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)

Lee Young Ae News:

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 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 ...

Lee Young-ae's new drama to start shooting
Korea Times - Jul 31, 2015

Lee Young-ae's new drama "Saimdang, the Herstory" will start shooting in August. The new drama has already been sold to six countries, production company Group8 said. The show has been syndicated through Turner Entertainment Company to China, ...

Lee Young-ae to judge Miss Korea
Korea JoongAng Daily - Jul 9, 2015

Actress Lee Young-ae has been confirmed as a member of the panel of judges for the 2015 Miss Korea competition to be held on Friday, according to a person affiliated with the event's production on Thursday. “Lee will participate as one of the judges ...

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 ...

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 ...

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

"Saimdang, The Herstory" was planned with Lee Young Ae in mind. Group 8, the company producing the SBS drama, said that the drama is due to air in 2016 and because of Lee Young Ae's many Chinese fans may possibly air in China at the same time.

Time Warner Inc.: Turner Acquires Southeast Asia Rights for 'Saimdang'
The Wall Street Transcript - Jul 28, 2015

The big-budget series from production house Group 8, casts actress Lee Young-ae, who returns to the small screen after more than a decade after her memorable lead role in the 2003 period drama Jewel in the Palace. The MBC drama is still heralded as one ...

Oh joins SBS's 'Saimdang'
Korea JoongAng Daily - Jul 31, 2015

Actress Oh Yoon-ah will join upcoming drama “Saimdang: The Herstory” alongside star actress Lee Young-ae, Korean media outlet Ilgan Sports reported Friday. Oh will be portrayed as Lee's biggest foe in the new SBS drama. Oh's character wishes to win ...

Turner acquires K-drama Saimdang for Southeast Asia
Rapid tv news - Jul 27, 2015

Saimdang-Turner The highly anticipated series brings actress Lee Young-ae back to television screens a decade after her lead role in 2003 MBC drama Jewel in the Palace, which achieved Korean TV's highest ever viewer ratings. Currently under production ...

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

Lee starred in the worldwide hit MBC TV series "Jewel in the Palace," which was hugely popular in Iran with ratings of over 50 percent. Lee Young-ae listens to Iranian Ambassador Hassan Taherian during Nowruz celebrations at the Iranian Embassy in ...

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 ...

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 ...

New TV drama starring Lee Young-ae to hit air next year
Yonhap News - 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 ...

'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 Min-ji crowned Miss Korea 2015
The Korea Times US - Jul 11, 2015

The pageant was held inside Universal Arts Center in Seoul and invited actress Lee Young-ae to be one of the judges. Lee Min-ji majored in vocals at Sungshin Women's University and takes over the title from Kim Seo-yeon, last year's winner. Runners-up ...

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 ...

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 ...



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