Actors Popular Film Actors from South Korea

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List of famous film actors and actresses from South Korea, listed by their popularity with photos when available. South Korea has given birth to some great movie actors and actresses over the years, many of who have gone on to star in comedies, dramas, horror movies and more. These are some of the best South Korean screen actors in the history of the world, so if you're a native of South Korea and an aspiring actor/actress then these are people you should look up to.

Use every item on this list for yours, from Kang Jae-Won to Kim Ji Ho.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the best South Korean actors?" and "Which movies stars are from South Korea?"

You can click on the names of these legendary movie stars of South Korea in order to get more information about each one. If you're a film buff use this list of talented South Korean film actors to find some new movies you haven't already seen.

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Seungri is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Popular Film Actors from South Korea
age 28 Lee Seung-hyun (born December 12, 1990), known by his stage name Seungri (lit. victory), is a member of Korean group BIG BANG. Before joining the group, he was a member of a dance team in ...more

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Kim Yoo Jung is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Popular Film Actors from South Korea
age 19 Kim Yoo-Jung is a South Korean actress. After her acting debut, she became one of the best known child actresses in Korea. Kim later transitioned into teen roles, starring in the television ...more

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Kim Khobbi is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Popular Film Actors from South Korea
Kim Khobbi age 33 Kim Kkot-bi is a South Korean actress. The syllables of her first name literally means "flower" and "rain".

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Ji-min Yun is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Popular Film Actors from South Korea
age 39 Yoon Ji-min is a South Korean actress. She played Ji in the period action series Warrior Baek Dong-soo.

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Song Ha-yoon is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Popular Film Actors from South Korea
age 32 Song Ha-yoon is a South Korean actress. She debuted as Kim Byul but changed her stage name to Song Ha-yoon in 2012.

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Yoo Ah-in is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Popular Film Actors from South Korea
age 32 Yoo Ah-in is a South Korean actor. He is best known for his roles in the historical drama Sungkyunkwan Scandal and the coming-of-age film Punch.

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Moon Sung-keun is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Popular Film Actors from South Korea
age 65 Moon Sung-keun is a South Korean actor and politician. Moon was born in Tokyo, Japan, in 1953. His father was Rev. Moon Ik-hwan, who fought for democracy alongside Kim Dae-jung under the ...more

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John Cho is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Popular Film Actors from South 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, MILF Guy No. 2 who popularized the term ...more

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Kim Jin-kyu is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Popular Film Actors from South Korea
Died at 75 (1923-1998) Kim Jin-kyu was a South Korean actor, film director and producer.

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Kim Seong-Ryeong is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Popular Film Actors from South Korea
age 51 Kim Seong-Ryeong is an actress.

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Hah Myung-joong is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Popular Film Actors from South Korea
age 71 Hah Myung-joong is a South Korean actor, film director, producer, planner, and screen writer. Hah started his career as an actor, but expanded his career to film directing, and film producing. ...more

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Kim Seon-Kyeong is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Popular Film Actors from South Korea
age 50 Kim Seon-Kyeong is an actress.

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Mi-kyung Kim is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Popular Film Actors from South Korea
Mi-kyung Kim age 55 Kim Mi-Kyeong is an actress.

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Esom is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Popular Film Actors from South Korea
age 28 Esom is a South Korean actress and model.

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Hye-ok Kim is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Popular Film Actors from South Korea
age 60 Kim Hye-ok is a South Korean actress.

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Sohee is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Popular Film Actors from South 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

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Shin Seong-il is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Popular Film Actors from South Korea
age 81 Shin Seong-il is a South Korean actor, film director, producer, and former politician. He was a star in the 1960s and 1970s, and has starred in over 500 films.

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Stephanie is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Popular Film Actors from South Korea
age 31 Stephanie is a member of the musical group, The Grace.

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Moon Jung-hee is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Popular Film Actors from South Korea
Moon Jung-hee age 42 Moon Jung-hee is a South Korean stage, film, and television actress.

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Lee Jeong-jin is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Popular Film Actors from South Korea
age 40 Lee Jung-jin, is a South Korean actor.

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Yesung is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Popular Film Actors 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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Park Nou-sik is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Popular Film Actors from South Korea
Died at 65 (1930-1995) Park Noh-sik was a South Korean actor. Park was born in Suncheon, South Jeolla province, Korea in 1930. Park graduated from Suncheon School of Education. Park debuted as an actor in 1956 by ...more

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Kwon Min-Jung is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Popular Film Actors from South Korea
Kwon Min-Jung age 42 Kwon Min-Jung is an actress.

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Kim Donguk is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Popular Film Actors from South Korea
Kim Donguk Kim Donguk is a film score composer.

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Lee Si-young is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Popular Film Actors from South Korea
age 36 Lee Si-young is a South Korean actress and amateur boxer.

