SNSD Member Profile: Yoona

Yoona in “Lion Heart” (2015)

Real Name: Im Yoonah (임윤아)
Birthday: May 30, 1990
Zodiac Sign: Gemini (Western), Horse (Easter)
From: Seoul, South Korea

Position(s): Lead dancer, vocalist, visual, face of the group

Other Activities Outside of SNSD:


2016: Released the mini-album Blossom in China, which features her covers of well-known songs in Mandarin.


2016: “Deoksugung Stonewall Walkway” featuring 10cm

2017: “When the Wind Blows”


2016: “Amazing Grace” for her drama The K2


2008: First lead role in You Are My Destiny (KBS1).  She won the Netizen Popularity Award at the Korea Drama Awards, Netizen Award and Best New Actress Award at the KBS Drama Awards, and Most Popular Actress (TV) and Best New Actress (TV) at the Baeksang Arts Awards.  The episodes are available on Youtube and have English subs.

2009: Cinderella Man (MBC). Won Most Popular Actress (TV) at the Baeksang Arts Awards.

2012: Love Rain (KBS2). Won the Netizen Award at the KBS Drama Awards.

2013: Prime Minister and I (KBS2). Won the Excellence Award (Best Actress in a Miniseries) and Best Couple Award at the KBS Drama Awards.


Starred in the Chinese drama God of War, Zhao Yun

The K2 (tvN)


Has a supporting role in the film Confidential Assignment. Won Most Popular Actress (Film) at the Baeksang Arts Awards, the Newcomer Award (Film) at the Korean Film Shining Star Awards, and the Popularity Award (Film) at the Seoul Awards.

Had the lead role in the historical drama The King Loves (MBC)


2010: Family Outing Season 2 (SBS). The show features the cast traveling around South Korea and helping out in the villages they stay in.

2013: Happy Together (KBS) / A popular variety talk show where guests tell stories and play games with a fixed panel.

2014: Interview for Entertainment Weekly.


*Well-known for her visuals, she’s one of the “CF Queens” and has filmed many endorsements and commercials.

*Yoona is also well known for her charity work.  She was appointed a UNICEF ambassador along with Shinee’s Minho, and she joined the Honor Society

*In 2015, she received a Presidential Award for being an exemplary taxpayer.

*In 2017, she won the Best Artist Award and the Popularity Award at the Asia Artist Awards (in the Actor category)

Sources: SM Entertainment, Youtube, Wikipedia, Soompi, KBS, MBC, SBS, tvN

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