Biography of Amber Liu
Amber Liu is a Los Angeles native born on September 18, 1992. She moved to Korea in 2008 and joined SM Entertainment and later debuted in the K-pop girl group, f(x), in 2009. Popularly known by her stage-name, Amber is 27 years old a Taiwanese–American singer, rapper, songwriter, model and TV host working in South Korea as well as the USA.
Liu is an androgynous tomboy with tattoos and piercings and belongs to a rich, conservative Asian cultural background and considers herself an ally of the LGBT community. As a result of her hard work, dedication, and talent she has garnered immense popularity among the Korean viewers and her fans. Furthermore, she is very popular with her awesome singing as well as songwriting skills and a humble personality.
Childhood, Early Life & Education
Amber was born on September 18, 1992, in Los Angeles, California, to Taiwanese parents and has one older sister named Jackie. Her father has Teochew ancestry. Her full name is Amber Josephine Liu and her ethnicity and nationality are Taiwanese and American respectively. She was active from an early age in music and songwriting.
For her education, Liu attended ‘El Camino Real High School’ in Los Angeles.
Liu started her music career when she was picked up as a trainee by ‘SM Entertainment,’ South Korea’s largest entertainment company in 2008. While talking about her professional career, she debuted as main dancer, lead rapper and supporting- vocalist of the popular K-pop girl group, F(x) in September 2009 which disbanded in 2016. Soon after, she debuted as a solo artist and also started modeling and endorsing various brands and is also the brand presenter for Nike Woman.
Likewise, Liu has also made a career on TV and has hosted from 2011 to 2012. She was part of the South Korean reality show ‘Invincible Youth’ and several other South Korean TV reality shows, such as ‘We Got Married Global Edition’, ‘Show Champion’, ‘A Song For You 3’, ‘Song For You 4’ and ‘One Fine Day’. In 2017, Liu featured in an American musical and comedy club called ‘Superfruit’, appearing in a song called ‘Fantasy’ from the album ‘Future Friends’ and has collaborated with many other artists and has appeared on two other South Korean TV shows, ‘Real Men’ and ‘Top Fly’.
Awards & Achievements
Amber has gained a good name and fame from her successful group and solo career. In 2015, Liu was nominated for the ‘Mnet Asian Music Award’ for the ‘Best Dance Performance,’ for the song ‘Shake That Brass.’ The same year, she won the ‘Best Female Newcomer Award’ at the ‘MBC Entertainment Awards,’ for her work in ‘Real Men.’ She along with her group members of F(x) was awarded the Digital Bonsang award (2013) at the Golden Disk Awards and Seoul Music Awards, as well as the ‘MBC Music Star Award’ at the Melon Music Awards.
Amber has collected an excellent amount of money from her successful group as well as solo career and artistic works. Her estimated net worth is $8 million and is still under review.
- Name: Amber Josephine Liu
- Stage Name: Amber
- Other Name: Liu Yi-Yun
- Nick-name: Llama
- Birthday: September 18, 1992
- Age: 27 Years
- Sun Sign: Virgo
- Height : 5′ 5½” (166 cm)
- Born In: Los Angeles, California, USA
- Nationality: American, Taiwanese
- Famous As: Rapper, Singer, Songwriter, and Model
- Marital Status: Single
- Eye Color: Dark Brown
- Labels: SM Entertainment (2008-2019), Steel Wool Entertainment, United Talent Agency
- Unit : f(x) (2009-2016)
- Years Active: 2008-present