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Donghae (Super Junior) Profile, Bio, & Facts

Donghae

Donghae (동해) is a South Korean singer-songwriter, actor, and composer under ODE Entertainment. He is a member of the boy group Super Junior and its sub-units Super Junior-M and Super Junior-D&E. He debuted solo on February 23, 2020, with the single “Harmony”.

Donghae (Super Junior) Profile

Stage NameDonghae (동해)
Birth NameLee Dong Hae (이동해)
English NameAiden Lee
OccupationSinger-songwriter, Actor, Composer
BirthdayOctober 15, 1986
Active Years2005–present
Age37 (in 2024)
Zodiac SignLibra
Height174 cm (5’8.5″)
Weight60 kg (132 lbs)
NationalityKorean
Blood TypeA
MBTIENFJ

Donghae (Super Junior) Facts:

Early Life

– Donghae was born in Mokpo, Jeollanam, South Korea.
He transferred from Mokpoiro Elementary School and graduated from Mokpo Yeondong Elementary School.
He went to Mokpo Deokin Middle School and Seoul Digitech High School.
– He auditioned for SM when he was in 7th grade.
– His first singing gig was at a school festival in middle school.

Personal Life

– He is skilled in playing the keyboard, guitar, and piano.
– His fandom name is ELFish.
– His family consists of his mother and older brother Lee Dong-hwa.
– According to Shindong, Donghae is the most passionate member in Super Junior. (Anan Magazine Interview)
– He and Yunho of TVXQ grew up in the same town.
– His name means ‘east sea.’
– He runs a cafe in Seoul with his family called “Haru & One Day”.
– He graduated from Myongji University and later completed his master’s from Cheongwoon University Graduate School of Industrial Technology Management (Broadcast Musicology).

– His secret to looking younger is not smoking and drinking. (72초TV)
– A little time after his debut he went to the “Love Letter Show” where Hodong didn’t look at him throughout the show, after that he decided not to go on talk shows.  (Knowing Bros)
– He is very close with NCT’s Jeno and is considered his “father”.
– He took care of Henry when he first joined SM, as he didn’t have many friends, similar to his experience when he first came to SM.
– When he was young, on Valentine’s Day, he used to give chocolates to his friends and the last chocolate would be for the person he liked, after which kids would tease them saying “Donghae likes you” which always made him embarrassed. (Smart Magazine 2018)
– The three most important things for him are work, marriage, and traveling. (72초TV)
– He can speak English, Chinese, Japanese, and Korean. (72초TV)
Eunhyuk’s first impression of him was that he looked like a cute and innocent friend.  (BuzzFeed Celeb)
– As a trainee, he had to move to Seoul, leaving his family behind in Mokpo.
– Eunhyuk would sneak out at night to go shopping by himself, as Donghae attracted too much attention.
– Since the covid-19 pandemic, he has been obsessed with Michael Jordan after watching his documentary “The Last Dance”.
– The fans call him “Everyone Boyfriend”. (Smart)
– He is very close to Sehun of EXO and Minho of SHINee.
– He dreamed of becoming a football player but his dad wanted him to become a singer since his dad had given up his dream of being one.
– His religion is Protestantism.
– He would rather have ugly hair forever than ugly outfits because he wants to learn more about fashion.  (Buzzfeed Celeb)
– His dad asked Leeteuk to take care of him before he passed away.
– He is passionate about working out.
– His hobbies include making music, listening to music, photography, riding his motorcycle, walking, and hanging out with his friends. (SINGLES KOREA)
– He often touches Eunhyuk’s arms because he finds them very soft.
– He loved his dad a lot and revealed his dad always encouraged him to pursue his dream as a singer. Unfortunately, his dad passed away shortly after his debut.
– According to Kyuhyun, he has been the hottest member of SJ. (MBC WORLD)
– He sometimes writes handwritten letters to his loved ones and also to his fans. (CeCi KOREA)
– His childhood role model was the American vocal boy band NSYNC.
– He wants to have a time-traveling superpower. (VOGUE Taiwan)
– His way of overcoming depression is to exercise and have the mindset that ‘people are all going to die anyway.’ (Q&A EP. 06)
– Donghae’s ideal type is girl with a nice forehead that he can kiss when he sees it. Also, a girl with silky hair, who can make seaweed soup for him, has big eyes, a motherly disposition, and is elegant.

Career

– Donghae is the lead vocalist, lead dancer, and sub-rapper in Super Junior.
– During his trainee days, he was part of the project group “Smile.”
– He appeared in BoA‘s music video for “Key of Heart.”
– In 2001, he won first place in SM’s Youth Best Contest for Best Outward Appearance, along with Sungmin, and became a trainee at SM Entertainment.
– He has acted in several dramas, including “It’s Okay, Daddy’s Girl” and “Skip Beat!”
– On October 15th, 2015 (his birthday), he enlisted as a conscripted policeman and was discharged on July 14th, 2017.
– He is also a member of SM The Performance.
– He is under Label SJ, a subsidiary of SM Entertainment formed by SJ.
– On July 14, 2023, he along with Eunhyuk and Kyuhyun decided not to renew their contracts with SM Entertainment but they would still remain as a part of the group.
– On September 1, 2023, he and Eunhyuk established their agency ODE Entertainment.
He has the most self-composed songs in the group.

Likes & Dislikes

– His favorite color is blue. (VOGUE Taiwan)
– He likes the sea over the mountains and prefers the East Sea over the South Sea.
– His favorite sports include soccer, basketball, and golf. (1stLook)
– He likes to work out and go on walks near his house during his free time. (BuzzFeed Celeb)
– His favorite gift by Eunhyuk is night lights. (VOGUE Taiwan)
– He prefers spring over autumn.
– His go-to karaoke song is “Danger” by D&E. (72초TV)
– He loves photography a lot.

Food Preferences

– He likes eating tangsuyuk over kkanpunggi.
– His favorite carbonated drink is Sprite.
– He prefers duck soup over smoked duck. (72초TV)
– He would rather drink a latte over Americano.
– His favorite pizza topping is sliced black olives.
– He can eat ramen for the rest of his life. (BuzzFeed Celeb)
– He doesn’t like the taste of alcohol. (72초TV)
– He loves to eat avocados and tacos.
– He likes to eat Sashimi. (MY LITTLE OLD BOY)

Personality & Habits

– He sometimes impulsively buys things. (1stLook)
– Eunhyuk said Donghae starts opening up about his feelings and life once he gets comfortable with someone. (Pistachio Green)
– He always reads the bible after going home every day.
– According to Siwon,  Donghae is a romanticist. (Billboard)
– He searches his name on the internet less than 10 times a day. (72초TV)
– He dislikes eating alone.
Ryeowook would describe him in one word as “tears” because he is very honest in expressing his emotions. (StarHub)

Awards

– He won the “Most Popular Korean Actor” award at the Singapore e-Awards 2013 in 2023.

SOCIAL MEDIA HANDLES
Instagram: leedonghae
Youtube: 이동해 Super Junior Donghae LEE
Twitter: donghae861015
TikTok: @donghaelee1015
Weibo: Donghai1015

Streaming Platform Links
Genie | Spotify | Bugs | Melon | Apple Music | Deezer

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