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Lee 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)

Firework 2000 (Korean Dramas)

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

Invitation 1999 (Korean Dramas)

Medical Brothers 1997 (Korean Dramas)

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Lee Young-ae Poses for Photos to Raise Funds for Children's Charity
The Chosun Ilbo - Apr 29, 2016

Actress Lee Young-ae has posed for a photo shoot to encourage donations to a campaign that supports children in need. The photos will be published in the May edition of fashion magazine JLook. As part of the campaign, T-shirts, eco-friendly bags and ...

Lee Young-ae Donates Money to Earthquake Victims in Ecuador
The Chosun Ilbo - Apr 27, 2016

Lee Young-ae Donates Money to Earthquake Victims in Ecuador. Lee Young-ae. Actress Lee Young-ae donated US$50,000 to help earthquake victims in Ecuador (US$1=W1,151). According to the Korea International Cooperation Agency on Tuesday, Lee ...

Actress Lee Young-ae donates $50000 for Ecuador earthquake relief
Korea Times - Apr 26, 2016

Top Korean actress Lee Young-ae has donated $50,000 to a Korean international aid agency to be used for relief work for victims of the recent earthquake in Ecuador, reports said. Lee donated the cash to the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA ...

New K-Drama 'Saimdang, The Herstory' Starring Lee Young Ae Postponed To ...
Fashion & Style - Apr 8, 2016

Korean actress Lee Young Ae, who is best known for her lead role in the historical K-drama "Dae Jang Geum" (a.k.a. "Jewel In The Palace") and in Park Chan Wook's crime thriller film "Sympathy For Lady Vengeance," is making a comeback after a 10 year ...

Lee Young-ae defies the years
Korea Times - Feb 1, 2016

The hallyu star, 45, most known in Asia for the popular Korean drama "Jewel in the Palace" (2003) posed for monthly lifestyle magazine JLOOK's February edition. Three photos, taken at the Four Seasons Hotel in Seoul, show the mother of two looking ...

Anticipation grows for Lee Young-ae, Song Seung-heon drama
Korea Times - Nov 30, 2015

Hallyu star Song Seung-heon says he never dreamed he would co-star with top actress Lee Young-ae. "I was so nervous that I made a lot of mistakes" Song told a press conference at Seamark Hotel in Gangenung, Gangwon Province on Monday. The eastern ...

Lee Young Ae Honored For Her Historical Drama Role
KDramaStars - Oct 26, 2015

Actress Lee Young Ae was honored at the Historical Drama Festival, which took place on October 24, at the Korean Folk Village in Yongin, Gyeonggi Province. Veteran actor Song Il Gook hosted the ceremony and presented the award to her. The 44-year-old ...

Mother knows best
The Straits Times - Dec 1, 2015

Lee Young Ae was a bachelorette when she starred in Jewel In The Palace, the 2003 costume hit drama that helped turn the Korean Wave into a tsunami. Since then, the South Korean actress has married, given birth to twins and become more than eligible ...

(Yonhap Feature) 'Descendants of the Sun' transforms TV production in S. Korea
Yonhap News - Apr 28, 2016

Several South Korean shows are currently in the works for Chinese TV, the most notable of which is "Saimdang, the Herstory," which stars "hallyu" actors Lee Young-ae and Song Seung-heon. The show was announced in May 2015, and will launch in the ...

Actress Lee Young Ae Can't Keep Her Charitable Efforts A Secret
KDramaStars - Aug 19, 2015

Actress Lee Young Ae, who soon returns to the small screen in the saeguk "Saimdang: The Herstory," has once again contributed to charity. As in the past, her efforts to keep her donations a secret were not successful. According to the Korean media ...

It's Official: Song Seung Hoon Will Romance Lee Young Ae in 'Saimdang: The ...
KDramaStars - Aug 10, 2015

In the drama, actress Lee Young Ae, 44, will play both the historical figure and a modern-day art professor. Song Seung Hoon, 38, will play her childhood sweetheart and soul mate Lee Gyeom. Lee was a painter calligrapher and musician, so the two had a ...

Lee Young-ae Arranges Benefit to Noncom Officers
The Chosun Ilbo - Nov 16, 2015

Actress Lee Young-ae paid for the entire W400 million cost of a charity concert for noncommissioned officers at Jangchung Gymnasium in Seoul last Friday, the organizers said (US$1=W1,167). Lee has donated a total of W300 million to the charity over the ...

Turner Picks Up Lee Young-ae's Korean Drama Return 'Saimdang'
Variety - Jul 24, 2015

Turner International Asia Pacific has acquired full syndication and broadcast rights for “Saimdang,” produced by Group 8, in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and Brunei. The agreement includes all distribution rights including for pay-TV, free-to-air and ...

