Lee Jong Suk is well-known for his excellent acting skills and his appealing visual in the entertainment industry. He is active in the entertainment industry for more than 15 years. With these, he acted in several dramas but he is well known for his roles in I Can Hear Your Voice (2013), Doctor Stranger (2014), Pinocchio (2014), W (2016), While You Were Sleeping (2017), The Hymn of Death (2018) and Romance Is a Bonus Book (2019).
But there’s a lot of things that you still didn’t know about Lee Jong Suk offcam. With that being said, we will talk about the 10 interesting facts about Lee Jong Suk.
Lee Jong Suk is a virgo
He was born on September 14, 1989 at Yongin, South Korea. He is now 32 years old.
He debuted as a runway model in 2005
At the age of 15, Lee Jong Suk began his modelling career at the Seoul Collection walkway in 2005, making him the youngest male model to debut in the Seoul Collection program at Seoul Fashion Week. Since then, he has walked in a number of fashion shows.
He made his acting debut in 2010
Lee Jong Suk made his official acting debut in the South Korean TV series Prosecutor Princess in where he got the supporting role.
In this drama he portrays Lee Woo Hyun which acts as Yoon Se Joon‘s investigator.
He is the oldest child
He is the oldest of 3 siblings, with a younger brother and a younger sister.
Although he is the oldest child, Lee Jong Suk said in an interview with Estar Entertainment that he feels that his younger siblings are more mature than him since he is more dependent on his mother.
When he was younger, his mother couldn’t leave him alone as he would cry hysterically if she wasn’t around.
He has an introverted personality
Lee Jong Suk has been an introvert since he was a kid. In the same Estar Entertainment interview, the actor said that during his elementary and middle school years, he wouldn’t raise his hands to answer questions.
He was originally training to debut as a rapper before modelling or acting.
Lee Jong Suk was originally training to debut as a rapper as a former SM Entertainment trainee. The agency that debuted Girl’s Generation, SHINee, EXO and many more popular idol groups.
He trained for 3 months for an idol group rumoured to be called Real, but he soon quit after the agency broke its promise to debut him as an actor as well.
Meanwhile, the group went on to debuted using another group name.
Kim Woo Bin is his bestfriend
Lee Jong Suk and Kim Woo Bin became bestfriends since their modelling days. They even played the role of best friends in the drama School 2013. They jokingly said in an interview with Entertainment Weekly that they felt that it was more of a love rather than a friendship between them on the show.
Lee Jong Suk’s ideal type is someone like Lee Na Young
Lee Jong Suk’s ideal type is someone like his Romance is a Bonus Book co-star, Lee Na Young, as he really likes her distinctive talking style.
At a press conference interview for Romance is a Bonus Book, he joked that he is a successful fan of Lee Na Young since he got to work alongside her.
He is a coffee lover
Lee Jong Suk prefers coffee over alcohol, as he cannot handle alcohol well and tends to fall asleep after drinking.
He loves hanging out at cafes and bond with his friends, and this made him to open his own cafe, Café 89Mansion.
However, due to the pandemic, he was forced to permanently close his cafe on 14 September 2020, his birthday.
He’s on Instagram!
Anticipated to be updated on the latest happenings on Lee Jong Suk’s life? You can follow him in his official instagram account @jongsuk0206