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26 July 1980 |
Kangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea
|Other names||Emmanuel Lee|
|Occupation||Actor, model, singer|
|Revised Romanization||I Dong-geon|
Lee was enrolled in the Department of Theatre and Cinema at Hanyang University but discontinued due to low attendance. Lee took a break from acting in 2006 claiming he felt overwhelmed with his workload in both television and film and resumed in 2007.
On 20 March 2008, Lee's 19 year old brother, a student at Sydney University, was fatally stabbed in an incident involving two groups of men beneath the World Tower in Sydney, Australia. Another 20 year old man was critically injured. Lee flew to Sydney to identify his brother's body.
Lee enlisted for his mandatory military service on 15 June 2010 at the 102 Reserves in Chuncheon, Gangwon-do for four weeks of basic training followed by 21 months of active duty. He served at the Defense Media Agency of the Ministry of National Defense and was appointed Honorary Ambassador of Military. He was discharged on 28 March 2012, and on the same day, he was appointed promotional ambassador for the 2012 Korean Formula One Grand Prix held at the Korea International Circuit in October.
In December 2011, three months prior to the completion of his service, Lee announced that he has signed exclusive management contact with Mask Entertainment. However in October 2012, Lee was reportedly in the process of cancelling his contract with them, though it was denied by the agency. Then in November, It was announced that Lee signed on exclusively with FNC Entertainment, who will managed his future activities, and comeback project.
- 1998: Time to Fly
- 1998: Hoping my wishes reach heaven (나의 바램이 저 하늘 닿기를)
- 1998: Propose (프로포즈)
- 1999: El Dorado
- 2000: Whenever it is (그게 언제라도)
- 2000: Much More
- 2004: Ah Reum Da Oon Shi Jak (아름다운 시작)
- "Salad Song" - Yoon Eun Hye ft. Lee Dong Gun
- 1998: Wandering stars (방황하는 별들)
- 1999: KBS Ad Maniac (Kwangki 광끼)
- 2000: MBC Three friends (세친구)
- 2001: KBS Can’t help being born well! (잘난걸 어떡해)
- 2002: MBC Friends 프렌즈
- 2002: MBC The thought of wearing rubber shoes on the wrong way (고무신 거꾸로 신은 이유에 대한 상상)
- 2002: MBC Ruler of Your Own World (네멋대로 해라)
- 2003: MBC Ling Ling (링링)
- 2003: MBC I’ll love you til I die 죽도록 사랑해
- 2003: KBS Sangdoo! Let’s go to school (상두야 학교가자!)
- 2003: SBS The Heungboo’s get lucky (흥부네 박터졌네) - daily drama
- 2003: MBC No Chun Hyang VS Ahn Mong Ryong (노춘향 vs 안몽룡)
- 2004: KBS Sweet 18 낭랑18세
- 2004: SBS Lovers in Paris (파리의 연인)
- 2004: SBS Stained Glass (유리화)
- 2006: SBS Smile Again (스마일 어게인)
- 2006: Mnet If In Love... Like Them
- 2008: MBC When It's At Night (밤이면 밤마다)
- 2013 : KBS Marry Him If You Dare, also known as Mirae's Choice (미래의 선택)
- 2002: Family (패밀리)
- 2005: My Boyfriend is Type B (B형남자친구, B hyung namja chin goo)
- 2007: Changing Partners (지금 사랑하는 사람과 살고 있습니까?)
- Eun Hyul - "Tardy Love"
- Position - "A Day"
- Big Bang - "Last Farewell"
- Lee Hyori - "Don't Love Her"
- Yoon Eun-hye ft. Lee Dong Gun - "Salad Song"
- 4Tomorrow - "Tomorrow"
- 2004 2nd Andre Kim Best Star Awards: Best Star Award in Actor Category
- 2004 SBS Drama Awards: Top Ten Stars Award (Lovers in Paris, Stained Glass)
- 2004 SBS Drama Awards: Excellence Actor Award for Special Project (Stained Glass)
- 2004 Dong-a TV Fashion Beauty Awards: Best Dresser
- 2005 41st Baeksang Arts Awards: Popularity Award (Lovers in Paris)
- 2008 25th Korea Best Dresser Awards: Swan Award - Actor
- 2008 MBC Drama Awards: Excellence Actor Award (When It's At Night)
- 2008 Seoul Hallyu Festival: Contribution Plaque
- "City stab victim brother a film star". The Daily Telegraph. 2008-03-22.
- Ko, Jae-wan (15 June 2010). "Lee Dong-gun enters military Korean military". 10 Asia. Retrieved 4 April 2013.
- Oh, MiJung (11 April 2012). "Rain Appointed Honorary Ambassador of Military". enewsWorld (CJ E&M). Retrieved 2012-04-11.
- "Lee Dong-gun Completes Military Service". Chosun Ilbo. 29 March 2012. Retrieved 2012-03-30.
- Hong, Lucia (5 December 2011). "Lee Dong-gun signs with new talenthouse". 10 Asia. Retrieved 4 April 2013.
- Lee, InKyung (5 December 2011). "Lee Dong Gun Announces He Has Entered a New Agency". enewsWorld. CJ E&M. Retrieved 4 April 2013.
- Oh, Esther (9 October 2012). "Lee Dong Gun to Terminate Contract with His Agency". enewsWorld. CJ E&M. Retrieved 4 April 2013.
- Oh, Esther (9 October 2012). "MASK Entertainment Denies Reports that Lee Dong Gun is Terminating His Contract". enewsWorld. CJ E&M. Retrieved 4 April 2013.
- Lee, Tae Ho (27 November 2012). "Actor Lee Dong-gun Inks Exclusive Contract with FTIsland, CNBLUE’s Agency". 10 Asia. Retrieved 5 February 2013.
- Hong, Grace Danbi (28 November 2012). "Lee Dong Gun Becomes Family with CN Blue, FT Island, Juniel, and More". enewsWorld. CJ E&M. Retrieved 4 April 2013.
- "Lee Dong-gun - Tsukiakari". Sony Music Shop.
- "[포토엔]이동건, 한류페스티벌 서울시 공로패 수상". Newsen. 24 October 2008. Retrieved 20 October 2009.
- Lee Dong-gun on Facebook
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- Lee Dong-gun at HanCinema
- Lee Dong-gun at the Korean Movie Database