Lee Jin Ah, or Lee Ji Ah in real life, became a household name after her effective portrayal in The Penthouse: War in Life. The 43-year-old South Korean actress starred in other noteworthy K-dramas, which cemented her as one of the Hallyu stars to watch out for.
So, how rich is Lee Jin Ah? What is her net worth? Keep on reading to know more details about The Penthouse: War in Life actress.
Lee Jin Ah's Net Worth In 2021 Revealed
According to CelebSageWiki, the estimated net worth of Lee Jin Ah in 2021 is $5 million. A large portion of her wealth came from all her earnings from acting.
Most, if not all, fans are aware that Lee Jin Ah started in the fantasy television series called The Legend in 2007. The said series helped Jin Ah earn the Best New Actress award, Popularity award, and Best Couple Award, alongside Bae Yong Joon, in the 2007 MBC Drama Awards.
Lee Jin Ah also won the Best New Actress for TV award at the Baeksang Arts Awards in 2018. After the successful run of The Legend, she was tapped to lead some other huge television projects.
The Penthouse: War in Life star was cast in the 2008 television series called Beethoven Virus and appeared in Style later on. She then starred in the Korean-Japanese romance movie Relation of Face, Mind, and Love, together with Kang Ji Hwan, which also served as Lee Jin Ah's debut on the big screen.
Lee Jin Ah also appeared in the 2010 spy series called Athena: Goddess of War. Other projects the South Korean actress was a part of include Thrice Married Woman, Lotus Flower, My Mister, The Ghost Detective, and Me Too, Flower!
Though she is considered one of the hottest K-drama actresses today, Lee Jin Ah failed to be part of the 2021 Richest South Korean Actresses list. Lee Young Ae ($52 million), Song Hye Kyo ($37 million), Go Hyung Jung ($34 million), IU ($31 million), Suzy Bae ($30 million), Jun Ji Hyun ($28 million), Cho Ji Woo ($27.5 million), Kim Tae Hee ($25 million), Han Ji Min ($21 million) and Kim Yoo Jung ($16 million) are more affluent than The Penthouse: War in Life actress.
Even her co-star in The Penthouse: War in Life, Kim So Yeon, who was a net worth of $10 million, is more affluent than Lee Jin Ah. However, the K-drama actress is richer than Nevertheless actress Han So Hee and Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha actress Shin Min Ah, who both have an estimated net worth of $1 million each.
Lee Jin Ah Shares Thoughts About Her Roles In The Penthouse 3
Meanwhile, Lee Jin Ah talked about her roles in the recently concluded The Penthouse 3, where she played Shim Soo Yun. The K-drama actress shared:
"Neither my first shoot nor my last shoot felt quite real. From the very first shoot, I had to do a dramatic emotional scene. It's not easy to do an extreme emotional scene before you can build up experience with your character. As time went on, I became immersed into the character, until I'd spent a year and a half as Shim Soo Ryun. On our last shoot, it didn't feel real that this would be the last time I would be her. I still don't feel like ‘The Penthouse' is over."
Interestingly, Lee Ji Ah also played another character named Na Ae Gyo, who looked very similar to Shim Soo Ryun, in The Penthouse 3. The South Korean star said:
"The first thing I had to do was think carefully about the different lives that Na Ae Gyo and Shim Soo Ryun had led. Na Ae Gyo has hit rock bottom in her life and is rougher and bolder than the innocent and pure Shim Soo Ryun, who has lived her whole life cherished and loved. When the two of them met, Shim Soo Ryun still hadn't gone through any major events in her life yet."
Lee Ji Ah also reiterated why Shim Soo Ryun underwent many changes in The Penthouse 3. She stated:
"Shim Soo Ryun experiences so many things and changes the most of all the characters in the drama. She's a naive and innocent person in season one, but she also has an internal strength. In season two, I was able to show a more clever, resourceful Shim Soo Ryun, who went into hiding for two years as Na Ae Gyo. She takes more risks and gets involved in action scenes in order to get cathartic revenge. But in season three, she slowly becomes evil herself in order to get rid of evil."
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