Lee Bo-young Wiki, Age, Biography, Height, Husband, Family, Images, And More
Lee Bo-young (born 12 January 1979) is a South Korean actress. Her most notable roles include My Daughter Seo-young (2012), I Can Hear Your Voice (2013), Whisper (2017), Mother (2018), When My Love Blooms (2020), and Mine (2021). In 2013, Lee was named Gallup Korea's Television Actor of the Year.
Her career in the industry began in 2000, when she won the Daejeon entry for the Miss Korea beauty pageant. She originally wanted to be a news anchor after majoring in Korean literature at Seoul Women's University. In 2002, she was one of 15 finalists in MBC's annual recruitment drive, but she did not get the job. Instead, she pursued modelling and was chosen as the exclusive advertising model for Asiana Airlines, which is regarded as a stepping stone to stardom.
Lee made her acting debut in 2003, and her early roles included People of the Water Flower Village (2004), in which she co-starred with Song Il-gook, and Save the Last Dance for Me (2006), in which she played the antagonist (2004).
Lee made her acting debut in the daily drama My Sweetheart, My Darling in 2005, followed by the Silla-set historical epic Ballad of Seodong with Jo Hyun-jae. She spent the next few years in television dramas, including Mr. Goodbye with Ahn Jae-wook, Queen of the Game with Joo Jin-mo, and Becoming a Billionaire with Ji Hyun-woo, but none of them were particularly well received by audiences or critics.
Lee was cast in her first major big screen role in Once Upon a Time after playing the love interest in My Brother (2004) and A Dirty Carnival (2006). (2008). She and Park Yong-woo played notorious swindlers out to steal a diamond from the Japanese army in the heist comedy set during colonial rule in the 1940s.
Her two films from 2009 were both melodramas. Lee plays the soulmate of a terminally ill man (Kwon Sang-woo) in More Than Blue, but their love ends in tragedy undercut by poetic sparseness. In I Am Happy, Lee played a nurse who falls in love with a psychiatric ward patient (Hyun Bin), and in each other they find solace to get through their harsh and miserable reality.
Lee returned to television in 2010, playing a seductress opposite Shin Ha-kyun in the quirky cable drama Golden House. She then appeared in spy series Athena: Goddess of War as the president's daughter, followed by post-divorce romance series Bravo, My Love! with Lee Tae-sung and revenge drama Man from the Equator (2012) with Uhm Tae-woong.
She then portrayed the titular character in My Daughter Seo-young, a career woman who is enraged at her father (Chun Ho-jin), whose gambling addiction caused her mother's death, but struggles to keep the family together and make ends meet. Lee stated that playing Seo-young required a greater depth of emotion than any of her previous roles, leaving her exhausted but with a greater sense of accomplishment. The family drama was Lee's biggest hit yet, dominating the weekly ratings chart for 22 weeks and recording a series high of 47.6% on its final episode, the highest Korean drama rating in 2013.
Her subsequent series, I Can Hear Your Voice (2013), was also well-received. Lee played a materialistic public defender who testified a decade ago on behalf of a boy with supernatural abilities (Lee Jong-suk) after witnessing the boy's father's murder. According to critics, Lee was able to break free of her previous calm and elegant image with her stubborn and argumentative character. For her performance, she received several awards, including the Daesang ("Grand Prize"), the highest honour at the SBS Drama Awards. In 2013, Lee was named Gallup Korea's Television Actor of the Year.
In God's Gift - 14 Days, Lee played a mother who travels back in time two weeks before her daughter's kidnapping and murder. Lee starred in the SBS legal thriller Whisper in 2017, playing a section chief of the criminal division who is fired from the police and later disguises herself to work as an undercover at a law firm.
Lee starred as the titular character in the 2018 tvN drama Mother adopted the same-named Japanese television series. In 2020, she appeared in the melodrama When My Love Blooms, followed by the black comedy Mine in 2022.
Lee is involved in environmental causes such as the UN Convention to Combat Desertification. She and her husband, Ji Sung, also donate to charitable causes on a regular basis.
While on maternity leave in 2015, she published Time of Love, a collection of essays on 23 books with themes of love, consolation, and growth that have influenced Lee throughout her childhood and adulthood, including The Little Prince, José Mauro de Vasconcelos's My Sweet Orange Tree, and Alain de Botton's Essays in Love.
Lee has been confirmed to co-host the 2017 SBS Drama Awards with Shin Dong-yup. Lee previously hosted the same award ceremony in 2013 alongside Lee Hwi-jae and Kim Woo-bin.
Lee hosted the Accompanying charity concert in February 2023 to benefit children Ukrainians oppressed by the ongoing war.
Marriage and dating
Lee met actor Ji Sung on the set of the 2004 TV series Save Last Dance for Me, and their relationship was confirmed in 2007. They announced their engagement on August 2, 2013, by posting handwritten letters on their respective official fan sites. On September 27, 2013, they married at Aston House, W Seoul Walkerhill Hotel. Kwak Ji-yoo, their first child, was born on June 13, 2015. On February 5, 2019, their second child, a son named Kwak Woo-sung, was born.
