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Acting Career

Lee Dong Wook managed to gain recognition in 2005 after appearing in SBS' My Girl; the romantic comedy series was highly successful, not only in Korea, but across Asia. He would later achieve more success and recognition for his performances in other television series, such as Bittersweet Life and Partner. In 2011, he starred in the SBS' melodrama Scent of a Woman alongside co-star Kim Sun Ah. The drama series was a success with viewers, and critics praised his performance and chemistry with actress Kim Sun Ah.

Lee Dong Wook would start to appear in a varied choice of television series genres, the sports rom-com Wild Romance (2012), the historical mystery thriller Heaven's Will: The Fugitive of Joseon (2013), and the revenge melodrama Hotel King (2014), in which he reunited with My Girl's co-star Lee Da Hae. All the three dramas were successful with audiences and critics.

In 2014, he starred in the lead role in KBS2 romantic fantasy melodrama Iron Man. A year later, in 2015 he starred in tvN's Bubblegum. Both television shows had lackluster ratings, but were praised by critics.

He experienced a career resurgence after starring alongside co-stars Gong Yoo, Kim Go Eun, and Yoo In Na in Kim Eun Sook's fantasy romance drama Goblin. The drama was a huge success and a cultural phenomenon in South Korea, as well as several other Asian countries.

In 2018, he starred in the lead role in JTBC's Life, a medical drama that was popular with audiences and critics and internationally distributed by Netflix.

He is currently set to appear alongside Goblin's co-star Yoo In Na in the romantic comedy-drama Touch Your Heart; the television series will air in January 2019.