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This is a Korean name; the family name is Lee.
Background information
Birth name Lee Ji-hyun (이지현)
Born (1986-12-12) December 12, 1986 (age 28)
Seoul, South Korea
Genres K-pop, dance-pop
Occupation(s) Singer, actress
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2009–present
Labels MBK Entertainment, Mnet Media, CJ E&M, EMI Music Japan
Associated acts T-ara, QBS
Website mbk-ent.co.kr
Korean name
Hangul 큐리
Revised Romanization Kyuri
McCune–Reischauer K'yuri
Birth name
Hanja [1]
Revised Romanization I Ji-hyeon
McCune–Reischauer Yi Chi-hyŏn

Lee Ji-hyun (Hangul: 이지현; born December 12, 1986),[2] better known by her stage name Qri, is a South Korean idol, singer and actress, and the leader of K-pop girl group T-ara.


Qri was born on December 12, 1986.[3] Her birth name is Lee Ji-hyun. She has studied at Juyeob High School, and then attended Myungji University, enrolling in the Dept. of Theatre and Visual Arts, the same class as fellow group member, Boram. She was a model, bassist of the rock band Six Color, and a famous ulzzang before her debut as T-ara member.

Music career[edit]

2009-present: T-ara[edit]

Main article: T-ara

Qri was the last of the three new members to be added to the group after two former members Jiae and Jiwon quit in mid-2009.[4] It was later mentioned on TvN's Taxi Show that she was introduced to the CEO of Core Contents Media by her original company.

In July 2013, Qri became the new leader of T-ara under the group's rotating leadership system.[5]

Acting career[edit]

2009: Queen Seondeok[edit]

In September 2009, she made her acting debut on the drama Queen Seondeok as Yoo ShinRang’s wife.

2010-2011: Southern Trader Kim Chul Soo's Update and King Geunchogo[edit]

She then made a cameo appearance alongside other members of T-ara on the drama Master of Study in 2010. She was then given a lead role on KBS's drama Southern Trader Kim Chul Soo's Update. Qri also made a cameo appearance alongside group member Soyeon on SBS's drama "Giants".

She was cast alongside groupmate Eunjung for KBS's drama King Geunchogo in 2011, starting on episode 47.[6]


Main article: T-ara discography
Year Album Song Notes
2013 Bunny Style! "Shabondama no Yukue (シャボン玉のゆくえ)" With Boram
2013 Bunny Style! "Do we Do we" Solo


Television drama[edit]

Year Title Role Network
2009 Queen SeonDeok Young Mo MBC
2010 Master of Study Cameo KBS
2010 Bubi Bubi Herself -
2010 Southern Trader Kim Chul Soo's Updates Lee Kyung KBS
2010 Giants Cameo SBS
2011 King Geunchogo Princess Bu Yeojin KBS


Year Title Role
2010 Death Bell 2: Bloody Camp Cameo
2011 Gisaeng Ghost Cameo

Variety show[edit]

Year Title Network
- Law of Unchanging Love Olive TV
2009 Radio Star MBC
2009 Mnet Scandal Mnet
2009 Star King (TV series) SBS
2010 Taxi tvN
2010 You Hee-yeol's Sketchbook KBS
2010 Star Golden Bell KBS
2010 Star King (TV series) SBS
2010 Dream Girls Mnet
2010 Hello Baby KBS
2010 Bouquet MBC
2011 Star King (TV series) SBS
2011 WIn Win KBS2
2011 Challenge 1000 Song KBS2
2011 1 vs. 100 KBS
2012 Everyone's Weekly Idol MBC
2012 Naughty Boys JTBC
2013 SimSimTaPa MBC
2014 Weekly Idol MBC
2014 Witch Hunt JTBC
2014 Star King SBS


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