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Lee Seung Gi (Lee Seunggi)

Actor and Singer Lee Seung Gi Profile, Drama, Facts, and TMI


Lee Seung Gi Profile

  • Birth Name: 이승기 (Lee Seung Gi)
  • Stage Name: Lee Seung Gi
  • Nationality: South Korean
  • Date of Birth: 1987.01.13
  • Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
  • Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
  • Height: 182 cm (5’97)
  • Weight: 70 kg (154.3 lbs)
  • Blood Type: B
  • Agency: Hook Entertainment
  • Personal Social Media: Instagram, V Live, TikTok

Lee Seung Gi Facts & TMI

  • Lee Seung Gi was born and grew up in Seoul.
  • His family consists of mother, father, and a younger sister Lee Seo Hyun (born 1992).
  • He belongs to Jeonju Lee clan.
  • He raises a black Shiba Inu called Pero.
  • He holds two master’s degrees from Dongguk University for International Trade and Culture Content.
  • Lee Seung Gi debuted as a singer in 2004 under senior singer Lee Sun Hee’s guidance.
  • He was discovered by singer Lee Sun Hee after he performed in her live studio. He initially rejected her offer to be a singer, but he eventually received her offer and started preparing for his debut.
  • He gained popularity right from his debut after the single from his first album titled ‘Because You’re My Woman’ became a hit in South Korea.
  • He has high public recognition and an exceptionally good image among the general public.
  • Following his success as a singer, he began acting in sitcom ‘Nonstop 5’ and drama ‘Famous Chil Princesses’.
  • Lee Seung Gi getting more popular after appearing in KBS2’s variety show ‘1 Night 2 Days’ in 2017.
  • In contrast with his smart guy image, he is famous for his sloppy character in variety shows.
  • It is said that Lee Seung Gi was a very famous student during his school days because he is practically good at everything, from academics to sport.
  • He became student body president 4 times during his middle school and high school days.
  • He is also famous for having a great personality.
  • He loves playing soccer when he was young.
  • Lee Seung Gi was the vocalist of his high school band. The band is called Cypher.
  • Because of his popularity across generations, he was even called “The Nation’s Son in Law”.
  • He reached the heyday in his career after his 2009 drama ‘Brilliant Legacy’ reached 47% viewership rating.
  • It can be said that 2009 is Lee Seung Gi’s year.
  • Lee Seung Gi is a rare case in South Korean entertainment industry for his long-lasting popularity and successful career in every field including acting, singing, and variety show.
  • Many celebrities including actor Yoon Shi Yoon, Girl’s Day’s Yura, VIXX’s Hyuk, and BTOB’s Sungjae mentioned him as their role model.
  • Lee Seung Gi’s role models are Lee Sun Hee for singer; Kang Ho Dong and Lee Kyung Kyu for variety show; Kim Myung Min and Lee Sun Jae for actors.
  • Throughout his career, Lee Seung Gi has modeled for more than 50 brands.
  • His fandom is called AIREN, it means “lover” or “spouse” in Chinese.
  • His official fan club color is pearl mint.
  • He enlisted in the military from 2016 to 2017.
  • According to his close friends Lee Seo Jin, he became a fan of TWICE when he was serving in the army.
  • His celebrity friends are ‘1 Night 2 Days’ members, Fly to the Sky members, Epik High’s Tablo, Super Junior’s members especially Eunhyuk, Lee Seo Jin, Jo In Sung, Highlight’s Yang Yoseob, and Han Hyo Joo.
  • He uses an iPhone 11 pro.
  • He was in relationship with SNSD’s Yoona from 2014 to 2015.
  • In 2021, Lee Seung Gi is confirmed to be dating actress Lee Da In.
  • He received an offer to act in the popular movie ‘King and the Clown’ before it went to actor Lee Jun Ki.
  • Although he seems to be perfect, there are things he is not good at, such as dance, rap, Starcraft game, and cooking.
  • He is also popular among males.
  • He is said to have resemblances with badminton player Lee Yong Dae.
  • He is a supporter of the baseball team LG Twins.
  • It is said that he didn’t use handphones for 4 years in the past.
  • He shared in an interview that if he didn’t became a singer, he would choose career as an architect or a businessman.
  • He also dreamt to be a soccer player when he was in middle school.
  • During the swine flu outbreak in 2009, he was diagnosed with the virus.
  • He revealed that although he rarely confesses, he never get rejected by women in the past.
  • He loves reading comics.
  • He can drink up to a bottle and half of soju.
  • He doesn’t do SNS until recently.
  • He suffered eye injury during the shooting of drama ‘You’re All Surrounded’.
  • Lee Seung Gi made a special appearance in SBS 8 News as sports news anchor on March 30, 2020.
  • His hobbies are playing soccer, singing, photography, CrossFit, and kendo.
  • His nicknames are The Nation’s Sloppy Guy, Nation’s Younger Brother, Nation’s Son in Law, Crown Prince of Ballad, Human Talisman, and Weather Fairy.
  • He is also friends with EXO members Sehun and Chanyeol.


