Korean Soloist IU Full Profile (Facts, Age, Height, Weight, and Debut)

IU’s drama and movie list


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

 Drama List

  • 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
  • My Mister (2018) as Lee Ji An
  • Hotel Del Luna (2019) as Jang Man Wol

Movie List

  • A Turtle’s Tale 2: Sammy’s Escape from Paradise (2012) – dubbed Ella’s voice
  • Real (2017) (cameo)
  • Dream (2021) (Lee So Min)

IU’s personality and her personal life


IU has a glimpse of an introverted personality in her, which is hard to find in an idol these days. She’s a shy and quiet person. But once you get to know her, she will be honest and genuine. She’s getting along pretty well with older people, especially in reality shows. You can see her polite behavior towards the crew members and other cast members in Infinity Challenge and Running Man.

IU is the oldest child and has a younger brother. She is not considered 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.

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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, the two of them denied the rumors.

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 friends.

Finally, in October 2015, she revealed her relationship with fellow singer-songwriter Jang Kiha. Despite the 11-year 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, the two of them confirmed the news that they had broken up.

IU’s ideal type of boyfriend


What is her boyfriend type? In some interviews, the ideal type of boyfriend is the most popular question among celebrities. IU is one of the most often mentioned actresses by male celebrities as a perfect girlfriend. Her ideal type of boyfriend is pretty straightforward yet unique. She likes someone cool, healthy, and possible to live a long life.

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What are IU’s weight and height?


IU has the perfect body of what girls mostly want but not ideal from a medical perspective. Her height and weight fit her image as National Sister in Korea, whom every man in Korea would protect. With her perfect body, most of the cute and elegant suits seem good on her. Like for example, mini skirts, a simple t-shirt, and a dress.

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How old is IU?


IU turned 27 years old this year. Although she has been in the industry for quite a long time, she is still quite young. This is because she began her career at an early age. IU is considered as 3rd generation idol and it’s been almost 12 years since her debut back in 2008.

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Which agency is IU under?


IU grew up under Kakao M, known previously as LEON Entertainment Agency from 2007 to 2019. After finishing her 10 months of training, she debuted as a solo artist. In early 2020, IU finally ended her contract with LEON Entertainment (Kakao M) and went under EDAM Entertainment which was established by Kakao M itself to manage their long-time singer, IU.

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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 nine years in the entertainment industry, and she keeps gaining more popularity and fans at the same time.