Lee Dong-wook

Lee Dong-wook | Before & After The Military Service

Lee Dong-wook is a 42-year-old  Korean actor, host, and model who has been in the Korean Entertainment industry for 24 Years in the industry. He couldn’t hold a fan meeting before leaving for the military. Fans were heartbroken by the announcement of his enlistment.

Lee Dong-wook served in the Military as required for 22 Months of service from August 2009 to June 2011. 

Let’s have a look at his updates after returning from the Military. 

Career Life & Updates After Military

A press conference was held to welcome the actor after the military. He mentioned a few things about his experience in the military.“This is my first discharge, so I don’t know what I’m doing. Lee Jin Wook was my predecessor, and when it was my time to be discharged, it felt somewhat weird. I was very nervous yesterday and barely fell asleep after 2 AM. It doesn’t feel real yet. I don’t know how to describe this feeling, but it’s nerve-wracking and great”

After he returned from the Military, he announced his appearance in the K-drama “Scent of A Woman.” The actor took part in some popular K-dramas like, “Goblin,” “Guardian: The Lonely and Great God,” “Wild Romance,” “The Fugitive of Joseon,” “Taile of the Nine-tailed,” and “Bad and Crazy.” He made his mark with other movies like “The beauty inside,” “A Year-End Medley,” and “Single in Soul.”

Lee Dong-wook Military Enlistment

At 28, Lee Dong-wook enlisted in the military nearly 10  years after his debut. 

Place of ServiceNational Defense Public Relations Service
Position heldN/A
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Why should all men in South Korea serve in the Military?

Conscription, under the Constitution of South Korea, states that it is mandatory for all male citizens between the ages of 18 and 35 years to serve in the Military. The duration of the service differs according to the military branch they serve. Usually, Active soldiers serve for a period of 18 months, Navy soldiers for 20 months, and Air Force soldiers for 21 months

Male citizens between the above age range go through an ‘Impairment and Disability evaluation’ before enlisting in the “first citizen service” mandate. 

The actor Lee Dong-wook also had to serve as required despite having some breakthrough moments as an artist in the entertainment industry.   

Family & Relationships

As of 2023, he isn’t married yet. Lee is officially dating Suzy Bae, who is a South Korean singer. The duo met with the help of a mutual friend and started dating. However, they broke up after four months.

FatherLee Seung-ho
MotherKim Mi-ja
Siblingsthree siblings
Children No

Lee Dong-wook Biography

NameLee Dong-wook
ProfessionActor/ Model
Date of BirthNovember 6, 1981
Birth PlaceSeoul, South Korea
Age (As of March 2023)42 Years
EducationJoongbu University
Marital StatusSingle

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How long did Lee Dong-wook serve in the Military?

Lee Dong-wook served in the military for nearly 22, from August 2009 to June 2011.

When did Lee Dong-wook enlist in the Military? 

He enlisted in the military in August 2009 and was 28 years old at the time. 

When was Lee Dong-wook discharged from the Military? 

He was discharged in June 2011 from service in the National Defense Public Relations Service. 

How old is Lee Dong-wook?

Lee Dong-wook is 42 years old as of March 2023. 

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