Beautiful Korean Actresses Under 30: Jung So-min, Park Shin-hye, Suzy, etc

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Let’s Meet Beautiful Actresses in South Korea under 30!

Korean drama lovers know that, besides having an addictive storyline, one of the characteristics of Korean drama is handsome actors and beautiful actresses making the audience fall in love with their roles.
In recent years, Korean dramas are increasingly popular worldwide. There are more applications that provide the dramas, accompanied by subtitles in various languages to make it easier for Korean drama lovers who want to follow the shows, but don’t understand the language. As time goes by, more talented young actors and actresses are appearing. In this article, we will discuss some actresses who are beautiful and talented, who are all under 30 years old. Let’s find out more!

Jung So-min


This actress, who was born as Kim Young-ji and is known as Jung So-min, is exactly 30 years old this year. she was born on March 16, 1989. Jung So-min got a lot of public attention, with her debut drama, ‘Bad Guy,’ in 2010, even though hers was only a supporting role.

In 2013, she left her talent agency,, Bloom Entertainment, and joined SM Culture & Contents. In 2015, she finally became the main lead in a movie for the first time, in the horror-romance film ‘Alice: Boy from Wonderland.’

in June, 2017, Jung So-min left SM Culture & Contents and signed with Jellyfish Entertainment. Two years later, this last August, she moved again, leaving Jellyfish Entertainment and rejoining Blossom Entertainment. There are many famous actors under this agency, such as Song Joong-ki, Cha Tae-hyun, Park Bo-gum, etc.

Playful Kiss

‘Playful Kiss’ is also sometimes known as ‘Mischievous Kiss’ or ‘Naughty Kiss’, and is a romantic-comedy television series from 2010. It is based on the Japanese manga ‘Itazura Na Kiss.’ It aired on MBC from September 1 to October 21, 2010, on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 21:55, for 16 episodes.


‘D-Day’ aired on JTBC on Fridays and Saturdays at 20:40, for 20 episodes beginning on September 18, 2015.

My Father Is Strange

‘My Father Is Strange’, also known as ‘Father Is Strange’, aired on KBS2 every Saturday and Sunday from 7:55 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. (KST). The TV series gained huge popularity and was extended by 2 episodes (original 50).

Because This Is My First Life

‘Because This Is My First Life’, or ‘This Life is Our First’, aired on tvN every Monday and Tuesday from October 9 to November 28, 2017, at 21:30 KST.  The story tells about house-poor Nam Se-hee (Lee Min-ki) and homeless Yoon Ji-ho (Jung So-min), both unmarried in their thirties, who start living together as housemates.

The Smile Has Left Your Eyes

‘The Smile Has Left Your Eyes’ s a remake of the 2002 Japanese television series ‘Sora Kara Furu Ichioku no Hoshi’. It aired on tvN, beginning on October 3, 2018, on Wednesday and Thursday at 21:30 KST.

Park Shin-hye

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Who doesn’t know Park Shin Hye? Park Shin-hye began to gain public recognition since her successful drama ‘ You’re Beautiful ‘. She made her debut when she played the younger version of Choi Ji-woo’s character in the popular Korean drama ‘Stairway to Heaven’ in 2003.
Since then, almost all her dramas to date have been hits and have never disappointed their viewers.

You’re Beautiful

‘You’re Beautiful’ aired on SBS from October 7 to November 26, for 16 episodes.

Heart Strings

‘Heart Strings’ aired on MBC from June 29 to August 19, 2011, on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 21:55, for 15 episodes. This drama reunited Jung Yong-hwa and Park Shin-hye, who both starred in the TV series ‘You’re Beautiful’ in 2009.

Flower Boy Next Door

‘Flower Boy Next Door’, also known as ‘My Cute Guys’, is a drama series based on the webtoon titled ‘I Steal Peeks At Him Every Day’, by Yoo Hyun-sook. It aired on tvN from January 7 to February 26, 2013, on Mondays and Tuesdays at 23:00, for 16 episodes.

The Heirs

‘The Heirs’, or the ‘ The Inheritors’, aired on SBS from October 9 to December 12, 2013.


‘Pinocchio’ aired on SBS from November 12, 2014, to January 15, 2015, on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 21:55 (12:55 UTC), for 20 episodes.


Different from the character in her previous dramas, in 2016, Park Shin-hye played in the medical drama, ‘Doctors’, also known as ‘The Doctors’. In this drama, Park Shin-hye acted as Yoo Hye-jung, who has something of a wayward personality.  Having gone through a tough childhood, she found it hard to trust anyone. The only person she trusted and loved was her grandmother, who never failed to support her. However, her thoughts about others changed after meeting teacher Hong Ji-hong, who helped her find her goal in life and become a successful neurosurgeon later.

