Lee Young Ae 이영애

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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Korean actress Lee Young-ae to be given charity award next year
Focus Taiwan News Channel - Oct 29, 2014

Taipei, Oct. 29 (CNA) South Korean actress Lee Young-ae will be awarded the Love of Lives Medal, an award from Taiwan's Chou Ta-Kuan Cultural and Educational Foundation, for her generous donation in July to help a Taiwanese family stranded in Seoul ...

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 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, 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' Is A Hit in Cuba
KDramaStars - Nov 10, 2014

Lee Young Ae, the star of the 2003 drama "Jewel in The Palace" may also find that Cubans recognize her should she go there for a visit. The actress played Jang Geum in the drama about Korea's first female physician and her drama is currently airing on ...

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 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 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 ...

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 ...

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 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

Lee Young Ae carried out all of her events that day with the same outfit and yellow ribbon on, receiving condolences from foreigners in light of the Sewol ferry incident. Lee Young Ae canceled all other events but the Hong Kong event had been prepared ...

'Fashion King' director and cast praise f(x)'s Sulli for her beauty; Idol ...
Venture Capital Post - Nov 3, 2014

(Credit: Facebook. Courtesy of SMTOWN) f(x)'s Sulli was praised for her beauty by "Fashion King" director Oh Ki Wan, who said he has worked with Korean beauties such as Lee Young Ae and Son Ye Jin, but Sulli is the best. f(x)'s Sulli. November 2. 9:26 ...

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 ...

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 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 ...

'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 Selected As CFC Advisor With Julia Roberts
KDramaStars - Mar 17, 2014

Actress Lee Young Ae was selected as the advisor for the Italian designer brand Gucci's global campaign, "Chime for Change, CFC." Chime for Change was co created by the Gucci creative director Frida Giannini, singer Beyonce Knowles, and Salma ...

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 ...

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 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 ...

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 ...



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