SNSD Member Profile: Sunny

Sunny in “You Think” (2015)

Real Name: Lee Soonkyu (이순규)
Birthday: May 15, 1989
Zodiac Sign: Taurus (Western), Snake (Eastern)
From: South Korea (born in California, USA and lived briefly in Kuwait)

Position(s): Vocalist

Other Activities Outside of SNSD:


2017: “U&I” with Super Junior M’s Henry


2012: Featured on Miryo of Brown Eyed Girls’ “I Love You, I Love You

2014: Digital single “First Kiss” as part of Hwang Sung Je’s Project Super Hero series

2015: Featured on Rooftop House’s “Heart Throbbing”


2008: “You Don’t Know About Love” for Working Mom (SBS)

2009: “Finally Now” for the film Story of Wine and It’s Love” for Heading to the Ground (MBC) with Taeyeon

2010: “Your Doll” for Oh! My Lady (SBS)

2012: “It’s Me” with f(x)’s Luna for To the Beautiful You (SBS)

2014: “The 2nd Drawer” for The Queen’s Classroom (MBC)


2012-2013: Catch Me if You Can (Brenda Strong, supporting role)

2014: Singin’ in the Rain (Kathy Selden, lead role)


2012: The Outback (Korean dub)

2014: Rio 2 (Korean dub, voiced Anne Hathaway’s character)


2008: Melon Chunji Radio with Super Junior’s Sungmin

2009-2010: MTV Korea’s Music program The M with SS501’s Hyungjun and 2 A.M.’s Seulong

2012: SBS MTV’s music program Music Island

2014-2015: MBC’s radio program FM Date. Won “Rookie Radio DJ” at the MBC Entertainment Awards.


2010-2011: Invincible Youth (KBS), Season 1 / A reality show focusing on idol girl group members learning to live in the rural Korean outdoors.  Appeared with member Yuri.

2011-2012: Invincible Youth (KBS), Season 2 / Appeared with member Hyoyeon.

2014: Happy Together (KBS) / A popular variety talk show where guests tell stories and play games with a fixed panel.

2014-2015: Roommate (SBS), Season 2 / Similar to Big Brother (but without the extra drama), it features a group of celebrities living together in the same home.

2015: Fixed cast on Serial Shopping Family (JTBC) / A group of celebrities analyzes how the average person shops, then creates a sitcom based on the episode’s theme.


Weekly Idol (MBC), Episodes 232 and 233 / Filled in as a guest host for Jung Hyungdon.  Helped Defconn host episodes with Lovelyz and Up10tion

Happy Together (KBS) / A popular variety talk show where guests tell stories and play games with a fixed panel.

Knowing Brothers (JTBC), Episode 25 / A variety show with a fixed cast of comedians, known for having a classroom setting.  Guests arrive and play games and do missions with the fixed cast.

Panel member on Vocal War: God’s Voice (SBS) / A music themed show that puts established singers against new ones.


*We’re Also National Athletes (Channel A) / A variety show based on idols learning how to speed skate (perhaps to promote the upcoming Winter Olympics).   This supposedly started airing in September, but I haven’t seen any episodes yet.

*Battle Trip (KBS), Episode 71 / A travel variety show.  Two teams of celebrities travel to a specific destination based on a theme.  They then present footage of their journey to an audience, filled with travel tips and information.  The audience then votes on which team had the more entertaining trip.  Appeared with Hyoyeon on an Australian themed episode.

*Hyenas on the Keyboard (KBS) / A Chuseok special variety show featuring singer-songwriters competing on music charts with their self-produced music.  Is MCing with comedian Jung Hyungdon.

Sources: SM Entertainment, Youtube, Wikipedia, JTBC, KSHOWONLINE, KBS, MBC, SBS

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