Famous People Born In Seoul

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Steven Yeun
34
Birthdate: December 21, 1983
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Steven Yeun is best known as Glenn Rhee from the series The Walking Dead and Ben from the film Burning. He has also appeared in the comedy-horror movie Mayhem and voiced Keith in Voltron: Legendary Defender. He has invested in a Los Angeles-based Korean-Mediterranean restaurant, co-owned by his younger brother.
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RM (Rap Monster)
(Leader of the South Korean Boy Group 'BTS')
RM (Rap Monster)
92
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 12, 1994
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Park Seo-joon
67
Birthdate: December 16, 1988
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

Popularly known as the master of romantic comedy in South Korea, Park Seo-joon is an award-winning actor. Having played important roles in popular television dramas, such as She Was Pretty and What's Wrong with Secretary Kim, Park is the man of many women's dreams. His popularity increased when he made an appearance in the Academy Award-winning film Parasite.

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IU
(Singer)
IU
50
Birthdate: May 16, 1993
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
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Hyun Bin
(Actor)
Hyun Bin
49
Birthdate: September 25, 1982
Sun Sign: Libra

Hyun Bin is one of the most popular actors from South Korea. Over the years, Hyun has used his fame to campaign against animal cruelty. One of the most important members of a group of private donors called Honor Society, Hyun donated 200 million won to an organization called Community Chest of Korea to fight against the coronavirus pandemic.

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Park Bo-gum
(Actor)
Park Bo-gum
67
Birthdate: June 16, 1993
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Kim Jong-hyun
(Singer-songwriter)
Kim Jong-hyun
45
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: April 8, 1990
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: December 18, 2017

Kim Jong-hyun was a South Korean record producer, singer-songwriter, author, and radio host. Kim was the principal vocalist of the popular boy band Shinee before he committed suicide at the age of 27. In 2018, his family members established the Shiny Foundation in an attempt to help struggling young artists.

 8 
Kim Soo-hyun
(South Korean Actor)
Kim Soo-hyun
50
Birthdate: February 16, 1988
Sun Sign: Aquarius

From being a shy kid who found it difficult to speak in front of strangers to becoming one of the brightest stars in South Korean films and television, Kim Soo-hyun has come a long way. The internationally recognised and multiple award winning actor has given numerous hit performances like Dream High, Moon Embracing the Sun, The Thieves and Secretly, Greatly.

 9 
Lee Min-ho
(Actor)
Lee Min-ho
89
Birthdate: June 22, 1987
Sun Sign: Cancer

Lee Min-ho is a South Korean actor, model, and singer. He is best known for his portrayal of Gu Jun-pyo in the popular television series Boys Over Flowers, for which he received the prestigious Baeksang Arts Award. Widely regarded as a top Hallyu star, Lee Min-ho is one of South Korea's most-followed actors on social media.

 10 
Seo Ye-ji
(Actress)
Seo Ye-ji
26
Birthdate: April 6, 1990
Sun Sign: Aries

Seo Ye-ji is a Korean actress who has captured the world’s attention within her short movie career. Shifting from advertisements to short films to major motion pictures with great ease, Seo Ye-ji is noted for her grace and poise off screen and her diverse roles onscreen. Mostly seen in haute couture, she has helped local Korean brands get international attention.  

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Kim Woo-bin
34
Birthdate: July 16, 1989
Sun Sign: Cancer

South Korean model and actor, Kim Woo-bin, has appeared in many hit TV shows and films. Interested in modeling from the time he has in high school, he started working as a runway model when he was 20. He is a cancer survivor and a role model for young people struggling with the disease.

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Jun Ji-hyun
(South Korean Actress)
Jun Ji-hyun
30
Birthdate: October 30, 1981
Sun Sign: Scorpio
South Korean actor Jun Ji-hyun, or Gianna Jun, is best known for her Grand Bell Award-winning hit My Sassy Girl. Fans also loved her in the films The Thieves and The Berlin File and the SBS Drama Award-winning series My Love from the Star and Legend of the Blue Sea.
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Lee Dong-wook
27
Birthdate: November 6, 1981
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Lee Dong-wook is best known for his performances in South Korean TV dramas, or K-dramas, such as My Girl, Scent of a Woman, The Fugitive of Joseon, and Hotel King. He has hosted the shows Strong Heart, Produce X 101, and Wook Talk. He also briefly enlisted in the military.
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Park Min-young
22
Birthdate: March 4, 1986
Sun Sign: Pisces

Park Min-young is one of the most popular South Korean actresses of the current generation. After starting her career by appearing in commercials, Park Min-young went on to play leading roles in TV series, such as A New Leaf and Healer. Park's popularity increased after appearing in Healer. She has also won several awards for her acting performances.

