2PM is a South Korean boy band, originally a seven-member group, but currently consisting of six members due to the sudden contract termination of leader Jaebeom following an Internet controversy in September 2009. They are managed by JYP Entertainment. The current members are Chansung, Junsu, Junho, Nichkhun, Taecyeon and Wooyoung.
Junho (born January 25, 1990), full name Lee Junho (이준호), is from Ilsan, Korea and signed a contract with JYP Entertainment after winning the "JYP's Superstar Survival" talent search (which Taecyeon and Chansung were also contestants in) in 2006, placing 1st out of 6,000 competitors.
Wooyoung (born April 30, 1989), full name Jang Wooyoung (장우영), is from Busan, Korea and was selected as a JYP trainee through MGoon's JYP auditions, of which he won first place against 5,000 other candidates. Before debuting in 2PM, Wooyoung filled in as a dancer partner with Wonder Girls member Kim Yubin when TOP from Big Bang fainted the day before the special performance with the Wonder Girls during the 2007 MBC Music Awards.
Taecyeon (born December 27, 1988), full name Ok Taecyeon (옥택연), was born in Seoul, South Korea. As a young child, Taecyeon (along with his family) moved to Bedford, Massachusetts, where his parents and older sister still currently reside.He originally auditioned for JYP Entertainment in New York City to become a model. Taec was also on the same audition show as Junho and Chansung, Superstar Survival, but was the first contestant to leave the show. He featured in "Yes I'm In Love" by Bada on her 4th album and Baek Ji Young's 2009 song "My Ear's Candy" (내 귀에 캔디). He currently hosts SBS's music show Inkigayo with Wooyoung, and will be a permanent cast member on Family Outing 2. He debuted as an actor in the 2010 KBS drama series "신데렐라 언니" ("Cinderella's Sister") alongside Moon Geun Young and Chun Jung-myung.
Nichkhun (born June 24, 1988), full name Nichkhun Buck Horvejkul (นิชคุณ หรเวชกุล), is an American citizen of Thai and Chinese descent. He was born in Rancho Cucamonga, California. He spent his childhood in Thailand and California and studied abroad in New Zealand. He returned to the States for high school at Los Osos High and was scouted by a JYP talent agent in Hollywood, California while he was attending the Korean Music Festival in Los Angeles.