Lee Gi-kwang Bio, Wiki, Age, Movies, Wife, Net Worth, Salary, and Twitter

Lee Gi-kwang is a South Korean actor best known for My Princess (2011), Me Too, Flower! (2011), Mrs. Cop (2015), Monster (2016), and Circle.

Lee Gi-kwang Biography

Lee Gi-kwang is a South Korean actor and pop singer best known for My Princess (2011), Me Too, Flower! (2011), Mrs. Cop (2015), Monster (2016), Circle (2017), and Lovely Horribly (2018). He rose to fame after starring in the Korean Television Series Marry My Husband (2024).

Lee Gi-kwang Career

He began his acting career with a supporting role in the popular television sitcom High Kick Through the Roof (2009–10) and had supporting roles in dramas My Princess (2011), Me Too, Flower! (2011), Mrs. Cop (2015), Monster (2016), Circle (2017), and Lovely Horribly (2018), He also became an MC for various shows such as Hot Brothers and Inkigayo.

Gi-kwang found interest in hip-hop and had a particular liking for many classic hip-hop acts. At first, he was backed by his family to pursue a musical career but eventually, he passed an audition and became a trainee. He was trained under JYP Entertainment for four years before being eliminated. He was asked by the former president of Cube Entertainment to join the agency without auditioning, making him the company’s first trainee.

Gi-kwang was known as the solo singer AJ or Ace Junior when he debuted and released a mini-album First Episode: A New Hero on April 4, 2009. He made his debut on April 2, 2009, on Mnet M! Countdown, and was dubbed by Korean media as the next Rain. However, he met controversies when his name created disputes among netizens for having a similar name to Paran’s AJ (who later became a U-KISS member).

He now goes with his original name when he re-debuted with Beast. On June 17, 2009, AJ opened for Lady Gaga’s Korean showcase. Fellow Beast members Yoon Doo-joon, Yong Jun-hyung, Jang Hyun-seung, and Yang Yo-seob participated as backup dancers for AJ before debuting in Beast. AJ also featured in a reality show, Diary of AJ, which was hosted by MTV. The show ran on two episodes on May 9, 2009, with a total of two episodes showcasing his journey on his debut as AJ.

Six months after debuting as a soloist, Gi-kwang was chosen to debut as a member of Beast, originally known as B2ST, an acronym for “Boys 2 Search the Top”. However, their name was changed to BEAST (an acronym for “Boys of East Asia Standing Tall”). The group debuted in October 2009. Gi-kwang made his acting debut in the MBC sitcom High Kick Through the Roof, which aired in 2009 and 2010.

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In 2010, Gi-kwang featured in K.Will’s music video for the song, “Present”. He was also selected as the MC for MBC’s Sunday Sunday Night segment Hot Brothers and the KBS talk show Win Win. In May, Gi-kwang was chosen as the model for the ‘Ice Tea Tio’ from DongSuh Foods. In August, Gi-kwang featured on Ahn Jinkyung’s single “Love is Pathetic” from the mini album Be the Voice as a rapper. Moreover, he, Yoon Doojoon, and IU appeared as special hosts on Music Core on August 21, 2010. On December 29, Gi-kwang was awarded with Popularity Award from the 2010 MBC Entertainment Awards.

Gi-kwang, together with IU, was selected to be the new MC of Inkigayo in replacement of CNBlue’s Jung Yonghwa on March 20, 2011. The two were paired with the existing MCs, 2 AM’s Jo Kwon, and f(x)’s Sulli. He was also chosen as the leading man in A Pink’s music video, “I Don’t Know” and Sunny Hill’s music video for “Midnight Circus”. In July, Gi-kwang was featured on Brave Brothers’ song “Break Up” alongside Electroboyz, as a part of Brave Brother’s sixth project album on July 12, 2011.

Also in 2011, Gi-kwang was cast in the romantic comedy-drama My Princess starring Song Seung-hun and Kim Tae-hee; and played Lee Ji-ah’s patrol partner in the drama Me Too, Flower!. Gi-kwang won the Best New Actor award at the SBS Drama Awards for his performance in My Princess.

On February 8, 2012, Gi-kwang appeared in Ailee’s debut music video, “Heaven”. Gi-kwang also hosted the SBS K-Pop Super Concert in America on November 10 alongside Tiffany Hwang and Jung Yong-hwa and Melon Music Awards with Infinite’s Woohyun, Moon Hee-jun, and Danny Ahn. In 2013, Gi-kwang had a role as a terminally ill patient with leukemia on KBS Drama Special My Friend is Still Alive. In 2014, he starred in the mobile drama 20’s (Twenty Years Old).