 15 
G-Dragon
(Singer-songwriter)
G-Dragon
20
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 18, 1988
Sun Sign: Leo

G-Dragon is a South Korean singer-songwriter, rapper, and fashion designer. Nicknamed the King of K-pop, G-Dragon is recognized for his influence on music, fashion trends, and youth culture in South Korea. In 2016, he was named as one of the most influential Asian under 30 by Forbes. His work is often cited as an influence by many of his contemporaries.

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Park Chanyeol
31
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: November 27, 1992
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
South Korean entertainer Park Chan-yeol, also known as Chanyeol, gained fame as part of the South Korean-Chinese boy group Exo, which has delivered hits such as Mama. He has also starred in series such as Secret Queen Makers and Missing 9, and films such as So I Married an Anti-fan
 17 
Kim Go-eun
(South Korean Actress)
Kim Go-eun
31
Birthdate: July 2, 1991
Sun Sign: Cancer

Kim Go-eun is a South Korean singer and actress. She is known for playing important roles in TV series, such as Cheese in the Trap, The King: Eternal Monarch, and Guardian: The Lonely and Great God. Also known for her work as a philanthropist, Kim was praised for donating 100 million won to provide 40,000 masks amid the covid-19 pandemic.

 18 
Kim Hyun-joong
(South Korean Actor)
Kim Hyun-joong
47
Birthdate: June 6, 1986
Sun Sign: Gemini
South Korean actor and singer Kim Hyun-joong gained recognition as part of the boy band SS501. He also appeared in K-dramas such as Playful Kiss and Boys Over Flowers. He has also released Korean and Japanese solo albums. He also often donates generously for earthquake relief and education. 
 19 
Grace Park
(Actress, Model,)
Grace Park
14
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: March 14, 1974
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 20 
John Cho
(Actor)
John Cho
19
Birthdate: June 16, 1972
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Im Yoon-ah
(Singer)
Im Yoon-ah
19
Birthdate: May 30, 1990
Sun Sign: Gemini

Im Yoon-ah is a South Korean actress and singer best known for her association with Girls' Generation, one of the most popular South Korean girl groups. Also a popular actress with several awards under her belt, Yoon-ah has established herself as one of the top Hallyu stars. In 2016, she was named in Forbes magazine's Asia's 30 under 30 list.

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Kim Bum
(Actor)
Kim Bum
30
Birthdate: July 7, 1989
Sun Sign: Cancer

Kim Bum is a South Korean actor, model, singer, and dancer. After finishing sixth in the reality TV competition series Survival Star Audition, Bum landed several roles in television series. He then gained attention for his performance in series like East of Eden, Boys Over Flowers, and Padam Padam. For his role in Padam Padam, Bum underwent severe weight-loss training.

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Song Seung-heon
(South Korean Model and Actor Known for His TV Series ‘Autumn in My Heart’ and ‘East of Eden’)
Song Seung-heon
18
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: October 5, 1976
Sun Sign: Libra
Song Seung-heon began his career as a model and then starred in numerous Korean TV shows, such as East of Eden and Autumn in My Heart. He owns a management agency and an outlet of a famous Italian restaurant. He has also served as a PR ambassador for Korea Foundation.
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Ahn Jae-hyun
(Actor, Model)
Ahn Jae-hyun
15
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: July 1, 1987
Sun Sign: Cancer
Ahn Jae-hyun is best known for his award-winning performance in the series Cinderella with Four Knights. He has also been part of the series Reunited Worlds and The Beauty Inside. He initially gained fame as a model and was featured at events such as the Korea Heritage Fashion Show.
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Ha Ji-won
(South Korean Actress)
Ha Ji-won
15
Birthdate: June 28, 1978
Sun Sign: Cancer
Ha Ji-won is best known for her roles in South Korean historical dramas such as Damo and Empress Ki. She has also been featured in the series Something Happened in Bali, Secret Garden, and Hospital Ship. She owns an agency, has released an album, and has also written a book.
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Choi Woo-shik
(Actor)
Choi Woo-shik
8
Birthdate: March 26, 1990
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Ji Sung
(Actor)
Ji Sung
18
Birthdate: February 27, 1977
Sun Sign: Pisces
Ji Sung is best known for his performances in South Korean series such as Secret Love, Save the Last Dance for Me, and Kill Me, Heal Me, and in films such as My PS Partner. He has won scores of awards, such as the KBS, SBS, and MBC Drama Awards.
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So Ji-sub
(South Korean Actor)
So Ji-sub
11
Birthdate: November 4, 1977
Sun Sign: Scorpio

