Actresses Famous Actors from South Korea

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Check out this list of film actors and actresses from South Korea, listed alphabetically with photos when available. South Korea has produced very talented actors and actresses in the last century, many of whom have starred in comedies, dramas, horror movies, and more. These South Korean actors specialize in film, television, or even theater, so they're not all necessarily movie stars. Nonetheless, these are some of the best South Korean actors the country has ever seen, so if you're a native of South Korea and an aspiring actor or actress, then these are people you definitely look up to.

The list below includes the likes of Sung Yu Ri, Yoon Chan, and more top Korean actors and actresses. This list answers the questions, "Who are the best South Korean actors?" and "Which movie stars are from South Korea?"

Click on the names of these movie stars of South Korea in order to see more information about each. If you're a film buff, don't hesitate use this list of talented South Korean film actors to find some new movies you haven't already seen.

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Ahn Jae-wook is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Actors from South Korea
age 46 Ahn Jae-wook is a South Korean actor and singer.

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Ahn Sung-ki is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Actors from South Korea
age 63 Ahn Sung-ki is a South Korean actor.

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Bae Doona is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Actors from South Korea
age 38 Bae Doona is a South Korean actress and photographer. Bae first became known outside Korea for her roles as the protagonist's political activist girlfriend Cha Young-mi in Park Chan-wook's ...more

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Bae Yong-joon is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Actors from South Korea
age 45 Bae Yong-joon, is a South Korean actor best known for his roles in numerous television dramas and one of the first kkonminam icons. He is known as Yon-sama to his Japanese fans.

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Bong Joon-ho is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Actors from South Korea
age 48 Bong Joon-ho is a South Korean film director and screenwriter. His films include South Korean hits Memories of Murder, based on a true-life serial murder case, monster movie The Host, and his ...more

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Han Bong-soo is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Actors from South Korea
Dec. at 74 (1933-2007) Han Bong-Soo, also known as Bong Soo Han, was a martial arts instructor, author, the founder of the International Hapkido Federation, and one of the foremost practitioners of hapkido through his ...more

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Byung-ho Son is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Actors from South Korea
age 53 Byung-ho Son is an actor.

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Cha Seung-won is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Actors from South Korea
age 47 Cha Seung-won is a South Korean actor. He began his career as an in-demand fashion model in the 1990s, before embarking on an acting career. Cha achieved stardom through the hit comedy films ...more

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Cha Tae-hyun is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Actors from South Korea
age 42 Cha Tae-hyun is a South Korean actor and singer. Internationally he is best known for his lead roles in the box-office hit comedies My Sassy Girl and Scandal Makers.

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Chae An is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Actors from South Korea
age 45

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Jo Hyun-jae is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Actors from South Korea
age 37 Jo Hyun-jae is a South Korean actor. Jo made his entertainment debut as a singer in the four-member K-pop boy band Guardian, which disbanded after releasing their self-titled album in 1998. In ...more

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Choi Cheol-ho is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Actors from South Korea
age 48 Choi Cheol-ho is a South Korean actor. He rose to fame after appearing in the hit drama Queen of Housewives. Other notable roles include King Seonjo in The Immortal Lee Soon-shin, Geolsa Biu in ...more

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Choi Eun-hee is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Actors from South Korea
age 91 Choi Eun-hee is a South Korean actress. She began her film career in 1947 in the film A New Oath. For the next 20 years, she was one of the biggest stars in Korean film and led the Shin Film ...more

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Choi Jeong-yun is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Actors from South Korea
age 40 Choi Jung-yoon is a South Korean actress. She is best known for starring in television dramas, with leading roles in Romance Hunter, Manny, Ojakgyo Family, An Angel's Choice, and Cheer Up, Mr. ...more

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Choi Ji-Eun is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Actors from South Korea
age 29 Choi Ji-eun is a South Korean figure skater who currently works as a coach. She is the 2004-2006 South Korean silver medalist. She won the bronze medal at the 2006 Junior Grand Prix event in ...more

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Choi Ji-woo is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Actors from South Korea
age 42 Choi Ji-woo is a South Korean actress. She is most famous for starring in the television melodramas Winter Sonata, Beautiful Days and Stairway to Heaven.

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Choi Jin-sil is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Actors from South Korea
Dec. 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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Choi Min-sik is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Actors from South Korea
age 55 Choi Min-sik is a South Korean actor. He is best known for his critically acclaimed roles in Oldboy and The Admiral: Roaring Currents. He also starred alongside Scarlett Johansson in the 2014 ...more

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Choi Siwon is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Actors from South Korea
age 31 Choi Si-won is a South Korean singer and actor. He is a member of the South Korean boy band Super Junior and its Mandopop subgroup, Super Junior-M. He is one of the first four South Korean ...more

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Choi Yeo-jin is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Actors from South Korea
age 34 Choi Yeo-jin is a South Korean-Canadian actress.

