Kim Myung-soo (born March 13, 1992), known professionally as L, is a South Korean singer and actor. He is a member of the boy group Infinite and its sub-group Infinite F.
Kim Myungsoo was born on March 13, 1992 in Seoul, South Korea. He has a younger brother who is two years younger than him. Kim attended Duk-soo High School and graduated from Daekyung University on February 15, 2013, majoring in practical music.
In June 2010, L officially made his debut as vocalist and visual of boy group Infinite. In 2011, he made his acting debut in Japanese drama Jiu Keishicho Tokushuhan Sousagakari, which aired on TV Asahi in July. In 2012, he was cast in tvN’s romance comedy series Flower Band, as a guitarist of a rock group. He was also cast in MBC’s sitcom What’s The Deal, Mom?.
On May 15, 2013, L released a photo essay book titled L’s Bravo Viewtiful, showing photos taken by him on a 93-day journey. The book was a best-seller, and reached #1 in pre-orders on online bookstores such as YES24 and Kyobo. In August 2013, he had a cameo in SBS’s Master’s Sun, playing the younger version of So Ji-sub’s character.
In 2014, he was cast in supporting roles in MBC’s Cunning Single Lady and SBS’s My Lovely Girl.
With bandmates Sungyeol and Sungjong he comprised the subgroup Infinite F, which released a single album, Koi No Sign, in Japan on November 19, 2014, and a Korean album, Love Sign, in December 2014.
In 2015, he was cast in his first film Mister Shark, about a boy who befriends a shark.
In 2016, L was cast in the Korean-Chinese web drama My Catman. He also starred in the drama special The Day After We Broke Up, which was his first lead role.
In 2017, L starred in MBC’s historical drama The Emperor: Owner of the Mask. His portrayal of a commoner who stands in for the king earned viewers’ approval, and he was named Actor of the Month in June by MBC Dramanet.
In 2018, L starred in the legal drama Ms. Hammurabi portraying a judge. His performance in the series was well-received, earning him increased recognition.
In 2019, L is set to star in the fantasy romance drama One and Only Love.