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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 37 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 25 Lee Ji-eun (born May 16, 1993), professionally known as IU, is a South Korean singer-songwriter and actress. While still in middle school, IU auditioned for various talent agencies with ...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 45 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.

Sunye is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Korea
age 29 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 41 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 29 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 31 Kim Hyung Joon is an actor and singer.

Cho Kyuhyun is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Korea
age 31 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 43 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 36 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 34 Young-woon Kim is an actor.

Leeteuk is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Korea
age 35 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 26 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 38 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 33 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 35 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 47 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 46 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. He has also starred in the critically ...more