Article: 10 Korean Actors Who Portrayed Husband And Wife In The Drama

Marriage is a universal institution with a special  place in people's hearts. It brings two souls together and forms a bond meant to last forever. Korean dramas have been known to capture the essence of marriage beautifully, showcasing the highs and lows, the romance and the challenges. Here, we bring you the top ten Korean dramas based on the marriage theme and the actors who played the role of husband and wife.

1. Fated To Love You

"Fated to Love You" is a popular South Korean romantic comedy.  The story follows an unexpected turn of events in the lives of two individuals Lee Gun, played by Jang Hyuk and Kim Mi-Young played by Jang Na-ra. Their paths cross during a trip, leading to a one-night stand due to a series of circumstances. Following this encounter, Mi-Young discovers she is pregnant, and their lives become intertwined as they decide to get married for the sake of the child. Story delves into the complexities of their relationship as they navigate unexpected love, family expectations, and personal growth.The series is known for its emotional depth, humor, and portrayal of the transformative power of love.

2. Mask

"Mask" is a South Korean that tells the story of Byun Ji-sook (played by Soo Ae), a struggling sales clerk burdened by family debt, who meets her lookalike, Seo Eun-ha (played by Soo Ae). Ji-sook's family struggle with loan sharks, while Eun-ha, daughter of a congressman, is engaged to wealthy heir Choi Min-woo (played by Ju Ji-hoon). Min-woo, unaware of Eun-ha's affair with his conniving half-sister's husband, is set to marry Eun-ha as a business deal. However, when Eun-ha dies, the manipulative Min Seok-hoon (played by Yeon Jung-hoon) pressurizes Ji-sook to impersonate her. Living together, Min-woo finds Ji-sook different from his expectations, setting a new course of events and romance in the drama.

3. Marriage Not Dating

"Marriage, Not Dating" Korean drama centers on Gong Ki-tae, a successful plastic surgeon portrayed by Yeon Woo-Jin, resisting marriage due to family pressure. To thwart constant familial insistence, he hatches a plan: a pretend relationship with optimistic cosmetic saleswoman Joo Jang-mi, played by Han Groo. Conversely, Jang-mi aspires to a joyful marriage and genuine love but grapples with family expectations nudging her towards matrimony. Unexpected twists and misinterpretations push her to accept Ki-tae's proposal of a feigned romance, sparking a tale of comedic entanglements and romantic growth against a backdrop of societal and personal desires for love and commitment.

4. 100 Days My Prince

100 Days My Prince"  is  a captivating Korean historical drama that unfolds in the Joseon era. The plot revolves around Lee Yool, a crown prince portrayed by Do Kyung-Soo, also known as D.O., member of popular K-pop group Exo. Lee Yool loses memory and lives as a commoner for a hundred days. As he lost his memory, he was forced to marry a girl named Hong Shim, played by Nam Ji-Hyun. As time passed, both of them developed feelings for each other. The drama shows the love between a crown prince who lost his memory and a commoner.

5. My Husband Got A Family

The drama "My Husband Got a Family" is about a TV drama director named Yoon-Hee and a surgeon named Terry who get married. The only thing Yoon Hee wanted was a man without close relations with his family; she is afraid of having in-laws. Her happy marriage is in trouble when her husband discovers his biological parents, who happen to live next door and are the same people she argues with every day. Moreover, they come with three sisters-in-law and the usual extended family. This drama highlights the complexities of marriage within a traditional Korean family.

6. The World Of The Married

"The World of the Married" is a South Korean television drama that revolves around the tumultuous life of Dr. Ji Sun-Woo, portrayed by Kim Hee-ae, a successful family medicine doctor. The story delves into themes of betrayal, revenge, and the complexities of relationships. As Sun-Woo's seemingly perfect life unravels, she discovers her husband's affairs, played by Park Hae-Joon, led to a series of intense events and emotional battles. The show explores the emotional toll that affair and distrust can have on a family.

7. Because This Is My First Life

Because This Is My First Life" is a popular South Korean drama aired in 2017. It's a romantic comedy about a man and a woman in their 30s navigating the challenges of modern life and love. The leading roles are played by Lee Min-ki as Nam Se-hee, a meticulous and introverted homeowner and Jung So-min as Yoon Ji-ho, a struggling writer needing a place to live. Two individuals enter into a contract marriage for the purpose of  solving their housing problems. However, as their unconventional relationship progresses, they find themselves growing closer and developing genuine feelings for each other.

8. Marriage Contract

Marriage Contract" is a popular South Korean drama that aired in 2016. The drama revolves around a widow, played by Uee, who is struggling to provide for her daughter's future after being diagnosed with a terminal illness. In a Desperate attempt to secure her daughter's well-being, she enters into a contract marriage with a rich but emotionally distant man, played by Lee Seo-jin. Their relationship develops throughout the drama, highlighting themes of love, sacrifice and family bonds.

9. Prime Minister And I

"Prime Minister and I" is a South Korean television drama  aired in 2013.  Story revolves around a young woman, a famous journalist named Nam Da-Jung, who marries the Prime Minister to save her father's job. The Prime Minister, Kwon Yul, is a widower and single father of three children, and their unexpected marriage sets off a series of challenges and romantic developments. The role of Nam Da-Jung is played by actress Im Yoon-ah, also known as Yoona, and the role of Prime Minister Kwon Yul is played by actor Lee Beom-soo.


"Goong," also known as "Princess Hours," is a South Korean television drama that combines romance, comedy, and drama. The story is set in an alternate modern-day Korea where the monarchy still exists. It follows the life of an ordinary high school girl, Chae-Kyung, played by Yoon Eun-Hye, who is forced into an arranged marriage with the Crown Prince, Lee Shin, portrayed by Ju Ji-hoon, to save her family from financial ruin.  Both face the challenges of their arranged marriage and the complexities of palace life while developing a complicated romantic relationship. These top 10 Korean actors have shown exceptional talent in portraying husband and wife roles in various dramas. Through their convincing performances and excellent chemistry, they have captivated audiences worldwide and left a lasting impression.