Lee Min Ho (Hangul: 이민호, born June 22, 1987) is a South Korean actor who is best known for his leading roles in Boys Over Flowers (2009) as Gu Jun Pyo, the leader of a group of students known as F4, and the action drama City Hunter (2011). Lee Min Ho was born in Heukseok-dong, Dongjak-gu, Seoul, South Korea on June 22, 1987. His family consists of his mother, father and one older sister. As a young child, Lee Min Ho hoped to become a football (soccer) player, but an injury in the 5th grade of elementary school put an end to his dream. Lee Min Ho, however, still keeps up with football and has stated that Cristiano Ronaldo is his favorite player.
In his second year of high school, Lee Min Ho turned to acting. By his senior year in high school he had joined Starhaus Entertainment with the help of an acquaintance. After going through training, Min Ho started auditioning and landed smaller roles in several television dramas. In 2006, his acting career was put on hold for a year following a serious car accident in which he was severely injured. Childhood friend and fellow actor Jung Il Woo was also injured in the accident.
His breakthrough came in 2009 with the lead role of Gu Jun Pyo in Boys Over Flowers (KBS2), the Korean adaptation of the popular Japanese television drama Hana Yori Dango, which was based on the popular Shōjo manga, Boys Over Flowers (花より男子 Hana Yori Dango). The television series and its actors became immensely popular throughout Asia and regularly received ratings of over 30% in South Korea. Lee Min Ho is majoring in Film & Art at Konkuk University.