Stage Name: Yuri (유리) Birth Name: Kwon Yu Ri (권유리) Birthday: December 5, 1989 Hometown: Gyeonggi, South Korea Nationality: Korean Debut: August 5, 2007 Position: Vocalist, Lead Dancer Yuri is a member and one of the lead dancers in the SM Entertainment girl group Girls' Generation. Yuri joined SM Entertainment as a trainee in 2001 when she successfully passed the audition for SM's casting system. She trained for nearly 6 years before debuting with Girls' Generation in 2007. In addition to her group activities with Girls' Generation, Yuri promotes as a TV personality and actress. In 2009 Yuri hosted MBC's weekend music show Show! Music Core alongside fellow SNSD member Tiffany. She has also starred in multiple variety shows over the years, including Invincible Youth, Animals, Law of the Jungle, and Our Neighborhood Arts and Physical Education. Yuri made her acting debut with a lead role in the 2012 KBS drama Fashion King opposite actor Yoo Ah In, which earned her multiple acting nominations at year-end awards ceremonies. She made her film debut in 2013 with a starring role in the movie No Breathing alongside Lee Jong Suk and Seo In Guk. In April 2015, the paparazzi released photos of Yuri on a date with Korean baseball player Oh Seung Hwan, and shortly after SM Entertainment confirmed that the two were in a relationship. Six months later the two announced that they had broken things off due to busy schedules and the difficulties of long distance. Yuri graduated from Chung-Ang University in 2016 with a bachelor's degree in theater and film.
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