Lee Seon-gyun

이선균 / Lee Sun Gyun (Lee Seon Kyoon)

Lee Sun-kyun(born March 2, 1975) is a South Korean actor. 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 KBSDrama Cityand MBCBest Theater. In one suchBest Theaterproject, he worked with TV director Lee Yoon-jung onTaereung National Village(2005), which led to him being cast in her later seriesThe 1st Shop of Coffee Princein 2007.Coffee Prince, along with medical dramaWhite Towerbrought Lee mainstream popularity, which he followed withPasta(2010) andGolden Time(2012).Meanwhile on the big screen, he received a Best Actor award from the Las Palmas de Gran Canaria International Film Festival for his role inPaju(2009), followed by critical acclaim for mystery thrillerHelpless(2012), romantic comedyAll About My Wife(2012), and crime / black comedyA Hard Day(2014). Lee also continues to collaborate with auteur Hong Sang-soo , and his arthouse films with Hong includeNight and Day(2008),Oki's Movie(2010), andNobody's Daughter Haewon(2013).

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The Rocky Horror Show.

White Towerand the highly popular romantic seriesThe 1st Shop of Coffee Prince. BesidesCoffee Prince, he has worked with director Lee Yoon-jung two other times—in the sports-themedTaereung National Villagein 2005, and in slice-of-life dramaTriplein 2009.

Lee was appointed as ambassador for the Health Insurance Review Agency in 2007, and won an award from the Korea Advertisers Association in 2008.

,Oki's Movie,Nobody's Daughter HaewonandOur Sunhiwere all directed by Hong Sang-soo , an auteur renowned for his realistic portrayal of ordinary lives.Lee also headlinedPaju,for which he won the Best Actor award at the Las Palmas de Gran Canaria International Film Festival held in Spain. Film distributor Myung Film quoted the judging committee as handing Lee high points for portraying the anguish his character felt for loving his wife's younger sister.

and one-upmanship action comedyOfficer of the Year(also known asArrest King) soon followed.

Our Slightly Risque Relationship(his acting was later recognized at the KBS Drama Awards ). He has continually defended the importance of the short drama format as a training ground for young talent, acknowledging its contribution to his own career.

.His third collaboration with Kwon wasMiss Koreaset amidst the IMF crisis in the 1990s.

In 2015, Lee starred in courtroom drama filmThe Advocate: A Missing Body.

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 Lee Seon-gyun's Personal life

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 Lee Seon-gyun's Filmography

Film[]

YearTitleRoleNotes
2000 Psycho Drama Park Dong-woo short film
2002 Make It Big Woo Jung-chul
Surprise Party the real Kim Jung-woo
A Perfect Match Doctor
Boss X-File Gangster
2003 Goodbye Day short film
Scent of Love Doctor Shin
Show Show Show Sang-chul
Survival Meeting Game short film
2004 Hitchhiking Man short film
My Mother, the Mermaid Do-hyeon
Love, So Divine Man in lovey dovey couple
R-Point Sergeant Park
2005 Curry and Rice Story short film
Erotic Chaos Boy
2006 The Customer Is Always Right Lee Jang-gil
A Cruel Attendance Cheon Man-ho
2007 Our Town Jae-shin
2008 Night and Day Yoon Kyeong-soo
Sa-kwa Min-seok
Romantic Island Kang Jae-hyuk
2009 Lost in the Mountains Myeong-woo short filmfrom
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Paju Kim Joong-shik
2010 Oki's Movie Nam Jin-gu
Petty Romance Jeong Bae
2011 Officer of the Year Jung Eui-chan
2012 Helpless Jang Mun-ho
All About My Wife Lee Doo-hyun
2013 Nobody's Daughter Haewon Lee Seong-joon
Our Sunhi Mun-su
2014 A Hard Day Ko Gun-su
2015 The Advocate: A Missing Body Byeon Ho-sung
Love Is a Virus
2016 Precious Woman

Television series[]

YearTitleRoleNetwork
2002 Lovers Lee Sun-kyun MBC
2003 Thousand Years of Love Pil-ga SBS
MBC Best Theater"Chakhan Dangshin Loveholic" MBC
MBC Best Theater"Dad Romeo, Mom Juliet" MBC
Drama City"18-year-old Bride" KBS2
2004 Drama City"Semi-transparent" Dong-soo KBS2
Drama City"Dr. Love" KBS2
2005 Drama City"Love of a Spider Woman" KBS2
Drama City"Innocent Love" KBS2
Loveholic Kim Tae-hyun KBS2
MBC Best Theater"Taereung National Village" Lee Dong-kyung MBC
2006 Fugitive Lee Doo-yong Noh Cheol-ki KBS2
MBC Best Theater"Behind" MBC
2007 White Tower Choi Do-young MBC
The 1st Shop of Coffee Prince Choi Han-sung MBC
2008 My Sweet Seoul Kim Young-soo SBS
2009 Triple Jo Hae-yoon MBC
2010 Pasta Choi Hyun-wook MBC
Drama Special"Our Slightly Risque Relationship" Ki Dong-chan KBS2
2012 Golden Time Lee Min-woo MBC
2013 Miss Korea Kim Hyung-joon MBC

Variety show[]

YearTitleNetworkNotes
2009 Happy Together - Season 3 KBS2
2011 Golden Fishery: The Knee-Drop Guru MBC
Running Man SBS
2012 2 Days & 1 Night KBS2
2013 March: A Story of Friends SBS Cast member
2014 Healing Camp, Aren't You Happy SBS
2015 Three Meals a Day- Season 2 tvN Guest, episode 14
2015 Please Take Care of My Refrigerator JTBC Guest, episode 46-47

Music video[]

YearSong TitleArtist
1999 "It's OK" Bijou
2001 "You Remain in My Heart" Lucid Fall
2007 "Arirang" SG Wannabe
2008 "Between Hidden Time" Yoon Gun

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 Lee Seon-gyun's Theater

YearTitleRole
2001 The Rocky Horror Show
2003 Grease Danny Zuko
2005 Indangsu Love Song
2013 Love, Love, Love Kenneth

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 Lee Seon-gyun's Discography

YearSong TitleNotes
2007 "Ocean Voyage (Choi Han-sung version)" Track fromThe 1st Shop of Coffee PrinceOST
2008 "My Sweet City" Track fromMy Sweet SeoulOST
2008 "Romantic Christmas" Duet withEugene;
track fromRomantic IslandChristmas Storysingle
2008 "Boy" Track fromYoon Sang'sSong Book: Play With Himalbum
2010 "Kangaroo" Duet withChoi Kang-hee; track fromPetty RomanceOST

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 Lee Seon-gyun's Advertisements

  • KT 1541 Collect Call (2002)
  • CJ CheilJedang Condition Power (2006)
  • Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance (2007)
  • Ministry of Health and Welfare (2007)
  • LG Whisen air conditioner (2008)
  • Dunkin' Donuts (2008)
  • Sempio Food Premium Soy Sauce (샘표간장) (2008)
  • Pizza Hut (2008)
  • Kia Sportage (2008)
  • GS Home Shopping (2009)
  • Sempio Food Brown Rice Vinegar Drink (백년동안) (2010)
  • Ace Bed (2011)
  • Cambridge Kolon GGIO II (2011)
  • Downy (2012)
  • Sensodyne (2012)
  • Oreo (2012)
  • Boehringer Ingelheim Mucopect (2012)
  • Orion Swing Chips (2014)

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 Lee Seon-gyun's Awards and nominations

YearAwardCategoryNominated workResult
2007 43rd Baeksang Arts Awards Best New Actor (TV)White TowerNominated
MBC Drama Awards Golden Acting Award, Actor in a MiniseriesWon
Excellence Award, Actor The 1st Shop of Coffee PrinceNominated
2008 Korea Advertisers Association Good Model AwardN/AWon
2010 11th Las Palmas de Gran Canaria International Film Festival Best Actor PajuWon
CETV Awards Top 10 Asian StarsPastaWon
MBC Drama Awards Top Excellence Award, ActorNominated
Best Couple Award with Gong Hyo-jinWon
KBS Drama Awards Best Actor in a One-Act/Drama Special Our Slightly Risque RelationshipWon
2012 5th Herald DongA TV Lifestyle Awards Best DressedN/AWon
MBC Drama Awards Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries Golden TimeNominated
2014 23rd Buil Film Awards Best ActorA Hard DayNominated
35th Blue Dragon Film Awards Best ActorNominated
MBC Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries Miss KoreaNominated
2015 20th Chunsa Film Art Awards Best ActorA Hard DayNominated
51st Baeksang Arts Awards Best Actor (Film)Won

