Biography of Krystal

Background information
Birth name Krystal Jung
Jung Soo-Jung
Also known as Krystal, Krys, Maknae, Baby Jung
Born October 24, 1994 (age 18)
San FranciscoCalifornia
Genres K-popdance
Occupations Singerdancer,
Instruments Lead VocalPiano
Years active 2000 – present
Labels S.M. Entertainment
Associated acts f(x)Jessica JungSM Town

Krystal Jung (Korean nameJung Soo-jungHangulHanja; born October 24, 1994), better known mononymouslyas Krystal, is an American-born South Korean idol singeractress and the younger sister of Girls’ Generation member Jessica Jung. Discovered by S.M. Entertainment in 2000, she began filming for commercials and music videos by 2002. She is currently a member of the Korean quintet girl group f(x), formed by SM Entertainment in 2009.

Krystal was born in San FranciscoCalifornia, where her family from South Korea settled in the 1980s. During a family trip to South Korea in early 2000, when Krystal was five years old, she and her older sister Jessica were spotted by talent agency S.M. Entertainment, which earned her a cameo appearance in Shinhwa‘s “Wedding March” music video. The agency saw potential in both Krystal and her sister and offered them singing and dancing lessons, opting to professionally train them in a singing career. However, the offer was turned down by her parents, reasoning that Krystal was too young. Therefore, her parents at first only allowed her older sister to join the agency, who debuted as a member of girl group Girls’ Generation in August 2007. She is fluent in both English andKorean.

In 2002, Krystal began appearing in television commercials. She first appeared in a Lotte commercial with Korean actress Han Ga In. In 2006, her parents allowed her to join SM Entertainment, and the agency enrolled her in dance classes, including hip hop and jazz.


She attended Korea Kent Foreign School after moving to Korea. And then Krystal graduated in Hanlim Performing Arts High School on February 7, 2013 and was honored with an achievement award.. She is currently attending Sungkyunkwan University majoring in performing art

Music career

A teaser trailer of f(x) was released via YouTube on August 24, 2009.The group’s debut digital single “LA chA TA” was released on September 1, followed by a 40-second teaser of the corresponding music video revealed on YouTube. The group debuted on September 2 in a showcase specifically designed to introduce the group, in an event held at the Samseong-dong Fashion Center. On September 5, f(x) had their first broadcast performance on MBC‘s music show Music Core. In 2010, she released a solo song named “Melody” accompanied with a music video.

Television career

In 2010, Krystal appeared on Let’s Go Dream Team 2, where she broke a high jump record that had been set on the show 10 years ago. She now holds the Korean women’s high jump record of 1.95m.

In 2010, she was given a minor role in the TV sitcom More Charming by the Day. She was also a host of The M-Wave with fellow artistThunder from MBLAQ.

In 2011, she competed on the SBS skating reality show Kim Yuna‘s Kiss & Cry.During the episode that aired on August 14, 2011, Krystal and her skating partner Lee Dong Hun won the competition, earning them the opportunity to skate at Kim Yuna’s ‘Samsung Galaxy★Hauzen All That Skate Summer 2011‘ ice show.

Krystal also appeared in High Kick!, a Korean television series, portraying the role of Ahn Soojung in the third season of the popular daily series.


Year Album Song Duration Artist
2009 KBS2 Invincible Lee Pyung Kang OST “Hard but Easy” 03:51 Duet with Luna
2010 KBS God of Study OST “Spread Its Wings” 03:56 Duet with Luna & Amber
KBS Cinderella’s Sister OST “Calling Out” 04:22 Duet with Luna
Melody Project part II Moderato “Melody (Moderato)” 04:21 Solo
2011 SBS Sign OST “Because of Me” 03:15 Solo
2012 SBS To the Beautiful You “Butterfly” 03:01 Duet with Jessica
Cobu 3D “Say Yes” Duet with Jessica & Kris


