Park Soo-ah

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Park Soo-ah
Lizzy 15-08-02.jpg
Soo-ah in 2015
Born
Park Soo-young

(1992-07-31) July 31, 1992 (age 27)
Busan, South Korea
Occupation
  • Singer
  • Actress
Years active2010–present
AgentCelltrion Entertainment
Musical career
GenresK-pop
InstrumentsVocals
LabelsPledis Entertainment
Associated acts
Korean name
Hangul
박수아
Revised RomanizationBak Su-a
McCune–ReischauerPak Sua
Birth name
Hangul
박수영
Revised RomanizationBak Su-yeong
McCune–ReischauerPak Suyŏng
Signature
Lizzy's signature.png

Park Soo-ah[1] (born Park Soo-young on July 31, 1992),[2] previously known by the stage name Lizzy, is a South Korean singer and actress. She debuted as a new member of girl group After School (and later, its sub-unit Orange Caramel) in March 2010. Apart from her group's activities, she has also starred in various television dramas, including All My Love (2011) and Angry Mom (2015). She debuted as a solo artist with the digital single "Not an Easy Girl" in January 2015.

In May 2018, she graduated from After School following the expiration of her contract, but remains a member of Orange Caramel.[3][4] In July 2018, she was announced to have changed her promotion name to Park Soo-ah.[1]

Early life and education[edit]

Lizzy was born on July 31, 1992 in Busan, South Korea.[5] She attended Kyung Hee University, majoring in Post Modern Music.[6]

Career[edit]

2009–2010: Career beginnings[edit]

Lizzy served as Son Dam-bi's backup dancer in 2009. She was first hinted to be joining After School when she joined the members on stage to perform a cover of Fin.K.L.'s "To My Boyfriend" at their first fan meeting event in 2010, while donning a mask to keep her identity a secret. Lizzy made her official debut as a member of After School when they released their third single "Bang!" on March 25, 2010. She was the youngest member of the group until E-Young joined the group in December 2010.[7] In June 2010, Lizzy and her fellow After School members Raina and Nana formed a sub-unit named Orange Caramel and released their first mini-album featuring the lead single "Magic Girl".

2011–2017: Television roles and solo debut[edit]

In 2011, Lizzy was briefly a cast member of the SBS variety show, Running Man. That same year, she made her acting debut as a supporting character on MBC's sitcom, All My Love.[citation needed] Her role in Running Man was often edited out, and she eventually left to focus on All My Love.[8] In November 2012, Lizzy was cast in MBC's weekend drama Rascal Sons, where she had a more significant role.[9]

In December 2012, Lizzy and indie rapper Andup released a collaborative single, "Cosmetic", for their single album Cupcake Project.[10] In the same month, Lizzy joined Sistar's Bora, 4Minute's Gayoon, Secret's Sunhwa and Kara's Jiyoung to form the project girl group Mystic White for the 2012 SBS Gayo Daejun. They performed their single "Mermaid Princess" on the show, and the song's profits were donated to people in need.[11]

In July 2013, Lizzy made a cameo appearance in a Japanese horror drama Evil Spirit Ward, playing the role of a Korean foreign student named Tehi.[12] In 2014, she played a hair stylist named Hyeni in the film Momo Salon. The film consisted of six ten-minute episodes, and was released on Naver TV Cast on September 2.[13]

In December 2014, Lizzy was cast as a member of the second season of Jeong Hyeong-don and Defconn's show, Hitmaker.[14] Lizzy, G.NA, 4Minute's Kwon So-hyun and Kara's Heo Young-ji became a girl group called Chamsonyeo (참소녀) for the show.[15] The show began airing on January 16, 2015. She also had a supporting role in the film Love Forecast, which was released on January 15.[16] That same month, Lizzy replaced Kim Sung-eun as a co-MC of the food variety show, Tasty Road.[17]

