24 Highest paid Korean actors in Korea

by KimchiDaniel | created - 19 Apr 2013 | updated - 19 Apr 2013 | Public

1. Byung-Hun Lee

Actor | Dalkomhan insaeng

Byung-hun Lee was born in 1970 in Seoul, South Korea, and grew up in a wealthy family, thanks to his father, who was a successful businessman. He never dreamed of pursuing acting until a friend of his mother's suggested it. He auditioned for the KBS television network in 1991 and was accepted. His ...

2. Kang-ho Song

Actor | Salinui chueok

Song Kang-ho never professionally trained as an actor, beginning his career in social theater groups after graduating from Kimhae High School. Later, he joined Kee Kuk-seo's influential theater company with its emphasis on instinctive acting and improvisation, which proved to be Song's training ...

3. Yoon-Seok Kim

Actor | Chugyeogja

Yoon-Seok Kim was born on January 21, 1968 in Danyang County, North Chungcheong Province, South Korea. He is an actor and director, known for The Chaser (2008), 1987: When the Day Comes (2017) and Punch (2011). He has been married to Joo-Ran Bang since 2002. They have two children.

4. Won Bin

Actor | Ajeossi

Won Bin was born on November 10, 1977 in Jeongseon, Korea as Do-Jin Kim. He is an actor, known for The Man from Nowhere (2010), Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War (2004) and Mother (2009). He has been married to Na-Young Lee since May 30, 2015.

5. Dong-Gun Jang

Actor | Taegukgi hwinalrimyeo

South Korean actor Jang Dong-Gun starred in two record-breaking box office hits; one of which was 'Friend,' the highest grossing Korean film at the time. He gained widespread critical acclaim for his portrayal of a troubled high school student who chooses the life of organized crime, paving the way...

6. Min-sik Choi

Actor | Oldeuboi

Choi Min-shik first made a name for himself in theater before breaking into the film world with a role in Park Chong-won's acclaimed film 'Our Twisted Hero' (1992). In the mid-nineties he continued to act in theater productions as well as in several TV dramas, including Moon Over Seoul with Han ...

7. Myung-Min Kim

Actor | Yungnyong-i Nareusya

Myung-Min Kim was born on October 8, 1972 in South Korea. He is an actor, known for Six Flying Dragons (2015), Closer to Heaven (2009) and Sorum (2001).

8. Kyung-gu Sol

Actor | Oasiseu

Kyung-gu Sol was born on May 1, 1968 in South Korea. He is an actor, known for Oasis (2002), Memoir of a Murderer (2017) and No Mercy (2010).

9. Jung-woo Ha

Actor | Shi gan

Jung-woo Ha is a South Korean actor, film director, screenwriter and film producer. His breakthrough to stardom came with the role in Na Hong-jin's serial killer film The Chaser (2008).

Born as Kim Sung-hoon, Ha Jung-woo came from an acting family. His father Kim Yong-gun is a well-known veteran ...

10. Ji-Hwan Kang

Actor | Yeong-hwa-neun yeong-hwa-da

Ji-Hwan Kang was born on March 20, 1977 in Seoul, South Korea as Tae-Gyu Jo. He is an actor, known for Rough Cut (2008), My Girlfriend Is an Agent (2009) and Hong Gil Dong, the Hero (2008).

11. Jung-min Hwang

Actor | Gok-seong

Jung-min Hwang was born on September 1, 1970 in Masan, South Gyeongsang Province, South Korea. He is an actor, known for The Wailing (2016), A Bittersweet Life (2005) and New World (2013).

12. Tae-Hyun Cha

Actor | Yeopgijeogin geunyeo

Tae-Hyun Cha was born on March 25, 1976 in Seoul, South Korea. He is an actor and director, known for My Sassy Girl (2001), Jeon Woo Chi (2012) and Hello Ghost (2010). He has been married to Suk-Eun Choi since June 1, 2006. They have three children.

13. Beom-su Lee

Actor | King-kong-eul deul-da

Beom-su Lee was born on January 3, 1970 in Chungju, South Korea. He is an actor, known for Lifting King Kong (2009), The City of Violence (2006) and Surgeon Bong Dal-hee (2007). He has been married to Yoon-jin Lee since May 22, 2010. They have two children.

14. Hae-il Park

Actor | Gwoemul

Hae-il Park was born on January 26, 1977 in South Korea. He is an actor, known for The Host (2006), Memories of Murder (2003) and War of the Arrows (2011).

15. Ji-won Ha

Actress | Hwang Jin Yi

South Korean fresh face Ha Ji-won is a very talented actress. She first came to theater in 2000 and won an award for best new actress. Her big break was "Sex is zero" and "True or Dare". In 2003, she was cast as Chae-oak in the famous Korean TV drama "Damo" and was stated as South Korean's most ...

16. Hyun-Jung Go

Actress | Seonduk yeowang

Hyun-Jung Go was born on March 2, 1971 in South Korea. She is an actress, known for The Great Queen Seondeok (2009), Woman on the Beach (2006) and Miss Conspirator (2012). She was previously married to Yong-Jin Chung.

17. Ye-jin Son

Actress | Nae meorisokui jiwoogae

As of her debut in South Korean films, Ye-jin Son became one of the stars of Chungmoore, the Korean Hollywood, notably appearing in the beautiful "Drunk on Women and Poetry" by the master Kwan-taek Im. In "April Snow", directed by Jin-ho Hur (2005), she questioned her pure innocent girl image, ...

18. Soo Ae

Actress | Gajok

Soo Ae was born on July 25, 1981 in South Korea. She is an actress, known for A Family (2004), Midnight FM (2010) and Sunny (2008).

19. Nayoung Lee

Actress | Aneun yeoja

Nayoung Lee was born on February 22, 1979 in Seoul, South Korea. She is an actress, known for Someone Special (2004), Maundy Thursday (2006) and Dream of a Warrior (2001). She has been married to Won Bin since May 30, 2015. They have one child.

20. Soo-jung Lim

Actress | Janghwa, Hongryeon

Soo-jung Lim was born on July 11, 1980 in South Korea. She is an actress, known for A Tale of Two Sisters (2003), I'm a Cyborg, But That's OK (2006) and Happiness (2007).

21. Yeong-ae Lee

Actress | Chinjeolhan geumjassi

Yeong-ae Lee was born on January 31, 1971 in Seoul, South Korea as Lee Young-Ae. She is an actress, known for Lady Vengeance (2005), One Fine Spring Day (2001) and The Great Jang-Geum (2003). She has been married to Jeong Ho-young since August 24, 2009. They have two children.

22. Jeong-hwa Eom

Actress | Mong-ta-joo

Jeong-hwa Eom was born on August 17, 1969 in South Korea. She is an actress, known for Montage (2013), Princess Aurora (2005) and Marriage Is a Crazy Thing (2002).

23. Seung-ryong Ryu

Actor | 7-beon-bang-ui seon-mul

Born in Seo-choen, a small village, in South Korea in 1970, Seung-Ryong Ryu discovered his love for acting when he saw a play at the age of 15. Then, he went on to study theater at Seoul Institute of the Arts. For over a decade after graduating from the college, he was just an obscure actor mostly ...

24. Hae-jin Yoo

Actor | Hae-jeok: Ba-da-ro gan san-jeok

Hae-jin Yoo was born on January 4, 1970 in Cheongju, Korea. He is an actor, known for Pirates (2014), A Taxi Driver (2017) and Veteran (2015).



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