Lee Hwi-hyang
Born (1960-10-01) October 1, 1960 (age 60)
EducationSeoul Institute of the Arts - Theater
Years active1982-present
Spouse(s)Kim Du-jo (1983-2005)
Korean name
Revised RomanizationI Hwi-hyang
McCune–ReischauerI Hwi-hyang

Lee Hwi-hyang (born October 1, 1960) is a South Korean actress. She joined the Miss MBC beauty pageant in 1981, and made her acting debut in 1982. Among Lee's notable television dramas are Love and Ambition (1987), Forget Tomorrow (1988), Ambitious Times (1990), and The Beginning of Happiness (1996).


Television series

Year Title Role Network
1982 Chief Inspector MBC
1986 Dew on Every Blade of Grass Baek Sang-hee
1987 Love and Ambition Jae-eun
Guests Who Arrived on the Last Train
1988 Forget Tomorrow Oh Se-young
We Don't Know Either
Blue Season
1989 Moonlight Family Eldest daughter-in-law
500 Years of Joseon: Pamun Queen Hyoui
1990 Days of the Dynasty Yi Bangja KBS1
Ambitious Times Gelsomina KBS2
1992 Sweetheart KBS1
1993 Lovers KBS2
1994 너의 뺨에 입맞추리 KBS1
Ambition MBC
General Hospital Kim Ji-won
Daughters of a Rich Family Kwon Il-ryung KBS2
1995 Love Formula Han Cha-sook SBS
1996 The Beginning of Happiness Jin Yoo-kyung/Jin Hee-sook
Meeting Yoo Kang-ae
Dad's Soul KBS2
1997 One Fine Spring Day Eon-hyang KBS2
1998 I Want to Keep Seeing You Park Ja-young SBS
As We Live Our Lives KBS1
My Mother's Daughters Hyun-ae SBS
1999 KAIST Lee Hee-jung
Love In 3 Colors Kim Sun-young KBS2
2000 Secret Yoon Myung-ae MBC
2001 Ladies of the Palace Merchant Jang SBS
Beautiful Days Yang Mi-mi/Yang Kyung-hee
Why Women? Wife of the Ha family's middle son KBS2
2002 Sunlight Upon Me Miss Yoon MBC
2003 Briar Flower Ahn Sung-hee KBS1
Stairway to Heaven Tae Mi-ra SBS
2004 Forbidden Love Shin Soo-jang KBS2
Ireland Kim Boo-ja MBC
2005 Spring Day Oh Hye-rim SBS
Pearl Earring Han Sun-jin
2007 Ahyeon-dong Madam Sung Mi-sook MBC
2008 I Am Happy Lee Se-young SBS
2009 Innocent You Yoon Soon-hee SBS
Loving You a Thousand Times Son Hyang-sook
2010 Please Marry Me Song In-sun KBS2
2011 I Trusted Men MBC
My Love By My Side Bae Jung-ja SBS
Lights and Shadows Song Mi-jin MBC
You're Here, You're Here, You're Really Here Oh Se-ah MBN
2012 Take Care of Us, Captain Yang Mi-hye SBS
Here Comes Mr. Oh Lee Ki-ja MBC
2013 Two Women's Room Yeo Ok-sun SBS
Shining Romance[1] Kim Ae-sook MBC
2014 You're Only Mine Jang Young-sook SBS
2015 The Family Is Coming[2][3] Kim Jung-sook
Warm and Cozy Baek Se-young (cameo, ep. 1) MBC
Save the Family Bok Soo-ja KBS1
2016 Marriage Contract Oh Mi-ran MBC
Blow Breeze Ma Chung-ja
2017 The Secret of My Love Wi Seon-ae KBS2
2018 My Only One
You Drive Me Crazy Cameo MBC
A Pledge to God Heo Eun-sook
2021 Oh! Master Kang Hae-jin
A Gentleman and a Young Lady [4] KBS2


Year Title Role Notes
2006 Lost in Love Yeon-soo's mother
2007 A Love Sang-woo's mother (cameo)
2008 Humming Mi-yeon's aunt (cameo)
Antique White beard's female roommate
2009 Five Senses of Eros Lee Jung-ha's mother segment: "In My End Is My Beginning"
A Dream Comes True (cameo) telecinema
2013 In My End Is My Beginning[5] Lee Jung-ha's mother
2014 Confession Hyun-tae's mother


Year Title Role
North and South DMZ
Daughters of the Earth
Private Lives
Blood Wedding

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
1981 Miss MBC Pageant June Miss MBC N/A Won
1985 Korea Theater Festival Best Actress Daughters of the Earth Won
1988 MBC Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actress Forget Tomorrow Won
1990 KBS Drama Awards Top Excellence Award, Actress Days of the Dynasty,
Ambitious Times
1991 27th Baeksang Arts Awards Best Actress (TV) Ambitious Times Won
1996 SBS Drama Awards Top Excellence Award, Actress The Beginning of Happiness Won
1999 KBS Drama Awards Top Excellence Award, Actress Love In 3 Colors Won
2006 43rd Grand Bell Awards Best Supporting Actress Lost in Love Nominated
2009 SBS Drama Awards[6] Best Supporting Actress in a Serial Drama Loving You a Thousand Times,
Innocent You
2011 SBS Drama Awards Top Excellence Award, Actress in a Weekend/Daily Drama My Love By My Side Nominated
2012 MBC Drama Awards Golden Acting Award, Actress Here Comes Mr. Oh,
Lights and Shadows
2016 36th MBC Drama Awards Golden Acting Award, Actress in a Special Project Drama Marriage Contract Won
2018 MBC Drama Awards Best Supporting Actress in a Weekend Special Project A Pledge to God Nominated


  1. ^ "Are women in their 50s are hotter than the 20s?". Hancinema. 15 January 2014. Retrieved 2015-03-18.
  2. ^ Nawael, Khelil (7 January 2015). "The Family Is Coming Presents Actors Like You Never Saw Them Before". BNTNews. Retrieved 2015-03-19.
  3. ^ Lee, Han-hyung (30 December 2014). "Girl's Day So Jin, VIXX N and More Gear Up for Here Comes Family". enewsWorld. Archived from the original on 1 January 2015. Retrieved 2015-03-19.
  4. ^ Kim Myung-mi (May 24, 2021). "신사와 아가씨' 김영옥 차화연→이종원 이일화, 베테랑 배우 총출동" ['Gentleman and Lady' Kim Young-ok, Cha Hwa-yeon → Lee Jong-won, Lee Il-hwa, veteran actors all over]. Newsen (in Korean). naver. Retrieved May 30, 2021.
  5. ^ "Kim Kang-woo, Lee Hwi-hyang, Choi Min-sik in In My End is My Beginning". Ask K-Pop. 2 April 2013. Retrieved 2015-03-18.
  6. ^ "Jang Seo-hee wins grand prize at SBS Drama Awards". 10Asia. 4 January 2010. Retrieved 2015-03-19.