Top 26 Most Talented Young Korean Actresses 2023
Even though there are a lot of newcomer actresses working in Korean dramas who have garnered praise for their performances, it can be challenging for fans outside of South Korea to find information about these actresses. Even if fans from other countries are dedicated viewers of web dramas, this situation frequently occurs with those who act in these shows. we do everything in our power to ensure that articles about rookie actresses with limited information are easily accessible to fans from other countries.
Kim So Hyun
Ium Hashtag represents the acting career of South Korean actress Kim So Hyun. She was born in Australia, but her family relocated to South Korea when she was four years old and she has been there ever since. She is presently attending Hanyang University to study theatre.
2006 marked the beginning of her career as an actress in the role of a youngster. Her breakout performance came in the adolescent drama “Who Are You: School 2015,” where she played the main part for the first time. As a result of her work in “River Where the Moon Rises,” she was one of the youngest actresses ever to be considered for a nomination for the Baeksang Arts Award for Best Actress in Television. She ultimately did not win the award.
Kim was selected as the National Representative of Honorary Smile by the Pyeongchang Organizing Committee for the 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (POCOG) in January 2018. This honor allows Kim to symbolize the warmth and friendliness of the Korean people.
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Kim’s Instagram account, which has 7.1 million followers, was recognized as the “2018 Most Grown Instagram Account.” Kim became the youngest South Korean actress to gain more than 10 million followers on social media at the age of 21 when she was just 21 years old.
Kim Yoo Jung
Kim Yoo Jung is a well-known South Korean actress who was educated at the Goyang High School of Arts. She was born in Seoul. She began her career as a child model, and after making her acting debut when she was only four years old, she quickly rose to prominence as one of the most well-known child actors in Korea.
At the age of five, she found out about it through a competition that her elder sister participated in and won the Most Popular Award for, despite the fact that she herself was not one of the candidates. She is well known for her roles as Dong Yi, Moon Embracing the Sun, and May Queen, all of which she is currently transforming into adult parts. Kim has two older brothers and one older sister. Another actress in the family is her older sister Kim Yeon Jung.
When she was younger, she was a child performer and earned the nickname “Korea’s Little Sister.” After starring in a number of critically acclaimed historical period dramas throughout the course of her career, people began to refer to her as the “Sageuk Fairy.” At the age of 17, she was the youngest person to make it into the top 10 on the Forbes list of Korea’s Power Celebrities, where she ranked eighth in 2017.
It was revealed in February 2018 that Kim had been diagnosed with dysfunctions of the thyroid gland and would be taking a break from acting as a result of her condition.
After her previous contract with SidusHQ came to an end on September 23, 2020, Awesome ENT made the announcement that Kim Yoo Jung had signed an exclusive contract with the agency.
Chae Soo Bin
Chae Soo Bin is a well-known actress in South Korea. Anyang-si is located in Gyeonggi-do, which is in South Korea. She was born there. Chae was discovered by a casting director when she was walking along the street, and she went on to make her acting debut in the film “My Dictator” in 2014. She was given the stage name “Chae Soo Bin” as a result of the fact that her birth name is the same as the stage name of the more well-known actor Bae Soo Bin.
She rose to prominence after appearing in the television series “Love in the Moonlight” (2016), and she has since moved on to prominent parts in the television series “The Rebel” (2017), “Strongest Deliveryman” (2017), “I’m Not a Robot” (2017–2018), and “Where Stars Land” (2018). As a result of her performances in House of Bluebirds and Cheer Up, she was recognized as the year’s best new actress at both the 4th APAN Star Awards and the 29th KBS Drama Awards.
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She had a cameo appearance in the music video for KYUHYUN’s “Moving On.”
She is now being supervised by Starship’s King Kong.
Park Bo Young
Actress Park Bo Young is signed with BH Entertainment and works in South Korea. She first appeared on screen in the middle school production of the student-made film “Equal,” which was produced by the video production club at her school. In 2005, the Challenging Reality Award was given out at the 7th Seoul International Youth Film Festival. The short film was entered into the competition. She made her debut on the small screen in the television show “Secret Campus” when she was just sixteen years old. As a result of her performance in “Scandal Makers,” she was given two awards at the 45th Baeksang Arts Awards: one for Best New Actress and the other for Popularity Award (Female). Park Bo Young plays piano and guitar.
Jeungpyeong, which is located in the province of North Chungcheong, is where Park was born. Her father spent the better part of three decades serving in the Special Forces as a member of the military. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Dankook University’s Department of Performing Arts, where she majored in Theatre and Film.
