Ok Taecyeon 옥택연 is the main rapper of 2PM.
Taecyeon was born on Tuesday, December 27, 1988, in Busan.
Like fellow members Jun.K and Nichkhun, he was born in the Chinese Year of the Dragon. He and Jun.K are both Capricorns. His blood type is AB. At a height of 185 cm or 6'1", he’s 2PM’s tallest member. He’s taller than the shortest members, Wooyoung and Junho, by 7 cm.
At age 10, he moved to Bedford, Massachusetts, USA, with his family. He lived in the USA for 7 years and went to Bedford High School, where he was an active member of the chess club, jazz band, JV soccer team, and National Honor Society. Returning to Korea, he attended Young Dong High School in Seoul and Gel In High School. He majored in business administration at Dankook University and went on to study at the Korea University Graduate School of International Studies.
He speaks English and Japanese. He has an older sister named Jihyen. He’s Christian.
He auditioned for JYP Entertainment in New York in order to be a model.
In 2010, he gave up his American visa in order to serve in the military.
He acted in Korean dramas such as “Cinderella‘s Sister” (2010), “Dream High” (2011), “99 days with the Superstar” (2011), “Who Are You” (2013), “Wonderful Days” (2014), “Assembly” (2015), and “Let’s Fight, Ghost” (2016).
Before debut, he was on JYP’s “Superstar Survival” along with future 2PM members Chansung and Junho, but he was the first to leave.
His hobbies are wake boarding, skiing, and walking.