Lee Won-jong plays Moscow in KBS 2TV’s Money Heist, but he hasn’t been an active actor since 2012. With only minor appearances in drama, variety shows, and movies since then, many fans are curious as to why Lee hasn’t appeared much on TV as of late. Here’s why Lee Won-jong was casted as Moscow and what makes him stand out among the other actors who auditioned for the role. Money Heist Korea: Meet Lee Won-jong the actor who plays Moscow

Key facts about Lee Won-jong

Born September 4, 1971 (age 44) in Seoul, South Korea. Started out his career as a model at age 20; has been an actor for 15 years. Went to Dongguk University in Seoul and received a BA in Mass Communication and Psychology. Has acted on stage multiple times; most recently appeared in 2014’s Cyrano de Bergerac. Has written two books (one of which was named No. 10 bestseller by JoongAng Ilbo): 2013’s ‘Manlike – How to meet God’ and 2016’s ‘I Choose Moscow’. For his recent Money Heist role he had to keep up a grueling schedule for three months straight—16 hours a day for four days a week—to learn Russian lines.

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Profile of the actor

The South Korean production of Money Heist is one of 2017’s most talked about series in Asia. It’s a remake of La Casa de Papel which was first released in Spain and has been a success in other parts of Europe.

Money Heist Korea: Meet Lee Won-jong the actor who plays Moscow
Money Heist Korea: Meet Lee Won-jong the actor who plays Moscow

Following its debut in July, Money Heist was credited with reviving KBS 2TV’s viewership numbers and became one of South Korea’s most watched dramas. The lead role is portrayed by award-winning actor Lee Won-jong.

Early acting career

Early in his career, he was a semi-professional tennis player. He was good enough to make it to number two on the national tennis ranking system. After an injury that required surgery and two years of recovery, he switched careers and became an actor. Within a few years, he became one of South Korea’s most prominent actors. In 2008 he appeared in TV dramas Ocean Stars (2008) and Surgeon Bong Dal Hee (2009).


As of 2016, Lee’s net worth is estimated to be around $3 million USD. He currently resides in a 930 square foot apartment that he purchased in 2005 for $143,000. Other than his apartment and two cars that were given to him by Samsung (one of which was totaled in a car accident) there aren’t any reports of other assets. It is also rumored that he has some real estate investments but they haven’t been confirmed as they are held under someone else’s name.

Money Heist Korea: Meet Lee Won-jong the actor who plays Moscow
Money Heist Korea: Meet Lee Won-jong the actor who plays Moscow

Appearances on TV shows

South Korean Actor and Fitspo Ambassador – A while back, I came across an epic Korean television show called The K2. It stars Ha Jung-woo as Choi Kang-chil (aka The King) and Cha Seung-won as Jang Tae-suk. My very first impression was that Cha Seung-won is absolutely stunningly gorgeous. He has a jawline for days and killer bone structure. When I saw him in another drama called Jackpot last year, I got super pumped because he starred alongside Moon Chae-won (Goodbye Mr.

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Net worth and properties

According to @koreadailymoney and @robbiejaeger money heist korea Actor Lee Won-jong has a Net worth of $12.8 Million. He bought his first property in 2014 for $1.75 million and according to one news report he is also planning to buy an additional property in 2016 for 1.89 million.

How old is Lee Jongwon?

Lee Jongwon was born on June 29, 1979 in Seoul. The South Korean actor is best known for his role as Moscow in Money Heist Korea. He’s currently in his late 30s or early 40s and has an estimated net worth of $1 million dollars.

Who is Won Jong Jin?

Won Jong Jin is a South Korean actor. He is best known for his supporting roles in films such as Cold Eyes (2013), Ode to My Father (2014), and The Priests (2015). He began his career in theater and made his television debut with a role in 2011’s All About Eve. His feature film debut came two years later with The Yellow Sea, followed by more supporting roles in films like Ode to My Father and The Priests. He recently finished shooting his first leading role opposite Yoo Hae Jin in crime thriller Money Heist.

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Is Lee Do Hyun Chinese?

Lee Do Hyun is a South Korean actor. He graduated from Sejong University in Seoul. Before his acting career began, he tried out for musicals and studied musical composition at university. A trained musician with a background in musical composition certainly gives him an advantage over his fellow actors when it comes to playing Moscow.

Is Lee Jong Suk full Korean?

No. He was born in Seoul but moved to Daejeon with his family when he was one year old. There he lived for six years before moving back to Seoul at age 7. His father is Korean and his mother is Japanese.

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