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Overview (3)

Born in Busan, South Korea
Nicknames Lee Joon-Gi
J.G.
Height 5' 10" (1.78 m)

Mini Bio (2)

Lee Joon-Gi was born in Busan, South Korea on April 17, 1982. He was raised by his parents and has one younger sister. He is an actor/model/singer. He started his career as a model and had minor roles in Korean dramas until he landed the role of Gong-Gil in The King and the Clown in 2005. After this film debut, he got many more chances to star in Korean dramas, including a supporting role in My Girl as a playboy named Seo Jung-Woo. Due to his diversity in acting, he sparked people's interest and soon gained popularity. In 2007, he became one of the top Korean actors. In 2008, Lee, starred in Iljimae as Ryung, a sort of Robin Hood-type Korean drama. In 2009, Lee released his second album, J Style, which included 5 new songs and 4 from his first fan meeting-Episode I. In May 2010, Lee enlisted in the South Korean military. While he was enlisted, he did numerous shows, which include Good Culture, Forcemap and other live performances. He was also the DJ for Friends FM radio show called Jumam, which airs 7 p.m. He continues to be involved with acting and other entertainment avenues. After being released from the Korean military on February 16, 2012, he held numerous fan meetings in Korea, Japan and China from February to March to announce his comeback. Upon his release from the military, he was in numerous photo shoots for Japanese and Korean magazines as well as a special magazine called "Episode J", which features photos and information on Lee Joon-Gi exclusively.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Rin Sanada

After being released from the Korean Military on February 16, 2012, Lee Joon gi held numerous fan meetings in Korea, Japan and China from February to March to announce his Coming Back to his acting career.

As soon as his release from the military Lee Joon gi has been involved in numerous photo shoots for Japanese and Korean magazines as well as a special magazine called "Episode J" which features photos and information on Lee Joon gi exclusively.

Lee Joon gi is now playing as Magistrate Eunoh in the upcoming Drama Arang and the Magistrate as his first drama after being released from the Military which will air in July 2012.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Rin Sanada

Trade Mark (1)

Known as the ultimate Kkonminam (pretty boy/flower boy) of Asia

Trivia (12)

Graduated at Seoul Arts University (Acting major).
Decided to go into acting after watching a "Hamlet" play at his school.
South Korea, Seoul, Gangnamgu, Nonhyeon-dong [December 2009]
South Korea, NonSan Military Training Center [May 2010]
Seoul, South Korea [February 2012]
Debut Modelling for clothing line brand "So Basic" (2001).
Speaks Korean, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese and English.
Martial Arts: Tae Kwon Do 3rd Degree, Hapkido 1st Degree, Taekkyeon 1st Degree.
He sang "One Day" for the "Arang and the Magistrate" Original Television Soundtrack (2012).
He has a younger sister.
Became the icon of the "kkonminam" (pretty boy/flower boy) trend in Asia. Known for his feminine-like beauty, he started a trend for Asian actors to embrace an almost-effeminate concept through use of makeup, accessories, etc.The trend has nothing to do with sexuality or gender, but with fashion and trends. After his rise in popularity, the concept spread from Korea to all parts of Asia, specifically Southeast Asia.
Has won 35 different international awards during his acting career.

Personal Quotes (7)

I don't want to be a star who shines and then disappears. I want to be a true actor who marks his place among the crowd.
I've always been the kind who doesn't enjoy my personal life that much. I can't enjoy it even if I'm given more time. Because I have a strong sense of responsibility or duty towards work, I end up being so absorbed with work, such that I don't know how to have fun once I have time. I don't know how to invest time for myself.
In this life, I can't think of any other choices but this one....for Lee Joon Gi in this life, acting is the only dream and goal I have....Thinking "what would I be if not an actor?" The answer would be to not exist.
After my performance in The King and the Clown, I found myself at the forefront of this 'pretty boy' trend, whether or not that was my intention. Suddenly, people were interested in me, and there was all this praise and criticism all at the same time. Everything was just so overwhelming. I felt like I was floating on air.
I was always such a greedy person; I had a greed of having to show a variety of things. Because I like physical action, I mostly played characters that need to possess complex emotions even when there are many action scenes...I think of action as one of my specialties and strengths. But for how long will I be able to use my body like that? A time will come when I won't be able to do so even if I wanted to. I want to work hard and do more action when I'm still able use my body well.
I have a clear understanding that being an actor is a job that faces the public. I think the responsibility and duty that such a person needs to have is of primary importance for an actor.
"I will say that I've "experienced Resident Evil". I had a small role, so it's a stretch to say that I filmed together with Milla Jovovich. It was a special appearance at the level of a cameo. Although I'm a fan of the Resident Evil series, but in reality, I decided to take on this challenge because I wanted to learn about the system in Hollywood. Because it is a place that I really want to go someday. (upon being asked about filming "Resident Evil" with Milla Jovavich in Hollywood)

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