Im Yoon-ah Wiki, Age, Biography, Height, Boyfriend, Family, Images, And More
Yoona is a South Korean singer and actress born Im Yoon-ah (Korean: ; born May 30, 1990). After five years of training, she made her debut in August 2007 as a member of the girl group Girls' Generation (and later its subgroup Girls' Generation-Oh!GG), which went on to become one of South Korea's best-selling artists and one of the world's most popular girl groups. Yoona has also appeared in several television dramas, most notably You Are My Destiny (2008), which marked her career breakthrough and earned her Best New Actress awards at the 23rd KBS Drama Awards and the 45th Baeksang Arts Awards.
Yoona has since gained additional public attention and acting acclaim for her roles in Love Rain (2012), Prime Minister & I (2013), The K2 (2016), The King in Love (2017), Hush (2020-21), and Big Mouth (2022). Confidential Assignment (2017), Exit (2019), her first leading role, and Confidential Assignment 2 (2022) are among her most successful films in South Korea.
Yoona's debut extended play A Walk to Remember was released on May 30, 2019, and peaked at number three on South Korea's Gaon Album Chart.
Yoona's music and acting careers have led to various CF deals, most notably with long-term collaborator Innisfree, and have established her as a top Hallyu idol-actress.
Life and work
1990–2007: Beginnings in life and in a career
The main article is: Generation Girl
Yoona was born on May 30, 1990 in Seoul's Yeongdeungpo-gu. Her family consists of her father and a five-year-old older sister.
She won the SM Saturday Open Casting Audition in 2002 and spent the next five years "doing nothing but constant training" in singing, dancing, and acting. Yoona was introduced to the public through various appearances in music videos and commercials prior to her debut; she first appeared in TVXQ's "Magic Castle" music video in December 2004. In August 2007, she made her official debut as a member of Girls' Generation, becoming the "centre" of the group.
From 2008 to 2016, I worked as an actor.
Yoona has appeared in a number of television dramas in addition to her work with Girls' Generation. Her acting career began in 2007 when she appeared in the MBC drama Two Outs in the Ninth Inning. She later appeared in MBC's Woman of Matchless Beauty (2008), where veteran actress Bae Jong-ok praised her cameo performance.
Yoona landed her first leading role as Jang Sae-byuk in KBS's drama You Are My Destiny in May 2008. Yoona received wider public recognition after the drama received viewer ratings of up to 41.5%. She saw the role as a watershed moment in her career, and she went on to win two "Best New Actress" awards at the 2008 KBS Drama Awards and the 45th Baeksang Arts Awards. Yoona co-starred in MBC's Cinderella Man with Kwon Sang-woo in 2009.
Yoona was cast in a lead role alongside Jang Geun Suk in KBS2's drama Love Rain in March 2012. Love Rain is a fantasy drama about fate in which the offspring of an ill-fated couple who met in the 1970s meet and fall in love with each other in the modern era. Yoona portrayed two characters: Yun-hee from the 1970s and Ha-na from today. Despite the drama's low domestic viewership and criticism for failing to connect with viewers, Yoona's performance received positive feedback. OSEN's Yoon Ga-ee wrote: "Her acting skills are improving at an alarming rate. She's grown to the point where you wonder, 'When did her acting get so good?' The criticism that followed her during Cinderella Man is no longer there." Hankook Ilbo's Choi In-kyung stated that her acting was constantly improving and that "Yoona is completely immersed in her character and has now become 'Hana' herself." The drama drew strong international interest and was sold to Japan for $10 million, the second highest price for a KBS drama at the time, thanks in part to Yoona's popularity.
Yoona co-starred in KBS2's romantic comedy drama Prime Minister & I with Lee Beom-soo in December 2013. Yoona played Nam Da-jung, a young and stubborn reporter who falls in love with the prime minister in a film loosely based on the musical film The Sound of Music. The drama received low ratings, but Yoona's performance was praised, and she received an Excellence Award for the role at the 2013 KBS Drama Awards.
Yoona released her first solo single "Deoksugung Stonewall Walkway," a collaboration with South Korean indie group 10cm, as part of SM Station in March 2016. On the Gaon Digital Chart, the urban-pop song peaked at number 24. Fuse described it as "breezy and easy-listening," and praised Yoona's "lovely" delivery.
