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- Birth name: Kim Taeyeon (Hangul: 김태연 Hanja: 金泰姸)
- Date of birth: March 9, 1989 (1989-03-09)
- Discovery: 2004 8th Annual Best Contest (Best Singer 1st Place & Grand Award)
- School(s): Jeonju High School
- Experience: Had solo songs with "만약에" ("If") on the Hong Gil Dong soundtrack and "들리나요?" ("Can You Hear Me?") on the Beethoven Virus soundtrack.
Taeyeon is the leader of Girls' Generation. She is currently a DJ of Good Friend Radio with Super Junior member Kang-in. She recently became part of the reality show We Got Married, being paired up with comedian Jung Hyung-don. She received the YEPP Popularity Award for her solo track "들리나요?" ("Can You Hear Me?") on the Beethoven Virus soundtrack.
- Stage name: Jessica (Hangul: 제시카 Hanja: 潔西卡)
- Birth name: Jessica Jung, Jung Soo Yeon (Hangul: 정수연 Hanja: 鄭秀妍)
- Date of birth: April 18, 1989 (1989-04-18)
- Discovery: 2000 SM Casting System
- School(s): Korea Kent Foreign School, (former) Seoul International School
Jessica was born and raised in California and is fluent in English. She moved to Korea when she was 11 for training. She released 2 singles alongside with SeoHyun and Tiffany: "오빠 나빠" ("Bad Oppa") and "Mabinogi (It's Fantastic!)". Jessica also stars in Kim Jo-han's music video "Love is Late, I'm Sorry".
- Stage name: Sunny (Hangul: 써니 Hanja: 珊妮)
- Birth name: Lee Sunkyu (Hangul: 이순규; Hanja: 李順圭)
- Date of birth: May 15, 1989 (1989-05-15)
- Discovery: 2007 SM Casting System
- School(s): Baehwa All-Girls High School
Sunny was a trainee under a different entertainment company before she transferred into SM Entertainment. After several months of training under SM Entertainment in 2007, Sunny debuted as a member of Girls' Generation that same year. She is the niece of SM Entertainment's CEO, Lee Soo Man, and her father was once the manager of the disbanded K-pop girl group Sugar. She was a co-DJ of Reckless Radio along with Sungmin of Super Junior until the broadcast ended on the July 30, 2008. Sunny appeared in Super Junior-H's music video for "Cooking? Cooking!". Sunny also sang the song "Finally Now" on the soundtrack for the movie Story of Wine. She will be hosting a Music Show called "The M" with fellow member of SS501 Hyung Joon.
- Stage name: Tiffany (Hangul: 티파니; Hanja: 蒂芬妮)
- Birth name: Stephanie Hwang; Hwang Miyoung (Hangul: 황미영; Hanja: 黄美英)
- Date of birth: August 1, 1989 (1989-08-01)
- Discovery: 2004 Casting System (Los Angeles, California), 2004 CJ/KMTV (USA-LA) Contest 1st Place
- School(s): Korea Kent Foreign School, Diamond Bar High School (US)
Tiffany was raised in Diamond Bar, California and is fluent in English. She was discovered in the SM Starlight Casting System 2004 in Los Angeles and began her training under the label until the debut of Girls' Generation. Along with SeoHyun and Jessica, she released a single, "Bad Boyfriend" (오빠 나빠) and "Mabinogi [It's Fantastic!]". She was the co-host of Sonyeo Sonyeon Gayo Baekso (SSGB) along with Kim Hyesung from November 5, 2007 to June 13, 2008.
- Birth name: Kim Hyoyeon (Hangul: 김효연; Hanja: 金孝妍)
- Date of birth: September 22, 1989 (1989-09-22)
- Discovery: 2000 SM Casting System
- School(s): Studied in Beijing, China for Mandarin Chinese
Hyoyeon once attended a hip hop dance school that specializes in waving, popping, locking, and animation. Prior to her debut, Hyoyeon traveled to Beijing, China in 2004 with Super Junior's Siwon to learn Mandarin and more about Chinese culture.
