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NANCY is a member of the K-pop girl group MOMOLAND.


NameNANCY | 낸시
Full NameNancy Jewel McDonie | 낸시 조월 맥다니
Korean NameLee Gru | 이그루
Date of BirthApril 13, 2000 (age 22)
Place of BirthBuk-gu, Daegu, South Korea
HometownColumbus, Ohio, USA
CitizenshipRepublic of Korea, United States of America
Height162cm | 5′-04″
Shoe Size220mm
Blood TypeO
Zodiac SignAries
FamilyMother, Father, Older Sister
EducationSungshin Women’s University
Hanlim Arts School
Seongseo Middle School (dropout)
Daegu Wolbae Elementary School → Hyoja Elementary School
DebutNovember 10, 2016
PositionCenter, Lead Vocalist, Lead Dancer
Years Active2016 – present
LabelMLD Entertainment
Official Pageig


TV Series

YearDrama TitleRole
Web Drama
2017Some LightNancy

Music Videos

2017SNUPERStand by me
2016MC GREEDangerous


  • She was born in Daegu, moved to Ohio at 2, and moved back to Korea after 6 years.
  • She changed her Korean name from Lee Seungri to Lee Gru in 2018.
  • Nancy became a K-pop idol trainee at 12 and trained for 6 years before debuting in MOMOLAND.
  • She is a former NEGA Network trainee.
  • She is a Christian.
  • She dropped out of middle school, took her middle school equivalency exam and passed.
  • She graduated from Hanlim Arts School (Department of Musical Theatre) in February 2018.
  • Nancy is a media image acting major at Sungshin Women’s University.
  • Role Model: her sister
  • Ideal Type: someone who has a pretty smile and maintains high self-esteem.
  • She took violin lessons from 4 years old through the middle of elementary school.
  • She is a former Korea’s Got Talent Season 1 contestant.


  • Ice Cream Flavor: mint chocolate chip
  • Musical: Les Misérables


  • Mother
    Name: Lee Myeongju | 이명주 | 李明珠
    Born: 1970
    She is Korean.
  • Father
    Name: Richard McDonie | 리처드 맥다니
    Born: 1963
    Education: Ohio University (Major: Journalism)
    He is American.
    He is an assistant professor at Gachon University and former army officer.
  • Older Sister
    Name: Brenda McDonie | 브렌다 맥다니
    Born: 1998
    Education: Kyung Hee University College of Music (Major: Viola)
    Instagram: @brendamcdonie

NANCY (MOMOLAND) Categories: K-pop Idols Born in 2000 | K-pop Idols Born in April | K-pop Idols From Daegu | K-pop Idols From the United States | Aries K-pop Idols | Hanlim Arts School Alumni

References: KPDB EP90, 160921 ETNews, August 2018 W Korea, 200625 bnt