Nancy (Korean-American singer, actress, host) Age, Wiki, Bio & Facts.
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Nancy (singer)
Birth name: Nancy Jewel McDonie
Born/Date of Birthday: April 13, 2000
Place of Birth: Nam-gu, Daegu, South Korea
Genres: K-pop
Occupation(s): Singer, dancer, host, actress
Height: 1.62 m
Nationality: South Korean
Parents: Richard Jowel McDonie, Lee Myeong-ju

Instruments: Vocals
Labels: MLD
Associated acts: Momoland
Education: Hanlim Multi Art School

Nancy Jewel McDonie (born April 13, 2000), known professionally as Nancy (Korean: 낸시), is a Korean-American singer, actress, host, and a member of the girl group Momoland, which was formed on November 10, 2016 through the Mnet's reality survival show Finding Momoland.

Early life and education
Nancy was born to a Korean mother and an American father of Irish ancestry. Nancy has an older sister named Brenda Lee McDonie who is a cellist and was born in 1998.

She graduated from Hanlim Multi Art School on February 9, 2018, where she was a student in the Musical Department.

Personal life
Nancy had been living in the United States for about 6 years. In the online interview "Tingle Interview", Nancy stated that she was born in Daegu, South Korea, but grew up in Ohio, USA. In an interview about her being mixed with two different cultures Nancy said, "I have always been told by my parents that there are two cultures that I am in contact with ever since I was a child."

When asked if she was afraid or was unfamiliar with Korean culture when she moved to South Korea, she said: "Before I moved to South Korea, my mother kept telling me that Korean and American schools are really different." She added, "After I transferred to a Korean school, I couldn't speak Korean well, but it was not difficult because my friends helped me."

Career
Pre-debut
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 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 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!. Its lead single "Bboom Bboom" became a commercial success, peaking at number two on the Gaon Digital Chart. On June 26, 2018, Momoland released their fourth mini-album Fun to the World, with the lead single "Baam" becoming the 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
Endorsements
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".

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