Lee Min Ho Biography

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Born: Lee Min Ho
Profession: Actor & Model
Birth Date: 22 June 1987 (Cancer) at Seoul, South Korea
Vital Stats: 71 kg (Weight), 185 cm (Height), A (Blood Type)
Talent Agency: Starhaus Entertainment

This man needs no introduction. He is arguably one of the most recognized South Korean actors today. Lee Min Ho may only be 24 years old, but this young actor has already claimed a comfortable seat in international stardom. A mention of his name will flutter the hearts of female fans not only in South Korea, but the rest of Asia, the Middle East, Europe and even America.

As a testament to Lee Min Ho's fame, the heartthrob recently made the Top 20 Hottest South Korean Male Celebrities list created by CNN – a list that places him within the ranks of major actors like Jang Dong Gun, Joo Jin Mo and Won Bin.

Lee Min Ho's acting career began in 2005 with small roles in dramas such as 'I Am Sam' in which he acted alongside starlet Park Min Young and Big Bang's T.O.P. But it wasn't until his breakout role as the arrogant, curly-haired billionaire's son Gu Jun Pyo in 'Boys Over Flowers' that audiences began taking a great interest in him.

Despite pessimistic claims from antis that Lee Min Ho's explosive popularity would die down with the Flower 4 craze, the passionate actor has proven that he is no one-hit wonder. He has successfully developed a stable career and continues to receive love calls from drama producers and advertisers alike.

Acting hadn't always been Lee Min Ho's passion. As a child, he aspired to become a soccer player but an injury during his elementary school days forced him to give up that dream. It was in the 2nd year of high school that Lee Min Ho's interest in acting began to bloom. By his senior year, he officially signed with his current agency, Starhaus Entertainment. The rest, as they say, is history.

Behind the fame and glamour, Lee Min Ho is just like any man in his early 20s. He is looking for love and admits a petite, innocent and cute lady is his ideal type.

But fangirls, before you get too excited, there's something you might want to take note of. As perfect as he may seem, Lee Min Ho does have his fair share of flaws. He admits to grinding his teeth and talking gibberish in his sleep, a habit that annoys his friends so much that they refuse to sleep with him on vacations.

These days, Lee Min Ho is busy filming for his latest action drama, 'City Hunter'. It seems that the months of intensive training in martial arts, swimming and marksmanship have proven useful in helping Lee Min Ho achieve a believable performance as the mysterious and vengeful detective Lee Yoon Sung.

Join Lee Min Ho as he busts his killer martial art moves in City Hunter, every Monday and Tuesday, 9.05pm / 8.05pm(JKT).

TV Shows
  • City Hunter (2011)
  • Personal Preference (2010)
  • Boys Before Flowers (2009)
  • Get Up (2008)
  • I Am Sam (2007)
  • Mackerel Run (2007)
  • Secret Campus (2006)
  • Love Hymn (2005)
Movies
  • Our School E.T (2008)
  • Public Enemy Returns (2008)
  • Humming (2007)
  • Arang (2006)
  • Ghost Lives (2004)
  • Repechage (1997)
Awards
  • 2010 MBC Drama Awards: Excellence Award - Actor (Personal Preference)
  • 2009 KBS Drama Awards: Best New Actor Award (Boys Before Flowers)
  • 2009 KBS Drama Awards: Best Couple Award with Gu Hye Sun (Boys Before Flowers)
  • 2009 45th Baeksang Arts Awards: Best New Actor Award (Boys Before Flowers)

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