Gregor's Top 30 Actors/Actresses from Koreaby Movie-Mate | created - 19 May 2017 | updated - 08 Jun 2020 | Public
1. Choi Min-sik
Actor | Oldeuboi
Choi Min-shik first made a name for himself in theater before breaking into the film world with a role in Park Chong-won's acclaimed film 'Our Twisted Hero' (1992). In the mid-nineties he continued to act in theater productions as well as in several TV dramas, including Moon Over Seoul with Han ...
Actor | Dalkomhan insaeng
Byung-hun Lee was born in 1970 in Seoul, South Korea, and grew up in a wealthy family, thanks to his father, who was a successful businessman. He never dreamed of pursuing acting until a friend of his mother's suggested it. He auditioned for the KBS television network in 1991 and was accepted. His ...
3. Kang-ho Song
Actor | Gwoemul
Song Kang-ho never professionally trained as an actor, beginning his career in social theater groups after graduating from Kimhae High School. Later, he joined Kee Kuk-seo's influential theater company with its emphasis on instinctive acting and improvisation, which proved to be Song's training ...
4. Yunjin Kim
Actress | Lost
Yunjin Kim (born November 7, 1973), also known as Kim Yun-Jin is a South Korean-American film and theater actress. She is best known for her role as Sun on the American television series Lost, and as the North Korean spy Bang-Hee in the South Korean film Shiri. She also starred as Dr. Karen Kim in ...
5. Jun Ji-Hyun
Actress | Yeopgijeogin geunyeo
Jeon Ji-hyun (born 30 October 1981) is a South Korean actress and model famous for her role in My Sassy Girl. Jeon was born in Seoul, and studied in the Department of Theater and Film at Dongguk University. She began her career as a model in 1997, and after appearing in a number of TV sitcoms, her ...
My Sassy Girl Blood The Last Vampire Assassination
Actor | Joheunnom nabbeunnom isanghannom
Born as the youngest of three in Seoul, South Korea. He made his debut with a TV commercial in 1994 and applied for an open audition for a leading role in The Fox with Nine Tails (1994) opposite 'So-Young Ko'. This role launched his career as one of the most promising actors in Korea. He dropped ...
Actor | Taegukgi hwinalrimyeo
South Korean actor Jang Dong-Gun starred in two record-breaking box office hits; one of which was 'Friend,' the highest grossing Korean film at the time. He gained widespread critical acclaim for his portrayal of a troubled high school student who chooses the life of organized crime, paving the way...
The Warriors Way
8. Sung-Ki Ahn
Actor | Ra-dee-o-seu-ta
Made his film debut at the age of 5 in 1957 and has been one of the most popular actors in Korea ever since. Graduated from Korea University of Foreign Studies majoring in Vietnamese. Won the best actor award in Asia-Pacific film festival in 1993 for his role in the film 'White Badge' (based on the...
9. Lee Yeong-ae
Actress | Chinjeolhan geumjassi
Lee Yeong-ae was born on January 31, 1971 in Seoul, South Korea as Lee Young-Ae. She is an actress, known for Lady Vengeance (2005), Joint Security Area (2000) and Bring Me Home (2019). She has been married to Jeong Ho-young since August 24, 2009. They have two children.
JSA Sympathy For Lady Vengeance
10. Kim Ok-bin
Actress | Bakjwi
Thirst The Villainess
11. Jung-jae Lee
Actor | Gwansang
Apart from being a top star in film and TV, Jung-Jae Lee also works as a highly successful fashion model. One year after his debut on television in 1993, Lee was cast in his first film, a feature by Bae Chang-ho. His breakthrough came in late 1998 in the award-winning film An Affair by E-J Yong. ...
New World The Housemaid Assassination
12. Won Bin
Actor | Ajeossi
Won Bin, born November 10, 1977 in Jeongseon County, Gangwon Province, South Korea, is a popular actor. He is the youngest of five siblings (two older brothers and two older sisters). While growing up in Jeongseon County, Won Bin initially planned to become a car mechanic, but in 1996 entered an ...
The Man From Nowhere
13. Bae Doona
Actress | Cloud Atlas
Doona Bae was born in Seoul, South Korea. Her mother, Hwa-Young Kim, is a stage actress. Bae started out as a model. She soon moved to T.V. and movies, and it proved the right move. Her first movie was The Ring Virus (1999). Barking Dogs Never Bite (2000) (aka "Barking Dogs Never Bite") and Take ...
The Host Sympathy For Mr. Vengeance Cloud Atlas
14. Shin Min-a
Actress | Dalkomhan insaeng
Shin Min-A, born April 5th, 1984 with birth name Yang Min-A, is a popular South Korean actress & model. Her family consists of a father, mother, older sister & brother. In middle school, Min-A took a picture with her friends on a school picnic and sent the photo to teen magazine KiKi. From that ...
