SNSD Member Profile: Yuri

Yuri in “Holiday” (2017)

Real Name: Kwon Yuri (권유리)
Birthday: December 5, 1989
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius (Western), Snake (Eastern)
From: Gyeonggi-do, South Korea

Position(s): Lead dancer, Vocalist, Rapper

Other Activities Outside of SNSD:


2016: “Secret” with Seohyun (promotional music video for Pantene)


2008: “Kkok” with Sooyoung for Working Mom (SBS)

2013: “Bling Star” and “Twinkle Twinkle” for her film No Breathing

SONGWRITING: Wrote lyrics for SNSD’s tracks “Mistake” (2010), “Baby Maybe” with Sooyoung and Seohyun (2013), “XYZ” with Seohyun (2013)


2009: K. Will’s “Dropping the Tears.” Also did a special stage with him where she accompanied him on the piano.

2014: S’ “Without You.”


2007-2008: Had supporting role on the sitcom Unstoppable Marriage (KBS2) with Sooyoung. The video below is when all of SNSD made an appearance.

2012: Acting debut with Fashion King (SBS). Won the New Star Award at the SBS Drama Awards and Most Popular Actress (TV) at the Baeksang Arts Awards.

2013: Film debut in No Breathing (the trailer mostly focuses on the two main actors, but she plays their love interest). Won Most Popular Actress (Film) at the Baeksang Arts Awards.


Neighborhood Hero (OCN)

Gogh, The Starry Night (Sohu TV)

2017: Defendant (SBS)


2009-2012: On and off host for Show! Music Core with Tiffany, earning a special prize for MCing at the MBC Entertainment Awards.


2008: Kko Kko Tours Single Single (KBS2), Season 2 / A show that pairs up male and female celebrities and lets them get to know each other.

2009-2010: Invincible Youth (KBS2), Season 1 / A reality show that follows girl group idols as they learn to live in rural South Korea.  Appeared with fellow member Sunny.

2013: Appeared as a coach with Hyoyeon on the dancing survival show Dancing 9.


Appeared on Animals (MBC) in a segment where she and other celebrities interacted with pandas at a Chinese zoo.

Cool Kiz on the Block (KBS2), Episodes 113-124 / A sports variety show where a group of celebrities learns a sport and then competes against professional athletes.

Was also the host for the travel show MAPS (O’live TV) and the car rally show The Rallyist (SBS)


Knowing Brothers (JTBC), Episode 49 / 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.

YULVIV My Sister (Onstyle) / A reality show featuring Yuri and her cousin Vivian

Law of the Jungle (SBS), Episodes 220-224 / A show similar to Survivor where celebrities go to tropical locations and try to survive in the wilderness (but there’s no elimination system).

Sources: SM Entertainment, Wikipedia, Youtube, Dailymotion, KSHOWONLINE, KBS, MNET, MBC, OCN, Onstyle, SBS, Sohu TV, tvN

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