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List of famous people from Korea, including photos when available. The people below are listed by their popularity, so the most recognizable names are at the top of the list. Some of the people below are celebrities born in Korea, while others are simply notable locals. If you're from Korea you might already know that these prominent figures are also from your hometown, but some of the names below may really surprise you. This list includes people who were born and raised in Korea, as well as those who were born there but moved away at a young age.

List includes Choi Siwon, Seo Yeong-Chun and more.

If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Korea?" or "Which celebrities were born in Korea?" then this list is a great resource for you.

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Jun Ji-hyun is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Korea
Jun Ji-hyun age 35 - Jun Ji-hyun, also known as Gianna Jun, is a South Korean actress. She is best known for her role as "The Girl" in the romantic comedy My Sassy Girl, one of the highest grossing Korean ...more

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Eugene is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Korea
Eugene age 36 - Kim Yoo-jin, professionally known in English as Eugene, is a singer, actress, emcee from South Korea. She was a former member of a Korean female idol group called S.E.S., popular in the late ...more

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IU is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Korea
IU age 22 - Lee Ji-eun, better known by her stage name IU, is a South Korean singer-songwriter and actress. Her stage name is derived from the phrase "I and You", symbolizing that people can ...more

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Jung So Min is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Korea
Jung So Min age 26 - Jung So-min is a South Korean actress. She was a guest on variety TV Show "Running Man" episode 237

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Park Bom is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Korea
Park Bom age 33 - Park Bom is a South Korean singer. She was born in Seoul, South Korea and later moved to the United States where she learned English. She is a member of the South Korean girl group 2NE1, which ...more

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Kim Tae-yeon is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Korea
Kim Tae-yeon age 28 - Kim Tae-yeon is a South Korean singer and actress. She is a member of the South Korean girl group Girls' Generation, its subgroup TTS, as well as the ballad group S.M. The Ballad. Tae-yeon has ...more

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Kim Yoon-jin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Korea
Kim Yoon-jin age 43 - Yunjin Kim is an American film and theater actress born in South Korea. Although she is best known in the English-speaking world for her role as Sun on the American television series Lost, Kim ...more

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Daul Kim is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Korea
Daul Kim Died at 20 (1989-2009) - Kim Daul was an international South Korean fashion model, Painter and blogger. She committed suicide at the age of 20.

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Sunye is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Korea
Sunye age 26 - Min Sun-ye is a South Korean singer. She is a member of the Wonder Girls.

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Ji-min Yun is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Korea
Ji-min Yun age 38 - Yoon Ji-min is a South Korean actress. She played Ji in the period action series Warrior Baek Dong-soo.

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Nam Ji-hyun is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Korea
Nam Ji-hyun age 25 - Ji Hyun (Hangul: 남지현; born Nam Ji Hyun on January 9, 1990) is a South Korean singer, dancer and actress. She's the leader of the popular Korean girl group, 4Minute, formed by Cube Entertainment ...more

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Choi Jin-sil is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Korea
Choi Jin-sil Died at 40 (1968-2008) - Choi Jin-Sil was a popular South Korean actress. She was considered one of the best actresses in South Korea, nicknamed "The Nation's Actress". She played leading roles in 18 movies ...more

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Kim Hyung Jun is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Korea
Kim Hyung Jun age 29 - Kim Hyung Joon is an actor and singer.

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Cho Kyuhyun is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Korea
Cho Kyuhyun age 29 - Cho Kyu-hyun is a South Korean singer and actor. He is a member of the South Korean boy band Super Junior, its sub-groups, Super Junior-M and Super Junior-K.R.Y., and a former member of the ...more

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Sung-Hi Lee is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Korea
Sung-Hi Lee age 47 - Sung Hi Lee is a Korean American model and actress. She has been featured in Playboy magazine as well as in many other magazines and some commercial advertising. She is considered to be a ...more

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Kelly Choi is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Korea
Kelly Choi age 39 - Kelly Choi is the former host of Bravo TV's Top Chef spin-off, Top Chef Masters, which premiered on June 10, 2009. Choi is also an Emmy-award winning Korean-American television personality on ...more

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Jo Yoon-hee is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Korea
Jo Yoon-hee age 34 - Jo Yoon-hee is a South Korean actress. She is best known for starring in the television dramas My Husband Got a Family and Nine: Nine Time Travels.

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Kangin is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Korea
Kangin age 32 - Young-woon Kim is an actor.

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Leeteuk is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Korea
Leeteuk age 33 - Park Jeong-su, better known by his stage name Leeteuk, is a South Korean singer-songwriter and actor. He is a member of the K-pop boy band Super Junior and its subgroups, Super Junior-T and ...more

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Sohee is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Korea
Sohee age 24 - Ahn So-hee, commonly known by her stage name Sohee, is a South Korean idol singer, actress, dancer, model and MC. She was the visual, and former member of the popular South Korean girl group ...more

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Kim So-yeon is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Korea
Kim So-yeon age 35 - Kim So-yeon is a South Korean actress. She is best known for starring in the television dramas All About Eve, Iris and Prosecutor Princess.

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Seo Woo is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Korea
Seo Woo age 30 - Seo Woo is a South Korean actress. After her breakout role in 2008's Crush and Blush, Seo Woo continues to act in film and television, notably in Paju and The Housemaid, and the TV dramas Tamra, ...more

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Steven Yeun is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Korea
Steven Yeun age 33 - Steven Yeun is an actor.

