Lee Jung-jae Height, Age, Girlfriend, Wife, Family, Biography and More

Lee Jung-jae

Nickname(s)JJ [1]Irish Examiner
ProfessionActor, Model, Producer, Director & Entrepreneur
Famous Role(s)His role in Squid Game (2021) as Seong Gi-hun
Seong Gi-hun in squid games
Physical Stats & More
[2]Daum - Lee Jung-jae Heightin centimeters- 180 cm
in meters- 1.80 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 11”
Eye ColorBlack
Hair ColorBlack
Agencies• C-JeS Entertainment (2013-2016)
• Artist Company (since 2016)
TV (South Korean): Dinosaur Teacher (1993) as 'Lee Jung-jae'
Feature Film (South Korean): The Young Man (1994) as 'Lee Han'
Short Film (South Korean): MOB 2025 (2001) as 'Dust'
Feature Film (Chinese): Tik Tok (2016) as 'Jiang Cheng-jun'
Other Works
Feature Film (as a producer): Namsan (South Korean)
Feature Film (as a director): Hunt (2021; South Korean) (he also produced the film)
Awards, Honors, Achievements Blue Dragon Film Awards
• Best Leading Actor for 'Assassination' in 2015
• Best Supporting Actor for 'The Face Reader' in 2013
• Best Leading Actor for 'City of the Rising Sun' in 1999
• Best New Actor for 'The Young Man' in 1995
Baeksang Arts Awards
• InStyle Fashionista Award in 2015
• Best Supporting Actor (Film) for 'The Face Reader' in 2014
• Most Popular Actor (Film) for 'City of the Rising Sun' in 1999
• Most Popular Actor for the film 'Firebird' in 1997
• Best New Actor (TV) for 'Sandglass' in 1995
Grand Bell Awards
• Popularity Award for the film 'The Face Reader' in 2013
• Best Actor for the film 'Typhoon' in 2006
• Best New Actor for the film 'The Young Man' in 1995

Style Icon Awards
• Bonsang in 2016
• Style Icon Actor in 2008
Korean Association of Film Critics Awards
• CJ CGV Star Award for 'New World' and 'The Face Reader' in 2013
• Best Actor for 'City of the Rising Sun' in 1999
• Best New Actor for 'The Young Man' in 1995

Other Awards, Honors & Achievements
• Asia Artist Award — Grand Prize (Daesang) - Film for 'Deliver Us from Evil' in 2020
• Elle Style Award for Super Icon (Male) in 2018
• Ranked 24 on Forbes' Korea Power Celebrity list in 2016
• Busan International Film Festival - Actor of the Year in 2015
• Buil Film Award for Best Actor for 'Assassination' in 2015
• Marie Claire Asia Star Award for Actor of the Year for 'Assassination' in 2015
• KOFRA Film Award for Best Supporting Actor for 'The Face Reader' in 2014
• Fantasporto Director's Week - Award for the Best Actor for 'The Housemaid' in 2011
• Mnet 20's Choice Award for Most Influential Star in 2010
• Golden Cinematography Award for Best Actor for 'Typhoon' in 2006
• Verona Love Screens Film Festival - Award for the Best Actor 'Asako in Ruby Shoes' in 2002
• 38th Savings Day - Prime Minister's Commendation in 2001
• SBS Drama Award for Best New Actor for 'Sandglass' in 1995
Personal Life
Date of BirthDecember 15, 1972 (Friday)
Age (as of 2022)50 Years
BirthplaceSeoul, South Korea
Zodiac signSagittarius
Nationality South Korean
HometownSeoul, South Korea
School• Sungui Elementary School, Gwangju
• Cheongdam Middle School, Seoul
• Hyundai Senior High School, Seoul
College/UniversityDongguk University in Seoul, South Korea
Educational Qualification• Bachelor's degree in Theater and Film Art [3]Daum - Lee Jung-jae
• Master's degree in Theater and Film Art [4]Star News Korea
Religion/Religious ViewsProtestant Christian [5]Hankyung
Blood GroupB [6]Rakuten Viki
Controversies• In 1999, he was arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) after crashing his BMW into a car in the adjacent lane. In 2002, his driver's license was suspended after he was caught in the act of driving under the influence (DUI) by Seoul Gangnam police. Police caught him driving drunk past Cheongdam Elementary School in Seoul. [7]Naver News

• In 2013, in an interview with Vogue Korea, he talked about a friend he called "Y". In interview he said:

Some time ago, Y left for heaven. [Before he died,] I said to Y, 'You should stop being gay. Haven't you been enough like that?' But it wasn't easy.

