Yeon-hee Lee


Personal Info

  • Height: 5' 7" (1.7 m)


Lee Yeon-hee is a South Korean actress. She is also a singer and model. Lee Yeon-hee was born on 9th January, 1988 in the Haenam County, South Korea. She spent almost all her childhood in Bundang, Seongnam, Gyeonggi Do, South Korea. She took intense lessons in singing, acting and modeling when she was young and had entered into a contract with SM Entertainment. Lee studied at the Bun Dang High School, after which she went on to receive an acting degree from the Chung Ang University. Lee signed her first contract at the age of 13 in the summer of 2001 with SM Entertainment. SM Entertainment signed her as she won the Best Feature Award in the SM Entertainment Best Youth Contest. She won the award after singing to Dana, The Grace’s ‘Until The End Of The World’. She had also acted in a monologue and had performed freestyle modeling poses. As soon as she entered into the contract with SM Entertainment, she began training hard and soon started appearing in music videos. She debuted through ‘Alone’ by Moon Hee Joon in 2001. In the same year, she appeared in videos like ‘Our Story’ and ‘Thanks God’ by Moon Hee Joon, Oh Sang Eun and Kangta. Until 2004, she kept appearing in music videos. Some of them were ‘Condition of My Heart’ by Fly To The Sky, ‘Hero’ by Shinhwa, ‘Memories’, ‘Pine Tree’ and ‘Propose’ by Kangta, and in videos like ‘My Little Princess’ and ‘The Way You Are’ by TVXQ. In 2004, she made her television debut by playing young Jung Hwa in the television drama series Emperor of the Sea (2004). She kept doing minor roles in TV Series like What’s with This Family (2014) and Revenge (2005) until she received a big break in 2006. She was cast as the lead in the MBC series One Fine Day (2006). Later, in the same year, she made her debut on the big screen through the film, A Millionaire’s First Love (2006). She was cast in the romantic comedy alongside Hyun Bin. In 2007, she was cast in 2 films namely, [ink=tt0889615] and My Love (2007). She played Gook Young ran/ Grace in the 2008 TV series, East of Eden (2008). In the same year, she appeared in movies like U-Turn (2008) and Hello, Schoolgirl (2008). Until then, she had appeared in lots of music videos. Some of them were ‘Timeless’ by Zhang Liyin, ‘The Left Shore Of Happiness’ by Zhang Liyin and ‘M Net Love Song’. Lee experienced a relatively low point in her career during the year 2009-2010 as she did not have a single film or TV series to her name. She just made 2 music video appearances in those two years, which were ‘Wizard of OZ’ by Zlazziquai and ‘Miss You’ by S. M. Ballad. However, she came back with a banging the acting industry in 2011, when she was cast in the SBS series Paradise Ranch (2011). She returned to the big screen in the same year through the film, Far Away: Les soldats de l’espoir (2011). She became part of the mystery crime thriller TV series Ghost (2012) along with Ji-seob So as the lead character. Lee played a supporting role in the martial arts historical drama series, Gu Family Book (2013). She was cast as the lead in the South Korean television series, Miss Korea (2013). In 2013, she was also cast for a film, Marriage Blue (2013), in which she was cast as So Mi, a nail artist. In 2015, she played Hisako, the lead female character in the period comedy adventure film, Detective K: Secret of the Lost Island (2015). In the same year, she was cast as Princess Jeongmyeong, the lead female character in the 50-episode MBS TV series, Splendid Politics (2015). She was cast alongside Jin-gu Yeo in the TV series Reunited Worlds (2017) in 2017. Later, she played Yoon So So, alongside Yong-hwa Jung in the television drama series, The Package (2017).