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Bae Joo Hyun (born March 29, 1991), professionally known by her stage name Irene, is a South Korean singer, television host and actress born in Daegu, South Korea. She is the leader and visual of the girl group Red Velvet which debuted in August 2014.

BiographyEdit

2009-13: Pre-debut activities as a SM RookieEdit

Irene was recruited by S.M. Entertainment as a trainee in 2009 at the age of 18 and trained there for five years until her debut in Red Velvet.[1] Prior to her debut she was introduced to the public as one of the agencys SM Rookies and appeared in labelmate Henrys music video for "1-4-3 (I Love You)" in August 2013.[2]

2014-present: Red Velvet and solo activitiesEdit

See also: Red Velvet

After training under S.M. Entertainment for five years, Irene debuted on August 01, 2014 with two other SM Rookies, Wendy and Seulgi and unknown trainee Joy, as Red Velvet with the single "Happiness".[3] In November of the same year, she appeared in Kyuhyuns music video for "At Gwanghwamun".[4]

In July 2016 Irene made her acting debut as the leading role Areum in the web drama series "The Female Employees of a Game Company". Irene has been receiving positive reviews for her acting such as she is “carrying out [her role] with skill”.[5] On October 14 Irene became a official host of OnStyle's fashion show Laundry Day.[6] In the same month, she became a fixed panelist on the KBS show "Trick and True" with band mate Wendy.[7]

DiscographyEdit

For Irene's work with Red Velvet, see Red Velvet Discography.

FilmographyEdit

Television DramaEdit

Year Title Role Network Note
2016 Descendants of the Sun Herself KBS Cameo (Ep 16 with Red Velvet)[8]
The Female Employees of a Game Company Areum Naver Lead role[9]


Television ShowsEdit

Year Title Network Role Note
2015-16 Music Bank KBS2 Host with Park Bo Gum[10]
2016-17 Laundry Day OnStyle Host 12 Episodes[11]
2016-present Trick and True KBS Panelist with Wendy[12]



ReferencesEdit

  1. "아이린, 고교 후배 '학창시절 폭로' "남학생들이.." (in Korean). Korea Daily. September 08, 2016
  2. "Henry 헨리_1-4-3 (I Love You) (feat. f(Amber))_Music Video". Youtube. Retrieved January 31, 2017
  3. "SM Entertainment debuts new girl group Red Velvet". The Korea Herald. July 28, 2014
  4. "규현 ‘광화문에서’ 뮤비 공개, 레드벨벳 아이린 연인 눈길" (in Korean). The Korea Herald. November 12, 2014
  5. "Web Drama Starring Red Velvet’s Irene Surpasses 2M Views". Soompi. August 03, 2016
  6. "Red Velvet's Irene confirmed as host of new fashion talk show 'Laundry Day'". allkpop. October 14, 2016
  7. "Red Velvet's Irene and Wendy will be a part of new KBS show, 'Trick and True!'". allkpop. October 20, 2016
  8. "Red Velvet Cameos in “Descendants of the Sun” Finale". Soompi. April 14, 2016
  9. "Web Drama Starring Red Velvet’s Irene Surpasses 2M Views". Soompi. August 03, 2016
  10. "Park Bo Gum and Irene to say goodbye to 'Music Bank'". allkpop. June 15, 2016
  11. "Red Velvet's Irene confirmed as host of new fashion talk show 'Laundry Day'". allkpop. October 14, 2016
  12. "Red Velvet's Irene and Wendy will be a part of new KBS show, 'Trick and True!'". allkpop. October 20, 2016