Lee Jung Jae – Biography, Age, Girlfriends, Wife, Movies, Instagram, Net Worth

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Lee Jung Jae Biography

Lee Jung Jae ageQuick Facts:

Original NameLee Jung-Jae
Nick NameLee
GenderMale
Active Year1993
NationalityKorean
Age48 Years 
Date of Birth15th December, 1972
Place of BirthSeoul, South Korea
NationSouth Korea
Best known forActor
Star SignSanittarius 
Height 5 Feet 11 Inches
Weight145lbs (65 KG)
Body TypeSlim Fit
TattooYes
Hair ColorBlack
Eye ColorBlack
Father Lee Chul-seung
Mother Unknown
Marital Status Married
WifeLim Se-kyung
ChildrenUnknown
Net Worth$10 Million
Instagram3.9m Followers

Who is Lee Jung Jae??

The mega-famous Squid Game star Lee Jung Jae is a part of every talk and controversy. The South Korean star has been a part of the cinema for years and has touching people’s hearts for ages now. The star appeared professionally on television with campus collection Feelings in 1994, followed by the long-lasting sweet drama Sandglass in 1995. Furthermore, after his acting in the movie An Affair, his profession boosted off, and his career actually started from then onwards.

The worldwide star has been awarded the Best Actor awards on the Blue Dragon Film Awards and the Fantasporto Director’s Week.

 In 2021, Lee Jung Jae starred as the principal lead of Netflix’s worldwide hit survival game series- Squid Game.

Lee Jung Jae Movies list

He has acted and performed in numerous niches; amongst them, the romantic movies are II Mare and Over the Rainbow, a melodrama Last Present, and top-rated comedy Oh! Brothers. He also acted in The Last Witness and Typhoon, The Thieves, movie noir New World, and even The Face Reader.

The forty-eight-year-old movie star is both crush and an inspiration to thousands of Koreans trying to make their way in the industry.

Lee Jung Jae Wife Girlfriend

The handsome, intelligent, and prosperous 48 years old Oppa is already taken. 

He has already set his heart to sail in the direction of his long-time girlfriend, Lim Se-Kyung.

She is the eldest daughter of Lim Chang-Wook, the chairman of the Korean dining unit- Daesang Group, and the former wife of Samsung’s chairman Lee Jae-Yong. 

The Squid Game Protagonist has been in a happy relationship with his girlfriend since 2015.

Lee Jung Jae Age

How old is Lee Jung Jae ? Lee Jung Jae is currently 44 years old. He has the height of 5 feet 11 inches. 

Acting Career of Lee Jung Jae 

Acting has always been a roller coaster for Lee. Even though he was brought up in a prosperous family, she worked at a neighboring café situated in Apgujeong, Seoul, from a young age.

Things changed when a fashion dressmaker named Ha Yong-soo saw his mesmerizing looks and offered him a runway. After being a style icon for multiple years, Lee jumped into the performing theatrical arts and debuted with the Korean TV drama -Dinosaur Teacher, which aired in 1993.

After the release, Lee became a celebrity overnight and started getting constant solid offers as the lead roles. He obtained favorable remarks for his first significant display function in Bae Chang-ho’s The Young Man; however, it changed into the 1994 hit campus drama Feelings, making him a more remarkable and brighter name in the industry.

In 1995, He was given a mere secondary role as the heroine’s taciturn and loyal bodyguard in the famous movie, Sandglass. Lee’s devoted acting turned him into a national heartthrob, gradually as time advanced; he started getting loathed with significant roles as the primary characters. 

Lee’s big break came in late 1998 when he starred in Jeong’s award-winning piece, “An Affair.” He later acted in the City of the Rising Sun, for which he was honorably awarded the Best Actor at the Blue Dragon Film Awards and the Korean Association of Film Critics Awards. He is a man of Art made to win hearts and prizes.

Another big hit came in 2003 when he was cast opposite Lee Beom soo in Oh! Brothers; the show was a comedy about two brothers- one of the brothers had an unusual illness. The film achieved three million receipts at the box office and is considered his biggest hit. But even after such a hit, he stayed out of media for the following two years and came back in 2005 with Typhoon-the high-budget action blockbuster film.

Compared to his memorable hit, sandglass, the movies he made later on-air City and Triple were not a big hit. He then tried a new and different niche and genre with “The Accidental Gangster” and “the Mistaken Courtesan. Though the movies did not come up as a hit in the industry, he always considered them unique as they brought him a new niche to work on and feel something different.

Lee stepped into a different world and acted in the erotic mystery ‘The Housemaid”, which also screened on the Cannes Film Festival and the Toronto International Film Festival. He also grabbed the Best Actor award on the Fantasporto Director’s Week. He then joined The Thieves, a 2012 heist movie that has become the second all-time highest-grossing film in Korean cinema history.

In 2015, he joined The Thieves director Choi Dong-hoon and acted opposite actress Jun Ji-Hyun in the movie Assassination, set in the 1930s in Korea. Lee received the Best Actor reward on the Build Film Awards and the Actor of the Year on the Marie Claire Asia Star Awards.

Lee then acted in his first Chinese movie -a crime drama named Tik Tok. Lee’s movies in 2017 cover the famous ancient epic, the Warriors of the Dawn, and the myth blockbuster Along With the Gods: The Two Worlds. He then left the industry for a while and united with himself and his personal life.

After 2 years, in 2019, Lee starred in Svaha: The Sixth Finger, an occult movie, and then a political drama, “Chief of Staff along Shin Min-a,” in which he acted as a political advisor.

And finally, it was in September 2021, he acted as the protagonist in the biggest Netflix hit (series) of all time- Squid Game. 

Squid game photo lee jung jae HoYeon Jung Park Hae Soo
Team during the night rush

Source: Netflix(@squidgame)

Blue Dragon ward Winner 

With a profession spanning nearly three decades, it is no wonder that Lee has a surfeit of awards in his arena. According to the popular site-Koreanfilm.org, Lee Jung Jae is the only newcomer at the age of 21 to win three prestigious award ceremonies in Korea – the Blue Dragon Film Awards, the Baeksang Arts Awards, and the Grand Bell Awards.

Lee jung jae dragon film award
Lee Jung Jae holding Dragon Film Award

Source: @Internet

Business life of Lee Jung Jae

With a profession spanning nearly three decades, it is no wonder that Lee has a surfeit of awards in his arena. According to the popular site-Koreanfilm.org, Lee Jung Jae is the only newcomer at the age of 21 to win three prestigious award ceremonies in Korea – the Blue Dragon Film Awards, the Baeksang Arts Awards, and the Grand Bell Awards.

Lee Jung Jae’s Net worth

Currently the ageless star is estimated to have a net worth of $10 millions. Apart from the movies, his businesses help him boost his paychecks as well.