Richard Jowel McDonie is the father of Korean-born American singer, actress, dancer, and host, Nancy. Former U.S. Army personnel is best known as the father of Nancy. Her daughter is recognized for appearing in several mini-albums of the South Korean girl group Momoland. In 2016 Nancy joined Inkigayo’s project girl group Sunny Girls with GFriend’s Eunha, WJSN’s Cheng Xiao, Oh My Girl’s YooA, and Gugudan’s Nayoung to make an official debut at SBS’s Inkigayo stage. In 2017, Momoland launched their second mini-album, Freeze! And launched its single “Wonderful Love”. She appeared in the lead role in Naver TV’s web music drama series Some Light. Nancy collaborated with boy band ZE:A member Ha Min-woo for the theme song of the drama series.
Richard Jowel Mcdonie’s Family Background
Richard was born on September 14, 1963, in Columbus, Ohio, USA. After completing his education in Ohio, he was commissioned into the U.S Army. He married Korean woman Lee Myeong-ju. Apart from Nancy he has two sons, Cellist Brenda and Lee Jiu-ro. Born Nancy Jewel McDonie on April 13, 2000, in Nam-gu, Daegu, South Korea, Nancy migrated to the United States with her parents when she was 6 years old. She grew up in Ohio, USA. In 2019 she changed her legal name from Lee Seung-ri to Lee Geu-roo. She graduated from Hanlim Multi Art School in Music in 2018.
Richard Jowel Mcdonie’s Career
She reached the semi-finals of Korea’s Got Talent as part of the hip-hop group “Cutie Pies” in 2011. She participated in the TV show Mak Ee Rae Show: Just Do It Expedition in 2012, in which she traveled to the Philippines and Saipan. She was accompanied by South Korean actress Kim Yoo-jung. She also appeared in the TV show The Unlimited. In 2016 she won the reality survival show Finding Momoland aired on Mnet and released her debut mini-album Welcome to Momoland with the girl group Momoland. Nancy acted in episode 11 of MBC’s Dae Jang Geum is Watching in 2018. Momoland released their third mini-album, Great! in January 2018. The lead single of the album “Bboom Bboom” was a commercial hit, and peaked at number 2 on the Gaon Digital Chart. “Baam” the lead song of Momoland’s fourth mini-album Fun to the World was a commercial success and become the 15th best-selling song of July 2018 on the Gaon Music Chart. Music videos she appeared include Dangerous (2016) and Stand by me (2017). Nancy played the lead role Korean web series Thumb Light in 2017.
Richard Jowel Mcdonie’s Family Net Worth
There is no information about the net worth of Nancy’s father and 59-year-old former Amry personnel. Nancy, as one of the highest-paid South Korean singers, Nancy has accumulated a handsome amount of wealth from singing projects and performances. The 22 years old singer is reported to have a net worth of $900,000 million dollar. Media reports say she has a $115,900 Mercedes-AMG GTR car among her vast collection of cars. In January 2020 she signed a contract with popular skincare brand “Some By Mi” as their new endorsement model.