Lee Dong-wook

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This is a Korean name; the family name is Lee.
Lee Dong-wook
Born (1981-11-06) November 6, 1981 (age 33)
Seoul, South Korea
Education Joongbu University - Broadcasting and Media Arts
Occupation Actor
Years active 1999–present
Agent King Kong Entertainment
Korean name
Hangul 이동욱
Hanja 李棟旭
Revised Romanization I Dong-uk
McCune–Reischauer I Tong'uk

Lee Dong-wook (born November 6, 1981) is a South Korean actor. He is best known for his leading roles in the television dramas My Girl (2005), La Dolce Vita (2008), Scent of a Woman (2011), Hotel King (2014), and Blade Man (2014).


Lee Dong-wook made his acting debut in 1999, and went on to appear in a number of TV series before hitting stardom in 2005 hit romantic comedy My Girl. It also made him a Korean wave star. He has since starred as the male lead in noir La Dolce Vita (2008),[1] courtroom dramedy Partner (2009),[2][3] melodrama Scent of a Woman (2011),[4] baseball rom-com Wild Romance (2012),[5][6] period thriller The Fugitive of Joseon (2013), and revenge drama Hotel King (2014).[7][8]

In November 2011, Lee signed with talent agency King Kong Entertainment, which also manages fellow actors Lee Kwang-soo, Park Min-young, Lee Chung-ah and Kim Sun-a.[9]

Lee and comedian Shin Dong-yup took over as MCs of variety talk show Strong Heart from April 2012 to January 2013.[10][11][12][13][14][15]

In the summer of 2014, Lee Dong-Wook joined on with 10 other South Korean celebrities, that are actors, atheletes, comedians, idols to join the Variety Show Roommate, that is in its 2nd season!


Television series[edit]

Year Title Role Network
1999 MBC Best Theater "길밖에도 세상은 있어" Sung-joon MBC
School 2 Lee Kang-san KBS1
2000 School 3 Lee Kang-san KBS1
Secret Kang Hyun-soo MBC
2001 Pure Heart Jang Ho-gu KBS2
A Dreaming Family KBS
Drama City "Happier Than Heaven" KBS2
This Is Love Jae-hyun KBS1
That's Perfect! Dong-wook SBS
2002 Let's Go! Dong-wook SBS
Loving You Lee Min KBS2
Honest Living Lee Dong-wook SBS
2003 Land of Wine Song Do-il SBS
Merry Go Round Park Sung-pyo MBC
2004 Island Village Teacher Jang Jae-doo SBS
Precious Family Ahn Jung-hwan KBS2
2005 Hanoi Bride Park Eun-woo SBS
My Girl Seol Gong-chan SBS
2008 La Dolce Vita Lee Joon-soo MBC
2009 Partner Lee Tae-jo KBS2
2011 Scent of a Woman Kang Ji-wook SBS
2012 Wild Romance Park Mu-yeol KBS2
2013 The Fugitive of Joseon Choi Won KBS2
2014 The Story of Kang-gu Kim Kyung-tae SBS
Hotel King Cha Jae-wan MBC
Blade Man Joo Hong-bin KBS2


Year Title Role
2006 Arang Hyun-ki
2007 The Perfect Couple Kang Jae-hyuk
2008 Heartbreak Library Kim Joon-oh
2010 The Recipe Kim Hyun-soo
2015 Beauty Inside Woo-jin

Variety show[edit]

Year Title Network Notes
2006 Sang Sang Plus - Generation
to Generation: Old & New
KBS2 guest
Come to Play MBC guest
2007 Hey Hey Hey - Season 2 SBS guest
2008 Happy Together KBS2 guest
2011 Healing Camp, Aren't You Happy SBS guest
2012-2013 Strong Heart SBS MC
2012 2012 SBS Drama Awards SBS MC
2013 Happy Together KBS2 guest
Running Man SBS guest
Infinite Challenge MBC guest
2014 Roommate SBS cast member, seasons 1-2

Music video[edit]

Year Song Title Artist Notes
2005 "Bye Bye Bye" Monday Kiz
2006 "Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter" Suho feat. Kim Tae-woo
2007 "Lost in the Forest of Love" Jed
2008 "As Much as We Loved" Suho
2009 "Missed Call" Suho feat. Kim Bum-soo
2010 "Dandelion" Zozo Lee Dong-wook also directed
this music video[16]
2011 "Replay" Kim Dong-ryul
2013 "Cosmic Girl" Kim Tae-woo

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
1999 V-NESS Screen Award N/A N/A Won
2003 SBS Drama Awards New Star Award Land of Wine Won
2009 KBS Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries Partner Nominated
2011 8th Cosmo Beauty Awards Most Attractive Actor in Asia N/A Won
18th Han Il Culture Awards Grand Prize, Cultural Diplomacy category N/A Won
SBS Drama Awards Top 10 Stars Scent of a Woman Won
Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Weekend Drama Won
2012 SBS Entertainment Awards Best Couple Award with Shin Dong-yup Strong Heart Won
Best Newcomer, MC category Won
KBS Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries Wild Romance Nominated
2013 KBS Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actor in a Mid-length Drama The Fugitive of Joseon Nominated
2014 9th Asia Model Festival Awards Fashionista Award N/A Won
3rd APAN Star Awards Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Serial Drama Hotel King Nominated


  1. ^ "Lee Dong-wook stars in Sweet Life a new MBC TV drama currently in production". MBC Global Media. 24 April 2008. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  2. ^ Han, Sang-hee (23 June 2009). "Friends, Lawyers to Hit Small Screen". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  3. ^ Oh, Jean (24 June 2009). "Legal wars and blood brothers hit TV". The Korea Herald. Retrieved 2013-07-10. 
  4. ^ "ONE Exclusive Interview - Lee Dong Wook". ONE TV ASIA. December 2011. Retrieved 2013-08-04. 
  5. ^ Noh, Hyun-gi (3 January 2012). "Lee Si-young to play tomboy who falls in love". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  6. ^ Hong, Lucia (1 January 2012). "Lee Dong-wook pulled off all action scenes for new series because of Lee Si-young". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  7. ^ Lee, Kyung-nam (13 February 2014). "Lee Dong Wook to Reunite with Lee Da Hae in New Drama Hotel King". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2014-02-13. 
  8. ^ Lee, Min-ji (27 March 2014). "Hotel King Lee Dong Wook and Lee Dae Hae Praise Each Other". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2014-03-30. 
  9. ^ Hong, Lucia (22 November 2011). "Lee Dong-wook signs with a new talenthouse". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-12-01. 
  10. ^ Hong, Lucia (15 March 2012). "Lee Dong-wook becomes new host of SBS' Strong Heart". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  11. ^ Choi, Eun-hwa (15 March 2012). "Lee Dong Wook to be New Host for Strong Heart". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  12. ^ Ho, Stewart (9 April 2012). "Lee Dong Wook Successfully Completes First Shoot for Strong Heart". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  13. ^ Lee, Dong-hyun (11 April 2012). "Lee Dong Wook Debuts as Strong Heart MC". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  14. ^ "Mighty Heart talk show to go silent". Korea JoongAng Daily. 11 January 2013. Retrieved 2013-01-11. 
  15. ^ Jeon, Su-mi (13 February 2013). "Lee Dong Wook Says He Learned More about Variety on the Last Episode of Strong Heart". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2013-02-13. 
  16. ^ 이동욱, 뮤비 감독 데뷔…조조 '민들레' 제작 [Lee Dong-wook makes his directorial debut]. Segye (in Korean). 13 April 2010. Retrieved 2012-11-23. 

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