A Closer Look at Lee Dong Wook

Lee Dong Wook is a household name in the world of K-drama and a heartthrob with millions of fans. As a child, he was a great fan of comics and tried to create a comic book collection but could not afford it. Fortunately, his luck turned around when got his first acting job in 1999 in one of MBC’s single-episode dramas. Later, he won a modeling contest and was cast in two more episodes, from where he became the famous Wookie we all know and love.

Lee Dong-Wook Looks Like A Total God In His All Black Attire At The  'Because I Want To Talk' Press Conference - InkiStyle

If you are a Wookie fan, you may have wondered about how old he is. Read on to learn more about Lee Dong Wook’s age, as well as their career, achievements, and awards.

Who Is Lee Dong Wook?

Lee Dong Wook celebrates his birthday on November 6 and was born in 1981. He is a well-known South Korean actor, entertainer, model, and host. Some of the best works of Lee are when he played lead roles infamous television dramas like;

· The Fugitive of Joseon

· Hell Is Other People (2019)

· Touch Your Heart (2019)

· Hotel King (2014)

· Tale of the Nine Tailed (2020)

· Life (2018)

· Guardian: The Lonely and Great God (2016-2017)

Additionally, he hosted Produce X 101 in 2019 – a survival reality show featuring boy groups the talk show, Strong Heart (2012-2013), and his own talk show called Wook Talk. Apart from his roles in movies and drama, Lee was a regular cast member in a number of other famous reality shows and he is also a familiar face in kpop music videos.

Military Service

In Korea, all men are required by law to spend a minimum of 2 years in the military. Lee joined the military in August 2009, where he served under the National Defense Public Relations Service. On August 24, 2009, he arrived at the training center in Nonsan, Chungcheong Province, where he was assigned active duty after 5 weeks of basic military training. He was later discharged in June 2011.

Achievements and Awards

In 1999, Lee was awarded the V-NESS Screen Award, followed by the SBS Drama, and New Star Award for his leading role in Land of Wine. His outstanding performance in Scent of Woman earned him the Top Excellence Award as an Actor in a Weekend Drama. He also won the Most Attractive Actor in Asia and the Grand Prize (Cultural Diplomacy) Award at the 18th Han II Cultural Award and 8th Cosmo Beauty Award ceremonies. Later in 2011, Lee got Top 10 Stars at the SBS Drama Awards ceremony.

K-Photo Reel: Lee Dong Wook For Marie Claire June 2019 Issue

What Is Lee Dong Wook’s Age?

As of 2021, Lee is 39 years old. Information about the names of his parents is unknown but he was born and raised in a middle-class family. He is also the elder brother of three siblings. Lee enrolled in Joongbu University where he got a degree in Broadcasting and Media Arts. In the university, he actively involved himself in cultural activities that helped him meet his financial needs while he was there.


After appearing in the famous romantic comedy “My Girl” in 2005, Lee Dong Wook became a celebrity. His acceptance by the Korean public also played a major role in his becoming a star. Many people love him both for his beautiful looks and impeccable talent. Having been born in 1981, Lee Dong Wook’s age is 39 this year and we hope to see more from him.