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Kwon Eun-bin ( ko, 권은빈, born January 6, 2000), known simply as Eunbin, is a South Korean singer and actress. She debuted as a new member of the South Korean girl group CLC (band), CLC in February 2016 with the release of their third EP ''Refresh (EP), Refresh''. She made her acting debut in 2018 in a supporting role in the MBC drama, ''Bad Papa''. She also appeared in the KBS2 drama series, ''Dear. M'' and ''At a Distance, Spring Is Green'' in 2021.


Early life and education

Kwon Eun-bin was born on January 6, 2000 in Seoul. Her father is a photojournalist. She studied at Wonmyong Elementary School, Yangji Elementary School, Onham Middle School, and Hanlim Multi Art School.


Career


2016: Produce 101

On January 22, 2016, Eunbin came in limelight when she was introduced as a List of Produce 101 contestants, contestant on a Mnet Reality television, reality girl group survival show, ''Produce 101 (season 1), Produce 101''. Produce 101 was to produce a girl group from a pool of 101 female trainees from 46 different companies. Kwon Eun-bin represented Cube Entertainment on the ''Produce 101'', alongside Jeon So-yeon, later debuted as the leader of (G)I-dle, and Lee Yoon-seo, a former trainee at the company. Eunbin was eliminated from the show in the tenth episode and thus did not debut as a member of the consequent group, I.O.I.


2016–2018: Debut with CLC

According to Cube Entertainment, Eunbin originally joined CLC (group), CLC in 2015, but was still a trainee due to the delay of the new album. Due to Produce 101's contractual restrictions, she was unable to join the group to promote "High Heels" on music shows. The agency planned for Eunbin to join promotions for "High Heels" if she was eliminated, or postpone her activities with CLC if she were to secure a top 11 ranking on ''Produce 101''. On May 12, CLC opened their V Live channel, this was followed by a live broadcast with the whole group, including Eunbin. She began full promotional activities as a member of the group with the release of ''Nu.Clear'' in May 2016. A month later, her activities with the group were temporarily paused due to health problems. Within days, she resumed her group activities after recovering. Since her debut in CLC, Kwon has participated in six of the group's Korean EPs, both of their Japanese EPs and three of their singles. She has also contributed rap lyrics to the song, "Like That" from the group's seventh EP, ''Black Dress (EP), Black Dress,'' released in February 2018.


2018–present: Solo activities and acting debut

On March 21, 2018, Eunbin made her runway debut, modelling for Jarrett, at the 2018 F/W Hera Seoul Fashion Week. On June 26, 2018, it was announced that Eunbin would make her debut as a television actress, playing Kim Sang-ah in the drama ''Bad Papa''. The drama began airing in September of the same year. The same year she was also cast in the YouTube Premium web series, ''Top Management (TV series), Top Management'' as the character Eunbin, a member of the popular in-show girl group, Apple Mint. On July 8, 2019, it was revealed that Eunbin was cast in the drama ''Beautiful Love, Wonderful Life'' of KBS2 as Kim Yeon-ah. However, Eunbin left her role due to scheduling conflicts prior to production. On January 21, 2020, TV Chosun announced that Eunbin would be part of the cast for the new sitcom ''Somehow Family.'' The drama began airing in March. The production of the drama was put on indefinite hiatus, after the first 2 episodes were aired. In March 2021, ''Somehow Family'' was confirmed to renew broadcasting on TV Chosun, from March 21, as a fully pre-filmed drama, with Eunbin reprising her role as Seong Ha-neul. In October 2020, she joined the cast of series ''Dear. M'', a Spin-off (media), spin-off of the popular web drama, ''Love Playlist''. She was cast in the role of Min Yang-hee, a first year student in the Computer Science Department at Seoyeon University. The series was originally slated to premiere on KBS2 on February 26, 2021, but its broadcast has been delayed indefinitely. In February 2021, she was officially announced as part of the cast of the upcoming KBS adaptation of the webtoon, ''At a Distance, Spring Is Green''. She was cast in the role of Wang Young-ran, a fourth year P.E. major at Myeongil University.


Discography


Songwriting

All credits are adapted from the Korea Music Copyright Association, unless stated otherwise.


Filmography


Television series


Web series


Television shows


Radio


Awards and nominations


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