Lee Chae-young

Lee Chae-young (Korean이채영; born April 29, 1986) is a South Korean actress.[1] She debuted in a music video called "Come On" by the Hip-hop group Turtles in 2003. The following year, she appeared in Rain's "I Do" music video and in 2007, Yoon Mi-rae's "Did You Forget It". Her first television drama was Witch Yoo Hee, a romantic comedy, as Chef Marie. It wasn't until she was cast as Sa Illa in the 2009 historical drama Iron Empress and took the role as a host on the Korean Broadcasting System (KBS) variety show Star Golden Bell that her popularity rose. She is a Dankook University graduate[2][3] and the younger sister of Seo Seung-ah.[4][5]

Lee Chae-young
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Lee Chae-young in A Poem a Day press conference, March 2018
Lee Bo-young

(1986-04-29) April 29, 1986 (age 34)
Other namesLittle Jang
Alma materDankook University
Years active2003–present
AgentSnowball Entertainment
Sidus HQ
Height1.7 m (5 ft 7 in)
TelevisionStar Golden Bell
RelativesSeo Seung-ah (older sister)
Korean name
Revised RomanizationI Chae-yeong
McCune–ReischauerYi Ch'ae-yŏng
Birth name
Revised RomanizationI Bo-yeong
McCune–ReischauerYi Po-yŏng

Life and careerEdit

2003–07: Debut and Witch Yoo HeeEdit

She made her debut in the hip-hop group Turtles' "Come On" music video from the album Turtles 2 in 2003. In 2004, she appeared in Rain's "I Do" music video as his girl and is seen waiting for him in a restaurant at the end of the video. Appearing in two more music video, Air Rise's "Away" and Yoon Mi Rae's "Did You Forget It", she made her first television drama in 2007. Her first television drama was Witch Yoo Hee as Chef Marie and later that year; she appeared in Find My Son, Sam Man Ri.

2008–10: Life is Cool and Iron EmpressEdit

In 2008, she landed her first movie role in Life is Cool which also happen to be the first rotoscoped movie in South Korea. She was cast as Han Saet Byeol in her second movie, Truck, starring Yoo Hae Jin. Her popular began to rise even more when she was cast as Sa Illa in the 2009 historical drama, Iron Empress. Her character joins the leading character, Empress Cheonchu, and played a supportive role throughout the story. She and Jeon Hyeon-moo took over as host of Star Golden Bell when the show was going through changes.[6] In 2008, she made an appearance in the Homme music video, "I Was Able to Eat Well", as a girl who causes Lee Hyun and Changmin to fight over her.[7] She accepted modeling deals with DL1961,[8] Apple Hip[9] and Men's Health.[10][11][12]

2011–present: Royal Family, "Man Should Laugh" and MiracleEdit

In 2011, she was cast in the drama Royal Family as Park Min Kyeong and modeled for 11th Street for 4th modeling shoot.[13] She was chosen with Park Han Byul, Lee Tae Im, Jang Ji Eun and Jun Eun Mi in a promotion group called the Ocean Girls for the water park Ocean World.[14] In July, she appeared Homme's second music video "Man Should Laugh" and it shows the love triangle turning into a serious fight.[15] Her latest movie is Bicycle Looking for a Whale (or Miracle) as Yeong Chae, it was released on September 22.

In August 2018, Lee signed with new management agency SidusHQ.[16]


TV seriesEdit

Variety showsEdit

  • 2009: Star Golden Bell – Host
  • 2010: A Guy Who Reads Baseball[19]
  • 2010: Wonder Woman[20]
  • 2011: Show Show Show[21]
  • 2019: King Of Mask Singer


Music videosEdit

  • 2003: TurtlesCome On
  • 2004: RainI Do
  • 2004: Air Rise – Away
  • 2007: Yoon Mi-raeDid You Forget It
  • 2008: Natural – 보내는 마음[22][23]
  • 2009:Lee Soo YoungI Erase It
  • 2009: HwayobiOnce
  • 2009: K.Will사랑한단 말을 못해서
  • 2010: Rumble Fish남잔 다 그래
  • 2010: Kim Dong Hee – 죽을것같아
  • 2010: Homme – I Was Able to Eat Well
  • 2011: Ocean Girls – Ride Now
  • 2011: Homme – Man Should Laugh

TV commercials / endorsementsEdit


Personal lifeEdit

Lee attended Mirim Girls' High School during her youth, and later attended Dankook University. Her hobbies include swimming and judo.

