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Lee Beom-soo (Korean이범수, born on October 16, 1969) is a South Korean actor. He is well known for his role in Singles, Giant, On Air, Surgeon Bong Dal-hee, as well as in History of a Salaryman.

Lee Beom-soo
Lee Bum-Soo.jpg

(1969-10-16) October 16, 1969 (age 50)
Cheongju, South Korea
Alma materChung-ang University
Years active1990–present
Lee Yoon-jin (m. 2010)
Korean name
Revised RomanizationI Beom-su
McCune–ReischauerYi Pŏmsu

Lee enrolled in the Department of Theater at Chung-ang University in Seoul in 1988.[3] He made his acting debut in the 1990 film Kurae, Kakkumun Hanulul Boja (Yes, Let’s Look Up At the Sky Now and Again).[4] Following his debut, he appeared in films including The Ginkgo Bed, City of the Rising Sun, The Anarchists, Jungle Juice and Wet Dreams, but it was the 2003 film Singles that made him rise to stardom.[4] The Korean press has dubbed him "The Little Giant of Chungmuro" (Korean equivalent of Hollywood). He received a 2011 Seoul Art & Culture Award for best TV drama actor for his role in Giant.[5]

Personal lifeEdit

In 2010, he married former news anchor and English interpreter Lee Yoon-jin, who taught him English.[4] Shortly after the May ceremony, they announced that they were expecting their first child. Their daughter, Lee So-eul (이소을),[6] was born on March 1, 2011.[7] On February 21, 2014 their son, Lee Da-eul (이다을) was born.[citation needed]



Year Title Role
2019 Race to Freedom Hwang Jae-ho
2018 Unfinished Oh Young-min
2016 Foolish Plans Cha Byung-Hyun
Operation Chromite Lim Gye-Jin
Unforgettable Yong-chul (cameo)
2015 The Beauty Inside Woo-jin
2014 The Divine Move Sal-soo
2013 Iris 2 Yoo Jung-won
three mirrors Director
2012 Over My Dead Body Baek Hyun-chul
2009 Descendants of Hong Gil Dong Hong Mu-hyeok
Where is Jung Seung Phil Jung Seung-phil
More Than Blue Cha Ju-hwan
Lifting King Kong Lee Ji-bong
2008 Death Bell Hwang Chang-ok
2007 Project Makeover Oh Tae-hoon (cameo)
2006 My Wife is a Gangster 3 Ki-chul
200 Pounds Beauty hit taxi driver (cameo)
Mission Sex Control Byeon Suk-gu
The City of Violence Pil-ho
Forbidden Quest Gwang-heon
2005 Lee Dae-ro Can't Die Lee Dae-ro
She's on Duty detective (cameo)
2004 Superstar Mr. Gam Gam Sa-yong
Au Revoir, UFO Sang-hyun
2003 Please Teach Me English subway passenger (cameo)
Oh! Brothers Oh Bong-goo
Singles Jeong-jun
2002 The Romantic President bum in subway station (cameo)
Make It Big Ji-hyeong
Wet Dreams Byung-chul
Jungle Juice Cheol-su
2001 Very good Photographer
One Fine Spring Day
Bungee Jumping of Their Own Lee Dae-geun
2000 Just Do It! Won Kwang-tae
Anarchists Dol-seok
1999 Love
A Growing Business
City of the Rising Sun Byeong-guk
1998 If the Sun Rises in the West
Scent of a Man
The Soul Guardians
1997 The Contact
Lam ent
1996 Ghost Mamma
The Gingko Bed
1995 A Hot Roof
1991 Teenage Coup
1990 Well, Sometimes Let's Look at the Sky

