Bae Su-ji (Hangul: 배수지; born October 10, 1994), commonly known by her stage name Suzy, is a South Korean singer and actress. She is best known for her roles as Go Hye-mi in the KBS2 TV series' Dream High, Jang Ma-ri in Big, young Yang Seo-yeon in the movie Architecture 101, and Dam Yeo-wool in the MBC TV series Gu Family Book. She is a member of the girl group miss A, under JYP Entertainment.
Early life Edit
Suzy was born in Gwangju, South Korea on October 10, 1994, to Bae Wan-young and Jeong Hyun-sook; she has an older sister, Su-bin, and a younger brother, Sang-moon. She attended Seoul Performing Arts High School. Before debuting, she was an online shopping model. In 2009, she auditioned for Mnet Superstar K and made it through the preliminary round but she was ultimately eliminated. However, she caught the attention of a scout from JYP Entertainment and soon became a trainee. After training for a year, she was paired with fellow members Fei and Jia. After the addition of Min into the group, the four of them prepared to debut as miss A.
miss A Edit
Main article: Miss A
In March 2010, Suzy joined fellow members Fei and Jia to form the group miss A. The trio began their first official promotional activities in China as a group by signing up with the Samsung Electronics group in China. The group released a song used for the commercial called "Love Again" for the Samsung Beat Festival. The song was written by Korean composer Super Changddai, and the music video was directed by Hong Won Ki. The group was later joined by a fourth member, Min. The four piece girl group eventually made their debut in July 2010 through JYP Entertainment, with the single "Bad Girl Good Girl" After a successful promotion period of seven weeks, the group came back in October with a new title track, "Breathe", from the second singleStep Up. They promoted the song for a month and had their last goodbye stage on November 7. The group then returned in July 2011 with the release of their first full-length studio album A Class with the title track "Good Bye Baby". The group held their goodbye stage in early September after finding great success with their album and title track. They then turned their focus towards their overseas activities, including their Chinese debut. In February 2012, they came back with their new style of music through Touch. In the later quarter of the year 2012, they released Independent Women Pt.III. The album was designed to pay homage to the song "Independent Women" by Destiny's Child, the group's idol. On November 6, 2013, miss A made their comeback after more than a year with a second full-length studio album Hush. The title track was composed by famous composer duo, E-Tribe.
2010-present: Solo activities and rising popularity Edit
In October 2010, Suzy became the host for MBC Show! Music Core alongside Minho and Onew, both from SHINee, and Jiyeon, from T-ara. Suzy later hosted other shows such as Inkigayo, M! Countdown, M! Countdown Hello Japan, the 21st Seoul Music Awards, 26th Golden Disk Awards with F.T. Island's Hongki, and Mnet 20's Choice Awards alongside the actor Song Joong-ki where she won an award under the category "hot new star of 2011". Since then, Suzy continues to host many events from music shows up to major award ceremonies.
Suzy performing at Star Performing Arts Centre, Singapore in 2013
Apart from her group activities, Suzy made her acting debut as the main female character Go Hye-mi with the drama Dream High, which aired on KBS2 from January 3 to February 28. The drama proved to be a success maintaining first in its Mon-Tue drama time slot. It also gained popularity in other countries and won several international awards.
In October 2011, Suzy became a cast member in KBS2 TV reality show Invincible Youth 2 (청춘불패) in which Suzy was a part of G8, consisting of eight girls from idol groups as Girls' Generation's Sunny and Hyoyeon, Kara's Jiyoung, f(x)'s Amber, SISTAR's Bora,Rainbow's Woori and Jewelry's Yewon. The show began filming its first episode on October 19 and aired on November 11. On November 4, 2011, it revealed that Suzy will make a surprise appearance in the new music video titled Pretty but Hateful of formerg.o.d's member Son Ho-young. Suzy played the role of the main female character and captivated the audience with her natural beauty and innocent charm. She left a strong impression by being able to cry on demand in the beginning of the MV.
In 2012, Suzy showed her support towards the Pink Wings Campaign, ran by the Korean Citizens' Coalition for Teens, by participating in the special photoshoot Vogue Girl conducted. On March 22, 2012, she made her movie debut in the film Introduction to Architecture as young Seo yeon. Her debut film, Architecture 101, was one of the ten most-watched films in Korea in the first quarter of 2012. Nine weeks after its theater release, it reached over 4.1 million admissions, a new box office record for Korean melodramas. She made a lasting impression with her natural acting and charm; thus, ultimately hailed as Korea's Icon of First Love. On June 4, 2012, Suzy took a supporting role in the Hong Sisters drama Big alongside Gong Yoo and Lee Min-jung as the crazy but beautiful Jang Mari.
Bae Suzy was also the first female celebrity to have over one million followers on Twitter. She is also the first Korean female to win a singer rookie award, drama rookie award and movie rookie award, having received the Best New Actress Award at the 48thBaeksang Arts Awards. On December 22, 2012, Suzy also won the Best Newcomer of the Year for Variety shows marking her 4th rookie award in different entertainment fields.
On April 8, 2013, she starred as the main female character Dam Yeo-wool in the drama Gu Family Book. It proved a great success staying number one for the Monday-Tuesday time-slot throughout its entire run. She is currently holding the status of a CF Queen due to numerous and well-received endorsement deals ranging from cosmetics, apparel, up to basic commodities like sugar. She was a featured guest in the variety show Healing Camp as the youngest guest on the show. She also made a cameo appearance on My Love from the Star which starred her previous Dream High costar Kim Soo-hyun. Her new movie The Sound of a Flower premiered on November 25, 2015.
On August 19, 2015, Suzy was casted as No Eul in an upcoming drama "Carelessly Affectionate" working title with Kim Woo-bin in 2016. This will be her comeback drama since Gu Family Book in 2013.
