At Uncontrollably Fond press conference, July 4, 2016
October 10, 1994
Gwangju, South Korea
|Other names||Bae Suzy|
|Revised Romanization||Bae Su-ji|
Bae Su-ji (Hangul: 배수지; born October 10, 1994), better known by the mononym Suzy, is a South Korean singer and actress. She is a member of the girl group miss A under JYP Entertainment and is best known for her roles in the musical drama Dream High (2011), romantic film Architecture 101 (2012), historical-fantasy Gu Family Book (2013) and melodrama Uncontrollably Fond (2016).
- 1 Early life
- 2 Career
- 3 Personal life
- 4 Discography
- 5 Filmography
- 6 Ambassadorial roles
- 7 Awards and nominations
- 8 References
- 9 External links
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 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. 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.
As idol singer with 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. On March 30, 2015, the group released another chart topping hit song titled "Only You" produced by Black Eyed Pilseung from their mini album Colors.
2010–2013: Solo activities and rising popularity
In October 2010, Suzy became the host for MBC Show! Music Core alongside Minho and Onew, both from SHINee, and Jiyeon, from T-ara. Suzy later hosted other shows such as Inkigayo, M! Countdown, M! Countdown Hello Japan, the 21st Seoul Music Awards, 26th Golden Disk Awards with F.T. Island's Hongki, and Mnet 20's Choice Awards alongside actor Song Joong-ki where she won an award under the category "Hot New Star of 2011". Since then, Suzy continues to host many events from music shows to major award ceremonies.
Apart from her group activities, Suzy also ventured into acting. She made her acting debut in the high-school drama Dream High, which aired on KBS from January 3 to February 28. Suzy also released an OST for the drama, titled "Winter Child". The drama was a success locally, earning high viewership ratings during its two-month run. It also gained popularity in other countries and won several international awards. At the KBS Drama Awards, Suzy won the Best New Actress award as well as Best Couple Award with co-star Kim Soo-hyun.
In October 2011, Suzy became a cast member in KBS TV reality show Invincible Youth 2. The show began filming its first episode on October 19 and aired on November 11. On November 4, 2011, it was revealed that Suzy will be making a surprise appearance in former G.o.d's member Son Ho-young's new music video titled "Pretty but Hateful". She captivated the audience with her natural beauty and innocent charm, and also left a strong impression by being able to cry on demand in the beginning of the music video.
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 playing the younger version of the female protagonist. Architecture 101 was one of the ten most-watched films in Korea in the first quarter of 2012, and achieved over 4.1 million admissions nine weeks after its theater release; a new box office record set for Korean melodramas. Suzy made a lasting impression with her natural acting and innocent charm; and was ultimately hailed as Korea's Icon of First Love. The same year, Suzy played a supporting role in KBS drama Big, written by the Hong Sisters, alongside Gong Yoo and Lee Min-jung.
Suzy was announced to be the first Korean female celebrity to reach over one million followers on Twitter. She is also the first Korean female celebrity 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 for her acting performance in Architecture 101. On December 22, 2012, Suzy won the Best Newcomer Award in the Variety category at the KBS Entertainment Awards for her stint in Invincible Youth 2, marking her 4th rookie award in different entertainment fields and showing her versatility as an all-round entertainer.
2014-present: Mainstream success
In 2013, she starred in the fusion martial arts action historical drama Gu Family Book alongside Lee Seung-gi. The drama amassed stellar ratings, staying at the number one spot for Monday-Tuesday time-slot throughout its entire run. Suzy later received acting recognition at the MBC Drama Awards, winning the Top Excellence Award. She also featured on the variety show Healing Camp, becoming the youngest guest on the show. The following year, Suzy made a cameo appearance on My Love from the Star which starred her previous Dream High co-star Kim Soo-hyun.
Suzy has been hailed a "CF Queen" due to numerous endorsement deals ranging from cosmetics, apparel, up to basic commodities like sugar.
In May 2014, Suzy was cast in the film The Sound of a Flower as Jin Chae-sun, Korea's first female Pansori singer. The movie depicts the struggle of a singer who is not allowed to perform in the public because of her gender during the Joseon era. To prepare herself for the role, Suzy received training in pansori for a year. The Sound of a Flower premiered on November 25, 2015. The same year, Suzy collaborated with Taiwanese singer-actor Show Luo in the single "Together In Love", featured in his album Reality Show.
