The genetic test results of Lee Dong Wook shocked netizens since he has genes that only 1% of Koreans have
The genetic test results of Lee Dong Wook are a huge surprise.
In an episode of SBS’s talk show “Because I Want to Talk” hosted by Lee Dong Wook himself, the actor underwent a DNA test through which it was surprisingly revealed that he carried Siberian genes. This is extremely rare, to the point that only 1% of Koreans have.
Perhaps Lee Dong Wook’s Siberian genes also explain his exotic visuals with fair skin and naturally red lips. Let’s join us on a time machine and take a look at the life and career of the talented and handsome actor Lee Dong Wook.
Lee Dong Wook was born in 1981. Since he was in elementary school, he was often told to become a celebrity once he grew up. When he was five, he even entered a baby model contest. The actor once shared that when he was in high school, girls from other schools would come to see him during festivals.
Lee Dong Wook wanted to change his shy personality, so he joined the school’s broadcasting class. Back then, he dreamed of becoming a Korean language teacher. When he was in high school, he wanted to appear on the screen, so he started attending an acting academy instead of the entrance exam academy like the majority of other students.
An acting academy teacher secretly submitted Lee Dong Wook’s documents to a model contest in 1999 without him knowing, and by winning the grand prize for his natural charm, Lee Dong Wook officially entered the entertainment industry
In the same year, Lee Dong Wook debuted as an actor through MBC’s drama “There is life on the other side of the road”. As revealed on SBS’s “Strong Heart”, at the beginning of his debut, he worked alone without the help of a manager. Lee Dong Wook said he had to prepare everything by himself, including transportation, costume sponsorship, etc.
From 1999 to 2000, he appeared in KBS2TV dramas “School 2” and “School 3”. In 2002, he made a name for himself by starring in SBS’s drama “Do The Right Thing”. and KBS2TV’s drama “Loving You”. He won Best New Actor for his acting in “Loving You”.
In 2005, he starred in SBS’s hit “My Girl”. The drama became a trend, gaining popularity across Asia as part of the Hallyu Wave. The following year, he rose to prominence as a leading actor in the movie “Arang”.
In 2018, he continued to succeed by showing a praiseworthy performance in MBC’s drama “Bittersweet Life”. He enlisted in the military after the success of the KBS2TV’s drama “The Partner”.
After being discharged from the military, he successfully returned in SBS’s drama “Scent of a Woman”. For this work, he received the Top 10 Star Award and Best Actor Award at the SBS Drama Awards.
Lee Dong Wook then found his lifetime character in 2016. He played the iconic Grim Reaper in tvN’s drama “Goblin”. The drama became a massive success with the final episode recording a nationwide viewership rating of 20.5%. Thanks to “Goblin”, Lee Dong Wook won Best Supporting Actor at the Drama Fever Awards and Soompi Awards.
In the OCN drama ‘Strangers From Hell’, he played the role of dentist Seo Moon-jo and showed perfect acting skills.
In the tvN drama ‘The tale of the nine-tail‘, he played the role of Lee Yeon, a handsome nine-tailed fox. The prequel work ‘Gumiho 1938’ is scheduled to air next year!
Lee Dong-wook is famous as an actor who chooses a work that is completely different from his previous work. He constantly transforms his acting through many unique and diverse roles.
He is considered by many as a ‘handsome actor in real life’ and the ‘most handsome actor I have ever seen in my life’. When he attended Givenchy’s show at ‘Paris Fashion Week’ in 2017, locals were amazed to see him in person. At this time, his photos became a hot topic of discussion on social networks.
He is also a fan of manga, owning more than 200 comic books at home. He said that ‘manga is the crystallization of storytelling’ and it helps him a lot in acting.
He was also appointed as an ambassador for the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics and Paralympics and Gangwon Tourism. He went to PyeongChang to watch a Paralympics event with his fans in March. He bought 1,000 tickets of the PyeongChang Paralympics.
Another time, he even made 200 candles to ‘reverse gratitude’ to fans on the occasion of the autograph event of the Asia tour photobook ‘For My Dear’. In addition, the mood lamps, chocolates and even the packaging bags have been carefully and meticulously hand-picked by himself!
He is a reliable older brother who has taken care of his younger sister since childhood. After debuting, he even took care of his sister’s school fees and wedding expenses.
Fans support Lee Dong Wook, who has not only good looks but also a perfect acting ability and a warm personality.