Lee Dong Wook’s Biography, The Handsome Gumiho In Tale of the Nine Tailed Drama

Lee Dong Wook's Biography, The Handsome Gumiho In Tale of the Nine Tailed Drama

For those of you who have watched the Korean drama Tale of the Nine Tailed, surely you know who the actor who played the role of a nine-tailed fox mystical creature called Gumiho named Lee Yeon. Yes, he is Lee Dong Wook, a South Korean actor known for his good-looking role as Gumiho in his latest drama.

Who doesn’t know a handsome actor with his lips in this natural pink color. Thanks to her role in the latest drama, Dong Wook’s name grew in popularity and the drama attracted the attention of the audience. That was also the case in 2016-2017 when Dong Wook’s popularity soared since his roles in guardian drama The Lonely and Great God as the Grim Reaper.

For K-drama fans, there must be someone who only watches the play without knowing the real name of the playwright. As well as Lee Dong Wook in this latest drama, maybe they only know his role as Lee Yeon (Gumiho) but don’t know his real name. To that end, the following will be reviewed regarding the biography of Lee Dong Wook the gumiho actor in the drama Tale of the Nine Tailed. Take a good look!

Lee Dong Wook’s bio

Lee Dong Wook is a South Korean actor best known for his leading roles in the dramas My Girl (2005), Scent of a Woman (2011), Hotel King (2014), and Guardian: The Lonely and Great God (2016-2017). In addition, he is also known as a host on several variety shows such as Strong Heart and Produce X 101. Here’s a bio from Lee Dong Wook:

Birth NameLee Dong Wook
BornNovember 6, 1981 (1981-11-06) (age 39), Seoul, South Korea
High185 M
EducationJoongbu University, Broadcasting and MediaArts
JobActor, Model, Host
Active Year1999–present
AgencyKingkong by Starship
Biography of Lee Dong Wook

Lee Dong Wook’s Personal Life

Lee Dong Wook was born on November 6, 1981 in Seoul, South Korea. He was the eldest of four children. He doesn’t come from a wealthy family. Therefore, at the age of 18 she decided to start acting to help her family economy. The Scorpion actor studied at Joongbu University majoring in Broadcasting adn MediaArts.

Dong Wook is a person who likes cleanliness. She has a habit of always cleaning the house such as washing dishes, washing clothes, tidying the house, etc. For hobbies, Dong Wook claims not to have any hobbies. Usually in his spare time he doesn’t do anything just relax, play games, listen to music, and watch movies.

In August 2009, Dong Wook enlisted in the military serving under the National Defense Public Relations Service. He was dismissed in June 2011.

Regarding romance, Dong Wook is known to have been in a long relationship with Bae Suzy. They have been in a relationship since March 2018. Their relationship lasted only 4 months because in July 2018 they reportedly broke up for equally busy reasons.

Lee Dong Wook’s career

Lee Dong Wook

Since childhood, Dong Wook aspired to be an artist. At a young age he decided to work just to help his family’s economy. Therefore, in 1999 right at the age of 18, she began her career in acting and debuted first in an MBC single episode drama after winning the V-Ness model contest.

Early in his career, he had only minor roles in various dramas starring him. In the drama School 3, Dong Wook’s acting began to be recognized and she began to achieve fame since becoming the lead role in the drama My Girl (2005). From there Dong Wook often played leading roles in various other dramas such as La Dolce Vita (2008), Partner (2009), Scent of Woman (2011), Wild Romance (2012), The Fugitive of Joseon (2013), Hotel King ( 2014), and many more.

From 2016 to 2017, Dong Wook’s name has become increasingly popular since starring in guardian drama: The Lonely and Great God along with Gong Yoo. He plays a Grim Reaper. It was from this drama that helped the revival of Dong Wook’s acting karr. In 2017, he began joining kingkong by starship agency.

