JESSICA JUNG (born April 18, 1989), known professionally as JESSICA,
is an American singer, songwriter, actress, model, fashion designer,
and businesswoman currently based in South Korea. Jung was born and
raised in San Francisco, California. At the age of eleven, she was
discovered by South Korean entertainment agency
S.M. Entertainment and
subsequently moved to South Korea. In 2007, Jung debuted as a member
of the South Korean girl group Girls\' Generation . The group later
became one of the best-selling artists in South Korea , and one of
South Korea's most popular girl groups nationwide and worldwide.
As an actress, Jung portrayed
Elle Woods in the Korean-language
version of Legally Blonde in 2010, and played a role in the drama Wild
Romance in 2012. In early 2014, she established a fashion brand, Blanc
she later joined the company in 2000. She spent seven years as a
trainee before debuting as part of the Korean girl group Girls\'
Generation . Jessica attended Korea Kent Foreign School during her
teenage years. Her younger sister, Krystal , is a member of the
Korean girl group f(x) . The sisters later had a reality TV show
called Jessica the production opened on November 14, 2009. The same
year, she took a special part on the show
Infinity Challenge for their
summer special, in which she was chosen to sing a duet entitled
Park Myung-soo , one of the MCs. Jung and
fellow Girls\' Generation member
Tiffany Hwang on stage together in
In March 2010, she had a cameo role on SBS 's
Oh! My Lady . In May
2010, Jessica became a regular guest on the show Happy Birthday until
she withdrew on June 7, 2010, due to Girls' Generation's overseas
activities. She was also a regular guest on the show Star King with
fellow member Yuri . Jessica released a digital single titled "Sweet
Delight" on October 13, 2010. In 2011, Jessica participated on the
soundtrack of the KBS drama Romance Town with the song "Because Tears
Are Overflowing" (Korean : 눈물이 넘쳐서 ). Jessica made her
acting debut in Wild Romance in 2012. In the same year, Jessica
returned to musical theatre once again with Legally Blonde , alongside
Jung Eun-ji and Choi Woori. Her first performance was on November 28.
In the same year, Jessica sang "What To Do" (featuring
Kim Jin-pyo )
for the drama Wild Romance , "Butterfly " (featuring Krystal ) for To
The Beautiful You , "Heart Road" for The King\'s Dream , as well as
"My Lifestyle ", a Hyundai i30‘s commercial song. In 2013, she had
The One Like You " for Dating Agency: Cyrano .
In 2014, Jessica released "Say Yes"' for the Make Your Move
soundtrack, featuring her sister, Krystal, and EXO 's former member,
Kris . In August, Jung launched her own fashion line, Blanc, which was
later renamed Blanc & Eclare. There are now sixty stores located
around the world. Jessica and her sister Krystal starred in their own
reality television show Jessica ">
2015–PRESENT: SOLO CAREER
Jung at Marina Bay Sands Valentino event on January 13, 2016.
In 2015, Jessica was confirmed to be the female lead in the Chinese
romantic comedy film titled
I Love That Crazy Little Thing , alongside
William Chan and
Nicholas Tse . The film was released in August 2016,
and Jessica collaborated with Chan on the theme song "Love! Love!
Aloha!". On August 6, 2015,
S.M. Entertainment released an official
statement stating that the company and the former member of Girls'
Generation had officially parted ways. The following year, Jessica
was confirmed to be the female lead in the autobiographical film about
Stephon Marbury titled
My Other Home , alongside Marbury himself. She
was also cast in the short action comedy Two Bellmen Three alongside
Ki Hong Lee . She took a part in Chinese sport's variety show YES!
Coach as well, where she participated in a swimming competition after
being trained by professional swimmer
Sun Yang . Jessica then became
the main host of the beauty show Beauty Bible, alongside Kim Jae-kyung
In February, Jessica announced that her first solo album would be
released under her new agency,
Coridel Entertainment . In April
2016, representatives announced that Jung would release her first
album in May. On April 30,
Coridel Entertainment released the track
list which included the title track "Fly" featuring
Fabolous . Jung
wrote and composed four of the six tracks. The name of the extended
play was revealed to be
With Love, J , and was released on May 17,
2016, along with the title track, "Fly". The music video for "Fly"
amassed over 2 million views within 24 hours of its release. A video
for the second single, "Love Me The Same," was released the following
day on May 18, 2016.
With Love, J topped eight music charts, and also
ranked first on the Hanteo Weekly Chart and Gaon Weekly Album Chart.
In December, Jung made a comeback with a Christmas EP called
Wonderland , composed of six songs, all of which she took part in
writing. The album, and its eponymous title track, was released on
December 10. It also has an
English-language version, with four of
the six original Korean tracks.
On April 14, 2017,
Coridel Entertainment released a series of teaser
pictures confirming that Jessica was set to make her first comeback of
the year with a digital single titled "Because It's Spring", on April
18, 2017. In the same month,
Forbes included Jessica in their 30
Under 30 Asia 2017 list which comprises 30 influential people under 30
years old who have made substantial effect in their fields. The song
was later included on her third EP
My Decade , released on August 9,
2017 to celebrate her 10th anniversary since debuting. The lead single
"Summer Storm" and its music video were released on the same day.
During a mini concert at Taiwan in July 2017, Jung revealed that her
birth name, as on her passport, is "Jessica Jung", whereas her Korean
name "Soo-yeon" was only obtained on a later date due to necessity.
Jessica Jung discography See also: Girls\' Generation
With Love, J (2016)
* Wonderland (2016)
My Decade (2017)
CONCERTS AND TOURS
* Jessica Fan Meeting 2016 Asia Tour (2016)
* On Cloud Nine: 1st Mini Concert (2017)
* Korea University Festival (2016)
* Influence Asia 2017 (2017)
* Saigon Water World Festival (2017)
* Shine Festival (2017)
Biographical film of
SM Town .
I LOVE THAT CRAZY LITTLE THING
TWO BELLMEN THREE
MY OTHER HOME
Biographical film for
Stephon Marbury .
Bulgwang-dong 's Seven Princesses Gang
TAE-HEE, HYE-KYO, JI-HYUN!
OH! MY LADY
AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS
2nd SBS MTV Best of the Best
7th The Musical Awards
8th Seoul International Drama Awards
Most Popular Drama OST (with
Krystal Jung )
Style Icon Awards
Top 10 Style Icons (with
Krystal Jung )
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