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Taeyeon is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Popular Film Actors 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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Ju Jin-mo is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Popular Film Actors from South Korea
age 44 Joo Jin-mo is a South Korean actor.

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Lee Dae-yub is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Popular Film Actors from South Korea
age 83 Lee Dae-yub is an actor.

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Yoo Sun is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Popular Film Actors from South Korea
age 42 Yoo Sun is a South Korean actress. She is best known for the popular family drama My Too Perfect Sons, as well as the films Black House, Moss, GLove, and Don't Cry Mommy.

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Lee Moon Sik is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Popular Film Actors from South Korea
age 51 Lee Moon-sik is a South Korean actor. Lee Moon-sik debuted in Jang Jin films of the late 1990s after an illustrious career in Daehaek-ro, where he learned great comic timing, ad-lib prowess, and ...more

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Yoon Kye-sang is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Popular Film Actors from South Korea
age 39 Yoon Kye-sang is a South Korean actor and singer. He began his career in 1999 as part of the K-pop boy band g.o.d, then left the group in 2004 to pursue an acting career. He made his acting ...more

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Kim Ji-mee is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Popular Film Actors from South Korea
age 78 Kim Ji-mee is a South Korean actress, producer, and film planner whose activity began in 1957. She was born in Daedeok, South Chungcheong province, Korea in 1940. While a student of Deokseong ...more

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Min-ja Lee is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Popular Film Actors from South Korea
Died at 57 (1929-1986) Min-ja Lee was an actress.

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Lee Mi-sook is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Popular Film Actors from South Korea
age 58 Lee Mi-sook is a South Korean actress. One of the best-known actresses of 1980s Korean cinema, Lee's most famous films from this era include Bae Chang-ho's Whale Hunting and The Winter That Year ...more

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In-gi Jeong is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Popular Film Actors from South Korea
age 54 In-gi Jeong is an actor.

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Lee Ye-chun is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Popular Film Actors from South Korea
Died at 58 (1919-1977) Lee Ye-chun was an actor.

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Daniel Dae Kim is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Popular Film Actors 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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Wheesung is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Popular Film Actors from South Korea
age 36 Choi Hwee-Sung (born February 5, 1982), better known by his first name Wheesung, is a South Korean R singer. He initially attended the Sun Moon University, under the journalism major but dropped ...more

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Jo An-ah is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Popular Film Actors from South Korea
age 36 Jo An is a South Korean actress. She is best known for the films Lifting King Kong and My Little Hero, as well as the family drama Everybody Cha-cha-cha and police procedural Special Affairs

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Key is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Popular Film Actors from South Korea
age 27 Kim Ki-bum, better known by his stage name Key, is a South Korean singer and actor. He is a member of both the South Korean boy group Shinee and the South Korean duo Toheart.

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Seung-yong Ryoo is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Popular Film Actors from South Korea
age 48 Ryoo Seung-Ryong (류승룡) (November 29, 1970) is South Korean actor who made his debut at age of 15 in stage musical and followed by 19 years of his television debut Chosun Police (2005). in 2011 ...more

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Yang Dong-geun is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Popular Film Actors from South Korea
age 39 Yang Dong-geun or YDG is a South Korean actor and hip-hop artist. Yang majored in Theatrical Performance at Yong-in University Yang enlisted for mandatory military service in May 2008 for 21 ...more

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Cho Seong-ha is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Popular Film Actors from South Korea
age 52 Jo Sung-ha is a South Korean actor. He is best known for his supporting roles in The Yellow Sea, Helpless, and Korean Peninsula.

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Jin Ji-hee is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Popular Film Actors from South Korea
age 19 Jin Ji-hee is a South Korean actress. She began her career as a child actress, and is best known for her roles in the relationship drama Alone in Love, the horror fairytale Hansel and Gretel, ...more

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Kim Hae-sook is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Popular Film Actors from South Korea
age 63 Kim Hae-sook is a South Korean actress.

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Shin-il Kang is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Popular Film Actors from South Korea
age 55 Shin-il Kang is an actor.

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Mi-kyeong Yang is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Popular Film Actors from South Korea
age 57 Mi-kyeong Yang is an actress.

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Song Ok-sook is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Popular Film Actors from South Korea
age 58 Song Ok-sook is a South Korean actress. She has appeared in supporting roles in numerous television dramas, including Winter Sonata, Beethoven Virus, More Charming by the Day, and Missing You. ...more

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Han Jin-hee is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Popular Film Actors from South Korea
Han Jin-hee age 69 Han Jin-hee is an actor.

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Gong Hyo-jin is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Popular Film Actors from South Korea
age 38 Gong Hyo-jin is a South Korean actress. She is best known for her leading role in the film Crush and Blush, as well as for her popular television series Sang-doo! Let's Go to School, Thank You, ...more