Lee Seung-yeon

이승연 / Lee Seung Yun (Lee Seung Yeon)

Lee Seung-yeon(born August 18, 1968) is a South Korean actress and talk show host.

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 Lee Seung-yeon's Career

She was South Korea's representative to the 1993 Miss World pageant, where she became one of the top ten finalists .

, then launched her acting career in 1993 with the campus dramaOur Paradise. She appeared in 1990s television dramas such asLove Is in Your Embrace,Hotel,Icing,Wedding Dress, andFirst Love, the last of which became the most highly rated Korean drama of all time with a peak viewership rating of 65.8%. She also made her big screen debut in 1996'sPiano Man, followed by the filmsChangeandSaturday, 2:00 p.m.. Lee's popularity was at its peak during these years, and in 1998 she hosted her own talk showLee Seung-yeon's Say Say Say. With her sophisticated and cosmopolitan image, the clothes and accessories she wore became fashion trends, such as her blue-colored contact lenses inSpider, her head kerchief inCinderella, and her black suit inMan of Autumn.

was cut short,and she lost roles she had been previously cast in to Yoo Ho-jeong (Trap of Youth) and Lee Young-ae (Invitation).

Forgive Me Once Again Despite Hatred(also known asLove Me Once Again 2002orAgain) to flop at the box office.

Finally on February 19, he shaved his head (in a traditional gesture of apology) and publicly burned the materials in front of some of the surviving comfort women.

. A love story between a battered woman and a younger man who lives in empty houses, Lee and costar Jae Hee 's acting were praised, and Kim won Best Director at the 61st Venice International Film Festival .

Despite the acclaim for3-Iron, the comfort women controversy had a lasting negative effect on Lee's career, and it would take two more years before she made her acting comeback in Kim Soo-hyun 'sLove and Ambitionin 2006.

in 2007, which became a hit among consumers.This paved the way for Lee's first talk show in eight years,Style Magazineon cable channel OnStyle. Though she continues to act, Lee has become more known in recent years for hosting various style-related talk shows on cable.

Tongyang Group later sued Lee for breach of contract ; she had signed a one-year ₩450 million advertising contract with the company's apparel division in 2012, which stipulated that she must not break the law or commit acts that harm the brand's image. The court ordered Lee to pay ₩100 million in 2015.

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 Lee Seung-yeon's Personal life

She gave birth to a daughter in June 2009.

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 Lee Seung-yeon's Filmography

Television series[]

  • Seonam Girls High School Investigators(jTBC, 2014-2015)
  • The Great Seer(SBS, 2012-2013)
  • Happy Ending(jTBC, 2012)
  • The Scarlet Letter(MBC, 2010-2011)
  • Moon Hee(2007)
  • Love and Ambition(2006)
  • Perfect Love(SBS, 2003)
  • Who's My Love(KBS2, 2002)
  • Man of Autumn(MBC, 2001)
  • Oriental Theater(KBS2, 2001)
  • Three Friends(MBC, 2000) (guest appearance)
  • Medical Center(MBC, 2000-2001)
  • Legends of Love(SBS, 2000)
  • Love Story(SBS, 1999, episode 1 "Sunflower")
  • Did You Ever Love?(KBS2, 1999-2000)
  • Heart of Lies(MBC, 1998)
  • Wedding Dress(KBS2, 1997-1998)
  • Ready Go!(MBC, 1997) (guest appearance)
  • Cinderella(MBC, 1997)
  • First Love(KBS2, 1996-1997)
  • Icing(MBC, 1996)
  • Spider(MBC, 1995)
  • Hotel(MBC, 1995)
  • Sandglass(SBS, 1995)
  • Friday's Woman- 천사없는 천국 (KBS2, 1994)
  • Last Lovers(MBC, 1994)
  • Love Is in Your Embrace(MBC, 1994)
  • Police(KBS2, 1994)
  • Morning Glory(MBC, 1993)
  • Our Paradise(MBC, 1993)


  • 3-Iron(2004)
  • Again(2002)
  • Saturday, 2:00 p.m.(1998)
  • Change(1997)
  • Piano Man(1996)

Variety show[]

  • Super Diva 2012(tvN, 2012)
  • Lee Seung-yeon and 100 Women(Story On, 2011-2013)
  • MBC Prime- 한식의 세계화, 양념에 그 길을 묻다 (MBC, 2010) (narration)
  • Lee Seung-yeon andLee Soo-geun's Kitchen Road(TrendE, 2010)
  • Talk & City 4(Story On, 2010)
  • Super Mom Diary(Story On, 2009)
  • Design's Era of Success(SBS, 2008)
  • Goddess of the Wind II Survival Report(tvN, 2008)
  • Style Magazine(OnStyle, 2006)
  • TV Entertainment Tonight(SBS, 2000)
  • Lee Seung-yeon's Say Say Say(SBS, 1998)
  • Summer Go Go(KBS, 1993)
  • 밤으로 가는Show(KBS, 1993)
  • Youth Sketch(KBS, 1993)
  • Saturday Saturday Is Fun(MBC, 1993-1995)
  • Scoop TV Entertainment(MBC, 1992)
  • 신 전국일주 (KBS, 1992)

Animated series[]

  • Hotel Africa(MBC)

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 Lee Seung-yeon's Radio Program

