Name: 이민호/ Lee Min-ho
• Profession: Actor, singer and model
• Birth date: June 22, 1987 (age 26)
• Height: 1.87m
• Weight: 70kg
• Talent agency: Starhaus Entertainment (Korea), IMX Inc. (Japan), Huayi Brothers (China)
Hot! Good-looking! Everyone’s ideal man! Too many adjectives for him. Well, that would be Lee Min Ho. He’s almost perfect as anyone knew. Obviously Lee Min ho is also in the top of his career as an actor, singer and model. Everyone’s bet maybe.
The twenty six year old actor was born on June 22, 1987 and raised in Heukseok-dong, Dongjak-gu, Seoul, South Korea and he has an older sister.
During his childhood, Lee Min ho dreamed to become a professional football (soccer) player, but an unexpected injury in the 5th grade of elementary school set hindrance to his dream. In his second year of high school, that time he commenced his career in modeling and acting. He goes through different trainings and workshops, started auditioning and landed small roles in some television dramas. His first role was in Secret Campus series. Early on in his career his agency thought his birth name was too plain and simple so he used the stage name Lee Min. While he spent his college years majoring in Film & Art at Konkuk University.
In 2006, due to serious car accident in which he was severely injured his acting career was put on hold for a year. In 2008 he appeared in different roles on television dramas specifically Get Up and I Am Sam and two other movies, Public Enemy Returns and
The big door of fame was during his marvelous role came through in 2009 with the lead role of Goo Jun-pyo in Boys Over Flowers, the Korean adaptation of the popular Japanese television drama Hana Yori Dango, which was based on the popular Shōjo manga, Boys Over Flowers.
In 2010 Lee followed up the success of Boys Over Flowers by starring in the TV drama Personal Taste in which his unique character was an ambitious perfectionist young architect who pretend as a gay man to become roommates with a young woman leading to romantic complications.
In 2011, he starred in the hit action drama City Hunter. The drama’s fame throughout Asia has also contributed to Lee’s rising popularity in Asia, most particularly in Japan, Philippines and China. Lee Min Ho with his girlfriend, the most talked about relationship was his City Hunter series colleague and girlfriend Park Min Young.
March 29, 2013, Lee Min ho with his new project revealed that he will be returning to the small screen with a new drama titled The Heirs (also known as The Inheritors).
On Jan 30, 2014, Lee happens to the first ever Korean celebrity to perform on China’s CCTV’s Lunar New Year gala. The show is known to be aired for more than a billion Chinese people across the world.
• Land Gate, Gangnam 1970 | (2014)
• Our School’s E.T. | (2008)
• Public Enemy Returns | (2008)
• The Heirs | (2013)
• Faith | (2012)
• City Hunter | (2011)
• Personal Taste | (2010)
• Boys Over Flowers (2009)
• But I Don’t Know too (2008)
• I am Sam | (2007)
• Mackerel Run | (2007)
• Secret Campus | (2006)
• Recipe of Love (2005)
• Sharp 1 (2003)
• Romance | (2002)
A lot of people believe that Lee Min Ho quickly became a star because of his TV Drama Boys Over Flowers, but on contrary he spent many years prior to filming the drama as an actor with no name. But when Lee Min Ho’s career boost up, not only his name make advantage of it. He gave Korea a whirlwind phenomenon. It refers to the “Korean Wave” of entertainment that has swept across the shores of almost every particular country in the region, even increasingly beyond and reaches globally.
Recent years people have seen Korean television dramas and movies without a doubt mesmerizing an international audience across the world. Korean waves success would not be possible if there will be no like Lee Min ho and other popular persona that will continue sharing their gifts of talent in the world of entertainment.
image was captured from Korean drama 시티헌터