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Famous People From South Korea

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List of famous people from South 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 South Korea, while others are simply notable locals. If you're from South 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 South Korea, as well as those who were born there but moved away at a young age.

People here include everything from Kim Kyu-sik to Shin A-Lam.

If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from South Korea?" or "Which celebrities were born in South Korea?" then this list is a great resource for you.
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Psy is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From South Korea
age 41
Park Jae-sang, hangul: 박재상, hanja: 朴載相, better known by his stage name Psy, stylized PSY, is a South Korean singer-songwriter, record producer and rapper. Psy is known domestically for his ...more
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Jun Ji-hyun is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From South 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
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Park Shin-hye is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From South Korea
age 29
Park Shin-hye is a South Korean actress, singer and dancer. She is best known for her leading roles in the television dramas You're Beautiful, Heartstrings, Flower Boys Next Door, The Heirs and ...more
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Bae Suzy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From South Korea
age 24
Bae Su-ji, commonly known by her stage name Suzy, is a South Korean singer and actress. She is best known for her roles as Go Hye-mi in the KBS2 TV series' Dream High, Jang Ma-ri in Big, young ...more
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Shin Min-a is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From South Korea
age 34
Shin Min-a is a South Korean actress. She is best known for starring in television dramas such as My Girlfriend Is a Nine-Tailed Fox.
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IU is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From South 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
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Jung So Min is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From South Korea
age 29
Jung So-min is a South Korean actress. She was a guest on variety TV Show "Running Man" episode 237
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Han Hyo Joo is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People 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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Park Bom is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From South Korea
age 34
Park Bom (born March 24, 1984), better known by the mononym Bom, is a South Korean singer. She is best known as a member of the South Korean girl group 2NE1 until the group announced their ...more
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Taeyeon is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From South 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
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Yunjin Kim is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From South 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
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Yesung is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From South Korea
age 34
Kim Jong-woon (born August 24, 1984), better known by his stage name Yesung, is a South Korean singer and actor. He debuted in 2005 as a member of Super Junior and its subgroups Super ...more
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Daul Kim is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From South 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.
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BoA is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From South Korea
age 32
Kwon Boa, commonly stylized and known by her stage name BoA, which is a backronym for Beat of Angel, is a South Korean singer and actress active in South Korea, Japan, and the United States. She ...more
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Min Sun Ye is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From South Korea
age 29
Min Sun-ye is a South Korean singer. She is a member of the Wonder Girls.
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Ji-hyo Song is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From South Korea
age 37
Cheon Seong-im, better known by her stage name Song Ji-hyo is a South Korean actress, television presenter and former model. She first made her acting debut in Wishing Stairs, one of the ...more
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Nam Ji-hyun is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From South 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
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Choi Soo-young is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From South Korea
age 29
Choi Soo-young is a South Korean singer-songwriter and actress. She was a member of the Korean-Japanese duo group Route θ and is now a member of the South Korean girl group, Girls' Generation. ...more
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Choi Jin-sil is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People 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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Daniel Dae Kim is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From South Korea
age 50
Daniel Dae Kim is an American actor, producer, and director. Kim is best known for his roles as Jin-Soo Kwon in Lost, Chin Ho Kelly in Hawaii Five-0, and Johnny Gat in the Saints Row series of ...more
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Kim Hyung Jun is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From South Korea
age 31
Kim Hyung Joon is an actor and singer.
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Minho is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From South Korea
age 27
Choi Min-ho (born December 9, 1991), better known by the mononym Minho, is a South Korean singer, rapper and actor. He debuted as a member of South Korean boy group Shinee in May 2008. Aside ...more
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Cho Kyuhyun is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From South 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
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Kang So-ra is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From South Korea
Kang So-ra age 29
Kang So-ra is a South Korean actress. She made her acting debut in the 2009 horror movie 4th Period Mystery, but Kang rose to fame when she starred in 2011 blockbuster Sunny, a coming-of-age ...more
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Sung-Hi Lee is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From South 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