Lee Sun-kyun Age, Girlfriend, Wife, Family, Children, Biography & More

Lee Sun-kyun
Lee Sun-kyun

Lee Sun-kyun (Korean: born March 2, 1975) is a South Korean actor..Children: 2Born: March 2, 1975 (age 45); South KoreaSpouse(s): Jeon Hye-jin ​(m. 2009)​Education: Korea National University of Arts -After beginning his career in musical theatre, for many years Lee was relegated to minor and supporting roles onscreen, only getting to play lead characters in one-act dramas on KBS Drama City and MBC Best Theater


Famous Role‘Park Dong-ik’ in the film “Parasite” (2019)

Physical Stats & More

Height in centimeters– 180 cm
in meters– 1.80 m
in feet & inches– 5’ 11”
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Lee Sun-kyun
Lee Sun-kyun


AgencyHodu & U Entertainment
DebutTheatre: The Rocky Horror Show (2001) as ‘Brad’
Short Film: Psycho Drama (2000) as ‘Park Dong-woo’
K-drama: Lovers (2002)
Feature Film: Make It Big (2002) as ‘Woo Jung-chul’
Awards, Honours, Achievements• 2020: Screen Actors Guild Awards – Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture for “Parasite”

 2020: Critics’ Choice Awards – Best Acting Ensemble for “Parasite”
• 2018: Korean Popular Culture & Arts Awards – Prime Minister’s Commendation

• 2018: APAN Star Awards – Daesang for “My Mister”
• 2018: The Seoul Awards – Best Actor (K-drama) for “My Mister”
• 2014: Blue Dragon Film Awards – Best Actor for the film “A Hard Day”
• 2014: Buil Film Awards – Best Actor for the film “A Hard Day”
• 2010: Las Palmas de Gran Canaria International Film Festival – Award for the Best Actor for the film “Paju”
• 2010: KBS Drama Award – Best Actor in a One-Act/Drama Special for the K-drama “Our Slightly Risque Relationship”
Baeksang Arts Awards
 2019: Best Actor (TV) for the K-drama “My Mister”
 2015: Best Actor (Film) for the film “A Hard Day”
• 2007: Best New Actor (TV) for the K-drama “White Tower”
MBC Drama Awards
• 2014: Excellence Award (Actor in a Miniseries) for the K-drama “Miss Korea”
• 2012: Top Excellence Award (Actor in a Miniseries for the K-drama) “Golden Time”
• 2010: Best Couple Award with Gong Hyo-jin for the K-drama “Pasta”
• 2010: Top Excellence Award for the K-drama “Pasta”
• 2007: Excellence Award (actor) for the K-drama “Coffee Prince”
• 2007: Golden Acting Award (Actor in a Miniseries) for the K-drama “White Tower”

Personal Life

Date of Birth2 March 1975 (Sunday)
Age (as in 2021)47 Years
BirthplaceSeoul, South Korea
Zodiac signPisces
NationalitySouth Korean
HometownSeoul, South Korea
College/UniversityKorea National University of Arts, Seoul, South Korea
Educational QualificationBFA (Bachelor of Fine Arts) in Acting from Korea National University of Arts, Seoul, South Korea
Blood Group
HobbiesListening to Music and Watching Films
Lee Sun-kyun
Lee Sun-kyun

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Relationships & More

Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsJeon Hye-jin
Marriage Date23 May 2009


Wife/SpouseJeon Hye-jin
ChildrenSon(s)– Lee Rook (25 November 2009) and Lee Roon (Born on 9 August 2011)
Daughter– none

Favourite Things

SingerJae-ha Yoo
BandShinchon Blues
MusicianKim Hyun-shik

Some Lesser Known Facts About Lee Sun-kyun

  • When Lee was in high school, he was enthusiastic about basketball and used to play basketball for almost twelve hours a day.
  • In his high school days, he also liked music and advertising and wanted to work as a producer in radio shows.
  • Lee Sun-kyun was a part of the lightening unit of the drama club of his college. When they were practising for a drama, one of his seniors excluded his name from the play, and Sun-kyun was chosen as his senior’s replacement. While acting on stage, Sun-kyun felt a connection with the stage and decided to become an actor. He dropped out of his college and enrolled at Korea National University of Arts in Seoul to pursue BFA in Acting.
  • He has acted in many popular musical theatres including, Grease (2003), Indangsu Love Song (2005), and Love, Love, Love (2013).
Lee Sun-kyun
Lee Sun-kyun
  • Lee made his television debut with the 2002 MBC’s K-drama “Lovers,” in a very small supporting role and went on to act in supporting roles in many popular K-dramas and television theatres like, Thousand Years of Love (2003), Chakhan Dangshin Loveholic (2003), Semi-transparent (2004), Innocent Love (2005), Loveholic (2005), Taereung National Village (2005), and Fugitive Lee Doo-yong (2006).
  • He has acted in several short films such as, Goodbye Day (2003), Survival Meeting Game (2003), Hitchhiking (2004), Curry and Rice Story (2005), and Lost in the Mountains (2009).
  • Lee Sun-kyun made his breakthrough with the 2007 medical K-drama “White Tower” and went on to star in famous K-drama such as, Coffee Prince (2007), Triple (2009), Pasta (2010), Golden Time (2012), Miss Korea (2013), Listen to Love (2016), My Mister (2018), and Prosecutor Civil War (2019).He made his feature film debut with “Make It Big” (2002) as ‘Woo Jung-chul’ and appeared as a supporting character in many feature film such as, A Perfect Match (2002), Scent of Love (2003), Survival Meeting Game (2003), My Mother, the Mermaid (2004), Love, So Divine (2004), Our Town (2007), and Night and Day (2008).
Lee Sun-kyun
  • He made his breakthrough in the film industry with the 2008 film “Sa-kwa” and acted in many successful Korean films like Paju (2009), Oki’s Movie (2010), Helpless (2012), Nobody’s Daughter Haewon (2012), A Hard Day (2014), The King’s Case Note (2017), Take Point (2018), and Parasite (2019).His trademark is ‘impatient perfectionist’ type role. This trait came into the radar of the audience after Lee’s hit serial “Pasta” (2010). According to netizens, it would be weird to see him, not showing frustration.
  • In 2007, He was appointed as the brand ambassador for the Health Insurance Review and Assessment Service.
  • He played the role of ‘Park Dong-ik’ in the film “Parasite” (2019), directed by Bong Joon-ho. The film won the Palme d’Or at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival and four awards at the 2020 Academy Awards in the categories, Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, and Best International Feature Film.

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