Lee Hye-sook

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Lee Hye-sook
Born (1962-09-04) September 4, 1962 (age 56)
EducationHanyang University - Theater and Film
Years active1979-present
Spouse(s)Han Gi-eun (m. 1992)
Korean name
Revised RomanizationI Hye-suk
McCune–ReischauerI Hye-suk

Lee Hye-sook (born September 4, 1962) is a South Korean actress. She began acting in 1979, and has remained active in Korean cinema and television since. Lee is best known for the 1991 film Silver Stallion, in which she portrayed a young widow who was raped by an American soldier from a nearby base, then afterwards shunned by her village and driven to poverty and prostitution.[1][2]



Year Title Role
1980 White Smile
Winter Love
1981 Subzero Point '81 Young-ok
Youth Is Passion
1984 The Forgotten Season
Holy Mission Lady Jung
Close Call with Death Julie
1985 The Stranger
1986 Mulberry
Tae (The Placenta) Gwi-deok
Jung-gwang's Nonsense
Days of Seduction
1987 Sorrow Lee Mi-sook
1991 Portrait of the Days of Youth Lee Jeong-nim
Camels Don't Cry Alone
Silver Stallion Eon-rae
1992 Kim's War 후사꼬
1998 Bye June Nurse 1
2001 Wanee & Junah Wa-ni's mother
2008 Open City Song Ae-soon (cameo)
2009 Take Off Bob's birth mother

Television series[edit]

Year Title Role Network
1979 Chief Inspector MBC
1980 Anguk-dong Miss Crown Prince's Consort
1981 새아씨 Daughter-in-law
(wife of the youngest son)
Women's History: Jang Hui-bin Queen Inhyeon
Women's History: Eunjangdo (Silver Knife)
1983 Gosanja Kim Jeong-ho
500 Years of Joseon:
The King of Chudong Palace
1984 Governor-General of Joseon Ye Wanyong's adoptive daughter
Spray Yoon-hee
Bestseller Theater "Beep Beep Club"
1985 500 Years of Joseon: The Imjin War Yodo-dono
1986 Winter Flower Han Mi-kyung
1987 Tomorrow and Tomorrow Mi-yeon
1988 Three Women Jang Se-hee
Famine in the City Ji Soo-hee
New York Love Story Jang Mi-hee Fuji TV
1989 Senoya Kang Shin-ae KBS1
Flowering Nest KBS2
1990 Mong-sil's Older Sister Buk Cheon-deok,
Mong-sil's stepmother
1991 Near the Valley Han Min-hwa KBS2
Hyung (My Older Brother)
Kim's War Choi Moon-hee/Husako Fuji TV
1994 Wind Blowing in the Window Won-hee KBS2
1995 Good Men, Good Women Choi Yoon-kyung
1996 When a Woman Loves Jung-in
Deokhye Princess Deokhye MBC
Shooting KBS2
Gan-yi-yeok Choi Yeon-woo MBC
1987 Happy Morning KBS2
1998 Hong Gil-dong Choon-seom SBS
Hug Jung-ae
1999 School Math teacher Yoon Yoo-ran KBS2
School 2 Math teacher Yoon Yoo-ran
Beautiful Choice Go Yoon-jung MBC
2000 She's the One Hong Chun-hee KBS2
School 3 Math teacher Yoon Yoo-ran
Virtue Kim Soon-young SBS
SWAT Police Yoo Kang-joo's mother
2001 Ladies of the Palace Yun Won-hyung's wife
Delicious Proposal Kwon Mi-sook MBC
TV Novel: Stepmother Lee Hae-shim KBS1
踊る大ソウル線 Fuji TV
2002 Successful Story of a Bright Girl Moon Jung-im SBS
Ruler of Your Own World Kang In-ok MBC
2003 Hello! Balbari Min-ji's mother KBS2
Country Princess Yoon Ji-sook MBC
Merry Go Round Sung Eun-kyo's mother
Moon on Cheomseongdae Sun-young KBS2
One Million Roses Kim Soon-young KBS1
The King's Woman Lady Kim, In-bin SBS
Breathless Oh Hyun-mi MBC
2004 April Kiss Oh Shin-ja KBS2
The Age of Heroes Chun Tae-hee MBC
My 19 Year Old Sister-in-Law Song Kyung-hwa SBS
Hyung (My Older Brother) Kim Min-hee KBS2
New York Love Story - New Miheui Koike Fuji TV
2005 Encounter Yoon-ok MBC
Wonderful Life Min Do-hyun's stepmother
5th Republic Jang Young-ja
Loveholic Im Young-ae KBS2
A Farewell to Sorrow Kang Hye-sun
TV Novel: Sonaki (Rain Shower)
2006 Mr. Goodbye Mi-hee
Pure in Heart Choi Hye-sook KBS1
Special Crime Investigation:
Murder in the Blue House
First Lady Lee Jin-ah KBS2
2007 Heaven & Earth Jin-sook KBS1
Landscape in My Heart Jang Mo-ran
Merry Mary Oh Sung-ja MBC
Ground Zero Park Sung-hee
2008 Woman of Matchless Beauty, Park Jung-geum Sa Soon-ja
Why Did You Come to Our House? Kim Mi-soon SBS
You Are My Destiny Hong Yeon-shil KBS1
Glass Castle Han Yang-sook SBS
2009 What's for Dinner? Yoon Mi-hee MBC
Partner Jung Hye-sook
(guest, episodes 3-7)
Don't Hesitate Lee Jung-soo SBS
Hero Joo Myung-hee MBC
2010 Definitely Neighbors Han Soo-hee SBS
Pure Pumpkin Flower Pil-soon
2011 Dream High Song Nam-boon KBS2
My Bittersweet Life[3] Geum Hwa-yeon KBS1
My Love By My Side Sun-ah (cameo) SBS
If Tomorrow Comes Kim Bo-bae
2012 Fashion King Yoon Hyang-sook
The Moon and Stars for You Oh Young-sun KBS1
2013 My Lover, Madame Butterfly Sylvia Choi SBS
Pots of Gold Jang Deok-hee MBC
One Well-Raised Daughter Im Chung-ran SBS
2015 House of Bluebird Jung Soo-kyung KBS2
The Return of Hwang Geum-bok Cha Mi-yeon SBS
2016 Beautiful Gong Shim Lawyer's wife
2018 My Only One Hong-sil KBS2

