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Lee Jong-suk

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September 14, 1989 (age 34) (

No Breathing, Hot Young Bloods, The Face Reader, R2B: Return to Base, As One, School 2013 Special: Let's Go to School

PaekSang Arts Award for Most Popular Male in Television

PaekSang Arts Award for Most Popular Actor in Film, PaekSang Arts Award for Best Leading Actor in Television

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Lee Jong-suk (hangul: 이종석, born 14 September 1989) is a South Korean actor and model. He debuted in 2005 as a runway model, and is well known to be the youngest male model ever of the Seoul Collection program for Seoul Fashion Week. He began his acting career in the 2009 Short Film Sympathy. In 2013, Lee ranked respectively in fifth place according to a survey entitled 'Actors Who Lit Up 2013' by Gallup Korea, one of the most recognized awards in Korea for the entertainment industry. He is best known for his leading roles in School 2013 (2012), I Can Hear Your Voice (2013), Doctor Stranger (2014) and Pinocchio (2014).


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Lee has been won and nominated for several acting awards during his career. He is the youngest actor in history to be awarded the Grimae Award, which is known to be one of the most prestigious awards, for "Best Male Actor" for his performance in Pinocchio.

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Early life

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Lee Jong-suk walked on the Seoul Collection catwalks in 2005 at the young age of 15, making him the youngest and most talked-about male model to debut at Seoul Collection program for Seoul Fashion Week. As soon as he debuted as a model, he was loved by many designers as a muse. He was boasting quite the extensive modeling career having walked fashion runways for some of the biggest shows. Since then he has walked in a number of fashion shows hosted by many of the top brands in Korea. During those years he worked as a model, he was praised by many as "a model who had the image of a boy and a grown man coexisting inside him".

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Before debuting as an actor, he prepared to debut as an idol group member. He stated that he prepared as an idol group member for three months and had signed with the agency because it said it would help him act, but it didn’t keep its promise so he quit.

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Lee Jong-suk, who majored in Professional Motion Pictures Art at South Korean Konkuk University, took part in a selection for actors at SBS TV station when he was currently in middle school. He participated in acting activities as one of the SBS 7th open recruiting actors.

2010–2012: Acting career beginnings

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In 2010, Lee made his official acting debut in the South Korean TV series titled Prosecutor Princess. The same year he had a supporting role in the popular drama Secret Garden where he played a talented young composer with a surly attitude and a forbidden crush on the second male lead, Oska played by Yoon Sang-hyun. Lee caught people's eyes with his tall, charming appearance as well as his natural acting abilities.

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In 2011 September, Lee appeared in MBC's High Kick Season 3 in which he portrayed the character An Jong Seok, who is involved in a complicated love square with Baek Jin Hee, Yoon Kye Sang and Kim Ji Won.

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After his first acting experience in the horror movie Ghosts, Lee did star in the film R2B: Return to Base as a main character in his first flight movie. He played an important role with Rain appearing as part of a team of F-15K pilots. It is a remake of the original 1964 Korean Film Red Scarf set during the Korean War.

2012 – 2013: Rising popularity

2012 became his breakout year thanks to his first lead role as Go Nam Soon, a high school student, in the drama School 2013. He received his first award for the role as Go Nam Soon during the KBS Drama Awards 2012 in the category "Best New Actor". Furthermore, he hosted the ceremony together with Yoo Jun-sang.

Following the success of School 2013, Jong-suk starred in the popular and acclaimed drama I Can Hear Your Voice with Lee Bo-young, where he played Park Soo Ha, an intelligent young man who could read minds. According to the related personnel from the drama:

This ability allowed him to help her solve her cases, as well as fight against a murderous criminal who holds a grudge against them. Furthermore, he reunited in the drama with Yoon Sang-hyun who portrayed Oska in Secret Garden. Originally the drama was set for 16 episodes, but due to its successful ratings the series was extended by 2 episodes. I Can Hear Your Voice gave him outstanding recognition, and became his most well-known work to date. He received the "Excellence Award" in the male category award during the Korea Drama Awards for his role in SBS television series I Can Hear Your Voice as well as the "Best Couple Award" together with Lee Bo-young.

Moreover, he was one of the lead actor in the movie No Breathing with Seo In-guk and Kwon Yuri from Girls' Generation. He portrayed the character Woo Sang who is an ambitious, young swimmer chasing with a big future ahead of him and always strives to be #1.

