Birth Place Matching "South Korea" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)


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1. John Cho

Actor | Star Trek

John Yohan Cho was born in Seoul, South Korea, and moved to Los Angeles, California as a child. His father was a Christian minister. Cho was educated at Herbert Hoover High School at Glendale, before moving on to the University of California at Berkeley, where he studied English literature. Upon ...

2. Lee Jung-jae

Actor | Gwansang

Apart from being a top star in film and TV, Jung-Jae Lee also works as a highly successful fashion model. One year after his debut on television in 1993, Lee was cast in his first film, a feature by Bae Chang-ho. His breakthrough came in late 1998 in the award-winning film An Affair by E-J Yong. ...

3. Yoo Ah-in

Actor | Yungnyong-i Nareusya

Yoo Ah-In is a South Korean actor and creative director. He has built a unique filmography that distinguishes him from other actors of the same age, playing a series of impressive characters in films and TV series. Not only is he known as an icon of youth in Korea, but also he has made remarkable ...

4. Ma Dong-seok

Actor | Busanhaeng

Ma Dong-seok (born Lee Dong-seok on March 1, 1971), also known as Don Lee is a South Korean-American actor best known for his supporting roles in The Neighbor, Nameless Gangster: Rules of the Time, and The Unjust. He also played leading roles in Norigae, Murderer and One on One. Under his ...

5. Daniel Dae Kim

Actor | Insurgent

Daniel Dae Kim has made a career of creating multifaceted and stereotype-breaking roles as an actor, director and now, producer. Prior to his seven-season portrayal of Chin Ho Kelly on "Hawaii Five-0," Kim was best known for his role as Jin Soo Kwon on the hit TV series "Lost," for which he shared ...

6. Kim Hyun-joo

Actress | Aein isseoyo

Kim Hyun-joo was born on April 24, 1978 in Ilsan-gu, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea. She is an actress, known for I Have a Lover (2015), What's with This Family (2014) and Twinkle Twinkle (2011).

7. Lee Byung-hun

Actor | Dalkomhan insaeng

Lee Byung-hun was born in 1970 in Seoul, South Korea, and grew up in a wealthy family, thanks to his father, who was a successful businessman. He never dreamed of pursuing acting until a friend of his mother's suggested it. He auditioned for the KBS television network in 1991 and was accepted. His ...

8. Gong Yoo

Actor | Busanhaeng

Gong Ji-Chul (better known as Gong Yoo) was born in Busan, Korea on July 10, 1979. The actor is known for the movies Train to Busan (2016), Silenced (2011) and The Age of Shadows (2016).

Gong Yoo graduated with a Bachelor's degree in theater at Kyung Hee University and worked as a model before ...

9. Steven Yeun

Actor | Minari

Steven Yeun was born in Seoul, South Korea, to June and Je Yeun. His family first immigrated to Canada and stayed there for one year, and then moved to the U.S. He has a brother named Brian. He began acting while at Kalamazoo College in Kalamazoo, MI, where he studied Psychology as a major (BS in ...

10. Bong Joon Ho

Writer | Snowpiercer

Bong Joon Ho was born on September 14, 1969 in Daegu, South Korea. He is a writer and producer, known for Snowpiercer (2013), Okja (2017) and Parasite (2019).

11. Paul Sun-Hyung Lee

Actor | Kim's Convenience

Paul Sun-Hyung Lee was born on August 16, 1972 in Daejeon, South Korea. He is an actor, known for Kim's Convenience (2016), The Mandalorian (2019) and Abby Hatcher, Fuzzly Catcher (2018). He is married to Anna. They have two children.

12. Wi Ha-Joon

Actor | Gon-ji-am

Wi Ha-Joon was born on August 5, 1991 in South Korea. He is known for his work on Gonjiam: Haunted Asylum (2018), Squid Game (2021) and Romance Is a Bonus Book (2019).

