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IU Profile and Facts

IU Profile: IU Facts, IU’s Ideal Type
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IU (아이유) is a South Korean solo singer and actress. She debuted on September 18, 2008 under LOEN Entertainment.

IU’s Fandom Name: Uaena (You love me)
IU’s Fandom Color: Neon/Lime Green

Stage Name: IU
Birth Name: Lee Ji Eun
Nickname: Nation’s Little Sister; Nation’s Sweetheart
Birthday: May 16, 1993
Zodiac Sign: Taurus
Height: 162 cm (5 ft 3¾ in)
Weight: 47 kg (103 lbs)
Blood Type: A
Instagram: @dlwlrma
Twitter: @lily199iu

IU Facts:
– She was born in Seoul, South Korea
– She has a younger brother.
– She attended Dongduk Women’s High School.
– IU worked hard to overcome a poor background
– When she was a child, IU’s family lived in a small one bedroom place for a year, where cockroaches roamed around.
– She was in the 7th grade when she officially decided to become a singer.
– She failed an audition at JYP but got into Loen Entertainment.
– Later, mr. JYP said that he was going to fire whoever let IU go.
– She started as a trainee for Loen Entertainment in 2007.
– She released her first album ‘Lost and Found’ on 24 September 2008.
– She’s known for being very nice to her fans. A student fan who spotted IU at a restaurant said she gladly welcomed her and gave her an autograph telling her to stay healthy and study hard.
– IU is best friends with Suzy and with Jiyeon of T-ara.
– Suzy’s younger brother in an interview said he’s a fan of IU.
– IU is also best friends with actress Yoo In Na.
– IU and Yoo In Na have a special nickname “IU In Na”. Yoo In Na is her muse and she gets inspired by her, also they take many trips together. (IU’s Palette concert)
– IU is also close to APink’s Eunji.
– She said she was inspired by f(x)‘s Sully when she wrote the song “Peach”. “I wrote the lyrics to “Peach” while thinking of f(x)’s Sulli from a male perspective.” (me2day mobile chat session)
– She’s been rumored to date Super Junior‘s Eunhyuk. On Nov. 10, 2012, a mysterious picture was uploaded on IU’s Twitter. In the picture were IU in pajamas and shirtless Eunhyuk. She deleted the photo shortly after.
– In August 2013, she was rumored to date actor Lee Hyun Woo after a picture went viral of the two in a movie theater. Her agency explained that they’re just friends.
– IU has been appointed as the honorary ambassador for EXPO 2012 Yeosu Korea.
– She loves reading books, listening to music, and browsing internet.
– She says she wants to get a surgery for her nose, but the doctor prohibits her to do that because her nose is very low.
– IU is Kim Tae Woo’s fan. And he is the reason why IU tries to audition at JYP Entertainment.
– She is more comfortable when she is alone and gets dizzy when she’s in crowded places.
– IU said that in the past, prior to becoming a star, she had struggles with Bulimia -an eating disorder. (“Healing Camp”)
– She has many ahjusshi fans. (Older male fans)
– Instruments: Guitar
– Her favorite color is Purple. (Interview with DINGO)
– Her favorite foods are Raw Fish and Sweet Potato.
– Her favorite number is 8.
– IU likes to eat raw liver.
– She likes a cool weather.
– She participates in a reality show called ‘Hyori’s Bed & Breakfast’ alongside Lee Hyori and Lee Hyori’s husband, Lee Sang Soon.
– IU has met Chang Kiha in 2013 and started dating for 4 years but officially broken up in 2017 January due to the fact that they have been breaking up and getting back together for a while, and finally decided to call it quits permanently. They had an age gap difference of 11 years.
IU’s ideal type: “It’s just like other people, whenever a cool person comes out on TV, my ideal type of man change.” Before she use to say Taeyang (BigBang was her ideal) “I Always Had Big Bang’s Taeyang In My Heart”

IU Movies:

Real (리얼) | 2017 – Awards guide (cameo)

IU Drama Series:
Hotel Del Luna | tvN / 2019 – Jang Man-Wol
Persona (페르소나) | Netflix / 2019
My Mister (나의 아저씨) | tvN / 2018 – Lee Ji-an
Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo (달의 연인: 보보경심 려) | SBS / 2016 – Go Hae-jin/Hae-soo
The Producers (프로듀사) | KBS2 / 2015 – Cindy
Bel Ami (예쁜남자) | KBS2 / 2013 – Kim Bo-tong
You Are The Best! (최고다 이순신) | KBS2 / 2013 – Lee Soon-shin
Salamander Guru and The Shadows (도롱뇽도사와 그림자 조작단) | SBS / 2012 – Pickpocket Ji-eun (cameo ep. 6)
Dream High 2 (드림하이 2) | KBS2 / 2012 – Kim Pil-suk (cameo ep. 1)
Dream High (드림하이) | KBS2 / 2011 – Kim Pil-suk

IU Awards:
2016 SBS Drama Awards | Best Couple Award (“Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo”)
2013 KBS Drama Awards | Best New Actress (“You Are The Best!” & “Bel Ami)
2013 KBS Drama Awards | Best Couple Award (“You Are The Best!”)
2018 APAN Star Awards | Top Excellence Actress Award (“My Mister”)

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(Special thanks to Shein Dee Penaso, Kpop’ s Jams, Wei Ni Chua, Jeon Bora, nur farah, Chezlav Kuznetsov, Mhaye, Eun-Kyung Cheong, Kpoptrash, ANOTHER hard BTS stan, Jess Yeon, 💙Fanney💚, seoulmate, Tweeter God 😋, mai 麦, Ojasbini Lohani, asianwiki for providing additional info.)

