Lee Young Ae 이영애

Lee Young Ae

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Last Name:
Lee
First Name:
Young Ae
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Ethnic Name:
이영애
Ethnicity:
Korean
Date of Birth:
January 31, 1971
Place of Birth:
South Korea
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Actress
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Biography

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.


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Filmography

Jewel in the Palace (Dae Jang Geum) 2003 (Korean Dramas)

Romance 2002 (Korean Dramas)

JSA-Joint Security Area 2000 as Maj. Sophie E. Jean (Movies)

Firework 2000 (Korean Dramas)

Invitation 1999 (Korean Dramas)

Medical Brothers 1997 (Korean Dramas)



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Lee Min Ho, Jun Ji Hyun and Kim Soo Hyun are Top Hallyu Stars in Taiwan
KDramaStars - Oct 4, 2014

For actresses, actress Jun Ji Hyun ranked top with 48.8%. Actress Song Hye Kyo was second in place with 8.8%, and Girls' Generation ranked third with 8% of the votes. Actresses Ha Ji Won, Lee Young Ae and Song Ji Hyo of the Running Man also ranked ...


PyeongChang may learn big lesson from Incheon
Korea Times - Oct 5, 2014

For example, opening and closing ceremony director Jang Jin said that it hadn't been his decision to designate hallyu megastar Lee Young-ae as the final torch bearer, which drew criticism as many found it inappropriate for an actress to fill a role ...


Towels can't clean up Incheon mess
Korea JoongAng Daily - Oct 1, 2014

Actress Lee Young-ae was chosen to light the torch, which went out in a day and had to be reignited. The Munhak Stadium area where baseball and soccer games were held suffered from traffic jams on Sunday. The organizing committee failed to stagger the ...


Gangnam-style opening for Incheon Asian Games
Times of India - Sep 20, 2014

Highlighting the importance of the youth in the Asiad, the Games flame was lit by two children together with celebrated Korean actress Lee Young-ae, famous for her role in Korean classic - Dae Jang Geum. As the night sky above the sparkling new stadium ...


Asiad Organizers Try to Defuse Controversy
The Chosun Ilbo - Oct 2, 2014

The organizing committee of the 2014 Asian Games on Wednesday defended itself amid controversy over its management of the quadrennial sporting event, including the choice of acting star Lee Young-ae as the final torch bearer for the opening ceremony.


South Korean stars light up Asiad Opening Ceremony
Shanghai Daily (subscription) - Sep 19, 2014

Lee Young-ae, the South Korean actress known for volunteering, was unveiled to be the last torchbearer and lighted the cauldron with two children. After the lighting of the flame, 16 more minutes of other K-pop performances were held. JYJ sang the ...


Asiad flame extinguished for 12min due to technical failure
GlobalPost - Sep 21, 2014

The flame, with a complicated structure inside the cauldron, was lit by South Korean actress Lee Young-Ae at the end of the Asian Games' opening ceremony on Friday, showing a spectacular scene of merging water and fire by mixing liquefied gas in the ...


Asian Games: Day 14 of competition
Insidethegames.biz (blog) - Oct 3, 2014

If you cast your minds back to our Opening Ceremony live blog (Scroll down here to 21:42-21:49) our editor Duncan Mackay was rather bemused by the fact actress Lee Young Ae did what appeared to be a "Mobot", the celebration made famous by double ...


The Recipe For Celebrity Skin Is Of Course, Moisture
Yahoo Philippines News - Sep 26, 2014

Lee Young Ae is known to drink more than 10 glasses of water everyday. When calculated, she is drinking more than 2L of water daily. When drinking water, the toxins in the body are flushed out by the promotion of diuresis, helping with the skin as well.


Psy's 'Gangnam Style' kickstarts Asian Games 2014 at Incheon
India Today - Sep 25, 2014

While Psy's performance was undoubtedly the centrepiece of the evening, well-known South Korean actress Lee Young-Ae lit the Games cauldron. Usually, it is big-name athletes who are given this honour but the organisers gave the responsibility to Lee, ...


(Asiad) Directors of ceremonies shoot down criticism
GlobalPost - Sep 30, 2014

Actress Lee Young-ae had the honor of lighting the Asian Games cauldron, a symbolic act that signals the start of the competition often reserved for athletes. Jang bristled at the notion that the opening ceremony was essentially a celebration of the ...


Asian Games: 'K-pop' under fire
AsiaOne - Oct 2, 2014

The directors came under fire for K-Pop stars like Psy, of Gangnam Style fame, stealing the limelight at the Asiad Main Stadium, and also for casting Lee Young Ae (right), an actress, as the final torchbearer, a role usually reserved for sporting icons ...


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