Lee Jung-jin, (born May 25, 1978) is a South Korean actor.

Lee Jung-jin
Lee in June 2016
Born (1978-05-25) May 25, 1978 (age 45)[1]
EducationHanyang University - Theater and Film
Korean name
Revised RomanizationI Jeong-jin
McCune–ReischauerRi Chŏngjin

Early life edit

Lee Jung-jin graduated from Konkuk University with a degree in horticulture before studying acting at Hanyang University.[3]

Career edit

Lee worked as a fashion model before being discovered by Jeong Young-beom, the CEO of talent agency Star J Entertainment.[3] He made his acting debut in the 1998 sitcom Soonpoong Clinic, and has since appeared in many television dramas, including Two Outs in the Ninth Inning, Love Story in Harvard, The Fugitive: Plan B, and A Hundred Year Legacy.[4][5]

He also starred in the films Once Upon a Time in High School, Mapado, Troubleshooter,[6] Eun-ha,[7] and most notably Pietà,[8][9] for which he received the prestigious Okgwan Order of Cultural Merit.[10][11]

From 2009 to 2011, Lee was a cast member of the popular variety show segment Qualifications of Men on KBS2's Happy Sunday.[5][12]

In 2020, Lee Jung-jin played a character of Lee Lim, the illegitimate brother of King Lee Ho and half-uncle of Lee Gon (Lee Min-ho) in SBS TV multi-starrer The King: Eternal Monarch.[13]

Personal life edit

Lee began his mandatory military service on February 28, 2005, where he worked as a member of the public staff at the Gwangjin District office.[14]

Lee is an ambassador for South Korean international humanitarian and development organization, Good Neighbors.[3]

In January 2018, Lee's agency confirmed he had been dating former member of Nine Muses' Euaerin [ko] since June 2017.[15][16] The couple split in 2019.[citation needed]

Filmography edit

Film edit

Year English Title Korean Title Role Notes
2000 Bloody Beach 해변으로 가다 Sang-tae
2002 Bet On My Disco 해적, 디스코 왕 되다 Hae-jeok
2004 Once Upon a Time in High School 말죽거리 잔혹사 Woo-sik
2005 Seoul Raiders 韓城攻略 Jeon Hong Kong film
Mapado 마파도 Uhm Jae-chul
2010 Troubleshooter 해결사 Jang Pil-ho
No Doubt 돌이킬 수 없는 Yoo Se-jin
2012 Wonderful Radio 원더풀 라디오 Lee Jae-hyeok
Pietà 피에타 Lee Kang-do
2015 Eun-ha 은하 Seo-jun
2016 Duel: Final Round 대결 Choi Kang-ho

Television series edit

Year English Title Korean Title Role Notes Ref.
1998 Soonpoong Clinic 순풍 산부인과
1999 Ad Madness 광끼
2000 She's the One 나는 그녀가 좋다 Choi Seung-man
More Than Words Can Say 좋은걸 어떡해 Kang Min-soo
She's More Beautiful Than a Flower 꽃보다 아름다운 그녀
2001 Lovers 연인들
2002 Bad Girls 나쁜 여자들 Lee In-ku
Trio 삼총사 Lee Jae-moon
2003 Escape from Unemployment 백수 탈출 Wang Woo-ram
2004 Doctor K 닥터 K
April Kiss 4월의 키스 Han Jung-woo
2005 Love Story in Harvard 러브 스토리 인 하버드 Hong Jung-min
2007 9 End 2 Outs 9회말 2아웃 Byun Hyung-tae
2008 Don't Cry My Love 사랑해, 울지마 Han Young-min
2010 The Fugitive: Plan B 도망자 플랜 B Detective Do Soo
2013 A Hundred Year Legacy 백년의 유산 Lee Se-yoon
Basketball 빠스껫 볼 gambling basketball star Cameo
2014 Temptation 유혹 Kang Min-woo
2016 My Horrible Boss 욱씨남정기 Jang Si-hwan
The K2 더 케이투 Choi Sung-won
2017 The Liar and His Lover 그녀는 거짓말을 너무 사랑해 Choi Jin-hyuk [17]
2020 The King: Eternal Monarch 더 킹: 영원의 군주 Lee Lim
2023 Queen of Masks 가면의 여왕 Song Je-hyeok [18]

Variety show edit

Year English Title Korean Title Role Ref.
1998 Love for Three Days 3일 간의 사랑
2009-2011 Qualifications of Men 남자의 자격
2012 꿈꾸는 광고제작소
2013 Our Neighborhood Arts and Physical Education 우리동네 예체능
2015 Law of the Jungle in Yap Islands 정글의 법칙
2017-2018 Rural Police (Seasons 2-3) 시골경찰
2021 Star Golf Big League 스타골프빅리그 Cast Member [19]
2022 Golf Battle: Birdie Buddies 4 편먹고 공치리4 Contestant [20]

Awards and nominations edit

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2008 Seoul Social Work Conference 후원자 부문 서울특별시장상 Won
2012 7th Asia Model Awards Model Star Award Won [21]
Korea Film Actor's Association Achievement Award Pieta Won [22]
Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism Okgwan Order of Cultural Merit[23] Won [23]
2013 6th Korea Drama Awards Top Excellence Award, Actor A Hundred Year Legacy Won
MBC Drama Awards Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Serial Drama Won [24]
2014 SBS Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actor in a Drama Special Temptation Nominated
2020 SBS Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries Fantasy/Romance Drama The King: Eternal Monarch Nominated [25]

