Lee Sang-Yeob - Updated Feb 2024

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Seoul, South Korea

Lee Sang-Yeob

Lee Sang-Yeob is a South Korean model and television and film actor. Lee Sang-Yeob is famous for his role in the sitcom ‘I Live in Cheongdam-dong’.

Early Life and Education

Lee Sang-Yeob was born on 8th May 1983. He originally hails from Seoul, South Korea. At present, he is 39 years old and his sun sign is Taurus. He is the one and only grandson of the late businessman ‘Kim Jong-jin’. Therefore, his grandfather, Jong-jin also worked in executive positions at POSCO and Dongkuk Steel.

Speaking of his educational background, he studied at ‘Hangyang University.’ There is no information related to his parents, siblings, and other family backgrounds. However, in May 2016, he posted a picture with his brother to celebrate his birthday.

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Caption: Lee Sang-Yeob’s beautiful picture. Source: Soompi

Career and Professional life

His first role as an actor was in a 2008 episode of ‘A Happy Woman’. He is popular for appearing in the sitcom ‘Living Among the Rich’ (2011–12). Moreover, he signed with the Daydream Entertainment talent agency. He is also popular for appearing in the drama ‘The Innocent Man’ (2012), the period drama ‘Jang Ok-Jung, Living by Love’ (2013), and the fantasy drama ‘While You Were Sleeping (2017)’.

Likewise, he was cast in his first leading role in the weekend drama ‘A Little Love Never Hurts’ (2013). Most recently, he gained a huge recognition for portraying the role of Yoon Gyu-jin in the weekend drama ‘Once Again’ (2020). Also, Lee appeared in ‘Flu’ (2013) and ‘Good Casting’ (2020).

He has also starred in many movies including ‘The Day I Died: Unclosed Case’ (2020), ‘Ordinary People’ (2018), ‘Ex Files’ (2014), ‘Penny Pinchers’ (2011), ‘6 Years in Love’ (2008), and many more. Additionally, he has won many awards including the ‘Best New Actor’ in 2013 for ‘A Little Love Never Hurts’.

He also won the ‘Excellence Award, Actor in Wednesday – Thursday Drama’ in 2017 for ‘While You Were Sleeping’. Similarly, he also earned the title ‘Best Actor (TV)’ and ‘Best Drama Star’ in 2019 for ‘Love Affairs in the Afternoon.’

Lee Sang-Yeob

Caption: Lee Sang-Yeob and Lee Min Jung in the drama “Once Again”. Source: Soompi

More about his career

Further, he has also won the ‘Excellence Award, Actor in a Mid-length Drama’, ‘Netizen Award, Actor’, and ‘Best Couple Award with Lee Min-jung’ for ‘Once Again’ in 2020. Likewise, in the year 2021, in the 7th APAN Star Awards, he won the title ‘Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Serial Drama’ for his amazing work on ‘Once Again’.

Talking about his nomination, he has been nominated for his works in several series. He was nominated for the Best Supporting Actor in 2012 for ‘The Innocent Man’. Also, for ‘Jang Ok-Jung, Living by Love’ he was nominated for the title ‘Best New Actor’ in 2013. In 2015, he was nominated for ‘Best Couple (with Chae Soo-bin)’ for his work in the ‘House of Bluebird’.

Likewise, in the year 2017, he was nominated for the title ‘Character of the Year’ for ‘While You Were Sleeping’. In 2020, he was nominated for the title ‘Best Actor in a One-Act/Special/Short Drama’ for his work in ‘Drama Special – Traces of Love’. In the same year, he was nominated for the ‘Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries Action Drama for his work in ‘Good Casting’.

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Caption: Lee Sang-Yeob clicking a photo with his 2021 award. Source: Instagram

Personal Life

Reflecting on Lee’s personal life, in August 2013, he confirmed he had been in a relationship with Gong Hyun-Joo for half a year. Therefore, his affection towards her began when they were colleagues in the same agency. Sadly, in August 2016, the agency revealed the two broke up due to personal reasons. However, they changed agencies respectively after their break-up. As of now, he is most probably single and focusing on his career.

Body Measurements

Lee is a handsome and tall man. He is 5 feet 11 inches and he weighs around 67 kilos. He has a cute and charming smile. Moreover, he has an amazing and attractive personality. He has a fit and healthy body status and eats a healthy diet.

He has a sexy and lean body figure but his body measurements are not available on the internet. Likewise, he has a pair of pretty dark brown eyes and also has dark brown hair color.

Lee Sang-Yeob – Social Media

Lee Sang-Yeob is active on some social media sites. His username is ‘@sangyeob’ on Instagram. There, he has accumulated more than 1 million followers. He has gathered over 29.3K followers on his Twitter account ‘@hanzangsuk’. And his Facebook page has earned over 8K followers.

Lee Sang-Yeob – Net Worth 2023

Lee Sang-Yeob surely has earned good fortune. His main source of income is probably his acting career. Therefore, he has a net worth of around $1 million – $5 million as of 2022.