She was unable to act for several years due to a legal disagreement with the management firm that represented her. Following her comeback in 2012, she reestablished herself as a prominent celebrity with her performance as the title character in the box office smash “A Werewolf Boy.”
Gong Seung Yeon
Yoo Seung Yeon, better known by her stage name Gong Seung Yeon, is a well-known actress in South Korea. She is the older sister of Yoo Jeong Yeon, who is a vocalist for the group TWICE. Following her victory in the “Best Looks” category of the SM Teen Best Contest in 2005, she began her career as a singer by receiving instruction from SM Entertainment. After a while, she stopped singing because she no longer enjoyed it. In 2012, she made her debut in a variety of advertisements and supporting parts in television shows. When she participated in the fourth season of the Korean reality program We Got Married in 2015, the relative newcomer attracted the attention of the general public for the first time. On the show, she was matched with singer-actor Lee Jong Hyun.
She was awarded “New Wave Award” at the 2017 Asia Artist Awards, “Best Couple (with Seo Kang-jun)” at the 2018 KBS Drama Awards, “Actor Award in Korean Competition” at the 2021 Jeonju International Film Festival Awards, and “Best New Actress” at the 2021 Blue Dragon Film Awards. She also won the “New Star Award” at the 2015 SBS Drama Awards, “Rookie of the Year” at the 2016 SBS Entertainment Awards, and “New Star Award” at the 2015 S
In 2018, she also contributed to the original soundtrack of the movie “My Dream Class” by singing the song “Like a Star” alongside Yoo Jeong-yeon.
Kim Ji Won
Kim Ji Won is a well-known actress in South Korea. She made her debut in the world of entertainment in 2010, when she began to feature in advertisements. She quickly became known as the “Oran C Girl” and the “Lollipop Girl.” “Romantic Heaven” was the first film in which she appeared as an actress.
Kim first signed with the talent agency S.A.L.T Entertainment in February 2020; however, she severed ties with the company on June 10, 2022. On September 29, 2022, it was established that she had signed the agreement with HiZium Studio as her employer (previously known as HiSTORY D&C)
Park Eun Bin
Park Eun Bin is a well-known actress who was born in Seoul, South Korea. She made her debut when she was five years old and has since appeared as a child actor in a number of television programs, playing younger versions of a variety of roles.
It was in the time-traveling romantic comedy “Operation Proposal” that she made her debut in a prominent role. She was awarded the title of Best Young Actress at the 2009 KBS Drama Awards (The Iron Empress).
After “Operation Proposal,” Park returned to playing supporting parts until she garnered notoriety for her performance in “Hello, My Twenties!” in 2016, a youth ensemble cast series about a group of young ladies in their early 20s, which aired in 2016 and was followed by a sequel the following year in 2017.
Beginning in 2017, Park has portrayed the main character in a number of different dramas.
With the 2019-2020 sport workplace Hot Stove League, Park was honored with the most successful series she has gotten to this point in her career.
Park Eun Bin received the “Best Actress Award” in 2022 for her performance in the drama “Extraordinary Attorney Woo,” which was held in Busan and hosted by the Asian Contents Awards.
Won Jin Ah
Yooborn Company is the acting agency that represents South Korean actress Won Jin Ah. She had always wanted to be an actress, but she wasn’t successful in the acting auditions, so she decided to major in cultural planning instead. She subsequently quit school after a year and worked a series of odd jobs to support her family, including at a postpartum confinement facility; nonetheless, her parents pushed her to travel to Seoul so that she may have a better chance at realizing her ambition of being an actress.
Her debut appearance was in the short film “The Chosen: Forbidden Cave,” which was released in 2015. She was selected as the female lead of the 2017-2018 television drama series “Just Between Lovers” after she prevailed in an audition against more than a hundred other hopefuls for the role. As a result of her performance in the series, she was later nominated for the role of Best New Actress at the Baeksang Arts Awards and won the newcomer award at the APAN Star Awards. The 25th Chunsa Film Art Awards recognized her performance in the upcoming film “Long Live the King,” which earned her a nomination for Best New Actress.
Seo Eun Soo
Seo Eun Soo is a well-known actress and model working for the HighZium studio in South Korea. She made her debut in the role of an actress in the television drama “Jealousy Incarnate” in the year 2016.
