Lee Young Ae

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Lee Young Ae - Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career

Lee Young Ae is a South Korean actress. She’s best recognized for her appearances in Korean movies such as Joint Security Area (2000), Lady Vengeance (2005), and Bring Me Home (2019).


Lee Young Ae started her career in 1991. Back then, she worked as a model. She made many appearances in various TV commercials.

In 1993, the woman from Seoul turned into acting. She made her debut in the TV series How’s Your Husband?.

She immediately got recognition for her acting and even won the Best New Actress award at SBS Drama Awards.

Following her debut, Young Ae got more roles in various TV series. Some of them are Dash (1994), West Palace (1995), and Papa (1996).

She also had her big screen debut in 1996 with the film Insyalla.

This actress began to grow in popularity starting in 2001. She got a critical acclaimed for her performance in the film Last Present.

In the same year, Young Ae also starred in One Fine Spring Day. For her brilliant performance, she won Best Actress award at the Busan Film Critics Awards.

This Aquarius woman gain even more recognition in 2003. She got a role in the drama Dae Jang Geum.

The series was a hit in across Asia. Young Ae soon became known as one of the top Hallyu (Korean Wave) star.

In 2005, this talented actress went on a hiatus. She then made a comeback in 2017 with the TV series Saimdang, Memoir of Colors.

She also returned to the big screen with the 2019 film Bring Me Home.

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  • Real Name: Lee Young Ae (이영애)
  • Stage Name: Lee Young Ae
  • Nickname: –
  • Birthday: January 31, 1971
  • Birthplace: Oksu-dong, Seongbuk-gu, Seoul, South Korea
  • Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
  • Nationality: Korean
  • Religion: –
  • Profession: Actress
  • Education: Hanyang University, Chung Ang University
  • Hobbies: Swimming, horse riding, playing piano
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  • Instagram: @leeyoungae0824
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Height, Weight, & Physical Appearance 

  • Height: 165 cm (5’5″)
  • Weight: 48 kg (106 lbs)
  • Blood Type: AB
  • Hair Color: Black
  • Eye Color: Black
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  • Father: Lee Chung Seok 
  • Mother: Yoon Tae Hwi 
  • Brother: Lee Boo Shin, Lee Woo Shin 
  • Sister: –
  • Children: Jeong Seung Kwon, Jeong Seung Bin

Husband, Boyfriend, & Dating History

Jeong Ho Young 

Lee Young Ae and Jeong Ho Young, who’s a Korean-American businessman, got married in 2009. Her husband is 20 years older than her.

She gave birth to a boy-and-girl twins in February 2011.

Net Worth 

The actress has accumulated around $40 million to $50 million of net worth, according to multiple sources. She earns most of her income through acting.


Lee Young Ae has participated in various philanthropist acts.

For examples, in March 2022, she made a ₩100 million donation to help the victims of Russian invasion to Ukraine.

In the same year, she also donated the same amount each to help cancer or rare diseases sufferers through the Sowon Foundation Office in Yangpyeong City Gyeonggi-do Province and to help the victims of South Korean floods.

In early 2023, she made a ₩50 million  donation to help the affected residents of Guryong, Gangnam, Seoul’s fire.

The same amount of donations were made by her to help building the Syngman Rhee’s memorial and to help the Palestinian children affected by Israel invasion through the Korean Red Cross.

Plastic Surgery

There is no known information on whether she has undergone any cosmetic surgery.


  • Young Ae was given the Medal of Culture Merit from the South Korean government for being part of the Korean Wave.
  • She is signed under Good People Entertainment.
  • She has 2 brothers.
  • This actress likes spending time swimming.
  • She picks brown and pink as favorite colors.
  • Other than Korean, she can also speak English and German.
  • The woman from Seoul got married to a businessman Jeong Ho Young in 2009.
  • From her marriage, she has pair of twins: son and daughter born in 2011.
  • During her hiatus, she mostly spent time with her family at the countryside.
  • Young Ae likes eating Chinese food.
  • She has a bachelor degree in German Language and Literature.
  • She also has a master degree in Theater and Film.
  • This Aquarius woman became the first Korean actress to be a jury at Berlin international film festival.
  • She is involved in many charities.
  • She is known to have made a donation for Chosun First Middle School in Harbin.
  • Another one, she donated for school to change its’ name to Lee Young-Ae Elementary School.
  • She was part of the Gucci’s Chime for Change campaign.
  • In 2012, she started her own business, selling organic and also eco-friend products for kids in Seoul.
  • In 2015, Young Ae was given special envoy by UNESCO Korean Commission.
  • She is the ambassador of the beauty brand Whoo.
  • Her ideal type is…

