Lee Byeong Heon (1970)

Lee Byeong Heon (1970)

Other Name: 이병헌 李炳憲 李炳宪 イ・ビョンホン Lee Byung Heon Lee Byung Hun Ли Бён Хон อี บย็อง-ฮ็อน Μπιόνγκ-χαν Λι

Age: 54

Birthday: July, 12, 1970

Nationality: Seongnam-si, South Korea

Height: 178 CM

Zodiac sign: Cancer

Lee Byung Hun is a South Korean actor, singer, and model. He has received critical acclaim for his work in a wide range of genres. His critically acclaimed film "Inside Men" won him the Best Actor prize in three prestigious award ceremonies: 52nd Baeksang Art Awards, 37th Blue Dragon Awards, and 53rd Grand Bell Awards—a feat that was unbroken since 2004. Lee has five films—"Joint Security Area", "The Good, the Bad, the Weird", "Masquerade", "Inside Men" and "Master"—on the list of highest-grossing films in South Korea.

In the United States, he is known for portraying Storm Shadow in "G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra" and its sequel "G.I. Joe: Retaliation", and starring alongside Bruce Willis in "Red 2". Lee was the first South Korean actor to present an Oscar at the annual Academy Awards in Los Angeles and is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Lee and Ahn Sung Ki were the first South Korean actors to imprint their hand and footprints on the forecourt of Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles.

He graduated from Hanyang University with a major in French Literature and the Graduate School of Chung-Ang University with a major in Theater and Cinematography. In his spare time, Lee Byung Hun practices taekwondo. In addition to his native Korean, Lee speaks English, French and Mandarin Chinese fluently.

Lee married actress Lee Min Jung on August 10, 2013, at the Grand Hyatt Seoul. The couple had briefly dated in 2006, then resumed their relationship in 2012. Lee's wife gave birth to their first child, a son, Lee Joon Hoo, on March 31, 2015.

On August 28, 2014, Lee was blackmailed by singer Da Hee from K-pop girl group GLAM and model Lee Ji Yeon who blackmailed him for 5 billion won in exchange for not releasing, on the internet, a compromising video of him making sexual jokes while drinking with them on July 3. In March, both women, who were in jail for six months, received a suspended sentence for two years following Lee's pardon request.

Years Active: 1991 – now

(Source: Wikipedia, IMDb)

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