Lee Jin Wook

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Lee Jin Wook - Biography, Profile, Facts and Career

Lee Jin Wook is a South Korean actor. He rose to prominence due to his appearance in various drama series such as Glass Castle (2008–2009), Nine (2013), The Time We Were Not in Love (2015), and Sweet Home series (2020–2024).


Even though Lee Jin Wook’s educational background isn’t related to his acting career, Jin Wook has already proven that he was really serious in this industry.

After this Virgo actor dropped out of his college to pursue acting, he made a big shot by debuting as the main actor of a movie called My New Boyfriend in 2004.

Two years later, Jin Wook appeared in a Korean drama called Smile, Again and Someday. Then in 2007, he gained huge success by starring Air City alongside Choi Ji Woo.

In 2009, he enlisted for military service until 2011. After he came back into acting, he directly appeared in Myung Wol The Spy (2011) and I Need Romance 2 (2012).

After that, Jin Wook continued his acting career by starring in a lot of dramas, such as The Three Musketeers (2014), The Time We Were Not In Love (2015), Voice 2 (2018), Voice 3 (2019), Sweet Home (2020), Voice 4 (2021), and Bulgasal (2021).

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  • Real Name: Lee Jin Wook (이진욱)
  • Stage Name: Lee Jin Wook (이진욱)
  • Also Known as: Lee Jin Uk, Lee Jin Wuk
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  • Birthday: September 16, 1981
  • Birthplace: Cheongju, North Chungcheong Province, South Korea
  • Zodiac Sign: Virgo
  • Nationality: South Korean
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  • Profession: Actor
  • Education: Environmental Engineering, Cheongju University
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  • Instagram: @actorleejinwook
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Height, Weight, & Physical Appearance 

  • Height: 183 cm (6’0)
  • Weight: 68 kg (150 lbs)
  • Blood Type: A
  • Hair Color: Black
  • Eye Color: Dark Brown
  • Body Measurements: 41-33-14 (Bust -41, Waist -33, and Arms -14 inches)
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  • Mother: –
  • Brother: – 
  • Sister: 3

Girlfriend & Dating History 

Choi Ji Woo

Lee Jin Wook began dating Choi Ji Woo, his co-star in Air City (2007), in 2009.

Unfortunately, the couple parted ways in 2011 after three years of dating. They cited severe attention from public and media as one of the multiple reasons behind their separation.

Gong Hyo Jin

The actor was spotted going on a date with Gong Hyo Jin several times in May 2014. Soon after both of their agencies confirmed their relationship.

Unfortunately, the news and confirmation of their split came just three months later. It was not known why they chose to break up.

Net Worth 

Multiple sources estimated his net worth to be around $1 million to $5 million. He appeared to earn his income primarily from working as an actor in the South Korean entertainment industry.


Accussed of Committing Sexual Assault

Lee Jin Wook was accussed of committing sexual assault to a woman with ‘Oh’ initial in the summer of 2016. However, shortly after, he sued the accuser back by stating that she made a wrong accusation.

The actor was cleared of all charges in the same year. The accuser was decided to be not guilty by the court as well in 2017.

Plastic Surgery

There is no known information on whether he has undergone any cosmetic surgery.


  • Lee Jin Wook is managed by BH Entertainment.
  • In his family, Jin Wook is the youngest child.
  • He dropped out from his college to reach his dream to be a talented actor.
  • He once dated Choi Ji Woo, a popular Korean actress.
  • But they broke up after he made a comeback.
  • Jin Wook also had had a relationship with Gong Hyo Jin, but broke up later.
  • He doesn’t drink and smokes in his real life.
  • He loves art exhibitions.
  • Jin Wook chooses sneakers as his favorite footwear.
  • Classical music is his favorite genre.
  • He is a private person.
  • Jin Wook had tried a lot of characters in his acting projects, such as a baseball player, an airport employee, a plastic surgeon, and so on.
  • He revealed that his facial expressions are so versatile because during his childhood days, his parents often told him about various diverse expressions.
  • He would like to play all kinds of characters and improve his skill in acting.
  • He admitted that he didn’t think he is a ‘boyfriend material’.
  • Jin Wook is a type of person who isn’t afraid to take any risks.
  • He also usually doesn’t spend too much time deciding to join in a project or not.
  • Jin Wook had appeared in some MVs, such as My Love by Shin Seung Hun.
  • He made a good friendship with some actors, such as Lee Dong Wook and Kim Ji Seok.
  • Jin Wook also is a best friend of Kim Ji Suk, Lee Dong Gun, and Jun Ki.
  • He idolizes Hyorin from SISTAR so much.
  • Jin Wook got into military service started on May 6, 2009 to March 7, 2011.
  • His ideal type is a woman with long hair, has a height of 164 cm or less, warm, caring, and good at conversation. He chooses Suzy as his ultimate ideal type.

