Lee Hyun Woo (이현우)


Born 23 March 1993
SeoulSouth Korea
Education Dongguk University
(Theater and film)
Occupation Actor
Years active 2005-present
Agent KeyEast







Lee Hyun-woo (Hangul: 이현우; Hanja: 李玹雨) (born March 23, 1993) is a South Korean actor best known for his roles in Queen Seondeok (2009), Man from the Equator (2012) and To The Beautiful You (2012).


Lee Hyun-woo began his career as a child actor, building up his resume by playing roles in a number of large-scale productions, such as The LegendKing Sejong the GreatThe Return of Iljimae, and Queen Seondeok.

After his profile rose as the cute and loyal Chan-doo in Master of Study,[1][2] Lee took to the stage for the 2010 musical production of Footloose, where he played the leading role of Ren, played by Kevin Bacon in the original movie.[3]

In 2011 he and K-pop singer Yoon Doo-joon from B2ST began hosting music program Music on Top on cable channel jTBC.[4] He was then featured in IU‘smusic video for track “You and I.”[5] Lee further expanded his acting scope in historical drama Gyebaek, revenge thriller Man from the Equator,[6][7] and made a guest appearance in medical dramaBrain.[8]

In 2012, Lee was cast as the second male lead in To The Beautiful You, the Korean television adaptation of Japanese mangaHana-Kimi, with his role based on the character Shuichi Nakatsu.[9][10] He and co-star Hwang Kwanghee were later designated as the new hosts of live music show The Music Trend (more popularly known as Inkigayo).[11]

Television drama

Year Title Role Network Notes
2004 Oolla Boolla Blue-jjang KBS
2005 Spring Day KBS
2006 Hwarang Fighter Maru Seo Da-ham KBS
2007 The Legend young Cheoro MBC
2007 Lobbyist young Harry SBS
2008 King Sejong the Great Prince Choong-nyeong KBS
2008 Things We Do That We Know We Will Regret KBS Episode 4: On a Night Sparkling with Stars
2009 The Return of Iljimae Cha Dol-yi MBC
2009 Queen Seondeok young Kim Yushin MBC
2009 What’s for Dinner? Tommy MBC
2010 Master of Study Hong Chan-doo KBS
2011 Gyebaek young Gyebaek MBC
2011 Brain Park Dong hwa KBS Guest appearance in episodes 2, 3 and 4
2012 Man from the Equator young Kim Sun-woo KBS
2012 To the Beautiful You Cha Eun-gyul SBS Korean adaptation of Hana-Kimi


Year Title Role Notes
2005 Baribari Jjang
2006 Holiday
2006 A Dirty Carnival
2007 Hwang Jin Yi
2010 The Loneliness of Butcher Boy Tae-shik short film from Short! Short! Short!
2011 GLove Kim Jin-man
2013 Secretly, Greatly Lee Hae-jin

Music video

Year Song title Artist
2011 You and I IU
2012 First Love’s Melody Acoustic Collabo

Musical theatre

Year Title Role
2010 Footloose Ren

Music program

Date Title Role Network Notes
December 8, 2011 – March 14, 2012 Music on Top Host jTBC
December 16, 2012 – present The Music Trend Host SBS

Variety show

Year Title Network Notes
2012 Strong Heart SBS Appeared as guest in episode 142
2012 Invincible Youth Season 2 KBS Appeared as guest in episode 26


Year Award Category Film / TV
2008 KBS Drama Awards Best Young Actor King Sejong the Great
2012 SBS Drama Awards New Star Award To The Beautiful You

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