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|Birth name||Lee Chang-sun (이창선)|
February 7, 1988 |
Seoul, South Korea
|Occupation(s)||singer, actor, dancer, model|
|Labels||J. Tune Camp (2009-2014)
Prain TPC (2015-present) 
|Associated acts||MBLAQ, Dynamic Black|
|Revised Romanization||I Chang-seon|
|Revised Romanization||I Jun|
Lee Chang-sun (Hangul: 이창선; hanja: 李昌宣; born February 7, 1988), better known by his stage name Lee Joon (Hangul: 이준; hanja: 李準) is a South Korean idol singer, dancer, actor and model. He was a member of the Korean male group MBLAQ until the end of November, 2014 when his contract with J. Tune Camp officially ended; on December 16, 2014 it was announced that he had departed from the group and for the time being he would focus on filming his then current TV series, MBC's Mr. Back. Since early 2015 he has been signed to Prain TPC (a Prain Global company), which manages other actors such as Ryu Seung Ryong, Park Ji Young, Park Yong Woo, Yang Ik Joon, Moon Jung Hee and others.
Before becoming a part of MBLAQ, Lee acted in CFs, had a small non-recurring role in the first episode of Korean sitcom That Person is Coming (그분이 오신다), which aired in 2008, and began and completed filming for the 2009 film, Ninja Assassin in which he portrayed the Teenage Raizo. Lee made his acting debut in a South Korean movie titled, “Rough Play”, which was produced by Kim Kiduk and which was unusually risque for a pop idol due to the numerous nude sex scenes he had to perform in the film. His acting as "Oh Young" had earned the “Best Male Newcomer” award at the 1st Wild Flower Film Festival 2014. He was nominated for the same category at the 50th Baeksang Arts Awards.
Since his departure from MBLAQ, he has been actively working as an actor even though he had no agency at that time as he was offered a lead role in an upcoming drama from SBS, titled "I Heard It as a Rumour". In which he plays the young son of a wealthy upper-class family who accidentally impregnates his lower class girlfriend. During promotion of the drama Lee stressed the importance of sex education among teenagers.
After training under Rain and J.Tune Entertainment, Lee became a member of South Korean quintet male group MBLAQ, serving as a vocalist and main dancer. The group debuted on October 9, 2009 at Rain's Legend of Rainism concert where they performed various songs from their then-unreleased single album Just BLAQ. Their performance was met with praise, with many concert spectators and fans considering them to be the next TVXQ. MBLAQ's first single, "Oh Yeah", was released to the public through a music video on October 14, 2009 with their debut single album, Just BLAQ releasing on the same day. MBLAQ made their broadcast debut with the song "Oh Yeah" on Mnet's M! Countdown.
The group has starred in various South Korean variety shows as guests as well as in their own variety shows like Mnet's MBLAQ – The Art of Seduction, MBC's MBLAQ's Idol Army, Mnet's Sesame Player and KBS's Hello Baby Season 5.
MBLAQ made their Japanese debut on May 3, 2011 with an event held at the Kanagawa Lazona Kawasaki Plaza which gathered a reported 10, 000 fans. A day later, on May 4, they released their first Japanese album Your Luv which immediately reached first position of the Oricon Daily Charts, selling more that 11,000 copies.
Since their debut, MBLAQ has released three single albums, three extended play albums and one studio album.
He is also one of the regular guests for SBS Running Man with him making an appearance on the show for 5 times. The episodes that he appeared on are namely: Episode 8, 95, 108, 129 and 162.
His fanclub is named J+.
In late 2009, after MBLAQ's debut, Lee was cast as a permanent cast member in the television shows Star Golden Bell Season 2 and Oh! My School (prev. 100 Points out of 100').
In 2010, he was cast in two dramas, titled Jungle Fish 2, in which he plays opposite Jiyeon from T-ara, and Housewife Kim Kwang Ja's Third Activity which aired on September 22, 2010. He participated in the OST for Jungle Fish 2 by singing two songs: "슬픈예감 (Feeling Sad)" with Hong Jong Hyun and "슬픈예감 (Feeling Sad) (Farewell Version)" with Hong Jong Hyun, Han Jiwoo, Kim Bora and Shin Soyool.
On January 6, 2012 it was announced that Lee and After School's Lizzy would become a dance couple for the MBC Lunar New Year special Pit-a-Pat Shake!, and on January 24 the episode in which they performed their acrobatic dance routine was broadcast.
Lee Joon was born and raised in Seoul, South Korea. He has an older sister. He had stated that he was told by his teacher he had no talent in acting, his earlier dream, so he gave up and started dance. He in fact, before joining Seoul Arts High School had only danced for a month and won 2nd in a competition and a scholarship to Seoul Arts High School. He was not as flexible as the students who had studied dance for 10 years, but he was exceptional at choreography. He then was told once again he was not talented and was teased by other students. Lee did not give up and lived in school on week days. He went back home on weekends and practiced hard and very much. After his hard work and dedication was recognized, many more students began talking to him. He graduated from the Seoul Arts High School receiving a lot of attention. He majored in modern dance at the Korea National University of Arts and now attends Kyung Hee Cyber University.
