Lee Min-ho (actor, born 1993)
Lee Min-ho on Running Man press premiere last March 26, 2013
June 28, 1993 |
Namyangju, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
(Theater and Film)
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
Lee Min-ho (Hangul: 이민호; Hanja: 李敏豪) (born June 28, 1993) is a South Korean actor. He is well known for his role as young Yang Myung in Moon Embracing the Sun (2012) and Song Mang-boo in Rooftop Prince (2012).
Lee Min-ho was born in Namyangju, South Korea on June 28, 1993. His family consists of his father, mother and one older sister. He finished his high school at Paikyang High School and is currently taking up theater major in Chung-Ang University's Institute of the Arts.
Lee became an actor not because he wanted to, but because it was his father's dream before but couldn't pursue it. As a child, he thought arriving at a film set was just a fun trip instead of acting. He started playing soccer as a rebellion against his parents who wanted him to pursue acting. He even became the captain of their soccer team back in middle school. He was awarded top score in 2008 Seoul FC Junior Championship Cup scoring 10 goals in a game. FC Seoul Lee Chung-Yong said that Lee was the best player in the Cup and was considered as soccer prodigy. He loved soccer to the point where he wanted to become a professional soccer player, but eventually upon entering high school, he came to realize what acting was like and fully embraced it.
Lee Min-ho considered using a stage name because many confused him with the City Hunter’s Lee Min-ho but his parents disapproved of the idea and said that instead of changing his name, he should work harder to be recognized.
Min-ho started his career as a child actor. He debuted at the age of five playing the role of Jung-bae in 1998 SBS daily sitcom Soonpoong Clinic, the show ran for 2 years. In 2005, he starred with Yoo Seung-ho in KBS' Magic Warriors Mir & Gaon which gain them access to popularity among elementary students and their peers.
In 2010, he was cast in the movie Ghost, he played the role of Park Chul-Min, a high school student, who can see ghosts but pretends not to see them and decided not to meddle with their affairs, until the ghost of a cute girl named Seo-Hee (Choi Hye-kyung) ask for his help. In same year he was cast opposite to Kim Yoo-jung in Grudge: The Revolt of Gumiho, in the drama they played as two young people who have affection with each other but their love end up with tragedy. After Gumiho, he had a brief cameo in Sungkyunkwan Scandal as a petty thief Bok-soo.
In 2012, Lee Min-ho played the role of young Yang Myung, the unrequited love of Kim Yoo-jung's character in Moon Embracing the Sun. Lee, who earned popularity with his deft portrayal of the young Yang Myung in the MBC drama, was cast as Song Kang-ho’s rebellious son in the movie Howling. He appeared in the music video for 2BIC′s debut song I Made Another Girl Cry.
After building up his profile as one of Korea's nation child star, he successfully transitioned in adult role through Rooftop Prince where he plays the role of Song Mang-boo, one of the 3 member of Yoochun's character entourage in search for the crown prince in the 21st century. Following his stint in Rooftop Prince, he has been cast as Gi-hyuk, son of Shin Ha-kyun's character in the movie Running Man which is the first movie produced by Hollywood Major Studio 20th Century Fox Korea.
In 2014, he had his first romantic lead role in the movie School of Youths with Bae Seul-ki. In June, Lee Min-ho along with f(x) Luna was appointed as 2015 Honorary Ambassadors for Confederation of Asian and Pacific Accountants. He also co-starred with Bae Noo-ri in a 4 episode web drama Teleport Lovers that was shown under Naver's TV Cast. The drama was produced by Korean organization K-Move! to promote overseas employment among Korean youth.
