|Other Name||Lee Min
|Nickname(s)||• Hallyu Prince
Note: Hallyu translates to Korean Wave, meaning the global rise in the popularity of Korean culture, through Korean Dramas and Kpop, since the 1990s.
• King of Social Media
Note: When Lee Min-ho surpassed the 20 million followers on Instagram in October 2019, he became the first South Korean celebrity to do so, which is why he was given the title.
|Profession(s)|| Actor, Model, Singer, Creative Director, Entrepreneur
|Physical Stats & More
| Height||in centimeters- 187cm
in meters- 1.87 m
in feet & inches- 6’ 1½”
| Weight||in kilograms- 73 kg
in pounds- 161 lbs
|Body Measurements (approx.)||- Chest: inches
- Waist: inches
- Biceps: inches
|Agency|| • MYM Entertainment
• One Other Before MYM Entertainment
TV (South Korean): Sharp (2003) as 'Lee Jin-ho' (an art academy student)
Film (South Korean): Public Enemy Returns (2008) as 'Jung Ha-yeon'
Film (Chinese-South Korean-Hong Kong): Bounty Hunters (2016) as 'Yi San'
TV (American-South Korean): Pachinko (2022) as 'Koh Hansu' (a Zainichi Korean merchant and fish broker from Osaka, Japan, who is a member of largest transnational organized crime syndicate in Japan 'Yakuza')
Single: Extreme (2009); he sang the song with South Korean singer Jessi.
OST: My Everything from Boys Over Flowers (2009)
EP (Korean): My Everything (2013); peaked at 5 on Korean charts
EP (Japanese): My Everything (2013); peaked at 11 on Japanese charts
Single Album: The Day (2015); peaked at 6 on Korean charts
|Awards, Honors, Achievements ||KBS Drama Awards
• 2009: Best New Actor for 'Boys Over Flowers'
• 2009: Best Couple Award (with Ku Hye-sun) for 'Boys Over Flowers'
Baeksang Arts Awards
• 2009: Best New Actor – Television for 'Boys Over Flowers'
• 2015: Most Popular Actor – Film for 'Gangnam Blues'
• 2015: iQiyi Star Award
Weibo Movie Award
• 2016: Weibo Movie Award for Most Anticipated Action Comedy Actor for 'Bounty Hunters'
• 2016: Asian Movie Pioneer for 'Bounty Hunters'
Korea Drama Awards
• 2011: Top Excellence Award, Actor for 'City Hunter'
• 2011: Hallyu Star Award for 'City Hunter'
SBS Drama Awards
• 2011: Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Drama Special for 'City Hunter'
• 2011: Popularity Award, Actor for 'City Hunter'
• 2011: Top 10 Stars for 'City Hunter'
• 2012: Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries for 'Faith'
• 2012: Top 10 Stars for 'Faith'
• 2012: Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Drama Special for 'The Heirs'
• 2013: Popularity Award, Actor for 'The Heirs'
• 2013: Top 10 Stars for 'The Heirs'
• 2013: Best Couple Award with Park Shin-hye for 'The Heirs'
• 2013: Best Dressed for 'The Heirs'
• 2016: Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Fantasy Drama for 'The Legend of the Blue Sea'
• 2016: Best Couple (with Jun Ji-hyun) for 'The Legend of the Blue Sea'
• 2016: Top 10 Stars Award for 'The Legend of the Blue Sea'
• 2020: Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries Fantasy/Romance Drama for 'The King: Eternal Monarch'
Seoul International Drama Awards
• 2015: 10th Anniversary Hallyu Achievement Award
• 2015: Mango TV Popularity Award
Drama Fever Awards
• 2013: Best Actor for 'Faith'
• 2013: Best Kiss Award ( with Kim Hee-sun ) for 'Faith'
• 2014: Best Actor for 'The Heirs'
• 2014: Best Drama Award for 'The Heirs'
• 2014: Best Bromance Award (Friendship) (with Kim Woo-bin) for 'The Heirs'
• 2017: Male Actor of the Year for 'Legend of the Blue Sea' in 2017
• 2017: Spot-on Best Couple (with Jun Ji-hyun) for 'Legend of the Blue Sea'
Forbes Korea Power Celebrity 40
• 2013: Placed 31
• 2021: Placed 16
Other Awards & Honors
• 2009: MTN Broadcast Advertisement Festival for Most Popular Advertisement Model
• 2010: MBC Drama Awards - Excellence Award, Actor for 'Personal Taste'
• 2013: China Xingxiang Awards - Asia's Most Popular Award for 'The Heirs'
• 2013: Sohu Media Award for Most Popular International Actor
• 2013: China Fashion Awards for Most Popular Asian Actor for 'The Heirs'
• 2014: Korea Popular Culture and Arts Awards - Prime Minister's Commendation
• 2015: Korea Brand of the Year - Daesang (Hallyu Star)
• 2014 & 2015: Voted Asian Male God on a Chinese Entertainment magazine poll
• 2015: Blue Dragon Film Awards - Popularity Award for 'Gangnam Blues'
• 2015: Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival - Producer's Choice Award
• 2015: Baidu Feidian Awards for 'Best Asian Actor' for the Kdrama 'The Heirs'
• 2015: Grand Bell Awards for Best New Actor for 'Gangnam Blues'
• 2015: Korea Brand Stars - Daesang (Grand Prize)
• 2015: Korea SNS Industry Grand Award
• 2015: Korean Tourism Awards for The STAR of Korean Tourism
• 2016: LeTV Awards for Most Popular Asian Idol Award
• 2017: Selected as Most Favoured Korean Actor US fans of the Korean Wave
|Date of Birth||June 22, 1987 (Monday)
|Age (as of 2022)||35 Years
|Birthplace||Heukseok-dong, Dongjak-gu, Seoul, South Korea
|Nationality|| South Korean
|Hometown||Heukseok-dong, Dongjak-gu, Seoul, South Korea
|School||• Seoul Namseong Elementary School, Seoul
• Banpo Middle School, Seoul
• Danggok High School, Seoul
|College/University||• Konkuk University, Seoul
• Kookmin University, Seoul
|Educational Qualification(s)||• Bachelor's in Film & Arts from Konkuk University
• Master's in Film & Arts from Kookmin University
|Descent||42nd descendant of the Lee clan from Gyeongju
Note: Yi Al-pyeong (李謁平), who was one of the six village headmen to enthrone Park Hyeokgeose as the first King of Silla, founded the clan.
