Although many K-pop idols appear on variety shows and make cameos in Korean dramas, only the most talented Kpop stars became successful actors. Whether it was a lead role in a K-drama or the comedic supporting role in a movie, this list of the best Kpop actors includes older and current South Korean artists. Who are the top K-pop idols-turned-actors?
After making her acting debut in Reply 1997, Apink's Eunji has starred in multiple dramas, even landing the lead role as Elle Woods in South Korea's production of the Legally Blonde musical. Other good idol-turned-actresses include Hyeri from Girl's Day, Yoona from Girls' Generation, and Seolhyun from AOA. If you want to watch your favorite handsome idol-turned-actors, check out BTS' V, Rain and Highlight's Yoo Doo-joon of the Let's Eat series.
Vote up the best K-pop actors and actresses who have successfully broke into TV and film.
Hwarang: The Poet Warrior Youth (2016)
My ID Is Gangnam Beauty (2018), Rookie Historian Goo Hae-Ryung (2019), Sweet Revenge (2017), Top Management (2018)
Tempted (2018), The Liar and His Lover (2017)
Boys Over Flowers (2009), Mischievous Kiss (2010), Inspiring Generation (2014), When Time Stops (2018), Barefoot Friends (2013)
Itaewon Class (2020), Dr. Prisoner (2019), My Mister (2018), Suspicious Partner (2017), Your Honor (2018)
Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo (2016), Hotel Del Luna (2019), My Mister (2018), Dream High (2011), The Producers (2015)
100 Days My Prince (2018), Along With the Gods: The Two Worlds (2017), Along With the Gods: The Last 49 Days (2018), Swing Kids (2018), My Annoying Brother (2016)
You Are Beautiful (2009), Heartstrings (2011), The Three Musketeers (2014), The Package (2017), Marry Him If You Dare (2013)
A Dog's Journey (2019), Oh My Venus (2015), Double World (2019), Persevere, Goo Hae-Ra (2015), Final Recipe (2013)
Strong Girl Bong-soon (2017), Hwarang: The Poet Warrior Youth (2016), Suits (2018), Heirs (2013), The Juror (2019)
He Is Psychometric (2019), Legend of the Blue Sea (2016), A Stray Goat (2017), Dream High (2012), When My Love Blooms (2020)
Guardian: The Lonely and Great God (2016), Mystic Pop-up Bar (2020), Who Are You: School 2015 (2015), The Village: Achiara's Secret (2015), Plus Nine Boys (2014)
Dream High (2011), Gu Family Book (2013), The Sound of a Flower (2015), Uncontrollably Fond (2016), While You Were Sleeping (2017)
Hwarang: The Poet Warrior Youth (2016), Illang: The Wolf Brigade (2018), Medical Top Team (2013), Derailed (2016), The Princess and the Matchmaker (2018)
Heirs (2013), Prison Playbook (2017), The Bride of Habaek (2017), High Kick! (2011), My Lovely Girl (2014)