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List Rules Only TV actors who were born or grew up in South Korea.

List of famous television actors/actresses who were born in South Korea, with photos when available. These renowned South Korea actors and actresses are listed by popularity, so the names at the top of the list will be the most recognizable. A few of these actors may not have technically been born in South Korea, but everyone on this list grew up in South Korea and considers it to be their home. This list includes South Korea TV actors from every type of show, including cartoons where they might have done voice over work. If you grew up in South Korea then you should be proud of these television actors whose birthplace is South Korea. Various bits of information are available for these South Korea celebrities as well, such as what year they were born and what shows they are known for.

The list you're viewing is made up of many different TV actors, like Sandara Park and Im Yoona.

This list answers the questions, "Which TV actors are from South Korea?" and "Who are the most famous South Korea actors?"

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Yunjin Kim is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list TV Actors from South Korea
Lost, Mistresses, Lost: Missing Pieces 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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Daniel Dae Kim is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list TV Actors from South Korea
Lost, Hawaii Five-0, The Legend of Korra 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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Han Hyo Joo is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list TV Actors from South Korea
Dong Yi, Brilliant Legacy, Spring Waltz 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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Jin-hee Ji is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list TV Actors from South Korea
Dong Yi, Dae Jang Geum, Hwang Jini Ji Jin-hee is a South Korean actor. He is best known for his leading roles in the TV period dramas Dae Jang Geum and Dong Yi.

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John Cho is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list TV Actors from South Korea
Go On, FlashForward, Selfie 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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Jeong Jin-yeong is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list TV Actors from South Korea
Dong Yi, Love Rain, The Land of Wind Jung Jin-young is a South Korean actor. He has starred in numerous films, including Hi! Dharma!, Bunt, and The Case of Itaewon Homicide. But Jung is best known for his frequent collaborations ...more

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Bae Soo-bin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list TV Actors from South Korea
49 Days, Dong Yi, Jumong Bae Soo-bin, is a South Korean actor. He is best known for his roles in the television dramas Brilliant Legacy, Temptation of an Angel, 49 Days, and Dong Yi. He also starred in the films ...more

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Lee So-yeon is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list TV Actors from South Korea
Dong Yi, Spring Waltz, Dr. Jin Lee So-yeon is a South Korean actress. She is best known for her roles in the films Untold Scandal and Feathers in the Wind, and the television series Temptation of an Angel and Dong Yi.

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Choi Cheol-ho is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list TV Actors from South Korea
Dong Yi, Immortal Admiral Yi Sun-sin, Dae Jo Yeong Choi Cheol-ho is a South Korean actor. He rose to fame after appearing in the hit drama Queen of Housewives. Other notable roles include King Seonjo in The Immortal Lee Soon-shin, Geolsa Biu in ...more

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Park Ha-sun is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list TV Actors from South Korea
Dong Yi, High Kick: Revenge of the Short Legged, Ad Genius Lee Tae-baek Park Ha-sun is a South Korean actress. Park debuted in 2005 with the TV series Love Needs a Miracle and rose to stardom with her role as Queen Inhyeon in MBC's 2010 historical drama Dong Yi, ...more

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Paul Sun Hyung Lee is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list TV Actors from South Korea
Covert Affairs, Train 48 Paul Sun-Hyung Lee is a Korean Canadian actor, well-known from the television series Train 48 as "Randy Ko" and as "Appa" in the play Kim's Convenience.

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Jenna Ushkowitz is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list TV Actors from South Korea
Glee 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

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Lee Deok-hwa is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list TV Actors from South Korea
5th Republic, All In, Legend of the Patriots Lee Deok-hwa is a South Korean actor.

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Rain is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list TV Actors from South Korea
Full House, The Fugitive: Plan B, A Love to Kill Jung Ji-Hoon, better known by his stage name Rain, is a South Korean singer-songwriter, actor, and music producer. Rain's musical career includes seven albums, 28 singles and numerous concert ...more

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Lee Joon-gi is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list TV Actors from South Korea
My Girl, Arang and the Magistrate, Time Between Dog and Wolf Lee Joon-gi, previously credited as Lee Jun-ki, is a South Korean actor, model and singer, often regarded as a kkonminam icon. He rose to fame as Gong-gil in The King and the Clown. In August ...more

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Lee Da-hae is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list TV Actors from South Korea
My Girl, Miss Ripley, Green Rose Lee Da-hae, or Lee Da-hey is a South Korean actress. She is best known for her roles in Korean dramas such as My Girl, Green Rose, The Slave Hunters, and Miss Ripley.

