In Malaysia, 2014
14 July 1985 |
Namyangju, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea
|Education||Dong-ah Institute of Media and Arts (Broadcasting)|
|Occupation||Actor, entertainer, model|
|Agent||King Kong Entertainment|
|Revised Romanization||I Gwang-su|
Lee's popularity increased after joining SBS's Good Sunday variety show Running Man, gaining the nickname "Prince of Asia" due to his large number of overseas fans. In 2010 and 2011, Lee won back-to-back awards at the SBS Entertainment Awards for "New Star Award" and "Best Newcomer in Variety" respectively.
In 2012, Lee played supporting roles in the romantic comedies Wonderful Radio and All About My Wife, and thriller The Scent. Later in the year, he reunited onscreen with his former Running Man co-star and real-life best friend Song Joong-ki in the TV melodrama The Innocent Man.
In 2013, after another supporting role in A Wonderful Moment, Lee voiced the lead character Marco in the animated movie Maritime Police Marco, opposite fellow Running Man regular Song Ji-hyo as the voice of Lulu.
Lee had publicly stated that he wanted to play as an antagonist in TV or film, and he got his wish when he was cast as Prince Imhae (villainous brother to King Gwanghae) in the 2013 period drama Goddess of Fire.
On 17 August 2013, Lee held his first ever solo fan meeting of his career in Singapore. Attended by 2,000 fans, it was considered a success. He held another one in Malaysia on 4 January 2014, attended by almost 3,000 fans.
In 2014, Lee played his first major role on the big screen in Confession. The neo-noir film is about three friends (played by Ji Sung, Ju Ji-hoon and Lee) whose friendship gets destroyed after getting involved in a murder case. He then returned to television with the romantic comedy It's Okay, That's Love, playing a patient suffering from Tourette syndrome, a neurological disorder characterized by repetitive, stereotyped, involuntary movements and vocalizations called tics. Lee and Hwang Chansung (of boyband 2PM) then starred in the film A Dynamite Family, about five bickering brothers living in the village of Deoksu.
In 2015, Lee played the protagonist in Collective Invention, whose condition is caused by side effects from a newly introduced drug. Collective Invention was screened in the Vanguard section of the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival, marking Lee's first red carpet appearance at an international film festival. He also starred in the two-episode drama Puck!, where he played a loan shark who joins a college ice hockey club. The one-act play was aired on 1 January 2016. Lee has also made a cameo appearance during the first episode of the KBS hit series, Descendants of the Sun which was led by his real-life bestfriend, Song Joong Ki.
In 2016, Lee starred in tvN's Entourage, a South Korean remake of the American series. He was then cast in the KBS sitcom The Sound of Your Heart, based on the webtoon The Sound of Heart. The web drama was a success in both South Korea and China, gaining 100 million on Sohu TV and ranks No. 1 among Korean dramas on the site. He has also made a special appearance in the series "Hwarang". His character was killed on the first episode.
In 2017, Lee is confirmed to portray a new character in the action comedy The Accidental Detective 2, a sequel to 2015's hit The Accidental Detective alongside the film's original cast stars Kwon Sang Woo and Sung Dong-il. The film will be released in 2018.
