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Do-yeon Jeon Poster

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Overview (3)

Born in Seoul, South Korea
Nickname Queen of Cannes
Height 5' 5" (1.65 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Jeon Do-yeon spent five years starring in television dramas before achieving instant star status with her film debut opposite Han Seok-gyu in The Contact. She has since gone on to take a wide variety of roles, from her performance as a schoolgirl in Harmonium in My Memory to that of a wife having an adulterous affair in Happy End. Her popularity has steadily increased, as audiences fall for her warm and direct personality. In late 1999 she received a Best Actress award from the domestic Chungryong Awards ceremony for her role in Harmonium in My Memory.

After starring as the tough-talking "Sunglasses" in Ryu Seung-wan's No Blood No Tears, Jeon spent time acting in a TV drama titled "Shoot for the Stars." She also found box-office success in E J-yong's Untold Scandal, based on the famous French novel Dangerous Liasions. Her next project sees her taking dual roles in a time-bending melodrama set on Jeju Island called My Mother, Mermaid (working title).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Darcy Paquet

Trivia (5)

Selects "The Contact" (1997), "Harmonium in My Memory" (1998), "Happy End" (1999), and "Secret Sunshine" (2007) as the most representative work of her career. [Source: Pre-Cannes '07 interview with Korean film critic.].
Her husband, Si Kyu Kang, is a businessman and a professional car racer in South Korea.
She won SBS Grand Prize of Acting in 2005 for her role in Lovers in Prague.
She has 2 older brothers.
She has a daughter from her marriage with Si Kyu Kang.

Personal Quotes (1)

I enjoy acting so much that I have no need or desire to be called a great actor. This is partly my personality, but also the fact that I get so absorbed in acting, to where I can't see or think of anything else. I can't tell you what great acting is, but for me, it is to give everything you have with honesty, sincerity and persistence.

Salary (1)

Ineo gongju (2004) $3,500,000

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