Ji Eun Lee

IU

  • Name: IU
  • Native name: 이지은
  • Given name: Lee Ji Eun
  • Also Known as: 아이유
  • Nationality: South Korean
  • Gender: Female
  • Born: May 16, 1993
  • Age: 30
Lee Ji Eun, better known by her stage name IU, is a South Korean singer-songwriter and actor under EDAM Entertainment. Her stage name is derived from the phrase "I and You," symbolizing that people can become one through music.

She debuted on "Mnet M! Countdown" on September 18, 2008, with her debut single "Lost Child."

Outside of music, IU has ventured into hosting and acting. She debuted as an actor in the drama “Dream High” (드림하이, 2011).

IU is in a relationship with actor Lee Jong Suk.

(Source: MyDramaList) Edit Biography
Drama
Year Title # Role Rating
2025 When Life Gives You Tangerines
Korean Drama, 2025, 16 eps
Ae Soon [Young Age] (Main Role)
16
Ae Soon [Young Age]
Main Role
0.0
2019 Hotel del Luna
Korean Drama, 2019, 16 eps
Jang Man Wol (Main Role)
16
Main Role
8.6
2019 Persona
Korean Drama, 2019, 4 eps
4
Main Role
7.1
2018 My Mister
Korean Drama, 2018, 16 eps
Lee Ji Ahn (Main Role)
16
Main Role
9.0
2016 Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo
Korean Drama, 2016, 20 eps
Go Ha Jin / Hae Soo (Main Role)
20
Go Ha Jin / Hae Soo
Main Role
8.7
2015 The Producers
Korean Drama, 2015, 12 eps
Cindy (Main Role)
12
Cindy
Main Role
7.5
2013 Bel Ami
Korean Drama, 2013, 16 eps
Kim Bo Tong (Main Role)
16
Main Role
6.6
2013 You Are the Best!
Korean Drama, 2013, 50 eps
Lee Soon Shin (Main Role)
50
Lee Soon Shin
Main Role
7.4
2012 Dream High Season 2
Korean Drama, 2012, 16 eps
Kim Pil Sook (Ep. 1) (Guest Role)
16
Kim Pil Sook (Ep. 1)
Guest Role
6.9
2012 Salamander Guru and the Gang
Korean Drama, 2012, 10 eps
Ji Eun [Pickpocket] (Ep. 6) (Guest Role)
10
Ji Eun [Pickpocket] (Ep. 6)
Guest Role
6.9
2011 High Kick! The Revenge of the Short Legged
Korean Drama, 2011, 123 eps
Lee Juk's Dream Girl (ep.61) (Guest Role)
123
Lee Juk's Dream Girl (ep.61)
Guest Role
8.1
2011 Dream High
Korean Drama, 2011, 16 eps
Kim Pil Sook (Main Role)
16
Kim Pil Sook
Main Role
8.0
Movie
Year Title Role Rating
2023 Dream
Korean Movie, 2023,
Lee So Min (Main Role)
Lee So Min
Main Role
8.0
2023 SUGA: Road to D-DAY
Korean Movie, 2023,
[Herself] (Guest Role)
[Herself]
Guest Role
9.2
2022 Broker
Korean Movie, 2022,
Moon So Young (Main Role)
Moon So Young
Main Role
8.0
2022 IU Documentary 'Pieces: 29th Winter'
Korean Movie, 2022,
[Herself] (Main Role)
[Herself]
Main Role
8.8
2021 Shades of the Heart
Korean Movie, 2021,
Mi Young (Main Role)
Mi Young
Main Role
7.0
2017 Real
Korean Movie, 2017,
[Awards ceremony guide] (Guest Role)
[Awards ceremony guide]
Guest Role
6.4
Special
Year Title # Role Rating
2015 The Producers Special
Korean Special, 2015, 1 eps
Cindy (Main Role)
1
Cindy
Main Role
7.3
2013 The Miracle
Korean Special, 2013, 3 eps
[Herself] (Guest Role)
3
[Herself]
Guest Role
7.1
2011 Dream High Special Concert
Korean Special, 2011, 1 eps
Kim Pil Sook (Main Role)
1
Main Role
7.9
TV Show
Year Title # Role Rating
2023 The Game Caterers Special 13
Korean TV Show, 2023, 2 eps
(Guest)
2
Guest
8.3
2022 Suchwita
Korean TV Show, 2022, 27 eps
(Ep. 24) (Guest)
27
(Ep. 24)
Guest
9.0