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Chu Sang-mi is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Actors from South Korea
age 42 Chu Sang-mi is a South Korean actress. She was born in Seoul, South Korea, to the popular late stage actor Chu Song-woong. Along with Lee Byung-hun and Choi Ji-woo, Chu co-starred in the film ...more

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Chun Jung Myung is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Actors from South Korea
age 37 Chun Jung-myung is a South Korean actor. Chun made his break into the entertainment industry in the KBS teen drama School 2. He has had leading roles in TV dramas such as Fashion 70's, Goodbye ...more

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Daniel Henney is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Actors from South Korea
age 38 Daniel Phillip Henney is an American actor and model of Korean and Irish descent, known for starring in films such as Seducing Mr. Perfect, My Father, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Shanghai Calling, ...more

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Dragon Lee is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Actors from South Korea
age 57 Dragon Lee is an actor and practitioner of Taekwondo and Hapkido. He made a name for himself as a martial arts film star in the 1970s and 80s. His birth name is Moon Kyoung-seok, but he has also ...more

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Eugene is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Actors from South Korea
age 37 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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Eun Ji Won is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Actors from South Korea
age 39 Eun Ji Won (born June 8, 1978[2]) is a Korean rapper, Host, dancer, composer and former leader of Korean Hip hop group Sechs Kies (젝스키스). Sechs Kies was divided into The Black Kies, which were ...more

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Eun-kyeong Lim is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Actors from South Korea
age 34 Lim Eun-kyung is a South Korean actress. Lim first rose to fame as the "TTL Girl" in a series of SK Telecom commercials, then pursued a professional acting career. She starred in the ...more

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Kam Woo-sung is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Actors from South Korea
age 45 Kam Woo-sung is a South Korean actor. He is best known for his portrayal of a court jester serving a despotic king in the hit period film King and the Clown.

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Go Eun-ah is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Actors from South Korea
age 29 Go Eun-ah is a South Korean actress. She is best known as Keum-shil in the TV series Golden Apple. Her brother Mir is a member of the boyband MBLAQ.

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Gong Yoo is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Actors from South Korea
age 38 Gong Ji-chul, better known by his stage name Gong Yoo, is a South Korean actor.

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Ha Ji-won is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Actors from South Korea
age 39 Jeon Hae-rim (Hangul: 전해림; born 28 June 1978), better known by her stage name Ha Ji-won (Hangul: 하지원) is a South Korean actress. She is best known for the historical dramas Damo (2003), Hwang ...more

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Ha Ri-su is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Actors from South Korea
age 43 Harisu is the stage name of Lee Kyung-eun originally Lee Kyung-yeop, a South Korean pop singer, model, and actress. Assigned male at birth, Harisu identified as female from early childhood, and ...more

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Han Chae-young is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Actors from South Korea
age 37 Han Chae-young is a South Korean actress.

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Han Ga-in is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Actors from South Korea
age 36 Han Ga-in is a South Korean actress. She starred in television series Yellow Handkerchief and Terms of Endearment early in her career, and became a sought-after model in commercials. Her ...more

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Han Hyo Joo is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Actors from South Korea
age 31 Han Hyo-joo is a South Korean actress. She is best known for her leading roles in the television dramas Brilliant Legacy and Dong Yi, as well as the film Cold Eyes for which she won Best Actress ...more

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Han Ji-hye is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Actors from South Korea
age 33 Han Ji-hye is a South Korean actress.

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Han Suk-kyu is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Actors from South Korea
age 53 Han Suk-kyu is a South Korean actor. One of the leading actors of Korean cinema, Han's notable works include Green Fish, No. 3, Christmas in August, Shiri, and The President's Last Bang.

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Han Yeo-reum is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Actors from South Korea
age 32 Han Yeo-reum is a South Korean actress. She is perhaps most notable for her roles on two films by Kim Ki-duk: Samaritan Girl and The Bow.

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Kim Heechul is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Actors from South Korea
age 34 Hee-chul Kim is an actor.

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Huh E-jae is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Actors from South Korea
age 28 Huh E-jae is a South Korean actress. She is best known for her leading roles in the television dramas Prince Hours and Single Dad in Love.

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Hong Kyung-min is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Actors from South Korea
age 42 Hong Kyung-Min is a South Korean pop rock singer known for his versatility. He is one of a few singers in Korea that excels at many different styles of music, from rock to dance to ballad. He ...more

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Hong Sang-soo is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Actors from South Korea
age 57 Hong Sang-soo is a South Korean film director and screenwriter.

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Hwang Jang Lee is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Actors from South Korea
age 73 Hwang Jang Lee, is a Japanese-born Korean martial artist and film actor. Hwang is perhaps best known for his role as "Thunderleg" in 1978's Drunken Master, "Sheng Kuan" in ...more

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Hwang Jung-min is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Actors from South Korea
age 45 Hwang Jung-min is a South Korean actor.

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Hyeon-a Seong is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Actors from South Korea
age 40 Sung Hyun-ah is a South Korean actress and former Miss Korea.

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Hyun Bin is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Actors from South Korea
age 35 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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Hyun Young is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Actors from South Korea
age 41 Hyun Young is a South Korean entertainer. She has worked as a model, TV show host, actress, singer, instructor for Public Relations and Personal Financial Planning at colleges, companies. ...more

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Im Su-jeong is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Actors from South Korea
age 38 Im Soo-jung is a South Korean actress. After modeling for teen magazines, Im made her acting breakthrough in Kim Jee-woon's horror film A Tale of Two Sisters, followed by the popular television ...more

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Jae Hee is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Actors from South Korea
age 35 Jae Hee is a South Korean actor. He is best known for his leading roles in the 2004 arthouse film 3-Iron and the 2005 television series Delightful Girl Choon-Hyang.

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Jae-kyeong Seo is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Actors from South Korea
age 33 Jae-kyeong Seo is an actor.