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Park Shin-hye is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list TV Actors from South Korea
My Girlfriend Is a Nine-Tailed Fox, You're Beautiful, Fall in Love 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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Ha Ji-won is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list TV Actors from South Korea
Secret Garden, The King 2 Hearts, Hwang Jini Jeon Hae-rim (Hangul: 전해림; born 28 June 1978), better known by her stage name Ha Ji-won (Hangul: 하지원) is a South Korean actress. She is best known for the historical dramas Damo (2003), Hwang ...more

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Yoon Jeong-hee is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list TV Actors from South Korea
Quiz Of God Yoon Jeong-hee is a South Korean actress active since 1967.

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Choi Ji Woo is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list TV Actors from South Korea
Winter Sonata, Air City, Stairway to Heaven Choi Ji-woo is a South Korean actress. She is most famous for starring in the television melodramas Winter Sonata, Beautiful Days and Stairway to Heaven.

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Han Ji-min is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list TV Actors from South Korea
Rooftop Prince, Resurrection, Dae Jang Geum Han Ji-min is a South Korean actress. After minor roles in All In and Dae Jang Geum, Han had her breakout role in revenge series Resurrection in 2005. This was followed by period dramas Capital ...more

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Lee Byung-hun is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list TV Actors from South Korea
Iris, All In, Beautiful Days Lee Byung-hun is a South Korean actor and martial artist. A popular and acclaimed actor in South Korea, he is best known for Joint Security Area, A Bittersweet Life, The Good, the Bad, the ...more

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Yoon Eun-hye is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list TV Actors from South Korea
Lie to Me, The 1st Shop of Coffee Prince, Princess Hours Yoon Eun-hye is a South Korean actress, director, singer, entertainer and model. She debuted as a member of girl group Baby V.O.X, staying with the group from 1999 to 2005. Yoon has since moved ...more

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Cha Tae-hyun is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list TV Actors from South Korea
Into the Sunlight, Flowers for My Life, First Love of a Royal Prince Cha Tae-hyun is a South Korean actor and singer. Internationally he is best known for his lead roles in the box-office hit comedies My Sassy Girl and Scandal Makers.

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Sandara Park is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list TV Actors from South Korea
Komiks, The Return of Iljimae, Crazy for You Sandara Park, better known as Dara, is a South Korean idol singer, actress, and model. She is best known as being a member and the director of communications of the South Korean girl group 2NE1. ...more

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Lee Chun-hee is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list TV Actors from South Korea
Gloria, Smile, You Lee Kwang-taek, better known by his stage name Lee Chun-hee, is a South Korean actor.

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Choi Siwon is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list TV Actors from South Korea
Skip Beat!, Athena: Goddess of War, Spring Waltz Choi Si-won is a South Korean singer and actor. He is a member of the South Korean boy band Super Junior and its Mandopop subgroup, Super Junior-M. He is one of the first four South Korean ...more

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Park Ye-Jin is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list TV Actors from South Korea
My Princess, The Next, Queen Seondeok Park Ye-jin is a South Korean actress.

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Jang Geun Suk is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list TV Actors from South Korea
You're Beautiful, Love Rain, Mary Stayed Out All Night Jang Keun-suk is a South Korean actor, model and singer. He is best known for starring in the television dramas Beethoven Virus, You're Beautiful, Mary Stayed Out All Night, Love Rain, and

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Kim Bum is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list TV Actors from South Korea
Boys Over Flowers, That Winter, The Wind Blows Kim Sang-bum, known by the stage name Kim Bum, is a South Korean actor, singer, and model. He is best known for his role as So Yi-jung, in Boys Over Flowers.

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Kim Jung-Eun is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list TV Actors from South Korea
Lovers in Paris, Princess Lulu, Lovers Kim Jung-eun is a South Korean actress. She is best known for her roles in Marrying the Mafia, Lovers in Paris and I Am Legend. Kim also hosted her own music talk show Kim Jung-eun's Chocolate

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Linda Park is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list TV Actors from South Korea
Star Trek: Enterprise, Raines, Women's Murder Club Linda Park is a South Korean-born American actress. She is known for her portrayal of communications officer character Hoshi Sato in the television series Star Trek: Enterprise, and for her role ...more

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Jung Woo-sung is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list TV Actors from South Korea
Athena: Goddess of War, Padam Padam... The Sound of His and Her Heartbeats, City Hunter (2010) Jung Woo-sung is a South Korean actor.

