Lee Soo-hyuk

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Lee Soo-hyuk
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Lee Hyuk-soo

(1988-05-31) May 31, 1988 (age 31)
OccupationModel, Actor
Years active2006–present
AgentYG Entertainment
Lee Soo-hyuk
Revised RomanizationI Su-hyeok
McCune–ReischauerI Su-hyŏk
Birth name
Revised RomanizationI Hyeok-su
McCune–ReischauerI Hyŏk-su

Lee Soo-hyuk (Korean이수혁; 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 (2011),[4] What's Up (2011),[5] Vampire Idol (2011-2012)[6] and Shark (2013).[7] He also appeared in the films The Boy from Ipanema (2010), Runway Cop (2012),[8] and Horror Stories 2 (2013).[9][10]

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.[11][12]

In 2014, Lee signed with Star J Entertainment, leaving his former agency SidusHQ.[13] He then starred as the second male lead in the cable romantic comedy series High School King of Savvy and Righteous Love (both from tvN).[14][15][16] In 2015, Lee was cast in the period vampire romance Scholar Who Walks the Night, based on the webtoon of the same title.[17][18]

In 2016, Lee played secondary roles in OCN's espionage drama Local Hero,[19] MBC's romantic comedies Lucky Romance and Sweet Stranger and Me.[20][21]

In March 2017, Lee joined YG Entertainment.[22][23]

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.[24][25]

In 2019, Lee was cast in the crime thriller film Pipeline by Yoo Ha.[26]


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
Righteous Love Kim Joon
2015 The Scholar Who Walks the Night Gwi MBC
2016 Local Hero Choi Chan-gyu OCN
Lucky Romance Choi Gun-wook MBC
Sweet Stranger and Me Kwon Duk-bong KBS2
2017 I'm Sorry, I Love You: Gomen, Aishiteru Baek Rang (Cameo) TBS


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
2013 Style Log OnStyle [27]

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[28] Best New Model N/A Won
2008 25th Korea Best Dresser Swan Awards[29] Best Dressed, Model category N/A Won
2014 29th Korea Best Dresser Swan Awards[30] Best Dressed, Actor category N/A Won
2015 MBC Drama Awards[31] Best New Actor Scholar Who Walks The Night Won


  1. ^ 이수혁 "본명 이혁수…앞뒤로 바꿔 이수혁" (in Korean). OSEN. 26 January 2016. 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. ^ "Get your first look at musical drama What's Up". Dramabeans. 9 November 2010.
  6. ^ 홍종현-이수혁-김우빈, 망가져도 이렇게 멋있으면 반칙이지 (인터뷰). Mk News (in Korean). 29 December 2011. Retrieved 2012-12-07.
  7. ^ "Lee Soo Hyuk Returns to Television with Son Ye Jin and Kim Nam Gil". Mwave. 23 April 2013.
  8. ^ Hong, Grace Danbi (22 May 2012). "Flower Boy Models Crowd the Poster for Detective Cha". Mwave. Retrieved 2012-11-23.
  9. ^ Hong, Lucia (5 June 2012). "Lee Soo-hyuk set to make 1st ever appearance on variety show". 10Asia. Retrieved 2013-02-12.
  10. ^ "'Horror princes' Sung Joon and Lee Soo-Hyuk cast for 'Scary Story 2'". Asia Today. 18 April 2013. Archived from the original on 24 June 2013.
  11. ^ Leung, Tori; Hsu, Jessica (27 January 2013). "13 Top Breakout New Male Faces of F/W 2013". Style Minutes. Archived from the original on 10 February 2013. Retrieved 2013-02-12.
  12. ^ "Lee Soo-hyuk hits Europe scene". Korea JoongAng Daily. 13 February 2013. Archived from the original on 11 April 2013. Retrieved 2013-02-13.
  13. ^ "Lee Soo Hyuk to Join Kim Nam Gil and Others at Star J Entertainment". Mwave. 10 February 2014.
  14. ^ Jin, Eun-soo (25 April 2014). "Lee Soo-hyuk cast in new TV series". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2014-04-25.
  15. ^ 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.
  16. ^ An, So-hyoun (19 November 2014). "Lee Soo Hyuk Feels Honored to Show Romance Acting in Valid Love". Mwave. Retrieved 2014-11-25.
  17. ^ Hong, Grace Danbi (11 May 2015). "Lee Soo Hyuk Confirmed for Scholar Who Walks the Night". Mwave. Retrieved 2015-05-11.
  18. ^ "Lee Soo-hyuk to appear in upcoming drama". Kpop Herald. 12 May 2015.
  19. ^ '동네의 영웅' 박시후·조성하·이수혁, 첫 촬영부터 '강렬 존재감'. My Daily (in Korean). 12 October 2015.
  20. ^ 이수혁, '우리집' 최종 합류..절친 김영광과 라이벌 役 [공식입장]. Osen (in Korean). 8 September 2016.
  21. ^ "Lee Soo-hyuk to play Ryu Jun-yeol's romantic rival". Kpop Herald. 6 April 2016.
  22. ^ Kim, Kyung-ju (3 March 2017). "[공식입장]이수혁, YG 품으로..절친 지드래곤과 한솥밥". OSEN (in Korean). Retrieved 2017-03-03.
  23. ^ Myung, Kyung-min (3 March 2017). "이수혁, YG엔터테인먼트와 전속계약 체결" [Lee Soo-hyuk concluded exclusive contract with YG Entertainment]. Sedaily (in Korean).
  24. ^ Bae, Seung-hoon (11 August 2017). "Lee Soo-hyuk quietly begins military service". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2017-08-11.
  25. ^ "Lee Soo-hyuk starts military service on Thursday". Kpop Herald. 10 August 2017.
  26. ^ "Director YOO Ha Has a New Project in the PIPELINE". Korean Film Biz Zone. 19 August 2019.
  27. ^ "Kim Woo Bin, Sung Joon, Lee Soo Hyuk and Hong Jong Hyun Gather for 'Style Log'". Mwave. 9 September 2013.
  28. ^ '김민희의 연인' 이수혁 "내 이름은 이혁수!". Hankooki (in Korean). 24 October 2007. Retrieved 2016-06-24.
  29. ^ 이수혁, '내 여친 김민희가 기뻐할 것!'. Chosun (in Korean). 9 December 2008. Retrieved 2016-06-24.
  30. ^ "8 celebrities receive 'best dressed' awards". The Korea Herald. 4 December 2014.
  31. ^ 이수혁-이유비 남녀 신인상…‘밤선비’ 파워 입증. Sports Donga (in Korean). 30 December 2015. Retrieved 2016-06-24.

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