Lee Jeong-eun is best known internationally for her performance as Gook Moon-gwang, the housekeeper in Bong Joon-ho’s Palme d’Or, APSA and Oscar-winning Parasite, for which she won Best Supporting Actress at the South Korea’s prestigious Blue Dragon Awards.
In a career spanning more than two decades, she has won more than 20 acting awards and is a highly sought-after and much-loved performer in television, film, web-series, theatre and musicals. She came to national prominence in 2008, playing multiple roles in the musical Laundry, appearing in subsequent productions in 2009 and 2012.
Her selected filmography includes LEE Jun-ik’s The Book of Fish (2021), PARK Ji-wan’s The Day I Died Unclosed Case (2020), JUNG Eui-shin’s Yakiniku Dragon (2018) and KIM Yoon-seok’s Another Child (2018). She previously worked with Bong Joon-ho in a minor role in Mother (2009) and was then cast as the voice of the titular Okja (2017).
She was honoured in 2021 with the Prime Minister’s Commendation for her ‘contribution to contemporary pop culture and the arts’ at the annual ceremony hosted by the hosted by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism’s Korea Creative Content Agency.
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