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

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1. 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.

2. 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 ...

3. Bong Joon Ho

Writer | Snowpiercer

Bong Joon-ho is a South Korean filmmaker. The recipient of three Academy Awards, his filmography is characterized by emphasis on social themes, genre-mixing, black humor, and sudden tone shifts. He first became known to audiences and achieved a cult following with his directorial debut film, the ...

4. Song Hye-Kyo

Actress | Yi dai zong shi

Song Hye-Kyo is a Korean actress. She gained popularity in Asia through her leading roles in television dramas Autumn in My Heart (2000), All In (2003), Full House (2004), That Winter, the Wind Blows (2013), Descendants of the Sun (2016) and Encounter (2018). Her film work includes Hwang Jin Yi (...

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. Song Kang-ho

Actor | Salinui chueok

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 ...

8. 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 ...

9. 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 ...

10. Kang Soo-youn

Actress | Sibaji

Kang Soo-youn was born on August 18, 1966 in Seoul, South Korea. She was an actress and producer, known for The Surrogate Woman (1987), Aje aje bara aje (1989) and All That Falls Has Wings (1990). She died on May 7, 2022 in Seoul, South Korea.

11. 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 ...

12. 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 ...

13. Lee Min-Ho

Actor | Kkotboda namja

Lee Minho is one of South Korea's most influential artists. He is an actor, producer, and creative director. With a combined 95 million social media followers on Instagram, Facebook and Weibo, he has a remarkable global reach. The Korean government's Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has ...

14. Ji-eun Lee

Actress | Deurim hai

Ji-eun Lee was born on May 16, 1993 in Seoul, Korea. She is a music artist and actress, known for Dream High (2011), Broker (2022) and Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo (2016).

15. Ji-Yeon Lim

Actress | In-gan-jung-dok

Ji-Yeon Lim was born on June 23, 1990 in Seoul, South Korea. She is an actress, known for Obsessed (2014), High Society (2015) and Welcome 2 Life (2019).

16. Hyun Bin

Actor | Sikeurit Gadeun

Hyun Bin was born on September 25, 1982 in Seoul, Korea. He is an actor, known for Secret Garden (2010), Crash Landing on You (2019) and Memories of the Alhambra (2018). He has been married to Son Ye-jin since March 31, 2022.

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. Song Joong-ki

Actor | Seungriho

Song Joong Ki is an actor in the Republic of Korea. His debut was in the 2008 film 'A Frozen Flower'. He familiarized himself with the public through TV shows such as 'My Precious You (2008)', 'Triple (2009)', 'Will it snow for Christmas? (2009)', and 'Obstetrics and Gynecology Doctors (2010)'. At ...

19. 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 The Book of Boba Fett (2021). He is married to Anna. They have two children.

20. Claudia Kim

Actress | Avengers: Age of Ultron

Claudia Kim, is a South Korean actress and model. She has appeared in the television series Queen of the Game (2006-2007) and Marco Polo (2014-2016), as well as the films Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), The Dark Tower (2017), and Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018).

21. Hoyeon

Actress | Ojing-eo geim

South Korean model-turned-actor Hoyeon received international recognition and critical acclaim after the global success of the Netflix original series, Squid Game, in which she played Kan Sae-byeok, also known as Player 067. For her breakout performance on the show, Hoyeon won the Screen Actors ...

22. Ye-Eun Shin

Actress | Saikometeuri Geunyeoseok

Ye-Eun Shin was born on January 18, 1998 in Sokcho, Korea. She is an actress, known for He is Psychometric (2019), The Glory (2022) and Welcome (2020).

23. 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), Squid Game (2021), and The Age of Shadows (2016).

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

24. Jenna Ushkowitz

Actress | Glee

Jenna Ushkowitz was born on April 28, 1986 in Seoul, South Korea. 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. They have one child.

25. 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, ...

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. Park Seo-joon

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 ...

28. Ji Chang-Wook

Actor | Hilleo

Ji Chang-Wook was born on July 5, 1987 in Anyang, Korea. He is an actor, known for Healer (2014), Melting Me Softly (2019) and Fabricated City (2017).

29. 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 ...

30. Lee Jung-jae

Actor | Heon-teu

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. ...

31. Dong-won Gang

Actor | Busanhaeng 2: Bando

Since he debuted as an actor in 2003,Gang, Dong-Won has played a leading role in 20 works over 18years.(Accumulated Attendance 67,000,000, which is ranked 1st among Korean actors in their 30s, excluding 2 years of military service period) As much as he enjoys creating new characters in his works, ...

32. Lee Jong-Suk

Actor | Romaenseuneun Byulchaekboorok

Lee Jong-Suk was born on September 14, 1989 in Yongin, Gyeonggi-do, Korea. He is an actor and executive, known for Romance Is a Bonus Book (2019), I Hear Your Voice (2013) and Pinocchio (2014).

33. Jung Kyung-ho

Actor | Missing 9

Jung Kyung-ho, born August 31, 1983, is a South Korean actor and singer. Jung passed the KBS audition, and was soon signed by leading talent agency SidusHQ. Along with four other newcomers from the agency, he made his acting debut in 5 Stars, a mobile drama produced by SidusHQ and broadcast over SK...

34. Park Hae-il

Actor | Heojil kyolshim

Park Hae-il was born on January 26, 1977 in South Korea. He is an actor, known for Decision to Leave (2022), Memories of Murder (2003) and The Host (2006).

35. 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 ...

36. 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.

37. Lee Da-hee

Actress | Miseseu Cab

Lee Da-hee was born on March 15, 1985 in South Korea. She is an actress, known for Mrs. Cop (2015), I Hear Your Voice (2013) and Big Man (2014).

38. Kim Seon-Ho

Actor | Gaet-na-eul cha-cha-cha

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...

39. Park So-dam

Actress | Gisaengchung

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

40. Kim Go-eun

Actress | Eungyo

Kim Go-eun was born on July 2, 1991 in Seoul, South Korea. She is an actress, known for A Muse (2012), Guardian: The Lonely and Great God (2016) and Cheese in the Trap (2016).

41. Wi Ha-joon

Actor | Ojing-eo geim

Wi Ha-joon was born on August 5, 1991 in South Korea. He is an actor, known for Squid Game (2021), Gonjiam: Haunted Asylum (2018) and Bad and Crazy (2021).

42. 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 ...

43. Lee Dong-wook

Actor | Sseul-sseul-ha-go cha-ran-ha-sin-do-ggae-bi

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), Scent of a Woman (2011) and Hotel King (2014).

44. 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 ...

45. Yoo Yeon-Seok

Actor | Oldeuboi

Yoo Yeon-Seok was born on April 11, 1984 in Seoul, Korea. He is an actor, known for Oldboy (2003), Mr. Sunshine (2018) and Steel Rain 2 (2020).

46. 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).

47. Choi Woo-sik

Actor | Gisaengchung

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

48. Kim Hye-su

Actress | Eolguleobtneun minyeo

Kim Hye-su was born on September 5, 1970 in Busan, South Korea. She is an actress and manager, known for The Hypnotized (2004), Tazza: The High Rollers (2006) and The Red Shoes (2005).

49. 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 ...

50. Joel Kim Booster

Actor | Fire Island

Joel Alexander Kim Booster is an American actor, comedian, producer, and writer. He co-produced and wrote for Big Mouth and The Other Two and as an actor has appeared on Shrill, Search Party, and Sunnyside. In 2022, he wrote, produced, and starred in the Hulu romantic comedy Fire Island, a modern ...

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