Birth Place Matching "South Korea" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)


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1. Doona Bae

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 ...

2. Bong Joon Ho

Writer | Snowpiercer

Bong Joon Ho was born on September 14, 1969 in Daegu, South Korea. He is a writer and director, known for Snowpiercer (2013), Okja (2017) and Parasite (2019).

3. Byung-hun Lee

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 ...

4. Steven Yeun

Actor | Okja

Steven Yeun was born in Seoul, South Korea, to June and Je Yeun. His family first immigrated to Canada and stayed there for one year, and then moved to the U.S. He has a brother named Brian. He began acting while at Kalamazoo College in Kalamazoo, MI, where he studied Psychology as a major (BS in ...

5. Chan-wook Park

Director | Ah-ga-ssi

Chan-wook Park was born on August 23, 1963 in Seoul, South Korea. He is a director and producer, known for The Handmaiden (2016), Thirst (2009) and Oldboy (2003). He is married to Eun-hee Kim. They have one child.

6. 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), The Dark Tower (2017) and Equals (2015).

7. John Cho

Actor | Star Trek

John Yohan Cho was born in Seoul, South Korea, and moved to Los Angeles, California as a child. His father was a Christian minister. Cho was educated at Herbert Hoover High School at Glendale, before moving on to the University of California at Berkeley, where he studied English literature. Upon ...

8. Kang-ho Song

Actor | Salinui chueok

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 ...

9. Linda Park

Actress | Bosch

Linda Park was born in Seoul, South Korea. Immediately after graduating Boston University's BFA Acting program she booked her first movie role in Jurassic Park III alongside Laura Dern and then landed her first series regular role on Star Trek Enterprise shortly after . She continued on to series ...

10. Nicole Bilderback

Actress | Cruel Summer

Nicole "Nikki" Bilderback grew up in Dallas, Texas as an all-American girl. She was born in Seoul, Korea but is a mix of Korean, Japanese and Chinese, giving her a versatile Asian-American look. Nikki was adopted as a newborn by Jim and Lois Bilderback. Being the youngest child and only daughter, ...

11. Ye-jin Son

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, ...

12. So-dam Park

Actress | Gisaengchung

So-dam Park was born on September 8, 1991 in South Korea. She is an actress, known for Parasite (2019), The Priests (2015) and The Silenced (2015).

13. Daniel Dae Kim

Actor | Lost

Daniel Dae Kim has made a career of creating multifaceted and stereotype-breaking roles as an actor, director and now, producer. Prior to his seven-season portrayal of Chin Ho Kelly on "Hawaii Five-0," Kim was best known for his role as Jin Soo Kwon on the hit TV series "Lost," for which he shared ...

14. Jee-woon Kim

Director | Joheunnom nabbeunnom isanghannom

Jee-woon Kim was born on May 27, 1964 in Seoul, South Korea. He is a director and writer, known for The Good the Bad the Weird (2008), A Tale of Two Sisters (2003) and I Saw the Devil (2010).

15. 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 ...

16. Min-Ho Lee

Actor | Sangsogjadeul

Lee Min Ho is a South Korean actor who is known for his leading roles in television dramas such as Boys Over Flowers, City Hunter and Heirs. He started his career in 2006 and since then has been cast in various TV shows, short dramas and minor movie roles. He first gained widespread fame with his ...

17. Yeo-jeong Jo

Actress | Gisaengchung

Yeo-jeong Jo was born on February 10, 1981 in South Korea. She is an actress, known for Parasite (2019), The Servant (2010) and Obsessed (2014).

18. Shin-Hye Park

Actress | 7-beon-bang-ui seon-mul

Park Shin-hye was born in Gwangju, but raised in Paju, South Korea. Shin Hye Studied music, theater and singing in Chung-Ang University, Korea. Shin-hye made her acting debut in a Korean drama series, Stairway to heaven. She later on gained her popularity through another Korean series, You're ...

19. Min-sik Choi

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 ...

20. Soo-hyun Kim

Actor | Byeol-e-seo on geu-dae

Soo-Hyun Kim is one of the brightest stars in East Asia. He became a household name in South Korea in 2011, playing a country bumpkin who turned out to be a musical genius in the teen-age drama 'Dream High'.

