Yura (South Korean singer)
November 6, 1992
Ulsan, South Korea
|Education||Dongduk Women's University|
|Associated acts||Girl's Day|
|Revised Romanization||Gim A-yeong|
Early life and education
Yura was born on November 6, 1992 in Ulsan, South Korea. She attended Ulsan Art High School as a dance major. Yura is currently attending Dongduk Women's University, alongside fellow group member Minah.
2010: Girl's Day
In 2010, Yura became a member of the K-pop girl group Girl's Day, where she and Lee Hye-ri replaced two of the former members, Ji-in and Ji-sun, who left after having been with the group for two months. Dream Tea promoted Girl's Day before their debut with the creation of an official Fan Café, a YouTube channel, and Twitter accounts for the group and each of its members. The group also conducted a flash mob dance before the debut in the commercial and entertainment districts of Seoul, gaining much interest.
2012–2014: Acting debut and collaborations
In 2012, Yura made her acting debut through Sohu TV's Chinese drama Secret Angel. She then collaborated with her label-mate Jevice with their single "I'll Love You". Yura also featured in SBS's series To the Beautiful You.
2016–present: MC and acting
In 2015, Yura co-hosted the fourth season of reality competition series K-pop Star alongside Jun Hyun-moo. Additionally, Yura also serves as the MC for joint Korean-Chinese audition program Super Idol.
In 2016, Yura was cast as one of the new MCs of Olive Channel's Tasty Road with Kim Min-jung. The same year, she joined tvN's variety show After the Play Ends and acted in the web drama Iron Lady.
In 2017, Yura was cast as one of the new MCs of tvN's Life Bar with Kim Hee-chul, joining original MCs Shin Dong-yup and Kim Jun-hyun. She was also chosen as one of the MCs for KBS Drama's Beauty Bible 2017, alongside Han Hye-jin and Im Soo-hyang. The same year, she starred in JTBC's short drama Hip Hop Teacher.
On November 8, 2010, Yura's ex-management company Action Music Entertainment filed an injunction against Yura, stopping her from signing a second contract with Dream Tea Entertainment. In response, representatives of Dream Tea stated Action Music had violated contractual terms. The lawsuit was pursued when Action Music insisted that they had a video of Yura's unacceptable behavior. On January 20, 2011, the court ruled in Yura's favor.
As featured artist
|"I'll Love You"
(Jevice featuring Yura of Girl's Day)
|2010||I Trusted Him||MBC||Cameo|
|2012||The Secret Angel||Yu-bin||Sohu TV|
|To the Beautiful You||Lee Eun-young||SBS|
|2013||Reckless Family 3||Park Yoo-ra||MBC Every 1|
|Family||KBS2||Cameo, Episode 11|
|The Clinic for Married Couples: Love and War 2||Yoo-jung|
|2014||Be Arrogant||Hong Ha-ra||SBS Plus|
|2017||Hip Hop Teacher||Kim Yoo-bin||JTBC|
|2018||Radio Romance||Jin Tae-ri||KBS2|
|2019||Psychopath Diary||girl with a dog in park||tvN||Cameo, Episode 2|
|2020||Find Me in Your Memory||Go Yu-ra||MBC||Cameo, Episodes 2 & 4|
|2021||Now, We Are Breaking Up||Hye-rin||SBS|||
|2010||We Are Dating||MBC|
|2014–2015||We Got Married||with Hong Jong-hyun (Episodes 91–131)|
|2015||Off to School||JTBC||Episodes 40–43|
|2016||After The Play Ends||tvN|
|2017||Living Together in Empty Room||MBC||Episodes 4–8|
|2018||Ocean Police||MBC Every1|||
|2018||Those Who Cross the Line||MBC||Episodes 17-20|
|2018||Give & Take, Please Buy||MBN|
|2019||Cabin Crew||Channel A||Episodes 1–12|
|2019||Seoul Mate 3||tvN||Episodes 1–12|
|2020-2021||Trend Record||SBS Plus|
|2015||K-pop Star 4||SBS||with Jun Hyun-moo|
|Super Idol!||MBC Music & TV Zone|
|2016||5th Gaon Chart K-Pop Awards||KBS Joy||with Leeteuk|
|Tasty Road||O'live||with Kim Min-jung|
|2017||Life Bar Season 2||tvN||with Shin Dong-yup, Kim Jun-hyun, and Kim Hee-chul|
|Beauty Bible 2017||KBS||with Han Hye-jin and Im Soo-hyang|
|Battle Trip||KBS2||(Special MC)
|2017–2019||Weekly China Now||ZHTV||With Kim Il-Jung|
|2018||2018 Miss Korea Pageant||MBC Every1||With Park Soo-hong |
|2018||Idol Star Athletics Championships||MBC||Chuseok Special (Bowling) With Boom (entertainer)|
|2019||Idol Star Athletics Championships||MBC||New Year Special (Bowling) With Kim Shin-young and Shindong|
Music video appearances
|2014||"Night & Day"||Wheesung|||
|2015||"On Rainy Days”||Kim Tae Bum (Party Street) feat Sojin|||
Awards and nominations
|2014||MBC Entertainment Awards||Rookie Female Award||We Got Married||Won|
|2015||2015 Cable TV Broadcast Awards||Popularity Award||Dodohara||Won|
|2017||MBC Entertainment Awards||Female Excellence Award – Variety||Living Together in Empty Room||Nominated|
- "Girl's Day members pivot to acting". Korea JoongAng Daily. March 30, 2019.
