Lee Sung-jae

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Lee Sung-jae
Born (1970-08-23) August 23, 1970 (age 46)
Seoul, South Korea
Education Dongguk University - Theater and Film
Occupation Actor
Years active 1995–present
Korean name
Hangul 이성재
Hanja
Revised Romanization I Seong-jae
McCune–Reischauer I Sŏngjae

Lee Sung-jae (born August 23, 1970) is a South Korean actor. Among his notable works include the films Art Museum by the Zoo, Attack the Gas Station, Barking Dogs Never Bite, and Kick the Moon, as well as the television series Lie and A Wife's Credentials.

Career[edit]

Lee Sung-jae in a short period rose to become one of the more versatile and popular actors in Korean cinema. After working for a time on TV (his debut was the MBC drama The Love of Two Women), he launched his film career with the romantic comedy Art Museum by the Zoo opposite superstar Shim Eun-ha. The success of this movie gave him considerable attention and led to him being offered many more roles.[1]

After starring in Ghost in Love opposite Kim Hee-sun, Lee rose to prominence as the leader of a small group of thugs in one of the biggest box-office hits of the late 1990s, Kim Sang-jin's smash comedy Attack the Gas Station. Shortly thereafter he took a role in a very different kind of film, the accomplished black comedy Barking Dogs Never Bite, and his portrayal of a dog-hating lecturer who desperately wants to become a professor received good reviews.[1]

In 2001, Lee acted opposite Ko So-young in A Day, a drama about a young married couple who wish to have a baby; he then appeared alongside Cha Seung-won and Kim Hye-soo[2] in Kick the Moon, another wildly popular comedy by Kim Sang-jin. Lee also had a memorable turn as the villain in Public Enemy, a hugely successful film by hit director and Cinema Service founder Kang Woo-suk.[1]

In 2004 Lee portrayed a mountain climber in the big-budget adventure/melodrama Ice Rain, which was shot in the Canadian Rockies, then played a ballroom dancer in Dance with the Wind, Park Jung-woo's directorial debut (Park wrote the screenplay for many of Kim Sang-jin's films).[1] Other notable roles include real-life fugitive Ji Kang-hun in 2006's Holiday,[3] and a sculptor in 2010 3D erotic film Natalie.[4]

Among the television series he's starred in include 2008 romantic comedy Lawyers of the Great Republic of Korea,[5][6] and 2012 hit cable drama A Wife's Credentials.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Television series[edit]

Year Title Role Network
1995 The Love of Two Women MBC
1997 Yesterday Yoon Min-soo
1998 Beyond the Horizon SBS
Lie Suh Joon-hee KBS2
2006 Stranger than Paradise No Yoon-jae SBS
2008 Lawyers of the Great Republic of Korea Han Min Gook MBC
2011 Poseidon Kwon Jung-ryool KBS2
2012 A Wife's Credentials Kim Tae-oh jTBC
The Sons Yoo Hyun-ki MBC
2013 Gu Family Book Jo Gwan-woong
The Suspicious Housekeeper Eun Sang-chul SBS
2014 The King's Face King Seonjo KBS2
2015 Warm and Cozy Song Jung-geun MBC
2016 Mirror of the Witch Choi Hyun-seo JTBC
2016 Jealousy Incarnate Kim Rak SBS

Variety show[edit]

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Actors and Actresses of Korean Cinema: Lee Sung-jae". Koreanfilm.org. Retrieved 2012-11-10. 
  2. ^ "Actress Kim best in kissing scene". The Korea Times. 28 May 2010. Retrieved 2012-11-19. 
  3. ^ "홀리데이 (Holiday) Teaser Trailer Released". Twitch Film. 1 December 2005. Retrieved 2012-11-19. 
  4. ^ Lee, Hyo-won (24 October 2010). "Expensive 3D effects for cheap melodrama". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2012-11-19. 
  5. ^ "Interview: LOVE & LAW main characters, Lee Sung-jae and Lee Soo-kyung". MBC Global Media. 29 July 2008. Retrieved 2012-11-19. 
  6. ^ Oh, Jean (9 July 2008). "Lawyers vie for top spot in drama line-up". The Korea Herald via Hancinema. Retrieved 2013-04-20. 

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