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Seohyun - Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career

Seohyun, whose real name is Seo Ju Hyun, is a South Korean actress and singer.

She is best known as a member of Girls’ Generation (SNSD) before expanding her career as a solo artist and actress who has appeared in various drama series such as Jinxed at First (2022) and Song of the Bandits (2023).


Seohyun became wildly popular after debuting as one of the members of Girls’ Generation (SNSD) in August 2007 and releasing the popular song, Gee, two years later in 2009.

Three years after she debuted with SNSD, this Cancer actress started her solo career in a reality show, We Got Married Season 2 (2010) alongside Yonghwa from CNBLUE.

Many people praises their chemistry on that show, which led them to win an award as Most Popular Couple for the 2010 MBC Entertainment Awards.

In that year, Seohyun also was trusted to be a voice dubber for the animation movie, Despicable Me, in the Korean version.

One year later, in 2012, she formed a subgroup from SNSD alongside Tiffany and Taeyeon, TTS, and debuted with Twinkle EP.

Later, they released more EPs, Holler, in 2014 and also Dear Santa, in 2015.

In 2016, Seohyun came back to make a performance in a hit Korean historical drama, Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo which gave her an award at the 2016 SBS Drama Awards.

Those acting appearances were then followed by her acting in Ruby Ruby Love (2017) and Bad Thied, Good Thief (2017).

After her contract with SM Entertainment was terminated in 2017, Seohyun left the agency and signed with another agency, Namoo Actors, in 2019.

One year later, she starred in a drama called Private Lives (2020), followed by Jinx’s Lover (2022).

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  • Real Name: Seo Joo Hyun (서주현)
  • Stage Name: Seohyun (서현)
  • Nickname: Maknae, Seobaby, Seororo, Hyun, Joohyun.
  • Birthday: June 28, 1991
  • Birthplace: Guro-dong, Seoul, South Korea
  • Zodiac Sign: Cancer
  • Nationality: South Korean
  • Religion: –
  • Profession: Actress
  • Education: Daeyoung High School, Jeonju Arts High School, Dongguk University (Majored in Theatre Acting)
  • Hobbies: Listening to music
  • Facebook: –
  • Twitter: @sjhsjh0628
  • Threads: –
  • Instagram: @seojuhyun_s
  • TikTok: –
  • YouTube: –
  • Weibo: Seohyun Official

Height, Weight, & Physical Appearance 

  • Height: 170 cm (5’7″)
  • Weight: 49 kg (108 lbs)
  • Blood Type: A
  • Hair Color: Black
  • Eye Color: Black
  • Body Measurements: 29-22-31 (Bust -29, Waist -22, and Hips -31 inches)
  • Shoe Size: 7.5 (US)
  • Dress Size: –


  • Father: –
  • Mother: Kim Young Al
  • Brother: –
  • Sister: –

Boyfriend & Dating History

Unidentified Man

During her appearance in Knowing Bros with the rest of Girls’ Generation members, Seohyun revealed a little bit about her past relationship.

She opened up about how she confessed to the man first and cried when their relationship ended.

The singer didn’t give away the name of the man, but gave a hint that he is a retired celebrity in the South Korean entertainment industry.

Go Kyung Pyo

In 2020 after her Private Life wrapped airing, she was caught in a dating rumor with her co-star in the drama series, Go Pyung Kyo.

Apparently, their on-screen chemistry was too good that viewers speculated that they might be dating in real life.

However, neither party has ever acknowledged the rumors.

Net Worth 

According to multiple sources, she has accumulated $1 million to $5 million of net worth. She appeared to earn her income primarily through working as a singer and actress.


Seohyun donated ₩100 million to Dongguk University in 2013 to help less fortunate students.

She donated a similar amount worth of feminine products in 2020 through NGO Official Development Association Korea.

In 2022, she made a 17 thousand pads for women donation to 31 organizations and distributed to 500 students from low-income and multicultural families.

Plastic Surgery

There is no known information on whether she has undergone any cosmetic surgery to alter her appearance.


