Lee Hyun-woo (entertainer, born 1966)

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Lee Hyun-woo, born Lee Sang-won (March 6, 1966), also known as Jessie Lee, is a Korean-American singer and actor.[1]

Lee Hyun-woo
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Born
Lee Sang-won

(1966-03-06) March 6, 1966 (age 55)
Seoul, South Korea
Other namesJessie Lee
EducationParsons The New School for Design – Industrial Design
Kyungwon University Graduate School – Fine Arts
OccupationSinger, actor
Years active1990–present
AgentH.W. Entertainment
Spouse(s)
Lee Je-ni
(m. 2009)
Korean name
Hangul
이현우
Revised RomanizationI Hyeon-u
McCune–ReischauerI Hyŏn-u
Birth name
Hangul
이상원
Revised RomanizationI Sang-won
McCune–ReischauerI Sang-wŏn

CareerEdit

Lee Hyun-woo made his entertainment debut in 1991 with the album Black Rainbow and rose to fame with hit songs such as "Dream" and "Day After the Break-up."[2] He later transitioned into acting, appearing in television dramas such as Cats on the Roof (2003), Wedding (2005), Dal-ja's Spring (2007) and Oh! My Lady (2010), as well as the films S Diary (2004), Before the Summer Passes Away (2007), and The Forgotten Bag (2011).[3][4][5]

Personal lifeEdit

Lee married freelance curator Lee Je-ni on February 21, 2009. Their first son Lee Dong-ha was born in September 2009, and their second son Lee Ju-ha was born in April 2011; both appeared with him in the reality show The Return of Superman.[6]

On January 13, 1993, Lee was arrested on suspicion of marijuana possession; he was released on bail on February 1. In March 1993, he was banned from appearing on the TV networks KBS and SBS, so he went on hiatus and lived in the United States until his return to the Korean entertainment scene in November of that year. He was also fined for an incident involving a DUI and driving without a license on February 18, 2007.[7]

DiscographyEdit

AlbumEdit

  • Black Rainbow (1991)
  • Blue Vanity (1993)
  • Let's Go Fishing (1996)
  • Freewill of My Heart (1997)
  • Both Sides of the Story (1998)
  • Virus (2000)
  • Free Your Mind & Body (2001)
  • Da Painkiller (2003)[8]
  • Sinful Seduction (2004)
  • Heart Blossom (2007)
  • Till Dawn (2011)[9]

Soundtrack contributionsEdit

FilmographyEdit

Television seriesEdit

FilmEdit

  • Saturday, 2 p.m. (1998)
  • The Beauty in Dream (2002)
  • S Diary (2004)
  • My Boyfriend Is Type B (2005)
  • Ssunday Seoul (2006)
  • Before the Summer Passes Away (2007)
  • The Forgotten Bag (2011)

Variety showEdit

Musical theatreEdit

Radio programEdit

Cookbook authorEdit

  • Lee Hyun-woo's Easy Cooking for Singles (2002)
  • Happy Recipes of Happy Dad Lee Hyun-woo (2010)[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Lee Hyun-woo (이현우)". KBS World. Archived from the original on July 17, 2014. Retrieved November 12, 2020.
  2. ^ Cho, Jae-hyon (October 19, 2009). "Singer Protests Against Cable Car at Mt. Bukhan". The Korea Times. Retrieved July 15, 2014.
  3. ^ "Lee Hyun-woo Stars in TV Drama". KBS World. May 22, 2003. Retrieved July 15, 2014.
  4. ^ Kwon, Ji-young (August 25, 2005). "Wedding: a bittersweet romantic comedy to explore what's important in marriage". The Korea Herald via Hancinema. Retrieved July 15, 2014.
  5. ^ "Acting as a Means to an End: Lee Hyun-woo". The Chosun Ilbo. March 30, 2007. Retrieved July 15, 2014.
  6. ^ a b "Lee Hyun-woo Publishes a Cookbook". KBS World. January 8, 2010. Retrieved July 15, 2014.
  7. ^ "Lee Hyun-woo Drama Under Discussion". KBS World. February 21, 2007. Retrieved July 15, 2014.
  8. ^ "Lee Hyun-woo's Painkiller". KBS World. January 25, 2003. Retrieved July 15, 2014.
  9. ^ "Lee Hyun-woo To Release First Album in 4 Years". KBS World. April 21, 2011. Retrieved July 15, 2014.
  10. ^ Jung, Hyun-mok (June 13, 2007). "Shadows of emotion, hidden deep inside". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved July 15, 2014.
  11. ^ Oh, Jean (September 6, 2009). "Celebrities face off in the kitchen". The Korea Herald. Retrieved July 15, 2014.
  12. ^ "Singer Lee Hyun-woo To Join I'm A Singer". KBS World. January 25, 2012. Retrieved July 15, 2014.
  13. ^ Sunwoo, Carla (January 25, 2012). "Lee Hyun-woo joins I Am a Singer". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved July 15, 2014.
  14. ^ Cho, Chung-un (June 18, 2007). "Hit movies revisit audiences as musicals". The Korea Herald via Hancinema. Retrieved July 15, 2014.

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