Profile of Lee Byung-hun: Wife, Family, Son, Movies, and Net Worth

The Korean/Hollywood Actor, Lee Byung-hun

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Lee Byung-hun is a South Korean actor, singer, and model. His career first  began back in 1991 after a KBS talent audition, and he made his debut in the drama Asphait my Hometown. He has gained so much fame and popularity through his dramas and movies, because of his skill at performing in any kind of genre.

He then started to grow even bigger, and entered the Hollywood in 2013. He was recognized as a star in the Hollywood movie G.I. Joe Retallation and became the first Korean actor to leave their hand and foot prints on the forecourt of Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles.

Lee Byung-hun’s Full Profile

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Name           : Lee Byung-hun (이병헌)

Birthplace     : Seoul, South Korea

Date of Birth : July 12, 1970 (age 48)

Height          : 178 cm

Blood Type   : O

Star Sign     : Cancer

Education     : French Literature of Hanyang University and Theatre of

Chung-ang University (graduate school)

Family         : Lee Min-jung (spouse)/ Lee Joon Hoo (son)

Agency       : BH Entertainment

Daum Cafe :Lee Byung-hun’s Daum

Fansite      : leebyunghun

Lee Byung-hun’s Acting Career

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Lee Byung-hun’s love for movies and acting bloomed at an early age. While he majored in French Literature in Hanyang University, he was sure to himself that he wanted to change his field. Having decided that, he then went on to study Theatre and Cinematography at the Graduate School of Chung Ang University.

After he finished his education, he enlisted for the 14th annual public audition hosted by Korean Broadcast System in 1991. Luckily, he got accepted, and made his debut in the drama Asphalt My Hometown as a character named Jinwoo.

But it was the next year that he his name really became well known, when he appeared in the 1992 KBS drama Tomorrow Love. His performance as Shin Beom-su provided a mixture of toughness and softness that appealed heavily to female viewers. After receiving much love from dramas, he then tried acting on the big screen with the movie Who Drives Me Mad?, but he didn’t get as lucky as in dramas. Not until 2000, when he appeared as a Sgt. Lee Soo-hyeok, a soldier who crosses over to the North Korean side to visit his enemies in the movie Joint Security Area. Again, his acting left a deep impression on audiences and critics. The movie itself gained more than 8 million admissions, and marked as Lee Byung-hun’s first major blockbuster hit.

Here is the full and long list of his dramas and movies

Movies

Year Title Role
1995 Who Drives Me Crazy Lee Jong-du
Runway Lee Dong-ho
1996 Kill The Love Love
1997 Elegy of The Earth Park Jong-man
1999 The Harmonium in My Memory Kang Soo-ha
2000 Joint Security Area Lee Soo-hyeok
2001 Bungee Jumping of Their Own Seo In-woo
2002 My Beautiful Girl, Mari Adult Nam-woo
Addicted Dae-jun
2004 Everybody Has Secrets Choi Su-hyeon
2005 A Bittersweet Life Kim Sun-woo
2006 Once in a Summer Yun Suk-young
2007 Hero Kang Min-woo
2008 The Good, The Bad, and The Weird  Park Chang-yi
2009 I Come with The Rain  Su Dongpo
G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra  Thomas “Tommy”Arashikage/ Storm Shadow
2010 The Influence  W
2012 Masquerade King Gwanghae/Beggar Ha-sun
2013 G.I. Joe: Retaliation Thomas “Tommy”Arashikage/ Storm Shadow
2015 Terminator Genisys Cop/T-1000
2015  Memories of The Sword Deok-gi/Song Yoo-baek
 Inside Men Ahn Sang-goo
2016 Misconduct  The Accountant
 The Age of Shadows Jeong Chae-san
The Magnificent Seven Billy Rocks
Master President Jin
2017 Single Rider Kang Jae-hoon
The Fortress Choi Myung-kil
2018 Keys to the Heart Jo-ha

 

Dramas

Year Title Role
1991 Asphalt My Hometown Jinwoo
1992 Days of Sunshine Choi Hyung-man
Tomorrow Love Shin Bum-soo
1993 The Sorrow of The Survivor Yi Ja-myung
Police Oh Hae-sung
1994 The Fragrance of Love Kim Junho
1995 Asphalt Man Kang Dong-joon
Son of Wind Chang Hong-pyo
1997 Beautiful My Lady Hwang Jun-ho
1998 White Nights 3.98 Min Gyeong-bin
1999 Happy Together Suh Tae-poong
Love Story- Story 1. Sunflower Tae-sung
2001 Road Woo-sik
Beautiful Dats Lee Min-chul
2004 All In Kim In-ha
2009 Iris Kim Hyun-jun
2018 Mr. Sunshine Choi Yoo-jin

 

He also appeared in Psy’s music video I Luv It. Check out the MV here: