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Choi Jinri (Hangul: 최진리; Hanja: 崔真理; born March 29, 1994), better known by her stage name Sulli is a Korean actress, singer, dancer, and MC. She made her debut as a child actress in 2005. She is a former member of the multinational now quartet girl group f(x).


Early lifeEdit

Sulli was born on March 29th 1994 in the City of Yangsan, South Gyeongsang Province, Republic of Korea, but spent her childhood in Busan. Her real name is Choi Jin Ri, Jinri meaning the truth in Korean. Sulli is the only daughter of her family, and she has two older brothers. Her mother enrolled her in acting school at a young age. Sulli first came to Seoul in 2004 while in 4th grade, and in 2005, Sulli began acting professionally as little Princess Sunhwa in the SBS drama The Ballad of Seodong and some later became had a cameo role in another SBS drama, Love Needs a Miracle.

Sulli later developed a desire to become a singer, a dream she followed by attending an SM audition, during which she sang the S.E.S song titled Chingu (Friend). After the audition she was officially made an SM trainee, and in 2005, while in fifth grade, moved into a dormitory with Taeyeon and Tiffany of Girls' Generation. She continued to share a dormitory with them until Girls' Generation's debut in 2007.[1]


Sulli attended Jungbu Elementary School (중부초등학교)[2] and then attended Chungdam Middle School (청담중학교).[3][4] She graduated Seoul Performing Arts High School alongside with miss A's Suzy, while focusing on acting. Sulli is currently featured on her school's website homepage.[5]

Singing CareerEdit

Sulli was a member of South Korea based multinational girl group, f(x) as a vocalist and the visualist. Sulli made her debut in the group in 2009 and was active in f(x) til 2014. She was known as the giant baby of the group for her tall height despite being one of the maknaes or younger members of f(x). In 2014 she decided to take hiatus from the group, to heal from false and hurtful rumours from anti fans. On August 7, 2015, SM revealed that Sulli officially departed f(x).

Acting careerEdit

Sulli began acting professionally at the age of 11, when she was back selected to play young Princess Sun-hwa in the SBS television drama, The Ballad of Seo-dong. A few months later, she made a cameo appearance in Love Needs a Miracle, another SBS television drama. In 2006, she made a small supporting appearance as the childhood crush of TVXQ/JYJ 's Micky Yoochun in the theatrical drama Vacation. Sulli later landed a minor role in Punch Lady and The Flower Girl is Here (2007) and also BABO (2008).

On April 26, 2012, Sulli along labelmate, SHINee 's Choi Minho was confirmed to play the leading role for SM Entertainment's new drama, To the Beautiful You, a Korean version of Hana-Kimi. The drama will be directed by 2009 popular drama Boys Over Flowers 's director, Jun Ki Sang and began airing on August 15 on SBS.

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Gallery Edit

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Year Title Role Other notes
2007 Punch Lady

[6] || Gwak Chun Sim ||

2008 BABO Young Ji-ho
2010 A Turtle's Tale: Sammy's Adventures

[7]|| Shelly || Korean dub

Television dramaEdit

Year Title Role Network Other notes
2005 The Ballad of Seo-dong young Princess Sun-hwa SBS
Love Needs A Miracle Na Sun Ju SBS
2006 Vacation Jin Joo SBS Episode 4: "Eternal"
2007 Drama City No Kkot-Boon Korean Broadcasting System Episode: "The Flower Girl is Here"
2010 Oh! My Lady Cameo appearence[8] SBS Episode 1: Choi Siwon's runway partner
2011 Welcome to the Show

