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Lee Joo-yeon in April 2018
March 19, 1987
Seoul, South Korea
|Education||Dongduk Women's University|
|Revised Romanization||I Ju-yeon|
Lee Joo-yeon (born March 19, 1987), better known mononymously as Jooyeon, is a South Korean actress and singer. She is best known for being a former member of the girl group After School. Since leaving After School, she has focused primarily on acting. She made her acting debut in the drama Smile Again (2010) and has made several participation in other dramas since then.
In 2007, Jooyeon made a cameo in the movie My Tutor Friend 2, playing the role of Azumi. Before her debut, Jooyeon was famous on the internet for being an Ulzzang, or "best face" which consisted of her being well known for her natural beauty features. She made her first unofficial appearance with After School's on December 29, 2008 at the SBS Song Festival, performing "Play Girlz" with Son Dam-bi.
2009–2014: After School and acting debut
On January 15, 2009, Jooyeon made her debut in South Korean girl group After School, with the release of their debut single "AH!" alongside their EP, New Schoolgirl. On 17 January, the group made their live debut on MBC's, Music Core. She was the vocalist and visual in the group.
In 2010, Jooyeon made her acting debut with the drama Smile Again and was a member of G7 in the variety show Invincible Youth. Over the years, she starred as supporting roles in various dramas and movies.
In 2011, she became the leader of A.S. Blue. The sub-unit debuted with the single "Wonder Boy" on July 20.
On December 31, 2014, Jooyeon's contract with Pledis Entertainment expired and she graduated from After School on June 30, 2015 after Japan promotions. Jooyeon was the only member, along with Jungah, who was in the group for all promotional periods.
2015-present: Focus on acting
In January 2015, following her graduation from After School, Jooyeon signed with Better ENT to pursue her acting career. She made her first appearance under her new company in the film Sorry, I Love You, Thank You, playing the role of Jung Hye-mi. She has since gone on to star in a number of dramas, such as All Kinds of Daughters-In-Law.
In 2017, Lee took on acting roles in crime flick The King and historical drama Saimdang, Memoir of Colors. In 2018, Jooyeon's contract with Better ENT expired and she began looking for a new agency. She subsequently signed with Mystic Entertainment. Later that year, Jooyeon took on supporting roles in The Undateables and Devilish Charm.
|2007||My Tutor Friend 2||Azumi|
|2015||Sorry, I Love You, Thank You||Jung Hye-mi|
|2017||The King||Cha Mi-ryeon|
|2010–2011||Smile Again||KBS||Yoon Sae-young|
|2012||Salamander Guru and The Shadows||SBS||Shi-ra|
|Reply 1997||tvN||Dr. Lee Joo-yeon|
|Reply 1994||tvN||Dr. Lee Joo-yeon|
|2014||A New Leaf||MBC||Lee Mi-ri|
|The Facetale: Shinderiya||oksusu||Shin De-ri|
|2017||Saimdang, Memoir of Colors||SBS||Princess Jeongsun|
|All Kinds of Daughters-In-Law||MBC||Hwang Geum-byul|
|Devilish Charm||MBN, Dramax||Lee Ha-yim|
|2010||Invincible Youth||KBS2||Regular cast|
|2012||Music and Lyrics||MBC||with Lee Tae-sung|
|2018||Law of the Jungle||Guest|
- "Profile After School" (in Japanese). Avex Japan. Archived from the original on August 3, 2018. Retrieved August 3, 2018.
- 'Ulzzang' Jooyeon, Hot Topics.OSEN, 2006
- "방과후처럼 Ah 5人5色 끼맘껏". Focus News Network (in Korean). 10 February 2009. Archived from the original on 22 July 2011. Retrieved 28 January 2010.
- 태군-애프터스쿨, '쇼! 음악중심'서 첫 데뷔무대 가져. Sports Chosun (in Korean). 17 January 2009. Retrieved 4 January 2010.
- Jackson, Julie (December 22, 2014). "Joo-yeon rumored to be leaving Afterschool". The Korea Herald. Retrieved January 2, 2015.
- Benjamin, Jeff (December 31, 2014). "Juyeon Announces Graduation From After School". Billboard K-Town. Retrieved January 2, 2015.
- "'Jooyeon signs with 'Better ENT' as an actress'". Allkpop. January 18, 2015.
- "이주연 측 "'마성의 기쁨' 출연 확정, 톱 여배우 역"(공식)" (in Korean).
- "Lee Joo Yeon Joins Cast Of Romantic Comedy Drama With Choi Jin Hyuk And Song Ha Yoon". Soompi. June 7, 2018.
- "In the new year, Lee Ju-yeon is primed to shine : The actor starts 2017 with promising roles in upcoming film, drama". Korea JoongAng Daily. January 9, 2017.
- "애프터스쿨 출신 이주연, FA시장 나왔다…소속사 미정" (in Korean). January 17, 2018.
- "Former After School Member Lee Joo Yeon Signs With Mystic Entertainment". Soompi. January 28, 2018.
- "[공식]이주연 SBS '훈남정음' 캐스팅…남궁민-황정음과 호흡". Naver (in Korean). Sports Chosun. April 19, 2018.
- "Lee Joo-yeon to become 'girl he knows' in 'Undateable'". Kpop Herald. June 13, 2018.
- "[단독] 이주연, '마성의 기쁨' 주연 확정...최진혁·송하윤과 호흡". Osen (in Korean). June 7, 2018.
- "After School's Jooyeon graduates from college". Allkpop. 22 February 2011. Retrieved 25 December 2011.
- "After School's Jooyeon discharged from the hospital, to resume activities this weekend". Allkpop. 29 November 2011. Retrieved 25 December 2011.
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