These young actresses are all famous for their talents.
Having both visuals and skills, the following actresses born in the 90s have achieved success in both TV and movies. They have the potential to become the next top-tier actresses in Korea’s entertainment industry alongside their seniors born in the 70s/80s.
1. Kim Tae Ri
Born in 1990, Kim Tae Ri has conquered both dramas and movies despite having worked in the industry for not long. Her debut film in 2016, “The Handmaiden”, was an award-winning box office success. Her 2018 drama “Mr. Sunshine” and ongoing drama “Twenty Five, Twenty One” are both high-rated works and help Kim Tae Ri prove her ability to pull off different roles.
2. Kim Da Mi
Similar to Kim Tae Ri, Kim Da Mi has also achieved success not only on TV but also on the big screen. She leaves a strong impression on the audience with her eye acting and how well she immerses herself in every character. Through the three most popular works namely “The Witch”, “Itaewon Class”, and “Our Beloved Summer”, Kim Da Mi has boasted a flexible acting transformation.
3. Kim Go Eun
Kim Go Eun made a memorable debut in the critically acclaimed erotic film “A Muse”. Her character in “A Muse” came under controversy when the movie came out, but Kim Go Eun’s acting performance was so excellent that it helped her win Best New Actress at the 2012 Blue Dragon Film Awards. From an award-winning rookie actress to a sought-after star who is cast alongside A-listers such as Gong Yoo, Lee Min Ho,… Kim Go Eun has gone a long way thanks to her outstanding talent.
4. Kim Yoo Jung
Starting out as a child actress, Kim Yoo Jung has always received much love from the public for her pretty and innocent visuals. Not only does she have the looks, but Kim Yoo Jung is also known for her diverse acting despite her young age. Although there was a time Kim Yoo Jung made the viewers question her choice of scripts, she recently had a successful comeback in “Lovers of the Red Sky”, a historical drama, the genre that is believed to suit Kim Yoo Jung the most. The series ended with double-digit ratings, once again affirming Kim Yoo Jung’s charm.
5. Kim So Hyun
Entering the industry when she was a child like Kim Yoo Jung, another 1999-born actress, Kim So Hyun is also well-loved for her talent. She can transform into both righteous and villainous characters. In 2021, by adding another impressive work, “River Where the Moon Rises”, into her filmography, Kim So Hyun received a nomination for Baeksang’s Best Actress in Television, becoming one of the youngest nominees in the history of the award.
6. Park So Dam
Not just domestically, but Park So Dam has achieved international recognition thanks to her role in the 2019 Oscars-winning film “Parasite”. She joined the cast and crew of “Parasite” to snag 4 historic wins at the 92nd Academy Awards. Park So Dam is famous for her natural and charming acting, which is highly appreciated by the audience and critics.
7. Jeon Jong Seo
Jeon Jong Seo may not be as popular as the rest of this list, but her acting has earned plenty of praise from Korean and international experts. Her performance as one of the leads in “Burning” surprised the audience as she showed how well she acted alongside recognized stars Yoo Ah In and Steven Yeun, despite being an inexperienced rookie actress without any history in the entertainment industry. Jeon Jong Seo also did well in “The Call” and was said to overshadow even her famous senior Park Shin Hye. With her talent, Jeon Jong Seo promises to become one of the most outstanding movie stars in the future.