Lee Sang-yeob

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Lee Sang-yeob
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Born (1983-05-08) May 8, 1983 (age 36)
South Korea
EducationHanyang University
  • Actor
  • Entertainer
Years active2007–present
Korean name
Revised RomanizationI Sang-yeop
McCune–ReischauerI Sangyŏp

Lee Sang-yeob (born May 8, 1983) is a South Korean actor.[1] He is best known for starring in the sitcom I Live in Cheongdam-dong (2011), the melodrama The Innocent Man (2012), the period drama Jang Ok-jung, Living by Love (2013), and the fantasy drama While You Were Sleeping (2017). Lee was cast in his first leading role in the weekend drama Give Love Away (2013).

Personal life[edit]

Lee is the only grandson of the former Dongguk Jaekang chairman Kim Jong-jin.[2] In August 2013, he admitted he had been in a relationship with Gong Hyun-joo for half a year and affection began when they were colleagues in the same agency. In August 2016, the agency announced they broke up due to personal reasons. They changed agencies respectively after their broke up.[3]



Year Title Role Ref.
2008 A Man Who Was Superman Soo-jung's boyfriend [4]
Lovers of Six Years Yoon-seok
2011 Penny Pinchers Yang Gwan-woo [4]
2012 The Nutcracker in 3D N.C., the Nutcracker (voice, Korean dubbed) [5]
2013 The Flu Byung-woo [6]
2014 Ex-Files Park Eun-ho [7]
2018 The Villagers Ji-sung [8]

Television series[edit]

Year Title Role Network Ref.
2007 A Happy Woman KBS2
2008 King Sejong the Great Crown Prince Hyang KBS1 [9]
Kokkiri (Elephant) Joo Sang-yeob MBC [10]
The Art of Seduction Sung-il OCN
Here He Comes (Guest) MBC
2009 Her Style Yoon Seok-woo KBS N
2011 Midas Han Jang-seok SBS [11]
Miss Ripley Ha Cheol-jin MBC [12]
Can't Lose Yeon Hyung-joo (Ep. 9) MBC
I Live in Cheongdam-dong Lee Sang-yeob JTBC [13]
2012 Koisuru Maison ~Rainbow Rose~ Han Sae-woo TV Tokyo [14]
The Innocent Man Park Joon-ha KBS2 [15][16]
2013 Jang Ok-jung, Living by Love Prince Dongpyeong SBS [17]
The Greatest Thing in the World John Harrison MBC [18]
Give Love Away Jung Jae-min MBC [19]
2015 House of Bluebird Jang Hyun-do KBS2 [20]
2016 Signal Kim Jin-woo (Ep. 9-11) tvN [21]
The Master of Revenge Park Tae-ha KBS2 [22]
The Doctors Kim Woo-jin (Ep. 15-16, 18, 20) SBS [23]
Drama Special "Home Sweet Home" Kang Sung-min KBS [24]
Listen to Love Ahn Joon-young JTBC [25]
2017 While You Were Sleeping Lee Yoo-bum SBS [26]
Drama Special "You're Closer Than I Think" Choi Woo-jin KBS [27]
2018 The Hymn of Death Kim Hong-ki SBS [28]
Top Star U-back Choi Ma-dol tvN [29]
2019 Love Affairs in the Afternoon Yoon Jung-woo Channel A [30]

Variety show[edit]

Year Title Role Network Ref.
2015 Law of the Jungle in Samoa Cast member (Episodes 192–194) SBS TV [31]
2018 Reckless but Happy Host SBS [32]
2019 Prison Life of Fools Cast member tvN [33]
2019 Trans-Siberian Pathfinders Cast member tvN [34]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2012 KBS Drama Awards Best Supporting Actor The Innocent Man Nominated
2013 APAN Star Awards Best New Actor Jang Ok-jung, Living by Love Nominated
MBC Drama Awards Best New Actor Give Love Away Won [35]
2015 KBS Drama Awards Best Couple (with Chae Soo-bin) House of Bluebird Nominated
2017 SBS Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actor in Wednesday - Thursday Drama While You Were Sleeping Won [36]
Character of the Year Nominated


