Lee Donghae Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Adekunle Olanrewaju Jason
Feb 08, 2024 By Adekunle Olanrewaju Jason
Originally Published on Oct 25, 2023
Donghae is a well-known personality from South Korea
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About Donghae

Lee Donghae is a famous South Korean singer, songwriter, actor, and model. He is a member of the boy bands Super Junior, Super Junior-M, Super Junior-D&E, and SM Entertainment. He has become well-known as a result of the band’s success in the Asian music scene. Born in Mokpo, South Korea, in 1986, Donghae, also known as Lee Donghae, is among the first four Korean artists to have their work included on Chinese stamps. He currently lives in Mokpo, South Korea.

Donghae won the SM Entertainment Youth Best Contest in 2001, making a name for himself. The Super Junior's horror documentary, surrounding Doughae and his ability to feel and see ghosts, gave him huge success enough to be in the SBS drama series 'It's Okay, Daddy's Girl', alongside other dramas like 'Skip Beat!', and more. Donghae joined SM Entertainment in 2001, where he was given dancing, acting, and singing classes. Subsequently, he was accepted into a five-person boy group named Smile.

Donghae's Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Donghae’s net worth?

Lee Donghae's net worth is $10 million as of 2023.

How much does Donghae earn per year?

Doughae's annual earnings are not available to the media.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Donghae?

Lee Donghae is 5 ft 9 in (175 cm) tall.

How old is Donghae?

Lee Donghae was born on October 15, 1986. He is 37 years old as of October 2023.

Childhood And Education

Lee Donghae was born in Mokpo, South Korea, in 1986. Donghae has an older brother named Lee Dong-Hwa. Donghae aspired to be a professional soccer player when he was younger, but his father wished him to be a vocalist, as his father was himself an aspiring singer. Lee Donghae studied performing arts at Myongji University, Seoul, South Korea.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Donghae’s partner?

Lee Donghae is single and not known to be dating anyone as of October 2023.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

Before his recognition, Donghae won the SM Entertainment Youth Best Contest in 2001. In 2004, Lee Donghae joined the 12-member boy band Super Junior 05. On November 6, 2005, Donghae made his debut as a participant in Super Junior 05. In early 2006, he made his acting debut in 'Mystery 6', a Super Junior's horror documentary. Donghae is the subject of the film, and he has the ability to sense and see ghosts.

In August 2006, Lee Donghae starred as a human who transforms into a cyborg in the Korean version of BoA's music video 'Key Of Heart'. In 2007, Donghae was featured in the high school mystery comedy movie 'Attack On The Pin-Up Boys'.

In April 2008, Super Junior-M, a Chinese subset of Super Junior, was created by Donghae and other members, including Ryeowook, Siwon, Hangeng, Henry, Kyuhyun, and Zhou Mi. Super Junior-M released their debut album 'Me', reaching number 10 on Korea's Monthly Table and number one on China's Music Chart.

The Super Junior's horror documentary gave him huge enough success to be in the SBS dramas 'It's Okay, Daddy's Girl' and 'Skip Beat!' in 2010. In 2011, Donghae co-starred with Siwon in 'Skip Beat!' along with Ivy Chen. Lee sang the theme song 'This Is Love', featuring his Super Junior-M team member Henry. Lee also sang the theme song for the Asia Song Festival in 2011 with Seohyun, titled 'Dreams Come True'.

On December 16, 2011, Lee Donghae and a fellow member, Eunhyuk, formed the Super Junior subgroup D&E. The group released its debut single in Japanese titled 'Oppa, Oppa' in April 2012. Donghae starred in the 2012 romantic comedy series 'Miss Panda And Mr. Hedgehog' where he played the character of Mr. Hedgehog.

Lee Donghae joined SM's new dance project group in December 2012, enhancing his dance skills for the live performance of Zedd's 'Spectrum' on December 29. Super Junior's seventh album, titled 'Mamacita', was released in August 2014. He took a break from singing in 2015 to enlist at the Nonsan Army Training Center.

Lee Donghae returned from his military service in July 2017 after serving for 21 months. Donghae and his fellow Super Junior band member Eunhyuk announced their duo group comeback in Japan. Starting in November 2017, they would release a song monthly, and sometime in 2018, they would release a full Japanese album containing all the released singles. Some of the songs released starting November 29, 2017, are 'Here We Are', 'You Don't Go', 'If You', 'Circus', and 'Lose It'.

Lee Donghae collaborated with Cadillac in December 2017 for a promotional single that he co-wrote titled 'Perfect'. In January 2018, Donghae and his fellow Super Junior members developed a new variety show called 'Super TV', where they re-created and tweaked various entertainment genres in their unique style. The first season of the variety show had 12 episodes. Donghae was given the nickname '0-Hae' because he seems not to have many variety skills.

Lee Donghae co-starred alongside South Korean actress Song Ha-yoon in the romantic comedy series 'Oh! Youngsim' in October 2022.

What awards has Donghae won?

Before Lee Donghae gained recognition, he won the SM Entertainment Youth Best Contest in 2001. Lee Donghae also won the Most Popular Korean Actor title at the 2013 Singapore E-Awards.

Other Interesting Donghae Facts And Trivia

  • Donghae had knee surgery when his discomfort became unbearable while he and his band were preparing for a music video.
  • As of October 2023, Lee Donghae has 7.1 million followers on Instagram, 602,000 followers on Facebook, 476,000 subscribers on YouTube, and 199,000 followers on Twitter.
  • Lee's genres in music include K-pop, soft rock, R&B, and synthpop.

Lee Donghae Birthday & Fun Facts Facts

Birth Name

Lee Dong-hae

Date of Birth



South Korean

Place of Birth




175 cm

Eye Color

Dark Brown


Singer, Actor, Composer, Model


Myongji University

Net Worth



Lee Dong-Hwa
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Written by Adekunle Olanrewaju Jason

Bachelor of Science specializing in Mass Communication.

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With over 3+ years of professional experience, Olanrewaju is a certified SEO Specialist and Content Writer. He holds a BSc in Mass Communication from the University of Lagos. Throughout his dynamic career, Olanrewaju has successfully taken on various roles with startups and established organizations. He has served as a Technical Writer, Blogger, SEO Specialist, Social Media Manager, and Digital Marketing Manager. Known for his hardworking nature and insightful approach, Olanrewaju is dedicated to continuous learning and improvement.
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