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Qri @ SC Showcase.jpg
Qri in 2015
Native name 이지현
Born Lee Ji-hyun
(1986-12-12) December 12, 1986 (age 30)
Goyang, South Korea
Other names Qri
Musical career
Years active 2009–present
Labels MBK Entertainment
Associated acts
Korean name
Hangul 큐리
Revised Romanization Kyuri
McCune–Reischauer K'yuri
Birth name
Revised Romanization I Ji-hyeon
McCune–Reischauer Yi Chi-hyŏn

Lee Ji-hyun (Hangul이지현; born December 12, 1986),[1] better known by her stage name Qri, is a South Korean singer and actress. She is the leader of K-pop girl group T-ara.Qri got her first award in 19 January 2016 at Cosmetic Brand event"beauty award".


Qri at K Collection, Seoul 2012

Qri was born on December 12, 1986.[2] 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]


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.[3] 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.[4]


Qri, Boram and Soyeon formed a subgroup called QBS in May 2013. The subgroup focused on the Japanese market. The subgroup release their debut single titled "Kaze no You ni" (風のように, Like the Wind) on June 26, 2013

Acting career[edit]

In September 2009, she made her acting debut on the drama Queen Seondeok as Kim Yooshin's wife. She made a cameo appearance alongside other members of T-ara on the drama Master of Study in 2010, and 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 Giant.

She was cast alongside groupmate Eunjung for KBS's drama King Geunchogo in 2011, starting on episode 47.[5]


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 Princess 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
2015 Sweet Temptation (Black Holliday) Qri Web Drama


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

Variety shows[edit]

Year Title Network
Law of Unchanging Love O'live
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
2013 Let's Go! Dream Team Season 2 KBS2
2014 Weekly Idol MBC
2014 Witch Hunt JTBC
2014 Star King SBS
2015 A Song For You 4 (Ep. 6) KBS2
2015 Idol Star Athletic Championship 2015 MBC
2016 Idol Intern King Oksusu


Year Award Category Nominated Work Result
2017 Dr. Gloderm Best of Beauty The Brightest Skin Female Singer Award Won


  1. ^ Birthdate Archived October 30, 2014, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ Mark Russell (29 April 2014). K-Pop Now!: The Korean Music Revolution. Tuttle Publishing. p. 102. ISBN 978-1-4629-1411-1. 
  3. ^ (in Korean) ‘티아라’ 여섯 멤버들을 소개할게요. Donga. August 07, 2009.
  4. ^ "Qri appointed T-ara's new leader ahead of groups six-member comeback". July 13, 2013. 
  5. ^ (in Korean) 티아라 은정·큐리, '근초고왕' 대본연습 사진공개 . Starnews. April 12, 2011.

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