My Top Favorite S.K. Actors
My number one, Jung Hyuk, was born Jung Yong Joon, a South Korean actor under SidusHQ Entertainment. As a child, he spent most of his life in his birthplace Busan before making his drama debut in the SBS drama Model in 1997. Jang Hyuk has practiced Jeet Kune Do for more than ten years and is a former professional Taekwondo athlete. He is best known for his leading roles in Windstruck, The Slave Hunters, Deep Rooted Tree, Fated to Love You, Voice, and Money Flower, to name a few.
Jung Kyung Ho is a South Korean actor. He is best known for his supporting roles in Time Between Dog and Wolf and his leading roles in Cruel City, Falling for Innocence, Prison Playbook, Life on Mars, Time, When the Devil Calls Your Name, and last but not least, Hospital Playlist 1 and 2. Jug Kyung Ho made his acting debut in 5 Stars, a mobile drama. His major break came in the 2004 melodrama series I'm Sorry, I Love You.
Namgoong Min is a South Korean actor, director, and screenwriter under 935 Entertainment. He debuted as an actor in the film "Bungee Jumping of Their Own"(2001) as the protagonist's best friend when he won The 5th Music Star Contest VJ. Nam has been nominated for Best Actor numerous times but finally won the coveted award for his drama Hot Stove League where he also received his first daesang/grand prize in Drama.
Ji Sung (born Kwak Tae Geun) is a South Korean actor with talent agency Namoo Actors. As his parents were both educators, it was expected of him also to enter the profession. But in his sophomore year, his father bought him a VCR, where he first watched the movie ‘Rain Man, and that was it for him.
When studying at the Theatre and Film at Hanyang University in 1999, his audition was for the campus drama, KAIST was his break-out performance.
Jo Seung Woo is a South Korean actor and musical star. As a student at Dankook University, he was encouraged to audition for the musical Chunhyang and won. After which, he began his musical career. In 2005, he was recognized for his outstanding acting skills in the film Marathon, and at the age of 26, he won Best Actor Awards at various film festivals. He also won an award for his dynamic portrayal of a socially awkward prosecutor in Stranger in 2017.
Kim Nam Gil is a South Korean actor, producer, singer, and philanthropist. He is best known for leading roles in Pandora, The Shameless, The Pirates, Portrait of a Beauty, and The Fiery Priest. His breakthrough role was in the hit TV period drama Queen Seon Deok. Kim is also the founder and CEO of a non-profit organization Gilstory that focuses on preserving cultural heritage, promoting arts, and raising special purpose relief funds.
Ryu Joon Yeol is a South Korean actor, model, activist, and photographer. He debuted his acting career in 2012 in short films, but his call to fame came in 2015 in the drama Reply 1988', where he won Best New Actor in TV award at the 52nd Baeksang Arts Awards. In 2017, he was featured in the political crime film The King, for which he won the Best New Actor in Film award at the 53rd Baeksang Arts Awards. He's been in 17 feature films and currently starring in his first drama in five years, Lost with Jeon Do Yeon.
Shin Ha Kyun is a South Korean actor who first trained as a stage actor at the Seoul Institute of the Arts. He subsequently transitioned to film and gained national fame with his role in Joint Security Area. He won the Best Actor award from the 57th Baeksang Arts Awards for his role in Beyond Evil, a crime-thriller series. Other notable films and series include Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance, Save the Green Planet!, and Welcome to Dongmakgol, Less than Evil, Piped Pipper, and Fix You.
Choi Jin Hyuk, originally known as Kim Tae Ho, is a South Korean actor represented by G-Tree Creative. He debuted in the 2010 SBS series, "It's Okay, Daddy's Girl". However, his breakout role came during the 2013 series "Gu Family Book". He has since starred in numerous dramas to include Emergency Couple, Fated to Love You, Pride and Prejudice, Tunnel, Devilish Joy, The Last Empress, Justice, The Heirs, Rugal and most recently Zombie Detective.
Yoo Ah In is a South Korean actor, creative director, and gallerist under United Artists Agency. He is known for playing a diverse spectrum of roles in both television and film, where he often portrays dynamic characters who exhibit significant personal growth. In addition to his film work, Yoo engages in social and artistic activism. He is also known for his politically and socially charged views on his social media account. In 2016, he ranked second in Forbes Korea Power Celebrity list.
