Jessica Jung (Jung Soo-yeon) was born on April 18, 1989 and is a Korean-American singer, dancer, actress and model. She was born in San Francisco and is fluent in both English and Korean. She is a member of the South Korean nine-member girl group Girls' Generation (also called SNSD).
She is the older sister of f(x)'s Krystal.
In 2011, Jessica Ranked #45 on ‘The 22nd Annual Independent Critics List of the 100 Most Beautiful Faces.
Jessica Jung was born on April 18, 1989 in San Francisco, California. She auditioned at the SM Entertainment Casting System and joined the company in 2000. She had been trained for seven years as a trainee before debuting as part of the Korean girl group Girls' Generation.
Her younger sister, Krystal Jung, is a member of the Korean girl group f(x), also created by SM Entertainment.
Jessica was the first member to be signed with SM Entertainment in 2000. In 2007, she was chosen as a member of the group Girls' Generation. The 9-member girl group debuted on August 5, 2007.
In addition to her group activities, Jessica released two singles with Seohyun and Tiffany: "Oppa Nappa" (Bad Older Brother) and "Mabinogi (It's Fantastic!)". Jessica collaborated with 8Eight for the song "I Love You" from their 2nd album Infinity which was released on March 3, 2008. (Though she is not the one in the mv, she is the one singing the harmony and adlibs.)
In addition, she had various duets — one with Shinee member, Onew, called "One Year Later", and one with Park Myung-soo, "Naengmyeon". She sang the "Seoul Song" with Super Junior's Leeteuk, Sungmin, Donghae, Siwon, Ryeowook and Kyuhyun and fellow group members Taeyeon, Sunny,Sooyoung, and Seohyun.
Jessica released a digital single titled "Sweet Delight" on October 13, 2010.
She also participated in the soundtrack of KBS drama Romance Town with the song "Because Tears Are Overflowing". The song was released on May 18, 2011. In addition to acting, Jessica will also be singing the OST for “Wild Romance” alongside Kim Jinpyo. The song is set to be digitally released on January 19.
Jessica made her musical theatre debut in the South Korean production of Legally Blonde, alongside Lee Ha-nui and Kim Ji-woo; the production opened on November 14, 2009.
She had a cameo role on SBS TV Oh My Lady! in March 2010.
On December 23, Wild Romance's staff confirmed that, “Jessica has been cast for the role of Lee Dongwook’s former lover, Kang Jonghee. She will be appearing in approximately eight episodes.” Jessica will be playing the role of Kang Jonghee in the drama, who is Lee Dongwook’s unforgettable first love. “Wild Romance” is scheduled to begin airing on January 4.
Along with Girls' Generation, Jessica has been featured as a model for numerous advertisements, endorsements, and campaigns including Haptic Motion, LG, Samsung, Domino's Pizza, Elite Uniform, J.ESTINA bags and many others.
In early 2011, Jessica modeled for Dior Cosmetics with bandmates Hyoyeon, Yuri, Tiffany, Sooyoung and Sunny.
Jessica had her first runway for Lee Juyoung’s fashion show for the 2011/12 Seoul Fashion Week at Seoul’s SETEC Center on March 29, 2011. Jessica wore the line, Resurrection by Juyoung, from the designer who created pieces for Marilyn Manson, The Black Eyed Peas and Lady Gaga.
In 2011 she also modeled for Levi's in a Marie Claire issue, was the cover of an 17# anniversary CeCi issue, for W Korea magazine, Cosmopolitan magazine, First look magazine and Singles magazine.
This ‘Ice Princess’ of Girls’ Generation was also featured in a photoshoot, titled ‘Break The Ice’, in the December issue of 1st Look magazine.
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 band member Yuri.
In 2009, she took a special part on the show Infinity Challenge for their summer special, in which she was chosen to sing a duet entitled "Naengmyun" with one of the MCs Park Myeong-su.
And along with Girls' Generation, they had a variety of reality shows, which include: Girls go to School, Factory Girl, Hello Baby, Horror Movie Factory and Cheer Up.