In January 2016, Suzy released a digital single titled "Dream" with EXO's Baekhyun. The song debuted at number one on Gaon's weekly digital chart.  "Dream" also won first place five times in total on music television programs Music Bank and Inkigayo.
In November 2016, it was confirmed that Suzy will be starring alongside Lee Jong-suk in the drama While You Were Sleeping which will premiere in 2017. This drama will serve as the second collaboration between Suzy and scriptwiter Park Hye-ryun after working together in the 2011 hit drama series Dream High.
In December 2016, it was confirmed that Suzy will be making her solo debut. Her pre-release single "Pretend" was released on January 17 and achieved an all-kill on music charts. A week later, she released her first EP titled Yes? No?.
- Yes? No? (2017)
|2012||Architecture 101||Yang Seo-yeon (young)|
|2015||The Sound of a Flower||Jin Chae-seon|
|2011||Dream High||Go Hye-mi||KBS2|
|Human Casino (Drama Special)||Cameo|
|2012||Dream High 2||Herself||Cameo|
|I Need a Fairy||Aspiring actress||Cameo|
|2013||Gu Family Book||Dam Yeo-wool||MBC|
|2014||My Love from the Star||Go Hye-mi||SBS||Cameo (ep 17)|
|2017||While You Were Sleeping||Nam Hong-ju||SBS|
|2010||Show! Music Core||Special host||MBC||with 2PM's Nichkhun|
|Inkigayo||SBS||with Jo Kwon and CNBLUE's Jung Yong-hwa|
|2010–2011||Show! Music Core||Main host||MBC||with T-ARA's Park Ji-yeon and SHINee's Choi Min-ho and Onew|
|2011||5th Mnet 20's Choice Awards||Host||Mnet||with Song Joong-ki|
|Win Win||Special host||KBS2||with Kim Sung-soo and Jung Jae-young|
|Cover Dance Festival K-Pop Roadshow 40120||Judge / Narrator||MBC||Judges with miss A's Min and f(x)'s Victoria and Amber|
|2011–2012||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 hosts.|
|2012||26th Golden Disk Awards||Host||jtbc||with FTISLAND's Lee Hong-gi|
|M! Countdown||Special host||Mnet||with John Park|
|M! Countdown Hello Japan||Host||with Lee Joon|
|18th Korea Musical Awards||SBS||with Kim Won-jun|
|College Music Festival||MBC||with Lee Juck|
|M! Countdown||Special host||Mnet||with FTISLAND's Lee Hong-gi|
|Show! Music Core||MBC||with miss A's Min and B.A.P's Daehyun|
|Style Log: Weekly – Much Wanted Life||Narrator||OnStyle|
|11th KBS Entertainment Awards||Host||KBS2||with Shin Dong-yup and Lee Ji-ae|
|SBS Gayo Daejeon||SBS||with IU and Jung Gyu-woon|
|2013||Korea Music Wave in Bangkok||MBC||with 2PM's Nichkhun, SHINee's Choi Min-ho, Jo Kwon and T-ARA's Park Ji-yeon|
|8th Seoul International Drama Awards||with Lee Sung-jae|
|Music Bank in Istanbul||Host||KBS||with Super Junior's Kyuhyun and BEAST's Yoon Doo-joon|
|KBS Gayo Daejun||with Lee Hwi-jae and Yoon Shi-yoon|
|2014||Connection||Narrator||OnStyle, XTM||with Roy Kim|
|2016||52nd Baeksang Arts Awards||Host||jTBC||with Shin Dong-yup|
|2017||Off The Record, Suzy||Herself||Dingo Music YouTube, V LIVE||First own solo reality show|
|2011||Happy Together||Guest with Dream High cast||177||SBS|
|2011–2014||Running Man||Guest||55, 93–94, 117, 155, 172–173, 208|
|2012||Weekly Idol||Guest with Miss A||35–36, 69–70||MBC Every 1|
|2013||Healing Camp, Aren't You Happy||Guest||101||SBS|
|After School Club||Guest with Miss A||32||Arirang|
|Happy Together||Guest with Fei||325||KBS2|
|2 Days & 1 Night||Guest – Morning Angel||322||KBS2|
|Real Miss A||Host with Miss A||YouTube, Naver|
Music video appearance
|2011||Pretty But Hateful||Son Ho-young||Main Female Character|
On April 28, 2011, Suzy and Kim Soo-hyun were officially revealed to be the ambassadors of the "16th Goyang Korea Flower Show" in the Gyeonggi Province. The flower show was held at the Goyang Flower Exhibition Center at Ilsan Lake Park on April 29.
