From winning multiple Oscars in main categories to Grammy nominations, the Korean industry seems unstoppable. Like Korean actors, Korean actresses are also adored, appreciated, and respected by the audience. In some ways, these wonderful Korean actresses may be more considerate than men. Whether a movie or a TV series, there will always be new and elegant Korean actresses to showcase their talents. Here are the 10 most popular Korean actors and actresses in the United States:
1. Lee Min Ho
We have seen him in some of the most significant Korean movies and dramas, such as Gangnam Blues and Bounty Hunter. Some of his most famous K-Dramas comprise ‘Boys over Flowers’, ‘Kings: Forever Monarchs’, and ‘Legends of the Blue Sea’. It was the ‘Boys over Flowers’ that garnered him worldwide recognition which also earned him the Best New Actor Award at the 45th Baeksang Arts Awards. Lee Min Ho is one of South Korea's; most significant actors and has established himself as a top Hallyu star.
2. Jun Ji Hyun
Jun Ji Hyun is one of the highest-paid actresses in South Korea. She has appeared in the Korean drama My Sassy Girl. However, it was the hit drama My Love From the Stars, where she instantly rose to fame. She is now one of the most excellent drama actresses in Korea
3. Park Seo Joon
Park Seo Joon is one of the most influential actors in Korean television. He played the protagonist of Young Joon in ‘What’s wrong with Secretary Kim’ which is one of the most popular Korean TV shows of all time. One of the qualities that made him one of the most prominent actors in South Korea is his versatility. Not only is he the king of romance but, he is also good in comedy and horror genres.
4. Choi Woo Shik
Choi Woo Shik is part of some of the most essential movies produced in Korea. His most famous work is the Oscar-winning film ‘Parasite’, in which he played one of the main characters. Parasite became the first Korean film to win an Oscar for Best Picture and Best Director in 2020.
5. Park Shin Hye
Park Shin Hye is famous for her youthful appearance and acting skills. She is one of the most famous and highest-paid in South Korea, which is not surprising because she often appears in the most popular TV series, especially for young audiences
6. Park Bo Gum
Park Bo Gum is a talented young actor in Korea. His recent television appearance is in the 2020 ‘Record of Youth’. Park Bo Gum's worldwide popularity originates from being ranked by Forbes as the first famous Korean actor. He is the youngest artist to be nominated as Best Actor of the Year by Gallup Korea
7. Song Hye Kyo
She is one of the greatest ranked celebrities in Korea, encompassing non-acting celebrities. By occurring in many acclaimed TV series and movies, she has accomplished AAA status throughout Asia. The latest drama starring Song Hye Kyo is ‘Encounter’ with actor Park Bo Gum.
8. Kim Soo Hyun
The 33-year-old actor is the highest-paid in South Korea. You will be amazed to find that he earns approximately $600,000 per episode of K-Drama. Recently, he played the leading role in the 2020 hit TV series ‘It’s Okay to Not Be Okay’. He has won many international awards.
9. Hyun Bin
Hyun Bin's real name is Kim Tae Pyung. He started his professional career in 2002, although he started his acting career in 2003. Some of his most popular TV series are Crash Landing on You, ‘Secret Garden’, the Memories of the Alhambraamong many others.
10. Ha Ji won
No wonder Ha Ji won is very famous. She has received honors for her award-winning roles in films and dramas. Like many other Korean actors and actresses, she has written songs.