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Bae Suzy: Wiki, Career, Awards, 5 Fun Facts & More

Biography of Bae Suzy

South Korean singer, actress, and model Bae Su-ji, best known by her stage name Bae Suzy, was born on October 10, 1994. She was a part of the JYP Entertainment girl group Miss A. She made her acting debut in the 2011 television series Dream High. Since then, she has appeared in a number of other series, including Gu Family Book (2013), Uncontrollably Fond (2016), While You Were Sleeping (2017), Vagabond (2019), Start-Up (2020), and Anna (2022). Bae Suzy debuted in her first movie, Architecture 101 (2012). She has been referred to as “The Nation’s First Love” in South Korea since her triumphant film debut.

Early Life and Education

On October 10, 1994, Bae Suzy was born in the Buk District of Gwangju, South Korea to Bae Wan-young and Jeong Hyun-sook. She has a younger brother and an elder sister. She graduated in 2013 from the School of Performing Arts, Seoul.

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She worked as an online shopping model prior to her first debut with the South Korean girl group Miss A.

Career and Achievements

Debut with Miss A

Bae Suzy auditioned for MNET Superstar K in 2009 and advanced through the first round. Unfortunately, she was eliminated. She did, however, catch the eye of a JYP Entertainment scout and was accepted as a trainee. She joined the newly formed South Korean girl group Miss A in the month of March 2010.

Rising Popularity

Bae Suzy was appointed to the MBC Show! Music Core’s permanent host in October 2010 along with Minho and Onew, Jiyeon, of T-ara, and with members of the South Korean boy band SHINee. Later, she hosted various events like the Seoul Music Awards, Golden Disc Awards, and MNET 20’s Choice Awards, where she received an award for the “Hot New Star of 2011”.

Aside from her group activities, Bae Suzy dabbled in acting. She made her acting debut in Dream High, a music adolescent drama that aired on KBS from January 3 to February 28. She subsequently released an OST for the drama, “Winter Child”. The drama was well-received locally during its two-month run. The drama received great viewership and popularity in various countries. Bae Suzy received the Best Actress Award as well as the Best Couple Award with her co-star Kim Soo-hyun at the KBS Drama Awards.

She also appeared in the KBS TV reality show Invincible Youth 2. The first episode of the show began filming on October 19 and aired on November 11. The same year, Bae Suzy co-starred with Gong Yoo and Lee Min-jung in the KBS drama Big, written by the Hong sisters.

Bae Suzy was the first female celebrity from Korea to win the Singer Rookie Award, the Drama Rookie Award, the Film Rookie Award, and the Variety Rookie Award. For her acting in Architecture 101, she won the Best New Actress award at the 48th Baeksang Arts Awards. For her role in Invincible Youth 2, she won the Best Newcomer award in the Variety category at the KBS Entertainment Awards on December 22, 2012.

She co-starred with Lee Seung-gi in the historical fusion drama Gu Family Book in 2013. She won the Top Excellence award at the MBC Drama Awards and the Outstanding Actress award at the Seoul International Drama Awards for her acting. She also appeared on the variety show Healing Camp, becoming the show’s youngest guest. Bae Suzy was hired in May 2014 to play Jin Chae-seon, the country of Korea’s first female pansori singer, in the movie The Sound of a Flower (2015).

The struggle of a singer during the Joseon era who is prohibited from giving a public performance due to her gender is portrayed in the movie. Bae Suzy spent a year learning pansori in order to get ready for the part. She worked with Taiwanese singer-actor Show Lo that same year on the song “Together In Love,” which was included in his album Reality Show.

In January 2016, Bae Suzy and Exo’s Baekhyun collaborated on the digital single “Dream.” Gaon’s weekly digital chart saw the song debut at the top, and it later won the “Best Collaboration” prize at the Mnet Asian Music Awards. She then co-starred with Kim Woo-bin in the romantic melodrama Uncontrollably Fond. She released two OSTs for the drama, one of which featured a song she wrote herself. Bae Suzy’s wax replica at Madame Tussauds Hong Kong went on display in September 2016. She is the first well-known Korean female celebrity to have a wax figure made of her at Madame Tussauds, Hong Kong.