Yoon So Hee
Yoon So Hee is a well-known actress in South Korea. She made her acting debut in the drama Knife and Flower in the year 2013. She spent her first six years of life in Stuttgart, Germany, before moving back to her native Seoul. She was born in Stuttgart.
In 2011, she went to KAIST, which is widely regarded as one of the most prominent educational institutions in South Korea, to study Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. Yoon has been seen on the tvN programme “Hit the S Style,” in which she was highlighted with other university fashion stars. After that, she made an uncredited cameo appearance in the music video for SHINee’s “Why So Serious?,” which followed her appearance in the intermission video at Super Show 5, a concert tour by Super Junior.
She appeared in music videos by EXO in 2013 as part of the EXO Music Video Drama series (in both Korean and Mandarin Chinese versions). After that, Yoon gave her first performance as an actress in the historical drama “The Blade and Petal.” Since then, she has been cast in progressively more significant parts in several television programmes.
Yoon made her acting debut in the movie “Salut d’Amour,” which was followed by an appearance in the South Korean-Chinese film “Life Risking Romance,” in which she played a supporting role. In 2016, she made her debut in the leading role of a starring role in the mini-drama “The Day After We Broke Up” which was produced by KBS.
Nam Ji Hyu
Nam Ji Hyun is a well-known actress in South Korea who is represented by “Management SOOP.” Although she began her career as a child actress, Nam has successfully moved into a leading role despite having been recognised as one of the most talented child actors and actresses in the industry.
In 2014, Nam became a student at Sogang University with the intention of majoring in Psychology. He received his degree on February 18, 2020.
Kim Go Eun
Actress Kim Go Eun is signed to BH Entertainment and represents South Korea. “A Muse,” a film that was released in 2012 and received positive reviews from film critics, was where Kim made her acting debut. Her fearless and genuine performance in the movie earned her praise in South Korea. In spite of the fact that she was presented with a number of job opportunities, she made the decision to take some time off in order to complete her education. In 2014, a crime thriller titled “Monster” marked Kim’s return to the big screen after an absence of two years.
Kim was selected to be one of the seven faces for Chanel’s “J12 Turns 20” campaign in 2020 after being named a Chanel ambassador for South Korea in 2019. Prior to that, in 2019, Kim was given the title of Chanel ambassador for South Korea. At a ceremony that took place at the Korea Press Center on August 30, 2019, Kim Go Eun was honoured with the title of honorary ambassador for the Resource Circulation event hosted by the Ministry of the Environment. Kim Go Eun paid active attention to social contribution and environmental protection activities such as donating to victims of wildfires in the Gangwon area and removing plastic from the seas with their “NO Plastic Challenge.” Kim Go Eun also actively participated in these activities.
Shin Se Hwi
Shin Se Hwi is an actress from South Korea who made her acting debut in the drama “Sweet Stranger and Me” which aired on KBS2. She originally came to the public’s attention after making a cameo appearance on “The Brave Teenagers” and a brief appearance in the music video for iKON’s “My Type.”
She has been referred to as “Little Han Hyo Joo” or the “Second Han Hyo Joo” by internet users in the Republic of Korea.
Jung Eun Ji
Jung Eun Ji is a South Korean singer, composer, actor, and voice actress. She was born as Jung Hye Rim in Haeundae, which is located in the city of Busan. Her most notable accomplishment was making her debut with the South Korean girl group Apink in 2011, when the group was signed to the IST Entertainment label. She was successful in passing the auditions in November of 2010 to become the primary singer for Apink. Before she joined Apink, she had never participated in any kind of formal training of any kind, and at that point, she had only trained with the group for a total of two months.
Her first role as an actress was in the 1997 film “Reply,” in which she portrayed the lead female character. Due to her performance in this role, she was presented with a number of prizes, one of which being the 49th Baeksang Arts Award for Best New TV Actress. Additionally, in April of 2016, she made her debut as a solo artist with the release of the EP Dream.
Apink came out with their fourth studio album, titled Horn, as well as the lead song, titled “Dilemma,” on February 14, 2022.
After 11 years with the band, Son Naeun officially parted ways with them on April 8, 2022.
IST Entertainment has made the announcement that Apink will continue their promotional activities as a five-member group beginning with the release of their forthcoming 11th anniversary fan song on April 19, 2022. This date is currently confirmed.
