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Lee Dong-wook
Lee Dong-wook
Lee Dong Wook 2017 PFW 3.jpg
In October 2017
Born (1981-11-06) November 6, 1981 (age 37)
Seoul, South Korea
EducationJoongbu University - Broadcasting and Media Arts[1]
Occupation
  • Actor
  • model
Years active1999-present
AgentKing Kong by Starship[2]
Korean name
Hangul
Hanja
Revised RomanizationI Dong-uk
McCune-ReischauerI Tonguk
WebsiteOfficial website

Lee Dong-wook (Korean; Hanja; born November 6, 1981[3][4]) is a South Korean actor and model. He is best known for his leading roles in the television dramas My Girl (2005), Scent of a Woman (2011), Hotel King (2014), Guardian: The Lonely and Great God (2016-2017), Life (2018) and Touch Your Heart (2019).

Career

Lee Dong-wook made his acting debut in 1999 in a MBC single-episode drama.[5] The PD of the drama saw Lee, and proceed to cast him in the teen drama School 2.[6][7] Lee started to gain recognition with his performance in School 3.[8]

Lee hit stardom with 2005 romantic comedy My Girl.[9] The drama series became a hit during its run both domestically and across Asia, and made Lee a Korean Wave star.[10][11] He has since starred in noir Bitter Sweet Life (2008),[12] courtroom dramedy Partner (2009),[13][14] melodrama Scent of a Woman (2011),[15] baseball rom-com Wild Romance (2012),[16][17]period thriller The Fugitive of Joseon (2013),[18][19] and revenge drama Hotel King (2014), in which he reunited with My Girl co-star Lee Da-hae.[20][21] He then starred in fantasy-action series Blade Man (2014) and romance drama Bubble Gum (2015).[22][23]

Lee and comedian Shin Dong-yup took over as MCs of talk show Strong Heart from April 2012 to January 2013.[24][25][26][27][28][29] Lee also joined the reality show Roommate, which aired from 2014 to 2015.[30][31]

From 2016 to 2017, Lee starred alongside Gong Yoo in Kim Eun-sook's fantasy-romance drama Guardian: The Lonely and Great God.[32] The drama was a hit, and along with its success, helped in the resurgence of Lee's acting career.[33][34]

In 2018, Lee starred in the medical drama Life.[35][36]

In 2019, Lee starred in the romance comedy drama Touch Your Heart alongside Guardian co-star Yoo In-na.[37][38] The same year, he was confirmed as the host for Produce X101, the fourth season of survival audition program Produce 101.[39] He is set to star in Hell Is Other People.[40]

Personal life

Lee enlisted in the military in August 2009, serving under the National Defense Public Relations Service.[41] He was discharged in June 2011.[42]

Filmography

Discography

Year Song Title Album Notes Ref.
2007 "The Perfect Couple" The Perfect Couple OST with Hyun Young
2008 "One Day a Year (skit)" All About U Suho feat narration by Lee Dong-wook [43]
2011 "Us Again" Scent of a Woman OST with Kim Sun-a

Bibliography

Year Title Category Notes Ref.
2017 "For My Dear" Photo-book ISBN 9791162201565 [44]

Ambassadorship

Lee was chosen as an honorary ambassador for the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics. Lee attended the honorary ambassador appointment ceremony for the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games at the Taepyeongno Press Center in Seoul on January 12.[45]

Year Title Notes Ref.
2018 Honorary Ambassador for the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games [46]
Tourism Ambassador of Gangwon Province [47]

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref.
1999 V-NESS Model Awards Grand Prize N/A Won [48]
2001 9th Korean Most Popular Entertainment Awards New Generation Actor N/A Won
2002 10th Korean Most Popular Entertainment Awards Best New Actor (TV) Loving You Won
2003 SBS Drama Awards New Star Award Land of Wine Won [49]
Best Supporting Actor Nominated
2007 1st Korea Movie Star Awards Best New Actor The Perfect Couple Nominated [50]
2009 KBS Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries Partner Nominated [51]
2011 8th Cosmopolitan Beauty Awards in China Most Attractive Actor in Asia N/A Won [52]
18th South Korea, Japan Culture Awards Grand Prize, Cultural Diplomacy category N/A Won [53]
SBS Drama Awards Top 10 Stars Scent of a Woman Won [54]
Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Weekend Drama Won
2012 SBS Entertainment Awards Best Newcomer, MC category Strong Heart Won [55]
Best Couple Award
with Shin Dong-yup
Won
KBS Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries Wild Romance Nominated [56]
2013 PC LADY & Tudou Fashion Awards Asia Fashion Star Award N/A Won [57]
KBS Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actor in a Mid-length Drama The Fugitive of Joseon Nominated [58]
2014 9th Asia Model Festival Awards Fashionista Award N/A Won [59]
3rd APAN Star Awards Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Serial Drama Hotel King Nominated [60]
MBC Drama Awards Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Special Project Drama Nominated [61]
2017 5th Annual DramaFever Awards Best Supporting Actor Guardian: The Lonely and Great God Won [62]
10th Korea Drama Awards Top Excellence Award, Actor Nominated [63]
3rd Fashionista Awards Global Icon N/A Nominated [64]
2018 6th APAN Star Awards Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries Life Nominated [65]
K-Star Award Nominated
Korea Fashion Photographers Association. Photogenic Award of the year N/A Won [66]
13th Annual Soompi Awards Best Supporting Actor Guardian: The Lonely and Great God Won [67]