A Bittersweet Life
15. Song Ji-Hyo
Actress | Sinsegye
Song Ji-Hyo is a South Korean TVand film actress. She is well known for her portrayal of ballerina Min Hyo-Rin in Princess Hours, Lady Ye So-ya in MBC Jumong and as the Queen in A Frozen Flower.
She was co-MC with Heechul of Super Junior on SBS's weekly live music show Inkigayo, from November 11, ...
Blood And Flowers New World
16. Ryoo Seung-bum
Actor | Boo-dang-geo-rae
Ryoo Seung-bum made a name for himself as an actor after debuting in the film DIE BAD (2000). The critically-acclaimed cult classic hit became a gritty debut that earned Ryoo the Best New Actor award at the 38th Grand Bell Awards. Known for his manic energy, casual demeanor and subtle ability to ...
Arahan New World No Mercy
17. Shin Ha-kyun
Actor | Jigureul jikyeora!
Sympathy For Mr. Vengeance Thirst Save The Green Planet
18. Ha Jung-woo
Actor | Ah-ga-ssi
Jung-woo Ha is a South Korean actor, film director, screenwriter and film producer. His breakthrough to stardom came with the role in Na Hong-jin's serial killer film The Chaser (2008).
Born as Kim Sung-hoon, Ha Jung-woo came from an acting family. His father Kim Yong-gun is a well-known veteran ...
The Handmaiden The Chaser The Yellow Sea
19. Ju Jin-Mo
Actor | Ssang-hwa-jeom
Jin-mo Ju first became interested in acting when he watched Richard Gere in "Officer and a Gentleman" at the age of ten. After graduating from Koyang High School, Ju entered the Incheon National University as a physical education major. Ju then entered South Korea's mandatory military service. ...
Musa Blood And Flowers
20. In-Sung Jo
Actor | That Winter, the Wind Blows
Jo In-Sung was born in July 28, 1981 in Seoul. He made his debut as a model. However, he started to have an acting career in 2000, however he received the public attention through the TV drama Piano alongside actor Go-Soo. He then starred in the 2003 romance movie The Classic. By 2004, he joined ...
Blood And Flowers A Dirty Carnival
21. Hyeon-jun Shin
Actor | Killerdeului suda
Shin Hyun-june (b. March 24, 1968) was an athletics major at Yonsei University before starting a career in modeling and acting in 1989. His film debut came in veteran director Im Kwon-taek's stylish Son of a General series, set under the Japanese occupation in the 1920s. For the first half of the ...
22. Sang-Woo Kwon
Actor | Seulpeumboda deo seulpeun iyagi
Sang-Woo Kwon was born on August 5, 1976 in Daejeon, South Korea as Sang-Woo Kwone. He is an actor, known for More Than Blue (2009), Queen of Ambition (2013) and Love So Divine (2004). He has been married to Son Tae-Yeong since September 28, 2008. They have two children.
Once Upon a Time In High-School
23. Son Ye-jin
Actress | Nae meorisokui jiwoogae
As of her debut in South Korean films, Ye-jin Son became one of the stars of Chungmoore, the Korean Hollywood, notably appearing in the beautiful "Drunk on Women and Poetry" by the master Kwan-taek Im. In "April Snow", directed by Jin-ho Hur (2005), she questioned her pure innocent girl image, ...
White Night The Art of Seduction
24. So-yi Yoon
Actress | Hieoro
25. Ko Asung
Actress | Snowpiercer
The Host Snowpiercer
26. Yeo-jeong Cho
Actress | Gisaengchung
The Concubine Parasite The Servant
27. Yoo Ji-Tae
Actor | Oldeuboi
Oldboy Into The Mirror Natural City
28. Lee Jung-Jin
Actor | Pieta
Once Upon a Time In High-School Pieta
29. Doo-hong Jung
Stunts | Beterang
Arahan City Of Violence
30. Jung-min Hwang
Actor | Gokseong
Hwang Jung-Min is one of the highest-grossing movie stars in South Korea, starring in many iconic box office hits such as ODE TO MY FATHER (2014), VETERAN (2015), THE WAILING (2016) to name a few, and is the third actor in Korea to become a member of the "100 million Viewer Club" in Korea, along ...
31. Claudia Kim
Actress | Avengers: Age of Ultron
Claudia Kim was born on January 25, 1985 in South Korea as Kim Soo-hyun. She is an actress, known for Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), Equals (2015) and The Dark Tower (2017). She has been married to Matthew Shampine since December 14, 2019. They have one child.
32. Uhm Junghwa
Actress | Be-seu-teu-sel-leo
33. Yeong-hie Seo
Actress | Chugyeokja
Bedevilled The Chaser
34. Kim Tae-ri
Actress | Ah-ga-ssi
Tae-ri Kim is a South Korean actress. Kim started her career appearing in theater productions and modelling in TV adverts. She made her feature film debut in Park Chan-wook's film The Handmaiden (2016) where she was chosen from among 1,500 candidates who auditioned for the role. Park's first ...
