Lee Joon Gi: Complete Guide To His Life, Dramas, Awards

Lee Joon Gi is one of the top actors of South Korea who has acted in a lot of good dramas. Here are all the details of him.

Lee Joong Gi is a popular and talented South Korean actor, singer, dancer, and model. After seeing a show of Hamlet when he was in high school, he became interested in theatre for the first time.

After he finished high school, his parents wanted him to go to college, but instead he moved to Seoul to work in the entertainment industry. During the next few years, he did part-time jobs while auditioning for roles.

Lee Joon Gi’s debut as a model was for the clothing company So Basic in 2001. He also got a scholarship to go to the Seoul Arts College, and graduated in 2007. After having small parts in a few TV shows and pictures, he got his first big role in the 2005 movie The King and the Clown.

Hangul Name이준기
Date Of BirthApril 17, 1982
NationalitySouth Korean
AgencyNamoo Actors
Recent DramaAgain My Life

Lee Joon Gi likes to use his free time to learn and practise different kinds of martial arts. As a child, his father put him in martial arts classes. He kept practising as an adult, mostly to prepare for his roles.

Because he is good at taekwondo and a few other types of martial arts, he rarely needs a stunt double for fight scenes and is known as one of the best action stars in the country.

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Lee Joon Gi’s Korean Dramas

Lee Joon Gi’s first lead role in a drama was in the drama “My Girl”. Since then, he has been acting in a lot of Korean dramas which have achieved good ratings and viewership. Here are the dramas which Joon Gi has starred in.

1. Again My Life

Hangul: 어게인 마이 라이프

Year: 2022

The story of Hee Woo, a young & enthusiastic prosecutor who wakes up and finds himself alive again after getting killed. He gets a second chance to get justice after failing to bring down a politician named Tae Seob and discover the truth.

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4 star rating

Main Cast (Characters):

  • Lee Joon Gi as Kim Hee Woo
  • Lee Kyung Young as Cho Tae Seob
  • Kim Ji Eun as Kim Hee Ah
  • Cha Joo Young as Han Ji Hyun

No. Of Episodes: 16 (65 min. each)

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Short Review: The drama is very entertaining, interesting, and enjoyable. The action scenes were pretty good. Most of them were about modern self-defense and professional ring techniques. There are a lot of supporting characters, and each one gets their fair share of screen time.

2. Flower Of Evil

Baek Hee Sung is a craftsman living with his wife, Cha Ji Won & daughter. But he hides some dark secrets that even his wife is unaware of. His wife is a homicide detective who investigates a case of a psychopath who is quite close to her.

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Cast –

  • Lee Joon Gi as Baek Hee Sung
  • Moon Chae Won as Cha Ji Won
  • Jang Hee Jin as Do Hae Soo
  • Seo Hyun Woo as Kim Moo Jin

No. Of Episodes – 16

Watch On – Netflix, Viki, MX Player

3. Lawless Lawyer

Hangul: 무법 변호사

Year: 2018

The Lawless Law Firm is made up of Sang Pil, a former gangster turned lawyer who wants to get revenge for his mother, and Jae Yi, a lawyer with a good reputation. Together, they use the law to fight for justice against a corrupt judge and her associates.

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3 5 star rating

Main Cast (Characters):

  • Lee Joon Gi as Bong Sang Pil
  • Seo Yea Ji as Ha Jae Yi
  • Lee Hye Young as Cha Moon Sook
  • Choi Min Soo as Ahn Oh Joo

No. Of Episodes: 16 (65 min. each)

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4. Criminal Minds

The drama follows a group of highly trained profilers in the fictional National Criminal Investigation (NCI) team who track down criminals to solve cases. It begins a year after a crucial error results in a bomb detonating at a hospital, killing several officers.

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Cast –

  • Lee Joon Gi as Kim Hyun Joon
  • Son Hyun Joo as Kang Gi Hyung
  • Moon Chae Won as Ha Sun Woo
  • Yoo Sun as Na Na Hwang

No. Of Episodes – 20

Watch On – Viu

5. Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo

When a total eclipse of the sun takes place, Ha Jin is transported back in time to the Goryeo Dynasty. She soon befriends several of the princes and meets the 4th Prince, Wang So. She finds herself caught up in palace politics and the rivalry among the princes as they fight for the throne.

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Cast –

  • Lee Joon Gi as Wang So
  • IU as Go Ha Jin / Hae Soo
  • Kang Ha Neul as Wang Wook
  • Hong Jong Hyun as Wang Yo

No. Of Episodes – 20

Watch On – Viu

6. The Scholar Who Walks the Night

When Yang Sun is driven out of her house after her father is framed for a crime, she is forced dress up like a man in order to make ends meet as a bookseller. She meets an attractive scholar Sung Yeol walking at night, but the scholar is actually vampire.

