At 45 years old, Lee Bo-young has this physical status:
Lee Bo-young (born January 12, 1979) is a South Korean actress.
She is best known for her appearances in My Daughter Seo-Young (2012), I Can Hear Your Voice (2013), Whisper (2017), and Mother (2018).
On the set of 2004 television film Save Last Dance for Me, Lee met actor Ji Sung, who confirmed their relationship in 2007. On August 2, 2013, they revealed their participation by posting handwritten letters on their respective official fan pages. On September 27, 2013, they married at Aston House, W Seoul Walkerhill Hotel. Kwak Ji-yoo, the family's first child, was born on June 13, 2015. On February 5, 2019, their second child, a boy named Kwak Woo-sung, was born.
Lee donated 100 million dollars to the Children's Cancer Center at Seoul National University Hospital in 2015.
She began her work in the industry in 2000 by winning the Miss Korea beauty pageant. She aspired to be a news presenter before majoring in Korean literature at Seoul Women's University. In 2002, she was one of 15 candidates in MBC's annual recruitment drive, but she didn't get the job. Rather, she devoted herself to modeling, and was selected as Asiana Airlines' sole advertising model, marking a gateway to fame.
Lee made her acting debut in 2003, and two of her early appearances were in People of the Water Flower Village (2004) opposite Song Il-gook and as the villain in Save the Last Dance for Me (2004).
Lee played her first prominent part in My Darling's daily drama in 2005, as well as the Silla-set historical epic Balladong with Jo Hyun-jae. Mrs. Goodbye with Ahn Jae-wook, Queen of the Game with Joo Jin-mo, and Becoming a Billionaire with Ji Hyun-woo were among her television shows over the next several years, but no one struck a chord with audiences or critics.
Lee was first seen in her first big screen role in Once Upon a Time (2008) after being involved in My Brother (2004) and A Dirty Carnival (2006). The heist comedy was set during colonial rule in the 1940s, and she and Park Yong-woo were outwitted swindlers out to steal a diamond from the Japanese army.
Both of her two films that were released in 2009 were melodramas. Lee plays the soulmate of a terminally ill man (Kwon Sang-woo), but their passion is tempered by a poetic skepticism. Lee played a nurse who falls for a patient in the hospital's (Hyun Bin) while in I Am Happy, and the two children find solace in each other's sharing of their harsh and sad reality.
Lee, who played seductress in the quirky cable drama Golden House opposite Shin Ha-kyun, returned to television in 2010. In the spy drama Athena: Goddess of War, she had a guest arc, followed by the post-divorce romance film Bravo, My Love! With Lee Tae-sung and revenge drama Man from the Equator (2012) with Uhm Tae-woong.
She later played the titular character in My Daughter Seo-Young, a career woman who is angry at her father (Chun Ho-jin), whose gambling addiction led to her mother's death, but she still struggles to keep the family together and make ends meet. Lee said playing Seo-newng required a greater depth of emotion than any of her previous roles, which left her drained but also with a greater sense of achievement. Lee's family drama was the biggest hit of his career; it dominated the weekly ratings chart for 22 weeks in a row and hit a series high of 56% on its last episode, the highest Korean drama rating since 2013.
During its run, her sequel Toner's Story, "I Can Hear Your Voice (2013), was also very popular. Lee played a materialistic public defender who testified on behalf of a boy with supernatural abilities (Lee Jong-suk) a decade ago, after she saw the boy's father being murdered. Lee was able to break free from her old quiet and elegant appearance, according to critics. She received several awards for her appearance, including the Daesang ("Grand Prize"), the highest award at the SBS Drama Awards. In 2013, Lee was named as Gallup Korea's Television Actor of the Year.
Lee played a mother who travels back in time two weeks before her daughter's kidnapping and murder in God's Gift - 14 days. Lee appeared in the SBS legal thriller Whisper in 2017, playing the part of a section chief of the criminal division who is dismissed from the service and later on disguise herself and work as an undercover at a law firm.
Lee starred in the tvN drama In 2018, the titular character of the same name was adopted. She appeared in the melodrama When My Love Blooms in 2020 and the black comedy Mine in 2022.