Lee Jung-jin

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Lee Jung-jin
(특별수사 사형수의 편지) 셀럽 엄지척 영상 이정진 12s.jpg
Born (1978-05-25) May 25, 1978 (age 42)[1]
Seoul, South Korea
EducationHanyang University - Theater and Film
Korean name
Revised RomanizationI Jeong-jin
McCune–ReischauerRi Chŏngjin

Lee Jung-jin, (born May 25, 1978) is a South Korean actor.

Early life[edit]

Lee Jung-jin graduated from Konkuk University with a degree in horticulture before studying acting at Hanyang University.[2]


Lee worked as a fashion model before being discovered by Jeong Young-beom, the CEO of talent agency Star J Entertainment.[2] He made his acting debut in the 1998 sitcom Soonpoong Clinic, and has since appeared in many television dramas, including Two Outs in the Ninth Inning, Love Story in Harvard, The Fugitive: Plan B, and A Hundred Year Legacy.[3][4]

He also starred in the films Once Upon a Time in High School, Mapado, Troubleshooter,[5] Eun-ha,[6] and most notably Pietà,[7][8] for which he received the prestigious Okgwan Order of Cultural Merit.[9][10]

From 2009 to 2011, Lee was a cast member of the popular variety show segment Qualifications of Men on KBS2's Happy Sunday.[4][11]

Personal life[edit]

Lee began his mandatory military service on February 28, 2005 where he worked as a member of the public staff at the Gwangjin District office.[12]

Lee is an ambassador for South Korean international humanitarian and development organization, Good Neighbors.[2]

In January 2018, Lee's agency confirmed he has been dating former member of 9MUSES's Euaerin (Lee Hye Min) since June 2017.[13][14]



Year English Title Korean Title Role Notes
2000 Bloody Beach 해변으로 가다 Sang-tae
2002 Bet On My Disco 해적, 디스코 왕 되다 Hae-jeok
2004 Once Upon a Time in High School 말죽거리 잔혹사 Woo-sik
2005 Seoul Raiders 韓城攻略 Jeon Hong Kong film
Mapado 마파도 Uhm Jae-chul
2010 Troubleshooter 해결사 Jang Pil-ho
No Doubt 돌이킬 수 없는 Yoo Se-jin
2012 Wonderful Radio 원더풀 라디오 Lee Jae-hyeok
Pietà 피에타 Lee Kang-do
2015 Eun-ha 은하 Seo-jun
2016 Duel: Final Round 대결 Choi Kang-ho

Television series[edit]

Year English Title Korean Title Role Network
1998 Soonpoong Clinic 순풍 산부인과 SBS
1999 Ad Madness 광끼 KBS2
2000 She's the One 나는 그녀가 좋다 Choi Seung-man KBS2
More Than Words Can Say 좋은걸 어떡해 Kang Min-soo KBS1
She's More Beautiful Than a Flower 꽃보다 아름다운 그녀 MBC
2001 Lovers 연인들 MBC
2002 Bad Girls 나쁜 여자들 Lee In-ku SBS
Trio 삼총사 Lee Jae-moon MBC
2003 Escape from Unemployment 백수 탈출 Wang Woo-ram SBS
2004 Doctor K 닥터 K KBS2
April Kiss 4월의 키스 Han Jung-woo KBS2
2005 Love Story in Harvard 러브 스토리 인 하버드 Hong Jung-min SBS
2007 9 End 2 Outs 9회말 2아웃 Byun Hyung-tae MBC
2008 Don't Cry My Love 사랑해, 울지마 Han Young-min MBC
2010 The Fugitive: Plan B 도망자 플랜 B Detective Do Soo KBS2
2013 A Hundred Year Legacy 백년의 유산 Lee Se-yoon MBC
Basketball 빠스껫 볼 gambling basketball star
2014 Temptation 유혹 Kang Min-woo SBS
2016 My Horrible Boss 욱씨남정기 Jang Si-hwan JTBC
The K2 더 케이투 Choi Sung-won tvN
2017 The Liar and His Lover[15] 그녀는 거짓말을 너무 사랑해 Choi Jin-hyuk tvN
2020 The King: Eternal Monarch 더 킹: 영원의 군주 Lee Lim SBS

