Lee Da Hae and her family moved to Sydney, Australia, for five years, and she graduated from Burwood Girls High School before debuting as an actress in Korea. She now lives with her mother in Seoul while her father and brother still reside in Sydney, Australia. Besides acting, Lee Da Hae's other passion is traditional Korean dance. She has performed many times in front of small audiences in Australia.
In 2008, following Yoon Eun Hye’s signing event for Zipel refrigerator, Samsung continues to hold another signing event for those who buy Kimchi Hauzen freezer. She was also later cast in the 2008 hit action drama East of Eden alongside Yun Jung Hoon and Song Seung Hun. Not much later Lee went to the emergency room. She had collapsed because her busy schedule along with her excessive workouts at the gym resulted in severe fatigue. But Lee Da Hye had shockingly announced her departure from the drama due to health reasons and decided to leave in Episode 40, which was aired January 14. Lee's character, Min Hye Rin, will embark for overseas studies in America, effectively marking the exit of Lee Da Hye in a natural manner and was eventually replaced by Hwang Jung Eum.
In 2009, Lee Da Hae accomplished a number of things. She went on vacation with her mother in January, moved to J. Tune Entertainment where she worked under the same roof with Rain and modelled for Swarovski Spring/Summer Collection.
She also filmed the scandalous love-themed music video "Dance For Two" with Taiwanese singer, rapper, actor, Wilber Pan.Lee Da Hae is set to make her film debut in a 3D Korean movie titled 'Song of Spring’; she will star alongside Lee Sung Jae and Ahn Sung Ki. She plays the role of the female lead named Ara, a dancer