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Lee Jong-suk ( korean : 이종석, wear September 14, 1989 ) is a confederacy korean actor and model. He debuted in 2005 as a runway model, becoming the youngest male model always to participate in Seoul Fashion Week. Lee ‘s breakthrough function was in School 2013 ( 2012 ). He is besides well known for his roles in I Can Hear Your Voice ( 2013 ), Doctor Stranger ( 2014 ), Pinocchio ( 2014 ), W ( 2016 ), While You Were Sleeping ( 2017 ), The Hymn of Death ( 2018 ) and Romance Is a Bonus Book ( 2019 ).

education [edit ]

Lee majored in Professional Motion Pictures and Art at Konkuk University and graduated from the university in 2016. [ 2 ]

career [edit ]

2005–2010 : Beginnings [edit ]

At 15, Lee began his modelling career at the Seoul Collection walk in 2005, making him the youngest male model to debut in the Seoul Collection course of study at Seoul Fashion Week. Since then, he has walked in a number of manner shows. [ 3 ] [ 4 ] Lee trained as an paragon group member for three months, and had signed on with an means to debut. however, he foreswear after the agency broke their promise of debuting him as an actor. [ 5 ] He took part in a choice for actors at SBS television receiver station when he was in middle school. [ 6 ] In 2010, Lee made his official acting debut in the south korean television receiver series Prosecutor Princess. He besides made his big-screen debut in the horror movie Ghost .

2011–2013 : Rising popularity and breakthrough [edit ]

Lee started to gain recognition following his supporting function in the hit drama Secret Garden where he played a talented young composer with a surly position and a forbidden crushed leather on the second male lead. [ 7 ] [ 8 ] In 2011, he appeared in MBC ‘s situation comedy High Kick Season 3 where he gained further popularity. [ 9 ] [ 10 ] Lee besides co-starred in the movie R2B: Return to Base in 2012, a loose remake of the critically acclaimed 1986 film Top Gun. [ 11 ] Vogue Fashion’s Night Out, 2013 AtFashion ‘s Night Out, 2013 Lee ‘s break function came as a eminent school scholar in the adolescent play School 2013. [ 12 ] [ 13 ] He received his first gear acting award for the character at the 2012 KBS Drama Awards under the category Best New Actor. [ 14 ] He besides ranked fifth according to a survey entitled ‘Actors Who Lit Up 2013 ‘ by Gallup Korea. [ 15 ] Following the success of School 2013, Lee starred in the critically acclaim drama series I Can Hear Your Voice with Lee Bo-young. He played Park Soo-ha, an intelligent young man who can read minds. [ 16 ] Originally slated for 16 episodes, the drama was extended by two episodes ascribable to its successful ratings. [ 17 ] He received the Excellence Award in the male category at the Korea Drama Awards for his operation. [ 18 ] Lee then starred in the sports film No Breathing and had a support function in the box office hit The Face Reader. [ 19 ] [ 20 ]

2014–present : mainstream popularity [edit ]

W press conference, August 2016 Atpress conference, August 2016 In 2014, he starred in adolescent romantic drollery Hot Young Bloods, playing a bum womanizer. [ 21 ] [ 22 ] Lee then starred in hit checkup drama Doctor Stranger, playing a north korean deserter who works as a sophisticate in South Korea. [ 23 ] The drama was a success in China, gaining 400 million views. [ 24 ] Lee future starred in Pinocchio diametric actress Park Shin-hye, [ 25 ] and played the supporter Choi Dal-po, a first year reporter at a broadcasting caller who struggles with the idea of justice and accuracy in a world where everyone wants to hide the facts. [ 26 ] Pinocchio was another murder, with a report tax income of 6.2 billion won ( US $ 5.62 million ) for broadcasting rights in just one year. [ 27 ] [ 28 ] Lee ‘s performances in the play Doctor Stranger and Pinocchio earned him acting accolades, including the Male Top Excellence Award at the 8th Korea Drama Awards. [ 29 ] He besides became the youngest actor to win the Best Actor award at the 27th Grimae Awards, chosen by television cinematographers. [ 30 ] Lee then embarked on an Asia fan-meeting tour, and released a photobook titled 2014-2015 Asia Tour Story ~With~, comprising photos taken of Lee ‘s meetings with fans in seven asian cities during the nine-month tour. [ 31 ] Lee was besides cast in his first chinese drama entitled Jade Lovers aboard actress Zheng Shuang. The play, filmed in Shanghai, is described as a fantasy love affair series set in the 1930s. [ 32 ] due to Lee ‘s achiever in China, a wax visualize of him went on display in Hong Kong ‘s Madame Tussauds, which the actor unveiled himself in a ceremony. [ 33 ] In December 2015, Lee left his former agency Wellmade Yedang and signed an exclusive contract with YG Entertainment on 10 May 2016. [ 34 ] In July 2016, Lee returned to the Korean belittled screen with MBC ‘s fantasy thriller W aboard Han Hyo-joo. [ 35 ] [ 36 ] The drama topped popularity charts in Korea [ 37 ] and Lee won the Daesang ( Grand Prize ) at the year-end MBC Drama Awards. [ 38 ] The same year, he co-starred in the promotional world wide web drama First Seven Kisses for Lotte Duty Free. [ 39 ]