Yoona was cast in her debut Chinese drama God of War, Zhao Yun, based on the Chinese novel Romance of the Three Kingdoms, in April 2016. She played two characters: one who falls in love with the male lead character but later discovers he murdered her father, and the other who is skilled in martial arts. The drama's viewership ratings peaked at more than 2%, which was deemed "a huge success" in comparison to China's large population. It also received over 10 billion hits from various online video sites, demonstrating Yoona's popularity in China. Following her success, Yoona released Blossom, a Chinese digital mini-album containing her renditions of well-known Mandarin songs, in August 2016.
Transitional roles and solo debut from 2016 to the present
Yoona appeared in tvN's action thriller The K2 in September 2016. Yoona cast aside public perception and focused on the role as her "personal challenge" after becoming tired of being typecast with a candy-like image and having always been burdened by the idol-actress prejudice. Her efforts received positive feedback from viewers and earned her acting acclaim from critics.
Yoona in March of this year
Yoona made her film debut in the action film Confidential Assignment in January 2017. Yoona's performance was well-received, and she won several awards, including the Asian Film Awards' AFA Next Generation Award and the Korean Film Shining Star Awards' Newcomer Award. She then starred in MBC's historical drama The King in Love, based on Kim Yi-novel ryung's of the same name. Yoona released her second solo single "When The Wind Blows" as part of SM Station in September 2017.
Yoona joined the second season of Hyori's Homestay as a new helper in 2018. At the end of the variety show, she released "To You," her third solo single. Oh!GG, a Girls' Generation subgroup, was formed in August 2018 with Yoona and the four other members who had decided to renew their contracts with SM Entertainment; the group released the single "Lil' Touch" that month.
Yoona's debut extended play A Walk to Remember was released on May 30, 2019, to commemorate her 29th birthday. In its first 24 hours, the EP became the fastest-selling album by a female soloist. Yoona co-starred in the disaster action film Exit with Jo Jung-suk in July of the same year. With over nine million viewers, it became the most popular film of the summer and one of the highest-grossing films in South Korea. Her first leading role earned her several wins and nominations, including Best Actress nominations from the Blue Dragon and Chunsa Film Art Awards, as well as a Best Actress win at the 1st Asan Chungmugong International Action Film Festival.
Yoona returned to the small screen at the end of 2020 in JTBC's office drama Hush, where she played an intern reporter. Yoona appeared in Lee Jang-romantic hoon's drama film Miracle: Letters to the President in 2021, as well as Kwak Jae-romantic yong's comedy film A Year-End Medley. She received her second Blue Dragon Best Actress nomination and her first Baeksang Best Actress nomination for the former.
She was cast as Lee Jong Suk's wife in the TV series Big Mouth in 2022. She also reprised her role in the action-comedy sequel, Confidential Assignment 2: International, which, like its predecessor, became one of South Korea's highest-grossing films. She received praise for both performances, with the latter earning her the 58th Grand Bell Awards' Best Supporting Actress award.
Other business ventures
Yoona has been dubbed a "CF Queen" as a result of her numerous television commercial films and work as a brand spokesperson. CNN called her "one of the household names in the Asia-Pacific region," crediting her with helping Korean beauty brands gain traction in China. She was the first idol to endorse S-Oil, a large South Korean petroleum and refinery company, in 2010. She appeared in at least 20 commercials in 2012, and TVCF, South Korea's largest advertisement information site, ranked her fifth among celebrities with the most commercial appearances. In 2013, she became Alcon Taiwan's first overseas endorser. Yoona was a long-term spokesperson for Amore Pacific's cosmetics brand Innisfree from 2009 to 2020. Other notable endorsements include Michael Kors, for which she became the brand's first ambassador in Korea, Estée Lauder, Danish jewellery brand Pandora, South Korean insurance DB Insurance, Tous Les Jours, Crocs, and Lee Jeans. She was named the first global ambassador for the Italian luxury fashion brand Miu Miu in October 2021. Yoona joined Emma Corrin, Kendall Jenner, Quintessa Swindell, Karolin Wolter, and others as the global face of Miu Miu's 2023 Spring Summer collection campaign in January 2023.