Personal life Edit
In March 2015, Suzy and South Korean actor and singer Lee Min-ho were confirmed to be in a relationship.
Soundtrack appearances Edit
|2011||"Winter Child"||12||-||Dream High OST|
|"Dream High" (with Taecyeon,Wooyoung, Kim Soo-hyun and JOO)||23||-|
|"So Many Tears"||7||10||
||Me Too, Flower OST|
|2012||"You're My Star"||23||41||
||Dream High 2 OST|
|"I Still Love You"||15||-||
|2013||"Don’t Forget Me"||12||5||
||Gu Family Book OST|
|2015||"Why Am I Like This (왜 이럴까)"||10||-||
||The Time We Were Not in Love OST|
As featured artist Edit
|2012||"이 노래가 끝나기 전에" (with JJ Project)||139||-||Bounce|
|"I Won't Do Bad Things" with B1A4||-||-||In The Wind|
|2014||"Farewell Under the Sun" (withBernard Park)||-||-||JYP Nation Korea 2014 ONE MIC|
|2015||"Together in Love" (with Show Luo)||-||-||Reality Show? Show Luo Album|
Promotional songs Edit
|2012||"Come Out If You Love Me" with rock band Achtung||Bean Pole CF|
|"Classic (with Taecyeon and Wooyoung)"||Reebok Classic CF|
|"Moments" with Duk Won of Indie Band Broccoli, You Too||Canon CF|
|2014||"Wind, Wind, Wind"||Bean Pole CF|
|Year||Title||Role||Notes||2012||Architecture 101||Yang Seo-yeon (young)
|2015||The Sound of a Flower||Jin Chae-sun||Lead Role|
Television drama Edit
|Year||Title||Role||TV Network||Notes||2011||Dream High||Go Hye-mi||KBS2||Lead role with Kim Soo-hyun and 2PM's Taecyeon.
|Human Casino (Drama Special)||Cameo Role||Cameo appearance with 2PM's Wooyoung.|
|2012||Dream High 2||Suzy||Cameo appearance with miss A members.|
|I Need a Fairy||Aspiring actress||Cameo|
|Big||Jang Ma-ri||Lead role with Gong Yoo and Lee Min Jung.
|2013||Gu Family Book||Dam Yeo-wool||MBC||Lead role with Lee Seung Gi.
|2014||My Love from the Star||Go Hye-mi||SBS||Cameo (episode 17)|
|2016||Uncontrollably Fond||No-eul||KBS2||Lead role with Kim Woo Bin.|
Variety shows Edit
|Year||Title||Role||Network||Notes||2011||Invincible Youth 2||Member of G8 ® G6 ® G5||KBS||with Girls' Generation's Sunny and Hyoyeon, f(x)'s Amber, SISTAR's Bora,Jewelry's Yewon, Rainbow's Woori and KARA's Jiyoung with Boom, Ji Hyun-woo, Lee Su-geun, Kim Shin Young and Lee Young Ja serving as MC's.
KBS Entertainment Awards
Music video appearance Edit
|Year||Song title||Artist||Role||2011||Pretty But Hateful||Son Ho-young||Main Female Character|
|2012||Win The Day||Team SIII||Herself|
|Classic||With Park Jin-young, 2PM's Wooyoung and Taecyeon||Main Female Character|
|Smart Uniform CF||B1A4, Suzy||Herself|
Awards and nominations Edit
|2011||Best New Actress (TV)||Dream High||Nominated|
|Most Popular Actress (TV)||Nominated|
|Hot New Star||Won|
|Best New Actress||Nominated|
|Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries||Nominated|
|Best New Actress||Won|
|Best Couple with Kim Soo-hyun||Won|
|2012||Best New Actress (Film)||Architecture 101||Won|
|Most Popular Actress (Film)||Nominated|
|Hot Female Movie Star||Won|
|Women's CF Model Award||N/A||Won|
|Outstanding Korean Actress||Dream High||Nominated|
|First Love Fantasies||Architecture 101||Won|
|Best Dressed Award||N/A||Won|
|Best New Actress||Architecture 101||Nominated|
|Best New Actress||Nominated|
|Best Female Newcomer in a Variety Show||Invincible Youth Season 2||Won|
|Best Cameo Appearance||Gag Concert||Won|
|Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries||Big||Nominated|
|Best Couple with Baek Sung Hyun||Nominated|
|2013||Most Popular Actress (TV)||Nominated|
|Most Popular Korean TV Artiste||N/A||Nominated|
|20's Drama Star Female||Gu Family Book||Won|
|Outstanding Korean Actress||Won|
|Outstanding Korean OST - Don't Forget Me||Nominated|
|Excellence Award, Actress||Nominated|
|Best Couple with Lee Seung-gi||Nominated|
|The Immortal First Love Icon||N/A||Nominated|
|Best Model Award||N/A||Won|
|Best Original Soundtrack - Don't Forget Me||Gu Family Book||Nominated|
|Top Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries||Won|
|Best Couple with Lee Seung-gi||Won|
|2014||Most Popular Actress (TV)||Nominated|
|Best Young Actress||Nominated|
Honorary Ambassador Edit
-  Honorary Ambassador for ‘Korea Licensed Product Exhibition‘ with Miss A.
-  Honorary Ambassador for the ‘4th World Citizens' Day‘ with Miss A.
- [2011/12] Honorary Ambassador for ‘Korea Tourist Service, Inc.‘ with Miss A and 2PM.
-  Honorary Ambassador for ‘16th Goyang Korea Flower Show‘ with Kim Soo hyun.
-  Honorary Ambassador for the 2015 Gwangju Summer Universiade.