13. Bae Doona

Actress | Cloud Atlas

Doona Bae was born in Seoul, South Korea. Her mother, Hwa-Young Kim, is a stage actress. Bae started out as a model. She soon moved to T.V. and movies, and it proved the right move. Her first movie was The Ring Virus (1999). Barking Dogs Never Bite (2000) (aka "Barking Dogs Never Bite") and Take ...

14. Son Ye-jin

Actress | Nae meorisokui jiwoogae

As of her debut in South Korean films, Ye-jin Son became one of the stars of Chungmoore, the Korean Hollywood, notably appearing in the beautiful "Drunk on Women and Poetry" by the master Kwan-taek Im. In "April Snow", directed by Jin-ho Hur (2005), she questioned her pure innocent girl image, ...

15. Kang-ho Song

Actor | Gwoemul

Song Kang-ho never professionally trained as an actor, beginning his career in social theater groups after graduating from Kimhae High School. Later, he joined Kee Kuk-seo's influential theater company with its emphasis on instinctive acting and improvisation, which proved to be Song's training ...

16. Park Chan-Wook

Producer | Ah-ga-ssi

Park Chan-Wook was born on August 23, 1963 in Seoul, South Korea. He is a producer and director, known for The Handmaiden (2016), Oldboy (2003) and Thirst (2009). He is married to Eun-hee Kim. They have one child.

17. Linda Park

Actress | Bosch

Linda Park was born in Seoul, South Korea. Immediately after graduating Boston University's BFA Acting program she booked her first movie role in Jurassic Park III alongside Laura Dern and then landed her first series regular role on Star Trek Enterprise shortly after . She continued on to series ...

18. Claudia Kim

Actress | Avengers: Age of Ultron

Claudia Kim was born on January 25, 1985 in South Korea as Kim Soo-hyun. She is an actress, known for Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), Equals (2015) and The Dark Tower (2017). She has been married to Matthew Shampine since December 14, 2019. They have one child.

19. Park Shin-Hye

Actress | 7-beon-bang-ui seon-mul

Park Shin-hye was born in Gwangju, but raised in Paju, South Korea. Shin Hye Studied music, theater and singing in Chung-Ang University, Korea. Shin-hye made her acting debut in a Korean drama series, Stairway to heaven. She later on gained her popularity through another Korean series, You're ...

20. Kim Seon-Ho

Actor | Seutateueob

Kim Seon-Ho is a popular South Korean actor, catapulted to fame with his second lead role in drama "Start-Up" (2020). He made his screen debut at the beginning of 2017 with a supporting role in the KBS2 office drama "Chief Kim" (aka Good Manager), after being recommended by director Lee Eun-jin who...

21. C.S. Lee

Actor | Dexter

C.S. Lee got the acting bug his junior year of High School while playing football. Film became his passion. He attended Cornish College of the Arts on an acting scholarship and graduated with his BFA. He continued his acting training at the Yale School of Drama graduating with an MFA. He then spent...

22. Ik-joon Yang

Actor | Ddongpari

Ik-joon Yang was born on October 19, 1975 in South Korea. He is an actor and director, known for Breathless (2008), Wilderness: Part One (2017) and A Time to Love (2011).

23. Shin Min-a

Actress | Dalkomhan insaeng

Shin Min-A, born April 5th, 1984 with birth name Yang Min-A, is a popular South Korean actress & model. Her family consists of a father, mother, older sister & brother. In middle school, Min-A took a picture with her friends on a school picnic and sent the photo to teen magazine KiKi. From that ...

24. Lee Min-Ho

Actor | Kkotboda namja

Lee Min Ho is a South Korean actor who is known for his leading roles in television dramas such as Boys Over Flowers, City Hunter and Heirs. He started his career in 2006 and since then has been cast in various TV shows, short dramas and minor movie roles. He first gained widespread fame with his ...

25. So-dam Park

Actress | Gisaengchung

So-dam Park was born on September 8, 1991 in South Korea. She is an actress, known for Parasite (2019), The Priests (2015) and The Silenced (2015).

