Nancy Jewel McDonie - Updated May 2024

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Nancy Jewel McDonie

Nancy Jewel McDonie is a Korean-American Pop Singer. Nancy Jewel McDonie is popular for being one of the members of the South Korean girl group “Momoland”. This group is an award-winning group that debuted in the year 2016.

Early Life and Education

Nancy Jewel McDonie was born on April 12, 2000, in Nam-gu, Daegu, South Korea. She is 22 years old and is under the astrological sign, Aries. She holds both Korean as well as American nationality. Moreover, Nancy changed her Korean legal name to Lee Geu-roo from Lee Seung-ri in the year 2019.

Her father’s name is Richard Jowel McDonie from Columbus, Ohio, USA, and her mother’s name is Lee Myeong-ju from Yongin, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea. Her father served in the United States Army for twenty years and in the 1990s he was promoted to Colonel and stationed in Korea. During that time, he went on a blind date with Nancy’s mother. They fell in love and soon tied the knot with each other. The couple has two children together, one of which is Nancy and the other’s name is Brenda who is a cellist.

Regarding McDonie’s educational background and qualifications, she spent her early years and attended school. She then graduated from Hanlim Multi Art School on February 9, 2018, where she was a student in the Musical Department.

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Caption: Nancy Jewel McDonie along with her father (Source: Pinterest)

Career and Professional Life

Nancy Jewel McDonie auditioned in Korea’s Got Talent as part of a hip-hop group called “Cutie Pies” in the year 2011 and the group was able to reach the semi-finals. However, they didn’t win the show. During her teenage years, she went on to appear in various TV programs, including The Unlimited, and Mak Ee Rae Show: Just Do It Expedition.

Then, she was able to become a contestant on Mnet’s reality survival show “Finding Momoland” in the year 2016. It was the show to select the members of MLD Entertainment’s new girl group “Momoland”. Nancy won the show and was able to debut with the group on November 10, 2016, with the mini-album Welcome to Momoland. They were also able to make their debut stage performing at M Countdown.

That same year, it was announced that she would join Inkigayo’s project girl group “Sunny Girls” along with GFriend’s Eunha, WJSN’s Cheng Xiao, Oh My Girl’s YooA, and Gugudan’s Nayoung. They went on to make their official debut at SBS’s Inkigayo stage, on November 27, with the title track “Taxi”. They even performed at the 2016 SBS Gayo Daejeon on December 26.

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Caption: Nancy Jewel McDonie with the group members of “Momoland” (Source: StarsUnfolded)

More About Career

Nancy McDonie starred in the lead role with boy band ZE: A member Ha Min-woo in Naver TV’s web music drama series “Some Light” in the year 2017. The pair even collaborated on the theme song of the drama series. She even hosted the music show “The Power of K” alongside U-Kwon and Shownu.  She was able to appear in episode 11 of MBC’s Dae Jang Geum is Watching, alongside her fellow members JooE, Hyebin, and Daisy as idol trainees.

The girl group “Momoland” went on to release their third mini-album, “Great!”. The lead single, “Bboom Bboom”, was a huge commercial success, reaching number two on the Gaon Digital Chart. After this album was released, they got superhit and became even more popular not only in Korea but worldwide as well.

In the year 2023, the Momoland members, departed from MLD Entertainment following the expiration of the contracts and the group disbanded as well. Nancy, on the other hand, signed a contract with Aria Diamond which is a newly established talent agency affiliated with Aria Group. After that, she starred in the Filipino miniseries, “The Soulmate Project” playing the character of Binna. “Some By Mi” chose Nancy as their new endorsement model in January 2020.

Relationship Status

Nancy Jewel McDonie seems to be single as of now. However, she is a very private person and doesn’t really talk about her personal and love life. She could be in a relationship but might have kept it a secret and away from the media and public attention.

Nancy Jewel McDonie – Body Measurements

Nancy McDonie has a height of 5 feet 3 inches and her weight is 48 Kg. Her other body measurements such as her chest size, waist size, and hip size, are 34-24-35 inches respectively. Moreover, she has dark brown eyes and black hair but has dyed her hair into different colors during her time as an idol.

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Caption: Nancy Jewel posing for a picture 9Source: Pinterest)

Social Media

Nancy McDonie owns her Instagram account under the name “nancyjewel_mcdonie_” and has garnered 3.2 million followers to date Likewise, she is active on Twitter and Facebook as well and has mustered 37.6K and 11K followers respectively.

Nancy Jewel McDonie – Net Worth 2023

According to wikifeed, Nancy Jewel McDonie has a net worth of $120 million and her main income must be her career as an idol. But as of now, she has many other income sources as well such as acting, endorsements, and more.