Lee Dong Gun

Lee Dong Gun, born July 26, 1980 in Kang Nam, Seoul, South Korea, made his debut in 1998 as an actor and singer. However, he has long since given up his singing career. Lee once stated that his singing career was like a wheel; sometimes he's up and sometimes he's down, and if it were not for his successful acting career, he would have already left the entertainment business.

He was enrolled in the Department of Theatre and Cinema at Hanyang University but was recently expelled for his low attendance record.

It is speculated that Lee is somewhat fluent in Japanese because he has repeatedly used the language while acting in "Friends" (2002) and "Stained Glass" (2005).

Lee decided to take a break from acting in 2006 claiming he felt overwhelmed with his workload in both television and film. He resumed his acting career in 2007.

Lee Dong-gun was dating Han Ji-Hye, his costar from "Sweet 18" and "My Boyfriend is Type B" but their highly publicized relationship ended after 4 years. But they were told to work only forgetting the past.

At 1 AM on March 20, 2008, Lee Dong Gun's 19 year old brother, a student at Sydney University, was fatally stabbed in an incident involving two groups of men beneath the World Tower in Sydney, Australia. Another 20 year old man was critically injured. Lee Dong Gun left for Sydney to identify his brother's body.

Lee enlisted for his mandatory military service in June 2010 for 21 months of active duty and was appointed Honorary Ambassador of Military.
He was discharged on 28 March 2012. Also on the same day, he was appointed promotional ambassador for the 2012 Korean Formula One Grand Prix being held at the Korea International Circuit in October.

In November 2012, Lee signed on exclusively with FNC Entertainment, who will managed his future activities, and comeback project.

Drama & Films

Drama

Year
Title
#
Role
Rating
2013
16
Kim Shin Main Role
6.6
2011
1
K Guest Role
N/A
2008
20
Eun Young's friend (Ep.20) Guest Role
6.9
2008
17
Kim Bum Sang Main Role
7.2
2007
4
Jung Tae Main Role
7.2
2006
16
Ban Ha Jin Main Role
6.6
2004
18
Han Dong Joo/Yuichi Yamamoto Main Role
6.5
2004
20
Yoon Soo Hyuk Main Role
7.3
2004
16
Kwon Hyeok Jun Main Role
7.2
2003
121
Park Sang Goo Supporting Role
7.0
2003
16
Kang Min Suk Main Role
6.9
2002
20
Han Dong Jin Main Role
7.4
2002
4
Park Kyung Joo Supporting Role
7.1
2000
32
Guest Role
8.0
1999
36
Lee Dong Wook Main Role
4.7

Films

Year
Title
Role
Rating
2007
Park Young Jun Main Role
6.8
2005
Young Bin Main Role
6.6

Comments (66)

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    Intimation 11 hours ago

    he deserves better roles

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    Jaqueline 14 days ago

    In love with him since I've watched Marry him if you dare.
    I want a new drama with my oppa.

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    mica Aug 7, 2014

    awwwww 26th july.... happy late b-day to us :D

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    Mikaeel1333 Aug 4, 2014

    I started watching Korean drama bc of you and your acting in when it's at nigh . you're such a great actor and i think you reallllllllllllllllllly should come back with a great drama and steal people's heart away like you stole mine .

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    florazhang Jul 19, 2014

    1. I think he looks a lot like Yong Hwa
    2.Awww his poor brother :(

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    gksanfruf03 Mar 25, 2014

    EWWWWWWWW! HE LOOKS SOOOOOOOOOO UGLY!

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      DimpledGangster Mar 31, 2014

      awww. aren't you expressive :D Well looks are a matter of personal taste. To me he is actually handsome. I also find him likeable. Keep enjoying your Yong Hwa :)

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      BeccatheHobbit Apr 17, 2014

      I think he's kinda adorable, lol. And sooo very handsome.

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      Ginger Jul 21, 2014

      1st, you're free to say you don't like him/can't stand him...etc...but ugly is kinda rude! I'm sure you wouldn't like it if I call YH ugly right?!
      2nd, If he's ugly I wonder what handsome is to you?!

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      Jaqueline 14 days ago

      He is not ugly, he is gorgeous.

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      Jaqueline 14 days ago

      Yeah you're right, she is one more fanatic yonghwa fan and this is so annoying . I'm cnblue and yonghwa fan but this kind of fanaticism is not necessary.

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    lemondoodle Feb 7, 2014

    Please come back with a better drama soon

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    nytwp Dec 6, 2013

    Best thing about Marry him if you dare.

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      DimpledGangster Mar 31, 2014

      I probably agree...that drama was a total mess. It started out with good intentions but...well.

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    Jemima Dec 4, 2013

    For me he looks like kim hyun joon

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      kit1186 Mar 29, 2014

      Really looks more like Yong Hwa

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    BlueBeauty Nov 15, 2013

    in this picture he kind of looks like Yong Hwa with that cute little half smile

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    Gurky Nov 2, 2013

    So handsome oppa ~

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    abracadabra Oct 23, 2013

    like him in new drama, he and YEH are such a good match

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    nuka Oct 21, 2013

    thanks god his backed :) I loved him in when it's at night

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    forever_shawol Oct 14, 2013

    Lol in this pic Yonghwa really looks like him

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      Soren333 Oct 20, 2013

      Lol, I was thinking the same thing.

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      GUREEN Oct 22, 2013

      Yeah I was also thinking the same thing

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    Robie989 Aug 19, 2013

    Please go on screen again, I love your acting! it's perfect!

Details

  • Name:

    Lee Dong Gun
  • Native name:

    이동건
  • Given name:

    Lee Emmanuel
  • Also Known as:

    李東健, Lee Dong Geon
  • Nationality:

    South Korean
  • Gender:

    Male
  • Born:

    July 26, 1980
  • Age:

    34