IU Biography

Published On Dec 18, 2015
Facts of IU
Date of Birth: 1993 , May-16
Birth Nation: South Korea
Height: 5 Feet 4 Inch
Name Go Ara
Birth Name Juliet AnnMarie Huddy
Nationality Korean
Birth Place/City Jinju
Ethnicity White
Profession Actress
Working For Fox News, WNYW-TV
Net Worth N/A
Body Measurements 37-25-35
Weight in KG 45 KG
Married N/A
Married to Doug Barrett (m. 2009)
Children Not Yet
Divorce Doug Barrett (m. 2009)
Education ChungAng University
Awards Not Yet
Siblings Lee Wan, Kim Hee Won
Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Black
Boyfriend N/A
Movies Papa
TV Show The Producers
Religion Roman Catholic
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She is not married yet but she is in relationship to Chang Kiha. He is a South Korean singer, songwriter, actor and radio host. They two met on radio show. Since 2013, they began dating with each other but there love affair was in top secret. They only confirmed their relationship in October 2015. The couple is perfectly matched with each other.

She was passion about singing while she was in her middle school. She performed in her school program and decided to be a singer. She took several training and released "Lost Child" as her first single from her debut album "Lost and Found". On 18 September 2008, she debut by performing live as a professional singer on the music program M!Countdown. She earns massive amount of salary and her net worth is unknown.

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Began dating Chang Kiha

2013

She has love affair with Chang Kiha. He is a South Korean singer, songwriter, actor and radio host. They two met on radio show. Since 2013, they began dating with each other but there love affair was in top secret. They only confirmed their relationship in October 2015.

Born in Gwangjin District, Seoul, South Korea

May 16 , 1993

She was born on May 16, 1993 in Gwangjin District, Seoul, South Korea. She has one younger brother. Her financial condition was not good when she was child so her family moved to Uijeongbu. She was raised by her grandmother. 

Debut album Lost and Found

September 24 , 2008

She released her debut album titled “Lost and Found" on 24 September, 2008. Her first lead single from that album was "Lost Child". Her vocal performance got positive review from its audience but that album did not do well commercially.

Debut Live performance

September 18 , 2008

On 18 September 2008, she debut by performing live as a professional singer on the music program M!Countdown. In the concert the crowd had hurled insults at her. From that she got disappointed and discourage at that time.

First studio album

April 16 , 2009

She launched her first studio album on 16 April 2009. The name of album was "Growing Up". She was only fifteen years when she released her first studio album. "Boo" was its lead promotional number. She got positive review from that album.

Fan Club Uaena

2015

Her fan following is increasing day by day. In 2015, she has one of the biggest official fan clubs for a female musical act in Korea named "Uaena", where each syllable has a different meaning: "U" is "You" from English, "ae" is Sino-Korean for "love", and "na" is Korean for "me".

Won Seoul Music Awards

2010

She won Seoul Music Awards in 2010 for "IU" and “Good Day" in category of Bonsang Award and Record of the Year in Digital Release respectively. She won that award in 2011 too and that was for "IU" and "You and I" in category of Bonsang Award and Record of the Year respectively.

Won KBS Drama Award

2013

She has been nominated and won several award. In 2013, she won KBS Drama Awards in 2013 for You’re the Best, Lee Soon-shin and that was in two different categories Best Couple Award with Jo Jung-suk and Best New Actress.

Began her career in acting

2011

She began acting from teen drama series "Dream High" as the role of Kim Pil-sook who was a shy and overweight school girl who dreams of becoming a professional singer. She was nominated for KBS Drama Award for Best New Actress for this series.