2014 – present: Rising popularity in China and International fame

In 2014, he starred in the movie Hot Young Bloods with Park Bo-young. The movie is set in an agricultural town in Chungcheong back in the 1980s and focuses on the lives and loves of several high school students. It's Lee's second film as the lead and he plays for the new again a high school student; this time a popular playboy.

He also took the lead role in the popular medical drama, Doctor Stranger in the same year. In the drama he plays Park Hun, an intelligent doctor who came from North Korea, but who gets shunned because of his background. In China, the online streaming rights for drama were sold for $80,000 per episode. Furthermore, the drama was made available for online streaming on both Youku and Tudou where it received 330 million and 50 million views, respectively. It was predicted that "Doctor Stranger" will get approximately 600 million views by the time the drama finishes up, Lee's previous drama, I Can Hear Your Voice, has surpassed 350 million views on YouKu as of July 2014. Due to the drama's success in China it was planned to edit the drama into a film and release it theatrically exclusively in China with an alternate ending. Lee has become so popular in China that he is called one of the "Fantastic Four of Hallyu". The other three actors are Kim Soo-hyun, Lee Min-ho and Kim Woo-bin.

On September 11, 2014 Lee Jong-suk was confirmed to star in Pinocchio as the lead male role alongside actress Park Shin-hye. He will play the role of Choi Dal Po who is a first year reporter at a broadcasting company. His character is described to have a handsome appearance, but his ugly clothing and hair style make people unaware of his nice physical attributes. His character is said to have excellent memory and speaks well.

His hard work throughout the year and impressive performance in the drama Pinocchio, the role earned him several acting awards including the "Top Excellence Award" in the male category by the 8th Korea Drama Awards, and the "SBS Special Award" at the SBS Drama Awards for his roles in the drama Pinocchio, and Doctor Stranger. His role in Pinocchio also won him the honorable award chosen by Korean directors in every broadcasting station in Korea, and known to be one of the most honorary events of the year, the 27th Grimae Awards for “Best Male Actor” and is also the first youngest actor in history to be awarded the Grimae Awards. Due to the success of drama Pinocchio and his popularity, he won another award for "Most Popular Actor" at the 51st Baeksang Arts Awards.

Pinocchio has gained 6.2 billion won (US$5.62 million) in just one year, the highest price ever sell in China. The export price being paid for each of the episodes of the currently running drama. Each episode is being sold for $280,000. Because of its record-breaking price, the drama's name "Pinocchio", has become the most widely searched word on Chinese search portals.

Through September 2014 to May 2015, he visited many cities in 7 different Asian countries in order to meet along with his fans for his 2014-2015 Asia Fan Meeting Tour. Throughout the 9 months, he held enthusiast get togethers in many cities such as Seoul, Beijing, Bangkok, Guangzhou, Taipei, Shanghai, Tokyo and Hong Kong. His fan meeting in Guangzhou, China, after it was announced on January 9 that the most expensive seats will come with a special prize, those seats were sold out in 30 seconds. Those tickets are truly expensive, as each costs 1,580 yuan (about US$298). On March 28, Lee's '2015 Asia Tour in Shanghai' took place at Luwan Gymnasium with a ton of fans in attendance and a total of 800,000 live-streaming fans which holds a record-breaking fan meeting in Shanghai. Tickets for ‘2015 Lee Jong Suk Fan Meeting in Japan’ sold out all seats in just 3 minutes.

In 2014 and 2015, he appeared in the new promotional posters and ads for Oakley, making him the first Korean model to appear in endorsements for popular eyewear and apparel brand, Oakley.

On August 1, 2015 he launched his fan meeting photobook, ‘With: 2014-2015 Lee Jong Suk Asia Tour Story’, sold in 29 countries around the world.

Due to his high popularity in Asia, his wax figure will be unveiled in 2016 at Madame Tussauds in Hong Kong.


  • (2011) Ambassador for Konkuk University
  • (2011) 13th College Student Economic Universiade Ambassador
  • (2012) PR Ambassador for ‘G-Global Aviation in Ansan’, Gyeonggi Province
  • Lee received 3 months training to pilot an ultra-light aircraft at Sa-dong Airfield in Sangnok-gu, Ansan City. After studying flight theory, he took part in flight exercises with an instructor before putting his training into practice with solo flights.

