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Lee Young Ae is a South Korean actress, born in 1971 in Seoul, who has risen from being a television commercial model, to the star of the series Dae Jang Geum, a leading figure of the Korean Wave, and one of the few stars with a truly global reputation. First known as "Oxygen Lady" around 1991, Lee Young Ae's fame was built on her many various appearances in movies and on television dramas through the 1990s and 2000s. Her star rose dramatically in 2005, when she starred as a female physician in the historical drama of the Korean royal court, Dae Jang Geum. Showings of this series in Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, China, the U.S., and even Iran and Zimbabwe brought the actress international acclaim. This gave her a unique opportunity to serve as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, to visit hospitals and schools around the world, and to try to improve conditions for the very poor. In addition, all the proceeds from her 2001 book "A Most Special Love" were donated to charity.
Jewel in the Palace (Dae Jang Geum) 2003 (Korean Dramas)
Romance 2002 (Korean Dramas)
Firework 2000 (Korean Dramas)
JSA-Joint Security Area 2000 as Maj. Sophie E. Jean (Movies)
Invitation 1999 (Korean Dramas)
Medical Brothers 1997 (Korean Dramas)
Actors Kim Soo-hyun, Jang Dong-gun and Lee Young-ae will also participate. "We expect to make W15 billion (US$1=W1,015) from opening ceremony ticket sales, W10 billion from closing ceremony ticket sales and another W10 billion from game ticket sales ...
... "My Love from the Star" ― will perform. Besides Kim, a number of top "hallyu," or Korean wave, stars will take part in the opening ceremony, such as K-pop boy groups EXO, Big Bang, JYJ and CNBLUE, along with rapper Psy and actress Lee Young-ae.