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Lee Jung-Jae Biography, Age, Height, Family, Net Worth

Lee Jung-Jae is a South Korean popular actor, fashion model, Instagram star, and media celebrity. He rose to global popularity as an actor because of his magnificent acting as Seong Gi-hun in the Netflix survival drama series titled “Squid Game”. He is also popular for his laudable work in the 1995s Tv show “Sandglass”, which helped him to win the 31st Baeksang Arts Awards as best new Tv actor.

Lee Jung-Jae Biography / Wiki

On 15 December 1972, Lee was born in Seoul, South Korea to a wealthy family. As a child, he was enrolled in a local high school for elementary education and moved to Dongguk University for a master’s degree in theater and firm arts. While studying at the University he made his theater debut as titular in a popular play titled “Hamlet”.

Real NameLee Jung-Jae
Nick NameLee
Birth PlaceSeoul, South Korea
Date Of BirthDecember 15, 1972
Age(as of 2021)49 Years
Zodiac SignSaggitarius
NationalitySouth Korean
ProfessionActor and Model

Lee Jung-Jae Age

As per Lee Jung-Jae’s date of birth, his age is 49 years (as of now, in 2021). 

Lee Jung-Jae Height and Weight

Lee Jung-Jae’s height is about 5′ 8″ and his weight is approximately 79 kg.

 Lee Jung-Jae Wiki

Lee Jung-Jae Modeling and Early Career 

Lee started his initial career as a fashion model after being scouted by a popular fashion designer Ha Yong-soo while he was working at a cafe. Gradually, he garnered popularity as a model for his exceptional work and talent. Following the success, various global fashion brands signed him and Lee walked in many fashions for them.

Lee Jung -Jae Tv Shows

With increasing popularity as a fashion model, in 1993 Lee made his acting debut in a successful Tv show titled “Dinosaur Teacher”. The was show commercially successful and his popularity rapidly increased overnight.

In 1995, he reach to global fame as his Tv show “Sandglass” became internationally popular and his acting as Baek Jae-hee received appreciation and was critically acclaimed. Besides this, Lee has acted in many popular Tv shows including Snail (1997), White Nights 3.98 (1998), Chief of Staff (2019), and many others.

Lee Jung-Jae Squid Game and Internatioal Fame

In September 2021, Lee was seen playing a lead role in a Netflix survival drama web series titled “Squid Game” as Seong Gi-hun. The show is internationally popular and performing well on the streaming platform and his remarkable acting in the show is loved and appreciated by the audience and critics.

Lee Jung-Jae Movies

Lee made his movie debut in 1994 just following the year of his Tv show debut in a drama movie “The Young Man” as Lee Han. His debut movie was critically successful and grabbed multiple nominations as well as awards.

Furthermore, he is known for his globally successful movies including City of the Rising Sun (1999), Asako in Ruby Shoes (2000), Last Present (2001), Over the Rainbow (2002), The Accidental Gangster and the Mistaken Courtesan (2008), Along With the Gods: The Two Worlds (2017), and Svaha: The Sixth Finger (2019). His upcoming movies are Wiretap and Hunt, which are set released next year or in the coming years.

Lee Jung-Jae Business and Other Works

Apart from acting and modeling, Lee is a successful business and owns a chain of upscale Italian restaurants in Seoul named “Il Mare”. In 2008, he established a real estate company “Seorim C&D” and an entertainment label “Artist Company” along with actor and businessman Jung Woo-sung.

In addition to this, Lee was featured in the 2016s Forbes list of Korea Power Celebrity at 24th place. He also has accumulated millions of followers on different social media platforms including Instagram and Facebook, where his lifestyle photos and videos are uploaded.

Lee Jung-Jae Awards and Recognitions

Lee received a nomination in the 1994 KBS Drama Awards as the best new actor for his fabulous acting in Feelings. In the following years, he won the SBS Drama Awards, the 31st Baeksang Arts Awards, the 16th Blue Dragon Film Awards, 15th Korean Association of Film Critics Awards for his remarkable work in Sandglass and The Young Man in different categories.

He received a 3rd Marie Claire Asia Star Awards and nomination in the 36th Blue Dragon Film Awards as the best leading actor for his movie “Assassination” in 2015. Lately, Lee received a nomination in 29th Buil Film Awards as the best actor and a 5th Asia Artist Awards for his movie.

Lee Jung-Jae Family

There is no information about Lee’s parents and siblings in the public domain. As he shares information about his family and siblings, we will definitely update you guys.

Lee Jung-Jae Wife and Children

Lee has not shared much information regarding his wife and children as of now. Our best guess is that soon he going to break his silence upon his wife and children. As Lee shares any update regarding his wife and children then we will immediately update you guys.


  • Lee Jung-Jae hails from Seoul, South Korea.
  • He is well established actor, fashion model, Instagram star, and media celebrity.
  • Lee found a entertainment label Artist Company along with actor Jung Woo-sung.
  • Blue and Grey are his favorite colors.
  • He is also an interior designer.
  • His hobbies are traveling, mountain climbling, photography, fishing, and boating.
  • France and Germany are his favorite holiday destinations.

Associated With

HoYeon Jung a popular South Korean fashion model and actress has worked with Lee in Squid Game.

Lee Jung-Jae’s Net Worth 

Lee Jung-Jae’s net worth as of now, in 2021 is supposed to be more than 5.5m USD. The sources of his earnings are modeling, commercials, acting, movies, Tv shows, and different business ventures.

Social Media

 Lee Jung-Jae with his friend and co-actor Park Hae-soo
Lee Jung-Jae with his friend and co-actor Park Hae-soo


Who is Lee Jung-Jae?

Lee Jung-Jae is a South Korean actor, fashion model, and media celebrity, who is best known for his incredible acting in Netflix drama web series titled “Squid Game” as Seong Gi-hun.

What is the age of Lee Jung-Jae?

The age of Lee Jung-Jae is 49 years ( as of 2021).

When is the Birthday of Lee Jung-Jae?

Lee Jung-Jae’s birthday is on December 15, 1972.

How tall is Lee Jung-Jae?

Lee Jung-Jae is 5′ 8″ tall.

Where is Lee Jung-Jae from?

Lee Jung-Jae is from Seoul, South Korea.

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