Kim Jun-myeon (born (1991-05-22)May 22, 1991), better known by his stage name Suho (meaning "guardian" in Korean), is a South Korean singer and actor. He is a member and the leader of the South Korean boy group EXO and its sub-unit EXO-K.

Early life

Suho was born in Seoul, South Korea, on May 22, 1991. During his youth, Suho was the class president of his junior school and the vice-chairman of his school's student body. He was additionally the vice-chairman of his junior high school; however, he dropped his position after being cast by S.M. Entertainment.

In 2009, Suho began attending Korea National University of Arts, however, he withdrew from it in 2011 and continued his education at Kyung Hee Cyber University along with fellow Exo members Chanyeol and Baekhyun. There he took classes for the Culture and Arts Department of Business Administration. Suho revealed on the KBS travel show Fluttering India and on Vapp that he's a Buddhist.

Career

Pre-debut

Suho became a trainee through S.M. Entertainment's Casting System in 2006 when he was 16 years old, after being discovered on the streets by an S.M. casting manager. In 2007, he was cast as an additional in the Super Junior film Attack on the Pin-Up Boys. In 2008, he made a brief appearance in TVXQ's music video, "HaHaHa Song".

2012–14: Debut with EXO and solo activities

Suho was officially introduced as the tenth member of Exo on February 15, 2012. The group official debuted on April 8, 2012.

In 2013, Suho joined the voice cast as the main character Bernard for the Korean dub of the animated movie, Saving Santa. He additionally recorded the movie's original soundtrack of the same name.

In February 2014, Suho became a regular host for the SBS weekly music show Inkigayo alongside fellow Exo member Baekhyun, ZE:A member Kwanghee and actress Lee Yu-bi. Suho and Baekhyun left the position in November 2014 in order to focus on the release of Exo's second studio album.

2015–present: Acting roles

In January 2015, he starred in S.M. Entertainment's hologram musical, School OZ, playing the character of Hans alongside labelmates Changmin, Key, Luna, Xiumin and Seulgi. On January 29, 2015, Suho was confirmed to star in KBS's variety show, Fluttering India, along with Infinite's Sungkyu, CNBLUE's Jonghyun, Super Junior's Kyuhyun, TVXQ's Changmin, and SHINee's Minho, where they explored the country. In May 2015, Suho began filming for the indie movie One Way Trip. The movie was displayed at the 20th Busan International Film Festival which was held from October 1 to October 10, 2015. Tickets for the movie were sold out in 15 minutes.

In February 2016, Suho made a guest appearance in the music video of Jo Kwon's solo debut song "Crossroad". In April 2016, Suho was announced to be starring in the upcoming web drama How Are You Bread. The series is scheduled to be released in Korea and China throughout the second half of 2016. In June 2016, Suho collaborated with Leeteuk, Kassy and songwriter Cho Young Soo in a song titled "My Hero", as part of S.M. Entertainment's music project Station. In July 2016, Suho and fellow Exo member Chen released a duet titled "Beautiful Accident" as the soundtrack for the Chinese movie of the same name. In August, 2016, it was confirmed that Suho will be starring in MBC drama special The Universe's Star, written by the writer of Splash Splash Love. Filming will begin in September, 2016.

Discography

Songs

TitleYearPeak charts
position
Sales
(DL)
Album
KOR
Gaon

CHN
V Chart

As lead artist
"Beautiful"201475
  • KOR: 18,675
Exology Chapter 1: The Lost Planet
Collaborations
"My Hero"
(with Leeteuk, Kassy & Cho Yeong-su)
2016177N/ANon-album single
Soundtrack appearances
"Saving Santa"
(with Eun-ji)
2013N/ASaving Santa OST
"Beautiful Accident"
(with Chen)
20164N/ABeautiful Accident OST
"—" denotes releases that didn't chart or weren't released in that region.

