Lee Young Ae 이영애

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 To Win Award For Saving Child's Life
KDramaStars - Oct 29, 2014

Lee Young Ae was recently in the news because she considered playing a part in a proposed sequel to her 2003 drama. "Jewel in the Palace," also known as "Dae Jang Geum." The drama about a kitchen cook, who became a Joseon-era king's first female ...

Lee Young-ae Pays Hospital Bills of Taiwanese Mother
The Chosun Ilbo - Jul 2, 2014

Lee Young-ae (left) talks to a Taiwanese mother at International St. Mary's Hospital in Incheon on Sunday, in this screen grab from Sina.com. The Taiwanese tourist, who is a fan of Korean TV series, slipped on the bathroom floor of her Seoul hotel room.

Lee Young-ae to Promote ASEAN Summit
The Chosun Ilbo - Aug 14, 2014

Actress Lee Young-ae has been named promotional ambassador for the 2014 ASEAN-Korea Commemorative Summit, which will take place in Busan on Dec. 11 and 12. At an appointment ceremony held by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Wednesday, the ...

Korean cultural export success rooted in freedom and democracy, industry ...
South China Morning Post (subscription) - Dec 9, 2014

Recently, Korean actress Lee Young-ae had told the Hong Kong media that freedom and democracy laid the foundation for the success of Korean cultural and creative industries. Lee's Jewel in the Palace swept the Korean wave to its first peak when the ...

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.

S. Korean TV star named ambassador
The Star Online - Dec 5, 2014

WHILE Winter Sonata became the drama that launched the South Korean wave back in 2002, it was Dae Jang Geum or Jewel in the Palace TV serial that established the hallyu influence worldwide. Its main character, played by Lee Young-ae, was a kitchen ...

Actress Lee Young Ae Reveals Her Twin Children
KDramaStars - Feb 3, 2014

Actress Lee Young Ae in a documentary titled "SBS Special Lee Young Ae's Supper" which aired on SBS for the New Year's TV special says, "As I only think about my work and concentrate on it, I hear that people feel distanced from me, or think that I am ...

Lee Young Ae Would Welcome A Second Season Of "Dae Jang Geum"
KpopStarz - Apr 30, 2014

It's rare that a k-drama gets a second season but when the drama is as popular as "Dae Jang Geum" was, it should probably not be a surprise. To imagine just how well liked the 2003 drama was, consider the popularity of "Empress Ki" but with twice the ...

Lee Young-ae could return to iconic series
Korea JoongAng Daily - Mar 21, 2014

Eleven years after it captivated the world with its quintessential Korean flavor, the drama “Dae Jang Geum” is coming back for a sequel. But industry insiders wonder whether actress Lee Young-ae and this series can reignite their old magic, or if they ...

Lee Young Ae Becomes The First Asian Actress To Join Gucci's “Chime For ...
KDramaStars - Mar 19, 2014

Lee Young Ae was appointed as the ambassador for Asia in Gucci's "Chime For Change", a movement which aims to aid women around the world in issues involving rights, justice, health and education. Within a year of its creation, the campaign has already ...

Lee Young-ae Moves to Curb Avalanche of Legal Battles
The Chosun Ilbo - Apr 2, 2014

Actress Lee Young-ae has dissociated herself from any businesses that use the title of her biggest hit show "Daejanggeum (Jewel in the Palace)." The star's lawyers took out a full-page advert on Tuesday's Chosun Ilbo to warn advertisers against ...

Lee Young Ae Makes Final Decision to Not Star in 'Dae Jang Geum 2'
Yahoo Philippines News - May 19, 2014

MBC announced through a press release on May 19, “Lee Young Ae, who starred in Dae Jang Geum, will not be acting in Dae Jang Geum 2.” MBC, which has been planning to air Dae Jang Geum 2 around October of this year stated, “Lee Young Ae decided ...

Lee Young Ae, Yellow Ribbon Even Overseas
KpopStarz - Apr 30, 2014

At the brand name event 'Hanbok And Jewelry' held in Hong Kong on April 25, Lee Young Ae wore a hanbok (Korean traditional clothing) with a yellow ribbon pinned to it. Like Us on Facebook. Lee Young Ae carried out all of her events that day with the ...

