Happy Birthday Lee Dong Wook: 4 times this talented and versatile actor has proven he can excel in all genres


Happy Birthday, Lee Dong Wook! This handsome and talented actor turns 40 today (41 years old at Korean age). Lee Dong Wook is an actor, host, model and artist and made his acting debut in 1999 in a one-episode MBC drama after winning the grand prize in the V-NESS Modeling Competition that same year. However, that was his role in the romantic comedy drama. ‘My Girl’ which catapulted him to stardom and he was instantly recognized as a ‘Hallyu Star’ across Asia. One look at the youthful visuals of Lee Dong Wook, and it’s almost hard to believe the talented star is boasting of a career spanning two decades! Today, on his special day, we take a look at some of his best works in various K drama genres.

1. Guardian: The Lonely and Great God – Fantasy and Romantic Drama

It’s no surprise that we picked Guardian: The Lonely and Great God as our top pick. It is widely regarded as a “complete drama” with romance, drama, fantasy, bromance, and a hint of comedy. Lee Dong Wook starred as the Grim Reaper in the drama, and the drama’s resounding success proved to be a turning point in his acting career. Besides the fantastic OST album, visuals and a captivating storyline; drama has given us one of the most successful screen couples – Lee Dong Wook and Yoo In Na.

2. Touch Your Heart – Romance Comedy

We “can’t” mention the onscreen magical chemistry he shares with Yoo In Na. Audiences loved their couple in Guardian: The Lonely and Great God so much that tvN brought them together in the 2019 rom-com drama “Touch Your Heart”! A sweet romance between a lawyer named Kwon Jung Rok, played by Lee Dong Wook and a famous actress Oh Jin Shim, written by Yoo In Na; is the K-drama Mills & Boons story we need!

3. Strangers From Hell – Psychological Thriller

New fans might be familiar with Lee Dong Wook’s romantic comedy dramas, but the talented actor is a cool antagonist too! In this psychological thriller, Lee Dong Wook plays Seo Moon Jo, a dentist who works near Eden Dormitory and lives in Room 304. He appears friendly and compassionate, but his intentions prove otherwise. Lee Dong Wook pulled off the role and it’s definitely a watch you can’t miss!

4. Life – Medical drama

Lee Dong Wook played the role of Ye Jin-Woo, an emergency medicine specialist in ‘Life,’ which revolves around the conflict of ideals and interests between a patient-centric emergency doctor and the newly CEO. appointed from the hospital in one of the best medical centers! An underrated drama is a must.

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