Top Korean Actors Working in Hollywood

Hollywood has provided a platform for actors from all over the world to showcase their prowess in acting. Some of the best actors are Korean who have been able to play leading roles in popular Hollywood movies. Below is a list of some of these actors:

Lee Byung Hun

Lee Byung Hun had a great reputation in South Korea but it was until he features in Hollywood movies such as Gl Joe where he was the lead actor, Terminator Genisys, and Magnificent Seven where he played a role alongside Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, and the amazing Ethan Hawke.

Ken Jeong

This Korean actor is quite popular in Hollywood where he has acted in movies such as The Hangover and Community. He has also played leading roles in a number of comedies such as Dr. Ken and Pain and Gain. Ken is also the voice behind Dr. Yap in Bob Burgers.

Steven Yeun

Steven Yeun is well known for his active role as Glenn in The Walking Dead but he was killed in season seven. He has recently appeared in Okja, a movie directed by Bong Joon Ho where he acted alongside other popular actors such as Tilda Swinton. In the movie, he had a role specially made for his as a Korean-American.


This Korean Pop Star has an outstanding career in drama, music, and film and this is what made Hollywood movie directors make him a part of their team. He has starred in movies such as Speed Racer, Ninja Assassin, and The Prince where he acted alongside Bruce Willis and other famous actors. He had been asked to take up a role in the X-Men movie but he turned it down when he was offered a lead role in the Uhm Buk Dong movie.

The Korean actors have made a name for themselves in Hollywood and this exposure has also helped them to grow in their career through the global exposure that Hollywood movies enjoy.

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