||Wonderful Radio||Cha Dae-geun|
|All About My Wife||PD Choi|
||A Wonderful Moment||Kim Jung-il|
|Maritime Police Marco||Marco|
|Walking with Dinosaurs 3D ||Patchi|
|A Dynamite Family||Constable Park|
|2015||Collective Invention||Park Goo|
||The Accidental Detective 2|
|2008||The Scale of Providence||Oh Kwang-chul||SBS|
|2008-2009||Here He Comes||Oh Man-soo||MBC|
|2009-2010||High Kick Through the Roof||Lee Kwang-soo|
|2010||Dong Yi||Park Young-dal|
|2011||City Hunter||Go Ki-joon||SBS|
|2011-2012||Bachelor's Vegetable Store||Nam Yoo-bong||Channel A|
|2012||The Innocent Man||Park Jae-gil||KBS2|
||Dating Agency: Cyrano||Choi Dal-in (Cameo, Ep.6-8)||tvN|
|Goddess of Fire||Prince Imhae||MBC|
|Potato Star 2013QR3||Bo-young's first love (Cameo, Ep.18)||tvN|
||Secret Love||Lee Tae-yang (Ep.7-8: "A Seven Day Summer")||Dramacube|
|It's Ok, That's Love||Park Soo-kwang||SBS|
||The Girl Who Sees Smells||Himself (Cameo, e
|Descendants of the Sun||Toy gun range shooting shop worker (Cameo, Ep.1)||KBS2|
|Dear My Friends||Yoo Min-ho (Special Guest Appearance)||tvN|
||The Sound of Your Heart||Jo Suk||KBS2|
|Hwarang: The Poet Warrior Youth||Mak-moon (Special Guest Appearance, Ep.1-2)|
|2017||The Best Hit||Yoon-ki (Special Appearance, Ep.2)|
|2009||Introducing a Star's Friend||Guest - ep: 56-57||MBC|
|Star Golden Bell||Guest - ep: 230||KBS2|
|2010||Come to Play||Guest - ep: 286||MBC|
|Strong Heart||Guest - ep: 25-26||SBS|
|2010–present||Running Man||Episode 1 – present|
|2011||Happy Together 3||Guest - ep: 229||KBS2|
|2012||Yoon Do-hyun's MUST||Guest - ep: 54||Mnet|
|2013||Gag Concert||Guest - ep: 681||KBS2|
|2014||Taxi||Guest - ep: 336||tvN|
|Magic Eye||Guest - ep: 1||SBS|
|Hurry Up, Brother Season 1||Guest (with Running Man)||Zhejiang TV|
|2015||Perhaps Love/If You Love||Cast - Season 2 (with Lynn Hung)||Hubei Television|
|Yaman TV||Guest - ep: 1||Mnet|
|Healing Camp||Special appearance - ep: 195|
|The Amazing Race (China)||Special guest - Season 2 (with Kim Jong-kook)||Shenzhen TV|
|2016||We Kid (WE sing like a KID)||Guest - ep: 1-5||Mnet, tvN|
|Hurry Up, Brother Season 4||Guest - Ep : 5 (with Running Man)||Zhejiang TV|
|2012||"Oh Fresh Men" (The Bachelor's Vegetable Store OST)||VF6DOLE (Ji Chang-wook, Kim Young-kwang,Lee Kwang-soo, Shin Won-ho and Sung Ha)|
|"Busan Vacance"||Skull and HaHa|
|"Fanta CF"||Baek Jin-hee and Kang Seung-yoon (WINNER)|
|2013||"Fanta Idol Season 1"||Jung Eun-ji and Niel (Teen Top)|
|"Fanta Idol Season 2"||Niel (Teen Top) and Jung Eun-ji|
|"You Are the Best" Teaser||Byul|
Awards and nominations
||Hot CF Star||N/A||Won|
||Best Newcomer in Comedy / Sitcom||Here He Comes||Nominated|
||CF Model Award||N/A||Won|
||New Star Award||Running Man||Won|
||Best Newcomer in Variety||Won|
||Best New Actor||Wonderful Radio||Nominated|
||All About My Wife||Nominated|
||Best Supporting Actor||The Innocent Man||Nominated|
||Friendship Award||Running Man||Won|
|Viewer's Choice: Most Popular Star||Won|
||Excellence Award, Actor||It's Okay, That's Love||Won|
||Popular Star Award, Actor||Won|
||Excellence Award in Variety||Running Man||Won|
||Special Award, Actor in a Miniseries||It's Okay, That's Love||Won|
||Best Male Fashionista||N/A||Won|
||Asia Popularity Award||N/A||Won|
||Best Bromance with Kim Jong-kook||Running Man||Won|
||Prime Minister Award||N/A||Won|
||Best Couple with Jung So-min||The Sound of Your Heart||Won|
||Top Excellence Award in Variety Show||Running Man||Won|
|Annoying Guy Award||Won|
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