Lee Byung-hun Biography

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Lee Byung-hun

Quick Facts Of Lee Byung-hun

Celebrated Name Lee Byung-hun
Age 48 Years
Nick Name Brian
Birth Name Lee Byung-hun
Birth Date 1970-06-12
Gender Male
Profession Actor
Place Of Birth Gwangju, Gyeonggi, South Korean
Nationality South Korean
Birth Nation South Korea
Religion Buddhism
Ethnicity Asian
Education Hanyang University, Chung-Ang University
Famous For Singer, Model
Eye Color Dark Brown
Hair Color Dark Brown
Weight 72 Kg
Height 5 feet 10 inches
Father Lee Jong-kun
Working For Movies and TV Shows
Net Worth $ 20 Million
Wife Lee Min-jung
Marital Status Married
Married Date 2013- 08-10
Children One - Lee Joon-hoo
Siblings Lee Eun-hee
Horoscope Cancer
Mother Park Jae-soon
Educational Qualification Degree in French Literature and Theater and Cinematography
Blood Group O

Lee Byung-hun is a South Korean actor, singer, and model who has garnered international recognition with his performance in Korean and Hollywood film. He is a master thespian whose work has received both critical acclaim and commercial success.

Famous For

  • Being a South Korean actor.
  • His films such as G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, G.I. Joe: Retaliation and RED 2.

Early Life of Lee Byung-hun

Lee Byung-hun was born in Gwangju, a city in the South Korean province of Gyeonggi to parents Lee Jong-Kun and Park Jae-soon. Son of a successful businessman father, he grew up in relative comfort, surrounded by a loving family. He was self-admittedly a mischievous child. His ethnicity is Asian and according to his nationality, he is South Korean. His only sister, Eun-hee Lee, won the 1996 Miss Korea beauty pageant.

Moving towards his education, he attended Hanyang University with a major in French Literature and graduated from the university. Later he joined Chung-Ang University where he majored in Theater and Cinematography.

Career of Lee Byung-hun

Lee Byung-hun made his career debut from Korean romantic comedy film Who Drives Me Crazy in 1995 as Lee Jong-du. Later same year he was also featured in South Korean action thriller film Runaway as Lee Dong-ho.

In 1999, he made his presence in South Korean film The Harmonium in My Memory where he played the role of Kang Soo-ha. He also made his presence in South Korean movie Bungee Jumping of Their Own in 2001. He was featured in the role of Choi Su-Hyeon in South Korean romantic comedy film Everybody Has Secrets.

In 2009, he made his acting presence in American military science fiction action film G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra where he was featured in the role of Storm Shadow. Later in 2010, he also made his appearance in South Korean psychological thriller/horror film I Saw the Devil. In 2013, he was featured in the sequel of the movie G.I. Joe: Retaliation.

He has also featured in a major role in popular movies like RED 2, Memories of the Sword, Inside Men, and many more. In 2015, his role of Cop / T-1000 in bluff buster movie American science fiction action film Terminator Genisys gave him huge popularity thought out the year. Besides his movie career, he has also been featured in several television series and TV shows.

Awards and Achievements of Lee Byung-hun

In September 2010, Lee Byung-hun was named as the ambassador for California's tourism promotion to Korea. Similarly, he won the Best Actor prize in three award ceremonies - 52nd Baeksang Art Awards, 37th Blue Dragon Awards, and 53rd Grand Bell Awards - for his role in the critically acclaimed film ‘Inside Men’ in 2015. Furthermore, he is one of the two first two South Korean actors to put the imprints of their hands and feet on the forecourt of Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles, the other being veteran actor Ahn Sung-ki.

Net Worth of Lee Byung-hun

Lee Byung-hun has maintained the net worth of around 20 million dollars and his salary is assumed to be around a few hundred thousand.

Person Life of Lee Byung-hun

He was a married man. He married actress Lee Min-jung on 10th August 2013 at the Grand Hyatt Seoul. The couple had briefly dated in 2006, then resumed their relationship in 2012. His wife gave birth to their first child Lee Joon-hoo, on 31st March 2015.

Previously, He dates actress Song Hye-Kyo, they declared to the public that they were in a relationship. They first met while starring together in the television series All In. Later, In June 2004, they decided to break up. Currently, he was happy his married life and no such rumors to slipt.

Body Measurement of Lee Byung Hun

Moving towards his body measurements, he stands 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs around 72 kg. He has a pair of dark brown eyes and hair color.

Did You Know?

  • He is the first Korean to present an Oscar at the annual Academy Awards.
  • He owns Talent management agency called BH Entertainment.
  • He can speak English, French, chinese along with korean.
  • His sister Eun-hee Lee won the 1996 Miss Korea beauty pageant.

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