Nancy (Momoland) Height, Age, Boyfriend, Family, Biography and More

Nancy (Momoland)

Korean Names• Lee Seung-ri [1]ET News
• Lee Geu-roo (Geu-loo or Geu-ru) [2]Mnet - Youtube
Real NameNancy Jewel McDonie [3]ET News
Nickname(s)• Jo Nancy
• Aenaen [4]ET News
ProfessionSinger, Actress, & TV Host
Physical Stats & More
[5]Nancy - Daum Height in centimeters- 162 cm
in meters- 1.62 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 3.65”
Eye ColorBrown; however, she uses lenses of various colors
Hair ColorBlack; however, Nancy changes her hair color frequently
AgencyMLD Entertainment
DebutTV (Reality): Hangul Train Chipo (2010)
EP (as a member of Momoland): Welcome to Momoland (2016)
Acting: Some Light (2017) as 'Nancy'
Some Light (2017) as 'Nancy'
Host: Pops in Seoul (March 2017-June 2018)
Pops in Seoul (March 2017-June 2018)
Album (Japan; as a member of Momoland): Chiri Chiri (2019)
Chiri Chiri (2019) Nancy
Acting (Philippines): The Soulmate Project (2021) as 'Binna' (lead)
The Soulmate Project (2021) nancy
Awards, Honors, Achievements Prominent Awards
• Gaon Chart Music Awards - World K-Pop Rookie in 2018
• Genie Music Awards for The Performing Artist – Female for the song 'Boom Boom' in 2018
• Melon Music Awards - 1theK Performance Award in 2018
• Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA) - Discovery of the Year in 2018
• Golden Disc Awards - Digital Bonsang for the song 'Boom Boom' in 2019
• Japan Gold Disc Award for Best 3 New Artist (Asia) in 2019

• Seoul Music Awards - Bonsang Award in 2019
• Soribada Best K-Music Awards - Bonsang Award in 2019
• Korean Arts and Culture Awards - Korean Wave Idol Award in 2021

Asia Artist Awards
• Rising Star Award in 2017
• Best Icon Award – Music in 2018

• Choice Award in 2019

Other Awards
• Asia Model Awards - New Star Singer in 2017
• Korea-China Management Awards - Asia Rising Star in 2017

• Korean Culture Entertainment Awards - K-Pop Artist Award in 2017

• Korea Brand Awards - Idol of the Year in 2018

• Korea Cable TV Awards - Artist of the Year in 2018

• Korea Popular Music Awards - Bonsang Award in 2018

• MTN Broadcast Advertising Festival - Rookie Star Award in 2018

• The Fact Music Awards - Artist of the Year (Bonsang) in 2019
• Korean Entertainment Arts Awards -Group Singer Award in 2020
Personal Life
Date of BirthApril 13, 2000 (Thurday)
Age (as of 2022)22 Years
BirthplaceNam-gu, Daegu, South Korea
Zodiac signAries
NationalitySouth Korean, American
HometownColumbus, Ohio, US
School• Wolbae Elementary School, Daegu
• Hyoja Elementary School, Pohang
• Hanlim Multi Art School, Seoul, South Korea (2018)
College/UniversitySungshin Women's University, Seoul
Educational QualificationBachelor in Media and Visual Acting [6]MNC AsiaE
Religion/Religious ViewsChristianity [7]ET News
Ethnicity/Race South Korean and Irish [8]Metro Style
Blood GroupO [9]Nancy - Daum
Food HabitNon-Vegetarian [10]The Korea Times
HobbiesDoing makeup and nail art, playing Nintendo games, travelling, shopping, watch American dramas, singing Disney songs, doing diamond painting
Controversies• In January 2021, Nancy's pictures were taken illegally, manipulated, and spread on social media platforms. The pictures went viral, which harmed Nancy's reputation, bringing Nancy mental and social damage. Soon, Nancy's agency issued a statement, saying, [11]ABS CBN
"Nancy is a victim of having photos being inappropriately taken and manipulated. The person that should be protected first and foremost is Nancy. We ask for your cooperation with a heavy heart. We will follow through with our legal actions with no leniency and without reaching a settlement. Nancy is currently undergoing severe emotional turmoil. We sincerely ask of you: We long for an end to malicious posts that harass our artist. We want to express our gratitude to fans who always love and support our artists. We will continue to do our best in ensuring our artists’ personal and given rights."

