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Lee So-yeon

Lee So-yeon

South Korean actress
Lee So-yeon
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Quick Facts

Intro South Korean actress
Is Actor Film actor
From South Korea
Type Film, TV, Stage & Radio
Gender female
Birth 16 April 1982, Seoul, South Korea
Age 39 years
Star sign Aries
Hanyang University
The details (from wikipedia)


Lee So-yeon (born April 16, 1982) is a South Korean actress. She is best known for her roles in the films Untold Scandal (2003) and Feathers in the Wind (2004), and the television series Spring Waltz (2006), Temptation of an Angel (2009) and Dong Yi (2010).


Lee So-yeon first drew notice in the period film Untold Scandal, playing the C├ęcile role in the 2003 Korean adaptation of Les Liaisons dangereuses. She has since played villains in several television dramas, namely Super Rookie, Spring Waltz, Temptation of an Angel, and in her most high-profile yet, Korean history's famous femme fatale Jang Hui-bin in Dong Yi. Seemingly a victim of typecasting on TV, Lee was finally given her first leading role in the romantic comedy Why Did You Come to Our House? (also known as Wanted: Son-in-Law). More lighthearted fare followed with My Life's Golden Age (about a family of siblings), and My Love By My Side in which she played a cheerful single mother. In 2012 she returned to period dramas as a gisaeng in Dr. Jin, followed by the contemporary daily dramas The Birth of a Family and Ruby Ring.

Unlike her TV series, Lee's films are a more diverse mix of mainstream and indie. Feathers in the Wind in particular brought her critical raves, with Darcy Paquet of Koreanfilm.org crediting Lee's "considerable screen presence" in making her character "memorable."

Lee counts pansori and jazz dancing among her hobbies. In 2007, she was chosen to be the ambassador for the Jecheon International Music & Film Festival.

From September 2013 to March 2014, Lee appeared on the fourth season of reality/variety show We Got Married, in which celebrities are paired together as fake wedded couples; Lee's partner was pianist Yoon Han. She returned to acting in the cable drama 12 Years Promise in 2014.

Personal life

Lee married an IT entrepreneur on September 12, 2015. In May 2018, it was reported that the couple were divorcing.

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2005 MBC Drama Awards Best New Actress Super Rookie Nominated
2007 China Golden Rooster Awards
and Hundred Flowers Awards
Best Actress in a Foreign Film Bravo My Life Won
2008 MBC Drama Awards Best New Actress My Life's Golden Age Won
2009 SBS Drama Awards New Star Award Temptation of an Angel Won
2010 MBC Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actress Dong Yi Won
2011 SBS Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actress in a Weekend/Daily Drama My Love By My Side Won
2012 MBC Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries Dr. Jin Nominated
2013 MBC Entertainment Awards Excellence Award, Actress in a Variety Show We Got Married Won
SBS Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actress in Weekend/Daily Drama The Birth of a Family Nominated
KBS Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actress in a Daily Drama Ruby Ring Won
2016 MBC Drama Awards Top Excellence Award, Actress in a Serial Drama Beautiful You Nominated
2017 MBC Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries Man Who Dies to Live Nominated
2019 MBC Drama Awards Top Excellence Award, Actress in a Weekend/Daily Drama Blessing of the Sea Nominated
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