In the modern world, South Korean dramas have gained a wide range of popularity and have spread across the globe, where people are watching, loving, and becoming massive fans; one of the most significant reasons behind this is the excellent acting skills of the stars. Korean entertainment has witnessed the emergence of new rookie talents who have enthralled the audience through their charismatic skills and appearance. Many rookie actresses are known and working in K-Dramas who have caught the audience’s attention due to their excellent acting skills but at the same time, few rookies are still to be recognised for their acting in K-Dramas. In this very article, we will look into the top 10 Korean Rookie Actresses.
1. Lee Seo- El
Lee SeoEl, a South Korean actress and model with a height of 173 cm, is a part of the Onurimedia agency. The actress made her first acting debut in 2020 in the television drama Rugal in which she played the role of the wife of Choi Jin-Hyuk. In the same year, SeoEl was cast in another drama, Born Again as the fiancee of Lee SooHyuk, in which she made a stunning impression and caught the audience's attention. The actress has also worked in numerous advertisements, which include Canon and Nature Republic.
2. Hwang Bo-reum-byeol
Hwang Bo-reum-byeol is a 23-year-old South Korean actress and model under Mystic Story. The actress was the winner of the Miss Chunhyang beauty pageant in 2019. Hwang Bo-reum-byeol started her acting career with a web series based on the webtoon The World of My 17 followed by another short movie, Departure Sun in 2020. The actress has played supporting roles in a few other dramas as well. In 2021, she played the leading role in the drama School 2021 for which she received the nomination for the Best New Actress award but unfortunately could not win.
3. Jung ShinHye
Jung ShinHye was born on October 11, 1994, in Suncheon, Jeollanam-do, South Korea. ShinHye is a South Korean actress under the Ace Factory. She made her first acting debut in 2015 in the television drama Angry Mom. The actress earned fame through the web drama series Love Playlist. ShinHye is known for her role in dramas like The Mermaid Prince, Snowdrop, Confession Company, and Cheer Up. The actress has played roles in films as well. ShinHye can also speak the Japanese language and do belly dancing and boxing.
4. Lee Eun Jae
Lee Eun Jae is a 26-year-old model and actress who started acting through the web drama Best Mistake in 2019, followed by the next sequel, Best Mistake Season 2 in 2020. Eun Jae has also appeared in 'Silent Boarding Gate,' Seventeen Jun MV. She has played roles in dramas like 18 Again(2020), When I Was The Most Beautiful(2020), Divorce Attorney Shin(2023), and movies like Shark: The Beginning 2021) and Dream(2023).
5. Han Chae Kyung
Han Chae Kyung, born on February 19, 1994, is a South Korean actress. She made her first acting debut in the drama Miss Granny in 2014, after which she appeared in different television dramas and movies. The actress is best known for her dramas like Judge vs. Judge (a 2017-18 series), Should We Kiss First (2018), Extraordinary You (2019), She Would Never Know (2021) and Queenmaker (2023).
6. Lee Da In
Lee Da In (birth name: Im Yoo Kyung), is a South Korean actress born on November 5, 1992. Lee Da In is the daughter of Im Young Gyu and actress Kyeon Mi-ri, who parted their ways in 1993. Later, Kyeon Mi-ri remarried in 1998 to a businessman, Lee Hong Heong, who adopted Lee Da In, and her elder sister, Lee Yoo Bi who is also an actress. The actress is a descendant of the Hwanggan Kyeon clan from her maternal side. Lee Da In changed her name to Lee Ra Yoon before her marriage. On April 7, 2023, the actress married Lee Seung Gi in a private wedding ceremony.
7. Kim Ji In
Kim Ji In is a September 17, 1996, South Korean actress represented by VAST Entertainment. Kim Ji In started her career as an advertising minor. The actress is known for her works like Extraordinary You, So Not Worth It, and Level Up.
8. Yeon Seok
Lee Ruby is a 22-year-old South Korean actress under Starship Entertainment and Kingkong Entertainment. The actress made her first acting debut in drama Memorist in 2020 as a cameo but gained popularity from her official drama role in Love Revolution, 2020. Love Revolution is a high school drama where a 17-year-old boy falls in love with Wang Ja Rim (i.e. Ruby). Kingkong Entertainment also has other talented actors like Kim Bum, Lee Dong Wook, Lee Kwang Soo, and Yoo Yeon Seok.
9. Jung Yi Seo
Jung Yi Seo is a South Korean actress under the J-Wide Company. Yi Seo made her first debut in 2014. The actress has played various roles in different films and television dramas. Yo Seo appeared in dramas like Snowdrop, Tail of the Nine-Tailed, and All of Us Are Dead. She has also appeared in films like Parasite, Real, Josee, Samjin Company English Class, and Decision to Leave. The actress was born on August 13, 1993, in Seoul.
10. Jo Hye Yeon
Cho Hye Yeon, a.k.a Jo Aram, is a former member of Gugudan, the first girl group band under Jellyfish Entertainment company, which debuted on June 28, 2016. On May 17, 2018, it was declared that to focus on her health and studies, Jo Aram would no longer be a part of the girl band group. After a three-year of gap, Cho Hye Yeon signed an exclusive contract with the Beyond J Company on March 4, 2022, where a new stage name was adopted for Cho Hye Yeon as 'Jo Aram'. Aram debuted as an actress in April 2022 in TVN’s drama The Killer Shopping List. Jo Aram has also played a supporting role in the recent drama