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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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Lee Young-ae defies the years
Korea Times - Feb 1, 2016

Actress Lee Young-ae seems to defy her age in newly released magazine photos. The hallyu star, 45, most known in Asia for the popular Korean drama "Jewel in the Palace" (2003) posed for monthly lifestyle magazine JLOOK's February edition.

Mother knows best
The Straits Times - Dec 1, 2015

Lee Young Ae was a bachelorette when she starred in Jewel In The Palace, the 2003 costume hit drama that helped turn the Korean Wave into a tsunami. Since then, the South Korean actress has married, given birth to twins and become more than eligible ...

Lee Young Ae Honored For Her Historical Drama Role
KDramaStars - Oct 26, 2015

Actress Lee Young Ae was honored at the Historical Drama Festival, which took place on October 24, at the Korean Folk Village in Yongin, Gyeonggi Province. Veteran actor Song Il Gook hosted the ceremony and presented the award to her. Like Us on ...

Anticipation grows for Lee Young-ae, Song Seung-heon drama
Korea Times - Nov 30, 2015

Hallyu star Song Seung-heon says he never dreamed he would co-star with top actress Lee Young-ae. "I was so nervous that I made a lot of mistakes" Song told a press conference at Seamark Hotel in Gangenung, Gangwon Province on Monday. The eastern ...

Actress Lee Young Ae Can't Keep Her Charitable Efforts A Secret
KDramaStars - Aug 19, 2015

The 2003 drama "Jewel in the Palace" was Lee Young Ae's last k-drama. After spending 12 years at home with her family, she returns to dramaland in "Saimdang." In that drama she will play two roles, a present-day art professor and the real-life Joseon ...

It's Official: Song Seung Hoon Will Romance Lee Young Ae in 'Saimdang: The ...
KDramaStars - Aug 10, 2015

In the drama, actress Lee Young Ae, 44, will play both the historical figure and a modern-day art professor. Song Seung Hoon, 38, will play her childhood sweetheart and soul mate Lee Gyeom. Lee was a painter calligrapher and musician, so the two had a ...

Lee Young-ae Arranges Benefit to Noncom Officers
The Chosun Ilbo - Nov 16, 2015

Actress Lee Young-ae paid for the entire W400 million cost of a charity concert for noncommissioned officers at Jangchung Gymnasium in Seoul last Friday, the organizers said (US$1=W1,167). Lee has donated a total of W300 million to the charity over the ...

Lee Young-ae on two fashion magazine covers
Korea Times - Oct 5, 2015

Actress Lee Young-ae, Korea's top-paid advertising model along with actress Jun Ji-hyun, features on the covers of two elegant fashion magazines this month. Lee, who earns more than 100 million won ($85,000) per advertisement, features in JLOOK and ...

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Korea JoongAng Daily - Nov 13, 2015

Actress Lee Young-ae fully funded a concert for noncommissioned officers, shelling out 400 million won ($344,000). The concert was held Friday night at Jangchung Gymnasium in Jangchung-dong, Jung District, central Seoul. About 4,000 war veterans and ...

Lee Young Ae Funds A Concert For Non-Commissioned Officers
KDramaStars - Nov 16, 2015

Actress Lee Young Ae has a long history of helping others. Her most recent charitable effort was donating $340,000 for a music concert that was given for non-commissioned officers in the Korean military. The Love Music Concert for Korean ...

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 ...

Actress Lee Young-ae makes generous donation for veterans
The Korea Times US - Nov 13, 2015

South Korean A-list actress Lee Young-ae has donated funds to fully support an upcoming military concert for the nation's non-commissioned officers, Yonhap reported. According to the Non-Commissioned Officer Academy Friday, Lee gave 400 million won, ...

Lee Young-ae to Promote Charitable Activities with UNESCO
The Chosun Ilbo - Oct 28, 2015

"Lee is one of the top celebrities in Korea, while making donations and actively volunteering," a spokesman for the organization said on Tuesday. "We decided to work with Lee to promote the commission's activities such as fundraising and a campaign to ...

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 ...

'Rude Miss Young Ae 14' Park Doo Shik Helps Give Lee Young Ae Confidence
KDramaStars - Sep 16, 2015

In addition, Park Doo Shik lied about Lee Young Ae Design's Income and said, "We've reached $20,000. Park Sun Ho said, "With this, we expect that we'll reach $300,000 in annual income." Meanwhile, "Rude Miss Young Ae" is about a woman in her late 30s ...