References edit

  1. ^ "이정진 :: 네이버 인물검색". Naver (in Korean). Retrieved May 25, 2018.
  2. ^ Yoo Byung-chul (June 16, 2022). "이정진, 이미지나인컴즈와 전속계약…"작품 활동에 집중…차기작 모색"" [Jungjin Lee, exclusive contract with Image9coms... “Focus on the work… Looking for my next project”] (in Korean). Korea Economy TV. Retrieved June 16, 2022 – via Naver.
  3. ^ a b c "Member Interview - Lee Jung Jin". Privy Magazine. 13 February 2012. Retrieved 2014-05-03.
  4. ^ Ko, Jae-wan (18 June 2010). "Lee Jung-jin joins Rain, Lee Na-young for Fugitive". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
  5. ^ a b Wee, Geun-woo (1 December 2010). "Actor Lee Jung-jin's Song Picks". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
  6. ^ Lee, Ji-hye (18 November 2010). "Actor Lee Jung-jin's Movie Picks". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
  7. ^ Kim, June (28 April 2015). "EUN-HA Casts LEE Jung-jin and LIM Su-hyang". Korean Film Council. Retrieved 2015-04-28.
  8. ^ "LEE Jung-jin on PIETA: "I gave it my all"". Korean Cinema Today. 13 August 2012. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
  9. ^ Oh, Mi-jung (22 October 2012). "Interview: Lee Jung Jin on the Golden Lion Award and Pieta". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
  10. ^ "Psy to receive cultural merit honor from government". The Korea Times. 6 November 2012. Retrieved 2012-11-20.
  11. ^ Ji, Yong-jin (21 November 2012). "PIETA Shines Once Again". Korean Film Council. Retrieved 2012-12-01.
  12. ^ "Lee Jung Jin steps off Qualifications of Men with tears and parting gifts". Allkpop. 8 May 2011. Archived from the original on 23 November 2012. Retrieved 2012-12-01.
  13. ^ Ko, Kyu Dae. "이정진, 김은숙 사단 합류…'더 킹 : 영원의 군주' 캐스팅". edaily.co.kr. Retrieved 29 June 2020.
  14. ^ "So Ji-seop and Lee Jeong-jin Enter Boot Training Camp". KBS Global. 28 February 2005. Retrieved 2014-05-03.
  15. ^ Kim Won-gum (11 January 2018). "[단독] 배우 이정진·나인뮤지스 출신 가수 이유애린, 7개월째 열애". Sports Donga (in Korean).
  16. ^ Lee Eun-jung (11 January 2018). "이정진·나인뮤지스 출신 이유애린 "우리 연인이에요"". Yonhap News Agency (in Korean).
  17. ^ "이현우·조이·이정진·이서원, '그녀는 거짓말을…' 주요 라인업 완성 [종합]". tvReport.
  18. ^ Yeon Hwi-seon (January 11, 2023). "이정진, '가면의 여왕' 출연 확정...'더 킹' 3년 만에 드라마 복귀 [공식]" [Lee Jung-jin confirmed to appear in 'The Masked Queen'...'The King' to return to a drama after 3 years [Official]] (in Korean). OSEN. Retrieved January 11, 2023 – via Naver.
  19. ^ Lee Jung-hyun (June 15, 2021). "tvN D '스타골프빅리그'에 정준호·임창정 등 참가". Naver (in Korean). Yonhap News. Retrieved June 15, 2021.
  20. ^ Park Ah-reum (August 17, 2022). "이승기 빠진 '편먹고 공치리4' 최강 라인업에 박미선 중계까지[공식]" [Lee Seung-gi's missing 'Eat Gongchiri 4' with the strongest lineup, even Park Mi-sun broadcast [Official]] (in Korean). Newsen. Retrieved August 17, 2022 – via Naver.
  21. ^ Lee, Nancy (19 January 2012). "Jung Il Woo, Kara, IU Win Asia Model Festival Award". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2012-11-20.
  22. ^ Ji, Yong-jin (2 January 2013). "Korea Film Actor's Association Holds Year-end Event". Korean Film Council. Retrieved 2013-01-04.
  23. ^ a b Lee, Tae-ho (19 November 2012). "Venice-winning Film Pieta Director, Stars Receive Cultural Merit Honor from Korea Government". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-11-20.
  24. ^ Lee, Cory (31 December 2013). "Ha Ji-won Receives Top Honor at 2013 MBC Drama Awards". 10Asia. Archived from the original on 28 March 2014. Retrieved 2014-01-06.
  25. ^ Jeong, Hee-yeon (December 31, 2020). "김민재-김유정, 미니시리즈 판타지/로맨스 우수상 (2020 SBS 연기대상)" [Min-jae Kim and Yoo-jung Kim, Excellence Award in Miniseries Fantasy/Romance (2020 SBS Drama Awards)] (in Korean). Sports Donga. Retrieved September 11, 2022 – via Naver.

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