Television seriesEdit

Lee Beom-soo at the Iris II: New Generation shooting in Hungary, 2012 November
Year Title Role TV Network
2016 Moorim School: Saga of the Brave Wang Hao (cameo) KBS2
2015 Last Kwak Heung-sam jTBC
2014 Triangle Jang Dong-soo MBC
2013 Prime Minister & I Prime Minister Kwon Yool KBS2
Iris II: New Generation Yoo Joong-won KBS
2012 Dr. Jin Lee Ha-weung MBC
History of a Salaryman Yoo Bang SBS
2010 Giant Lee Kang-Mo
2008 On Air (SBS, 2008)[8] Jang Ki-joon
2007 Surgeon Bong Dal-hee Ahn Joong-geun
If in Love... Like Them Mnet/SBS
1999 Love Story Ep 2 "Message" SBS

Variety showEdit

Year Title Role Network
2016 The Return of Superman Himself, with his children KBS

Music videosEdit

Year Artist Title
2007 SG Wannabe "Arirang"
Brown Eyes "Already One Year"
Kim Jong-wook "Bad Guy"
2006 SG Wannabe "Precious History"
2011 WE "The Rain"

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Nominated work
2006 5th Korea Film Awards the best supporting actor award The City of Violence
14th Chunsa Film Festival the best supporting actor award
2007 44th Grand Bell Awards[9] Popularity Award The City of Violence
43rd Baeksang Arts Awards[9] Popularity Award Surgeon Bong Dal-hee
SBS Drama Awards[9] Best Couple Award with Lee Yo-won
Top Ten Star Award
Producers' Choice Award
1st Korea Movie Star Awards special actor award 200 Pounds Beauty
2008 Mnet 20's Choice Awards Hot Male Drama Star On Air
2009 29th The Korean Association of Film Critics Awards the best actor award Lifting King Kong
32nd KOREA Gold Awards Festival the Best Male Actor Popularity Award
2010 SBS Drama Awards Top Excellent Award, Special Planning Drama-Actor Giant
Top Ten Star Award
18th KOREA culture & entertainment Awards Talent section acting award
2011 Seoul Art & Culture Awards Drama section best acting award
2013 KBS Drama Awards Best Couple Award with Im Yoona Prime Minister & I
2016 KBS Entertainment Awards Top Excellent Award, variety show Actor The Return of Superman
53rd DAEJONG FILM AWARD Hana financial Group Popularity Award Operation Chromite
2018 26th Korea Culture and Entertainment Awards[10] Best Actor Unfinished


  1. ^ On April 2017, Dream E&M, the television production subsidiary of pharmaceutical company Celltrion, merged with Lee's own agency, Thespis Entertainment. As an effect, Dream E&M changed its name to Celltrion Entertainment. Lee became the co-chief executive officer of the company, together with Park Jae-sam.[1][2]


  1. ^ 배우 이범수, 서정진과 친분으로 셀트리온엔터테인먼트 대표
  2. ^
  3. ^ "이범수, 드라마에 영화까지 우정출연...역시 의리파 배우". Chosun Ilbo (in Korean). 19 February 2016.
  4. ^ a b c "Actor Lee marries English interpreter". The Korea Times. 2010-05-23. Retrieved 2014-07-10.
  5. ^ "Rain, SNSD among winners of 2011 Seoul Art & Culture Award". AsiaOne. 2 March 2011. Retrieved 22 April 2011.
  6. ^ 배우 이범수와 행복한 가정 꾸린 이윤진의 슈퍼맘 다이어리 (in Korean). Donga Woman. 2011-08-17. Retrieved 2014-07-10.
  7. ^ "Lee Beom-soo becomes a father "Daughter and wife healthy"". Hancinema. 2011-03-01. Retrieved 2014-07-10.
  8. ^ Kwon, Mee-yoo (27 February 2008). "On Air Looks Into Making of Dramas". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2013-03-06.
  9. ^ a b c "Lee Bum-soo". Korea Tourism Organization. Retrieved 2014-07-10.
  10. ^ "2018년 제 26회 "대한민국 문화연예대상" 성황리 개최". NB News (in Korean). November 29, 2018.

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