The actor who has successfully created another Korean wave throughout not only Korea but Asia and became known as the top Hallyu Star is none other than Lee Min-ho.
Professionally, he’s a South Korean actor and also a singer as he’s been releasing albums of his own.
He first gained recognition in the movie ‘Boys Over Flowers’ in 2009 as the character ‘Gu Jun-pyo’.
He’s earned himself a Best New Actor Award for the movie at45th Baeksang Arts Awards and ever since that there has been no stopping him from reaching international fame.
His next praiseworthy roles have been in the movies ‘City Hunter (2011)’ and ‘The Heirs (2013)’ and also got the opportunity to be featured for the first time in a leading role in Chinese produced film ‘Bounty Hunters (2016)’.
Birth Date & Sun Sign
Original Name: Lee Min-ho ( Korean name : Hangul: 이민호; Hanja: 李敏鎬 )
Nickname: The Top Hallyu Star, King of Ads, long-legged oppa
Proffession: Actor, singer
Date of Birth: June 22, 1987
Birth Place: Seoul, South Korea
Zodiac Sign: Cancer
Height, Weight & Measurements
Eye Color: Dark brown
Hair Color: Black
Born Place, Nationality, Born name, bio and SNS
Religion: Roman Catholicism
Blood Type: A+
Story of his young days
Lee didn’t aspire to be an actor since his childhood.
He always dreamt to be a professional football player.
He was chosen for the youth Football class of South Korean manager but an unfortunate injury in the 5th grade shattered his dream.
In the 2nd year of High-school he sought to acting.
Sister: Lee Jun Kyung
Story of his family
He has a small family comprising of his father, mother and an elder sister, Lee Yong-jung.
His father is a businessman and mother a household wife.
They do not like media attention and like to keep personal matters private so much light cannot be shed into their lives.
And his sister is the CEO of MYM Entertainments so doesn’t want be only known as Lee’s sister.
Career & Bio
Debut Film: Our School’s E.T.(2008)
Debut TV: Sharp(2003)
Active Years: 2003- present
Important Work: In 2009 with the lead role of Gu Jun-pyo in KBS’s Boys Over Flowers
Story of his Career history
His official career began in 2003 and ever since it’s been an uphill.
His debut was in the EBS series, Secret Campus.
But he got his first leading role in 2007 in the drama, ‘Mackerel Run’ but was stopped sooner than the desired time due to low ratings of viewers.
He was noticed in many more Tv shows but his major revolutionary role which was the turning point in his career was in KBS’s Boys Over Flowers, as Gu Jun-pyo.
The viewership rating went really high for this show and this was the ultimate role which raised his image from a popular actor to the top Hallyu star as it created a buzz of Korean Wave throughout Asia.
Soon he was showered with endorsement offers and came to be known as King of Ads. 2013 was a lucky year for Lee.
He released his first ever album ‘My everything’ then went to fan meeting tours.
After that his wax figure was exhibited at the Madame Tussauds in Shanghai.
Later his stature as the top Hallyu star regenerated through his role the drama ‘The Heirs’.
No other Korean celebrity other than Lee was fortunate enough to perform at CCTV Lunar New Year gala in China.
In “Gangnam Blues” he featured as the main action hero as his debut in action movies and sooner he got the role in an action comedy, ‘Bounty Hunters’, both in the year 2015.
The comedy action was a huge success as it made a gross profit of 9billion Won on the very first day.
$10 million net worth
Status: In a relationship
Girlfriend: Bae Suzy
Ex Girlfriends: Park Min-Young
Story of his love life
Lee is currently committed to Bae Suzy since March 2015 and intends to marry her.
She part a South Korean girl band named ‘Miss A’.
In the past Lee was involved with one his co-stars ,Park Min-Young.
They knew each other for 5 years and during the filming of the series ‘City Hunter’ they got close but later they didn’t last long.
Favorite Food: Grilled meat: chicken, pork or beef
Favorite Drama Genre: Thriller
Favorite Music: Im Jae Bum
Favorite Sports: Football
Role Model: mother
Motto: Those who give up cannot gain victory
Hobby: Watching movies, recreational sports, game, and soccer
Known as top Hallyu star
His shoe size is 7
He becomes sleepy when he has a day full of shooting.
He becomes relax when he can sleep
He speaks korean, english.
His most famous gossip is he has done plastic surgery but actually hasn’t
Some interesting facts about Lee are that he has a tendency of babbling in his sleep. Though he is a drinker but cannot tolerate more than two drinks of beer.
Also he is strong believer of superstitions because of which he thins he gets injured during shooting of each movie.
Another interesting fact is he started learning English only after opening social media accounts and figured how important the language was to reach out to fans.
He has a habit of talking in his sleep.
He earned 60 million only for playing his role in the drama series, “Personal Taste”.
Lee Min-Ho still hasnt lost his interest in football and Nal-do Ho is his favorite player.
He is very shy in nature.