Youngest Korean Actresses

Have you been seeing Korean actresses on TV lately but are unsure of their names? Worry not because I will be sharing you with you the prettiest and youngest Korean actresses that have been dominating our TV screens lately.

With the many Korean Dramas or more popularly known as K-dramas started appearing on TV screens, a lot of people got curious and were immediately head over heels with them. (Source) The reason may be because of how entertaining these K-drama shows are and the pretty Korean actresses that starred those shows. All these factors are the main reasons as to why the entertainment industry in Korean has been booming for decades.

But with these pretty young Korean actresses, you may be wondering as to who they really are. Researching their names may lead you nowhere especially if you don’t get the spellings right. Luckily for you, I have gathered the younger Korean actresses today, and I included some brief information about them.

Youngest Korean Actresses | Get To Know Them 

Kim Sae-Ron

Kim Sae-Ron is one of the many South Korean actresses today. He was born on 31st of July, 2000 and is sisters with Ye-ron and Ah-ron who are both actresses. Kim Sae-Ron graduated in February 2016 from Yang-Il Middle School in IIsan and immediately attended School of Performing Arts Seoul. Last year, 2018, she got admitted to Chung-Ang University, wherein she is taking the Department of Performing Arts and Film Studies.

The very first role of Kim Sae-Ron began in the year 2009 in the film A Brand New Life, which one directed by Ounie Lecomte. She played the character of Jin-Jin-Her who is a nine-year-old girl and was abandoned by her father because he remarried. In 2010, she co-starred in the film The Man From Nowhere.

During a 2014 interview, Kim Sae-Ron’s manager said that she has a good eye for scripts, which made it possible for her to choose her projects even at a very young age. One of the best things about this Korean actress is that she loves accepting demanding roles because she has the ability to immerse herself slowly in the characters.

Latest TV Shows and Movies Of Kim Sae-Ron 

  • 2011 – I Am A Dad
  • 2013 – The Neighbor
  • 2015 – Snowy Road
  • 2018 – The Villagers

Kim So-Hyun

Kim So-Hyun is a South Korean actress who started her acting career in 2006. She was born on the 4th of July, 1999 and gained the public’s attention when she began in Moon Embracing The Sun in 2012. Kim So-Hyun was born and raised in Australia but moved to South Korea when she was seven years of age. During her secondary education, she was homeschooled and enrolled at Hanyang University to take up Department Of Theater.

Kim So-Hyun started as a child actress where she played a supporting role in Ten Minute Minor. Since then, she portrayed different child counterparts of protagonist females in both TV series and films. Between 2012 to 2014, she played more supporting roles in Rooftop Prince and Missing You. She was awarded the first K-Drama Star Awards for Best Child Actress for her role in Missing You.

Currently, she has transitioned from supporting roles to lead roles, wherein she played as twins in Who Are You: School in 2015. She also starred in the romance film named Pure Love in the year 2016.

Latest TV Shows and Movies of Kim So-Hyun 

  • 2014 – Reset
  • 2016 – Pure Love
  • 2017 – The Emperor: Owner Of The Mask

Kim Yoo-Jung

Kim Yoo-Jung is a South Korean actress who began her acting career at the age of four. She was born on the 22nd of September, 1999 in Sokcho, South Korea. Kim Yoo-Jung started as a young start and later on became a youth icon for many. Also, she starred in many TV shows and films and even guested in leading shows in South Korea. Kim Yoo-Jung appeared in over 15 movies and 13 TV shows by the time she got to fifth grade.

Kim Yoo-Jung received her Best Child Actress Award for playing a lead role in Iljimae when she was nine years old. She became a well-established actress by 2010, where she performed leading roles in Grudge, Flames of Desires, and Dong Yi. Even before she entered her teen years, she already knows how to handle commitments and schedules like a real professional actress.

As an adult, Kim Yoo-Jung featured in the drama series Love in the Moonlight with Park Bo-Gum. The show was a success where she won the Excellence Award, Actress in a Mid-Length Drama.

Latest TV Shows and Movies Of Kim Yoo-Jung 

  • 2016 – Love In The Moonlight
  • 2017 – Because I Love You
  • 2018 – Clean With Passion For Now

Krystal Jung

Krystal Jung is an American actress and singer who is currently in South Korea. She was born on the 24th of October 1994 in California, United States. Krystal Jung is known as one of the most popular artists in the Korean industry today. She was first discovered by S.M. Entertainment when she was five years old. Her career started as a child model in 2002 where she appeared in different TV commercials. In the year 2009, she became part of a Kpop group with four other girls, which led to her popularity. In the year 2014, she landed her significant role in My Lovely Girl.

Due to her send of style and her elegance, she gained several awards, which made her become a fashion icon in South Korea. She also became the Celebrity of the Year in 2016 and got to Photogenic Award from the Fashion Photographers Association in Korea. In 2017 she appeared in Unexpected love, which is a movie by Chinese-Korean.

To date, she has released four albums, including Pinocchio, Pink tape, Red Light, and 4 Walls. Currently, she is shooting Graduation Season, which is a Chinese TV show.

Latest TV Shows and Movies Of Krystal Jung 

  • 2017 – Prison Playbook
  • 2018 – Player
  • TBA – Graduation Season 

Jo Bo-Ah

Jo Bo-Ah started her acting career in 2011 in a TV show in Cheongdam-Dong. She was born on the 22nd of August, 1991 in Daejeon, South Korea. She graduated from Sungkyunkwan University where she majored in Performing Arts.

