Lee Tae-ri

Lee Tae-ri (Korean이태리; Hanja李泰利) (born Lee Min-ho; June 28, 1993) is a South Korean actor. He is well-known for his role as young Yang Myung in Moon Embracing the Sun (2012), Song Mang-boo in Rooftop Prince (2012), Jung Joo-hwan in The Beauty Inside (TV series) (2018), Dried Squid Fairy in Extraordinary You (2019), Imoogi in Tale of the Nine Tailed (2020) and in True Beauty (2020-2021)

Lee Tae-ri
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Lee Tae-ri in 2019
Lee Min-ho

(1993-06-28) June 28, 1993 (age 27)
Seoul, South Korea
EducationChung-Ang University
(Theater and Film)
Years active1998–present
Height181 cm (5 ft 11+12 in)[1]
Korean name
Revised RomanizationI Taeri
McCune–ReischauerI T'aeri


Personal lifeEdit

Lee Tae-ri was born in Seoul, South Korea on June 28, 1993. His family consists of his father, mother and one older sister. He finished his high school at Paikyang High School and is currently taking up theater major in Chung-Ang University's Institute of the Arts.

Lee became an actor because it was his father's dream before but couldn't pursue it.[2] He started playing soccer as a rebellion against his parents wish for him to pursue acting. He became the captain of his middle school's soccer team, and was awarded top score in 2008 Seoul FC Junior Championship Cup scoring 10 goals in a game.[3] He wanted to become a professional soccer player, but eventually upon entering high school, he came to realize what acting was like and fully embraced it.[4]

Lee Tae-ri considered using a stage name because many confused him with the City Hunter’s Lee Min-ho but his parents disapproved of the idea and said that instead of changing his name, he should work harder to be recognized.


Lee started his career as a child actor. He debuted at the age of five playing the role in the 1998 sitcom Soonpoong Clinic, followed by historical dramas Empress Myeongseong and Jang Gil San.[5] In 2005, he starred with Yoo Seung-ho in KBS' children program Magic Warriors.[6] He is also known for his roles in Gangnam Mom, Grudge: The Revolt of Gumiho and The Thorn Birds.[5][7]

In 2012, Lee rose to fame after starring in the hit historical drama Moon Embracing the Sun.[8] He was then cast as Song Kang-ho's rebellious son in the movie Howling.[9] He appeared in the music video for 2BiC′s debut song I Made Another Girl Cry.[10]

Lee followed with a supporting role in the hit romantic comedy Rooftop Prince, where he played one of the 3 member of Yoochun's character entourage.[11][12] He was then cast as the son of Shin Ha-kyun's character in the action film Running Man.[13]

In 2013, Lee played supporting roles in the historical drama The Blade and Petal,[14] and political romantic comedy Prime Minister & I.[15]

In 2014, he had his first lead role in the youth film, School of Youths with Bae Seul-ki.[16] He also co-starred with Bae Noo-ri in a 4 episode web drama Teleport Lovers, produced by Korean organization K-Move! to promote overseas employment among Korean youth.[17]

In 2015, he was cast as a high school student who gets involved in a case with his music teacher in Kwak Jae-yong's Time Renegade.[18] The same year, he played a supporting role as Grand Prince Bongnim in Splendid Politics.[19]

In 2017, Lee was cast in the medical drama Hospital Ship, playing Ha Ji-won's brother.[20] He is set to star next in the horror film, Woman's Wail.[21]

In 2018, he started using Lee Tae-ri as his stage name and also signed up with Starhaus Entertainment.[22] Lee was cast in the romantic comedy drama Coffee, Do Me a Favor as a musical actor;[23] as well as the drama remake of the film The Beauty Inside.[24]



Year Title Role Notes
2001 Waikiki Brothers young In-ki
2002 Show Show Show Eun-ryong
2007 Le Grand Chef young Sung-chan
2009 Actually, I am a Superman boy Independent short film
2010 Be With Me/Ghost Park Chul-min
2012 Howling Sang-gil's son
2013 Running Man Cha Gi-hyuk
2014 A Case of Bachelor Abduction Mok-won
2016 Time Renegades Kang Seung-beom
2018 Mysterious Fighter Project A Leon
The Bittersweet Xiaoma Netflix
The Wrath
Anastasia Prince Lee

