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Stage NameIU
Full NameLee Ji Eun
Country of BirthKorea
Date of BirthMay 16, 1993
Age29 years old
Height1.62 m (5'4")
Weight46 kg (102 lbs)
Blood TypeA

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Lee Ji Eun (이지은; born May 16, 1993), better known by her stage name IU (아이유), is a South Korean actress, model, and singer-songwriter. IU was a trainee for 10 months before making her debut as a solo artist on September 18, 2008 with the mini album Lost and Found. She achieved her breakthrough with the single Good Day in 2010.


  • Stage Name IU
  • Full Name: Lee Ji Eun
  • Country of Birth: Korea
  • Date of Birth: May, 16 1993
  • Height: 162 cm (5'4")
  • Weight: 46 kg (102 lbs)
  • Blood Type: A

Age Trivia

  • IU was born on May 16, 1993 in Seoul, South Korea.
  • With a May 16 birthday, IU's zodiac sign is Taurus.
  • Born in 1993, her Chinese zodiac is the rooster.
  • IU dated Korean TV host Jang Ki Ha for four years. They had an age gap of 11 years.
  • IU was 15 years old (international age) when she debuted as a soloist in 2008.
  • She was 17 years old when she made her acting debut in the K-drama Dream High (Jan 2011).
  • She was 23 years old when she acted in Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo (2016). Her co-star Lee Joon Gi is 11 years older than her.
  • She was 26 years old when she starred in the drama Hotel Del Luna (2019). Her co-star Yeo Jin Goo is 4 years younger than her.
  • She is 1 year older than her friend Suzy (Miss A) and 11 years younger than Yoo In Na (actress).

Fun Facts and Trivia

  • Prior to debuting, her label suggested the name of IU, short for ‘I and You’ to represent the unifying force of music between people.
  • IU was dating the songwriter and TV host, Jang Ki Ha, who is 11 years older. Both of them met at a radio show that he was hosting in 2013. IU fell in love with Jang Ki Ha at first sight and they started dating soon after. They went public with the relationship on October 2015 admitting they had been secretly dating for two years. They broke up on January 2017 after four years together. They cited busy schedules as the reason for their break up.
  • IU is one of the most influential female celebrities in South Korea. She is one of the highest earners and has received numerous awards for her acting and music.
  • IU was a trainee for Good Entertainment with Uee, Yubin from Wonder Girls, Heo Ga-yoon from 4Minute, and Jun Hyoseong from Secret.
  • IU’s family struggled financially. She and her brother lived with her grandmother and cousins in conditions of poverty and apart from her parents for over a year during her middle school.
  • Height trivia: IU’s height is 162 cm (5'4''). Other Kpop idols with the same height are: Jisoo (Blackpink), Jihyo (Twice), and Dara (2NE1).
  • Ideal type: IU used to say her ideal type was Taeyang (Big Bang). Some famous kpop idols that have listed IU as their ideal type or are known to be her biggest fanboys are: Jungkook (BTS), Yoseob (Highlight), actor Kim Soo Hyun, Suho and Kai (EXO).
  • Friendship: IU is very good friends with Suzy (Miss A), Jiyeon (T-ara), actress Yoo In Na, Sulli (fx), and Goo Hara (Kara).


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