Ma Dong-seok - Biography

Last Modified: Nov 14, 2022

Ma Dong-seok
Nick Name: Don Lee
Profession: Actor
Best Known For: Eternals (film)
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: Under Review

Personal Details

Born on : March 1, 1971 (age 52)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Lee Dong-seok
Birth Place: South Korea
Horoscope: Pisces
Father's Name: N/A
Mother's Name: N/A
Siblings: N/A
University: Columbus State Community College
Ethnicity: Korean
Nationality: American, South Korean


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife's Name: Ye Jung-hwa

Body Measurements

Height: 1.78 meter (5 feet 10 inch)
Weight: 90 kg (198.42 lb)
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Shoe Size: N/A
Bicep Size: N/A
Chest Size: N/A
Waist Size: N/A

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Who is Ma Dong-seok?

Ma Dong-seok is an actor by profession and American, Korean by nationality. He is best known for his role in the 2016 South Korean film Train to Busan and in the 2021 Marvel Comics film Eternals.

Ma Dong-seok – Age, Parents, Siblings

Ma Dong-seok’s birth took place on March 1, 1971, in South Korea. His full name is Lee Dong-seok and his other name is Don Lee. Not much is known about his mother, father, or what his parents did for a living. Although not much has been shared about his early life, he has mentioned that he has a nephew, the son of his brother/sister.

He became an American citizen at 19 following his family’s emigration to the USA.

Ma Dong-seok holds his nephew (Image: Instagram- posted May 2017)

Education, Ethnicity

The educational history of Ma Dong-seok is not made clear. However, it is known that he attended the Columbus State Community College. His ethnicity is Korean. 

Ma Dong-seok – Girlfriend, Relationship

Ma Dong-seok started dating Ye Jung-hwa, a sports reporter and media personality, in 2016. His girlfriend is 17 years his junior. In October 2022, there were reports that he and Ye Jung-hwa had married in 2021 in a courthouse wedding. Also, the couple shared that they would have a bigger wedding ceremony after Covid-19 restrictions are lifted and their busy schedules are managed.

Ma Dong-seok – Career

Early Days

He was a trainer of MMA. 

Dong-seok began his career as an actor in 2005. His first roles were in the films Heaven's Soldiers (2005), The Moonlight of Seoul (2008), Take Off (2009), Midnight FM (2010), The Unjust (2010), etc. He also has appearances in the episode(s) of the TV series H.I.T (2007), Robber (2008), Swallow the Sun (2009), and Dr. Champ (2010), to name a few.

Films, Series

Other films in which Ma Dong-seok has starred include Perfect Game (2011), Dancing Queen (2012), The Neighbor (2012), Rockin' on Heaven's Door (2013), Marriage Blue (2013), The Royal Tailor (2014), Deep Trap (2015). Finally, in 2016, his role of Sang-hwa in the film Train to Busan is considered his breakthrough role. His following film roles were in the films The Outlaws (2017), Along with the Gods: The Last 49 Days (2018), Ashfall (2019), and the Marvel Comic film Eternals (2021). 

Ma Dong-seok’s other TV series appearances are in  Me Too, Flower! (2011), Bad Guys (2014), Sense8 (2015), Squad 38 (2016), etc. Overall he has starred in 55 films and 11 TV series.

Ma Dong-seok in Train To Busan (Image: The Playlist)


On the set of Eternals, Ma Dong-seok has worked alongside Lauren Ridloff, Lia McHugh, and Haaz Sleiman.

Ma Dong-seok – Awards, Nominations

Ma Dong-seok has won Baeksang Arts Awards (2013), and Golden Egg Awards (2018), and earned nominations for Blue Dragon Film Awards (2012), Blue Dragon Film Awards (2016), Chunsa Film Art Awards (2017), Baeksang Arts Awards (2018), etc.

Ma Dong-seok – Net Worth, Salary

The net worth and annual salary of Dong-seok are not known.

Ma Dong-seok – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

Ma Dong-seok is active on Instagram and Twitter but seems to be absent from Facebook.

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