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 Lee Seon-gyun's References

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  2. "LEE Sun-kyun". Korean Film Biz Zone. Retrieved 2012-09-01.
  3. Oh, Jean (10 June 2009). "MBC's new series a Triple threat". The Korea Herald. 
  4. "Lee Seon-kyun Comments on His Role in Paju". KBS Global. 27 October 2009. 
  5. Hong, Lucia (30 March 2010). "Lee Sun-kyun wins best male actor at Las Palmas film fest". 10Asia.
  6. Choi, Ji-eun (29 December 2009). "Lee Sun-kyun says not pressured by new image in Pasta". 10Asia.
  7. Beck, Una (7 April 2010). "Interview: Actor Lee Sun-kyun - Part 1". 10Asia.
  8. Beck, Una (7 April 2010). "Interview: Actor Lee Sun-kyun - Part 2". 10Asia.
  9. Beck, Una (7 April 2010). "Interview: Actor Lee Sun-kyun - Part 3". 10Asia.
  10. Beck, Una (14 October 2010). "PIFF Interview - Actor Lee Sun-kyun". 10Asia. 
  11. Wee, Geun-woo (9 December 2010). "Interview: Actor Lee Sun-kyun - Part 1". 10Asia.
  12. Wee, Geun-woo (9 December 2010). "Interview: Actor Lee Sun-kyun - Part 2". 10Asia.
  13. Lee, Hyo-won (28 April 2011). "Arrest gives '90s comedy zesty spin". The Korea Times.
  14. Park Joong Hoon: "Playing Detective Is Both Easy and Difficult". KBS Global. 8 April 2011.
  15. Chae, Ki-won (1 June 2010). "Lee Sun-gyun says single-episode dramas "got me where I am"". 10Asia.
  16. Oh, Mi-jung (13 March 2012). "Lee Sun Gyun Didn't Really Want to be in Helpless at First". enewsWorld. 
  17. Suk, Monica (15 March 2012). "Lee Sun-kyun, Lim Soo-jung film to be released May 17". 10Asia.
  18. Suk, Monica (20 June 2012). "Lee Sun-kyun to play doctor in new TV series to mark Golden Time of his life". 10Asia.
  19. Suk, Monica (25 June 2012). "Photos of Lee Sun-kyun, Hwang Jung-eum in surgical gowns for Golden Time unveiled". 10Asia. 
  20. Oh, Jean (2 July 2012). "New medical drama 'cheery' and 'goofy'?". The Korea Herald. 
  21. "Lee Sun-kyun in Golden Time". MBC Global Media. 12 August 2012. 
  22. "Actress Jeon Hye-Jin and actor Lee Seon-Kyun's sparkling youth, Love, Love, Love". K-PopCulture. 24 May 2013. 
  23. Kim, Hee-eun (18 April 2014). "Two hot actors to star in new thriller". Korea JoongAng Daily. 
  24. Conran, Pierce (23 April 2014). "Director's Fortnight to Have A HARD DAY". Korean Film Biz Zone. 
  25. "A Hard Day racks up ticket sales, Lee Seon-kyun reflects on its success". Dramabeans. 22 June 2014. 
  26. Baek, Byung-yeul (5 October 2015). "Hard Day star Lee shows egoist-turned hero lawyer in Advocate". The Korea Times. 
  27. Kim, Yeon-ji (22 October 2015). "'The irritated guy' returns to the screen". Korea JoongAng Daily. 
  28. 타 웨딩스토리: 이선균&전혜진 커플 (in Korean). iWedding. 23 May 2009. 
  29. "2009 결혼한 스타들" (in Korean). Naver. 23 May 2009. 
  30. Oh, Seol-hye (3 May 2012). "Lee Sun-gyun "My wife speaks honest and direct"". StarN News.
  31. "Lee Seon-kyun becomes a father". Dramabeans. 25 November 2009. 
  32. "Lee Seon Gyun and Jeon Hye Jin Welcome Their Second Son". Soompi. 10 August 2011. 
  33. 이선균 서우, "해피투게더"방문 솔직 토크 펼쳐 (in Korean). Epoch Times. 22 October 2009. 
  34. "Golden Fishery: Episode 230 (Guest: Lee Seon Kyun, Part 1)". Electric Ground. 6 September 2011. 
  35. "Golden Fishery: Episode 231 (Guest: Lee Seon Kyun, Part 2)". Electric Ground. 21 September 2011. 
  36. 박중훈·이선균, '런닝맨'으로 예능 나들이 (in Korean). Star News. 18 April 2011. 
  37. "1 Night 2 Days: Episode 367". Dramabeans. 6 January 2012. 
  38. "1 Night 2 Days: Episode 368". Dramabeans. 13 January 2012. 
  39. Lee, Ji-young (20 May 2014). "Lee Sun Gyun Chased After Jun Hye Jin Since He Was in College". enewsWorld. 
  40. Kim, Dong-joo (20 May 2014). "Healing Camp Lee Sun Gyun talks about stresses he gets from raising children". StarN News. 

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