IU is a South Korean singer-songwriter and actress. She released her debut solo album in 2008 and made her acting debut in the 2011 TV series Dream High.
- Name: 김미삼 | Kim Misam
- Born: 1967
- Name: 이진국 | Lee Jinkook
- Born: 1968
- Hometown: Changwon, Gyeongsangnam-do, South Korea
- Younger Brother
- Name: 이종훈 | Lee Jonghoon
- Born: 1997
- He graduated from high school in San Diego, CA.
- Dongduk Girls’ High School
- Gwangjin Middle School → Shingok Middle School → Eonju Middle School
- Seoul Guui Elementary School → Hanam Cheonhyeon Elementary School → Seoul Yangnam Elementary School
|2019||5th EP||Love poem|
|2017||Remake Album||Kkot-Galpi #2|
|2013||Repackage||Modern Times Epilogue|
|3rd Album||Modern Times|
|2012||Single||The Spring Twenty|
|2011||2nd Album||Last Fantasy|
|1st Album||Growing Up|
|2008||1st EP||Lost and Found|
|2019||Shades Of The Heart||Miyeong|
|2012||A Turtle’s Tale 2: Sammy’s Escape from Paradise||Ella (voice)|
|2019||Hotel del Luna||Jang Manwol|
|2018||My Mister||Lee Jian|
|2016||Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo||Haesoo • Go Hajin|
|2013 – 2014||Bel Ami||Kim Botong|
|2013||You Are The Best||Lee Soonshin|
|2011||Dream High||Kim Pilsook|
- IU auditioned for several entertainment companies more than 20 times. She also auditioned for JYP Entertainment in 2007, but she did not make it.
- She got into LOEN Entertainment as a trainee in October 2007.
- IU was going to use Jiheun as her stage name.
- She is not a religious person.
- Hobbies: reading books, watching movies, coloring, taking selfies, music composition
- Specialties: vocal, guitar
- She offers scholarships (aka IU Scholarship) to four Dongduk Girls’ High School students every year.
- She calls her male UAENAs “Geonbbang” and her female UAENAs “Konpeitō”.
- One of her songs, Bad Day’s lyric is based on her diary from when she was a trainee.
- Corinne Bailey Rae is her role model.
- MBTI: INFP → INFJ
- Nicknames: Jingjjang, Lee Jigeum, Jinny
- Her childhood nickname was Lee JiGeumEunDong (Geum Eun Dong = Gold Silver Bronze).
- Animals: dogs and horses
- Artist: Corinne Bailey Rae
- Author: Guillaume Musso
- Character: Thumper from Bambi
- Color: violet
- Flower: violets
- Number: 8
- Season of the Year: Winter
- Snack: Geonbbang (hardtack), chocolate