Biography of Sulli

Background information
Birth name Choi Jin Ri (최진리)
Born March 29, 1994 (age 19)
YangsanSouth Gyeongsang,South Korea
Origin BusanSouth Korea
Genres K-pop
Occupations Actressdancersingermodel,MC
Years active 2005–present
Labels S.M. Entertainment
Associated acts f(x)SM Town
Signature of Sulli
Hangul 설리
Revised Romanization Seolli
McCune–Reischauer Sǒlli
Birth name
Hangul 최진리
Revised Romanization Choe jin-ri
McCune–Reischauer Ch’oe jinri

Choi Jinri (Hangul: 최진리; Hanja: 崔真理; born March 29, 1994), better known by her stage name Sulli is a Korean actresssinger,dancer, and MC. She made her debut as a child actress in 2005. She is a member of the five-member girl group f(x), formed by S.M. Entertainment in 2009 and an MC of SBS’s program Inkigayo from 2010-02-07 until 2011-11-13.

Early life

Sulli was born on 29 March 1994 in the City of Yangsan, South Gyeongsang Province, Republic of Korea, but spent her childhood in Busan. Her real name is Choi Jin Ri, Jinri meaning the truth in Korean. She is the only daughter of her family, having two older brothers. Her mother enrolled her in acting school at a young age.

Sulli first came to Seoul in 2004 while in 4th grade, and in 2005 and began acting professionally as little Princess Sunhwa in the SBS drama The Ballad of Seodong and some time later, had a cameo role in yet another SBS drama, Love Needs a Miracle. She later developed a desire to become a singer, a dream she followed by attending an SM audition, during which she sang the S.E.S song titled Chingu (Friend). After the audition she was officially cast as an SM trainee and in 2005, while in fifth grade, moved into a dormitory with Taeyeon and Tiffany of Girls’ Generation. Here she continued to do so up until the debut of Girls’ Generation, in 2007.


Sulli attended Jungbu Elementary School (중부초등학교)[3] and then attended Chungdam Middle School (청담중학교).[4][5] She graduated Seoul Performing Arts High School alongside with miss A‘s Suzy and her classmate A pink Yookyung , while focusing on acting. Sulli is currently featured on her school’s website homepage.

Acting career

Sulli began acting professionally at the age of 11, when she was back selected to play young Princess Sun-hwa in the SBS television drama, The Ballad of Seo-dong. A few months later, she made a cameo appearance in Love Needs a Miracle, another SBS television drama. In 2006, she made a small supporting appearance as the childhood crush of TVXQ/JYJ‘s Micky Yoochun in the theatrical dramaVacation. Sulli later landed a minor role in Punch Lady and The Flower Girl is Here (2007) and also BABO (2008).

On April 26, 2012, Sulli along labelmate, SHINee‘s Choi Minho was confirmed to play the leading role for SM Entertainment’s new drama, To the Beautiful You, a Korean version of Hana-Kimi. The drama will be directed by 2009 popular drama Boys Over Flowers‘s director, Jun Ki Sang and began airing on August 15 on SBS.


Year Title Role Other notes
2007 Punch Lady
Gwak Chun Sim
2008 BABO Young Ji-ho
2010 A Turtle’s Tale: Sammy’s Adventures
Shelly Korean dub

[edit]Television drama

Year Title Role Network Other notes
2005 The Ballad of Seo-dong young Princess Sun-hwa SBS
Love Needs A Miracle Na Sun Ju SBS
2006 Vacation Jin Joo SBS Episode 4: “Eternal”
2007 Drama City No Kkot-Boon KBS Episode: “The Flower Girl is Here”
2010 Oh! My Lady Cameo appearance
SBS Episode 1: Choi Siwon‘s runway partner
2011 Welcome to the Show
Herself SBS
2012 To the Beautiful You Goo Jae Hee SBS
Korean version of Hana Kimi

[edit]Television series

Channel Title Role Episode Date Other
KBS Gag Concert Guest 518 2009.10.25 with f(x)
MBC MBLAQIdol Army Guest 13 and 14 2010.03.10 – 2010.03.17
SBS Star King Guest 161, 163, 164, 167, 169, 170, 171, 172, 173, 174, 176, 177, 182, 215, 216, 218, 224 2010.04.10 – 2011.07.16
YStar Hello f(x) Herself 1 – 4 2010.04.17 – 2010.05.08 with f(x)
MBC Golden Fishery Radio Star Guest 185 and 186 2010.06.16 – 2010.06.23 with f(x)
SBS 1000 Songs Challenge Guest 2010.07.11 – 2010.07.18 with Luna
MBC We Got Married:Khuntoria Guest 15, 16, 43, 44, 45 2010.10.02, 2010.10.09, 2011.04.23, 2011.04.30, 2011.05.07 with f(x), Lee Yong Dae
MBC Infinity Challenge Guest 208 2010.07.24 with f(x)
SBS HahaMong Show Guest 11 2010.09.12 Jung Yong HwaJokwon
MBC f(x) Koala Herself 1 – 15 2010.10.02 – 2011.01.08 with f(x)
SBS Delicious Invitation Guest 2010.10.22
KBS Invincible YouthSeason 1 Guest 52 2010.11.05 with Luna, KrystalKang Ji-youngSong Jieun
KBS Oh My School Guest 23 2011.04.23
KBS On Your Command, Sir Guest 20 2011.05.14 with Luna
SBS Kim Yuna‘s Kiss & Cry Guest for support Krystal, join Krystal’s Circus skating performance, video message support for Krystal. 1, 9, and 14 2011.05.22, 2011.07.17, 2011.08.21 with AmberVictoriaChangminPark Ji-yeonChoi Minho
FashionN Actress’ House Guest 9 2011.06.24 with f(x)
MBC Come To Play Guest 344 2011.06.27 with Super JuniorGirls’ Generation, Krystal
SBS Strong Heart Guest 86, 87 and 142 (cast “to the beautiful you”) 2011.07.12 – 2011.07.19 MC Edition
Mnet The Beatles Code Guest 48 2011.07.14 with f(x)
SBS Running Man Guest (teamed up with Yoo Jae-Seok)[14] 55 2011.08.07 with Luna, Park Ji-yeon, Suzy
MBC Star Audition 2 2011.09.09 with f(x)
SBS Running Man Guest (teamed up with Garie and Haha) 75 2012.01.01 with Choi Si-wonHyolynMinho, and Sohee
SBS Running Man Guest (teamed up with Idol Team) 129 2013.01.20 with Hwang Kwang-hee (ZE:A), Jung Yong-hwa (CN Blue), L (Infinite), Lee Jong-hyun (CN Blue), Lee Joon (MBLAQ), Min-ho (Shinee)

[edit]Television non-series

Channel Title Role Date Other
KBS Star Show! Dance Grand Prix Jive dancing 2010.09.23
SBS Star Couple Challenge Cup Dance to Singin’ In the Rain/Umbrella – Glee cast 2011.02.03 partner with 2PM’s Chansung
KBS Idol Brain Collision Participant 2011.02.03 with f(x)Brown Eyed Girlsmiss AT-araSISTARRainbowGirl’s Day and Dal Shabet

source: wikipedia


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