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Sungmin (Super Junior) Profile, Bio, & Facts

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Sungmin (성민) is a South Korean singer, actor, radio DJ, and a member of the boy group Super Junior under SM Entertainment. He is also a member of the subunits Super Junior -T, Super Junior -M, and Super Junior-Happy. He made his solo debut on November 22, 2019, with the mini album “Orgel”.

Sungmin (Super Junior) Profile

Stage NameSungmin (성민)
Birth NameLee Sung Min (이성민)
English NameVincent Lee
OccupationSinger-songwriter, Actor, Radio DJ
BirthdayJanuary 1, 1986
Active Years2005–present
Age38 (in 2024)
Zodiac SignCapricorn
Height171 cm (5’7″)
Weight57 kg (125 lbs)
NationalityKorean
Blood TypeA
MBTIINFJ

Sungmin (Super Junior) Facts:

Early Life

– Sungmin was born in Ilsan, Goyang, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea.
He transferred from Ilsan Elementary School and graduated from Juyeop Elementary School.
He went to Hansu Middle School and Yeongdeungpo High School.

Personal Life

– His religion is Protestantism.
– His fandom name is “VitaMIN.”
– He dropped out of Seoul Institute of the Arts (Broadcasting Entertainment Department) and later completed his bachelor’s from Myongji University (Film Musical Studies) where all his professors were musical actors.
– He graduated with a master’s degree in Flim Musical Studies from Myongji University Graduate School.

– In middle school, he met many dancers who helped him learn about dance. Then he watched H.O.T.’s performances and developed the desire to go on stage to sing and dance in front of a big crowd. (arirang)
– During training, his closest friends were Xiah Junsu (TVXQ/JYJ) and Eunhyuk.
– His roommate was Kyuhyun.
– His family includes his wife, Kim Sa-Eun, brother Lee Sungjin, father Lee Chun-hwa, and mother Kang Sun-ah.
– He taught Sunny (SNSD) how to play the guitar.
– His father, Lee Chun-hwa, is the CEO of SendBill and Network Mania.
– When he thinks of Brazil, the flag is the first thing that comes to his mind along with people dancing happily.
– On September 24, 2014, he confirmed his relationship with actress Kim Sa Eun.
– He got married to musical actress Kim Sa Eun on December 13, 2014, in a private ceremony.
– He has a few tattoos.
– He hates wasting electricity and used to turn off all the electric devices that were left on when he was living with the members in their dorm. (Anan Interview)
– He is the type of person who always has a dream. If a dream comes true, he gains another. (arirang)
– Sungmin’s ideal type is girls shorter than him, cute, acts cute a lot, nice, sings well, or likes music.
– His parents were very interested in musicals and he would go to performances with them when he was young.
– He finds it hard to keep in touch with his friends. (arirang)
– He is athletic in nature so he learns to do martial arts scenes for musicals faster than other people.
– He is known as a perfectionist and if something is not perfect, he can not stand it.
– There was a rumour that Sungmin’s parents were millionaires which he denied was true in an interview. (Kpop Starz)

Career

– Sungmin is the lead vocalist, lead dancer, and visual in Super Junior.
– In 2001, he entered the SM Youth Best Contest, winning first place for the Outward Best Appearance award with Donghae.
– He debuted as an actor in 2005, playing young Kang Dong-shin in the MBC drama “Sisters of the Sea.”
– On March 29, 2012, he released his first digital solo single “Oh Wa,” the ending song for the KBS sitcom “We Need a Fairy.”
– In 2012, he and Ryeowook worked as an DJ for Super Junior’s Kiss the Radio because Leeteuk and Eunhyuk had quit the show due to buys schedules.
– He participated in the musical “Hong Gil Dong” with Yesung in 2010.
– He started mandatory military service on March 31, 2015, and was discharged on December 30, 2016.
– On January 1, 2018, he started his own YouTube channel under the SM label, taking on the name Liu by February 2018, naming his channel Liu Studio.

Controversy

– On July 6, 2017, it was announced he wouldn’t be participating in SJ promotions due to opposition from Korean ELFs.
– His fans had declared a boycott against him due to his lack of communication and alleged disrespectful attitude to fans.
– He dropped out of the group’s promotional activities for their new album so as to not harm the group. (The Korea Herald) 

Likes & Dislikes

– His favorite drink is soda Chilsung.
– He likes to play the piano in his spare time.
– He loves the Japanese movie “Udon” because of the simple theme used in the movie. (Anan Interview)
– His favorite color is pink.
– He loves to participate in musicals.
– He likes eating ramen.

Abilities

– He can speak Korean, Chinese, and English.
– His specialties are Chinese martial arts, playing instruments and acting.
– He can play many musical instruments including guitar, bass, piano, saxophone and ukelele.

Major Works

– His popular songs include “Day Dream”, “Orgel”, “Zzz..” and “Love Sick”.

Website:
sungmin.smtown.com

SOCIAL MEDIA HANDLES
Instagram: _liustudio_
Youtube: 리우 LIUstudio
Twitter: LIU_Sungmin
TikTok:  _liustudio_ | shan_liu
Weibo: _LIUstudio_

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

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