Profile and Facts About South Korean Transgender Actress Lee Si-yeon

Who is Korean Actress and Transgender, Lee Si-yeon?

Lee Si-yeon is a South Korean Transgender Actress and Model born under the name Lee Dae-Hak. In 2007, she decided to get surgery to transform herself into a beautiful woman. Lee Si-yeon, debuted as a male model under her birth name Dae-Hak, becoming known for his feminine appearance at the time and wearing women’s clothing on the catwalk, but ultimately wanted to pursue a career as an actor.

She made her film debut in 2001 under the title My Boss, My Hero and in 2002 under the title Sex is Zero, in both films, she acted as a male role, but in the sequel to the film Sex is Zero 2 in 2007, she acted as a female role. Everyone acknowledged that Lee Si-yeon’s acting was really very adoring. She can act as a man and woman very well.

Full Profile about Lee Si-yeon


Birth Name : Lee Dae-Hak

Stage Name : Lee Si-yeon

Date of Birth : July 24, 1979

Age : 39 years old

Profession : Model and Actress

Height : 182 cm

Weight : N/A

Blood Type : N/A

Zodiac : Leo

Education : Daejeon University (Department of Fashion Design)

Fact about Lee Si-yeon as a Korean Transgender


Not many may know about Lee Si-yeon’s past. Maybe some of the netizens see Lee Si-yeon as a Korean actress and model who is very beautiful and charming. But apparently, before she was a man and in 2007, she decided to transform from a man into a woman.

She debuted as a male model in 2001. During this time, she always wore women’s clothing and behaved very feminine. Initially she was very doubtful about sexuality about her true self. She felt uncomfortable with her body as a man. And in the end,she decided to become a woman.


The operation was not announced to the public at that time, because her manager and her family were afraid whether the reaction of her fans would be negative or positive. In the end, she ventured to appear in the film, Sex is Zero 2 as a woman and she got a lot of support from her own family and fans.

How do you respond to this? Keep giving support and encouragement to Lee Si-yeon!

List of Lee Si-yeon’s Movies

1. My Boss, My Hero (2001)

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My Boss, My Hero is a Korean film released on December 14, 2001 which is Lee Si-yeon’s debut film as an actor. At that time, she still took on the role of a man and only as a supporting role.

This film tells about a young gang leader who seems to be just a bit too stupid to effectively carry out his daily tasks, his superiors order him to go back to school for his high school diploma. Once situated in the school, posing as a 19-year-old, he soon learns that the school is even more corrupt and vicious a place to spend his days than in his alley.

2. Sex is Zero (2002)

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Sex is Zero is a Korean film released on December 12, 2002. In this film, Lee Dae-Hak acts as Dae-Hak. Successful as a supporting cast in the film My Boss, My Hero in 2001, in this time the Sex is Zero film, she got a lot of roles.

This film tells about, Jang Eun-Sik (Im Chang-Jung) who is a first year college student. Jang Eun-Sik then falls for gorgeous college student Eun-Hyo (Ha Ji-Won), though she doesn’t have the same feelings for him. Meanwhile, Eun-Hyo falls for a rich playboy Ham Sung-Ok (Jung Min), who seems to take interest in Eun-Hyo even though he is already dating popular Kim Ji-Won (Jin Jae-Young).

3. Sex is Zero 2 (2007)


After five years of not playing any roles for films, in 2007 Lee Si-yeon decided to show her new self by playing the film Sex is Zero 2. In this film, she acted as a woman but continued to use the name Dae-Hak as a transgender woman, she was not afraid nor embarrassed by her own identity.

In the continuation of this film, three years later, Eun-Sik (Im Chang-Jung) does not have much luck with girls. He’s dating Kyung-Ah (Song Ji-Hyo) from the swim team, but he has not progressed much further than a kiss. Meanwhile, Sung-Guk (Choi Sung-Guk), leads the K-1 club. The club also happens to share their building with the swimming club.