|2001||Waikiki Brothers||young In-ki|
|2002||Show Show Show||Eun-ryong|
|2007||Le Grand Chef||young Sung-chan|
|2009||Actually, I am a Superman||boy||Independent short film|
|2010||Be With Me/Ghost||Park Chul-min|
|2013||Running Man||Cha Gi-hyuk|
|2014||School of Youth||Mok-won|
|2016||Time Renegades||Kang Seung-beom|
|The Bittersweet||Xiao Ma||Leading Actor|
|F Team||Dong Feng||Leading Actor|
|1998||Soonpoong Clinic||Jung-bae||SBS||Debut as a child actor|
|Legend of Ambition||Ha Seung-jun||KBS2|
|The Great King's Road||Eun Jeon-goon||MBC|
|Sunflower||Park Sun-deok son||MBC|
|1999||Woman on Top||SBS|
|2001||Empress Myeongseong||young Sun-jong||KBS2|
|2002||Jang Hee-bin||Prince Yeoning (Yeong-jo)||KBS2|
|People in the Zoo||Jung Min-ho||KBS2|
|2004||Jang Gil San||Jung Do-ryeong||SBS|
|2005||Magic Warriors Mir & Gaon||Gaon||KBS|
|2006||Love and Ambition||Sang-woo||SBS|
|Exhibition of Fireworks||Bong-chang||MBC|
|High Kick!||young Soon-jae||MBC|
|2007||Gangnam Mom||Do Joon-yong||SBS|
|2008||The Deacon and Deaconess||Ye-jun||CTS|
|2009||My Dad Loves Trouble||Jin-soo||KBS2||4-episode drama special|
|2010||Grudge: The Revolt of Gumiho||Jo Jung-kyu||KBS2|
|Sungkyunkwan Scandal||Bok-soo||KBS2||appeared on episodes 10 & 11|
|Stormy Lovers||Lee Hyung-woo||MBC|
|2011||The Thorn Birds||young Lee Young-jo||KBS2|
|A Thousand Kisses||Moon Gi-joon||MBC||appeared on episode 22|
|TV Cultural Center - Eom Ji's||Suk-ho||KBS2|
|2012||Moon Embracing the Sun||young Prince Yang-myung||MBC|
|Rooftop Prince||Song Man-bo||SBS|
|The Great Seer||King Woo||SBS|
|2013||The Blade and Petal||Crown Prince Hwangwon||KBS2|
|The Prime Minister and I||Park Hee-chul||KBS2|
|2015||Splendid Politics||Bongrim/King Hyojong||MBC|
|2017||Housewife Detective||Hwang Chul-min||TBA|
|2014||Teleport Lover||Han Dong-hyeok||Naver TV Cast||4-episode web series|
|2012||I Made Another Girl Cry||2BiC|
|2005||Magic Warriors Mir & Gaon: The Musical||Gaon|
|2012||La Cage Aux Folles||Jean-Michel|
|Shany Pokémon Bread|
|2006||LG Electronics Canvas X|
|2012||G Shop Star Market||Online Shop |
|Samsung Galaxy Note||with Eugene|
|2012||Honorary Ambassador for Youth (Ministry of Gender Equality and Family)||with Kim Yoo-jung.|
|2015||Honorary Ambassador for CAPA (Confederation of Asian and Pacific Accountants)||with f(x) Luna|
|Student Ambassador for Chung-Ang University||with Jin Se-yeon|
Awards and nominations
|2007||SBS Drama Awards||Best Young Actor||Gangnam Mom||Nominated|
|2012||MBC Drama Awards||Best Young Actor||Moon Embracing the Sun||Nominated|
- ""The Moon that Embraces the Sun" Lee Min Ho Reveals His Favorite Female Celeb". Soompi. Retrieved 21 December 2013.
- "Lee Min Ho is Favored by CF Happily". Sports Seoul. Dramahaven. Retrieved 4 April 2013.
- Lee, Kyung-nam (19 April 2012). "′Rooftop Prince′ Trio Lee Min Ho and Choi Woo Sik Discuss Past Roles". enewsWorld. CJ E&M. Retrieved 21 July 2014.
- Choi, Ji-eun (18 August 2010). "[INTERVIEW] Korean actor Lee Min-ho-I". 10Asia. Hancinema]. Retrieved 6 January 2013.
- "Lee Min Ho Interview in Vogue Girl English Translation". Vogue. Dramahaven. Retrieved 4 April 2013.
- "Flower Boy Lee Min Ho is Jung Bae of 1998′s Choonpoong Clinic". Newsen. Dramahaven. Retrieved 5 January 2013.
- "Magic Warriors Mir & Gaon". KBS.co.kr. Retrieved 4 January 2013.
- Choi, Eun-hwa (27 January 2012). "Lee Min Ho Moves to the Big Screen". enewsWorld. CJ E&M. Retrieved 21 July 2014.
- Kim, Ji-yeon (9 March 2012). "Lee Min Ho Shines in Music Video for 2BIC′s Debut Song". enewsWorld. CJ E&M. Retrieved 6 January 2013.
- Choi, Eun-hwa (20 February 2012). "Lee Min Ho is On A Horse". enewsWorld. CJ E&M. Retrieved 6 January 2013.
- "Sin Ha-gyoon and Lee Min-ho-I cast for movie "Running Man"". Daum. Hancinema. Retrieved 4 January 2013.
- "Lee Min-ho-I & 2AM's Changmin To Star In Musical". KBS. Hancinema. Retrieved 7 January 2013.
- "Lee Min Ho Chosen as Model for G-Market's Star Shop". TvReport. Dramahaven. Retrieved 7 January 2013.
- Kamarudin, Syahida (3 May 2012). "Min-ho and Yoo-jung elected "Ambassadors of Youth"". Yahoo. Retrieved 4 January 2013.