Park Soo-young (Hangul: 박수영; born September 3, 1996), also known as Joy, is a South-Korean singer and dancer. She is the sub vocal, sub dancer and lead rapper of South-Korean girl group, Red Velvet.

Early life

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.


Red Velvet

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.



Joy (박수영)

  • 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


Digital Single

  • Young Love (2016)
  • Always In My Heart (2016)
  • Inkigayo Music Crush Part.4 (2016)


Year Album Song Note
2017 The Liar and His Lover "The Way To Me" Solo
"Your Days"
"Shiny Boy"
"Waiting For You"
"I’m OK " with Lee Hyun Woo
2018 Tempted "Nonsense" Solo
The Ghost Detective "나라는 꿈" with Mark (NCT)



Year Title Role Note
2015 SMTown The Stage Herself Documentary Film of SM Artists

Television Drama

Year Title Network Role Notes
2016 Descendants of the Sun KBS2 Herself Cameo, Episode 16
2017 The Liar and His Lover tvN Yoon So-Rim Lead role
The Boy Next Door Naver TV Cast Herself Cameo, Episode 7–8
2018 Tempted MBC Eun Tae-Hee Lead role

Television Show

Year Award Show Category Nominated Work Result
2015 Immortal Songs 2 KBS2 Contestant Appeared with Seulgi and Wendy, Episode 223
2015-2016 We Got Married MBC Cast Member Partnered up with Yook Sung-jae
2016 M! Countdown Mnet Special Host Hosted with Seulgi, Epsiode 494
2016 - 2017 Trick & True KBS2 Fixed Panelist Replaced Irene, First Appeared on Episode 5
2017 Girl Group Battle Contestant Appeared with Seulgi and Wendy, Korean New Year Special
Thinking About Oppa MBC Cast Member Pilot Episode
King of Mask Singer Contestant Episodes 121–122 as "Bandabi"
2018 Sugar Man 2 JTBC Host
Pajama Friends Lifetime
2019 Get It Beauty OnStyle


Year Brand Notes
2018 Fitz Super Clear Beer with BTOB Sungjae
2019 Espoir


Year Award Show Category Nominated Work Result
2015 MBC Entertainment Awards Best Couple Award (with Yook Sung-jae) We Got Married Won
New Star Award
Best Newcomer Award Nominated
2017 OSEN Cable TV Awards Newcomer Award The Liar and His Lover Won
2018 The Seoul Awards Popularity Award (Drama Actress Category) Tempted Nominated
MBC Drama Awards Rookie of the Year
Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries
2019 14th Annual Soompi Awards Best Idol Actor
Brand of the Year Awards Beauty Icon of the Year Pending


  • 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 has her own room.
  • 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 debut single "Happiness", she represents a parrot.
  • 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.


To view the Joy gallery, click here.

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