Stage Name: Sooyoung (수영) Birth Name: Choi Soo Young (최수영) Birthday: February 10, 1990 Hometown: Gwangju, South Korea Nationality: Korean Debut: August 5, 2007 Position: Vocalist, Lead Dancer Sooyoung is a member of the SM Entertainment Kpop group Girls' Generation. She auditioned for the entertainment company in fifth grade and in 2002 debuted as one half of a Korean-Japanese duo called Route θ. The group promoted in Japan and released three singles before eventually disbanding in 2003. Sooyoung returned to her training regimen at SM, eventually debuting with Girls' Generation in 2007. In addition to her activities with Girls' Generation, Sooyoung has cultivated a career as an actress over the years. Immediately following her debut, Sooyoung landed a number of small roles and guest appearances before landing her first major role in 2012 in the drama The 3rd Hospital. The following year she starred in the drama Dating Agency: Cyrano and in 2014 took the lead role in My Spring Days. In 2015 Sooyoung starred in the special KBS2 series Perfect Sense to help raise awareness and promote understanding for the physically disabled. Most recently, Sooyoung was cast as the lead in the upcoming drama Polyclinic Doctor. In 2014, the Korean paparazzi released pictures of Sooyoung on a date with actor Jung Kyung Ho. It was later confirmed by SM Entertainment that Sooyoung and Jung Kyung Ho were in a relationship, and remain together currently. In 2016, she graduated from Chung-Ang University with a bachelor's degree in theater and film.
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