Kwon Yuri

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Kwon Yu Ri - Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career

Kwon Yuri joined SM Entertainment in 2001 at the age of 11. Then, she debuted as a member of the girl group Girls Generation (SNSD) in 2007. From that point forward, she often appeared on several TV shows.

In 2009, she was chosen as a host for the music program Show! Music Core alongside her fellow member Tiffany Hwang. Three years later, she officially debuted as an actress with Fashion King.

Following her success streak, she released a single in 2016 alongside her fellow member Seo Joo Hyun. After that, she started to act in a few drama series and movies.

Some of her renowned works as an actress include the drama series Dae Jang Geum Is Watching (2018) and Innocent Defendant (2017) and the movie No Breathing (2013).

She had a thriving career in acting after her group went on a hiatus. It was apparent when she starred in the drama series Bossam: Steal the Fate (2021).

Her popularity escalated as the series amassed the highest viewership evaluations among drama series broadcast by MBN.

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  • Real Name: Kwon Yu Ri (권유리)
  • Stage Name: Kwon Yuri (권유리)
  • Also Known as: Gwon Yu Ri, Gwon Yoo Ri, Kwon Yoo Ri, Kwon Yu Ri
  • Nickname: Yuri (유리)
  • Birthday: December 5, 1989
  • Birthplace: Goyang, Gyeonggi, South Korea
  • Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
  • Nationality: South Korean
  • Height: 167 cm (5’6”)
  • Weight: 50 kg (110 lbs)
  • Blood Type: AB
  • Religion: Christianity
  • Professions: Actress, Singer, Songwriter
  • Education: Chung-Ang University Seoul Campus (Film and Theather), Nunggok High School
  • Hobbies: Dancing, doing yoga, swimming
  • Parents: –
  • Siblings: Kwon Hyuk Jun (Older Brother)
  • Boyfriend: Oh Seung Hwan (2014 – 2015)
  • Facebook: –
  • Twitter: –
  • Instagram: @yulyulk, @kwonyuri_official
  • TikTok: –
  • YouTube: 유리한TV


  • Kwon Yuri has an older brother.
  • She was trained at SM Entertainment as a K-POP idol.
  • Yuri is a member of the girl group Girls’ Generation.
  • Fans named her Black Pearl, Black Beans, and Cola because of her tanned skin and unique personality.
  • She is in charge of being the lead dancer of the group, but she admitted that she is the slowest in learning new moves.
  • Yuri is the one who often gets the choreography wrong during practice.
  • She has a husky voice.
  • Yuri said she was touched by how much her fellow member Tiffany Hwang cares about her.
  • When she is focusing on something, she can rarely think of anything else.
  • She cries easily.
  • According to psychologists, she is the member who has the most pride in being a part of the girl group Girls’ Generation.
  • She is not good at mathematics.
  • Yuri used to be terrible at cooking.
  • Fellow member Kim Hyo Yeon once envied her because fans thought Yuri was the best dancer in the group.
  • She is known to have the best body among her fellow members.
  • Kwon Yuri likes to pull pranks on people.
  • She can play violin and piano.
  • Her ex-boyfriend, Oh Seung Hwan, is a baseball player.
  • She can dance ballet.
  • Yuri is a Mickey Mouse items collector.
  • She is a fan of anime and manga Crayon Shinchan.
  • Yuri debuted as a soloist in 2018.
  • A member of the girl group TRI.BE, Song Sun, is her cousin.
  • Fans noticed that she often acts feminine when there is a handsome guy around her.
  • She cannot play badminton very well.
  • Yuri was mischievous as a kid.
  • She has an older male fan who used to buy and deliver Chinese food for free to her place.
  • Yuri is very attentive to her health.
  • She had a boyfriend when she was in grade 10.
  • Yuri goes through three stages when she is mad.
  • Yuri sleeps with her tongue slightly sticking out when she is tired.
  • She likes to talk to herself.
  • Yuri likes to buy scented candles.
  • She has a very flexible body.
  • Yuri has a mole above her belly button.
  • Her favorite foods are jjajangmyeon and omurice.
  • She likes listening to songs by Jason Mraz.
  • Yuri likes the things in her bag clean and organized by only bringing the necessary things.
  • She is the happy virus of the group.
  • Yuri did not have many female friends to play with growing up until she joined the girl group Girls’ Generation.
  • Her first crush was one of her brothers friends.
  • She is afraid of elephants and living fish.
  • Her favorite movie is Mother (2009).
  • She has a competitive personality and does not like to lose.
  • Yuri is very close to her brother.
  • She often does yoga positions when sleeping.
  • Yuri is a fan of the boy group g.o.d.
  • Her ideal type is an affectionate guy who radiates warmth.
  • Her net worth is around $5 million.

