Joy was born as Park Soo-young in Jeju Island, South Korea and grew up in Dubong District, Seoul. Her family consists of her parents and two younger sisters, Park Ji-yeong and Min-ji. In her childhood, Joy was interested in Modern Trot music. During grade school, she performed "Flying Duck" , an original song by the K-rock band, Cherry Filter, which began her aspiration to become a singer. She graduated from School of Performing Arts Seoul.
She auditioned and was cast by SM Entertainment at the S.M. Global Audition in Seoul in 2012. She trained under the agency for two years, before beginning her career under the name, Joy.
On August 1 2014, she finally debuted with Red Velvet. She and Yook won Best Couple at the MBC Entertainment Awards with Joy winning the award for 2015's New Star of the Year. They also have released a song together entitled 어린애 (Young Love) for the programme in 2016. The song debuted at number 52 on the Gaon Weekly Chart. The same month, S.M. Entertainment issued an official photo series entitled Enjoy your Monday with Joy. It is released once a week via SM Town Now and Vyrl mobile applications.
Reality TV shows and Acting Career
Joy made her acting career debut, portraying Yoon So-Rim, the main female protagonist in the 2017 K-drama, the Liar and His Lover. In 2018, she portrayed, Eun Tae-hee, a main female character in the 2018 K-drama, Tempted.
- Stage Name: Joy
- Birth Name: Park Sooyoung
- Nicknames: Doongdoongie, cute Joy
- Birthday: September 3, 1996
- Birthplace: Jeju Province, South Korea
- Blood Type: A
- Height: 168cm
- Weight: 54kg
- Position: Sub Vocal, Sub Dancer, Lead Rapper
- Young Love (2016)
- Always In My Heart (2016)
- Inkigayo Music Crush Part.4 (2016)
|2017||The Liar and His Lover OST||"The Way To Me"||Solo|
|"Waiting For You"|
|"I’m OK "||with Lee Hyun Woo|
|2018||The Great Seducer OST||"Nonsense"||Solo|
|The Ghost Detective OST||"나라는 꿈"||with Mark (NCT)|
|2015||SMTown The Stage||Herself||Documentary film of SM Town artists|
|2016||Descendants of the Sun||KBS2||Herself||Cameo appearance with Red Velvet, Episode 16|
|2017||The Liar and His Lover||tvN||Yoon So Rim||Lead female role|
|The Boy Next Door||Naver TV Cast||Herself||Cameo, Episode 7–8|
|2018||Great Temptation||MBC||Eun Tae Hee||Lead female role|
|2015||Immortal Songs 2||KBS2||Contestant||Appeared with Seulgi and Wendy, Episode 223|
|2015 - 2016||We Got Married||MBC||Cast Member||Starred with BTOB Sungjae|
|2016||M Countdown||Mnet||Special Host||Hosted with Seulgi, Epsiode 494|
|2016 - 2017||Trick & True||KBS2||Fixed Panelist||Since Episode 5|
|2017||Girl Group Battle||Contestant||Appeared with Seulgi and Wendy, Korean New Year Special|
|Thinking About Oppa||MBC||Panelist||Pilot Episode|
|King of Mask Singer||Contestant||Episodes 121–122 as "Bandabi"|
|2018||Sugar Man 2||JTBC||Host|
|Lifetime Pajama Friends||Lifetime|
|2015||Best Couple Award (with Yook Sung-jae)||We Got Married||Won|
|New Star Award||Won|
|2018||Newcomer Award||The Liar and His Lover||Won|
- Her designated color is green.
- Her represenative animal is chick.
- Her nickname is kkyeopjoy (Cute Joy).
- She trained in the company for about 2 years before debut, being cast in 2012.
- She can sing trot.
- She can imitate Mr. Krabs from Spongebob.
- She loves chicken.
- She takes the most selfies out of all the members.
- Her favourite number is 31 because she likes to eat ice cream. (Baskin robbins has 31 original flavours.)
- Her favourite singer is Ariana Grande.
- She claims that she has a habit of spacing out.
- Her hobbies are watching movies and singing good songs.
- She collects lip balm.
- Her ways of relieving stress are going around on her own and meeting up and talking with her sisters.
- She currently shares a room with Yeri.
- She's said to resemble actress Kim Yoo Jung.
- She was not apart of SM Rookies before she debuted in Red Velvet.
- Her favourite subject at school is Music.
- She is known to be the most adorable of the group.
- In their mini-album "The Red Summer", she represents a kiwi.
- She appeared on "King of Mask Singer", episodes 121 and 122 as "Bandabi".
- In their full-length album "Perfect Velvet", her weapon is a submachine gun.
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