On August 28, 2013, Suzy was appointed as the honorary ambassador for the "Korean National Police Agency".
On November 19, 2013, Suzy alongside Ki Bo-bae, Son Yeon-jae, Yang Hak-seon and Choi Eun-sook was appointed as the promotional ambassador for the "2015 Summer Universiade". Suzy was participating in a number of promotional videos, posters and photos, as well as a host of other events used to promote the Universiade.
Awards and nominations
||Best New Actress (TV)||Dream High||Nominated|
|Most Popular Actress (TV)||Nominated|
||Hot New Star||Won|
||Best New Actress||Nominated|
||Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries||Nominated|
|Best New Actress||Won|||
|Best Couple with Kim Soo-hyun||Won|
|Best Couple with Ok Taec-yeon||Nominated|
||Best New Actress (Film)||Architecture 101||Won|
|Most Popular Actress (Film)||Nominated|
||Hot Female Movie Star||Won|
||Women's CF Model Award||N/A||Won|
||Outstanding Korean Actress||Dream High||Nominated|
||First Love Fantasies||Architecture 101||Won|
||Best Dressed Award||N/A||Won|
||Best New Actress||Architecture 101||Nominated|
||Best New Actress||Nominated|
||Best Female Newcomer in a Variety Show||Invincible Youth Season 2||Won|||
|Best Cameo Appearance||Gag Concert||Won|
||Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries||Big||Nominated|
|Best Couple with Baek Sung Hyun||Nominated|||
||Most Popular Actress (TV)||Nominated|
||Most Popular Korean TV Artiste||N/A||Nominated|
||20's Drama Star Female||Gu Family Book||Won|
||Outstanding Korean Actress||Won|
|Outstanding Korean OST – Don't Forget Me||Nominated|
||Excellence Award, Actress||Nominated|
|Best Couple with Lee Seung-gi||Nominated|
||The Immortal First Love Icon||N/A||Nominated|
||Best Model Award||N/A||Won|
||Best Original Soundtrack – Don't Forget Me||Gu Family Book||Nominated|
||Top Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries||Won|
|Best Couple with Lee Seung-gi||Won|
||Most Popular Actress (TV)||Nominated|
||Best Young Actress||Nominated|
||Most Popular Actress (Film)||The Sound of a Flower||Won|
|InStyle Fashionista Award||N/A||Won|
|iQiyi Global Star Award||N/A||Nominated|
||Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries||Uncontrollably Fond||Nominated|
||Best Star Award||Won|
|Popularity Award, Actress||Nominated|
||Weekly Popularity Award (January 25)||Dream||Won|
||Best R&B / Soul with Baekhyun||Won|
||Best Collaboration with Baekhyun||Won|
||Top Excellence Award, Actress||Uncontrollably Fond||Nominated|
|Excellence Award, Actress in a Mid-length drama||Nominated|
|Best Couple Award with Kim Woo-bin||Nominated|
||Digital Bonsang with Baekhyun||Dream||Won|
|Asian Choice Popularity Award with Baekhyun||Nominated|
||Song of the Year – January with Baekhyun||Pending|
|2016||January 15||"Dream" (with Baekhyun)|
|2016||January 17||"Dream" (with Baekhyun)|
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- 뭇 남성 사로잡은 첫사랑 아이콘 미쓰에이 수지 (in Korean). December 2012.
- 미쓰에이 수지 데뷔 전 쇼핑몰 모델 활동…사진봤더니 [miss A's Suzy shopping mall model past photos revealed]. Dong-A Ilbo (in Korean). December 17, 2010.
- "'미쓰에이' 수지, "슈퍼스타K 오디션장에서 캐스팅 됐다"" [miss A's Suzy: "I was launched by Superstar K"] (in Korean). April 3, 2012.
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- miss A unleashes debut mini album bad but good. allkpop. June 30, 2010. Retrieved July 2, 2010.
- Onew, Minho, Suzy and Jiyeon to MC for Show! Music Core. allkpop. October 29, 2010. Retrieved November 1, 2010.