2021 Let's Cook with Chef IU
Korean TV Show, 2021, 2 eps
(Main Host)
2
Main Host
8.8
2021 Famous Singers
Korean TV Show, 2021, 12 eps
(Ep. 2) (Guest)
12
(Ep. 2)
Guest
8.2
2020 Killing Voice
Korean TV Show, 2020, 120 eps
(Ep. 7) (Guest)
120
(Ep. 7)
Guest
8.9
2020 IU's Homebody Signal 2
Korean TV Show, 2020, 3 eps
(Main Host)
3
Main Host
8.8
2020 IU's Palette
Korean TV Show, 2020, 24 eps
(Main Host)
24
Main Host
8.4
2020 House on Wheels Season 1
Korean TV Show, 2020, 12 eps
(Ep. 7-8) (Guest)
12
(Ep. 7-8)
Guest
8.5
2020 On and Off Season 1
Korean TV Show, 2020, 31 eps
(Ep. 23) (Guest)
31
(Ep. 23)
Guest
7.6
2020 IU's Homebody Signal
Korean TV Show, 2020, 11 eps
(Main Host)
11
Main Host
8.6
2020 Yoo Quiz on the Block Season 3
Korean TV Show, 2020, 162 eps
(Ep. 100) (Guest)
162
(Ep. 100)
Guest
8.1
2019 Funding Together
Korean TV Show, 2019, 13 eps
(Ep. 7, 9: Voice Appearance) (Guest)
13
(Ep. 7, 9: Voice Appearance)
Guest
8.3
2019 Your Song
Korean TV Show, 2019, 4 eps
(Regular Member)
4
Regular Member
8.8
2018 Conversation with Hee Yeol
Korean TV Show, 2018, 10 eps
(Ep. 8) (Guest)
10
(Ep. 8)
Guest
9.0
2018 Eat in Style
Korean TV Show, 2018, 8 eps
(Ep. 1-2) (Guest)
8
(Ep. 1-2)
Guest
7.4
2018 MMTG
Korean TV Show, 2018, 321 eps
(Ep. 251) (Guest)
321
(Ep. 251)
Guest
8.1
2017 2017 SBS Gayo Daejeon: Number One
Korean TV Show, 2017, 2 eps
(Main Host)
2
Main Host
8.0
2017 Hyori's Bed And Breakfast
Korean TV Show, 2017, 14 eps
(Regular Member)
14
Regular Member
8.9
2017 Fantastic Duo Season 2
Korean TV Show, 2017, 36 eps
(Ep. 9-10) (Guest)
36
(Ep. 9-10)
Guest
8.2
2016 Flower Crew Season 1
Korean TV Show, 2016, 29 eps
(Ep. 14) (Guest)
29
(Ep. 14)
Guest
7.7
2016 Well Done Again Today
Korean TV Show, 2016, 33 eps
(Ep. 19) (Guest)
33
(Ep. 19)
Guest
0.0
2015 2015 SBS Gayo Daejeon
Korean TV Show, 2015, 1 eps
(Main Host)
1
Main Host
7.6
2015 Knowing Bros
Korean TV Show, 2015, 460 eps
(Ep. 150-151) (Guest)
460
(Ep. 150-151)
Guest
8.7
2014 IU TV
Korean TV Show, 2014, 101 eps
(Main Host)
101
Main Host
8.8
2014 I Am a Man
Korean TV Show, 2014, 20 eps
(Ep. 1) (Guest)
20
(Ep. 1)
Guest
7.7
2014 Musical Journey to Yesterday
Korean TV Show, 2014, 12 eps
(Ep. 3) (Guest)
12
(Ep. 3)
Guest
10.0
2013 Hidden Singer Season 2
Korean TV Show, 2013, 16 eps
[Hidden Singer] (Ep. 7, 14-15) (Guest)
16
[Hidden Singer] (Ep. 7, 14-15)
Guest
8.1
2013 Mamma Mia
Korean TV Show, 2013, 47 eps
(Ep. 18) (Guest)
47
(Ep. 18)
Guest
7.6
2013 Hwasin: Controller of the Heart
Korean TV Show, 2013, 31 eps
(Ep. 22) (Guest)
31
(Ep. 22)
Guest
7.6
2012 Ask in a Box
Korean TV Show, 2012, 58 eps
(Guest)
58
Guest
8.4
2012 Go Show
Korean TV Show, 2012, 35 eps
(Ep. 29) (Guest)
35
(Ep. 29)
Guest
8.0
2011 K-pop Star Season 1
Korean TV Show, 2011, 22 eps
[Cameo] (Ep. 16) (Guest)
22
[Cameo] (Ep. 16)
Guest
7.9
2011 Weekly Idol
Korean TV Show, 2011, 700 eps
(Ep. 120-121) (Guest)
700
(Ep. 120-121)
Guest
8.2
2011 Healing Camp
Korean TV Show, 2011, 219 eps
(Ep. 140-141) (Guest)
219
(Ep. 140-141)
Guest
7.8
2011 Immortal Songs: Singing the Legend
Korean TV Show, 2011, 690 eps
(Ep. 1) (Guest)
690
(Ep. 1)
Guest
8.3
2011 Kim Yuna's Kiss & Cry
Korean TV Show, 2011, 14 eps
[Skater] (Regular Member)
14
[Skater]
Regular Member
7.8
