Lee Min Ho was born in Heukseok-dong, Dongjak-gu, Seoul, South Korea on June 22, 1987.His family consists of his mother, father,and an older sister.When he was little, Min Ho hoped to become a soccer player, but an injury during the 5th grade of elementary school put an end to his dream.However, he still maintains an affinity for soccer and has stated that Cristiano Ronaldo is his favorite player.In his second year of high school, Min Ho became interested in acting.In his last year in high school, he had joined Starhaus Entertainment with the help of an acquaintance.After going through training, he started auditioning and got small roles in various TV series.
In 2006, his acting career was put on hold for a year due to a serious car accident in which he was seriously injured and hospitalized for six months. During the long period of his recovery, he worried about whether he would ever be able to act again, or even walk again. His childhood friend and fellow actor, Jung Il Woo his breakthrough came in 2009 with the lead role of Gu Jun-Pyo in the film Boys Over Flowers thanks to the great popularity of the drama, the actor got a lot of fans who call themselves Minoz. Min Ho majored in Film and Art at Konkuk University. In 2011, he acted in the hit action drama, City Hunter the drama’s popularity across Asia also contributed to its growing popularity, especially in China and Japan. It took the number one spot for the Best Hallyu Star in a Japanese magazine dedicated to Korean dramas in June 2012.and to this day no one could take that spot away from it.
Lee Min Ho Facts
- Debut : May 10, 2006 in the drama Secret Campus.
- Namseung Elementary School.
- Banpo Middle School.
- Dankook High School.
- Konkuk University (Film Art).
- Hobbies: Watching movies, playing video games and recreational sports.
- Religion Catholic.
- Period of military service: 12-May-2017 – 25 April 2019
- In the midst of filming a rugby scene from Boys Over Flowers lee Min Ho vomited and was taken to the emergency room because he had contracted a fever after filming scenes in a swimming pool.
- On June 13, 2011, during the filming of City Hunter was involved in a car accident; fortunately, he was not seriously injured and continued filming the following day.
- On August 22, 2011, he dated who was his co-star in City Hunter Park Min Young.
- He was an honorary ambassador for UNICEF’s Net Love campaign to fight malaria (2009-2010).
- He was an Honorary Prosecutor, a public relations ambassador for Korean prosecutors (2012-2013).
- In 2014 he created a Web Oppa PROMIZ to raise awareness and encourage donations for social and humanitarian causes.
- He won a lawsuit against the COSMETICS company. they were selling face masks using his image; the actor’s agency found out about this and immediately filed the complaint in order to protect themselves from secondary investment damages. Starhaus issued a statement after the ruling: “According to the decision made by the Seoul Central Court, Lee Min Ho’s name has been used to sell products that were not signed for the company. it is therefore illegal and the company has banned the sale of those products”.
- He was chosen as Public Ambassador of Korea Tourism, also known as “Korea’s Tourism Ambassador”.The Face of Korea Tourism”.
- He was an honorary ambassador for the “2018 Winter Olympic Games” in Pyeongchang.
- He was ambassador of “Visit Korea Year” from 2016-2018.
- Ranked #44 in “The 100 most handsome men in the world 2015”. by the magazine TC Candler.
- He announced that as of May 03 (2016) he will be working under “MYM Entertainment”, which is jointly managed by his elder sister Lee Yoon Jung, and the CEO of “Starhaus Entertainment”, his former agency.
- On March 22, 2015, it was confirmed by both agencies that Suzy and actor Lee Min Ho are in a relationship.
- On May 20, 2016, his enlistment in the army was announced, however due to injuries sustained in the accident he suffered in 2006 along with his friend actor Jung Il Woo it was revealed that he will perform his military service as voluntary service, because he does not meet the physical conditions to serve in the military (he has a platinum prosthesis in one of his legs, as it was reconstructed), the date of the beginning of the voluntary service has not yet been defined.
- He was ranked #65 of the most beautiful faces in TC Candler magazine 2016.
- He began his military service as a public service worker at the Gangnam District Office in Seoul on May 12, 2017.
- On July 10, he will release an album of photos taken in the demilitarized zone (DMZ) that divides the two Koreas. The album is titled “DMZ, The 500 Days Acts. The photos were taken during the filming of “DMZ, the Wild,” an MBC TV documentary series hosted by the actor.
