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

    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

    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

    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

    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.