Lee Jong Suk is a South Korean actor and model. He debuted in 2005 with the short film Sympathy. Jong Suk has appeared in CFs for several companies and notably for CASS Beer Fresh with Kim Woo Bin and New Asics with Ha Ji Won.
He is a former SM Entertainment Trainee. He trained for 3 months as a rapper for an idol group called ‘Real’ but then quit. The group debuted with a different name. He also won Best New Actor at the 2012 KBS Drama Awards – for “School 2013”.
During one variety show he confirmed that he is suffering from Scopophobia (fear of attention).
In 2013, Lee Jong Suk ranked respectively in fifth place according to a survey entitled ‘Actors Who Lit Up 2013’ by Gallup Korea, one of the most recognized awards in Korea for the entertainment industry. He is also more commonly known as one of the big four Hallyu stars along with Kim Soo Hyun, Lee Min Ho, and Kim Woo Bin.
On May 10th, 2016, Lee Jong Suk announced that he signed an exclusive contract with YG Entertainment. He has since left YG Entertainment and started his own agency, partnering with YNK Entertainment.
He began his military service on March 8, 2019 and finished it on January 2, 2021.