She is sometimes referred to as "Little Jang"; the nickname originated because of her resemblance to actress Jang Jin-young.[30][31]


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  2. ^ "이채영", Naver. (in Korean)
  3. ^ "이채영", Daum. (in Korean)
  4. ^ "서승아", Naver. (in Korean)
  5. ^ "서승아", Nate. (in Korean)
  6. ^ "Change of Star Golden Bell MCs" Archived 2012-03-08 at the Wayback Machine, Allkpop, 16 April 2009.
  7. ^ "Lee Hyun & Changmin reveal MV for Homme collaboration", Allkpop, 28 July 2010.
  8. ^ "Lee Chae Young chosen as the model for DL1961 premium jeans", Allkpop, 1 October 2010.
  9. ^ "Lee Chae Young shows off her curves for Apple Hip", Allkpop, 3 November 2010.
  10. ^ "Lee Chae Young becomes a party girl for Men's Health", Allkpop, 1 December 2010.
  11. ^ 이채영 "700대 1 ‘아돌' 캐스팅된 이유요?" (인터뷰) (in Korean). Now News. Retrieved 5 November 2011.
  12. ^ "Archived copy" 이채영 "된장녀 되려고 다이어트했어요" (인터뷰) (in Korean). Economy Today. Archived from the original on 29 April 2014. Retrieved 5 November 2011.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  13. ^ "Lee Chae Young for 11th Street", Allkpop, 21 June 2011.
  14. ^ "Ocean Girls releases debut music video, Ride Now", Allkpop, 24 June 2011.
  15. ^ "Homme reveals MV for Man Should Laugh", Allkpop, 18 July 2011.
  16. ^ 이채영, sidusHQ와 전속계약..장혁·김우빈과 한솥밥[공식입장] (in Korean). OSEN. 2018-08-27. Retrieved 27 August 2018.
  17. ^ "쏘울 스페셜" Archived 2014-04-29 at the Wayback Machine, Daum. Retrieved 18 October 2011. (in Korean)
  18. ^ "Lee Chae-young set to play a bride". Korea JoongAng Daily. December 5, 2018.
  19. ^ "야구 읽어주는 남자", Daum.
  20. ^ "여자가 세상을 바꾼다 – 원더우먼", Daum.
  21. ^ "쇼쇼쇼", Daum. Retrieved 18 October 2011. (in Korean)
  22. ^ "이채영,내추럴 ‘보내는 마음'M/V 여주인공 ‘화제'" Archived 2012-04-07 at the Wayback Machine, CNB News
  23. ^ "이채영, 내추럴 ‘보내는 마음' 뮤비에서 열창", E Newstoday
  24. ^ "밥솥모델도 불황맞아 구조조정", FN News, 16 April 2009. Retrieved 31 October 2011. (in Korean)
  25. ^ "이채영, 내게 너무 육감六感적인 그녀", Men's Health, December 2010.
  26. ^ "이제는 당신이 만들어 줄 차례", Men's Health, March 2008
  27. ^ "Apple Hip – 애플힙: 앉기만 해도 힙업!" Archived 2011-08-20 at the Wayback Machine
  28. ^ "DL1961 Premium Jeans – Lee Chae Young". Archived from the original on 2016-04-02. Retrieved 2011-10-03.
  29. ^ "이채영 (Maxim)", Naver Blog, 7 October 2009.
  30. ^ "‘트럭' 이채영" Archived 2012-04-02 at the Wayback Machine, Daum, 19 September 2008. Retrieved on 11 October 2011.
  31. ^ "이채영, 고 장진영과 닮은꼴 화제", News CJ, 3 December 2009.

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