Ahn So-hee

Ahn So-hee (born June 27, 1992), better known by the mononym Sohee, is a South Korean actress and singer. She is a former member of the South Korean girl group Wonder Girls.

Ahn So-hee
안소희
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Ahn in 2018
Born
Ahn So-hee

(1992-06-27) June 27, 1992 (age 27)
Seoul, South Korea
Occupation
  • Actress
  • singer
Years active2004–present
Agent
  • BH
  • KeyEast
Musical career
GenresK-pop
InstrumentsVocals
LabelsJYP
Associated actsWonder Girls
Korean name
Hangul
Hanja
Revised RomanizationAn So-hui
McCune–ReischauerAn Sohŭi

Early lifeEdit

Ahn So-hee was born on June 27, 1992 in Seoul, South Korea.[1] She was selected through auditions and at the age of 12, she became a JYP Entertainment trainee.[citation needed]

CareerEdit

2007–2013: Wonder GirlsEdit

In 2007, she was revealed as a third member of Wonder Girls, a girl group managed by JYP Entertainment, after two years of training. The group debuted with the single "Irony", featuring Sohee as a dancer and vocalist with the group. The group quickly rose to stardom with their hits "Tell Me", "So Hot" and "Nobody" in less than two years from their debut. Sohee herself earned the title of "Nation's Little Sister".[2] In particular, she is known for her unique catchphrase "Omona" from the song "Tell Me", which became a national craze.

In an official JYP Entertainment announcement, it was revealed that Sohee would not renew her contract with the company, thus ending her six-year membership as part of Wonder Girls.[3] Her contract with the company expired on December 21, 2013.[4]

Acting career and other activitiesEdit

Sohee made her acting debut at the age of 12 with a minor role in a short film The Synesthesia For Overtone Construction directed by Yu Dae-eol in 2004, acting as a deaf girl.[5]

In early 2008, Sohee made her big screen debut alongside Lee Mi-sook and Kim Min-hee in the romantic comedy Hellcats, directed by Kwon Chil-in of Singles. The film is adapted from the popular Korean comic 10, 20 and 30, and is about the views of modern Korean women towards love and life.[6]

In 2013, Sohee landed first leading role in Happy! Rose Day alongside Jung Woong-in, a drama about a girl in her early 20s who works at a flower shop.[7][8]

In 2014, after leaving Wonder Girls and former agency JYP Entertainment, Sohee signed with the management agency, BH Entertainment.[9] The same year, Sohee starred in tvN's romantic comedy series Heart to Heart, playing an aspiring actress.[10]

On September 21, 2015, Sohee officially left BH Entertainment, as she decided not to renew her contract with them. Sohee later signed with KeyEast.[11]

In 2016, Sohee starred in South Korea's first zombie movie, Train to Busan, playing a high school student and a loyal supporter of the baseball team.[12] The film premiered in the Midnight Screenings section at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival on May 13, 2016.[13] and later surpassed 11 million admissions.[14] Despite the film's success, Sohee received criticisms for her acting performance.[15] Later that year, she featured in tvN's Korean remake of the American series Entourage, playing the love interest of Seo Kang-joon's character.[16]

In 2017, Sohee starred in the thriller Single Rider alongside Lee Byung-hun and Gong Hyo-jin, where she received praise for her portrayal of a solitary teenager.[17]

In 2018, Sohee acted as Anu, who is a lively and assertive Mongolian woman with Yeon Woo-jin as Hyuga, a pure-hearted Mongolian man on the short movie Anu and Hyuga, also called as Mongolian Love Story.[18]

In 2019, Sohee was cast as one of the female lead roles in Welcome to Waikiki 2.[19] In July 2019, Sohee starred in a short film Memories, playing as a mysterious woman.[20]