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  • Kaeni
  • chiminie

    your such a cute actress iu!!! I really like u(just a fan hehe)

  • Primo Laurent

    IU also acted in Pretty Man/Beautiful Man together with Jang Geun Suk.

  • KProfiles

    @sheindeepenaso:disqus
    Thanks for the additional info, we gave you credits in the post. Also, the profile has been updated with new info. 🙂

  • Stacie Halley

    I Think Also>>>

  • sam UI

    Can you do Juniel’s profile too? I’m sorry but I don’t know where should I post a request.

  • KProfiles

    @disqus_2qeHLQHeEC:disqus
    Yes, thank you for your suggestion. 🙂
    The requests/suggestions are usually posted here: http://kprofiles.com/suggestions/

  • Kpop’ s Jams

    Mr. JYP said that he was going to fire whoever let IU go. (Because he didn’t decide on keeping her the people running the audition automatically let her go.)

  • Wei Ni Chua

    Yoo In na is also IU best friend

  • Maria Ulangca

    IU is a Goddess!!!

  • jiya_s

    Could you please make more actor/actress profiles as I really would like to see them such as Nam Joo Hyuk; Lee Sung Kyung; Lee Won Geun, etc. thank you

  • Glaiza Patter Villegas

    Iu를 사랑, 그녀는 아기 때문에, 또 얼굴

  • KProfiles

    @jiya_s:disqus
    Yes, but it’s better if you make the request here: http://kprofiles.com/suggestions/ because we usually take those requests first, since it’s easier to keep the track of them that way. 🙂

    As for Nam Joo Hyuk, we already made a profile for him, you can check it here: http://kprofiles.com/nam-joo-hyuk-profile-facts/

  • KProfiles

    @disqus_8oNxVVUGed:disqus
    Sorry for the late reply, there were some technical problems going on, so a lot of the messages weren’t answered. =/

    Thanks for the comment! 🙂

  • KProfiles

    @weinichua:disqus
    Sorry for the late reply, there were some technical problems going on, so a lot of the messages weren’t answered. =/

    Thanks for the info! 🙂

  • Kpop’ s Jams

    It’s okay! You work hard!

  • Joan Jorge II

    Lee Ji Eun
    를 사랑, 그녀는 아기 때문에, 또 얼굴

  • Angela Nuñez

    iu
    나는 슬픈 때문에 말 scralet
    심장 plsss는 U에게 리 준 키 모두를 사랑하면 2 Saeson NYO leejun 기 주홍 마음을 보여주고있다

  • SNF

    she is also bestfriend with jiyeon of t-ara

  • KProfiles

    @disqus_ZdM2SSV6Us:disqus
    Thank you for the comment! 🙂

  • Mhaye

    her favorite color is purple

  • Kani

    but even if you write ‘iu favorite color’ on google it will show you is red and yellow.
    http://i.imgur.com/V5zuIiJ.jpg

  • Jeon Bora

    IU has met Chang Kiha in 2013 and started dating for 4 years but officially broken up in 2017 January due to that they have been breaking up and getting back together for a while, and finally decided to call it quits permanently. They also had an age gap difference which is 11 years.

  • KProfiles

    @jeon_bora:disqus
    Thanks a lot for the help, it’s really appreciated! 🙂

  • Xyna Revelle Park

    IU has a crush on BTS’S RM

  • Really? Poor Jongkook. 🙁

  • GA JR The Great

    ?????
    How would you know that?

  • MrAxl

    I got that impression at the MMA…damn dawg, poor Kookie

  • Chezlav Kuznetsov

    IU was inspired in sulli ( ex fx member) to wtite the song peach.

  • KProfiles

    @chezlavkuznetsov:disqus
    Thank you for the info, it’s really appreciated! 🙂

  • jihyo

    as an IU fans since 2010, i’m never heard of it…

  • Clau

    IU is not christian. She mentionned it while presenting her Chatshire album on Vlive. She said she was thankful for her album’s success but as she does not have a religion, she didn’t know who to thank. Please correct it 🙂

  • hazelnsm

    Fake news

  • KProfiles

    Thanks for the heads up! 🙂

  • Jewelryestha Kim

    she is also help yeri to composing song

  • Zaitsu

    Lol stop spreading false rumor wth is wrong w ppl

  • Zaitsu

    Whoever voted her as overrated need to catch these hands i’m swinging.. bitch she worked v hard to support her family by herself and never give up no matter what circumstances and she managed to maintain her career for a decade now she’s the perfect example for “started from the bottom now we’re here” plus she honestly an icon and a role model for teenagers like me

  • KProfiles

    @exo_got7_kpop:disqus
    Thanks for the info and for providing the source, it’s really appreciated! 🙂

  • 마리사 페레즈

    👍✌

  • fillings

    IU’s ideal type leans more towards RM than junkookie so it kinda makes sense but i don’t think she has a crush on him lol

  • Mystic A

    what is the letter of IU name?