Television seriesEdit

Year Title Role Network Notes
1998 Soonpoong Clinic Jung-bae SBS
Legend of Ambition Ha Seung-jun KBS2
The Great King's Road Eun Jeon-goon MBC
Sunflower Park Sun-deok's son
1999 Woman on Top SBS
2001 Empress Myeongseong young Sunjong KBS2
2002 Jang Hee-bin Prince Yeoning (Yeongjo)
People in the Zoo Jung Min-ho
2004 Jang Gil San Jung Do-ryeong SBS
2005 Magic Warriors Mir & Gaon Gaon KBS
2006 Love and Ambition Sang-woo SBS
Exhibition of Fireworks Bong-chang MBC
High Kick! young Soon-jae
2007 Gangnam Mom Do Joon-yong SBS
2008 The Deacon and Deaconess Ye-jun CTS
2009 My Dad Loves Trouble Jin-soo KBS2 4-episode drama special
2010 Grudge: The Revolt of Gumiho Jo Jung-kyu
Sungkyunkwan Scandal Bok-soo appeared on episodes 10 & 11
Stormy Lovers Lee Hyung-woo MBC
2011 The Thorn Birds young Lee Young-jo KBS2
Gyebaek teen Moon-geun MBC
A Thousand Kisses Moon Gi-joon appeared on episode 22
TV Cultural Center - Eom Ji's Suk-ho KBS2
2012 Moon Embracing the Sun young Prince Yang-myung MBC
Rooftop Prince Song Man-bo SBS
The Great Seer King Woo [25]
2013 The Blade and Petal Crown Prince Hwangwon KBS2
Prime Minister & I Park Hee-chul
2015 Splendid Politics Grand Prince Bongrim, later King Hyojong MBC
2017 Hospital Ship Song Woo-jae MBC
2018 Coffee, Do Me a Favor Moon Jung-won Channel A
The Curling Team Min-woo tvN
The Beauty Inside Jung Joo-hwan JTBC [24]
2019 Voice 3 Tomoyuki OCN Cameo, ep. 2
Search: WWW Godori tvN Cameo, ep. 7
Extraordinary You Jinmichae MBC
2020 Tale of the Nine Tailed Imoogi tvN
True Beauty Wang Hyun-bin Cameo , Ep.1 [26]

Web seriesEdit

Year Title Role Network Notes
2014 Teleport Lover Han Dong-hyeok Naver TV Cast 4-episode web series

Music videosEdit

Year Title Singer
2012 Made Yet Another Woman Cry 2BiC

Musical theatreEdit

Year Title Role
2005 Magic Warriors Mir & Gaon: The Musical Gaon
2006 Children Alchemist Santiago
2012 La Cage Aux Folles Jean-Michel[27]

Social contributionsEdit

Year Title Note
2012 Honorary Ambassador for Youth (Ministry of Gender Equality and Family) with Kim Yoo-jung[28]
2015 Honorary Ambassador for CAPA (Confederation of Asian and Pacific Accountants) with f(x)'s Luna
Student Ambassador for Chung-Ang University with Jin Se-yeon

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2007 SBS Drama Awards Best Young Actor Gangnam Mom [ko] Nominated
2012 MBC Drama Awards Best Young Actor Moon Embracing the Sun Nominated
2019 MBC Drama Awards Best Supporting Cast in a Wednesday-Thursday Drama Extraordinary You Nominated


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  2. ^ Lee, Kyung-nam (19 April 2012). "′Rooftop Prince′ Trio Lee Tae-ri and Choi Woo Sik Discuss Past Roles". enewsWorld. CJ E&M. Archived from the original on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 21 July 2014.
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  4. ^ "순풍산부인과' 이민호, FC서울컵 주니어챔피언십 득점 선두". Sports Chosun (in Korean). 10 June 2008. Archived from the original on 7 March 2016. Retrieved 5 January 2020.
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  12. ^ Choi, Eun-hwa (20 February 2012). "Lee Min Ho is On A Horse". enewsWorld. CJ E&M. Archived from the original on 16 December 2014. Retrieved 6 January 2013.
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  14. ^ "Lee Min-ho-I to star in KBS "Sword and Flower"". Nate. May 23, 2013.
  15. ^ 이민호, '총리와 나' 출연 확정…영리한 기자 役. Naver (in Korean). 22 October 2013.
  16. ^ 이민호 배슬기 '청춘학당', 19금 예고편 공개. Naver (in Korean). 20 March 2014.
  17. ^ "Bae Noo-ri and Lee Min-ho-I met again as couple in online drama, 'Teleport Love'". Hankyung. 18 December 2014.
  18. ^ "Lee Min-ho-I to star in "Time Renegades"". Newsen. 27 January 2015.
  19. ^ [단독]'해품달' 이민호, '화정' 합류..봉림대군 활약. Naver (in Korean). 21 August 2015.
  20. ^ "Lee Min-ho-I to appear in "Hospital Ship" as Ha Ji-won's brother". TV Daily. 27 September 2017.
  21. ^ "Lee Min-ho-I joins Son Na-eun and Park Joo-mi for horror flick "Woman's Wail"". Nate. 2 October 2017.
  22. ^ "Lee Min-ho-I Changes His Name to Lee Tae-ri". Hancinema. Sports Donga. 13 June 2018.
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  24. ^ a b 배우 이태리, 드라마 '뷰티 인사이드' 출연확정, 서현진-이민기와 호흡. Sports Seoul (in Korean). July 26, 2018.
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