From Kim Woo-bin To Baek Sung-hyun: Here’s A List Of South Korean Celebrities Born In 1989


Get to Know Korean Actors Born in 1989

The most charming South Korean celebrities have many talents who were born in 1989. Almost all of them that we could see the infamous Korean drama and film often. In this article, Channel Korea will tell you about South Korean celebrities who born in 1898, such as Kim Woo-bin, Kim So-eun, Kim Bum, Jung So-min, Lee Jong-suk, Nam Bo-ra, and Baek Sung-hyun. So, stay tuned!

Kim Woo-bin


The famous handsome actor from South Korea, Kim Woo-bin, is the model and actor born on July 16, 1989, in Seoul. Actor Kim Woo-bin started his career in the entertainment world as a runaway model in 2009 before beginning his acting career in 2011 while debuting on the television drama White Christmas. In White, Christmas Woo-bin sparing acting with other models such as Kim Young-kwang, Lee Soo-hyuk, Hong Jong-hyun, and Sung Joon, that’s later being Woo-bin best-friends, and they become a great squad with the name Model Avengers.

Kim Woo-bin’s personal life is a tall and handsome man who has many charismatic sides in himself. Since May 2015, Kim Woo-bin was confirmed dating with model-actress, Shin Min-ah. Their relationship is a long last until now, and hopefully will be forever.

In May 2017, Woo-bin was diagnosed with nasopharyngeal cancer. That news has officially confirmed by Kim Woo-bin’s agency, Sidus HQ entertainment. They said that their actor, Kim Woo-bin, was treated with begun drug and radiation treatment and would halt all activities. However, he was exempted from military service since he was sick.

After hiatus almost 3 years, model-actor Kim Woo-bin make his comeback with currently filming his new movie “Alien”. In his spare time, he watches movies, reads scripts, and prepares for filming.

Woo-bin done interviewed with Esquire Korea. In the interview, Woo-bin shared his daily activity. He explained that he trying to become a morning person. Kim Woo-bin’s said that he was wake-up around 8 or 9 in the morning, then the first time he was doing washed his face and brush his teeth. After that, he drank two glasses of warm mineral water and eat some pro-biotic. After 30 minutes he was eating his meals and exercise for about one hour. He is trying to repeat this activity every day.

Kim So-eun


Actress Kim So-eun began famous after her role as Choo Ga-eul on popular television series Boys Before Flower in 2009. This beautiful actress who born on September 6, 1989, in Namyangju-South Korea makes her debut acting through the film Two Guys when she was in junior high school. Then after graduation from high school, she continues her study at Chung-ang University of Theater major.

After her bit part appeared in Two Guys, she started was recognized in other series drama and the film even she was in minor roles such as in Sisters of the Sea and The Show Must Go On.

The year 2009 seen like her golden years for Kim So-eun. Her character as Choo Ga-eul in the television series Boys Before Flower clings well in everyone’s hearts. So-eun also joined the fourth season of the popular variety show “We Got Married” and partnered with actor Song Jae-rim as a virtual ‘married’ couple that boosted her popularity as an individual actress and as a couple.

Back in her childhood life, So-eun was trained professionally as a national athletic skier. Her training was held after a guide as a professional model in junior advanced skiing and snowboarding competition in Pyeongchang, Gangwon-do-South Korea in 2003. She also appeared at the instructional video for Hongcheon’s Vivaldi ski resort in 2012.

When Kim So-eun turned for 23rd year in 2011, she received a surprised party in her birthday day from her co-actor friend Ryu Jin while shooting drama “A Thousand Kisses”. Her fans are also given her surprised party with sent rice cakes with So-eun’s face on them along with drinks to set of drama and cheering for her and all the staff.


Recently, Kim So-eun has prepared her new drama “Can’t be Bothered to Date, But Don’t Want to Be Lonely” that will be airing on the MBC channel. In her upcoming drama, she will be paired with actor Ji Hyun-woo.

Kim Bum


South Korea actor Kim Bum who was born with real name Kim Sang-bum on July 7, 1989, in South Korea. While he was a child he was growing up with excelled in sports such as football player. When Kim Bum was in senior high school he pay interested in the entertainment world. After he saw “Korean Film Awards” for the first time it was impressed in his heart that made him be an actor in the future.

