Lee Young-ja (comedian)

Lee Yoo-mi (Korean이유미; born August 15, 1967), better known by her stage name Lee Young-ja (Korean이영자) is a South Korean comedian and television presenter. She is signed with iOK Company as her agency.[1]

Lee Young-ja
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Born (1967-08-15) August 15, 1967 (age 52)
Asan, South Chungcheong Province, South Korea
MediumStand-up, television
NationalitySouth Korean
Years active1991–present
GenresObservational, Sketch, Wit, Parody, Slapstick, Dramatic, Sitcom
Korean name
Hangul
Revised RomanizationI Yeong-ja
McCune–ReischauerYi Yŏng-ja
Birth name
Hangul
Hanja
Revised RomanizationI Yu-mi
McCune–ReischauerYi Yu-mi

CareerEdit

Lee made her debut in the South Korean entertainment industry in 1991,[2] after successfully winning MBC's comedy competition.[3]

Personal lifeEdit

In 2010, Lee became an ambassador for the World Disaster Relief Organization after going to Haiti on her talk show, Live Talk Show Taxi, and volunteering during the 2010 Haiti earthquake.[4][5]

FilmographyEdit

Variety showsEdit

Year Title Network Role Notes
1991 Youth March MBC Cast member
1992 If You Laugh, Blessings Will Come Your Way Cast member
Today is a Good Day Cast member
1992–1993 Sunday Night Cast member 영자의방, 댄싱 히어로, 일요매거진, 일요스타앨범
1993 특종 TV연예 KBS With Kim Won-jun and Choi Jin-young
1994 Good Saturday SBS Host
Star and Tonight (스타와 이밤을)
1995 Super Sunday KBS2 Host 톱스타 인생극장, 금촌댁네 사람들
1996 My Father (친정아버지) SBS
Moonlight Sonata (달빛 소나타)
1999 Super TV Sunday is Fun KBS2 Host
Family Entertainment Contestant with Jung Hye-sun and Hong Jin-kyung Episode 745
2005 Find a Happy World KBS1 Host
2007 Squeeze MBC Host Season 1
2007–2012 Live Talk Show Taxi tvN Host
2008 People Looking for a Laugh SBS Cast member
2010–present Hello Counselor KBS2 Co-host with Shin Dong-yeop and Cultwo[6][7]
2012 Invincible Youth 2 Host[8]
Blind Test 180° MBC Contestant Chuseok special
2012–2013 100 Dancing Golden Microphones (춤추는 100인의 황금 마이크) Host[9]
2013–2014 Mamma Mia KBS2 Host[10]
2014–2015 Good Eating, Good Living - Did You Eat? SBS Host[11]
2014–2017 Live Talk Show Taxi tvN Host[12]
2015 Golden Wagon CBC Host[13]
Serial Shopping Family JTBC Host[14]
2016 Eating Show Star (먹스타 총출동) SBS Host[15]
2018–present Omniscient Interfering View MBC Cast member[16]
Food Bless You Olive Cast member[17][18]
Lanlife JTBC Host[19][20]
2019–present Stars' Top Recipe at Fun-Staurant KBS2 Cast member[21]

Television seriesEdit

Year Title Network Role Notes
1995 Jazz (South Korean TV series) SBS
1998 Will Make You Happy KBS2 Lee Young-ja
2006 Love Truly MBC Song Eon-joo (cook, 39y/o) Supporting character
2008 Last Scandal Min-joo's mother Supporting character
2015 The Producers KBS2 Herself Special appearance/cameo in episode 3 with Shin Dong-yeop and Cultwo
2017 The Package JTBC Woman in airport Cameo

FilmsEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1992 영자야 울지마라
알라뷰 영자
1999 Ghost in Love Deity
2004 Don't Tell Papa Gong Sun-mi Supporting character