DiscographyEdit

FilmographyEdit

FilmEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2004 The Synesthesia for Overtone Construction Deaf girl Short film
2008 Hellcats Kim Kang-ae
2010 The Last Godfather Singer Cameo appearance with Wonder Girls
2013 Mr. Go Opening pitcher Scene was deleted and released in DVD
2015 C'est si bon Cameo
2016 Train to Busan Jin-hee
2017 A Single Rider Ji-na
Real Chinatown sewing room worker Cameo
2018 Anu and Hyuga Anu Short film
2019 Memories Mysterious Woman Short film

Television seriesEdit

Year Title Role Network Notes
2007–2008 Show! Music Core Fixed host MBC
2008 Here He Comes Mal-hee Cameo
2012 Wonder Girls Sohee TeenNick
2013 Happy! Rose Day Ah-reum KBS2
2015 Heart to Heart Go Se-ro tvN
2016 Entourage Ahn So-hee
2019 Welcome to Waikiki 2 Kim Jung-eun JTBC

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2004 8th SM Youth Best Contest Best Face 2nd Place N/A Won
2008 2nd Mnet 20's Choice Awards Hot School Girl Won
17th Buil Film Awards Best New Actress Hellcats Nominated
2017 13th Jecheon International Music & Film Festival Awards (JIMFF) JIMFF Star Award[21] Single Rider Won

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Mark Russell (April 29, 2014). K-Pop Now!: The Korean Music Revolution. Tuttle Publishing. p. 80. ISBN 978-1-4629-1411-1.
  2. ^ "국민여동생 '원더걸스'소희 애틋한 가족사 최초 공개". The Chosun Ilbo (in Korean). March 17, 2008.
  3. ^ "Sohee to leave Wonder Girls". The Korea Times. December 12, 2013.
  4. ^ "Sohee no longer a Wonder Girl". The Korea Herald. December 12, 2013.
  5. ^ "안소희 :: 네이버 인물검색".
  6. ^ "'Hellcats' Is Charmingly Off-Tune". The Korea Times. January 17, 2008.
  7. ^ "Sohee lands first acting role in drama". Korea JoongAng Daily. July 5, 2013.
  8. ^ "Sohee plays flower shop girl in new drama". Korea JoongAng Daily. August 16, 2013.
  9. ^ "Sohee to debut as actress". The Korea Times. February 11, 2014.
  10. ^ "Wonder Girls' An will appear in drama". Korea JoongAng Daily. October 21, 2014.
  11. ^ "Sohee, KeyEast exclusive contract with active warning". TenAsia. September 30, 2015.
  12. ^ "Main Cast Confirmed for BUSAN BOUND". Korean Film Biz Zone. April 8, 2015.
  13. ^ "'Train to Busan' to screen at Cannes". koreatimes. May 2, 2016. Retrieved June 1, 2016.
  14. ^ "Zombie Movie 'Train to Busan' Passes 11 Million-Viewer Mark". The Chosun Ilbo. August 19, 2016. Retrieved December 4, 2016.
  15. ^ "Ahn Sohee in High Cut; opens up on working with Lee Kwang Soo and oppas [PHOTOS]". International Business Times. October 4, 2016.
  16. ^ "Sohee cast in Korean remake of 'Entourage'". Korea JoongAng Daily. May 16, 2016.
  17. ^ "[INTERVIEW] 'My lonely life in US helped me portray my character'". The Korea Times. February 27, 2017.
  18. ^ "[Lily's Take] "Anu and Huyga" Posters Featuring Ahn So-hee and Yeon Woo-jin @ HanCinema :: The Korean Movie and Drama Database". www.hancinema.net. Retrieved August 7, 2019.
  19. ^ "[단독] 문가영x안소희x김예원, '으라차차 와이키키2' 여주 3인방". TV Report (in Korean). November 26, 2018.
  20. ^ "Samsung's new short film hits 30 mn views in a week – Pulse by Maeil Business News Korea". pulsenews.co.kr (in Korean). Retrieved August 12, 2019.
  21. ^ "EXO's D.O. and Ahn So-hee first JIMFF Awards winners". Kpop Herald. August 7, 2017.

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