January 16, 1985 |
Gimhae, South Gyeongsang Province, South Korea
|Alma mater||Konkuk University - Film Arts|
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Revised Romanization||I Min-gi|
Lee Min-ki (born January 16, 1985) is a South Korean actor and singer. Lee played his first TV leading role in the 2005 sports drama Taereung National Village, followed by the romantic comedies I Really Really Like You in 2006 and Dal-ja's Spring in 2007. The actor has also starred in feature films, most notably in the box office hit Haeundae, Quick and Spellbound.
After honing his acting in one-act dramas, Lee Min-ki first gained popularity on television in romantic comedies Dal-ja's Spring and I Really Really Like You. He then starred in the quirky low-rated cult series Four Gold Chasers and alternated mainstream films with indies such as Oishii Man. He gained favorable notices for his supporting role in the Korean blockbuster Haeundae, in which he plays a lifeguard who makes a heartbreaking sacrifice when a fictional tsunami hits the Korean beach town of Haeundae. Lee then solidified his bona fide movie star status with his leading role in the action film Quick (though it eventually flopped at the box office).
After performing a stylized version of "My Way" at the 2008 Mnet KM Music Festival, Lee lent his vocals to a track with Korean electronica/pop singer Sheean in a collaboration with Japanese electronica/Shibuya-kei artist FreeTEMPO. The song, titled "Power of Love," was released as a digital single, and Lee also appeared in the music video. He later stated he was working on material for an upcoming album. On August 11, 2009 he unveiled his musical debut No Kidding, a six track EP with a very indie-electro rock sound. The album's title song "Eternal Summer" was the first and only single released; it was also made into a music video. Due to lack of promotion the album did not receive much commercial success, but received moderately positive reviews from critics.
|2006||Riverbank Legends||High school student #7 (cameo)|
|2007||A Good Day to Have an Affair||College student|
|2008||Humming||Oh Chun-jae (cameo)|
|Romantic Island||Lee Jung-hwan|
|2009||Oishii Man||Kim Hyun-seok|
|A Million||Park Cheol-hee|
|2013||Very Ordinary Couple||Lee Dong-hee|
|For the Emperor||Lee Hwan|
|2015||Shoot Me in the Heart||Seung-min|
"My Older Brother"
|Be Strong, Geum-soon!||Noh Tae-hwan||MBC|
"Booyong of Mt. Kyeryong"
|MBC Best Theater
"Taereung National Village"
|Rainbow Romance||Lee Min-ki||MBC|
|2006||I Really Really Like You||Nam Bong-ki||MBC|
|2007||Dal-ja's Spring||Kang Tae-bong||KBS2|
|Four Gold Chasers||Park Mu-yeol||KBS2|
|2012||Shut Up Flower Boy Band||Joo Byung-hee
(guest, episodes 1-2)
|2005||"Only One for Me"||Soul Star|
|2007||"After... The Break-up"||The Name feat. Choi Jin-yi|
|2008||"My Girl"||The One|
|2012||"The Day Before"||Nell|
|2005||X-Man||SBS||guest, episodes 83-84 and 89-91|
|2011||Running Man||SBS||guest, episode 70|
|2006||"Like Candy 2"||Track from I Really Really Like You OST|
|"Before Sadness Comes"||Track from Rainbow Romance OST|
"Neanderthal Man II"
"Disappears Like That"
"A Match for You"
|Tracks from Oishii Man OST|
|2012||"Not in Love"||Track from Shut Up Flower Boy Band OST|
|Power of Love
|Power of Love Part 2
|We Can't Forget the Reason
|Those Days I Had with You|
|2005||LG Phone and Fun|
Awards and nominations
|2004||KBS Drama Awards||Best Actor in a Special/One-Act Drama||My Older Brother||Nominated|
|2005||KBS Drama Awards||Best Actor in a Special/One-Act Drama||Oh! Sarah, Booyong of Mt. Kyeryong||Nominated|
|MBC Drama Awards||Best New Actor||Be Strong, Geum-soon!||Won|
|2007||43rd Baeksang Arts Awards||Best New Actor||I Really Really Like You||Nominated|
|28th Blue Dragon Film Awards||Best New Actor||A Good Day to Have an Affair||Nominated|
|KBS Drama Awards||Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries||Dal-ja's Spring, Four Gold Chasers||Nominated|
|2009||Style Icon Awards||New Movie Icon||N/A||Won|
|30th Blue Dragon Film Awards||Best Supporting Actor||Haeundae||Nominated|
|2010||46th Baeksang Arts Awards||Best New Actor||Won|
- Lee, Hyo-won (February 19, 2009). "Oishii Man: Magic of Love, Youth". The Korea Times.
- Shin, Hae-in (February 11, 2009). "Being a bit of both proves difficult in Oishi man". Yonhap.
- Ki, Sun-min (August 6, 2009). "Lee Min-ki revels in the art of acting". Korea JoongAng Daily.
- Lee, Sun-min (July 21, 2014). "Lee to start military service next month". Korea JoongAng Daily.
- Ha, Soo-jung (August 8, 2014). "Lee Min Ki Revealed to Have Enlisted in the Army 8/7". enewsWorld.
- "Music Drama - After Break Up". YesAsia. Retrieved June 15, 2014.