Son Na-eun

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Son Na-eun
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Son Na-eun on December 27, 2016
Born Son Na-eun
(1994-02-10) February 10, 1994 (age 23)[1]
Seoul, South Korea
Other names Naeun
Occupation
Musical career
Genres K-pop
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2011–present
Labels Plan A Entertainment
Associated acts Apink
Korean name
Hangul
Revised Romanization Son Na-eun
McCune–Reischauer Son Na-ŭn

Son Na-eun (born February 10, 1994)[1] is a South Korean idol and actress. She is a vocalist in the South Korean girl group Apink.

Early life[edit]

Son Na-eun was born on February 10, 1994 in Seoul, South Korea. She attended Chungdam High School and later transferred to School of Performing Arts Seoul, from which she graduated on February 7, 2013. In 2013, she was accepted into Dongguk University's Department of Theatre and Film as an acting major.[2][3] She was also chosen as an ambassador for the said university in 2014 along with SNSD's Yoona and Park Ha-sun.[4]

Career[edit]

2011-present: Apink[edit]

Son was the first Apink member to be announced in 2011. On April 21, Son debuted with Apink on Mnet's M! Countdown performing their songs "I Don't Know", and "Wishlist" which were included on their debut EP Seven Springs of Apink.[5]

2012-present: Acting career and solo activities[edit]

In 2012, Son made her acting debut as the teenage Hae-in in the drama The Great Seer.[6] She had roles in other dramas like Salamander Guru and The Shadows, Childless Comfort and Twenty Again. She has also starred in the films Marrying the Mafia 5: Return of The Family and The Miracle.[7] In 2016, she was cast as the 2nd female lead in the tvN drama Cinderella and Four Knights, alongside Jung Il-woo, Ahn Jae-hyun, Lee Jung-shin and Park So-dam.

Throughout 2013 and 2014, Son starred in MBC's We Got Married with Shinee's Taemin as a virtual married couple,[8] for which Son won the "Star of the Year" award at the MBC Entertainment Awards.[9][10]

Endorsements[edit]

Son modeled for cosmetic brand Peripera, sportswear brand M-Limited, dietary health supplement CALOBYE, chair brand Duoback, L'Occitane and apparel brand Tommy Hilfiger.[11][12]

Personal life[edit]

Son has a younger sister named Son Sae-eun.[13]

Filmography[edit]

Films[edit]

Year Title Role
2012 Marrying the Mafia 5: Return of The Family Eun Hee-Jae
2013 The Miracle Tae Gong-shil

Television dramas[edit]

Year Title Role Network Notes
2012 The Great Seer teenage Hae-in SBS
2012 Salamander Guru and The Shadows Lee Tae-eun (Episode 4) SBS Cameo
2012–2013 Childless Comfort Oh Soo-mi JTBC Supporting role
2015 Twenty Again Oh Hye-mi tvN Supporting role
2016 Cinderella and Four Knights Park Hye-ji tvN Second female lead

Reality shows[edit]

Year Title Network Role Notes
2013–2014 We Got Married MBC Main cast with Taemin; Episode 167–203[14]

Music video appearance[edit]

Year Song title Artist
2010 "Breath" Beast
"Beautiful" Beast
"I Like You the Best" Beast
2012 "The Person Who Once Loved Me" Huh Gak
"It Hurts" Huh Gak
2013 "That's My Fault" Speed
"It's Over" Speed
2016 "I'm Fine" Victon
2017 "New Face" Psy

Ambassadorial roles[edit]

Year Title Notes
2013 Seoul Character & Licensing Fair with Park Cho-rong and Kim Nam-joo
2014 Publicity ambassador for Dongguk University with Im Yoona, Seohyun, and Park Ha-sun
2016 Publicity ambassador for Dongguk University with Park Min-young, Kang So-ra, and others

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Son Na-Eun biography:
    • "Apink Profile". Official Korean website (in Korean). Retrieved July 17, 2016. 
    • "Apink Biography". Official Japanese website (in Japanese). Retrieved July 17, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Son Na Eun Admitted to the Same University as SNSD Seo Hyun". Newsen. Mwave. November 4, 2013. Retrieved July 17, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Conflicting views of celebs on campus". The Korea Times. 2014-02-03. Retrieved 2016-07-16. 
  4. ^ 윤아‧손나은‧박하선… 동국대 동문 스타 한자리 [Yoona, Son Naeun, Park Ha-Sun at 108th Anniversary of Dongguk University]. Epoch Times. September 18, 2014. Retrieved July 17, 2016. 
  5. ^ "A Pink releases debut EP, "Seven Springs of Apink"". Allkpop. April 18, 2011. Retrieved July 16, 2016. 
  6. ^ Ho, Stewart (May 23, 2012). "A Pink's Son Na Eun to Make Her Acting Debut in the Fall". enewsWorld. Mwave. Retrieved July 15, 2016. 
  7. ^ "A Pink's Son Na Eun to Parody 'Master's Sun' for 2013 SBS Gayo Awards". Mwave. December 18, 2013. Retrieved July 14, 2016. 
  8. ^ Hong, Grace Danbi (April 13, 2013). "SHINee's Taemin and A Pink's Son Na Eun Get ′Married′". enewsWorld. Mwave. Retrieved July 17, 2016. 
  9. ^ Hong, Grace Danbi (December 6, 2013). "G-Dragon and Jung Hyung Don and Many More Nominated for Best Couple at MBC Entertainment Awards". enewsWorld. Mwave. Retrieved January 23, 2015. 
  10. ^ Lee Min-ji (December 30, 2013). 대박 자신감? MBC 연예대상 13개부문 공동수상 '의미퇴색' [MBC giving out 13 co-awards 'ruins the meaning of the award']. Newsen. Retrieved July 17, 2016. 
  11. ^ "3 K-pop idols pose on Mont Blanc". KpopHerald. October 21, 2014. Retrieved July 18, 2016. 
  12. ^ Ahn Sung Hoo (December 8, 2014). "A Pink′s Son Na Eun Shines with Beauty at Peripera Beauty Class Event". Newsen. Mwave. Retrieved July 18, 2016. 
  13. ^ Jackie Chung (September 29, 2015). "A Pink's Son Naeun Reveals Beautiful Younger Sister". KpopStarz. Retrieved July 17, 2016. 
  14. ^ Jin, Hwang Hye (December 30, 2013). "SHINee’s Taemin and A Pink′s Son Na Eun to Leave ‘We Got Married’". mwave.interest.me. Retrieved June 13, 2017. 

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