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Lee Min Ho Celebrates 9 Years In Korean Entertainment

BY Adrienne Stanley | May 09, 2015 03:38 PM EDT


On May 9, Starhaus Entertainment recognized the 9 anniversary of one of the brightest stars in K-Drama. Starhaus acknowledged Lee Min Ho for 9 years as a successful actor.

The agency posted a photo on Facebook with the message, "Congratulate Lee Min Ho on his 9th Debut Anniversary. Be with us always as you always have."

Even though he had previously appeared on television with minor roles on "Sharp" and "Nonstop 5," the 27-year-old Hallyu star officially debuted in the 2006 EBS series "Secret Campus." In 2006, his acting pursuits were briefly placed on hold, following a severe car accident.

After recovering from the accident, he landed his first leading role in the 2007 SBS teen drama, "Mackerel Run." Unfortunately, the series struggled with ratings and was reduced to 8 episodes.

In 2008, he started to receive increased attention from critics, following his role in the film, "Our School E.T." His breakthrough arrived in 2009 when he was cast as the leading man in "Boys Over Flowers." The role of Gu Jun Pyo catapulted him into Hallyu stardom, making him one of the most recognized actors in Korea.

He followed "Boys Over Flowers" with the role of Jeon Ji Ho, an architect who poses as a homosexual man to obtain building plans, in the 2010 series "Personal Taste." He continued to build momentum with his first major action role in the 2011 series, "City Hunter." "City Hunter" combined action, romance and suspense.

Lee Min Ho then followed with a role in the 2012 period drama, "Faith." He continued to hone his acting skills, while gaining legions of fans. In 2013, he joined Park Shin Hye and Kim Woo Bin for the SBS teen drama, "The Heirs."

In 2015, he successfully transitioned to film with the role of Kim Jong Dae in "Gangnam Blues." His performance was recognized by with Baeksang Arts Awards nomination in the Best New Actor-Film category.

What is your favorite Lee Min Ho drama? Comment below. 

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