• Lee Dong-wook is a 36-year-old actor and model from Seoul, South Korea.
• He attended Joongbu University, and has been involved in acting since 1999.
• He is currently in a relationship with the singer Bae Suzy.
• His estimated net worth is over $3 million.
• He is very active on social media, with over 3.5 million fans on Instagram.

Known for movies

Short Info

FactGraduated at Saejung University.

Who is Lee Dong-wook?

Born under the sign of Scorpio on the 6th of November 1981, in Seoul, South Korea, Lee Dong-wook is a 36-year-old Asian actor and model, perhaps best known to the world for his significant presence on the TV screen in lead roles in various South Korean TV dramas, such as “My Girl” and “Scent of a Woman.” He has had a number of other roles across various films and TV shows throughout his often lucrative acting career since 1999.

Early Life and Education

Lee was the eldest of four siblings, raised in his birthplace by parents of yet unknown names and professions. His family is from a middle-class background, and it is known that he helped them financially after he made his debut in the acting world. It is unknown when he took an interest in what he does today, as well as any of his childhood hobbies. He attended a thus far unidentified high school and matriculated in 1999, then enrolled at Joongbu University, a private research university in Goyang in South Korea, from where he graduated with a degree in broadcasting and media arts. Since his family started running out of money while he was finishing high school, he took minor roles to fund his own education, as help his family. He continued this throughout his college years, which was a good basis to later become a full-time actor.


Dong-wook made his debut as Sung-joon in the Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) TV series entitled “MBC Best Theatre” in 1999. Prior to matriculating, he had another supporting role in a TV series, this time by the Korean Broadcasting System (KBS) network and entitled “School”, where he remained for a total of 17 episodes. In 2002, he made another TV series appearance, but would remain under the radar until 2004, when he appeared in a short video as a thug. He had another supporting role in the same year, then in 2005 co-starred as Seol Gong-chan in the TV series entitled “My Girl”, in which he remained for 16 episodes through 2006. He was cast in five supporting roles of the course of the next five years, until finally landing another significant role, the lead male in “Scent of a Woman” in 2011, which helped him skyrocket to stardom, and his career gained momentum after that. Subsequently, he was featured in five long-term roles between 2011 and 2016, appearing in 13 episodes of “Goblin” then, and ultimately in another supporting role in a TV series in 2018. It is unknown what project he’s working on now.

Love Life

As for Lee’s romantic involvements, nothing is known about his love life for sure until his first publicly confirmed relationship, although there were rumors about him previously dating certain Korean celebrities, such as the actress Kim Hyun Joo and the singer Lee Da Hae. As of March 2018, however, it’s been confirmed by both of the celebrities’ companies that Lee Dong-wook and the singer Bae Suzy are now ‘officially’ dating. The two met through a mutual friend, and slowly took an interest in each other until they began dating. The two were seen on a date multiple times, specifically once in Cheongdam, alongside one of their managers. Suzy was seen smiling in his presence, and according to the witnesses, Lee is treating her like a true gentleman. The couple themselves seem to be a little shy of speaking about their relationship in public, so all of this information is known thanks to their companies and the curious fans. Naturally, they haven’t announced any plans for the future of their relationship.

What is Lee Dong-wook’s Net Worth?

Have you ever wondered how rich Lee Dong-wook is, as of mid-2018? According to various authoritative sources, it has been estimated that the current total of Lee’s accumulated wealth is over $3 million, making his modest fortune as an actor, while he earned the most from his long term presence on the TV screen as Seol Gong-chan in “My Girl.” As his career continues to develop, the said amount can be expected to increase.

Body Measurements

Concerning the physical attributes of the experienced actor, his height is 6ft (1.82m) and his current weight is 159lbs (72kg). His hair is pitch dark and his eyes are dark brown, while his body shape is generally described as slim.

Social Media Presence

Due to the major influence of social networks, it is nowadays a regular thing for active celebrities to nourish a close and active relationship with their fans, for the sake of increasing the popularity of the projects they’re working on, and thus their own net worth. Lee seems to be a regular subscriber, if not the leading example of this celebrity trend, as his presence is quite ubiquitous on most social media networks. His Facebook account has over 180,000 followers, his Twitter account almost 25,000, and his Instagram account over 3.5 million fans.

General Info

Full NameLee Dong Wook
Height1.84 m
ProfessionActor, Model
EducationJoongbu University
NationalitySouth Korean


MoviesThe Beauty Inside, The Recipe, Heartbreak Library, The Perfect Couple, Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles, Arang, Crime Family
TV ShowsGuardian: The Lonely and Great God, Hotel King, My Girl, Scent of a Woman, Blade Man, Wild Romance, Roommate, The Fugitive of Joseon, Strong Heart, La Dolce Vita, The Story of Kang-gu, Land of Wine, Precious Family, Loving You, Secret, Bubble Gum, School 2, School 3

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1Fondly known as Wookie to his fans. Among his colleagues, his fair complexion leads to him being called Milky.
2Graduated at Saejung University.




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Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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