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Lee El (Kim Ji Hyun)

Lee El (Kim Ji Hyun) Profile, Facts, and TMI

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Lee El (Kim Ji Hyun) Profile

  • Birth Name: 김지현 (Kim Ji Hyun)
  • Stage Name: 이엘 (Lee El)
  • Nationality: Korean
  • Date of Birth: 1982.08.26
  • Zodiac Sign: Virgo
  • Height: 168 cm
  • Weight: 53 kg
  • Blood Type: AB
  • Agency: DPLAN
  • Instagram: @2l_kjh

Lee El (Kim Ji Hyun) Facts & TMI

  • Lee El was born in Seoul, South Korea
  • Her actual birthname is Kim Ji Hyun
  • She attended to Sungkyunkwan University majoring in Acting
  • She began her acting debut through MBC drama Cheer Up On Love in 2009
  • In the same year, she also started her big screen debut through movie Secret
  • She used to be active in theater by participating in Return to Hamlet within 2011-2012
  • Formerly, she was part of Artist Company management
  • She is currently under management of DPLAN Entertainment
  • When she was 18 years old, she passed Korean GED test and attended to Sungkyunkwan University
  • She uses Lee El as her stage name since her birthname Kim Ji Hyun is very common name in Korea
  • Her face resembles actress Jin Kyung so people are often mistaken their faces
  • She is a cat person and she frequently posts her cats on Instagram account
  • She is also an animal lover and cares for animals
  • Her religious belief is Protestantism
  • Her favorite songs are Red Hot Chili Peppers’ The Getaway, Carla Bruni’s Le Plus Beau du Quartier, Chromeo’s Over Your Shoulder, and many more
  • She likes eating “Tempe”, fermented soybean cake or traditional food from Indonesia
  • She has YouTube channel “이엘저엘” which contains her activities like cooking, mukbang, interview, etc
  • One of her favorite movies is Miss Sloane starring Jessica Chastain
  • She often travels to Paris


‘Yaksha: Ruthless Operations’ as Hee Won (2022)
Love and Leashes‘ as Hye Mi (2022)
‘Heaven: To the Land of Happiness’ (2021)
The Call‘ as Oh Young Sook’s mother (2020)
‘Scent of Ghost’ as Ji Yeon (2019)
‘The Drug King’ as young business partner – cameo (2018)
‘What a Man Wants’ as Je Ni (2018)
‘Inside Men’ as Joo Eun Hye (2015)
‘Man On High Heels’ as Do Do (2014)
‘One Thing She Doesn’t Have’ as Se Ra (2014)
‘Masquerade’ as Ahn Gae Shi (2012)
‘Pacemaker’ as Ph.d Choi (2012)
‘The Yellow Sea’ as Joo Young (2010)
‘Secret’ as Young Suk (2009)

TV Series

My Liberation Diary‘ as Yeom Ki Jung (JTBC/ 2022)
Dr. Brain‘ as Dr. Hyun Soo Jung (Apple TV+/ 2021)
‘When the Devil Calls Your Name’ as Ji Seo Young (tvN/ 2019)
‘Matrimonial Chaos’ as Jin Yoo Young (KBS2/ 2018)
‘A Korean Odyssey’ as Ma Ji Young (tvN/ 2017-2018)
‘Black’ as Yoon Soo Wan (OCN/ 2017)
‘Guardian: The Lonely and Great God’ as Birth Grandmother (tvN/ 2016-2017)
‘Entourage’ as herself (tvN/ 2016)
‘Monster’ as Ok Chae Ryung (MBC/ 2016)
‘Imaginary Cat’ as Dokgo Soon (MBC every1/ 2015-2016)
‘Hello Monster’ as Ji Hyun Sook – cameo (KBS2/ 2015)
‘My Beautiful Bride’ as Son Hye Jung (OCN/ 2015)
‘Divorce Lawyer in Love’ as Han Mi Ri (SBS/ 2015)
‘More Than a Maid’ as Yoon Seo’s wife (JTBC/ 2014-2015)
‘Liar Game’ as Oh Jung A (tvN/ 2014)
‘It’s Ok, This is Love’ as Se Ra (SBS/ 2014)
‘Mother’s Garden’ as Kim Ja Kyung (MBC/ 2014)
‘7th Grade Civil Servant’ as Park Soo Young (MBC/ 2013)
‘Wild Romance’ as Mi Jin (KBS2/ 2012)
‘The Princess’ Man’ as Mae Hyang (KBS2/ 2011)
‘Detectives in Trouble’ as Yoo Hye Min (KBS2/ 2011)
‘Drama Special Series: White Christmas’ as Oh Jung Hye (KBS2/ 2011)
‘Cheer Up On Love’ as Min Joo (MBC/ 2009)


42nd Blue Dragon Film Awards: Best Supporting Actress (“The Call“) – November 26, 2021 (Nominated)
53rd Grand Bell Awards: Best Supporting Actress (“Inside Men”) – 2016 (Nominated)

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