Known for her membership in the South Korean, all-female pop group Fin.K.L (Fin Killing Liberty), this vocalist also had a career as an actress, appearing in such South Korean series as Thousand Years of Love and The Snow Queen.
While studying at South Korea's Kyung Hee University, she played early-career roles in such television series as My Platoon Leader and Bad Girls.
Between 2002 and 2013, she received four SBS (Seoul Broadcasting System) Drama Awards and four KBS (Korean Broadcasting System) Acting Awards.
She was born in Germany to a South Korean theology professor father.
She and Lee Hyori were both members of Fin.K.L.