Lee Donghae 이동해 is the lead dancer of Super Junior. His name, Donghae 동해, means “East Sea.”
Donghae was born on Wednesday, October 15, 1986, in Mokpo, Jeolla-nam.
Like fellow members Eunhyuk and Siwon, he was born in the Chinese Year of the Tiger. He and Shindong are both Libras. He’s 176 cm or 5'9½" tall, the same height as Eunhyuk. Donghae, Leeteuk, Sungmin, and Kyuhyun’s blood type is A.
He and Sungmin studied at Myongji University. The two of them and Siwon all speak English. Donghae, Leeteuk, Heechul, Yesung, Kangin, Shindong, Sungmin, Eunhyuk, and Kyuhyun speak Japanese. All of the members can speak some Mandarin. Donghae’s older brother’s name is Donghwa.
He’s a member of the sub-units Super Junior-M and D&E. He plays the keyboard, piano, and guitar. Donghae initially wanted to become a professional soccer player but always loved dancing. He was inspired to pursue a singing career after seeing BoA, who’s the same age. In 7th grade, Donghae asked his father if he could audition. His father said, “Yes,” while slipping some money into his hand. In 2001, Donghae won first place for Best Outward Appearance (along with Sungmin) in SM’s Youth Best Contest. After passing the audition, Donghae had to move to Seoul and leave his family behind in Mokpo. He always wears a silver bracelet on his wrist. His mother gave it to him, so he never takes it off. When Super Junior received their initial first place award, he said, “Father, I hope you’re healthy.”
Along with Siwon, Ryeowook, and Kyuhyun, Donghae was one of the first Korean musicians to appear on a Chinese postage stamp. He made his acting debut in a 2006 horror movie, Mystery 6. He was also in the drama “Ms. Panda and Mr. Hedgehog.”
He comes from the same hometown as DBSK’s Yunho. He cares a lot for Henry because when Henry first joined SM, he didn’t have any friends, just like Donghae.
He used to share a room in the dorm with Eunhyuk. They lived next to a shopping mall. Eunhyuk secretly snuck out to go shopping by himself, and Donghae complained about wanting to go along. Eunhyuk said that going out with Donghae attracted too much attention.
He loves kids and puppies. He’s afraid of ghosts. For fun, he works out and buys books. His favorite food is hot pot.
On his birthday, October 15, 2015, Donghae enlisted as a conscripted policeman through the Nonsan Army Training Center in Chungnam.