Lee Dong-hae( Hangul :이동해; Hanja :李東海) (born 15 October 1986) mononymously credited asDonghae( Hangul :동해), is a South Korean Idol singer , dancer , rapper songwriter , promotional model and actor . He is best known as the main dancer, vocal, and rapper of the K-pop boy band Super Junior and its subgroup, Super Junior-M and Donghae & Eunhyuk . He is also one of the first four Korean artists to appear on Chinese postage stamps.

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 Donghae's Career

Pre-debut[ edit ]

Donghae initially wanted to become an athlete, but under the influence of his father, who once desired to become a singer, Donghae decided to train himself to become a singer. In 2001, Donghae signed a contract with SM Entertainment soon after he jointly won theBest Outward Appearanceaward with future band mate Sungmin on the company's third annualSM Youth Best Contest.Under SM Entertainment, Donghae was put in singing, dancing, and acting lessons, and was then recruited into a five-member boy bandSmile, with future band mate Leeteuk , but the idea was soon dropped.

In 2004, Donghae, along with Leeteuk were put into another boy band and formed Super Junior with ten other trainees. The group later became known asSuper Junior 05, the first generation of a rotational music group,Super Junior. In November 2005, several days before the group's debuted, Donghae made a brief appearance at SBS 'sShin Dong-yup's There Is There

2005-2006: Debut with Super Junior[ edit ]

Their debut albumSuperJunior05 (Twins)was released a month later on 5 December 2005 and debuted at #3 on the monthly MIAK K-pop album charts.

The re-polished group's first CD single " U " was released on 7 June 2006, which was their most successful single until the release of " Sorry, Sorry " in March 2009.

Donghae made his acting debut in Super Junior's horror documentaryMystery 6, broadcasted in early 2006. The documentary surrounds Donghae and his peculiar ability to see and feel ghosts. In August 2006, Donghae played the role of a human turned cyborg in the Korean version of BoA 's music video drama, " Key of Heart ", his first lead appearance in a music video .

2007-2008: Sub-group[ edit ]

Attack on the Pin-Up Boys. Donghae stars as a class mate and close friend of Kim Kibum, a high school student who investigates on a mysterious attack on pretty boys in various high schools in town.In late 2007, Donghae was featured in Girls' Generation 's "Kissing You" music video. Also, he and Kyuhyun appeared and sang for facial wash product commercial "Happy Bubble" with actress Han Ji Min .

Mein selected provinces in China on 23 April and 2 May in Taiwan.

2009-2011: Acting andOppa, Oppa[ edit ]

Donghae at LG Optimus Super Junior Fan meeting at Chateau de Chine in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, November 2011

In 2009, Donghae along wth fellow member Siwon , co-starred in Taiwanese singer Ariel Lin 's music video for "螢火蟲" (Firefly), which was released inBlissful Encounter. In July he performed his first composition "Beautiful" duringSuper Show 2 Tourwhich was released onSuper Show 2 Tour Concert Album. He also played Zhang Li Yin 's love interest in her music video, "晴天雨天" (Moving On), released on 19 October 2009.

In 2010, Donghae composed "A Short Journey", with lyrics by fellow member Eunhyuk . Which was released on repackagedBonamana. In November, he starred in SBS drama,It's Okay, Daddy's Girlas Choi Wook Gi, one of three brothers. He also composed one of its theme song "Just Like Now", a duet with fellow member Ryeowook .

with Ivy Chen . It is a live-action adaptation of Japanese shōjo mangaSkip Beat!by Yoshiki Nakamura shot in Taiwan for four months.Donghae and Siwon attended a press conference in Taipei on 14 December to launch the drama.He also sang the ending theme song, "That's Love" with fellow Super Junior-M member Henry .

Donghae collaborated with One Way's Chance to compose four songs: " Strong Heart Logo Song", "Y" released on their 5th albumMr. Simple, "I Wanna Love You" first performed at theSuper Show 3 Tourand released onSuper Show 3 Tour Concert Album, and " Oppa, Oppa ". As well as the logo song forShimShimTamPa Radio. He also collaborated with As One to help write the song, "Only U," which was released as a digital single on January 16, 2012, and was also the featured rapper.

on 19 November 2011.This marks the first release of their collaboration. The single was also released in Japanese with an original Japanese music video on 4 April 2012.The pair then held a fan meeting,Premium Mini Live Event, to promote the single on 11 April at Shibuya-AX , Tokyo .

2012: Comeback with Super Junior[ edit ]

The drama reunites Donghae with Choi Jin-hyuk, fellow costar fromIt's Okay, Daddy's Girl, and is to premiere on August 18, 2012.Donghae also sang his character Go Seung-gi's theme song "Plz Don’t", which was released online on 20 August.Ms. Panda and Mr. Hedgehoghas been translated into 29 languages onViki, a crowd-sourced translation website.

In the repackaged edition of the album, re-titledSpy, Donghae co-wrote the lyrics for "Only U" with Leeteuk; and co-composed "Haru" with Urban Zakapa's Kwon Soon-il.

,marking his full-fledged official debut on the big screen. The film, about an aspiring female writer, named Chae Yi, getting to know the strange people of a soon to be demolished village, will be directed by Kang Hye Yeon, with Donghae attached to portray two roles: Hyun Soo, the man that Chae Yi has a crush on, and Jung Woo, the man who secretly takes care of her. The film is set to be filmed early 2013, with plans for release in late 2013.

2013-present: Comeback with Super Junior-M[ edit ]

, along with the music video for the lead single of the same name. A press conference took place in Beijing on January 7, and they will promote the album in China.

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 Donghae's Discography

Just Like Now
It's Okay, Daddy's GirlOST
"Only U"
As One
Dreams Come True
8th Asia Song Festival
That's Love
Skip Beat!
Oppa, Oppa
Donghae &Eunhyuk
Plz Don’t
Ms Panda and Mr HedgehogOST
Don't Go
Ms Panda and Mr HedgehogOST

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 Donghae's Lyrics and composition

Super Junior
One Love "여행"
Super Junior
"A Short Journey"
Super Junior
"I Wanna Love You"
"Just Like Now"
Donghae & Ryeowook
"That's Love"
Donghae ft. Henry
Super Junior
"First Love"
Super Junior
"Only U"
Super Junior
"Loving You"
Super Junior K.R.Y
Kwon Soon Il

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 Donghae's Filmography


Attack on the Pin-Up Boys
Ultra Super Junior
Super Show 3 3D
I AM. - SM Town Live World Tour in Madison Square Garden
You Belong Here
Hyun Soo / Jung Woo

Television drama

Mystery 6
Super Junior Mini-Drama
Stage of Youth
It's Okay, Daddy's Girl
Choi Wook-gi
Skip Beat!
Shang Jieyong / Bu Po Shang
Ms Panda and Mr Hedgehog
Go Seung-ji

Variety show

Super Show
Mystery 6
Explorers of the Human Body

Music video

"Key of Heart(Korean Version)"
"Kissing You"
Girls' Generation
"螢火蟲" (Firefly)
Ariel Lin
"Happy Bubble"
Kyuhyun,Han Ji-min
"Moving On"
Zhang Liyin
Super Junior&Girls' Generation
SBSStrong Heartlogo song

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 Donghae's Endorsement

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 Donghae's Awards and nominations

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 Donghae's References

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