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"They say if you fall, someone who loves you will lend a hand for you, here I have 8 pairs of hands, always ready to hold me back up when I stumble backwards" —Jessica

Jessica Sooyoun Jung (Hangul: 정수연; born April 18, 1989), better known by her first name Jessica, is an American singer-songwriter, actress, fashion designer, businesswoman, and model, presently based in South Korea. Jung was a member of K-pop girl group, Girls' Generation, as one of the main vocalists from the group's debut on August 5, 2007 until September 30, 2014. Jessica had to leave SNSD, due to schedule conflicts, a lot of her time and effort time being directed on her fashion business, Blanc & Eclare, to the dismay of SM Entertainment. Jessica made her solo singing debut, under Coridel Entertainment, with the lead single, "Fly" featuring Fabulous and released her first solo album, "With love, J" in May 2016.  

Early lifeEdit

Jessica Jung, also known by her Korean name, Jung Soo-yeon, was born on April 18, 1989 in San Francisco, California, USA, to a  South Korean couple who settled in America in the 1980s. Jessica has one sister, five years younger than her, Krystal Jung (born 1994) who is a singer, member of the girl group F(x) and an actress.

In 2000, during a family holiday, Krystal and Jessica Jung were discovered and scouted by the prolific show-business company, SM Entertainment, the company saw potential in the two sisters to become entertainers. After they had a cameo in the Shinhwa's music video for their song, Wedding March, Jessica made a successful audition to SM Entertainment and became a trainee in the company in 2000. Krystal, during the same time, however was held back by her parents from pursuing an entertaining career at that time due to her very young age, she would eventually join SM at the age of 11.

During her teenage years, Jessica Jung was a student at Korean Kent Foreign School, alongside the Korean-American rapper, Jessi and Girls Generation member, Tiffany Hwang, the latter also being born in the same hospital as her.

Career from August 2007 until September 2014 Edit

After training in singing, dancing and acting from 2000 til 2007 in SM Entertainment, Jessica was chosen to be a member of the K-pop girl group, Girls Generation, the group made their debut on August 5, 2007 and became a huge success in the South Korea and across the world. Jessica was a main vocalist in the group, alongside Taeyeon. Aside from being a Girls Generation member, Jessica has sang several solo songs for Korean dramas, she also collaborated with Tiffany and Seohyun for the song, Love Hate.

Jessica appeared in TV shows and musicals, such as Legally Blonde, Wild Romance Oh! My Lady. and Jessica and Krystal, to name a few. Jessica has modeled for many companies such as Casio Baby G Watches and the LG Chocolate Phone.

Jessica is a high light lyric soprano, distinguished for her nasal vocal technique, she has a vocal range of D3 to D6.

October 2014-present Edit

In September 2014, Jessica Jung had to leave Girls' Generation due to S.M. feeling that she could not balance both the commitments of being a member of the group and a businesswoman with priorities on her fashion business. Jung established her fashion business, Blanc & Eclare, in 2014. On August 6, 2015, it was confirmed that Jessica Jung left S.M. Entertainment, who still managed her solo activities after her leave from Girls' Generation. In February 2016, Jung signed an exclusive contract to join the record label, Coridel Entertainment, from which she released her first official solo single, "Fly" with an accompanying music video and first solo album, "With Love, J", in May 2016. She also released the single, "Love Me The Same" with a music video.

In 2015, Jessica took part in a Chinese sports reality show called "YES Coach". She participated in a swimming competition, trained by Chinese professional swimmer, Sun Yang. She also appeared on the Singaporean talk show, "The 5 Show" where she briefly spoke about her business, Blanc & Eclare. In 2015, Jessica played the lead female character in the Chinese movie, I Love That Crazy Little Thing, that was released in August 2016 and portrayed the fictional agent of Stephon Marbury, in a Chinese autobiographical film based on the life of basketballer Stephon Marbury, called "My Other Home", that was released in December 2016.