Taiwanese Foundation to Honor Samaritan Lee Young-ae
The Chosun Ilbo - Oct 31, 2014

Actress Lee Young-ae will be given an award by Taiwan's Chou Ta-Kuan Cultural and Educational Foundation for helping a Taiwanese tourist who gave birth prematurely on holiday to Seoul in February. According to Lee's agency on Thursday, she will ...

Lee Young-ae promotes traditional Korean dishes in TV documentary
The Korea Herald - Feb 3, 2014

Lee, who became a pan-Asia star after appearing in the hit drama “Daejanggeum,” is hosting the SBS documentary “Lee Young-ae's Dinner” to explore the identity of the Korean people through their diverse food traditions and dishes such as the royal ...

Lee, Kim's modeling fee to double
K-POP HERALD - Nov 26, 2014

The daily said top actress Lee Young-ae, who starred in the “Jewelry in the Palace,” receives about 800 million won as a one-year modeling fee for a single brand. She is followed by actors Jang Dong-gun, Rain (Jung Ji-hoon), Jun Ji-hyun, Song Hye-kyo ...

'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 ...

Lee Young Ae, To Hold 'Supper' In Italy "I Want To Make Korean Food Known"
KpopStarz - Feb 8, 2014

Actress Lee Young Ae took her first step in making Korean food known. (Photo : sbs). lee young ae supper in italy. Actress Lee Young Ae took her first step in making Korean food known. (Photo : sbs). Actress Lee Young Ae took her first step in making ...

Lee Young-ae Remembers Victims During Hanbok Show with Cartier
The Chosun Ilbo - Apr 30, 2014

Actress Lee Young-ae attended an event held to promote hanbok, or traditional Korean dress, in Hong Kong on Friday. The mother of two canceled all her other public appearances in consideration of the victims of the ferry Sewol that sank off the ...

Actress Lee Young-ae not to appear in 'Daejanggeum' sequel
Yonhap News - May 19, 2014

SEOUL, May 19 (Yonhap) -- Lee Young-ae, the lead actress of the 2003 smash-hit Korean epic series "Daejanggeum," has decided not to appear in the series' upcoming sequel due to personal reasons, a TV network that produced the series said Monday.

Lee Young-ae Joins Gucci's Global Campaign for Women's Empowerment
The Chosun Ilbo - Mar 18, 2014

Actress Lee Young-ae was appointed a member of an advisory board for a global campaign run by Gucci on March 8 to mark International Women's Day, the company said on Monday. Lee is the first Asian actress to ever be named a board member for the ...

Actress Lee Young Ae Shares Korean Foods in Florence, Italy
Yahoo Philippines News - Feb 10, 2014

The reason why she flew to Florence was that Italian brand GUCCI and Lee Young Ae collaborated a banquet for some public figures. According to GUCCI, the brand has sponsored the world's cultural heritages as the brand pursues to value history, culture ...

10 Years On, Lee Young-ae Looks Back at 'Jewel in the Palace'
The Chosun Ilbo - Sep 13, 2013

10 Years On, Lee Young-ae Looks Back at 'Jewel in the Palace'. This Sunday marks the 10th anniversary of the worldwide hit MBC series "Jewel in the Palace," which at one point reached a viewer rating of 57.8 percent. The story about a cook at the ...

Lee Young Ae Is The Latest Celebrity To Fight False Rumors
KpopStarz - Sep 26, 2013

This week, actress Lee Young Ae, best known for her role in the drama "Dae Jang Geum" and her husband Jung Ho Yung,a Korean-American businessman, filed charges against the netizen who spread rumors about their family. The rumors said that Jung Ho ...

Lee Young Ae Dresses Up in Korea's Traditional Dress Hanbok for Photo Shoot
Yahoo Philippines News - Jan 20, 2014

Meanwhile, Marie Claire decided to put Lee Young Ae on the cover in Hanbok as she will be starred in SBS' documentary named 'Lee Young Ae's Dinner.' This documentary recorded Lee Young Ae's ordinary days preparing home dinner for her family and a ...

From Gianna Jun to Lee Yong Ae, Skincare Rules for Actresses' Glowing Skin
Yahoo Philippines News - Feb 17, 2014

Made of camellia fruit extract, the camellia oil that Lee Young Ae recommended from the show has an excellent effect to strengthen nails and hair so it is widely used as an ingredient of shampoo and moisturizer. It contains oleic acid that moisturizes ...



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