Birthday: September 14, 1989
Nationality: South Korean
Age: 31 Years, 31 Year Old Males
Sun Sign: Virgo
Born in: Suwon, South Korea
Famous as: Actor
South Korean Men
Height: 6'1" (185 cm), 6'1" Males
father: Lee Han-kyu
awards: 2015 · Pinocchio - Baeksang Arts Award for Most Popular Male in Television
2012 · School 2013 - KBS Drama Awards for Best New Actor
2013 · I Can Hear Your Voice - SBS Drama Awards for Top 10 Stars
2013 · I Can Hear Your Voice - SBS Drama Awards Excellence Award; Actor in a Miniseries
Who is Lee Jong–suk?
Lee Jong-suk is a popular South Korean actor and model. He is known for his work in 'School 2013', a South Korean TV series, as well as films like 'Hot Young Bloods'. Born in Seoul, the capital city of South Korea, Lee began his career as a model while he was a teenager. After he achieved success and appreciation as a model, he decided to try his luck in acting. His first professional role was in the TV series 'Prosecutor Princess', where he played a supporting role. The show was an average success. He came to popularity following his role in 'School 2013', a South Korean TV series which focused on problems such as bullying and school violence, faced by most Korean youths. The show was a success and won multiple awards. For his performance, Lee received the 'KBS Drama Award' for Best Actor, his first acting award. Over the next few years, he appeared in the series ‘Doctor Stranger’ as well as ‘Pinocchio.’ His work in both the series earned him a lot of acclaim. He has also played important roles in films such as 'Hot Young Bloods' and 'The Face Reader.’ In his acting career so far, Lee has not only earned a huge number of fans but also several important awards including the 'Korean Popular Culture & Arts Award' and the 'Korea Drama Award'.
Childhood & Early Life
Lee Jong-suk was born on 14th September 1989, in Seoul, the capital city of South Korea, to mother Lui and father Kim Jong- suk. His father had an accident when Lee was just three, and never fully recovered from his injuries. This caused a lot of trauma to the little boy. He didn’t communicate with people much, and used to be an introvert till he graduated from high school.
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In 2005, Lee Jong-suk began his modeling career at the age of 15. He became the youngest male model to debut at the Seoul Collection walkway at Seoul Collection program for Seoul Fashion Week. He has walked in several fashion shows since then. He made his acting debut after a few years in the South Korean TV series 'Prosecutor Princess' which aired in 2010.
The same year, Lee also made his movie debut in 'Ghost' a horror movie. He came to popularity after playing the role of a musical genius in the 2010 South Korean television drama 'Secret Garden'. The show was a huge hit.
He gained further popularity after portraying a role in the TV series 'School 2013', which aired in 2012. Lee's role was appreciated and it won him his first acting award.
After the success of 'School 2013', Lee was cast in an important role in the 2013 South Korean drama series 'I Can Hear Your Voice'. The series was a success and Lee received the 'Korea Drama Award' for his brilliant performance.
In 2014, he appeared in the medical drama series 'Doctor Stranger' as well as in the romantic comedy film 'Hot Young Bloods'. Both the film and the drama series did well, winning multiple awards.
Lee Jong-suk gained fame for his role in the South Korean drama series 'Pinocchio', which started airing the same year. He played a just and honest reporter in a world where everyone tries to hide facts. The show became hugely popular and was broadcast in several countries. Lee's role was appreciated and earned him several awards such as the 'Grimae Award' for Best Actor.
In 2016, he played the lead role in the South Korean TV series 'W'. The series was praised for its unique storyline. It won multiple awards and was broadcast in several countries such as Indonesia and Philippines.
Lee's popularity started increasing on an international level, especially in China. In 2017, he was cast in his first Chinese drama series 'Jade Lovers'. The same year he also appeared in the South Korean thriller film 'VIP' as well as in the South Korean drama series 'While You Were Sleeping.'
‘School 2013’ was a South-Korean TV series which aired in 2012. Directed by Lee Min-hong and Lee Eung-bok, the series focused on problems faced by South Korean youths such as bullying, school violence, and suicides. Lee played an important role in the series, for which he earned his first acting award. The show was a success and won multiple awards. It was also broadcast in Japan and Thailand.
‘Pinocchio’ a South Korean TV series that aired from 2014 can be regarded as one of the most important works in Lee Jong-suk’s acting career. The show, which starred Lee in the lead role, was directed by Jo Soo-won and Shin Seung-woo. The series was a success, and was broadcast in several countries such as China, Japan, US, and Israel. The show won numerous awards as well.
Another one of Lee’s most recent and significant works is the 2017 South Korean thriller film ‘VIP’. The movie was directed by Park Hoon-jung. It revolves around a youth who is suspected of committing murders all around the world, and is therefore pursued by the Interpol. The movie earned criticism for its extreme violence, especially against women.
Awards & Achievements
Lee Jong-suk has received numerous awards throughout his career. He won the ‘SBS Drama Award’ and ‘Style Icon Award’ for his role in ‘I Can Hear Your Voice’ in 2013.
Other awards won by him include the ‘Korean Drama Award’ for his role in ‘Pinocchio’ in 2014 and ‘MBC Drama Award--Grand Prize (Daesang)’ for his role in ‘W’ in 2016.
Lee Jong-suk was rumored to be dating Park Shin Hye, a popular South Korean actress and singer. However, they denied the rumours and said that they were only friends.