3 January 1984
Nam District, Ulsan, South Korea
|Education||Kookmin University - Physical Education
Kookmin University Graduate School - Sports Management
|Height||1.76 m (5 ft 9 1⁄2 in)|
|Relatives||Kim Tae-hee (sister)|
|Revised Romanization||I Wan|
|Revised Romanization||Gim Hyeong-su|
Lee Wan (born Kim Hyung-soo on January 3, 1984) is a South Korean actor.
Born as Kim Hyung-soo, he began his career in entertainment after starring in a music video alongside older sister, actress Kim Tae-hee. Using the stage name Lee Wan, he made his acting debut in 2003. He first drew notice in a supporting role in the television drama Stairway to Heaven, followed by leading roles in romantic comedies Snow White: Taste Sweet Love and Let's Go to the Beach. He reunited with Stairway to Heaven costar Park Shin-hye in 2006 in the melodrama Tree of Heaven which was a joint Korean-Japanese production. Lee also contributed the song "Where Farewells Don't Exist" to the drama's soundtrack.
Lee's increased Korean wave popularity led to him being cast in as the leading man in the Japanese film Veronika Decides to Die (based on the same-titled novel by Paulo Coelho), which screened at the 2005 Tokyo International Film Festival. He also played the leading role opposite Ami Suzuki in the 2007 Japanese television drama Magnolia no Hana no Shita de ("Under the Magnolia"), which portrayed a romance between a Korean man and a Japanese woman who meet while studying in New York City. Afterwards, he returned to Korean television with a supporting role in In-soon Is Pretty, as the protagonist's younger brother.
Lee enlisted for mandatory military service on 12 July 2010, and was part of the entertainment soldiers unit of the Defense Media Agency under the Ministry of National Defense. He was discharged on 23 April 2012.
As his first post-army project, Lee appeared in the 2013 online drama It's Not Over Yet; it aired in 6-part 10-minute installments on social networking sites. He was next cast in the 2015 Korean War film Battle of Yeonpyeong.
- My Fair Lady (SBS, 2003)
- Nursery Story (MBC, 2003)
- Stairway to Heaven (SBS, 2003)
- Snow White: Taste Sweet Love (KBS2, 2004)
- Little Women (SBS, 2004)
- Let's Go to the Beach (SBS, 2005)
- Tree of Heaven (SBS, 2006)
- Magnolia no Hana no Shita de (Fuji TV, 2007)
- In-soon Is Pretty (KBS2, 2007)
- Ryokiteki na Kanojo (TBS, 2008) (cameo)
- Swallow the Sun (SBS, 2009)
- It's Not Over Yet (SNS, 2013)
- Veronika Decides to Die (2005)
- Once Upon a Time in Seoul (2008)
- Battle of Yeonpyeong (2015)
- Cool Kiz on the Block (KBS2, 2014)
- Vibe - "While Looking at the Picture"
- Vintage Blue - "Love Is"
- Position - "You Just Being in This World"
- Tei - "Same Pillow"
- Tei - "Locked Up in Tears"
- 2004 SBS Drama Awards: New Star Award (Little Women)
- 2004 KBS Drama Awards: Best New Actor (Snow White: Taste Sweet Love)
- "10 LINE: Kim Tae-hee". TenAsia. 28 October 2009. Retrieved 2014-04-30.
- Shin, Hae-in (1 March 2006). "Tree of Heaven: a new tryout for a resurgence of Korean Wave". The Korea Herald via Hancinema. Retrieved 2014-04-30.
- "Lee Wan's Fan Meetings Draw 2,000 Japanese Fans". KBS Global. 11 July 2006. Retrieved 2014-04-30.
- "Lee Wan will lead the Japanese drama Magnolia Flower (목련꽃)". Soompi. 1 December 2006. Retrieved 2014-05-04.
- "Lee Wan returns through the drama In-soon is Pretty". Hancinema. 22 August 2007. Retrieved 2014-05-04.
- Lee, Eun-joo (22 October 2008). "Actors struggle for authenticity in Korean War roles". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2014-04-30.
- Han, Sang-hee (7 July 2009). "Swallow the Sun to Capture Love, Revenge". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2014-04-30.
- "Lee Wan enters Korean military today". TenAsia. 12 July 2010. Retrieved 2014-04-30.
- "Lee Wan to be discharged from military today". TenAsia. 23 April 2012. Retrieved 2014-04-30.
- Kang, Jung-yeon (17 July 2013). "Kahi, Lee Wan to be on SNS Drama". TenAsia. Retrieved 2014-04-30.
- Chung, Ah-young (13 October 2013). "New drama genres branch out from SNS, podcasts". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2014-04-30.