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Suho
Born Kim Jun-myeon
(1991-05-22) May 22, 1991 (age 26)
Seoul, South Korea
Occupation
Musical career
Genres K-pop
Years active 2012–present
Labels S.M. Entertainment
Associated acts
Korean name
Hangul 김준면
Hanja
Revised Romanization Gim Jun-myeon
McCune–Reischauer Kim Chun-myŏn
Stage name
Hangul 수호
Hanja 守護
Revised Romanization Suho

Kim Jun-myeon (born (1991-05-22)May 22, 1991), better known by his stage name Suho (meaning "guardian" in Korean), is a South Korean singer and actor. He is a member and leader of the South Korean-Chinese boy group EXO and its sub-unit EXO-K.

Early life

Suho is a native of Seoul[1] and lives in the Seoul area of Apgujeon with his family. During his youth, Suho was the class president in elementary school and the vice-chairman of his school's student body. He graduated from the prestigious Whimoon High School where he excelled academically.

Suho became a trainee through S.M. Entertainment's Casting System in 2006 when he was 16 years old, after being discovered on the streets by an S.M. casting manager. In 2007, he was cast with a cameo role in the Super Junior film Attack on the Pin-Up Boys. In 2008, he made a brief appearance together with Xiumin, Chanyeol and Kai in TVXQ's music video, "HaHaHa Song".

Career

2012–14: Career beginnings

Suho was officially introduced as the tenth member of EXO on February 15, 2012. The group officially debuted in April 2012 with the extended play Mama with him as their leader.

In 2013, Suho voiced the main character Bernard for the Korean dub of the animated movie, Saving Santa.[2] He also recorded the movie's original soundtrack of the same name with Apink's Jung Eun-ji.[3]

In February 2014, Suho became a regular host for SBS's weekly music show Inkigayo alongside fellow Exo member Baekhyun, ZE:A member Kwanghee and actress Lee Yu-bi.[4] Suho and Baekhyun left the position in November 2014 in order to focus on the release of EXO's second studio album.[5]

2015–present: Acting roles

In January 2015, he starred in S.M. Entertainment's hologram musical, School OZ, playing the character of Hans alongside labelmates Changmin, Key, Luna, Xiumin and Seulgi.[6] In April 2015, he was a regular cast member alongside Infinite's Sungkyu, CNBLUE's Jonghyun, Super Junior's Kyuhyun and SHINee's Minho in the KBS variety show Fluttering India, where they explored the country.[7]

In March 2016, Suho made his big screen debut the indie film One Way Trip, which premiered at the 20th Busan International Film Festival.[8][9] In April 2016, he was announced to be starring in the upcoming web drama How Are You Bread. The series is scheduled to be released in Korea and China.[10] In June 2016, Suho collaborated with Leeteuk, Kassy and songwriter Cho Young-soo in a song titled "My Hero", part of S.M. Entertainment's music project Station.[11] In July 2016, Suho and fellow EXO member Chen released a duet titled "Beautiful Accident" as an original soundtrack for the Chinese movie of the same name.[12]

In January 2017, Suho starred as the male lead in the MBC drama special The Universe's Star, part of the drama trilogy Three Color Fantasy.[13] He also recorded an original soundtrack titled "Starlight" for the drama.[14] In February 2017, Suho collaborated with jazz pianist Song Young-joo on "Curtain", the last single from the Station project's first season.[15] In September 2017, it was confirmed that Suho will be the lead male of the film Female Middle Schooler A.[16][17] On October 16, it was reported that Suho will star in the musical The Last Kiss from December 2017 to March 2018, playing the role of Crown Prince Rudolf.[18][19]

In 2018, Suho is set to return to the small screen with the South Korean adaption of the 2012 Japanese drama Rich Man, Poor Woman. He will be playing the role of an IT company founder which was portrayed by Shun Oguri in the original.[20][21][22]

Personal life

In 2009, Suho began attending Korea National University of Arts, however, he withdrew from it in 2011 and continued his education at Kyung Hee Cyber University along with fellow EXO members Chanyeol and Baekhyun. There he took classes for the Culture and Arts Department of Business Administration.[23] Suho revealed on the KBS travel show Fluttering India and on Vapp that he is a Buddhist.[24]

