What’s Happening With…Philip Lee

Posted by Stephanie on November 14, 2017


Remember him? He the super hot b-lead who spoke perfect English in Secret Garden? He disappeared halfway through Faith, even though originally he was cast as a fairly substantial character? Then he was seemingly never heard from again? That guy? Well, reader CJ wanted to know…what’s happening with Phillip Lee!

Now this one, I think I know, or I think I heard a rumor of what actually happened, so I’ll be interested to see if I’m correct. Let’s hit the Wikipedia mobile! 

Actually, before we climb on into the WM, I can for sure tell you I know why he left Faith. (CJ knew this one too, do you?) During the filming he received a pretty serious eye injury and had to be written out so he could properly heal. Poor Philip Lee.

Something you might not know is the fact that Phillip Lee is Korean-American and was born in Virginia! His family owns a big company here in the states that deals with government contracts. Think big-big. So, because I’m a product of Kdrama, I’m gonna go with his wanting to be an actor went down really well. (Oh, how we have been tainted by the big bad kdrama mamas!)

He was actually nominated for a Best New Actor award for MBC, which really makes you realized how rigged these things are. Don’t get me wrong. He’s super hot. He had long hair, and a cute smile, he can act better than some idols, but any sort of best actor? Hmmm….

Mr Lee did a few dramas here and there, but then Faith happened, but Faith? That was five years ago. Five years in drama time, especially for someone who didn’t have to go to the military? And not a peep from them? That says to me a conscious decision not to act anymore. And considering just how smart he was with a masters in engineering from BU and the ability to speak three languages? I’m guessing he’s just moved on. Or moved back home. And by back home, I mean to the arms of his family’s company. As, despite as widespread and unforgetting the internet is? The last anyone has anything to say about Phillip Lee was the eye injury. Isn’t that weird? Yes. It’s weird. Agreed.

Wherever he is, I hope he’s doing well, happy, and still has that main of glory, because that was a beautiful, beautiful thing.



  • Reply Rebekah Roberts November 14, 2017 at 3:58 pm

    Wow… His life sounds like a drama. Perhaps, he fell in love with someone in Korea, but was forced to go home to America and lead the company… And she is waiting for him. She hasn’t heard anything from him in all these years, but one day he will show back up, and ask her to marry him… Out of freaking no where. 😉

    • Reply Liz C November 14, 2017 at 9:22 pm

      I like Rebekah’s thinking…

  • Reply Joana Marie March 7, 2018 at 5:00 pm

    I also miss Lee Philip and wondering what ahappen to him after the eye injury . I don’t see any update after that . I really want to see him again on TV and watch and cheer him even though with subtitles. He is the man who made me fell in love with second male lead in a love story, if you have watched the historical drama “The Legend”, he played the role of Cheoreo as the overlod of Gwanmi Fotress and the gurdian of Blue Wood Dragon, he loves Sujini whose in love with King Damdeok. In that moment I really want to hug hiim and tell him to be with someone else who could love him more . In the drama of “Secret Garden” , I’m so shocked that he was also a cast and again, a unrequited love was involved in his role. ‘Hey, why you’re always a second lead on the love story!” 🙁
    I loved it when L ee Philip speaks in English fluently in his shows and his modeling , he’s so freakin’ hot and handsome as always.
    He is cute in his school themed photos.

    I’m 10 years ols since I saw him on TV and I still miss him and searching for his program that he is featured and dramas and CF’s as well.
    Maybe he already take over his father’s company or really leave the entertainment industry, i hope he’s okay and happy .
    I wish he could update his fans like us of what’s happening on him this year or just a sneek peek of it . 🙂

  • Reply moriaelini November 1, 2018 at 2:18 am

    The word you were looking for was mane…if you were referring to his hair…

  • Reply maze November 4, 2019 at 1:32 pm

    Where are u Lee Phillip at 2019

  • Reply Blazer March 1, 2020 at 9:40 pm

    perhaps his eye injury was more serious than it appeared at the time it happened and he can no longer go back to acting – who knows? Maybe his calling is elsewhere or he was tasked to help out with running the family’s business – just like in korean dramas.

  • Reply Jae Chen May 23, 2020 at 12:36 am

    Proposed to fiancé January 2020. Her IG: pinksecret85


    • Reply Stephanie May 23, 2020 at 6:34 pm

      Awwww that’s adorable! I’m happy he’s doing well!

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