Onew 온유 is the leader and lead vocal of Shinee.
Onew was born Lee Jinki 이진기 on Thursday, December 14, 1989, in Gwangmyeong, Gyeonggi-do. He is Shinee’s oldest member; he’s older than the maknae, Taemin, by 3 years, 7 months, and 4 days.
He was born in the Chinese Year of the Snake. Like fellow member Minho, he’s a Sagittarius. He’s 178 cm or 5'10" tall and his blood type is O.
He studied at Chungwoon University, majoring in music broadcasting. He speaks Mandarin, like Key and Taemin. He’s an only child.
Onew began his trainee period at SM in 2006.
He plays the piano. He sang the duet “One Year Later” with Jessica for SNSD’s Tell Me Your Wish.
He’s had small roles in dramas like “Dr. Champ” (2010), “Pure Love” (2013), “Royal Villa” (2013), and “Descendants of the Sun” (2016).
Of all of the Shinee members, Onew makes the most mistake during practice time.
He loves eating chicken. He’s good at studying. He says that he has low stamina. His favorite number is 2.