  • Seohyun is the only child in her family.
  • She is fluent in speaking Korean, English, Japanese, and Chinese.
  • Seohyun’s specialties are playing the piano and being good at speaking Chinese.
  • She doesn’t like to eat hamburgers.
  • Her favorite food is Goguma or also well-known as sweet potatoes.
  • In SNSD, Seohyun is the second tallest member after Sooyoung.
  • During her performances, Seohyun often commits mistakes.
  • Johnny Depp is her dream man.
  • Seohyun’s favorite manga is Nodame Cantabile.
  • She doesn’t like to eat foods that are unhealthy.
  • When she is sitting in the car, she always uses a safety belt.
  • She has a habit of using honorifics.
  • Seohyun once persuaded Taeyeon to watch Keroro.
  • She once cried because their manager said he wouldn’t smoke anymore if they won an MMA Award. But in fact, their manager smoked in front of her.
  • In her backpack, she always brings herbal medicine.
  • Seohyun is good at imitating alarm clocks.
  • She once lost her shoe when she performed Tell Me Your Wish.
  • She would wake up directly if someone turns on the light or calls her name.
  • Seohyun initially wanted to post 1000 stickers of Keroro near SNSD’s dorm, but was prohibited by the unnies.
  • Seohyun would be quiet and do nose-exhale if she is angry.
  • She is the longest member spending time in the bathroom.
  • She went to the same school as Onew from SHINee.
  • Seohyun and Yonghwa were once cast in We Got Married and got the nickname “Sweet Potato Couple).
  • Her ideal type is a guy who has a diverse point of view, has good courtesy, and always smiles when interacting.

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  • Holy Night: Demon Hunters (2022), as Sharon
  • Love and Leashes (2022), as Jung Ji Woo
  • So I Married An Anti-fan (2016), as Irene
  • SMTown The Stage (2015), as herself
  • My Brilliant Life (2015), as herself
  • Despicable Me 2 (2013), as Edith (voice)
  • I AM. – SM Town Live World Tour in Madison Square Garden (2012) as herself
  • Despicable Me (2010), as Edith (voice)

Drama Series

  • Song of the Bandits (Netflix | 2023), as Nam Hee Shin
  • Jinxed at First (KBS2 | 2022), as Lee Seul Bi
  • Private Lives (JTBC | 2020), as Cha Joo Eun
  • Hello Dracula (JTBC | 2020), as Ji Anna
  • Time (MBC | 2018), as Seol Ji Hyun
  • Ruby Ruby Love (Naver TV | 2017), as Lee Ruby
  • Bad Thief, Good Thief (MBC | 2017), as Kang So Joo
  • Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo (KBS | 2016), as Hwan Hee (cameo)
  • Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo (SBS | 2016), as Woo Hee
  • Warm and Cozy (MBC | 2015), as Hwang Yoo Ra (cameo)
  • The Producers (KBS | 2015), as herself (cameo)
  • Passionate Love (SBS | 2013), as Han Yoo Rim
  • Unstoppable Marriage (KBS | 2008), as cameo

TV Shows

  • Seohyun Home (OnStyle | 2017), as host
  • Show! Music Core (MBC | 2012-2013), as host
  • We Got Married: Season 2 (MBC | 2010-2011), as main cast


  • 2018 Korea Best Star Awards – Best Drama Star – Time
  • 2018 The Seoul Awards – Popularity Award, Actress – Time
  • 2018 MBC Drama Awards – Fighting Performance Award – Time
  • 2017 MBC Drama Awards – Best New Actress – Bad Thief, Good Thief
  • 2016 SBS Drama Awards – Special Acting Award, Actress in a Fantasy Drama – Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo


  • 2017 Korea Drama Awards – Best New Actress – Bad Thief, Good Thief


“As a singer, I sing with emotion and I complete the performance with my facial expressions, gestures, and body language. Acting is a secondhand creation, based on what I, Seo Ju Hyun, have experienced. So in each moment I can express my feelings more honestly.”

“I think listening to myself in every moment is an important habit. Every day, I encounter many people and many situations, and so I think a lot.”

“In the past when I felt like crying, I used to swallow the urge to cry. Nowadays, if there’s a moment when I want to cry, I don’t hesitate.”

“There are [parts of myself I don’t like]. But because I’m human and it’s a part of me, I try to love it. I think, ‘Oh, I have this side of me’ while accepting it.”


Who is Seohyun?

She is a South Korean actress and singer.

Who is Seohyun’s real name?

Her real name is Seo Joo Hyun (서주현).

What makes Seohyun famous?

She became famous as a member of Girls’ Generation (SNSD) before expanding her career as a solo artist and actress who has appeared in various drama series such as Jinxed at First (2022) and Song of the Bandits (2023).

Where is Seohyun from?

She was born in Guro-dong, Seoul, South Korea.

How old is Seohyun?

She was born in 1991, and she is 33 years old as of 2024.

When does Seohyun celebrate her birthday?

She celebrates on the 28th of every June.

How tall is Seohyun?

Her height is 5’7″ or 170 cm.

Who are Seohyun’s parents?

Her father’s name is not known, but her mother’s name is Kim Young Al.

Is Seohyun married?

She is not married. Furthermore, there is no information on whether she is in a relationship or not.

Who is Seohyun’s ex-boyfriend?

Her ex-boyfriend is an unidentified man. Moreover, she used to be rumored to date Go Kyung Pyo.

How rich is Seohyun?

Her net worth is around $1 million to $5 million.

What is Seohyun’s nationality?

Her nationality is South Korean.

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