All About “Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-joo” Actress Lee Sung-kyung (Profile, Age, Height, Boyfriend, Parent, etc)

Facts about Lee Sung-kyung’s Parents and Family


There is no much to add for Lee Sung-kyung parents nor her family background. From the interview here and there there’re little bit of information about Lee Sung-kyung family. First is that both of her parents have brown eyes. It’s explained why she has such a beautiful brown eyes.

Second, her family is Christian. Her parents wanted her to live a Christian life and named her “The Bible” in Korean. As if to reflect the meaning of her name, her instagram named @heybiblee.

Another one is that she want to manage a café with her mom.

That’s all information that Lee Sung-kyung shared about her family background!

Lee Sung-kyung’s Career

Lee Sung-kyung started her career as a model in 2008 by participating in a local Super Model Contest. The following year, she modeled at the International Asia Pacific Super Model Contest where she was placed 5th won the Unix Hair New Style Prize. Lee Sung-kyung was a mainstay in Seoul Fashion Week and Korean fashion magazines.

After she got the recognition, Lee Sung-kyung appeared in music videos for Simon D, Lee Hyun, and Kang Seung-yoon her label-mate for their songs “Stay Cool”, “Because It’s You” and “Wild and Young” respectively. In 2014, Lee Sung-kyung made her acting debut with a supporting role in television drama It’s Okay, That’s Love.

She would soon become one of the country’s most sought after actresses and bag her first lead role in a TV drama in less than two years. Her role in Weighlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo is truly one of her biggest breaks, since she’s quickly gaining popularity from Hallyu fans around the globe.

Lee Sung-kyung in Running Man


In the same year as her acting career debut, she served as a cast and appeared as a guest in the variety shows Bible and Running Man respectively. She appeared in Running Man together with fellow cast for drama Doctors.  Park Shin-hye, Lee Sung-kyung, Yoon Kyun-sang, and Kim Min-suk showed up together for the episode. That episode aired on June 19, 2016.

On this particular episode, Lee Sung-kyung showed great chemistry with Running Man‘s member, Lee Kwang-soo. When the PD hinted the love-line, both of them said that their chemistry is great because they previously work together on drama It’s Okay, That’s Love. Both of them were suspected to be dating when on project for, again, their wonderful chemistry on screen.

Weighlifting Fairy Kim Bok-joo

Her role on Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-Joo, is maybe the most valuable role for Lee Sung-kyung. She had to gain weight for the particular role. She plays a weightlifting athlete in the drama so that is required as she said, “I diligently gained weight. I worked hard to create a healthy image.” According to the production crew, she gained 5 kg (11 lbs)!

Her appearance in the drama is also considered as her most successful role so far, as she got many raises and even awards. This drama also made her set a stone in her international popularity. Aside from that, from the drama, Lee Sung-kyung also able to met her past boyfriend, Nam Joo-hyuk.

Who is Lee Sung-kyung’s Boyfriend?


Lee Sung-kyung publicly dated fellow actor Nam Joo-hyuk for 4 months. Her agency, YG Entertainment, confirmed the rumor as soon as it’s spread. Regarding the relationship Lee Sung-kyung said that “If I have mutual feelings with him and like him back, I wouldn’t be the type to hide it. If I look back [at my past], I think I always found that the guys who were true to their feelings were the most masculine.”

Their relationship was suspected by the public long before when they still in production of drama Weighlifting Fairy Kim Bok-Joo. Their chemistry on set and off set is incredible, and the public also is happy with their interaction. That’s when the rumor spread.

Unfortunately it was announced that the couple broke up. YG Entertainment confirmed: “It’s true that Lee Sung Kyung and Nam Joo Hyuk have decided to break up.”