Lee Yoo-ri

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Lee Yoo-ri
(란스미어) 이유리 몬테꼬레(MONTECORE)를 입다! 악녀의 아이콘도 피할 수 없는 '쇼핑 홀릭' (1).jpg
Born (1980-01-28) January 28, 1980 (age 38)
Seoul, South Korea
Education Kyewon University of Arts and Design
  • Actress
  • businesswoman
Years active 2001–present
Agent The Jun Entertainment
Spouse(s) Jo Kye-hyun (m. 2010)
Korean name
Revised Romanization Lee Yoo-ri
McCune–Reischauer I Yuri
Website Official website

Lee Yoo-ri (Hangul이유리; born January 28, 1980) is a South Korean actress and businesswoman. Lee first became known for her role in teen drama series School 4, and subsequently gained popularity with her role in family drama Precious Family (2005).[1] In the recent years, she became known for her role as the antagonist in television drama series Twinkle Twinkle (2011) and Jang Bo-ri is Here! (2014). She most recently starred in My Father is Strange (2017).

In 2014, Lee won the Grand Prize at MBC Drama Awards, gaining 385,434 (about 54%) out of 712,300 votes sent in by the viewers.[2][3] She was also ranked in the top five of Gallup Korea's "Actor of the Year", climbing to the second place just behind Kim Soo-hyun.[4]

Other activities[edit]

In 2011, Lee and fellow actress Lee Soo-kyum co-launched female apparel shopping mall 'Miss Today'.[5][6]

Personal life[edit]

Lee Yoo-ri met her husband, a missionary theologist, through bible study in 2008. They started dating in 2009 and married in September, 2010.[7]


Television series[edit]

Year Title Role Network Notes
2018 Hide and Seek Min Chae-rin MBC [8]
2017 Unni is Alive Yeon Min-jeong (Cameo) SBS Episode 64
Ms. Perfect Lee Jung-soon/ Lee Yoo-ri (Cameo) KBS Episode 1, 18
Strongest Deliveryman Yoon Hwa-young (Cameo) Episode 10, 11
My Father Is Strange Byun Hye-young [9]
2016 Honey, I am Sorry Xia Churong Chinese drama[10]
Drama Special "Pinocchio's Nose" Yoon Da-jung KBS2 [11]
Another Oh Hae-young Park Do-kyung's mother (Young)(Cameo) tvN Episode 10
The Promise Lee Na-yeon/Baek Do-hee KBS [12][13]
2015 Super Daddy Yeol Cha Mi-rae tvN [14]
2014 MBC Drama Festival Radio DJ MBC Episode "Guitar and Hot Pants"
Jang Bo-ri is Here! Yeon Min-jung [15]
2013 Your Lady Lee Eun-soo/Oh Yoo-jung SBS [16]
2012 Blue Tower Kim Yoo-ri tvN Cameo appearance (Episode 44 of Season 2)
Ice Adonis Seol Yeon-hwa [17]
2011 My Daughter the Flower The cafe owner SBS Cameo appearance (Episode 1)
Twinkle Twinkle Hwang Geum-ran MBC [18]
2010 Daring Women Ji Soon-young SBS [19]
2008 I Love You, Don't Cry Jo Mi-soo MBC [20]
Mom's Dead Upset Na Young-mi KBS2 [21]
2006 Invincible Parachute Agent Kang Eun-hyuk's past lover SBS Cameo appearance (Episode 1)
Love and Ambition Park Sun-hee [22]
2005 Young-jae's Golden Days Joo Eun-jae MBC [23]
2004 Precious Family Ahn Seong-mi KBS2
2003 Argon Kang Kang-hee MBC
Yellow Handkerchief Na Mi-ryeong KBS1
Twenty Chae-ri SBS
Wife Kim Yoon-joo KBS2
2002 MBC Best Theater Su-jin MBC Episode "Being a Mom Is Burdensome"
Loving You Jo Soo-kyung KBS2
2001 This Is What Love Is Oh Yoon-a
Empress Myeongseong Empress Sunmyeong [24]
School 4 Park Seo-won [25]
1999 Hur Jun One of the court maids MBC Pre-debut (extra role)
MBC Best Theater


Year Title Role Notes
2004 Bunshinsaba Kim In-sook [26]
2005 Friendly and Harmonious

Music videos[edit]

Year Song title Artist Album Ref.
2007 "All I Need Is Your Love" Baek Ji-young The Sixth Miracle [27]
2004 "Tonight" Hong Kyung-min Listen and Repeat
2002 "You Touched My Heart" Sung Si-kyung Melodie D'Amour [28]

