For the longest time, Filipino fans have been at the edge of their seats while binge-watching their favorite K-dramas, and one Korean actor that they have been completely swept away by is Lee Kyu Hyung, who recently  starred in the drama series Hi Bye, Mama as Cho Gang Hwa. 

But how exactly did Kyu Hyung start his career and cement his status in the entertainment industry? Let’s take a trip down memory lane and see how the veteran actor made it in showbiz. 


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Kyu Hyung was born in South Korea on November 29, 1983. He later on attended Kyung Hee University. 

But he then dropped out and transferred to Dongguk University and majored in Theater Studies, after watching the film Shiri and apparently getting inspired by the film’s lead actor Choi Min Sik. 

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Before venturing into television and films, Kyu Hyung came out in theatre productions such as The Purloined Book, Hedwig and the Angry Inch and Gentlemen’s Guide To Love and Murder. 

 


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He then starred in the series Guardian: The Lonely and Great God, Unkind Ladies and Doctor John. His notable films also include Face Reader, No Tears For The Dead and Castaway On The Moon.


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Due to his outstanding performances, the versatile artist was able to bag the Best Actor Award at the 2020 54th Baeksang Arts Awards, Best Male Supporting Actor at the 3rd Korean Musical Awards in the same year, and he also won the Excellence Award at the 12th Korea Drama Awards in 2019.


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Wanna see more of this talented, and not to mention, drop dead gorgeous hottie? Scroll down and read away!

 

CHECKERED ENSEMBLE

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Kyu Hyung exudes a boy-next-door vibe while donning an aqua checkered polo underneath a hip jacket. What a hunk!

 

HAPPY VIBES

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That smile is infectious! Kyu Hyung certainly seems happy to be where he is in this photo.


KOREAN POSE

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Kyu Hyung looks adorable in this, striking the Korean finger heart.

 

COOL IN BEIGE

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Not everyone can get away with beige. But of course, Kyu Hyung is able to do it effortlessly. 

 

WEARING GRAY

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Kyu Hyung is a darling in gray which complements the luminescence of his skin tone.

 

IN STRIPES

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It's a given at this point that Kyu Hyung slays in casual outfits. He looks great in stripes, doesn’t he?

 

ALL POLISHED

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Here he is all set for the red carpet with this one-of-a-kind tuxedo. Camera ready, indeed!

 

TO THE SIDE

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Even his side profile is giving us princely vibes because he is just so breathtaking!

 

SERIOUS LOOK

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Kyu Hyung looks like he’s deep in thought here. But he does it while looking dashing as always.