Choi Jinri (Hangul: 최진리; Hanja: 崔真理; born March 29, 1994), better known as Choi Sulli or mononymously as Sulli, is a Korean actress, singer, dancer, model, and MC. She made her debut as a child actress in 2005. She is best known as a member of the five-member girl group f(x), formed by S.M. Entertainment in 2009. She was MC of SBS’s Inkigayo from February 7, 2010 until November 13, 2011. She is best known for her role as Goo Jae Hee in a television drama series called To The Beautiful You (2012) with Shinee's Minho, and Lee Hyun-woo.
Sulli was born on 29 March 1994 in the City of Yangsan, South Gyeongsang Province, Republic of Korea, but spent her childhood in Busan. Her real name is Choi Jin Ri, Jinri meaning the truth in Korean. She is the only daughter of her family, having two older brothers and a younger brother. Her mother enrolled her in acting school at a young age.
Sulli first came to Seoul in 2004 while in 4th grade, and in 2005 and began acting professionally as little Princess Sunhwa in the SBS drama The Ballad of Seodong and some time later, had a cameo role in yet another SBS drama, Love Needs a Miracle. She later developed a desire to become a singer, a dream she followed by attending an SM audition, during which she sang the S.E.S song titled Chingu (Friend). After the audition she was officially cast as an SM trainee and in 2005, while in fifth grade, moved into a dormitory with Taeyeon and Tiffany of Girls' Generation. Here she continued to do so up until the debut of Girls' Generation, in 2007.
Sulli attended Jungbu Elementary School (중부초등학교) and then attended Chungdam Middle School (청담중학교). She graduated Seoul Performing Arts High School alongside with miss A's Suzy and her classmate A Pink Yookyung , while focusing on acting. Sulli is currently featured on her school's website homepage.