Lee Min Ho

Lee Min Ho

This is Lee Min Ho Biography, is born June 22, 1987) is a South Korean actor and singer. He gained great fame in Korea and parts of Asia with his role as Gu Jun-pyo in Boys Over Flowers in 2009. The role earned him the Best New Actor Award at the 45th Baeksang Arts Awards. He is known for his lead roles in City Hunter (2011), The Heirs (2013) and The Legend of the Blue Sea (2016). The success of Lee’s television dramas across Asia has made him one of the leading Hallyu stars. Lee starred in his first starring role in the film with Gangnam Blues (2015), followed by his first China-produced film Bounty Hunters (2016).
Lee was born in Heukseok-Dong, Dongjak-gu, Seoul. As a child, Lee hoped to become a professional football player.

He was selected for the youth soccer class of South Korean manager and former professional player Cha Bum-Kun, but an injury in the 5th year of primary school put an end to that aspiration. In his second year of high school, Lee has dedicated himself to acting.

He graduated in Film and Art from Konkuk University.
Lee started auditioning and got minor roles in several TV dramas such as Nonstop 5 and Recipe of Love. His official debut role was in an EBS series, Secret Campus (2003). Early in his career Lee called himself Lee Min because his agency thought his birth name was too ordinary. However, because his stage name was pronounced and written (Hangul) in the same way as the Korean word imin, which means “immigration”, it made it difficult for him to appear in internet search results. In the end, he returned to using his original name.

In 2006, his acting career was suspended for a year following a serious car accident while he was filming with fellow actor Jung Il-woo. Lee was seriously injured and spent several months in bed. After recovery, Lee received his first lead role in the high school drama Mackerel Run in 2007, but the series was reduced to just eight episodes due to low ratings. In 2008 he appeared in various television roles (Get Up and I Am Sam dramas) and in two films, Public Enemy Returns and E.T. from our school.

During the filming of the latter he became good friends with actor Kim Su-Ro, who later praised him in a variety show: “I know a star when I see one. When I did E.T. from Our School, I knew that Lee Min-ho would become one of the best actors in the country.” Lee’s breakthrough came in 2009 with the lead role of Gu Jun-pyo in KBS’s Boys Over Flowers, the Korean adaptation of the popular Shōjo manga of the same name. The competition for the lead role was very intense and Lee knew that he had only been hired by newspapers. The series attracted high ratings and buzz throughout South Korea during its broadcast, Lee’s newfound popularity earned him many endorsement deals and created another Korean wave throughout Asia that made Lee a Hallyu star.

In 2010, Lee starred in the romantic comedy Personal Taste, in which he played an ambitious young perfectionist architect pretending to be gay to become a young woman’s roommate, leading to romantic complications. When asked why he chose the role during an interview, he replied, “I think I would do a better job playing heavy, more defined roles when I’m older. I think “Personal taste” is perfect because it’s brilliant, cheerful, but you can also laugh and cry about it”.

In 2011, he played the title character in the action drama City Hunter, which was freely based on Tsukasa Hojo’s popular manga. The drama was a commercial success throughout Asia and contributed to Lee’s growing popularity, particularly in Japan, the Philippines, China and parts of Europe. He participated in a popular Chinese variety show Happy Camp in December 2011, in 2012, Lee starred in the historical-medical drama Faith with Kim Hee-sun. Although the drama scored.

In April 2013, Lee’s wax statue was unveiled at Madame Tussauds in Shanghai. He then released his first album “My Everything” in May 2013 and went on a fan meeting tour in Asia.Lee also announced his return to television with a new drama called The Heirs, a teen drama written by Kim Eun-sook. As to why he decided to take on the role of a chaebol heir in high school four years after playing one in Boys Over Flowers, he replied, “Before I turned 20, I wanted to play a more optimistic character that would allow me to return to the feeling of simple innocence that I had when I was younger. Premiering on October 9, 2013, The Heirs enjoyed immense popularity

Discography

2013 – My Everything (LOEN Entertainment)
2014 – Song for You (Universal Music Group)


2009 – “My Everything” (Kkotboda namja)
2013 – “Painful Love” (Sangsokjadeul)
2015 – “Thank You”
2015 – “The Day”
2015 – “I Love You”


2009 – “Extreme” con Jessica Gomes per Cass 2X Beer
2009 – “Kiss” con Sandara Park
2014 – “You’re So Beautiful” per Lotte Duty Free

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