Lee Dong-wook

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Lee Dong-wook
Lee Dong Wook 2017 PFW 3.jpg
In October 2017
Born (1981-11-06) November 6, 1981 (age 37)
Seoul, South Korea
EducationJoongbu University – Broadcasting and Media Arts[1]
Occupation
  • Actor
  • model
Years active1999–present
AgentKing Kong by Starship[2]
Korean name
Hangul
이동욱
Hanja
Revised RomanizationI Dong-uk
McCune–ReischauerI Tonguk
WebsiteOfficial website

Lee Dong-wook (Hangul이동욱; Hanja李棟旭; born November 6, 1981[3][4]) is a South Korean actor and model. He is best known for his leading roles in the television dramas My Girl (2005), Scent of a Woman (2011), Hotel King (2014), Guardian: The Lonely and Great God (2016–2017), Life (2018) and Touch Your Heart (2019).

Career[edit]

Lee Dong-wook made his acting debut in 1999 in a MBC single-episode drama.[5] The PD of the drama saw Lee, and proceed to cast him in the teen drama School 2.[6][7] Lee started to gain recognition with his performance in School 3.[8]

Lee hit stardom with 2005 romantic comedy My Girl.[9] The drama series became a hit during its run both domestically and across Asia, and made Lee a Korean Wave star.[10][11] He has since starred in noir Bitter Sweet Life (2008),[12] courtroom dramedy Partner (2009),[13][14] melodrama Scent of a Woman (2011),[15] baseball rom-com Wild Romance (2012),[16][17] period thriller The Fugitive of Joseon (2013),[18][19] and revenge drama Hotel King (2014), in which he reunited with My Girl co-star Lee Da-hae.[20][21] He then starred in fantasy-action series Blade Man (2014) and romance drama Bubble Gum (2015).[22][23]

Lee and comedian Shin Dong-yup took over as MCs of talk show Strong Heart from April 2012 to January 2013.[24][25][26][27][28][29] Lee also joined the reality show Roommate, which aired from 2014 to 2015.[30][31]

From 2016 to 2017, Lee starred alongside Gong Yoo in Kim Eun-sook's fantasy-romance drama Guardian: The Lonely and Great God.[32] The drama was a hit, and along with its success, helped in the resurgence of Lee's acting career.[33][34]

In 2018, Lee starred in the medical drama Life.[35][36]

In 2019, Lee starred in the romance comedy drama Touch Your Heart alongside Guardian co-star Yoo In-na.[37][38] The same year, he was confirmed as the host for Produce X101, the fourth season of survival audition program Produce 101.[39]

Personal life[edit]

Lee enlisted in the military in August 2009, serving under the National Defense Public Relations Service.[40] He was discharged in June 2011.[41]

Filmography[edit]

Discography[edit]

Year Song Title Album Notes Ref.
2007 "The Perfect Couple" The Perfect Couple OST with Hyun Young
2008 "One Day a Year (skit)" All About U Suho feat narration by Lee Dong-wook [42]
2011 "Us Again" Scent of a Woman OST with Kim Sun-a

Bibliography[edit]

Year Title Category Notes Ref.
2017 "For My Dear" Photo-book ISBN 9791162201565 [43]

Ambassadorship[edit]

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.[44]

Year Title Notes Ref.
2018 Honorary Ambassador for the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games [45]
Tourism Ambassador of Gangwon Province [46]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref.
1999 V-NESS Model Awards Grand Prize N/A Won [47]
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 [48]
Best Supporting Actor Nominated
2007 1st Korea Movie Star Awards Best New Actor The Perfect Couple Nominated [49]
2009 KBS Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries Partner Nominated [50]
2011 8th Cosmopolitan Beauty Awards in China Most Attractive Actor in Asia N/A Won [51]
18th South Korea, Japan Culture Awards Grand Prize, Cultural Diplomacy category N/A Won [52]
SBS Drama Awards Top 10 Stars Scent of a Woman Won [53]
Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Weekend Drama Won
2012 SBS Entertainment Awards Best Newcomer, MC category Strong Heart Won [54]
Best Couple Award
with Shin Dong-yup
Won
KBS Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries Wild Romance Nominated [55]
2013 PC LADY & Tudou Fashion Awards Asia Fashion Star Award N/A Won [56]
KBS Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actor in a Mid-length Drama The Fugitive of Joseon Nominated [57]
2014 9th Asia Model Festival Awards Fashionista Award N/A Won [58]
3rd APAN Star Awards Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Serial Drama Hotel King Nominated [59]
MBC Drama Awards Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Special Project Drama Nominated [60]
2017 5th Annual DramaFever Awards Best Supporting Actor Guardian: The Lonely and Great God Won [61]
10th Korea Drama Awards Top Excellence Award, Actor Nominated [62]
3rd Fashionista Awards Global Icon N/A Nominated [63]
2018 6th APAN Star Awards Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries Life Nominated [64]
K-Star Award Nominated
Korea Fashion Photographers Association. Photogenic Award of the year N/A Won [65]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Hong, Lucia (22 November 2011). "Lee Dong-wook signs with a new talenthouse". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-12-01.
  3. ^ "Lee Dong-wook (이동욱, Korean music department, actor)". HanCinema. Retrieved 2018-03-09.
  4. ^ "이동욱 :: 네이버 인물검색". Naver (in Korean). Retrieved 2018-03-09.
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  9. ^ "An 'irresistible trickster' to meet viewers in 'My Girl'". The Korea Herald. 12 December 2005.
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  11. ^ "Kim Bum, Lee Kwang-soo and Lee Dong-wook, third generation Hallyu Stars". Hancinema. 27 April 2015.
  12. ^ "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.
  13. ^ Han, Sang-hee (23 June 2009). "Friends, Lawyers to Hit Small Screen". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
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  28. ^ "Mighty Heart talk show to go silent". Korea JoongAng Daily. 11 January 2013. Archived from the original on 16 February 2013. Retrieved 2013-01-11.
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  38. ^ "'Guardian' stars return in 'Touch Your Heart'". Korea JoongAng Daily. 31 January 2019.
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