Lee Jung-jae

Name in Native Language: "이정재" (Korean/KO)
Actor / Model (person) | * 03/15/1973 (48) | Seoul (South Korea)
Lee Jung-jae (Korean: 이정재; born December 15, 1972) is a South Korean actor and former model. He gained worldwide attention for his portrayal of Seong Gi-hun in Netflix 's survival drama Squid Game. He debuted as a fashion model, then began his acting career on television, notably in the campus series Feelings (1994) and the iconic drama Sandglass (1995). After his acting breakthrough in An Affair (1998), Lee's film career took off. He has starred in a variety of film genres, among them romantic films such as Il Mare (2000) and Over the Rainbow (2002), the melodrama Last Present (2001), well known comedies, such as ()
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Lee Jung-jae (이정재) is a South Korean actor. Born on March 15, 1973, he began modeling in 1993 before getting his first acting roles the film The Young Man (1994) and the TV series Feelings (1994) and Sandglass (1995), which is one of the highest rated Korean dramas of all time with a peak rating of 64.5%. But his real breakthrough was with leading roles in award-winning films The Affair (1998) and City of the Rising Sun (1999). The latter of which earned him the Best Actor award at the prestigious Blue Dragon film awards.This was followed by a series of critical hits like Il Mare (2000) and commercial successes including Last Present (2001), The Last Witness (2001), Oh Brothers (2003), and the blockbuster Typhoon (2005). After a brief career slump of flop movies and tv shows, he returned with the critical and commercial hit The Housemaid (2010), which is a remake of the 1960 film of the same name. Since then, he went on to cement himself as one of Korea's biggest movie stars with a string of some of the biggest blockbusters in Korean history including The Thieves (2012), New World (2013), The Face Reader (2013), Assassination (2015), Operation Chromite (2016), and the Along with the Gods films (2017-2018). Most of these films did north of 12 million admissions at the domestic box-office, with The Thieves (2012) and Along with the Gods (2017) becoming the #2 biggest Korean hit in history at their respective time of release. He received a number of awards and nominations for these works including a Popularity Award at the prestigious Grand Bell awards.His most recent blockbuster is Deliver Us from Evil (2020) in which he reunited with his New World (2013) co-star Hwang Jung-min. It crossed 4 million admissions domestically and was the second biggest hit of the year in Korea.

Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Action | Thriller

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Awards & Nominations for Lee Jung-jae

Baeksang Arts Award for Best New Actor – Television

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Movies with Lee Jung-jae as Actor(30)

as Pastor Park2019 Svaha: The Sixth Finger
as Lawyer (cameo)2019 Trade Your Love
as Jiang Chengjun2016 Tik Tok
as Jang, Hak-soo (South Korean Navy Lieutenant)2016 Operation Chromite
as Yeom Seok-jin2015 Assassination
as Choi Ik-Ho2014 Big Match
as Grand Prince Sooyang2013 The Face Reader
as Lee Ja-sung2013 New World
as Popie2012 The Thieves
as Hoon2010 The Housemaid
as Cheon-doong2008 The Accidental Gangster
as Gang Se-jong2005 Typhoon
as Oh Sang-woo2003 Oh! Brothers
as Jin-su Lee2002 Over the Rainbow
as Detective Oh2001 The Last Witness
as Jung Yong-gi2001 Last Present
as Han Sung-hyun2000 Il Mare
as Eun-seok2000 Interview
as Yi Jae-su1999 The Uprising
as Hong-ki1999 City of the Rising Sun
as Woo In1998 An Affair

TV Shows/Series with Lee Jung-jae as Actor(6)

as Seong Gi-hun / "No. 456"2021 Squid Game
as Jang Tae-Jun2020 Delayed Justice
as Jang Tae-Joon2019 Chief of Staff
as Shin Hwal2009 Triple
as Kim Ji-sung2007 Air City
as Baek Jae-hee1995 Sandglass

Additional Information

Full Name: Jeong-jae Lee
Citizenship: South Korea
Born: Thursday, 03/15 1973 (March) in Seoul (South Korea) (current age: 48 years + 269 days)
Zodiac sign: Pisces (Chinese zodiac sign: Ox)
Languages: Korean (KO, native language)
Educated at: Dongguk University
Other names for Lee Jung-jae (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Lee Jeong-Jae"
"Jung-Jae Lee"
"И Жон-жэ"
"I Chŏng-jaee" (McCune-Reischauer Romanization)
"I Jeong-jae" (Revised Romanization)
Lee Jung-jae frequently works together with these people:
Kim Yong-hwa (8x, Crew)
Kwak Tae-young (6x, Crew)
Kim Min-soo (6x, Actor)
Choi Dong-hoon (5x, Crew)
Bae Chang-ho (5x, Crew)
E J-yong (5x, Crew)
Hwang Dong-hyuk (4x, Crew)
Kim Eui-sung (4x, Actor)
Lee Kyung-young (4x, Actor)
Yeo Kyun-dong (4x, Crew)
Kim Hong-pa (4x, Actor)
Hong Kyung-pyo (4x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:274774, Added: 08/09/2018, Last updated: 12/04/2021