All About South Korean Actress Lee Young-eun (Profile, Husband, Daughter, Movies, and TV Shows)

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Lee Young-eun’s Acting Career

Lee Young-eun is an actress from South Korea. Her first acting debut was in the drama My Fair Lady (2003). In the following year, she acted in the drama Full House along with Song Hye-kyo and Rain. She acted as Yang Hee-jin, Song Hye-kyo’s friend in the drama. The drama was a hit and reached a viewership rating of about 42% in the last episode. In the same year, she made a big debut with the film Too Beautiful to Lie, co-starring with Kim Ha-neul and Gang Dong-won.

In 2007, Lee Young-eun acted in War of Money. Her role was as the male lead’s sister who worked as a room salon hostess. She received her first award through this drama in the category of New Star Award. In the same year, she acted in Likeable or Not as a main character. She acted as Hwang Ji-young, Jo Dong-hyuk’s ex-girlfriend in the drama who worked as a veterinarian at an animal hospital. The drama was one of the most highly rated Korean dramas with a viewership rating of 43.9% at its peak.

Lee Young-eun often played supporting roles in her previous work in movies and dramas. She also acted in Obstetrics and Gynecology Doctors (2010), While You Were Sleeping (2011), To the Beautiful You (2012), My Secret Hotel (2014) and Punch (2014). Her latest drama is Should We Kiss First? in 2018. The story is about a middle-aged man and woman who have given up any dreams of a passionate romance but are both afraid of living and dying alone.

Lee Young-Eun’s Profile

Lee Young-eun

Name: Lee Young-eun (이영은)

Profession: Actress

Birthdate: August 9, 1982

Birthplace: Daegu, South Korea

Star Sign: Leo

Height: 167 cm

Weight: 45 kg

Blood Type: A

Education: Dongduk Women’s University – Broadcasting and Entertainment

Religion: Buddhism

Hobbies: Reading and watching movies

Husband: Producer Go Jeong-ho

Child: Daughter Go Na-yeon

Talent Agency: J Wide-Company

Social Media: Twitter

Lee Young-eun’s Family

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Lee Young-eun married Go Jung-ho on September 27, 2014, at Shilla Hotel in Jangchung-dong, Seoul. Her husband worked as a producer at the cable channel jTBC. The wedding was private with attendance of family and friends. Her labelmate Lee Sang-yoon, Kim Ji-suk, Lee Chung-ah, and others were present at the ceremony, and Jo Sung-mo sang the congratulatory song. In 2015, she gave birth to a baby girl named Go Na-yeon.

Lee Young-eun’s Variety Shows

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In 2008, Lee Young-eun was the host of MBC Entertainment’s reality show Happiness Investment Co.– 10,000 Won of Happiness. The show had a guest and his/her partner living one week with solely 10,000 won. In 2018, she was cast as a guest for the variety show Running Man by Haha and Jeon So-min. She appeared in the show and played some games with them.

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List of Lee Young-eun’s Work


Year Title Role Network Notes
2003 My Fair Lady Cha Joo-mi SBS
2004 Open Drama Man & Woman In-hee SBS episode 139: “Bar Girl”
Nonstop 4 Lee Young-eun MBC guest – episodes 109, 111
Full House Hee-jin KBS2
2005 Hong Kong Express Jo Bong-sook SBS
MBC Best Theater Jo Young-ji MBC episode 168: “Come to Me, Sweet Villain”
2006 Don’t Worry Jo Eun-sae KBS2
2007 The Return of Shim Chung Shim Chung KBS2
War of Money Geum Eun-ji SBS
Delicious Stories Seo-bin SBS
The King and I Palace servant SBS
Likeable or Not Hwang Ji-young KBS1
2008 Hometown Legends Min Yeo-rim/Lee Chae-ok KBS2 episode 5: “Oh Goo the Exorcism”
Star’s Lover College student SBS cameo – episode 1
2009 Hometown Legends Yeon KBS2 episode 1: “Kiss of the Vampire”
Joseon Mystery Detective:
Jeong Yak-yong
Seol-ran OCN
2010 Obstetrics and Gynecology Doctors Kim Young-mi SBS
Once Upon a Time in Saengchori Yoo Eun-joo tvN
2011 While You Were Sleeping Oh Shin-young SBS
2012 I Remember You Jung Eun-soo SBS TV Movie
Father Is Sorry Kyung-ae TV Chosun TV Movie
The Wedding Scheme Yoo Sun-hee tvN
To the Beautiful You Lee So-jeong SBS
2013 Can’t Take It Anymore Hwang Sun-joo jTBC
2014 Gap-dong Lee Soon-shim tvN guest – episodes 2-3
My Secret Hotel Yeo Eun-joo tvN
Punch Park Hyun-sun SBS
2016 The Shining Eun-Soo Oh Eun-Soo KBS1
2018 Should We Kiss First An Hee-jin SBS


Year Title Role Notes
2004 Too Beautiful to Lie Choi Soo-mi
2007 Going by the Book Jeon Da-hye
2008 Summer Whispers Young-jo
2009 Oh! My God 2 Lee Eun-ji
2012 Doomsday Book Newscaster Lee Eun-kyung segment: “Happy Birthday”
2015 Granny’s Got Talent PD Yang

Music Videos

Year Song title Artist
2004 “Destiny” Sol
2007 “Thanks” Kim Dong-ryool
“A Memory of Love” Seong-A
2008 “You Said You Can Love Me” Sung-je
2009 “Sad Love Waltz” Nemesis

Variety Shows

Year Title Network Notes
2003 Kang Ho-dong’s Soulmates MBC
2008 Happiness in ₩10,000: Happiness Ltd. MBC Host


Year Award Category Nominated Work
2007 SBS Drama Awards New Star Award War of Money
2011 19th Korean Culture and Entertainment Awards Excellence Award, Actress in a Drama While You Were Sleeping