Lee Jung Jae is a renowned actor from South Korea. He has acted in more than 30 films and 15 TV series in his career. He is considered as the most successful actor in the film industry. He is famous for playing the lead role in the blockbuster film Squid Game which was aired on Netflix. This got him international recognition as an actor.
Interestingly, Lee is also a good businessman and has invested in multiple ventures. He is the owner of Seorim C&D company which is one of the top companies in the country. Other than that, he also owns a chain of restaurants across Seoul and other major cities of South Korea. As an actor, he has won more than 50 awards in his career.
Lee is also well known for his charitable activities and has donated millions to different associations working for disaster relief and other social development projects. He is also the brand ambassador for Busan World Expo that was held in the year 2021. Other than that, he was also the brand ambassador for Seoul Fashion Week in 2022.
Lee Jung Jae was born on the 15th of December 1972 in Seoul region of South Korea. Lee Jung Jae’s current age is 50 years.
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Lee Jung Jae belongs to a middle class family based in Seoul. He did his education in Interior design from Dongguk University. After that, he completed his master’s degree in Arts. As he was deeply interested in acting, he enrolled for theatre and started playing small roles. He later worked as a model for many companies.
During that time, Lee did not have much offers and also worked at a Cafe for some time to support his living. However, he got his first big break in 1994 in the television industry. After that, he even made his debut in the film industry and got good success as an actor.
In recent years, Squid Game became a global hit and Lee got huge success with this movie. He even made his directorial debut after that in 2022. He is currently busy with many projects and also handling his real estate company and chain of restaurants in Seoul.
Lee Jung Jae was born in a middle class family in South Korea. His father Lee Chul Seong worked for a small factory and his mother was a home maker. He has an elder brother who suffers from autism.
Girlfriend, Wife and Relationships
Lee Jung Jae’s relationship status is single. He is not married but had many relationships in the past. During 2000, he was in relationship with actress Kim Min Hee and they had even made their relationship public. However, they broke up after few years due to some issues. Since 2015, he is dating Lim Se Ryung who is the Vice President of Daesong Group.
Lee Jung Jae is tall and handsome. He has charming looks with expressive eyes and nice hair style. He stands tall at 6.0 feet and has a medium built. He weighs around 80 kgs and has maintained his physique even at the age of 49. He still looks younger than his age and has millions of fans across the country.
In the early days of his career, Lee was working in a cafe as he did not get too many offers in the entertainment industry. He was struggling as a model for many years. However, he got his first big break in the year 1993 with Dinosaur Teacher which was a television drama. It got huge success and he got very big opportunities after that series.
The Young Man which was released in 1994 was his debut into the film industry and he later made a big impact with the movie Feelings. Interestingly, in the Sandglass series that was aired in 1995, he had a small role but the makers increased it later due to his growing popularity. In the year 1998, he got great success with An Affair movie and City of the Rising Sun. They won him several awards including the Blue Dragon Award and Korean Film Critics Award.
In the next few years, Lee was seen in The Last Witness and Last Present. Interestingly, his film II Mare was remade in Hollywood as The Lake House. Oh Brothers was another big hit which increased his stardom. After that, he made an impact with Typhoon. His career did not go in the right direction for few years after 2003.
Even though he tried to make a comeback into television, he did not get good success with Air City and Triple series. However, in 2010, he was seen in an erotic thriller titled The Housemaid which got huge success. It was even screened at several international film festivals like Toronto and Cannes. In 2012, The Thieves became the second biggest hit in Korean film industry.
Lee became a big star over the years and was also seen in the Chinese film titled Tik tok which was a crime drama. In the year 2021, Squid Game which was aired on Netflix became a huge hit across the world. Lee played the lead role in this thriller and has got millions of fans for his performance.
The net worth of Lee Jung Jae is around $ 20 million. He is one of the most popular actors of South Korea and earns a lot of money for his movies and television dramas. He has acted in more than 50 projects in his career. Apart from acting, he is also a businessman and owns many companies and chain of restaurants across the country. He has a good collection of luxury cars and also owns many properties.
Facts and Information
Lee owns Italian restaurants across Seoul and other major cities of South Korea. The restaurants are named after his hit film II Mare.
Apart from hotels, he is also into real estate business along with his partner Jung Woo Sung who is also a popular actor in South Korea. They own Seorim C&D which is into property development in Seoul.