Lee Young-ae

Movie Actress

Lee Young-ae was born in Oksu-dong, Seongbuk-gu, Seoul, South Korea on January 31st, 1971 and is the Movie Actress. At the age of 53, Lee Young-ae biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

Other Names / Nick Names
Young-ae, Changumi
Date of Birth
January 31, 1971
South Korea
Place of Birth
Oksu-dong, Seongbuk-gu, Seoul, South Korea
53 years old
Zodiac Sign
Actor, Film Actor, Model
Lee Young-ae Height, Weight, Eye Color and Hair Color

At 53 years old, Lee Young-ae has this physical status:

Hair Color
Dark Brown
Eye Color
Dark Brown
Not Available
Lee Young-ae Religion, Education, and Hobbies
Not Available
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Hanyang University
Lee Young-ae Spouse(s), Children, Affair, Parents, and Family
Jeong Ho-young (2009-Present)
Dating / Affair
Jeong Ho-young (2009-Present)
Lee Chung Seok, Yoon Taehwi
Lee Boo-shin (Brother), Lee Woo-shin (Brother)
Lee Young-ae Life

Lee Young-ae (born January 31, 1971) is a South Korean actress.

She is best known for her appearances in the Korean historical drama Dae Jang Geum (2003) and as a remorse seeking single mother in Park Chan-wook's crime thriller film Sympathy for Lady Vengeance (2005).

Personal life

Lee married Jeong Ho-young, a Korean-American businessman who was twenty years older than her, in 2009. On February 20, 2011, she gave birth to twins, a boy, and a girl.


Lee Young-ae Career


Lee made her debut as a model in 1991. After appearing in television commercials, she debuted as an actress in the 1993 drama How's Your Husband?, which won her Best New Actress at the SBS Drama Awards.

In 2000, she starred in the mystery thriller film Joint Security Area, which became the highest-grossing Korean film at that time. She followed this with melodrama Last Present, where she received acclaim for her performance as a young woman facing the realities of an early death. Lee reunited with director Hur Jin-ho to star in his next film One Fine Spring Day, which won her Best Actress at the Busan Film Critics Awards. She also starred in the TV series Fireworks, which introduced Lee to Taiwan audiences.

Lee came to prominence in South Korea after starring in the historical drama Dae Jang Geum. It first aired from September 15, 2003 to March 23, 2004 on MBC, where it was the top program with an average viewership rating of 46.3% and a peak of 57.8% (making it the 10th highest rated Korean drama of all time. Lee won the Daesang (Grand Prize) award at the MBC Drama Awards, as well as the Top Excellence award. The show was then aired overseas in 91 countries and became exceptionally popular in Asia. The fame of Dae Jang Geum launched Lee into pan-Asia stardom as one of the biggest Hallyu stars. She has been invited to visit mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore and Japan. In 2006, for the first time in 12 years, NHK had to use the NHK Hall to host the NHK show due to her popularity; and stamps featuring Lee was also released in Japan. She was also invited to the 2007 Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival in China.

Lee then starred in the third installment in Park Chan-wook's The Vengeance Trilogy, titled Sympathy For Lady Vengeance. She was awarded Best Actress at the 2005 Blue Dragon Film Awards and 2006 Baeksang Art Awards for her performance in the film.

In 2006, Lee was invited sit on the jury bench of the 56th Berlin International Film Festival, becoming the first Korean actress to be selected as a jury member of the international film festival.

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

In 2015, it was announced that Lee would be making her comeback to television in SBS historical series Saimdang, Memoir of Colors. She would be playing dual roles as Shin Saimdang, a famed Joseon-era artist and calligrapher as well as a modern-day Korean history lecturer. The drama premiered in January 2017.

In 2018, Lee was cast in the film Find Me, returning to the big screen after 13 years.