In the year 2012, she has landed her first lead role in the TV show Flower Band. During that year, she also starred n Horse Doctor where she played a supporting role. During the year 2013, she hosted the M Countdown together with Kim Woo-Bin.

Jo Bo-Ah’s first movie was in 2014 where she played a seductive and troubled teenager in Innocent Thing. She, later on, appeared in a TV show The Idle Mermaid which is the modern version of The Little Mermaid.

In the year 2018, she starred in Goodbye To Goodbye and My Strange Hero. Currently, she is set to appear in the TV show Secret.

Latest TV Shows and Movies Of Jo Bo-Ah 

  • 2017 – Let Us Meet
  • 2018 – Goodbye to Goodbye
  • 2018 – My Strange Hero
  • 2019 – Secret

Shin Se-Kyung

Shin Se-Kyung is a South Korean model, singer, and actress. She was born on the 29th of July 1990 in Seoul, South Korea. She started her acting career as a child, and in 2009 she got a breakthrough by appearing in the sitcom High Kick Through The Roof. Ever since then, she also started appearing in movies, like Hindsights, Return To Base, and The Hidden Card.

In the year 2013, Shin Se-Kyung starred in the melodrama series When A Man Falls In Love but gained criticism from some viewers because of the passive character that she portrays. Since then, she portrayed more confident and bold roles, including Blade Man and The Hidden Card.

Latest TV Shows and Movies of Shin Se-Kyung 

  • 2015 to 2016 – Six Flying Dragons
  • 2017 – The Preparation
  • 2017 to 2018 – The Man Who Guards Me

Park Bo-Young

Park Bo-Young is a South Korean actress who starred in different films and TV shows. She was born on the 12th of February, 1990 in Chungcheong Province, South Korea. She debuted her acting career in the year 2006 but already appeared in 2005 in Equal which is a short film. In the eat 2006, she appeared in Secret Campus together with Lee Min-Ho who also has a newcomer at that time.

In the year 2010, she encountered numerous legal disputes with her management agency then. She started getting tied up with lawsuits and took a break from her acting career. After four years, she became active again and starred in Don’t Click, which is a horror thriller. In the same year, she also starred in A Werewolf Boy together with Song Joong-Ki.

Park Bo-Young began filming her romance movie in the year 2017 named On Your Wedding Day. This film was shown in the year 2018. Currently, she stars in Abyss wherein she will be playing as a beautiful prosecutor. This show is set to be shown by half of 2019.

Latest TV Shows and Movies Of Park Bo-Young 

  • 2016 – Strong Girl Bong-Soon
  • 2018 – On Your Wedding Day
  • 2019 – Abyss

Park Shin-Hye

Park Shin-Hye is a South Korean singer and actress where she gained her first recognition when she starred in Stairway To Heaven. She was born on the 19th of February 1990 in Gwangju, South Korea. Park Shin-Hye is known as one of the most prolific Korean actresses in her age.

After landing a lead role in Stairway To Heaven, she started appearing in numerous TV shows, including Tree Of heaven and Very Merry Christmas. Her first movie was the Evil twin in 2007. She also starred I a comedy musical in 2009 with Jang Keun-Suk in You’re Beautiful.

In the year 2017, she appeared in Heart Blackened, which is a crime thriller and a Korean remake of Silent Witness from Hong Kong. Currently, Park Shin-Hye has several endorsements from clothing brands both internationally and in South Korea. She is the first ever South Korean actress to be chosen as Visa’s model.

Latest TV Shows and Movies Of Park Shin-Hye 

  • 2017 – Heart Blackened
  • 2018 – Little Cabin In The Woods
  • 2019 – Call

Kim So-Eun

Kim So-Eun is a South Korean actress who rose to popularity in the year 2009 when she starred in Boys Over Flowers. She was born on the 6th of September 1989 in Namyangju, South Korea. In 2009, besides Boys Over Flowers, she also starred in Empress Cheonchu and He Who Can’t Marry.

Her acting debut was in the year 2005 from a movie named Two Guys. She also appeared in several TV shows, and films, including The Show, Must Go On and Sisters of The Sea. Her first major role was in 2010 when she starred in Happiness In The Wind which helped her popularity even more.

In the year 2-12, Kim So-Eun starred in Secret Angel which is Chinese drama serious and aired on a website. She is also known to endorse numerous products and as well as magazines. Kim So-Eun is an advocate of eco-living, youth activism, and art films.

Latest TV Shows and Movies Of Kim So-Eun 

  • 2017 – You’re Closer Than I Think
  • 2018 – Evergreen
  • 2018 – Are You In Love

Moon Geun-Young

Moon Geun-Young is a South Korean actress and is popularly called Nation’s Little Sister. She was born on the 6th of May 1987 in Gwangju, South Korea. She started modeling at the age of 10 and in 1999, she began her acting career. She rose to popularity when she appeared in Autumn In My Heart in 2000.

She focused on movies but later on returned to television in the year 2008. In the same year, she received several acting acclaims including the grime Awards; Best Actress. She is also known as one of the youngest Daesang recipients when she was awarded SBS Drama Awards.

Moon Geun-Young also starred in theater plays including Romeo and Juliet in 2016 together with Park Jung-Min.

Latest TV Shows and Movies Of Moon Geun-Young 

  • 2015 – The Village: Achiara’s Secret
  • 2016 – Entourage
  • 2017 – Glass Garden


These are the youngest Korean actresses who are popular today not only because of their beautiful faces but also with their great actings. With the rise of Korean entertainment popularity not only in South Korea but as well as in other parts of the world, (Source) it will not be surprising that we will be adding more names on the list above.

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