(Korean name: Hwang Mi-young
; Hangul: 황미영; Hanja: 黃美英; born August 1, 1989), better known as simply Tiffany
, is a Korean-American singer and dancer of the Korean girl group Girls' Generation.
Tiffany was born in California, United States and grew up in Diamond Bar as the youngest of three siblings. She auditioned at the SM Starlight Casting System and joined the company in October 2004 in Los Angeles. She was trained at SM for 3 years and 7 months.[citation needed
] She graduated from Korea Kent Foreign School in April 2007, but Tiffany attended primary school in California in South Pointe Middle School (US) and Diamond Bar High School (US). Tiffany speaks fluent English and Korean.
Girls' Generation is one of South Korea's top female pop groups. The nine-member girl group is often referred to as SNSD, the acronym for their Korean name So Nyeo Shi Dae (소녀시대, or So Nyuh Shi Dae). Girls' Generation made their official debut with single "Into the New World" on August 5, 2007.
In 2008, she released two singles with co-members Jessica and Seohyun — the first called "Oppa Nappa" (Korean: "오빠 나빠") and the second titled "Mabinogi (It's Fantastic!)", a theme song for a video game.
Tiffany has also participated in the OST of SBS' drama Jamyeonggo
with the song "나 혼자서" ("By Myself"), and was featured in a duet with K.Will called "A Girl, Meets Love".