Lee Min Ho is arguably the most popular Korean actor. In this article, we will be sharing with you several interesting facts about Lee min Ho — his biography, age, career; in fact, all you need to know about him.
You can not talk about Korean movies without mentioning Lee Min Ho. His popularity spreads across the African and Asian continents. He is also popular in Europe.
Without wasting much time, we will start telling you about your favorite Oppa. As a matter of fact, there is so much to say about him.
In addition to being an actor, he is a singer and a model.
Early Life & biography of Lee Min Ho
The actor was born in Heukseok-dong, Dongjak-gu, Seoul. He has an elder sister, Lee Yong-Jung, who is the CEO of his current agency MYM Entertainment.
He had hoped to become a professional football player. In fact, he was supposed to be a member of the youth football class of former professional player Cha Bum-Kun.
So how did he end up becoming an actor? an injury during his 5th grade of elementary school put an end to his hopes of becoming a footballer.
So In his second year of high school, he turned to acting and today he is arguably the most popular actor in Korea.
He attended Konkuk University where he majored in Film & Art.
Birthday & Age; How old is Lee Min Ho?
The handsome actor was born on June 22nd, 1987. So he is currently 33 years old.
If you are one of his fans, you should take some time out to wish him well on his special day.
Wife; Is Lee Min Ho married?
As of November 2020, Lee has not married and we can’t say for sure if he is in a relationship.
However, in the past, there have been confirmed reports that he dated Park Min Young; both of them featured in I am Sam and City Hunter together.
The agencies of both stars confirmed that they were dating. But 8 months later, they ended the relationship stating that they both had a busy schedule.
He also dated Bae Suzy of the movie ‘Kang chi’. Again, both agencies confirmed this. But three years later, they ended things.
Although there were rumors that he started dating fellow “the Heirs’ star, Park Shin Hye but unlike the first two, this is not confirmed.
We promise to keep you updated if there is a new development on this actor’s relationship.
As mentioned earlier, because of the injury Lee Min sustained when he was in elementary school, he could no longer pursue his dream of becoming an actor.
Instead, he was able to join an agency and started training as an actor and model. Then little by little, he began auditioning for small roles.
His first appearance was in the K-Drama ‘The Lost Empire’ in 2001. Since then, Lee Min Ho has acted in several dramas and films.
Although he starred in The Lost Empire in 2001, the 2006 Korean drama ‘Secret Campus’ is considered his debut because he made a major appearance in the drama.
In 2006, his acting career was put on hold for a year after Lee and fellow actor, Jung Il Woo had a serious car accident.
The ‘City Hunter’ Star had severe injuries and spent several months confined to bed.
Upon recovery, Lee received his first leading role in the high-school drama ‘Mackerel Run’ in 2007.
Afterward, he featured in so many Television series and movies. However, his breakthrough, or should I say, rise to fame came in 2009 when he featured as Gu Jun-Pyo in KBS’ ‘Boys Over Flowers’; the Korean adaptation of the popular Shōjo manga.
This new-found fame gained the star many endorsement deals and made Lee Min a Hallyu Star.
Thereafter he featured in ‘Personal Taste, City Hunter and Faith’. Of course, his fame continued to spread and soon he became an international star.
In April 2013, Lee released his first album “My Everything”. Thereafter, he featured in the teen drama, ‘The Heirs’ which Premiered on October 9th, 2013. The Heirs enjoyed immense popularity both locally and internationally.
Lee recorded and released his second EP Song for You in October 2014.
After his release from mandatory military service In 2020, he acted in the romantic-fantasy drama The King: Eternal Monarch.
Lee Min Ho’s Net Worth
There is no confirmed information about Lee Min Ho’s net worth. However, some Media outlets online have estimated his net worth to be about $12 million.
List of movies and films
This list includes his films, television series, miniseries and web series. They include:
- Public Enemy Returns
- Our School’s E.T.
- Gangnam Blues
- Bounty Hunters
- Nonstop 5
- Recipe of love
- Secret Campus
- Mackerel run
- I am Sam
- Get Up
- Boys Over Flowers
- Personal Taste
- City Hunter
- The Heirs
- Legend of the Blue Sea
- DMZ, The Wild
- The King: Eternal Monarch
- Toyota Camry
- The One and Only
- Innisfree First Love
- Line Romance
- Innisfree Summer Love
- 7 First Kisses
- Pachinko (2021)
Awards and Nomination
Over the years, Lee Min Ho has won several awards and has been nominated for a good number of awards.
Note that the list below is not a full list of all the awards he has won. These are just a few of them.
As a matter of fact, he has won 38 awards and has been nominated for different awards 71 times yet.
Below are a list of some of the awards:
In the SBS Drama Awards,
- In 2011, he won the Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Drama Special, Popularity Award, Actor, and Top 10 Stars for City Hunter in the SBS Drama Awards.
- The 2012 Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries and The Top 10 Stars for Faith
- In 2013, he won the Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Drama Special, Popularity Award, Top 10 Stars, Best Dressed and Best Couple Award with Park Hye Shin for The Heirs.
- He won the 2016 Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Fantasy Drama, Top Ten Stars Awards, and Best couple with Jun Ji-Hyun in The Legend of the Blue Sea.
- 2013, in the Baidu Feidian Awards, he won the Best Asian Actor in The Heirs.
- in 2015, in the Baeksang Arts Awards, he won the Most Popular Actor (Film) and the iQiyi Star Award for the movie Gangnam Blues.
- For the Blue Dragon Film Awards, he won Popularity Awards and Best New Actor in the Grand Bell Awards for Gangnam Blues.
- He won the Most Anticipated Action Comedy Actor and the Asian Movie Pioneer in Weibo Movie Award for Bounty Hunters.
- In 2013, he won the 12th China Fashion Awards and the Sohu Media Awards for the Most Popular Asian Actor, and the Most Popular International Actor.
- In 2015 and 2017, he won the grand prize for the Korea Brand Stars and the Korea Brand Stars.
- Last but not least on our list is the 2016 LeTV Awards for the Most Popular Asian Idol Award.
Other Interesting facts about Lee Min Ho
Lee Min is now a Hallyu. The term Hallyu refers only to dramas that have gained success overseas, or actors that are internationally recognized.
He is good friends with popular actor Jung Il Woo because they have known each other since they were very young. They both had a car accident that kept Lee Min Ho away from acting for a year.
Lee Min revealed that he recorded his music tracks for his fans and that he had no ambition to pursue a singing career.
In fact, he is the Korean actor with the highest media influence with over 65 million followers on both Instagram and Facebook.
Lee Min Ho’s Social Media:
Summary of Lee Min Ho’s profile
Birthday: June 22, 1987
Nationality: South Korean
Age: 33 Years
Sun Sign: Cancer
Occupation: Actor, Singer and model.