Lee Dong Hwi

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Lee Dong Hwi - Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career

Lee Dong Hwi is a South Korean actor and singer who is also a part of the supergroup MSG Wannabe.

His popularity rose to stardom after acting in The Beauty Inside (2015), Reply 1988 (2015), and Extreme Job (2019).


Lee Dong Hwi started his journey in the entertainment industry by debuting as an actor back in 2013.

In that year, he immediately landed various small roles for some big-screen movies, such as South Bond, Cold Eyes, Queen of the Night, and Way Back Home.

In 2014, he started to appear on television by acting in the KBS2 drama, Gunman in Joseon, which later was followed by his appearance in Divorce Lawyer in Love.

Donghwi got popular after participating in the 2015 top family drama, Reply 1988, and portrayed a character as Ryu Dong Ryong.

After that, this Cancer actor then came back to the big screen and acted in The Beauty Inside (2015), The Handmaiden (2016), Confidential Assignment (2017), and New Trial (2017).

From 2017 to 2019, Donghwi decided to take a break which later was continued by a comeback appearance in Extreme Job (2019), The Call (2020), and New Year Blues (2021).

In 2021, Donghwi was announced to be one of the MSG Wannabe members who passed the Hangout with Yoo show program and successfully debuted as a member of MSG Wannabe.

He then was announced to act in Glitch drama (2022) alongside Jeon Yeo Bin, who is popular for her role in Vincenzo, and Big Bet (2022).

In 2023, Donghwi later continues his career by taking roles in Maybe We’ve Broken Up and Big Bet for its second season.

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  • Real Name: Lee Dong Hwi (이동휘)
  • Stage Name: Lee Dong Hwi (이동휘)
  • Nickname: Donghwi
  • Birthday: July 22, 1985
  • Birthplace: South Korea
  • Zodiac Sign: Cancer
  • Nationality: Korean
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  • Profession: Actor, Singer
  • Education: Seoul Institute of the Arts
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  • Instagram: @dlehdgnl
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Height, Weight, & Physical Appearance

  • Height: 179 cm (5’9″)
  • Weight: 72 kg (158 lbs)
  • Blood Type: –
  • Hair Color: Black
  • Eye Color: Black
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Girlfriend & Dating History

Jung Ho Yeon

Lee Dong Hwi is known to be in a romantic relationship with Jung Ho Yeon, the Korean fashion model and Squid Game Star since 2015.

The couple has been dating for over 5 years and has always been dubbed as a “powerful fashion couple” because they always look good together.

Net Worth

The estimated net worth of Lee Dong Hwi is around $1.5 million. The majority of his income comes from his acting job, especially in big-screen movies.

The rest of his income is derived from acting in television series, appearing in some variety shows, participating as an MSG Wannabe member, modeling jobs, and brand partnerships.


  • Donghwi is a part of BHY48, a group of celebrities.
  • BHY48 consists of Ryu Jun Yeol, Suho from EXO, Byun Yo Han, Ji Soo, and many more.
  • The group’s name actually was inspired by their fans, with BHY referring to Byun Yo Han, the leader of the group, and 48 referring to a parody of AKB48, a Japanese girl group.
  • Donghwi made a 10 million won donation to the Hope Bridge Disaster Relief Association in March 2022.
  • Several months ago, in August 2022, he made a 10 million won donation again to help those affected by floods in South Korea.
  • Donghwi is under the same management as Hwang In Yeop, Moon Ga Young, and Kang Ha Na.
  • He owns a pet cat.
  • Donghwi enjoys art so much.
  • He likes expressing himself through fashion.
  • INTP is his MBTI type.
  • His ideal type is…

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  • Possession (2023), as In Bae
  • Maybe We’ve Broken Up (2023), as Junho
  • Broker (2022), as Mr. Song
  • Another Record: Lee Je Hoon (2022), as himself
  • New Year Blues (2021), as Yong Chan
  • Unframed – Blue happiness (2021)
  • The Call (2020), as Baek Min Hyun
  • Somewhere in Between (2020), as Gi Tae
  • Exit (2019), as river cop 1 (cameo)
  • My First Client (2019), as Jung Yeob
  • Extreme Job (2019), as Detective Young Ho
  • The Bros (2017), as Lee Joo Bong
  • New Trial (2017), as Mo Chang Hwan
  • Confidential Assignment (2017), as Park Myung Ho
  • One-Line (2017), as Senior Manager Song
  • Luck-Key (2016), as Min Suk (cameo)
  • The Handmaiden (2016), as Goo Gai
  • The Sound of a Flower (2015), as Chil Sung
  • The Beauty Inside (2015), as Sang Baek (Woo Jin’s friend)
  • Veteran (2015), as Yoon Hong Ryul
  • Fashion King (2014), as duo man 2
  • Tazza: The Hidden Card (2014), as Jja Ri
  • Animal (2014), as Soo Young
  • No Tears for the Dead (2014), as cameo
  • Way Back Home (2013), as Gwang Sik
  • Queen Of The Night (2013), as male employee
  • Cold Eyes (2013), as Haengmoosae (parrot)
  • South Bound (2013), as internet cafe member 1

Drama Series

  • Big Bet 2 (Disney+ | 2023), as Yang Jung Pal
  • Big Bet (Disney+ | 2022), as Yang Jung Pal
  • Glitch (Netflix | 2022), as Lee Si Guk
  • Pegasus Market (tvN | 2019), as Moon Suk Goo
  • Designated Survivor: 60 Days (tvN | 2019), as Jo Seong Ju
  • Radiant Office (MBC | 2017), as Do Ki Taek
  • Entourage (tvN | 2016), as Geobook (turtle)
  • Reply 1988 (tvN | 2015-2016), as Dong Ryong
  • Divorce Lawyer in Love (SBS | 2015), as Lee Gyeong
  • Gunman in Joseon (KBS2 | 2014), as Han Jung-Hoon

Drama Special

  • SF8: Empty Body (MBC | 2020), as plastic surgeon
  • SF8: Manxin (MBC | 2020), as Jung Ga Ram
  • Drama Special: The Red Teacher (KBS2 | 2016), as Kim Tae Nam


  • Journey To Atlantis (2021) – with MSG Wannabe
  • Resignation (2021) – with Kim Jung Min, Simon Dominic, Lee Sang Yi
  • Only You (2021) – with Kim Jung Min, Simon Dominic, Lee Sang Yi
  • I Love You (2021) – with MSG Wannabe
  • Keep Your Head Up (2021)

Lee Dong Hwi is not just a talented actor, but he is also a funny person. He always knows how to make the situation become happier.