October 16, 1969
Cheongju, South Korea
|Alma mater||Chung-ang University|
Lee Yoon-jin (m. 2010)
|Revised Romanization||I Beom-su|
Lee enrolled in the Department of Theater at Chung-ang University in Seoul in 1988. He made his acting debut in the 1990 film Kurae, Kakkumun Hanulul Boja (Yes, Let’s Look Up At the Sky Now and Again). 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. 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.
In 2010, he married former news anchor and English interpreter Lee Yoon-jin, who taught him English. Shortly after the May ceremony, they announced that they were expecting their first child. Their daughter, Lee So-eul (이소을), was born on March 1, 2011. On February 21, 2014 their son, Lee Da-eul (이다을) was born.
|2019||Race to Freedom||Hwang Jae-ho|
|2016||Foolish Plans||Cha Byung-Hyun|
|Operation Chromite||Lim Gye-Jin|
|2015||The Beauty Inside||Woo-jin|
|2014||The Divine Move||Sal-soo|
|2013||Iris 2||Yoo Jung-won|
|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|
|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|
|2002||The Romantic President||bum in subway station (cameo)|
|Make It Big||Ji-hyeong|
|One Fine Spring Day|
|Bungee Jumping of Their Own||Lee Dae-geun|
|2000||Just Do It!||Won Kwang-tae|
|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|
|The Gingko Bed|
|1995||A Hot Roof|
|1990||Well, Sometimes Let's Look at the Sky|
|2016||Moorim School: Saga of the Brave||Wang Hao (cameo)||KBS2|
|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|
|2008||On Air (SBS, 2008)||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|
|2016||The Return of Superman||Himself, with his children||KBS|
|Brown Eyes||"Already One Year"|
|Kim Jong-wook||"Bad Guy"|
|2006||SG Wannabe||"Precious History"|
Awards and nominationsEdit
|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||Popularity Award||The City of Violence|
|43rd Baeksang Arts Awards||Popularity Award||Surgeon Bong Dal-hee|
|SBS Drama Awards||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||Best Actor||Unfinished|
- 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.
- 배우 이범수, 서정진과 친분으로 셀트리온엔터테인먼트 대표
- "이범수, 드라마에 영화까지 우정출연...역시 의리파 배우". Chosun Ilbo (in Korean). 19 February 2016.
- "Actor Lee marries English interpreter". The Korea Times. 2010-05-23. Retrieved 2014-07-10.
- "Rain, SNSD among winners of 2011 Seoul Art & Culture Award". AsiaOne. 2 March 2011. Retrieved 22 April 2011.
- 배우 이범수와 행복한 가정 꾸린 이윤진의 슈퍼맘 다이어리 (in Korean). Donga Woman. 2011-08-17. Retrieved 2014-07-10.
- "Lee Beom-soo becomes a father "Daughter and wife healthy"". Hancinema. 2011-03-01. Retrieved 2014-07-10.
- Kwon, Mee-yoo (27 February 2008). "On Air Looks Into Making of Dramas". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2013-03-06.
- "Lee Bum-soo". Korea Tourism Organization. Retrieved 2014-07-10.
- "2018년 제 26회 "대한민국 문화연예대상" 성황리 개최". NB News (in Korean). November 29, 2018.