  • Jess Yeon

    Her new nickname is “nation’s sweetheart”
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_-RnEqUUYk

  • 💙Fanney💚

    IU’s fandom name: Uaena (You love me)
    Color: neon/lime green
    Source: https://iu-jjang.tumblr.com/post/76098341385

  • Ina Kim

    iu ideal type actually more to jungkook.. she said (on the radio) that she likes a guy who have eyes smile and dimple..well rm has dimples but he doesn’t has a eyes smile.. but jungkook also have the both, eyes smile and dimple.. about the news that iu has a crush on rm is only the rumor,people said that but doesn’t has a proof

  • Ina Kim

    iu ideal type is a guys who have a eyes smile and dimple

  • La femme de Tae

    If we mix Namjoon and Jimin together

  • Clara711

    I love her album Modern Times but i cant listen to that anymore because it was blocked (or deleted idk) on iTunes. It breaks my heart.

    Good memories.. NOSTALGIA

  • Kpoptrash
  • ANOTHER hard BTS stan
  • KProfiles

    @hardBTSstan:disqus Thank you for the update, it’s much appreciated! 🙂

  • KProfiles

    @disqus_fza6MxThXx:disqus Really sorry for the very late reply, and thanks a lot for providing the comeback photo, the profile has been updated! 🙂

  • Her favorite color is Purple. IU said that in an interview with DINGO.

  • Sofia

    There is website called ilkpop and u can download korean music there for free

  • seoulmate

    She won Top Excellence actress award at APAN Star awards for her role in My Mister

  • jo yuri stan

    IU stands for I and You, meaning you and I can be one through music.

  • Tweeter God 😋

    IU and Yoo In Na have a special nickname IU In Na, she also announced at her Palette concert Yoo In Na is her muse and she gets inspired by her, also they take many trips together.

  • KProfiles

    @CouldThisUserNameBeAnyLonger:disqus Thanks a lot for the info and for providing the source, it’s much appreciated! 🙂

  • KProfiles

    @nivedyaraj:disqus Thanks a lot for the info, it’s much appreciated! 🙂

  • KProfiles

    @AriahJamaye:disqus Thanks a lot for the info and for providing the source, it’s much appreciated! 🙂

  • KProfiles

    @disqus_lnGte1C8hM:disqus Really sorry for the very late reply, and thanks a lot for the info, it’s much appreciated! 🙂

  • KProfiles

    @shinjinhee:disqus
    Thank you for the update, it’s much appreciated! 🙂

  • we love a shister sweater

    im bout to throw hands @ whoever said iu’s overrated

  • YoonTaeKyung

    They’re 12 years old kids who adore BTS jungkook

  • Aria99

    Nope. I just don’t like her personality. She’s not the type of person I’d like so yup. Simple as that, I appreciate her music and her as an actress tho 🙂

  • Lisa

    IU’s Ideal type~ someone cool who appears on TV.
    Do u mean jungkook.🤔
    Plz noooo
    Kidding.

  • MiyusRibbons

    IU’s current label is Kakao M after Loen Ent got bought by Kakao

  • charles

    I like her personality and her background, just not into her music

  • Malia Hnubqub Vang

    She is in Kakao M not Loen Entertainment

  • KO KO BOP

    you don’t like her personality? so you don’t like kind, genuine, and selfless people? odd.

  • “overrated” means that someone is popular and does NOT deserve their fame.

    meanwhile, “overhyped” means someone who have worked hard for their fame and is popular.

  • Aasiyah Dow

    Her debuted was the day my mother went into labor,i was born sep 19 2008

  • anna sparks

    Overhyped means to advertise or praise something/someone more than it deserves in newspapers, on television, online, etc., in order to make people excited about it and want to buy, try it, invest in it, etc (source: Cambridge Dictionary)

  • mai 麦

    IU stars in a new drama called ‘Persona’

  • ɴɪᴋɪᴛᴀ

    And you don’t even understand the word OPINION? (How strange lol)

  • Ojasbini Lohani

    She stared in the Netflix drama “Persona”

  • KO KO BOP

    And i was COMMENTING on their opinion (How crazy is that concept lol)

  • KProfiles

    @disqus_DBtAocQzZ2:disqus Thank you for the update, it’s much appreciated! 🙂

  • KProfiles

    @ojasbinilohani:disqus Thank you for the update, it’s much appreciated! 🙂