Television drama
Year Title Role Network
2010 More Charming by the Day Jung Soo Jung MBC
2011 High Kick: Revenge of the Short Legged Ahn Soo Jung MBC
2011 Welcome to the Show Herself (cameo) SBS


Year Title Role Other notes
2012 I AM. – SM Town Live World Tour in Madison Square Garden Herself Documentary of SMTown in New York

[edit]Variety shows

Date Channel Title Episode Role Other Notes
2009.10.03 KBS Chuseok Special KBS Love Sharing Concert Guest with f(x)
2009.10.25 KBS Gag Concert 518 Guest with f(x)
2009.10.26 SBS Find it! Green Gold Cameo with f(x)
2010.01.30 SBS Kim Jung Eun’s Chocolate Guest with f(x)
2010.03.06, 2010.03.13, 2010.03.20, 2010.03.27, 2010.04.10, 2010.05.08, 2010.05.15, 2010.05.22, 2010.06.05, 2010.06.19, 2010.07.03, 2010.07.10, 2010.08.14, 2010.08.21, 2011.05.14, 2011.07.16 SBS Star King 156, 157, 158, 159,161, 163, 164, 165, 167, 168, 170, 171, 176, 177, 215, 224 Guest
2010.03.21, 2010.05.16, 2010.06.06, 2010.11.14 KBS Let’s Go Dream Team! 22, 29, 32, 55 Guest
2010.04.17 – 2010.05.08 Y Star Hello f(x) 1-4 Main Role with f(x)
2010.05.08 KBS Star Golden Bell 284 Guest with f(x)
2010.06.16, 2010.06.23 MBC Golden Fishery Radio Star 185 and 186 Guest with f(x)
2010.06.24 MBC Music Travel LaLaLa Guest with f(x)
2010.07.31 MBC Infinity Challenge 209 Guest with f(x)
2010.08.15 SBS Kim Jung Eun’s Chocolate Guest with VictoriaLunaSulli
2010.10.02, 2010.10.09 MBC We Got Married/Khuntoria 15 and 16 Guest with f(x)
2010.10.02 – 2011.01.08 MBC F(x)’s Koala 1-15 Main Role with f(x)
2010.11.05 KBS Invincible Youth Season 1 52 Guest with Luna, Sulli, JiyoungJieun
2011.01.09, 2011.01.16, 2011.01.23, 2011.01.30, 2011.02.06 MBC Enjoy Today 1093, 1094, 1095, 1096,1097 Guest
2011.02.03 KBS Idol Brain Battle Lunar New Year Special Guest with Victoria, Luna, Sulli
2011.05.22 – 2011.08.21 SBS Kim Yu-na’s Kiss & Cry 1-14(Finale) Winner Starring: Kim Yu-na, Shin Dong-yup, IU, Jin Ji-hee, Kim Byung-man, Lee Ah-hyun, Lee Kyu-hyuk, Park Jun-geum, Seo Ji-suk, Son Dam-bi, and U-Know Yun-ho
2011.06.24 Fashion N Fashion Actress House 9 Guest with f(x)
2011.06.27 MBC Come to Play 344 Guest with f(x), Super JuniorTVXQGirls’ Generation
2011.07.14 Mnet The Beatles Code 48 Guest with f(x)
2011.07.26, 2011.08.03 SBS Strong Heart 88 and 89 Guest
2011.12.11 MBC Section TV Guest with High Kick! 3 cast
2012.05.06, 2012.05.13 SBS Running Man 93 and 94 Guest with GyuriSeungyeonHyunaSuzy
2012.07.02 Mnet The Beatles Code Guest with Victoria, Luna, Amber

[edit]Music video appearances

Year Song title Artist Role
2000 “Wedding March” Shinhwa Little Girl
2006 “Still Believe” Rain Herself
2009 “Juliette” SHINee} Juliette
2010 “Sweet Dreams” Alex Herself
2010 “Melody” Krystal Herself
2013 “Fermata” Byul Herself
2013 “Adagio” Tei Herself

source : wikipedia


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