Known for movies

Short Info

DiedFebruary 22, 2005, Bundang
FactOnly 25 years old, she was found in her Gyeonggi-do apartment by her brother, having cut her wrists and hung herself.


Lee Eun-ju (이은주) was a South Korean actress. She was best known for her leading role in the 2003 film “The Scarlet Letter”, for which she won several Best New Actress awards.

Lee was born on October 3, 1980 in Seoul, South Korea. Her father was a professor and her mother was a housewife. She has an older sister and a younger brother.

Lee attended Seoul National University, where she studied theater and film. She began her acting career in the theater, appearing in several plays. She made her film debut in the 2002 film “Bungee Jumping of Their Own”, for which she won a Best New Actress award.

Lee’s breakout role came in the 2003 film “The Scarlet Letter”, in which she played a young woman who has an affair with a married man. The film was a critical and commercial success, and Lee won several Best New Actress awards for her performance.

Lee’s other notable films include “My Tutor Friend” (2003), “The Unforgiven” (2005), “The Fox Family” (2006), and “The Housemaid” (2010).

Lee died on February 10, 2005, at the age of 24, from carbon monoxide poisoning. Her death was ruled a suicide.

General Info

Full NameLee Eun-ju
DiedFebruary 22, 2005, Bundang
Height1.68 m
ProfessionActor
EducationDankook University
NationalitySouth Korean

Family

ChildrenYang Seung Hyun, Yang Yoo-Jin, I'll Be There, Big Boy, Everybody Get Down
ParentsLee Sang-yeol, Choi Soon-hyang
SiblingsLee kwang-seob

Accomplishments

AwardsGrand Bell Award for Best New Actress
NominationsBlue Dragon Film Award for Best Leading Actress, Blue Dragon Film Award for Best New Actress, Grand Bell Award for Best Actress
MoviesThe Scarlet Letter, Taegukgi, Au Revoir, UFO, Garden of Heaven, Unborn but Forgotten, Lovers' Concerto, Bungee Jumping of Their Own, Asako In Ruby Shoes, Bloody Beach, Virgin Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors, Rainbow Trout, ????
TV ShowsPhoenix

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Facts

#Fact
1Only 25 years old, she was found in her Gyeonggi-do apartment by her brother, having cut her wrists and hung herself.

Movies

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Juhong geulshi2004Ga-hee
Phoenix2004TV SeriesLee Ji-eun
Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War2004Young-shin Kim
Annyeong! UFO2004Kyeong-woo
Haneul jeongwon2003Kim, Young-ju
Hayanbang2002Han Su-jin
Yeonae soseol2002Kyeong-hee
Beonjijeompeureul hada2001In Tae-hee
Sunaebo2000
Haebyeoneuro gada2000
Oh! Soo-jung2000Soo-jung
If It Snows on Christmas1998

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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