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lee joongi
Full NameLee Joongi | 이준기 | 李準基
BornApril 17, 1982
HometownDaeyeon-dong, Nam-gu, Busan, South Korea
Height178cm | 5′-10″
Blood TypeB
FamilyMother, Father, Younger Sister (1983)
EducationSeoul Arts College (A.A.)
Seoul Institute of the Arts (dropout)
Changwon Kyungil High School
Bansong Middle School
Bansong Elementary School
Years Active2001 – present
Official Pageinstagram


Lee Joongi is a South Korean actor and singer. He started his career as a commercial model in 2001 and rose to fame as Gonggil in The King and the Clown.

Lee Joongi Filmography


2016Never Said GoodbyePark Junho
2007Virgin SnowKim Min
May 18Kang Jinwoo
2006Fly, Daddy, FlyGo Seungseok
2005The King and the ClownGonggil
2004Flying BoysJang Dongwan
The Hotel VenusBoy
2017Resident Evil: The Final ChapterLee

TV Series

YearTitleRole • EP
2020Flower of EvilDo Hyunsoo • Baek Heesung
2018Lawless LawyerBong Sangpil
2017Criminal MindsKim Hyunjun
2016Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart: RyeoWang So
2015Scholar Who Walks The NightKim Sungyeol
2014Gunman In JoseonPark Yungang • Hanjo
2013Two WeeksJang Taesan
2012Arang and the MagistrateKim Euno
2009HeroJin Dohyuk
2008IljimaeIljimae • Lee Gyeom • Na Yong
2007Time Between Dog and WolfLee Suhyun • K
2005My GirlSeo Jungwoo
2004Drama CityEP196
Star’s EchoChankyu
2003Nonstop 4EP55
2019Hotel del LunaEP03
2006The 101st ProposalEP01

Lee Joongi Facts

  • He was born in Busan and raised in Changwon.
  • He decided to become an actor after watching Hamlet.
  • His childhood dream was to become a programmer.
  • He is Catholic and his Christian (baptismal) name is Peter.
  • Nearly 3000 people auditioned for the role of Gonggil and Joongi passed all 3 rounds of auditions (TMI: the audition process took a month).
  • He auditioned for SM Entertainment, but he did not make it.
  • Hobby: Jiu-Jitsu
  • Role Model: actor Ahn Sungki
  • He eats hongsam (Korean red ginseng) for his health.
  • He was a member of his high school broadcasting club.
  • Mandatory Military Service:
    Republic of Korea Army
    May 3, 2010 – February 16, 2012


  • Color: black
  • Ice Cream Flavor: mint chocolate chip
  • Sport: Jiu-Jitsu
    (favorite technique: triangle choke)

References: Allure Korea Half & Half Interview, Knowing Bros EP150, 090430 My Daily, July 2020 GQ Korea, November 2020 Arena Homme