[9] || Herself || SBS ||

2012 To the Beautiful You Goo Jae Hee SBS[10] Korean version of Hana Kimi

Television seriesEdit

Channel Title Role Episode Date Other
KBS Gag Concert Guest 518 2009.10.25 with f(x)
MBC MBLAQ Idol Army Guest 13 and 14 2010.03.10 - 2010.03.17
SBS Star King Guest 161, 163, 164, 167, 169, 170, 171, 172, 173, 174, 176, 177, 182, 215, 216, 218, 224 2010.04.10 - 2011.07.16
YStar Hello f(x) Herself 1 - 4 2010.04.17 - 2010.05.08 with f(x)
MBC Golden Fishery Radio Star Guest 185 and 186 2010.06.16 - 2010.06.23 with f(x)
SBS 1000 Songs Challenge Guest 2010.07.11 - 2010.07.18 with Luna
MBC We Got Married: Khuntoria Guest 15, 16, 43, 44, 45 2010.10.02, 2010.10.09, 2011.04.23, 2011.04.30, 2011.05.07 with f(x), Lee Yong Dae
MBC Infinity Challenge Guest 208 2010.07.24 with f(x)
SBS HahaMong Show Guest 11 2010.09.12 Jung Yong Hwa, Jokwon
MBC f(x) Koala Herself 1 - 15 2010.10.02 - 2011.01.08 with f(x)
SBS Delicious Invitation Guest 2010.10.22
KBS Invincible Youth Season 1 Guest 52 2010.11.05 with Luna, [[Krystal Jung|Krystal], Kang Ji-young, Song Jieun
KBS Oh My School Guest 23 2011.04.23
KBS On Your Command, Sir Guest 20 2011.05.14 with Luna
SBS Kim Yuna's Kiss & Cry Guest for support Krystal, join Krystal’s Circus skating performance, video message support for Krystal. 1, 9, and 14 2011.05.22, 2011.07.17, 2011.08.21 with Amber, Victoria, Changmin, Park Ji-yeon, Choi Minho,[11]
FashionN Actress’ House Guest 9 2011.06.24 with f(x)
MBC Come To Play Guest 344 2011.06.27 with Super Junior, Girls' Generation, Krystal
SBS Strong Heart Guest 86, 87 and 142 (cast "to the beautiful you") 2011.07.12 - 2011.07.19 MC Edition
Mnet The Beatles Code Guest 48 2011.07.14 with f(x)
SBS Running Man Guest (teamed up with Yoo Jae-Seok)[12] 55 2011.08.07 with Luna, Park Ji-yeon, Suzy
MBC Star Audition 2 2011.09.09 with f(x)
SBS Running Man]] Guest (teamed up with Garie]and Haha) 75 2012.01.01 with Choi Si-won, Hyolyn, Minho, and Sohee
SBS Running Man Guest (teamed up with Idol Team 129 2013.01.20 with Hwang Kwang-hee (ZE:A), Jung Yong-hwa (CN Blue), L (Infinite), Lee Jong-hyun (CN Blue), Lee Joon (MBLAQ), Min-ho (Shinee)

Television non-seriesEdit

Channel Title Role Date Other
KBS Star Show! Dance Grand Prix Jive dancing 2010.09.23
SBS Star Couple Challenge Cup Dance to Singin' In the Rain/Umbrella - Glee cast 2011.02.03 partner with 2PM’s Chansung
KBS Idol Brain Collision Participant 2011.02.03 with f(x), Brown Eyed Girls, miss A, T-ara, SISTAR, Rainbow, Girl's Day and Dal Shabet


  • 2006: Maru-i kids clothes[13] with Yoo Seung Ho
  • 2007: Pepero cookie stick[14] with Ayumi Lee
  • 2009: LG Cyon Chocolate phone[15] with f(x) & SNSD
  • 2009: K-Swiss with f(x)
  • 2009: Auction Co.[16] with f(x) & SHINee
  • 2009: Nana's B cream
  • 2009: LG Lollipop with f(x) & M.I.C
  • 2010: Bbusyeo Bbusyeo snack with f(x)
  • 2010: LG Optimus Z phone[17] with Gong Yoo
  • 2010: FreeStyle Street Basketball with f(x)
  • 2010: Calvin Klein jeans[18] with Victoria Song & Krystal Jung
  • 2010: Love living with rabbits (H2) with f(x), SHINee, & Zhang Liyin
  • 2010: Sony Cybershot TX9[19]
  • 2010: Chicken Mania with Victoria Song, Luna Park & Krystal Jung
  • 2010: Elite Uniform with Victoria Song, Luna Park, Krystal Jung & Infinite
  • 2010: Crown Bakery with Victoria Song, Luna Park & Krystal Jung
  • 2010: Video Game "Gran Age" with Victoria Song, Luna Park & Krystal Jung
  • 2011: FIFA Online 2[20]
  • 2011: Smoothie King[21] with Victoria Song
  • 2011: Sony Cybershot WX7[22]
  • 2011: QUA Fashion Corp[23] with Krystal
  • 2013: Etude House with Krystal[24][25]


Year Award Category Result
2005 Big Ribbon Child Award
2012 Mnet 20's Choice Awards Upcoming 20's
SBS Drama Awards Popularity Award To the Beautiful You
Best Couple Award with Choi Minho
New Star Award To the Beautiful You

References Edit

External linksEdit

=*f(x) Official Website

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