Lee Hye-ri, a South Korean actress, singer, and television personality, was born on June 9, 1994. She is best known by her moniker, Hyeri. As the youngest member of the girl group Girl's Day, she gained notoriety and was dubbed the "Nation's Little Sister" by the South Korean media because of her enormous popularity following her appearance as a regular cast member on Real Men (2014). Later, she gained recognition for her critically acclaimed portrayal of the female protagonist in Reply 1988 (2015), the highest-rated drama in the history of Korean cable television at the time. Hyeri became one of the highest-paid commercial models in South Korea in 2016 after achieving back-to-back success in variety and small screen, placing her third on Forbes' Korea Power Celebrity list.
Early Life And Career
South Korea's Gwangju, Gyeonggi, is where Hyeri was born. Hye-rim, her sister, is two years younger than her. Hyeri was raised in poverty; her mother worked in a factory, and she lived in the country with her grandmother. Hyeri joined Girl's Day without much experience when Dream T Entertainment saw her at a talent event when she was in middle school. Later, she studied film at Konkuk University after attending Seoul School of Performing Arts.
To aid the victims of the enormous wildfire that began in Uljin, Gyeongbuk, and spread to Samcheok, Gangwon, Hyeri gave ₩50 million to the Hope Bridge Disaster Relief Association in 2022. Hyeri stated that she "wants to give a little help to the suffering children who are powerless in times of war" and that she hopes "a world without war and fear will come one day" in her ₩50 million emergency relief donation to Save the Children that year in order to aid Ukrainian victims during the Russian invasion.
Hyeri was romantically involved with Ryu Jun-yeol, an actor and former co-star. The two started dating in late 2016 after meeting on the set of Reply 1988, where they both portrayed each other's love interests. After dating for seven years, the pair announced their split on November 13, 2023. Due to her hectic schedule and lack of sleep, Hyeri was diagnosed with meningitis in March 2016 and admitted to the hospital.