Friday, March 24, 2023

Interesting Facts About South Korean Actor Lee Jae Wook


South Korean Actor Lee Jae Wook is coming to Manila this March 11, 2023 for his solo fan meeting  < FIRST > happening at the New Frontier Theater.

We all know him as Jang Uk from the hit Korean drama Alchemy Of Soulsbut here are other fun facts about this 24-year-old celebrity:

facts about lee jae wook in manila
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Did You Know That …

… Lee Jae Wook Majored in Theater and Film?

No wonder he is such an excellent actor, Lee Jae Wook was a student of Chung-Ang University, majoring in Theater and Film. He loves watching films, with Good Will Hunting as his favorite movie. Amusingly, one of the ways Lee Jae Wook studies a role given to him is by mapping the character with a pen and paper.

Photo credits: twitter

He debuted as an actor only in 2018 for Memories of the Alhambra alongside veteran Korean actors Hyun Bin and Park Shin Hye. After that, his acting projects never stopped following with Search: WWW and Extraordinary You, where he won the “Best New Actor” award at the MBC Drama Awards.

Photo credits: twitter

He finally bagged his first leading role in October 2020 for Do Do Sol Sol La La Sol, where he won so many awards including “Rookie of the Year” at the Asia Artist Awards , “Actor of the Year – Rookie” at the 18th Brand of the Year Awards, and “Excellence Award for Actor in a Miniseries” at the KBS Drama Awards.

More recently, in 2022, Lee Jae Wook bagged the “Global Excellence Award” at the Korea Drama Awards for Alchemy of Souls. In January 2023, he had to take a leave of absence in school probably because of his busy career schedule.

… Lee Jae Wook is Also an In-Demand Model?

With his towering height (6’1”) and face value, it is no wonder Lee Jae Wook also received several modeling gigs and endorsement deals, mostly from high-end brands. Some of the brands he has worked with include Dior, Prada, Armani, Fendi, Berluti, Lancôme, and Nike. More recently, he also became the new model of ScalpMed, a premium scalp care brand, and La Mer.

Lee Jae Wook was also an Honorary Public Relations Ambassador for Korea Tourism Organization in 2022, a proof of his popularity not only in Korea but also globally.

Photo credits: KTO Malaysia

… Lee Jae Wook Loves Going to the Han River?

In an interview for the Korean Tourism Organization, Lee Jae Wook recommended riding a bike by the Han River to anyone traveling to Korea. He said that Korea is known for having a beautiful autumn season, making the surroundings look as if you’re inside a Korean drama.

He recommends riding a bicycle during both day and night, for different views and experiences. He also loves to eat by the Han River ever since he was in college, and recommends ordering in delivery service apps so you can have a picnic at the Hangang Park.

… Lee Jae Wook Prefers Winter Season Over Summer?

He thinks winter in Korea is very pretty, and loves the snow. He enjoys making snowmen and even snow ducks, and loves going to ski resorts every year. Lee Jae Wook recommends visiting Gangwon Province during winter to try skiing, and even said that in case fans spot him in ski resorts he will happily take photos with them!

Photo credits: Twitter

No need to wait for a winter trip in Korea to meet Lee Jae Wook! Let’s find out more about this versatile actor at his first solo fan meeting in Manila this Saturday, March 11, at the New Frontier Theater!

Ana Gonzales
Ana Gonzales is a Travel and Hallyu content creator. She visits Korea frequently to visit different regions of Korea and fangirls over her favourite groups - Astro and BTS. Learn travel and fangirling tips from an expert!


  1. Wow, majored in theater and film. Pansin ko nga na ang galing niyang actor sa Alchemy of Souls. Grabe din naman iyong endorsements niya. Thanks for sharing this. Welcome to the Philippines Lee Jae Wook.


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