Discography

Songs

Title Year Peak charts
position
Sales
(DL)
Album
KOR
Gaon

[25]
CHN
V Chart

[26]
CHN
Alibaba
[27]
US
World

[28]
As lead artist
"Beautiful" 2014 75 N/A Exology Chapter 1: The Lost Planet
Collaborations
"My Hero"
(with Leeteuk, Kassy & Jo Young-soo)
2016 177 N/A N/A S.M. Station Season 1
"Curtain"
(with Song Young-joo)
2017 74 2 16
Soundtrack appearances
"Saving Santa"
(with Jung Eun-ji)
2013 N/A N/A Saving Santa OST
"Beautiful Accident"
(with Chen)
2016 4 56 Beautiful Accident OST
"Starlight"
(feat. Remi)
2017 41 The Universe's Star OST
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.
Note: Billboard's China V Chart was first issued in November, 2015.
Alibaba Chart was first issued on July 31, 2016.

Filmography

Film

Title Year Role Notes
Attack on the Pin-Up Boys 2007 Dancer Extra
Saving Santa 2013 Bernard (voice) Korean dub; main role
One Way Trip 2016 Sang-woo Main role
Middle School Girl A 2018 Hyun Jae Hee Main role

Television series

Title Year Network Role Notes
To the Beautiful You 2012
SBS
Himself Cameo
Prime Minister and I 2014
KBS2
Han Tae-woong Cameo; episodes 10-12[31]
Exo Next Door 2015
Naver TV Cast
Suho Recurring; Fictional version of himself
The Universe's Star 2017
MBC, Naver TV Cast
Woo-joo Main role
How Are You Bread
Naver TV Cast
Han Do-woo Main role
Rich Man, Poor Woman 2018
TBA
Lee Yoo-chan Main role

Documentaries

Title Year Network Note
Korea From Above 2017
Mountain TV
Narration with Xiumin

Variety show

Title Year Network Role
Inkigayo 2014
SBS
Co-host
Fluttering India 2015
KBS
Main cast

Music videos

Title Year Ref.
"Saving Santa" (with Eunji) 2013 [32]
"My Hero" (with Leeteuk, Jo Young-soo & Kassy) 2016 [33]
"Beautiful Accident" (with Chen) [34]
"Curtain" (with Song Young-joo) 2017 [35]
Guest appearances
"To Mother" (remake; G.O.D.) 2014 [36]

Theater

Title Year Role Notes
School OZ 2015 Hans Holographic musical; main role
The Last Kiss 2017 Crown Prince Rudolf Lead role

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2016 52nd Baeksang Arts Awards Most Popular Actor (Film) One Way Trip Nominated

