Lee Si-young Wiki, Age, Biography, Height, Husband, Family, Images, And More

Lee Si-young Wiki, Age, Biography, Height, Husband, Family, Images, And More

Lee Si-young (born April 17, 1982 as Lee Eun-rae) is a South Korean actress and former amateur boxer.

Early years

Lee Eun-rae was born in Cheongwon County, North Chungcheong Province, and her family relocated to Seoul when she was nine years old. Lee attended Dongduk Women's University and majored in Fashion Design before changing her name to Lee Si-young.

Career Acting sLee made her acting debut in 2008 in a guest appearance on season 3 of the Super Action TV procedural Urban Legends Deja Vu, followed by the historical drama "The Kingdom of The Winds".

But it wasn't until 2009 that she rose to prominence, thanks to a string of high-profile supporting roles. Lee played Sakurako Sanjo in the source manga Hana Yori Dango in the smash hit Boys Over Flowers, who was mercilessly teased as a young girl for being homely, then undergoes extensive plastic surgery and becomes a backstabbing frenemy to win the heart of her tormentor. Lee then portrayed a married man's mistress in the surrogacy melodrama Loving You a Thousand Times.

In the segment "Believe in the Moment," three teenage couples decide to swap partners for 24 hours, played by Lee and her fellow up-and-coming actors Kim Dong-wook, Song Joong-ki, Shin Se-kyung, Jung Eui-chul, and Lee Sung-min. Lee played the love interest of Lee Beom-soo in the comedy Descendants of Hong Gil-dong (also known as The Righteous Thief), whose character is the 18th descendant of Hong Gil-dong, a Joseon-era Robin Hood whose family has passed down the tradition of stealing only from the rich and giving to the poor while keeping their actions hidden for generations. She gained mainstream attention in 2009 when she joined the cast of We Got Married, a reality show about phoney married couples, and was paired with Jun Jin of the boy band Shinhwa. Fans dubbed Lee and Jun Jin the "Gundam couple" for their mutual love of the anime, and they began dating off-screen, making them the first couple to have an official real relationship outside of the show. They split up in September 2009, after dating for 6 months.

In 2010, she took over as host of Entertainment Relay (also known as Entertainment Weekly), Korea's longest-running entertainment news show (her stint ended in 2012). Then, in Birth of the Rich (also known as Becoming a Billionaire), Lee was praised for her portrayal of a spoiled, Paris Hilton-esque chaebol heiress, despite the series' mixed reviews. Later that year, she starred in Playful Kiss, another manga-adapted series (her character in Itazura na Kiss is Sasuiko, a haughty paragon of perfection who becomes the heroine's love rival). Lee had a reputation for making her second-lead characters memorable and endearing in their own right, giving her characters a human, lovable side despite their role as antagonists in the story.

Lee made her feature film debut in the screwball romantic comedy Meet the In-Laws, which depicts the struggles of a comic book writer (Song Sae-byeok) to marry his girlfriend (Lee) despite the strong disapproval of their families, as they come from different regions with a long history of animosity towards each other (the Korean title literally translates to "Dangerous Formal Greeting Between Families of the Bride and Bridegroom"). With over 2 million tickets sold, Meet the In-Laws became the ninth highest-grossing Korean film of 2011.

Lee's next film was the ensemble romantic comedy/caper film Couples, in which she demonstrated her gift for physical comedy as a shameless gold digger once more. Despite critical acclaim for its cleverly constructed plot and twists, the film performed poorly at the box office. Lee then starred in the low-rated action series Poseidon alongside Lee Sung-jae and Choi Si-won as members of the Coast Guard special forces investigating maritime crimes.

Lee cut her hair into a short perm for the 2012 film Wild Romance, in which she played a tomboyish bodyguard who protects an arrogant baseball star after he receives death threats (played by Lee Dong-wook). Lee stated, "There aren't many actresses who excel in tough action roles. I'm hoping to fill the void." The series had a cult following despite low ratings.

Lee returned to the romantic comedy genre in 2013 with How to Use Guys with Secret Tips, in which she played an overworked and underappreciated assistant director who one day purchases an inspirational video titled "Instructions on How to Use Men" and reluctantly follows its guidelines. She undergoes a dramatic transformation into a woman coveted by all men, including a top actor (played by Oh Jung-se). The film received positive feedback for its comedic timing and witty gags, as well as the charismatic performances of its leads and its treatment of gender equality issues.

