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Ma Dong Seok (Don Lee)

Ma Dong Seok (Don Lee) Profile, Facts, and TMI

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Ma Dong Seok (Don Lee) Profile

  • Birth Name: 이동석 (Lee Dong Seok)
  • Stage Name: 마동석 (Ma Dong Seok / Don Lee)
  • Nationality: US
  • Date of Birth: 1971.03.01
  • Zodiac Sign: Pisces
  • Height: 175 cm
  • Weight: 100 kg
  • Blood Type: O
  • Agency: Big Punch Entertainment
  • Instagram: @donlee

Ma Dong Seok (Don Lee) Facts & TMI

  • Ma Dong Seok was born in Seoul, South Korea with birthname Lee Dong Seok
  • He lived in Ohio, United States and currently holding US citizenship
  • He changed his stage name to Ma Dong Seok or Don Lee
  • Before he got back to South Korea, he attended to Columbus State Community College majoring in sports management
  • Then he moved to South Korea to pursue his acting career
  • He made his acting debut through movie Legend of the Wind in 2004
  • Then he began to star in several movies as the supporting role
  • He got his first leading role through movie Norigae (2013) followed by Murderer (2014) and One on One (2014)
  • He gains international popularity through his role in box office movie, Train to Busan (2016)
  • In 2019, he successfully made his Hollywood debut by joining Marvel Cinematic Universe “Eternals” cast as Gilgamesh
  • His first Hollywood movie, Eternals, has been released in 2021
  • He used to be the personal trainer for US pro wrestler and MMA fighters Kevin Randleman and Mark Coleman
  • He creates his company running in contents planning and creation “Team Gorilla”
  • Team Gorilla plans and writes screenplays such as Deep Trap (2015) and OCN series Team Bulldog: Off-Duty Investigation (2020)
  • In 2016, he dated Ye Jung Hwa, sports reporter and media personality
  • He is currently under management of Big Punch Entertainment
  • He likes cats and dogs
  • Ma Dong Seok has been passionate in boxing since he was in the middle school
  • His inspiration to learn boxing is Sylvester Stallone’s movie “Rocky”
  • In 2020, he celebrated Christmas with Eternals‘ cast such as Angelina Jolie, Salma Hayek, and so on
  • He got the support from Hollywood actor Dwayne Johnson
  • He appears in Monday Kiz MV entitled A Man


‘The Roundup’ as Ma Suk Do (2022)
‘Eternals’ as Gilgamesh (2021)
‘Holy Night: Demon Hunters’ as Bau (2021)
‘Apgujeong Report’ as Dae Guk (2021)
‘Start-Up’ as Geo Seok (2019)
‘Ashfall’ as Kang Bong Rae (2019)
‘The Bad Guys: Reign of Chaos’ as Park Woong Cheol (2019)
‘Long Live The King’ as Gwangju Brown Bear – cameo (2019)
‘The Gangster, The Cop, The Devil’ as Jang Dong Soo (2019)
‘Unstoppable’ as Dong Chul (2018)
‘Ordinary People’ as Yeok Ki Cheol (2018)
‘The Soul-Mate’ as Jang Soo (2018)
‘Along With the Gods: The Last 49 Days’ as God of House (2018)
‘Along With the Gods: The Two Worlds’ as God of House (2017)
‘The Bros’ as Lee Suk Bong (2017)
‘The Outlaws’ as Ma Suk Do (2017)
‘The Mayor’ as priest – cameo (2017)
‘Derailed’ as Hyung Suk (2016)
‘Familyhood’ as Pyung Goo (2016)
Train To Busan‘ as Sang Hwa (2016)
‘Deep Trap’ as Park Sung Chul (2015)
‘Veteran’ as cameo (2015)
‘The Chronicles of Evil’ as Detective Oh (2015)
‘The Royal Tailor’ as Pan Soo (2014)
‘One on One’ as shadow leader (2014)
‘Kundo : Age of the Rampant’ as Chun Bo (2014)
‘Murderer’ as Joo Hyub (2014)
‘The Five’ as Dae Ho (2013)
‘Marriage Blue’ as Gun Ho (2013)
‘Rough Play’ as Tenacious gang boss (2013)
‘Fasten Your Seatbelt’ as airport staff – cameo (2013)
‘The Flu’ as Jeon Kook Hwan (2013)
‘Mr. Go’ as baseball commentator – cameo (2013)
‘Rockin’ on Heaven’s Door’ as Moo Sung (2013)
‘Norigae’ as Lee Jang Ho (2013)
‘New World’ as Section Chief Jo (2013)
‘Azooma’ as Detective Ma (2012)
‘The Neighbors’ as Ahn Hyuk Mo (2012)
‘Love 911’ as firefighter captain (2012)
‘Doomsday Book’ as student (2012)
‘Nameless Gangster: Rules of The Time’ as Kim Sung Bang (2012)
‘Dancing Queen’ as Gay couple – cameo (2012)
‘Never Ending Story’ as Tow car driver – cameo (2012)
‘Perfect Game’ as Park Man Soo (2011)
‘Pained’ as Bum No (2011)
‘Quick’ as Kim Joo Chul (2011)
‘Try to Remember’ as Seung Hwan (2010)
‘The Unjust’ as Ma Dae Ho (2010)
‘Midnight FM’ as Son Deok Tae (2010)
‘Insadong Scandal’ as Sang Baek (2009)
‘Take Off’ as cameo (2009)
‘The Good, The Bad, The Weird’ as Gom (2008)
‘Beastie Boys’ as Chang Woo (2008)
‘Ten Ten’ as fund manager (2008)
‘The Worst Guy Ever’ as Ho Seop (2007)
‘Ssunday Seoul’ as Detective 1 (2006)
‘Heaven’s Soldiers’ as Hwang Sang Wook (2005)
‘Legend of the Wind’ as tteokbokki brother (2004)

TV Series

‘Team Bulldog: Off-duty Investigation’ as Jin Woo Taek (OCN/ 2020)
‘Squad 38’ as Baek Sung Il (OCN/ 2016)
‘Sense8’ as club bodyguard (Netflix/ 2015)
‘Bad Guys’ as Park Woong Cheol (OCN/ 2014)
‘Shut Up Flower Boy Band’ as teacher (tvN/ 2012)
‘Me Too, Flower!’ as detective – cameo (MBC/ 2011)
‘Dr. Champ’ as Oh Jung Dae (SBS/ 2010)
‘Swallow the Sun’ as Lee Kang Rae (SBS/ 2009)
‘Formidable Rivals’ as Pyo Cheol Ho (KBS2/ 2008)
‘Robber’ as Jong Goo (SBS/ 2008)
‘Alibi Inc.’ as Park Sang Bak (Dramax/ 2008)
‘H.I.T’ as Nam Seong Sik (MBC/ 2007)

Awards & Nominations

2nd Korea China International Film Festival: Best Actor (“The Outlaws”) – 2018
Golden Egg Awards: Best Actor (“The Outlaws”) – 2018
8th KOFRA Film Awards: Best Supporting Actor (“Train to Busan“) – 2017
49th Baeksang Arts Awards: Best Supporting Actor (“The Neighbor”) – May 9, 2013

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