Gi-kwang was cast in SBS’s drama Mrs. Cop as the youngest detective on the team in 2015. He next starred as the younger version of Kang Ji-hwan’s character in the 2016 MBC drama Monster, and the web drama Momin’s Room. In September 2017, Gi-kwang returned as a soloist with his first mini album One. Moreover, the lead single was a future R&B single titled “What You Like”. Gi-kwang reportedly participated in 6 out of 8 tracks on the album. He held his first solo concert Lee Gikwang Mini Live 2018 One in January 2018.

Also in 2017, Gi-kwang was cast in TVN’s science fiction drama Circle. In 2018, Gi-kwang was cast in KBS’ horror romance drama Lovely Horribly. Moreover, on April 18, 2019, Gi-kwang began his mandatory military service as a conscripted police officer. However, he was discharged on November 18, 2020. In 2022, Lee became a DJ on Gikwang’s Song Plaza, which began in March and will end his duties as a DJ on April 16, 2023.

Lee Gi-kwang Salary

Gi-kwang earns an annual salary of about $ 100,000 – $500,000.

Lee Gi-kwang Net Worth

Gi-kwang has an estimated net worth of about $1 Million – $5 Million which he has earned through his career as an actor.

Lee Gi-kwang Age

Gi-kwang was born on March 30, 1990, in Gwangju, South Korea. He is 33 years old as of 2023 and he celebrates his birthday on the 30th of March every year.

Lee Gi-kwang Height and Weight

Gi-kwang stands at a height of 5 feet 8 inches tall (1.72m) and weighs 58 kgs (127 lbs).

Lee Gi-kwang Family

Gi-kwang was born in Gwangju, South Korea to Lee Woo-geun (father) and Gwak Jeong-sook (mother). Moreover, he has a brother named Lee Hye-kwang.

Lee Gi-kwang Wife | Girlfriend

Gi-kwang is currently single. He was previously in a relationship with a woman whose name is not known to the public. There are no more details concerning his past relationships. However, this information will be updated when available.

Lee Gi-kwang Marry My Husband

Gi-kwang plays the role of Baek Eun-ho in the South Korean Television Series Marry My Husband. Baek Eun Ho is a famous chef who has always been in style because of how good-looking he is. Baek Eun Ho, on the other hand, is surprisingly bad at dating—he has decided to stay single because of how badly he does things.

He loved Kang Ji Won in high school, but she didn’t love him back. After being badly turned down, he shut down his feelings and avoided relationships. Ten years later, at a class reunion, he runs into Kang Ji Won again. His first love, who is now in her second cycle of life, shocks him and makes his world less calm.

Lee Gi-kwang Peak Time

Gi-kwang is a judge in the South Korean reality competition show. It was revealed on December 20, 2022, that there would be eight judges on the panel. Kyuhyun and Mino, who were both judges on Sing Again, were asked to join the group by the show’s producers. Kyuhyun was given the role of lead judge. Jay Park, Kim Sung-kyu, Lee Gi-kwang, Tiffany Young, Shim Jae-won, performance director for SM Entertainment, and Ryan S. Jhun, a well-known singer and producer, are also in the group.

Moreover, regarding their jobs as judges, Jhun wants to teach the contestants how important it is to work together, and Young wants to share the skills she has gained as a K-pop star. Moonbyul joined the panel after Mino quit for his required military service, which began with the second round.

Lee Gi-kwang Lovely Horribly

Gi-kwang plays the role of Lee Sung-joong in the Korean Television Series. Lee Sung-joong is a rookie production director who can see ghosts. He has a crush on Eul-soon. Philip saw how lovingly Sung Joong cared for Eul Soon, and Sung Joong told Philip, “I like Eul Soon.”

New stills of Eul Soon and Sung Joong having a sweet moment in the park were shared by the drama. We learn that Sung Joong is “the young kid who sees ghosts” who used to care for Eul Soon when she was younger. This makes her feel even closer to him than before.

Lee Gi-kwang Movies and TV Shows

  1. Marry My Husband
  2. Lovely Horribly
  3. Circle
  4. Momin’s Room
  5. Monster
  6. Mrs. Cop
  7. Peak Time
  8. Brad PT & GYM Carry
  9. Idol Wonderland
  10. Dancing High
  11. Battle Trip
  12. God of Football

Lee Gi-kwang Social Media Platforms

Gi-kwang is very active on his Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook pages and he has 1.1M followers on Twitter 1.2M followers on Instagram, and 3.4k followers on Facebook.


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