Lee Yeon Hee Profile
Name: 이연희 / Lee Yeon Hee / Lee Yeon Hui / Lee Yun Hee
Profession: Actress and model
Birthplace: Bun Dang, Seoul, South Korea
Star sign: Capricorn
Blood type: B
Lee Yeon Hee Biography
In the summer of 2001, at the mere age of 13, Lee Yeon Hee was picked up by SM Entertainment after she won the category of "Feature Best" in the SM Entertainment Best Youth Contest. In the Contest, the acted out a monologue, sang Dana's "Until the End of The World," and modeled various poses.
She started to gain attention after fans began to notice her repeated appearances in the music videos of such SM artists as Moon Hee Jun, Kangta, Shinhwa, and Fly to the Sky. Yeon Hee quickly took the title of SM's "music video girl" away from Kim Bomi of M.I.L.K.; in the span of roughly a year, she had already been in eight music videos versus Bomi's five in two years.
Though Yeon Hee had relatively steady work between modeling in magazines, acting in commercials, and appearing in music videos, she didn't really get her kick start until late 2004. In November, she had a role in the popular historical drama "Emperor of the Sea." A few months later, she landed a role in the latter episodes of the daily drama "My Precious Child." A role in "Rebirth" brought the number of dramas under her belt to three. Yeon Hee kept busy throughout the rest of the year 2005 by filming many commercials and modeling for various magazines.
Yeon Hee's big break came in the form of the movie "Millionaire's First Love" playing the lead opposite popular actor Hyun Bin. Yeon Hee resolves to "act as hard as she can with all that she's learned" for her movie debut. Through the movie, she also makes her singing debut, singing "Do Re Mi" from The Sound of Music in the movie and "Insa" on the original sound track.