|Born||November 6, 1981|
Seoul, South Korea
|Education||Joongbu University – Broadcasting and Media Arts|
|Agent||King Kong by Starship|
|Revised Romanization||I Dong-uk|
Lee Dong-wook (Korean: 이동욱; Hanja: 李棟旭; born November 6, 1981) is a South Korean actor, host, model and entertainer. He is best known for his leading roles in the television dramas My Girl (2005), Scent of a Woman (2011), The Fugitive of Joseon , Hotel King (2014), Guardian: The Lonely and Great God (2016–2017), Life (2018), Touch Your Heart (2019), Hell Is Other People (2019) and Tale of the Nine Tailed (2020) in the titular role. Furthermore, he’s also known as the host of the talk show Strong Heart (2012-2013), boy group survival reality show Produce X 101 (2019), and his own American-style talk show Wook Talk (2019).
Lee made his acting debut in 1999 in an MBC single-episode drama after winning the grand prize in the V-NESS model contest the same year. The PD of the drama saw Lee, and proceeded to cast him in the teen drama School 2. Lee started to gain recognition with his performance in School 3.
Lee hit stardom with 2005 romantic comedy My Girl. The drama series became a hit during its run both domestically and across Asia, and made Lee a Korean Wave star. The same year he enrolled in Joongbu University, majoring in media and broadcasting arts.
He has since starred in noir Bitter Sweet Life (2008), courtroom dramedy Partner (2009), melodrama Scent of a Woman (2011), baseball rom-com Wild Romance (2012), period thriller The Fugitive of Joseon (2013), and revenge drama Hotel King (2014), in which he reunited with My Girl co-star Lee Da-hae. He then starred in fantasy-action series Blade Man (2014) and romance drama Bubble Gum (2015).
Lee and comedian Shin Dong-yup took over as MCs of talk show Strong Heart from April 2012 to January 2013. Lee also joined the reality show Roommate, which aired from 2014 to 2015.
From 2016 to 2017, Lee starred alongside Gong Yoo in Kim Eun-sook's fantasy-romance drama Guardian: The Lonely and Great God playing a grim reaper. The drama was a hit, and along with its success, helped in the resurgence of Lee's acting career.
In 2019, Lee starred in the romance comedy drama Touch Your Heart alongside Guardian co-star Yoo In-na, playing a workaholic lawyer. The same year, he was confirmed as the host for Produce X101, the fourth season of survival audition program Produce 101. He then starred in the thriller drama Hell Is Other People as a dentist. He also started hosting his own talk show, Wook Talk, to celebrate his 20th anniversary since debut.
In 2020, Lee was cast in the fantasy drama Tale of the Nine Tailed as a nine-tailed fox who used to be a mountain god, and is now working as a civil servant. He is also confirmed to appear in the romantic comedy Single in Seoul alongside Im Soo-jung.
|2017||"For My Dear"||Photo-book||ISBN 9791162201565|||
Lee was chosen as an honorary ambassador for the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics. Lee attended the honorary ambassador appointment ceremony for the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games at the Taepyeongno Press Center in Seoul on January 12.
|2018||Honorary Ambassador for the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games|||
|Tourism Ambassador of Gangwon Province|||
Awards and nominations
|1999||V-NESS Model Awards||Grand Prize||N/A||Won|||
|2001||9th Korean Most Popular Entertainment Awards||New Generation Actor||N/A||Won|
|2002||10th Korean Most Popular Entertainment Awards||Best New Actor (TV)||Loving You||Won|
|2003||SBS Drama Awards||New Star Award||Land of Wine||Won|||
|Best Supporting Actor||Nominated|
|2007||1st Korea Movie Star Awards||Best New Actor||The Perfect Couple||Nominated|||
|2009||KBS Drama Awards||Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries||Partner||Nominated|||
|2011||8th Cosmopolitan Beauty Awards in China||Most Attractive Actor in Asia||N/A||Won|||
|18th South Korea, Japan 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 Newcomer, MC category||Strong Heart||Won|||
|Best Couple Award
with Shin Dong-yup
|KBS Drama Awards||Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries||Wild Romance||Nominated|||
|2013||PC LADY & Tudou Fashion Awards||Asia Fashion Star Award||N/A||Won|||
|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|||
|MBC Drama Awards||Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Special Project Drama||Nominated|||
|2017||5th Annual DramaFever Awards||Best Supporting Actor||Guardian: The Lonely and Great God||Won|||
|10th Korea Drama Awards||Top Excellence Award, Actor||Nominated|||
|3rd Fashionista Awards||Global Icon||N/A||Nominated|||
|2018||6th APAN Star Awards||Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries||Life||Nominated|||
|Korea Fashion Photographers Association.||Photogenic Award of the year||N/A||Won|||
|13th Annual Soompi Awards||Best Supporting Actor||Guardian: The Lonely and Great God||Won|||
|2019||OCN Awards||“Dangerously Attractive Character” Award||Hell Is Other People||Won|||
|2021||Korea First Brand Awards||Best Actor||N/A||Won|||
|2021||I-MAGAZINE||Fashion Face Awards Year 2021||’’Asian Male’’||Won|||
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