Lee Hyun-woo began his career as a child actor, building up his resume by playing roles in a number of large-scale productions, such as The Legend, King Sejong the Great, The Return of Iljimae, and Queen Seondeok.
After his profile rose as the cute and loyal Chan-doo in Master of Study, Lee took to the stage for the 2010 musical production of Footloose, where he played the leading role of Ren, played by Kevin Bacon in the original movie.
In 2011 he and K-pop singer Yoon Doo-joon from B2ST began hosting music program Music on Top on cable channel jTBC. He was then featured in IU's music video for track "You and I." Lee further expanded his acting scope in historical drama Gyebaek, revenge thriller Man from the Equator, and made a guest appearance in medical drama Brain.
In 2012, Lee was cast as the second male lead in To The Beautiful You, the Korean television adaptation of Japanese manga Hana-Kimi, with his role based on the character Shuichi Nakatsu. He and co-star Hwang Kwanghee were later designated as the new hosts of live music show The Music Trend (more popularly known as Inkigayo).
Television drama 
Year Title Role Network Notes
2004 Oolla Boolla Blue-jjang KBS
2005 Spring Day KBS
2006 Hwarang Fighter Maru Seo Da-ham KBS
2007 The Legend young Cheoro MBC
2007 Lobbyist young Harry SBS
2008 King Sejong the Great Prince Choong-nyeong KBS
2008 Things We Do That We Know We Will Regret KBS Episode 4: On a Night Sparkling with Stars
2009 The Return of Iljimae Cha Dol-yi MBC
2009 Queen Seondeok young Kim Yushin MBC
2009 What's for Dinner? Tommy MBC
2010 Master of Study Hong Chan-doo KBS
2011 Gyebaek young Gyebaek MBC
2011 Brain Park Dong hwa KBS Guest appearance in episodes 2, 3 and 4
2012 Man from the Equator young Kim Sun-woo KBS
2012 To the Beautiful You Cha Eun-gyul SBS Korean adaptation of Hana-Kimi
Year Title Role Notes
2005 Baribari Jjang
2006 A Dirty Carnival
2007 Hwang Jin Yi
2010 The Loneliness of Butcher Boy Tae-shik short film from Short! Short! Short!
2011 GLove Kim Jin-man
2013 Secretly, Greatly Lee Hae-jin
Music video 
Year Song title Artist
2011 You and I IU
2012 First Love's Melody Acoustic Collabo
2013 I Love You (All About My Romance OST) Akdong Musician
Musical theatre 
Year Title Role
2010 Footloose Ren
Music program 
Date Title Role Network Notes
December 8, 2011 - March 14, 2012 Music on Top Host jTBC
December 16, 2012 – present The Music Trend Host SBS
Variety show 
Year Title Network Notes
2012 Strong Heart SBS Appeared as guest in episode 142
2012 Invincible Youth Season 2 KBS Appeared as guest in episode 26
Year Award Category Film / TV
2008 KBS Drama Awards Best Young Actor King Sejong the Great
2012 SBS Drama Awards New Star Award To The Beautiful You
^ Wee, Geun-woo (22 February 2010). "Interview: Actor Lee Hyun-woo - Part 1". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-11-16.
^ Wee, Geun-woo (22 February 2010). "Interview: Actor Lee Hyun-woo - Part 2". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-11-16.
^ "'공부의 신' 이현우, 뮤지컬 '풋루즈'락 소년으로 캐스팅" [Lee Hyun-woo gets Footloose]. TV Daily (in Korean). 29 November 2010. Retrieved 2012-11-16.
^ Hong, Lucia (6 December 2011). "BEAST Yoon Du-jun, Lee Hyun-woo to host new music program". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-11-16.
^ Park Hyun-min, Elizabeth Eun (1 December 2011). "IU-Lee Hyun Woo’s Hugging Scene Cut From MV". enewsWorld. CJ E&M. Retrieved 2012-11-16.
^ "Im Si Wan and Lee Hyun Woo To Have Confrontation in 'Man From the Equator". KBS Global. 24 February 2012. Retrieved 2012-11-16.
^ Ho, Stewart (23 May 2012). "ZE:A’s Im Si Wan, Lee Hyun Woo Makes a Return to ‘The Equator Man’". enewsWorld. CJ E&M. Retrieved 2012-11-16.
^ Jin, Young-ju (23 November 2011). "Lee Hyun Woo Transforms Into 'Batman' in 'Brain'". KBS Global. Retrieved 2012-11-16.
^ Hong, Lucia (13 June 2012). "Lee Hyun-woo to turn soccer player in SHINee Minho, f(x) Sulli's TV series". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-11-16.
^ Hong, Grace Danbi. "Lee Hyun Woo and Others Confirmed for ‘To the Beautiful You,’ Korean ′Hana Kimi′ Remake". enewsWorld. CJ E&M. Retrieved 2012-11-16.
^ Lee, Hye-ji (11 December 2012). "Kwanghee, Lee Hyun-woo to Host K-pop TV Program". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-12-13.
External links 
Lee Hyun-woo on Twitter
Lee Hyun-woo at Cyworld
Lee Hyun-woo at KeyEast
Lee Hyun-woo at HanCinema
Lee Hyun-woo at Sina Weibo
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