His popularity sky-rocketed in 2012 when he starred in as the young king Lee Hwon in the ...

21. Dong-seok Ma

Actor | Eternals

Ma Dong-seok (born Lee Dong-seok on March 1, 1971), also known as Don Lee is a South Korean-American actor best known for his supporting roles in The Neighbor, Nameless Gangster: Rules of the Time, and The Unjust. He also played leading roles in Norigae, Murderer and One on One. Under his ...

22. Seo-joon Park

Actor | Cheong-nyeon-gyeong-chal

Park was born on December 16, 1988 in Seoul as the oldest of three brothers. After graduation from An-Nam high school, he attended Seoul Institute of the Arts and enlisted for mandatory military service in 2008.

Park made his entertainment debut in 2011 by appearing in the music video of Bang ...

23. Yoo Gong

Actor | Busanhaeng

Gong Ji-Chul (better known as Gong Yoo) was born in Busan, Korea on July 10, 1979. The actor is known for the movies Train to Busan (2016), Do-ga-ni (2011) and The Age of Shadows (2016).

Gong Yoo graduated with a Bachelor's degree in theater at Kyung Hee University and worked as a model before ...

24. Jenna Ushkowitz

Actress | Glee

Jenna Ushkowitz was born on April 28, 1986 in Seoul, South Korea as Jenna Noelle Ushkowitz. She is an actress, known for Glee (2009), Yellow Fever (2017) and Glee: Director's Cut Pilot Episode (2009).

25. Seung-woo Cho

Actor | Tajja

Seung-woo Cho was born on February 12, 1980 in South Korea. He is an actor, known for Tazza: The High Rollers (2006), Chunhyang (2000) and Marathon (2005).

26. Ah-In Yoo

Actor | Yungnyong-i Nareusya

Yoo Ah-In is a South Korean actor and creative director. He has built a unique filmography that distinguishes him from other actors of the same age, playing a series of impressive characters in films and TV series. Not only is he known as an icon of youth in Korea, but also he has made remarkable ...

27. Tae-ri Kim

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 ...

28. Woo-sik Choi

Actor | Gisaengchung

Woo-sik Choi was born on March 26, 1990 in South Korea. He is an actor, known for Parasite (2019), Okja (2017) and Set Me Free (2014).

29. Christopher Larkin

Actor | The 100

Born in Taegu, South Korea. Adopted by parents of Irish and French-Canadian descent. Raised in Hebron, Connecticut.

In 2001, Larkin was discovered by director Martha Coolidge and cast in the lead role of the young son in Hallmark Entertainment's "The Flamingo Rising." He then went on to train at the...

30. C.S. Lee

Actor | Dexter

C.S. Lee got the acting bug his junior year of High School while playing football. Film became his passion. He attended Cornish College of the Arts on an acting scholarship and graduated with his BFA. He continued his acting training at the Yale School of Drama graduating with an MFA. He then spent...

31. James Kyson

Actor | Preacher

One of today's most exciting & versatile actors, voted by Buzzfeed as a Top 10 Asian-American Leading Man, and by TV Guide as "Hollywood's 25 Hottest", James is next appearing in the Netflix movie Yes Day, and the upcoming HBO show Lovecraft County. He recently guest starred in AMC's Preacher (2016)...

32. Ara Go

Actress | Papa

Ara Go was born on February 11, 1990 in Gyeongsangnam-do, Chinhae, South Korea as Ara Ko. She is an actress, known for Papa (2012), Reply 1994 (2013) and Genghis Khan: To the Ends of the Earth and Sea (2007).

33. Ji-Won Ha

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 ...

34. Yu-mi Jung

Actress | Busanhaeng

Yu-mi Jung is a South Korean actress. She is best known for Silenced (2011), and Train to Busan (2016).

Jung was born on January 18, 1983 in South Korea. Her filmography also includes the films Family Ties (2006), Chaw (2009), My Dear Desperado (2010), Oki's Movie (2010), and Our Sunhi (2013).

For ...

35. Ji-Hyun Jun

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 ...

