By Ines Min
, one of Korea's top acting stars, is pregnant with her first child, management associates said Friday.
"Lee is currently pregnant", representatives of Storm S Company said, adding that further details would be released later so that the excitement won't distress Lee in her condition.
The 39-year-old actress married a Korean-American in August 2009, in a low key wedding kept away from the prying eyes of the public. The sudden marriage in Hawaii came as a surprise to many of her fans. The only information Lee released about her husband was that he had graduated from an engineering college in Illinois and was working at an IT firm.
Lee first made her debut on Korean TV as a model before moving on to gain popularity in dramas and films. Her role in "Dae Jang Geum
", or "Jewel in the Palace", led her to reach a new level of hallyu popularity in Southeast Asian countries and Iran.
Her film performances include a role in the 2000 "JSA - Joint Security Area
" and the lead in Park Chan-wook
's "Sympathy for Lady Vengeance
Though Lee has kept her acting profile low since 2005, immediately after her wedding she applied to attend the graduate-level drama and film school at Hanyang University. The last time she was spotted in public was with her new husband, to watch a basketball game between the Ulsan Mobis Phoebus and the Jeonju KCC, at the Jamsil Gymnasium in April.
이영애 임신소식 알려
배우 이영애 (39)가 결혼 1년 만에 임신했다고 소속사가 23일 밝혔다.
소속사 스톰에스는 "너무 스트레스를 받을 수 있기 때문에 자세한 사항은 나중에 발표할 것"이라며 언론의 조심을 당부했다.
이영애는 작년 8월 하와이에서 재미교포와 비밀리에 결혼식을 올렸다. 신랑의 신상은 학력과 직업을 제외하고 알려지지 않았다.
"대장금", "공동경비구역JSA"등의 작품으로 이름을 알린 이영애는 현재 한양대 연극영화과 대학원 박사과정을 밟고 있다.