Lee Young Ae 이영애

Lee Young Ae


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Young Ae
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January 31, 1971
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South Korea
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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.

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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 Young Ae Saves The Life Of A Taiwanese Baby
KDramaStars - Jul 1, 2014

The parents did not have the money to pay for the surgeries but it is not known how Lee Young Ae became involved. She donated to a private fundraising event that was set up by Korea's Taiwanese community to pay for the surgery. The actress tried to ...

Pay it forward, Lee Young-ae tells Taiwanese couple she helped
WantChinaTimes - Jul 17, 2014

A Taiwanese couple who received a generous sum of money from South Korean actress Lee Young-ae to pay for their newborn's medical bills said Wednesday they would follow her wishes to "keep the love" in Taiwan by helping others in need.

'Jewel in the Palace' Star, Lee Young-Ae Meets Taiwanese Mother She Rescued ...
Chinatopix - Jul 15, 2014

Hearing the plight of the Taiwanese mom and her newborn baby, Lee Young-Ae decided to help the duo, ensuring first that they found the best hospital for the surgery. Koogle.tv said in its report that the baby was treated and underwent operations at the ...

Actress Lee Young-ae donates 100 mln won for Taiwanese baby
Yonhap News - Jul 1, 2014

SEOUL, July 1 (Yonhap) -- South Korean actress Lee Young-ae, an icon of the Asiawide boom of Korean pop culture, has donated about 100 million won (US$98,863) for a Taiwanese baby who was born prematurely during her parents' trip to Seoul in late ...

Couple using donations dismiss rumor of 'wealth'
Taipei Times - Jul 12, 2014

The child's medical bills had risen to US$133,000 by late last month — a sum the couple said they could not pay, but South Korean actress Lee Young-ae donated about US$100,000 to help make the payment and get the child back to Taiwan. An unnamed ...

Politicians capture plum sinecures after uproar over gwanfia
Korea JoongAng Daily - Jul 22, 2014

The corporation's labor union lashed out at the decision, claiming the government was giving Jang the job as a political reward. The Small and Medium Business Corporation named Lee Young-ae, a former Saenuri Party lawmaker, as an auditor on June 10.

New envoy to Seoul targets economic cooperation pact
Taipei Times - Jul 15, 2014

Shih said that he would make time to visit South Korean actor Lee Young-ae to personally extend his thanks for her generosity to a Taiwanese couple whose baby was born prematurely while they were in Seoul in February. Lee donated about US$100,000 to ...



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