Lee Yu-bi

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Lee Yu-bi
(스물) 이준호&이유비 인사영상 02.jpg
Born Im Yu-bi
(1990-11-22) November 22, 1990 (age 26)
Seoul, South Korea
Education Ewha Womans University - Voice
Occupation Actress
Years active 2011–present
Agent SidusHQ
Family Kyeon Mi-ri (mother)
Im Young-gyu (biological father)
Lee Hong-hun (stepfather)
Lee Da-in (sister)
Lee Ki-baek (half brother)
Korean name
Hangul 이유비
Revised Romanization I Yu-bi
McCune–Reischauer I Yupi
Birth name
Revised Romanization Im Yu-bi
McCune–Reischauer Im Yupi

Lee Yu-bi (Hangul이유비; born November 22, 1990) is a South Korean actress. She began her career in the 2011 sitcom Vampire Idol, then played supporting roles in television dramas The Innocent Man (2012), Gu Family Book (2013), and Pinocchio (2014), as well as the films The Royal Tailor (2014) and Twenty (2015).[1][2][3][4][5][6][7] 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.[8]

Early life[edit]

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.[9][10]


Television series[edit]

Year Title Role Network
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 Scholar Who Walks the Night Jo Yang-sun MBC
2016 Uncontrollably Fond Lee Yu-bi (cameo ep 4) KBS2
2017 Our First Romance
Somehow 18 Han Na-bi JTBC


Year Title Role
2014 The Royal Tailor Royal concubine Soui
2015 Twenty So-hee

Variety show[edit]

Year Title Network Notes
2014 Inkigayo[11][12] SBS Host

Music video[edit]

Year Song Title Artist
2013 "Reminisce" Huh Gak
2014 "No More" B2ST


Year Product
2012 KT Take HD
Hankook P&G Whisper
Smile Market
SK Telecom 4G LTE[13]
2013 Tongyang Life Insurance
Lotte Seoleim
SK Energy Enclean
2014 Hyundai Pharm Miero Fiber[15]

Awards and Nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2012 KBS Drama Awards
Best New Actress The Innocent Man Nominated
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
2nd APAN Star Awards
Best New Actress Gu Family Book Won
2013 MBC Drama Awards
Best New Actress Nominated
2nd Asia Rainbow TV Awards
Best Supporting Actress Nominated
2014 SBS Drama Awards
New Star Award Pinocchio Won
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


  1. ^ Hong, Grace Danbi (13 August 2012). "Nice Guy Presents the Song Joong Ki-Lee Yu Bi Siblings". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2013-04-16. 
  2. ^ "The Innocent Man Rising Star Lee Yoo Bi, This Actress Stands Out". KDramaStars. 22 October 2012. Retrieved 2013-04-16. 
  3. ^ "Lee Yoo Bi To Fight Suzy for Lee Seung Gi's Love in The Writing of Nine Houses". KDramaStars. 1 March 2013. Retrieved 2013-04-16. 
  4. ^ "First Look at Lee Yoo Bi for Gu Family Book". KDramaStars. 22 March 2013. Retrieved 2013-04-16. 
  5. ^ Bae, Sun-young (3 July 2013). "INTERVIEW: Actress Lee Yu-bi". TenAsia. Retrieved 2013-07-03. 
  6. ^ Jo, Yeon-kyung (19 February 2014). "Lee Yubi to Face Off Park Shin Hye in Royal Tailor". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2015-04-22. 
  7. ^ Lee, Hyung-woo (12 April 2012). "Interview: Lee Yubi Says Seduction Scene in Twenty was Ad-libbed". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2015-04-22. 
  8. ^ 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. 
  9. ^ "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. 
  10. ^ Lee, Hye-ji (2 August 2013). "Lee Yubi's Sister Signs with KEYEAST". 10Asia. Retrieved 3 August 2013. 
  11. ^ Lee, Sun-min (24 January 2014). "Lee Yu-bi chosen as Popular Song host". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2014-01-24. 
  12. ^ Park, Ji-ryun (6 November 2014). "Lee Yubi to Step Off as MC of Inkigayo to Focus on Pinocchio". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2015-04-22. 
  13. ^ "INFINITE's Hoya and Lee Yoo Bi release comical 'dance battle' version SK Telecom CF". Allkpop. 31 December 2012. Retrieved 2013-04-16.
  14. ^ "Rookie Lee Yoo-bi becomes cosmetics model". Hancinema. 12 March 2013. Retrieved 2013-04-16.
  15. ^ http://culturemmag.com/index.php/2014/04/the-secret-of-lee-yu-bi-is-miero-fiber/

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