Variety show[edit]

Year English Title Korean Title Network
1998 Love for Three Days 3일 간의 사랑 iTV
2009-2011 Qualifications of Men 남자의 자격 KBS2
2012 꿈꾸는 광고제작소 Mnet
2013 Our Neighborhood Arts and Physical Education 우리동네 예체능 KBS2
2015 Law of the Jungle in Yap Islands 정글의 법칙 SBS

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2008 Seoul Social Work Conference 후원자 부문 서울특별시장상 N/A Won
2012 7th Asia Model Festival Awards[16] Model Star Award N/A Won
Korea Film Actor's Association[17] Achievement Award Pieta Won
Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism Okgwan Order of Cultural Merit[18] Won
2013 6th Korea Drama Awards Top Excellence Award, Actor A Hundred Year Legacy Won
MBC Drama Awards[19] Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Serial Drama Won
2014 SBS Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actor in a Drama Special Temptation Nominated


  1. ^ "이정진 :: 네이버 인물검색". Naver (in Korean). Retrieved May 25, 2018.
  2. ^ a b c "Member Interview - Lee Jung Jin". Privy Magazine. 13 February 2012. Retrieved 2014-05-03.
  3. ^ Ko, Jae-wan (18 June 2010). "Lee Jung-jin joins Rain, Lee Na-young for Fugitive". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
  4. ^ a b Wee, Geun-woo (1 December 2010). "Actor Lee Jung-jin's Song Picks". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
  5. ^ Lee, Ji-hye (18 November 2010). "Actor Lee Jung-jin's Movie Picks". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
  6. ^ Kim, June (28 April 2015). "EUN-HA Casts LEE Jung-jin and LIM Su-hyang". Korean Film Council. Retrieved 2015-04-28.
  7. ^ "LEE Jung-jin on PIETA: "I gave it my all"". Korean Cinema Today. 13 August 2012. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
  8. ^ Oh, Mi-jung (22 October 2012). "Interview: Lee Jung Jin on the Golden Lion Award and Pieta". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
  9. ^ "Psy to receive cultural merit honor from government". The Korea Times. 6 November 2012. Retrieved 2012-11-20.
  10. ^ Ji, Yong-jin (21 November 2012). "PIETA Shines Once Again". Korean Film Council. Retrieved 2012-12-01.
  11. ^ "Lee Jung Jin steps off Qualifications of Men with tears and parting gifts". Allkpop. 8 May 2011. Archived from the original on 23 November 2012. Retrieved 2012-12-01.
  12. ^ "So Ji-seop and Lee Jeong-jin Enter Boot Training Camp". KBS Global. 28 February 2005. Retrieved 2014-05-03.
  13. ^ Kim Won-gum (11 January 2018). "[단독] 배우 이정진·나인뮤지스 출신 가수 이유애린, 7개월째 열애". Sports Donga (in Korean).
  14. ^ Lee Eun-jung (11 January 2018). "이정진·나인뮤지스 출신 이유애린 "우리 연인이에요"". Yonhap News Agency (in Korean).
  15. ^ "이현우·조이·이정진·이서원, '그녀는 거짓말을…' 주요 라인업 완성 [종합]". tvReport.
  16. ^ Lee, Nancy (19 January 2012). "Jung Il Woo, Kara, IU Win Asia Model Festival Award". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2012-11-20.
  17. ^ Ji, Yong-jin (2 January 2013). "Korea Film Actor's Association Holds Year-end Event". Korean Film Council. Retrieved 2013-01-04.
  18. ^ Lee, Tae-ho (19 November 2012). "Venice-winning Film Pieta Director, Stars Receive Cultural Merit Honor from Korea Government". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-11-20.
  19. ^ Lee, Cory (31 December 2013). "Ha Ji-won Receives Top Honor at 2013 MBC Drama Awards". 10Asia. Archived from the original on 28 March 2014. Retrieved 2014-01-06.

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