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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)

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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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.

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 ...

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 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 ...

'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 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 ...

'Unkind Women' Chae Shi Ra Collapses
KDramaStars - Apr 11, 2015

Kam Woo Sung May Join Lee Young Ae In 'Saimdang, the Herstory' · Jun Ji Hyun and Suzy are included in the history of Korea's First Loves. Suzy, Jun Ji Hyun And Korea's Other First Loves · Shameless · Three Korean films Will Be Shown At The Cannes ...

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 ...

Myung Films fuels Korean movie industry
The Korea Herald - Mar 26, 2015

Three years later, the company produced “JSA: Joint Security Area,” directed by award-winning Park Chan-wook, starring actors Song Gang-ho, Lee Byung-hun and actress Lee Young-ae, to cinematize the sorrow of the divided nation. In addition to hitting ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 Would Welcome A Second Season Of "Dae Jang Geum"
KDramaStars - Apr 30, 2014

The drama starred Lee Young Ae as the cook who learned Korean medicine so that she could cure her Joseon dynasty king. The drama was based on a true story and viewers were fascinated by the insight it provided into Korean culture, cuisine and ...

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 ...

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 ...

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

lee young ae yellow ribbon. Actress Lee Young Ae appeared at an oversea event with a yellow ribbon on. 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 ...

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 ...

'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 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 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 ...

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.



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