Variety shows/Hosting[edit]

Year Title Network Notes Ref.
2018 Single Wife Season 2 SBS Host [29]
2017 Single Wife Season 1 SBS Host [30]
2017 KBS Drama Awards KBS2 Host [31]
2014 MBC Gayo Daejejeon MBC Host
2014-2015 Quiz to Change the World Host (Episode 274-283) [32]
2013 Bright Solutionists Channel A Host
2012 Food Essay O'live TV


Digital singles[edit]

"I Remember My Heart" (2012)[33]

Ambassador activities[edit]

Year Title Campaign organiser Ref.
2011 Goodwill Ambassador for Ministry of Unification Ministry of Unification [34]
Goodwill Ambassador for Good People Good People
2008 Goodwill Ambassador for 3rd Seoul Christianity Film Festival Seoul International Agape Film Festival
Goodwill Ambassador for Seoul Metro Seoul Metropolitan Subway Corporation

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2017 KBS Drama Awards Top Excellence Award, Actress My Father is Strange Won [35]
Best Couple with Ryu Soo-young Won
Excellence Award, Actress in a Serial Drama Nominated
Netizen Award - Female Nominated
Brand of the Year Awards Actress of the Year Won [36]
SBS Entertainment Awards Best Entertainer Award Single Wife Won [37]
2016 KBS Drama Awards Top Excellence Award, Actress The Promise Nominated
Excellence Award, Actress in a Daily Drama Won [38]
2015 51st Paeksang Arts Awards Best Actress (TV) Jang Bo-ri is Here! Nominated
Seoul Arts College SAC Art Award N/A Won
Asia Influential Awards Prize for Most Attractive Actress Jang Bo-ri is Here! Won
2014 MBC Drama Awards Grand Prize / Daesang
(Determined through viewer's votes)
Won [3]
Top Excellence Award, Actress in a Serial Drama Nominated
Popularity Award, Actress Nominated
PD Award Won
3rd APAN Star Awards Top Excellence Award, Actress in a Serial Drama Nominated
2011 4th Korea Drama Awards Best Supporting Actress Twinkle Twinkle Won [39]
MBC Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actress in a Serial Drama Won [40]
2010 SBS Drama Awards Top Excellence Award, Actress in a Weekend/Daily Drama Daring Women Nominated
2006 Queen of Tears Love and Ambition Won
2002 KBS Drama Awards Best New Actress Loving You Won
2001 Best Young Actress School 4 Won