Lee Young Ae Funds A Concert For Non-Commissioned Officers
KDramaStars - Nov 16, 2015

Actress Lee Young Ae has a long history of helping others. Her most recent charitable effort was donating $340,000 for a music concert that was given for non-commissioned officers in the Korean military. The Love Music Concert for Korean ...

Lee Young Ae Looks Exquisite In Gucci For JLOOK
KpopStarz - Dec 6, 2015

Actress Lee Young Ae was classically beautiful in the December issue of JLOOK. The eight page spread featuring the star was created in collaboration with luxury brand Gucci. The photoshoot followed a flower theme, so Lee modeled flower-patterned purses ...

Lee Young-ae on two fashion magazine covers
Korea Times - Oct 5, 2015

Actress Lee Young-ae, Korea's top-paid advertising model along with actress Jun Ji-hyun, features on the covers of two elegant fashion magazines this month. Lee, who earns more than 100 million won ($85,000) per advertisement, features in JLOOK and ...

Actress Lee Young-ae makes generous donation for veterans
The Korea Times US - Nov 13, 2015

South Korean A-list actress Lee Young-ae has donated funds to fully support an upcoming military concert for the nation's non-commissioned officers, Yonhap reported. According to the Non-Commissioned Officer Academy Friday, Lee gave 400 million won, ...

Babies on board: Asian celebrities who had children later in life
The Straits Times - Apr 4, 2016

The couple: Korean actress Lee Young Ae married Korean-American businessman Jeong Ho Yeong in 2009 in a low key wedding. The wedding took fans by surprise and Lee initially did not reveal her husband's identity, referring to him only by his last name ...

Lee Young-ae to Promote Charitable Activities with UNESCO
The Chosun Ilbo - Oct 28, 2015

"Lee is one of the top celebrities in Korea, while making donations and actively volunteering," a spokesman for the organization said on Tuesday. "We decided to work with Lee to promote the commission's activities such as fundraising and a campaign to ...

Stars on the Stump Don't Guarantee Election Win
The Chosun Ilbo - Apr 15, 2016

Actress Lee Young-ae canvassed for Saenuri candidate Chung Jin-seok, who won in South Chungcheong Province for the fourth time. Chung is the uncle of Lee's husband. Actress Lee Young-ae (left) visits Gongju in South Chungcheong Province to help a ...

Celebrity campaigning gets mixed reactions
The Korea Herald - Apr 12, 2016

Well-known faces such as hallyu star Lee Young-ae and veteran singer Tae Jin-ah joined last-minute campaign efforts this week for Wednesday's general election, drawing mixed reactions from voters. On Monday, actress Lee Young-ae, known for her role in ...

Song Seung Hun to Share Screen Space with Lee Young-ae in Upcoming Korean Drama?
International Business Times, India Edition - Aug 7, 2015

Popular South Korean actor Song Seung Hun will reportedly share screen space with legendary actress Lee Young-ae in upcoming Korean television drama "Saimdang, the Herstory". The project will revolve around the life of a university lecturer. She finds ...

'Rude Miss Young Ae 14' Park Doo Shik Helps Give Lee Young Ae Confidence
KDramaStars - Sep 16, 2015

On the 11th episode of tvN Monday/Tuesday drama "Rude Miss Young Ae Season 14" Park Doo Shik (played by Park Doo Shik) and Park Sun Ho (played by Park Sun Ho) wanted to help the confidence of Lee Young Ae (played by Kim Hyun Sook). Kim Hyun ...

Photo Release Raises Expectations for Lee Young-ae's New Drama
The Chosun Ilbo - Nov 3, 2015

Photos of actress Lee Young-ae and actor Song Seung-hun were released on Friday for their upcoming drama on terrestrial broadcaster SBS. The drama tells the story of Shin Saimdang (1504-1551), a renowned artist and writer during the Chosun Dynasty.

Lee Young-ae to Judge Beauty Pageant
The Chosun Ilbo - Jul 10, 2015

Actress Lee Young-ae will be one of the judges at this year's Miss Korea pageant. Organizers on Thursday said Lee was invited to judge the competition as she epitomizes Korean beauty. The beauty pageant, now in its 59th year, will be broadcast live on ...

'Rude Miss Young Ae 14' Kim San Ho Confesses Feelings To Lee Young Ae
KDramaStars - Oct 1, 2015

In "Rude Miss Young Ae Season 14" Kim San Ho expressed his feelings for Kim Hyun Sook. He thought that he was going to catch onto a person that he lost two years ago and reached out to her again. On the 15th episode of tvN Monday/Tuesday drama ...



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