• During the 2020 COVID lockdown in South Korea, the shooting of Nancy's upcoming Filipino series was delayed, which upset her. When Nancy was talking about it in an interview, she said,
"All these nonsense and quarantine whatever."
Her comments infuriated netizens, and they condemned her for being inconsiderate of the people affected by COVID. [12]Philippine News

• In 2018, Momoland faced Sajaegi (chart manipulation) accusations after their album 'Great!' sales reached over 8000 copies on the first day of its release. People suspected Momoland after there was an unexpected increase in their sales. Later, the accusations were cleared after the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, South Korea, announced that there was no case of Sajaegi. [13]Korea Boo

• In 2018, Blinks (fans of the girl group Blackpink) criticized Nancy for having a blank stare at Blackpink members during their winning speech for their song 'DDU-DU DDU-DU' at MBC's Show Champion. Blinks and netizens called her out for being ill-mannered. [14]M News

• In November 2018, during the MGA (MBC Plus X Genie Music Awards) ceremony, Momoland passed by South Korean Boyband BTS without bowing (an action for showing respect to seniors) to them, which is considered disrespectful in South Korea as BTS was senior to Momoland. The group's members were also seen laughing during BTS Jimin'a part during their (BTS)'Fake Love' performance. After the incident, Armys flooded Momoland's social media accounts with hate comments and condemned them for being disrespectful towards their idol. [15]Korea Boo

• Nancy once made fun of bulimia (a serious eating disorder), which did not go well with netizens as they condemned her for being insensitive towards people suffering from bulimia. Later, Nancy issued a statement that she once suffered from bulimia, and she makes fun of the disorder as a form of coping mechanism. [16]PEP
Relationships & More
Sexual Orientation Straight
Marital StatusUnmarried
Husband/SpouseShe is unmarried as of 2022
ParentsFather- Richard Lee McDonie (American; retired lieutenant colonel in the US Army)
Mother- Lee Myung-joo (South Korean)
Nancy with her parents
SiblingsSister- Brenda Jowel McDonie (Cellist; elder)
Nancy with her sister
FoodFood with Cheese, Mint Chocolate, Malatang, Hot pot, Sushi, Tteokbokki
Travel Destination(s)Paris, Boracay
ColorsBurgundy, Pink, Black
SingerSowon (of GFriend)

Nancy (Momoland)

Some Lesser Known Facts About Nancy (Momoland)

  • In her spare time, she enjoys doing makeup, doing nail art, playing Nintendo games, traveling, shopping, watching American dramas, and singing Disney songs. During the COVID lockdown in South Korea, she developed a diamond painting hobby.
  • Her nicknames are Jo Nancy and Aenaen. [17]ETV News
  • Nancy follows Christianity. [18]ETV News
  • Nancy’s blood type is O. [19]Nancy – Daum
  • After Nancy returned to South Korea after six years in the United States, she struggled to blend in with the surroundings. Her mother always teased her about the differences between American and South Korean cultures, which scared her. After transferring to a South Korean school, she didn’t speak Korean well, but she didn’t face much difficulty because her friends helped her.
  • She speaks good Korean and English and can also speak a little Japanese.
  • She loves elephants and unicorns. She often buys toys or things with elephants and unicorns.
    Nancy wearing a unicorn top

    Nancy wearing a unicorn top

    A picture of unicorn shoes that Nancy owns

    A picture of unicorn shoes that Nancy owns

  • The Momoland fandom is known as Merry-Go-Rounds.
  • If she hadn’t been a performer, Nancy would have been a cellist like her sister Brenda. In an interview, she said that her sister went to a school to play the cello, so she also played the cello. She stopped because she wanted to sing and dance. According to her,If I didn’t, I would probably do the same.
  • Momoland has done a lot of philanthropic activities. The band held a concert in South Korea, where they donated ticket sales to children injured in car crashes in school zones. In April 2018, they organized a charity concert to benefit victims of violence and abuse.
  • In February 2018, Momoland was appointed as the new ambassador of the Korean Red Cross Blood Service.
  • In October 2018, Momoland held their first charity concert in the Philippines. All proceeds from their concert went to the children of two Antipolo City barangays: Barangay San Jose and Barangay Calawis. Clothing and other basic necessities were also distributed to the children after the concert.
  • Nancy fans have often said that Nancy and Filipino-American actress Liza Soberano are lookalikes. During a Facebook Live session with Ahin and Daisy from Momoland in April 2018, Nancy searched the internet for pictures of Liza to see what her fans were talking about. Nancy was stunned and said Liza looked like Ariana Grande. A year later, in 2019, Nancy and Liza finally met and posed for a picture together. Nancy uploaded the photo to her social media accounts and captioned the post, “Nice to meet you, Liza.”

    Nancy with Liza Soberano

    Nancy with Liza Soberano

  • In January 2020, Nancy was named an ambassador for popular skincare brand Some By Mi. A Some By Mi representative said they chose Nancy because,

Its healthy and pure image fits well with the direction we are pursuing, of our clean and natural skincare products.

Nancy advertising for Some By Mi

Nancy advertising for Some By Mi

  • She has a pet dog named Beachu.

    Nancy's pet dog

    Nancy’s pet dog

  • She officially joined Instagram on October 9 2019 and her first post was a picture of herself on a yacht with the caption “hi.”

    The first picture of Nancy on Instagram

    The first picture of Nancy on Instagram

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