Lee Jung-eun (actress)

Lee Jung-eun (born January 23, 1970) is a South Korean actress.[1] She is best known internationally for her role as the housekeeper Moon-gwang in the Academy Award winning black comedy film Parasite.[2]

Lee Jung-eun
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Lee Jung-eun in 2019
Born (1970-01-23) January 23, 1970 (age 50)
EducationHanyang University – Theater and Film
Years active1991–present
AgentWill Entertainment
Korean name
Revised RomanizationI Jeong-eun
McCune–ReischauerI Chŏngŭn



Year Title Role
2000 A Masterpiece In My Life Jin-won's wife
2001 Wanee & Junah Producer
2009 If You Were Me 4
Mother Ah-jeong's relative
2013 Born to Sing Dong-soo's aunt
The Attorney Former landlord
Bug Mom
2014 A Girl at My Door Neighborhood woman
Cart Cashier
A Dynamite Family Women's society
2015 Detective K: Secret of the Lost Island Middle aged woman
Granny's Got Talent Grandmother shaman's daughter-in-law
The Exclusive: Beat the Devil's Tattoo Innkeeper
Summer Snow Woman from Hwasun
2016 Mood of the Day Rainbow restaurant aunt
A Violent Prosecutor Middle aged female canvasser
Like for Likes Real estate middle aged woman
4th Place Owner of covered wagon
Time Renegades High school teacher
The Wailing Deok-gi's wife
With or Without You BBQ restaurant part-timer
A Break Alone Past yoga institute
2017 New Trial Oh Mi-ri
The Sheriff in Town Yong-hwan's wife
Okja Okja's voice / Wheelchair woman
The Battleship Island Women's society chairman
A Taxi Driver Hwang Tae-sool's wife
Yakiniku Dragon Go Young-sun
2018 Adulthood Judge
Miss Baek Massage shop owner
Hello (short film)
2019 Mal-Mo-E: The Secret Mission Jeju teacher (cameo)
Another Child Breakwater middle-aged woman
Parasite Moon-gwang
Let Us Meet Now Jung-eun

Television seriesEdit

Year Title Role Network
2013 The Queen's Classroom Seon-yeong's mother MBC
Blue Tower ZERO Jong-hoon's mother tvN
Royal Villa JTBC
2013–2014 Shining Romance MBC
2014 Cunning Single Lady Beauty parlor boss (cameo) MBC
High School King of Savvy Soo-yeong's mother tvN
My Lovely Girl SBS
Only Love Park Soon-ja
2015 Who Are You: School 2015 Yeong-eun's mother (cameo, ep. 2–3) KBS2
Oh My Ghost Shaman in Seobinggo-dong tvN
My Fantastic Funeral Mi-soo's aunt SBS
Awl Kim Jeong-mi JTBC
2015–2016 Remember Yeon Bo-mi SBS
2016 The Cravings 2 Mom Naver TV Cast
Pied Piper Oh Ha-na tvN
Hey Ghost, Let's Fight Apartment chairwoman
Don't Dare to Dream Doctor (cameo) SBS
The Gentlemen of Wolgyesu Tailor Shop Geum Chon-daek KBS2
KBS Drama Special: Noodle House Girl Ok-sim
2016–2017 Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-joo Joon-hyeong's mother MBC
2017 Tomorrow, With You Cha Boo-sim tvN
Ice Bing-gu Lee Jeong-eun MBC
Bad Thief, Good Thief Kwon Jeong-hee
Fight for My Way Geum-bok KBS2
Someone Noticeable Kim Jin-yeong (cameo) JTBC
While You Were Sleeping Jae-chan's mother SBS
KBS Drama Special: Buzz Cut's Date Yeong-hee KBS2
Drama Stage: Assistant Manager Park's Private Life tvN
2018 Nice Witch Chief (cameo) SBS
Ms. Hammurabi Couple manager (cameo) JTBC
Mr. Sunshine[3] Go Ae-shin's loyal maid tvN
Familiar Wife[4] Woo-jin's mother
My Strange Hero[5] Mother of a Your Request client (cameo, ep. 4) SBS
2019 Dazzling[6] Kim Hye-ja's mother JTBC
Welcome to Waikiki 2[7] Kimbap Heavenly owner (cameo, ep. 3)
When the Devil Calls Your Name Cameo tvN
Hell Is Other People[8] Eom Bok-soon OCN
When the Camellia Blooms Jo Jung-sook KBS2
2020 My Holo Love So-yeon's mother Netflix