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  • Dolphin (TBA), as Na Yeong
  • SMTown The Stage (2015), as self
  • No Breathing (2013), as Jung Eun
  • I AM. – SM Town Live World Tour in Madison Square Garden (2012), as self
  • Attack on the Pin-Up Boys (2007), as the Ballet Girl

Drama Series

  • Good Job (Sky TV | 2022), as Don Se Ra
  • Racket Boys (SBS | 2021), as Im Seo Hyun
  • Bossam: Steal the Fate (MBN | 2021), as Princess Hwa In
  • Break Up Suspension (SBS | 2020), as Park Ga Ram
  • The Sound of Your Heart: Reboot (KBS2 | 2018), as Choi Ae Bong
  • Dae Jang Geum Is Watching (MBC | 2018), as Bok Seung Ah
  • Innocent Defendant (SBS | 2017), as Seo Eun Hye
  • Gogh, The Starry Night (SBS | 2016), as Go Ho
  • Local Hero (OCN | 2016), as Bae Jung Yun
  • Kill Me, Heal Me (MBC | 2015), as Ahn Yo Na
  • Fashion King (SBS | 2012), as Choi Anna
  • Unstoppable Marriage (KBS2 | 2007), as self

TV Shows

  • Soshi TamTam (JTBC | 2022), as a regular member
  • Sixth Sense 3 (tvN | 2022), as a guest
  • The Zone: Endure To Survive (Disney+ | 2022), as a regular member
  • Village Shop (MBC | 2021), as a guest
  • My Teenage Girl (MBC | 2021), as a regular member
  • Yu Ri’s Winning Recipe 2 (Lifetime | 2021), as the main host
  • Ye Ri’s Room (Seezn | 2020), as a guest
  • Yoo Quiz On The Block: Season 3 (tvN | 2020), as a guest
  • Dogs Are Incredible (KBS2 | 2019), as a guest
  • Rooftop Makgeolli (Channel A | 2018), as a regular member
  • Girls For Rest (JTBC | 2018), as a regular member
  • Kim Je Dong’s Talk To You: Season 2 (JTBC | 2018), as the main host
  • Amazing Saturday (tvN | 2018), as a guest
  • Let’s Eat Dinner Together (JTBC | 2016), as a guest
  • My Little Old Boy (SBS | 2016), as a guest
  • Sunshine Art Fitness (CCTV | 2016), as a guest
  • Law of the Jungle (SBS | 2016), as a guest
  • The Rallyist (SBS | 2015), as the host
  • MAPS (O’live | 2015), as the host
  • Animals (MBC | 2015), as a regular member
  • Knowing Bros (JTBC | 2015), as a guest
  • Channel Girls’ Generation (On Style | 2015), as a regular member
  • Dating Alone (JTBC | 2015), as a guest
  • Hidden Singer: Season 3 (JTBC | 2014), as a guest
  • The Return of Superman (KBS2 | 2013), as a guest
  • Dancing 9: Season 1 (Mnet | 2013), as the main host
  • Our Neighborhood Arts and Physical Education (KBS2 | 2013), as a guest
  • Girls’ Generation and the Dangerous Boys (JTBC | 2011), as the main host
  • Weekly Idol (MBC every1 | 2011), as a guest
  • Healing Camp (SBS | 2011), as a guest
  • Running Man (SBS | 2010), as a guest
  • Haha Mong Show (SBS | 2010), as a guest
  • Right Now It’s Girls’ Generation (Mnet | 2010), as the main host
  • Family Outing: Season 2 (SBS | 2010), as a guest
  • Win Win (KBS | 2010), as a guest
  • Invincible Youth Season 1 (KBS1 | 2009), as a regular member
  • Let’s Go! Dream Team Season 2 (KBS2 | 2009), as a guest
  • Strong Heart (SBS | 2009), as a guest
  • Girls’ Generation Goes to School (Mnet | 2009), as a regular member
  • Girls’ Generation’s Hello Baby (KBS1 | 2009), as a regular member
  • Girls’ Generation’s Horror Movie Factory (MBC | 2009), as a regular member
  • You Hee Yeol’s Sketchbook (KBS2 | 2009), as a guest
  • Show! Music Core (MBC | 2009), as the main host
  • Kko Kko Tours Single ♥ Single: Season 2 (KBS2 | 2008), as a guest
  • Good Daddy (SBS | 2008), as a guest
  • Girls’ Generation Factory Girl (Mnet | 2008), as the main host
  • Champagne (KBS2 | 2008), as a guest
  • You Can Fly (Mnet | 2008), as the co-host
  • Happy Together: Season 3 (KBS2 | 2007), as a guest
  • Radio Star (MBC | 2007), as a guest
  • Star King (SBS | 2007), as a guest
  • Infinite Challenge (MBC | 2005), as a guest


