Lee Won-keun

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Lee Won-geun
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Lee Won-geun in 2017
Born (1991-06-27) June 27, 1991 (age 28)
South Korea
EducationKonkuk University - Film Studies
  • Actor
  • model
Years active2012–present
AgentYooBorn Company
Korean name
Revised RomanizationI Won-geun
McCune–ReischauerI Wŏnkŭn

Lee Won-geun (born June 27, 1991) is a South Korean actor. He made his acting debut in the 2012 popular historical television drama Moon Embracing the Sun and is best known for starring in the high school drama Cheer Up! (2015) as well as the film Misbehavior (2017).[1][2]


Television series[edit]

Year Title Role Network Ref.
2012 Moon Embracing the Sun young Kim Jae-woon MBC [3]
Phantom Kwon Do-young SBS [4]
2013 Pure Love Choi Joon-young KBS2 [5]
Passionate Love young Kang Moo-yeol SBS [6]
2014 12 Years Promise young Yoo Joon-soo jTBC [7]
Longing for Spring Seo Geun-tae Naver TV Cast [8]
Drama Festival
"The Diary of Heong Yeong-dang"
Kim Hong-yeon MBC [9]
Secret Door Kim Moon SBS [10]
2015 Hyde Jekyll, Me Lee Eun-chang [11]
Cheer Up! Kim Yeol KBS2 [12]
2016 The Good Wife Lee Joon-ho tvN [13]
Thumping Spike 2 Dong Hae-sung Sohu TV [14]
2017 Queen of Mystery Hong Joon-oh KBS2 [15]
A Person You Could Know Kim Jin-Young Naver TV Cast / JTBC [16]
Jugglers Hwangbo Yul KBS2 [17]
2018 Drama Special
"Too Bright for Romance"
hamburger place employee [18]


Year Title Role Ref.
2012 Adonis
2016 The Net Oh Jin-woo [19]
Broken Ji-hoon [20]
2017 Misbehavior Jae-ha [2]
2018 In Between Seasons Yong-joon [21]
Wretches Jae-young [22]
Feng Shui King Heonjong [23]
2019 Rosebud Myung-hwan (young) [24]
Find Me Seung-hyun [25]

Variety show[edit]

Year Title Network Notes Ref.
2016 Celebrity Bromance MBig TV Season 7 with N (singer) [26]

Music video[edit]

Year Song title Artist
2012 "None Other Than You" Jang Jae-in

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2015 29th KBS Drama Awards Best New Actor Cheer Up! Nominated
Popularity Award, Actor Nominated
Best Couple Award (with Jung Eun-ji) Nominated
2016 37th Blue Dragon Film Awards Best New Actor The Net Nominated
2017 37th Oporto International Film Festival Directors Week Best Actor Award Won [27]
1st The Seoul Awards Best New Actor Misbehavior Nominated
26th Buil Film Awards Nominated
22nd Chunsa Film Awards Nominated


  1. ^ Oh, Ara (March 24, 2015). "BNT Interview: Lee Won Geun, "How Are My Eyes?"". BNTNews. Retrieved 2015-05-05.
  2. ^ a b "Rookie actor finds fitting debut role : Lee Won-keun found that vulnerability was a strength in 'Misbehavior'". Korea JoongAng Daily. January 31, 2017.
  3. ^ 이원근 1분 효과, 해품달 미친존재감 관심폭주 '저 미남 누구야?'. Newsen (in Korean). January 5, 2012. Retrieved 2013-09-06.
  4. ^ "이원근, '유령' 단 10초로 미친존재감 과시 '눈빛연기 장난 아냐'". TV Report (in Korean). July 13, 2012.
  5. ^ "'해품달' 이원근 KBS '일말의순정' 주인공 출연 '첫 시트콤'". Newsen (in Korean). December 27, 2012.
  6. ^ "Girls' Generation Seohyun and Lee Won-geun". Hancinema. Star MK. September 12, 2013.
  7. ^ "윤소희·이원근, JTBC 새주말극 캐스팅..'19세 커플'로 호흡". edaily (in Korean). January 29, 2014.
  8. ^ "이원근, '그리다 봄' 주인공으로 발탁…송지은과 호흡 맞춘다". Sports Khan (in Korean). October 26, 2014.
  9. ^ "임주환·이원근, MBC '형영당일기'서 호흡…퀴어 사극 도전". My Daily (in Korean). September 15, 2014.
  10. ^ "'비밀의문' 이원근 등장에 시청자 환호 '꽃미남 누구?'". TV Report (in Korean). November 14, 2018.
  11. ^ "'하이드 지킬,나' 혜리·이원근, 상큼 발랄 '비타민 커플' 포착!". Herald Pop (in Korean). March 26, 2015.
  12. ^ "Jung Eun-ji and Lee Won-geun cast for upcoming KBS drama "Cheeky Go Go"". Hancinema. Star MBN. September 9, 2015.
  13. ^ "[단독] 이원근, '굿와이프' 합류..전도연 라이벌役". Osen (in Korean). April 12, 2016.
  14. ^ "'Thumping Spike 2' will continue its touching story passed down from the prequel". Hancinema. Kookje. July 22, 2016.
  15. ^ "'Mystery' Lee Wongeun is too cute to be a chief constable!". KBS World. April 7, 2017.
  16. ^ "[단독] 이원근, 소시 수영과 웹드 '알 수도 있는 사람' 호흡". Osen (in Korean). April 18, 2017.
  17. ^ "Choi Daniel, Baek Jin Hee, Kang Hye Jeong, Lee Won Keun cast in new drama 'Jugglers.'". KBS World. Retrieved November 22, 2017.
  18. ^ "유영은 PD, 처음이지만 노련하다 [M+안윤지의 PICK터뷰]". MBN (in Korean). November 19, 2018.
  19. ^ "Lee Won-geun to star in Kim Ki-duk's "The Net" with Ryoo Seung-bum". Hancinema. JoyNews. February 25, 2016.
  20. ^ "차진영감독 단편영화 <기억의 단편>". NAVER TV - Mini Cinema (in Korean). 8 October 2016.
  21. ^ "[SE★인터뷰] '환절기' 이원근, "배종옥·지윤호와 호흡하면서 찍은 영화...신기한 경험"". SE Daily (in Korean). February 27, 2018.
  22. ^ "Lee Won-keun goes back to school : The actor will soon appear in 'Wretches' as a victim of school bullying". Korea JoongAng Daily. February 27, 2018.
  23. ^ "Moon Chae-won, Lee Won-geun and Kim Min-jae join film". Korea JoongAng Daily. July 14, 2017.
  24. ^ "YOO Ho-jeong, PARK Sung-woong Lead YOUR NAME IS ROSE". Korean Film Biz Zone. January 26, 2016.
  25. ^ "[공식]'나를 찾아줘' 이영애, 13년만의 복귀..유재명· 이원근· 박해준 합세". Seoul Economic Daily (in Korean). May 16, 2018.
  26. ^ "[V Report] VIXX's N, Lee Won-geun show off 'bromance'". Kpop Herald. June 8, 2016.
  27. ^ "'The Net' honored at Portuguese film festival". Korea JoongAng Daily. March 23, 2017.

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