  • (2013) Ambassador and Advertising model for Standard Chartered Korea Bank's Good Library Project Season 3
  • He becomes honorary Ambassador for ‘Good Voice Festival’. He attended talent donation audition, ‘Good Voice Festival,’ which was held on January 11 at COEX, Seoul, as an ambassador. As part of ‘Standard Chartered Bank Good Library Project Season 3,’ ‘Good Voice Festival’ encouraged people to donate their voice to make an audio guide for 500 world’s popular art pieces. The audio guide will be specially designed for people with visual impairments.

  • (2015) Promotional Ambassador for the ‘Korean Cultural Festival’ in Chongqing, China.
  • The month-long Korean Fashion Culture Season which is jointly organized by Chongqing Cultural Investment Group and KOCCA (Korean Creative Content Agency) will last until December 25th, where the Chinese people can experience K-POP showcase, NANTA show, Korean cultural exhibition, Korean fans’ festival, and many other activities.


  • (2012) THE BIG ISSUE Korea - Cover Model Portrait Donation, wearing the Hanbok.
  • (2013) KBS2 School 2013 ‘Let’s Go To School’ special episode - Salary Donation
  • Lee donated all his pay from the special episode to charity.

  • (2013) Vogue Girl - 4th Pink Wings Campaign
  • Donating to the Red Cross to improve the residential environment.

  • (2013) GOOD WAY WITH US - House of Hope Remodeling Project
  • Lee and youth organization ‘GOOD WAY WITH US’ started donation campaign ‘House of Hope Home Remodeling Project.’ ‘House of Hope,’ located in the parking lot of Sindang Social Welfare Center, is a two-story house built from shipping container. It is used as a shelter for fathers and their sons who are suffering from financial difficulties, divorce, and other issues. ‘House of Hope’ financially helps the families as providing the father with job opportunities, as well as offers educational supports for the children as well. However, there isn't proper heating or cooling equipment, and the house is too small and dreary, for it is made with shipping containers. He decided to work with ‘GOOD WAY WITH US,’ supporting the donation, ‘House of Hope Home Remodeling Project.’ He participated in campaigns to give children a better residential environment.

  • (2013) "Save The Children Korea" Hat Knitting Campaign season 7
  • He endorsed the hat knitting campaign of "Save The Children Korea" which is a campaign that makes hats for the children who are suffering from hypothermia in Africa and Asia.

  • (2013) Standard Chartered Korea Bank - Good Library Project Season 3
  • Since November 2013, Lee Jong-suk uses his voice to help the blind as the Ambassador for the 'Good Library Project'. He is lending his face and voice to Standard Chartered Bank's project. The project gets people to donate their voices to reading books for recording so that blind people may also enjoy their stories.

  • (2013) Community Chest of Korea
  • He donated his personal items to auction off in an attempt to help those in need, low-income families, and suffering from the illness. All profits will be donated to the Community Chest of Korea.