South Korean actor So Ji-sub is known for his leading role in the TV series  What Happened in Bali. He began his career as a model in commercials and slowly worked his way up to acting. After playing a few supporting roles, he catapulted to fame with his performance in the TV series I'm Sorry, I Love You.

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Kim Hyuna
(Singer)
Kim Hyuna
18
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: June 6, 1992
Sun Sign: Gemini

South Korean singer and model Kim Hyun-ah, better known as Hyuna, gained fame as a member of Wonder Girls and 4Minute. With the launch of her solo career, she delivered hits such as Ice Cream and became the first female K-pop artist with 100 million views for a YouTube video.

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Kim Tae-ri
(Actress)
Kim Tae-ri
13
Birthdate: April 24, 1990
Sun Sign: Taurus

Kim Tae-ri is best known for her performance as Sook-hee in The Handmaiden, which won her several honors, such as the Busan Film Critics Award and the Blue Dragon Film Award. She is also known for her roles in the film Little Forest and the series Mr. Sunshine.

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Jung Il-woo
(South Korean Actor)
Jung Il-woo
13
Birthdate: September 9, 1987
Sun Sign: Virgo
Jung Il-woo is best known for his roles in South Korean series such as Unstoppable High Kick; Cool Guys, Hot Ramen; Moon Embracing the Sun; and Cinderella with Four Knights. He became the first non-Chinese actor to win Asia's Actor of the Year at the Huading Awards.
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Yeo Jin-goo
37
Birthdate: August 13, 1997
Sun Sign: Leo
South Korean actor Yeo Jin-goo started as a child actor. He gained the nickname "Nation's Little Brother" and later went on to star in series such as Moon Embracing the Sun and movies such as Hwayi: A Monster Boy, and won a Blue Dragon Film Award for the latter.
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Ki Hong Lee
(Best Known for His Role as ‘Minho’ in the ‘Maze Runner’ Film Series)
Ki Hong Lee
4
Birthdate: September 30, 1986
Sun Sign: Libra
Known for his role in The Maze Runner films, Seoul-born Ki Hong Lee spent his early childhood in New Zealand before moving to Los Angeles. Though he initially wished to be a psychologist, he let his creative side take over and plunged into acting, while working part-time at a restaurant. 
 34 
Suho
(Singer)
Suho
13
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 22, 1991
Sun Sign: Gemini

Suho is a South Korean singer, actor, and songwriter. He serves as the leader of the popular South Korean-Chinese boy band Exo and its sub-group Exo-K. Over the course of his career as an entertainer, Suho has won several prestigious awards, such as a Yegreen Musical Award, Stagetalk Audience Choice Award, JIMFF Award, DIMF Award, and Asia Culture Award.

 35 
Choi Tae-joon
(South Korean Actor)
Choi Tae-joon
15
Birthdate: July 7, 1991
Sun Sign: Cancer

South Korean actor Choi Tae-joon soared to fame with his role of Do Kang-soo in the series Exit. He had begun his career as a child actor with the series Piano. He has also appeared on the shows We Got Married and Hello Counselor, and won two MBC Drama Awards.

 36 
Seo Hyun-jin
(South Korean Actress and Singer Best Known for Her Role in the TV Series ‘Another Miss Oh’)
Seo Hyun-jin
8
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: February 27, 1985
Sun Sign: Pisces
The main vocalist of group M.I.L.K, Seo Hyun-jin saw a watershed moment in her career when she appeared in The Sound of Music, followed by various appearances in number of films and television series. She gained immense popularity when she starred in Another Miss Oh, after which there was no looking back. 
 37 
Lydia Ko
(World's youngest LPGA tour winner who took the Women's Open at Ienbee Park, Canada, at 15 years of age)
Lydia Ko
7
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 24, 1997
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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Ji Soo
(South Korean Actor)
Ji Soo
39
Birthdate: March 30, 1993
Sun Sign: Aries

Ji Soo is a South Korean actor known for playing important roles in popular TV series, such as Angry Mom and Cheer Up. Also known for his work in films, Ji Soo received the Actor of the Year Award at the 2020 Busan International Film Festival for his portrayal of Chan Hee in the independent film, Our Joyful Summer Days.

