Lee Jin-uk Age, Girlfriend, Wife, Family, Biography & More

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Marital Status: Unmarried
Hometown: Cheongju
Age: 41 Years

Lee Jin-uk

Other NameLee Jin-wook [1]Soompi
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 183 cm
in meters- 1.83 m
in feet & inches- 6’
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 80 kg
in pounds- 176 lbs
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
DebutFilm: General Hospital The Movie: A Thousand Days’ (2000) as 'Choi Yoon-seok'
Poster of the 2000 South Korean film 'General Hospital The Movie - A Thousand Days'
Modelling: Advertisement of Panasonic razor (2003)
TV: MBC Best Theater – Bad Girl (2004)
Web Series: Sweet Home (2020) on Netflix as 'Pyeon Sang-wook'
Poster of the 2020 South Korean web series 'Sweet Home'
Awards2006: New Star Award for the South Korean TV series ‘Alone in Love’ and ‘Smile Again’ at the SBS Drama Awards
2013: 20’s Drama Star – Male for the TV series ‘Nine’ at the 7th Mnet 20’s Choice Awards
2016: Grand Prize for the South Korean film ‘Time Renegades’ at the Korea Film Actors Association Awards
Personal Life
Date of Birth16 September 1981 (Wednesday)
Age (as of 2023)41 Years
BirthplaceCheongju, North Chungcheong Province, South Korea
Zodiac signVirgo
SignatureLee Jin-uk's autograph
NationalitySouth Korean
College/UniversityCheongju University
Educational QualificationEnvironmental Engineering
Food HabitNon-Vegetarian [2]YouTube - BH Entertainment
HobbiesReading Books, Listening to Music, and Cooking
TattooOn his left hand’s wrist: Two triangles, one red and other green coloured
Lee Jin-uk's tattoo on his left hand's wrist
ControversyAccused of Sexual Assault
In July 2016, Lee Jin-uk was accused of sexual assault by a woman. In response, he filed a lawsuit against the person who made these allegations, claiming they were false. In 2016, he was cleared of all charges related to the case. In 2017, the woman who accused him was found not guilty of making false accusations. [3]Soompi Later, Lee Jin-uk's side appealed this decision. On 7 February 2018, the court reversed the previous verdict on the false accusation and sentenced the woman to an eight-month prison term, with a two-year suspension. The court ordered,

"In order to determine if she can be sued for false accusations, we must first look at whether Oh was compelled or intimidated into sexual relations. It is difficult to completely eliminate the possibility that sexual relations took place against Oh’s inner wishes, but it is also not possible to say that oppressive tactics were used. As Oh has common sense, she likely knew the difference between sexual relations that one secretly does not want to engage in and rape that occurs with oppressive tactics. Therefore, Oh’s accusation against Lee is a false accusation that goes against objective truth. Since this case did not occur with the intent of extorting money, we recommend a stay of execution to the sentence." [4]Soompi
Relationships & More
Marital StatusUnmarried
Affairs/Girlfriends• Choi Ji-woo (South Korean actress; 2007)
Lee Jin-uk with Choi Ji-woo
• Gong Hyo-jin (South Kroean actress; 2014)
Lee Jin-uk with Gong Hyo-jin
SiblingsHe has three elder sisters.
Style Quotient
Car CollectionAudi R8 Spyder car
Lee Jin-uk getting out of his car

Lee Jin-uk

Some Lesser Known Facts About Lee Jin-uk

  • Lee Jin-uk is a South Indian actor, who is famous for playing romantic roles in South Korean films and TV series. In 2023, it was announced that he would act in the second season of the popular Netflix South Korean survival drama series ‘Squid Game.’
  • He did his schooling in Cheongju, South Korea.

    A teenage photo of Lee Jin-uk

    A teenage photo of Lee Jin-uk

  • Before entering the world of acting, he started his career as a model. He has modelled for various brands and even endorsed products from companies like Audi, Ralph Lauren, Chevrolet, Wisi Healthy, Puma, and Schweppes.

    Lee Jin-uk modelling for Ralph Lauren

    Lee Jin-uk modelling for Ralph Lauren

  • In 2002, he was featured in the music video for the song ‘In Case of My Love’ by South Korean pop singer Jung Jae-hyung. He also appeared in several other music videos, including ‘Misty Moon’ (2004) by Lim Hyung-joo, ‘Doo roo roo’ (2005) by Ahn Jae-wook, and ‘My Love’ (2009) by Shin Seung-hun.

    Lee Jin-uk is a still from the music video of the song 'My Love' by Shin Seung-hun in 2009

    Lee Jin-uk is a still from the music video of the song ‘My Love’ by Shin Seung-hun in 2009

  • In 2004, he acted in a South Korean short film called ‘My New Boyfriend.’
  • He was featured in a supporting role as Han Seung-woo, a TV music producer, in the successful 2014 South Korean film ‘Miss Granny,’ directed by Hwang Dong-hyuk, the same director behind the widely popular 2021 Netflix series ‘Squid Game.’
  • In 2007, he made an appearance on the South Korean variety show ‘I Love Broadway.’ He has also been a part of numerous South Korean variety TV shows, including ‘Running Man’ (2020), ‘The Game Caterers’ (2021), and ‘DoReMi Market’ (2021).

    Lee Jin-uk in a still from the South Korean reality show 'The Game Caterers'

    Lee Jin-uk in a still from the South Korean reality show ‘The Game Caterers’

  • He gained significant recognition for his role in the 2008 South Korean romance drama TV series ‘Glass Castle’ on SBS. He starred as Kim Joon-sung, a character who is a stylish and intelligent individual working in his father’s company while aspiring to be a guitarist in a band.

    Poster of the 2008 TV series 'Glass Castle'

    Poster of the 2008 TV series ‘Glass Castle’

  • In 2013, he took on a lead role as Park Sun-woo, a news anchor at a TV broadcast station, in the well-received sci-fi romance TV series ‘Nine.’
  • He has also appeared in other notable TV series such as ‘The Three Musketeers’ (2014), ‘The Time We Were Not in Love’ (2015), and ‘Voice’ (2018).
  • During an interview in 2014, he revealed some qualities of his ideal type of woman and said,

    More than a short-haired one, I like women with long hair,” Lee Jin Wook said. “It would be even better if her hair’s tied. It would be nice if she’s below 164 cm (5′ 3″).” [5]Soompi

  • In 2016, he appeared on the cover of Esquire magazine.

    Lee Jin-uk on the cover of Esquire magazine in 2016

    Lee Jin-uk on the cover of Esquire magazine in 2016

  • He has also appeared in several South Korean films like ‘The Beauty Inside’ (2015), ‘A Tiger in Winter’ (2018), and ‘A Year-End Medley’ (2021).
  • In 2016, he played the lead as Kim Gun-woo, a detective in 2015, who encounters a high school teacher named Baek Ji-hwan from 1983 in his dreams, in the romantic thriller ‘Time Renegades,’ a South Korean film.
  • In 2022, he played the main character Seo Jun-hyung, a groom-to-be, in the South Korean web series ‘Welcome to Wedding Hell’ on KakaoTV.

  • He once mentioned that he avoids watching horror films because he gets easily frightened.
  • Reportedly, he’s a skilled cook, and his friends are big fans of food cooked by him, especially his curry.
  • He is an avid sneaker enthusiast and has an extensive collection of Nike sneakers.

    Lee Jin-uk's collection of Nike sneakers

    Lee Jin-uk’s collection of Nike sneakers