16 Korean Young Actors & Actresses | Their Upcoming Dramas To Look Forward To

Young actors and actresses in Korea are not only known for their handsome and beautiful visuals, but also for their talent and hard work they pour in a drama or movie. The following are the 16 Korean youngest actors and actresses who have been recently in talks for new dramas which are most likely to release in 2020. You probably know most of them.

Some started their career as child actors, some are rookie, some are rising stars, and some of them have already grabbed the title of hottest Korean young actors. So let’s start!

1. Kim Hyang Gi

Kim Hyang Gi dramas

Kim Hyang Gi started her career as a child actress. Since then she has won two prestigious awards. One of Best Young Actress at the MBC Drama Awards in her first television drama “The Queen’s Classroom” in 2013. Secondly she won Best New Actress award at the Baeksang Arts Awards for her role in the 2014 film “Thread of Lies”. Kim Hyang Gi’s latest drama that aired in 2019 “At Eighteen” did pretty well with the ratings.

Now the talented young actress Kim Hyang Gi has been offered for another JTBC drama “Fly Up Butterfly” which will tell the stories of people working at a hair salon and what’s more exciting is that it will be from the “Age Of Youth” writer so I hope that she confirms for it. The drama is expected to release in the second half of 2020.


2. Ji Soo

Ji Soo dramas

Ji Soo made his acting debut in 2009 on stage and since then has worked in many short films. The actor first got attention for his role in high school drama “Angry Mom” in 2015. Since then the actor has done many hit dramas like “Strong Woman Do Bong Soon”, “Bad Guys 2” etc. Ji Soo’s latest drama was “My First First Love” which released on Netflix in 2018. He is also starring in upcoming drama “When I Was The Prettiest” which is releasing in August, 2020.

Currently the actor has confirmed for a new webtoon based drama “Amanza” which is expected to release this year. The drama will the story of a 26 year old man who is having a terminal stomach cancer. He never really lived his life to the fullest so he escapes his pain and suffering by imagining a magical forest.


3. Shi Ye Eun

Shin Ye Eun dramas

After appearing in the cover photo of college magazine “College Tomorrow 840” in 2017 actress Shin Ye Eun made her acting debut in the 2018’s web series A-TEEN and ultimately rose to success. In 2019 actress got first lead role in the television drama “He Is Psychometric”. Shin Ye Eun’s latest drama was “Meow, The Secret Boy” which released in 2020.


4. Ong Seung Wu

Ong Seung Woo dramas

Singer-songwriter and actor Ong Seung Wu who first participated in survival reality show Produce 101 Season 2 and finished in fifth place. He then joined the show’s derivative boy group Wanna One which is currently disbanded. He made his acting debut in 2019 with drama “At Eighteen”.

Both Shin Ye Eun and Ong Seung Wu are confirmed to star in an upcoming romance drama “Chances of Going from Friends to Lovers” which will tell the 10 year story of a couple who keep getting on and off about their one-sided feelings for each other. It is expected to release later this year.


5. Cha Eun Woo

Cha Eun Woo dramas

Singer, actor, and model from boy-band ASTRO, Lee Dong Min with stage name Cha Eun Woo first acted with a minor role in the 2014 film “My Brilliant Life”. His first television drama “My ID is Gangnam Beauty” received good reviews and ratings. Cha Eun Woo’s latest drama was “Rookie Historian Goo Hae Ryung”.

Currently he is in talks to star in a popular webtoon adaption drama “True Beauty” which is expected to release later this year.


6. Kim Sae Ron

Kim Sae Ron dramas

Began her acting career as a child actress Kim Sae Ron has starred in many drama and films and only made her first adult lead role in the television drama “Secret Healer” which released in 2016. Kim Se Ron’s latest drama was a mystery drama “Nobody Knows” that released this year.

Recently the actress was also confirmed for “School 2020”. However due to some issue the releasing date and casting of the drama is uncertain. Kim Sae Ron was supposed to play the role of a 10th grader in a special high-school academy who is a girl with plain personality and wishes to become a You Tuber.


7. Lee Do Hyun

Lee Do Hyun dramas

After doing a supporting role in the tvN horor fantasy “Hotel Del Luna” the rookie actor Lee Do Hyun gained a lot of attention for his role. Started his career in 2017 black comedy “Prison Playbook”, Lee Do Hyun has done supporting roles in many dramas like “Still 17”, “Clean With Passion” and more.

Only now the actor has confirmed for two new dramas “18 Again” and “Sweet Home” as the main lead.


8. Song Kang

Song Kang dramas

Another rookie actor Song Kang also made his acting debut in 2017 through the television drama “The Liar and His Lover” and did many dramas since then. Song Kang’s latest drama “Love Alarm” was his first drama as main lead which released in 2019 on Netflix.