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

Drama Series 

  • Maestra: Strings of Truth (tvN | 2023), as Cha Se Eum
  • Inspector Koo (JTBC | 2021), as Koo Kyung Yi
  • Taxi Driver (SBS | 2021), as guide (voice)
  • ID: Gangnam Beauty (JTBC | 2018), as Lee Young Ae (ep.1)
  • Saimdang, Memoir of Colors (SBS | 2017), as Korean Art History Lecturer Seo Ji Yoon / Shin Saimdang
  • A Jewel in the Palace (MBC | 2003), as Seo Jang Geum
  • Fireworks (SBS | 2000), as Kim Ji Hyun
  • Invitation (KBS2 | 1999), as Choi Young Joo
  • Wave (SBS | 1999), as
  • Advocate (MBC | 1998)
  • Romance (SBS | 1998)
  • Because I Love You (SBS | 1997), as Eo Yu Na
  • The Reason For My Living (MBC | 1997), as Ae Suk
  • Medical Brothers (MBC | 1997), as Cha Min Ju
  • Their Embrace (MBC | 1996), Kim Seung Hye
  • Sibling Relations (MBC | 1996)
  • Dream Racers (SBS | 1995), as Dong Hee
  • West Palace (KBS2 | 1995), as Kim Gae Shi / Gae Ttong
  • Love and Marriage (MBC | 1995), as Oh Eun Ji
  • Papa (KBS | 1995), as Han Sae Young
  • Dash (SBS | 1994)
  • How Is Your Husband? (SBS | 1993), as Do Do Hee

TV Shows

  • Docu Prime – Children’s Rights (2022), as herself (narrator)


“As you get more wrinkles on your face, you get to feel deeper emotions. I don’t feel regretful about getting old.”

“In the past 10 years, I got married and I gave birth to twins so I became a mother as well. As a woman, I’ve gone through a lot of changes. Marriage and giving birth. These 2 things bring about major changes in a woman’s life in the East as well as the West so that is true for any woman anywhere in the world. Because of that, my perspective on life has changed too and that became my criteria in selecting the works that I want to participate in.”

“I’ve got different emotions. That is a good thing about being an actress. It is a profession that you can express the emotional changes you undergo when you get old, get married or bear a child. Acting is after all a study of humans.”

“I just want to warm and touch the heart of our viewers. If just this one goal is met, that would mean success to me. I couldn’t ask for more.”

“I lose some, but win some as I grow older. I believe aging is more of a benefit for my career, because my experience is reflected in my acting.”

Pics of Lee Young Ae

1. Young Ae always looks so glamorous

Lee Young Ae - Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career

2. Simple make-up really fits her well

Lee Young Ae - Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career

3. She is looking like a Goddess

Lee Young Ae - Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career

4. Loving the calm and soft looks she has

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5. Young Ae can make any outfits work

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Who is Lee Young Ae?

She is a South Korean actress.

Who is Lee Young Ae’s real name?

Her real name is Lee Young Ae (이영애).

What makes Lee Young Ae famous?

She’s famous because of her appearances in Korean movies such as Joint Security Area (2000), Lady Vengeance (2005), and Bring Me Home (2019).

Where is Lee Young Ae from?

She was born in Oksu-dong, Seongbuk-gu, Seoul, South Korea.

How old is Lee Young Ae?

She was born in 1971, and she is 53 years old as of 2024.

When does Lee Young Ae celebrate her birthday?

She celebrates on the 31st of every January.

How tall is Lee Young Ae?

Her height is 5’5″ or 165 cm.

Who are Lee Young Ae’s parents?

Her father’s name is Lee Chung Seok and her mother’s name is Yoon Tae Hwi.

Is Lee Young Ae married?

Yes, she is married to Jeong Ho Young. They tied the knot in

Who is Lee Young Ae’s ex-boyfriend?

Her ex-boyfriend is not known.

How rich is Lee Young Ae?

Her net worth is around $40 million to $50 

What is Lee Young Ae’s nationality?

Her nationality is South Korean.

Lee Young Ae is one of the most talented actress in the industry. Her hard work since early days has brought her well-deserved success.