Lee Elijah is a South Korean actress who debuted in the 2013 tvN's drama Basketball. She is best known for portraying villainous roles such as the evil mistress in The Last Empress. After a series of major supporting roles, Lee then landed a lead role in JTBC's The Good Detective.
Set in a hypothetical constitutional monarchy in 2018, The Last Empress, follows the story of a musical actress who marries the Emperor of the Korean Empire. As she tries to ease into a life of royalty she gets entangled in the murder of the emperor’s grandmother which eventually led to the downfall of the imperial family, all while searching for true love.