 39 
Jim Lee
(Comic Book Artist, Publisher and Chief Creative Officer of 'DC Comics')
Jim Lee
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 11, 1964
Sun Sign: Leo

Korean-American comic-book artist Jim Lee began his career with Marvel and then soared to fame with his X-Men series. Though initially trained in psychology, he skipped medical school and became a comic writer instead. Apart from co-founding Image Comics, he also created WildStorm, which he sold to DC later.

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Park Ji-Sung
(South Korean Former Professional Footballer Who Played as a Midfielder)
Park Ji-Sung
8
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 25, 1981
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 41 
CL
(Rapper Best Known as the Member of the Girl Group '2NE1')
CL
21
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: February 26, 1991
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
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Yoo Yeon-seok
(Actor)
Yoo Yeon-seok
10
Birthdate: April 11, 1984
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Jang Na-ra
(Musician, Actress)
Jang Na-ra
4
Birthdate: March 18, 1981
Sun Sign: Pisces

South Korean singer and actress Jang Na-ra is active in both the South Korean and Chinese entertainment industries. In the early 2000s, she gained fame with her hit studio album Sweet Dream. Following the album’s success, she started getting acting offers and soon became a popular actress as well. She is actively involved in charitable endeavors.

 44 
Lee Tae-min
(Singer, Actor)
Lee Tae-min
28
Birthdate: July 18, 1993
Sun Sign: Cancer
South Korean singer/actor Lee Tae-min gained fame as part of the group Shinee. He came to be known as the “Idol’s Idol” and soon launched his solo career, delivering hits such as Danger. He also starred in the comedy Tae-Hee, Hye-Kyo, Ji-Hyun and later joined the K-pop supergroup SuperM
 45 
Bae Doona
(South Korean Actress)
Bae Doona
10
Birthdate: October 11, 1979
Sun Sign: Libra

Bae Doona is a South Korean actress known for playing important roles in popular films like Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance, Air Doll, and Cloud Atlas. One of the most decorated Korean actresses of her generation, Bae Doona was chosen among 13 other professionals from the Korean entertainment industry to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 2018.

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Han Ji-min
(Actress)
Han Ji-min
4
Birthdate: November 5, 1982
Sun Sign: Scorpio

Han Ji-min is a South Korean actress who achieved international recognition after portraying Park-ha / Hong Bu-yong in the romantic comedy television drama, Rooftop Prince, for which she received several awards, including three SBS Drama Awards. She is also popular for taking part in fund drives and volunteer work as part of her work with the organization, Join Together Society.

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Hwang Jung-eum
(Actress, Singer)
Hwang Jung-eum
13
Birthdate: January 25, 1985
Sun Sign: Aquarius

Hwang Jung-eum is a South Korean actress and singer. From 2002 to 2006, she was the lead vocalist of the now-defunct girl group, Sugar. Over the course of her career, Hwang has won several prestigious awards, such as MBC Drama Awards, SBS Drama Awards, and KBS Drama Awards. She also serves as a goodwill ambassador for several events and programs.

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Lee Bo-young
(Actress)
Lee Bo-young
15
Birthdate: January 12, 1979
Sun Sign: Capricorn

Lee Bo-young is a South Korean actress best known for playing Jang Hye-sung in the popular television series I Can Hear Your Voice, for which she received several awards, including three SBS Drama Awards. Also known for her charity work, Lee Bo-young frequently donates to charitable causes along with her husband Ji Sung. She is also active in environmental causes.

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Kim So-yeon
(Actress)
Kim So-yeon
5
Birthdate: November 2, 1980
Sun Sign: Scorpio
South Korean actor Kim So-yeon is best known for her roles in series such as All About Eve and Happy Home, with the latter winning her the Korean Drama and the MBC Drama awards. She has also been a successful model and was previously typecast in negative roles.
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Joo Won
(South Korean Actor)
Joo Won
7
Birthdate: September 30, 1987
Sun Sign: Libra

South Korean actor Joo Won is best known for his role in the TV drama series King of Baking, Kim Takgu. Interested in acting from a young age, he studied theater and arts at Sungkyunkwan University. He began his career by appearing in musicals. Soon, he started acting in TV shows and feature films as well.