Joana Pak is the wife of Korean-American actor and voice actor, Steven Yeun, who is known for playing Glenn Rhee in the TV series ‘Walking Dead.’ Besides being a celebrity wife, Pak has a successful career of her own as a trained photographer. A mother of one, she loves to employ her photography skills in her personal life as well. Pak loves to take professional pictures of her son and often showcases them on her Instagram account. Her social media handles reveal how good she is at the art of photography. She also frequently posts adorable pictures of her dogs. A graduate of Columbia College, Pak became interested in art in school and decided to pursue a career in a creative field, eventually choosing photography. As a celebrity wife and the mother of a young child, she leads a very hectic life. As of now, she is on a hiatus from her career and is a full-time mother to her son.
Childhood & Early Life
Joana Pak was born on October 1, 1986 in USA. Her parents immigrated to the country shortly after marrying in Korea. Pak has a sister named Kayle. She attended Columbia College in Chicago and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in arts. She has two dogs that are brothers and were rescued by her.
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Following her graduation, Joana Pak began attending graphic designing classes and also took up editorial internships. She later specialized in prints and moved to Los Angeles to accomplish her photography goals. Currently, she is the owner of the freelance photography service named Jo Pakka studio, which is based in California.
Relationship with Steven Yeun
Joana Pak and Steven Yeun began seeing each other in 2009. Joana was still in college when the two started their relationship. Time went by and Yeun flew to Los Angeles to take up acting projects. The couple maintained their relationship despite the distance between them and used to spend quality time whenever they got the chance.
In 2015, Pak and Yeun felt the need of taking their relationship to the next level and got engaged. After dating for seven years, they married on December 3, 2016 at Paramour Estate in California. During their wedding ceremony, the couple wore classic Korean garb and invited over 200 guests to bless them. Their wedding was planned by a California-based event designer, Nancy Park, who is associated with “So Happi Together”. The guests at their wedding enjoyed American-Korean fusion food and music by a Motown band.
Soon after their marriage, Pak shared the news of her pregnancy on her social media handle, sharing a picture of her baby bump. She gave birth to a baby boy, Jude Malcolm Yeun, on March 17, 2017.
Pak is now a hands-on mother and loves spending most of her time with her baby. She has taken a break from her career as she wants to focus solely on her son and family as for now. Although she is not active professionally, she still can’t resist taking photographs of her son!