LEE MIN HO

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).

Biography

Min-ho was born in Heukseok-dongDongjak-guSeoul, 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 mangaBoys 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.

Filmography

Television drama

Year Title Original Title Role Network
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

Film

Year Title Original Title Role
2008 Public Enemy Returns 강철중: 공공의 적 1-1 Jeong Ha-yeon
Our School E.T 울학교 이티 Oh Sang-hoon

Endorsement

Product Year(s) Country Notes
12 Plus Shower Cream 2012 Thailand
Bang Bang 2010 with Han Ji-hye
Bench 2012 Philippines
Binggrae Banana Milk 2010
Cadillac CTS 2009
Cartier Love Summer Exhibition 2010
Cass 2X Beer 2009 with Sandara Park
Cantata Coffee 2010-2011
Dunkin’ Donuts 2009
Eider 2011-2012 with Yoona
Etude House 2009-2010 with Park Shin-hye
Hyundai Veloster 2011-2012 Korea, China
Innisfree 2012 with Yoona
Jangin Furniture 2010-2012
KTF 2005
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 Pie 2010 Vietnam
Lotte When lacking 2% Drink 2005 with Moon Geun-young
Lotte World 2007
Market O 2009
NHN Me2day 2011
Pepsi NEX 2009
Pizza Hut 2006 with Park Min-young
Samsung Anycall Haptic Mission 2009 with Kim Hyun-joongKim Joon and Son Dam-bi
Samsung Anycall Magic Hole 2009 with Kim Hyun-joong and UEE
Semir 2011-2012 China
Toyota Camry 2011-2012 USA
Trugen 2009-2012

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.

Discography

Single

Year Title Notes
2009 My Everything F4 Special Edition (Boys Over Flowers OST)
Extreme Cass 2X Beer (promotional song with Jessica Gomes)

Other songs

Year Title Notes
2011 Be My Last Love performed at FanMeeting
Say Yes
It’s Love
Milk Tea performed at Japanese FanMeeting, original by Masaharu Fukuyama

Award

Year Awards
2009
2010
2011
  • Korea Drama Festival Awards: Best Actor Award (City Hunter)
  • Korea Drama Festival Awards: Hallyu Star Award (City Hunter)
  • SBS Drama Awards: Top Ten Stars Award (City Hunter)
  • SBS Drama Awards: Netizen Popularity Award (City Hunter)
  • SBS Drama Awards: Top Excellence Award, Drama Special, Actor (City Hunter)

Social contribution

  1. Honorary Ambassador for UNICEF’s Love Net campaign to fight malaria (2009-2010)
  2. Honorary Prosecutor, a PR ambassador for Korean prosecutors (2012-2012)

WHERE YOU CAN FIND US!

KDC WEBSITE: philkorea.wordpress.com
KDC YOUTUBE: youtube.com/user/rvnrss
KDC TWITTER: twitter.com/KoreanDramaAct
KDC FACEBOOK: facebook.com/KoreanDramaAct
LEE MIN HO: facebook.com/KoreanDramaLMH
MICKY YOOCHUN: facebook.com/KoreanDramaMYC
JANG KEUN SUK: facebook.com/KoreanDramaJKS

Source: DramaLoad

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