‘Love Forecast’ as Kang Joon Soo (2015)
‘The Princess and the Matchmaker’ as Seo Do Yoon (2018)

TV Series

‘Nonstop 5’ as Lee Seung Gi (MBC/ 2004–2005/ Episode 1-193)
‘The Famous Chil Sisters’ as Hwang Tae Ja (KBS/ 2006)
‘Brilliant Legacy’ as Sunwoo Hwan (SBS/ 2009)
‘My Girlfriend Is a Gumiho’ as Cha Dae Woong (2010)
‘The Greatest Love’ as Himself (MBC/ 2011/ Cameo, episode 9)
‘The King 2 Hearts’ as Lee Jae Ha (MBC/ 2012)
‘Gu Family Book’ as Choi Kang Chi (MBC/ 2013)
‘You’re All Surrounded’ as Eun Dae Gu/ Kim Ji Yong (SBS/ 2014)
‘The Producers’ as Himself (KBS2/ 2015/ Cameo, episode 6)
‘A Korean Odyssey’ as Son Oh Gong (tvN/ 2017–2018)
‘Vagabond’ as Cha Dal Gun (SBS/ 2019)
‘Mouse’ as Jung Ba Reum (tvN/ 2021)
The Law Cafe‘ as Kim Jeong Ho (KBS2/ 2022)

Variety Show

‘Kang Ho Dong’s Soulmates’ (MBC/ 2003/ Guest)
‘X-Man’ (SBS/ 2004-2006/ Fixed guest)
‘Heroine 6’ (KBS2/ 2006/ Guest for episode 68-86)
‘Show! Music Core’ (MBC/ 2006/ Daily MC)
‘Inkigayo’ (SBS/ 2007/ Daily MC)
‘Love Sharing Concert’ (SBS/ 2007/ MC)
‘1 Night 2 Days’ (KBS/ 2007-2012/ Cast member)
‘Shall We Dance? Chuseok Special’ (KBS2/ 2009/ MC)
‘Lee Seunggi’s Ideal Type World Cup’ (KBS2/ 2009/ Special fixed guest)
‘Strong Heart’ (SBS/ 2009–2012/ MC)
‘Field Report Companion’ (KBS2/ 2010/ Narrator, episode 138)
‘Hoko Tate’ (Fuji TV/ 2011/ Special appearance)
‘SMAPxSMAP’ (Fuji TV/ 2011/ Special guest)
‘You Hee Yeol’s Sketchbook’ (KBS2/ 2011, 2012, 2015, 2020/ Guest, episode 122, 129, 168, 278, 521)
‘The Romantic’ (tvN/ 2012/ Narrator)
‘Mezamashi TV’ (Fuji TV/ 2012/ Guest)
‘Running Man’ (SBS/ 2012, 2013, 2014 / Guest, episode 120-121, 134-135, 228-229)
‘Gag Concert’ (KBS/ 2012/ Guest, episode 674)
‘Sisters Over Flowers’ (tvN/ 2013/ Cast member)
‘Insects, Great Instinct’ (MBC/ 2013/ Narrator)
‘Healing Camp’ (SBS/ 2014/ Ep. 134–135)
‘Three Meals A Day’ (tvN/ 2014/ Guest episode 9-10)
‘I Am Korea’ (KBS1/ 2015/ MC, episode 10)
‘New Journey to the West’ (tvN/ 2015/ Cast member)
‘2nd Asia Artist Awards’ (MTN/ 2017/ Awardee)
‘Master in the House’ (SBS/ 2017–present/ Cast member)
’32nd Golden Disc Awards’ (JTBC/ 2018/ MC for Digital Sound Source part)
‘3rd Asia Artist Awards’ (MTN/ 2017/ Awardee)
‘Knowing Brothers’ (JTBC/ 2018/ Special guest, episode 124)
‘Produce 48’ (Mnet/ 2018/ MC)
‘My Little Old Boy’ (SBS/ 2018/ Special guest, episode 102, 103)
‘Hidden Track No. V’ (VLive/ 2018/ Keyman)
‘2018 SBS Entertainment Awards’ (SBS/ 2018/ Awardee)
‘Busted!’ (Netflix/ 2019–2021/ Cast member, seasons 2 & 3)
’33rd Golden Disc Awards’ (JTBC/ 2019/ 1st Day MC)
‘Little Forest’ (SBS/ 2019/ Cast member)
‘2019 SBS Entertainment Awards’ (SBS/ 2019/ Awardee)
‘2019 SBS Drama Awards’ (SBS/ 2019/ Awardee)
’34th Golden Disc Awards’ (JTBC/ 2020/ 2nd Day MC)
‘Friday Joy Package’ (tvN/ 2020/ Cast member)
‘Twogether Twogether’ (Netflix/ 2020/ Cast member)
‘Baek Jong Won’s Alley Restaurant’ (SBS/ 2020/ Guest episode 131, 132)
‘Hometown Flex’ (tvN/ 2020/ Cast member)
‘2020 SBS Entertainment Awards’ (SBS/ 2020/ MC)
‘Comedy Big League’ (tvN/ 2020/ Guest, episode 388)
‘IU’s Palette’ (IU’s Official Youtube Channel/ 2020/ Guest, episode 3)
‘Sing Again’ (JTBC/ 2020-2021/ MC)
’35th Golden Disc Awards’ (JTBC/ 2021/ 1st Day MC)
‘LeeSeunggi X LeeMinho’ (Lee Min Ho’s Official Youtube Channel/ 2021/ Cast member)
‘DoReMi Market’ (tvN/ 2021/ Guest, episode 148)
‘Team Up 072’ (SBS/ Cast Member)
‘Loud’ (SBS/ 2021/ MC for the finale)
‘From the New World’ (JTBC, Netflix/ Cast Member)

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