2011 Welcome to the Show
Korean TV Show, 2011, 1 eps
IU (Main Role)
1
IU
Main Role
7.2
2010 Hello Counselor Season 1
Korean TV Show, 2010, 431 eps
(Ep. 3, 55, 145) (Guest)
431
(Ep. 3, 55, 145)
Guest
8.0
2010 Heroes
Korean TV Show, 2010, 40 eps
(July 18, 2010 - May 1, 2011) (Regular Member)
40
(July 18, 2010 - May 1, 2011)
Regular Member
8.3
2010 Running Man
Korean TV Show, 2010, 740 eps
(Ep. 43, 77, 96-97, 168) (Guest)
740
(Ep. 43, 77, 96-97, 168)
Guest
9.2
2010 Win Win
Korean TV Show, 2010, 146 eps
(Ep. 93) (Guest)
146
(Ep. 93)
Guest
0.0
2010 SHINee Hello Baby
Korean TV Show, 2010, 13 eps
(January 19, 2010 - April 6, 2010) (Guest)
13
(January 19, 2010 - April 6, 2010)
Guest
8.6
2009 Idol Show Season 5
Korean TV Show, 2009, 16 eps
(Ep. 11) (Guest)
16
(Ep. 11)
Guest
7.9
2009 Strong Heart
Korean TV Show, 2009, 166 eps
(Ep. 51-52, 109-110, 131-132) (Guest)
166
(Ep. 51-52, 109-110, 131-132)
Guest
7.9
2009 You Hee Yeol's Sketchbook
Korean TV Show, 2009, 600 eps
(Ep. 10, 34, 88, 100, 106, 125, 126, 146, 198, 206, 242, 362, 373, 400, 509, 535) (Guest)
600
(Ep. 10, 34, 88, 100, 106, 125, 126, 146, 198, 206, 242, 362, 373, 400, 509, 535)
Guest
8.3
2009 World Changing Quiz
Korean TV Show, 2009, 318 eps
(Guest)
318
Guest
0.0
2007 Happy Together Season 3
Korean TV Show, 2007, 557 eps
(Ep. 191, 228, 265, 297, 323, 501) (Guest)
557
(Ep. 191, 228, 265, 297, 323, 501)
Guest
7.9
2007 Radio Star
Korean TV Show, 2007, 900 eps
(Ep. 179-181) (Guest)
900
(Ep. 179-181)
Guest
7.9
2005 Show! Music Core
Korean TV Show, 2005, 1000 eps
[MC] (2010) (Regular Member)
1000
[MC] (2010)
Regular Member
8.1
2005 Infinite Challenge
Korean TV Show, 2005, 616 eps
(Ep. 435-442) (Guest)
616
(Ep. 435-442)
Guest
8.3
2003 Vitamin
Korean TV Show, 2003, 664 eps
(Ep. 506) (Guest)
664
(Ep. 506)
Guest
8.0
1999 Gag Concert
Korean TV Show, 1999, 1050 eps
(Ep. 622) (Guest)
1050
(Ep. 622)
Guest
8.2
1991 Inkigayo
Korean TV Show, 1991, 1240 eps
[Main Host] (March 20, 2011 - May 27, 2012 | August 26,2012 -July 28, 2013) (Regular Member)
1240
[Main Host] (March 20, 2011 - May 27, 2012 | August 26,2012 -July 28, 2013)
Regular Member
8.2
Articles
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News - Oct 4, 2023

Na Moon Hee will reportedly join hands with Yoo Seung Ho in the upcoming K-drama I Am Home.

Baek Ji Won Becomes Yoo Soo Bin's Mother in "The Perfect Deal"
News - Sep 26, 2023

Baek Ji Won will be joining the cast of The Perfect Deal.

Park Bo Gum in Talks to Take On a Role of a Police Officer in a New K-Drama!
News - Jul 14, 2023

Park Bo Gum will reportedly lead a new K-drama about the police.

Actress Lee Ji Hyun to Join the K-Drama "Miracle Brothers" Led by Jung Woo and Bae Hyun Sung
News - Jun 23, 2023

Actress Lee Ji Hyun has picked her next K-drama project.

Park Seo Joon and YouTuber Xooos Embroiled in Dating Rumors
News - Jun 20, 2023

Park Seo Joon and Youtuber Xooos (Hong Soo Yeon) are reportedly dating.

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  • First Name: Ji Eun
  • Family Name: Lee
  • Native name: 이지은
  • Also Known as: 아이유
  • Nationality: South Korean
  • Gender: Female
  • Born: May 16, 1993
  • Age: 30

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