Lee Jin-wook in June 2016
September 16, 1981|
Cheongju, North Chungcheong Province, South Korea
|Other names||Lee Jin-uk|
|Revised Romanization||I Jin-uk|
Lee Jin-wook (born September 16, 1981) is a South Korean actor. He is best known for his leading role in the romance series Glass Castle, the time-traveling series Nine (2013), romance seriesThe Time We Were Not in Love and supporting role in the movie Miss Granny.
Lee Jin-wook was studying Environmental Engineering at Cheongju University when he dropped out to pursue acting. He began his entertainment career as a print model for Panasonic in 2003, then made his acting debut in My New Boyfriend, a 2004 short film directed by Hur Jin-ho. Roles in television dramas followed, namely: a good-natured stalker in Alone in Love, a baseball player in Smile Again, a private investigator in Someday, an Incheon Airport employee in Air City, a plastic surgeon in Before and After, the president's son in Formidable Rivals, and a newly married chaebol in Glass Castle.
Lee then served his two-year mandatory military service from May 6, 2009 to March 7, 2011 at the Defense Media Agency of the Ministry of National Defense. His comeback project was Myung-wol the Spy, in which he played a North Korean agent.
After playing the heroine's on-and-off boyfriend in I Need Romance 2012, Lee starred in his most high-profile role yet as a TV anchor in the time-traveling romance Nine. The positive reception he gained from Nine led to his being cast in a supporting role in the comedy film Miss Granny, followed by his first major big-screen role in The Target, a remake of French action movie Point Blank.
Lee then reteamed with the writer and director of Nine in The Three Musketeers (2014), a period drama set during the Joseon era where he played Crown Prince Sohyeon. He is set to star in two films in 2015, the comedy The Beauty Inside and the thriller Time Renegade, as well as the remake of Taiwanese drama In Time with You titled The Time We Were Not in Love.
On 14 July 2016, a woman came forth to sue Lee for rape; she had claimed that Lee followed her home after dinner with mutual friends and raped her. However, Lee denied the claims and countersued her for false accusations. In September 2016, Lee was found not guilty and discharged.
|2004||MBC Best Theater "Bad Girl"||MBC|
|2005||Resurrection||the real Steven Lee
(bit part, episode 23)
|2006||Alone in Love||Min Hyun-joong||SBS|
|Smile Again||Yoon Jae-myung|
|2007||Air City||Kang Ha-joon||MBC|
|2008||Before and After: Plastic Surgery Clinic||Han Geon-soo|
|Powerful Opponents||Kang Soo-ho||KBS2|
|Glass Castle||Kim Joon-sung||SBS|
|2009||The Road Home||Lee Jin-wook
(guest, episodes 21-22)
|2011||Myung-wol the Spy||Choi Ryu||KBS2|
|2012||I Need Romance 2012||Yoon Seok-hyun||tvN|
|2014||The Three Musketeers||Crown Prince Sohyeon|
|2015||The Time We Were Not in Love||Choi Won||SBS|
|2016||Goodbye Mr. Black||Cha Ji-won||MBC|
|Voice 2||Do Kang-woo||OCN|
|2004||My New Boyfriend (short film)||Boyfriend|
|2014||Miss Granny||Han Seung-woo|
|The Target||Lee Tae-joon|
|2015||The Beauty Inside||Woo-jin|
|2018||A Tiger in Winter||Gyeong-yu|
|High Society||Shin Ji-ho|
|Road to Utah|
|2007||I ♡ Broadway||OCN|
|2008||My Style Road||OnStyle|
|2002||"In Case of My Love"||Jung Jae-hyung|
|2004||"Misty Moon"||Lim Hyung-joo|
|"Grabber"||Kim Dong-ryool and Lee So-eun|
|2005||"Doo roo roo"||Ahn Jae-wook|
|2009||"My Love"||Shin Seung-hun|
Awards and nominations
|2006||SBS Drama Awards||New Star Award||Alone in Love, Smile Again||Won|
|2008||2nd Korea Drama Awards||Netizen Popularity Award||Glass Castle||Nominated|
|SBS Drama Awards||Excellence Award, Actor in a Serial Drama||Nominated|
|2013||7th Mnet 20's Choice Awards||20's Drama Star - Male||Nine||Won|
|6th Korea Drama Awards||Grand Prize (Daesang)||Nominated|
|Best Couple Award with Jo Yoon-hee||Nominated|
|2nd APAN Star Awards||Excellence Award, Actor||Nominated|
|2015||SBS Drama Awards||Best Couple Award (with Ha Ji-won)||The Time We Were Not in Love||Nominated|
|Netizen Popularity Award||Nominated|
|Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries||Nominated|
|2016||Korea Film Actors Association Awards||Grand Prize||Time Renegades||Won|
- "Lee Jin-uk signs with Glove Entertainment". Korea JoongAng Daily. 7 July 2018.
