Here are Korean child actors that grew up in front of our eyes, their adorable little selves to their teenage years and adulthood. The young actors and actresses are also referred to as the nation's little brothers and sisters because they have played everything from young children to high school students to fully grown adults who are no longer associated with their earlier roles as youngsters. Here is a list of the Top 10 Korean Actors Capturing our Hearts Since they were Young.
1. Park Shin Hye
Park Shin Hye, known as the Queen of High-School Dramas. The child actress is now in her 30s and one of the most popular adult actresses. From the hit film Miracle in Cell No.7, the classic Prince Hours, The Heirs, Pinocchio, and Memories of the Alhambra, Park Shin Hye started as a child actress who continued rolling on our screens when she became a teenager. She has become one of the most in-demand endorsers.
2. Yoo Seung-Ho
Starting as a child actor in the 2002 film, The Way Home, this angry little kid is now a full-grown man. The Way Home was a low-budget film that unexpectedly became a box office hit. Since then, he continued appearing in dramas and movies like Immortal Admiral Yi Sun-sin, Queen Seondeok, Warrior Baek Dong-soo, and Missing You. Now a grown man and done with his military service. Yoo Seung-ho has starred in dramas we have come to love, like the heartbreaking Remember, I am Not A Robot, My Strange Hero, and Memorist.
3. Kim So Hyun
Kim So Hyun is an actress who started acting at an early age, Debuting at seven in Drama City. Kim So Hyun, now known as the Queen of High-school Dramas by many fans, replaced Park Shin Hye. Now 21, Kim So Hyun's career is so successful that her dramas have become hit after hit. Let us name some of the many dramas and movies she has been in Moon Embracing the Sun, Missing You, Who Are You: School 2015, Tale of Nokdu, and Love Alarm.
4. Kim Yoo Jung
Debuting in acting at the early age of four, Kim Yoo Jung was an in-demand child actress in Korea. After appearing in countless dramas and movies as a child, she grew up in front of our eyes with Dong Yi and Moon Embracing the Sun. Kim Yoo-Jung's popularity grew even more because of the historical drama Love in the Moonlight, where she got paired with Park Bo Gum. Now in her20s, Kim Yoo-Jung recently appeared in the 2020 drama Backstreet Rookie.
5. Yeo Jin-Goo
Yeo Jin-goo entered the world of entertainment at the age of eight. Playing roles in the dramas Warrior Baek Dong-soo, Moon Embracing the Sun, My Absolute Boyfriend, and The Crowned Clown, Yeo Jin-goo has continued to put himself out there and improve his acting. Continuing to wow us with his acting skills, he gained more popularity in his recent drama Hotel del Luna, where he shared the screen with IU and received critical acclaim.
6. Nam Ji Hyun
Nam Ji Hyun is one of the actresses who transitioned well from being a child actress to now being the lead actress as an adult. As a child, she got projects like East of Eden and Queen Seondeok. His rising popularity and building a name for herself appeared in dramas such as Shopaholic Louis and Suspicious Partner. She also starred in 100 Days My Prince with EXO D.O, gaining more fans from her impressive acting. Let us witness her growth as an actress in Missing You, Hit the Top, A Korean Odyssey, and The Crowned Clown. Grateful that she is still active in the film industry.
7. Lee Hyun-Woo
Another actor seen grow up on television is Lee Hyun-woo. Starting his career at nine, this 27-year-old is still active in dramas and films. His career took off as a child actor, and you may have seen Lee Hyun Woo in The Legend and Queen Seondeok. This actor continued to build his career, playing a role in Master of Study and even hosting a music program. He played roles in Secretly Greatly, Moorim School & The Liar, and His Lover alongside Red Velvet Joy. Lee Hyun Woo just completed his military service in 2019.
8. Moon Geun-Young
Moon Geun-Young played the young version of one of the characters in the well-known drama Autumn in My Heart, and her success continued with her following works, such as A Tale of Two Sisters, My Little Bride, and Innocent Steps became hits. Last year, she gave us a television series titled Catch the Ghost.
9. Nam Da-Reum
Nam Da-reum is the child actor who is now a teenager stealing our K-drama hearts. This young actor is in his final years of being a teenager. Playing a lead role in A Beautiful World and a small part in Hotel del Luna, Nam Da-reum is a popular actor that everyone anticipates will become more famous when he grows up.
10. Moon Ga Young
In the horror movie To Sir, With Love, Moon Ga Young made her acting debut in 2006. In the 2014 romance/mystery drama Mimi, starring TVXQ Changmin as Min Woo, she won her first role. Throughout the four-episode drama, Moon Ga Young brilliantly captured a lively and bashful attitude, displaying a clear sense of maturity in her acting. She is also well-known for costarring with the EXO members in the 2015 online drama EXO Next Door as the story female lead & has since had other supporting roles, including those in Heartstrings and Mirror of the Witch. Later, she appeared in Tempted and, Find me in your Memory.