Kim Seul Gi
Actress Kim Seul Gi is signed with Noon Company and works in South Korea. She was born in Busan, and from an early age, she had the ambition to pursue a career in the acting industry. She received her education at the Seoul Institute of the Arts before being invited to perform on tvN’s “Saturday Night Live Korea” in the middle of the year 2011. Over the course of the subsequent several years, up to the time when she departed the programme in 2013, SNL Korea saw a considerable surge in her popularity. Since then, Seul Gi has portrayed leading roles in a great many films, television series, and variety programmes in addition to appearing in music videos. Her performance in the film Discovery of Love earned her the title of Best New Actress in 2014 from both the APAN Star Awards and the KBS Drama Awards. Since then, she has been nominated for and received accolades for a diverse range of roles that she has played.
Jung Hye Sung
Actress and model Jung Hye Sung was born Jung Eun Joo and is represented by J. Wide Company. She is from South Korea. She is best known for her roles in the television series “Oh My Venus,” “Remember: War of the Son,” and “Love in the Moonlight,” which brought her much acclaim.
Lee Sung Kyung
Lee Sung Kyung is a well-known name in the acting and modelling industries in South Korea. In 2008, Lee began her career in the entertainment industry by competing in the local Super Model Contest. This was the beginning of her modelling career. In the South Korean television drama “It’s Okay, That’s Love,” Lee made her acting debut as the first actress to emerge from the strategic partnership between YG Entertainment and the modelling agency K-Plus. Her first big part was in the film “Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo,” in which she played the eponymous character.
Park Hwan Hee
Park Hwan Hee is a well-known name in the acting and modelling industries in South Korea. After getting married on July 30, 2011, to rapper Bill Stax, Park filed for divorce 15 months later. Shin Seop is their only child, and he is a son. It was her role in the hit television series “Descendants of the Sun” in 2016 that first brought her to public attention.
Park Hye Su
Park Hye Su is a well-known performer in the entertainment industry in South Korea. She was a competitor on K-pop Star 4, but she first gained widespread recognition for her performance in the 2016 television series “Age of Youth.” It was in the 2017 series “Introverted Boss” that she made her debut in the leading role.
Park received his degree in Korean Language and Literature from Korea University, where he studied for his whole academic career.
In 2021, a number of individuals who believe that they were victims of Park’s physical abuse when they were in middle school published online accounts of their experiences. Through her agency, Studio Santa Claus Entertainment, Park refuted every accusation that was made against her. It was because of these charges that the release of the series “Dear.M,” in which she starred, was delayed. Dispatch subsequently revealed that the charges were untrue, stating that the victim is making up the story, and unearthing text exchanges that proved the two were actually friends while they were both attending the same high school.
Seol In Ah
Seol In Ah, a South Korean actress who is also known by her stage name Seorina, made her acting debut in the South Korean television drama “Producer” in 2015, playing a supporting role. Acting was Seol’s concentration at the Seoul Institute of the Arts, where she received her education. She originally came to public attention after playing a supporting part in the drama Strong Girl Bong Soon, which aired on JTBC, and the drama School 2017, which aired on KBS2. In addition, she made her debut in the film industry with the online film Closed Eyes. Additionally, from 2017 till 2019, she hosted the show Section TV on MBC.
At the 2018 KBS Drama Awards, Seol was given the award for Best New Actress for the role she played in her first leading role, which was in the 2018 production of Sunny Again Tomorrow. Soon after that, she was a permanent cast member on the Mexican version of Law of the Jungle, which was her second full variety programme. In 2019, she also appeared in the drama Special Labor Inspector, in which she played a minor part.
Her second main part was in the weekend drama Beautiful Love, Wonderful Life, which aired from September 2019 to March 2020 and featured her as Kim Cheong-Ah. At the 2019 KBS Drama Awards, In-Ah was recognized for the part she played in the drama and was given the Excellence Award for Actress in a Serial Drama.
On April 12, 2022, she became a GOLD MEDALIST Entertainment artist after signing with the company.
Bang Min Ah
A singer and actress, Bang Min Ah is a native of South Korea. She made her debut as a solo artist in 2015 after having been a part of the girl group Girl’s Day from the year 2010. She has appeared in a number of movies and television programs, some of which include “Vampire Idol” and “Beautiful Gong Shim.” Minah made her acting debut in the segment “Frustrated, But Let’s Stick Together” on the tvN variety show Roller Coaster. The episode was titled “Frustrated, But Let’s Stick Together.”
On January 11, 2019, it was announced that none of the members would re-sign with Dream T Entertainment and that instead, they would join different agencies while continuing to perform under the Dream T moniker. However, the group would not formally split.