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Cast –

  • Lee Joon Gi as Kim Sung Yeol
  • Lee Yoo Bi as Jo Yang Seon
  • Shim Chang Min as Lee Yoon
  • Lee Soo Hyuk as Gwi

No. Of Episodes – 20

Watch On – Viki

7. Gunman in Joseon

In 19th century Joseon dynasty, Park Yoon Kang is the son of the greatest swordsman in the country. He loses his father and his younger sister gets sold as a slave, after which he trades sword for gun as he embarks on his revenge mission.

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Cast –

  • Lee Joon Gi as Park Yoon Kang
  • Nam Sang Mi as Jung Soo In
  • Han Joo Wan as Kim Ho Kyung
  • Jeon Hye Bin as Choi Hye Won

No. Of Episodes – 22

Watch On – Viki, YouTube

8. Two Weeks

Hangul: 투윅스

Year: 2013

The story of a man who is wrongly accused of a crime and given only two weeks to prove his innocence and save his daughter’s life. He must find the truth in a corrupt system before it’s too late. The clock is ticking, and danger is around every corner.

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3 5 star rating

Main Cast (Characters):

  • Lee Joon Gi as Jang Tae San
  • Kim So Yeon as Park Jae Kyung
  • Ryu Soo Young as Im Seung Woo
  • Park Ha Sun as Seo In Hye

No. Of Episodes – 16 (68 min. each)

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9. Arang and the Magistrate

Hangul: 아랑사또전

Year: 2012

Set in the Joseon Dynasty period, Arang, a female ghost, who was murdered, appears in front of Eun Ho, a government official and asks him to punish her murderer seeking vengeance. Wun Ho then attempts to appease her wishes.

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3 star rating

Main Cast (Characters):

  • Lee Joon Gi as Kim Eun Oh
  • Shin Min Ah as Arang
  • Yeon Woo Jin as Joo Wal
  • Kwon Oh Jung as Dol Soe

No. Of Episodes: 20 (65 min. each)

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Short Review: Many people like how the drama gives a new twist to a traditional folktale and has a good mix of fantasy, romance, and action. People also like how complicated the characters are and how well the main actors work together.

10. Hero

Jin Do Hyuk, a newspaper reporter fighting against corrupt enemies, tries to uncover the truth by digging into the secrets of his father’s death. With the help of Jae In, who fights for justice like Do Hyuk, he discovers corruption one by one.

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Cast –

  • Lee Joon Gi as Jin Do Hyuk
  • Yoon So Yi as Joo Jae In
  • Jung Soo Young as Na Ga Yeon
  • Jo Kyung Hoon as Bong Sang Chul

No. Of Episodes – 16

Watch On – Free Streaming Sites

11. Iljimae

Yong acted as a hooligan in the marketplace by day but at night he was a thief who robbed corrupted government officials. Eun Chae is a government official’s daughter who met him by chance and couldn’t help admiring him.

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Cast –

  • Lee Joon Gi as Yong / Iljimae
  • Han Hyo Joo as Byun Eun Chae
  • Lee Young Ah as Bong Soon
  • Park Shi Hoo as Byun Shi Hoo

No. Of Episodes – 20

Watch On – Viki

12. Time Between Dog and Wolf

Soo Hyun is an NIS officer, admired by his peers & adored by his family. But his bright future darkens when he learns that the murderer of his parents is now the key figure in a narcotics ring. He infiltrates the gang for revenge but mystery awaits.

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Cast –

  • Lee Joon Gi as Lee Soo Hyun
  • Jung Kyung Ho as Kang Min Ki
  • Nam Sang Mi as Seo Ji Woo
  • Choi Jae Sung as Liwarat Mao

No. Of Episodes – 16

Watch On – Viki

Awards & Achievements

Lee Joon Gi has received numerous awards for his dramas and movies. He also has other achievements.

Again My Life

  • Top Excellence Award – 2022 SBS Drama Awards

Flower of Evil

  • Asia Celebrity, Best Artist Award – 2020 Asia Artist Awards

Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo

  • Ten Star, Hallyu Star, Best Couple Award – 2016 SBS Drama Awards

Scholar Who Walks the Night

  • Ten Star Award – 2015 MBC Drama Awards

Gunman in Joseon

  • Excellent Actor, Best Couple Award – 2014 KBS Drama Awards
  • Outstanding Korean Actor – 2015 Seoul International Drama Awards

Arang and the Magistrate

  • Best Couple Award – 2012 MBC Drama Awards
  • Outstanding Korean Actor – 2013 Seoul International Drama Awards


  • Top Excellence, Top 10 Star, Netizen Popularity – 2008 SBS Drama Awards

King and the Clown (movie)

  • Best New Actor (Film) – 2006 Baeksang Arts Awards
  • Best On-Screen Couple, Popular Star Award – 2006 Blue Dragon Film Awards
  • Popularity Award – 2006 Grand Bell Awards

In 2009, Lee Joon Gi was appointed as ambassador of the Korea Tourism Organization. In 2008, to mark the 60th anniversary of the Government Legislation Agency, he was named the agency’s first Honorary Legal System Officer.

Wrapping Up

So, this was a complete guide to the fabulous actor Lee Joon Gi. This blog has covered all his details like childhood, dramas, awards, and achievements. He is indeed a great and versatile actor.

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