Before Sooyoung's audition to Girls' Generation, she made a brief debut in Japan as a singer in the group called "Route φ". She first debuted with Marina Takahashi with the song "Start". She was previously a DJ of ChunJi (Korean: 천방지축 라디오, literally Reckless Radio), along with Sungmin of Super Junior but was soon replaced by Sunny due to schedule conflicts. Sooyoung also played a part in the sitcom Unstoppable Marriage (Korean: 못말리는 결혼), alongside Yuri and was also in a movie with Kang-in of Super Junior and actress Lee Yeon-hee. Currently, she hosts MBC TV program Fantastic Duo (Korean: 환상의 짝꿍).
Education: Jungshin All-Girls High School Hobbies: Internet Specialty: Jazz dancing Languages: Korean and Japanese Religion: Christianity
Family: Older sister Kpop group: Girls' Generation
Girls' Generation (Hangul: 소녀시대; Hanja: 少女時代) is a South Korean nine-member girl group formed by SM Entertainment in 2007. Its members include (in order of official announcement) Yoona, Tiffany, Yuri, Hyoyeon, Sooyoung, Seohyun, Taeyeon (the leader) , Jessica, and Sunny. International Girls' Generation fans usually refer to the group as SNSD, the acronym of the group's Korean name So Nyeo Shi Dae. Many of the members had already pursued entertainment careers before the group's debut through music videos, commercials, and others. Their official fanclub is known as "S♡NE" (Sowon, Korean: 소원), named after a song from their debut single.
The group has sold over 100,000 copies of both their first album Girls' Generation and their mini-album Gee, a rarity for female groups in South Korea.