Lee Joon-gi was born in Busan, South Korea, on April 17, 1982, in Daeyeon-dong, Nam-gu. He comes from South Korea and acts, sings, writes, dances, and models. He ended up being famous for his first major part as a clown in the highly acclaimed 2005 movie The King and the Clown. Lee ended up being even more well-known for his work in the romantic comedy My Girl (2005–2006). He produced other types of books since then, like historical plays (sageuk) and action stories. He is also known for his parts in Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo (2016), Flower of Evil (2020), Iljimae (2008), and Arang and the Magistrate (2012).

Lee Joon-gi Net Worth

Lee Joon-gi’s net worth is believed to be $5 million dollars. Joon-gi’s net worth originates mostly from how well he does as a South Korean actor. His popularity as an actor, not only in Korea but also internationally.

Lee Joon-gi Net Worth
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Particularly in Asia, drove Lee Joon-gi to the pinnacle of the Hallyu star system. To make money, he mostly acts. In the television industry, he has succeeded in making a name for himself. He loves learning new things and growing with every job he works on.

Lee Joon-gi Career

Lee started his work as a model in 2001 and had small parts in Korean shows until he received the part of Gong-Gil in The King and the Clown in 2005. He ended up being famous for his first major part as a clown in the highly acclaimed film The King and the Clown (2005). The romantic comedy My Girl (2005–2006) earned him even more attention.

He published other types of books since then, like historical plays (sageuk) and action stories. Additionally, his performances in Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo (2016), Iljimae (2008), Arang and the Magistrate (2012), Flower of Evil (2020), and Lawless Lawyer (2018) gained him recognition. When it came out in 2016, Lee Joon-gi appeared in the period drama Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo.

Lee Joon-gi Career
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Lee Joon-gi received the Best Actor award at the Seoul International Drama Awards because the drama was a big hit. He then played lead roles in the 2018 thriller Lawless Lawyer and the 2020 movie Flower of Evil. Lee made his return to terrestrial TV in 2022 with the SBS soap Again My Life. It marked six years since his last appearance on terrestrial TV. Lee played a pair of twins in the second season of the tvN historical fantasy drama Arthdal Chronicles in 2023.

Lee Personal Life

Joon-gi likes to learn and practice different kinds of martial arts in his free time. As a child, his father put him through martial arts classes to keep him out of trouble. He kept practicing as an adult, mostly to make himself ready for certain parts.

Personal Life
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Lee rarely uses a fake double for fight scenes because he happens to be quite good at taekwondo and other types of martial arts. He earned a reputation as one of the best action stars in the country.

Joon-gi Military Service

Lee joined the Republic of Korea Army on May 3, 2010, to fulfill his duty to serve his country. After five weeks of basic training at the Nonsan military training camp, where he received top marks in marksmanship, he received a call-up for active service. He ended up in charge of public affairs at the Ministry of National Defense. 

Joon-gi Military Service
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His work resulted in him picked to be a peace ambassador for Korea at the 2010 Shanghai Expo. But the Military Manpower Administration said no and sent him a final notice to join. It made him quit both projects. Lee received his release from the Defense Media Agency in Yongsan-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, on February 16, 2012. Lee held a fan meeting called “Reunion JG” at the Sangmyung Art Center in Seoul on the day following his release.

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