Lee Beom-soo

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Lee Beom-soo
File:Lee Bum-Soo.jpg
Born (1970-01-03) January 3, 1970 (age 49)
Cheongju, South Korea
Years active 1990–present
Agent C-JeS Entertainment (2014–2015)
Thespis Entertainment
Spouse(s) Lee Yoon Jin (m. 2010)[1]
Children 2 (Lee So-Eul, Lee Da-Eul)[2]
Korean name
Hangul 이범수
Revised Romanization I Beom-su
McCune–Reischauer Yi Pŏmsu

Lee Beom-soo (born January 3, 1970) is a South Korean actor. He is well known for his role in Singles, Giant, On Air, Surgeon Bong Dal-hee, as well as in History of a Salaryman.

Lee enrolled in the Department of Theater at Chung-ang University in Seoul in 1988. He made his acting debut in the 1990 film Kurae, Kakkumun Hanulul Boja (Yes, Let’s Look Up At the Sky Now and Again).[3] Following his debut, he appeared in films including The Ginkgo Bed, City of the Rising Sun, The Anarchists, Jungle Juice and Wet Dreams, but it was the 2003 film Singles that made him rise to stardom.[3] The Korean press has dubbed him "The Little Giant of Chungmuro" (Korean equivalent of Hollywood). He received a 2011 Seoul Art & Culture Award for best TV drama actor for his role in Giant.[4]

Lee Beom-soo got married for the first time in 2003 but divorced after four months. In 2010, he married Lee Yoon-jin, an English interpreter, who taught him English.[3] Shortly after the May ceremony, they announced that they were expecting their first child. Their daughter, Lee So-eul (이소을),[5] was born on March 1, 2011.[6] On February 21, 2014 their first son, Lee Da-eul (이다을) was born.[1]



Year Title Role
2016 Unforgettable Yong-chul (cameo)
2015 The Beauty Inside Woo-jin
2014 The Divine Move Sal-soo
2012 Over My Dead Body Baek Hyun-chul
2010 Sai
2009 Descendants of Hong Gil Dong Hong Mu-hyeok
Where is Jung Seung Phil Jung Seung-phil
More Than Blue Cha Ju-hwan
Lifting King Kong
2008 Death Bell Hwang Chang-ok
2006 Project Makeover Oh Tae-hoon (cameo)
My Wife is a Gangster 3 Ki-chul
200 Pounds Beauty hit taxi driver (cameo)
Mission Sex Control Byeon Suk-gu
The City of Violence Pil-ho
Forbidden Quest Gwang-heon
2005 Lee Dae-ro Can't Die Lee Dae-ro
She's on Duty detective (cameo)
2004 Superstar Mr. Gam Gam Sa-yong
Au Revoir, UFO Sang-hyun
2003 Please Teach Me English subway passenger (cameo)
Oh! Brothers Oh Bong-goo
Singles Jeong-jun
2002 The Romantic President bum in subway station (cameo)
Make It Big Ji-hyeong
Wet Dreams Byung-chul
Jungle Juice Cheol-su
2001 One Fine Spring Day
2000 Bungee Jumping of Their Own Lee Dae-geun
Just Do It! Won Kwang-tae
Anarchists Dol-seok
1999 Love
Grand Opening
1998 If the Sun Rises in the West
City of the Rising Sun Byeong-guk
Scent of a Man
The Soul Guardians
A Growing Business Victim
1997 The Contact
1996 Ghost Mamma
1995 A Hot Roof
1991 Teenage Coup
1990 Well, Sometimes Let's Look at the Sky

Television dramas

File:Lee Beom-soo.jpg
Lee Beom-soo at the IRIS 2 shooting in Hungary, 2012 November
Year Title Role TV Network
2016 Moorim School Wang Hao KBS2
2015 Last Kwak Heung-sam jTBC
2014 Triangle Jang Dong-soo MBC
2013 Prime Minister and I Prime Minister Kwon Yool KBS2
IRIS 2 Yoo Joong-won KBS
2012 Dr. Jin Lee Ha-weung MBC
History of a Salaryman Yoo Bang SBS
2010 Giant Lee Kang-Mo
2008 On Air (SBS, 2008)[7] Jang Ki-joon
2007 Surgeon Bong Dal-hee Ahn Joong-geun
If in Love... Like Them Mnet/SBS
1999 Love Story Ep 2 "Message" SBS

Variety Shows

Year Title Role Network
2016 The Return of Superman (TV series) Himself, with his children Korean Broadcasting System

Music videos

Year Artist Title
2007 SG Wannabe "Arirang"
Brown Eyes "Already One Year"
Kim Jong-wook "Bad Guy"
2006 SG Wannabe "Precious History"
2011 WE "The Rain"


Year Award Category Nominated work
2007 44th Grand Bell Awards[8] Popularity Award The City of Violence
43rd Baeksang Arts Awards[8] Popularity Award Surgeon Bong Dal-hee
SBS Drama Awards[8] Best Couple Award with Lee Yo-won
Top Ten Star Award
Producers' Choice Award
2008 Mnet 20's Choice Awards Hot Male Drama Star
2010 SBS Drama Awards Top Excellent Award, Special Planning Drama-Actor Giant
Top Ten Star Award
2013 KBS Drama Awards Best Couple Award with Im Yoona Prime Minister and I


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  4. "Rain, SNSD among winners of 2011 Seoul Art & Culture Award". AsiaOne. 2 March 2011. Retrieved 22 April 2011.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. 배우 이범수와 행복한 가정 꾸린 이윤진의 슈퍼맘 다이어리 (in Korean). Donga Woman. 2011-08-17. Retrieved 2014-07-10. <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
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