26. Yunjin Kim

Actress | Lost

Yunjin Kim (born November 7, 1973), also known as Kim Yun-Jin is a South Korean-American film and theater actress. She is best known for her role as Sun on the American television series Lost, and as the North Korean spy Bang-Hee in the South Korean film Shiri. She also starred as Dr. Karen Kim in ...

27. Yeo-jeong Cho

Actress | Gisaengchung

Yeo-jeong Cho was born on February 10, 1981 in South Korea. She is an actress, known for Parasite (2019), The Servant (2010) and Obsessed (2014).

28. Seo Jun Park

Actor | Ssam, Maiwei

Park was born on December 16, 1988 in Seoul as the oldest of three brothers. After graduation from An-Nam high school, he attended Seoul Institute of the Arts and enlisted for mandatory military service in 2008.

Park made his entertainment debut in 2011 by appearing in the music video of Bang ...

29. Kim Soo-hyun

Actor | Byeol-e-seo on geu-dae

Soo-Hyun Kim is one of the brightest stars in East Asia. He became a household name in South Korea in 2011, playing a country bumpkin who turned out to be a musical genius in the teen-age drama 'Dream High'.

His popularity sky-rocketed in 2012 when he starred in as the young king Lee Hwon in the ...

30. Jun Ji-hyun

Actress | Yeopgijeogin geunyeo

Jeon Ji-hyun (born 30 October 1981) is a South Korean actress and model famous for her role in My Sassy Girl. Jeon was born in Seoul, and studied in the Department of Theater and Film at Dongguk University. She began her career as a model in 1997, and after appearing in a number of TV sitcoms, her ...

31. Woo-sik Choi

Actor | Gisaengchung

Woo-sik Choi was born on March 26, 1990 in South Korea. He is an actor, known for Parasite (2019), Okja (2017) and Set Me Free (2014).

32. Kim Tae-ri

Actress | Ah-ga-ssi

Tae-ri Kim is a South Korean actress. Kim started her career appearing in theater productions and modelling in TV adverts. She made her feature film debut in Park Chan-wook's film The Handmaiden (2016) where she was chosen from among 1,500 candidates who auditioned for the role. Park's first ...

33. Choi Min-sik

Actor | Oldeuboi

Choi Min-shik first made a name for himself in theater before breaking into the film world with a role in Park Chong-won's acclaimed film 'Our Twisted Hero' (1992). In the mid-nineties he continued to act in theater productions as well as in several TV dramas, including Moon Over Seoul with Han ...

34. Jihae

Actress | Mortal Engines

Jihae is a South Korea-born actress, musician and multimedia artist. She will recur on HBO's Emmy winning drama Succession Season 3 as Berry Schneider, a public relations consultant.

She guest starred in the 2020 Season Two debut episode of Netflix series Altered Carbon, in which she played the ...

35. Lee Dong-Wook

Actor | Sseulsseulhago Chalranhashin: Dokkaebi

Lee Dong-Wook was born on November 6, 1981 in South Korea. He is an actor, known for Guardian: The Lonely and Great God (2016), Hotel King (2014) and Partner (2009).

36. Sun-kyun Lee

Actor | Gisaengchung

Sun-kyun Lee was born on March 2, 1975 in Seoul, South Korea. He is an actor and manager, known for Parasite (2019), A Hard Day (2014) and Paju (2009). He has been married to Hye-jin Jeon since May 23, 2009. They have two children.

37. Seo Ji-hye

Actress | Sa-rang-eui bul-sa-chak

Seo Ji-hye was born on August 24, 1984 in South Korea. She is an actress, known for Crash Landing on You (2019), Punch (2014) and Dr. Brain (2021).

38. Ki Hong Lee

Actor | The Maze Runner

Ki Hong Lee was born on September 30, 1986 in Seoul, South Korea. He is an actor and writer, known for The Maze Runner (2014), Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (2015) and Maze Runner: The Death Cure (2018). He has been married to Ha Young Choi since March 7, 2015.

