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"Happiness is doubled when you share them together, and sadness is halfed when you share them together." —Yoona

Im Yoon Ah (born May 30, 1990), better known by her mononym, Yoona, is a South Korean singer and actress. She is a lead dancer, supporting rapper, supporting vocalist, and the visualist in K-pop girl group, Girls' Generation, as well as a member of Girls' Generation second subunit Oh!GG. Yoona was a trainee under S.M. Entertainment for seven years and two months. As an actress, Yoona is best known for her roles in Love Rain, Prime Minister and I and You Are My Destiny

Early life[edit | edit source]

Yoona was born on May 30, 1990, in Seoul, South Korea. She was raised solely by her father, with her older sister. Yoona was cast in 2002 SM Saturday Open Casting Audition and began to train with the other trainees under S.M. Entertainment in the areas of acting, singing, and dancing.

She trained with SM for 5 years, after which she joined and debuted under Girls' Generation. She is a 2009 graduate of Daeyoung High School and attended Dongguk University with fellow member, Seohyun, receiving her degree in Theatre in 2015, Yoona also gained a Lifetime Achievement Award from the university.

Career[edit | edit source]

Yoona began her career as a member of Girls Generation in 2007. The group became immensely successful in South Korea and across the world.

Profile[edit | edit source]

  • Yoona's nicknames are Deer Yoona, Him Yoona (Strong Yoona), Goddess Yoong and Yoong.
  • Her Greek Zodiac sign is Gemini.
  • Her blood-type is B
  • Her height is 167 cm and weight is 48 kg.
  • She's a Christian
  • She can speak fluent Korean, as well as basic English, Chinese and Japanese
    • She has reached intermediate level in Chinese fluency in December 2019.
  • Her hobbies are watching movies and listening to music.
  • Her favorite time of the day is a morning where she has free time.
  • Her favorite colors are purple and blue.
  • Yoona means 'soft beauty' in Korean.
  • She is considered one of the most beautiful K-pop Idols in South Korea.
  • Out of the Girls Generation members, she eats the second most.
  • She is famous for possessing a lot of strength in spite of her thin body.
  • Yoona's mother left her when she was very young.

Discography[edit | edit source]

Korean[edit | edit source]

Digital Single[edit | edit source]

Special Albums[edit | edit source]

Promotional Single[edit | edit source]

  • Haptic Motion (with Jessica, Tiffany & TVXQ) (2008)
  • Innisfree day (2010)

Chinese[edit | edit source]

Mini Albums[edit | edit source]

Soundtracks[edit | edit source]

Year Title Song Artist
2016 The K2 OST "Amazing Grace" Solo

Filmography[edit | edit source]

Drama[edit | edit source]

Year Title Channel Role Note
2007 Two Outs in the Ninth Inning MBC Shin Joo-young
2008 Unstoppable Marriage KBS2 Bulgwang-dong's Seven Princesses Gang Cameo (Ep.64)
Woman of Matchless Beauty, Park Jung-geum MBC Mi-ae Cameo (Ep.19,20,23)
You Are My Destiny KBS1 Jang Sae-byuk Lead role
2009 Cinderella Man MBC Seo Yoo-jin
2012 Love Rain KBS2 Kim Yoon-hee / Jung Ha-na
2013 Prime Minister & I Nam Da-jung
2015 Because It's The First Time OnStyle Im Yoon-ah (Yoon Tae-oh's senior) Cameo (Ep.1)
2016 God of War, Zhao Yun Hunan TV Xiahou Qingyi / Ma Yurou Chinese Drama
Lead role
The K2 tvN Go An-na Lead role
2017 The King in Love MBC Eun San / So-hwa

Movies[edit | edit source]

Year Title Role Note
2017 Confidential Assignment Park Min-young
2019 EXIT Eui-joo

Television[edit | edit source]

Year Title Channel Role Note
2010 Family Outing SBS Regular Cast Season 2
2018 Hyori's Homestay JTBC

Music Videos[edit | edit source]

Year Song Artist Role
2004 "Magic Castle" Dong Bang Shin Ki
2006 "U" Super Junior
"Passion (My Everything)" TSZX the Grace
2007 "Marry U" Super Junior
2008 "Propose" Lee Seung Chul
2009 "That Guy's Woman" 24/7

Events[edit | edit source]

Tours[edit | edit source]

Endorsements[edit | edit source]

  • Elite Uniform (2004-2007)
  • Teun Teun English “Follow Me” (2006)
  • Sanyo Eneloop Rechargeable Battery (2006)
  • Sunkist Lemonade (2007)
  • Solar-C Vitamin (2007)
  • Clean & Clear (2008-2009)
  • YeJiMin (2008-2009)
  • Innisfree (2009-)
  • S-Oil (2010)
  • Everland Caribbean Bay (2010)
  • Cartier LOVE (2010)
  • EIDER (2011-2013)
  • SK Telecom (2012-2013)
  • Ciba Vision Fresh Look & Ciba Vision Dallies (2012-2013)
  • UNIHERO (2015)
  • H:CONNECT (2015-2017)
  • God Of War - Zhao ZI Long (2016)
  • Crocs (2017)
  • Hanssem Vacuum Blender (2017)
  • Ragnarok Mobile (2018)
  • Pandora (2018)

Awards[edit | edit source]

  • [2008.11.10] Korean Drama Festival: Netizen Popularity Award - You Are My Destiny
  • [2008.12.31] KBS Drama Acting Awards: Best New Actress - You Are My Destiny
  • [2008.12.31] KBS Drama Acting Awards: Netizen Popularity Award - You Are My Destiny
  • [2009.02.27] PaekSang Arts Awards: Best New Actress - You Are My Destiny
  • [2009.02.27] PaekSang Arts Awards: Netizen Popularity Award - You Are My Destiny
  • [2010.03.26] PaekSang Arts Awards: Netizen Popularity Award - Cinderella Man
  • [2012] KBS Drama Awards - Netizen Award - Love Rain
  • [2013] KBS Drama Awards - Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries - Prime Minister and I
  • [2013] KBS Drama Awards - Best Couple Award (With Lee Bum Soo) - Prime Minister and I

MV[edit | edit source]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

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