Long before Lee Jong Suk started appearing in films and television shows, he modeled for many brands and also walked the runway at several fashion shows. Although he started out in the modeling industry, his name only started ringing a bell in the movie industry after he starred in the 2010 TV series, Prosecutor Princess. The South Korean actor got his breakthrough following his excellent performance in the romantic comedy-drama series, Secret Garden. Jong has been quite successful in his career and has bagged numerous awards and nominations for his brilliant performances in film and television. Read on to find out interesting facts about him including his age, height, love life, and acting career.
Lee Jong Suk Bio (Age)
The son of Lee Han-kyu, Jong was born on the 14th day of September 1989. He is a native of Yong-in, a town located in Gyeonggi Province in South Korea. He was raised by a strict father along with his younger brother and a younger sister. After high school, Jong moved to Seoul to live on his own. There, he decided to pursue a career in modeling while attending a performing arts school.
Lee Jong Suk officially launched his modeling career at the age of sixteen, precisely in 2005. The actor made his first runway appearance in the same year at the Seoul Collection walkway, becoming the youngest male model to achieve such a feat in the Seoul Collection program at the Seoul Fashion Week.
Since then, the South Korean screen actor has graced the runway of several fashion shows. He reportedly began serving as a public service officer during his compulsory military service which started on 8th March 2019. In addition to acting, Lee is good at drawing, taekwondo, Korean chess (also called baduk) and playing the piano.
Lee’s first attempt to become an actor failed after he was disappointed by an agency who had promised to debut him as an actor. However, he recorded major success in his journey to greatness in 2010 when he bagged his first acting role in the television series, Prosecutor Princess, after which he made his debut film appearance in the horror film, Ghost.
Other projects the actor has participated in include but not limited to High Kick Season 3, R2B: Return to Base (2012), I Can Hear Your Voice, No Breathing, The Face Reader, Hot Young Bloods (a teen romantic comedy), Pinocchio, While You Were Sleeping, and School 2013, which, to date, is considered his breakout project. Jong made his first romantic comedy-drama appearance in the film, Romance Is a Bonus Book in the year 2019.
In the course of his growing career, Lee Jong Suk has shared screen time with notable performers such as Park Shin-Hye, Zheng Shuang, Bae Suzy, Lee Na-young, and Han Hyo-Joo. He is best friends with A Gentleman Dignity’s actor Kim Woo Bin as well as close friends with screen stars Lee Sung Kyung and Yoon Kun Sang.
Is He Dating, Who’s His Girlfriend?
Jong Suk could be possibly single as there is no report about him dating any girl within and outside of the movie industry recently. However, Lee Jong-suk is rumored to have dated Park Shin-Hye after the two displayed on-screen chemistry in the drama Pinocchio. Although their respective agencies insisted that they are just friends, their fans were satisfied with their statements at the time.
Other hotties Jong has been linked to include actresses Suzy Bae and Han Hyo-Joo. According to reports, Suzy’s former boyfriend Lee Min Ho is said to have ended his relationship with the actress after he found out that she was seeing Jong Suk. When the news about Hyo-Joo dating Lee broke out, the actress quickly issued a statement through her agency denying the claim. She rather claimed that she is just friends with the actor and that nothing was going on between them.
Lee once shared that he will be open once he starts dating someone and since then, he hasn’t really introduced any girl to his fans, which suggests he could be single or may be dating someone secretly.
Lee Jong Suk is apparently not the tallest actors in the industry but he has an ideal height for guys and can never go missing in a crowd. He stands at a height of 1.86 meters, which is proportional to 6 feet 1 inch.