Lee Dong Wook
Lee Dong Wook in Drama, Guardian : The Lonely and Great God

In 2018, Dong Wook played the drama Medis Life which played a doctor working in the ER. In 2019, she starred in a drama called Touch Your Heart alongside her Co-stars in the Guardian drama: The Lonely and Great God Yoo In-na. In the same year she also starred in a thriller drama called Hell is other People as a dentist.

In 2020, Dong Wook returns to play a fantasy drama called Tale of the Nine Tailed playing Gumiho, a fox with a nine tail who was once a mountain god. In the future, he becomes a civil servant.

In addition to actors, he also co-hosted with Shon Dong Yup on Strong Heart from April 2012 to January 2013. In addition, she has also hosted produce x 101. From 2014 to 2015, she joined a variety show called Rommate. He has also guest starred in The Return of Superman episodes 126, 127, and 138.


During his nearly 20-year career in entertainment, Dong Wook has starred in numerous dramas and films. In addition, she also often guest stars on variety shows in South Korea. He has starred in 5 big-screen films, 32 dramas, and 1 Korean FTV. From her acting, she often wins at several awards events but some only get nominated. Early in her career, she won the V-Ness Model Awards in the Grand Prize category. In 2001, he was awarded as a New Generation Actor at the 9th Korean Most Popular Entertainment Awards. On the same show he was also awarded as Best New Actor in the drama Loving You in 2002.

In 2003, she won the New Star Award at the SBS Drama Awards. In 2011, at the 8th Cosmopolitan Beauty Awards in China she won the award as Most Attractive Actor in Asia. In 2011, she also won several awards such as Grand Prize and Cultural Diplomacy Category at South Korea, Japan, 18th Culture Awards, then Top 10 Stars and Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Weekend Drama for drama Scent of a Woman at the SBS Drama Awards.

In 2012 at the SBS Entertainment Awards, she also won the Best Newcomer, MC Category and Best Couple Award with Shin Dong Yup at strong heart. In 2013, she won the Asia Fashion Star Award at the PC LADY & Tudou Fashion Awards. In 2014, she won the Kategoru Fashionista Award at the 9th Asia Model Festival Awards and in 2017, she won back the Best Supporting Actor category award in the guardian drama: The Lonely and Great God at the 5th Annual DramaFever Awards.

Her role as Gumiho in the drama Tale of the Nine Tailed

Lee Dong Wook
Lee Dong Wook in Tale of The Nine Tailed

Tale of the Nine Tailed is the latest drama starring Lee Dong Wook that is still on going. In the drama, Lee Dong Wook plays Lee Yeon, a nine-tailed fox known as gumiho.

In this drama, Lee Yeon is a god who lives on Baekdudaegan Mountain and then he returns to life by becoming a human being in the city. Lee Yeon herself took on the role between the real world and the other world by becoming a judge who interfered with human life.

In this drama, Dong Wook is willing to change his appearance by slightly elongating his hair then colored with a tanned color until he willingly participates in martial arts classes in order to better explore or adapt to Gumiho’s character in Lee Yeon.

Lee Dong Wook loved his role in this fantasy drama because gumiho’s character was first portrayed by a man because in some previous gumiho frogs who played the character were female. In addition, fans of Dong Wook himself supported his role in the drama because Dong Wook is very suitable to play gumiho characters.

Thanks to its presence, the ratings in its premiere episode beat two other dramas, Private Lives and Do Do Sol Sol La La Sol. In its premiere episode, the drama received the highest rating of 5.8% and was watched by 1.5 million viewers. But in the second episode, the drama’s rating dropped 0.3% still leading from other dramas.

From the above information, at least it is enough for those of you who are curious who the original figure of gumiho character in the drama Tale of the Nine Tailed is. She’s Lee Dong Wook, a South Korean actor known for his good-looking and natural pink lips. Hopefully what is reviewed in this article is useful for readers who are curious about Lee Dong wook. Happy reading.

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