This drama was a hit and averaged 18.40% in audience ratings. It aired every Monday and Tuesday at 22:00 (KST) on SBS from June 20 to August 23, 2016, for 20 episodes.

Memories of the Alhambra

‘Memories of the Alhambra’ aired on the cable network tvN, from December 1, 2018 to January 20, 2019, and is also available via online streaming on Netflix. This drama is one of the highest-rated Korean dramas in cable television history, and was praised for its creative plot and its unexpected twists.

My Annoying Brother

‘My Annoying Brother’, or ‘Older Brother’, is a comedy-drama film that was released in South Korea by CJ Entertainment on November 23, 2016.[2][3][4] The film topped the local box office and hit more than one million views within four days of its release. The film reached 3 million views by mid-December. It was also released in Japan, on May 19, 2017.

Bae Suzy

Having the nickname ‘Nation’s First Love’ in Korea, Bae Suzy’s beauty has been recognized by almost all South Koreans. Suzy first debuted as an idol in 2010, with a short training period of 10 months. Not only is she beautiful and a talented singer, she also made her acting debut in the drama ‘Dream High’, stepping directly into a lead role in 2011.
in 2017, JYP Entertainment announced that her girl-group, Miss A, had disbanded, after the announcement of Min’s departure. In 2019, Suzy left JYP Entertainment, signing a new contract with the acting agency Management SOOP.

Dream High

‘Dream High’ aired on KBS2 from January 3, 2011, to February 28, 2011, on Monday and Tuesday at 21:55 (12:55 UTC), for 16 episodes.

While You Were Sleeping

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‘While You Were Sleeping’ aired on SBS from September 27 to November 16, 2017 on Wednesdays and Thursdays in the 22:00 (KST) time slot.

Architecture 101


‘Architecture 101’ was released in South Korean theaters on March 22, 2012. It was subsequently also released in Hong Kong, on October 22, 2012. The film captured viewers’ attention and earned critical praise for its restrained style and well-drawn characters. It held the No. 1 spot at the box office for three weeks after its release, attracting over 1 million viewers in only eight days, passing 2 million in seventeen days, and reaching 3 million on April 18. It was one of the ten most-watched films in Korea in the first quarter of 2012 (No. 4 with 3.4 million tickets sold). Nine weeks after its theater release, it reached over 4.1 million admissions, a new box office record for Korean melodramas.

Kim So-hyun


This actress, who was only 20 years old, has been recognized by many people for her amazing acting skills. Kim So-hyun has worked in a variety of dramas and films since she was young. She began her acting career as a child, and has continued to grow in her work until now. She debuted with a supporting role in a Drama City special, titled ‘Ten Minute Minor’, in 2006.

She was born in Australia on June 4, 1999, moving to South Korea in 2003, when she was four years old. In 2010 she made her big-screen debut in ‘Man of Vendetta’, as Joo Hye-rin, after going through a fierce competition of 500:1 to land the role.

In 2017, she ended her contract with her agency, Sidus HQ, after seven years, and launched her own one-person agency, E&T Story Entertainment, in partnership with LOEN Entertainment. In early 2018, the Pyeongchang Organizing Committee for the 2018 Olympic & Paralympic Winter Games (POCOG) chose Kim So-hyun and Yoo Seong-min as the National Representative of Honorary Smile, to represent Korea’s smile and kindness.

Who Are You: School 2015

A bit different from her previous character in a drama, in this drama, Kim So-hyun is required to be two different characters, Go Eun-byul and Go Eun-bi, who are twin brothers. ‘Who Are You: School 2015’ aired on KBS2 from April 27 to June 16, 2015, every Monday and Tuesday at 21:55 KST, for 16 episodes.

Hey Ghost, Let’s Fight

‘Hey Ghost, Let’s Fight!’ is a drama adapted from the webtoon of the same name, which was serialized on Naver from 2007 to 2010. This drama ran for 16 episodes on cable network tvN, Mondays and Tuesdays at 23:00 (KST), from July 11 to August 30, 2016.

Radio Romance

‘Radio Romance’ aired on KBS2 on Mondays and Tuesdays at the 22:00 (KST) time slot, from January 29 to March 20, 2018.

Love Alarm

The series is based on the webtoon of the same name by Chon Kye-young, and premiered on Netflix on August 22, 2019.