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Yeri (Red Velvet) Profile, Bio, & Facts

Yeri Red Velvet

Yeri (예리) is a South Korean singer-songwriter, actress, and a member of the girl group Red Velvet under SM Entertainment.

Yeri (Red Velvet) Profile

Stage NameYeri (예리)
Birth NameKim Ye Rim (김예림)
BirthdayMarch 5, 1999
Active Years2014–present
Age25 (in 2024)
Zodiac SignPisces
Height158 cm (5’2″) 
Weight49 kg (108 lbs)
Blood Type O

Yeri (Red Velvet) Facts:

Early Life

– Yeri was born in Seoul, South Korea.
– She transferred from Buyang Elementary School and graduated from Janghyeon Elementary School.
– She dropped out of Gwangdong Middle School and passed her Middle School Graduation Qualification Examination.
– She graduated from Hanlim Multi Art School.

Personal Life

– She has three younger sisters: Yoo Rim (1 year younger), Ye Eun (9 years younger), and Chae Eun (12 years younger).
– Her first choice of superpower would be time travel and her second choice would be invisibility. (Buzzfeed)
– Her English name is Katy.
– She used to share a room with Joy.
– Yeri believes her unique charm point is that she is eager to read novels and enthusiastic about studying languages. (Vogue Girl Japan)
– She said that LA was the most memorable city to visit on tour. (Grazia Korea)
– She said that she tries to live by what her mother told her, “Fame always fluctuates up and down”. (Grazia Korea)
– She lives with the mindset that fans are her friends. (Arena Homme Plus)
– Purple is her representative color but she wants people to know that she has black and white sides to her too. (Arena Homme Plus)
– Joy said that she is like a younger sister but sometimes can be like an older sister. (Glamour)
– She said that she chose to play a cruel character in “BITCH X RICH” because she wanted to expand the spectrum of her acting. (Cosmopolitan)
– She enjoys playing hide and seek with her sisters.
– She is friends with actress Kim Sae Ron and Twice‘s Nayeon.
– She was classmates with Chuu from LOONA.
– She would not want to act alongside any of the members because they are her best friends and she wouldn’t be able to focus around them. (Music Mundial)
– She used to be scared of dogs when she was younger but now she likes them.
– She had a “vampire phase” in her early debut days when she was obsessed with anything related to vampires but she has grown out of it now. (Arena Homme Plus)
– She wants to try acting in a work that has fantasy elements.
– She likes trying out new concepts, may it be in clothing, makeup or hair.
– Yeri’s ideal type is described as a mannerly and caring man.
– She can speak basic English.
– She revealed that she used to care too much about what people thought about her but now she no longer lets the public perception of her affect her negatively. (The News)
– The song of her life is “Imagine” by Ariana Grande because she loves the lyrics and wants to write a song like that one day. (Teen Vogue)
– She said that she took to writing lyrics naturally because she likes reading books. (Grazia Korea)
– She looks herself up on the Internet and likes seeing photos of her with makeup on. (BEAUTY+ Magazine)
– She has a dog named Totori.


– Yeri is the sub-vocalist, sub-rapper, and maknae in Red Velvet.
– She joined Red Velvet in the beginning of 2015 and was part of SM Rookies.
– She hosted MBC’s music program, Show! Music Core, from May 9 to November 14, 2015, alongside label mate Minho from SHINee and N from VIXX.
– She debuted as a songwriter in 2018.
– She has written lyrics for many songs including Ragoon’s title track “Story” from his album “Talking.” She also wrote her and Irene‘s rap in “Red Flavor.”
– She participated in the variety show “Secret Unnie”.
– She has been featured in many magazines including “Noblesse Man”, “Cosmopolitan”, “Vogue” and “Grazia Korea”.

Likes & Dislikes

– Her favorite look is the caddy look. (Vogue)
– She dislikes pretentious people who talk or complain behind your back instead of confronting in the face. (Cosmopolitan)
– Her favorite number is 1.
– Her favorite Red Velvet song is “Rookie”.
– Yeri likes to read detective stories, mystery novels, and thrillers but she doesn’t like extreme genres like horror because she’s afraid it’ll come in her dreams. (BEAUTY+)
– She enjoys listening to old songs. (Grazia Korea)
– Her favorite color is pink.
– Her favorite actress is Kim Taeri. (Arena Homme Plus)

Food Preferences

– Her favorite food is tuna kimchi fried rice.
– She likes to eat chocolate and strawberry ice cream.
– The most memorable place she visited in Spain was a restaurant that served really good codfish with honey sauce. (Cosmopolitan)


– She is nicknamed Squirtle due to her resemblance to the character.
– Fans nicknamed her Yeriana because she is a big fan of Ariana Grande.
– Her nickname is “Yerm” is based on her real name “Yerim”. (Vogue Girl Japan)
Sana from TWICE nicknamed her “Mingming”.

Personality & Habits

– Yeri described herself as a person who has distinct likes and dislikes.
– She does not believe in judging people based on rumors. She would rather form her opinion by experiencing the person herself. (Koreaboo)
– She is the type to not take in compliments or criticisms so she depends on herself for compliments. She wants to become a person who she can think is cool. (Cosmopolitan)
– She doesn’t like doing repetitive things.
– She is known to be strong-willed. (BEAUTY+)

Instagram: yerimiese
Youtube: yerimiese

Streaming Platform Links
Genie | Spotify | Bugs | Melon | Apple Music | Deezer

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