On January 23, 2015, Lizzy debuted as a solo singer with the trot song "Not An Easy Girl" (쉬운 여자 아니에요).[18] The music video used footage from the 1961 film adaptation of Chunhyangga, with Lizzy playing the protagonist.[19] On February 11, she released a duet song, "Goodbye PMS", with comedian Park Myung-soo.[20] The song was written by Duble Sidekick, who said PMS (which usually means premenstrual syndrome) refers to "a monster that creates all the worries and stress suffered by a high school girl."[21] Lizzy also had a supporting role in MBC's drama Angry Mom, which aired from March to May.[22][23]

In 2017, she joined as Main MC on the first season of My Daughter's Men, being the only woman in the cast.[24][25]

2018–present: Acting career[edit]

On May 1, 2018, Lizzy graduated from After School following the expiration of her contract.[3]

On May 10, Lizzy joined Celltrion Entertainment.[26] On July 3 it was announced that Lizzy had changed her promotional name to 'Park Soo-ah',[1] and was cast in the web drama I Picked Up A Celebrity On the Street.[27]

On September 12, it was revealed by Celltrion Entertainment that Park Soo Ah had joined the main cast of the upcoming SBS drama Fates & Furies alongside with Lee Min-jung, Joo Sang-wook, So Yi-hyun and Lee Ki-woo. The drama began to air on December 1, 2018.[28][29] She had a cameo in Devilish Charm.

In 2019, she was casted in the app drama, Kim Seul Gi Genius, which was scheduled to be released in May 2019, due to the delay in 2018.[30] She is also part of the tvN's comedy drama, Ugly Miss Young-ae 17.[31]

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Sales Album
KOR
[32]
"Not an Easy Girl"
(featuring Jeong Hyeong-don)
2015 38
  • KOR (DL): 71,150[33]
Non-album single

Other songs[edit]

Year Title Album
2011 "Beautiful Girl" All My Love OST
2012 "Clara's Dream" Lipstick
"Cosmetic" (with Andup) Cupcake Project
"Mermaid Princess" (with Mystic White) Non-album single
2013 "Sour Grapes" Orange Caramel
2014 "Chemistry" (with Yoon Gun) Autumn Play
2015 "Goodbye PMS" (with Park Myung-soo) Non-album single
"Magic Words" (with Chamsonyeo) Non-album single
"Flower" (with Kanto) Cheer Up! OST
2016 "비밀번호 486 (시집가는 갑순이)" (Password 486 (going to marry this gapsun)) King of Mask Singer 45회 (single)

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Ref.
2011 White: The Melody of the Curse Member of Pure (cameo with After School) [34]
2014 Momo Salon Hyeni [13]
2015 Love Forecast Min-ah [16]
2016 Mood of the Day Song Yi [35][36]

Television drama[edit]

Year Title Role Network Notes Ref.
2010 All My Love Park Soon-deok MBC [citation needed]
2012 Rascal Sons Jin Yoo-ri [9]
What Is Mom Park Soo-young Cameo, Episode 16
2013 Akuryo Byoto (Evil Spirit Ward) Tehi TBS Cameo, Episodes 3–4 [12]
After School Bokbulbok Lizzy Nate Cameo, Episode 5
2015 Angry Mom Wang Jung-hee MBC [23]
2018 I Picked Up A Celebrity On the Street Oksusu [27]
Fates & Furies Tae Jung-min SBS Main cast [37]
Devilish Charm Kang Song-hwa MBN / Dramax Cameo, Episode 10
2019 Kim Seul Gi Genius Song Kwan Ji JTBC Main cast [38]
Ugly Miss Young Ae Season 17 Park SuAh TvN [39]
Flower Crew: Joseon Marriage Agency Lee Eun-young JTBC Cameo, Episode 1

Variety show[edit]

Year Title Network Notes
2010–2011 Running Man SBS Regular cast, episode 18–25
2012 Pit-a-Pat Shake MBC Regular cast
2015 Tasty Road O'live MC
2016 King of Mask Singer MBC Episode 45
2017 My Daughter's Men E Channel MC[24]
2018 Dead if Shot Naver Cast member [40]

References[edit]

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