  1. ^ "Lee Sang Yeob(이상엽)". Innolife. 19 April 2013. Archived from the original on 3 July 2013. Retrieved 2013-05-04.
  2. ^ "Lee Sang-yeob Wants to Be Known for His Acting and Not His Background". Hancinema. Dailian. 19 December 2013.
  3. ^ "[단독]이상엽·공현주, 3년여 공개열애 마침표..최근 결별".
  4. ^ a b ""Although I Was Born" Lee Sang-yeob, Jun Ji-hyun then Han Ye-seul". Hancinema. Nate. 2 March 2011.
  5. ^ "Kim Yoo-jung and Lee Sang-yeob dubs "Nutcracker Doll 3D"". Hancinema. TV Report. 26 November 2012.
  6. ^ "Lee Sang-yeob teams up with top actors in forthcoming film". 10Asia. 20 June 2012.
  7. ^ "Lee Sang-yeob Joins Han Geng's Film in China". 10Asia. 19 July 2013.
  8. ^ "KIM Sae-ron and Don LEE Back on Screen for Heartwarming Drama GOMTAENGI". Korean Film Biz Zone. 31 July 2017.
  9. ^ '코끼리' 이상엽, 첫 사극 도전…'대왕세종' 합류. 10Asia (in Korean). 5 September 2008.
  10. ^ 이상엽 "'코끼리'는 가족같이 소중한 작품" 종영소감. Hankyung (in Korean). 19 July 2008.
  11. ^ `마이더스` 이상엽, `우중충 외모-촐쌀맞은 수다男` 깨알같은. MK News (in Korean). 23 February 2011.
  12. ^ 이상엽, '굿바이 미스 리플리' 박유천 절친으로 등장. TV Report (in Korean). 31 March 2011.
  13. ^ Lee, Nancy (14 March 2012). "Jay Park, Hyun Woo and More Wish Fans a Happy White Day". enewsWorld. CJ E&M. Retrieved 2013-05-04.
  14. ^ Hong, Lucia. "Lee Sang-yeob cast in KARA Jiyoung's Korea-Japan series". 10Asia. Retrieved 12 December 2011.
  15. ^ Lee, Hye-ji. "Lee Sang-yeob turns lawyer in Song Joong-ki's new TV series". 10Asia. Retrieved 6 July 2012.
  16. ^ Jeon, Ji-young (10 October 2012). "Park Joon-ha's Ardent Love Wins Over the Ladies!". KBS Global. Retrieved 2013-05-04.
  17. ^ "Lee Sang-yeob has a crush on Kim Tae-hee in "Jang Ok-jeong Lives in Love". Hancinema. TV Report. 27 January 2013.
  18. ^ "Actors team up for new adoptee drama". Korea JoongAng Daily. 13 August 2013.
  19. ^ "Hong Soo-hyun, Lee Sang-yeob to Pair Up in New Drama". 10Asia. 14 August 2013.
  20. ^ 첫방 '파랑새의 집' 이상엽, 촬영중 셀카 '외모 훈훈'. New Daily (in Korean). 21 February 2015.
  21. ^ ‘시그널’ 이상엽, 섬뜩한 살인범으로 등장 ‘강렬’. 10Asia (in Korean). 19 February 2016.
  22. ^ "[TV톡톡]'국수의신' 천정명·이상엽, 시선강탈 예약한 두 남자". Osen (in Korean). 9 March 2016.
  23. ^ [단독] 이상엽, '닥터스' 특별 출연..명품 연기 뽐낸다 (in Korean). Osen. 3 August 2016.
  24. ^ "'즐거운 나의 집' 최윤석PD "이상엽, 벌벌 떠는 연기는 으뜸"". Donga Ilbo (in Korean). 13 October 2016.
  25. ^ ‘이아바’ 이상엽 "카메오 강호동 무서웠다..‘살려주세요’ 절로 나와"(인터뷰). Newsen (in Korean). 5 December 2016.
  26. ^ [단독]이상엽, '당신이 잠든 사이에' 주연 발탁…이종석·수지 호흡. Naver (in Korean). edaily. 20 January 2017. Retrieved 2017-01-21.
  27. ^ "이상엽 측 "KBS '당신은 생각보다 가까이에 있다' 출연"". My Daily (in Korean). 20 July 2017.
  28. ^ "[SBS Star] Lee Sang-yeob Joins 'Hymn of Death' with Lee Jong Suk". SBS News. 27 March 2018.
  29. ^ 이상엽, '톱스타 유백이' 캐스팅…한국의 잭스패로우 최마돌 役 [공식입장]. Asia Economy (in Korean). 19 July 2018.
  30. ^ "[연예뉴스 HOT5] 박하선·이상엽 채널A 새 드라마 주연". Sports Donga (in Korean). 22 February 2019.
  31. ^ '정글의 법칙' 공현주·이상엽 커플 눈길…정글에서 더 빛난 '그 남자의 마음'. Asia Economy Daily (in Korean). December 26, 2015. Retrieved May 23, 2016.
  32. ^ [‘무확행’첫방] “이혼 13년, 혼밥 익숙”...이상민, ‘맛요정’ 된 이유. mk.co.kr (in Korean). Retrieved 2018-09-17.
  33. ^ (in eng) https://www.allkpop.com/article/2019/08/tvn-variety-prison-life-for-fools-reportedly-coming-to-an-end-due-to-low-ratings. Retrieved 2019-09-28. Missing or empty |title= (help)CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)
  34. ^ (in eng) https://www.allkpop.com/article/2019/07/actors-lee-sun-gyun-kim-nam-gil-lee-sang-yup-more-to-head-on-a-friendship-trip-to-siberia-for-new-reality. Retrieved 2019-09-28. Missing or empty |title= (help)CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)
  35. ^ "Ha Ji-won Receives Top Honor at 2013 MBC Drama Awards". 10Asia. 31 December 2013.
  36. ^ "[SBS 연기대상]이상엽·남지현, 수목극 부문 우수상". Ilgan Sports (in Korean). 31 December 2017.

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