Lee Bo Young’s Beauty in Her Debut Drama Makes Everyone Go “Wow”

Published on 16/07/2021

Actress Lee Bo Young’s beauty in her debut drama is making everybody amazed.

Recently, one fan of Lee Bo Young shared a compilation of the actress’ photos from MBC’s drama ‘The Best Theater’ (2003).

Lee Bo Young made her commercial debut with a tea commercial in 2002, but made her acting debut with ‘The Best Theater’.  The drama became popular, and she gained a lot of attention for her incredible looks.

At that time, she gained about 10,000 fans on her online fan community a day while she was on the drama.  Not only that, but also major broadcasting companies called to cast her for their projects.

Lee Bo Young looked absolutely gorgeous with her ever-so large eyes, sharp nose, bright smile and tiny face in ‘The Best Theater’.  It was no wonder she caught the eye of many viewers as well as drama/movie casting directors.

Upon seeing Lee Bo Young’s photos from 18 years ago, a lot of people left comments, impressed with her amazing appearance from then.

They wrote comments such as, “Totally understand why everyone fell for her. She was just unbelievable then!”, “I honestly can’t take my eyes off these photos. I mean, is she real? I really can’t get over how pretty she was.”, “How can anyone be this beautiful? Seriously so stunning, man.” and so on.

Lee Bo Young’s  career

Lee Bo-young (born January 12, 1979) is a South Korean actress. She is best known for starring in the television dramas My Daughter Seo-young (2012), I Can Hear Your Voice (2013), Whisper (2017), Mother (2018), When My Love Blooms (2020) and Mine (2021).[3] Lee was Gallup Korea’s Television Actor of the Year in 2013.[4]

She began her career in the industry with winning the Daejeon entry for the Miss Korea beauty pageant in 2000.[5] Having majored in Korean literature at Seoul Women’s University, she originally dreamed of becoming a news presenter. She was one of 15 finalists in MBC’s annual recruitment drive in 2002, but ended up not getting the job.[6] Instead, she turned to modeling, and was chosen as the exclusive advertising model for Asiana Airlines, considered a gateway to stardom.

Lee made her acting debut in 2003, and among her early roles were in People of the Water Flower Village (2004) opposite Song Il-gook,[7] and as the antagonist in Save the Last Dance for Me (2004).[8]

In 2005, Lee played her first leading role in the daily drama My Sweetheart, My Darling,[9] followed by the Silla-set historical epic Ballad of Seodong with Jo Hyun-jae.[10] She spent the next several years in television dramas — Mr. Goodbye with Ahn Jae-wook,[11] Queen of the Game with Joo Jin-mo,[12] and Becoming a Billionaire with Ji Hyun-woo[13] — but none struck a chord with audiences or critics.

Lee Bo-Young in 2012

After playing the love interest in My Brother (2004) and A Dirty Carnival (2006),[14][15] Lee was cast in her first major big screen role in Once Upon a Time (2008). The heist comedy is set during colonial rule in the 1940s, and she and Park Yong-woo played notorious swindlers out to steal a diamond from the Japanese army.[16]

Her two films released in 2009 were both melodramas. In More Than Blue, Lee plays the soulmate of a terminally ill man (Kwon Sang-woo), but their love ends in a tragedy undercut with a poetic sparseness.[17][18] While in I Am Happy, Lee played a nurse who falls for a patient in the psychiatric ward (Hyun Bin), and in each other they find consolation to see them through their harsh and miserable reality.[19]

Lee returned to television in 2010, playing a seductress in the quirky cable drama Golden House opposite Shin Ha-kyun.[20] She then had a guest arc as the president’s daughter in spy series Athena: Goddess of War,[21] followed by post-divorce romance series Bravo, My Love! with Lee Tae-sung,[22] and revenge drama Man from the Equator (2012) with Uhm Tae-woong.[23]

She then played the titular character in My Daughter Seo-young, a career woman who is angry at her father (Chun Ho-jin), whose gambling addiction led to her mother’s death, yet she struggles to keep the family together and make ends meet.[24] Lee said playing Seo-young required a greater depth of emotion than any of her previous roles, which left her drained but also feeling a greater sense of achievement.[6] The family drama was the biggest hit yet of Lee’s career; it dominated the weekly ratings chart for 22 straight weeks, and recorded a series high of 47.6% on its last episode, the highest Korean drama rating in 2013.[25]

Her follow-up series I Can Hear Your Voice (2013) was also popular during its run.[26] In it, Lee played a materialistic public defender who testified on behalf of a boy with supernatural abilities (Lee Jong-suk) a decade ago after she witnessed the boy’s father being murdered.[27] Critics said with her stubborn and argumentative character, Lee was able to break free of her previous calm and elegant image.[28] She won several awards for her performance, including the Daesang (“Grand Prize”), the highest honor at the SBS Drama Awards.[29][30] Lee was selected as Gallup Korea’s Television Actor of the Year in 2013.[4]

In 2014, Lee played a mother who travels back in time two weeks before her daughter’s kidnapping and murder in God’s Gift – 14 Days.[31][32]

In 2017, Lee starred in SBS’s legal thriller Whisper.[33] She took the role of a section chief of criminal division who gets dismissed from the police and later on disguise herself and work as an undercover at a law firm.[34]

In 2018, Lee starred in the Korean adaption of the Japanese drama Mother, playing the titular character.[35][36][37]

In 2020, Lee starred in the melodrama When My Love Blooms.[38]

Source: SBS Star