Lee Hyun-jin’s Acting Career
Lee Hyun-jin is an actor from South Korea. His first small-screen appearance was in the drama Kimchi Cheese Smile in 2007. The drama is about the contrasting lives of a kimchi-like family (having a popular and conservative thought) and a cheese-like family (rich and stylish class). Lee Hyun-jin acted as Uhm Hyun-jin, the university’s swimming team ace who gives up swimming due to an injury and studies abroad. His next drama was Family’s Honor, a family drama starring Park Young-soo and Park Si-hoo. He played as the character Jung Hyun-kyu, a university student who falls in love with the main character Ha Dan-ah (played by Yoon Jung-hee).
In 2008, Lee Hyun-jin was cast in the short film Boy Meet Boy. The film was broadcast with no spoken dialogue and depicted the relationship between Min-su (acted by Kim Hye-sung) and his character, Seok-i. The following year, he acted in the drama Assorted Gems as the eldest son Gung San-ho or Coral. He became one of the main characters along with Go Na-eun, So Yi-hyun, and Lee Il-min. He also played in Happiness in The Wind (2010), as Jang Min-guk. His character is curious, imaginative, always dreaming of being rich and always being the problematic son of the Jang Family.
In 2011, Lee Hyun-jin was cast in the drama Heartstrings along with Park Shin-hye and Jung Yong-hwa. For this role, he became a talented singer who suffers from stage fright named Hyun Ki-young, but later overcomes it with encouragement from Kim Suk-hyun (played by Song Chang-eui). The next year, he played a second lead male in Operation Proposal, co-starring with Yoo Seung-ho and Park Eun-bin. The drama was a remake of the Japanese drama Operation Love. He acted as Kwon Jin-won, a former baseball hitter who had to give up his baseball career due to an injury. He later became Park Eun-bin’s fiancé in the drama.
Lee Hyun-jin has also appeared in some big-screen movies such as Mr. Idol (2011), Spellbound (2011), and Chubby Revolution (2012). In the latter film, he had his first leading role as Kang Do-kyung, a photographer who prefers chubby women. He acted opposite Lee So-jung, who was the lead female. The story was about a supermodel who tries to gain weight in order to gain her crush’s love. Lee Hyun-jin also appeared in other dramas like The Heirs (2013), Another Miss Oh (2016), Second To Last Love (2016), and Whisper (2017).
Lee Hyun-jin’s latest drama is Smashing on Your Back that aired from December 2017 to March 2018. The drama was a sitcom about a family that’s struggling to survive, living with the in-laws and dreaming of getting back up on their feet. In the drama, he co-starred with Park Young-kyu, Uhm Hyun-kyung, and Hwang-woo Seul-hye. He acted as Lee Hyun-jin, the same name as his.
Lee Hyun-jin’s Profile
Name: Lee Hyun-jin (이현진)
Date of Birth: March 5th, 1985
Birthplace: Daegu, South Korea
Star Sign: Pisces
Height: 186 cm
Weight: 72 kg
Education: Chung-Ang University – Industrial Economics (leave of absence)
Agency: Broadin Entertainment