Y U R I (유리)
Stage Name: Black Pearl YURI (흑진주 유리 – heukjinjoo Yuri)
Birth Name: Kwon Yu-ri (권유리)
Nicknames: Yul, Kkab-Yul (playful Yul), Kwon Seobang (Husband Kwon), Kwon Banjang (Class-President Kwon)
Position: Supporting Vocalist/2nd Main Dancer
Date of Birth: December 5, 1989
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
Sibling(s): 1 older brother (Kwon Hyuk-jun)
Language: Korean (Fluent), English, Chinese (Fluent), Japanese
Specialty: Dance, Acting, Swimming
Casted: 2001 SM 1st Annual Youth Best Contest (Best Dancer, 2nd Place)
Training Duration: 5 Years 11 Months
School: ChungAng University (중앙대학교) Department of Theater | graduated from Neunggok High School
– 2005 KM Super Junior Show ‘The King’s Boyfriend’
– 2006 CF Dongil Highvill Lake City
– 2006 MV DBSK – ‘Beautiful Life‘
– 2006 CF China Chocopie CF (with Jang Dong-gun)
– 2006 CF East-West food Hat Choco mitte
– 2007 Movie ‘Attack on the Pin-Up Boys‘ (as Ballet Girl)
– 2007 Sitcom KBS ‘Unstoppable Marriage’ (as Kwon Yu-ri)
– 2008 OST for SBS drama Working Mom ‘Ggok‘ (with Sooyoung)
– 2008 Variety Show KBS2 ‘Kko Kko Tour’ season 2
– 2009 MC for MBC Music Core (with Tiffany)
– 2009 Variety show KBS2 ‘Invincible Youth’ (as part of Girl7)
SNSD’s biggest prankster.
Her image is that of sexiness, but she’s also known for her “kkab” (crazy, playful acts).
She wrote the lyrics to one of SNSD’s ballads, titled “Mistake”. The song was included in SNSD’s third mini-album.
“Yuri” literally means “glass” in Korean.
Yuri collects Mickey Mouse items.
She does yoga. On the variety show ‘Invicible Youth’, there was a segment of “Yuri’s Yoga Class”.
Yuri’s ideal man is Song Seung-hoon.
She attends ChungAng University’s Department of Theater along with BIGBANG’s Seungri. Fellow member Sooyoung is her senior in the same department.