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Kim Min-jong is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list TV Actors from South Korea
A Gentleman's Dignity, Athena: Goddess of War, The Return of Iljimae Kim Min-jong is a South Korean actor and singer.

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Lee Dong-wook is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list TV Actors from South Korea
Scent of a Woman, My Girl, Wild Romance Lee Dong-wook is a South Korean actor. He is best known for his leading roles in the television dramas My Girl, La Dolce Vita, Scent of a Woman, Hotel King, and Blade Man.

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Park Yong-Ha is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list TV Actors from South Korea
Winter Sonata, A Man's Story, On Air Park Yong-ha was a Korean actor and singer. He committed suicide at the age of 32.

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Song Hye-kyo is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list TV Actors from South Korea
That Winter, The Wind Blows, Autumn in My Heart Song Hye-kyo is a South Korean actress. She gained popularity through television dramas such as Autumn in My Heart, All In, Full House, and That Winter, The Wind Blows.

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Kwon Sang-woo is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list TV Actors from South Korea
Cinderella Man, Stairway to Heaven, King of Ambition Kwon Sang-woo is a South Korean actor. He rose to stardom in 2003 with the romantic comedy film My Tutor Friend and the melodrama series Stairway to Heaven.

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Cha Seung-won is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list TV Actors from South Korea
The Greatest Love, Athena: Goddess of War, The City Hall Cha Seung-won is a South Korean actor. He began his career as an in-demand fashion model in the 1990s, before embarking on an acting career. Cha achieved stardom through the hit comedy films ...more

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Kim Hee-sun is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list TV Actors from South Korea
My Fair Lady, Faith, Smile Again Kim Hee-sun is a South Korean actress.

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Choi Jeong-yun is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list TV Actors from South Korea
Ojakgyo Family, Smile, You Choi Jung-yoon is a South Korean actress. She is best known for starring in television dramas, with leading roles in Romance Hunter, Manny, Ojakgyo Family, An Angel's Choice, and Cheer Up, Mr. ...more

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Jang Dong-gun is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list TV Actors from South Korea
A Gentleman's Dignity, Medical Brothers, All About Eve Jang Dong-gun is a South Korean actor. He is best known for his leading roles in the films Friend and Taegukgi: The Brotherhood of War. Jang is one of the highest paid actors and celebrity ...more

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Kim Ha Neul is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list TV Actors from South Korea
A Gentleman's Dignity, Stained Glass, On Air Kim Ha-neul is a South Korean actress. She made her acting debut in 1998 with Bye June, and is best known for her starring roles in the romantic comedies My Tutor Friend, Too Beautiful to Lie ...more

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Jun Ji-hyun is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list TV Actors from South Korea
Happy Together, Steal My Heart 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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Byeon Hee-bong is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list TV Actors from South Korea
My Girlfriend Is a Nine-Tailed Fox, My Girl, Green Rose Byun Hee-bong is a South Korean actor.

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Ha Jeong-woo is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list TV Actors from South Korea
Lovers in Prague, H.I.T Ha Jung-woo is a South Korean actor and film director. Ha studied theater at Chung-Ang University, and after several years of minor and supporting parts, he was cast in his first starring role ...more

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Hong Soo-hyun is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list TV Actors from South Korea
Lie to Me, Jang Ok-jung, Living by Love Hong Soo-hyun is a South Korean actress. After she debuted as a magazine model in high school, Hong appeared in a Johnson & Johnson commercial in 1996, and began her acting career in 1999. ...more

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Gong Hyo-jin is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list TV Actors from South Korea
Master's Sun, The Greatest Love, Pasta 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

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Kim Hyun-joong is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list TV Actors from South Korea
Boys Over Flowers, Playful Kiss, Inspiring Generation Kim Hyun-Joong is a South Korean entertainer, actor, and the leader and main rapper of boyband SS501. Kim is well known for his role as Yoon Ji-hoo in the 2009 Korean drama Boys Over Flowers, ...more

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Lee Na-young is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list TV Actors from South Korea
The Fugitive: Plan B, Ruler of Your Own World, Did We Really Love? Lee Na-young is an award winning Korean actress and popular commercial film model. Her talent in acting has earned her numerous acting awards, most notably the Best Actress Award at the 25th ...more