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Lee Yoo Young - Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career
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Lee Yoo Young, one of the most charming Korean stars, made her debut through several short movies back in 2012.

During that year, she debuted in A Flowers Does Not Wilt, But… (2012) which was followed by her another short movie appearance, Men (2013).

Her big-screen project was conducted in 2013 for the movie Hide and Seek, even though she just got a bit part.

But after appearing in that movie, Yoo Young got her career breakthrough in 2014 by starring in a Korean romance movie, Late Spring, which rewarded her with various prizes.

Later, this Sagittarius actress starred in another movie, The Treacherous (2015) and Fatal Intuition (2015).

Yoo Young started to expand her career to television in 2016 by debuting in the Naver TV Cast drama, Clocking Out and appearing as a special guest.

After that, she began to rise into popularity in the television industry by becoming an actress in the thriller drama, Tunnel (2017).

Her acting career then was followed by her appearance in Your Honor (2018), My Fellow Citizens! (2019), and The Lies Within (2019).

Later, she came back to the drama series for Dr. Brain (2021) and Insider (2022).

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Profile

  • Real Name: Lee Yoo Young (이유영)
  • Stage Name: Lee Yoo Young (이유영)
  • Nickname: Yoo Young
  • Birthday: December 8, 1989
  • Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
  • Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
  • Nationality: South Korean
  • Height: 168 cm (5’5″)
  • Weight: 48 kg (105.8 lbs)
  • Blood Type: O
  • Religion: Christian
  • Profession: Actress
  • Education: Korea National University of Arts (Majored in Theater)
  • Hobbies: –
  • Parents: –
  • Siblings: 1 brother
  • Boyfriend: Kim Joo Hyuk (2016-2017)
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  • Instagram: @__youyoung__
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Facts 

  • Yoo Young is under Ace Factory.
  • Her father passed away back in 2014.
  • Yoo Young was raised in Seoul, South Korea.
  • Her boyfriend, Joo Hyuk, passed away in 2017 because of a traffic collision.
  • She had a hard time after her boyfriend passed away.
  • Before attending the Korea National University of Arts, she worked as a hairdresser assistant at a Korean hair salon.
  • She was a classmate of many actors, such as Ahn Eun Jin, Park So Dam, Kim Go Eun, Kim Sung Cheol, and Lee Sang Yi.
  • Yoo Young joined college when she was 22 years old.
  • During the filming of The Treacherous, she shot some nude scenes and same-sex scenes alongside Lim Ji Yeon.
  • Yoo Young was an atheist before becoming a Christian.
  • Her ideal type is…

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Movies

  • Perhaps Love (2021), as Jung Won
  • Diva (2020), as Soo Jin
  • I Am Home (2019), as Eun Seo
  • Jo Pil-Ho: The Dawning Rage (2019), as Yang Hee Sook
  • Grass (2018), as supporting actress
  • The Soul-Mate (2018), as Hyun Ji
  • Herstory (2018), as Sun Young
  • Marionette (2018), as Han Seo Rin
  • Yourself and Yours (2016), as So Min Jung
  • Mr. Cowper (2016), as In Ae
  • Fatal Intuition (2015), as Shi Eun
  • The Treacherous (2015), as Seol Joong Mae
  • Late Spring (2014), as Min Gyung
  • The Lunch Date (2014), as supporting actress (short movie)
  • Hide and Seek (2013), as cafe part-timer
  • Men (2013), as supporting actress (short movie)
  • A Flowers Does Not Wilt, But.. (2012), as Sooyoung (short movie)

TV Movies

  • SF8: The Prayer (MBC | 2020), as Gan Ho Joong / Yeon Jung In
  • You Drive Me Crazy! (MBC | 2018), as Han Eun Sung

Drama Series

  • Insider (JTBC | 2022), as Oh Sooyeon
  • Dr. Brain (Apple TV+ | 2021), as Jung Jae Yi
  • The Lies Within (OCN | 2019), as Kim Seo Hui
  • My Fellow Citizens (KBS2 | 2019), as Kim Mi Young
  • Your Honor (SBS | 2018), as Song So Eun
  • You Drive Me Crazy (MBC | 2018), as Eun Sung
  • Tunnel (OCN | 2017), as Shin Jae Yi
  • Clocking Out (Naver TV Cast | 2016), as Mae Goo

Awards

  • KBS Drama Awards 2020 – Best Actress in a One-Act/Special/Short Drama – Traces of Love
  • SBS Drama Awards 2018 – Best New Actress – Your Honor
  • Korea Film Actors Association Awards 2015 – Popular Movie Star – The Treacherous
  • Blue Dragon Film Awards 2015 – Best New Actress – The Treacherous
  • Grand Bell Awards 2015 – Best New Actress – Late Spring
  • Buil Film Awards 2015 – Best New Actress – Late Spring
  • KOFRA Film Awards 2015 – Best New Actress – Late Spring
  • Milan International Film Festival 2014 – Best Actress – Late Spring

Nominations

  • Wildflower Film Awards 2020 – Best Actress – I Am Home
  • KBS Drama Awards 2019 – Best New Actress – My Fellow Citizens!
  • Korea Drama Awards 2019 – Excellence Award, Actress – My Fellow Citizens!
  • The Seoul Awards 2018 – Best New Actress – Your Honor
  • APAN Star Awards 2018 – Best New Actress – Your Honor
  • SBS Drama Awards 2018 – Excellence Award, Actress in a Wednesday-Thursday Drama – Your Honor
  • Wildflower Film Awards 2017 – Best Actress – Yourself and Yours
  • Chunsa Film Art Awards 2016 – Best New Actress – The Treacherous
  • Korean Association of Film Critics Awards 2015 – Best New Actress – Late Spring
  • Wildflower Film Awards 2015 – Best New Actress – Late Spring

Lee Yoo Young is not just an actress, but she is a true role model. Even though she has been facing a lot of difficulties, she always uses it as her motivation to get up. Amazing!

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