Kwon Yuri (born December 5, 1989) is a South Korean idol singer, dancer, actress, presenter and promotional model. She is a member of popular girl group, Girls' Generation. She is one of the lead dancers and rappers in the group.
Yuri was born in Goyang, Gyeonggi, South Korea on December 5, 1989. She auditioned at the SM Entertainment Casting System and joined the company in 2001 after finishing in second place in the 2001 SM Youth Best Dancer Contest. She then underwent training for 5 years and 11 months before her debut. She has a older brother, Kwon Hyuk-jun.
She graduated from NeungGok High School in 2008 and is currently attending at Chung-Ang University along with fellow group member, Sooyoung.
She also had a small role in a television segment, The King's Boyfriend, which was part of the 2005–2006 KMTV Super Junior documentary, Super Junior Show. Yuri also played a part in the KBS sitcom Unstoppable Marriage, alongside Sooyoung.
At the end of 2009, she cast for KBS2 reality show Invincible Youth with her fellow member, Sunny. Because of Girls' Generation's international promotions, Yuri left the show along with Sunny and Hyuna of 4minute on June 2010.
On December 17, 2011 Yuri has been offered to take a female lead role of the new drama "Fashion King". On December 27, 2011 Yuri’s role in the Drama ‘Fashion King’ was confirmed.
She and Sooyoung sang the OST for the drama Working Mom entitled Must!.
Yuri co-hosted the Korean music program Show! Music Core of MBC with another Girls' Generation member, Tiffany, leaving after a farewell on July 31, 2010 to focus on their Japan debut.
On December 25, 2010, she was also a host MC for Christmas Show! Music Core with group mate Tiffany. Yuri was an MC for the 2010 MBC Gayo Daejeon Show which was held on December 31 at the MBC Dream Center with Tiffany & actor Ryu Shi-won. She was also the MC for the 20th Seoul Music Awards which was held on January 20, 2011. She was also the MC for the 50th Anniversary Music Wave Concert which was held on March 12, 2011 together with Tiffany & Nichkhun.
On August 13, 2011 she was a MC for 2011 Incheon Korean Music Wave together with Tiffany and also for K-Pop All Star Live in Niigata which was held on August 20, 2011 together with Tiffany & Sooyoung.
On October 11, 2011 Yuri and Tiffany return to "Show! Music Core" as permanent MCs after a 1 year and 3 months absence, leaving on January 29, 2012 to focus on her drama debut Fashion King. On November 12, 2011 she was a MC for K-POP Music Festival in Sydney together with Tiffany.
She has an advertisement with Daniel Henney for Biotherm. Later, on April 2010, she participated in another commercial for Biotherm with Tiffany and Sooyoung.
In April 2010, she had a commercial for Everland's water park Caribbean Bay with fellow members Seohyun and Yoona, 2PM members Nichkhun, Taecyeon and Chansung.
On March 2012, she was choosen as the new model of Mamonde, a cosmetic product alongside Choi Siwon of Super Junior.
She debuted as a lyricist with the song "Mistake", from Girls' Generation's EP, Hoot, about a girl who falls in love and realizes her love is unrequited.