Solo debut and new agency

Bae Suzy released her first solo album during the start of 2017. On January 17, 2017 she released her pre-release single, “Pretend”, which immediately topped the music charts. After a week, on January 24, 2017, the lead single, “Yes, No, Maybe,” was released. “Don’t Wait for Your Love” is a duet that Bae Suzy and singer Park Won released in February 2017.

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After that, she made her way back to television, co-starring with Lee Jong-suk in the 2017 September premiere of the fantasy thriller drama While You Were Sleeping. Following the disclosure of Min’s departure on December 27, JYP Entertainment revealed Miss A had been dissolved. Bae Suzy’s agreement with JYP Entertainment was renewed.

The pre-release track “In Love with Someone Else” which Bae Suzy released on January 22, received a real-time all-kill. The lead single from her second album, Faces of Love, was “Holiday”, and it was released on January 29. The music video for her b-side song, “Sober” was made public on February 14. The piano ensemble by Yiruma is featured in Bae’s fourth music video, which she dropped on March 9.

After her contract with JYP Entertainment expired on March 31, 2019, Bae Suzy left the company. She subsequently agreed to a contract with Management SOOP, an acting agency. After that, she appeared as a secret agent in the spy-action drama Vagabond and as Ha Jung-wife woo in the action movie Ashfall. Bae Suzy plays an aspiring entrepreneur in the 2020 South Korean drama Start-Up. She is portraying a young businesswoman who wants to establish a start-up in Korea like Steven Paul. On Netflix, the show Start-Up is available globally.

She made her singing comeback with the single “Satellite” on February 17, 2022, four years later. Three months later, she joined the second album project of singer Kang Seung-won, singing the ballad “Because I Love You” the fifth track, which is about shy love feelings. The following year, she stars in the Coupang Play television series Anna as Lee Anna/Lee Yu-mi, a character who takes on a new identity and lives a completely different life after inventing a small lie. The six-episode series’ viewers highly praised her acting abilities and portrayal of the emotions of the character Anna. The music video for Bae Suzy’s digital single “Cape” was made available on October 6.

Movie Appearances

  • Ashfall | Baekdusan (2019) – Choi Ji-Young
  • Real (2017) – Tattooist (cameo)
  • The Sound of a Flower | Dorihwaga (2015) – Jin Chae-Sun
  • Architecture 101 | Geonchukhakgaeron (2012) – Seo-Yeon (past)

Bae Suzy Drama Series

  • Start-Up (tvN / 2020) – Seo Dal-Mi
  • Vagabond (SBS / 2019) – Go Hae-Ri
  • While You Were Sleeping | Dangshini Jamdeun Saie (SBS / 2017) – Nam Hong-Joo
  • Uncontrollably Fond | Hambooro Aeteuthage (KBS2 / 2016) – No Eul
  • My Love From the Star | Byeoleseo On Namja (SBS / 2013-2014) – Ko Hye-Mi (ep.17)
  • Gu Family Book | Gugaui Seo (MBC / 2013) – Dam Yeo-Wool
  • Big (KBS2 / 2012) – Jang Ma-Ri Sent From Heaven | Seonnyeoga Pilyohae (KBS2 / 2012) – Would-be actress (ep. 26)
  • Dream High 2 | Deurimhai 2 (KBS2 / 2012) – Suzy (ep.15) Dream High (KBS2 / 2010) – Ko Hye-Mi

Public Perception and Influence

Bae Suzy rose to prominence as one of South Korea’s most sought-after endorsers and is hailed as the “CF Queen” for her work on a variety of products, including cosmetics brands like Sugar. With more than 14 endorsement deals in a single year, she earned more than 10 billion won in 2013. Fans nicknamed Bae Suzy as “Human Dior” in 2020 after noticing her constant wearing and promoting the brand. South China Morning Post estimated her net worth to be $25 million in 2021.

