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Lee Young Ae (Lee Youngae)

Lee Young Ae (Lee Youngae) Profile, Facts, and TMI

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Lee Young Ae (Lee Youngae) Profile

  • Birth Name: 이영애 (Lee Young Ae)
  • Stage Name: Lee Young Ae
  • Nationality: Korean
  • Date of Birth: 1971.01.31
  • Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
  • Height: 165 cm
  • Weight: 48 kg
  • Blood Type: AB
  • Agency: Good People Entertainment
  • Instagram: @leeyoungae0824

Lee Young Ae (Lee Youngae) Facts & TMI

  • Lee Young Ae was born in Seoul, South Korea
  • Her family consists of father (Lee Chung Seok), mother (Yoon Tae Hee), two elder brothers (Lee Woo Shin and Lee Bu Shin), and herself
  • She married to a Korean-American businessman, Jeong Ho Young, in 2009
  • Their twin children (boy and girl) were born on February 20, 2011
  • She attended to Hanyang University majoring in German Language and Literature
  • Then she pursued master’s degree in Theater and Film at Chung-Ang University
  • She debuted as a model in 1991 for TV commercials
  • Her acting debut began in SBS’ drama How’s Your Husband? in 1993
  • Her role in How’s Your Husband? brought her to won Best New Actress at 1994 SBS Drama Awards
  • The global fame came after she starred the phenomenal historical drama A Jewel in the Palace in 2003 and made her one of the biggest Hallyu stars
  • She was invited to be a jury at Berlin International Film Festival in 2006 and became the first Korean actress as jury member at international film festival
  • In 2007, she was honored Medal of Culture Merit by South Korean government for her contribution to spread Korean Wave
  • Her religious belief is Buddhism
  • She is currently under management of Good People Entertainment
  • She participated as final torch runner at 2014 Incheon Asian Games
  • Former North Korean leader, Kim Jong Il, is a fan of her
  • She became a judge in Miss Korea 2015
  • She is huge fan of BTS or ARMY
  • One of her hobbies is arranging flowers at home
  • She likes to spend her quality time with children including biking, gardening
  • She runs her own beauty brand Lyanature
  • In 2019, she was invited as a guest for SBS variety show Master in the House (Ep. 95-96)


‘Bring Me Home’ as Seo Jung Yeon (2019)
‘Sympathy for Lady Vengeance’ as Lee Geum Ja (2005)
‘One Fine Spring Day’ as Han Eun Soo (2001)
‘Last Present’ as Jung Yeon Park (2001)
‘Joint Security Area’ as Maj. Sophie E. Jean (2000)
‘First Kiss’ as Min Joo – cameo (1998)
‘Inshalla’ as Lee Hyang (1997)

TV Series

Inspector Koo‘ as Koo Kyung Yi (JTBC/ 2021)
Taxi Driver‘ as guide (voice) (SBS/ 2021)
‘ID: Gangnam Beauty’ as herself – Ep. 1 (JTBC/ 2018)
‘Saimdang, Memoir of Colors’ as Seo Ji Yoon (SBS/ 2017)
‘A Jewel in the Palace’ as Seo Jang Geum (MBC/ 2003)
‘Fireworks’ as Kim Ji Hyun (SBS/ 2000)
‘Invitation’ as Choi Yeong Ju (KBS2/ 1999)
‘Wave’ (SBS/ 1999)
‘Advocate’ (MBC/ 1998)
‘Romance’ (SBS/ 1998)
‘Because I Love You’ as Eo Yu Na (SBS/ 1997)
‘The Reason For My Living’ as Ae Suk (MBC/ 1997)
‘Medical Brothers’ as Cha Min Ju (MBC/ 1997)
‘Their Embrace’ as Kim Seung Hye (MBC/ 1996)
‘Sibling Relations’ (MBC/ 1996)
‘Papa’ as Han Sae Young (KBS/ 1996)
‘Dream Racers’ as Dong Hee (SBS/ 1995)
‘West Palace’ as Kim Gae Shi (KBS2/ 1995)
‘Love and Marriage’ as Oh Eun Ji (MBC/ 1995)
‘Dash’ (SBS/ 1994)
‘How Is Your Husband?’ as Do Do Hee (SBS/ 1993)

TV Movies

‘Enbireyong’ as Seon Hye (KBS/ 1999)


1994 SBS Drama Awards: Best New Actress (“How’s Your Husband?”) – December 31, 1994
1995 KBS Drama Awards: Popularity Award (“West Palace”) – December 31, 1995
1997 MBC Drama Awards: Excellence Award, Actress (“The Reason I Live”) – December 1997
1998 SBS Drama Awards: Top Excellence Award, Actress (“Romance”) – December 31, 1998
1999 KBS Drama Awards: Popularity Award (“Invitation”) – December 31, 1999
2000 SBS Drama Awards: Big Star Awards (“Fireworks”) – December 31, 2000
2nd Busan Film Critics Awards: Best Actress (“One Fine Spring Day”) – 2001
2003 MBC Drama Awards: Grand Prize / Daesang (“Dae Jang Geum”) – 2003
26th Blue Dragon Film Awards: Best Leading Actress (“Lady Vengeance”) – 2005
43rd Grand Bell Awards: Korean Wave Popularity Award (“Lady Vengeance”) – July 21, 2006
42nd Baeksang Arts Awards: Best Actress, Film (“Lady Vengeance”) – April 14, 2006
15th Chunsa Film Festival: Korean Wave Contribution Award – 2007
1st Hallyu Awards: Star (Drama) Award – 2007
Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism: Medal of Cultural Merit – 2007
10th Seoul International Drama Awards: 10th Anniversary Hallyu Achievement Award – 2015
25th Chunsa Film Art Awards: Best Actress (“Bring Me Home”) – 2020

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