References

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  2. ^ Hong, Lucia (22 November 2011). "Lee Dong-wook signs with a new talenthouse". 10Asia. Retrieved .
  3. ^ "Lee Dong-wook (, Korean music department, actor)". HanCinema. Retrieved .
  4. ^  :: ?. Naver (in Korean). Retrieved .
  5. ^ "MBC '?...' ? 10 ". Donga (in Korean). 23 September 1999.
  6. ^ "People: Lee Dong-wook". Esquire Korea (in Korean).
  7. ^ "[ in ?] ? 100(2)". Star News (in Korean). 25 July 2008.
  8. ^ "[ in ?]'2,3'..? (3)". Star News (in Korean). 26 July 2008.
  9. ^ "An 'irresistible trickster' to meet viewers in 'My Girl'". The Korea Herald. 12 December 2005.
  10. ^ '' , ? ''. Star News (in Korean). 1 February 2006.
  11. ^ "Kim Bum, Lee Kwang-soo and Lee Dong-wook, third generation Hallyu Stars". Hancinema. 27 April 2015.
  12. ^ "Lee Dong-wook stars in Sweet Life a new MBC TV drama currently in production". MBC Global Media. 24 April 2008. Retrieved .
  13. ^ Han, Sang-hee (23 June 2009). "Friends, Lawyers to Hit Small Screen". The Korea Times. Retrieved .
  14. ^ Oh, Jean (24 June 2009). "Legal wars and blood brothers hit TV". The Korea Herald. Retrieved .
  15. ^ Park, So-jung (1 June 2011). "Kim Suna, Lee Dong-wook and Um Ki-joon cast in new drama". 10Asia. Retrieved .
  16. ^ Hong, Lucia (1 January 2012). "Lee Dong-wook pulled off all action scenes for new series because of Lee Si-young". 10Asia. Retrieved .
  17. ^ Lee, Jin-ho (2 January 2012). "Lee Dong Wook On Action Scenes with Lee Si Young". enewsWorld. Retrieved .
  18. ^ "KBS showcases Fugitive of Joseon cast". Korea JoongAng Daily. 18 April 2013. Retrieved .
  19. ^ An, So-hyoun (17 April 2013). "Lee Dong Wook Says He'll Become a Convincing Father in Heavens Order". enewsWorld. CJ E&M. Retrieved .
  20. ^ Lee, Kyung-nam (13 February 2014). "Lee Dong Wook to Reunite with Lee Da Hae in New Drama Hotel King". enewsWorld. Retrieved .
  21. ^ Lee, Min-ji (27 March 2014). "Hotel King Lee Dong Wook and Lee Dae Hae Praise Each Other". enewsWorld. Retrieved .
  22. ^ "Lee Dong Wook Explodes in Transformation into Angry 'Iron Man'". enewsWorld. 25 August 2014.
  23. ^ "Acting pair to share the screen again". Korea JoongAng Daily. 23 July 2015.
  24. ^ Hong, Lucia (15 March 2012). "Lee Dong-wook becomes new host of SBS' Strong Heart". 10Asia. Retrieved .
  25. ^ Choi, Eun-hwa (15 March 2012). "Lee Dong Wook to be New Host for Strong Heart". enewsWorld. Retrieved .
  26. ^ Ho, Stewart (9 April 2012). "Lee Dong Wook Successfully Completes First Shoot for Strong Heart". enewsWorld. Retrieved .
  27. ^ Lee, Dong-hyun (11 April 2012). "Lee Dong Wook Debuts as Strong Heart MC". enewsWorld. Retrieved .
  28. ^ "Mighty Heart talk show to go silent". Korea JoongAng Daily. 11 January 2013. Archived from the original on 16 February 2013. Retrieved .
  29. ^ Jeon, Su-mi (13 February 2013). "Lee Dong Wook Says He Learned More about Variety on the Last Episode of Strong Heart". enewsWorld. Retrieved .
  30. ^ "Cast confirmed for 'Roommate'". Korea JoongAng Daily. 28 March 2014.
  31. ^ Kim, Min-jin (4 June 2014). "Roommate reveals its additional posters". The Korea Herald. Retrieved .
  32. ^ '' , ?-> ... . Sports Khan (in Korean). 5 January 2017. Retrieved .
  33. ^ "Actor Lee Dong-wook has met his Match with Drama "Goblin"". News1. 9 December 2016.
  34. ^ "Actor Lee Dong-wook prepares for Asian tour". The Korea Times. 25 January 2017.
  35. ^ "Lee Dong-wook to star in drama 'Life' as doctor". The Korea Herald. 9 January 2018.
  36. ^ "'Antigen-antibody reaction' between Lee Dong-wook, Cho Seung-woo". Kpop Herald. 23 July 2018.
  37. ^ "'Goblin' stars to reunite in drama". Korea JoongAng Daily. 20 October 2018.
  38. ^ "'Guardian' stars return in 'Touch Your Heart'". Korea JoongAng Daily. 31 January 2019.
  39. ^ "Actor Lee Dong-wook to become new MC for new season of popular music survival show". Aju Daily. 4 March 2019.
  40. ^ "Lee Dong-wook Confirms OCN Drama "Hell Is Other People" With Im Si-wan". Hancinema. 13 May 2019.
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  64. ^ " " 2017 , ?. Sports Chosun (in Korean). 13 October 2017.
  65. ^ "·· APAN ". Star News (in Korean). 27 September 2018.
  66. ^ "Lee Dong-wook wins award for being photogenic". Kpop Herald. 21 December 2018.
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