Lee Joo-yeon

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Lee Joo-yeon
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Lee Joo-yeon in November 2014
Native name 이주연
Born Lee Joo-yeon
(1987-03-19) March 19, 1987 (age 31)
Seoul, South Korea
Education Dongduk Women's University
Years active 2008–present
Musical career
Genres K-pop
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2009–present
Labels Pledis Entertainment
Associated acts
Korean name
Revised Romanization I Ju-yeon
McCune–Reischauer I Chu-yŏn

Lee Joo-yeon (born March 19, 1987), better known mononymously as Jooyeon, is a South Korean actress and singer. She is a graduated member of After School. She made her acting debut in the drama Smile Again (2010) and has made several participation in other dramas.

Musical career[edit]

2009–2014: After School[edit]

Jooyeon debuted with After School's in their unofficial first appearance on December 29, 2008 at the SBS Song Festival, performing "Play Girlz" with Son Dam-bi.

In the beginning on 2009, a few days before After School's debut, the group released their debut single, "AH!" alongside their EP, New Schoolgirl on 15 January. On 17 January, the group made their live debut on MBC's, Music Core. She was the vocalist and visual in the group.

In 2011, she became the leader of A.S. Blue. The sub-unit debuted with the single "Wonder Boy" on July 20.

On December 31, 2014, Jooyeon's contract with Pledis Entertainment expired and she graduated from After School on June 30, 2015 after Japan promotions. [1][2]

Acting career[edit]

She made her acting debut with the drama Smile Again and was a member of G7 in the variety show Invincible Youth. Over the years, she starred as supporting roles in various dramas and movies.

In January 2015, Jooyeon signed with Better ENT to pursue her acting career.[3]

In 2017, Lee took on acting roles in crime flick The King and historical drama Saimdang, Memoir of Colors.[4]

Personal life[edit]

In 2011 Jooyeon graduated from Dongduk Women's University with a major in broadcasting. She graduated on February 22.[5] On November 21 2011, Jooyeon was admitted to the hospital with acute nephritis. On November 29, she was discharged and had resumed all group activities.[6]

Jooyeon was famous on the internet pre-debut for being an Ulzzang, or "best face" which consisted of her being well known for her natural beauty features.[7]




Year Title Role
2007 My Tutor Friend 2 Azumi
2015 Sorry, I Love You, Thank You Jung Hye-mi
2017 The King Cha Mi-lian

Television series[edit]

Year Title Network Role
2010–2011 Smile Again KBS Yoon Sae-young
2012 Salamander Guru and The Shadows SBS Shi-ra
Reply 1997 tvN Dr. Lee Joo-yeon
Jeon Woo-Chi KBS Eun-woo
2013 Monstar Mnet Ah-ri
Reply 1994 tvN Dr. Lee Joo-yeon
2014 A New Leaf MBC Lee Mi-ri
Hotel King MBC Chae-won
2016 Immortal Goddess Naver Soo-jung
The Facetale: Shinderiya oksusu Shin De-ri
Fantastic JTBC Actress
Entourage tvN Lee Joo-yeon
2017 Saimdang, Memoir of Colors SBS Princess Jeongsun
All Kinds of Daughters-In-Law MBC Hwang Geum-byul
2018 The Undateables SBS Su-ji[8][9]
Devilish Joy Dramax Lee Ha-yim[10]

Variety shows[edit]

Year Title Network Role Note
2010 Invincible Youth KBS2 Regular cast
2012 Music and Lyrics MBC with Lee Tae-sung


  1. ^ Jackson, Julie (December 22, 2014). "Joo-yeon rumored to be leaving Afterschool". The Korea Herald. Retrieved January 2, 2015. 
  2. ^ Benjamin, Jeff (December 31, 2014). "Juyeon Announces Graduation From After School". Billboard K-Town. Retrieved January 2, 2015. 
  3. ^ "'Jooyeon signs with 'Better ENT' as an actress'". Allkpop. January 18, 2015. 
  4. ^ "In the new year, Lee Ju-yeon is primed to shine : The actor starts 2017 with promising roles in upcoming film, drama". Korea JoongAng Daily. January 9, 2017. 
  5. ^ "After School's Jooyeon graduates from college". Allkpop. 22 February 2011. Retrieved 25 December 2011. 
  6. ^ "After School's Jooyeon discharged from the hospital, to resume activities this weekend". Allkpop. 29 November 2011. Retrieved 25 December 2011. 
  7. ^ 'Ulzzang' Jooyeon, Hot Topics.OSEN, 2006
  8. ^ "[공식]이주연 SBS '훈남정음' 캐스팅…남궁민-황정음과 호흡". Naver (in Korean). Sports Chosun. April 19, 2018. 
  9. ^ "Lee Joo-yeon to become 'girl he knows' in 'Undateable'". Kpop Herald. June 13, 2018. 
  10. ^ "[단독] 이주연, '마성의 기쁨' 주연 확정...최진혁·송하윤과 호흡". Osen (in Korean). June 7, 2018. 

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