Lee Ji Eun

Lee Ji Eun

First Name: Ji Eun

Family Name: Lee

Native Name: 아이유

Gender: Female

Nationality: South Korean

Also Known as: 이지은

Born On: May 16, 1993

Age: 29 years old

Lee Ji Eun (stage name IU) is a South Korean actress, record producer, and singer-songwriter. She achieved national stardom through the lead single of her 2010 album Real. She is known for her roles in the teen drama Dream High (2011), You’re the Best, Lee Soon-Shin (2013), Pretty Man (2013-14), The Producers (2015), and Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo (2016).

IU was born on 16 May 1993 in Seoul, South Korea. Since her childhood, she had been attending acting classes because she was interested in a showbiz career. In middle school, she became aware of her singing talent. Her growing career led her to a decline in grades and decreased attendance at school. IU graduated from Dongduk Girls High School. And she decided not to pursue her post-secondary education.

She debuted as a singer after ten months of training in 2008 under her stage name IU. She performed live for the first time as a professional singer through the single Lost Child in the music program M Countdown on 18 September 2008.

IU received great fame with her hit song Good Day, attaining herself the title of Nation’s Little Sister. She has built a strong reputation as the Music Queen/ goddess with her continuous success.

She joined the cast of the variety show Heroes in 2010-11.

She made her acting debut through the teen drama Dream High in 2011. She performed various side-projects after the end of the drama.

IU also starred in two of KWill’s music videos.

She recorded her first self-recorded song Hold My Heart, for the rom-com The Greatest Love in 2011. IU’s second album was a huge hit. The lead single You & I proved commercially successful with almost 5.5 million sold copies by the end of 2012.

She played her first lead role in the television drama You’re the Best, Lee Soon-Shin in 2013.

IU made her big-screen debut in the Netflix anthology series Persona in April 2019.

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