Lee Min-ki Profile: Lee Min-ki Facts and Ideal Type
Lee Min-ki (이민기) is a South Korean actor and model under Go_od MANAGEMENT. He made his debut in the 2005 sports drama Taereung National Village.
Lee Min-ki Facts:
– He was born in Gimhae, South Gyeongsang Province, South Korea.
– He has a younger brother.
– Education Gimhae Hapseong Elementary School, Gimhae Middle School, Gimhae High School, Daekyeung University, Konkuk University.
– He debuted as a singer in 2008/2009. He is inactive in the music field since 2013 after the release of the single “Everything”.
– He performed Frank Sinatra’s “My Way” at the 2008 Mnet KM Music Festival.
– His nicknames are Minki (밍키), Lizard (도마뱀), and Dracula (드라큘라).
– He was enlisted for his mandatory military service on August 7, 2014, as a public service worker. He was discharged in August 2016.
– He wants to be born with the way he looks now again. It’s because he doesn’t want to envy others and is satisfied with the way he looks. [Entertainment Weekly]
– He has always been a big fan of “Monster” co-star Kim Go-eun. [Showbiz Korea]
– His manager and CEO noticed that his character became sharp after playing the role of Tae Soo in the movie “Monster”. [Showbiz Korea]
– He has terrible handwriting and is the only one who can decipher it. [Marie Claire]
– After filming “Because This Is My First Life”, he became conscious that you shouldn’t live life thinking one-dimensionally. [Marie Claire]
– He hadn’t had proper training when he started acting, so he thought he needed to experience everything to be able to act. That’s when his ambition was to play all kinds of characters. [Marie Claire]
– He thinks that the more he keeps acting, the worse he becomes. Sometimes he thinks that he was better in past performances. [Marie Claire]
– He read a few books about minimalism in the past. That’s how he discovered the root of all the stress he had been experiencing. [Marie Claire]
– He wants to play a role that he fully can immerse himself in and is completely different from himself.
– He plays the keyboard. [10asia 2009]
– He prefers being busy working because in his free time he gets bored. [10asia 2009]
– Interviews help him organize his thoughts. [10asia 2009]
– He always doubts himself when taking on new roles. [10asia 2009]
– He likes the music of bands like Coldplay. [10asia 2009]
– He is a fan of Big Bang‘s Taeyang. [Entertainment Relay]
– A woman Lee Min-ki met at a club in Busan alleged that she was sexually assaulted by the actor back in February 2016. Because of this, he was forced to drop out of a tvN drama that would have been his comeback since his military service. The investigation proved that he was innocent.
– He shares the same name with the guitarist of Jang Kiha and the Faces that is 3 years older than him.
– Artists that revealed him to be their ideal type are miss A‘s Suzy (in 2012) and Apink member Hayoung (on KBS’s Hello in 2014).
– He rode a motorcycle for the filming of “Quick” up to 170-180km/h. After that, he wanted to ride a bike so badly that he even went to look for one at a motorcycle shop with friends and go on a road trip. [Drama Beans 2011]
– He does get very lonely and would love to be in a relationship. One day he felt so alone at home that he found himself wishing he was in a relationship with a woman in her mid-30’s. Later he added that age doesn’t really matter to him. [Drama Beans 2011]
– He spends most of his time going to the movies, watching dramas, or listening to music. [Drama Beans 2011]
– He never experienced a real relationship as of 2011. [Drama Beans]
– He participated in OST for Love Truly, Rainbow Romance, Oishii Man, and Flower Band.
– He changed his Instagram username from @xgo_odx to @m.m.minki.
– Lee Min-ki’s Ideal Type: A healthy woman, with a great personality and lovable nature embedded right into her body like a habit. Specifically, actress Yoon Eun-hye that caught his eye on Xman in 2005. “I fall for a woman who says thank you when she’s thankful and when someone falls over, she asks are you alright? Almost unconsciously out of natural habit.” [Ceci Magazine 2006]
Lee Min-ki in Music Videos:
“Sorry” by Han So Hyun (2013)
“그리고, 남겨진 것들” by NELL (2012)
“My Girl” by The One (2008)
“이별…후에” by The Name & Rumble Fish (2007)
“Only One for Me” by SoulstaR (2005)
“Hit’m” by NINA (2004)
Lee Min-ki in Movies:
Detective K: Secret of the Bloodsucking Demon (조선명탐정: 흡혈괴마의 비밀) | 2018 – Jung In Yul
Shoot Me in the Heart (내 심장을 쏴라) | 2015 – Ryu Seung Min
For the Emperor (황제를 위하여) | 2014 – Yi Hwan
Monster (몬스터) | 2014 – Tae Soo
Very Ordinary Couple (연애의 온도) | 2013 – Lee Dong Hee
Spellbound (오싹한 연애) | 2011 – Ma Jo Goo
Quick (퀵) | 2011 – Han Gi Soo
A Million (10억) | 2009 – Park Chol Hee
Tidal Wave (해운대) | 2009 – Choe Hyeong Shik
Romantic Island (로맨틱 아일랜드) | 2008 – Lee Jong Hwan
Oishii Man (오이시맨) | 2008 – Kim Hyun Sok
Humming (허밍) | 2008 – Oh Chun Jae
A Good Day to Have an Affair (바람 피기 좋은 날) | 2007 – College student
Lee Min-ki in Drama Series:
Oh My Ladylord (오! 주인님) | 2021, MBC – Han Bi Soo
The Lies Within (모두의 거짓말) | 2019, OCN – Jo Tae Shik
The Beauty Inside (뷰티 인사이드) | 2018, JTBC – Seo Do Jae
What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim (김비서가 왜 그럴까) | 2018, tvN – Mi So’s father
Because This Is My First Life (이번 생은 처음이라) | 2017, tvN – Nam Se Hee
Shut Up: Flower Boy Band (닥치고 꽃미남 밴드) | 2012, tvN – Joo Byung Hee
Evasive Inquiry Agency (얼렁뚱땅 흥신소) | 2007, KBS2 – Park Moo Yeol
Dal-ja’s Spring (달자의 봄) | 2007, KBS2 – Kang Tae Bong
I Really Really Like You (진짜진짜 좋아해) | 2006, MBC – Nam Bong Ki
Rainbow Romance (레인보우 로망스) | 2005, MBC – Lee Min Ki
Bestseller Theater – Taereung National Village (베스트극장 – 태릉 선수촌) | 2005, MBC – Hong Min Ki
Be Strong, Geum Soon (굳세어라 금순아) | 2005, MBC – Noh Tae Wan
드라마시티 – 계룡산 부용이 | 2005, KBS2 – unknown
드라마시티 – 오! 사라 | 2005, KBS2 – Kim Dong Gang
Drama City – Our ham (드라마시티 – 우리햄) | 2004, KBS2 – Kang Min Ki
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