Lee Il-hwa

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Lee Il-hwa
Lee Il-hwa in 2017.jpg
Lee Il-hwa in 2017
Born (1971-02-24) February 24, 1971 (age 49)
EducationHansung Digital University - Social Welfare
Years active1991–present
AgentImagine Asia
Spouse(s)singer Kang In-won (1996-1997; divorced)
university professor (m. 2011)
Korean name
Revised RomanizationI Il-hwa
McCune–ReischauerI Il-hwa

Lee Il-hwa (born February 24, 1971) is a South Korean actress. She made her acting debut in 1991, and has since appeared in numerous television dramas, notably the Reply series.[1][2][3][4][5]


Television series[edit]

Year Title Role Network
1992 Calendula SBS
Three Families Under One Roof Dance teacher MBC
1995 Hopefully the Sky Go Hye-ryun KBS1
Son of the Wind Im Soo-yeon KBS2
Elegy SBS
Chanpumdanja Yong-deok MBC
1996 Sword Han-wol KBS2
Dangerous Love Jin-sook MBC
Drama Game
"Love in the Celestial Sphere"
1997 Sad Song of the Son-in-law Myung-jin HBS
Today, for Some Reason KBS2
Love and Farewell Eun Ha-young MBC
Lady Eun-shil KBS2
1998 Eun-ah's Daughter KBS1
2002 MBC Theater "Kiss in a Veil" Textile artist MBC
Sunflower Family Kang Joo-young iTV
2003 Rustic Period Lee Young-sook SBS
HDTV Novel "The Fragrant Well" Kang Soo-ji KBS2
Garden of Eve Ru-bi SBS
2004 Kkangsooni Jung Eun-soo EBS
2005 Drama City "Second First Love" Kyung-hee KBS2
Queen of Conditions Han Sung-woo's ex-wife SBS
Ballad of Seodong Yeon Ga-mo SBS
Bizarre Bunch Lee Ok-doo KBS1
Jikji Princess Suchun SBS
2006 Chomsungdae's Moon Min-sook KBS2
2007 MBC Best Theater "Dreamers" Jung Min-kyung MBC
Good Day to Love Ji-young SBS
It's OK Because I Love You Young-hwa KBS2
First Wives' Club Jo Yong-hee SBS
Medical Gibang Cinema Gye-wol OCN
2008 Iljimae Lady Han SBS
Returned Earthen Bowl Yoon Ga-young KBS2
Wife and Woman Chae Yeo-jin KBS2
General Hospital 2 Hyun-joo's mother
(guest, episodes 9-10)
2009 Hometown Legends "The Masked Ghost" Lady Jeong KBS2
Heading to the Ground Maeng Geum-hee MBC
2010 OB/Gyn Doctors Lee Jung-joo (guest, episode 9) SBS
Prosecutor Princess Ha Jung-ran SBS
Golden Fish Moon Jung-won MBC
Jungle Fish 2 Lee Ra-yi's mother KBS2
2011 Midas Kang In-sook SBS
You're Fine That Way SPED teacher KBS2
Quiz of God Season 2 Hwang Kyu-ri (guest, episode 5) OCN
Heartstrings Song Ji-young MBC
Kimchi Family Jung Geum-joo jTBC
2012 Wild Romance Eun Ji Sook (Yoo Eun Jae's mother) KBS2
Happy and Jung-ja
(episode 4 "Man Must Die to Live")
(episode 8 "My Mother, Your Mother")
Channel A
Feast of the Gods Song Yeon-woo's real mother (cameo) MBC
Love, My Love Choi Myung-joo KBS1
Reply 1997 Lee Il-hwa tvN
Seoyoung, My Daughter Bang Shim-deok KBS2
2013 Queen of Ambition Hong Ahn-shim SBS
Ugly Alert Na In-sook SBS
Empire of Gold Im Yoon-hee (cameo) SBS
Reply 1994 Lee Il-hwa tvN
My Love from the Star Han Sun-young SBs
2014 Jeong Do-jeon Lady Kang (later Queen Sindeok) KBS1
Let's Eat Hyun Kwang-suk's mother
(cameo, episode 16)
Doctor Stranger Lee Mi-sook SBS
Modern Farmer Yoon Hye-jung SBS
Family Secret Go Tae-hee tvN
2015 Orange Marmalade Kang Min-ha KBS2
Loss: Time: Life Hae-sook Naver TV Cast
She Was Pretty Han Jung-hye MBC
Reply 1988 Lee Il-hwa tvN
2016 Choco Bank Eun-haeng's mother Naver TV Cast
The Master of Revenge Go Kang-sook KBS2
2017 Chief Kim Jang Yoo-seon KBS2
Man Who Sets the Table Jung Hwa-young MBC
Witch at Court Kwak Young-sil KBS2
2018 Secrets and Lies Oh Yeon-hee MBC
2019 Her Private Life Lee Sol tvN


Year Title Role
1994 No Need to Justify Yearning Yoon Soo-jin/Y
2008 Frivolous Wife Aunt-in-law
Romantic Island Lee Yeon-sook
2009 Bandhobi Eun-joo
2014 Fashion King Woo Ki-myung's mother
2015 The Accidental Detective Noh Tae-soo's wife
2018 The Accidental Detective 2: In Action Noh Tae-soo's wife

Variety show[edit]

Year Title Network Notes
1994 Go! Video Travel MBC Host
1995 Good Saturday at 7:00 KBS2 Host
2020 Running Man ep. 495 SBS Guest


Year Title Role
2006 The Miracle Worker Anne Sullivan

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref
2017 10th Korea Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actress Good Manager Won [6]
2017 KBS Drama Awards Best Supporting Actress Good Manager, Witch's Court Won
2018 2018 KBS Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actress in a One Act/Special/Short Drama Mother's Third Marriage Won [7]
2018 MBC Drama Awards Top Excellence Award, Actress in a Soap Opera Secrets and Lies Nominated


  1. ^ Jung, Suk-hee (14 August 2012). 부산 바다처럼 정 많은 이일화 씨, 반갑습니다. TenAsia (in Korean). Retrieved 2014-05-06.
  2. ^ Choi, Ji-eun (4 September 2012). 언니의 품격: ② 이일화 "인간이 완벽할 수 없다는 걸 인정하며 연기한다". TenAsia (in Korean). Retrieved 2014-05-06.
  3. ^ Ho, Stewart (19 December 2012). "Lee Il Hwa Cast As Kwon Sang Woo's Mother in Yawang". enewsWorld. Archived from the original on 5 May 2014. Retrieved 2014-05-06.
  4. ^ Jang, Seo-yoon (2 August 2013). "Cable Dramas to Look Out for in 2nd Half of 2013". TenAsia. Archived from the original on 14 April 2014. Retrieved 2014-05-06.
  5. ^ "Actress Lee Il-hwa boasts coke bottle bodyline". The Korea Herald. 2 January 2014. Retrieved 2014-05-06.
  6. ^ Chang, Woo-young (2 October 2017). "10주년 '2017KDA' 김상중, 생애 첫 대상…'도깨비' 5관왕(종합)". Pop Herald (in Korean). Retrieved 2017-10-03.
  7. ^ "[2018 KBS 연기대상] 유동근 대상 "장미희 덕분인데 내가 왜..대하드라마 부활 기원"". 10Asia (in Korean). January 1, 2019.

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