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10 Things About Korean Actor/Idol Lee Jun-Ho

He is the first ever Idol-Actor to win Best Actor at the Baeksang Arts Awards!

Lee Jun-ho (or Junho) has truly come a long way from being known as “Little Rain” for his striking resemblance to legendary Korean singer-actor Rain when he debuted.

The 32-year-old Korean singer-actor was born in Seoul on January 25, 1990. He is best known for being a member of the JYP boy group 2PM, one of the hottest groups of second-generation K-pop, before venturing into acting. He first gained attention when he won on the reality competition show Superstar Survival in 2006. In 2008, he became a part of Mnet’s Hot Blood Men which created the beloved 2AM and 2PM boy groups leading to his debut.

Double Win For Lee Junho And Kim Tae-Ri At The 58th Baeksang Arts Awards


Double Win For Lee Junho And Kim Tae-Ri At The 58th Baeksang Arts Awards

In 2013, Junho debuted as an actor through the movie Cold Eyes. It was then followed by a period drama in 2015 called Memories of the Sword with actress Kim Go-eun. He went on to star in breakthrough roles on dramas like Good Manager (2017), Rain or Shine (2017-2018) and The Red Sleeve (2021).

If you are one of the fans and viewers who suddenly had that urge to get to know him better after watching his effective performance on the historical drama The Red Sleeve opposite Lee Se-young, you are not alone. The MBC hit drama received a lot of love last year as one of the most buzzworthy dramas. The two lead stars were even named the Best Couple at the 2021 MBC Drama Awards. Many fans are hoping they get to reunite in another project. 

In the meantime, Junho will delight K-drama fans again with his upcoming rom-com series with another K-pop idol, Girls Generation’s YoonA. Titled King the Land, Junho will breathe life into the character of a chaebol heir who cannot stand fake smiles, while YoonA will take on the role of a woman who always faces the day with a bright smile. 

Lee Jun-ho in "The Red Sleeve"
Lee Jun-ho in "The Red Sleeve" | Photo from MBC

Check out the gallery below for more interesting facts and trivia about idol-actor Lee Jun-Ho:

Lead photos from @2pm_official_jp