Miky Lee
Courtesy of CJ Group
United States Korea (South)
2020

CJ Group

Miky
Lee

Vice Chairman

To some, it may seem that Lee came out of nowhere to exec produce Bong Joon Ho’s “Parasite,” the first foreign-language film to win the best picture Oscar, as well as ride the K-pop wave into the U.S. as the promoter of KCON conventions in Los Angeles and New York. But the Tennessee-born, Seoul-raised Lee’s entertainment roots and family fortunes run deep in both the States and Asia. The granddaughter of the founder of South Korean tech giant Samsung, she was the driving force behind the CJ Group’s $300 million investment in DreamWorks SKG in 1995 and the opening of Korea’s first multiplex in 1998. She has also produced a string of films by homegrown Korean auteurs, including Park Chan-wook (“Oldboy,” “The Handmaiden”), as well as Bong (“The Host,” “Snowpiercer”).

Career

  • SNOWPIERCER
  • THE HANDMAIDEN
  • PARASITE

Education

  • Seoul National University (Korea)
  • Harvard University (MA, USA)
  • Fudan University (China)

Variety Honors

  • Women's Impact
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