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Rising Korean actors that are expected to gain even more attention in the future

Many recent hit dramas like “Penthouse”, “Nevertheless” or “Squid Game” have introduced promising new Korean actors to the audience.

Wi Ha Joon

Wi Ha Joon is the handsome and cool police officer Hwang In Ho in the recent hit series Squid Game. Wi Ha Joon was born in 1991. Before getting into acting, he was a famous model in Korea.

He started his acting career in 2012 but only took on small supporting roles. He began to be known more thanks to starring in several famous works such as “Gonjiam”, “Something in the Rain”, “Goodbye Mr.  Black”, “18 Again”,…

Following the huge success of “Squid Game”, the name Wi Ha Joon is going viral among viewers. With good acting skills and handsome appearance, the rising popularity of Wi Ha Joon will surely catch the attention of many writers and directors. He promises to have stronger coverage in the near future.

Chae Jong Hyeop

Nevertheless’s second male lead, the “potato boy” is the second actor included in this list. In “Nevertheless”, while the lead couple and the drama’s storyline face criticism, the supporting character Yang Do Hyuk played by Chae Jong Hyeop manages to capture the hearts of viewers as the only non-controversial part of the drama.

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Chae Jong Hyeop first debuted in 2018 with “Come and Hug Me” but it was only when he appeared in “Nevertheless” that he really made an impression on the audience. Some productions starring Chae Jong Hyeop are: “Hot Stove League”, “Sisyphus: The Myth”, “The Witch’s Dinner”…

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Having outstanding height, a handsome face and a charming dimpled smile, “potato boy” Chae Jong Hyeop will definitely be the new “boyfriend” of Korean dramas.

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Kim Young Dae

Kim Young Dae is known through the role of Oh Nam Joo in the school drama “Extraordinary You”. Although he only plays a supporting role, Kim Young Dae makes many viewers remember him thanks to his impressive height, youthful, angular and masculine face. In particular, many viewers also comment that he looks similar to the famous actor Kang Dong Won.

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With the role of Ju Seok Hun in the drama “Penthouse”, Kim Young Dae has become extremely popular. Although there are many controversies over his acting skills, Kim Young Dae’s role as Seok Hun is still many viewers’ favorite. The visual of a high school heartthrob, looking cold on the outside but warm on the inside, has captured the hearts of the audience.

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Despite often taking on supporting roles, it is a solid step to cultivate experience for this talented young actor. Kim Young Dae is expected by many viewers to become the new future of Korean dramas.

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Lee Do Hyun

Although he started his acting career not long ago, Lee Do Hyun is being considered as one of the “pearls” of the industry. Lee Do Hyun also starts with small roles that barely anyone knew about, but he is gradually proving his acting ability and is being noticed by many directors.

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Lee Do Hyun began to receive many leading roles in hit dramas such as: “18 Again”, “Sweet Home”, “Youth of May”. Lee Do Hyun’s roles are considered to have depth and emotions. His performance often receives many praises from experts as well as the audience.

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By winning “Best New Actor” at the prestigious 2021 Baeksang Awards, it is certain that Lee Do Hyun will be even more successful in the future.

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Kim Hyun Soo

Kim Hyun Soo is loved through her role as Bae Ro Na in “Penthouse”. She perfectly portrayed Bae Ro Na who is always stubborn and grumpy towards her mother. But she is also an honest and kind character who always tries to work her way up despite many difficulties and obstacles.

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Kim Hyun Soo, despite her young age, started her acting career quite early. Some productions that Kim Hyun Soo has participated in are: “Familyhood”, “Solomon’s Perjury”, “The Swordsman”, “Penthouse”…

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Kim Hyun Soo received the “Best Young Actress” award at the 2020 SBS Drama Awards. She is having a potential career and promises to become the new generation’s acting goddess of Korea. 

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Han Ji Hyun

Also becoming well-known thanks to starring in the hit drama “Penthouse”, Han Ji Hyun as Ju Seok Kyung is also a promising actress.

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Although she is a model-turned-actress, Han Ji Hyun quickly made a name for herself after playing the spoiled and arrogant character, Seok Kyung. Seok Kyung’s personality and attitude that drive viewers mad were successfully portrayed by Han Ji Hyun.

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