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Lee Yu-bi

Lee Yu-bi
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Lee Yu-bi in March 2018.
Im Yu-bi

(1990-11-22) November 22, 1990 (age 28)
EducationEwha Womans University - Voice
Years active2011–present
FamilyKyeon Mi-ri (mother)
Korean name
Revised RomanizationI Yu-bi
McCune–ReischauerYi Yupi
Birth name
Revised RomanizationIm Yu-bi
McCune–ReischauerIm Yupi

Lee Yu-bi (Korean이유비; born November 22, 1990) is a South Korean actress.

Early life

Lee is the daughter of the actors Kyeon Mi-ri and Im Young-gyu. Her parents divorced in 1993. When her mother remarried in 1998 their stepfather, Lee Hong-heon legally adopted her and her sister, Lee Da-in who is also an actress.[1][2]


She began her career in the 2011 sitcom Vampire Idol,[3] then played supporting roles in television dramas The Innocent Man (2012),[4] Gu Family Book (2013),[5] and Pinocchio (2014),[6] as well as the films The Royal Tailor (2014)[7] and Twenty (2015).[8] Lee plays her first leading role in Scholar Who Walks the Night, adapted from the webtoon about a Joseon vampire scholar and a cross-dressing bookseller.[9][10]

In 2017, Lee starred alongside Choi Min-ho in the JTBC web drama Somehow 18.[11] The same year, she was cast in the comedy film Neighbour Cousin.[12] In October 2017, Lee signed with new management agency 935 Entertainment.[13]

In 2018, Lee starred in the medical slice-of-life drama, A Poem a Day.[14]



Title Role Notes
2014 The Royal Tailor Royal concubine Soui
2015 Twenty So-hee
2018 Neighbour Cousin

Television series

Year Title Role Network Notes
2011 Vampire Idol Yu-bi MBN
2012 The Innocent Man Kang Choco KBS2
2013 Gu Family Book Park Chung-jo MBC
2014 Pinocchio Yoon Yoo-rae SBS
2015 The Scholar Who Walks the Night Jo Yang-sun MBC
2016 Uncontrollably Fond Lee Yu-bi KBS2 Cameo ep. 4[15]
2017 Somehow 18 Han Na-bi JTBC Web series
2018 A Poem a Day Woo Bo-young tvN

Variety show

Year Title Network Role
2014 Inkigayo[16][17] SBS Host
2018 Real Man 300[18][19] MBC Cast
Law of the Jungle in Last Indian Ocean[20] SBS

Music video

Year Song Title Artist
2013 "Reminisce"[21] Huh Gak
2014 "No More"[22] Highlight
2019 "Bad Habits"[23] Shaun

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2012 2012 KBS Drama Awards Best New Actress The Innocent Man Nominated
2013 49th Baeksang Arts Awards Best New Actress (TV) Nominated
7th Mnet 20's Choice Awards 20's Booming Star - Female Gu Family Book and The Innocent Man Won [24]
2nd APAN Star Awards Best New Actress Gu Family Book Won [25]
2013 MBC Drama Awards Best New Actress Nominated
2014 2nd Asia Rainbow TV Awards Best Supporting Actress Nominated
2014 SBS Drama Awards New Star Award Pinocchio Won [26]
2015 52nd Grand Bell Awards Popularity Award Twenty Nominated
36th Blue Dragon Film Awards Best New Actress Nominated
2015 MBC Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries Scholar Who Walks The Night Nominated
Best New Actress in a Miniseries Won [27]
2018 18th MBC Entertainment Awards Rookie Award in Variety Category Real Man 300 Nominated


