UEE made a name for herself in the acting industry with various K-drama roles.
Former After School member UEE is considered a role model for K-pop idols who wish to succeed in acting. She has led several dramas over the years and gained recognition as a real actress. Starting out as one of the members in the iconic 2nd gen girl group After School, UEE soon started an acting career and turned it into her main job.
Leaving a strong impression with an antagonistic role
The first drama that made UEE shoot to fame as an actress was “You’re Beautiful”, where she took on a supporting role. She played the mean and two-faced character He Yi. Showing off her acting potential, UEE stood out and landed more prominent roles later on, such as in “High Society”, “Marriage Contract”, “Hogu’s Love”, “Golden Rainbow”, “My Only One”,… Thanks to her role in “Ojakgyo Family”, UEE even took home the Best New Actress award at Baeksang, proving that she has both visuals and skills.
Career is slowing down in her 30s
UEE is without doubt one of the most successful idol-turned actresses among K-drama stars. However, now that she is in her 30s, UEE’s acting career has somewhat slowed down. She still joins new projects frequently but no longer makes headlines like she used to.
In her recent comeback with “Ghost Doctor” starring Rain and Kim Bum, UEE could not leave a strong impression on viewers with her performance. She also surprised viewers with how skinny she was due to harsh dieting. Although her career is no longer at its peak, UEE still receives love for how hardworking she is.