Who is Lee Hyun-woo?
Lee Hyun-woo is a 29-year-old award winning South Korean actor and singer who became popular for his role as Ri Hae-jin in “Secretly Greatly” and as “Jong-Bae” in “The Con Artist”. Hyun-woo will also be appearing as Rio in the Netflix Korean drama series “Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area”.
This article talks about South Korean actor and singer “Lee Hyun-woo” and in it, we will be covering his biography, age, career, net worth, family background, and other facts about him. Before we proceed let’s have a look at his profile summary below.
|Birth Name||Lee Hyun-woo|
|Age||29 years old|
|Birth Date||March 23, 1993|
|Profession||Actor & Singer|
|Net Worth||$1.5 million approx|
Lee Hyun-woo Biography
Lee Hyun-woo was born on March 23, 1993 in Seoul, South Korea. He holds South Korean nationality and his South Korean name in the Korean alphabet Hangul is 이현우.
Hyun-woo is a graduate of Dongguk University, he majored in theatre and film. For now, information about his parents, siblings and family relatives is yet to be revealed to the public.
Lee Hyun-woo began his acting career when he was nine years old. He started appearing in a variety of large-scale plays like “The Legend”, “King Sejong the Great”, “The Return of Iljimae”, and “Queen Seondeok”.
He gained fame and recognition in 2010 after starring as Hong Chan Doo in “Master of Study” , a Korean adaptation of the Japanese manga “Dragon Zakura”. That same year he made his stage debut in the musical production of “Footloose”, in which he played the major role of Ren.
He and K-pop artist Yoon Doo-joon (of B2ST) started anchoring the music show Music on Top for cable channel jTBC in 2011. After that, he appeared in the music video for IU’s song “You and I.”
Lee continued to broaden his acting talent with roles in historical drama Gyebaek, revenge thriller Man from the Equator, and a cameo in medical drama Brain.
Lee played Shuichi Nakatsu in “To the Beautiful You”, a Korean television version of the Japanese manga “Hana-Kimi”, in 2012.
In 2013, he got a prominent role in the movie office blockbuster “Secretly, Greatly”, in which he played a North Korean undercover spy dressed as a high school teenager.
Lee also sang a song to the film’s soundtrack, “Ode to Youth.” He was the first male celebrity to be named a Puchon International Film Festival ambassador.
In 2014, he co-starred in the travel/reality show Real Mate in Saipan with his real-life closest buddy Park Ji-bin (both were child performers and worked for the same agency). Lee then starred as a hacker in “The Con Artists”.
After that, he starred in Northern Limit Line, a naval film about the Second Battle of Yeonpyeong released in 2015. The film grossed US$38,945,231 after 6,024,894 tickets were sold, making it the most-watched Korean film of 2015.
Lee featured alongside Red Velvet’s Joy in the 2017 drama “The Liar and His Lover”, a Korean version of the Japanese manga Kanojo wa Uso o Aishisugiteru.
In 2022, Lee Hyun-woo will be appearing as Rio in Netflix’s series “Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area”. This series is a Korean adaptation of the Spanish series “La casa de papel”.
Lee enlisted as an active duty soldier on February 19, 2018, to fulfill his military obligations. On October 19, 2019, he completed his military duty and was discharged.
Awards and Nominations
|KBS Drama Awards 2008||Best Young Actor||Won|
|SBS Drama Awards||To the Beautiful You||Won|
|22nd Buil Film Awards 2013||Best New Actor||Nominated|
|34th Blue Dragon Film Awards|
|SBS Entertainment Awards||Inkigayo||Nominated|
|9th Asia Model Festival Awards 2014||New Star Award||Won|
|16th Seoul International Youth Film Festival||Best Young Actor||Nominated|
|52nd Grand Bell Awards 2015||Best New Actor||Nominated|
|30th Korea Best Dresser Swan Awards||Rising Star Award||Won|
|49th WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival 2016||Best Supporting Actor Award|
Height and Weight Measurements
This South Korean singer and actor has a height measurement standing at 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs about 65 kilograms.
Lee Hyun-woo Net Worth
Lee Hyun-Woo is well-known for his diversity in terms of acting and creative skills, and as a result, he has amassed a significant amount of wealth. It is reported that he has an estimated net worth of $1.5 million dollars approximately.
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