  • L’Étudiante et Monsieur Henri (2019), as Constance Piponnier


  • 2021 Asia Artist Awards – Best Acting Award – Kwon Yuri
  • 2021 MBC Entertainment Awards – Special Award – My Teenage Girl
  • 2020 Korean Arts and Culture Awards – New Media Category – Yu Ri’s Winning Recipe
  • 2018 MBC Entertainment Awards – Best Entertainer for Sitcoms – Dae Jang Geum Is Watching
  • 2014 Baeksang Arts Awards – Most Popular Actress (Film) – No Breathing
  • 2013 Baeksang Arts Awards – Most Popular Actress (TV) – Fashion King
  • 2012 SBS Drama Awards – New Star Award – Fashion King
  • 2011 MBC Entertainment Awards – MC Special Award – Show! Music Core


  • 2018 MBC Entertainment Awards – Excellence in Music and Talk (Female) – Dae Jang Geum Is Watching
  • 2018 MBC Entertainment Awards – Best Couple – Dae Jang Geum Is Watching
  • 2017 SBS Drama Awards – Top Actress in a Monday – Tuesday Drama – Innocent Defendant
  • 2012 Korea Drama Awards – Best New Actress – Fashion King
  • 2011 Mnet 20’s Choice Awards – Hot Campus Girl – Kwon Yuri
  • 2010 KBS Entertainment Awards – Best Female MC – Invincible Youth


“I’m not ugly, but I’m far from pretty.”

“We can only shine the brightest as SNSD when we stand on one stage as nine.”

“I want to become a person that is frank and pure with a healthy energy, a person with an unpredictable charm who acts accordingly regardless of what clothes I’m put in.”

“There have been many stones on my path, which frequently made me trip and give up, however I keep telling myself this is only momentary, I will get back up. Since it’s our responsibility to return back the love that we have received from so many. That is why no matter how difficult or tough it becomes I cannot let go. And that is why no matter how difficult it becomes we are able to gain strength.”

Kwon Yuri has infused her refreshing charms and refined talents into her works, be they singing, acting, or hosting. She is truly one of the most notable entertainers in South Korea.


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