Lee Jung Hyun

Jung Hyun Lee


  • First Name: Jung Hyun
  • Family Name: Lee
  • Native name: 이정현
  • Also Known as: Ava, Hyony
  • Nationality: South Korean
  • Gender: Female
  • Born: February 7, 1980
  • Age: 39

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Jung Hyun Lee

Lee Jung Hyun

  • Name: Lee Jung Hyun
  • Native name: 이정현
  • Also Known as: Ava, Hyony
  • Nationality: South Korean
  • Gender: Female
  • Born: February 7, 1980
  • Age: 39
Lee Jung Hyun is a Korean pop singer and actress. She is widely known as "The Techno Warrior" or "The Techno Queen", but due to other singers singing Techno, she changed her title to "The Queen of Transformation". Her English name is Ava and her Japanese name is Hyony.

She made her movie debut at the age of 16 in A Petal, which won domestic and foreign film awards.
Before releasing her first solo music she featured as a guest vocalist on the Jo PD single "Fever", also appearing in the music video. She also appeared in the music video for Goofy's "The Rule of the Game".[3]
Lee assumes a unique persona for each album, such as a mermaid, Barbie doll, tribal queen, soldier, Korean folk dancer, belly dancer, or princess of the sea. She has garnered many nicknames over the years, including Techno Queen of Korea, Ms. Charisma, Little Giant, and Queen of Change.
Her early work is techno-style dance music. Her first single, Wa (와, "Come") topped the Korean charts for three weeks, while her second, Bakkwo (바꿔, "Change") won awards for Best Song and Most Broadcast Song. These two songs in particular were covered by artists throughout Asia and Europe. Many of her earlier songs are sung in an angry mood, from the perspective of a rejected lover.
Lee Jung Hyun released Japanese versions of her early hits Wa and Heaven in December 2004. The single ranked #26 on Oricon chart in Week 3 of January 2005. Heaven was a theme song for the Korean drama Beautiful Days. The drama became widely popular in Japan. On December 31, 2004, Lee was invited to perform Heaven and Wa-come on- and participate at the 55th edition of Kōhaku Uta Gassen, an annual New Year's Eve live music show. In 2006, she released her first Japanese album, This is Hyony. The Japanese version of "Wa" hit #1 on Oricon chart in January 2005. Her Japanese fanclub was called Honey Hyony. In 2008, she released her first Mandarin album with title single "Love Me."
With her fifth album, Passion, she switched to a Latin-influenced sound, complete with Spanish Guitar and flamenco-style tap dance.
In August 2007, Lee was named a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador.[4][5]
In May 2009, she released her first Korean mini album, featuring the title song "Crazy." The music video was choreographed by Brian Friedman.[6] In September 2009, she was invited to open at Lady Gaga's concert in Seoul, Korea. She prepared an over-20-minutes-long special performance of her hits ‘Michyeo’, ‘Ban’, ‘Ari Ari’ ‘Wa’ etc., and including ‘Vogue It Girl’, and ‘Crazy’, with the companion of 20 back up dancers. Because Lee was personally invited as the guest opening performance, she has not only prepared her own stage, the two sang a duet together for the performance.
In December 2009, Lee Jung Hyun sung her first ballad for the soundtrack of the Korean TV drama "Iris." The song, "How Can I Hold Back Tears," takes her to the ballad genre for the first time in her 10-year singing career.
Lee fainted in April 2010 while filming a music video for her upcoming album, and was hospitalized with pneumonia-like symptoms. She lost consciousness while filming a scene in which she was doused by a sprinkler truck.[7] Her seventh album was released on May 11, 2010.
Lee started working as an actress. In 2012, she was casted into "Juvenile Offender" as a mother's role.
Year Title # Role Rating
2015 The Family is Coming
Korean Drama, 2015, 20 eps
Main Role
2008 The Great King, Sejong
Korean Drama, 2008, 86 eps
Lady Sinbi (Support Role)
Lady Sinbi
Support Role
2006 Rondo
Japanese Drama, 2006, 11 eps
Choi Yoon Hee (Support Role)
Choi Yoon Hee
Support Role
2001 Beautiful Days
Korean Drama, 2001, 24 eps
Kim Se Na (Main Role)
Main Role
1998 Legend of Ambition
Korean Drama, 1998, 60 eps
Lee Jung Hee (Support Role)
Lee Jung Hee
Support Role
Year Title Role Rating
2020 Train to Busan 2: Peninsula
Korean Movie, 2020,
Min Jung (Main Role)
Min Jung
Main Role
2019 The Night of the Undead
Korean Movie, 2019,
(Main Role)
Main Role
2019 Love, Again
Korean Movie, 2019,
Park Seon Yeong (Main Role)
Main Role
2017 The Battleship Island
Korean Movie, 2017,
Mal Nyeon (Main Role)
Main Role
2016 Split
Korean Movie, 2016,
Hee Jin (Support Role)
Hee Jin
Support Role
2015 Alice In Earnestland
Korean Movie, 2015,
Soo Nam (Main Role)
Main Role
2014 The Admiral: Roaring Currents
Korean Movie, 2014,
Im Joon-Young's wife (Support Role)
Im Joon-Young's wife
Support Role
2012 Juvenile Offender
Korean Movie, 2012,
Jang Hyo Seung (Main Role)
Main Role
2011 Night Fishing
Korean Movie, 2011,
[Shaman] (Main Role)
Main Role
2000 Harpy
Korean Movie, 2000,
Su Yeon (Main Role)
Su Yeon
Main Role
2000 Scent of Love
Korean Movie, 2000,
Im Seon Hee (Main Role)
Main Role
1997 Maria and the Inn
Korean Movie, 1997,
(Support Role)
Support Role
1996 A Petal
Korean Movie, 1996,
The Girl (Main Role)
The Girl
Main Role
TV Show
Year Title # Role Rating
2016 My Little Old Boy
Korean TV Show, 2016, 200 eps
(Ep. 160) (Guest)
(Ep. 160)
2013 2 Days & 1 Night: Season 3
Korean TV Show, 2013, 257 eps
(Ep.76-78) (Guest)
2003 X-Man
Korean TV Show, 2003, 178 eps
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