Ki Hong Lee is Featured in GQ Korea
Hyo Kyung Kim, Jan. 6, 2016, 6:47 p.m.
Actor Ki Hong Lee is the latest star to pose for GQ Korea. Ki Hong Lee is a Korean-American actor. He is best known for playing the role of Minho in The Maze Runner and Dong Nguyen in the Netflix series Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.
He said, "Korean movies are so wonderful. It's enough to be a wonder. If I started acting in Korea when I was young, I think there would have been an opportunity to play the child counterpart to a famous actor. That's unfortunate [that I wasn't able to do that]."
He added, "If I did start acting in Korea when I was young, for example, I could have acted with the sunbae Song Kang Ho whom I respect, and could have learned a lot working beside him."
Lee was born in Seoul, South Korea, on September 30, 1986. When he was six years old, his parents moved the family to Auckland, New Zealand. When he was eight, his family moved to Los Angeles, California.
Lee studied psychology at University of California, Berkeley from 2004 to 2008. While at college, Lee was part of a college chapter of Liberty in North Korea (LiNK) and interned at their headquarters. After college, he worked at his parents' restaurant in Little Tokyo while pursuing acting.
Lee began acting in middle school, performing in church skits, and grew to love the stage and maintains a passion for theater. Lee says he was inspired to further pursue acting when he saw Aaron Yoo acting in the film Disturbia while at college