Ki Hong Lee

Ki Hong Lee, At just 6 years old, Ki Hong Lee's parents made the move from Seoul to Auckland, New Zealand. Two years later, the Lee family relocated permanently to Los Angeles, California, where they opened a Korean restaurant in Little Tokyo called "Tofu Village." During middle school, the young Korean-American began his acting journey through theater performances. Although Ki Hong Lee was academically focused and initially chose to pursue sports like basketball and tennis instead of theater classes, he balanced these activities with his job as a waiter at the family restaurant.
After graduating with a degree in psychology from the University of California, Berkeley, Ki Hong Lee decided to follow his passion for acting by enrolling in acting classes. Despite numerous unsuccessful auditions, he received unwavering support from his parents. In 2010, his efforts paid off when he secured roles as a waiter in Season 2 of Modern Family and as a student in The Secret Life of the American Teenager, which starred the rising Hollywood talent Shailene Woodley. Lee continued to build his career with roles on television, including a part in New Girl in 2011 and as Paul in the first season of The Nine Lives of Chloe King, a series that was quickly canceled.
Despite these setbacks, Ki Hong Lee remained determined and joined the cast of The Client List, a controversial series led by Jennifer Love Hewitt. Unfortunately, the series was canceled after just two seasons. Lee continued to appear in various short films before returning to television with roles as David Lin in Blue Bloods and Chris Hoffman in NCIS: Special Investigations in 2013.
With his extensive television experience, Ki Hong Lee eventually realized his dream by landing the role of Minho, the runner, in The Maze Runner, alongside Dylan O'Brien, the film’s lead hero.