Lee Dong-wook (born November 6, 1981) is a South Korean actor. He is best known for his leading roles in the television dramas My Girl (2005), Scent of a Woman (2011), Hotel King (2014), and Guardian: The Lonely and Great God (2016-2017).
November 6, 1981 |
Seoul, South Korea
|Education||Joongbu University – Broadcasting and Media Arts|
|Agent||King Kong Entertainment|
|Revised Romanization||I Dong-uk|
Lee Dong-wook made his acting debut in 1999, and went on to appear in a number of TV series before hitting stardom with 2005 romantic comedy My Girl. The drama series became a hit during its run both domestically and across Asia, and made Lee a Korean Wave star. He has since starred in noir La Dolce Vita (2008), courtroom dramedy Partner (2009), melodrama Scent of a Woman (2011), baseball rom-com Wild Romance (2012), period thriller The Fugitive of Joseon (2013), and revenge drama Hotel King (2014), in which he reunited with My Girl co-star Lee Da-hae. He then starred in fantasy-action series Blade Man and romance drama Bubble Gum.
Lee and comedian Shin Dong-yup took over as MCs of talk show Strong Heart from April 2012 to January 2013. Lee also joined the reality show Roommate, which aired from 2014 to 2015.
From 2016-2017, Lee starred alongside Gong Yoo in Kim Eun-sook's fantasy-romance drama Guardian: The Lonely and Great God. The drama was a hit, and along with its success, helped in the resurgence of Lee's acting career.
|1999||MBC Best Theater "길밖에도 세상은 있어"||Sung-joon||MBC|
|School 2||Lee Kang-san||KBS1|
|2000||School 3||Lee Kang-san||KBS1|
|2001||Pure Heart||Jang Ho-gu||KBS2|
|A Dreaming Family||KBS|
|Drama City "Happier Than Heaven"||KBS2|
|This Is Love||Jae-hyun||KBS1|
|Loving You||Lee Min||KBS2|
|Honest Living||Lee Dong-wook||SBS|
|2003||Land of Wine||Song Do-il||SBS|
|Merry Go Round||Park Sung-pyo||MBC|
|2004||Island Village Teacher||Jang Jae-doo||SBS|
|Precious Family||Ahn Jung-hwan||KBS2|
|2005||Hanoi Bride||Park Eun-woo||SBS|
|My Girl||Seol Gong-chan||SBS|
|2008||La Dolce Vita||Lee Joon-soo||MBC|
|2011||Scent of a Woman||Kang Ji-wook||SBS|
|2012||Wild Romance||Park Mu-yeol||KBS2|
|2013||The Fugitive of Joseon||Choi Won||KBS2|
|2014||The Story of Kang-gu||Kim Kyung-tae||SBS|
|Hotel King||Cha Jae-wan||MBC|
|Blade Man||Joo Hong-bin||KBS2|
|2015||Bubble Gum||Park Ri-hwan||tvN|
|2016-2017||Guardian: The Lonely and Great God||Wang Yeo, Grim Reaper||tvN|
|2007||The Perfect Couple||Kang Jae-hyuk|
|2008||Heartbreak Library||Kim Joon-oh|
|2010||The Recipe||Kim Hyun-soo|
|2015||The Beauty Inside||Woo-jin|
|Sang Sang Plus – Generation
to Generation: Old & New
|KBS2||guest, episode 84|
|Come to Play||MBC||guest, episode 102|
|2007||Hey Hey Hey – Season 2||SBS||guest, episode 9|
|Come to Play||MBC||guest, episode 126|
|2008||Happy Together||KBS2||guest, episode 68|
|2011||Healing Camp, Aren't You Happy||SBS||guest, episode 11|
|2012||SBS Drama Awards||SBS||MC|
|2013||Happy Together||KBS2||guest, episode 295|
|Running Man||SBS||guest, episodes 133-134, 136|
|Infinity Challenge||MBC||guest, episode 360|
|2014||Running Man||SBS||guest, episodes 179-180|
|2014-2015||Roommate||SBS||cast member, seasons 1-2|
|2014||Entertainment Weekly||KBS2||guest, episode 1539|
|2015||Running Man||SBS||guest, episode 263|
|2016||The Return of Superman||KBS||guest, episode 126,127,137,138|
Music video appearancesEdit
|2005||"Bye Bye Bye"||Monday Kiz|
|2006||"Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter"||Suho feat. Kim Tae-woo|
|2007||"Lost in the Forest of Love"||Jed|
|2008||"As Much as We Loved"||Suho|
|2009||"Missed Call"||Suho feat. Kim Bum-soo|
|2010||"Dandelion"||Zozo||Lee Dong-wook also
directed this music video
|2013||"Cosmic Girl"||Kim Tae-woo|
Awards and nominationsEdit
|1999||V-NESS Screen Award||N/A||N/A||Won|
|2003||SBS Drama Awards||New Star Award||Land of Wine||Won|
|2009||KBS Drama Awards||Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries||Partner||Nominated|
|2011||8th Cosmo Beauty Awards||Most Attractive Actor in Asia||N/A||Won|
|18th Han Il Culture Awards||Grand Prize, Cultural Diplomacy category||N/A||Won|
|SBS Drama Awards||Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Weekend Drama||Scent of a Woman||Won|
|Top 10 Stars||Won|
|2012||SBS Entertainment Awards||Best Newcomer, MC category||Strong Heart||Won|
|Best Couple Award with Shin Dong-yup||Won|
|KBS Drama Awards||Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries||Wild Romance||Nominated|
|2013||KBS Drama Awards||Excellence Award, Actor in a Mid-length Drama||The Fugitive of Joseon||Nominated|
|2014||9th Asia Model Festival Awards||Fashionista Award||N/A||Won|
|3rd APAN Star Awards||Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Serial Drama||Hotel King||Nominated|
|MBC Drama Awards||Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Special Project Drama||Nominated|
|2017||5th Annual DramaFever Awards||Best Supporting Actor||Guardian: The Lonely and Great God||Won|
- "Kim Bum, Lee Kwang-soo and Lee Dong-wook, third generation Hallyu Stars". Hancinema. 27 April 2015.
