Bae Suzy, one of South Korea’s most beloved celebrities, turns 29 today. Initially rising to fame as a member of the K-pop group Miss A, Suzy has since blossomed into a versatile entertainer, excelling in music, acting, and modelling … Captivating audiences both in South Korea and around the globe.
The Journey from Miss A to Acting
Suzy’s entry into the world of entertainment was as an online shopping model. She then made her musical debut in 2010 as part of the Chinese-Korean girl group MISS A under JYP Entertainment.
Although the group disbanded in 2017, Suzy had already begun her foray into acting. She made her television debut in 2011 with the popular series Dream High, but her acting career truly took off after her standout performances in hit K-dramas like Vagabond (2019) and Start-Up (2020).
Her rising fame was further cemented when she became the first Korean female celebrity to have a wax figure at Madame Tussauds Hong Kong in 2016.
A Force in the Film Industry
Suzy gained significant attention for her role in the 2019 disaster movie Ashfall, which was a commercial success, grossing nearly $58 million. Directed by Kim Yong-Hwa, the film was among the top-performing movies of 2019.
She is also set to appear in the highly anticipated 2023 film Wonderland, co-starring Park Bo-Gum, which has already garnered attention at the 76th Cannes Film Festival.
Must-Watch Suzy Bae Projects
Suzy continues to captivate audiences, especially with her upcoming Netflix K-drama Doona! (2023), here’s a rundown of some of her most noteworthy projects to date:
Film and Television Highlights
- Doona! (2023)
Synopsis: College freshman Lee Won-Joon becomes intrigued by his neighbour, former K-pop star Doona, portrayed by Suzy.
Note: Based on the webtoon The Girl Downstairs by Min Songa.
- Start-Up (2020)
Synopsis: Suzy plays Seo Dal-Mi, an aspiring entrepreneur navigating the competitive tech industry.
- Ashfall (2019)
Synopsis: Suzy is the wife of a special forces captain tasked with a dangerous mission during a volcanic eruption.
Note: The film was featured in the 2020 London Korean Film Festival.
- Vagabond (2019)
Synopsis: Suzy takes on the role of an undercover agent assisting a stuntman in uncovering a dark conspiracy.
Awards: Suzy and co-star Lee Seung-gi won Top Excellence and Best Couple awards at the 2019 SBS Drama Awards.
- While You Were Sleeping (2017)
Synopsis: A woman who can foresee events in her dreams and seeks to prevent them from becoming reality.
Awards: Suzy and co-star Lee Jong-suk won the Best Couple Award at the 2017 SBS Drama Awards.
- Uncontrollably Fond (2016)
Synopsis: Suzy’s character No-Eul, is a woman who reunites with her childhood love, only to find he has changed.
- Architecture 101 (2012)
Synopsis: A young woman who reconnects with a former classmate to build her dream home.
- Dream High (2011)
Synopsis: Suzy takes on the role of Go Hye-Mi, a student at a prestigious academy aiming to become a K-pop idol.
Note: The show was adapted into a stage musical in 2023.
Beyond the Screen
Suzy’s influence extends beyond her on-screen roles; she’s also a prominent endorser and brand ambassador, often referred to as the “CF Queen” of South Korea. She endorses a diverse range of brands from different categories, such as Dior, Guess, Lancôme, and Longines.
Whether it’s her acting, singing, or philanthropic efforts, Suzy continues to be a force to be reckoned with in the Korean entertainment industry.
Stay tuned for HallyuBeat’s report of the upcoming press conference with the cast and director of Netflix’s Doona!
Once again, we would like to wish Suzy a very Happy Birthday!
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