Lee Young Ae


Lee Young Ae(born January 31, 1971 in Seoul , South Korea ) is a South Korean actress.

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    Added episode 18 for the Korean drama 'Saimdang: Light"S Diary""Saimdang: Light's Diary" (2016)Directed byYoon Sang-hoWritten byPark Eun-ryeongNetwork : SBSWithLee Young-ae,Song Seung-heon,Oh Yoon-ah,Park Hye-soo,Yoon Ye-joo,Yoon Da-hoon,...30 episodes - Wed, Thu 22:00Also known …

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    episode 17 captures for the Korean drama 'Saimdang: Light's Diary'

    Added episode 17 captures for the Korean drama "Saimdang: Light's Diary" (2016)Directed byYoon Sang-hoWritten byPark Eun-ryeongNetwork : SBSWithLee Young-ae,Song Seung-heon,Oh Yoon-ah,Choi Chul-ho,Yoon Ye-joo,Yoon Da-hoon,...30 episodes - Wed, Thu 22:00Also known as "Saimdang, the Her…

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 Lee Young Ae's Career

Lee made her debut as a TV model in 1991. After appearing in TV commercials, she started playing in TV dramas and movies.

Her popularity has grown in an exponential manner due to her performance in the popular Korean dramaDae Jang Geum. After the successful broadcast in Korea, it was then shown oversea the first time in 2004 and won many hearts of audience in Taiwan.In 2005, nearly half of the Hong Kong population watched the final episode of the drama.In China, hundreds of million viewers watched the drama though it was shown late at night.

She was awarded Best Actress awards in the Blue Dragon Film Awards in 2005 and Baeksang Art Awards in 2006 for the film Sympathy For Lady Vengeance .

Because of the success, Lee Young-Ae has been invited to visit Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, China and Japan. The first time in 12 years, NHK had to use NHK Hall to host the NHK show (2006) . She was invited to the 2007 Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival in China as an Image Ambassador.

Beside her acting career, she has also been involved in several charity events. In 1997 she went to Ethiopia as a NGO Goodwill Ambassador. She went to Thar Desert in 1999 doing a TV show of the lowest caste people in India. Later in 2001, she published these experiences in her autobiography “A Most Special Love”and donated all the income from the sale of the book to charity.

She was appointed as a Goodwill Ambassador in 2004 by UNICEF and held several charity functions from that time on. She made many donations to schools and hospitals, which include an elementary school in China such that the school was renamed Lee Young-Ae Elementary School,and the Chosun First Middle School in Harbin.

From her 2006 autobiography “Young-Ae’s Vow”,she talked about how she became an actress. She recalled what made her go into show business was working with Andy Lau in a 1991 chocolate advertisement. In 1995, she made a decision to go to graduate school to learn theory of acting. Since then, she has not changed to challenge various kinds of acting roles, like that in Dae Jang Geum and later a very different role in Sympathy For Lady Vengeance .

In 2007, she received Medal of Culture Merit for her contribution to Korean Wave from the South Korean government.

Her major contract in 2006 and 2007 is with LG Corp. , a large South Korean conglomerate. She became the spokesmodel (Pan-Asia) for all LG Electronics ' products.

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 Lee Young Ae's Personal life

On August 24, 2009, Lee Young-ae married Jeong Ho-young, a Korean-American businessman. The wedding took place in the United States .On February 20, 2011, Lee gave birth to twins, one boy and one girl, at a hospital in Seoul.

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 Lee Young Ae's Filmography


2005 Sympathy for Lady Vengeance(친절한 금자씨) Lee Geum-ja
2001 One Fine Spring Day(봄날은 간다) Eun-su
Last Present(선물) Jung-yun
2000 Joint Security Area(공동경비구역 JSA) Maj. Sophie E. Jean
1999 First Kiss(키스할까요) Herself (cameo)
1996 Inch'Allah(키스할까요)