Song Kang is also confirmed alongside Lee Do Hyun and other cast to star in the upcoming Netflix thriller fantasy drama “Sweet Home”. It will tell the story of an introvert boy who finds strange things in his new apartment.


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9. Bae Suzy

Bae Suzy dramas

Known as Nation’s First Love former girl group Miss A member Bae Suzy made her acting debut in the musical television series “Dream High”. She then starred in many hit dramas like Gu Family Book (2013), Uncontrollably Fond (2016), While You Were Sleeping (2017) and more. Bae Suzy’s latest Korean drama was Action drama “Vagabond” which released in 2019 on both Netflix and SBS TV.


10. Nam Joo Hyuk

Nam Joo Hyuk dramas

Model and actor Nam Joo Hyuk made his acting debut through drama  “The Idle Mermaid”. He first got attention through drama “Who Are You: School 2015” and later starred in many dramas like Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-joo (2016), The Bride of Habaek (2017) etc. Nam Joo Hyuk’s latest drama was “Dazzling” which released in 2019.

Both Bae Suzy and Nam Joo Hyuk are currently in talks to star the upcoming drama “Sandbox” which will tell the inspiring stories of entrepreneurs.


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11. Kim Hye Yoon

Kim Hye Yoon dramas

Received attention after starring in South Korea’s top rated drama “Sky Castle” Kim Hye Yoon made her acting debut in 2013 KBS2 TV Novel’s Samsaengi, as the teenage era of a supporting character. She even won the 55th Baeksang Arts Awards for Best New Actress for her role in “Sky Castle”. Kim Hye Yoon’s latest drama was “Extraordinary You” which released in 2019 and it was a hit.

Recently the actress has been in talks to work again with the PD and and the writer of drama “Sky Castle”. The tile is “Snow Drop”.


12. Yoo Seung Ho

Yoo Sung Ho dramas

Gained attention after starring as a child actor in 2002 film “The Way Home”, Yoo Seung Ho has starred in many dramas and films since then. After finishing the mandatory military service the actor continued his work and his drama “I’m Not a Robot” was loved by many. Yoo Seung Ho’s latest drama was “Memorist” which released in April, 2020.

Currently he is offered to star in the upcoming MBC drama “I Am Love” which will tell the story of a man who is alone and falls for a woman. However the casting and releasing date of the drama is still unclear.


13. Yeo Jin Goo

Yeo Ji Goo dramas

Nicknamed as Nation’s Little Brother Yeo Jin Goo made his acting debut as a child actor in 2005 film “Sad Movie”. The actor had won the awards of Best Child Actor and Best New Actor. He rose to popularity after his role as a teenage prince in the popular historical drama “Moon Embracing The Sun“. Since then he starred in many dramas with leading role. Yeo Jin Goo’s latest drama was “Hotel Del Luna” which became the most viewed tvN drama of 2019.

Currently he is in talks to star in the upcoming drama “Monster”.


14. Kim So Eun 

Kim So Eun dramas

After appearing in classic hit drama “Boys Over Flowers” which released in 2009 actress Kim So Eun rose to popularity and appeared in many dramas since. She made her debut with a small role in the movie “Two Guys” (2004) and did small roles until Boys Over Flowers. Kim So Eun latest drama was “Evergreen” which released in 2018.

Currently the actress is ready to star in a new romance drama “Can’t Be Bothered to Date, But Don’t Want to be Lonely” alongside Ji Hyun Woo. It will tell stories of people who want to date but still want to enjoy their single life.


15. Rowoon

Rowoon dramas

SF9’s boy-band member Rowoon made his acting debut in drama School 2017 with a minor role and soon after he got supporting roles in dramas like “Where Stars Land” etc. Rowoon got his first lead role in drama “Extraordinary You” and gained a lot of attention. This was his recent drama which released in 2019.

Currently he is confirmed to star in a webtoon adaption drama “Sunbae, Don’t Put on That Lipstick” alongside Won Jin Ah. It will tell an office noona romance story.


 16. Ahn Hyo Seop

Ahn Hyo Seop dramas

Canadian-Korean actor and singer Ahn Hyo Seop made his acting debut in drama “Splash Splash Love” (2015) and did supporting roles since then. He first rose to popularity after appearing in dramas “Queen Of The Ring” and “Father Is Strange”. Ahn Hyo Seop latest drama was “Dr. Romantic 2” which was a success.

Recently he was in talks to star in upcoming historical fantasy drama “Hong Chun Gi” which will tell the story of Joseon only painter.


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So this was it. Who is your favorite among these? Do tell in comments!

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