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  • A Year-End Medley (2021), as Jin Ho
  • High Society (2018), as Shin Ji Ho
  • A Tiger in Winter (2018), as Kyung Yoo
  • Time Renegades (2016), as Gun Woo
  • The Beauty Inside (2015), as Woo Jin
  • The Target (2014), as The Doctor
  • Miss Granny (2014), as Seung Woo

Drama Series 

  • Squid Game S2 (Netflix | 2023), as TBA
  • Sweet Home 3 (Netflix | 2024), as Pyeon Sang Wook
  • Sweet Home 2 (Netflix | 2023), as Pyeon Sang Wook
  • Doona! (Netflix |  2023), as Manager Park In Wook
  • Welcome to Wedding Hell (KakaoTV, Netflix | 2022), as Seo Jun Hyeong
  • Bulgasal: Immortal Souls (tvN |  2021-2022), as Dan Hwal / Bulgasal
  • Sweet Home (Netflix | 2020), as Pyeon Sang Wook
  • Voice 3 (OCN | 2019), as Do Kang Woo
  • Voice 2 (OCN | 2018), as Do Kang Woo
  • Return (SBS | 2018), as Dokgo Young
  • Goodbye Mr. Black (MBC | 2016), as Cha Ji-Won (Mr. Black)
  • The Time We Were Not In Love (SBS | 2015), as Choi Won
  • The Three Musketeers (tvN | 2014), as Crown Prince Sohyeon
  • Nine: 9 Times Time Travel (tvN | 2013), as Park Sun Woo
  • In Need of Romance 2012 (tvN | 2012), as Yoon Seok Hyun
  • Spy MyeongWol (KBS2 | 2011), as Choi Ryu
  • City of Glass (SBS | 2008-2009), as Kim Joon Sung
  • Before & After (MBC | 2008)
  • Formidable Rivals (KBS2 | 2008), as Kang Su Ho
  • Air City (MBC | 2007), as Kang Ha Joon
  • Smile Again (SBS | 2006), as Yun Jae Myeong
  • Rebirth (KBS2 | 2005), as Steven Lee
  • Someday (OCN | 2006), as Lim Suk Man
  • Alone in Love (SBS | 2006), as Min Hyun Joong

Music Video Appearances 

  • My Love (2009) – Shin Seung Hun
  • Doo roo roo (2005) – Ahn Jae Wook
  • Grabber (2004) – Kim Dong Ryool feat. Lee So Eun
  • Misty Moon (2004) – Lim Hyung Joo
  • In Case of My Love (2002) – Jung Jae Hyung


  • 2016 Korea Film Actors Association Awards – Grand Prize – Time Renegades
  • 2013 Mnet 20’s Choice Awards – 20’s Drama Star (Male) – Nine
  • 2006 SBS Drama Awards – New Star Award – Alone in Love, Smile Again


  • 2018 SBS Drama Awards – Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Wednesday-Thursday Drama – Return
  • 2015 SBS Drama Awards – Best Couple Award (with Ha Ji Won) – The Time We Were Not in Love
  • 2015 SBS Drama Awards – Netizen Popularity Award – The Time We Were Not in Love
  • 2015 SBS Drama Awards – Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries – The Time We Were Not in Love
  • 2013 Korea Drama Awards – Grand Prize (Daesang) – Nine
  • 2013 APAN Star Awards – Excellence Award, Actor – Nine
  • 2008 Korea Drama Awards – Netizen Popularity Award – Glass Castle
  • 2008 SBS Drama Awards – Excellence Award, Actor in a Serial Drama – Glass Castle


“Regardless of genre, I’ve realised that watching and feeling something can help in my performances. So, I don’t specifically choose which genres to watch; I think the story is more important.”

“I prefer movies and dramas that portray complex and subtle emotions between people.”

“I believe the most important thing [in a survival scenario] would be to avoid wasting resources unnecessarily, whether it’s to do with life or death, food, weapons, or even which direction to go. It’s about being cautious and moving forward.”

“Collecting Nike sneakers has been a dream since I was young, so when I started earning for myself I gradually began to pick them up one by one.”

“These days, I sometimes play golf or go fishing. I also enjoy going out with friends to have good food and engage in casual conversation.”

“I’d like to embark on a memorable trip somewhere. I’m not exactly sure what I’ll be doing to create those memorable and happy moments, but I hope to make the time worthwhile.”


Who is Lee Jin Wook?

He is a South Korean actor.

Who is Lee Jin Wook’s real name?

His real name is Lee Jin Wook (이진욱).

What makes Lee Jin Wook famous?

He became famous due to his appearance in various drama series such as Glass Castle (2008–2009), Nine (2013), The Time We Were Not in Love (2015), and Sweet Home series (2020–2024).

Where is Lee Jin Wook from?

He was born in Cheongju, North Chungcheong Province, South Korea.

How old is Lee Jin Wook?

He was born in 1981, and he is 43 years old as of 2024.

When does Lee Jin Wook celebrate his birthday?

He celebrates on the 16th of every September.

How tall is Lee Jin Wook?

His height is 6’0″ or 183 cm.

Who are Lee Jin Wook’s parents?

He did not reveal the names of his father and mother.

Is Lee Jin Wook married?

He is not married. Furthermore, there is no information on whether he is in a relationship or not.

Who is Lee Jin Wook’s ex-girlfriend?

His ex-girlfriend is Choi Ji Woo and Gong Hyo Jin.

How rich is Lee Jin Wook?

His net worth is around $1 million to $5 million.

What is Lee Jin Wook’s nationality?

His nationality is South Korean.

As a senior actor, Lee Jin Wook is extremely talented and charming. He is very skillful, expert, and also charismatic.