36. Joy Osmanski

Actress | Santa Clarita Diet

As a baby, Osmanski was flown halfway around the world to meet her adoptive parents. Growing up in Olympia, Washington, she loved writing plays but never thought about being in them. After graduating from Principia College in three years with a degree in Creative Writing and Studio Art, Osmanski ...

37. Sun-kyun Lee

Actor | Gisaengchung

Sun-kyun Lee was born on March 2, 1975 in Seoul, South Korea. He is an actor and manager, known for Parasite (2019), A Hard Day (2014) and Paju (2009). He has been married to Hye-jin Jeon since May 23, 2009. They have two children.

38. Ye-ji Seo

Actress | Saikojiman Gwaenchanha

Ye-ji Seo was born on April 6, 1990 in Seoul, South Korea. She is an actress, known for It's Okay to Not Be Okay (2020), Lawless Lawyer (2018) and Amjeon (2019).

39. Go-eun Kim

Actress | Eungyo

Go-eun Kim was born on July 2, 1991 in Seoul, South Korea. She is an actress, known for A Muse (2012), Cheese in the Trap (2016) and Coin Locker Girl (2015).

40. Dong-Wook Lee

Actor | Sseulsseulhago Chalranhashin: Dokkaebi

Dong-Wook Lee was born on November 6, 1981 in South Korea. He is an actor, known for Guardian: The Lonely and Great God (2016), Hotel King (2014) and Heartbreak Library (2008).

41. Min-hee Kim

Actress | Ah-ga-ssi

Min-hee Kim was born on March 1, 1982 in South Korea. She is an actress, known for The Handmaiden (2016), On the Beach at Night Alone (2017) and The Day After (2017).

42. Soon-Tek Oh

Actor | Mulan

Born in Mokpo, Korea (at the time under Imperial Japanese rule), actor Soon-Teck Oh (or Soon-Tek Oh or Soon-Taik Oh) came to the United States in 1959, studied at UCLA and trained at the Neighborhood Playhouse. Long associated with the versatile Los Angeles' East-West Players theatre company, Oh ...

43. Min-Young Park

Actress | Joheunnom nabbeunnom isanghannom

Min-Young Park was born on March 4, 1986 in South Korea. She is known for her work on The Good the Bad the Weird (2008), Healer (2014) and City Hunter (2011).

44. Ji-min Han

Actress | Mi-sseu-baek

Ji-min Han was born on November 5, 1982 in Seoul, South Korea. She is known for her work on Miss Baek (2018), The Age of Shadows (2016) and Rooftop Prince (2012).

45. V

Actor | Hwarang

V was born on December 30, 1995 in Daegu, South Korea. He is an actor, known for Hwarang: The Poet Warrior Youth (2016), V: Winter Bear (2019) and In the SOOP BTS Ver. (2020).

46. Woo-sung Jung

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 ...

47. Denyce Lawton

Actress | Chicago P.D.

Multiethnic (African-American / Korean) actress Denyce Lawton is best known for her four seasons on the six-time NAACP Best Comedy Series Winner series House of Payne (2006) from producer Tyler Perry.

Denyce was born and raised in the New Jersey communities of Belmar and Neptune (familiar to viewers...

48. Joon-Gi Lee

Actor | Wang-ui namja

Lee Joon-Gi was born in Busan, South Korea on April 17, 1982. He was raised by his parents and has one younger sister. He is an actor/model/singer. He started his career as a model and had minor roles in Korean dramas until he landed the role of Gong-Gil in The King and the Clown in 2005. After ...

49. Chang-dong Lee

Writer | Beoning

Lee Chang-Dong was born in 1954 in Daegu, which some consider the most right-wing city in South Korea. Lee is a former high-school teacher and an acclaimed novelist. He turned to cinema when he was over 40 years old. His debut film "Green Fish" (1997) brought immediate success and critical acclaim....

50. Hae-In Jung

Actor | Yuyeolui eumagaelbeom

Hae-In Jung was born on April 1, 1988 in Seoul, South Korea. He is an actor, known for Tune in for Love (2019), While You Were Sleeping (2017) and Something in the Rain (2018).


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