Many of you might know Lee Kwang Soo as an actor, but rarely know him as a model and entertainer. This man is shy, and quite gentle, unlike his role in several Korean dramas in real life. The most distinctive feature of this cute model is his monolid eyes and a bright smile.
In this article, we will be discussing everything you need to know about Lee. From his age, height, and body to how he ended up in the entertainment, we will reveal them all. Before going through tough things, first, let’s look at some quick facts to get some idea about him.
Quick Facts: Lee Kwang Soo
|Full Name:||Lee Kwang Soo|
|NickName:||The Icon of Betrayal, The Giraffe, Kwangvatar, Prince of Asia|
|Birth Date:||July 14, 1985|
|Age:||37 Years Old|
|Birth Place:||Namyangju, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea|
|Resident:||Namyangju, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea|
|Father’s Name:||Lee Jong-ho|
|Height:||6 ft 2.5 in (189 cm)|
|Weight:||78 kg (172 lbs)|
|Eye Color:||Dark Brown|
|Hair Color:||Dark Brown|
|Education:||Imperial House Junior High School
Topping High School
Dong-A University of Arts and Broadcasting (Degree in Journalism)
|Profession:||Actor, Entertainer, Comedian, Model|
|Net Worth:||$2.5 million|
|Social Media Presence:||Instagram, Twitter|
|Last Updated:||July 2022|
Who Is Lee Kwang Soo?
This unapologetically handsome was born and grew up in Namyangju, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea. Despite the fact that most of the information about his personal life is known, he has yet to share information associated with his family and other bits of his childhood with his fans. Therefore there are no valid data about her beloved parents.
Talking about his early life, he had his education at Dong-ah Institute of Media and Arts. Along with that, his siblings are also not disclosed at the moment. Moreover, Kwang Soo is South Korean by nationality and belongs to Asian ethnicity.
Lee Kwang Soo and His First Love
Well, this might be an interesting part for the die-hard fans of Lee Kwang Soo. His first love was Song Hye Jin whom he loved since he was a child. After parting for more than two decades, Lee was surprised to meet her as an adult at the time he was filming for Running Man.
The actor stated that when he was a kid, the feelings he had for Song were immeasurable. Moreover, he used to play soccer matches despite the fact that his legs were bleeding after he got bit by some dog, just to impress her.
However, they got separated after school life and fortunately reunited after 25 years. Nevertheless, by that time, Song was already taken by another lucky man.
Rumors and Controversy
As Lee appears to be a little bit flirty towards female stars, there are many rumors about him dating the hottest actress and industry model. One fan distinguished some chemistry between the actor and Girl Generation Yuri.
Later he was speculated to be dating Chinese actress Lynn Hung in the year 2015, May. She is famous for her IP Man 3, which aired in all love the world in 2015. The duo was also thought to be seeing each other in the Chinese dating show If You Love Season 2.
Furthermore, Lee met beautiful model turned actress Lee Sung Kyung on the set of It’s Okay, That’s Love. They had a very strong connection with each other, and fans counted them to be dating in real life. Once, he was also teased by Runnin Man members about the kiss scene with Nam Joo Hyuk‘s ex-girlfriend.
Who Is Lee Kwang Soo Girlfriend?
Well, it might not come as a surprise that Lee was seeing model Lee Sun Bin who is also an actress. They both once appeared in the Running Man in September 2016 doing a couple of missions. The Internet was flooded with speculation about their relationship after seeing some chemistry on the set.
Eventually, their agency reported that “The news about their dating rumor is true. Lee Kwang-soo and model Lee Sun-bin have been dating for five months. Both of them knew each other after filming ‘Running Man’ and ended up being a couple in real life.”
In addition to this, Lee Sun Bin was the first one who expressed her love interest in Lee Kwang Soo and also said that they would make a perfect couple. Luckily, everything is going fine between these two.
This lovey-dovey couple was a friend at first and has been dating for some time now. We fans are just hoping to hear the good news, aren’t we?
