Lee Soo-hyuk

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Lee Soo-hyuk
Lee Soo-hyuk 2015.jpg
Born Lee Hyuk-soo
(1988-05-31) May 31, 1988 (age 29)
Gwacheon, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea
Occupation Model, Actor
Years active 2006-present
Agent YG Entertainment
Lee Soo-hyuk
Hangul 이수혁
Revised Romanization I Su-hyeok
McCune–Reischauer I Su-hyŏk
Birth name
Hangul 이혁수
Revised Romanization I Hyeok-su
McCune–Reischauer I Hyŏk-su

Lee Soo-hyuk (Hangul이수혁; born Lee Hyuk-soo on May 31, 1988) is a South Korean model and actor.


Born Lee Hyuk-soo,[1] he debuted as a model in designer Jung Wook-jun's Lone Costume fashion show in 2006. He walked down the runways of the nation's famous fashion brands including General Idea and Song Zio, and did cover shoots for several renowned fashion magazines such as GQ, Bazaar and Elle.[2] After appearing in music videos of girl groups Gavy NJ and 2NE1 in 2009 and 2010, he expanded his career into acting. Using the stage name Lee Soo-hyuk,[3] his credits include the television series White Christmas (KBS2, 2011),[4] Deep Rooted Tree (SBS, 2011), and Vampire Idol (MBN, 2011-2012).[5] He also appeared in the films The Boy from Ipanema (2010), Runway Cop (2012), and Horror Stories 2 (2013).[6]

Lee was mentioned in the online fashion magazine Style Minutes as one of the "13 Top Breakout New Male Faces" during the 2013 Fall/Winter London and Paris fashion weeks.[7][8]

In 2014, Lee signed with Star J Entertainment, leaving his former agency SidusHQ.[9] He then starred as the second male lead in the cable romantic comedy series High School King of Savvy and Valid Love (both from tvN).[10][11][12] In 2015, Lee was cast in the period vampire romance Scholar Who Walks the Night, based on the webtoon of the same title.[13]

In 2016, Lee played secondary roles in OCN's espionage drama Neighborhood Hero, MBC's romantic comedies Lucky Romance and Sweet Stranger and Me.

In March 2017, Lee joined YG Entertainment.[14][15]

On August 10, 2017 Lee began his mandatory military service. After the basic military training he will continue his service as a public service officer for two years.[16][17]


Television series[edit]

Year Title Role Network
2011 White Christmas Yoon Soo KBS2
Deep Rooted Tree Yoon Pyeong SBS
What's Up Lee Soo-bin MBN
Vampire Idol Mukadil Kejua/Soo-hyuk
2013 Shark Kim Soo-hyun KBS2
2014 High School King of Savvy Yoo Jin-woo tvN
Valid Love Kim Joon
2015 Scholar Who Walks the Night Gwi MBC
2016 Neighborhood Hero Choi Chan-gyu OCN
Lucky Romance Choi Gun-wook MBC
Sweet Stranger and Me Kwon Duk-bong KBS2


Year Title Role Notes
2006 My Boss, My Teacher Student (third year, class 8)
2010 The Boy from Ipanema Boy
2012 Runway Cop Kim Sun-ho
2013 Horror Stories 2 Sung-kyun segment: "The Cliff"

Variety show[edit]

Year Title Network Notes
2007 Seven Models - Special Edition Channel Dong-A
2012 Lord of the Ring MBC guest, episode 1
Strong Heart SBS guest, episodes 133-134
2013 Style Log OnStyle
Hello Counselor KBS2 guest, episode 115
2015 Healing Camp guest, episode 186-187

Music video[edit]

Year Song Title Artist
2009 "Monorail of Night" Xxx
"A Love Story" Gavy NJ
2010 "It Hurts" 2NE1
2012 "Whoz That Girl" EXID
2013 "Falling in Love" 2NE1

