Wendy

Son Seung-wan, commonly known as Wendy, was born on the 21st of February 1994 in Seoul, South Korea. She is a popular singer, voice actress, and radio host. She has a sister called Son Seung-hee who is three years older than her. Her parents’ identities have not been made public. Wendy spent most of her formative years in Cheongju, South Korea. She is known most famously for her involvement in the band Red Velvet and her first solo album “Like Water.”

Fast Facts

Full Name:

Shon Seung-wan (Korean: 손승완)

Nickname:

Wendy

Birth date:

February 21, 1994

Age:

29

Zodiac Sign:

Pisces

Height:

5' 3"

Relationship Status:

Single

Net Worth:

$2 million

Shon's Social Media:

Background

Son Seung-wan, commonly known as Wendy, was born in Seoul, South Korea to parents whose names have not been disclosed to the public. She spent most of her formative years in Cheongju, South Korea before the family moved to the U.S. and then Canada where she completed her schooling in 2012.

Her parents signed her up for lessons in singing, saxophone, piano, flute, and guitar. She trained throughout her life from the age of 6. In 2006 she moved to live in the U.S. with her Sister Son Seung-hee. It was here that she permanently changed her name to Wendy Son. Wendy began learning English, French, and Spanish at the high school she attended called Richmond Hill High School. After graduating, Wendy moved back to South Korea to begin her career in the musical industry. She was picked from 5,000 videos in an online audition in 2010 for the “Koreaboo: Cube Entertainment Global Auditions 2011” where she continued to the final round in Vancouver, British Columbia. In 2019 Wendy suffered serious injuries and was admitted to hospital after an accident during rehearsals where she fell from the platform, fracturing her pelvis and wrist.

Wendy is the lead vocalist in the Korean pop girl group Red Velvet. The name has been unpacked and discussed, explaining how it is unique and for a reason. Songs like ‘Ice Cream Cake’ and ‘Dumb Dumb’ represent the bold and explorative side of the group, whereas songs like ‘Be Natural,’ ‘Automatic,’ and ‘One of These Nights’ represent the softness, toned down, and elegant side of the group. Wendy has released her own single and album called “Like Water”, streaming on Apple Music and Spotify.

Career timeline

2014
The Lead Vocalist

Red Velvet is a South Korean girl group formed by SM Entertainment and Wendy as the lead vocalist.

2016
The Panelist on Reality TV Show

Wendy is announced to be the newest panelist on the Korean-based reality TV show called “We Got Married”.

2017
The Solo Debut

Wendy releases her song ‘I Can Only See You’ in collaboration with Korean pop singer Seulgi.

2020
The Debut in Film

Wendy is cast for the role of Poppy in the film “Trolls: World Tour” for the Korean Dubbed Version.

Why We Love Wendy

  1. Wendy donates to Charity

    Wendy is a member of the Community Chest of Korea’s Honor Society for donating over 100 million won to the charity! How amazing is that?

  2. She loves cooking

    Wendy has expressed how much she loves making delicious and healthy food. The other band members have even voted her the healthiest in the group.

  3. Her weapon of choice is a pair of scissors

    Wendy says her ideal weapon to use in an unsafe scenario would probably be a pair of scissors. That surely is an interesting choice of weapon.

5 Surprising Facts

  1. She’s never been in a relationship

    Reports say Wendy has never been in a relationship and is now under a dating ban as a part of her contract with her agency.

  2. She can play many instruments

    Wendy plays many instruments including the piano, guitar, and saxophone!

  3. She used to make YouTube videos

    In an interview, Wendy confessed she used to make YouTube videos, but has since then deleted the account.

  4. She’s shared a room with band members

    Wendy used to share a room with her band members Seulgi and Irene.

  5. She released a solo album

    Wendy became the first member of Red Velvet to release her own solo album.

Wendy FAQs

Is Wendy of Red Velvet half Korean?

Wendy was born under the name Son Seung-wan in Seoul, South Korea, while living in the U.S. she decided to go by the name Wendy Son professionally.

Is Wendy leaving Red Velvet?

No, she is still a member of the band.

What do we know about Wendy’s family?

Even though her family is wealthy, Wendy is known to keep a low profile when out in the public eye and keeps her family life reclusive.

Wendy’s birthday dates

YearDateDay
2024February 21Wednesday
2025February 21Friday
2026February 21Saturday
2027February 21Sunday
2028February 21Monday

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