On December 31, 2015, Jessica Jung released a nine-minute video called "Gravity", the video has a cover of the song "Gravity" by Sarah Bareilles and an interview from Jessica, she also acts out being an S.M. trainee as well as a designer. The video was released as part of a promo campaign for Chinese magazine, Grazia.

On December 9, 2016, Jessica released her third solo single, "Wonderland" with an accompanying music video and her second album also named Wonderland.

In August 2017, Jessica released the single Summer Storm, on her tenth anniversary as a singer.

Personal Life Edit

In May 2016, Jessica revealed that she is dating Coridel Entertainment CEO, Tyler Kwon, whom she has been in a relationship with since 2013.

ProfileEdit

  • Stage Name: Jessica (제시카).
  • Real Name: Jessica Jung (제시카정).
  • Korean Name: Jung Soo-yeon (정수연).
  • Nicknames: Ice Princess, Sica, Sicachu.
  • Birthdate: April 18, 1989.
  • Horoscope: Aries.
  • Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States of America.
  • Blood Type: B.
  • Height: 163cm.
  • Weight: 46 kg.
  • Religion: Christian.
  • Siblings: Sister (Krystal).
  • Education: Korea Kent Foreign School.
  • Languages: Korean (Fluent), Chinese (Basic), Japanese (Basic), English(Fluent).
  • Hobbies: Boxing, Soccer.
  • Speciality: Piano, English.
  • Hates: Cucumbers.
  • Favorite food: Chocolate Ice Cream.
  • Favorite fashion: A Simple White T-shirt with Denim.
  • Makeup point: Lips.
  • Motto: Follow my heart ..
  • Personality: Sweet natured, likes to joke, polite, blunt, shy, friendly.
  • Name Meaning: Jessica means 'rich, God beholds' in Hebrew, whilst Soo-yeon means 'beauty' and 'luxury' in Korean.

DiscographyEdit

Mini AlbumsEdit

Digital SingleEdit

Promotional SingleEdit

Year Album Song Note
2010 SPC Group "Sweet Delight"
2012 PYL Younique Volume 1 "My Lifestyle" with Dok2

SoundtrackEdit

Year Album Song Note
2011Romance Town OST"Because Tears Are Overflowing"
2012Wild Romance OST"How"with Kim Jin-pyo
To The Beautiful You OST"Butterfly"with Krystal
The King's Dream OST"Heart Road"
2013Dating Agency: Cyrano OST"The One like You"

FilmographyEdit

DramasEdit

Year Title Channel Role Note
2008 Unstoppable Marriage KBS2 Bulgwang-dong's Seven Princesses GangCameo
2009 Tae-hee, Hye-kyo, Ji-hyun! MBC English teacher
2010 Oh! My Lady SBS Herself
2012 Wild Romance KBS2 Kang Jong-hee Supporting role

MoviesEdit

Year Title Role Note
2016 I Love That Crazy Little Thing Qian Qian
2017 Two Bellmen Three Eui-joo
My Other Home Yang Chen

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Channel Role Note
2014 Jessica & Krystal OnStyle Herself Supporting role
2016 Beauty Bible KBS Host
2017Mix Nine JTBC Coridel Entertainment representative

Music VideosEdit

Year Song Artist Role
2007 "Love Is Late, I'm Sorry" Kim Jo Han
2009 "Super Girl" Super Junior-M
2012 "Sherlock (Clue + Note)" SHINee

TheaterEdit

Year Title Role Note
2009–2010
2012–2013
Legally Blonde Elle Woods Lead role

AwardsEdit

  • [2013.06.03] 7th The Musical Awards: Popularity Award - Legally Blonde
  • [2014.12.09] Yahoo Asia Buzz Awards - Most Searched Korean Female Artist
  • [2014.12.23] Sohu Fashion Awards - Asian Fashion Icon

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GalleryEdit

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