South Korean singer and actor best known as a member of the South Korean boy group SHINee. In 2016, he appeared in the popular television drama Descendants of the Sun.
He was discovered at the 2006 S.M. Academy Casting and joined SHINee in 2008.
He has also worked as an MC on the television programs, KBS's Yahaengsung and MBC's Show! Music Core.
His family comes from Gwangmyeong, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea.