Lee Yo Won

Lee Yo Weon/이요원

Lee Yo-won(born April 9, 1980) is a South Korean actress. She is best known for her portrayal of Queen Seondeok in the eponymous hit period drama .

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 Lee Yo Won's Career

Attack the Gas Station(1999), her first notable acting role was in controversial TV dramaBlue Mist(2001), where she played a young woman in her 20s who becomes romantically involved with a married man in his 40s.

(2001) followed shortly, for which she received several newcomer awards. In a later interview withElle Koreain 2009, she cited the film as her most memorable work.

After finishing the historical dramaDaemang(lit. "The Great Ambition", 2002), she made the surprising announcement that she was temporarily retiring from the entertainment scene.

), and because it was not a typical love story, but depicted a woman's success in life and career.A supporting role followed in romantic comedyWhen Romance Meets Destiny.

Lee Yo-won at the49 dayspress conference in 2011.

though her next series, melodramaBad Lovewas less successful in the ratings. She then switched to more serious fare as part of the ensemble cast ofMay 18, a film about the Gwangju massacre and one of the highest grossing Korean films of all time .

Afterwards she appeared inHorse Doctor(2012) about a Joseon -era veterinarian turned royal physician,andEmpire of Gold(2013) which revolved around a power struggle over a chaebol .

Take Care of My Cat, she wanted to work with other female directors , so she starred in Anna Lee's romantic mysteryThe Recipe(2010) and Bang Eun-jin 's crime thrillerPerfect Number(2012). In contrast, she was cast in the only female starring role in Kang Woo-suk 'sFists of Legend(2013), about middle-aged men who join a televised mixed martial arts tournament/ reality show .

, playing a reporter who is the oldest among-st four siblings.Lee also starred in the MBC dramaNight Light, alongside Jin Goo and Uee .


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 Lee Yo Won's Personal life

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 Lee Yo Won's Filmography


1998 Scent of a Man young Eun-hye
1999 Attack the Gas Station Ggal-chi
2001 Take Care of My Cat Shin Hye-joo
2002 A.F.R.I.K.A. Lee Ji-won
Surprise Party Wang Ha-young
2005 When Romance Meets Destiny Go Yun-kyung
2007 May 18 Park Shin-ae
2010 The Recipe Jang Hye-jin
2012 Perfect Number Baek Hwa-sun
2013 Fists of Legend Hong Gyu-min
2017 Yes, Family Oh Soo-kyung

Television series

1998 I Hate You, But It's Fine Lee Bit-naSBS
1999 March Jung Yo-won
School 2 Kim Yeon-jinKBS2
2000 Tough Guy's Love Heo Ji-hye
2001 Blue Mist Lee Shin-woo
Pure Heart Han Se-jin/Kang Hyun-joo
2002 The Great Ambition Yoon Yeo-jinSBS
2005 Fashion 70's Han Deo-mi
2007 Surgeon Bong Dal-hee Bong Dal-hee
Cruel Love Na In-jung KBS2
2009 Queen Seondeok Princess Deokman/Queen Seondeok MBC
2011 49 Days Song Yi-kyung SBS
2012 Horse Doctor Kang Ji-nyeong MBC
2013 Empire of Gold Choi Seo-yoon SBS
2016 My Horrible Boss Ok Da-jung JTBC
Night Light Seo Yi-kyung MBC
2017 Avengers Social Club Kim Jung-hye tvN


2008 tvN World Special "LOVE" Vietnam

Music video

YearSong titleArtist
1998 "Please Baby Don't Cry" Deep
1999 "Will You Forgive Me" A4
"To Her Lover" K2
2000 "I Love You" Position
2001 "I Wish You Happiness (Joy Project - 1 Year of Love)" WHY
2002 "울고 싶어지는 오후" Ji Seo-ryeon
2006 "Liquor" Vibe
2007 "Love's Greeting"SeeYa
"Ice Doll"
2009 "I'm Terrible in Love" Shin Seung-hun
2012 "Love Is All the Same" Yangpa

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 Lee Yo Won's Discography

YearSong titleNotes
2009 "Bidam (A Sad Story)" Track fromQueen SeondeokSpecialOSTPart 2

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 Lee Yo Won's Awards and nominations

YearAwardCategoryNominated workResult
2001 Blue Dragon Film Awards Best New ActressTake Care of My CatWon
Chunsa Film Art Awards Best ActressWon
Director's Cut Awards Best New ActressWon
KBS Drama Awards Popularity Award Blue MistWon
2002 Baeksang Arts Awards Best New Actress Take Care of My CatWon
SBS Drama Awards New Star Award The Great AmbitionWon
2005 Top 10 StarsFashion 70'sWon
Excellence Award, Actress in a Special Planning DramaWon
2007 Blue Dragon Film Awards Best Actress May 18Nominated
Best Couple Award (with Lee Beom-soo )Surgeon Bong Dal-heeWon
Netizen Popularity AwardWon
Top 10 StarsWon
Top Excellence Award, ActressWon
KBS Drama Awards Bad LoveNominated
2009 Best ActressQueen SeondeokWon
Korea Visual Arts Festival Photogenic AwardWon
Best Couple Award (with Kim Nam-gil )Won
Top Excellence Award, ActressWon
2010 Asia Model Festival Awards Special Award for Asian DramaWon
2011 Seoul International Drama Awards Outstanding Korean Actress49 DaysNominated
Top 10 StarsWon
Producers' Award, ActressWon
Top Excellence Award, Actress in a Drama SpecialNominated
2012 MBC Drama Awards Top Excellence Award, Actress in a Special Project Drama Horse DoctorNominated
2013 Korea Drama Awards Top Excellence Award, ActressEmpire of GoldNominated
Top 10 StarsWon
Top Excellence Award, Actress in a Drama SpecialWon

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 Lee Yo Won's References

  1. "Lee Yo-won Talk Talk Talk". YouTube. Retrieved 2013-10-20. 
  2. Shin, Yong-ho (10 June 2001). "Lee Transforms, Playing Vixen or Angel". Korea JoongAng Daily. Archived from the original on 23 July 2012. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  3. Yoon, Tae-hee (15 December 2009). '선덕여왕' 이요원, 패션화보도 '여왕포스'. 10Asia (in Korean). Retrieved 2014-03-19. 
  4. "Lee Yo-Won Talks 광식이 동생 광태 (When Romance Meets Destiny)". Film2.0 via Twitch Film. 2 December 2005. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  5. Suh, Jung-bo (12 May 2005). "Weekend Date: Lee Yo-won". The Dong-a Ilbo. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  6. "Dr. Drama". The Dong-a Ilbo. 4 January 2007. Retrieved 2013-07-30. 
  7. "Lee Yo-won Conjures the Spirits of May 18". The Chosun Ilbo. 25 July 2007. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  8. Lee, Hyo-won (10 July 2007). "May 18 Remembers Heroes of Gwangju". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2012-12-17. 
  9. Han, Sang-hee (9 May 2009). "New Epic Drama to Bring Rivalry, Love to TV". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  10. Lee, Ga-on (8 June 2011). "INTERVIEW: Actress Lee Yo-won - Part 1". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  11. Lee, Ga-on (8 June 2011). "INTERVIEW: Actress Lee Yo-won - Part 2". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  12. Nam, Woo-jeong (25 September 2012). "Horse Doctor Lee Yo Won talks about her relationship with Cho Seung Woo". StarN News. Retrieved 2014-03-19. 
  13. Cho, Suyoun (24 January 2013). "Heroine of a hit series Empire of Gold Lee Yo won meets fashion magazine ELLE". BNTNews. Retrieved 2014-03-19. 
  14. Hong, Lucia (16 May 2012). "Lee Yo-won to play a producer in Kang Woo-suk's new film". 10Asia. Retrieved 2014-03-19. 
  15. "Lee Yo-won plays hard-headed career woman in drama". Korea JoongAng Daily. 25 March 2016. 
  16. "Practice has made perfect for Lee Yo-won's career: The actress returns to the silver screen with 'My Little Brother'". Korea JoongAng Daily. 23 February 2017. 
  17. "New MBC series 'Night Light' depicts world ruled by power, money and greed". Kpop Herald. 18 November 2016. 
  18. "Lee Yo-won to lead star in "Buam-dong Avengers"". Hancinema. 15 August 2015. 
  19. "Lee Yo-won said that she became more muscular thanks to her husband". The Dong-a Ilbo via Hancinema. 18 October 2010. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  20. "Actress Lee Yo-won ties knot with businessman" (in Korean). Naver. 10 January 2003. Retrieved 2014-04-22. 
  21. "Lee Yo-Won and Family First Time Appearance Captured by Media Camera after 9 Years Marriage". Dispatch (in Korean). 9 August 2011. 
  22. "Actress Lee Yo-won gives birth to her 2nd child". AJU Business Daily. 25 July 2014. Retrieved 2014-08-12. 
  23. "Actress Lee Yo Won belatedly revealed to have given birth to her second child". Allkpop. 25 July 2014. Retrieved 2014-07-26. 
  24. "Actress Lee Yo Won revealed to have given birth to her third child". Allkpop. 19 May 2015. Retrieved 2015-05-19. 
  25. "2007 Year-end Korean drama awards round-up". Hancinema. Star Money. 7 January 2007. 
  26. "So Ji-sup, Lee Yo-won Named Best Actors". The Korea Times. 10 December 2009. 
  27. "Ko Hyun-joung wins grand prize at MBC Acting Awards". 10Asia. 31 December 2009. 
  28. "Han Suk-kyu reclaims glory at SBS Drama Awards". Asiae. 1 January 2012. 
  29. Cory Lee (2 January 2014). "Lee Bo-young Grabs 1st Top Prize at the 2013 SBS Drama Awards". TenAsia. Archived from the original on 28 March 2014. Retrieved 2014-06-20. 

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