South Korean Celebrities Born In May

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 1 
IU
(Singer)
IU
52
Birthdate: May 16, 1993
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Gwangjin-gu, Seoul, South Korea
 2 
Park Hae-Jin
(South Korean Actor)
Park Hae-Jin
18
Birthdate: May 1, 1983
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Busan, South Korea
South Korean actor Park Hae-jin is best known for his roles in series such as Doctor Stranger, Bad Guys, and Man to Man. He has won several honors, such as the KBS, MBC, and APAN Star Awards. An avid philanthropist, he has also donated to causes such as child welfare.
 3 
Suho
(Singer)
Suho
15
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 22, 1991
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea

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.

 4 
Im Yoon-ah
(Singer)
Im Yoon-ah
21
Birthdate: May 30, 1990
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Daerim-dong, Seoul

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.

 5 
Yook Sung-jae
(South Korean Singer)
Yook Sung-jae
31
Birthdate: May 2, 1995
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Yongin, South Korea

South Korean singer/actor Yook Sung-jae soared to fame as part of the boy band BtoB. Hr has also appeared in series such as The Village: Achiara's Secret and Master in the House. He also released solo tracks later and has been part of campaigns to support underprivileged children.

 6 
Lee Sang-hyeok
(Professional Gamer)
Lee Sang-hyeok
10
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 7, 1996
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Seoul
 7 
Ailee
(Singer)
Ailee
14
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 30, 1989
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Denver, Colorado, United States
 8 
Taeyang
(K-Pop Singer)
Taeyang
17
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 18, 1988
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Uijeongbu-si
South Korean singer Taeyang gained recognition after appearing in Jinusean's music video A-yo. He then became part of the boy band Big Bang and later launched his solo career. He is the highest-ranking Korean soloist on the Billboard chart and is known for tracks such as Eyes, Nose, Lips.
 9 
Lee Hyori
(South Korean Singer, Actress)
Lee Hyori
9
Birthdate: May 10, 1979
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Cheongwon, Chungcheongbuk-do
Lee Hyo-ri, also known as "Nation's Fairy," soared to fame with series such as Family Outing. She was part of the girl band Fin.K.L, and after delivering hits such as Blue Rain, Lee went solo. An animal rights activist, she has also released a photo-essay book featuring her dog.
 10 
Baekhyun
(Singer & Actor)
Baekhyun
24
Birthdate: May 6, 1992
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Bucheon, Gyeonggi Province
 11 
Lim Ju-hwan
10
Birthdate: May 18, 1982
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea

While he was part of theater groups even in high school, Lim Ju-hwan started his career as a model with the agency The Men soon after graduation. Over the years, he has gained fame for projects such as The Snow QueenTamra, the Island; and The Good Doctor.

 12 
Yoon So-hee
(South Korean Actress Best Known for Her Role in the TV Series ‘The Emperor: Owner of the Mask’)
Yoon So-hee
7
Birthdate: May 7, 1993
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Stuttgart, Germany

Yoon So-hee is a South Korean actress best known for her portrayal of Kim Hwa-gun in the popular television series The Emperor: Owner of the Mask, for which she received the Best New Actress award at the 2017 Seoul Awards. For her performance in the series, Yoon also received nominations at the 44th MBC Drama Awards and 12th Soompi Awards.

 13 
Song Ji-eun
(K-pop Singer, Actress)
Song Ji-eun
7
Birthdate: May 5, 1990
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
 14 
Sejong the Great of Joseon
(Fourth Ruler of the Joseon Dynasty of Korea)
Sejong the Great of Joseon
4
Birthdate: May 15, 1397
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
Died: April 8, 1450
 15 
Sunmi
(Singer)
Sunmi
13
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 2, 1992
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Iksan, South Korea
 16 
Lee Jong-hyun
(South Korean Actor & Musician)
Lee Jong-hyun
8
Birthdate: May 15, 1990
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Busan, South Korea

South Korean singer and actor Lee Jong-hyun gained fame as the lead guitarist and vocalist of the rock band CNBLUE. His involvement in the Burning Sun scandal caused him to leave the band. He has also appeared in films such as Acoustic and series such as Orange Marmalade.

 17 
Shim Eun-kyung
2
Birthdate: May 31, 1994
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Gangneung, South Korea
 18 
Sunny
(Korean-American Singer and Entertainer)
Sunny
8
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 15, 1989
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Orange, California, United States
 19 
Choi Min-sik
(South Korean Actor Known for His Roles in the Films: ‘Oldboy’, and ‘The Admiral: Roaring Currents’)
Choi Min-sik
3
Birthdate: May 30, 1962
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea

Choi Min-sik is a South Korean actor best known for his portrayal of Oh Dae-su in the critically acclaimed neo-noir action thriller film Oldboy, for which he won awards at the Grand Bell Awards, Blue Dragon Awards, and Baeksang Art Awards. One of the most decorated South Korean actors, Choi Min-sik has many other prestigious awards under his belt.  