Variety show[edit]

Year Title Network Notes
1986 All Night Fuji Fuji TV Host
1987 JOCX-TV2 - Seoul Soul Fuji TV Host

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
1982 18th Baeksang Arts Awards Best New Actress (TV) Women's History: Jang Hui-bin Won
MBC Drama Awards Best New Actress Won
1990 26th Baeksang Arts Awards Most Popular Actress (TV) Flowering Nest Won
1991 15th Montréal World Film Festival[4] Best Actress Silver Stallion Won
27th Baeksang Arts Awards Best Actress Won
29th Grand Bell Awards Best Actress Nominated
12th Blue Dragon Film Awards Best Actress Nominated
Popular Star Award Won
11th Korean Association of Film Critics Awards Best Actress Won
Presidential Commendation for Culture Recipient Won
1992 30th Grand Bell Awards Best Actress Kim's War Nominated
13th Blue Dragon Film Awards Best Actress Nominated
2002 KBS Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actress TV Novel: Stepmother Won
2005 KBS Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actress A Farewell to Sorrow Won
2008 KBS Drama Awards Best Supporting Actress You Are My Destiny Nominated
2009 17th Chunsa Film Art Awards Best Supporting Actress Take Off Won
2011 KBS Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actress in a Daily Drama My Bittersweet Life Nominated
2013 MBC Drama Awards[5] Golden Acting Award, Actress Pots of Gold Won


  1. ^ 은은한 향 내뿜는 중견 연기자 이혜숙. Woman DongA (in Korean). 3 November 2004. Retrieved 2014-10-22.
  2. ^ Kim, So-yeon (1 November 2006). 머니 & 머니: 스타재테크(111) 탤런트 이혜숙씨. MK News (in Korean). Retrieved 2014-10-22.
  3. ^ "My Bittersweet Life puts up strong ratings for 3rd straight week". 10Asia. 14 September 2011. Retrieved 2014-10-22.
  4. ^ "Awards of the Montreal World Film Festival - 1991". Montréal World Film Festival. Retrieved 2014-10-22.
  5. ^ Lee, Cory (31 December 2013). "Ha Ji-won Receives Top Honor at 2013 MBC Drama Awards". TenAsia. Archived from the original on 2014-03-28.

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