Kyeon Mi-ri is a South Korean actress and singer who is best known for her role as the antagonist lady Choi in the hit period drama Dae Jang Geum (2003). She won several awards such as Best New Actress at the MBC Drama Awards (1988), Best Newcomer at the MBC Entertainment Awards (1998), and so on. In 2009, Kyeon ventured into the music industry and released her first album titled Happy Women, consisting of mainly trot songs.
Kyeon Mi-ri graduated from Seoul Traditional Arts High School in 1983, then studied Dance at Sejong University. She made her acting debut in 1984.
Kyeon married actor Im Young-gyu in 1987, and they divorced in 1993. She remarried in 1998, to businessman Lee Hong-heon. Lee legally adopted Kyeon's two daughters from her first marriage, and they took on his surname.