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 32)
Seoul, South Korea
Education Sejong University
Occupation Actor
Years active 1999–present
Agent KingKong Entertainment
Korean name
Hangul 이동욱
Hanja 李棟旭
Revised Romanization I Dong-uk
McCune–Reischauer I Tŏn

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), and Scent of a Woman (2011).

Career[edit]

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 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]

Filmography[edit]

Television series[edit]

  • School 2 (KBS1, 1999)
  • School 3 (KBS1, 2000)
  • Secret (MBC, 2000)
  • This is Love (KBS1, 2001)
  • Drama City: "Happier than Heaven" (KBS, 2001)
  • A Dreaming Family (KBS, 2001)
  • Pure Heart (KBS2, 2001)
  • Loving You (KBS2, 2002)
  • Honest Living (SBS, 2002)
  • Let's Go (SBS, 2002)
  • Merry Go Round (MBC, 2003)
  • Land of Wine (SBS, 2003)
  • Letters to Parents (KBS2, 2004)
  • Island Village Teacher (SBS, 2004)
  • My Girl (SBS, 2005)
  • Hanoi Bride (SBS, 2005)
  • La Dolce Vita (MBC, 2008)
  • Partner (KBS2, 2009)
  • Scent of a Woman (SBS, 2011)
  • Wild Romance (KBS2, 2012)
  • The Fugitive of Joseon (KBS2, 2013)
  • The Story of Kang-gu (SBS, 2014)
  • Hotel King (MBC, 2014)

Film[edit]

Music video[edit]

  • "Bye Bye Bye" (Monday Kiz, 2005)
  • "Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter" (Suho feat. Kim Tae-woo, 2006)
  • "Lost in the Forest of Love" (Jed, 2007)
  • "Dandelion" (Zozo, 2010) - Lee Dong-wook also directed this MV[16]
  • "Replay" (Kim Dong-ryul, 2011)
  • "Cosmic Girl" (Kim Tae-woo, 2013)

Variety show[edit]

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  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. CJ E&M. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  12. ^ Ho, Stewart (9 April 2012). "Lee Dong Wook Successfully Completes First Shoot for Strong Heart". enewsWorld. CJ E&M. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  13. ^ Lee, Dong-hyun (11 April 2012). "Lee Dong Wook Debuts as Strong Heart MC". enewsWorld. CJ E&M. 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. CJ E&M. 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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