  • Lee Seung-yeon's Cine Town(SBS Power FM, 2007-2009)
  • FM Popular Song(KBS, 1994)
  • FM Dating(MBC FM Radio, 1993)

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 Lee Seung-yeon's Awards

  • 2001 KBS Drama Awards : Popularity Award (Oriental Theater)
  • 2000 SBS Drama Awards : Big Star Award (Legends of Love,Medical Center)
  • 1996 32nd Baeksang Arts Awards : Most Popular Actress (TV)
  • 1995 MBC Drama Awards : Excellence Award, Actress
  • 1992 Miss Korea : Third Place
  • 1990 Smile Queen Contest: Smile Queen

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 Lee Seung-yeon's References

  1. 이승연 (1992 미스코리아 미). Miss Korea - Hankook Ilbo (in Korean). Retrieved 2013-07-25. 
  2. 스타탐구: 도시미인 '이승연'. Naver (in Korean). 19 June 2003. Retrieved 2013-07-26. 
  3. 인기 탤런트 이승연 운전면허 부정 취득. Naver (in Korean). 30 July 1998. Retrieved 2013-07-26. 
  4. 알만한 사람은 다 아는 강호동-이승연 루머 "내 타입 아닌데‥". Naver (in Korean). 10 May 2007. Retrieved 2013-07-26. 
  5. "탤런트 이승연, SBS '이승연의...' 진행 중단". Naver (in Korean). 25 August 1998. Retrieved 2013-07-26. 
  6. 스타인터뷰: 이승연 '서른 넷, 새로운 도전'. Naver (in Korean). 5 February 2002. Retrieved 2013-07-26. 
  7. 탤런트 이승연 결국 드라마복귀 포기. Naver (in Korean). 23 August 1999. Retrieved 2013-07-26. 
  8. 이승연 방송에서 퇴출되나. Naver (in Korean). 14 February 2004. Retrieved 2013-07-26. 
  9. 여자에게: 다 이승연씨 덕분입니다. Naver (in Korean). 16 February 2006. Retrieved 2013-07-26. 
  10. 이경영 주연 '미워도...' 예정대로 개봉. Naver (in Korean). 15 May 2002. Retrieved 2013-07-26. 
  11. "Nudity, Profits Anger Surviving Comfort Women". The Chosun Ilbo. 12 February 2004. Retrieved 2013-07-26. 
  12. Lee, Jin-yeong (13 February 2004). "Comfort Woman-Themed Nude Pictures of Actress Stirs Controversy". The Dong-a Ilbo. Retrieved 2013-07-26. 
  13. "Comfort Women Nude Project Suspended". The Chosun Ilbo. 16 February 2004. Retrieved 2013-07-26. 
  14. '종군위안부 누드' 파문의 중심에 선 이승연. Woman DongA (in Korean). 4 March 2004. Retrieved 2013-07-26. 
  15. "Netian Proposes Preview of Comfort Women Nude Video, Photos". The Chosun Ilbo. 18 February 2004. Retrieved 2013-07-26. 
  16. "Incineration of Lee Seung-yeon's Nude Picture". The Dong-a Ilbo. 19 February 2004. Retrieved 2013-07-26. 
  17. "Criticized at Home, Kim Ki-duk Proves his Worth Internationally". The Chosun Ilbo. 12 September 2004. Retrieved 2013-07-26. 
  18. Kim, Gab-sik; Kim, Jung-hun (12 September 2004). "Director Kim Ki-duk Wins Silver Lion For Empty House At Venice". The Dong-a Ilbo. Retrieved 2013-07-26. 
  19. Han, Jane (30 July 2007). "Celeb Brands: Express Ticket to Home Shopping Success". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2013-07-26. 
  20. Sunwoo, Carla (26 January 2013). "TV show pulled after drug charge". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2013-07-26. 
  21. Lee, Jin-ho; Park, Hyun-min (24 January 2013). "Jang Mi In Ae and Lee Seung Yeon Officially Deny Propofol Suspicions". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2013-07-26. 
  22. Kang, Hyun-kyung (25 March 2013). "Actresses deny abuse of propofol". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2013-07-26. 
  23. "Stars in Court Over Michael Jackson Killer Drug". The Chosun Ilbo. 26 March 2013. Retrieved 2013-07-26. 
  24. Lee, Cory (29 October 2013). "Park Si-yeon, Lee Seung-yeon, Jang Mi In Ae Sentenced Imprisonment for Propofol Misuse". 10Asia. Retrieved 2014-01-24. 
  25. "Actresses Given Suspended Sentences in Propofol Scandal". The Chosun Ilbo. 26 November 2013. Retrieved 2014-01-24. 
  26. "TV actresses get suspended jail terms for drug abuse". Yonhap. 25 November 2013. Retrieved 2014-01-24. 
  27. "Actress Ordered to Compensate Advertiser". The Chosun Ilbo. 23 January 2015. Retrieved 2015-01-23. 
  28. Kwon, Mee-yoo (23 November 2007). "Actress Lee Seung-yeon to Wed". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2013-07-26. 
  29. Chung, Ah-young (28 December 2007). "Actress Lee Seung-yeon Weds Businessman". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2013-07-26. 
  30. "Lee Seung-yeon on TV after her first child". Hancinema. 17 October 2009. Retrieved 2013-07-26. 

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