All About Battleship Island’s Actress: Lee Jung-hyun (Profile, Husband, Marriage, Movies, and Drama List)

Find out More About Singer/Actress Lee Jung-hyun!

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Lee Jung-hyun is a 38-year-old South Korean actress. During her early days, she was known as Ava, her stage name as a singer. She is widely known as “The Techno Queen” as she introduced the techno music genre to South Korea and throughout Asia. Aside from that, she also has the nickname “The Queen of the Transformation” due to her unique look for each and every song.

As an actress, she made her debut quite early. When she was still 16 years old, she made her first acting appearance in the movie A Petal (1996)After that, she just got more and more roles and became one of the top international acts from South Korea.

Full Profile

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Name           : Lee Jung-hyun (이정현)

Nickname     : Ava/JangGu

Birthplace     : Gimje, North Jeolla Province, South Korea

Birthdate      : February 7, 1980

Height          : 163 cm

Weight         : 43 kg

Blood Type   : O

Family         : 4 sisters

Agency        : Banana Culture Entertainment

Twitter        : @mermaidjh

Instagram   : mermaidleejh

Acting Career

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After her successful debut when she was 16, she received many offers later on. Since then, she has had numerous acting roles with projects in South Korea, Japan, and China. Although she is also a singer, right now she is enjoying her acting career. She said that she doesn’t have any regrets about any movies she has made, and the production budget doesn’t matter to her.

If I want to make money, I can continue filming dramas in China and only do commercial films here and there, but I’m not intrigued. It cost 60 million won ($53,496) to film Aline in Earnestland and the budget for The Battleship Island was over 20 billion won ($17,83 million).”

She then added, “But the happiness I felt during each project was about the same. I even used my own money while filming Alice. The piece was so good and the director and other staff members were passionate. As long as a script is good and there is passion, I can do a movie for 5 million won.”

She said that the script is the most important when it comes to choosing a project, stating “The first thing I look at is the script. And then, I check who is directing the project. While reading the script, I don’t think about anything but whether I would enjoy being involved. I find it interesting when characters have a unique personality. I always think, ‘when would I ever get to play such a role?'”

As she always enjoys everything that she does, it’s no wonder that her projects show an earnest and great performance. That’s why she’s known as one of the best actresses in South Korea.

Here are the lists of her dramas and movies:


Year Title Role Network
1996 Open Your Heart Yoo Seo-young MBC
Seven Spoons Jo Jung-hye MBC
1998 Legendary Ambition Lee Jung-hee KBS2
One Day Suddenly Eun-mi SBS
2001 Beautiful Days Kim Se-na SBS
2003 Beautiful Heart Cheng Hui BTV
2006 Rondo Choi Yoon-hee TBS
2008 The Great King, Sejong Yi-seon KBS2
2010 Confucius Nanzi CCTV
2015 The Family Is Coming Na Joon-hee SBS



Year Title Role
1996 A Petal Girl
1997 Maria and the Inn 18-year-old Maria
1999 Scent of Love Im Sun-hee
2000 Harpy Song Soo-yeon
2011 Night Fishing Female shaman
2012 Juvenile Offender Jang Hyo-seung
2014 The Admiral: Roaring Currents Mrs. Jung
2015 Alice in Earnestland Jung Soo-nam
2016 Split Joo Hee-jin
2017 The Battleship Island Oh Mal-nyeon
2018 Secret Agreement Seo Joo-ha
Shall We Do it Again Park Seon-young


She has won many awards as an actress. The awards are:

  • 1996 34th Grand Bell Awards- Best New Actress
  • 1996 17th Blue Dragon Film Awards- Best New Actress
  • 1996 16th Korean Association of Film Critics Awards
  • 2015 Korea Culture and Tourism Industry Awards- Hallyu Star Award
  • 2015 36th Blue Dragon Film Awards- Best Actress
  • 2016 3rd Wildflower Film Awards- Best Actress
  • 2017 1st The Seoul Awards- Best Supporting Actress (Film)
  • 2017 25th Korea Culture and Entertainment Awards- Top Excellence Awards, Actress in Film
  • 2017 6th Korea Film Actors Association Awards- Top Star Award