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2007 Korea Fashion Photographers Association[18] Best New Model N/A Won
2008 25th Korea Best Dresser Swan Awards[19] Best Dressed, Model category N/A Won
2014 29th Korea Best Dresser Swan Awards[20] Best Dressed, Actor category N/A Won
2015 MBC Drama Awards[21] Best New Actor Scholar Who Walks The Night Won


  1. ^ "이수혁 "본명 이혁수…앞뒤로 바꿔 이수혁"" (in Korean). OSEN. 2016-01-26. Retrieved 2016-06-24. 
  2. ^ Jin, Eun-soo (12 June 2013). "10 hottest celebrities in South Korea". The Korea Herald. Retrieved 2013-07-03. 
  3. ^ Choi, Ji-eun (1 November 2010). "My Name Is: Lee Soo-hyuk". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-12-04. 
  4. ^ Kwon, Mee-yoo (25 January 2011). "Eight chilling days of White Christmas". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2012-12-04. 
  5. ^ 홍종현-이수혁-김우빈, 망가져도 이렇게 멋있으면 반칙이지 (인터뷰). Mk.co.kr (in Korean). 29 December 2011. Retrieved 2012-12-07. 
  6. ^ Hong, Lucia (5 June 2012). "Lee Soo-hyuk set to make 1st ever appearance on variety show". 10Asia. Retrieved 2013-02-12. 
  7. ^ Leung, Tori; Hsu, Jessica (27 January 2013). "13 Top Breakout New Male Faces of F/W 2013". Style Minutes. Retrieved 2013-02-12. 
  8. ^ "Lee Soo-hyuk hits Europe scene". Korea JoongAng Daily. 13 February 2013. Retrieved 2013-02-13. 
  9. ^ "Actor Lee Soo Hyuk Signs with New Agency". Soompi. 10 February 2014. Retrieved 2014-02-10. 
  10. ^ Jin, Eun-soo (25 April 2014). "Lee Soo-hyuk cast in new TV series". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2014-04-25. 
  11. ^ Ock, Hyun-ju (21 July 2014). "Actress Lee Ha-na gives thumbs up to Lee Soo-hyuk's fit body". The Korea Herald. Retrieved 2014-07-22. 
  12. ^ An, So-hyoun (19 November 2014). "Lee Soo Hyuk Feels Honored to Show Romance Acting in Valid Love". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2014-11-25. 
  13. ^ Hong, Grace Danbi (11 May 2015). "Lee Soo Hyuk Confirmed for Scholar Who Walks the Night". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2015-05-11. 
  14. ^ Kim, Kyung-ju (3 March 2017). "[공식입장]이수혁, YG 품으로..절친 지드래곤과 한솥밥". OSEN (in Korean). Retrieved 2017-03-03. 
  15. ^ Myung, Kyung-min (3 March 2017). "이수혁, YG엔터테인먼트와 전속계약 체결" [Lee Soo-hyuk concluded exclusive contract with YG Entertainment]. Sedaily (in Korean). 
  16. ^ Bae, Seung-hoon (11 August 2017). "Lee Soo-hyuk quietly begins military service". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2017-08-11. 
  17. ^ "Resmi Wamil 10 Agustus,Lee Soo Hyuk Bakal Bertugas di Bagian Apa?". WoW Keren (in Indonesian). 8 August 2017. 
  18. ^ "'김민희의 연인' 이수혁 "내 이름은 이혁수!"" (in Korean). Hankooki. 2008-10-24. Retrieved 2016-06-24. 
  19. ^ "이수혁, '내 여친 김민희가 기뻐할 것!'" (in Korean). Chosun. 2008-12-09. Retrieved 2016-06-24. 
  20. ^ "이수혁 ‘탤런트로 베스트드레서 수상’" (in Korean). Jungang Ilbo. 2014-12-03. Retrieved 2016-06-24. 
  21. ^ "이수혁-이유비 남녀 신인상…‘밤선비’ 파워 입증" (in Korean). DongA. 2015-12-30. Retrieved 2016-06-24. 

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