Lee Je-no (Hangul: 이제노) referred to as Jeno (Hangul: 제노) is a South Korean rapper, dancer, singer, and songwriter born in Incheon on April 23, 2000 and later grew up in Ilsandong-gu, Goyang-si, Gyeonggi-do. He is the main rapper, lead dancer, sub-vocalist of NCT Dream and NCT U.

History on NCT


  • Stage Name: Jeno (제노)
  • Zodiac Sign: Taurus
  • Position:
    • Main Rapper
    • Lead Dancer
    • Sub-Vocalist
    • Visual
    • Center
  • Nickname: Little Puppy, Jenmoong, Angpang nam, King, Restless Eye Smile, Hyoshin, Nono, Lichen, Samoyed, Jeddongi, Neno


= Participates as writing/composer/arrange

✖ = Not participated as writing/composer/arrange

NCT Discography

Album Song Writing Composer Arrange Ref.
We Go Up (NCT DREAM) (2018) Dear DREAM
We Boom (NCT DREAM) (2019) 119
Bye My First…
Best Friend
Dream Run
Reload (NCT DREAM) (2020) Puzzle Piece
Hot Sauce (NCT Dream) (2021) Rainbow



Year Title Channel Role Note
2018 A-TEEN Naver TV Cast Cameo Ep.20

TV Shows

Year Title Channel Role Note
2014 EXO 90:2014 Mnet SM Rookies Member Pre-debut
2015 Mickey Mouse Club  Disney Channel Korea Cast Member
2018 Entertainment Weekly KBS2 Guest
2019 Idol Room JTBC Special Appearance Ep. 38 (Taemin)
Hello Counselor KBS Guest Ep. 423
Battle Trip Ep. 152

Hosting Program

Year Title Channel Role Note
2016 M Countdown Mnet Weekly Guest MC September 8 & 22 (with Doyoung)
2017 September 7 (with Haechan)
2018-2019 The Show SBS MTV MC May 22, 2018 - November 26, 2019


Year Title Role Note
2006 Love Me Not N/A Pre-debut


Year Brand Notes
2005 Seoul Milk Pre-Debut
2006 C-Crator Navien
KyungDong Navien
2010 Seoul G20 Summit


  • Specialty: Acting, Dance, Instrument
  • Education:
    • Hyunsan Elementary School (Graduated)
    • Hyunsan Middle School (Dropout)
    • Middle School Graduation Equivalency Examination (Accepted)
    • School of Performing Arts Seoul (SOPA) (Major of Practical Dance) (Dropout)
    • High School Graduation Equivalency Examination (GED) (Accepted)
  • Favorite Flower: Cherry Blossom 
  • Favorite Season: Autumn 
  • Favorite Weather: Windy
  • Favorite Scent: Mint 
  • Favorite Animal: Horses and Dogs
  • Favorite Color:  Sky Blue[1]
  • Favorite Musicians: Kai (EXO), Dynamic Duo, Maroon 5, Yoo Jaesuk 
  • Favorite Song: EXO’s Promise 
  • Favorite TV Show: Naruto, Infinity Challenge, Who Are You? 
  • Favorite Movies: Chappie, The Thieves, The Lion King
  • Things He Hates: Plums
  • Things He Likes: Cycling, Cars, Playing Games Until Midnight, Mint Chocolate Flavoring, Jelly, Candy
  • Things He Wants To Try: Doing Jazz Music, 2 Toned Hair Color[2]
  • Favorite Subjects: History, Science
  • Least Favorite Subject Mathematics
  • Favorite Foods: Chocolate Milk, Glazed Doughnuts, Watermelon, Ramen, Fried Chicken, Hamburger, Ice Cream, Slushies, Dark Chocolate, Seafood Soup, Jjampong, Sour Food
  • Favorite Ice Cream: Häagen-Dazs Green Tea[1]
    • He likes eating it as a spread with his freshly toasted toast[1]
  • Jeno, along with Taeyong and Seulgi, was introduced as an SM Rookies member on December 3, 2013.[3]
  • In Chinese characters, his name is defined where "Je" means king and "No" means to work hard.[1]
  • He said his biggest dream is to achieve all of his small dreams.
  • He is an honest, kind, and caring person.
  • He has a sister who is 2 years older older than him.
  • He was a child model and actor.
  • He had LASIK surgery in 2020.[2]
  • He can't eat spicy food.
  • He used to have his own room in the dorm.
  • He currently shares a room with Jaemin.
  • He said members often play games in his room.
  • When he was child, he made his sister cry when they played together.
  • He easily wakes up in the morning.
  • He is the member with the most unique sleep style.
  • He said he is not confident with taking a selfie.
  • He is smart and excels in school according his members. He was in the top 10 school ranking after his exams where he only studied for 3 days.[4]
  • He is skilled in acrobatics. He learned it in a short period of time for The Dream Show Challenge. 
  • He is good at doing ASMR and had a YouTube series for it named JSMR. The episodes are availble on the NCT Daily YouTube account. 
  • He can play the guitar and used to play the violin. 
  • He is great at playing mobile/computer games.
  • He is great at sports. He used to be on the track team during middle school according to a former schoolmate. He is also good at archery, basketball, soccer and etc.  
  • He is known for having the face of a Samoyed and body of a Dobberman. 
  • He loves seaweed soup made by his mother.
  • He said he wanted to be an architect or a car designer if he was not a singer.
  • He said he is NCT's Donghae.
  • He is allergic to cats yet he owns 3 cats. Their names are Bongshik, Seol, and Nal.
  • He is a fan of Jaden Smith.
  • He has a fear of not being able to breathe.
  • He likes to order green tea frappes at the cafe.
  • Before joining SM, he said he didn't have a dream, but he had many hobbies and skills.
  • He is bestfriends with Jaemin and said Jaemin knows him really well.
  • He hates doing aegyo but he is naturally cute without trying according to the members.
  • He is good at MCing and doing interviews.
  • When Mark graduated from NCT Dream, Jeno took on the role as temporary leader.
  • SM casted him in the street and called his mother several times.
  • Jeno and Jaemin entered SM on the exact same day with only 3 hours difference.
  • A skill that he has that people don't know about is that he is good at deep sleeping.[2]
  • In the dorms, he usually likes sleeping well and watching movies before sleeping.[2]
  • If he wasn't an idol, he wants to be a car designer.[2]
  • If he was at China for a holiday, he would like to visit Chenle's house.[2]
    • He wants to try sweet and sour pork in China.[2]
  • A Korean food he would recommend is seaweed soup.[2]
  • He wants to go on a vacation with all of his members the most.[2]
  • The most touching gift he received from his members was a message full of love.[2]
  • He wants to be a consistent person in the future.[2]
  • He is best friends with Haechan.
  • He's good friends with CLC Yeeun, his former The Show MC partner.
  • He likes to chew on ice.[5]
  • He prefers first person games that also give you a sense of achievement.[5]
  • He likes biking along the Han River.[5]
  • Jeno has a beauty mark on his nose.[6]


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