    The Night Owl as
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    Decibel as
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    Big Mouth (TV Series) as
    Park Chang-ho
    The Witch: Part 2 - The Other One as
    Pipeline as
    Chairman Hwang
    Romance Is a Bonus Book (TV Series) as
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    Hymn of Death (TV Mini Series) as
    Kim Woo-jin
    - Episode #1.6 (2018) - Kim Woo-jin
    - Episode #1.5 (2018) - Kim Woo-jin
    - Episode #1.3 (2018) - Kim Woo-jin
    - Episode #1.4 (2018) - Kim Woo-jin
    - Episode #1.2 (2018) - Kim Woo-jin
    - Episode #1.1 (2018) - Kim Woo-jin
    While You Were Sleeping (TV Series) as
    Jung Jae Chan
    - Goodbye, My Friend (cont.) (2017) - Jung Jae Chan
    - Goodbye, My Friend (2017) - Jung Jae Chan
    - Stand By Me (cont.) (2017) - Jung Jae Chan
    - Stand By Me (2017) - Jung Jae Chan
    - Catch Me If You Can (cont.) (2017) - Jung Jae Chan
    - Catch Me If You Can (2017) - Jung Jae Chan
    - We're on Our Way To Meet You Now (cont.) (2017) - Jung Jae Chan
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    - Knocking on Heaven's Door (cont.) (2017) - Jung Jae Chan
    - Knocking on Heaven's Door (2017) - Jung Jae Chan
    - To Die or to be Bad (2017) - Jung Jae Chan
    - To Die or to be Bad (cont.) (2017) - Jung Jae Chan
    - Boy Meets Girl (cont.) (2017) - Jung Jae Chan
    - Boy Meets Girl (2017) - Jung Jae Chan
    - The Usual Suspect (2017) - Jung Jae Chan
    - The Usual Suspect (cont.) (2017) - Jung Jae Chan
    - Goodbye, My Friend (2017) - Jung Jae Chan
    - Stand by Me (2017) - Jung Jae Chan
    - We're on Our Way To Meet You Now (2017) - Jung Jae Chan
    - Catch Me if you Can (2017) - Jung Jae Chan
    - Knocking on Heaven's Door (2017) - Jung Jae Chan
    - Die or Be Bad (2017) - Jung Jae Chan
    - A Boy Meets a Girl (2017) - Jung Jae Chan
    - The Usual Suspect (2017) - Jung Jae Chan
    - Pride and Prejudice (2017) - Jung Jae Chan
    - Unspeakable Secret (2017) - Jung Jae Chan
    - Secret That Can't Be Told (2017) - Jung Jae Chan
    - Don't Trust Her (2017) - Jung Jae Chan
    - A Few Good Men (2017) - Jung Jae Chan
    - Secretly, Greatly (2017) - Jung Jae Chan
    - The Good, The Bad, The Weird (2017) - Jung Jae Chan
    - While You Were Sleeping (2017) - Jung Jae Chan
    V.I.P. as
    Kim Gwang-Il
    Seven First Kisses (TV Mini Series short) as
    Lee Jong-suk
    Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-Joo (TV Series) as
    Jong Suk
    - When I Fall in Love With You (2016) - Jong Suk
    Go Ho's Starry Night (TV Series) as
    Song Dae Gi
    - Episode 1.1 (2016) - Song Dae Gi
    W (TV Series) as
    Kang Cheol
    - I Love You (2016) - Kang Cheol
    - We Should Decide Now to Make Ending (2016) - Kang Cheol
    - She Is Dead a While Ago (2016) - Kang Cheol
    - The Finale of W Begins Now (2016) - Kang Cheol
    - From Now On, I Summon Myself (2016) - Kang Cheol
    - CEO Kang Has Been Looking for You, Oh Yeon Joo (2016) - Kang Cheol
    - Are You Suspecting Me Now? (2016) - Kang Cheol
    - The Person Is the Sole Man Kang Chul Will Accept (2016) - Kang Cheol
    - Oh Yeon Joo, Forget Me Now (2016) - Kang Cheol
    - I Was Scared. That I Wouldn't Be Able to See You Again (2016) - Kang Cheol
    - Save Kang Chul! Save Him! (2016) - Kang Cheol
    - I've Come Here. To Your World. (2016) - Kang Cheol
    - What Is This World Where You Live in? (2016) - Kang Cheol
    - I'm Someone Who Will Do That (2016) - Kang Cheol
    - Find Her, the Key to My Life (2016) - Kang Cheol
    - Oh Sung Moo Has Disappeared! (2016) - Kang Cheol
    Pinocchio (TV Series) as
    Choi Dal-po / Ki Ha-myung / Woo-Jin
    - Peter Pan (2015) - Choi Dal-po / Ki Ha-myung
    - The North Wind and the Sun (2015) - Choi Dal-po / Ki Ha-myung
    - The Red Shoes (2015) - Choi Dal-po / Ki Ha-myung
