Lee Joon Ki

이준기, Lee Joon Gi (Lee Jun Ki)

Lee Joon-gi(born April 17, 1982 in Busan , South Korea ), previously credited asLee Jun-ki, is a South Korean actor and singer, often regarded as a kkotminam ("flower boy") icon.He rose to fame as Gong-gil inThe King and the Clown. In August 2009, Lee was appointed an ambassador for Korean tourism by the Korean Tourism Organization. His well-known television series includeMy Girl,Iljimae,Time Between Dog and Wolf,Arang and the Magistrate,Two WeeksandScholar Who Walks the Night.

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 Lee Joon Ki's Early life

He moved to Seoul with a dream to work in the entertainment industry rather than getting into college. For the next couple of years, Lee worked at various part-time jobs before he got accepted into the Seoul Institute of the Arts .He debuted as a model in 2001.

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 Lee Joon Ki's Career

2005:King and the Clown[edit]

Lee Joon-gi at a King and the Clown fan meeting in the Shilla Hotel, Jeju Island.

, in which he took on the role of historical figure Gong-gil, an effeminate clown in the Joseon Dynasty .

After the film, Lee became "an icon" of the South Korean "pretty boy" trend.Lee has since tried to diminish thiskkonminamimage. Lee said Gong-gil’s character inThe King and the Clownfelt like a foot chain for him so he wanted to escape from it, stating, "After my performance inThe King and the Clown, I found myself at the forefront of this ‘pretty boy’ trend, whether or not that was my intention. Suddenly, people were interested in me, and there was all this praise and criticism all at the same time. Everything was just so overwhelming. I felt like I was floating on air."

would not have been as successful in competing against foreign films.

. This is because the contract was signed in early December before the film's release when Lee was an unknown actor.

2006-2007: Overseas popularity[edit]

together with Miss Korea, Park Si Yeon, Lee Da-hae , and Lee Dong-wook . His movie,Fly, Daddy, Flygarnered much attention and media coverage among Chinese viewers.However, there was criticism that both of these have "either fallen short of expectations at the box office or cast Lee in minor roles."

Virgin Snowwith Japanese actress Aoi Miyazaki , in which he plays a Korean exchange student.Virgin Snowwas successful; it placed 9th at the box office and set a record for a Korean film released in Japan.

Rising Star Awardat "An Evening with Lee Jun-ki" on 19 October. He also had a role in the Korean filmMay 18, about the events surrounding the Gwangju Massacre of 1980, which was awarded theGold Orchid Best Feature Filmfor 2007.

, his first lead role. From September 4 to October 5, at the 2008 Seoul Drama Festival 14th ceremony, Yahoo! Korea and Yahoo! Japan, together conducted a survey that 27 million online votes, and the most popular TV drama becameTime Between Dog and Wolfwith a total of 59.9% of votes. The best male actor and female actress went to the main characters Lee and Nam Sang-mi .

2008-2009: Tourism Ambassador and contractual dispute[edit]

Lee Joon-gi in Shanghai in May 2009

Iljimae, a period drama in which he starred as a Robin Hood -esque character during the Chosun era. Its first episode aired on 21 May 2008 with 15.4% viewership and ended on 24 July with 31.4% viewership, and he received the Top Excellence Award at the 2008 SBS Drama Awards. The drama was also aired in Japan on the channel TV Tokyo .

. He was also appointed the first Honorary Legal System Officer since the constitution of the Government Legislation Agency to commemorate their 60th anniversary.

, which aired on MBC .

2010-present: Military service and comeback[edit]

Faithand to represent Korea as a goodwill ambassador at the 2010 Shanghai Expo . However Military Manpower Administration declined and send a final notice for enlistment, leading him to pull out of both projects.He served within the public relations department of the Ministry of National Defense .

On the day of discharged he held a fan meeting, "Reunion JG" at Sangmyung Art Center, Seoul. This was followed by fan event tour of Japan, titledComing Backin Nayoga, Yokohama and Osaka from 16 to 19 March.

Lee Joon Gi's JG Styleshown on Mnet Japan documenting his comeback was awarded the Grand Prize in the Korean wave category at the Skapa Award 2012 in Japan. He was unable to attend due to the filming ofArang and the Magistrateand filmed a video thank you message.

Gunman in Joseon, followed by vampire romanceScholar Who Walks the Night.

