Lee Jae-Wook was born on May 10, 1998. He hails from Seoul, South Korea.
He is a young South Korean actor who is popular for his roles in the film “The Battle of Jangsari”, and TV dramas like “Search: WWW”, “Extraordinary You” “Do Do Sol Sol La La Sol”, “When the Weather Is Fine”, and among others.
Despite playing a variety of old to young characters, many still believe Lee Jae Wook to be older than he actually is.
Before he stepped foot into acting Lee Jae Wook attended Chun Ang University Theater Department and used to be a wedding photoshoot model.
His first-ever audition was for “Memories of the Alhambra" and ended up landing the role altogether.
Quote from Lee Jae Wook
“It was my first audition ever. I just went as a theatre and cinema major, and there were many people who brought their managers. Actually, back then, I told the director not to pick me. Now that I think about it, it was very arrogant.”
Laughing, he added, “Of course, I acted my best [in the audition].
In the end, the director said, ‘This is a very expensive production and a highly anticipated one that will air in the second half of the year.’ I got scared. So I told him to not use me and that I don’t know anything. Fortunately, he thought that was cute.”
After appearing in Memories of Alhambra, Hyun Bin’s agency VAST Entertainment recruited Lee Jaewook.
Later in 2019, he made his first theatrical film appearance by playing the role of Lee Gae-tae in the 2019 action-war film, The Battle of Jangsari, which starred actors Kim Myung-min, Megan Fox, and Choi Min-ho. For this film, Jaewook played the role of a student soldier who was sent to Jangsari for a battle without proper training.
After this, the young actor appeared on the small screen in the role of Seol Ji-hwan in the 2019 k-drama "Search: WWW" and as Baek Kyung in "Extraordinary You" in the same year. For his role in Extraordinary You, he won the 2019 MBC Drama Award for “Best New Actor” and was also nominated for the same in the “Best Couple Award” (with Kim Hye-yoon and Rowoon) category.
Then in 2020, he was cast as Lee Jang-woo in the television drama series, When The Weather Is Fine, based on the novel of the same name. And in the same year, he bagged his first-ever lead role in a drama series where he played the role of Sunwoo Joon in "Do Do Sol Sol La La Sol".
And on April 28, 2021, Lee Jae Wook officially signed with C-JeS Entertainment, after his contract with VAST Entertainment had expired.
IIIII. TV Series
|2018-2019||Memories of the Alhambra||tvN||Macro Han|
|2019||Search: WWW||tvN||Seol Ji-hwan|
|2019||Extraordinary You||MBC||Baek Kyung|
|2020||When the Weather Is Fine||JTBC||Lee Jang-woo|
|2020||Do Do Sol Sol La La Sol||KBS2||Sunwoo Joon|
|2020||True Beauty||tvN||Baek Kyung||Cameo|
|2021||Move To Heaven||Netflix||Kim Soo-cheol||Cameo|
V. Awards & Nominations
|APAN Star Awards||2021||Best New Actor||Extraordinary You||Nominated|
|APAN Star Awards||2021||Popular Star Award, Actor||Extraordinary You||Nominated|
|Asia Artist Award||2020||Rookie of the Year||Lee Jae Wook||Won|
|Baeksang Arts Awards||2020||Best New Actor – Television||Extraordinary You||Nominated|
|Brand of the Year Awards||2020||Male Actor of the Year-Rookie||Lee Jae Wook||Won|
|MBC Drama Awards||2019||Best New Actor||Extraordinary You||Won|
|MBC Drama Awards||2019||Best Couple Award||Lee Jae Wook with Kim Hye-yoon and Rowoon Extraordinary You||Nominated|
|KBS Drama Awards||2020||Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries||Do Do Sol Sol La La Sol||Won|
|KBS Drama Awards||2020||Best Couple Award||Lee Jae Wook with Go Ara Do Do Sol Sol La La Sol||Nominated|
- He loves to sing and loves ballads.
- His favourite movie genre is romance.
- He mentioned senior actor Lee Sunjae as an actor that he wants to act with the most.
- His favourite movie is ‘Good Will Hunting’.
- He loves wearing street fashion and training suits.
- His favourite colour is black.
- His favourite dish is fast food.
- His favourite singer is IU.
- His favourite song to sing at karaoke is ‘Making a New Ending for This Story’ by Han Donggeun.
- During his leisure time, Lee Jae Wook loves watching movies and writing.
- He enjoys watching movies more than he does dramas.
- He likes singing more than dancing.
- He is more of a coffee person than a tea person.
- He tries to surround himself with positivity.
- He describes himself as a sensitive person.