The Hallyu Wave has swept over the world and it’s not slowing down, and we are absolutely loving it! With the popularity of K-dramas, K-films and K-music everywhere, there are definitely some familiar faces across the genres. Some of the K-pop idols have successfully made the cross-over and established an acting career.

Let’s take a look at a few of these multi-talented (and gorgeous) stars below!


IU

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Name: Lee Ji-eun, 28 years old

Trivia:

  • Has passion in music since her school days, IU finally debuted as a singer at the age of 15 with her album “Lost and Found”
  • The meaning behind her stage name ‘IU’ is ‘I’ and ‘You’ (You and I)
  • Her talent in acting was recognised ever since she starred in “Dream High” and “You Are the Best!”
  • Her acting career skyrocketed after she bagged lead roles for high-rated dramas; “Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo”, “My Mister” and “Hotel del Luna”
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No one can pull off these “Hotel del Luna” outfits like IU did
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Can we get a second season please?
Fans are anticipated her upcoming film with Park Seo Joon, “Dream”

Bae Suzy

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Name: Bae Su-ji, 27 years old

Trivia:

  • Was hailed as ‘Nation’s first love’ in S.Korea after starring in her debut film “Architecture 101”
  • Suzy is a former member of K-pop girl group, Miss A, which disbanded in 2017
  • Dated famous actors; Lee Min-Ho and Lee Dong-Wook
  • Known for her roles in popular dramas; “Dream High”, “Uncontrollably Fond”, “While You Were Sleeping”, “Vagabond” and “Start Up”
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We are all obsessed with Suzy and Lee Seung Gi’s chemistry in “Gu Family Book” and “Vagabond”
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Suzy and Lee Jong Suk’s cute pairing in “While You Were Sleeping” really got the fans hooked
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Twitter fans are manifesting to see Suzy and BTS’ Jin collab in a drama since both idols are very talented in acting

Krystal Jung

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Name: Jung Soo-jung, 27 years old

Trivia:

  • Born in San Francisco, California, USA, Krystal and her sister Jessica Jung were spotted by talent agency SM Entertainment at the age of five during a family trip to South Korea
  • Krystal debuted as the lead vocalist of f(x) at the age of 14, while Jessica debuted as a member of Girls’ Generation
  • Krystal won the “Most Popular Actress” award at the Baeksang Arts Awards for her role in “My Lovely Girl”
  • Starred in various hit dramas; “The Heirs”, “My Lovely Girl”, “Prison Playbook”, “The Bride of Habaek”, “Player” and “Search”
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Krystal’s older sis Jessica is a former Girls’ Generation member turned actress and fashion entrepreneur
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Her role as Han Bo-yeong in Netflix’s Korean film “Sweet & Sour” really got everybody talking
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Watch Krystal achieve her dream to become a cop in the airing drama “Police University”

Yoona

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Name: Im Yoon-ah, 31 years old

Trivia:

  • Since her K-pop group Girls’ Generation is not as active as before, Yoona shifted her focus on its subgroup Oh!GG and her acting career
  • Yoona broke up with famous actor Lee Seung-gi after dating for a year and 9 months due to their busy schedules
  • She bagged the Best Newcomer Actress award at the 23rd KBS Drama Awards and the 45th Baeksang Arts Awards
  • Yoona showcased her acting talents in “You are My Destiny”, “Cinderella Man”, “Love Rain”, “The King in Love” and the box-office film, “Confidential Assignment”
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This photo screams ‘girl power’!
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Yoona paired up with “Hospital Playlist” star Jo Jung-suk in Korean disaster flick “Exit”, which topped the local box-office in 2019
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She is confirmed to star in a new rom-com film “2 O’Clock Date” with the ‘Dimple Prince’, Kim Seon-ho

Seohyun

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Name: Seo Ju-hyun, 30 years old

Trivia:

  • Like Yoona, Girls’ Generation’s lead vocalist Seohyun also went on to focus on her acting career after parting ways with SM Entertainment
  • Even when her schedules are packed in the K-pop industry, Seohyun admitted that she longed to act as it was her childhood dream
  • After appearing as cameos in hit dramas, she finally bagged lead roles in “Bad Thief, Good Thief”, “Time” and “Hello Dracula”
  • Seohyun is confirmed to make her acting comeback next year with two films; “Holy Night: Demon Hunters”, “Love and Leashes” and drama “Jinx’s Lover”
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Yup, we love how the Girls’ Generation member is still best friends with Super Junior!
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She thanked her “Bad Thief, Good Thief” co-star Ji Hyun-woo after winning the Best New Actress Award at the 2017 MBC Drama Awards
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Seohyun was last seen alongside Go Kyung-pyo in “Private Lives”

Hyeri

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Name: Lee Hye-ri, 27 years old

Trivia:

  • Although they have not yet officially disbanded, Girl’s Day’s Hyeri and the other members carried on with their solo careers after their contract with Dream T Entertainment ended
  • Has her own YouTube channel and has been awarded “Celebrity YouTuber of the Year” at the 2020 Brand of the Year Awards
  • Made her acting debut in 2012 and rose to fame after becoming the female lead of the 2015 hit retro drama “Reply 1988”
  • Among her must-watched dramas are “Hyde Jekyll, Me”, “Entertainer”, “Two Cops” and “My Roommate Is A Gumiho”
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From “Reply 1988” co-stars to lovers, Hyeri and Ryu Jun-yeol’s relationship is still going strong
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Can’t deny the fact that Hyeri and BLACKPINK’s Rosé are the cutest best friends!
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The chemistry between her and Jang Ki-yong in “My Roommate Is a Gumiho” never fails to give us ‘heart-fluttering’ moments