Seo Hyun Jin is a South Korean actress and singer. She was scouted by S.M. Entertainment and later debuted as the main vocalist in 2001 and continued until the group disbanded in 2003. She made her acting debut in the musical The Sound of Music, followed by appearances in several TV series and films. She first made her impact in the TV series Another Miss Oh, followed by Dr. Romantic, Temperature of Love, The Beauty Inside, and You Are My Spring most recently.
Hwang Jung Eum is a South Korean actress and former member of the K-pop group Sugar. She officially made her acting debut in the 2007 TV drama The Person I Love and is notably known for her roles in Secret, She Was Pretty, Undatable and most recently Mystic Pop-up Bar. She's beennamed a goodwill ambassador for various programs and events, including the Seoul campaign against social problems in 2014.
Jun Ji Hyun, also known as Gianna Jun, a South Korean actress under Culture Depot, made her film debut in the little-watched White Valentine in 1999. She is best known for her role in My Sassy Girl and as the lead in My Love From Another Star and Legend of the Blue Sea hit dramas. After a five-year hiatus, she most recently starred in the special episode Kingdom: Ashin of the North and is set for a comeback with a new drama, The Cliffhanger.
Actress Bae Doo Na started her professional career as a fashion model in 1998. Winner of the Best New Actress Award at the 21st edition of the Blue Dragon Awards. She made her Hollywood debut in the movie Cloud Atlas directed by the Wachowskis sisters. And again in the movie Jupiter Ascending and the TV show Sense8. She has also starred in the critically acclaimed TV series Stranger 1 and 2 and Kingdoms 1 and 2. Her mother is Actress Kim Hwa Young.
Kim Hee Ae is a South Korean multi-award-winning actress. She's won five Baeksang Arts Awards. When Hee Ae was a freshman, she debuted as a commercial model for a school uniform brand. A year later, she debuted as a film actress with The First Day of the Twentieth Year. Since then, she's won many awards for many successful movies and TV series, most notably A Wife's Credentials, Secret Love Affair, and The World of the Married Couple, to name a few.
Jeon Do Yeon is a South Korean actress with many awards, including the best actress at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival for Secret Sunshine. Do Yeon spent five years starring in television dramas before achieving instant stardom with her film debut opposite Han Suk Kyu in The Contact. Since then, she established a reputation as a chameleon for her ability to take on any role and make it her own. Notable TV dramas include the remake of the American show The Good Wife and her upcoming drama in five years Lost with actor Ryu Joon Yeol.
Kim Hye Soo is a South Korean actress. She debuted in the 1986 film Ggambo when she was still in high school. She subsequently appeared in many TV dramas and numerous films in both lead and support roles. Her big break came in 2005-2006 when she reinvented her image in movies such as Hypnotized and Tazza: The High Rollers. Hye Soo has hosted many awards ceremonies, and TV variety shows, including the SBS talk show Plus You.
Kim Sun Ah, a South Korean actress and model is best known for her role as Kim Sam Soon in My Lovely Sam Soon. She spent much of her school years in Chōfu, Tokyo, and speaks Japanese fluently. Her first acting and music were in Kim Hyun Cheol's music video, but she didn't get her big break until her lead role as a student teacher in the unexpected hit Wet Dreams. Sun-Ah has won multiple awards, including the Grimae Awards for Best Actress in 2005 and the Seoul International Drama Awards for best mini-series in 2006
Jeon Hae Rim, better known by her stage name Ha Ji Won, is a South Korean actress. She is best known among international viewers for playing Gil Ra Im in SBS's romantic comedy Secret Garden. She starred in several films and television series, winning various awards and accolades along the way.
Ha Ji Won is one of South Korea’s most sought-after actresses. She is known for her versatility in pulling off roles in various genres, such as action (including martial arts), comedy, drama, and sports.
Kim Ha Neul is a famous model and actress. She first started her career as a model for the clothing company STORM and then caught the eyes of many by appearing in the music video for "To Heaven" by Jo Seong Mo. Ha Neul's acting career began in earnest with her 1998 performance, opposite Ji Tae Yu, in the troubled youth film "Bye June". The following year she would appear in her first television drama "Happy Together" on SBS.