Son Na-eun

Son Na-eun (born February 10, 1994)[1] is a South Korean singer, songwriter, and actress. She is best known as a member of the South Korean girl group Apink.

Son Na-eun
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Son in January 2019
Son Na-eun

(1994-02-10) February 10, 1994 (age 26)[1]
Seoul, South Korea
EducationDongguk University
  • Singer
  • actress
Musical career
Years active2011–present
LabelsPlay M
Associated actsApink
Korean name
Revised RomanizationSon Na-eun
McCune–ReischauerSon Naŭn

Early lifeEdit

Son Na-eun was born on February 10, 1994 in Seoul, South Korea.[3] She has a younger sister named Son Sae-eun, who is a professional golf player.[4]

She attended Chungdam High School and later transferred to School of Performing Arts Seoul, from which she graduated on February 7, 2013. In 2013, she was accepted into Dongguk University's Department of Theatre and Film as an acting major.[5][6] She was also chosen as an ambassador for the said university in 2014 along with Girls' Generation's Yoona and Park Ha-sun.[7]


Son Na-eun at Korea Music Festival, October 1, 2017

2011–present: ApinkEdit

Son was the first Apink member to be announced in 2011. On April 21, Son debuted with Apink on Mnet's M Countdown performing their songs "I Don't Know", and "Wishlist" which were included on their debut EP Seven Springs of Apink.

2012–present: Acting career and solo activitiesEdit

In 2012, Son made her acting debut as the teenage Hae-in in the historical drama The Great Seer.[8] She then made her film debut in the fifth installment of comedy series Marrying the Mafia, titled “Return of the Noble Family”.[9] Thereafter, Son played supporting roles in family drama Childless Comfort and romantic comedy Twenty Again.[10][11] In 2016, she co-starred in tvN's romantic comedy Cinderella with Four Knights.[12]

Throughout 2013 and 2014, Son starred in MBC's We Got Married with Shinee's Taemin as a virtual married couple,[13][14] for which Son won the "Star of the Year" award at the MBC Entertainment Awards.[15][16]

In 2017, it was confirmed that Son will star in the horror film The Wrath.[17][18] The same year, she was cast in Noh Hee-kyung's four-episode miniseries The Most Beautiful Goodbye.[19]


Songs writtenEdit

Year Song Album Notes
2016 "Cliche" Dear Co-written with Chorong



Year Title Role
2012 Marrying the Mafia 5: Return of The Family Eun Hee-jae
2018 The Wrath Ok-boon

Television seriesEdit

Year Title Role Network Notes
2012 The Great Seer Teenage Hae-in SBS
Salamander Guru and The Shadows Lee Tae-eun (Episode 4) Cameo
2012–2013 Childless Comfort Oh Soo-mi JTBC Supporting role
2015 Second 20s Oh Hye-mi tvN
2016 Cinderella with Four Knights Park Hye-ji
2017 The Most Beautiful Goodbye Chae-young
2018 YG Future Strategy Office Herself Netflix Cameo
2020 Dinner Mate Jin No-eul MBC Supporting role

Reality showEdit

Year Title Network Role Notes
2013–2014 We Got Married MBC Main cast with Taemin; Episode 167–203[20]

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2013 MBC Entertainment Awards[21] Star of the Year We Got Married (Season 4) Won
MBC Entertainment Awards Best Couple Award (with Lee Taemin) Nominated
2019 2020 Korea First Brand Awards[22] Female CF Model CF Model Won


  1. ^ a b Son Na-Eun biography:
    • "Apink Profile". Official Korean website (in Korean). Archived from the original on October 6, 2014. Retrieved July 17, 2016.
  2. ^ "[화보] '에이핑크' 손나은, "가요계의 중심, 될래요"" (in Korean). 더스타 & 2011-05-13. Archived from the original on 2012-07-19. Retrieved 2013-10-28.
  3. ^ "[INTERVIEW] Girl group A PINK - Part 1". 10Asia. May 26, 2011. Archived from the original on August 14, 2017.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  4. ^ "건국대 사범대학 부속고등학교 1학년 손새은 "나날이 새로워지는 선수가 될 거예요"". Retrieved 2018-09-03.
  5. ^ "Son Na Eun Admitted to the Same University as SNSD Seo Hyun". enewsWorld. November 4, 2013. Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. Retrieved July 17, 2016.
  6. ^ "Conflicting views of celebs on campus". The Korea Times. February 3, 2014. Retrieved 2016-07-16.
  7. ^ 윤아‧손나은‧박하선… 동국대 동문 스타 한자리 [Yoona, Son Naeun, Park Ha-Sun at 108th Anniversary of Dongguk University]. Epoch Times (in Korean). September 18, 2014. Retrieved July 17, 2016.
  8. ^ Ho, Stewart (May 23, 2012). "A Pink's Son Na Eun to Make Her Acting Debut in the Fall". enewsWorld. Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. Retrieved July 15, 2016.
  9. ^ "BEAST's Yoon Du-jun, ZE:A's Hwang Kwang-hee, A PINK's Son Na-eun cast in movie". 10Asia. August 27, 2012.
  10. ^ "A-Pink member follows in Jung Eun-ji's lead". Korea JoongAng Daily. September 27, 2012.
  11. ^ Lee, Nancy (July 20, 2015). "Apink's Son Na Eun to Join Choi Ji Woo in Upcoming tvN Drama". enewsWorld. Archived from the original on March 4, 2016.
  12. ^ "정일우부터 손나은까지 '신데렐라와 네명의 기사' 6人 캐스팅 확정[공식입장]". Sports Chosun (in Korean). August 22, 2016.
  13. ^ "New stars join 'We Got Married' show". Korea JoongAng Daily. 3 January 2014.
  14. ^ Hong, Grace Danbi (April 13, 2013). "SHINee's Taemin and A Pink's Son Na Eun Get ′Married′". enewsWorld. Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. Retrieved July 17, 2016.
  15. ^ Hong, Grace Danbi (December 6, 2013). "G-Dragon and Jung Hyung Don and Many More Nominated for Best Couple at MBC Entertainment Awards". enewsWorld. Archived from the original on October 30, 2014. Retrieved January 23, 2015.
  16. ^ Lee Min-ji (December 30, 2013). 대박 자신감? MBC 연예대상 13개부문 공동수상 '의미퇴색' [MBC giving out 13 co-awards 'ruins the meaning of the award']. Newsen (in Korean). Retrieved July 17, 2016.
  17. ^ "Apink singer returns to acting: Son Na-eun makes her big-screen debut in horror film 'The Wrath'". Korea JoongAng Daily. 8 November 2018.
  18. ^ "Son Na-eun Gets 1st Starring Role in Horror Remake". The Chosun Ilbo. November 17, 2018.
  19. ^ 손나은, 노희경 작품 ‘세상에서 가장…’ 특별출연. TenAsia (in Korean). October 31, 2017. Retrieved December 4, 2017.
  20. ^ Jin, Hwang Hye (December 30, 2013). "SHINee's Taemin and A Pink′s Son Na Eun to Leave 'We Got Married'". enewsWorld. Archived from the original on July 30, 2017. Retrieved June 13, 2017.
  21. ^ "The Winners of 2013 MBC Entertainment Awards". m-i.k. December 30, 2013. Retrieved December 30, 2013.
  22. ^ "[영상M] 오마이걸, 2020년 기대되는 '여자아이돌'". m-i.k (in Korean). December 17, 2019. Retrieved December 17, 2019.

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