|Hobbies||Playing Computer and Mobile Games, Watching Films and Television Series
|Controversies||• In 2021, Lee Min-ho and Yeonwoo's (actor & singer) dating news was disclosed by Dispatch with some pictures of them going on a date. Both the actors' agencies denied the reports by saying Min-ho and Yeonwoo had gone out on a get-together with some other friends, and they were only acquaintances. However, this led to backlash as many started questioning the actors for breaking social distancing rules; restrictions were imposed on the gathering of more than two people by the South Korean government. Min-ho's agency was quick to reply and told that the actors went out on July 1 when limitations were applied on the gatherings of 5 or more than 5 people; the new curb on the gathering of more than two people was imposed on July 12.
• In November 2020, there were reports on a famous actor being investigated for evading a tax amount of around 1 billion won ($1.2 million) by the National Tax Service. According to the reports, the actor had established an agency under his family name, reduced his income, and increased his agency's income by paying fewer taxes. The actor lowers the company's taxes by buying things such as vehicles under corporate expenses using a credit card. By doing this, he took advantage of the difference in tax rates between a high-earning person and a corporation. No information was disclosed to the public, but people assumed it was either Lee Min-ho or South Korean actor Ha Jung-woo, as they were managed by agencies under their family names and were high-earning actors. Soon, Min-ho's agency clarified that they were falsely targeted and always paid taxes on time.
|Relationships & More
|Affairs/Girlfriends||• Lee Min-ho was in a relationship with a girl in his school days.
• Park Min-young (South Korean actress): In 2011, Park and Lee began dating, and eight months following the announcement of their relationship (2011), they broke up due to their busy schedules.
• Park Shin-hye (South Korean actress): The on-screen chemistry of Shin-hye and Lee in the Kdrama 'Heirs' (2013) led to their dating rumor. The rumors were never confirmed.
• Bae Suzy (South Korean actress & singer): In March 2015, Lee and Suzy's relationship rumors began, and several pictures of them on dates were also made public. Their agencies soon confirmed the rumors. In September 2015, they were rumored to have been separated, but it was denied by their agencies. In November 2017, they announced their breakup.
• Seolhyun (South Korean actress and singer and member of the girl group AOA): After they starred in the South Korean film 'Gangnam Blues' (2015), Min-ho's and Seolhyun's dating rumors started.
• Taylor Swift (American singer and songwriter): Min-ho and Taylor Swift's relationship rumors started in 2016, but they were denied by Lee's agency.
• Kim Go-eun (South Korean actress): After Min-ho and Kim's appearance in the Kdrama 'The King: Eternal Monarch' (2020), they promoted the series by posting each other's pictures on their social media accounts, which led to dating rumors.
• Yeonwoo (South Korean actress and singer and also a member of the South Korean girl group Momoland formerly): In August 2021, Lee and Yeonwoo began dating each other, which was denied by both the actors' agencies.
|Parents||Names Not Known
Sister- Lee Yong-jung (the CEO of MYM Entertainment)
|Actor(s)||Edward Norton, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kim Su-Ro
|Film||A Beautiful Mind (2001)
|Book||The Gift by Spencer Johnson
|Color(s)||Navy, Black, White, Gray
|Car Collection||• Mercedes-Benz CLS
• Genesis G90
|Properties||• Mark Hills, Heukseok-dong, Seoul: He resides in the luxury apartment in Mark Hills. Also called Star's Residency, the place homes to top South Korean celebrities like Hyun Bin, Jang Dong-gun, and Ko So-young, F(x)’s Krystal, Girls’ Generation’s Jessica Jung, and Big Bang’s Daesung.
• Seongbuk-dong, Seoul: He owns two houses in Seongbuk-dong with an area of 740 meters² and 391,84 meters² respectively. One of the houses was bought priced at the price of 5.35 billion won in September 2018 by Min-ho.
• Nonhyeon Lapolium, Nonhyeon, Gangnam-gu, Seoul: Famously called Star Villa, in the villa, the villa is known for his star tenants. Lee Min-ho has a luxury apartment and a penthouse (which he bought in 2015 for 5 billion won) in the villa, and one of the apartments is rented out to a person.
|Salary||US$ 80,000 per episode for a series (as of 2021); he is one of the highest-paid South Korean actors