Lee Sung-jae

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Lee Sung-jae
Born (1970-08-23) August 23, 1970 (age 53)
EducationDongguk University - Theater and Film
Years active1995–present
AgentIOK Company
Kim Jin-sook
(m. 1996)
Korean name
Revised RomanizationI Seong-jae
McCune–ReischauerI Sŏngjae

Lee Sung-jae (Korean이성재; born August 23, 1970) is a South Korean actor. Among his notable works include the films Art Museum by the Zoo (1998), Attack the Gas Station (1999), Kick the Moon (2001), and Public Enemy (2002), as well as the television series Gu Family Book (2013).


Lee Sung-jae in a short period rose to become one of the more versatile and popular actors in Korean cinema. After working for a time on TV (his debut was the MBC drama The Love of Two Women), he launched his film career with the romantic comedy Art Museum by the Zoo opposite superstar Shim Eun-ha. The success of this movie gave him considerable attention and led to him being offered many more roles.

After starring in Ghost in Love opposite Kim Hee-sun, Lee rose to prominence as the leader of a small group of thugs in one of the biggest box-office hits of the late 1990s, Kim Sang-jin's smash comedy Attack the Gas Station. Shortly thereafter he took a role in a very different kind of film, the accomplished black comedy Barking Dogs Never Bite, and his portrayal of a dog-hating lecturer who desperately wants to become a professor received good reviews.

In 2001, Lee acted opposite Ko So-young in A Day, a drama about a young married couple who wish to have a baby; he then appeared alongside Cha Seung-won and Kim Hye-soo in Kick the Moon, another wildly popular comedy by Kim Sang-jin. Lee also had a memorable turn as the villain in Public Enemy, a hugely successful film by hit director and Cinema Service founder Kang Woo-suk.

In 2004 Lee portrayed a mountain climber in the big-budget adventure/melodrama Ice Rain, which was shot in the Canadian Rockies, then played a ballroom dancer in Dance with the Wind, Park Jung-woo's directorial debut (Park wrote the screenplay for many of Kim Sang-jin's films). Other notable roles include real-life fugitive Ji Kang-hun in 2006's Holiday, and a sculptor in 2010 3D erotic film Natalie.

Among the television series he's starred in include 2008 romantic comedy Lawyers of the Great Republic of Korea, and 2012 hit cable drama How Long I've Kissed.



Year Title Role Notes Ref.
1998 Art Museum by the Zoo Chul-su
1999 Ghost in Love Kantorates
Attack the Gas Station No Mark
2000 Barking Dogs Never Bite Go Yoon-joo
2001 A Day Seok-yoon
Kick the Moon Park Young-jun
2002 Public Enemy Jo Kyu-hwan
2004 Ice Rain Kang Joong-hyun
Dance with the Wind Park Pung-shik
Shinsukki Blues Shin Suk-ki
2005 Holiday Ji Kang-heon
2006 Daisy Jeong Woo
2007 The Mafia, The Salesman Gye Doo-Sik
2010 Dreams Come True 1st Squad Leader
Natalie Hwang Jun-Hyuk
2011 Song of Dreams U-Reuk
2018 Human, Space, Time and Human Politician
2022 Carter Kim Jong-hyuk Netflix Film


Year Title Role Notes
1995 The Love of Two Women
1997 Yesterday Yoon Min-soo
1998 Beyond the Horizon
Lie Suh Joon-hee
2006 Stranger than Paradise No Yoon-jae
2008 Lawyers of the Great Republic of Korea Han Min Gook
2011 Poseidon Kwon Jung-ryool
2012 How Long I've Kissed Kim Tae-oh
The Sons Yoo Hyun-ki
2013 Gu Family Book Jo Gwan-woong
The Suspicious Housekeeper Eun Sang-chul
2014 The King's Face King Seonjo
2015 Warm and Cozy Song Jung-geun
2016 Mirror of the Witch Choi Hyun-seo
2016 Don't Dare to Dream Kim Rak
2018 Goodbye to Goodbye Han Sang-jin
2019 Abyss Oh Yeong-cheol
Prosecutor Civil War Jo Min-ho
2021–2022 Show Window: The Queen's House Shin Myung-seob
2022–2023 Red Balloon Ji Nam-cheol

Variety show

Year Title Role Notes
2013 I Live Alone Cast member Ep. 1-37
2015 Law of the Jungle in Indochina
2016 Flower Crew


Year Award ceremony Category Nominee(s) / Work(s) Result
1999 35th Baeksang Arts Award Best New Actor Art Museum by the Zoo Won
19th Korean Association of Film Critics Award Won
7th Chunsa Film Art Awards Won
36th Grand Bell Awards Won
20th Blue Dragon Film Awards Won
2000 36th Baeksang Arts Awards Popularity Award Attack the Gas Station Won


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