Irene is a South Korean actress, singer, rapper, dancer, and member of the SM Entertainment company. She is the group’s leader and a part of Red Velvet – Irene & Seulgi, a division of the Red Velvet girl group.
The single “Happiness” was Irene’s first release as Red Velvet’s leader on August 1, 2014. Later, on July 6, 2020, she made her debut as a member of Red Velvet’s Irene & Seulgi, the group’s first subunit.
BIRTH NAME: Bae Joo Hyeon
BIRTH DATE: March 29, 1991
BIRTH PLACE: Daegu, South Korea
Early Life And Career
Irene attended an SM Entertainment audition in 2009 while still in high school with a buddy. Later that day, she got a call from SM Entertainment inviting her to work for the organization. Irene recalls receiving the call while en route to get ddeokbokki, Irene appeared in the music video for Henry’s song “1-4-3” as a fellow labelmate.
Smookies in 2013
Irene, along with Lami and Jaehyun, was made public as a trainee for SMROOKIES on December 9, 2013.
She made her Red Velvet debut on August 1 with the digital single “Happiness”.
Irene and Park Bo Gum served as the MCs for the KBS music program Music Bank from May 2015 to June 2016. The two are regarded as one of the most well-liked MC teams and are noted for their on-air camaraderie.
Irene made her acting debut as Ah Reum, the female lead, in the web drama Women at a Game Company. The drama aired on television from July 25 through August 1 of 2016.
She portrayed a detective in the comedic series Hello! Our Language, which aims to teach viewers appropriate Korean. On October 14, 2016, it was revealed that Irene would serve as one of the MCs for the fashion variety show Laundry Day on Onstyle TV. From October 22, 2016, to January 7, 2017, the program was shown.
Debut with Red Velvet – Irene & Seulgi in 2020–2021
Irene and groupmate Seulgi were officially announced as making their debut in the group’s first sub-unit on April 21 by SM Entertainment.
On May 26, Red Velvet’s social media profiles announced the name of the group, Monster, the title of its debut mini album, as well as its official logo. On July 6, the sub-unit released their debut mini album, Monster.
On July 16, SM Entertainment officially announced that Irene would be making her acting debut in the upcoming film “Double Patty” as the lead. Irene will portray Lee Hyunji, a prospective anchor. The film’s theatrical release date was February 17, 2021.
Irene Work & Holiday in 2022
Irene will star in her own web variety program, Irene Work & Holiday, it was revealed on July 25.
Irene Quick Facts
Daegu, South Korea, is where she was born. In her third year of high school, she moved to Seoul to pursue a career as a performer.
Relatives: Parents and a younger sibling
Her monikers are Grandma, Cabbage (Baechu), Mother, and Cabbage (Mother).
Pink is her chosen color.
Cat and Rabbit are her mascots (from Happiness to the Cookie Jar and later in Summer Magic).
Red-fleshed Watermelon, which serves as her emblem
Her emblematic weapon: an axe
Pink Island Ice Tea, which contains red-flesh watermelon, pink ukulele, and red hibiscus flower, is her signature beverage.
Acting and rapping are her areas of expertise. She was cast in 2009 after a public audition.
She goes by the names Baechu, The Second Tiffany, and Hyun-ah.
She was a member of the SM Rookies predebut team.
Haknam High School was Irene’s place of study.
When they were both interns, she got along well with Amber from f(x).
BoA is her go-to artist.
She enjoys dancing and preparing seaweed soup for the group members’ birthdays.
She appeared in SHINee’s “Why So Serious” and Henry’s “143” music videos.
Irene abstains from chicken. “When I was younger, eating chicken made me sick. Therefore, I don’t consume it. She becomes pale and experiences severe head pain after eating chicken. She thinks that her body simply rejects it.
She doesn’t like coffee either.
Irene rarely eats vegetables and only consumes them when they are included in soups. (EYE CONTACT CAM) Purple is her preferred shade. Because Irene didn’t speak much, many of the trainees believed she was frightening. She would merely say “hello” to people as she passed them because her Daegu dialect was so strong. Since then, she has eliminated her accent and now uses it only when she is irrationally enthusiastic or chatting to her mother on the phone. Others claim that because she was so attractive, it was frightening to approach her.
She only ever kept her hair completely black when she was a trainee. – Irene participated in a discussion cafe for those who wanted to make their idol debut.
The desire to perform and a love of singing, dancing, and the experience of being on stage led to this decision. Irene presented KBS Music Bank with model Park Bogum from May 1 to June 24, 2015.
Irene has a sister who is younger. She is a few years younger than Irene and goes by the name of Bae Joo-won. She works in their family restaurant in Daegu, although she is not employed in the entertainment industry. Irene has claimed that she and her sister are close and closest friends. She has also stated that her sister is always there for her and that she is highly supportive of her job.
Also incredibly supportive of Irene’s career are her parents. They have supported her continuously and helped her realize her goals. Irene has acknowledged that she is extremely appreciative of her parents’ support and that she would not be in the position she is in today without them.
Irene Net worth 2023
In 2023, Irene’s net worth is anticipated to reach around $4 million USD. She has become wealthy thanks to her great careers as a model, actor, and K-pop idol. The K-pop girl group Red Velvet’s leader, primary rapper, lead dancer, and vocalist is her. She has also lent her voice to a number of well-known brands and appeared in a number of television dramas and motion pictures.
Red Velvet, one of the most well-known K-pop girl groups in the world, has sold millions of CDs globally, establishing her as a successful K-pop idol. Irene is one of the group’s most well-liked members and has a sizable fan base.
She has appeared in a number of television dramas and motion pictures, including “Mr. Sunshine” and “Women at a Game Company.”