Full Profile of ‘Pinocchio’ Actress, Lee Yoo-bi: Drama List, Plastic Surgery Rumor, and More!


Let’s Find Out More About Lee Yoo-bi

Lee Yoo-bi, a South Korean actress who began her career in the sitcom Vampire Idol was born on November 22nd, 1990, in an artist family. This daughter of actress Kyeon Mi-ri caught the attention of viewers by playing a supporting role in the Korean drama titled Innocent Man in 2012.

After playing a role in Innocent Man, Lee Yoo-bi got a chance to play as one of the main cast in the drama Gu Family Book along with Bae Suzy, Lee Seung-gi, Sung Joon, and Yoo Yeon-seok, in 2013. Then, in 2014, she came back to be part of the main cast again in the drama Pinocchio as Yoon Yoo-rae and played the role of So-hee in the South Korean coming-of-age movie titled Twenty.

Gaining a lot of attention, Lee Yoo-bi showed her capability to be the main actress in Scholar Who Walks the Night as Jo Yang-sun, along with Lee Joon-gi where she received not only good comments but also bad comments about her acting in the drama. Not being hopeless, lately, Lee Yoo-bi returned to the screen to play a role in the JTBC web drama Somehow 18 and in the tvN medical slice-of-life drama A Poem a Day.

Already curious about Lee Yoo-bi? Don’t worry, because, in this article, Channel-Korea will give you a rundown of everything you want to know more about Lee Yoo-bi. So, stay tuned!

Lee Yoo-bi’s Profile

  • Name: Lee Yoo-bi (이유비)
  • Real Name: Lee Yoo-jin ( 이유진)
  • Date of Birth: November 22nd, 1990
  • Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
  • Education: Ewha Woman University
  • Height: 166 cm
  • Star Sign: Scorpio
  • Blood Type: B
  • Agency: 935 Entertainment
  • Instagram: @yubi_190

Facts About Lee Yoo-bi that You Need to Know

There have been many people who know that Lee Yoo-bi was born in a family with a background in acting. She is the daughter of actress Kyeon Mi-ri and actor Im Young-gyu, and her older sister is actress Lee Da-in.

In 1993, her parents divorced. After her mother remarried with Lee Hong-heon in 1998, Lee Yoo-bi and Lee Da-in have been legally adopted by Lee Hong-heon.

Before signing with 935 Entertainment in October 2017, Lee Yoo-bi was an actress under SidusHQ which is an agency that has been raising the name of actors and actresses, such as Jang-hyuk, Cha Tae-hyun, Jun Ji-hyun, Song Joong-ki, Song Hye-kyo, Kim Woo-bin, Kim So-hyun, and many more.

When filming for Innocent Man, Song Joong-ki was the person who Lee Yoo-bi got close with the most. Not only she played the role of the younger sister of Kang Ma-roo (Song Joong-ki), but Lee Yoo-bi was also considered as the real-life sister of Song Joong-ki.


In 2013, Lee Yoo-bi got her first award in the category for Best New Actress at the APAN Star Awards due to her role as the first love of Choi Kang-chi (Lee Seung-gi) in the drama Gu Family Book.

Due to her role as Yoon Yoo-rae in Pinocchio, Lee Yoo-bi also got an award in the category for New Star Award at the SBS Drama Awards.

Lee Yoo-bi was once offered to play the main female role in School 2015, but she rejected it. Eventually, the drama cast Kim So-hyun to play the main character.

Not only she has acted in dramas and movies, but Lee Yoo-bi is also talented as an actress in Music Videos. She was the model featured in the MV of Huh Gak titled “Memory of Your Scent” and she was also the model in the MV of Beast’s “No More.”

Other than being talented in acting, Lee Yoo-bi has proven to also be a talented MC. She once took on the role of MC of the music program SBS Inkigayo for which she received a negative response by the netizens who were angry for her lipsyncing. However, she immediately apologized for that.

A few years ago, Lee Yoo-bi and Shinee’s Jonghyun were rumored to be dating, but both of their agencies denied the rumor.

The Listed Filmography of Lee Yoo-bi

As a talented actress, Lee Yoo-bi has already starred in several films, dramas, MVs, etc. Since her debut until now, without further ado, let’s check the list out!


  • 2014: The Royal Tailor as Royal Concubine Soui
  • 2015: Twenty as So-hee
  • 2018: Neighbour Cousin

Television Series

  • 2011: Vampire Idol as Yoo-bi
  • 2012: The Innocent Man as Kang Choco
  • 2013: Gu Family Book as Park Chung-jo
  • 2014: Pinocchio as Yoon Yoo-rae
  • 2015: Scholar Who Walks the Night as Jo Yang-sun
  • 2016: Uncontrollably Fond as Lee Yoo-bi
  • 2017: Somehow 18 as Han Na-bi
  • 2018: A Poem a Day as Woo Bo-young

Variety Shows

  • 2014: Inkigayo as the host
  • 2018: Real Man 300 as the cast
  • 2018: Law of the Jungle in Last Indian Ocean as the cast

Music Videos

  • 2013: Reminisce by Huh Gak
  • 2014: No More by Beast
  • 2019: Bad Habits by Shaun

As the Younger Sister of Song Joong-ki in The Innocent Man


In The Innocent Man, Lee Yoo-bi played the role of Kang Choco, the younger sister of Kang Ma-roo played by Song Joong-ki. Living with just her brother without mom and dad makes Kang Choco rely heavily on Kang Ma-roo. Likewise, Kang Ma-roo who really loves her younger sister and always tries to fulfill her needs makes Kang Choco develop a pampered character.


