is currently holding the status of a CF Queen due to numerous and well-received endorsement deals ranging from cosmetics, apparel, up to basic commodities like sugar.[26] She was a featured guest in the variety show Healing Camp as the youngest guest on the show.[27][28] She also made a cameo appearance on My Love from the Star which starred her previous Dream High costar Kim Soo-hyun. Suzy is finished filming her new movie Dorihwaga which will premiere some time in 2015.

Personal life[edit]

In March 2015, Suzy and South Korean actor and singer Lee Min-ho were confirmed to be in a relationship.[29]



Year Title Peak positions Sales Album


2010 "This Christmas" (with JYP Nation) 30 - JYP Nation Team Play Concert
2011 "Winter Child" 12 - Dream High OST
"Dream High" (with Taecyeon, Wooyoung, Kim Soo-hyun and JOO) 23 -
"So Many Tears" 7 10
  • KOR (DL): 1,042,067+
Me Too, Flower OST
2012 "You're My Star"[32] 23 41
  • KOR (DL): 353,373+
Dream High 2 OST
"이 노래가 끝나기 전에" (with JJ Project) 139 - Bounce
"I Still Love You"[33] 15 -
  • KOR (DL): 502,005+
"Come Out If You Love Me" - - Digital Single (Bean Pole CF)
"Classic (with Taecyeon and Wooyoung)" - - Digital Single (Reebok Classic CF)
"I Won't Do Bad Things" with B1A4 - - In The Wind
"Moments" - - Digital Single (Canon CF)
2013 "Don’t Forget Me" 12 5
  • KOR (DL): 590,321+
Gu Family Book OST
"You Are A Miracle" - - 2013 SBS Gayo Daejun Friendship Project
2014 "Wind, Wind, Wind" - - Digital Single (Bean Pole CF)
"Farewell Under the Sun" (with Bernard Park) - - JYP Nation Korea 2014 ONE MIC



Year Title Role Notes
2012 Architecture 101[34] Yang Seo-yeon (young) 48th Baeksang Arts Awards
  • Won - Best New Movie Actress

6th Mnet 20's Choice Awards

  • Won - Hot Female Movie Star

5th Style Icon Awards

  • Won - First Love Fantasies

33rd Blue Dragon Film Awards

  • Won - Popular Star
2015 Dorihwaga/ The Hymn Jin Chae Sun Lead Role

Television drama[edit]

Year Title Role TV Network Notes
2011 Dream High Go Hye-mi KBS2 Lead role with Kim Soo-hyun and 2PM's Taecyeon.

KBS Drama Awards

  • Won - Best New Actress
  • Won - Best Couple with Kim Soo-hyun
Human Casino (Drama Special) Cameo Role Cameo appearance with 2PM's Wooyoung.
2012 Dream High 2[35] Suzy Cameo appearance with miss A members.
I Need a Fairy[36][37] Aspiring actress Cameo
Big[38][39] Jang Ma-ri Lead role with Gong Yoo and Lee Min Jung.

KBS Drama Awards

  • Won - Popularity Award
2013 Gu Family Book[40][41][42] Dam Yeo-wool MBC Lead role with Lee Seung Gi.

7th Mnet 20's Choice Awards

  • Won - 20's Drama Star Female

8th Seoul International Drama Awards

  • Won - Outstanding Korean Actress

MBC Drama Awards

  • Won - Best Couple with Lee Seung-gi
  • Won - High Excellence for Mini-Series
2014 My Love from the Star Go Hye-mi SBS Cameo (episode 17)

Variety shows[edit]

Year Title Role Network Notes
2011 Invincible Youth 2 Member of G8 ® G6 ® G5 KBS with Girls' Generation's Sunny and Hyoyeon, f(x)'s Amber, SISTAR's Bora, Jewelry's Yewon, Rainbow's Woori and KARA's Jiyoung with Boom, Ji Hyun-woo, Lee Su-geun, Kim Shin Young and Lee Young Ja serving as MC's.

KBS Entertainment Awards

  • Won - Best Female Newcomer on a Variety Show

Music video appearance[edit]

Year Song title Artist Role
2010 This Christmas JYP Nation Herself
2011 Pretty But Hateful Son Ho-young Main female character
2012 Win The Day Team SIII Herself
Classic With Park Jin-young, 2PM's Wooyoung and Taecyeon Main Female Character
Smart Uniform CF B1A4, Suzy Herself

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2011 47th Baeksang Arts Awards Best New Actress (TV) Dream High Nominated
Most Popular Actress (TV) Nominated
5th Mnet 20's Choice Awards Hot New Star N/A Won
4th Korea Drama Awards Best New Actress Dream High Nominated
Mnet Media Awards Most Cute and Gorgeous Lady N/A Won
Most Popular Celebrity Lady N/A Nominated
KBS Drama Awards[43][44] Best New Actress Dream High Won
Popularity Award Nominated
Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries Nominated
Best Couple with Kim Soo-hyun Won
2012 48th Baeksang Arts Awards Best New Actress (Film) Architecture 101 Won
Most Popular Actress (Film) Nominated
6th Mnet 20's Choice Awards Hot Female Movie Star Won
MTN Broadcast Advertisement Festival Women's CF Model Award Won
7th Seoul International Drama Awards Outstanding Korean Actress Dream High Nominated
5th Style Icon Awards The Immortal First Love Icon Architecture 101 Won
17th Busan International Film Festival Best Dressed Award N/A Won
21st Buil Film Awards Best New Actress Architecture 101 Nominated
49th Grand Bell Awards Best New Actress[45] Nominated
33rd Blue Dragon Film Awards Best New Actress Nominated
Popular Star Won
KBS Entertainment Awards Best Female Newcomer in a Variety Show[46] Invincible Youth Season 2 Won
Best Cameo Appearance Gag Concert Won
KBS Drama Awards Popularity Award[47] Big Won
Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries Nominated
Best Couple with Baek Sung Hyun[48] Nominated
2013 49th Baeksang Arts Awards Most Popular Actress (TV) Nominated
Singapore Entertainment Awards Most Popular Korean TV Artiste N/A Nominated
7th Mnet 20's Choice Awards 20's Drama Star Female Gu Family Book Won
8th Seoul International Drama Awards Outstanding Korean Actress Won
Outstanding Korean OST - Don't Forget Me Nominated
6th Korea Drama Awards Best Couple with Lee Seung-gi Nominated
Excellence Award, Actress Nominated
6th Style Icon Awards The Immortal First Love Icon Architecture 101 Won
Korean Advertisers Association Best Model Award N/A Won
15th Mnet Asian Music Awards Best Original Soundtrack - Don't Forget Me Gu Family Book Nominated
MBC Drama Awards Popularity Award Nominated
Best Couple with Lee Seung-gi Won
Top Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries Won
2014 Mwave Drama Awards Brightest Swan N/A Won
Hottest Onscreen Couple with Lee Seung-gi Gu Family Book Won
50th Baeksang Arts Awards Most Popular Actress (TV) Nominated
16th Seoul International Youth Film Festival Best Young Actress Nominated
2015 2014 Sina Weibo Night Awards Goddess Award N/A Won


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