After attending the Dior Fall 2022 show at Ewha Womans University in South Korea in April 2022, she was named the House ambassador for the French luxury fashion house, Dior. She became the first South Korean female artist to be named Ambassador of Elegance for Swiss luxury watch brand Longines in May 2022. The following idols have mentioned her as an inspiration or role model: Bona from WJSN, Arin from Oh My Girl, Jung Chae-yeon, Soodam from Secret Number, Johyun from Berry Good, Yerin from GFriend, Nayun from Momoland, and Yoomin from Melody Day.

Personal Life 

Bae Suzy is not married yet and is currently single. She has experienced her fair share of love and heartbreak. Lee Min-ho, the star of Boys Over Flowers, and she dated for a long time. Although Suzy and Min-ho did not collaborate, they became friends after the actor made an effort to get her phone number from a companion.

The two first made their relationship public in 2015, but they kept it a secret. According to other rumours, the couple had planned to get married after Lee’s military service in 2019. They added that Bae Suzy and Lee had big celebrations planned for when Lee finishes his military service.

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Numerous rumours, including marriage, conception, breakup, and many others, are circulating. Others reasoned that she might be expecting Lee’s child and that this would account for the constant postponement of Lee’s military enlistment date when Lee kept pushing it back. She and Lee are eight years apart in age. Neither of the former couple has confirmed anything as of yet. It is still unknown whether Lee Min-ho and Bae Suzy are actually married or not.

Philanthropy

In April 2014, Bae Suzy gave 50 million won to the Sewol ferry sinking victims, to be used by the families of the victims as well as for the missing and survivors’ rescue efforts. She signed up for the organ and tissue fundraiser in 2014. Bae Suzy became the 791st member of the Honor Society, a group of significant donors with more than 100 million won when he joined the Social Welfare Community Chest in April 2015. She offered 10 million won to low-income families in her Gwangju hometown in June 2016.

She gave a donation of $100 million to the Life Sharing Practice Headquarters in March 2017 to be used for patient healthcare expenses. She donated 100 million won to the Life Sharing Practice Headquarters on her birthday, October 10, 2018, to be used for the care of young patients with leukaemia and cancer. Bae Suzy made a donation of 100 million won to the Hope Bridge National Disaster Relief Association in April 2019 to aid those impacted by the extensive wildfires in Gangwon-do.

On October 10, 2019, the day of her birthday, she donated 100 million won to help kids with life-threatening illnesses. She donated $100 million to Good Neighbors (an international humanitarian development NGO) in February 2020 to fight COVID-19 and aid the underprivileged. Through the Hope Bridge National Disaster Relief Association, she gave a donation of $100 million to the flood victims who were impacted by the torrential rain in August. She gave 50 million won in September to the ‘Dreams of Eunbyul’ campaign to help marginalised and low-income children achieve their dreams.

Bae Suzy donated $100 million through the Life Sharing Practice Headquarters in October 2020 to help people with pediatric cancer and people with incurable diseases. Prior to Children’s Day in May 2021, Bae Suzy gave the Happiness Sharing Association a donation of $100 million, with the intention of helping orphan children and kids who need protection. She gave $100 million through the Life Sharing Practice Headquarters in July 2021 to help fund heart surgeries for premature infants.

She donated to the Hope Bridge Disaster Relief Association ₩100 million in March 2022 to aid those affected by the severe wildfire that started in Uljin, Gyeongbuk, Samcheok, and Gangwon. In August, she donated ₩100 million to help those affected by the 2022 South Korean floods through the Hope Bridge Korea Disaster Relief Association.

Net Worth

It is undeniable that Bae Suzy has a sizable net worth as a result of her success as a singer and actress. The actress is thought to have a net worth of between $1 million and $5 million, according to Trending Celebrity Now.