She then starred in the horror film Killer Toon as a writer of webcomics (called "webtoon" in Korea) who becomes the prime suspect after aseries of murders that resemble her famous comics. The film, which co-stars Um Ki-joon as the case's detective, combines crime scenes with CG animation. In an interview, Lee stated that she chooses roles that she is drawn to and can empathise with. Killer Toon was the third Korean horror film to do so, following A Tale of Two Sisters (2003) and Death Bell (2006). (2008).

Lee was cast as a principled prosecutor in the drama series Golden Cross in 2014. She also appeared in the film The Divine Move, which depicted a baduk player's quest for vengeance. Later that year, she appeared in the cable channel tvN's Righteous Love, in which her character has an extramarital affair.

Lee next appeared as a detective in the 2015 cable channel OCN suspense thriller series My Beautiful Bride, about a man searching for his fiancée who mysteriously disappears.

Lee appeared in MBC's action thriller The Guardians in 2017.

Lee returned to the small screen in 2018 with the medical drama Risky Romance, reuniting with her Becoming a Billionaire co-star Ji Hyun-woo.

Lee appeared in the action film No Mercy and the family drama Liver or Die in 2019.

Lee signed with new management firm Ace Factory in January 2020. That same year, Lee starred in the Netflix apocalyptic horror series Sweet Home (TV series).


Lee never formally debuted as a singer, but she has contributed to the soundtracks of several of her films. In 2009, she was also featured on one track on Jun Jin's EP Fascination. Lee was praised for her vocal talent by band member Park Myung-ho after she sang two tracks on Honey Family's fifth album Resurrection in 2010.

In 2012, she and Jay Park appeared on Music and Lyrics, an MBC Music reality show in which an actress and a male singer are paired as lyricist and composer, respectively, to create a song, with footage of their meetings and songwriting process. Polaris, the song they wrote, was recorded by the girl group Tiny-G.


Aside from her career in entertainment. Lee used to be an amateur boxer. Despite starting the sport in her late twenties and competing against much more experienced and younger opponents, Lee established herself in the sport in just three years, winning a number of amateur titles in the 48-kg class.

She began boxing in early 2010 to prepare for her role as a female boxer in an MBC TV drama, training with former WBA bantamweight and super bantamweight champion Hong Soo-hwan. The drama was never produced, but she quickly became enamoured with the sport. Lee stated, "I kept it up as a hobby because I was told I had potential, so I worked really hard. Boxing transformed me. I became more open and outgoing, as well as more confident in myself." She continued to train, reducing her body fat from 9.9 kg to 4.7 kg, and began competing in boxing.

Lee's enthusiasm for the sport caused her agency to worry. There were concerns that she might injure herself, particularly if she suffered facial injuries. "But no matter how hard we try to persuade her, she refuses to quit," a staff member said.

Fans and experts alike were surprised when Lee entered and won the 7th Annual Women's Amateur Boxing Competition in 2010, as well as the women's 50-kg category in the 10th KBI National Lifestyle Athletics Boxing Championship that November.

Her winning streak continued in 2011, when she won the women's 48-kg category in the 47th Seoul Amateur Boxing Match in February and the 7th National Amateur Boxing Championships by RSC (Referee Stopped Contest) in March. Lee Seung-bae, the Korean national boxing team's head coach, stated Lee "has a powerful left punch. She is tall and has long arms, a very good body for boxing," while coach Baek Seung-won said she has "the fire and the perfect physique" to become a professional boxer, but added, "She is a bit old (to turn pro now)." She later won the Seoul-based boxers' rookie of the year award.

In July 2012, she won the women's 48-kg category in the 42nd Seoul Boxing Prematch/Amateur Boxing Federation, as well as the 33rd President's Cup Amateur Boxing Contest.

She tried out for the national women's boxing team for the first time in December 2012, competing in the under-48 kg light flyweight category in the National Amateur Boxing Championships, which also served as the first national qualifying round for 2013. The 28-year-old was the oldest competitor at the national championships, which had an age limit of 17 to 34. Lee, however, lost in the final of the 66th National Amateur Boxing Championships.