References

  1. ^ Hwang Hyo-jin (May 2, 2012). "EXO-K: My name is 수호, 디오" [EXO-K: My name is Suho, D.O.]. TenAsia (in Korean). Retrieved July 4, 2016. 
  2. ^ "EXO SUHO, A PINK Eunji to Voice Act for Christmas Animation". 10Asia. November 28, 2013. 
  3. ^ "EXO's Suho Sings about Hopes and Dreams for Animated Film "Saving Santa"". Soompi. Retrieved January 18, 2016. 
  4. ^ "EXO's Suho, Baekhyun to Host "Inkigayo"". 10Asia. January 27, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Suho, Baekhyun step down from 'Inkigayo'". Kpop Herald. December 14, 2016. 
  6. ^ "TVXQ, SHINee, EXO, f(x) to star in hologram musical 'School OZ'". Kpop Herald. January 8, 2015. 
  7. ^ Won Ho-jung (April 10, 2015). "'Exciting India' glitters with K-pop stars". The Korea Herald. Retrieved January 25, 2017. 
  8. ^ "GLORY DAY Confirms Youth-led Cast". Korean Film Biz Zone. April 29, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Suho makes film debut". Kpop Herald. March 14, 2016. 
  10. ^ "EXO Suho to become pastry chef in Chinese-Korean drama". Kpop Herald. April 18, 2016. 
  11. ^ "Leeteuk, Suho, Kassy cheer on Olympic athletes". Kpop Herald. June 30, 2016. 
  12. ^ Bae Mun-ju (July 8, 2016). "엑소 수호·첸, 中 영화 OST 공개..귀호강 타임". Star News (in Korean). Retrieved July 13, 2016. 
  13. ^ "[단독] 엑소 수호, MBC 단막극 주연 물망…'퐁당퐁당 러브' PD 신작". MBN Star (in Korean). August 16, 2016. 
  14. ^ "EXO′s Suho Releases 2nd ′Starlight′ Music Video". enewsWorld. February 16, 2017. 
  15. ^ "EXO's Suho Draws the 'Curtain' on SM Station's First Year". Billboard. Retrieved February 2, 2017. 
  16. ^ "SM 측 "엑소 수호, 영화 '여중생A' 출연 확정..20대 청년 役"(공식입장)" (in Korean). Retrieved September 27, 2017. 
  17. ^ "EXO's Suho to star in movie with Kim Hwan-hee: report". Kpop Herald. Retrieved September 27, 2017. 
  18. ^ "[단독] 루나, 뮤지컬 '더 라스트 키스' 출연…수호·레오·카이 '연인 호흡'". TV Daily (in Korean). Retrieved 2017-10-16. 
  19. ^ "[SBS Star] EXO SUHO Becomes a Prince Charming in Musical 'The Last Kiss'". SBS News (in Korean). October 16, 2017. 
  20. ^ "'엑소' 수호, 日 리메이크작 '리치맨 푸어우먼' 주인공". Sports Seoul (in Korean). November 17, 2017. 
  21. ^ Kim Ju-ae (November 17, 2017). "[공식입장] 수호 측 "日'리치맨 푸어우먼' 리메이크작 주인공 출연 확정"". Xports News (in Korean). 
  22. ^ "EXO's Suho to play lead role in remake of Japanese drama 'Rich Man, Poor Woman'". The Korea Herald. November 17, 2017. 
  23. ^ "수호·백현·찬열 사이버대 재학 中…문화예술경영 배운다". 중앙일보 (in Korean). October 22, 2014. Retrieved 2017-01-26. 
  24. ^ "EXO′s Suho Reveals His Religion on ′Naver V Live′". enewsWorld. Retrieved September 18, 2016. 
  25. ^ Peak positions on Gaon Digital Chart:
  26. ^ Peak positions on Billboard China V Chart:
  27. ^ Charted songs:
  28. ^ "World Digital Songs". Billboard. (Subscription required (help)). 
  29. ^ "Gaon Download Chart – Week 1, 2015". Gaon Chart. Retrieved September 19, 2016. 
  30. ^ "Gaon Download Chart, February 2017". Gaon Music Chart. Korea Music Content Industry Association. Retrieved March 10, 2017. 
  31. ^ "EXO's Suho becomes the ideal church boy for 'Prime Minister and I'". Asia Today. January 15, 2014. 
  32. ^ OfficialORG (2013-12-07), EXO 수호(Suho), Apink 은지(Eunji) – 세이빙산타 (Saving Santa) OST Full Ver- YouTube, retrieved April 22, 2017 
  33. ^ SMTOWN (2016-06-30), [STATION] 이특 X 수호 X 케이시 X 조영수_나의 영웅 (My Hero)_Music Video, retrieved April 22, 2017 
  34. ^ SMTOWN (2017-05-30), SUHO X CHEN_Beautiful Accident (From Movie '美好的意外')_Music Video, retrieved May 30, 2017 
  35. ^ SMTOWN (2017-02-02), [STATION] 수호X송영주_커튼(Curtain)_Music Video, retrieved April 22, 2017 
  36. ^ Mnet K-POP (2014-08-22), Mnet [EXO 902014] 수호가 재해석한 EXO 902014버전 god-어머님께 M/V / EXO SUHO's 'god – Dear Mom' M/V Remake, retrieved April 22, 2017 

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