Lee Je-no, or simply Jeno, was born on April 23, 2000, and is a South Korean pop singer, songwriter, rapper, actor, dancer, and host. He became popular after joining the pre-debut training team SM Rookies, created by S.M. Entertainment. He is a member of S.M.’s boy group N.C.T. (Neo Culture Technology) and N.C.T. Dream. Join us today as we celebrate Jeno’s birthday right here.

Fast Facts

Full Name:

Lee Je-no


Jeno, Little Puppy, The King, JenShow

Birth date:

April 23, 2000



Zodiac Sign:



5' 8"

Relationship Status:


Net Worth:

$1.5 million

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Lee Je-no, or simply Jeno, was born on April 23, 2000, in Incheon, and grew up in Ilsan, South Korea. In Chinese characters, ‘Je’ stands for king and ‘No’ means to work hard. He also has an older sister. Throughout his childhood, he modeled for various commercials in South Korea. In December 2013, he was introduced as one of the first members of S.M. Entertainment’s S.M. Rookies. He first appeared as a member of S.M. Rookies on Exo 90:2014, a reality T.V. show starring Exo, alongside fellow N.C.T. members Mark, Jaemin, Haechan, and Jisung in 2014. He then appeared on Disney Channel Korea’s show “The Mickey Mouse Club” as a Mouseketeer alongside other S.M. Rookies members and the show aired from July 23 to December 17, 2015.

Jeno debuted in the third subunit of N.C.T., N.C.T. Dream, on August 24, 2016. He participated in the first album “N.C.T. 2018 Empathy,” with the singles ‘Go’ and ‘Black on Black.’ S.B.S. M.T.V.’s “The Show” announced him as the new M.C. on May 22, 2018. Besides singing, Jeno began to write lyrics for the song ‘Dear Dream’ alongside members Mark, Jaemin, and Jisung for the N.C.T. Dream’s second E.P. “We Go Up.” Since then he has penned lyrics for several tracks for N.C.T. Dream’s subsequent albums. On March 13, 2019, Jeno, with his N.C.T. Dream members Jaemin and Jisung, participated in the K-Wave & Halal Show in Malaysia. On November 23, 2020, he released their lead track ‘Misfit’ from N.C.T.’s second album, “Resonance Pt. 1.” He later dropped the lead single ‘90’s Love’ from “Resonance Pt. 2.” Jeno was featured in Donghae’s song ‘California Love’ on October 13, 2021.

Jeno is a private person and prefers keeping his personal life away from the limelight. He only appears on social media on the official N.C.T. pages and accounts and doesn’t have a personal social media account.

Career timeline

He Appears on “Mickey Mouse Club”

Jeno appears as a cast member on Disney Channel Korea’s “Mickey Mouse Club.”

His Debut in N.C.T. Dream

Jeno makes his debut in the sub-unit N.C.T. Dream with ‘Chewing Gum.’

The T.V. Show Host

Jeno becomes the M.C. for S.B.S. M.T.V.’s “The Show” for over a year.

He Features in ‘California Love’

He stars in Lee Donghae’s song ‘California Love.’

Why We Love Jeno

  1. He volunteers at N.G.O.s

    In 2019, Jeno and fellow band member Jaemin set out to visit children living in slums in Indonesia. He has collaborated with N.G.O.s like Good Neighbors International and Gugah Nurani Indonesia Foundation to serve society.

  2. He values friendship

    Jeno is known to value his friends at all times. He has said that the best thing about being a member of the N.C.T. Dream is the great camaraderie the group members share both on and off work.

  3. He is a talented musician

    Apart from being a fantastic singer and dancer, Jeno is also an accomplished instrumentalist. He plays the guitar and used to play the violin.

5 Surprising Facts

  1. He could’ve been a car designer

    Jeno once said if he were not a singer, he would’ve wanted to be an architect or a car designer.

  2. He is an allergic cat owner

    Although Jeno is allergic to cats, he owns three cats: Bongshik, Seol, and Nal.

  3. He excelled in school

    Jeno ranked among the top 10 students after his school exams for which he only studied three days prior.

  4. He is a great acrobat

    The pop singer is skilled in acrobatics, which he learned for “The Dream Show Challenge” in a short period.

  5. He didn’t have a grand plan

    While he still doesn’t have one big dream, he hopes to use his skills and interests to achieve all his small ones.

Jeno FAQs

Who is Jeno’s favorite pop band?

Jeno’s favorite pop band is Maroon 5.

What are Jeno’s hobbies?

Jeno is passionate about photography and loves cameras.

What is Jeno’s favorite accessory?

Jeno’s favorite accessory is a pair of sunglasses.

Jeno’s birthday dates

2025April 23Wednesday
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