The Innocent Man itself depicts a story about a medical student named Kang Ma-roo who falls in love with his neighbor who is older than him. She is Han Jae-hee (Park Si-yeon) who works as a TV reporter. Unfortunately, due to economic reasons, Han Jae-hee leaves Kang Ma-roo and runs away with a rich man. At the same time, Kang Ma-roo gets very depressed because of it.

A few years later, Kang Ma-roo becomes a bartender who is in a relationship with Seo Eun-gi (Moon Chae-won), a young heir of a company. Eun-gi who is the stepdaughter of Han Jae-hee is used by Kang Ma-roo to take revenge on Han Jae-hee who had left him.


Eventually, Eun-gi finds out the bad intention of Kang Ma-roo. Then, they break up and Eun-gi leaves Kang Ma-roo. Shortly after they break up, Eun-gi has a car accident that makes her lose her memory and returns in Kang Ma-roo’s life.

The First Love of a Half-Gumiho Man in Gu Family Book


Gu Family Book depicts a story about a half-gumiho human named Choi Kang-chi (Lee Seung-gi) who wants to be a whole human being. To become a human, Choi Kang-chi has to find a book titled “Gu Family Book,” but the existence of the book still becomes a mystery. Other than finding the book, he also experiences many obstacles, including his love affairs and facing his family’s enemy.


Park Chung-jo, played by Lee Yoo-bi, is the first love of Choi Kang-chi. Even though both of them are in love with each other, they can’t stay together because Park Chung-jo is engaged with another man in order to hold the family-owned inn’s longevity. Sadly, after the family tragedy, she is forced to become a gisaeng. Choi Kang-chi who really loves Park Chung-jo makes a promise with her that he’s going to come and take her away from her current place once he has proven Lord Park’s innocence.

As a TV Reporter in Pinocchio


Pinocchio, a romantic comedy-drama with a background in broadcasting, depicts the story of Choi Dal-po (Lee Jong-suk) and Choi In-ha (Park Shin-hye) who work as reporters in two different TV stations. With different goals, both of them want to prove that they are the best reporters.

Their story begins with Choi Dal-po who really hates reporters. He feels a grudge (harbored since his childhood) against the press which he assumes has destroyed his family. However, after growing up, he instead becomes a reporter to prove that producing high-rated news doesn’t have to reverse the fact and exaggerate the issue.

The story becomes complex when Choi Dal-po meets Choi In-ha, a reporter who turns out to be the daughter of the reporter he hates the most since his childhood. The story also becomes more unique when it turns out that Choi In-ha has a Pinocchio syndrome that makes her get hiccups whenever she lies.


On the other hand, Yoon Yoo-rae, played by Lee Yoo-bi, is a past sasaeng fan who decides to become a reporter. In the drama, Yoon Yoo-rae isn’t close to Choi In-ha, but she’s really crazy for Choi Dal-po.

Committing Suicide in Somehow 18


Somehow 18 tells the story of the 28-years-old Gyung Hwi (Choi Min-ho) who is a resident at a university hospital who wakes up to find himself in his old self 10 years ago. It’s a week before Na-bi (Lee Yoo-bi) committed suicide.

Na-bi, a new student in the High School in that semester, prevented Gyung Hwi from dying when he made a suicide attempt. However, after telling him to live, Na-bi suddenly commits suicide.

When he suddenly comes back to the past, he doesn’t want to miss the opportunity to find out what happened to Na-bi, why she killed herself, and stop her from committing suicide.

Being a Descendant of Gwi in Scholar Who Walks The Night


Taking an alternative location in the Joseon Dynasty era, Jo Yang sun (Lee Yoo-bi) is the daughter of a nobleman who has lost all of her family when her father was framed with treason charges. To fulfill her needs, she disguises herself as a male bookseller and meets a mysterious, handsome savant, Kim Sung-yeol (Lee Joon-gi) who works in Hongmunghwan. Sung-yeol is a vampire who is constantly haunted by his first love’s death that had passed a long time ago, Lee Myung-hee (Kim So-eun), especially when he recently meets Choi Hye-ryung (Kim So-eun), a daughter from an estranged nobleman, who resembles Lee Myung-hee. Meanwhile, a wicked vampire named Gwi is in the royal palace and uses his strength and political connections to prevent the crown prince from ascending the throne.

Has Lee Yoo-bi Had Plastic Surgery Done?

A while ago, Lee Yoo-bi was the topic of many rumors stating that she has done plastic surgery. However, in April 2017, she dismissed the rumors by uploading three photos of her childhood, from Elementary until Senior High School on her Instagram account.

In the caption, she wrote, “Elementary, Junior High School, Senior High School. Why do people just want to see what they want to see and think about what they want to think of?”


It wasn’t the first time she had to clarify rumors about her through social media. Some time ago, she even had to deactivate her Instagram account due to serious bullying from the netizens.

In 2015, Lee Yoo-bi also reported that the person who found her lost cellphone in a club requested a large amount of money (about KRW 20.000.000 or $17.500 USD) for returning the phone and not sharing her personal information.