Filmography

Films

YearTitleRoleNotes
2007Attack on the Pin-Up BoysExtra Dancercameo
2013Saving SantaBernard (voice)Korean dub; lead role
2016One Way TripSang-WooLead role

Dramas

YearTitleNetworkRoleNotes
2012To the Beautiful YouSBSHimselfCameo
2014Prime Minister and IKBS2Han Tae-woongCameo; episodes 10-12
2015Exo Next DoorNaver TV CastSuhoRecurring; Fictional version of himself
2016How Are You BreadNaver TV CastHan Do-wooLead role
2017The Universe's StarMBCWoo-jooLead role

Television shows

YearTitleNetworkRoleNotes
2013Idol Star Athletics ChampionshipsMBCCompetitor
Star KingSBSGuestEpisode 323, 324 and 326
Hello CounselorKBSEpisode 131
Immortal Songs 2KBSEpisode 114
Beatles Code 2Mnet
Idol Star Athletics ChampionshipsMBCCompetitor
Three TurnsMBCGuestwith Baekhyun
We Got MarriedMBCEpisode 32 with Kai visiting Taemin & Naeun couple
Show ChampionMBC MusicGuest host
2014InkigayoSBSRegular host
2015Idol Star Athletics ChampionshipsMBCGuest
Fluttering IndiaKBSMain cast
Problematic MenTVNGuestEpisode 10
King of Mask SingerMBC
Star KingSBS
Showbiz KoreaArirang
What's The Deal, Mom?MBCEpisode 2
2016Fantastic DuoSBSGuestEp. 3 & 4 with Baekhyun, D.O., Chanyeol, Xiumin and Chen
Duet Song FestivalMBCContestantEpisode 10
Happy TogetherKBSGuestwith Chanyeol and Chen
Cool Kiz On The Block 阳光艺体能HBTVwith Baekhyun, Chanyeol, Xiumin, Chen and D.O.
Idol Chef KingMBCContestantwith Baekhyun
The Return of SupermanKBSCameowith Chen and Xiumin

Radio shows

YearTitleRoleNetworkNotes
2013SoundKGuestArirang Radiowith Baekhyun, Kris and Chen
Shim Shim TapaMBC Standard FMwith D.O.
Cultwo ShowSBS Power FMwith Lay, Baekhyun, Kris, Chanyeol, D.O., Xiumin and Kai
Sukira Kiss the RadioSpecial DJKBS Cool FMwith Kai
Younha's Starry NightGuestMBC Standard FMwith Chanyeol
2015Cultwo ShowSBS Power FMwith Baekhyun, Sehun, Chen, Chanyeol, D.O., Xiumin and Kai
Jonghyun's Bluenight RadioMBC Standard FMwith Chen and Chanyeol
Shim Shim TapaSpecial DJMBC Standard FMwith D.O.
Sukira Kiss the RadioKBS Cool FM
2016Cultwo ShowGuestSBS Power FMwith Ji Soo and Kim Hee-chan

Hosting

TitleRoleNetworkDate(s)Notes
M! CountdownSpecial MCMnet4/12/2012with Kai
InkigayoMain MCSBS2/2/2014 – 9/11/2014with Baekhyun - Ep. 756-795
M! CountdownSpecial MCMnet4/6/2015
InkigayoSBS12/6/2016with Baekhyun - Ep. 868

Music videos appearances

YearTitleArtist
2008"HaHaHa Song"TVXQ
2014"To Mother" (remake)G.O.D.
"Saving Santa"Suho & Eunji
2015"12:25 (Wish List)"f(x)
2016"Crosswalk"Jo Kwon
"My Hero"Suho, Leeteuk & Kassy
"Beautiful Accident"Suho & Chen

Theater

YearTitleRoleNotes
2015School OZHansMain role

Awards and nominations

YearAwardCategoryNominated workResult
201652nd Baeksang Arts AwardsMost Popular Actor (Film)One Way TripNominated