Lee Sun-kyun Age, Death, Girlfriend, Wife, Family, Children, Biography & More

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Wife: Jeon Hye-jin
Age: 48 Years
Death Cause: Suicide

Lee Sun-kyun

Famous Role'Park Dong-ik' in the film "Parasite" (2019)
Lee Sun-kyun in a Scene from Parasite (2019)
Physical Stats & More
Height [1]Daumin centimeters- 180 cm
in meters- 1.80 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 11”
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
AgencyHodu & U Entertainment
DebutTheatre: The Rocky Horror Show (2001) as 'Brad'
Short Film: Psycho Drama (2000) as 'Park Dong-woo'
K-drama: Lovers (2002)
Feature Film: Make It Big (2002) as 'Woo Jung-chul'
Make It Big (2002)
Awards, Honours, Achievements 2020: Screen Actors Guild Awards - Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture for "Parasite"
Lee Sun-kyun at Screen Actors Guild Award
2020: Critics' Choice Awards - Best Acting Ensemble for "Parasite"
2018: Korean Popular Culture & Arts Awards - Prime Minister's Commendation
Lee Sun-kyun honoured with Prime Minister's Commendation
2018: APAN Star Awards - Daesang for "My Mister"
2018: The Seoul Awards - Best Actor (K-drama) for "My Mister"
2014: Blue Dragon Film Awards - Best Actor for the film "A Hard Day"
2014: Buil Film Awards - Best Actor for the film "A Hard Day"
2010: Las Palmas de Gran Canaria International Film Festival - Award for the Best Actor for the film "Paju"
2010: KBS Drama Award - Best Actor in a One-Act/Drama Special for the K-drama "Our Slightly Risque Relationship"
Baeksang Arts Awards
2019: Best Actor (TV) for the K-drama "My Mister"
2015: Best Actor (Film) for the film "A Hard Day"
2007: Best New Actor (TV) for the K-drama "White Tower"
MBC Drama Awards
• 2014: Excellence Award (Actor in a Miniseries) for the K-drama "Miss Korea"
• 2012: Top Excellence Award (Actor in a Miniseries for the K-drama) "Golden Time"
• 2010: Best Couple Award with Gong Hyo-jin for the K-drama "Pasta"
• 2010: Top Excellence Award for the K-drama "Pasta"
• 2007: Excellence Award (actor) for the K-drama "Coffee Prince"
• 2007: Golden Acting Award (Actor in a Miniseries) for the K-drama "White Tower"
Personal Life
Date of Birth2 March 1975 (Sunday)
BirthplaceSeoul, South Korea
Date of Death27 December 2023
Place of DeathWaryong Park, Seoul, South Korea
Age (at the time of death) 48 Years
Death Cause Suicide [2]BBC
Zodiac signPisces
SignatureLee Sun-kyun's Signature
NationalitySouth Korean
HometownSeoul, South Korea
College/UniversityKorea National University of Arts, Seoul, South Korea
Educational QualificationBFA (Bachelor of Fine Arts) in Acting from Korea National University of Arts, Seoul, South Korea
Blood GroupA [3]Visit Korea
HobbiesListening to Music and Watching Films
Relationships & More
Marital Status (at the time of death)Married
Affairs/GirlfriendsJeon Hye-jin
Marriage Date23 May 2009
Wife/SpouseJeon Hye-jin
Wedding Picture of Lee Sun-kyun and Jeon Hye-jin
ChildrenSon(s)- Lee Rook (25 November 2009) and Lee Roon (Born on 9 August 2011)
Daughter- none
Favourite Things
SingerJae-ha Yoo
BandShinchon Blues
MusicianKim Hyun-shik

Lee Sun-kyun

Some Lesser Known Facts About Lee Sun-kyun

  • Lee Sun-kyun (1975-2023) was a South Korean actor who gained recognition for his roles in K-drama & films like Coffee Prince (2007), Pasta (2010), Golden Time (2012), My Mister (2018), and Parasite (2019). In December 2023, he was found dead in a car at a park in Seoul, South Korea.
  • When Lee was in high school, he was enthusiastic about basketball and used to play basketball for almost twelve hours a day.
  • In his high school days, he also liked music and advertising and wanted to work as a producer in radio shows.
  • Lee Sun-kyun was a part of the lightening unit of the drama club of his college. When they were practising for a drama, one of his seniors excluded his name from the play, and Sun-kyun was chosen as his senior’s replacement. While acting on stage, Sun-kyun felt a connection with the stage and decided to become an actor. He dropped out of college and enrolled at Korea National University of Arts in Seoul to pursue a BFA in Acting.
  • He acted in many popular musical theatres including, Grease (2003), Indangsu Love Song (2005), and Love, Love, Love (2013).
  • Lee made his television debut with the 2002 MBC’s K-drama “Lovers,” in a very small supporting role and went on to act in supporting roles in many popular K-dramas and television theatres like Thousand Years of Love (2003), Chakhan Dangshin Loveholic (2003), Semi-transparent (2004), Innocent Love (2005), Loveholic (2005), Taereung National Village (2005), and Fugitive Lee Doo-yong (2006).
  • He appeared in several short films such as Goodbye Day (2003), Survival Meeting Game (2003), Hitchhiking (2004), Curry and Rice Story (2005), and Lost in the Mountains (2009).
  • Lee Sun-kyun made his breakthrough with the 2007 medical K-drama “White Tower” and went on to star in famous K-dramas such as Coffee Prince (2007), Triple (2009), Pasta (2010), Golden Time (2012), Miss Korea (2013), Listen to Love (2016), My Mister (2018), and Prosecutor Civil War (2019).
    White Tower (2007)
  • He made his feature film debut with “Make It Big” (2002) as ‘Woo Jung-chul’ and appeared as a supporting character in many feature films such as A Perfect Match (2002), Scent of Love (2003), Survival Meeting Game (2003), My Mother, the Mermaid (2004), Love, So Divine (2004), Our Town (2007), and Night and Day (2008).
  • He made his breakthrough in the film industry with the 2008 film “Sa-kwa” and acted in many successful Korean films like Paju (2009), Oki’s Movie (2010), Helpless (2012), Nobody’s Daughter Haewon (2012), A Hard Day (2014), The King’s Case Note (2017), Take Point (2018), and Parasite (2019).
    Sa-kwa (2018)
  • His trademark was an ‘impatient perfectionist’ type role. This trait came onto the radar of the audience after Lee’s hit serial “Pasta” (2010). According to netizens, it would be weird to see him not showing frustration. [4]Koreaboo
  • In 2007, he was appointed as the brand ambassador for the Health Insurance Review and Assessment Service.
  • He played the role of ‘Park Dong-ik’ in the film “Parasite” (2019), directed by Bong Joon-ho. The film won the Palme d’Or at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival and four awards at the 2020 Academy Awards in the categories, Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, and Best International Feature Film.
    Bong Joon-ho with Palme d'Or
  • On 27 December 2023, Lee Sun-kyun was discovered dead in a car at Waryong Park in Seoul, South Korea. The investigation revealed that he had left home early on the same day after writing a suicide note. [5]BBC