 20 
Princess Deokhye
(Princess)
Princess Deokhye
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 25, 1912
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Changdeokgung, South Korea
Died: April 21, 1989
 21 
Ahn Heeyeon
(Singer)
Ahn Heeyeon
6
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 1, 1992
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Seoul
 22 
Park Jeonghwa
(South Korean Singer)
Park Jeonghwa
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 8, 1995
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Dongan-gu, Anyang
 23 
Gong Myung
(Actor)
Gong Myung
16
Birthdate: May 26, 1994
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: South Korea

South Korean actor Gong Myung gained fame as a member of the actors’ group 5urprise. He is primarily known for his roles in series such as Splendid Politics and Beautiful You. He has also been part of the films A Girl at My Door and Extreme Job.

 24 
Chung Hyeon
(Tennis player)
Chung Hyeon
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 19, 1996
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Suwon, South Korea
 25 
Son Wan-ho
(South Korean Badminton Player)
Son Wan-ho
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 17, 1988
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Changwon, Gyeongsangnam-do, South Korea
 26 
Son Yeon-jae
(Rhythmic gymnast)
Son Yeon-jae
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 28, 1994
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
 27 
Ko Sung-hyun
(South Korean Badminton Player)
Ko Sung-hyun
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 21, 1987
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Goesan-gun, Chungbuk, South Korea
 28 
May J Lee
(Dancer, Choreographer)
May J Lee
1
Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: May 17, 1988
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Seoul
 29 
Chae Yoo-jung
(South Korean Badminton Player)
Chae Yoo-jung
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 9, 1995
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Busan, South Korea
 30 
Ji Dong-won
(South Korean Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Forward)
Ji Dong-won
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 28, 1991
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Jeju City, Jeju Province Jeju, South Korea
 31 
Im Kwon-Taek
(Film Director)
Im Kwon-Taek
0
Birthdate: May 2, 1936
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Nam-myeon, Jangseong-gun, South Korea
 32 
Ji-man Choi
(Baseball player)
Ji-man Choi
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 19, 1991
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Incheon, South Korea
 33 
Im Dong-hyun
(South Korean Archer)
Im Dong-hyun
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 12, 1986
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Chungbuk, South Korea
 34 
Yun Sung-bin
(Skeleton racer)
Yun Sung-bin
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 23, 1994
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Namhae County Namhae, South Korea
 35 
Moon Geun-young
6
Birthdate: May 6, 1987
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Gwangju, South Korea

Moon Geun-young is a South Korean actress with several prestigious awards under her belt. She has won KBS Drama Awards and SBS Drama Awards among many other awards. After starting her career as a child actress, Moon became the youngest winner of a Grand Prize. Also known for her charity work, Moon has donated money to several non-profit organizations.

 36 
Kim Du-han
(Former Member of the National Assembly of South Korea)
Kim Du-han
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 15, 1918
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
Died: November 21, 1972
 37 
Kim Yun-ja
(Retired South Korean Badminton Player)
Kim Yun-ja
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 15, 1963
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Jinju-si, South Korea
 38 
Yi Munyŏl
(Author)
Yi Munyŏl
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 18, 1948
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Yongyang, South Korea
 39 
Kim Soon-kwon
(Agricultural Scientist)
Kim Soon-kwon
1
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: May 1, 1945
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Ulsan, South Korea
 40 
Kim Taek-soo
(Former South Korean Table Tennis Player)
Kim Taek-soo
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 25, 1970
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Gwangju, South Korea
 41 
Stephen Kim Sou-hwan
(Cardinal)
Stephen Kim Sou-hwan
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 8, 1922
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Daegu, South Korea
Died: February 16, 2009
 42 
Peakboy
(Instagram Singer)
Peakboy
1
Listed In: Instagram Stars
Birthdate: May 27, 1989
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Incheon, South Korea
 43 
Chang Hye-jin
(South Korean Former Recurve Archer and Two-Time Olympic Gold Medalist)
Chang Hye-jin
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 13, 1987
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Daegu, South Korea
 44 
Sam Kim
(Chef Who Has Been a Panelist on Please Take Care of My Refrigerator)
Sam Kim
0
Listed In: Food Experts
Birthdate: May 8, 1977
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: South Korea
 45 
Lee Young-suk
(Retired South Korean Badminton Player)
Lee Young-suk
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 9, 1970
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Busan, South Korea
 46 
Hwang Kyung-seon
(South Korean Taekwondo Practitioner)
Hwang Kyung-seon
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 21, 1986
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
 47 
Kim Kyung-ah
(South Korean Table Tennis Player)
Kim Kyung-ah
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 25, 1977
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Daejeon, South Korea
 48 
Joo Hyun-jung
(South Korean Professional Former World Number One Archer)
Joo Hyun-jung
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 3, 1982
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: South Korea
 49 
Kim Nam-soon
(South Korean Archer)
Kim Nam-soon
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 7, 1980
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: South Korea
 50 
Park Sung-soo
(South Korean Archer and Olympic Champion)
Park Sung-soo
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 19, 1970
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Jinhae-gu, Changwon-si, South Korea