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Suzy was born in Gwangju, South Korea on October 10, 1994, to Bae Wan-young and Jeong Hyun-sook; she has an older sister, Su-bin, and a younger brother, Sang-moon. She attended Seoul Performing Arts High School. Before debuting, she was an online shopping model. In 2009, she auditioned for MnetSuperstar 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. 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.
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. 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" 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
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. 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.
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. 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.
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. 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. 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. 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.
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. She was a featured guest in the variety show Healing Camp as the youngest guest on the show. 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.