Lee Min-ho (Hangul: 이민호; Hanja: 李敏鎬, born June 22, 1987) is a South Korean actor who is best known for his leading roles in Boys Over Flowers(2009) as Gu Jun-pyo, the leader of a group of students known as F4, and action drama City Hunter (2011).
Min-ho was born in Heukseok-dong, Dongjak-gu, Seoul, South Korea on June 22, 1987. His family consists of his mother, father and one older sister. As a young child, Min-ho hoped to become a football (soccer) player, but an injury in the 5th grade of elementary school put an end to his dream. Min-ho, however, still keeps up with football and has stated that Cristiano Ronaldo is his favorite player.
In his second year of high school, Min-ho turned to acting. By his senior year in high school he had joined Starhaus Entertainment with the help of an acquaintance. After going through training, Min-ho started auditioning and landed small roles in several television dramas. In 2006, his acting career was put on hold for a year following a serious car accident in which he was severely injured. Childhood friend and fellow actor Jung Il-woo was also injured in the accident.
His breakthrough came in 2009 with the lead role of Gu Jun-pyo in Boys Over Flowers (KBS2), the Korean adaptation of the popular Japanese television drama Hana Yori Dango, which was based on the popular Shōjo manga, Boys Over Flowers (花より男子 Hana Yori Dango). Min-ho is majoring in Film & Art at Konkuk University.
In 2011, he starred in the hit action drama City Hunter. The drama’s popularity throughout Asia has also contributed to Min-ho’s growing popularity in Asia, most notably in Japan, Philippines and China. He took the number one spot for Best Hallyu Star in a Japanese magazine dedicated to Korean dramas in June of 2012.
On April 6, 2012, Min-ho announced on his Facebook page that he will appear in a new drama called Faith (Hangul: 신의, Rom.: Shinui), which is scheduled to air in August in Korea.
|2003||Sharp 1||성장드라마 반올림1||art institute student||KBS2|
|2005||Nonstop 5||논스톱 5||guest||MBC|
|Love Hymn (aka Recipe of Love)||사랑찬가||waiter||MBC|
|2006||Secret Campus||비밀의 교정||Park Doo-hyun||EBS|
|2007||Mackerel Run||달려라 고등어||Cha Gong-chan||SBS|
|I Am Sam||아이엠샘||Heo Mo-se||KBS2|
|2008||Get Up||나도 잘 모르지만||Min Wook-gi||MBC|
|2009||Boys Over Flowers||꽃보다 남자||Gu Jun-pyo||KBS2|
|2010||Personal Preference||개인의 취향||Jeon Jin-ho||MBC|
|2011||City Hunter||시티헌터||Lee Yoon-sung||SBS|
|2012||Faith||신의 (信義)||Choi Young||SBS|
|2008||Public Enemy Returns||강철중: 공공의 적 1-1||Jeong Ha-yeon|
|Our School E.T||울학교 이티||Oh Sang-hoon|
|12 Plus Shower Cream||2012||Thailand|
|Bang Bang||2010||with Han Ji-hye|
|Binggrae Banana Milk||2010|
|Cartier Love Summer Exhibition||2010|
|Cass 2X Beer||2009||with Sandara Park|
|Etude House||2009-2010||with Park Shin-hye|
|Hyundai Veloster||2011-2012||Korea, China|
|Levi’s Signature||2009||with Moon Chae-won|
|LG Optimus One||2010|
|LG Teenring||2009||with Kim Bum and Ku Hye-sun|
|Lotte 7% Glucose Drink||2012||China|
|Lotte When lacking 2% Drink||2005||with Moon Geun-young|
|Pizza Hut||2006||with Park Min-young|
|Samsung Anycall Haptic Mission||2009||with Kim Hyun-joong, Kim Joon and Son Dam-bi|
|Samsung Anycall Magic Hole||2009||with Kim Hyun-joong and UEE|
In July 2012, Min-ho was chosen as the most attractive male celebrity in TV commercials for cosmetics brands. The community portal site DC Inside carried out a survey on “The most attractive male celebrities in TV commercials for cosmetics brands, who make women open their wallets” from June 26 to July 3. As a result, Min-ho ranked first. On July 4, DC Inside reported Min-ho had received 17,532 (38.9%) out of 45,049 votes.
Since Min-ho was selected as a model for Innisfree in February 2012, he has been active as a cosmetics brand model in and out of Korea. Before Innisfree launched the brand in China, Min-ho had shot a social movie called “Cho Ryun”, whose concept was “Anyone can be Lee Min Ho’s first love.” As soon as the movie was released, the hosting server went down several times because of the high number of people, that visited the site to watch it.
|2009||My Everything||F4 Special Edition (Boys Over Flowers OST)|
|Extreme||Cass 2X Beer (promotional song with Jessica Gomes)|
|2011||Be My Last Love||performed at FanMeeting|
|Milk Tea||performed at Japanese FanMeeting, original by Masaharu Fukuyama|
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