Kwon Yuri is a South Korean singer, dancer and actress. She is a member of South Korean girl group Girls Generation. She has also pursued acting, including the dramas Fashion King and Neighborhood Hero and the movie No Breathing .
Yuri was born in Goyang, Gyeonggi, South Korea on December 5, 1989. She has one older brother, Kwon Hyukjun. She auditioned at the S.M. 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 foryears andmonths before her debut. She graduated from Neunggok High School in 2008. She and Sooyoung were appointed as ChungAng University new ambassadors on May 20, 2014. On February 15, 2016, she graduated with a degree in Theater and Film as well as receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award as Honorary Ambassador of the school at the graduation ceremony.