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Lee Yu Bi - Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career

Lee So Yul, who’s born as Im Yu Jin and more known by her stage name Lee Yu Bi, is a South Korean actress.

She’s best known for her roles in Korean drama series, including The Innocent Man (2012) and Gu Family Book (2013).


Since she was a child, Lee Yu Bi already has strong connection to the entertainment industry.

She was born to actors Im Young Gyu and Kyeon Mi Ri. Naturally, she has great interest in acting as well.

This actress made her debut in the entertainment industry in 2011. At the time, she got a role in the sitcom Vampire Idol. Although it’s only a supporting role, it still gave valuable experience for her.

Yu Bi then continued to play in many more TV series. Some of her works can be found in The Innocent Man (2012), Gu Family Book (2013), and Pinocchio (2014).

She also had her big screen debut with the film The Royal Tailor in 2014.

This Scorpio woman got her first leading role in 2015. She starred in the TV series The Scholar Who Walks the Night.

Her performance managed to gain public attention. She began to get well-known in the country.

Following the successful series, Yu Bi made appearances in many more TV series. She starred in 18 Again (2017), Backstreet Rookie (2020), and Yumi’s Cell (2021).

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  • Real Name: Lee So Yul (이소율)
  • Stage Name: Lee Yu Bi (이유비)
  • Nickname: Goddess of Private Clothes, Wannabe Icon
  • Birthday: November 22, 1990 
  • Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
  • Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
  • Nationality: Korean
  • Religion: –
  • Profession: Actress
  • Education: Ewha Womans University
  • Hobbies: –
  • Facebook: –
  • Twitter: @only190lyj
  • Threads: –
  • Instagram: @yubi_190
  • Tiktok: –
  • Youtube: 이유비YUBI

Height, Weight, & Physical Appearances 

  • Height: 165 cm (5’5″)
  • Weight: 45 kg (99  lbs)
  • Blood Type: B
  • Hair Color: Black
  • Eye Color: Black
  • Body Measurements: –
  • Shoe Size: 7 (US)
  • Dress Size: –


  • Father: Im Young Gyu, Lee Hong Heon (step-father)
  • Mother: Kyeon Mi Ri 
  • Brother: Lee Gi Baek 
  • Sister: Lee Da In 

Boyfriend & Dating History

Jungkook (BTS)

For several years ever since December 2021, Lee Yu Bi has been rumored to date Jungkook, the youngest member of BTS.

The representative agencies of both celebrities denied the rumors, but it seems that the dating speculation doesn’t die easily.

Net Worth 

Multiple sources estimated that she has accumulated around $1 million to $5 million of net worth.

She appears to earn most of her income through working as an actress in the South Korean entertainment industry.


Criticized Due to Her Outfits at Her Sister’s Wedding

In April 2023, Lee Yu Bi sparked controversy due to the outfit that she wore on the wedding of her actress sister, Lee Da In, with famous Korean actor Lee Seung Gi.

During the event, she could be seen wearing a pink set of outfit and an interesting hime-styled haircut which, according to internet users, stole the attention from the bride’s appearance.

In March 2024 during her appearance in a television show program, she clarified that her sister was actually the one who had brought the outfit for her.

Regarding the hairstyle, she stated that it because she had to rush to a filming location after the wedding.

Plastic Surgery

There is no known information on whether she has undergone any cosmetic surgery to change her visual appearance.


  • Yu Bi is signed under 935 Entertainment since 2017 and moved to Y-Bloom Entertainment.
  • She grew up in Seoul.
  • Her parents got divorced in 1993, when she was just 3 years old.
  • Her mother eventually remarried to in 1998.
  • She was legally adopted by her step-father Lee Hong-heon and took his surname Lee.
  • Her sister, Lee Da In, is also an actress.
  • She was bullied in school because of her mother’s profession as an actress.
  • She began to take interest in acting after attending vocal and music class in elementary school.
  • Her mother initially didn’t want her to pursue a career in the entertainment industry, but has been very supportive.
  • She could ask her mother for acting tips.
  • Her personality is ESTP.
  • While filming The Scholar Who Walks the Night, she suffered a waist injury.
  • She became friends with Song Joong Ki because of Innocent Man.
  • This actress spends around KRW 300.000 per month for clothes.
  • She was in the music video of Memory of Your Scent by Huh Gak and No More by Beast.
  • She only has two steps of skin care routine.
  • Her recommendation for good skin is to have enough resting time.
  • She was the host of Inkigayo in 2014.
  • She was also the cast member in Real Men 300 (2018) and Law of the Jungle in Last Indian Ocean (2018).
  • In 2019, Yu Bi became a host of Dogs Are Incredible.
  • Once rumored to be dating Jonghyun (Shinee) and Woosung (The Rose). However, these rumors were denied by them.
  • Nicknamed the Goddess of Private Clothes and Wannabe Icon because of her unique sense of dress.
  • A pretty and manly man is her ideal type.

