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)

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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Symbolic flame goes out on Asiad‎
Rappler - Sep 21, 2014

South Korean actress Lee Young-Ae and her children carry the Asian Games torch toward the sacred flame during the opening ceremony of the 17th Asian Games. Photo by Jeon Heon-Kyun/EPA. INCHEON, South Korea - The Asian Games' symbolic flame ...

Asian Games Opening Ceremony Torch Bearer Revealed Early
Wall Street Journal (blog) - Sep 19, 2014

Ms. Lee is known for her charity work in education. She founded the Lee Young-Ae Elementary School near Hangzhou, eastern China. “We had Ms. Lee Young-Ae in mind from the very beginning,” said a member of the Asian Games organizing committee ...

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 ...

[Asian Games] S. Korean celebs wow audience with dramatic Asiad opening
The Korea Herald - Sep 20, 2014

K-pop group JYJ jumped on stage with the official Asiad song, "Only One," as South Korean star athletes, one by one, delivered the Asiad torch to Lee Young-ae, a South Korean actress widely popular all over the continent. The "Daejanggeum" star had ...

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 ...

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.

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.

Yonhap News Summary
Yonhap News - Sep 17, 2014

Most Viewed Photos. Lee Young-ae Incheon Asiad09-20 08:33. EXO at Incheon Asiad09-20 08:35. Korean percussion band at Incheon Asiad09-20 08:35. News Focus. (News Focus) No breakthrough expected for U.S.-N.K. relations: American experts ...

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 ...

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) Celebrity with no sports connection lights Asiad cauldron
GlobalPost - Sep 19, 2014

INCHEON, Sept. 19 (Yonhap) -- In an unusual and potentially controversial arrangement, a celebrity with no apparent connection with sports lit the cauldron for the 17th Asian Games that officially kicked off on Friday. South Korean actress Lee Young-ae ...

(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 ...

(Asiad) S. Korean celebs wow audience with dramatic Asiad opening
GlobalPost - Sep 19, 2014

K-pop group JYJ jumped on stage with the official Asiad song, "Only One," as South Korean star athletes, one by one, delivered the Asiad torch to Lee Young-ae, a South Korean actress widely popular all over the continent. The "Daejanggeum" star had ...

Imran leads Pakistan contingent at Asian Games opening ceremony
The Nation - Sep 20, 2014

Actress and model Lee Young-ae, the face of countless commercials across the region, lit the Asian Games cauldron and 'Gangnam Style' singer Psy delivered a rousing finale. The ceremony, dubbed: 'Dream of 4.5 billion people, One Asia,' also featured ...



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