Before Lee's debut with MBLAQ, due to his good looks, he modeled for a variety of products such as wigs, home shopping and hangover drink ads.
On November 6, 2010, during an interview, Lee revealed that he suffers from both insomnia and a severe bipolar disorder. He went on to say "[I had] suffered from insomnia before [my] debut", and that "It was fixed for a bit due to the fatigue after MBLAQ's debut, but it [had] come back recently. [He hadn't] slept for two days [that day]". Furthermore, Lee Joon revealed that the mental and physical stress induced by his busy schedule and inability to sleep was what caused his bipolar disorder.
On February 13, 2011 Lee was pulled out of filming MBLAQ's special stage for their song "Stay" at SBS's Inkigayo after he suddenly began vomiting. He was admitted to a hospital where he was diagnosed with a cochlea disorder, but it was determined that the condition was not severe. However, his activities were cancelled for a brief period of time in order for him to recover.
Awards and recognition
For Rough Play, Lee Joon won Best New Actor at the 1st Wildflower Film Awards (where he also received a Best Actor nomination). He was also nominated for Best New Actor at the 50th Baeksang Arts Awards and the 23rd Buil Film Awards in 2014.
|2009||Ninja Assassin||Teenage Raizo|
|2011||Gnomeo & Juliet||Gnomeo||Korean dubbing|
|2013||Rough Play||Oh Young||He won the "Best New Actor or Actress" Award at the 1st Wildflower Film Awards in 2014.|||
|2015||The Piper||Nam-soo||As village chief's son|
|2008||MBC||Here He Comes||Himself||Cameo, prior to debut.|
|2010||Housewife Kim Kwang-ja's Third Activities||Jin|
|KBS 1||Jungle Fish 2||Ahn Ba-woo|
|2012||SBS||History of a Salaryman||Yeo-chi's boyfriend||Ep. 1 Cameo|
|KBS 2||Sent from Heaven||Lee Joon||Also known as I Need a Fairy|
|Channel A||K-POP – The Ultimate Audition||Members of the fictional band, M1||Cameo, also known as Strongest K-POP Star Survival.|
|2013||KBS 2||Iris II||Yoon Shi-hyuk|
|MBC Every 1||The Dramatic||Himself|
|MBC||Mr. Back||Choi Dae-han||As Choi Go-bong's son.|
|2015||SBS||Pinocchio||Fama||Ep. 19 Cameo|
|Heard It Through the Grapevine||Han In-sang|
|2009||Mnet||MBLAQ's Art of Seduction||Himself|
|2009 - 2010||MBC Every 1||Idol Army||Season 5|
|2010||SBS||Shin PD's Variety World|
|Running Man||Ep. 8|
|GOMTV||Making the Artist|
|Mnet||MBLAQ Goes To School|
|SBS||Idol Maknae Rebellion|
|KBS||Star Golden Bell|
|2011||100 Points Out of 100 Points||Also known as (a.k.a.) Oh! My School|
|KBS 2||Birth of a Family|
|2012||KBS 2||MBLAQ's Hello Baby|
|Talk Show Do Dream|
|SBS||1000 Song Challenge|
|Running Man||Ep. 95 (all members except Mir), 104 and 108|
|KBS World TV||Immortal Songs 2|
|Mnet||The Beatles Code|
|MBC||Pit-a-Pat Shake!||With After School's Lizzy|
|Exploration of Gender|
|KBS 2||Invincible Youth|
|MBC Every 1||Weekly Idol|
|MBC||We Got Married Season 4||Groom (with Oh Yeon-seo)|
|KBS 2||Let's Go Dream Team Season 2||Himself|
|2013||KBS||The Human Condition: The Conditions of a Vacation|
|tvN||Saturday Night Live Korea (SNL Korea)|
|SBS||Running Man||Episodes 129 and 162|
|2014||Mnet||Beatles Code 3D|
Music Video Appearances
|2010||"Going Crazy"||Kan Mi Youn||sourcemusictv|
|2011||"My Heart is Beating"||K.Will||starshipTV|
|"Can't Open Up My Lips||K.Will||starshipTV|
|"Bubble Pop!"||Hyuna||4Minute 포미닛(Official YouTube Channel)|
|2013||"Singing Got Better"||Ailee||YMCent|
Awards and nominations
|2014||1st Wildflower Film Awards||Best Actor||Rough Play||Nominated|
|Best New Actor or Actress||Won|
|7th Korea Drama Awards||Best New Actor||Gap-dong||Nominated|
|50th Baeksang Arts Awards||Best New Actor (Film)||Rough Play||Nominated|
|23rd Buil Film Awards||Best New Actor||Nominated|
|MBC Drama Awards||Best New Actor||Mr. Back||Nominated|
|2015||51st Baeksang Arts Awards||Best New Actor (TV)||Heard It Through the Grapevine||Nominated|
|8th Korea Drama Awards||Excellence Award, Actor||Won|
|4th APAN Star Awards||Excellence Award, Actor in a Serial Drama||Won|
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- Raden Adiputra Running Man Data Vault
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- "Lee Joon and Lizzy perform an acrobatic dance routine He also worged in "We got Married Season 4" with Oh-Yeon Seo as his virtual wife.". allkpop.com. January 24, 2012. Retrieved February 3, 2012.
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