Lee Min-ki

이민기 / Lee Min Ki

Lee Min-ki(born January 16, 1985) is a South Korean actor. Lee played his first TV leading role in the 2005 sports dramaTaereung National Village, followed by the romantic comediesI Really Really Like Youin 2006 andDal-ja's Springin 2007. The actor has also starred in feature films , most notably in the box office hitHaeundae,QuickandSpellbound.

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 Lee Min-ki's Career

and alternated mainstream films with indies such asOishii Man.He gained favorable notices for his supporting role in the Korean blockbusterHaeundae, in which he plays a lifeguard who makes a heartbreaking sacrifice when a fictional tsunami hits the Korean beach town of Haeundae .Lee then solidified his bona fide movie star status with his leading role in the action filmQuick.

After performing a stylized version of " My Way " at the 2008 Mnet KM Music Festival , Lee lent his vocals to a track with Korean electronica/pop singer Sheean in a collaboration with Japanese electronica / Shibuya-kei artist FreeTEMPO. The song, titled "Power of Love," was released as a digital single, and Lee also appeared in the music video. He later stated he was working on material for an upcoming album. On August 11, 2009 he unveiled his musical debutNo Kidding, a six track EP with a very indie-electro rock sound. The album's title song "Eternal Summer" was the first and only single released; it was also made into a music video. Due to lack of promotion the album did not receive much commercial success, but received moderately positive reviews from critics.

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 Lee Min-ki's Filmography

Film[]

YearTitleRole
2006 Riverbank Legends High school student #7 (cameo)
2007 A Good Day to Have an Affair College student
2008 Humming Oh Chun-jae (cameo)
Romantic Island Lee Jung-hwan
2009 Oishii Man Kim Hyun-seok
Haeundae Choi Hyeong-sik
A Million Park Cheol-hee
2011 Quick Han Ki-su
Spellbound Ma Jo-goo
2013 Very Ordinary Couple Lee Dong-hee
2014 Monster Tae-soo
For the Emperor Lee Hwan
2015 Shoot Me in the Heart Seung-min

Television series[]

YearTitleRoleNetwork
2004 Drama City
"My Older Brother"
Kang Min-ki KBS2
2005 Drama City
"Oh! Sarah"
Kim Dong-kang KBS2
Be Strong, Geum-soon! Noh Tae-hwan MBC
Drama City
"Booyong of Mt. Kyeryong"
Hyeong-soo KBS2
MBC Best Theater
"Taereung National Village"
Hong Min-ki MBC
Rainbow Romance Lee Min-ki MBC
2006 I Really Really Like You Nam Bong-ki MBC
2007 Dal-ja's Spring Kang Tae-bong KBS2
Four Gold Chasers Park Mu-yeol KBS2
2012 Shut Up Flower Boy Band Joo Byung-hee
(guest, episodes 1-2)
tvN

Music video[]

YearSong titleArtist
2004 "Hit'm" Nina
2005 "Only One for Me" Soul Star
2007 The Name feat.Choi Jin-yi
2008 "My Girl" The One
2012 "The Day Before" Nell

Variety show[]

YearTitleNetworkNotes
2005 X-Man SBS guest, episodes 83-84 and 89-91
2011 Running Man SBS guest, episode 70

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 Lee Min-ki's Discography

Soundtrack contributions[]

YearSong titleNotes
2006 "Like Candy 2" Track fromI Really Really Like YouOST
"Before Sadness Comes" Track fromRainbow RomanceOST
2009 "Frozen Mountain"
"Neanderthal Man II"
"Disappears Like That"
"A Match for You"
Tracks fromOishii ManOST
2012 "Not in Love"
"jaywalking"
Track fromShut Up Flower Boy BandOST

Albums[]

Album informationTrack listing
Power of Love
  • Single
  • Artist: FreeTEMPO feat. Sheean and Lee Min-ki
  • Released: September 26, 2008
  • Label:
Power of Love Part 2
  • Single
  • Artist: FreeTEMPO feat. Lee Min-ki
  • Released: November 14, 2008
  • Label:
We Can't Forget the Reason
  • Single
  • Artist: Lee Min-ki feat. Weekenders
  • Released: December 10, 2008
  • Label:
No Kidding
  • EP
  • Artist: Lee Min-ki
  • Released: August 11, 2009
  • Label: Locksmith by Shyoshyo Type/CJ E&M
Those Days I Had with You
  • Single
  • Artist: Lee Min-ki feat. 3rd Coast
  • Released: March 14, 2013
  • Label: Go_od/CJ E&M
Everything
  • Single
  • Artist: Lee Min-ki feat. 3rd Coast
  • Released: April 11, 2013
  • Label: Go_od/CJ E&M

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 Lee Min-ki's Endorsements

YearProduct
2003 SK Telecom
2004 Nizoral Shampoo
2005 LG Phone and Fun
Pizza Etang
2005-2006 Litmus
2008 LGT Oz
2009 TBJ
2010 Max Beer
2011-2012 The Class
2012-2013 UnionBay

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 Lee Min-ki's Awards and nominations

YearAwardCategoryNominated workResult
2004 KBS Drama Awards Best Actor in a Special/One-Act Drama My Older BrotherNominated
2005 KBS Drama Awards Best Actor in a Special/One-Act Drama Oh! Sarah, Booyong of Mt. KyeryongNominated
MBC Drama Awards Best New Actor Be Strong, Geum-soon!Won
2007 43rd Baeksang Arts Awards Best New Actor (TV) I Really Really Like YouNominated
28th Blue Dragon Film Awards Best New Actor A Good Day to Have an AffairNominated
KBS Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries Dal-ja's Spring , Four Gold ChasersNominated
2009 2nd Style Icon Awards New Movie IconN/AWon
30th Blue Dragon Film Awards Best Supporting ActorHaeundaeNominated
2010 46th Baeksang Arts Awards Best New ActorWon

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 Lee Min-ki's References

  1. 이민기 탤런트, 영화배우. Naver Profiles (in Korean). Retrieved August 7, 2011. 
  2. Lee, Hyo-won (February 19, 2009). "Oishii Man: Magic of Love, Youth". The Korea Times. 
  3. Shin, Hae-in (February 11, 2009). "Being a bit of both proves difficult in Oishi man". Yonhap. 
  4. Ki, Sun-min (August 6, 2009). "Lee Min-ki revels in the art of acting". Korea JoongAng Daily. 
  5. Lee, Sun-min (July 21, 2014). "Lee to start military service next month". Korea JoongAng Daily. 
  6. Ha, Soo-jung (August 8, 2014). "Lee Min Ki Revealed to Have Enlisted in the Army 8/7". enewsWorld. 
  7. "Music Drama - After Break Up". YesAsia. Retrieved June 15, 2014. 

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