List of Famous people born in South Korea

HoYeon Jung

정호연
First Name HoYeon
Born on June 23, 1994 (age 29)
Born in South Korea
Height 174 cm | 5'9

HoYeon Jung is a South Korean fashion model and actress. Vogue has dubbed her as “Korea’s next top model”, and she appeared on the namesake show’s 4th season. She was ranked as one of the “Top 50” fashion models by models.com.

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Lee Jeong-jae

First Name Lee
Last Name Jeong-jae
Born on December 15, 1972 (age 51)
Born in South Korea

Lee Jung-jae is a South Korean actor and model. He debuted as a fashion model, then began his acting career on television, notably in the campus series Feelings (1994) and the iconic drama Sandglass (1995). After his acting breakthrough in An Affair (1998), Lee's film career took off. He has starred in a variety of film genres, among them romantic films such as Il Mare (2000) and Over the Rainbow (2002), melodrama Last Present (2001), comedy Oh! Brothers (2003), action films The Last Witness (2001) and Typhoon (2005), heist film The Thieves (2012), film noir New World (2013), and period film The Face Reader (2013). He won Best Actor awards at the Blue Dragon Film Awards for City of the Rising Sun (1999), and at the Fantasporto Director's Week for The Housemaid (2010).

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Gong Yoo

공지철
First Name Gong
Last Name Yoo
Born on July 10, 1979 (age 44)
Born in South Korea

Gong Ji-cheol, better known by his stage name Gong Yoo (Korean: 공유), is a South Korean actor. He is best known for his roles in television dramas Coffee Prince (2007) and Guardian: The Lonely and Great God (2016–2017), and the films Silenced (2011), Train to Busan (2016) and The Age of Shadows (2016).

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Choi Tae-joon

First Name Choi
Last Name Tae-joon
Born on July 7, 1991 (age 32)
Born in South Korea

Choi Tae-joon is a South Korean actor. He is known for his lead role in melodrama Exit (2018).

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Hwang Dong-hyeok

First Name Hwang
Last Name Dong-hyeok
Born on May 26, 1971 (age 52)
Born in South Korea

Hwang Dong-hyuk is a South Korean film director and screenwriter.

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V

김태형
Born on December 30, 1995 (age 28)
Born in South Korea

Kim Tae-hyung, also known by his stage name V, is a South Korean singer, songwriter, and actor. He is a vocalist of the South Korean boy group BTS.

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John Cho

조요한
First Name John
Last Name Cho
Born on June 16, 1972 (age 51)
Born in South Korea
Height 178 cm | 5'10

John Cho is an American actor known for his roles as Harold Lee in the Harold & Kumar films and Hikaru Sulu in the Star Trek reboot film series.

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Han So-hee

이소희
First Name Han
Last Name So-hee
Born on November 18, 1994 (age 29)
Born in South Korea

Han So-hee is a South Korean actress. She has starred as a main cast in the Korean television series Money Flower (2017), 100 Days My Prince (2018), and the supporting role in Abyss (2019). She gained wide recognition after portraying the main character of Yeo Da-kyung in the smash-hit and record-breaking drama The World of the Married (2020).

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Lee Byung-hun

First Name Lee
Last Name Byung-hun
Born in South Korea

Lee Byung-hun is a South Korean actor and singer. He has received critical acclaim for his work in a wide range of genres, most notably Joint Security Area (2000); A Bittersweet Life (2005); The Good, the Bad, the Weird (2008); the television series Iris (2009); I Saw the Devil (2010); and Masquerade (2012). His critically acclaimed film Inside Men (2015) won him the Best Actor prize in three prestigious award ceremonies: 52nd Baeksang Art Awards, 37th Blue Dragon Awards and 53rd Grand Bell Awards. Lee has five films—Joint Security Area, The Good, the Bad, the Weird, Masquerade, Inside Men and Master—on the list of highest-grossing films in South Korea.

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Park Shin-hye

First Name Park
Last Name Shin-hye
Born on February 18, 1990 (age 34)
Born in South Korea

Park Shin-hye is a South Korean actress, singer and model. She gained recognition for starring in melodramas Stairway to Heaven (2003) and Tree of Heaven (2006). Considered one of the most prolific actresses of her age, Park received further recognition for her roles in the television dramas You're Beautiful (2009), The Heirs (2013), Pinocchio (2014–2015), Doctors (2016), Memories of the Alhambra (2018–2019) and #Alive (2020).

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