- On November 16, 2017, it is released that Suzy and Lee Min Ho broke up after 3 years of dating, JYP Entertainment and MYM Entertainment confirmed it.
- On April 25, 2019, he left the army after concluding his mandatory military service.
- In May 2019 after being discharged from his compulsory military service Lee Min Ho goes on a cycling trip through Spain, also his close friend is in Spain Jung Il Woo who is doing the Camino de Santiago.
Lee Min Ho Advertisement
- 2015: Ferrero Rocher
- 2014: Samsonite RED with Kim Ji Soo
- 2014 Jeju Air (Refresh in Jeju)
- 2014: Innisfree (“Merry Green Christmas” for Save the Children) besides Im Yoon Ah
- 2014: Yadea (Electric Bicycle)
- 2014: Tenwow (Beverages)
- 2014: Tencent Weishi (Mobile App)
- 2014: Suphier (Ladies’ Shoes)
- 2014: Romanson (Watches)
- 2014: Pepsi (China)
- 2014: Ozing (Education Tablet)
- 2014: OSIM uDiva
- 2014: Taobao Mobile App (China)
- 2014: Lotte Busan Hotel
- 2014: Lotte Duty Free
- 2014: LINE Messaging App (China)
- 2014: LG Electronics (China)
- 2014: Kyochon Chicken
- 2014: Kia K3S
- 2014: Jeju Air
- 2014: Isun Potato Snack
- 2014: Guess
- 2014: FILA (China)
- 2014: A Twosome Place (Coffee Chain)
- 2013: EIDER with [[Yoona
- 2012: 12+
- 2012-2014: Innisfree (Cosmetics)
- 2011-2014: Semir (Clothing)
- 2011-2012: Toyota Camry: The One and Only
- 2011: Hyundai Veloster DCT
- 2011-2014: Eider (with Im Yoon Ah )
- 2010: LG Optimus
- 2010: Jang In Furniture
- 2010: Sung Lotte
- 2010: Lotte Pie (Vietnam)
- 2010: LG Phone (South-East Asia)
- 2010: Binggrae Banana Milk
- 2010: Bang Bang Bang (with Han Ji Hye )
- 2009-2013: Carried
- 2009-2010: Etude House (with Park Shin Hye )
- 2009: Dunkin’ Donuts
- 2009: Levi Strauss Signature
- 2009: Orion Market O
- 2009: LG TeleCom (with Kim Bum and Koo Hye Sun)
- 2009: Samsung Anycall (with Kim Hyun Joong, Kim Joon and Son Dam Bi)
- 2009: Samsung Anycall Magic Hole (with Kim Hyun Joong and UEE )
- 2009: Cadillac Crossover “ALL-New SRX”.
- 2009: Pepsi NEX
- 2009: 2X Cass Beer (with Sandara Park and Jessica Gomes)
- 2007: Lotte World
Lee Min Ho Drama
- The King: The Eternal Monarch (SBS, 2020)
- 7 First Kisses (Naver TV, 2016-2017)
- Legend of the Blue Sea (SBS, 2016-2017)
- Summer love (2015)
- Line Romance (IQiyi, 2014)
- The Heirs (SBS, 2013)
- Faith (SBS, 2012)
- City Hunter (SBS, 2011)
- Personal Taste (MBC, 2010)
- Anycall Haptic Mission 2 (Reality 2009)
- Boys Over Flowers (KBS2, 2009)
- I’m Sam (KBS2, 2007)
- Mackerel Run (SBS, 2007)
- Secret Campus (EBS, 2006)
- Love Hymn (MBC, 2005)
- Nonstop 5 (MBC, 2004, guest)
- The Lost Empire (KBS2, 2001)
Lee Min Ho Films
- Bounty Hunters (2016)
- Gangnam Blues (2014)
- Our School E.T (2008)
- I Don’t Know Too (2008)
- Public Enemy Returns (2008)
- Arang (2006)
- Ghost Lives (2004)
- Love (2000)
- Repechage (1997)
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Lee Min Ho TV Drama’s
- Painful Love subject for The Heirs (2013)
- My Everything subject for Boys Over Flowers (2009)
Lee Min Ho Music Videos
- Sandara Park &- Kiss (2009)