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Work(s) Result Ref.
2008 1st Young Drama Awards N/A Won
2016 37th Seoul Theater Festival Acting Award N/A Won
2017 36th MBC Drama Awards Golden Acting Award, Actress (Weekend Drama) Bad Thief, Good Thief Nominated
2018 26th Korean Culture and Entertainment Awards Excellence Award, Actress in a Drama Mr. Sunshine, Familiar Wife Won [9]
2019 55th Baeksang Arts Awards Best Supporting Actress Dazzling Won [10]
24th Chunsa Film Art Awards Best Supporting Actress Parasite Won [11][12]
28th Buil Film Awards Won
40th Blue Dragon Film Awards Won
IndieWire Critics Poll 22nd place [13]
19th Director's Cut Awards Actress of the Year Nominated
Cine 21 Awards Won
20th Busan Film Critics Awards Best Actress Won
18th Korea First Brand Awards Scene Stealer Award, Actress N/A Won [14]
4th Asia Artist Awards Focus Award N/A Won
Choice Award N/A Won
AAA Scene Stealer N/A Won
33rd KBS Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actress in a Mid-length Drama When the Camellia Blooms Won
2020 25th Critics' Choice Awards Best Acting Ensemble Parasite Nominated [15]
26th Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture Won [16]
22nd Asian Film Critics Association Awards Best Supporting Actress Pending
56th Grand Bell Awards Pending


  1. ^ Na, Won-jeong (June 22, 2019). "Lee Jung-eun is always up for a challenge". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved September 5, 2019.
  2. ^ Dove, Steve (February 10, 2020). "PARASITE WINS 4 OSCARS AND MAKES OSCAR HISTORY". Oscar.go. Retrieved February 10, 2020.
  3. ^ "Archived copy" '미스터 션샤인'조우진→배정남, 명품 신스틸러 다 있다. TV Report (in Korean). July 2, 2018. Archived from the original on July 8, 2018. Retrieved September 5, 2019.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ [공식] 이정은, '아는 와이프' 출연···지성-한지민 잇는 키 활약. Seoul Economic Daily (in Korean). July 23, 2018.
  5. ^ "'복수가 돌아왔다' 이정은·황보라·이채영·김지민·김진우, 특별출연 라인업 공개". Xports News. 2018-12-08. Retrieved 2018-12-15.
  6. ^ Jo, Yoon-seon (February 12, 2019). "'눈이 부시게' 이정은, 한지민과 가슴 따뜻 '모녀 케미' 기대". News Chosun (in Korean). Retrieved September 5, 2019.
  7. ^ Yoo, Eun-young (April 1, 2019). '와이키키2' 문가영, 이정은 '불곰' 오해로 마취총 맞아. Xports News (in Korean). Retrieved April 2, 2019.
  8. ^ Kim, Do-hyung (May 17, 2019). "'타인은 지옥이다', 이정은·이현욱·이중옥 합류로 라인업 완성…극강 싱크로율". MK (in Korean). Retrieved July 19, 2019.
  9. ^ "'미스터 션샤인' 이정은, 문화연예대상 우수연기상 수상.."공은 동료들에게"". Break News (in Korean). November 30, 2018. Retrieved September 5, 2019.
  10. ^ Yoo, Chung-hee (April 4, 2019). "김서형·염정아·김혜자 등 '백상예술대상' TV부문 최종 후보 공개". Ten Asia (in Korean). Naver. Retrieved April 4, 2019.
  11. ^ "2019 춘사영화제, 7월 18일 개최..트로피 주인공 누구?". K Starnews (in Korean). July 3, 2019. Retrieved July 3, 2019.
  12. ^ "[제24회 춘사영화제] 주지훈·조여정, 男女 주연상 '영예'… '기생충' 4관왕 (종합)". Ten Asia (in Korean). July 18, 2019. Retrieved July 18, 2019.
  13. ^ Kohn, Eric; Kohn, Eric (2019-12-16). "2019 Critics Poll: The Best Films and Performances According to Over 300 Critics From Around the World". IndieWire. Retrieved 2020-01-20.
  14. ^ "로운, 2020년 기대되는 '남자연기돌'". 매일일보 (in Korean). 2019-12-17.
  15. ^ "Best Adapted Screenplay - Critics' Choice Awards: 'The Irishman' Leads With 14 Nominations". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2020-01-20.
  16. ^ "SAG Awards: 'Parasite' Wins Top Film Prize; 'Crown' and 'Mrs. Maisel' Named Best Drama, Comedy Series". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2020-01-20.

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