"I truly have nothing but gratitude for my unnies. I’m just so thankful and I really can’t say anything other than just thank you." —Seohyun
Seo Ju-hyun (born June 28, 1991), known professionally by her stage psuedoneym, Seohyun, is a South Korean singer and actress. She is a member of K-pop girl group, Girls' Generation, as a lead vocalist and the maknae and a member of the subgroup, TaeTiSeo, as the leader, maknae, lead vocalist and main dancer. Seohyun made her debut as a solo singer in January 2017, with the lead single, Dont Say No and mini-album of the same name.
As an actress, Seohyun, is known for her roles in the musicals, Moon Embracing The Sun, Gone With The Wind and Mamma Mia. As well as her roles in Korean dramas such as Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo and Good Thief, Bad Thief.
In October 2017, it was reported that she didn't resign her contract with S.M. Entertainment, (Girls' Generation's record label) and has plans of mainly focusing on her acting career. As of November 2017, it cannot be confirmed if she will officially continue as an SNSD member.
Seohyun was born on June 28, 1991, in Seoul, South Korea. She is an only child and her mother Kim Young-ah taught her the piano from the age of five.
SM scouts spotted Seohyun as she walked on the street and offered to let her become an apprentice at the SM Academy. She is known for singing children's songs for her audition unlike other applicants who usually sing pop and dance songs. She trained for a total of six years and a half for her career under SM Entertainment.
Seohyun attended Seoul Middle School and Daeyoung High School, then transferred to Jeonju Arts High School, from which she graduated on February 9, 2010. Seohyun then attended Dongguk University, with her fellow Girls Generation member, Im Yoona. Seohyun was made one of the ambassadors for the university and eventually graduated with a Bachelor degree in Theatre/Acting and an Achievement Award in 2014.
Before her debut in Girls Generation, Seohyun was a model for SMART uniform.
Seohyun made her musical debut as a member of Girls Generation, having the roles of a lead vocalist and the maknae (youngest member) of the group. The girl group made their official debut on August 5, 2007. Seohyun in 2012, debuted as a member of TaeTiSeo with fellow group members, Taeyeon and Tiffany, this trio sub-group of Girls Generation have released three albums, Twinkle in 2012, Holler in 2014 and Dear Santa in 2015 and promoted three singles with the same names. Seohyun has been credited as a songwriter, she has co-wrote songs with members of Girls Generation and wrote the song, "Only U" for TaeTiSeo.
In January 2017, Seohyun made her debut as a solo singer, with the lead track, "Don't Say No" and album of the same. She also performed in concerts across Korea, as a soloist.
Seohyun has appeared in various variety shows such as We Got Married 2, she was partnered with Jung Yong-hwa of the boyband, CN Blue, on the show. The couple were virtually married from February 2011 until March 2012, Seohyun has also appeared on The TaeTiSeo, which focuses on the everyday lives of the members of TaeTiSeo and she also was a replacement for Eugene, (who was heavily pregnant at the time) in a S.E.S reunion performance of "I'm Your Girl" on the show, Infinity Challenge.
Seohyun has done voice acting for the character Edith in the movie, Despicable Me and its sequel, alongside Taeyeon who voiced Margo. Seohyun made her acting debut in the 2013 drama, Passionate Love, she portrayed Han Yoo Rim, love interest of the male lead. Seohyun and Sunny were both background narrators for the movie, Real Men.
Seohyun also portrayed Woo-hee in the historical drama, Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo in 2016. And is currently portraying the female lead character in the drama, Good Thief, Bad Thief which started airing in May 2017, after taking part in On-style's web drama, Ruby Ruby Love.
Seohyun did solo songs before her official solo debut in 2017. She collaborated with TVXQ, Super Junior's Donghae, Kim Hyun Joong and Brown Eye's Yoon Gun, for the songs "Journey", "Dream Come True", "The Magic of The Yellow Ribbon" and "Don't Say No" respectively.
In 2016, Seohyun and fellow Girls Generation member, Kwon Yuri sang an SM Station song, named "Secret" to promote the hair care brand, Pantene.
Seohyun was a host from 2013 til 2014 on Music Core with Taeyeon and Tiffany. And was an occasional hostess in 2012 for the show, Gayo Daejun.
In October 2017, it was reported that Seohyun, Sooyoung, and Tiffany, didn't renew their contracts under SM Entertainment, with plans to focus on their acting careers under a different management. The group's future and Seohyun's future activities with the group remain in discussion.
In 2010, Seohyun was made by the Seoul Metropolitan Office, South Korea's Goodwill Ambassador for Student Fitness. In 2011, she worked with the UNICEF's “Help Children in Africa” project and became admitted as a UNICEF envoy. Subsequently, Seohyun was appointed as the Goodwill Ambassador at the United Nations Pavilion Expo 2012. On November 19, 2013, Seohyun gave 1 million won to Dongguk University, as funds for disadvantaged students studying at the university. Seohyun talked about her philanthropic act saying, “I learned many things while studying at Dongguk. I wished to be of help to students who have a big dream, and yet don’t have a choice but to give up education because of family matters.” In 2014, Seohyun involved herself in the charity concert “Happy Day,” she sold donated some of her possessions in order to raise money to support children in Syrian refugee camps.
- Name: Seo Joo Hyun (서주현)
- Stage name: Seo Hyun (서현)
- Nickname: Maknae, Seororo, Kerohyun, Innocent Seohyun
- Birth date: June 28, 1991
- Horoscope: Cancer
- Birth place: Seoul, South Korea
- Blood Type: A
- Height: 168 cm
- Weight: 49 kg
- Religion: Agnostic
- Position: Lead vocalist, Maknae
- Education: Daeyoung High School, Dongguk University (Theater Major)
- Languages: English (Basic), Chinese (Fluent), Japanese (Basic)
- Favorite Movie: Pirates of the Caribbean
- Motto: "If your dream is alive, then one day it will come true".
- Roommate: Tiffany (Old Dorm), Hyoyeon (New Dorm)
- Personality: Quiet, timid, clever, cute, random, obedient, perfectionist.
- Name meaning: Seohyun's real name, Ju-hyun means 'Scarlet/ red' and 'virtuous', whilst Seohyun means 'dignified' and 'virtuous' in Korean.
- Don't Say No (2017)
- "Jjalajajja" (with Joo Hyun Mi) (2009)
- "2011 Asia Song Festival with UNICEF" (with Donghae) (2011)
- "Don't Say No" (with Yoon Gun) (2012)
- "Mabinogi OST" (with Tiffany & Jessica) (2008)
- "Kim Soo Ro OST Part.1" (2010)
- "Fashion King OST Part.3" (2012)
- [2010.02.27 - 2011.04.02] We Got Married
-  Passionate Love
-  The TaeTiSeo
-  My Brilliant Life
- [2010.09.06] TRAX - Oh! Naui Yeosinnim (Oh! My Goddess)
-  The Moon That Embraces the Sun - Yeon Woo
-  Gone with the Wind - Scarlett O'Hara
-  Despicable Me - Edith (Korean Dub)
-  Despicable Me 2 - Edith (Korean Dub)
- [2010.12.29] MBC Entertainment Awards: Popularity Award