All About Actress Lee Mi-young, Who Is Ex-T-ara Member Jeon Boram’s Mother

Lee Mi-young is a South Korean senior actress. When she was a sophomore at Han Kang Girls’ Commercial High School, she joined the Miss Haitai beauty pageant in 1978. She began her career in the entertainment industry when she was hired at MBC’s 10th Open Recruitment in 1979, and made her acting debut in 1980. Lee retired in 1985 after getting married to singer Jeon Young-rok, but returned to acting in 1991 and continues to be active in television dramas.

Unfortunately, Lee and Jeon divorced in 1997. They have 2 daughters and both are singers. The first one is Jeon Boram. She is a member of girl group T-ara, while Jeon Wooram is a member of girl group D-Unit. Lee remarried in 2003 to Keith Johnston, an American music professor at University of Maryland University College’s Yongsan campus. Sadly, the couple divorced in 2005.

Lee Mi-young’s Profile

Born: March 16, 1961 (age 57)
Birth place: South Korea
Years active: 1979-present
Spouse(s): Jeon Young-rok (1985-1997; divorced) ; Keith Johnston (2003-2005; divorced)
Children: Jeon Boram (Ex-member T-ara) & Jeon Wooram
Sibling: Lee Chang-hoon (older brother)



Year Title Role
1980 Choi In-ho’s Hooray for Byung-tae Oh Young-ja
1983 The Spring of Oh Dal-ja, a College Freshman
College Wild Dogs
1984 The Bride Started to Blow the Trumpet
College Screwballs Ttosooni/Kim Da-yi
1987 Exciting Lives of Three Girls (cameo)
2003 Madeleine Hee-jin’s mother
2007 Herb Mi-ja


TV Series

Year Title Role Network
1980 Seasons of Love Youngest daughter MBC
알뜰 가족 MBC
1981 Gyo-dong’s Madam MBC
Dad’s Beard MBC
성난 눈동자 MBC
1982 Mother MBC
Women of History: Jang Hui-bin MBC
Market People MBC
1983 500 Years of Joseon:
Tree with Deep Roots
Sa Bang-ji MBC
1984 MBC Bestseller Theater “Our Paradise” MBC
MBC Bestseller Theater
“The Four Seasons of Hoojo”
1985 500 Years of Joseon: The Wind Orchid Ok Mae-hyang MBC
1991 TV’s The Art of War Deputy Jo KBS2
1992 The Chemistry Is Right SBS
1993 How’s Your Husband? Go Sang-mi SBS
1994 Something Happened in Moraenae SBS
1995 Journey KBS2
1996 Thief SBS
Colors “Sadness Painted in White” KBS2
Landscaping with My Wife KBS2
1997 The Angel Within KBS2
It’s Today Somehow KBS2
Nobody Can’t Stop It Park Chul’s aunt KBS2
1999 Who Are You Go Jang-soon SBS
2001 Well Known Woman Woman from Daepae SBS
Guardian Angel Yoo Sun-jung SBS
Way of Living: Couple Park Eun-ja SBS
2002 Man in Crisis Kim Man-geun’s wife MBC
2003 Yellow Handkerchief Lee Han-soon SBS
Twenty Kim Sang-hyuk’s mother SBS
Thousand Years of Love Mrs. Chae SBS
2004 What Happened in Bali Kang In-wook’s mother SBS
People of the Water Flower Village Hong Ae-soon MBC
The Woman Who Wants to Marry Park Si-bong MBC
Drama City “정은 늙지도 않아” KBS2
2005 Sad Love Story Hwang Min-kyung MBC
Fashion 70’s Go Joon-hee’s mother SBS
TV Novel: Hometown Station Kim Ip-boon KBS1
Marrying a Millionaire Goo Jung-sun SBS
Winter Child Joo-hyang,
Hong-dan’s biological mother
2006 Seoul 1945 Ji Kye-ok KBS1
Wolf Moon Pil-nyeo MBC
Famous Princesses Yeon Ha-nam’s mother KBS2
The Vineyard Man Choi Ok-sook KBS2
Cloud Stairs Oh Yoon-hee’s mother KBS2
Couple or Trouble Oh Kye-joo MBC
2007 A Happy Woman Jang Byung-gyu’s mother KBS2
Time Between Dog and Wolf Myung-ae MBC
First Wives’ Club Bok Boon-ja SBS
Lobbyist Kim Jung-soon SBS
2008 Painter of the Wind Mok Kye-wol SBS
I Love You, Don’t Cry Lee Young-sun MBC
2009 TV Novel: Glory of Youth Oh Gwang-ja KBS1
Again, My Love Park Seon-ok KBS2
Loving You a Thousand Times Park Ae-rang SBS
Temptation of an Angel Joo Ah-ran’s younger aunt SBS
2010 Dandelion Family Lee Pil-nam MBC
Drama Special “Last Flashman” Soon-young KBS2
2011 The Thorn Birds Soon-geum KBS2
A Thousand Kisses Oh Bok-joo MBC
2012 Suspicious Family Jang In-sook MBN
2013 Your Lady Ma Pal-soon SBS
Pretty Man Lee Mal-ja KBS2
2014 Emergency Couple Jo Yang-ja tvN
Glorious Day Kim Shin-ae SBS
Mother’s Garden Kim Ja-kyung’s mother
(cameo, episode 58)
Mr. Back Go Jung-sook MBC
2015 Enchanting Neighbor Na Jung-boon SBS
2016–2017 Our Gap-soon Shin Mal-nyeon SBS