Byung-Hun Lee

Actor

Born: Gwangju County, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea

BIOGRAPHY

Byung-hun Lee was born on the 13th of August 1970. He is a South Korean actor, singer-songwriter and model who has received critical acclaim for his work in a wide range of genres, most notably Joint Security Area (2000), A Bittersweet Life (2005), The Good, the Bad, the Weird (2008), the television series Iris (2009), I Saw the Devil (2010), and Masquerade (2012). Lee has starred in four films—Masquerade, Inside Men, Joint Security Area and The Good, the Bad, the Weird—on the list of highest-grossing films in South Korea. In the United States, he is known for portraying Storm Shadow in G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009) and its sequel G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013), and starring alongside Bruce Willis in Red 2 (2013). He portrayed a T-1000 in Terminator Genisys (2015). Lee was the first Korean actor to present an Oscar at the annual Academy Awards in Los Angeles and is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Lee, along with Ahn Sung-ki, were the first Korean actors to imprint their hand and foot prints on the forecourt of Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles.

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