Lee gave 100 million won to the Children's Cancer Center at Seoul National University Hospital in 2015.
|2006||A Dirty Carnival||Hyun-joo|
|2008||Once Upon a Time||Haruko / Choon-ja|
|2009||More Than Blue||Eun-won||"Cream"|
|I Am Happy||Soo-kyung|
|2003||Escape from Unemployment||Cha Mi-rim|
|Long Live Love||Se-ryung|
|2004||People of the Water Flower Village||Yoo Yeo-kyung|
|Save the Last Dance for Me||Yoon Soo-jin|
|My Sweetheart, My Darling||Yoo In-young|
|Ballad of Seodong||Princess Seonhwa of Silla|
|2006||Mr. Goodbye||Choi Young-in|
|Queen of the Game||Kang Eun-seol|
|2010||Becoming a Billionaire||Lee Shin-mi|
|Golden House||Yoon Seo-rin|
|Athena: Goddess of War||Jo Soo-young||guest appearance (episodes 3–5)|
|2011||Bravo, My Love!||Kang Jae-mi|
|2012||Man from the Equator||Han Ji-won|
|My Daughter Seo-young||Lee Seo-young|
|2013||I Can Hear Your Voice||Jang Hye-sung|
|2014||God's Gift: 14 Days||Kim Soo-hyun|
|Pinocchio||Hye-sung car navigation||voice cameo (episode 3)|
|2020||When My Love Blooms||Yoon Ji-soo|
|Start-Up||Woman at pub||Cameo (Episode 10)|
|2007||She's Olive - Lee Bo-young|
from Grasse to Paris
|2013||eat CITY - Lee Bo-young's Italian Cafe|
Music video appearances
|2011||"Crying, Calling"||Zia & 4Men|
Awards and nominations
Name of the award ceremony, year presented, category, nominee of the award, and the result of the nomination
|Award ceremony||Year||Category||Nominee / Work||Result|
|Andre Kim Best Star Awards||2007||Female Star Award||Lee Bo-young||Won|
|2009||Female Star Award||Won|
|APAN Star Awards||2013||Top Excellence Award, Actress||I Can Hear Your Voice, My Daughter Seo-young||Won|
|Best Couple Award||Lee Bo-young with Lee Jong-suk|
I Can Hear Your Voice
|2018||Top Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries||Mother||Nominated|
|Baeksang Arts Awards||2008||Best New Actress – Film||Once Upon a Time||Nominated|
|2013||Best Actress – Television||My Daughter Seo-young||Nominated|
|2014||I Can Hear Your Voice||Won|
|Chunsa Film Art Awards||2006||Best New Actress||A Dirty Carnival||Won|
|Grimae Awards||2013||Best Actress||I Can Hear Your Voice||Won|
|KBS Drama Awards||2005||Best New Actress||My Sweetheart, My Darling||Won|
|2006||Excellence Award, Actress||Mr. Goodbye||Nominated|
|2010||Excellence Award, Actress in a Mid-length Drama||Becoming a Billionaire||Nominated|
|2012||Top Excellence Award, Actress||Man from the Equator, My Daughter Seo-young||Nominated|
|Excellence Award, Actress in a Mid-length Drama||Man from the Equator||Won|
|Excellence Award, Actress in a Serial Drama||My Daughter Seo-young||Nominated|
|Best Couple Award||Lee Bo-young with Lee Sang-yoon|
My Daughter Seo-young
|Korea Drama Awards||2013||Grand Prize (Daesang)||I Can Hear Your Voice, My Daughter Seo-young||Won|
|Best Couple Award||Lee Bo-young with Lee Jong-suk|
I Can Hear Your Voice
|MBC Drama Awards||2011||Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries||Bravo, My Love!||Won|
|SBS Drama Awards||2005||New Star Award||Ballad of Seodong||Won|
|Top 10 Stars||Nominated|
|2006||Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries||Queen of the Game||Nominated|
|Top 10 Stars||Won|
|2013||Grand Prize (Daesang)||I Can Hear Your Voice||Won|
|Top Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries||Nominated|
|Top 10 Stars||Won|
|2014||Top Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries||God's Gift - 14 Days||Nominated|
|2017||Top Excellence Award, Actress in a Monday-Tuesday Drama||Whisper||Won|
|Seoul International Drama Awards||2018||Best Actress||Mother||Won|
|The Seoul Awards||2017||Whisper||Nominated|
Lee Bo-young Biography
|Date of Birth||12-Jan-1979|
|Age in 2023||44|
|Birth Place||South Korea|
|Height||In Centimeters: 168 cm.|
In Meters: 1.68 m.
In Feet Inches: 5'6"
|Weight||In KG: Not known|
In Pound: Not known
|Children||Kwak Ji Yoo, Kwak Woo-seong|
Some FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) about Lee Bo-young.
- What is the Net Worth of Lee Bo-young?
The Net Worth of Lee Bo-young is $1.5 Million.
- What is the Height of Lee Bo-young?
The height of Lee Bo-young is 1.68.
- Where is the birthplace of Lee Bo-young?
The birthplace of Lee Bo-young is South Korea
- What is the Date of Birth of Lee Bo-young?
The birthday of Lee Bo-young is on 12-Jan-1979.
- Is Lee Bo-young Married?
The marital status of Lee Bo-young is: Married.