  1. ^ "Lee Yoo-ri Poised to Emerge as Next-Generation 'Hallyu' Star". Hancinema. KBS World. May 11, 2005. 
  2. ^ "'MBC Drama Awards' Lee Yoo-ri received Grand Award for 'Jang Bo-ri Is Here!'". Hancinema. Hankooki. December 30, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "Lee Kyung Gyu and Lee Yuri Win Big at SBS and MBC Awards". Mwave. January 2, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Kim Soo-hyun, Lee Yu-ri Named Most Memorable Actors". The Chosun Ilbo. December 23, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Lee Yoo-ri and Kim Soo-kyum co-CEO, 'Miss Today' 80 thousand visitors in one day". Hancinema. Nate. March 28, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Lee Yoo-ri's shopping mall sales... "Jackpot"". Hancinema. Nate. May 30, 2011. 
  7. ^ "Actress Lee Yu-ri gets married". 10Asia. September 7, 2010. 
  8. ^ Orion, Vasia (May 17, 2018). "[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Lee Yoo-ri and Song Chang-eui Team Up for "Hide and Seek - Drama"". Orion's Daily Ramblings. HanCinema. Retrieved June 4, 2018. 
  9. ^ "No More Typecast Roles as Lee Yu-ri Shows Her Range". The Chosun Ilbo. April 22, 2017. 
  10. ^ "Korea or China? Lee Yoo-ri's happy concern". Hancinema. Sports Donga. December 3, 2015. 
  11. ^ "[현장] '피노키오의 코' 이유리 "'왔다 장보리' 넘고 싶다"". Hankook Ilbo (in Korean). November 25, 2016. 
  12. ^ "Lee Yoo-ri comes back to KBS for the first time in 8 years with "Heaven's Promise"". Hancinema. TV Report. December 17, 2015. 
  13. ^ "Lee Yuri on the screen! [The Promise]". KBS World. February 17, 2016. 
  14. ^ "Forget the villain: Lee returns as doting mom in new rom-com". The Korea Herald. March 11, 2015. 
  15. ^ "Villain role launches a star". Korea JoongAng Daily. 31 October 2014. 
  16. ^ "Lee Yoo-ri "Acting has become more natural"". Hancinema. Nate. February 4, 2013. 
  17. ^ "Lee Yoo-ri cast for "Yellow Boots"". Hancinema. Nate. January 8, 2012. 
  18. ^ "Actress Lee Yu-ri's Song Picks". 10Asia. August 5, 2011. 
  19. ^ "이유리, "밝고 당돌한 5차원 여자로 변신"". Nocutnews (in Korean). February 24, 2010. 
  20. ^ "'사랑해 울지마' 이유리 "주연으로서 부담은 없다"". 10Asia (in Korean). November 3, 2008. 
  21. ^ Mee-yoo, Kwon (January 29, 2008). "3 New Weekend Dramas to Air". The Korea Times. 
  22. ^ "'사랑과 야망'의 '착한 선희'로 주목받은 이유리". Woman Donga (in Korean). December 4, 2006. 
  23. ^ "「영재의 전성시대」은재 역 이유리 인터". iMBC (in Korean). November 15, 2005. 
  24. ^ "이유리, 과거 사극 출연 화제 '청초 미녀 등극'". JoongAng Ilbo (in Korean). April 4, 2011. 
  25. ^ "Which Top Stars Starred in the School Series?". Hancinema. July 23, 2017. 
  26. ^ "Bunshinsaba: Ouija Board". Variety. August 8, 2004. 
  27. ^ Lee, Kyu-rim (September 7, 2007). "송창의, 백지영 뮤비로 느와르 연기 도전 ("Song Chang-eui Challenges Noir Acting Through Baek Ji-young's MV")". My Daily (in Korean). 
  28. ^ "성시경 "뮤비에서 키스신 호흡 신인여배우들, 모두 스타 돼" 이름 들어보니 '헉' ("Sung Si-kyung Says "All of the Rookie Actresses with Whom I Filmed Kiss Scenes in My Music Videos Became Stars"")". TV Report (in Korean). September 28, 2011. 
  29. ^ "SBS Single Wife S2 Cast". SBS. 2018. 
  30. ^ "SBS Single Wife S1 Cast". SBS. 2017. 
  31. ^ "KBS Drama Awards names emcees". Korea JoongAng Daily. December 30, 2017. 
  32. ^ "Lee Yoo-ri to host "Quiz to Change the World"". Hancinema. Nate. October 29, 2014. 
  33. ^ "노란 복수초 OST Part 1 : 네이버 뮤직" (in Korean). Retrieved October 27, 2014. 
  34. ^ 이유리 :: 네이버 인물검색 (in Korean). Retrieved October 27, 2014. 
  35. ^ "KBS Drama Awards 2017: Kim Young Chul, Chun Ho Jin share grand prize; complete winners list". International Business Times. January 1, 2018. 
  36. ^ "[공식] 방탄·공유·이유리·나영석, '2017 올해의 브랜드 대상' 선정". My Daily (in Korean). August 4, 2017. 
  37. ^ "SBS Entertainment Awards 2017 complete winners list: My Ugly Duckling wins big". International Business Times. December 31, 2017. 
  38. ^ "Winners of the 2016 KBS Drama Awards". Asia Pacific Daily. January 3, 2017. 
  39. ^ "Hyeon Bin, Ha Ji-won, "Secret Garden" take Korea Drama Awards Grand Prize". Hancinema. Nate. October 2, 2011. 
  40. ^ ""The Greatest Love" snags 7 honors at 2011 MBC Drama Awards". 10Asia. January 2, 2012. 

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Ha Ji-won
MBC Drama Awards - Grand Prize (Daesang)
Succeeded by
Ji Sung
Preceded by
Ha Ji-won
MBC Drama Awards - PD Award
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Woo Hee-jin
MBC Drama Awards - Excellence Award, Actress in a Serial Drama
Succeeded by
Seo Hyun-jin
Preceded by
Kim Hae-sook
Korea Drama Awards - Best Supporting Actress
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Hong Soo-hyun, Kim Min-sun
KBS Drama Awards - Best New Actress
Succeeded by
Han Ga-in, Han Ji-hye, Maya
Preceded by
Moon Geun-young
KBS Drama Awards - Best Young Actress
Succeeded by
Shin Ji-soo