Birth Name : Choi Jin Ri (최진리)
Also known as : Sulli, Ssul, Giant Baby, One Million Dollar Smile
Born : March 29, 1994 Yangsan, South Gyeongsang, South Korea
Origin : Busan, South Korea
Occupations : Actress, Dancer, Singer, Model, MC
Choi Jinri born March 29, 1994 in the City of Yangsan, South Gyeongsang Province, Republic of South Korea, 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 member of the five-member girl group f(x), formed by SM Entertainment in 2009 and an MC of SBS’s program Inkigayo from 2010-02-07 until now.
But since childhood she was a citizen of Busan. Her real name is Choi Jin Ri. Jinri itself means it is the truth. Sulli is the only daughter of her family, she has two older brothers. Since she was a little girl, her mother entered her to attend acting school. Sulli first came to Seoul in 2004 (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 a cameo in another SBS drama, Love Needs a Miracle. From the dramatic play Sulli had a dream to become a singer, she then followed and escaped SM audition casting system by singing songs from the S.E.S titled Chingu (Friend). From there she became an SM’s trainee and lived in Seoul alone without their parents.
Sulli attended Jungbu Elementary School (중부초등학교) and went to the same Middle school, Chungdam Middle School (청담중학교) with Sunmi and SHINee's Taemin. She currently studying in School of Performing Arts Seoul (서울공연예술고등학교). Sulli is the icon of her school's homepage website. A Pink's Yookyung is her classmates, they both are in Performance Arts and Acting class. School of Performing Arts Seoul is also the school of CN Blue's Jonghyun, F.T. Island's Lee Jae Jin, Choi Min Hwan and Song Seung Hyun, After School's Lizzy,Nana, Miss A's Suzy, A Pink's Naeun, Yookyung and Hayoung EXO (band)'s Kai and Sehun, etc.
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's Micky 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 set to be aired in August on SBS.
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