2003 Jewel in the Palace(대장금 Dae Jang Geum) (MBC)
2000 Fireworks(불꽃 Bulkkot) (SBS)
1999 Enbireyong(은비령 Eunbiryeong) (KBS)
1999 Invitation(초대 Chodae) (KBS)
1999 Wave(파도 Pado) (SBS)
1998 Advocate(애드버킷 Aedeubeokit) (MBC)
1998 Romance(로맨스 Romaenseu) (SBS)
1997 Because I Love You(사랑하니까 Sarang hanikka) (SBS)
1997 The Reason I Live(내가 사는 이유 Naega saneun yiyu) (MBC)
1997 Medical Brothers(의가형제 Uiga hyeongje) (MBC)
1996 Sibling Relations(동기간 Dongkikan) (MBC)
1996 Their Embrace(그들의 포옹 Geudeului poong) (MBC)
1996 Papa(파파 Papa) (KBS)
1995 West Palace(서궁 Seogung) (KBS)
1995 Love and Marriage(사랑과 결혼 Sarangkwa kyeolhon) (MBC)
1995 Asphalt Man(아스팔트 사나이 Aseupalteu sanai) (SBS)
1994 Dash(질주 Jilju) (SBS)
1993 How's Your Husband?(댁의 남편은 어떠십니까? Daegui nampyeoneun eotteoshimnikka?) (SBS)

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 Lee Young Ae's Awards

  • 1994 SBS Drama Awards, Best New Actress
  • 1995 KBS Drama Awards, Popularity Prize
  • 1996 MBC Drama Awards, Outstanding Actress
  • 1997 SBS Drama Awards, Best Actress
  • 1998 SBS Drama Awards, Best Actress
  • 1999 KBS Drama Awards, Popularity Prize
  • 2001 Korea Movie & Music Awards, Photogenic Prize for Actress
  • 2001 Pusan Film Critics Awards, Best Actress (One Fine Spring Day)
  • 2003 MBC Drama Awards, Grand Prize
  • 2005 International Film Festival of Catalunya, Best Actress (Sympathy For Lady Vengeance)
  • 2005 Blue Dragon film award, Best Actress (Sympathy For Lady Vengeance)
  • 2006 Baeksang award, Best Actress (Sympathy For Lady Vengeance)
  • 2006 Cinemanila International Film Festival Best Actress: Lee Young-ae for Sympathy for Lady Vengeance (South Korea)

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 Lee Young Ae's References & Notes

  1. "《大長今》熱播台灣創下韓劇收視率新高". Chinese.chosun.com. 2004-07-22. http://chinese.chosun.com/big5/site/data/html_dir/2004/07/22/20040722000012.html. Retrieved 2010-02-21. 
  2. "《大長今》最后一集收視率在港創新高". Chinese.chosun.com. 2005-05-05. http://chinese.chosun.com/big5/site/data/html_dir/2005/05/05/20050505000000.html. Retrieved 2010-02-21. 
  3. "中國掀起狂烈的《大長今》熱潮". Chinese.chosun.com. 2005-09-29. http://chinese.chosun.com/big5/site/data/html_dir/2005/09/29/20050929000028.html. Retrieved 2010-02-21. 
  4. "李英愛將成為中國哈爾濱名譽市民". Chinese.chosun.com. 2006-12-28. http://chinese.chosun.com/big5/site/data/html_dir/2006/12/28/20061228000026.html. Retrieved 2010-02-21. 
  5. us.yesasia.com A Most Special Love with partial English translation
  6. "中國出現"李英愛小學"". Chinese.chosun.com. 2006-03-20. http://chinese.chosun.com/big5/site/data/html_dir/2006/03/20/20060320000026.html. Retrieved 2010-02-21. 
  7. "李英愛向朝鮮族學校捐贈10萬元人民幣". Chinese.chosun.com. 2007-01-06. http://chinese.chosun.com/big5/site/data/html_dir/2007/01/06/20070106000006.html. Retrieved 2010-02-21. 
  8. nhk-book.co.jp Young-Ae’s Vow with partial English translation
  9. "組圖:李英愛榮獲文化獎章". Chinese.chosun.com. 2007-09-03. http://chinese.chosun.com/big5/site/data/html_dir/2007/09/03/20070903000038.html. Retrieved 2010-02-21. 
  10. "Actress Lee Young-ae Secretly Married in U.S". The Chosun Ilbo. 2009-08-26. http://english.chosun.com/site/data/html_dir/2009/08/26/2009082600346.html. Retrieved 2010-02-21. 
  11. "Lee Young Ae gives birth to twins". allkpop.com. 2011-02-20. http://www.allkpop.com/2011/02/lee-young-ae-gives-birth-to-twins. Retrieved 2011-02-16. 
  12. http://www.cinemanila.org.ph/

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