Lee Min-ho (Hangul: 이민호; Hanja: 李敏鎬) is a South Korean actor. Lee Min-Ho was born June 22, 1987 in Heukseok-dong, Dongjak-gu, Seoul, South Korea. His family consists of his mother, father, and one older sister. As a young child, Lee Min-Ho hoped to become a football (soccer) player, but an injury in the 5th grade of elementary school ended those dreams. His breakthrough came in 2009 with the lead role of Gu Jun-pyo in Boys Over Flowers. The television series became immensely popular and regularly received ratings of over 30% in South Korea.