July 24, 1988
|Education||Kyung Hee University|
|Revised Romanization||Han Seung-yeon|
Han Seung-yeon (born July 24, 1988), better known mononymously as Seungyeon, is a South Korean singer and actress. She is best known as the former main vocalist of the South Korean girl group Kara and for her role in Hello, My Twenties!.
Early life and career beginnings
Han Seung-yeon was born on July 24, 1988, in Guri, Gyeonggi, South Korea. She made her acting debut as a child actress in a bit part in Dear Ends (1993), Summer Showers (1995) and Star in My Heart (1997). She later left South Korea to study at Tenafly High School in New Jersey, United States. However, she withdrew from high school mid-course in order to pursue a singing career. After returning to South Korea, she debuted as a member of girl group Kara on March 29, 2007. During her time with the group, she passed a high school qualification exam, the College Scholastic Ability Test, and was accepted by Kyung Hee University, majoring in theater and film.
2007–08: Debut and solo activities
She was the VJ for MSL Break from 2007 to 2008. She replaced Tiffany of Girls' Generation as co-host of Boys and Girls Music Countdown in June 2008 with Kim Hye-sung, and later with actor Kim Soo-hyun. Their segment ended on May 8, 2009. From October to December 2008, she was part of the cast of the MBC Every 1 reality show I Need a Family – Season 2, where a group of celebrities would live life as a family, consisting of a father, mother, son and daughter. She also became part of MBC's entertainment news show Section TV as a "pop correspondent," debuting on November 21, 2008.
2009–present: Continued solo activities, Kara disbandment and label changes
Han was featured on rapper Nassun's single "Come to Play", which was released in March 2009, and was featured on the soundtrack for the movie Why Did You Come to My House? (2009), releasing her first solo song entitled "Miracle". In October 2009, she became part of the "Dream Team Girl Group" named 4Tomorrow for Samsung's campaign Samsung Anycall. Their digital single "Tomorrow" was released on October 6, and the official music video for their single was released on the October 12, starring actor Lee Dong-gun.
In 2010, she recorded the song "Super Star" for the soundtrack of the KBS2 drama Mary Stayed Out All Night. The same year, she became a host of MBC Every1's I Love Pet alongside fellow member Kang Ji-young. In 2011, she recorded the song "Because of Love" for the soundtrack of the SBS drama Warrior Baek Dong-soo. In July 2011, she became a co-host of SBS's Animal Farm.
In 2013, Han appeared as the protagonist's younger counterpart in the daily drama Pure Love (2013). Then in her first major supporting role, Han portrayed Choi Suk-bin in the period drama Jang Ok-jung, Living by Love (2013). In 2014, starred in the weekend drama Jang Bo-ri is Here!. The same year, she played her first leading role in the cable series Her Lovely Heels. Also from 2013 to 2014, Han and fellow member Park Gyu-ri served as hosts of the music program The Show.
In January 2016, Kara was disbanded after Seungyeon, Park Gyuri and Goo Hara decided not to renew their contract. She later signed a contract with J Wide Company in the same year. In May, Han was cast in the omnibus web film Bugs Attack. In July 2016, Han starred in the coming-of-age youth drama Hello, My Twenties!. In October 2016, Han was cast in a short film titled Frame in Love.
In 2021, Han appeared in comedy horror film Show Me the Ghost as Ye-ji. She won Fantastic Actor Jury’s Special Mention Award for her performance at 25th Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival.
|Title||Album details||Peak positions||Sales|
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|"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.|
As lead artist
|"Gijeog" (Miracle)||2009||—||On the Way Home OST|||
|"Super Star"||2010||96||Mary Stayed Out All Night OST|||
|"Salang Ttaemune" (Because Of Love)||2011||—||Warrior Baek Dong-soo OST|||
|"Guilty"||2012||155||Kara Solo Collection|||
|"Honja Salanghalkkayo" (Should I Love Alone)||2014||—||Her Lovely Heels OST|||
|—||Blade Man OST|||
|"Du Salam" (Duet)
(with Kim Soo Hyung)
|—||Musical Fool Victor OST|||
|"Jeo Byeolkkaji Deullige" (Can Be Heard From The Stars)
(with Kim Da-hyun)
|—||Guitar and Hot Pants OST|||
|"Geuttaen Alji Moshaessnabwa" (From Now)
(with Lee Sang Gon from Noel)
|"Geuaen Na" (U&I)||2016||—|||
|"Jal Itni" (Do You Remember?)||—|||
|"Sigan-ui Ondo" (The Temperature of Time)||2018||—||At The Moment : When Time Stopped OST|||
|"I Love Me"||2019||—||Non-album single|||
|"Annyeong tto Annyeong" (Goodbye Again Goodbye)||—||Perfume OST|||
As featured artist
|"Nolleowa" (Come To Play)
(Nassun feat. Seungyeon)
(4 Tomorrow (Seungyeon, Gain, Uee and Hyuna)
|"Talk About Love"
(W Foundation Campaign with various artists)
|2010||"Bingeul Bingeul" (Round and Round)
(No Brain feat. SeungYeon, Nicole Jung, Gyuri)
|MBC Music Travel Lalala Live Vol.11|||
|2014||"Cheos Salang" (First Love) (with Gyuri)||DSP Special Album "White Letter"|||
|1993||"Dead Ends"||N/A|||
|1995||"Summer Showers"|||
|2013||Epic||Mary Katherine (M. K.)||Korean dub|||
|2013||Kara The Animation||Herself||Japanese dub|||
|2017||Frame in Love||Ji Seon|
|2021||Show Me the Ghost||Ye-ji||Fantastic Actor Jury’s Special Mention Award|||
|1997||Star in My Heart||MBC||Orphan girl|||
|2010||More Charming By The Day||Cameo|||
|2011||URAKARA||TV Tokyo||Seung-yeon|||
|2012||Salamander Guru and The Shadows||SBS||Cameo|||
|2013||A Bit of Love||KBS2||Kim Sun-mi|||
|Jang Ok-jung, Living by Love||SBS||Choi Musuri|||
|2014||Her Lovely Heels||Shin Ji-hoo|||
|Jang Bo-ri is Here!||MBC||Lee Ga-eul|||
|Secret Love||DRAMAcube||Ji-hye|||
|Guitar and Hot Pants||MBC||Anna|||
|2016–17||Hello, My Twenties!||JTBC||Jung Ye-eun|||
|2017||Last Minute Romance||Baek Se|||
|2018||About Time||tvN||Jeon Sang-hee|||
|Twelve Nights||Channel A||Han Yoo-Kyung|||
|2021||Life Derm She||tvN D STUDIO||Man-ri|||
|2007||Han Seung Yeon MSL Break|||
|2008||I Need a Family – Season 2||MBC Every1|||
|Inkigayo||SBS||Special MC for episodes 512–515 with Eun Ji-won and Leeteuk|||
|2008-2009||Boys & Girls Music Countdown||Mnet|||
|2010||I Love Pet||MBC Every1||with Kang Ji-young|||
|2011||Animal Farm||SBS|||
|2013–2014||The Show||SBS MTV||with Park Gyu-ri|||
|2015||9th Cable TV Broadcasting Awards||Best Couple Award (With Hong Jong-hyun)||Her Lovely Heels||Won|||
|2016||9th Korea Drama Award||Hallyu Star Award||Hello, My Twenties!||Won|||
|2021||25th Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival||Fantastic Actor Jury’s Special Mention||Show Me the Ghost||Won|||
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