    - The Scarlet Letter (2015) - Choi Dal-po / Ki Ha-myung
    - The Emperor's New Clothes (2015) - Choi Dal-po / Ki Ha-myung
    - Don Quixote (2015) - Choi Dal-po / Ki Ha-myung
    - Hansel and Gretel (2014) - Choi Dal-po / Ki Ha-myung
    - The Gift of the Magi (2014) - Choi Dal-po / Ki Ha-myung
    - The Magic Flute (2014) - Choi Dal-po / Ki Ha-myung
    - A Midsummer Night's Dream (2014) - Choi Dal-po / Ki Ha-myung
    - The Boy Who Cried Wolf (2014) - Woo-Jin
    - The Pied Piper (2014) - Choi Dal-po / Ki Ha-myung
    - One Lucky Day (2014) - Choi Dal-po / Ki Ha-myung
    - The Frog in the Well (2014) - Choi Dal-po / Ki Ha-myung
    - Two Years' Vacation (2014) - Choi Dal-po / Ki Ha-myung
    - The King Has Donkey Ears (2014) - Choi Dal-po / Ki Ha-myung
    - Romeo and Juliet (2014) - Choi Dal-po / Ki Ha-myung
    - The Snow Queen (2014) - Choi Dal-po / Ki Ha-myung
    - The Ugly Duckling (2014) - Choi Dal-po / Ki Ha-myung
    - Pinocchio (2014) - Choi Dal-po / Ki Ha-myung
    Doctor Stranger (TV Series) as
    Park Hoon
    Hot Young Bloods as
    No Breathing as
    The Face Reader as
    I Hear Your Voice (TV Series) as
    Soo-Ha Park
    - Stay by My Side as Light Within the Darkness (2013) - Soo-Ha Park
    - Without Your Eyes, I Can't Even See in Front of Myself (2013) - Soo-Ha Park
    - The Thieving Magpie Overture (2013) - Soo-Ha Park
    - I Don't Ruin Anything (2013) - Soo-Ha Park
    - A Study of Memory (2013) - Soo-Ha Park
    - I'm Sorry I Hate You (2013) - Soo-Ha Park
    - Why Am I Lost Searching for Painful Memories? (2013) - Soo-Ha Park
    - If Even You Leave in Difficult Days (2013) - Soo-Ha Park
    - For Whom Is This Life? (2013) - Soo-Ha Park
    - Why Is a Sad Premonition Never Wrong? (2013) - Soo-Ha Park
    - Me, Abandoned All Alone at the Edge of the World (2013) - Soo-Ha Park
    - Words That Can't Be Trusted (2013) - Soo-Ha Park
    - Having to Be Silent in Memory (2013) - Soo-Ha Park
    - The Words in My Heart I Couldn't Bear to Say (2013) - Soo-Ha Park
    - Him in My Vague Memory (2013) - Soo-Ha Park
    - I'll Be There (2013) - Soo-Ha Park
    - Bad Girl, Good Girl (2013) - Soo-Ha Park
    - I Hear Your Voice (2013) - Soo-Ha Park
    School 2013 Special: Let's Go to School (TV Movie) as
    Go Nam Soon / Lee Jong Suk
    School (TV Series) as
    Go Nam Soon
    School 2013 (TV Series) as
    Go Nam Soon
    - Epsode 1 (2012) - Go Nam Soon
    Drama Special (TV Series) as
    Yoon Jeong-hyeok
    - When I Was the Prettiest (2012) - Yoon Jeong-hyeok
    Soar Into the Sun as
    First Lieutenant Ji Seok-hyun
    As One as
    Choi, Kyung-Sub
    High Kick! (TV Series) as
    Jong-suk Ahn / Ahn jong-suk
    - Episode #3.10 (2011) - Jong-suk Ahn
    - Episode #3.9 (2011) - Jong-suk Ahn
    - Episode #3.8 (2011) - Jong-suk Ahn
    - Episode #3.7 (2011) - Jong-suk Ahn
    - Episode #3.6 (2011) - Jong-suk Ahn
    - Episode #3.5 (2011) - Jong-suk Ahn
    - Episode #3.4 (2011) - Jong-suk Ahn
    - Episode #3.3 (2011) - Jong-suk Ahn
    - Episode #3.2 (2011) - Jong-suk Ahn
    - Episode #3.1 (2011) - Ahn jong-suk
    Secret Garden (TV Series) as
    Han Tae sun 'Ssun'
    - One (2010) - Han Tae sun 'Ssun'
    Prosecutor Princess (TV Series) as
    Lee Woo-hyun
    Be with Me as
    2NE1: I Don't Care (Music Video) as
    Dara's Boyfriend
    While You Were Sleeping (TV Series) (performer: "Come To Me", "Would You Know")
    North Korea vs USA: A Nuclear Chicken Game (TV Movie documentary) as
    Three Meals a Day (TV Series) as
    Self (2014)
    Running Man (TV Series) as
    - Romeo and Juliet (2014) - Self
    - Haewon High School (2013) - Self
    Happy Together (TV Series) as
    Self - Guest
    - Promotion for R2B: Return to Base: Shin Se-kyung, Kim Sung-soo, Lee Jong-suk (2012) - Self - Guest


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