In 2008, Kim Bum was cast as one F4 boy in the worldwide famous drama series “Boys Before Flower”. This drama becomes a smash hit with a rating in excess 30%. Success with “Boys Before Flower”, actor Kim Bum received many invitations to played in every drama such as Padam Padam, The Winter, The Wind Blow, Mr. Cop, and Tile of Nine-Tailed. He also showed his acting in a variety of films like Fly High, Death Bell, Hellcats, and more.


Kim Bum is come back with drama in tvN’s ‘Chasing the Nine-Tailed Fox’ with other celebrities such as Lee Dong-wook and Jo Bo-ah.

Jung So-min


Beautiful actress Jung So-min began popularity after she appeared in romantic-comedy-drama “Naughty Kiss/Playful Kiss” in 2010. This cute girl was born 31th years ago on March 16, 1989, in Jinju, South Gyeongsang-do, South Korea with the birth name Kim Yoon-ji. She was a Korea National University of Art student. Later she knew well with stage name Jung So-min.

Jung So-min began her career as a model-actress in 2009 and made her debut under Bloom Entertainment. Later she left her agency and joined with SM Culture and Content in 2013 until 2017. Then she was signed with new agency Jellyfish entertainment till 2019 before she left the company and now she was under Blossom Entertainment.

The actress was famous for her good acting skill. Almost of drama that Jung So-min starred is famous Korean drama such as Playful Kiss/Naughty Kiss, D-Day, The Sound of Your Heart, My Father is Strange, Because This Is My First Life and The Smile Has Left Your Eyes.


In 2020, she has a role in recently KBS2’s television series “Soul Mechanic”. In this drama, she is paired with actor Shin Ha-kyun and her role as a musical raising star. The drama was aired on KBS2 from May 6 to June 25, 2020.

Lee Jong-suk


The actor who recognized almost all females in the world after he appeared in the unforgettable drama series School 2013 with his actor friend Kim Woo-bin, the fresh and handsome actor Lee Jong-suk was captivated by everyone’s heart, especially the girls. Lee Jong-suk was born in South Korea on September 14, 1989. He is famous as a tall, handsome, and killer-smile actor.

In 2005, Lee Jong-suk started his career as a runway model and later his official debut as an actor in 2010 in the Korea television series “Prosecutor Princess”.

Following the success of TV series “School 2013”, Lee Jong-suk starred in “I Can Hear Your Voice” paired with actress Lee Bo-young. Later, almost Lee Jong-suk has reached an amazing rating in Korea and become famous in the world. On April 1, 2020, Lee Jong-suk was celebrating his 10th Anniversary as an actor with his fans through social media. He was posted in his Instagram account and he wrote about how grateful his feeling to his fans.

Nam Bo-ra


Nam Bo-ra was born in Seoul, South Korea on November 27, 1989. She is an actress who appeared in some famous Korean dramas like Moon Embrace The Sun, Don’t Cry Mommy and Sunny.

Bo-ra debuted as an actress in 2006 under HB Entertainment. This baby face actress has done many roles in a variety of South Korean drama series and films. She began her acting career through a drama title “Look Back With a Smile” and she appeared in the popular horror movie “Death Bell 2” in 2008.


In April 2020, actress Nam Bo-ra was confirmed will be an appearance in the new film title “Croissant” along with VIXX’s Hyuk. Her agency has been announced in a press release that their actress will appear in Croissant.

Baek Sung-hyun


The manly look actor from South Korea, Baek Sung-hyun was born on January 30, 1989, in South Korea. He debuts as a child actor in 1994 with appeared in the film I Wish for What is Forbidden to Me when he was five years old.

The child actor growing up as an actor who has made many appeared in almost popular drama such as Damo in 2003, Stairway to Heaven in 2003, and Emperor of The Sea in 2004. In 2013, he appeared as lead actor in the youthful romance drama “Melody of Love”. Baek Sung-hyun also acted in recently Korean drama series such as While You Were Sleeping, Voice, and Doctors. He is even acting as a musical actor.


Happily, on April 25, 2020 actor Baek Sung-hyun became a newlywed husband. He was getting married to his girlfriend after their relationship going about four years. Congratulation actor Baek Sung-hyun!