She inked an exclusive deal with Yooborn Company on March 29, 2019, to work for the company.
Han Seung Yeon
Han Seung Yeon is a well-known singer and actress from South Korea. She moved from South Korea to the United States so that she may attend Tenafly High School in the state of New Jersey. However, in order to pursue a career as a singer, she left high school in the middle of her senior year.
She made her debut in the music industry in 2007 as a member of the all-female pop quartet KARA, together with Park Gyu Ri, Jung Nicole, and Kim Sung Hee, after she had returned to her native South Korea. The band released their first studio album, titled “The First Blooming,” in March of 2007, marking the beginning of their career. During the period that she spent with the organization, she was successful in passing a high school qualification exam called the College Scholastic Ability Test.
As a result of her achievement, she was accepted to Kyung Hee University to pursue a degree in Theater and Film. Alongside Uee of After School, HyunA of 4MINUTE, and Gain of Brown Eyed Girls, she became a member of the supergroup 4Tomorrow in the year 2009. In addition, she has worked as an actor, making appearances in popular dramas such as “Jang Bo Ri Is Here!” (2014) and “Hello, My Twenties.” (2016-2017).
Yoon Ye Joo
Yoon Ye Joo is a model from South Korea who first appeared on screen in the drama “Angel Eyes” which aired on SBS.
Since 2014, she has solely supporting roles in her roles. In the year 2016, she was cast as the lead character in the short drama titled “Why Do Women Always Get So Upset?”
Her performance in the 2017 film Saimdang, light’s Diary, in which she had a supporting part, is largely responsible for her increased notoriety.
She was given a significant part in the Webtoon adaption of “Meow, The Secret Boy” four years after her performance in the play “Why Do Women Always Get So Upset? (2020).
Park Se Wan
In 2016, Park made her debut as an actress on television in the short drama special titled “The Red Teacher,” which was shown on KBS2. In 2017, she played supporting roles in the television series School 2017, which is about a girl coming of age, and the romantic comedy-drama I’m Not a Robot. Both of these roles helped her receive more notice.
Alongside Jang Dong Yoon, who she had previously worked with on the film School 2017, Park starred in the December 2018 release of the youth drama Just Dance, which was adapted from the documentary of the same name. It was her first time playing the main part.
Choi A Ra
Choi A Ra is a well-known model in her home country of South Korea. She attended Sungkyunkwan University and earned a degree in acting in 2015. She was formerly signed with KPlus, but she is now exclusively signed with Aile Model Company. She has appeared in catwalk shows for a variety of designers, including Louis Vuitton, DKNY, Steve J & Yoni P, Phillip Lim, and Marc by Marc Jacobs. Her first acting role was in the sequel Age of Youth 2.
Park So Dam
Park So Dam is a well-known actress working for an Artist Company in South Korea. She received her acting degree from the Korea National University of the Arts and graduated with honors. 2013 marked the beginning of So Dam’s acting career with the release of the short film “No More No Less.” She became a household name after portraying a demon in the movie “The Priests,” which was released in 2015, and then she received international notoriety for her appearance in the 2019 film “Parasite,” which won both the Academy Award and the Palme d’Or.
After seeing the musical Grease when she was still in high school, Park acquired an interest in taking part in stage productions. After being turned down for roles in around seventeen auditions, Park decided to launch her career by working in indie films while she was still a student. It is well known that Park is a prolific performer in the realm of independent film. Park starred in the film Ingtoogi: Battle of the Internet Trolls, which was produced by the Korean Academy of Film Arts, as well as the independent film Steel Cold Winter, which gained attention when it made its debut at the Busan International Film Festival. In addition, Park appeared in supporting roles in the popular films Scarlet Innocence and The Royal Tailor.
She made her debut in the mainstream in 2015 after leaving a deep impression with her performance in The Silenced, for which she was awarded the prize for Best Supporting Actress at the Busan Film Critics Awards. She has since gone on to star in a number of successful films. After that, she had roles in films like Veteran and The Throne, both of which were commercial successes, which led to her being cast in the highly praised mystery thriller The Priests. Her performance as a high school kid who was possessed by evil earned her many awards for Best New Actress and Best Supporting Actress at the Blue Dragon film festival.
The dark comedy “Parasite,” directed by Bong Joon Ho and starring Park, was released in 2019. The movie was well-praised by critics all around the world and was a financial triumph at the box office in South Korea.
In December 2021, Park received the news that she had Papillary Thyroid Cancer, which required her to undergo surgery to treat.