Top South Korean movie star Lee Byung-Hun, one of the best known faces of the “Korean Wave” of popular culture, will marry actress Lee Min-Jung in August, his agent said.
The 42-year-old, who starred in last year’s blockbuster costume drama “Masquerade”, will tie the knot with longtime girlfriend Lee, 31, in Seoul on August 10, his agent said in a statement.
Lee Byung-Hun is well known as the star of a number of hugely-popular television dramas, including the spy series “Iris”, as well as for his films.
His role as a swashbuckling gambler in the pan-Asian hit series “All In” has earned him a particularly devoted following in Japan.
As well as “Masquerade,” which swept last year’s national film awards, Lee starred in the 2000 hit “Joint Security Area” and this year he reprised his role as the villainous ninja Storm Shadow in the Hollywood action blockbuster “G.I. Joe: Retaliation”.
He also features in the Hollywood action comedy “Red 2” that stars Bruce Willis and will be released later this year.
Lee Min-Jung became a household name for her supporting role in the mega-hit high school TV drama series “Boys Over Flowers”.