  1. ^ "Mom's Shoes May Not Be Too Big to Fill for Actress Lee Yu-bi". The Chosun Ilbo. 16 November 2012. Retrieved 16 April 2013.
  2. ^ Lee, Hye-ji (2 August 2013). "Lee Yubi's Sister Signs with KEYEAST". 10Asia. Archived from the original on 10 August 2014. Retrieved 3 August 2013.
  3. ^ "견미리 딸, 배우 데뷔. '뱀파이어 아이돌' 이유비가 그 주인공". edaily (in Korean). 13 January 2012.
  4. ^ Hong, Grace Danbi (13 August 2012). "Nice Guy Presents the Song Joong Ki-Lee Yu Bi Siblings". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2013-04-16.
  5. ^ Bae, Sun-young (3 July 2013). "INTERVIEW: Actress Lee Yu-bi". TenAsia. Archived from the original on 28 March 2014. Retrieved 2013-07-03.
  6. ^ "'Pinocchio' introduces four main characters". Kpop Herald. 24 October 2014.
  7. ^ Jo, Yeon-kyung (19 February 2014). "Lee Yubi to Face Off Park Shin Hye in Royal Tailor". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2015-04-22.
  8. ^ Lee, Hyung-woo (12 April 2012). "Interview: Lee Yubi Says Seduction Scene in Twenty was Ad-libbed". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2015-04-22.
  9. ^ Hwang, Hye-jin (20 April 2015). "Scholar Who Walks the Night Confirms Lee Joon Gi, Lee Yubi, Kim So Eun, and TVXQ′s Changmin as Cast". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2015-04-22.
  10. ^ "'Scholar Who Walks the Night' photos released". Kpop Herald. 26 June 2015.
  11. ^ "JTBC makes first web drama 'Somehow 18'". The Korea Times. 27 August 2017.
  12. ^ "OH Dal-su, JUNG Woo and LEE Yu-bi Join NEIGHBOR COUSIN". Koren Film Biz Zone. 27 October 2017.
  13. ^ "이유비, 935엔터와 전속계약..남궁민 연정훈 한솥밥(공식)". Newsen (in Korean). 17 October 2017. Retrieved 2017-10-17.
  14. ^ "Medical drama with comedy, but without doctors, "A Poem, a Day"". Kpop Herald. 20 March 2018.
  15. ^ "[TV특종] 이준호-이유비, '함부로 애틋하게' 심야데이트". KBS World (in Korean). 7 July 2016.
  16. ^ Lee, Sun-min (24 January 2014). "Lee Yu-bi chosen as Popular Song host". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2014-01-24.
  17. ^ Park, Ji-ryun (6 November 2014). "Lee Yubi to Step Off as MC of Inkigayo to Focus on Pinocchio". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2015-04-22.
  18. ^ Hwang So-young (29 August 2018). "'진사300' 10人 완전체 무빙포스터 공개…특급 활약 예고". JoongAng Ilbo (in Korean).
  19. ^ Yoo Cheong-hee (18 September 2018). "강지환부터 블핑 리사까지…'진짜사나이 300'이 그릴 성장 스토리 (종합)". TenAsia (in Korean).
  20. ^ Kim Ye-eun (July 18, 2018). "[단독]이유비·조재윤 '정글의 법칙' 합류..8월 출국". Newsen (in Korean). Retrieved July 18, 2018.
  21. ^ "이유비, 허각 '향기만 남아' M/V…'팔색조 매력'". MT (in Korean). 13 November 2013.
  22. ^ "비스트 '이젠 아니야' 뮤비, 용준형-이유비 커플연기로 호흡 '눈길'". MK (in Korean). 10 June 2014.
  23. ^ "이유비, 숀 신곡 '습관' MV 주인공 출연 '여신 비주얼'". Newsen (in Korean). 28 December 2018.
  24. ^ "[20′s Choice] 2NE1′s CL, Infinite, Shinhwa and More Win Big at 2013 20′s Choice Awards". enewsWorld. 18 July 2013. Archived from the original on 3 March 2016.
  25. ^ "'그겨울' 송혜교, 대전드라마페스티벌 '대상' 영예". Star News (in Korean). November 16, 2013.
  26. ^ "SBS Drama Awards 2014 Winners". Hancinema. 31 December 2014.
  27. ^ Ko, Ji-seon (31 December 2015). "2015 MBC Drama Awards roundup". The Korea Herald.

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