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L (INFINITE) Profile, Bio, & Facts

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L (엘), also known as Myungsoo (명수), is a South Korean singer-songwriter and actor under Look Media. He is a member of the Kpop boy group INFINITE. He debuted solo on February 3, 2021 with the single album ‘Memory’.

L (INFINITE) Profile

Stage NameL (엘)/ Myungsoo (명수)
Birth NameKim Myung Soo (김명수)
OccupationSinger, Actor
BirthdayMarch 13, 1992
Active Years2010–present
Age32 (in 2024)
Zodiac SignPisces
Height180 cm (5’11”)
Blood TypeO


Early Life

– Kim Myung Soo was born in Seongsu-dong 1-ga, Seongdong-gu, Seoul, South Korea.
– He went to Seoul Gyeongdong Elementary School and Gyeongil Middle School.
– He graduated from Deoksu High School. 

Personal Life

– His younger brother is named Moonsu.
– He graduated from Daekyung University alongside Sungkyu, Hoya, Dongwoo and Sungyeol.
– After making a comeback with the group after 5 years in 2023, he said he felt uncomfortable being around his juniors (hoobaes) and preferred to wait in the waiting room until the end of recording. (The Korea Times)
– Sungkyu said L is someone who people can’t tell what he is thinking no matter how much they stare in his eyes.
– He has a dust allergy. (Esquire Korea)
– He calms himself by breathing in and out for 5 seconds and holding breath for 3 mins.
– He likes to visit cafes and spend his time walking, doing nothing and just observing. (Kstyle)
– He was in a relationship with Kim Do Yeon from Weki Meki in 2014.
– He was unable to eat Jjajangmyeon for a long time after filming ‘Miss Hammurabi’ because there were many scenes of him eating the dish and he had to pretend to like it. He used to throw up alone after the filming. (Esquire Korea)
– Fans nicknamed him ‘God-blessed face’ and ‘myong-myongie’.
– His face gets puffy when he eats spicy food. (Marie Claire Korea)
– Myungsoo is also called L because he looks similar to the character L from Death Note.
– He is good friends with actor Kim Minsuk.
– His natural hair is curly and frizzy.
– He has a cat named Byeol.
– He always visits the ramen shop in Shibuya Center Street when he visits Japan.  (Anan Web)
– He cleans the house and reviews his script after coming home from work.
– On February 22, 2021, he enlisted for his mandatory military service in the Marine Corps and was discharged on August 21, 2022.
– Myungsoo’s ideal type is someone with long, wavy hair and an innocent charm.
– He struggles with stomach problems because he likes to eat spicy and salty foods and once had reflux esophagitis. (What’s In My Bag)


– L is the Vocalist, Visual, and Face of the Group in INFINITE.
– On August 19, 2019, he left Woollim Entertainment after his contract expired. However, he remains a member of INFINITE.
– He has acted in several dramas, including “Shut Up Flower Boy Band” (2012), “Mom is Acting Up” (2012), “Master’s Sun” (2013), “Cunning Single Lady” (2014), “My Lovely Girl” (2014), “Miss Hammurabi” (2018), and “Secret Royal Inspector” (2020).
– In 2014, he, Sungyeol and Sungjong were a part of the group’s subunit INFINITE F.
– He competed on “King of Mask Singer” as “I’m Your Father” (Episode 63).
– He was originally offered the lead male role for the drama “Solomon’s Perjury” (2016) but declined due to scheduling conflicts.
– Myungsoo participated in the  Korean Army Musical “Meissa’s Song” alongside many popular idols including EXO‘s Chanyeol, KARD‘s J.Seph, VAV‘s Baron as well as multiple professional musical actors and other enlisted soldiers.
– On May 15, 2013, he released his best-selling photo essay book titled “L’s Bravo Viewtiful.”
– He worked as a voice actor for the cartoon “Welcome to the Convenience Store.”

Likes & Dislikes

– His favorite color is black and he often wears black clothes.
– He enjoys reading manga such as Naruto, Bleach, and One Piece.
– His favorite genres include romance and melodrama.
– He likes watching romantic and melodramatic movies. (매니지먼트이상)
– He wears black caps a lot and always carries them in his bag.
– He likes listening to instrumental songs and new age songs.
– He really likes reading Kim Cho Yeop’s novels. (Esquire Korea)
– His favorite perfum include BYREDO La Tulipe. (Singles Korea)
– His favorite cleaning items are lint rollers and mops. (Esquire Korea)

Food Preferences

– He takes supplements like red ginseng and vitamins.
– He can’t digest deep fried foods. (Singles Korea)
– His best comfort food is kimchi stew. (Singles Korea)
– L loves to eat sundae soup and knows all the good resturants of it in Korea. (매니지먼트이상)
– He loves to eat spicy and salty foods.
– He likes to eat Korean foods like tteokbokki, stir-fried squid, tang, and jjigae. (What’s In My Bag)
– He likes to eat hotcakes with scrambled eggs and mashed potatoes. (Esquire Korea)


– He can play the guitar.
– He is the best Japanese speaker in INFINITE.
– He is skilled in taking pictures. (리얼리티 EP.1)
– He said his long term memory is better than short-term memory.
– Myungsoo can maintain his breath underwater for a long time after he practiced free diving for a documentary. (Kstyle)

Personality & Habits

– He said stubbornness is a habit he needs to fix.
– Myungsoo has a passive and shy personality. (Esquire Korea)
– He loves to stay at home and rarely comes out during his off days.  (Esquire Korea)
– He is not spontaneous and likes to plan his trips.
– When he buys something, he almost never changes them unless they are completely worn out. (What’s In My Bag)
– L considers himself a workaholic and likes to work alot. (Esquire Korea)
– He prefers to solve his problems on his own rather than to listen to others but takes advice.


– He has won many awards in his acting career and also won the “ Best Icon” award at the Asia Artist Awards in 2018.

Instagram: kim_msl
Youtube: @MYUNGSOOZIP | 묭묭튜브
Twitter: @KIMMYUNGSOO_1 / @LKMS_official / @LKMS_officialJP
Weverse:  KIM MYUNGSOO (L)

Streaming Platform Links
Genie | Spotify | Bugs | Melon | Apple Music  

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