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref.
1993 29th Baeksang Arts Awards Best Variety Performer - Female Won [22]
1996 23rd Korean Broadcasting Awards Comedian Award Won
3rd Korean Entertainment Arts Awards Comedian Award Won
2010 SBS Entertainment Awards SBS 20th Anniversary Entertainment 10 Star Award Won [23]
2011 10th KBS Entertainment Awards Top Excellence Award (Variety) Won [24]
2012 11th KBS Entertainment Awards Top Excellence Award (Variety) Hello Counselor, Invincible Youth Season 2 Won [25]
2014 Asia Rainbow TV Awards Best Entertainment Hostess Hello Counselor Won [26]
2015 51st Baeksang Arts Awards Best Variety Performer - Female Nominated
2016 tvN10 Awards Perfect Attendance Award in Variety Live Talk Show Taxi Won [27][28]
Best MC Nominated
15th KBS Entertainment Awards Top Excellence Award (Talk Show) Hello Counselor Nominated [29]
2018 16th KBS Entertainment Awards Grand Prize (Daesang) Won [30]
18th MBC Entertainment Awards Omniscient Interfering View Won [31]
Entertainer of the Year Award Won
Best Couple Award
(with manager Song Sung-ho)
Nominated
2019 55th Baeksang Arts Awards Best Variety Performer – Female Won [32]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "LEE YEONG JA – IOK COMPANY". iok.co.kr (in Korean). Retrieved September 14, 2018.
  2. ^ Dong Sun-hwa (August 21, 2018). "Plus-size comedian flaunts rare swimsuit body for a reason [VIDEO]". koreatimes. Retrieved September 14, 2018.
  3. ^ Kang Min-jeong (February 24, 2012). "[이 사람을 진단합니다①] '안녕하세요' '택시'의 이영자". Hankook Media Network (in Korean). Retrieved September 14, 2018.
  4. ^ Choi Jeong-ho (February 25, 2010). "[나눔뉴스] 아이티 파견 연예인 1호 이영자, 세계재난구호회 홍보대사로 위촉". 나눔뉴스. Retrieved September 14, 2018.
  5. ^ Lee Hyun-woo (February 24, 2010). "이영자, 세계재난구호회 홍보대사 위촉". mk.co.kr (in Korean). Retrieved September 14, 2018.
  6. ^ "안녕하세요 소개 > 안녕하세요 > 연예오락 > 2TV > KBS". KBS (in Korean). Retrieved September 6, 2017.
  7. ^ Seo Byung-ki (February 21, 2012). "<서병기 선임기자의 대중문화비평> 맏언니·큰누나처럼…튀지않아 더 빛나는 이영자". Herald Corporation (in Korean). Retrieved September 14, 2018.
  8. ^ "출연자 소개 > 청춘불패 시즌2 소개 > 청춘불패2 > 연예오락 > KBS". www.kbs.co.kr (in Korean). Retrieved September 6, 2017.
  9. ^ "춤추는 100인의 황금마이크". www.mbcplus.com (in Korean). Retrieved September 6, 2017.
  10. ^ "프로그램 소개 > 맘마미아 > 연예오락 > 2TV > KBS". www.kbs.co.kr (in Korean). Retrieved September 8, 2017.
  11. ^ "[M+기획…잘 먹고 잘사는 법②] 박혜령 PD "'인간극장'에 예능을 덧입혔죠"". NAVER Entertainment (in Korean). December 30, 2014. Retrieved September 6, 2017.
  12. ^ "현장토크쇼 TAXI | MC소개". tvN (in Korean). Retrieved September 6, 2017.
  13. ^ "TV조선". tvchosun.com (in Korean). Archived from the original on October 24, 2016. Retrieved September 6, 2017.
  14. ^ "[연쇄쇼핑가족] MC 소개". JTBC (in Korean). Retrieved September 6, 2017.
  15. ^ "이휘재·이영자 '먹스타 총출동', 최고의 먹방 스타 다 모여다". Chosun News (in Korean). January 28, 2016. Retrieved September 6, 2017.
  16. ^ "출연자 소개 | 전지적 참견시점". www.imbc.com (in Korean). Retrieved August 20, 2018.
  17. ^ "Celebrity foodies give food therapy in 'Food Bless You'". koreatimes. June 24, 2018. Retrieved August 3, 2018.
  18. ^ "밥블레스유 | 언니들 소개". Olive (in Korean). Retrieved August 23, 2018.
  19. ^ "[랜선라이프] 출연진소개". JTBC (in Korean). Retrieved September 14, 2018.
  20. ^ Park Jin-hai (July 8, 2018). "YouTube creators called in to revive TV". Korea Times. Retrieved September 14, 2018.
  21. ^ "신상출시 편스토랑 > 출연자 | 디지털 KBS". KBS (in Korean). Retrieved April 18, 2020.
  22. ^ "'웃찾사' 깜짝 출연 이영자, 개그무대 복귀 신호탄?". NAVER Entertainment (in Korean). July 5, 2008. Retrieved September 6, 2017.
  23. ^ "이홍렬·강호동·이영자 등 SBS예능 10대 스타상". NAVER Entertainment (in Korean). December 30, 2010. Retrieved September 6, 2017.
  24. ^ Park, Geon-wook (December 24, 2011). "[2011 KBS 연예대상]이영자, 쇼오락 MC부문 여자 최우수상 수상". Herald. Retrieved July 20, 2016.
  25. ^ Ko, Hong Ju (December 24, 2012). "KPOP NEWS - Shin Dong Yeop Triumphs for the First Time in 10 Years at the ′2012 KBS Entertainment Awards′ | Mwave". mwave. Archived from the original on September 2, 2017. Retrieved September 6, 2017.
  26. ^ "KBS '1박'·'인간'·안녕'·'비밀' 亞레인보우TV어워즈 수상 - 스타뉴스". 스타뉴스 (in Korean). June 27, 2014. Retrieved September 6, 2017.
  27. ^ "tvN10 Awards Honor The Best Variety Shows And Dramas Of The Past 10 Years". Soompi. October 9, 2016. Retrieved September 6, 2017.
  28. ^ "조진웅·이서진, tvN10 어워즈 대상..'응답하라' 싹쓸이(종합)". NAVER Entertainment (in Korean). October 10, 2016. Retrieved September 6, 2017.
  29. ^ "tvN10 Awards ▶ 시청자 투표 - 예능인". tvn10festival (in Korean). Retrieved September 6, 2017.
  30. ^ Dong Sun-hwa (December 23, 2018). "Lee Young-ja first woman to win grand prize at KBS Entertainment Awards". The Korea Times. Retrieved December 23, 2018.
  31. ^ Lee Song-hee (December 30, 2018). "[MBC 연예대상] '전참시' 이영자, 감격의 대상 "송성호, 최고의 매니저"(종합)". Xports News (in Korean). Retrieved December 30, 2018.
  32. ^ ""오늘을 살아가세요" 김혜자, 후배들 울린 눈부신 수상소감". JoongAng Ilbo (in Korean). May 2, 2019. Retrieved May 2, 2019.

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