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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.

Jun Ji-hyun is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Korea
age 36 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

Eugene is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From 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

IU is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Korea
age 24 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

Jung So Min is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Korea
age 29 Jung So-min is a South Korean actress. She was a guest on variety TV Show "Running Man" episode 237

Park Bom is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Korea
age 34 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

Taeyeon is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Korea
age 29 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

Yunjin Kim is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Korea
age 44 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

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

Min Sun Ye is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Korea
age 28 Min Sun-ye is a South Korean singer. She is a member of the Wonder Girls.

Ji-min Yun is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Korea
age 40 Yoon Ji-min is a South Korean actress. She played Ji in the period action series Warrior Baek Dong-soo.

Nam Ji-hyun is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Korea
age 28 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

Choi Jin-sil is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From 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

Kim Hyung Jun is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Korea
age 30 Kim Hyung Joon is an actor and singer.

Cho Kyuhyun is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Korea
age 30 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

Sung-Hi Lee is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Korea
age 48 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

Kelly Choi is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Korea
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

Jo Yoon-hee is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Korea
age 35 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.

Kangin is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Korea
age 33 Young-woon Kim is an actor.

Leeteuk is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Korea
age 34 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

Sohee is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Korea
age 23 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

Kim So-yeon is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Korea
age 37 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.

Seo Woo is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Korea
age 32 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

Steven Yeun is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Korea
age 34 Steven Yeun (born December 21, 1983) is a Korean-American actor and voice actor. He is known for his role as Glenn Rhee on AMC's horror drama television series The Walking Dead. Yeun has also ...more

Gideon Yu is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Korea
age 46 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

John Cho is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Korea
age 45 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

Yu-ri Kim is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People From Korea
Dec. 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

Kim Jonghyun is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People From Korea
age 27 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

Mi-kyeong Yang is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People From Korea
age 56 Mi-kyeong Yang is an actress.

Soon-Yi Previn is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People From Korea
age 47 Soon-Yi Previn is an actress.

Jinah Kim is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People From Korea
age 46 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

Esom is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People From Korea
age 28 Esom is a South Korean actress and model.

Cho Sung-woo is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People From Korea
age 54 Jo Seong-woo is a film score composer and film producer.

Teddy Park is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People From Korea
age 39 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

Ahn Suk-hwan is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People From Korea
age 58 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

Jeong Ryeo Won is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People From Korea
age 37 Ryeowon Jung is an actress.

Lee Soo-man is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People From Korea
age 65 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

Qri is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People From Korea
age 31 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.

Chang-wan Kim is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People From Korea
age 64 Kim Chang-wan is a South Korean rock singer, composer, musician, actor, TV host, radio DJ, writer, and poet.

Choi Jong Hun is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People From Korea
age 28 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

Minzy is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People From Korea
age 24 Minji Gong appeared in the Girlfriends film.

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

Myung-wha Chung is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People From Korea
age 74 Myung-wha Chung is a Korean cellist.

Hyun Bin is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People From 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.

Jae-hun Tak is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People From Korea
Jae-hun Tak age 49 Jae-hun Tak is a singer, actor, and film score composer.

Jung Jae Hyung is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People From Korea
age 48 Jae-hyeong Jeong is a film score composer.

Kwon So-hyun is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People From Korea
age 23 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

Grace Park is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People From Korea
age 44 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

Jenna Ushkowitz is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People From Korea
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

Lee Ji Hyun is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People From Korea
age 34 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

Kim Min-hee is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People From Korea
age 36 Kim Min-hee is a South Korean actress.