Ok Taec-yeon (Korean: 옥택연; born December 27, 1988), known mononymously s Taecyeon, is a South Korean rapper, singer, songwriter, actor, and entrepreneur. He is the main rapper of the South Korean boy band 2PM.
In 2010, Ok debuted as an actor in the Korean drama Cinderella’s Sister and since then has starred in Dream High (2011), Who Are You? (2013), Wonderful Days (2014), Assembly (2015), Let’s Fight, Ghost (2016), Save Me (2017) and The Game: Towards Zero (2020), Vincenzo (2021) as well as the movies Marriage Blue (2013) and House of the Disappeared (2017).
Ok was born in Seoul, South Korea, but emigrated at the age of 10, with his parents and older sister Jihyen to Bedfor, Massachusetts, a small town situated in the Greater Boston Area. It was his sister Jihyen who persuaded him to participate in a JYP Entertainment audition, whose promotion she had noticed when surfing on the Internet. After his reluctant agreement to participate, both headed for New York City on his 17th birthday. A week later he was chosen for the final 35 and got the call to go to South Korea to go further in the competition. At first Ok applied to become a model, but the judges suggested he try dancing and singing. Eventually he was named one of the dozen finalists (including his future bandmates Lee Junho and Hwang Chansung) to compete in the show Superstar Survival, but was the first contestant to leave the show.
Ok lived in Massachusetts for seven years, attending Bedford High School where he was a member of the Chess Club, Jazz Band, JV Soccer Team and National Honor Society, before returning to pursue his career in Korea. Ok transferred to Young Dong High School in Seoul and then studied Business Administration at Dankook University and attended Korea University Graduate School of International Studies.
He is fluent in English, Korean and Japanese. Ok is also familiar with the use of the Busan dialect, which he used in the KBS2 drama Wonderful Days.
I need to test this out
“Vincenzo” After the scare at the underpass, Vincenzo / Park Joo-hyung (Song Joong-ki) and Hong Cha-young (Jeon Yeo-been) had their Makgeolli session. After much drinking, Cha-young apologizes on her action of hugging Joo-hyung. Funnily she expresses her feeling that she…
I did not want to put you in danger
“Vincenzo” In an attempt to find out who the real boss of Babel Group is, Vincenzo (Song Joong-ki) lay traps and went after the bad guys. Cha-young (Jeon Yeo-been) upon finding out, rushes to look for him. Upon reaching the…
I am their last straw
“I don’t defend my clients. I become their last straw (jipuragi). When they don’t have anyone to lean on, they can still grab onto me. I am their last straw.” Credit: Netflix
Running away isn’t the coward’s way out
“Running away isn’t the coward’s way out. It’s putting other people in danger.” Credit : Netflix
Don’t do something you’ll regret
“Don’t do something you’ll regret. Regret is the most painful thing in life”. Credit : Netflix