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Actress Lee Seung-yeon to Wed

2007/11/23 | 1032 views | Permalink | Source

By Kwon Mee-yoo

Lee Seung-yeon, 39, heroine of the movie "3-Iron", will wed Dec. 28.

Looking both nervous and happy at a press conference held Thursday, a tearful Lee said that she will be a good wife, daughter-in-law and daughter. Lee also said she wants to have two children and continue acting after the marriage.

Lee met her fiance Kim two years ago at a social gathering. Kim is a fashion entrepreneur based in United States and is two years her junior. Kim, however, did not attend the press conference and Lee wants to keep information about her husband-to-be from the public.

The couple plans to wed outside Seoul city. Their wedding will be held at Sol Beach Resort in Yangyang, Gangwon Province.

Lee only started her acting career after proving herself as one of Korea's top beauties. After taking third place in the 1992 Miss Korea beauty pageant, she soon made it to the screen, starting out with roles in TV soaps such as "Our Heaven" (1993) and "First Love - 1996" (1996). More recently she starred in TV dramas such as "Perfect Love" (2003), "Love and Ambition" (2006) and "Moonhee" (2007). Her big screen debut was "Piano Man" (1996) and she won most praise for "3-Iron" (2004), directed by Kim Ki-duk, who won the Best Director Award at the Venice International Film Festival.

In 2004, however, Lee hit the news due to a controversy involving her posing nude as a comfort woman. Lee had to apologize on her knees to surviving comfort women and the agency had to burn all the photos and videos.

Lee currently DJs at "Lee Seung-yeon's Cinetown" on SBS and hosts "Style Magazine" on cable TV channel OnStyle.

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