39. Jee-woon Kim

Director | Joheunnom nabbeunnom isanghannom

Jee-woon Kim was born on May 27, 1964 in Seoul, South Korea. He is a director and writer, known for The Good the Bad the Weird (2008), A Tale of Two Sisters (2003) and I Saw the Devil (2010).

40. Soon-Tek Oh

Actor | Mulan

A 1960's pioneer of Asian-American theatre, Soon Tek Oh (aka Sun-Taek Oh, Soon-Tek Oh or Soon-Taik Oh) was born on June 29, 1932, in Mokpo, Korea at the time the country was under Imperial Japanese rule. He attended high school at Gwangju, South Korea, and went on to study at Yonsei University in ...

41. Nicole Bilderback

Actress | Cruel Summer

Nicole "Nikki" Bilderback hails from Dallas, Texas and got her start as a dancer at the young age of 3 years old and is proficient in all styles of dance. In addition, Nikki is a fitness buff and enjoys spin, HIIT, hot yoga, kickboxing and is well experienced in mixed martial arts, making her ...

42. Jenna Ushkowitz

Actress | Glee

Jenna Ushkowitz was born on April 28, 1986 in Seoul, South Korea as Jenna Noelle Ushkowitz. She is an actress and producer, known for Glee (2009), Yellow Fever (2017) and Glee: Director's Cut Pilot Episode (2009). She has been married to David Stanley since July 24, 2021.

43. Chung-hoon Chung

Cinematographer | Ah-ga-ssi

Chung-hoon Chung was born on June 15, 1970 in Seoul, South Korea. He is a cinematographer and writer, known for The Handmaiden (2016), Oldboy (2003) and Stoker (2013).

44. Seo Ye-Ji

Actress | Saikojiman Gwaenchanha

Seo Ye-Ji was born on April 6, 1990 in Seoul, South Korea. She is an actress, known for It's Okay to Not Be Okay (2020), By Quantum Physics: A Nightlife Venture (2019) and Recalled (2021).

45. V

Actor | Hwarang

V was born on December 30, 1995 in Daegu, South Korea. He is an actor and composer, known for Hwarang: The Poet Warrior Youth (2016), Itaewon Class (2020) and V: Winter Bear (2019).

46. Taecyeon

Actor | Deurim hai

Taecyeon is the main rapper of South Korean boy band, 2PM. Taecyeon started his career as a musician, actor, MC, and CEO. He starred in Dream High, Who Are You, and Cinderella's Stepsister. Taecyeon was born in Busan, South Korea but moved to Bedford, Massachusetts at the age of ten. He originally ...

47. Lee Seung-gi

Actor | Guga-ui Seo

Lee Seung Gi is a South Korean singer, actor, host and entertainer. Known as the "Ballad Prince", Lee has had numerous hit songs such as "Because You're My Woman", "Will You Marry Me", and "Return". He has garnered further recognition as an actor and rose to international popularity around Asia ...

48. Yu-mi Jung

Actress | Busanhaeng

Yu-mi Jung is a South Korean actress. She is best known for Silenced (2011), and Train to Busan (2016).

Jung was born on January 18, 1983 in South Korea. Her filmography also includes the films Family Ties (2006), Chaw (2009), My Dear Desperado (2010), Oki's Movie (2010), and Our Sunhi (2013).

For ...

49. Lee Joon-Gi

Actor | Wang-ui namja

Lee Joon-Gi was born in Busan, South Korea on April 17, 1982. He was raised by his parents and has one younger sister. He is an actor/model/singer. He started his career as a model and had minor roles in Korean dramas until he landed the role of Gong-Gil in The King and the Clown in 2005. After ...

50. Jung Hae-In

Actor | Yuyeolui eumagaelbeom

Jung Hae-In was born on April 1, 1988 in Seoul, South Korea. He is an actor, known for Tune in for Love (2019), While You Were Sleeping (2017) and Start-Up (2019).


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