In the interview, Vogue implied that "Y" was Woo Jong-wan, while Lee stated that Y was a creative director active in fashion and showbiz and committed suicide; Woo Jong-wan committed suicide in his Seoul home on September 15, 2012. Prior to his death, Jong-wan's sexual orientation was never made public, although it was rumored that he was gay. After the interview, he was criticized by some bloggers for speaking out against his deceased friend. [8]Korea JoonAng Daily After the backlash, Vogue, via a Twitter post, said they had removed the concerning snippets from the article online, considering it a misunderstanding. [9]Yahoo News

• In 2015, he and Tongyang Group Vice President Lee Hye-Kyung were investigated for allegedly causing losses to investors after victims of the Tongyang Group's fraudulent bond issuance filed a complaint against the two with the prosecution. Investors and members of civic group Spec Watch Korea, in their complaint, claimed that Lee Hye-Kyung provided 16 billion won to Jung-Jae Seorim's company C&D in 2009 to develop a luxury apartment project (called La Terrace) in Samseong-dong, southern Seoul, and Tongyang Inc. (a subsidiary of the Tongyang Group) was a contractor for the project. They argued that the fund they provided to Seorim was partly the reason for Tongyang's crisis, as Tongyang Inc suffered huge losses after failing to sell the La Terrace apartments. Lee Jung-Jae's agency has denied all allegations against the actor. [10]The Korean Times
Relationships & More
Sexual Orientation Straight
Marital StatusUnmarried

Note: In a past interview, he confessed that because of various dating rumours, he didn't wish to get married. He said,
"I don’t want to get married because of things like that, though. Many actors my age aren’t married yet. That’s what the people around me are like, and so I don’t think much [of marriage] either. I’m also used to living freely."
Affairs/Girlfriends• Kim Min-hee (South Korean actress) (2003-2006)
• Lim Se-ryeong (South Korean Entrepreneur)
Wife/SpouseHe does not have a wife as of 2022
ParentsFather- Lee Chul-seong
Mother- Name not known
SiblingsBrother- 1 elder brother
ArtistsOn Kawara (Conceptual), Jenny Holzer (Neo-Conceptual), Park Jina, Lee Wan, Chosil Kil
SculptorFred Sandback
Style Quotient
Car CollectionHe owns a BMW [11]Navers
Assets/PropertiesLa Terrace: He owns an eighteen-floor (sixteen floors above the ground and three floors below the ground) luxury residential complex in Samseong-dong called La Terrace. He designed the interior of the villa. The price of an apartment in the building ranges between 1.6 billion and 5 billion won. Jung-jae, with his neighbour as Jung Woo-sung (South Korean actor and his best friend), lives on the combined fifteenth and sixteenth floors in the building. [12]Woman Sense
An Apartment in Cheongdam-dong: Since 1999, he owns an apartment in Cheongdam-dong, Seoul, which was priced between 1.1 billion won and 1.2 billion won (as of 2015). [13]Woman Sense
A building in Sinsa-Dong: In 2011, he purchased a three-floored building in Sinsa-dong, Gangnam, Seoul, which included the 271.1 square meters, at 4.75 billion won. In 2020, Jung-jae sold the building, priced at 8.2 billion, earning a profit of 3.45 billion won. [14]EDaily
Money Factor
Salary (approx.)300 million Won (about $257.098K) per episode in The Kdrama 'Squid Game' (2021), amounting to $23.02 million for the show [15]Today

Lee Jung-jae

Some Lesser Known Facts About Lee Jung-jae

  • He is also known as JJ. [16]Irish Examiner
  • His blood type is B. [17]Rakuten Viki
  • Whenever he is free, he watches films or goes to see concerts and exhibitions. At the age of thirty-three, he began to collect works of art, which became his main hobby.
  • In a scene from Squid Game, where game participants were seen having lunch, Jung-Jae was caught eating nothing but air. The scene went viral and he was called by names such as “Jung-Jae Lee, the king of self-management” and “the mukbang Airbender”. Explaining the details on a talk show, he said:

When we film the meal scene, we eat well from the first take. But when the take exceeds three, four or more than the fifth, I start cheating because I am full. I think I’ve done the trick. I thought it wouldn’t be noticed in the scene because I had my back to the camera. I ate hard from the face, but that was added in the edited version (laughs). Maybe the editors didn’t notice because I ate the air so hard.

  • On the South Korean variety show Knowing Bros, Jennie (from Blackpink) revealed that his name was kept after Lee Jung-Jae because her mother was a fan of the actor. She had decided to name her son “Jae-hee”, the name of Jung-Jae’s character in “Sandglass”. However, her mother gave birth to a daughter. Determined to name her child Jung-Jae, she named her daughter Jennie, which sounded like Jae-hee. Jennie revealed that Jung-Jae was thrilled to hear this revelation. [18]Koreaboo
  • He owns a BMW. [19]Naver
  • He is the best friend of South Korean actor Jung Woo-sung. They both have several businesses together. They first met while working on the South Korean film City of the Rising Sun (1999). Speaking of Jung in an interview, Lee said:

Jung is my best friend and (almost) family.

Lee Jung-jae with Hung Woo-sung

Lee Jung-jae with Hung Woo-sung

  • He joined Instagram on 2nd October 2021 and his first post was a selfie of himself.

    Lee Jung-jae's first official Instagram post

    Lee Jung-jae’s first official Instagram post

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