Lee Sung-kyung

Lee Sung-kyung[2] (Korean이성경; born August 10, 1990) is a South Korean model, actress and singer. She acted in the television dramas Cheese in the Trap (2016) and The Doctors (2016) before taking her first leading role as the titular character in Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-joo (2016) and Dr. Romantic 2 (2020) alongside Ahn Hyo-seop and Han Suk-kyu.

Lee Sung-kyung
Lee Sung-kyung on October 18, 2019 at Jimmy Choo event 02.jpg
Lee at a Jimmy Choo event in October 2019
Born (1990-08-10) August 10, 1990 (age 30)
Goyang, Gyeonggi, South Korea
Other names
  • Lee Sung-kyoung
  • Biblee
Alma materDongduk Women's University
  • Model
  • actress
  • singer
Years active2008–present
Height175 cm (5 ft 9 in)[1]
AwardsFull list
Korean name
Revised RomanizationI Seong-gyeong
McCune–ReischauerI Sŏnggyŏng

Early life and educationEdit

Lee was born on August 10, 1990 in Goyang city, Gyeonggi, South Korea.[3] On February 22, 2016, Lee graduated from Dongduk Women's University.[4]


2008–present: Modelling and acting debutEdit

Lee began her entertainment career as a model where she competed at the local Super Model Contest in 2008.[3][5] In 2013, The Papers collaborated with Lee with the single "I Love You".

In 2014, Lee made her acting debut with a supporting role in television drama It's Okay, That's Love, being the first model-actress promoted under the joint venture of YG Entertainment and K-Plus.[6][7] This was followed by weekend drama, Flower of Queen in 2015.[8] She won "Best New Actress" in a Special Project Drama at the MBC Drama Awards for her role.[9]

In January 2016, Lee featured in tvN's college romance series, Cheese in the Trap.[10] On April 28, 2016, Lee released a collaboration single with Eddy Kim, which is a cover of Sharp's "My Lips like Warm Coffee".[11] Lee then starred in the SBS' prime-time medical drama, The Doctors as a neurosurgeon.[12] The same year, she took on her first leading role in Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-joo, a youth sports drama inspired by the real life story of Olympic weightlifting champion Jang Mi-ran.[13][14][15][16] In 2017, Lee dubbed the film Trolls alongside Park Hyung-sik.[17] She was also cast in the romance film Love+Sling, directed by first-time director Kim Dae-woong.[18] She was also featured in Psy's 4X2=8 with the single "Last Scene".[19] In 2018, Lee starred in the fantasy melodrama About Time.[20] She was cast in the action comedy film Miss & Mrs. Cops released on May 9, 2019 alongside Ra Mi-ran.[21][22][23]

In 2020, Lee starred in the second season of the hit medical drama Dr. Romantic, playing Cha Eun-jae, a skilled cardiothoracic surgeon with Ahn Hyo-seop as her leading man.[24][25][26]




Title Year Peak chart position Sales Album
As featured artist
"My Lips like Warm Coffee"
(Eddy Kim feat. Lee Sung-kyung)[11]
2016 3 N/A Non-album single
"I Love You"
(with The Papers)[28]
2013 N/A 랑의 단상 Chapter 4: You and Me Song
Soundtrack appearances
"True Colors"
(with Park Hyung-sik)[29][30]
2017 N/A Trolls OST (Korean version)
"Get Back Up Again"[31]
"My Only One Person" 2018 About Time OST Musical Special[32]
"I Am What I Am"
"Tomorrow will be a better day!"
"Show Time"
(with Ra Mi-ran)[33][34]
2019 Miss & Mrs. Cops OST
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Other charted songsEdit

Title Year Peak chart position Album
"Last Scene"
(Psy feat. Lee Sung-kyung)[36]
2017 13 4X2=8

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2008 17th Super Model Contest Lex Prize N/A Won [37]
2009 2nd Asia Pacific Super Model Contest Unix Hair New Style Prize N/A Won [38]
2014 CFDK Fashion Awards Best Female Fashion Model of the Year N/A Won [39][40]
2015 8th Korea Drama Awards Best New Actress Flower of Queen Nominated [citation needed]
4th APAN Star Awards Nominated [citation needed]
34th MBC Drama Awards Best New Actress in a Special Project Drama Won [9]
Popularity Award, Actress Nominated
Best Couple Award with Yoon Park Nominated
2016 11th Max Movie Awards Rising Star Award N/A Won [41]
52nd Baeksang Arts Awards Best New Actress (TV) Queen's Flower Nominated [citation needed]
35th MBC Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo Won [42]
Best Couple Award with Nam Joo-hyuk Nominated
24th SBS Drama Awards Special Award, Actress in a Genre Drama The Doctors Nominated [citation needed]
2018 3rd Asia Artist Awards Artist of the Year N/A Won [43]
Best Emotive Won
2019 24th Chunsa Film Art Awards Special Popularity Award Miss & Mrs. Cops Won [44]


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  27. ^ Peak Gaon Chart Digital Chart Ranking
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  29. ^ ‘트롤’ 이성경×박형식, 발렌타인데이 영상에 ‘눈귀 호강’. Naver (in Korean). 2017-02-14. Retrieved 2020-02-28.
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