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  • Best Friend (2020), as Eun Jin
  • Twenty (2015), as So Hee
  • The Royal Tailor (2014), as Royal Concubine Soui

Drama Series 

  • The Escape of the Seven: Resurrection (SBS | 2024), as Han Mo Ne
  • The Escape of the Seven (SBS | 2023), as Han Mo Ne
  • Yumi’s Cells S2 (TVING | 2022), as Ruby
  • Yumi’s Cells (tvN, TVING | 2021), as Ruby
  • The Penthouse 3 (SBS | 2021), as orphan group leader (ep.7-8)
  • Joseon Exorcist (SBS | 2021), as Eo Ri
  • Backstreet Rookie (SBS | 2020), as customer with dog (ep.2)
  • A Poem A Day (tvN | 2018), as Woo Bo Young
  • 18 Again (Naver TV, JTBC | 2017), as Han Na Bi
  • Uncontrollably Fond (KBS2 | 2016), as Lee Yoo Bi (ep.4)
  • Scholar Who Walks the Night (MBC | 2015), as Yang Sun
  • Pinocchio (SBS | 2014-2015), as Yoon Yoo Rae
  • Gu Family Book (MBC | 2013), as Park Chung Jo
  • The Innocent Man (KBS2 | 2012), as Kang Cho Ko
  • Vampire Idol (MBN | 2011-2012), as Yoo Bi

TV Shows

  • Your Punch Line (MBC every1 ⏐ 2022), as herself (cast)
  • Dogs Are Incredible (KBS2 ⏐ 2019–2020), as herself (host)
  • Law of the Jungle in Last Indian Ocean (SBS ⏐ 2018), as herself (cast)
  • Real Man 300 (MBC ⏐ 2018), as herself (cast) 
  • Inkigayo (SBS ⏐ 2014), as herself (host)

Music Video Appearances 

  • Bad Habits (2019) – Shaun
  • No More (2014) – Highlight
  • Reminisce (2013) – Huh Gak


  • 2023 SBS Drama Awards – Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries Genre/Action Drama – The Escape of the Seven
  • 2021 Asia Model Awards – Popular Star Award – Yumi’s Cells
  • 2015 MBC Drama Awards – Best New Actress in a Miniseries – Scholar Who Walks The Night
  • 2014 SBS Drama Awards – New Star Award – Pinocchio
  • 2013 APAN Star Awards – Best New Actress – Gu Family Book
  • 2013 Mnet 20’s Choice Awards – 20’s Booming Star (Female) – Gu Family Book and The Innocent Man


  • 2018 MBC Entertainment Awards – Rookie Award in Variety Category – Real Man 300
  • 2015 Blue Dragon Film Awards – Best New Actress – Twenty
  • 2015 Grand Bell Awards – Popularity Award – Twenty
  • 2015 MBC Drama Awards – Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries – Scholar Who Walks The Night
  • 2014 Asia Rainbow TV Awards – Best Supporting Actress – Best Supporting Actress
  • 2013 Baeksang Arts Awards – Best New Actress (Television) – The Innocent Man
  • 2013 MBC Drama Awards – Best New Actress – Gu Family Book
  • 2012 KBS Drama Awards – Best New Actress – The Innocent Man


“I tend to stick to the basics [when it comes to skincare].”

“I always use nutritional supplements after waking up in the morning.”

“My personality and Ruby’s personality [in Yumi’s Cells] are also completely different. I don’t have a calculating personality like Ruby does. Although I also tend to have a lot of energy, I don’t have a bubbly personality, so we’re quite different in that respect. Ruby is someone to whom aegyo is second nature. If my aegyo isn’t sincere, it doesn’t come out well.”

“I felt immersed in nature, walking on the grass, talking to people, enjoying my leisure time. I also love surfing, but I usually do indoor exercises like pilates, swimming and working out at the gym.”

“When I was in my twenties, my dream was to become an actress with my own unique color. In previous works like ‘Twenty‘ and ‘Pinocchio,’ I reflected a lot of my own colors. However, as time passed, I started to think that it might also be nice to be seen as a completely different person. I thought that it might even be better that way.”

“I want to hear people say, ‘She’s no joke.’ If I hear people say, ‘She’s something else,’ wouldn’t that mean I did a good job?”

“I would want to take lessons that would help me be more confident in what I do. As we live our lives, we can become weak and shaken at any time. But I don’t want to lose myself.”

Pics of Lee Yu Bi

1. Yu Bi looks adorable in pink and red

Lee Yu Bi - Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career

2. She is rocking the dress and shoes combination

Lee Yu Bi - Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career

3. Love her in darker outfit

Lee Yu Bi - Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career

4. She has a great sense of fashion

South Korean Actress - Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career

5. Yu Bi and the dog look so cute

South Korean Actress - Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career


Who is Lee Yu Bi?

She is a South Korean actress.

Who is Lee Yu Bi’s real name?

Her real name is Lee So Yul (이소율).

What makes Lee Yu Bi famous?

She’s best known for her roles in Korean drama series, including The Innocent Man (2012) and Gu Family Book (2013).

Where is Lee Yu Bi from?

She was born in Seoul, South Korea.

How old is Lee Yu Bi?

She was born in 1990, and she is 35 years old as of 2025.

When does Lee Yu Bi celebrate her birthday?

She celebrates on the 22nd of every November.

How tall is Lee Yu Bi?

Her height is 5’5″ or 165 cm.

Who are Lee Yu Bi’s parents?

Her bith-father’s name is Im Young Gyu, while her step-father name is Lee Hong Heon, and her mother’s name is Kyeon Mi Ri

Is Lee Yu Bi married?

She is not married. Furthermore, there is no information on whether she is in a relationship or not.

Who is Lee Yu Bi’s ex-boyfriend?

Her ex-boyfriend is not known. However, she used to be rumored to date Jungkook (BTS).

How rich is Lee Yu Bi?

Her net worth is around $1 million to $5 million.

What is Lee Yu Bi’s nationality?

Her nationality is South Korean.

Lee Yu Bi came from a family of actors, but she has managed to make a name for herself. Her talents shine through and she’s definitely on the right path to success.