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Lee Sang-yeob | Before & After The Military Service

Lee Sang-yeob is a 39-year-old South Korean actor who has been in the Korean Entertainment industry for 16 years. He couldn’t hold a fan meeting before leaving for the military. Fans were heartbroken by the announcement of his enlistment.

Lee Sang-yeob served in the Military as required for nearly 2 years from 2009 to 2011

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

Career Life & Updates After Military

A press conference was not held to welcome the actor after the military.  

After he returned from the Military, he announced his appearance in the “Penny Pinchers” as Yang Gwanwoo (2011). Afterward, he appeared in movies like “The Flu,” “EX-Files,” “The Villagers,” and “The Day I Died. ” Sang-yeob was part of many popular K-dramas since his return as well. Some of his notable K-drama appearances include, “House of Bluebird,” “The innocent man,” “A little love never hurts,” and “While you were sleeping.

Lee Sang-yeob Military Enlistment

At 25 years old, Lee Sang-yeob enlisted in the military nearly 2 years after his debut. 

Place of ServiceN/A
Position heldN/A

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 Sang-yeob also had to serve as required despite having some breakthrough moments as an artist in the entertainment industry.   

Family & Relationships

In August 2013, he admitted he had been in a relationship with Gong Hyun-joo for half a year, and the affair began when they were working in the same agency. In August 2016, their break up was announced due to personal reasons.

Siblingsa brother
Girlfriend/SpouseGong Hyun Joo (2013 – 2016)
Children N/A

Lee Sang-yeob Biography

NameLee Sang-yeob
NationalitySouth Korean
Date of BirthMay 8, 1983
Birth PlaceSeoul, South Korea
Age (As of March 2023)39
EducationHanyang University – Theater and Film
Height1.82 m
Weight70 Kg
Marital StatusSingle

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How long did Lee Sang-yeob serve in the Military?

Lee Sang-yeob served in the military for nearly 2 years, from 2009 to 2011. 

When did Lee Sang-yeob enlist in the Military? 

He enlisted in the military in 2009 and was 25 years old at the time.

When was Lee Sang-yeob discharged from the Military? 

He was discharged in 2011 from service. 

How old is Lee Sang-yeob?

Lee Sang-yeob is 39 years old as of March 2023. 

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