How Old Is Lee Kwang Soo?- Age, Height, and Others
This Korean model was born on July 14, 1985. In 2022, he is 37 years old and his zodiac sign is Cancer. Moreover, Lee is also known for his name Giraffe, as he stands tall at the height of 6 feet 4 inches or 193 cm.
There is no denying that this handsome is famous for his majestic appearance in Korean movies and K-dramas. However, more information about his weight, body, shoe size, and dress size is still a mystery. But we do know that he is blessed to have short black hair along with a pair of shining black eyes.
Lee is the elder son of Lee Jong-ho, however, there is no record of his mother’s name. Likewise, Lee shared that he has a singer, three years younger than him. According to the actor, his sister has done plastic surgery and got married.
This versatile man intimated his career as a fashion model in 2007, therefore before fame, he worked in the modeling field. After a year in 2008, he made his acting debut in the 2008 sitcom Here He Comes and High Kick Through the Roof.
His popularity knew no limit when he was cast for SBS Good Sunday variety show Running man. Lee also garnered the name Prince of Asia due to his growing fans all over the world.
Soon he appeared in the movie and TV shows like Dong Yi (2010), City Hunter (2011), Bachelor’s Vegetable Store (2011-2012), The Innocent Man (2012), Dating Agency Cyrano (2013), Goddess of Fire (2013), Busted (2018), and Tazza: One-Eyed Jack (2019) to name few.
In addition to this, Lee was praised for his work on Secret Love (2014), Puck! (2016), The Girl Who Sees Smells (2015), Descendants of the Sun (2016), The Pirates: The Last Royal Treasure (2022), Sinkhole (2021), Dear My Friends (2016), Entourage (2016), The Sound of Your Heart (2016-2017), Hwarang: The Poet Warrior Youth (2016-2017), The Best Hit (2017) and Live (2018).
Coming to the present date, the upcoming movie by Lee Kwang-soo is reported to be “The Killer’s Shopping List.” Not to forget, he nails every appearance of his, be it a cameo or any negative role. The actor has also graced a few music videos.
Awards and Recognition
If you do a great job, then you will surely be appreciated and showered with love and praise from the fans. In 2008, Lee was able to win the 2nd Men 20’s Choice Awards for Hot CF Star. Soon after that, he also received a CF Model Award in the 4th Asia Model Festival Awards.
In his lifetime, Lee has won the 5th SBS Entertainment Awards, 7th Korea Drama Awards, 3rd APAN Star Awards, 8th SBS Entertainment Awards, 2014 SBS Drama Awards, Hong Kong’s YouTube Ads Leaderboard, Fashionista Awards, and Sina Weibo Night Awards.
In addition to this, he has also got the 13th SBS Entertainment Awards, 4th Asia Artist Awards, 40th Blue Dragon Film Awards, and 12th SBS Entertainment Awards, to name a few.
A trivia on Lee Kwang Soo: The actor is super allergic to ginkgo nuts.
What Is The Net Worth of Lee Kwang Soo?
There is no boundary to Lee’s talent and the determination to do more in life. That might be why he has established himself in the industry as a model, an actor, and an entertainer. Not to mention, he comes from a wealthy family.
At the start of his career, he used to charge $666 (800,000 won), and after half a decade, it has been increased to $166,400 (200 million won) per ad.
Likewise, he is also an artist who is sought out more in the Chinese shows, and he charges up to $41,600 to $83,200 (500 million won to 100million won).
That was all before now; this model turned actor has quadrupled his income. Sources suggest that he even charged 1 billion won per ad taken from foreign companies.
Frequently Asked Questions
Was Lee Kwang-soo an army before appearing in movies?
Yes, after completing high school, Lee was in the enlistment for the military but the actor left the army profession in 2007. Just in a matter of three years, Kwang-soo had his first big breakthrough with the TV show “Running Man.” Furthermore, there was a rumor of him making a guest appearance on the show after all these years.
When did Lee Kwang-soo face a car accident?
The actor had his first car accident in April 2000 when he injured his ankle. Moreover, two years ago, he had his second accident and had to go through a second ankle operation.