Tiffany is an American singer and actress. She is a member of both the South Korean girl group, Girls' Generation and its subgroup, TaeTiSeo.
Tiffany was born in San Francisco, California. She was invited to audition at the SM Entertainment Starlight Casting System, where she auditioned with Christina Aguilera's song "The Voice Within", and joined the company on October 2004 in Los Angeles, California at age 15. Despite initial objections from her father, she packed up her former life and moved to South Korea after receiving permission to do so within three weeks of making the decision.
For much of her early career when approached with the topic of mothers or family, Tiffany would often refer to her father or both parents; on a radio broadcast she stated that she missed her mother who was far away and she had not seen her in some time. However, in late 2009 she said for the first time in public that her mother had passed away. She later said that her mother had died two years before she herself became a trainee, and that she is somewhat distant with her father, all of her immediate family living overseas.
In 2008, Tiffany was diagnosed with vocal nodules, wherein a mass of tissue grows on the vocal folds due to strain or overuse. The condition gave her dysphonia, causing a hoarseness in her voice as well as affecting the range of her singing voice. After receiving treatment her voice returned to normal, but the condition began affecting her voice even more drastically throughout the latter half of 2009, causing her to take a break from activities to receive hospital treatment in September. She also experienced difficulties due to the disorder mid-2010, a company representative stating she would be taking a short hiatus while she was hospitalized again. While treatment has been successful, Tiffany has stated that her current voice is different from her voice previous to contracting vocal nodules, although it is not necessarily something she views as a bad thing.
In April 2014, Tiffany and 2PM's Nichkhun were confirmed to be currently in a relationship since December 2013. In April of 2015, it was revealed that they had since broken up. Insiders revealed that the two just couldn't find the time to see each other very much due to their busy overseas schedules.
SM and JYP Entertainments both released a statement, saying, "When we confirmed with them, they said it's true they've broken up."
In September 2015 it was revealed that Tiffany and Taeyeon would both be making solo debuts, with Tiffany's being slated for November.
In May 2016, Tiffany finally made her much anticipated solo debut with 'I Just Wanna Dance'. While it did not perform well in Korea, in was well received internationally.
In August 2016, while at an SMTown concert in Japan, Tiffany posted photos on instagram which included Instagram's Japan geofilter, which was of the rising sun, a symbol which use to Koreans is equivalent to that of the swastika in the West. Due to this, Tiffany received a lot of backlash which cased her to be removed from Sister's Slam dunk, a variety show she'd been a regular on.
In October 2016, Tiffany featured on the Far East Movement song, 'Don't Speak'. The music video was released on December 8th and was a tribute to her earliest public SM audition, a dance which incorporated the use of fans.