Kim Jun-myeon (born (1991-05-22)May 22, 1991), better known by his stage name Suho (meaning "guardian" in Korean), is a South Korean singer and actor. He is a member and leader of the South Korean-Chinese boy group EXO and its sub-unit EXO-K.

Early life

Suho is a native of Seoul[3] and lives in the Seoul area of Apgujeon with his family. During his youth, Suho was the class president in elementary school and the vice-chairman of his school's student body. He graduated from the prestigious Whimoon High School where he excelled academically.

Suho became a trainee through S.M. Entertainment's Casting System in 2006 when he was 16 years old, after being discovered on the streets by an S.M. casting manager. In 2007, he was cast with a cameo role in the Super Junior film Attack on the Pin-Up Boys. In 2008, he made a brief appearance together with Xiumin, Chanyeol and Kai in TVXQ's music video, "HaHaHa Song".

Career

2012–14: Career beginnings

Suho was officially introduced as the tenth member of EXO on February 15, 2012. The group officially debuted in April 2012 with the extended play Mama with him as their leader.

In 2013, Suho voiced the main character Bernard for the Korean dub of the animated movie, Saving Santa.[4] He also recorded the movie's original soundtrack of the same name with Apink's Jung Eun-ji.[5]

In February 2014, Suho became a regular host for SBS's weekly music show Inkigayo alongside fellow Exo member Baekhyun, ZE:A member Kwanghee and actress Lee Yu-bi. Suho and Baekhyun left the position in November 2014 in order to focus on the release of EXO's second studio album.[6]

2015–present: Acting roles

In January 2015, he starred in S.M. Entertainment's hologram musical, School OZ, playing the character of Hans alongside labelmates Changmin, Key, Luna, Xiumin and Seulgi.[7] In April 2015, he was a regular cast member alongside Infinite's Sungkyu, CNBLUE's Jonghyun, Super Junior's Kyuhyun and SHINee's Minho in the KBS variety show Fluttering India, where they explored the country.[8]

In March 2016, Suho made his big screen debut the indie film One Way Trip, which premiered at the 20th Busan International Film Festival.[9][10] In April 2016, he was announced to be starring in the upcoming web drama How Are You Bread. The series is scheduled to be released in Korea and China in 2017.[11] In June 2016, Suho collaborated with Leeteuk, Kassy and songwriter Cho Young-soo in a song titled "My Hero", part of S.M. Entertainment's music project Station.[3] In July 2016, Suho and fellow EXO member Chen released a duet titled "Beautiful Accident" as an original soundtrack for the Chinese movie of the same name.[3]

In January 2017, Suho starred as the male lead in the MBC drama special The Universe's Star, part of the drama trilogy Three Color Fantasy.[3] He also recorded an original soundtrack titled "Starlight" for the drama.[3] In February 2017, Suho collaborated with jazz pianist Song Young-joo on "Curtain", the last single from the Station project's first season.[3]

On March 29, 2017, it was revealed that Suho alongside Xiumin will narrate a documentary titled "Korea From Above" for Mountain TV.[3]

In September 2017, it was confirmed that Suho will be the lead male of the film Female Middle Schooler A.[3][3]On October 16, it was reported that Suho will star in the musical The Last Kiss in December, 2017 till March, 2018, playing the role of Crown Prince Rudolf.[3]

In 2018, Suho will return to small screen with the Korean adaption of the 2012 Japanese drama Rich Man, Poor Woman. Suho will be taking the role of an IT company founder which was portrayed by Shun Oguri in the original.[3][4][4]

Personal life

In 2009, Suho began attending Korea National University of Arts, however, he withdrew from it in 2011 and continued his education at Kyung Hee Cyber University along with fellow EXO members Chanyeol and Baekhyun. There he took classes for the Culture and Arts Department of Business Administration.[4] Suho revealed on the KBS travel show Fluttering India and on Vapp that he is a Buddhist.[4]

Discography

Songs

TitleYearPeak charts
position
Sales
(DL)
Album
KORGaon
[4]
CHNV Chart
[4]
CHN
Alibaba
[4]
USWorld
[4]
As lead artist
"Beautiful"201475N/AExology Chapter 1: The Lost Planet
Collaborations
"My Hero"
(with Leeteuk, Kassy & Jo Young-soo)
2016177N/AN/AS.M. Station Season 1
"Curtain"
(with Song Young-joo)
201774216
Soundtrack appearances
"Saving Santa"
(with Jung Eun-ji)
2013N/AN/ASaving Santa OST
"Beautiful Accident"
(with Chen)
2016456Beautiful Accident OST
"Starlight"
(feat. Remi)
201741The Universe's Star OST
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.
Note: Billboard's China V Chart was first issued in November, 2015.

Alibaba Chart was first issued on July 31, 2016.

Filmography

Film

TitleYearRoleNotes
Attack on the Pin-Up Boys2007Extra dancerCameo
Saving Santa2013Bernard (voice)Korean dub; lead role
One Way Trip2016Sang-wooMain role
Middle School Girl A2018Hyun Jae HeeLead role

Television series

TitleYearNetworkRoleNotes
To the Beautiful You2012
SBS
HimselfCameo
Prime Minister and I2014
KBS2
Han Tae-woongCameo; episodes 10-12[5]
Exo Next Door2015
Naver TV Cast
SuhoRecurring; Fictional version of himself
The Universe's Star2017
MBC, Naver TV Cast
Woo-jooLead role
How Are You Bread
Naver TV Cast
Han Do-wooLead role
Rich Man, Poor Woman2018
TBA
TBALead Role

Documentaries

TitleYearNetworkNote
Korea From Above2017
Mountain TV
Narration with Xiumin

Variety show

TitleYearNetworkRole
Inkigayo2014
SBS
Co-host
Fluttering India2015
KBS
Main cast
Hello Counselor2016
KBS
guest

Music videos

TitleYearRef.
"Saving Santa" (with Eunji)2013[5]
"My Hero" (with Leeteuk, Jo Young-soo & Kassy)2016[5]
"Beautiful Accident" (with Chen)[5]
"Curtain" (with Song Young-joo)2017[5]
Guest appearances
"To Mother" (remake; G.O.D.)2014[5]

Theater

TitleYearRoleNotes
School OZ2015HansHolographic musical; main role
The Last Kiss2017Crown Prince RudolfLead role

Awards and nominations

YearAwardCategoryNominated workResult
201652nd Baeksang Arts AwardsMost Popular Actor (Film)One Way TripNominated