Now this kpop boyband is hands down the most popular in the history of kpop I think.  It is such a shame that they are no longer together as 5.  There is still TVXQ now with the 2 remaining members.  They are very popular for a reason, they not only have the looks that kpop idols should have, the bods that have girls swooning, they can also really sing and dance. This page is dedicated to the 2 members of TVXQ.  These 2 are my favorite from the 5 of them.  

Early life

U-Know was born and raised in Gwangju, South Korea. He has a younger sister, Jung Ji-hye. At the age of thirteen he joined SM Entertainment, after winning a dance competition. Before debuting in 2003, U-Know appeared in label-mate Dana's music video for her song "Diamond" as a backup dancer and rapper.[1] He has said he chose his stage name to be U-Know because as the leader of the group, he wants to understand everybody as in "I know you."[2]

Musical career

For The 2nd Asia Tour Concert 'O', U-know performed his self-composed song Spokesman. He and band-mate Micky are also featured rappers in "Heartquake" from Super Junior's Third Album, Sorry, Sorry.[3] For the Tohoshinki 4th Live Tour 2009: The Secret Code in Tokyo Dome, U-know performed his self-composed song Checkmate in Japanese.[4] In February 2010, it was announced that U-know would be performing in the Korea leg of the posthumous concert This Is It dedicated to legendary icon Michael Jackson. He will train in Los Angeles and Las Vegas with Genevieve Cleary, Morris Pleasure, and others who worked closely with Jackson. The project is the first joint production between Korea and the U.S.[5]
U-know and Max appeared in the SM Town World Tour, which was started in August, 2010. The duo performed a special stage with the new single 'Maximum' on the show and 'Why' by U-know himself.

Acting career

U-Know has appeared on two televised shows with TVXQ, Banjun Theater and Vacation.[6][7] In 2006, U-know made an appearance guest in Rainbow Romance. In July 2009, Jung was cast in the MBC miniseries "Heading to the Ground" (Hangul: 맨땅에 헤딩).[8][9]. On September 2010, he star in the Korea Tourism Promotional Movie "Haru: An Unforgettable Day in Korea" as an action movie star. On November , 2010, it was announced that U-Know would be a supporting actor in the Korean TV series Poseidon, playing the role of Oh MinHyuk.[10]


Cyanoacrylate drink incident

While the group was filming a variety show on October 14, 2006, U-Know was rushed to the hospital after drinking a beverage, which was laced with super glue, that had been given to him by an anti-fan. His manager quickly instructed him to vomit right afterward.[11] The anti-fan turned herself in the next day. The female suspect, whose surname is Ko, was apprehended on October 16, was a member of an anti-TVXQ website for over two years.
U-Know, who has a younger sister the same age as the culprit, contacted the police and requested that they not press charges against Ko in spite of the potentially severe consequences of what she did. He mentioned on a television show a while after he had recovered that the entire event "affected [him] more mentally than physically".[12][13] There were many unanswered questions, such as why U-know drank from the open container, and how the culprit managed to enter the building of the broadcasting station.[14]

2005MBCRainbow RomanceGuest
SBSBanjun TheaterYunho
2009MBCHeading To The GroundCha Bong Goon
2010HaruUnnamed Actor
2011SBSPoseidonOh Min Hyuk

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Early life

Max was born and raised in Seoul, South Korea. He is the first-born son of parents, who were (/are) teachers.He has two younger sisters, Shim Soo-yeon and Shim Ji-yeon. He joined SM Entertainment by winning the best singer and best artist award in SM Entertainment's 6th Annual Youth Competition, a talent search conducted annually by the talent agency.[2] He debuted with TVXQ in 2003 performing the group's debut song "Hug" on SBS network's BoA and Britney Spears showcase special.[3]

Musical career

Apart from his contribution in musical activities with TVXQ, Max has also participated in solo projects. In 2007, he wrote the lyrics to the track "Evergreen" which was composed by fellow band memberMicky and included in SM Town's compilation album 2007 Winter SMTown - Only Love.[4][5] In 2008, he wrote the Korean lyrics to "Love In The Ice" for the group's 4th Korean album Mirotic.[6] In the same year, Max also sang his Japanese solo track "Wild Soul" for TVXQ's 17th Japanese single of the TRICK project, Two Hearts/Wild Soul.[7]. In January 2010, he wrote the song "고백 (Confession)" which was included in "Keep Your Head Down" and Paradise Ranch OST Album.

Acting career

In 2006, Max starred with TVXQ in the miniseries Vacation which had a special premiere and screening at the main auditorium of Yonsei University.[8] He appeared in the episode "Beautiful Life" alongside Xiah.[9] They also participated in a number of episodes of Banjun Drama, a popular minidrama series aired on SBS network.[10][11] He was also the first choice in the drama Snow Flower, but was replaced by Kim Ki Bum due to the hectic schedule of the TVXQ members. In 2009, Max was cast in the drama series "Paradise Ranch".[12]

Personal life


Max graduated from Gaepo High School in 2006. Accordingly, he was accepted into Seoul's Kyung Hee University.[13] As of 2009, he is enrolled as a student of Kyung Hee University majoring inpostmodern music.[14]

Volunteer work

In January 2008, Max volunteered with his father in the cleanup of the beaches in Taean, South Korea following the nation's worst oil spill in history. His trip to Taean was intended to be done in secrecy during a short break from his activities with TVXQ during the new year and was only made known to the media and public when another volunteer posted his sighting on a fan site. The incident was later confirmed by TVXQ's agent.[15]

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