Lee Young Ae Looks Exquisite In Gucci For JLOOK
KpopStarz - Dec 6, 2015

Actress Lee Young Ae was classically beautiful in the December issue of JLOOK. The eight page spread featuring the star was created in collaboration with luxury brand Gucci. The photoshoot followed a flower theme, so Lee modeled flower-patterned purses ...

Song Seung Hun confirmed to join Lee Young Ae in new drama 'Saimdang'
allkpop - Aug 7, 2015

Actor Song Seung Hun was previously reveals to be in talks for the drama 'Saimdang.' And according to recent reports, it appears that he will indeed be joining Lee Young Ae after all! SEE ALSO: [MVP OP-ED] Plastic surgery: unnecessarily vain or purely ...

Photo Release Raises Expectations for Lee Young-ae's New Drama
The Chosun Ilbo - Nov 3, 2015

Photos of actress Lee Young-ae and actor Song Seung-hun were released on Friday for their upcoming drama on terrestrial broadcaster SBS. The drama tells the story of Shin Saimdang (1504-1551), a renowned artist and writer during the Chosun Dynasty.

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 Loses DaeJangGum Restaurant Case
The Korea Bizwire - Jan 5, 2016

SEOUL, Jan.6 (Korea Bizwire) – Actress Lee Young-ae filed a suit against the land owner of her 'DaeJangGum' restaurant, soap and café business for defamation, but lost. The Seoul District Court announced that Lee and her husband, and 'Leeyes', Lee's ...

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 ...

Lee Min Ho, Lee Young Ae and Lee Jun Ki To Attend The Seoul International ...
KDramaStars - Sep 8, 2015

Lee Young Ae, who earned international fame for her appearance in "Dae Jung Geum" and will soon be seen in "Saimdang: The Herstory," will also be seen on the red carpet. Lee Jun Ki, who won a Best Actor award in 2013 for his performance in the drama ...

'Rude Miss Young Ae 14' Kim San Ho Confesses Feelings To Lee Young Ae
KDramaStars - Oct 1, 2015

... director Han Sang Jae, Yoon Jae Soon) broadcast on September 28th, Lee Seung Joon (played by Lee Seung Joon) stood up Lee Young Ae (played by Kim Hyun Sok ran into Kim San Ho (played by Kim San Ho) confessed his feelings for Young Ae.

Comebacks, webtoons complete 2016 drama line-up
Korea Times - Jan 4, 2016

Actresses Kim Hye-soo, Lee Young-ae and Song Hye-kyo are set to make long-awaited comebacks, broadcasters are turning more webtoons into television series and JTBC is looking to turn crisis into opportunity with Han Ye-seul's newest romantic comedy ...

'Shin Saimdang: The Herstory' Releases First Stills
KDramaStars - Nov 4, 2015

One reason they may have been so eager to cast Lee Young Ae is the success of her last drama."Dae Jang Geum" was the 10th highest-rated k-drama of all time, with viewer ratings of over 50 percent in Korea. In 2014 Lee Young Ae was offered a part in the ...

Lee Young-ae, Lee Min-ho to hit drama awards red carpet
The Korea Herald - Sep 7, 2015

Lee Young-ae, Lee Min-ho to hit drama awards red carpet. Actress Lee Young-ae and actor Lee Min-ho, two of Asia's most popular stars from South Korea, will walk the red carpet of the international drama awards in Seoul later this week, organizers said ...

Top actresses return to big, small screens
Korea Times - Feb 1, 2016

Later in the year, actress Lee Young-ae will finally make her comeback after 11 years, taking a lead role in "Saimdang, the Herstory." The 45-year-old actress is mostly known for her role in MBC's "Jewel in the Palace," the biggest hit TV drama of the ...

Korean actress Lee Young-ae rejects ad offer from loan firms
AsiaOne - Sep 28, 2015

South Korean actress Lee Young-ae performs during a scene from the movie "Sympathy for Lady Vengeance" in this picture released in Seoul August 4, 2005. Photo: MOHO Film. Lee Hye-won. The Korea Herald/ANN Monday, Sep 28, 2015. Actress Lee ...



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