IU Profile (Real Name, Height, Weight, and Religion) and Facts



Not only active as a singer and songwriter, IU is also pursuing a career as an actress too. Despite the criticism she received, she is doing her best and improving her acting skills each time she stars in a drama or movie.


  • Dream High (2011) as Kim Pilsuk
  • Welcome to the Show (2011) as herself
  • Dream High 2 (2012) cameo as Kim Pilsuk
  • Salamander Guru and The Shadows (2012) cameo as Pickpocket Jieun
  • You’re the Best, Lee Soon-shin (2013) as Lee Soon-shin
  • Bel Ami (2013) as Kim Botong
  • The Producers (2015) as Cindy
  • Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo (2017) as Go Hajin/Hae Soo


  • A Turtle’s Tale 2: Sammy’s Escape from Paradise (2012) – dubbed Ella’s voice
  • Real (2017) (cameo)

Her Personal Life


IU is the oldest child and has a younger brother. She is not considered as an idol anymore, but she is already a singer, songwriter, and actress – a true artist. She began showing interest in the entertainment industry when she was still a child. But when she was in elementary school, her family’s economic situation got worse and she had to live in poverty.

IU had auditioned for many entertainment companies but failed and got scammed by some companies. She also auditioned for JYP Entertainment but failed and later Park Jin Young stated that he would fire whoever let IU go. However, she did not give up and finally she joined LOEN Entertainment. She debuted in 2008 with Lost Child as her first single.

In November 2012 IU uploaded a photo of her and Super Junior’s Eunhyuk on Twitter and created an uproar thus the dating rumors of her and Super Junior’s Eunhyuk emerged but in the end both of them denied it.

In August 2013 another IU dating rumor emerged after a picture of her and actor Lee Hyunwoo at a cinema went viral. But IU’s company denied it saying they were just friend.

Finally in October 2015 she revealed her relationship with fellow singer-songwriter Jang Kiha. Despite the 11 years age gap, they have been dating since 2013, shortly after IU came on as a guess on Jang Kiha’s radio program. But sadly in January 2017 both confirmed they had broken up.

Additional Facts

  • Suzy, Jiyeon, and actress Yoo In Na are IU’s best friends.
  • IU is known for having a lot of older male fans.
  • IU likes cool weather but does not like being in crowded places since she tends to get dizzy.
  • The reason why she tried to audition at JYP was because she is a Kim Taewoo fan.
  • IU finally announced her fan club name in 2017. Her fan club name is UAENA.

IU is a talented and lovable artist, no wonder she is loved by many people and all her songs are doing great on the charts. She still treats her fans nicely even after 9 years in the entertainment industry, and she keeps gaining more popularity and fans at the same time.