- "유라 프로필". Naver (in Korean).
- "[Interview] My Name Is… Girl's Day – Part. 1". TenAsia. December 9, 2012.
- "걸스데이 유라, 동덕여대 방송연예과 진학 '2011년 새내기". MK News (in Korean). February 5, 2011.
- "Girl's Day Yura joins Jang Woo-hyuk in Chinese drama "Secret Angel"". TenAsia. March 7, 2012.
- "걸스데이 유라, '아그대' 캐스팅..이민호 열혈팬 역". Star News (in Korean). August 9, 2012.
- "Girl's Day Yura Cast in Sitcom". 10Asia. July 24, 2013.
- "ZE:A Moon Jun-young to Pair Up with Girl's Day Yura in TV Show". TenAsia. August 7, 2013.
- "'도도하라' 유라·신소율, '2014 단막극 페스티벌' 포문 연다". E Daily (in Korean). October 21, 2014.
- "Model-actor Hong Jong-hyun and Girl's Day Yura join 'We Got Married'". Asia Today. May 29, 2014.
- "걸스데이 유라, 'K팝스타4' 생방송 MC 합류..전현무와 호흡". Osen (in Korean). March 12, 2015.
- "걸스데이 유라, '슈퍼아이돌' MC 낙점…조력자 역할". Xports News (in Korean). July 9, 2015.
- "김민정·걸스데이 유라, '테이스티 로드' MC 확정". Osen (in Korean). January 19, 2016.
- "'연극이 끝나고 난 뒤' 하석진·윤소희·이민혁·유라, 생생한 현장컷". TV Daily (in Korean). June 30, 2016.
- "Super Junior's Kim Hee-chul, Girl's Day's Yura to host 'Life Bar'". Kpop Herald. April 19, 2017.
- "걸스데이 유라, '뷰티 바이블 2017' MC 발탁..新 뷰티여신". Herald Corporation (in Korean). April 6, 2017. Retrieved 2017-06-12.
- "[공식] 수영·이원근부터 유라·닉쿤까지…JTBC, 웹드 라인업 공개". My Daily (in Korean). April 20, 2017.
- "Girl's Day Yura to star in 'Radio Romance' with Kim So Hyun & Yoon Doo Joon". KBS World. KBS World. Retrieved December 19, 2017.
- "Yura in love with sweet villain character". Kpop Herald. April 1, 2018.
- "'걸스데이' 유라, 연예활동 금지 가처분 소송 당해". Chosun (in Korean). November 8, 2010.
- "'소송' 걸스데이 측 "유라, 아무 문제 없이 소속사 이적"". Asiae (in Korean). November 11, 2010.
- "'걸스데이' 유라, 前소속사 분쟁에서 이겼다". Segye (in Korean). January 28, 2011.
- Kwon, Hye-rim (July 17, 2013). "걸스데이 유라, '무작정패밀리3' 캐스팅" [Girl's Day Yura Cast in 'Recklessly family 3']. Joy News. Retrieved 2013-08-03.
- Jeong Hee-yeon (April 6, 2021). "유라, SBS '지금, 헤어지는 중입니다' 합류 [공식]" [Yura joins SBS 'Now, we're breaking up' [Official]]. Sports Donga-A (in Korean). Naver. Retrieved April 6, 2021.
- "'학교 다녀오겠습니다' 은지원 유라 슬기, 만화창작과 전학생으로 합류". TenAsia (in Korean). April 14, 2015.
- Lee, Hyun-ju (May 19, 2017). "'발칙한동거'유라X김민종X김구라, 나이차이 무색한 '동심 라이프'(종합)". News1 Korea (in Korean). Retrieved 2017-06-12.
- Lee Eun-jin (August 24, 2017). "'발칙한 동거' 김민종X소진, 유라 집에서 다시 동거 시작… '반가운 재회'". TenAsia (in Korean). Retrieved 2017-08-25.
- "Yura to Star in TV Show "Ocean Police" With Kim Soo-ro, Jo Jae-yoon and Kwak Si-yang". Hancinema. Star News. July 19, 2018.
- 헤럴드경제 (2019-07-01). "이규한, "'서울메이트3' 메이트, 도벽만 없길 바란다"". biz.heraldcorp.com (in Korean). Retrieved 2019-07-16.
- "Yura, Leeteuk to host Gaon Chart K-pop Awards". Kpop Herald. January 25, 2016.
- "'Battle' Girl's Day Yura is Special MC for 4 weeks! [Battle Trip]". KBS World. June 23, 2017.
- "Girl's Day's Yura will host 2018 Miss Korea". Korea JoongAng Daily. June 23, 2018.
- "Wheesung's MV Teaser for "Night and Day" Features Girl's Day's Yura and Teen Top's C.A.P". Soompi. May 10, 2014.
- "Kim Tae Bum reveals MV teaser for "On Rainy Days" ft. Girl's Day Sojin". Koreaboo. Feb 3, 2015.
- Kim, Ji-yeon (December 29, 2014). "걸스데이 유라&혜리, 여자 신인상 수상 "가수가 받아도 되는 지…" (2014 MBC 방송연예대상)" [Girl's Day Yura & Hyeri Won Rookie of The Year]. TV Daily (in Korean). Retrieved 2015-01-01.
- Lee, Seon-hwa (March 13, 2015). "'케이블TV 시상식' 유라, "'도도하라' 찍으면서 정말 행복했다"". TV Report (in Korean). Retrieved 2015-03-15.
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