Lee Soo-mi (born March 3, 1989), professionally known by her stage name Lee Seo-an, is a South Korean actress and singer. She debuted as a new member of SeeYa in 2009 and left the group due to being included in a new group line-up Coed School in 2010 by Core Contents Media and also debuted with the girl group F-ve Dolls in 2011. In 2012, Lee terminated her contracts with Core Contents Media and signed D-Business Entertainment in 2013 to pursue her solo career. After taking a break for three-years, Lee transitioned into acting appearing on China IQIYI's Teacher Good Night in 2016.

Lee Soo-mi
Lee Soo-mi

(1989-03-03) March 3, 1989 (age 35)
Seongnam, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea
Other namesLee Seo-an, Lee Su-mi
  • Actress
  • singer
Years active2009–present
AgentFN Entertainment
Musical career
Years active2009–2012
Korean name
Revised RomanizationI Seo-an
McCune–ReischauerI Sŏ-an
Birth name
Revised RomanizationI Su-mi
McCune–ReischauerI Sŏ-mi

Early life edit

Lee auditioned for "SBS's Young Jae Yook Sung Project" in 2001 and won but never became a trainee.[1] She attended the Korea Aerospace University and graduated in Aeronautical Science & Flight Operations.

Career edit

2009–2013: SeeYa, COED School, F-ve Dolls, and solo activities edit

She joined SeeYa in 2009 after Nam Gyuri left the group to pursue a solo career. She was added in October 2009 and released a mini album with the group called Rebloom.[2] She stated that she will work hard to become like her Seeya unnies. During her time with Seeya they released a song with members of T-ara and Davichi called Wonder Women as a single. She was featured in the video as well.

On July 23, 2010 she was dropped out from Seeya to become the leader of the new group Coed School. That consisted of 4 girls and 6 guys which made up 10. She stated in an interview that it was hard for her to become a leader for a group, when she only was a maknae for the group Seeya. She also stated the hair changes from when in Seeya and Coed. Also she lost weight about a total of 4 kg. She stated "I danced since my days with Seeya, so there wasn't a lot of pressure. But the 20-hour rehearsal times really tired me out. I lost about 4 kg." Also that her genre from previous balled and on too Pop music was something she enjoyed because she loved both. She also stated "I liked acting cute and being loved as the maknae when I was with my Seeya unnis. It's fun with Coed because we're all similar in age, but since I'm the leader, I have to earn to take more responsibility and manage a lot more things." she was very responsible and manage to bring the best to Co-ed School.[3]

By mid-2011 Coed School split and became subunits, and Lee was placed in F-ve Dolls with the other 3 girls and one new one, She kept her leader status for F-ve Dolls from being the leader in Co-Ed. By 2013 Co-ed was no longer active and Lee remained in F-ve Dolls until 2012 and wanted to become solo.[4] She left Core Contents Media along with Heo Chanmi the same year.

In December 2013, Lee was featured as the female protagonist in the music video "It's You" by R&B balled group D-Unit.[5] Also in 2013, she signed with D-Business Entertainment to become an actress and solo artist. Where she is housed with artist like C-LUV, Digital Masta and formerly D-UNIT, and 1Punch.

2016–present: Transition into acting edit

Lee were cast in China drama IQIYI's Hello Mr.Right in 2016. Lee also changes her stage name to Lee Seo-an.

Discography edit

Filmography edit

Dramas edit

Year Title Role Network Notes Ref.
2011 The Greatest Love Candies member MBC Guest role
2016 Hello Mr.Right Ye Qing Wen iQiyi Support role
2017 Criminal Minds Han Seung-hye tvN Support role
Meloholic Baek Seol-A OCN Guest role
2018 Nice Witch Bae Yoon-hee SBS Support role
Ms. Ma, Nemesis Seo So-jung SBS Support role
2019 Justice Jeong Hae-jin KBS Support role
2020 When the Weather is Fine Jo Young-mi JTBC Special appereances
Mystic Pop-up Bar Chae Su-gyung JTBC Special appearances
Do Do Sol Sol La La Sol Oh Young-joo KBS Support role
2021 Sell Your Haunted House Lee Hyun-ju KBS Guest role
Only One Person Magdalena JTBC Support role
Artificial City Jung Eun-jung JTBC Support role
Bad and Crazy Jung Yoo-na tvN Guest role
2022 Big Mouth Cha Seung-tae's wive MBC Support role
Love is for Suckers Jo Ri-eun ENA Guest role

References edit

  1. ^ "SeeYa new member SooMi revealed". Retrieved August 13, 2017.
  2. ^ Soompi_Intern2 (August 9, 2013). "Flashback Friday: The Ballad Queens — SeeYa". Soompi. Retrieved August 13, 2017.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  3. ^ "Soomi on the switch from Seeya to Co-Ed | allkpop.com". allkpop. Retrieved August 13, 2017.
  4. ^ "5dolls' Soomi leaves group to go solo; Park Sejoon and Nayeon join SPEED and 5dolls as new members | CO-ED SCHOOL". 5dolls' Soomi leaves group to go solo; Park Sejoon and Nayeon join SPEED and 5dolls as new members | CO-ED SCHOOL. February 17, 2012. Retrieved August 13, 2017.
  5. ^ "Former Seeya/5dolls/CoEd school member Soomi to appear in D-unit's 'It's You' MV". Kpopselca Forums. Retrieved August 13, 2017.

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