35. Kim Min-hee
Actress | Ah-ga-ssi
36. Woo Seo
Actress | Hanyo
37. Lim Soo-jung
Actress | Janghwa, Hongryeon
A Tale Of Two Sisters I'm a Cyborg, But That's OK
38. Ha Ji-Won
Actress | Hyeongsa
South Korean fresh face Ha Ji-won is a very talented actress. She first came to theater in 2000 and won an award for best new actress. Her big break was "Sex is zero" and "True or Dare". In 2003, she was cast as Chae-oak in the famous Korean TV drama "Damo" and was stated as South Korean's most ...
Sex Is Zero
39. Lee Bo-young
Actress | Neoui Moksoriga Deulryeo
Lee Bo-young was born on January 12, 1979 in South Korea. She is an actress, known for I Hear Your Voice (2013), A Dirty Carnival (2006) and Once Upon a Time in Corea (2008). She has been married to Seong Ji since September 27, 2013. They have two children.
A Dirty Carnival
40. Hye-jin Han
Actress | Yongseoneun eupda
Hye-jin Han was born on October 27, 1981 in South Korea. She is an actress, known for No Mercy (2010), The Book of the Three Hans (2006) and Man in Love (2014). She has been married to Sung-Yueng Ki since July 1, 2013.
41. Woo-hee Chun
Actress | Han Gong-ju
42. Ga-in Han
Actress | Nabbeun Namja
Ga-in Han was born on February 2, 1982 in South Korea as Han Ka-Yan. She is an actress, known for Bad Boy (2010), Haereul poomeun dal (2012) and Architecture 101 (2012). She has been married to Jeong-hun Yeon since April 26, 2005.
Once Upon A Time In High-School
43. Na-ra Lee
Actress | Moebiuseu
44. Kim Hee-seon
Actress | San wa
Kim Hee-seon was born on February 25, 1977 in Seoul, South Korea. She is an actress, known for The Myth (2005), The Lady in Dignity (2017) and Wonderful Days (2014). She has been married to Ju-Young Park since October 21, 2007. They have one child.
45. Si-yeon Park
Actress | Sa-rang
Si-yeon Park was born on March 29, 1979 in South Korea. She is an actress, known for A Love (2007), Last Knights (2015) and Dachimawa Lee (2008). She has been married to Park Sang-hun since November 19, 2011. They have one child.
46. Ji-Yeon Lim
Actress | In-gan-jung-dok
47. Do-won Kwak
Actor | Gokseong
Kwak Do-won is a Korean musical actor who also played roles on the small and big screen. He played many notable roles in various production such as: "The Yellow Sea", "Nameless Gangster: Rules of the Time", "The Attorney", "The Wailing", and many more. Since his appearance in "Nameless Gangster: ...
48. Sae-ron Kim
Actress | Ajeossi
The Man from Nowhere
49. Han Hyo-joo
Actress | Dong Yi
Han Hyo-Joo (born February 22, 1987 Cheongju, North Chungcheong Province) is a South Korean film and television actress. She is best known for her leading roles in television drama series: Spring Waltz (2006) (2006); Shining Inheritance (2009) (2009); Dong Yi (2010)(2010) and W (2016) (2016) as ...
50. Kim Yoon-seok
Actor | Chugyeokja
Kim Yoon-seok was born on January 21, 1968 in Danyang County, North Chungcheong Province, South Korea. He is an actor, known for The Chaser (2008), Another Child (2019) and 1987: When the Day Comes (2017). He has been married to Joo-ran Bang since 2002. They have two children.
51. Hyeon-jin Park
Director | 6 nyeon-jjae yeonae-jung
52. Jong-seo Jun
Actress | Beoning
Jeon Jong-Seo was born in Seoul, the only child in the family. Jeon attended a middle school in Canada and then graduated from Seoul Arts High School. After high school, she attended Sejong University majoring in film. In 2018 she took a break from university to pursue her acting career more freely.
53. Moon So-ri
Actress | Ah-ga-ssi
Moon So-ri was born on July 2, 1974 in Busan, Korea. She is an actress and director, known for The Handmaiden (2016), Oasis (2002) and The Running Actress (2017). She has been married to Joon-Hwan Jang since December 24, 2006. They have one child.
54. Woo-sik Choi
Actor | Gisaengchung
Parasite The Witch
56. Kim Da-Mi
Actress | Manyeo
Kim Da-mi (born April 9, 1995) is a South Korean actress. She is best known for playing the titular role in action-mystery film The Witch: Part 1. The Subversion (2018). She is also known for her role in the television series Itaewon Class (2020).
In 2018, Kim Da-mi played the role of a high school ...