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 Lee Joon Ki's Filmography


2004 The Hotel Venus Boy Japanese production
Flying Boys Dong-wan
2005 The King and the Clown Gong-gil
2006 Fly, Daddy, Fly Go Seung-suk
2007 May 18 Kang Jin-woo
Virgin Snow Kim Min Korean and Japanese co-production
2015 Begin Again TBA Chinese production. Previously known asUnder the Sicily Sun
2017 Resident Evil: The Final Chapter Commander Lee

Television series[]

2003 Nonstop 4 Himself MBC Guest
2004 Drama City:What Should I Do? Seong-ho KBS2 Ep. 234
Star's Echo Chan-gyu MBC

Fuji TV

Supporting Character
2005 My Girl Seo Jung-woo SBS Main Character
2006 The 101st Proposal Himself SBS Cameo
2007 Time Between Dog and Wolf Lee Soo-hyun / Kay MBC Main Character
2008 Iljimae Yong / Lee Geom SBS Main Character
2009 Hero Jin Do-hyuk MBC Main Character
2012 Arang and the Magistrate Kim Eun-oh MBC Main Character
2013 Two Weeks Jang Tae-san MBC Main Character
2014 Gunman in Joseon Park Yoon-kang KBS2 Main Character
2015 Scholar Who Walks the Night Kim Sung-yeol MBC Main Character
2015 She Was Pretty Himself MBC Ep. 9 - Cameo
2016 Scarlet Heart: Ryeo Wang So (Gwangjong) SBS Main Character


2009 World Special "LOVE" - Indonesia with Lee Joon-gi and Kim Ha-neul himself, 21st and 28th March tvN

Reality show[]

2012 Lee Joon-Gi's JG Style himself Mnet Japan
2013 Lee Joon-Gi's JG World himself Mnet Japan

Variety shows[]

2009 Family Outing Guest, ep 48-49 SBS
2013 Healing Camp Guest, ep 79 SBS
Happy Camp Guest, ep 86 Hunan TV

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 Lee Joon Ki's Discography



2006 My Jun, My Style
  1. "One Word"
  2. "Don't Know Love"
  3. "Foolish Love" (Babo Sarang)
Nam Hyun-joon-One & Only
  1. "Fly High" feat.Seo In-young
2009 J Style
  1. "J Style"
  2. "Soliloquy"
  3. "I'm Ready"
  4. "Selfless Dedicated Tree"
  5. "Fiery Eyes" (Japanese album)


  • 16 March (limited edition)
  • 25 April (regular edition)
  1. "Together"
  2. "The Rain"
  3. "Born Again"
  4. "Sweet Memory"
2013 CBC / Case by Case

Released: 29 January

  1. "The Answer (Intro)"
  2. "Tonight"
  3. "Case By Case"
  4. "Closer"
  5. "Lost Frame"
My Dear

Released: 10 December

  1. "Fever"
  2. "My Dear"
  3. "Fiery Eyes (New ver.)"
  4. "Foolish Love (New ver.)"
  5. "Selfless Dedicated Tree (New ver.)"
2014 Exhale

Released: 21 November

  1. "Ma Lady"
  2. "U"
  3. "For A While"
  4. "Bring Da Beat" (Feat. Yoo Seung-chan)
  5. "Ma Lady (Inst.)"
  6. "For A While (Inst.)"
  1. "We Wish You a Merry Christmas"



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 Lee Joon Ki's Awards

  • King and the Clown)
  • King and the Clown)
  • Graceby Lee Soo-young )
  • 5th Korean Film Awards : Best New Actor (King and the Clown)
  • 43rd Grand Bell Awards : Best New Actor (King and the Clown)
  • 43rd Grand Bell Awards : Popularity Award (King and the Clown)
  • 43rd Grand Bell Awards : Overseas Popularity Award (King and the Clown)
  • 42nd Baeksang Arts Awards : Best New Actor (King and the Clown)
  • 42nd Baeksang Arts Awards : InStyle Fashionista Award
  • Max Movie Awards: Best Actor (King and the Clown)
  • 10th Annual Shanghai International Film Festival : Overseas Star Award
  • MBC Drama Awards : Excellence Award (Time Between Dog and Wolf)
  • China Fashion Awards: South Korean Artist of the Year
  • Andre Kim Best Star Awards: New and Superior Star Award
  • 43rd Baeksang Arts Awards : Most Popular Actor (Fly, Daddy, Fly)
  • Time Between Dog and Wolf)
  • SBS Drama Awards : Top Excellence Award (Iljimae)
  • SBS Drama Awards : Netizen Popularity Award (Iljimae)
  • SBS Drama Awards : Top 10 Stars (Iljimae)
  • Hero)
  • Skapa Awards: Grand Prize, Korean wave category (Lee Joon-gi's JG Style)
  • MBC Drama Awards : Best Couple Award (with Shin Min-a ,Arang and the Magistrate)
  • 8th Seoul International Drama Awards : Outstanding Korean Actor (Arang and the Magistrate)
  • 2nd APAN Star Awards : Top Excellence Award (Two Weeks)
  • KBS Drama Awards : Excellence Award, Actor in a Mid-length Drama (Gunman in Joseon)
  • KBS Drama Awards : Best Couple Award (with Nam Sang-mi ,Gunman in Joseon)
  • 10th Seoul International Drama Awards : Outstanding Korean Actor (Gunman in Joseon)
  • MBC Drama Awards : Top 10 Stars Award (Scholar Who Walks The Night)

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 Lee Joon Ki's References

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