Steven Yeun is a talented South Korean-American actor, voice artist, and producer. Born on December 21, 1983, in Seoul, South Korea, Yeun immigrated to the United States with his family when he was a child. He rose to prominence for his role as Glenn Rhee on the AMC television series The Walking Dead and has since established himself as one of the most versatile actors in the industry. Yeun has received critical acclaim for his work in both television and film, including his performance in the Academy Award-nominated film Minari (2020).
|Full Name||Yeun Sang-yeop (Korean: 연상엽)|
|Birth Date||December 21, 1983|
|Birthplace||Seoul, South Korea|
|Education||Kalamazoo College, B.A. in Psychology|
|Height||5 feet 9 inches (175 cm)|
|Family||Joana Pak (wife), 2 children|
|Net Worth||Estimated at $5 million (as of 2023)|
Steven Yeun Early Life and Education
Steven Yeun was born in Seoul and later moved to the United States with his family. They settled in Troy, Michigan, where Yeun spent most of his childhood. He developed an interest in acting during his high school years and went on to study at Kalamazoo College in Michigan. Yeun graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a minor in Neuroscience, but his passion for acting led him to pursue a career in the entertainment industry.
Steven Yeun Career
Steven Yeun’s acting career began with improvisational comedy at Second City in Chicago. He appeared in several short films before landing his breakout role as Glenn Rhee on The Walking Dead in 2010. Yeun portrayed the character for seven seasons, earning a dedicated fan following.
Following his time on The Walking Dead, Yeun continued to diversify his acting portfolio. Some of his notable film credits include Okja (2017), Burning (2018), and Minari (2020). His performance in Minari earned him critical acclaim and nominations for several awards, including Best Supporting Actor at the Academy Awards.
In addition to his live-action roles, Yeun has lent his voice to various animated projects such as Voltron: Legendary Defender, Trollhunters: Tales of Arcadia, and Invincible.
Steven Yeun Personal Life
Steven Yeun married Joana Pak, a professional photographer, in 2016. The couple has two children together. Yeun is a devoted husband and father, often sharing glimpses of his family life on social media.
Steven Yeun Net Worth
As of 2023, Steven Yeun’s estimated net worth is around $5 million. His wealth primarily comes from his acting career, including roles in both television and film.