Lee Seung Gi is a South Korean singer, actor, host, and entertainer. Known as the “Ballad Prince”, Lee has had numerous hit songs such as “Because You’re My Woman”, “Will You Marry Me”, and “Return”. He has garnered further recognition as an actor and rose to international popularity around Asia with leading roles in popular dramas. Lee is a descendant of the Yi clan of Jeonju. The clan ruled the Joseon Dynasty (Modern Day Korea).
Lee graduated from Dongguk University obtaining his degree in International Trade and Commerce on February 20, 2009 and received a Special Achievement Award during graduation. He then continued his studies obtaining two master’s degrees, Trade Theory as well as Finance and Cultural Contents at Dongguk Graduate School.
He was a member of the first season of the weekend variety show “1 Night 2 Days” from November 2007 to February 2012, and the host of the talk show “Strong Heart” from October 2009 to April 2012. Lee was nominated and awarded the Grand Award (Daesang) at the 2018 SBS Entertainment Awards for SBS variety show Master in the House. He became the youngest entertainer who win the Grand Award (Daesang).
Lee’s success as a singer, actor, and host earned him the title “Triple Threat” entertainer. He was first included in the Forbes Korea Power Celebrity list in 2010 placing seventh, subsequently ranking fourth in 2011 and sixth in 2012 and 2015. The success of his television dramas throughout Asia established him as a top Hallyu star.
On February 1, 2016, Lee began his 21 months of mandatory military service as an active-duty soldier, he was a member of the 13th Special Forces Brigade Black Panther, Republic of Korea Army Special Warfare Command serving as a military intelligence specialist. He was formally discharged on October 31, 2017.
Lee has been selected as one of the 200 actors (100 males and 100 females) to feature in the Korean actors 200 campaign, run by the Korean Film Council (KOFIC). He was also included in the list of Highest paid Korean actors in 2021 placing fourth.
Through the actor’s agency, it was confirmed on May 24, 2021, that he is dating fellow actress Lee Da In.