Lee Jung Jae

Born in Seoul. Majored Drama at Dongguk University. Started modelling in 1993. His first film role was in ‘The Young Man’.
Then, he got best new actor award in Baeksang Awards 1995 for the drama Sandglass, which is one of the highest rating drama of all time.
Recently, he got best actor award in 2011 Fantasporto Director’s Week, for his role in a melodramatic thriller movie, The Housemaid (2010).

He has been an A-list actor in Korea for years and recently entered the international spotlight due to his starring turn in the smash hit series “Squid Game,” which became a global phenomenon after its release in 2021. He became the first Asian actor ever to be nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor at the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards, he was also nominated for Best Actor at the Golden Globes, the Critics’ Choice Awards, and the Gotham Awards.

On February 26, 2022 Lee Jung Jae’s Korean agency Artist Company announced that he has officially signed with the American agency CAA (Creative Artists Agency).

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Lee Jung Jae Facts

Native Name: 이정재

Birth Name: Jung Jae Lee

Nationality:  Korean

Birth Date: December 15, 1973

Gender: Male

Drama & Movies

Lee Jung Jae is featured in the following Dramas and Movies

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Lee Jung Jae has directed the following movies and drama series.

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Lee Jung Jae has directed and screenwritten the following movies and drama series.


Lee Jung Jae has written the following movies and drama series.