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Posted : 2013-08-30 15:49
Updated : 2013-08-30 15:49

Actor Lee Sang-yoon finally graduates from SNU

Lee Sang-yoon
By Kwon Ji-youn

Actor Lee Sang-yoon finally graduated from Seoul National University (SNU) on Thursday. It has been 13 years since he first set foot on the university's Gwanak campus.

Lee attended the the graduation ceremony where he received his diploma along with the rest of the class of 2013.

"I feel like a huge burden has been lifted," he said in a recent interview. "Most graduates feel bittersweet about graduating college, but for me, it's just sweet."

Lee entered SNU as a freshman in 2000 as a physics major. But his acting career and mandatory military service caused him to take several years of leave from school.

Lee is currently shooting an MBC TV series, "Goddess of Fire," with actress Moon Geun-young. He took time out of his busy schedule to take part in the graduation ceremony.

He debuted in 2005 in a Hite Beer commercial, and since then, has starred in many TV series, including "Life is Beautiful," "The Duo," and "My Daughter Seo-young."

In 2010, he won Best New Actor at the MBC Drama Awards for "Home Sweet Home."

Lee attracted attention from fans when he announced in 2010 that he was dating actress Nam Sang-mi. They met while shooting "Life is Beautiful." The couple broke up in December 2012.

Fans present at the graduation ceremony claim to have seen him thoroughly enjoy his graduation, taking plenty of photos with family and friends.

His graduation is all the more meaningful because SNU is considered the most prestigious university in Korea. SNU is a national research university founded in 1946.

Other SNU graduates include actor Lee Soon-jae, actress Kim Tae-hee and singer Jang Gi-ha.

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