In 2017, Lee starred in the crime film VIP, marking his first spark advance function as a villain. [ 40 ] [ 41 ] Lee then starred in the supernatural-procedural drama While You Were Sleeping aboard Bae Suzy in September. [ 42 ] [ 43 ] In July of the same year, Lee was appointed Goodwill Ambassador for korean tourism by the Korea Tourism Organization. The organization besides released promotional videos featuring the actor, titled “ 8 Episodes of Korea ”, which focused on tourist spots in 10 different regions including Seoul, Gyeonggi, Gangwon, Jeju and Gyeongju. [ 44 ] In 2018, Lee was cast in the three-episode drama The Hymn of Death, a remake of the 1991 film Death Song. [ 45 ] [ 46 ] Lee signed with newfangled management agency YNK Entertainment once his contract with YG Entertainment ended on 31 March 2018, [ 47 ] but terminated his sign five months belated. [ 48 ] and established his own agency “ A-man project ”. [ 47 ] In 2019, he starred in his first quixotic drollery play Romance Is a Bonus Book aboard Lee Na-young. [ 49 ] [ 50 ] In 2021, after finishing his military duty, he made a comeback with a cameo in The Witch : Part 2. The Other One. [ 51 ] Lee subsequently confirmed for the official film Decibel aboard Kim Rae-won, Lee Sang-hee, and Cha Eun-woo. [ 52 ] Later in September 2021, Lee confirmed the MBC drama Big Mouse with Im Yoon-ah, coming back three years after his dispatch from the military. It will air in 2022. [ 53 ]

personal life [edit ]

Lee is best friends with chap model-actor and School 2013 co-star Kim Woo-bin, whom he has known since their modeling days. [ 54 ] [ 55 ] He is the owner of the dine cafe, 89Mansion. [ 56 ]

military enlistment [edit ]

Lee began his mandatary military military service on 8 March 2019. Lee was deemed unfit to enlist as an active duty soldier as a solution of going through a car accident when he was 16 and tore his front tooth cruciate ligament. consequently, he was confirmed to work as a public service military officer, and was expected to be discharged on 31 December 2020. [ 57 ] [ 58 ] [ 59 ] He was last discharged on 2 January 2021. [ 60 ]

philanthropy [edit ]

On March 7, 2022, Lee donated 100 million won to the Hope Bridge Disaster Relief Association to help the victims of the massive wildfire that started in Uljin, Gyeongbuk and has spread to Samcheok, Gangwon. [ 61 ]

Filmography [edit ]

discography [edit ]

soundtrack appearances [edit ]

Title Year Peak chart
Sales Album
“Come To Me” ( 내게 와 ) 2017 N/A While You Were Sleeping OST
“Would You Know” ( 그대는 알까요 )
“—” denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Awards and nominations [edit ]

state honors [edit ]

Name of country, year given, and name of honor
Country Or Organization Year Honor Or Award Ref.
South Korea[note 1] 2015 Prime Minister Award [83]

Listicles [edit ]

Name of publisher, year listed, name of listicle, and placement
Publisher Year Listicle Placement Ref.
Forbes 2015 Korea Power Celebrity 12th [84]

Notes [edit ]

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