- Birth name: Kwon Yuri (Hangul: 권유리; Hanja: 權侑莉)
- Date of birth: December 5, 1989 (1989-12-05)
- Discovery: 2001 SM 1st Annual Youth Best Contest
- School(s): NeungGok High School
Yuri joined the label when she took 1st place in the 2001 1st SM Youth Best Dancer Contest. She appeared in TVXQ's "Beautiful Life" music video and had a small role as a ballerina in Super Junior's first movie, Attack on the Pin-Up Boys. She also had a small role in a television segment, "The King's Boyfriend," which was part of the 2005–2006 KMTV Super Junior documentary, Super Junior Show. Yuri also played a part in the sitcom Unstoppable Marriage alongside Sooyoung.
- Birth name: Choi Sooyoung (Hangul: 최수영; Hanja: 崔秀英)
- Date of birth: February 10, 1990 (1990-02-10)
- Casted: 2002 Korea-Japan Ultra Idol Duo Audition
- School(s): Jungshin All-Girls High School
- Debuted in Japan in the duo Route 0 (2002)
- Featured in commercials for Samsung Anycall
- Modelled for Japan Chubbygang and Skoolooks
- Starred in KBS sitcom Unstoppable Marriage
- Starrred in the film Pure Manhwa — Happily Ever After
Before Sooyoung's audition to Girls' Generation, she made a brief debut in Japan as a singer in the group called Route φ. She first debuted with Marina Takahashi with the song "Start". While in Japan, she became close friends with BoA and Sunday from The Grace as they too were working in Japan as singers at the time. She was previously a DJ of ChunJi along with Sungmin of Super Junior. She was soon replaced by Sunny due to schedule conflicts. Sooyoung also played a part in the sitcom Unstoppable Marriage alongside Yuri. She graduated from high school in 2009.
- Birth name: Im Yoon Ah (Hangul: 임윤아; Hanja: 林允兒)
- Date of birth: May 30, 1990 (1990-05-30)
- Discovery: 2002 SM Saturday Open Casting Audition
- School(s): Dongguk University, Daeyoung High School
- 2009 45th Baeksang Arts Awards: Best New Actress (You Are My Destiny)
- 2009 45th Baeksang Arts Awards: Netizen Popularity Award (You Are My Destiny)
- 2008 KBS Drama Awards: Best New Actress Award (You Are My Destiny)
- 2008 KBS Drama Awards: Netizen Award
- 2008 Korean Drama Festival: Netizen Popularity Award (You Are My Destiny)
- Featured in music videos for TVXQ's "Magic Castle, The Grace's "열정 (My Everything)", Super Junior's "U" and "Marry U", Lee Seung Chul's "Propose", 24/7's "That guy's girl"
- Featured in commercials for Sanyo Eneloop, Teun Teun English, Elite, Sunkist Lemondae, Clean & Clear, Sola VitaminC, YeJiMiIn
- Starred in dramas: 9 Hits, 2 Outs (MBC 2007); Park Jung Geum (MBC 2008); You Are My Destiny (KBS 2008); Cindrella Man (MBC 2009)
Yoona has appeared in several music videos and commercials. She gained a minor role in the Korean drama, 9 Ends 2 Outs (9회말 2아웃) and won a major role in a new drama, You Are My Destiny. In this drama, Yoona portrays a girl who was once blind. You Are My Destiny has the highest rating and number of viewers for daily dramas in its time slot, beating other per popular dramas from major Korean networks, MBC and SBS.[not in citation given] Yoona graduated high school in 2009 and has been accepted by Dongguk University. In her new drama "Cindrella Man", YoonA cuts 30 cm of her hair to fit her role as a fashion designer.
- Stage name: SeoHyun (Hangul: 서현; Hanja: 徐玄)
- Birth name: Seo Joohyun (Hangul: 서주현; Hanja: 徐珠賢)
- Date of birth: June 28, 1991 (1991-06-28)
- Discovery: 2003 SM Casting System
- School(s): Daeyoung High School
- 2004 SMART Uniform Model
Seohyun is the youngest member of the Girls' Generation. She is also a pianist. Along with Tiffany and Jessica, they released a single "오빠 나빠" ("Bad Oppa"), And "Mabinogi (It's Fantastic!)". On February 17, 2009, her duet with trot singer Joo Hyun-mi was digitally released, called "짜라자짜" ("Jjarajajja").