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Lee Tae-hwan
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Born (1995-02-21) February 21, 1995 (age 24)
Seoul, South Korea
EducationSungkyunkwan University - Acting Arts
  • Actor
  • singer
  • model
Years active2013–present
Korean name
Revised RomanizationI Tae-hwan
McCune–ReischauerI T'aehwan

Lee Tae-hwan (Hangul: 이태환; born February 21, 1995) is a South Korean actor, model and singer. Since his acting debut in 2013, he has starred in television dramas and web series, notably Pride and Prejudice (2014).[1] He is a member of 5urprise.


In 2013, at the age of eighteen, Lee Tae-hwan made his official acting debut in the short TV series titled After School: Lucky or Not together with the members of 5urprise.[2] He next starred in High School King of Savvy, portraying a ice hockey player;[3] and also played the younger version of Lee Deok-wa in the 2-episode SBS drama Wonderful Day in October.[4]

In 2014, Lee starred in MBC drama Pride and Prejudice, where he played an investigator and former taekwondo athlete.[5][6] Lee's then starred in his first period drama, Splendid Politics in which he played young Prince Gwanghae.[7]

In 2016, Lee became known for his role in Please Come Back, Mister, where he played a former gangster and bodyguard.[8] He next starred in MBC fantasy thriller W, playing a martial arts instructor.[9] The same year, he was cast in the Korean-Chinese web-drama Thumping Spike, where he played a volleyball captain.[10] Lee also made his big screen debut in the Su Saek, a film depicting about the friendship among young men.[11]

From 2016 to 2017, Lee was cast in MBC's weekend drama Father, I'll Take Care of You, a 50-episode family drama in which he portrayed one of the unmarried sons.[12] He then starred in another weekend drama My Golden Life from 2017 to 2018, playing an industrial design student.[13] The drama was a hit with over 40% ratings, and led to a rise in popularity for Lee.[14]

In 2018, Lee was cast in tvN's romantic comedy drama What's Wrong with Secretary Kim, playing a famous author.[15]

In 2019, Lee starred in SBS youth drama Farmers' Academy, playing a first year student at the Department of Food crops.[16][17]



Year Title Role Notes
2016 Su Saek Won-sun

Television series[edit]

Year Title Role Network
2013 After School: Lucky or Not Han Jae-hee Nate Hoppin/
2014 Wonderful Day in October young Lee Shin-jae SBS
High School King of Savvy Oh Tae-seok tvN
Pride and Prejudice Kang Soo MBC
After School: Lucky or Not - Season 2 Han Jae-hee Sohu.com/
2015 Splendid Politics young Prince Gwanghae MBC
2016 Come Back Mister Choi Seung-jae SBS
Thumping Spike Baek Woo Jin Sohu TV
W Seo Do-yoon MBC
2016–2017 Father, I'll Take Care of You Han Sung-joon MBC
2017–2018 My Golden Life Sunwoo Hyuk KBS2
2018 What's Wrong with Secretary Kim Lee Sung-yeon tvN
2019 Farming Academy Ha Joo-seok SBS

Variety show[edit]

Year Title Network Episode
2017 Living Together in Empty Room MBC Cast member with Han Eun-jung and Block B's P. O (Episodes 8–11)[18]
Law Of the Jungle in Komodo SBS Cast member (Episodes 278–282)[19]
2019 Urban Cops MBC Every1 Cast member[20]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2011 6th Asia Model Festival Awards[21] Best New Model N/A Won
2016 35th MBC Drama Awards Best New Actor W Nominated
2017 31st KBS Drama Awards My Golden Life Nominated


  1. ^ "Lee Tae Hwan, Park Bo Gum & Kim Young Gwang rising hot among many drama fans". StarN News. Retrieved 2015-02-21.
  2. ^ Choi, Eun-hwa (28 August 2013). "Actor Group 5urprise to Debut with Dramatoon After School Bokbulbok". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2015-02-21.
  3. ^ ""High School King" Lee Tae Hwan Received a Offer to Play Ice Hockey on Celebrity Team". Top Star News (in Korean). 24 July 2014.
  4. ^ 시월의 어느 멋진 날에, 배우 이덕화 아역 배우는 서프라이즈의 '이태환'. Chosun (in Korean). 1 February 2014.
  5. ^ "Rookie Lee Tae-hwan to star in MBC "Pride and Prejudice"". Hancinema. 30 September 2014.
  6. ^ "Lee Tae-hwan, "I want to be like Cha Seung-won"". Hancinema. 19 January 2015.
  7. ^ ""Splendid Politics" Lee Tae-hwan, "Honored to be young Cha Seung-won"". Hancinema. 9 April 2015.
  8. ^ ""Please Come Back, Mister" Lee Tae-hwan's outstanding looks". Hancinema. 9 March 2016.
  9. ^ ""W" to feature Lee Tae-hwan, Lee Si-eon, Jung Yoo-jin". Hancinema. 12 May 2016.
  10. ^ "Lee Tae-hwan cast in "Thumping Spike"". Hancnema. 31 August 2015.
  11. ^ "Press Preview of the Movie 'Su Saek' Was Held". Yahoo. 16 March 2016.
  12. ^ Shim, Sun-ah (10 November 2016). "New MBC drama to depict story of 'unwanted' large family". Yonhap News Agency. Retrieved 6 December 2016.
  13. ^ "Park Si-hoo, Shin Hye-sun and Lee Tae-hwan to star in "My Golden Life"". Hancinema. 15 June 2017.
  14. ^ "'My Golden Life' gave Lee Tae-hwan the boost he needed". Korea JoongAng Daily. 30 March 2018.
  15. ^ "Lee Tae-hwan to star in 'What's Wrong With Secretary Kim?'". Kpop Herald. 11 April 2018.
  16. ^ "Yoon Bo-mi, Lee Min-ji, Lee Tae-hwan Cast in Drama "Farmers' Academy"". Hancinema. 11 November 2018.
  17. ^ "Drama depicts smart farming, young romance". The Korea Times. 31 March 2019.
  18. ^ Yoo Ji-hye (9 June 2017). '발칙한' 천하의 김희철도 당황시킨 '6비글' 여자친구 [종합]. OSEN (in Korean). Retrieved 2017-06-10.
  19. ^ Park Pan-seok (13 June 2017). '정글', 이수근+하니·예린 합류.."최종 목적지 인도네시아 아냐"[종합]. OSEN (in Korean). Retrieved 2017-06-13.
  20. ^ "[공식]이태환, '도시경찰' 막내 경찰 낙점…장혁X조재윤과 시민 안전 책임진다". Sports Chosun (in Korean). 21 December 2018.
  21. ^ "Will Lee Tae-hwan become the next Kim Woo-bin or Lee Jong-suk?". Hancinema. 10 November 2014. Retrieved 2015-02-21.

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