Yoona was named Honorary Ambassador of Jung-gu, Seoul, in 2012. Yoona was named an ambassador for UNICEF's "UNIHERO" campaign in 2014, which encourages people to become heroes for less fortunate children all over the world. Yoona was named a National Tax Service promotional ambassador in 2015. She has also received presidential recognition for paying her taxes on time. Yoona was one of the global ambassadors for Crocs' "Come As You Are" campaign in 2016. Yoona was appointed as a safety ambassador for the Central Council for Safe Culture Campaign in 2018, which was held to pledge safety measures and the eradication of dangerous activities such as speeding and illegal parking, which prevents fire trucks from entering.
Yoona was named the first female celebrity ambassador by the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism and the Korea Tourism Organization in 2019. Beginning in September 2019, an advertising campaign called 'Imagine Your Korea' was launched to raise awareness of Korean tourism and attract more foreign visitors. The advertisements were shown in China, Japan, Thailand, the Philippines, Vietnam, and Malaysia. They will also be displayed every day in Times Square until January 2021.
Yoona has donated to various charities over the years for causes such as social welfare and medical aid during the COVID-19 pandemic. She is a member of the Community Chest of Korea's'Honor Society.
Yoona has been hailed as a top idol-actress and a prominent South Korean figure as a member of Girls' Generation and a successful actress. Yoona's success in music and acting has led to her individually endorsing nearly 40 brands internationally, including long-time collaborator Innisfree, including ten in 2019 alone. Yoona was named one of Asia's "30 under 30" most influential celebrities in entertainment and sports by Forbes magazine in 2016. Yoona has also distinguished herself by being chosen as a host for a number of year-end galas. For the past eight years, she has served as the MC of the Gayo Daejejeon.
Yoona attended Daeyoung High School and graduated in 2009. She majored in theatre studies and graduated from Dongguk University in February 2015, receiving a lifetime achievement award during the ceremony. Seohyun, another member of Girls' Generation, went to the same university as her. She was also chosen as a university ambassador in 2014, alongside Apink's Naeun and actress Park Ha-sun.
See also: Girls' Generation discography
List of extended plays, showing selected details, selected chart positions, and sales figures
|Title||Details||Peak chart positions||Sales|
- Released: August 4, 2016 (CHN)
- Label: SM Entertainment
- Format: Digital download
|A Walk to Remember|
- Released: May 30, 2019 (KOR)
- Label: SM Entertainment
- Formats: CD, digital download, kihno
- KOR: 53,051
- US: 2,000
|"—" denotes songs that did not chart.|
List of singles, showing year released, selected chart positions, sales figures, and name of the album
|As lead artist|
|"Deoksugung Stonewall Walkway" (덕수궁 돌담길의 봄)|
- KOR: 194,752
- US: 2,000
|A Walk to Remember|
|"When The Wind Blows" (바람이 불면)||2017||—[A]||8||—|
|"Summer Night" (여름밤)|
(featuring 20 Years of Age)
(with Lee Sang-soon)
|2018||—[C]||—||—||A Walk to Remember|
|"Haptic Motion" (햅틱모션)|
(with Taeyeon, Jessica, Seohyun, and Sunny)
|"Innisfree Day" (이니스프리데이)||2010||—[D]||—|
|"Amazing Grace"||2016||—[E]||—||—||The K2|
|"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory|
Main article: Im Yoon-ah filmography
See also: Girls' Generation filmography
Awards and nominations
Main article: List of awards and nominations received by Im Yoon-ah
See also: List of awards and nominations received by Girls' Generation
Im Yoon-ah Net Worth, Age, Height, Weight, Boyfriend, Wiki, Family 2023
|Date of Birth||30-May-1990|
|Age in 2023||33|
|Height||In Centimeters: 168 cm.|
In Meters: 1.68 m.
In Feet Inches: 5'6"
|Weight||In KG: Not known|
In Pound: Not known
|Marital Status||Yet to update|
Some FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) about Im Yoon-ah.
- What is the Net Worth of Im Yoon-ah?
The Net Worth of Im Yoon-ah is $1.5 Million.
- What is the Height of Im Yoon-ah?
The height of Im Yoon-ah is 1.68.
- Where is the birthplace of Im Yoon-ah?
The birthplace of Im Yoon-ah is Seoul
- What is the Date of Birth of Im Yoon-ah?
The birthday of Im Yoon-ah is on 30-May-1990.
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The marital status of Im Yoon-ah is: Yet to update.