- "Lee Dong-wook stars in Sweet Life a new MBC TV drama currently in production". MBC Global Media. 24 April 2008. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
- Han, Sang-hee (23 June 2009). "Friends, Lawyers to Hit Small Screen". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
- Oh, Jean (24 June 2009). "Legal wars and blood brothers hit TV". The Korea Herald. Retrieved 2013-07-10.
- Park, So-jung (1 June 2011). "Kim Suna, Lee Dong-wook and Um Ki-joon cast in new drama". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-12-01.
- "ONE Exclusive Interview – Lee Dong Wook". ONE TV ASIA. December 2011. Retrieved 2013-08-04.
- Hong, Lucia (1 January 2012). "Lee Dong-wook pulled off all action scenes for new series because of Lee Si-young". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
- Lee, Jin-ho (2 January 2012). "Lee Dong Wook On Action Scenes with Lee Si Young". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2013-07-08.
- "KBS showcases Fugitive of Joseon cast". Korea JoongAng Daily. 18 April 2013. Retrieved 2013-04-18.
- An, So-hyoun (17 April 2013). "Lee Dong Wook Says He'll Become a Convincing Father in Heavens Order". enewsWorld. CJ E&M. Retrieved 2013-04-17.
- Lee, Kyung-nam (13 February 2014). "Lee Dong Wook to Reunite with Lee Da Hae in New Drama Hotel King". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2014-02-13.
- Lee, Min-ji (27 March 2014). "Hotel King Lee Dong Wook and Lee Dae Hae Praise Each Other". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2014-03-30.
- "Lee Dong Wook Explodes in Transformation into Angry ‘Iron Man’". enewsWorld. 25 August 2014.
- "Acting pair to share the screen again". Korea JoongAng Daily. 23 July 2015.
- Hong, Lucia (22 November 2011). "Lee Dong-wook signs with a new talenthouse". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-12-01.
- Hong, Lucia (15 March 2012). "Lee Dong-wook becomes new host of SBS' Strong Heart". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
- Choi, Eun-hwa (15 March 2012). "Lee Dong Wook to be New Host for Strong Heart". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
- Ho, Stewart (9 April 2012). "Lee Dong Wook Successfully Completes First Shoot for Strong Heart". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
- Lee, Dong-hyun (11 April 2012). "Lee Dong Wook Debuts as Strong Heart MC". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
- "Mighty Heart talk show to go silent". Korea JoongAng Daily. 11 January 2013. Retrieved 2013-01-11.
- Jeon, Su-mi (13 February 2013). "Lee Dong Wook Says He Learned More about Variety on the Last Episode of Strong Heart". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2013-02-13.
- "Cast confirmed for ‘Roommate’". Korea JoongAng Daily. 28 March 2014.
- Kim, Min-jin (4 June 2014). "Roommate reveals its additional posters". The Korea Herald. Retrieved 2015-06-09.
- "Actor Lee Dong-wook prepares for Asian tour". The Korea Times. 25 January 2017.
- 이동욱, 뮤비 감독 데뷔…조조 '민들레' 제작 [Lee Dong-wook makes his directorial debut]. Segye (in Korean). 13 April 2010. Retrieved 2012-11-23.
- Kim Ji-yeon (1 January 2012). "Han Seok Gyu Takes Home the Grand Prize at SBS Drama Awards". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2014-06-29.
- "'Guardian' sweeps DramaFever Awards". The Korea Times. 28 April 2017.
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