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Lay
레이
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Name: Lay
Real Name: Zhang Yi Xing
Alternative Spelling(s): 레이, 장이씽, 张艺兴
Date of Birth: October 7, 1991
Place of Birth: Changsha, Hunan, China
Nationality: Chinese
Genres: Korean Pop
Occupation: Singer
Label: S.M. Entertainment
Zhang Yixing Studio
Active Years: 2011-present
Status: Active
Power: Healing
Symbol:
Yixingsymbol
Associated Acts: EXO, EXO-M, SMTOWN
Affiliations: EXO member, EXO-M member
Autograph: [[image:|50px|center|]]

Lay (Korean: 레이), born Zhang Yixing (Chinese: 张艺兴; pinyin: Zhāng Yìxīng) on October 7, 1991 (age 27), is from Changsha, Hunan, China. He is a vocalist of the boy group EXO.

Profile

  • Stage Name: Lay (레이)
  • Real Name: Zhang Yi Xing (张艺兴)
  • Chinese Name: Zhang Yi Xing (张艺兴)
  • Nickname/s (Also known as): Xing Tuo
  • Bloodtype: A
  • Height: 177cm
  • Weight: 60kg
  • Skills: Guitar, piano, dance
  • Super Power (Badge): Healing
  • Zodiac Sign: Libra
  • Chinese Zodiac Sign: Sheep
  • Family:...
  • Ideal type: Cute and filial.

Biography

Lay was a local child star in Hunan, China, having won third place in a competition hosted by the popular TV program, Star Academy (明星学院) in 2005. He also appeared in an episode of Yue Ce Yue Kai Xin (越策越开心) and Liu Na's variety show, Na Ke Bu Yi Yang (娜可不一样) that same year.

Lay joined S.M. Entertainment in 2008 after a successful audition with the company's global casting system in Changsha. At the time of the auditions, he was 16 years old and was studying for his college entrance exams. In 2011, prior to debuting with EXO, he briefly worked for SHINee in their concert tour as Jonghyun's dance replacement. Lay was formally introduced as a member of EXO on January 17, 2012. He is also associated with the dance group, S.M. The Performance, with EXO-K's Kai.

Discography

Full Album

  • LAY 02 SHEEP (2017)
  • NAMANANA (2018)

Mini Album

  • Lose Control (2016)
  • Winter Special Gift (2017)

Digital Single

  • Monodrama (2016)

Collaboration

  • Sheep (Alan Walker Relift) (with Alan Walker) (2018)

OST

  • Happy Youth (with Coco Jiang Wen and Li Xiaolu) (Oh My God OST) (2015)
  • Alone (One Person) (Ex Files 2: The Backup Strikes Back OST) (2015)
  • Pray (Operation Love OST) (2017)

Filmography

TV Drama

Year Name Channel Role
1998 We The People BMN Huan Huan
2012 To The Beautiful You SBS Himself (Cameo)
2015 Exo Next Door Naver TV Cast Lay
2016 To Be A Better Man JSBC
ZRTG
Xiao Cai
The Mystic Nine Dragon TV
IQiyi
Er Yuehong
2017 Operation Love Dragon TV
Tencent QQ
Yan Xiaolai
2018 The Golden Eyes HBS Zhang Rui
2019 Empress of the Ming JSBC Zhu Qizhen

Movie

Year Name Role
2015 SMTOWN The Stage Himself
Ex-Files 2: The Backup Strikes Back Lee Xiang He
Oh My God Le Yi
2016 Go Fighting! The Movie: Royal Treasure Himself
The Mystic Nine Side Story: Flowers Bloom in February Er Yuehong
2017 Kung Fu Yoga Xiao Guang
The Founding of an Army Lu Deming
Cars 3 Jackson Storm (voice)
2018 Unexpected Love Han Bing
I'm Beside You

Variety Show

Year Name Channel Role Note
2014 Star Chef JSTV Main Contestant Fixed cast (Season 1)
2015-present Go Fighting! SMG: Dragon TV Main Cast Fixed cast (Season 1–3)
2018 Idol Producer IQiyi Nation's Producer Fixed cast

Official Account

Trivia

  • Appeared in 2005 3rd place Star Academy (Hunan Economic TV).
  • He was supposed to be EXO-M’s leader but it was changed to Kris.
  • He shares a room with Chen in Korea.
  • He shared a room with Luhan in China.
  • He loves tidbits and likes eating junk foods.
  • He’s rather naughty, but he’s really funny at times too.
  • Lay is known to be quite forgetful and slow to react to things.
  • He is the cooking “umma” in EXO-M, even when there’s nothing to do, he will cook.
  • Like Chanyeol, Lay also likes to play music and write his own songs.
  • He was a local child star back in China.
  • He had a close relationship with Luhan because they arrived at SM at the same day.
  • Lay has a habit of sleeping on the floor because it is cooler.

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