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Gideon Yu is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Korea
Gideon Yu age 45 - Gideon Yu is a Korean-American sports executive and a high technology investor and advisor. Yu is currently the Co-Owner of the San Francisco 49ers football team. He was previously the team ...more

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John Cho is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Korea
John Cho age 44 - John Yohan Cho is a South Korean born American actor and musician. He starred as Harold Lee in the Harold & Kumar films and played the character John, MILF Guy No. 2 who popularized the term ...more

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Yu-ri Kim is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People From Korea
Yu-ri Kim Died at 22 (1989-2011) - Yu-ri Kim was a South Korean fashion model, who was active from late 2000s to early 2010s. Despite being considered one of the most promising models in the runway scene in South Korea, she died ...more

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Kim Jonghyun is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People From Korea
Kim Jonghyun age 26 - Kim Jong-hyun is a South Korean singer and songwriter. He is main vocalist member of both the South Korean boy group Shinee and the ballad group S.M. The Ballad. Jonghyun released his first EP ...more

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Mi-kyeong Yang is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People From Korea
Mi-kyeong Yang age 54 - Mi-kyeong Yang is an actress.

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Soon-Yi Previn is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People From Korea
Soon-Yi Previn age 46 - Soon-Yi Previn is an actress.

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Jinah Kim is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People From Korea
Jinah Kim age 45 - Jinah Kim is a Korean American reporter for NBC News and KNBC in Los Angeles, California. She is also President of the Los Angeles chapter of the Asian American Journalists Association. She is ...more

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Esom is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People From Korea
Esom age 25 - Esom is a South Korean actress and model.

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Cho Sung-woo is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People From Korea
Cho Sung-woo age 53 - Jo Seong-woo is a film score composer and film producer.

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Teddy Park is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People From Korea
Teddy Park age 37 - Park Hong-jun, better known by his stage name Teddy Park or Teddy, is a South Korean-born American rapper, songwriter, and record producer. Born in South Korea, Park moved to the United States ...more

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Ahn Suk-hwan is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People From Korea
Ahn Suk-hwan age 56 - Ahn Suk-hwan is a South Korean actor. Ahn has been active in theater, film and television since 1986. His onscreen roles include both comedic and villainous supporting turns, among them a ...more

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Jeong Ryeo Won is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People From Korea
Jeong Ryeo Won age 36 - Ryeowon Jung is an actress.

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Lee Soo-man is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People From Korea
Lee Soo-man age 63 - Lee Soo-man is a South Korean music mogul, musician, and record producer. He is the founding chairman of S.M. Entertainment, specializing in K-pop groups. S.M. Entertainment is one of the Korean ...more

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Qri is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People From Korea
Qri age 30 - Lee Ji-hyun, better known by her stage name Qri, is a South Korean idol, singer and actress, and the leader of K-pop girl group T-ara.

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Chang-wan Kim is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People From Korea
Chang-wan Kim age 63 - Kim Chang-wan is a South Korean rock singer, composer, musician, actor, TV host, radio DJ, writer, and poet.

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Choi Jong Hun is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People From Korea
Choi Jong Hun age 27 - Choi Jong Hoon is a South Korean guitarist, musician and actor. He is the leader of the South Korean rock band FTISLAND, where he serves as the lead guitarist, keyboardist, occasional lyricist ...more

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Minzy is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People From Korea
Minzy age 21 - Minji Gong appeared in the Girlfriends film.

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Yeong-im Kim is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People From Korea
Yeong-im Kim Died at 27 (1980-2007) - Yeong-im Kim was an actress.

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Myung-wha Chung is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People From Korea
Myung-wha Chung age 73 - Myung-wha Chung is a Korean cellist.

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Hyun Bin is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People From Korea
Hyun Bin age 34 - Hyun Bin is a South Korean actor. He is best known for his leading roles in the television dramas My Name Is Kim Sam-soon and Secret Garden.

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Jae-hun Tak is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People From Korea
Jae-hun Tak age 47 - Jae-hun Tak is a singer, actor, and film score composer.

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Jung Jae Hyung is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People From Korea
Jung Jae Hyung age 47 - Jae-hyeong Jeong is a film score composer.

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Kwon So-hyun is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People From Korea
Kwon So-hyun age 22 - Kwon So-hyun is a South Korean idol singer, composer and songwriter. She is the youngest member of the Korean girl group, 4Minute under Cube Entertainment. She was also a former member of the ...more

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Grace Park is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People From Korea
Grace Park age 43 - Grace Park is an American-born Canadian actress. She gained recognition as Sharon "Boomer" Valerii and Sharon "Athena" Agathon on Battlestar Galactica, as well as Shannon Ng ...more

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Jenna Ushkowitz is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People From Korea
Jenna Ushkowitz age 29 - Jenna Noelle Ushkowitz is an American stage and television actress, singer and writer. She is known for her performances in Broadway musicals and for her role as Tina Cohen-Chang on Glee. She ...more

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Lee Ji Hyun is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People From Korea
Lee Ji Hyun age 32 - Lee Ji-hyun is a South Korean actress and singer. She debuted in 1998 in the girl band Circle and then joined Jewelry in 2001. She left Jewelry in 2006 and became a host and actress, saying she ...more

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Kim Min-hee is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People From Korea
Kim Min-hee age 33 - Kim Min-hee is a South Korean actress.