Being a South Korean singer and actress, Im Yoona is better known as a member of South Korean girl group Girls' Generation and a starring in several television dramas like You Are My Destiny (2008), Love Rain (2012) and Prime Minister and I (2013). Before debuting, with her outstanding dancing skills, she was considered as the best female dancer within the agency by an SM choreographer. In August 2007, she officially debuted as a member of of Girls' Generation, who earned considerable reputation with their hit single Gee in 2009. In addtion to the singing career, she also began acting since 2007 and has received various awards, including Best New Actress (TV) and Most Popular Actress (TV) from 45th and 46th Baeksang Arts Awards (2009 and 2010 respectively).
In the childhood, she idolized girl group S.E.S and raised a dream of becoming a singer. In 2002, she joined S.M. Entertainment as an intern after casting in the SM Saturday Open Casting Audition. Before debuting, she had appeared in some music videos and commercials, typically in TVXQ's "Magic Castle" music video in 2005.
Yoona lives in three-member family, including her father and an older sister. In January 2014, she and South Korean singer Lee Seung-gi were confirmed to be in a relationship since September 2013.