Kim Eli

Ellison Kim

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  • First Name: Ellison
  • Family Name: Kim
  • Native name: 일라이
  • Nationality: American
  • Gender: Male
  • Born: March 13, 1991
  • Age: 27

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Ellison Kim

Kim Eli

  • Name: Kim Eli
  • Native name: 일라이
  • Given name: Kim Ellison
  • Nationality: American
  • Gender: Male
  • Born: March 13, 1991
  • Age: 27
Eli Kim, is a Korean-American singer and one of the six-member Korean boyband, U-KISS under NH Media Entertainment. He is the main rapper of the group and one of the three English-speaking members of UKISS along with AJ and Kevin. Eli was very well known as a trainee for Taekwondo and Kung Fu.

Eli was born in Washington, D.C. by his Korean parents, but spent most of his years in Fredericksburg, Virginia. He has a younger sister named Minah and an older sister named Hannah. He attended Ni River Middle School and Riverbend High School in Virginia. After dropping out of high school, he went alone to Beijing, China at the age of 15 to pursue his studies where he also learned Mandarin. He studied the techniques for Taekwondo and Kung Fu for 12 years, opening an opportunity for him to cast as an extra-artist in a Chinese movie.

On December 4, 2015, Eli announced via instagram that he had been married for over a year, since June 5, 2014, having dated his wife who is a model 11 years his senior, for 5 years. It was also announced that they were expecting a child. His fellow members Soohyun and Kevin took to Twitter to comfort the fans about Eli's shocking marriage news. On December 6, 2015, U-KISS' label NH Media released a statement to clear up some questions. His label said that Eli's marriage won't affect his promotions with U-KISS and he will continue filming his Chinese drama as well. And asked to refrain from leaving hate comments as he will be a father soon. On June 8, 2016, Eli's son, Michael Min-soo Kim was born.

On August 30, 2016, Eli revealed his wife, Ji Yeon-soo to the public on MBC Every1's Video Star. On January 4, 2017, Eli revealed his life as a husband and father by joining reality show, KBS's Mr. House Husband with his wife, Ji Yeon-soo and their son, Michael Min-soo Kim.
Drama
Year Title # Role Rating
2018 Full House
Chinese Drama, 2018, 35 eps
(Main Role)
35
Main Role
7.4
2012 K-POP - The Ultimate Audition
Korean Drama, 2012, 14 eps
Himself [UKISS member] (Guest Role)
14
Himself [UKISS member]
Guest Role
7.1
2011 Real School
Korean Drama, 2011, 40 eps
Eli (Guest Role)
40
Eli
Guest Role
7.1
2010 I Am Legend
Korean Drama, 2010, 16 eps
[Member from KISS] (Guest Role)
16
[Member from KISS]
Guest Role
7.0
2010 Tai Fah Tawan Diew
Thai Drama, 2010, 24 eps
Junsoo (Support Role)
24
Junsoo
Support Role
5.6
TV Show
Year Title # Role Rating
2017 Mystery Rank Show 123
Korean TV Show, 2017, 28 eps
Panelist (Ep.8) (Guest)
28
Panelist (Ep.8)
Guest
8.0
2016 Mr. House Husband
Korean TV Show, 2016, 14 eps
(Guest)
14
Guest
8.6
2016 Singing Battle
Korean TV Show, 2016, 29 eps
Ep. 26-27 (Guest)
29
Ep. 26-27
Guest
8.4
2014 Go! U-KISS
Korean TV Show, 2014, 1 eps
(Main Host)
1
Main Host
0.0
2012 2012 Idol Star Athletics – Swimming Championships
Korean TV Show, 2012, 2 eps
(Regular Member)
2
Regular Member
7.0
2010 2010 Idol Star Athletics Championships
Korean TV Show, 2010, 2 eps
(Regular Member)
2
Regular Member
7.3
2010 Chef's Kiss
Korean TV Show, 2010, 12 eps
(Regular Member)
12
Regular Member
9.0
2010 Blinding Bling Evershaw - U-KISS Vampire
Korean TV Show, 2010, 10 eps
(Main Host)
10
Main Host
8.7
2009 Let's Go! Dream Team Season 2
Korean TV Show, 2009, 336 eps
(Guest)
336
Guest
8.7
2009 You Hee Yeol's Sketchbook
Korean TV Show, 2009, 399 eps
(Ep.93, 181) (Guest)
399
(Ep.93, 181)
Guest
8.9
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