Lee Min-ho is a singer and actor from South Korea. With his role as Gu Jun-Pyo in Boys Over Flowers in 2009, he became well-known in Korea and parts of Asia. He is well-known for his parts in the films City Hunter (2011), The Heirs (2013), and Legend of the Blue Sea (2016).
Lee Min-ho was born in Seoul, South Korea, on June 22, 1987. His father was a gentle dad, but his mother was stern. Lee Yun Jeong, his older sister, is the CEO of MYM Entertainment. Lee’s mother revealed that he weighed 3.2 kilograms at birth, which was below average.
He was interested in playing football as a boy but later decided to pursue a career as an actor. He preferred cola-flavored ice cream over regular baby food when he was a couple of years old.
More Facts about Lee Min-ho
|Age||34 years 10 months|
|Birth Date||June 22, 1987|
|Full Name||Lee Min-ho|
|Birth Place||Seoul, South Korea|
|Net Worth||$10 Million|
|Height||6 feet 1 inch (1.85m)|
|Profession||Singer, South Korean actor|
|Best Match for Marriage||Taurus, Pisces, Scorpio|
When he was 15, he graduated from an elementary school. He worked as a part-time model in high school, earning 50000 won ($43.08 US) per day. He later majored in Film & Art at Konkuk University.
Professional Life and Career
Lee Min-ho began his acting career by applying for tiny roles in TV dramas such as Nonstop 5 and Recipe of Love. Lee made his acting debut in the high-school drama Mackerel Run in 2007, but the series was shortened to only eight episodes due to low ratings.
He has acted in a number of parts on television series such as GetUp and I Am Sam, as well as two films, Public Enemy Returns and Our School’s E.T. Lee’s breakthrough came in 2009 when he landed the lead role of Gu Jun-Pyo in KBS’ Boys Over Flowers.
In 2010, Lee Min-ho starred as an aspiring perfectionist young architect in the romantic comedy Personal Taste. And in 2011, he starred as the eponymous character in the action drama City Hunter, which was based on Tsukasa Hojo’s popular manga.
In 2012, he co-starred with Kim Hee-sun in the historical medical drama Faith. However, because of its exorbitant budget, the drama only received roughly 10% viewership and was labeled a flop.
EP and Movies
Lee recorded and released his second EP Song for You under Universal Music in October 2014.
In 2016, he starred in the action-comedy Bounty Hunters. On its opening weekend, the film topped the box office charts, grossing US$29 million in China.
Awards for Lifetime Achievement
Lee Min-ho won the 45th Baeksang Arts Awards for Best New Actor (TV) for his role in Boys Over Flowers, as well as the MTN Broadcast Advertisement Festival for Most Popular Advertisement Model for the Truyen Commercial in 2009.
In addition, he won the Grand Prize at the National Brand Awards in 2017.
In April 2013, Lee’s wax figure was exhibited at Madame Tussauds in Shanghai. On January 30, 2014, Lee became the first Korean celebrity to perform at China’s CCTV Lunar New Year gala.
Salary and Net worth
He gets compensated $58,700 every episode. His net worth is reported to be over $12 million, which he obtains throughout his career.
Controversy and Rumors
Lee’s onscreen kiss with Park Shin Hye sparked debate as he admitted in an interview that he regretted kissing her.
Lee has dark brown eyes and raven-black hair. He is also 6 feet 1 inch tall and weighs 68 kilograms.
Lee Min-ho has more than 21 million Facebook fans, 3.1 million Twitter followers, and more than 23 million Instagram followers.