Son Na-eun

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Son Na-eun
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Son in July 2018
Born Son Na-eun
(1994-02-10) February 10, 1994 (age 24)[1]
Seoul, South Korea
Education Dongguk University
  • Singer
  • actress
Musical career
Genres K-pop
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2011–present
Labels Plan A Entertainment
Associated acts Apink
Korean name
Hangul 손나은
Hanja [2]
Revised Romanization Son Na-eun
McCune–Reischauer Son Naŭn

Son Na-eun (born February 10, 1994)[1] is a South Korean singer and actress. She is best known as a member of the South Korean girl group Apink.

Early life[edit]

Son Na-eun was born on February 10, 1994 in Seoul, South Korea.[3] She has a younger sister named Son Sae-eun, who is a professional golf player.[4]

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.[5][6] She was also chosen as an ambassador for the said university in 2014 along with Girls' Generation's Yoona and Park Ha-sun.[7]


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.

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

In 2012, Son made her acting debut as the teenage Hae-in in the historical drama The Great Seer.[8] She then made her film debut in the fifth installment of comedy series Marrying the Mafia, titled “Return of the Noble Family”.[9] Thereafter, Son played supporting roles in family drama Childless Comfort and romantic comedy Twenty Again.[10][11] In 2016, she co-starred in tvN's romantic comedy Cinderella with Four Knights.[12]

Throughout 2013 and 2014, Son starred in MBC's We Got Married with Shinee's Taemin as a virtual married couple,[13][14] for which Son won the "Star of the Year" award at the MBC Entertainment Awards.[15][16]

In 2017, it was confirmed that Son will star in the upcoming horror film Woman's Wail.[17] The same year, she was cast in Noh Hee-kyung's four-episode miniseries The Most Beautiful Goodbye.[18]


Songs written[edit]

Year Song Album Notes
2016 "Cliche" Dear Co-written with Chorong



Year Title Role
2012 Marrying the Mafia 5: Return of The Family Eun Hee-jae
2018 Woman's Wail Ok-boon

Television series[edit]

Year Title Role Network Notes
2012 The Great Seer Teenage Hae-in SBS
Salamander Guru and The Shadows Lee Tae-eun (Episode 4) Cameo
2012–2013 Childless Comfort Oh Soo-mi JTBC Supporting role
2015 Second 20s Oh Hye-mi tvN
2016 Cinderella with Four Knights Park Hye-ji
2017 The Most Beautiful Goodbye Chae-young Supporting Role

Reality show[edit]

Year Title Network Role Notes
2013–2014 We Got Married MBC Main cast with Taemin; Episode 167–203[19]


  1. ^ a b Son Na-Eun biography:
    • "Apink Profile". Official Korean website (in Korean). Retrieved July 17, 2016.
  2. ^ "[화보] '에이핑크' 손나은, "가요계의 중심, 될래요"" (in Korean). 더스타 & 2011-05-13. Retrieved 2013-10-28.
  3. ^ "[INTERVIEW] Girl group A PINK - Part 1". 10Asia. May 26, 2011. Archived from the original on August 14, 2017.
  4. ^ "건국대 사범대학 부속고등학교 1학년 손새은 "나날이 새로워지는 선수가 될 거예요"". Retrieved 2018-09-03.
  5. ^ "Son Na Eun Admitted to the Same University as SNSD Seo Hyun". enewsWorld. November 4, 2013. Retrieved July 17, 2016.
  6. ^ "Conflicting views of celebs on campus". The Korea Times. February 3, 2014. Retrieved 2016-07-16.
  7. ^ 윤아‧손나은‧박하선… 동국대 동문 스타 한자리 [Yoona, Son Naeun, Park Ha-Sun at 108th Anniversary of Dongguk University]. Epoch Times (in Korean). September 18, 2014. Retrieved July 17, 2016.
  8. ^ Ho, Stewart (May 23, 2012). "A Pink's Son Na Eun to Make Her Acting Debut in the Fall". enewsWorld. Retrieved July 15, 2016.
  9. ^ "BEAST's Yoon Du-jun, ZE:A's Hwang Kwang-hee, A PINK's Son Na-eun cast in movie". 10Asia. August 27, 2012.
  10. ^ "A-Pink member follows in Jung Eun-ji's lead". Korea JoongAng Daily. September 27, 2012.
  11. ^ Lee, Nancy (July 20, 2015). "Apink's Son Na Eun to Join Choi Ji Woo in Upcoming tvN Drama". enewsWorld.
  12. ^ "정일우부터 손나은까지 '신데렐라와 네명의 기사' 6人 캐스팅 확정[공식입장]". Sports Chosun (in Korean). August 22, 2016.
  13. ^ "New stars join 'We Got Married' show". Korea JoongAng Daily. 3 January 2014.
  14. ^ Hong, Grace Danbi (April 13, 2013). "SHINee's Taemin and A Pink's Son Na Eun Get ′Married′". enewsWorld. Retrieved July 17, 2016.
  15. ^ Hong, Grace Danbi (December 6, 2013). "G-Dragon and Jung Hyung Don and Many More Nominated for Best Couple at MBC Entertainment Awards". enewsWorld. Retrieved January 23, 2015.
  16. ^ 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 (in Korean). Retrieved July 17, 2016.
  17. ^ "손나은, '여곡성' 출연 확정…박진희 측 "긍정 검토 중"(공식입장)". Xports News (in Korean). September 19, 2017.
  18. ^ 손나은, 노희경 작품 ‘세상에서 가장…’ 특별출연. TenAsia (in Korean). October 31, 2017. Retrieved December 4, 2017.
  19. ^ Jin, Hwang Hye (December 30, 2013). "SHINee's Taemin and A Pink′s Son Na Eun to Leave 'We Got Married'". enewsWorld. Retrieved June 13, 2017.

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