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Lee Young Ae


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January 31, 1971
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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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Actress Lee Young Ae talks about her kids and her 11-year hiatus with 'JLook'
allkpop - May 1, 2015

Lee Young Ae added on her hiatus, "How long has it been? It's already been 11 years since MBC's drama 'Jewel in the Palace'. This will be my first interview before I start my new product line. I want to thank everyone who has waited for me. I am coming ...

New TV drama starring Lee Young-ae to hit air next year
GlobalPost - May 20, 2015

SEOUL, May 20 (Yonhap) -- Actress Lee Young-ae will come back early next year with a period drama, the drama's producer said Wednesday. "We recently fixed the broadcasting schedule for 'Saimdang, the Herstory' with SBS," Group Eight said. "We're ...

Lee Young Ae Returns To Dramas After A Ten-Year Absence
KDramaStars - Mar 25, 2015

It has been more than a decade since actress Lee Young Ae made drama history with her award-wining role in the 2004 production "Dae Jang Geum," also known as "Jewel in the Palace." She played a Joseon-era cook and royal physician in the 10th-highest ...

Kam Woo Sung May Join Lee Young Ae In 'Saimdang, the Herstory'
KDramaStars - Apr 17, 2015

In "Saimdang, the Herstory," Lee Young Ae will play two roles, the brilliant real-life artist of the Joseon era and a modern-day Korean art lecturer and art historian. The lecturer finds Saimdang's diary and tries to solve a mystery that relates to a ...

Taiwan, an exporter of love: president
Focus Taiwan News Channel - May 26, 2015

Notable among them are Lee Young-ae, a well-known South Korean actress and philanthropist; Tore Naerland, a Finnish who cycled around the world to promote peace, despite having only 3 percent of his vision left; and Maria Cristina Kronfle Gomez, ...

'Red' of Mark Rothko brought to stage
Korea Times - May 13, 2015

The exhibit promotes Rothko as "the painter Steve Jobs loved" and celebrities such as Jun Hyo-sung of girl group "Secret," actress Lee Young-ae and famed director Im Kwon-taek will attend. The approach is contrary to Rothko's emphasis on painting as ...

Lee Young-ae to Make TV Comeback After 12 Years
The Chosun Ilbo - Mar 26, 2015

Actress Lee Young-ae, the star of the 2003 smash hit "Jewel in the Palace," will return to TV following a 12-year hiatus. Production company Group Eight said Wednesday that Lee will appear in a historical drama about the life of Shin Saimdang (1504 ...

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 Celebrates Iranian New Year
The Chosun Ilbo - Mar 24, 2015

Lee Young-ae listens to Iranian Ambassador Hassan Taherian during Nowruz celebrations at the Iranian Embassy in Seoul on Sunday. /Courtesy of the Iranian Embassy. The celebration of Nowruz, which marks the beginning of the year in the Persian ...

Lee Young Ae Showcases Expensive Gucci Jewelry For Harper's Bazaar
KpopStarz - Jan 21, 2015

Renowned actress Lee Young Ae, known for her work in the film Sympathy for Lady Vengeance and the drama Jewel in the Palace, has returned in a dramatic pictorial for Harper's Bazaar. In the photoshoot, the actress showcased the latest fine jewelry and ...

'Jewel' star Lee Young-ae returns to acting after 10 years
Tempo - Mar 26, 2015

The company said that this early, it has already received inquiries from Japan and China regarding the drama when it was announced that Lee Young-ae would star in the project. It added that it is assessing the idea of airing the drama simultaneously in ...

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 ...

Lee Young Ae wears a white shirt and jeans
KDramaStars - Jul 7, 2014

Actress Lee Young Ae shared her charms with a recent fashion shoot with Chosun Ilbo Style. Actress Lee Young Ae in a recent photo shoot with the fashion magazine Style Chosun shared her charms. Actress Lee Young Ae wore simple items such as jeans ...

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 ...

Actress Lee Young Ae's Husband Is 20 Years Older Than Her
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 introduced her husband Jung Ho Seung, and the twin children, Jung Seung Bin and Jung Seung Kwon. On the SBS ...

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 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 ...

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.

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 ...



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