Another year means another set of Korean actresses and actors are turning 30. While some see it as marking the end of their youth, others feel it as the start of entering mature adulthood.
However, there’s a different way Koreans calculate their age and it's always one year more than the international age. This is because they consider a year in the womb as counting toward their age.
Interestingly, it means that people born in 1994 are about to hit the big 3-0.
From top stars to rising stars, here are K-drama actresses who are bound to welcome their thirties.
Born on October 10, 1994, under the sign of Libra, Bae Suzy is among the Korean celebrities who will be 30 in 2023.
She made her debut as a member of the girl group Miss A in 2010 and had her first K-drama a year later for the 2011 series Dream High with IU, Kim Soo Hyun, Ok Taecyeon, Han Eun Jung, and more.
Since then, Bae Suzy has become more active in both industries proving to the public that she is more than just a pretty face.
Interestingly, she recently had her K-drama comeback Anna and will star in an upcoming series The Girl Downstairs with Yang Se Jong.
Frome one singer-actress to another, Lee Hyeri who made her debut as the youngest member of the girl group Girl's Day will also be turning 30 in 2023 as she celebrates her birthday on June 9.
After venturing into acting and seeing her star power as an actress, she was once dubbed as the "Nation's Little Sister" by the media.
Among Hyeri’s remarkable drama includes Hyde, Jekyll, Me, Two Cops, Reply 1988, My Roommate Is a Gumiho, Moonshine, and her latest, May I Help You, opposite Lee Jun Young.
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Han So Hee
One of Hallyu’s pretty faces is Han So Hee who was born on November 18, 1994, making her a Scorpio.
She may be in the industry since 2017, portraying minor roles and appearing in music videos but the 2020 hit K-drama The World of the Married was her breakthrough performance.
After that, she continued to star in blockbuster series such as the webtoon-based K-drama Nevertheless with Song Kang, followed by Netflix’s My Name, as well as a rom-com series with Park Hyung Sik for Soundtrack #1.
Interestingly, Han So Hee will return to the small screen with a highly anticipated team-up with Park Seo Joon for Gyeongseong Creature also known as K Project.
In addition, she is also in talks to headline a K-drama with Song Hye Kyo for The Price of Confession.
This Scorpio baby was born on October 24, 1994, which will make her 30 in 2023.
Like Bae Suzy and Lee Hyeri, Krystal Jung made her debut by joining the quintet girl group f(x) in 2009 but also tried her luck in acting and eventually appeared in several K-dramas and movies.
Among her notable K-dramas include The Heirs with Lee Min Ho and Park Shin Hye, the 2017 rom-com fantasy The Bride of Habaek, and being Park Hae Soo’s love interest in Prison Playbook.
Interestingly, after her 2022 K-drama Crazy Love alongside Kim Jae Wook, f(x)’s Krystal will have her new movie Cobweb together with the award-winning stars Song Kang Ho, Im Soo Jung, Oh Jung Se, Jeon Yeo Been, and more.
Lee Sun Bin
Born on January 7, 1994, Lee Sun Bin is also a product of a girl group.
The four-member group JQT made its debut in 2009 but was officially disbanded in 2012, following Minsun's departure.
For Lee Sun Bin, it was in 2016 when she first appeared in K-drama for the K-drama Madame Antoine.
After several K-drama appearances, she landed her first lead role in Criminal Minds.
Now, she is set to return in Work Later, Drink Now Season 2, reprising her role as broadcasting writer Ahn So Hee.
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