Lee Sung-kyung (Korean: ; born August 10, 1990) is a model, actress, and singer from South Korea. She is best known for her roles in the TV shows Cheese in the Trap (2016), The Doctors (2016), Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-joo (2016), Dr. Romantic 2 (2020), and Sh**ting Stars (2019). (2022).
Lee was born on August 10, 1990, in Goyang City, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea. Lee graduated from Dongduk Women's University on February 22, 2016.
Lee began her entertainment career as a model, competing in the 2008 local Super Model Contest. The Papers and Lee collaborated on the single "I Love You" in 2013.
Lee made her acting debut in 2014 with a supporting role in the television drama It's Okay, That's Love, becoming the first model-actress promoted through YG KPlus, a collaboration between YG Entertainment and K-Plus. Flower of Queen, a weekend drama, followed in 2015. For her performance, she was named "Best New Actress" in a Special Project Drama at the MBC Drama Awards.
Lee appeared in the college romance series Cheese in the Trap on tvN in January 2016. Lee and Eddy Kim collaborated on a cover of Sharp's "My Lips Like Warm Coffee," which was released on April 28, 2016. Lee then played a neurosurgeon in the SBS prime-time medical drama The Doctors. The same year, she landed her first leading role in Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-joo, a youth sports drama based on Olympic weightlifting champion Jang Mi-true ran's story.
Lee and Park Hyung-sik co-wrote the film Trolls in 2017. She was also cast in the romance film Love+Sling, which was directed for the first time by Kim Dae-woong. She was also featured in Psy's 4X2=8 with the single "Last Scene". Lee appeared in the fantasy melodrama About Time in 2018. She co-starred in the action comedy film Miss & Mrs. Cops, which was released on May 9, 2019.
Lee appeared in the second season of the hit medical drama Dr. Romantic in 2020, playing Cha Eun-jae, a skilled cardiothoracic surgeon, alongside Ahn Hyo-seop.
Lee co-starred in the tvN drama Sh**ting Stars with Kim Young-dae in 2022.
Lee donated $100 million to the Hope Bridge Korea Disaster Relief Association on August 12, 2022, to assist those affected by the 2022 South Korean floods.
Main article: Lee Sung-kyung filmography
|Title||Year||Peak chart position||Album|
|As featured artist|
|"My Lips like Warm Coffee"|
(내 입술 따뜻한 커피처럼)
(Eddy Kim feat. Lee Sung-kyung)
|"I Love You" (사랑의 단상)|
(with The Papers)
|2013||—||랑의 단상 Chapter 4: You and Me Song|
|"True Colors (세로라이브)"|
(with Park Hyung-sik)
|2017||—||Trolls OST (Korean version)|
|"Get Back Up Again"||—|
|"My Only One Person"||2018||—||About Time OST Musical Special|
|"I Am What I Am"||—|
|"Tomorrow will be a better day!"||—|
(with Ra Mi-ran)
|2019||—||Miss & Mrs. Cops OST|
|"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.|
|Title||Year||Peak chart position||Album|
|"Last Scene" (마지막 장면)|
(Psy feat. Lee Sung-kyung)
|Award ceremony||Year||Category||Nominee / work||Result|
|APAN Star Awards||2015||Best New Actress||Flower of Queen||Nominated|
|2020||Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries||Dr. Romantic 2||Nominated|
|Asia Artist Awards||2018||Artist of the Year||Lee Sung-kyung||Won|
|2020||Best Actress Award||Dr. Romantic 2||Won|
|Asia Model Awards[a]||2020||Model Star Award||Lee Sung-kyung||Won|
|Asia Pacific Super Model Contest||2009||Unix Hair New Style Prize||Won|
|Baeksang Arts Awards||2016||Best New Actress (TV)||Queen's Flower||Nominated|
|CFDK Fashion Awards||2014||Best Female Fashion Model of the Year||Lee Sung-kyung||Won|
|Chunsa Film Art Awards||2019||Special Popularity Award||Miss & Mrs. Cops||Won|
|Korea Drama Awards||2015||Best New Actress||Flower of Queen||Nominated|
|Max Movie Awards||2016||Rising Star Award||Lee Sung-kyung||Won|
|MBC Drama Awards||2015||Best New Actress in a Special Project Drama||Flower of Queen||Won|
|Popularity Award, Actress||Nominated|
|Best Couple Award||Lee Sung-kyung (with Yoon Park)|
(Flower of Queen)
|2016||Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries||Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-joo||Won|
|Best Couple Award||Lee Sung-kyung (with Nam Joo-hyuk)|
(Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-joo)
|SBS Drama Awards||2016||Special Award, Actress in a Genre Drama||The Doctors||Nominated|
|2020||Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries Action Drama||Dr. Romantic 2||Won|
|Best Couple Award||Lee Sung-kyung (with Ahn Hyo-seop)|
(Dr. Romantic 2)
|Super Model Contest||2008||Lex Prize||Lee Sung-kyung||Won|