Nancy Jewel McDonie Biography

Nancy Jewel McDonie is a Korean born actress, TV personality, singer and songwriter. She is a part of the music group, Sunny Girls with GFriend’s Eunha, Oh My Girl’s Yooa, WJSN’s Cheng Xiao and Gugudan’s Nayoung.

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Nancy Jewel McDonie Profile

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Full Names: Nancy Jewel McDonie
Stage Name: Nancy
Other Names: Aenaen, Jonaensi
Date of birth: 13th April, 2000
Nationality: South Korean
Height: 1.62 m
Parents: Richard Jowel McDonie, Lee Myeong-ju
Sibling(s): Brenda
Education: Hanlim Multi Arts High School
Occupation: Singer, songwriter, actress and TV personality
Net Worth: $2 million

Nancy Jewel McDonie Biography, Date Of Birth, Early Life, Family, Education, Entertainment Career

Born on the 13th of April, 2000, Nancy Jewel McDonie is a Korean born actress, TV personality, singer and songwriter.

She was born to an American father, Richard Jowel McDonie and a Korean mother, Lee Myeong-ju and lived most of her early lives in the United States of America.

Nancy has an elder sister, Brenda who is a cellist, and she returned to South Korea to complete her high school education at the Hanlim Multi Arts High School.

Talking about her entertainment career, Nancy came into limelight in the year 2011 after auditioning in Korea’s Got Talent as part of the hip hop group called Cutie Pies. They reached the semi-finals and she has since then appeared few cameos in music videos such as SNUPER’s Stand By Me and MC GREE’s Dangerous.

She also appeared in the TV show, Mak Irae Rae Show: Just Do It Expedition in which she travelled to the Philippines and Saipan.



Nancy auditioned in Korea’s Got Talent as part of a hip-hop group called “Cutie Pies” in 2011, The group reached the semi-finals. She was a former trainee of Nega Network.

She appeared in various TV programs in her teens, such as The Unlimited, she also appeared in Mak Ee Rae Show: Just Do It Expedition in 2012 where she had visited Philippines and Saipan, along with South Korean actress Kim Yoo-jung.

2016: Finding Momoland, debut with Momoland, and Sunny Girls

In 2016, Nancy became a contestant on Mnet’s reality survival show Finding Momoland to select the members of MLD Entertainment’s new girl group Momoland. She finished the competition in second place, and had her debut with the group on November 10, 2016 with the mini-album Welcome To Momoland. Momoland made their debut stage performing at M Countdown.

On November 19, 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 made their official debut at SBS’s Inkigayo stage, on November 27, with the title track “Taxi”. The group also performed at the 2016 SBS Gayo Daejeon on December 26.

2017–present: Acting activities and Success with Momoland

In April 2017, Momoland released the single “Wonderful Love”, On August 22, 2017, Momoland’s second mini-album, Freeze! Was released, in the same year, Nancy was cast in the lead role with boy band ZE:A’s member Ha Min-woo in Naver TV’s web music drama series, Some Light, Nancy and Ha Min-woo also collaborated for the theme song of the drama series.

in October 2018, Nancy has a Guest appearance in MBC’s Dae Jang Geum is Watching on episode 11, along with her fellow-members JooE, Hyebin and Daisy. as idol trainees.

On January 3, 2018, Momoland released their third mini-album, Great! with its lead single “Bboom Bboom”, the lead single “Bboom Bboom” become a Commercial Success, it peaked at number two on the Gaon Digital Chart,[28] On June 26, 2018, Momoland released their fourth mini-album Fun to the World, with the lead single “Baam”, the lead single was 15th best-selling song of July 2018 on Gaon Music Chart.

Acting career

Upcoming projects

In the Philippines, ABS-CBN and Dreamscape Entertainment announced on October 4, 2019 that Nancy was to star in an upcoming new Filipino miniseries titled The Soulmate Project. Nancy will play her character Binna, a “Korean-American who lives in the Philippines.” In an interview with ABS-CBN News in 2019, director and writer Antoinette Jadaone said that series will consist of 13 episodes and it will be “more akin to a Korean drama.” she said, “It’s not like how we do teleseryes [in the Philippines] where you do it per script every day, with a weekly script,” Nancy revealed that filming will also take part in her home country South Korea. Production for the project was slated to begin in 2020, but was postponed to 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the ABS-CBN shutdown and subsequent denial of its bid for a new legislative broadcast franchise. An omnibus trailer for the series was unveiled at the network’s Christmas special on December 20, 2020 while new filming dates are yet to be released.

Other ventures


In January 2020, Nancy was chosen as the new endorsement model for the popular skincare brand “Some By Mi”, A representative of Some By Mi said that they chose Nancy was because “her healthy and pure image fit well with the direction that we pursue, of our clean, natural skincare products”.



2010EBSHangul Train ChipoHerselfAs a kid
2010KBS2Hello CounselorHerselfSeason 1
2011tvNKorea’s Got TalentHerselfcontestant
2011–2013TooniverseThe Unlimited ShowHerselfseason 2-5
2012Mak Ee Rae Show: Just Do It ExpeditionHerselfCast member
2014Olala School 2HerselfCast member
2016MnetFinding MomolandHerselfcontestant
2017K-STARI Am the ActorHerselfCast member
2017 Idol Acting CompetitionHerselfCast member
2017–2018Arirang TVPops in SeoulHerselfMC
2018MBCMomoland’s Saipan LandHerselfCast member
2018 Idol Star Athletics Championships Chuseok SpecialHerselfCast member
2018Dae Jang Geum Is WatchingWith fellow-members JooE, Hyebin, and Daisy as an idol traineesGuest appearance
20192019 Idol Star Athletics Championships Chuseok SpecialHerselfCast member
20202020 Idol Star Athletics ChampionshipsHerselfCast member
King of Mask SingerHerselfContestant
2021Kapamilya ChannelThe Soulmate ProjectBinnaLeading role

Web dramas

2017Naver TVSome LightMain 



2017“Some Light”Some Lightwith Ha Min-woo of ZE:A 

Nancy Jewel McDonie Net Worth

Nancy Jewel McDonie is a Korean born singer, songwriter and TV personality. She is estimated to be net worth over $2 million.

Social Media Handles

You can connect with Nancy Jewel McDonie on:
Facebook – Nancy Jewel McDonie
Instagram @NancyJewel_McDonie

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