In January 2013, she was named a goodwill ambassador for the 2014 Asian Games, which will be held in Incheon, South Korea. She then joined the Incheon City boxing team, demonstrating her serious commitment to the sport. Lee underwent surgery for a slipped disc and suffered a knee injury after moving to Incheon from Seoul to save time for training, which meant she was unable to maintain her training programme.
Lee won the women's 48-kg title in a controversial 22-20 decision at the 24th National Amateur Boxing Championships on April 24, 2013, becoming the country's first mainstream entertainer/celebrity, male or female, to become a national team athlete for any sport.

Lee stated that her dream was to represent the country at the 2014 Asian Games and to win a medal. She upgraded to the heavier under-51 kg class because her weight class is not included in international competitions such as the Asiad and the Olympics. Lee, however, was unable to compete in the Asian Games after failing to qualify for the final tryouts in March 2014. (as well as the two previous ones). According to Kim Won-chan, manager of the Incheon City boxing team, "She didn't have enough time to practise for the fight. However, we will continue to work on her conditioning in order to qualify for the 2014 AIBA Women's World Boxing Championships on Jeju Island."

Lee began preparing in 2015 for the first round tryouts for the national boxing team that will compete at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in her second bid to represent Korea at an international multi-sport event. However, recurring injuries, most notably a dislocated shoulder that forced her to switch from an orthodox to a southpaw stance, forced her to retire from the sport in September 2015.

Private life

She announced on social media in July 2017 that she was 14 weeks pregnant and planning to marry in September. On January 7, 2018, she gave birth to the couple's first child, a boy.


On July 1, 2015, Lee and her then-agency J,Wide-Company filed a cyber defamation lawsuit against a reporter who allegedly spread rumours online that Lee appeared in a sex video that the agency was using to blackmail her, resulting in a suicide attempt; Lee and J,Wide-Company denied those rumours, and the reporter was later arrested by the Seoul Central Prosecutors' Office.



2009Five Senses of ErosJung Se-eun"Believe in the Moment"
"The 33rd Man"
The Righteous ThiefSong Yeon-hwa
2010Sooni, Where Are You?Jo-yeoncameo[88]
2011Meet the In-LawsDa-hong
Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. EvilRed Puckettanimated, Korean dubbing[89]
2013How to Use Guys with Secret TipsChoi Bo-na
Killer ToonKang Ji-yoon
2014The Divine MoveBae-kkob
2019No MercyPark In-ae

Television series

2008Urban Legends Deja Vu - Season 3Sun-ah (episode 2)Super Action
The Kingdom of the WindsYeon-hwaKBS2
2009Boys Over FlowersOh Min-ji
Again, My LoveSon Jung-hwa (cameo)[90]
Loving You a Thousand TimesHong Yeon-heeSBS
2010Becoming a BillionaireBu Tae-heeKBS2
Playful KissYoon Hae-raMBC
2011PoseidonLee Soo-yoonKBS2
2012Wild RomanceYoo Eun-jae
2014Golden CrossSeo Yi-re
Righteous LoveKim Il-ritvN
2015My Beautiful BrideCha Yoon-miOCN
2017The GuardiansJo Soo-jiMBC
2018Risky RomanceJoo In-a
2019Liver or DieLee Hwa-sangKBS2
2020SF8Ji-woo (Episode: "Blink")MBC

Web series

2020–presentSweet HomeSeo Yi-kyeongSeason 1–3
The Mentalist

Variety show

2009We Got Married - Season 1MBCpaired with Jun Jin
(ep. 42, 45–55)
2010-2012Entertainment WeeklyKBS2
2012Music & Lyrics - Season 2MBC Musicpaired with Jay Park
2016Knowing BrosJTBCguest, ep.45[95]
2016Real MenMBCcast member, Navy NCO special[96]
2016-2017Paik Jong-won's Three Great EmperorsSBSMC, ep. 62-89[97]
2018Those Who Cross the LineMBCCast member (ep. 1–16)[98]
2020I'm a SurvivortvNCast member
2021Celebeauty Season3KBS JoyMC[99]
TBAZombie VerseNetflixCast Member[100]

