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Lee Yoo Young

Actress Lee Yoo Young Profile, Drama, Facts, and TMI

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Lee Yoo Young Profile

  • Birth Name: 이유영 (Lee Yoo Young)
  • Stage Name: Lee Yoo Young
  • Nationality: South Korean
  • Date of Birth: 1989.12.08
  • Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
  • Chinese Zodiac: Snake
  • Height: 168 cm (5’51”)
  • Weight: 48 kg (105.8 lbs)
  • Blood Type: O
  • Agency: Ace Factory
  • Personal Social Media: Instagram

Lee Yoo Young Facts & TMI

  • Lee Yoo Young was born and grew up in Seoul.
  • Her family consists of mother and a younger brother.
  • Her father passed away in 2014.
  • She is a Christian.
  • Lee Yoo Young graduated from the Theater Department, Korea National University of Arts.
  • After graduating from high school, she did not go to college but worked as a hairdresser assistant at a hair salon.
  • In 2010, when she turned 22, she enrolled in the Theater Department of the Korea National University of Arts.
  • While attending the college, she was classmates with fellow actors such as Kim Go Eun, Park So Dam, Lee Sang Yi, Kim Sung Cheol, and Ahn Eun Jin.
  • She starred in a low-budget film titled ‘Late Spring’ when she was still a college student.
  • The movie ‘Late Spring’ drew attention after receiving awards for Best Actress at Milano International Film Festival (MIFF) 2014.
  • In addition to winning Best Actress at MIFF, the movie also won several Best New Actress awards from 24th Buil Film Awards and 52nd Grand Bell Awards for Lee Yoo Young.
  • In the movie ‘The Treacherous’ that was released in 2015, Lee Yoo Young shot several nude scenes and same-sex scenes with actress Lim Ji Yeon.
  • On December 13, 2016, she is confirmed to be dating the late Kim Joo Hyuk who was 17 years older.
  • In 2017, she made her first drama appearance as Shin Jae Yi in the OCN drama ‘Tunnel’.
  • Her boyfriend Kim Joo Hyuk died in a traffic accident in Gangnam on October 30, 2017.
  • Her kissing scene with Kim Seon Ho in the 4-episode drama ‘You Drive Me Crazy’ went viral and gained 14 million views on Youtube.
  • She has beautiful hazel brown eyes, a very rare eye color among Koreans.
  • Before becoming a Christian, she was an atheist.
  • She debuted with a short indie film titled ‘A Flower Does Not Wilt, But…’ in 2012.


‘A Flowers Does Not Wilt, But…’ as Soo Young (2012/ Short film)
‘Men’ (2013)
‘Hide and Seek’ as Cafe part-timer (2013)
‘The Lunch Date’ (2014/ Short film)
‘Late Spring’ as Lee Min Kyung (2014)
‘The Treacherous’ as Seoljungmae (2015)
‘Fatal Intuition’ as Si Eun (2015)
‘A Lonely Bird’ (2015/ Short film)
‘Mr. Cowper’ as In Ae (2016/ Short film)
‘Yourself and Yours’ as Min Jeong (2016)
‘Marionette’ as Han Seo Rin (2018)
‘Grass’ (2018/ Special appearance)
‘Herstory’ as Ryu Seon Yeong (2018/ Special appearance)
‘The Soul-Mate’ as Hyeon Ji (2018)
‘I Am Home’ as Eun Seo (2019)
‘Diva’ as Soo Jin (2020)
‘Perhaps Love’ as Jeong Won (2021)

TV Series

‘Clocking Out’ as Mae Goo (Naver TV Cast/ 2016/ Special appearance)
‘Tunnel’ as Shin Jae Yi (OCN/ 2017)
‘You Drive Me Crazy’ as Eun Sung (MBC/ 2018)
‘Your Honor’ as Song So Eun (SBS/ 2018)
‘My Fellow Citizens!’ as Kim Mi Young (KBS2/ 2019)
‘The Lies Within’ as Kim Seo Hee (OCN/ 2019)
‘SF8’ as Gan Ho Jung/ Yeon Jung In (MBC/ 2020/ Episode: ‘The Prayer’)
‘Drama Special: Traces of Love’ as Lee Joo Young (KBS2/ SF8)
‘Dr. Brain’ as Jung Jae Yi (Apple TV+/ 2021)
Insider‘ as Oh Soo Yeon (JTBC/ 2022)

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