- "Lee Jin-wook and So Yi-hyun cast in MBC series "Before and After: Plastic Surgery Clinic"". Hancinema. 6 December 2007.
- "Farewell, my darling, I'm off to serve my country". Korea JoongAng Daily. 8 May 2009. Retrieved 2012-12-01.[permanent dead link]
- Hong, Lucia (3 March 2011). "Lee Jae-won, Lee Jin-wook to be discharged from the military next week". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-12-02.
- "Lee Jin-wook Completes Military Service". The Chosun Ilbo. 8 March 2011. Retrieved 2012-12-01.
- Kim, Jessica (16 May 2011). "Lee Jin-wook joins Han Ye-seul drama". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
- Kwon, Mee-yoo (10 July 2011). "Drama explores inter-Korean love story". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2012-12-01.
- Hong, Lucia (8 May 2012). "Kim Ji-seok, Lee Jin-wook's new tvN series to hit airwaves on June 20". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
- Lee, Hye-ji (8 January 2013). "Lee Jin-wook, Cho Youn-hee Cast in Fantasy Melodrama". 10Asia. Archived from the original on 14 April 2014. Retrieved 2013-01-09.
- Jin, Eun-soo (12 June 2013). "10 hottest celebrities in South Korea". The Korea Herald. Retrieved 2013-07-03.
- "Age meets youth with comedy 'Miss Granny'". Korea JoongAng Daily. 20 December 2013.
- Tae, Sang-joon (7 November 2013). "Korean POINT BLANK Remake Goes Into Production". Korean Film Council. Retrieved 2014-01-30.
- Park, Ji-ryun (23 May 2014). "Lee Jin Wook Finalizing Details for Big-Scale Drama The Three Musketeers". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2014-06-13.
- "20 Actors Cast for One Single Lead Character for BEAUTY INSIDE". Korean Film Biz Zone. 5 November 2014.
- "Romance-thriller 'Time Renegades' takes the lead". Korea JoongAng Daily. 19 April 2016.
- Jin, Min-ji (16 April 2015). "Lee Jin-wook to star opposite Ha Ji-won in summer drama, agency confirms". Kpop Herald.
- "Moon Chae-won, Lee Jin-uk star in new TV drama". The Korea Times. 15 September 2016.
- "LEE Jin-wook Joins A WINTER GUEST SCARIER THAN A TIGER". Korean Film Biz Zone. 14 February 2017.
- "Su Ae, PARK Hae-il, and LEE Jin-wook to Perform Together in High Society". Korean Film Biz Zone. 9 November 2017.
- "Ko Hyun-jung, Lee Jin-wook to Star in New Crime TV Series". The Chosun Ilbo. 4 January 2018.
- Kwon, Mee-yoo (28 December 2009). "Innocent Cougars?". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2012-12-01.
- Ko, Kyoung-seok (28 April 2011). "Choi Ji-woo and Lee Jin-wook breakup". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-12-01.
- Jones, Julie (17 September 2014). "Gong Hyo Jin And Lee Jin Wook End Their Relationship". enewsWorld. Retrieved 8 December 2016.
- "Another Celebrity Accused of Rape". The Chosun Ilbo. 18 July 2016.
- "Actor Lee Jin-wook denies sexual assault allegations". The Korea Times. 18 July 2016.
- "Lee Jin-wook found not guilty of rape". Hancinema. 27 September 2016.
- "[20′s Choice] 2NE1′s CL, Infinite, Shinhwa and More Win Big at 2013 20′s Choice Awards". enewsWorld. 18 July 2013. Archived from the original on 3 March 2016.
- "2016 Korea Movie Stars Awards". Star MBN. 15 July 2016.
- Lee Jin-uk at Will Entertainment (in Korean)