Interesting Facts about Bae Suzy

  1. Bae Suzy’s fans are called ‘Sueweeties’.
  2. Bae Suzy’s room is decorated pink in colour.
  3. Bae Suzy loves reading and has a collection of books in her room.
  4. Bae Suzy has a lot of dolls in her room
  5. Bae Suzy is known to be very loving towards her parents and siblings
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Awards

  • Director’s Cut Awards 2023
    Best Actress in Television – Anna (2023)
  • Seoul International Drama Awards 2021
    Outstanding Korean Actress – Start-Up (2021)
  • Korea First Brand Awards 2020
    Actress of the Year – Start-Up (2020)
  • KOPA & NIKON Press Photo Awards 2019
    Most Photogenic Star of the Year (2019)
  • SBS Drama Awards 2019
    Best Couple Award (with Lee Seung-gi) (2019)
    Top Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries – Vagabond (2019)
  • Asia Artist Awards 2018
    Asia Celebrity Award (2018)
  • Baeksang Art Awards 2018
    Most Popular Actress – Television – While You Were Sleeping (2018)
  • Brand of the Year Awards 2018
    Actress of the Year – While You Were Sleeping (2018)
  • Asia Artist Awards 2017
    Asia Star Award, Actress – While You Were Sleeping (2017)
  • Golden Disc Awards 2017
    Best Digital Song (Bonsang) – “Dream” (with Baekhyun) (2017)
  • SBS Drama Awards 2017
    Top Excellence Award, Actress in a Wednesday–Thursday Drama – While You Were Sleeping (2017)
    Best Couple Award (with Lee Jong-suk) 2017 – While You Were Sleeping (2017)
  • Asia Artist Awards 2016
    Best Star Award – Uncontrollably Fond
  • Baeksang Art Awards 2016
    Most Popular Actress – Film – The Sound of a Flower (2016)
    InStyle Fashionista Award (2016)
  • Melon Music Awards 2016
    Best R&B / Soul – “Dream” (with Baekhyun) (2016)
  • Mnet Asian Music Awards 2016
    Best Collaboration – “Dream” (with Baekhyun) (2016)
  • Sina Weibo Night Awards 2015
    Goddess Award (2015)
  • Korean Advertisers Association Awards 2013
    Best Model Award (2013)
  • MBC Drama Awards 2013
    Top Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries – Gu Family Book (2013)
    Best Couple Award (with Lee Seung-gi) (2013)
  • Mnet 20’s Choice Awards 2013
    20’s Drama Star – Female – Gu Family Book (2013)
  • Seoul International Drama Awards 2013
    Outstanding Korean Actress – Gu Family Book (2013)
  • Baeksang Art Awards 2012
    Best New Actress – Film – Architecture 101 (2012)
  • Blue Dragon Film Awards 2012
    Popular Star Award – Architecture 101 (2012)
  • KBS Drama Awards 2012
    Popularity Award, Actress – Big (2012)
  • KBS Entertainment Awards 2012
    Best Female Newcomer in a Variety Show -Invincible Youth Season 2 (2012)
    Best Cameo Appearance – Gag Concert
  • Mnet 20’s Choice Awards 2012
    Hot Movie Star – Female – Architecture 101 (2012)
  • MTN Broadcast Advertisement Festival 2012
    Women’s CF Model Award (2012)
  • Style Icon Asia 2012
    Teenagers’ Style Icon (2012)
  • KBS Drama Awards 2011
    Best New Actress – Dream High (2011)
    Best Couple Award (with Kim Soo-hyun) (2011)

FAQs

  1. Is Bae Suzy still in the South Korean girl group Miss A?
    Bae Suzy is a South Korean singer and actress under Management SOOP. She is a former member of the girl group Miss A.
  2. Who all has Bae Suzy dated?
    When Dispatch was published, Bae Suzy was associated with Lee Min-ho. They broke up in 2017, after being in a relationship for almost three years. She and Lee Dong Wook began dating in 2018 after meeting at a party. As of now, she is currently single.
  3. Is it true that Bae Suzy has a child?
    Fans continued to express that they would cheer for the celebrity and support her even if the rumour had been true, even though it turned out to be false.
  4. What is Bae Suzy’s current relationship status?
    She is at present single.
  5. How old is Bae Suzy?
    Currently, she is 28 years old.
  6. What is Bae Suzy’s Instagram ID?
    skuukzky is her Instagram ID with 18.4M followers.

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