Lee Jeong Jae (1972)

Lee Jeong Jae (1972)

Other Name: 이정재 李政宰 イ・ジョンジェ Lee Jung Jae Yi Jeong Jae Yi Jung Jae Ли Джон Джэ ली जंग-जे อี ช็อง-แจ ລີຈົງເຈ លី ចុងជែ

Age: 52

Birthday: December, 15, 1972

Nationality: Seoul, South Korea

Height: 180 CM

Zodiac sign: Sagittarius

Born in Seoul. Majored Drama at Dongguk University. Started modelling in 1993. His first film role was in 'The Young Man'.

Then, he got best new actor award in Baeksang Awards 1995 for the drama Sandglass, which is one of the highest rating drama of all time.

Recently, he got best actor award in 2011 Fantasporto Director's Week, for his role in a melodramatic thriller movie, The Housemaid (2010).

He has been an A-list actor in Korea for years and recently entered the international spotlight due to his starring turn in the smash hit series “Squid Game,” which became a global phenomenon after its release in 2021. He became the first Asian actor ever to be nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor at the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards, he was also nominated for Best Actor at the Golden Globes, the Critics’ Choice Awards, and the Gotham Awards.

On February 26, 2022 Lee Jung Jae’s Korean agency Artist Company announced that he has officially signed with the American agency CAA (Creative Artists Agency).

Active Years: 1993 - now

Blood Type: B

Education:

- Dongguk University

- Hyundai Senior High School

Award Received:

- Baeksang Arts Award for Best New Actor – Television (1995).

- Blue Dragon Film Award for Best New Actor (1995).

- Blue Dragon Film Award for Best Actor (1999).

- Blue Dragon Film Award for Best Supporting Actor (2013).

- Baeksang Arts Award for Best Supporting Actor – Film (2014).

- Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Actor in a Drama Series (2022).

- Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series (2022).

- Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series (2022).

Occupation: Actor; Director; Model

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