Joe Yun Lee aka Joseph Lee is a well-known Korean -American actor and fine artist. He amassed mass attention with his iconic role in the critically acclaimed thriller film ‘Searching ‘(2018). His character portrayal of Geum Sung Moo in the KBS production TV series ‘ The Miracle We Met’ is also remarkable.
Joseph Lee Biography:
Joseph Lee was born on December 29, 1987, in Phoenix, Arizona. Although there is no information available about his parents, siblings, or cousins, sources reveal that his parents are Korean immigrants. He was brought up in West Lafayette, Indiana.
He is now about 36 years old (age as of 2023). There is a dearth of information about the actor’s physical features.
Although there is no data available about his early education, reliable sources reveal that he studied Political Science at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. However, it is still not clear if he completed his degree or received any formal education or training in acting.
Joseph Lee Movies And TV Shows:
Joseph started to appear on stage while studying Political Science at Purdue University. In 2011 he shifted to Los Angeles to pursue his career in acting. The same year, he debuted in the film industry with the movie ‘Nerve ‘where he played the role of Eric-Line Cutter.
His other notable performances include his roles in TNT’s ‘Rizzoli & Isles’ ( as Eric Chen), ‘ ‘Vengeance Can Wait'( winner of the Hollywood Fringe Male Golden Performer Award), and many more. Moreover, his character portrayal of George Nakai in the 2023 Netflix series ‘ Beef’ helped him garner mass attention.
Here in this connection, it is worthy to be mentioned that Lee’s first breakthrough came in 2018 with the movie ‘Search ‘(originally titled Searching). In the movie, he played the role of David Kim’s brother Peter Kim. The film won the Audiences Award in the NEXT category at the 2018 festival.
Given below is the complete list of Joseph Lee’s movies and TV Shows:
- 2023 BEEF(10 episodes) as George Nakai
- 2021 Raspberryas the brother
- 2020 Star Trek: Picard(9 episodes) as Lieutenant Matthew Arliss Mura
- 2018 Searchingas Peter
- 2018 The Miracle We Met(18 episodes) as Geum Sung-moo
Apart from acting, Lee’s interest in fine art is keen. His works on canvas can be seen in exhibitions throughout the world. When he remains absent from shooting, he spends hours painting and showcasing his artwork. His paintings are mostly abstract portraits. According to Lee’s website, he claims that he uses his spirit as color, beauty as brush, and imagery as his companion.
Joseph Lee Wife:
Lee married Diana Ryu on September 18, 2020. There is no information available if the couple is blessed with children.
Lee is also seen endorsing commercials for McDonald’s, Target, and Lexus.