- miss A’s Suzy to host ‘M! Countdown Hello Japan’ with MBLAQ’s Lee Joon. April 20, 2012.
- '호스트 M에 수지를 놓치지! 카운트 다운 안녕하세요 일본의 MBLAQ의 리 준과. Osen.mt.co.kr. Retrieved on July 31, 2016.
- Song Joong Ki & miss A’s Suzy to host 2011 Mnet’s "20s Choice". allkpop. June 16, 2011. Retrieved June 20, 2011.
- Winners from the 2011 Mnet 20's Choice Awards. allkpop. July 7, 2011. Retrieved July 15, 2011.
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- Dream High attracts a divided response after first airing. allkpop. April 9, 2012.
- ""Dream High" valued more than "Chuno"".
- Korean Culture and Information Service (KOCIS). "'Dream High' wins grand prize at the 'Rose d'Or' awards".
- Full cast list for 'Invincible Youth 2'. inNews. October 18, 2011. Retrieved October 20, 2011.
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- INTERVIEW: Bae Suzy: I really don't want to look weak in front of other people. Never.. 10Asia. April 9, 2012.
- INTERVIEW: Bae Suzy: I just want to throw a banana whenever I spot one. 10Asia. April 9, 2012.
- Miss A's Su-zy Wins Over Critics with Film Debut. PThe Chosun Ilbo. April 14, 2012.
- Suzy talks about her title of the 'nation's first love' on 'Healing Camp'. allkpop.com (July 29, 2013). Retrieved on July 31, 2016.
- miss A Suzy’s Twitter followers exceed one million. korea.com. July 9, 2012
- miss A's Suzy wins 'Best Newcomer' & 'Best Cameo' at 'KBS Entertainment Awards'. allkpop.com (December 22, 2012). Retrieved on 2016-07-31.
- Yeon, Kang Jung (203-07-11) Miss A Suzy to Appear on “Healing Camp”. tenasia.com
- KPOP NEWS – miss A’s Suzy to Guest on ‘Healing Camp’ | Mwave. Mwave.interest.me (July 10, 2013). Retrieved on July 31, 2016.
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- "Suzy Transformed into a Lower Class Maiden in Still Cut of Upcoming Movie "Dorihwaga"". Soompi. 2015-01-23. Retrieved 2017-02-03.
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- "Suzy Bae unveils world- first wax figure of herself". Madametussauds.com. 2016-09-13. Retrieved 2017-02-03.
- "Suzy Is The First Korean Female Artist To Have Wax Figure Made By Madame Tussauds". Soompi. 2016-07-11. Retrieved 2017-02-03.
- "Suzy To Be Lee Jong Suk's Co-Star In New SBS Drama". Soompi. 2016-11-27. Retrieved 2017-02-03.
- "Updated: Suzy Teases When She Will Make Solo Debut". Soompi. 2016-11-30. Retrieved 2017-02-03.
- "Suzy's "Pretend" Secures All-Kill On Charts, Followed By Seohyun's "Don't Say No"". Soompi. 2017-01-16. Retrieved 2017-02-03.
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- (Korean) '드림하이2', 초호화 카메오 군단 예고. Star Today. December 29, 2011.
- Suzy to make a cameo appearance on KBS2 ‘I Need a Fairy’. allkpop. March 23, 2012.
- (Korean) 수지, '선녀가 필요해' 깜짝출연...박민우와 러브라인?. Nate. April 3, 2012.
- Gong Yoo, Lee Min Jung, and miss A’s Suzy confirmed for drama, ‘Big’. allkpop. April 12, 2012.
- (Korean) 수지, '빅' 출연 확정...공유 두고 이민정과 자존심 대결. Nate. April 13, 2012.
- Lee Seung Gi and miss A’s Suzy to act together in drama ‘Guga Medical Book’?. allkpop. October 18, 2012.
- (Korean) 이승기·수지, 내년 4월 '마의' 후속으로 안방 인사. Naver. December 13, 2012.
- Lee Seung Gi and Suzy’s ‘Guga Medical Book’ drama to air in April through MBC. allkpop. December 12, 2012.
- "Dream High's Kim Soohyun and Suzy appointed as ambassadors of "The 16th Goyang Korea Flower Show"". 29 April 2011. Retrieved 10 January 2017.
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