Music video

YearSong TitleArtist
2009"Hey Ya!"Jun Jin
2010"Always"Huh Gak


YearSong titleArtistAlbum
2009"Like a Fool"Jun Jin feat. PS Jun & Lee Si-youngFascination
"Awfully"Lee Si-youngdigital single
"Hero"The Righteous Thief OST
"Just Love"
2010"What Is Love"Honey Family feat. Gary, Lee Si-youngResurrection
"That's My Style"Honey Family feat.
Poppin' Hyun-joon, Lee Si-young, Q☆B
2011"When Time Passes"Lee Si-youngMeet the In-Laws OST
"Our Love Shines"Gong Hyung-jinKim Joo-hyuk,
Lee Si-young, 
Oh Jung-seLee Yoon-ji
Couples OST


  • Swiss Tourism Ambassadors' Swiss Friends (2022)

Awards and nominations

YearAwardCategoryNominated workResult
2009Men's Health Cool Guy ContestVital Woman AwardWon
20107th Max Movie AwardsBest New ActressThe Righteous ThiefWon
KBS Entertainment AwardsBest Female Newcomer in a Variety ShowEntertainment WeeklyWon
KBS Drama AwardsBest New ActressBecoming a BillionaireWon
Netizen Award, ActressNominated
201147th Baeksang Arts AwardsBest New ActressNominated
KBS Drama AwardsExcellence Award, Actress in a MiniseriesPoseidonNominated
Netizen Award, ActressNominated
201322nd Buil Film AwardsBest ActressHow to Use Guys with Secret TipsNominated
2014KBS Drama AwardsExcellence Award, Actress in a Mid-length DramaGolden CrossNominated
Netizen Award, ActressNominated
Best Couple Award with Kim Kang-wooNominated
20161st Asia Artist AwardsBest Choice AwardWon
MBC Entertainment AwardsRookie Award, Female in Variety ShowReal MenWon
2017MBC Drama AwardsTop Excellence Award, Actress in a Monday-Tuesday DramaThe GuardiansNominated
Best Character Award, Fighting Spirit ActingNominated
2018MBC Drama AwardsTop Excellence Award, Actress in a Monday-Tuesday MiniseriesRisky RomanceNominated
2019KBS Drama AwardsExcellence Award, Actress in a Mid-length DramaLiver or DieWon
Netizen Award, ActressNominated
Best Couple Award with Jeon Hye-binNominated
Best Couple Award with Choi Dae-chulNominated
2021Brand of the Year AwardsCelebrity TikTokerWon
3rd Asia Contents AwardsBest ActressSweet HomeNominated
Asian Academy Creative Awards 2021Best Actress in Leading RoleNominated

Athletic Awards

20107th Annual Women's Amateur Boxing CompetitionWon
10th KBI National Lifestyle Athletics Boxing Championshipwomen's 50-kgWon
201147th Seoul Amateur Boxing Matchwomen's 48-kgWon
7th National Amateur Boxing ChampionshipsReferee Stopped ContestWon
201242nd Seoul Boxing Prematch Amateur Boxing Federationwomen's 48-kgWon
33rd Presidents cup Amateur Boxing ContestWon
National Amateur Boxing Championshipswomen's under 48-kg light flyweightfinal round
201324th National Amateur Boxing Championshipswomen's 48-kgWon

Lee Si-young Biography

NameLee Si-young
NicknameLee Eun-rae
Date of Birth17-Apr-1982
Age in 202341
Birth PlaceCheongwon County, North Chungcheong Province, South Korea
CountrySouth Korea
NationalitySouth Korean
Height1.69 (m)
WeightUnknown (KGs)
ProfessionSouth Korean Actress
HeightIn Centimeters: 169 cm.
In Meters: 1.69 m.
In Feet Inches: 5'7"
WeightIn KG: Not known
In Pound: Not known
Eye Color-
Hair Color-
Marital StatusMarried
Spouse(s)Cho Seong-hyun
Marriage Date​(m. 2017)​

Some FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) about Lee Si-young.

  1. What is the Net Worth of Lee Si-young?

The Net Worth of Lee Si-young is $100,000 -.

  1. What is the Height of Lee Si-young?

The height of Lee Si-young is 1.69.

  1. Where is the birthplace of Lee Si-young?

The birthplace of Lee Si-young is Cheongwon County, North Chungcheong Province, South Korea

  1. What is the Date of Birth of Lee Si-young?

The birthday of Lee Si-young is on 17-Apr-1982.

  1. Is Lee Si-young Married?

The marital status of Lee Si-young is: Married.

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