Steven Yeun, born on December 21, 1983, is an American actor who has gained popularity and for his remarkable performances in various TV shows and movies. He is widely known for his role as Glenn Rhee in the highly acclaimed TV series “The Walking Dead” which aired from 2010 to 2016. He has also received critical acclaim for his performances in the thriller “Burning” (2018) and drama “Minari” (2020) which earned him a nomination for the prestigious Academy Award for Best Actor, making him the first Asian American actor to achieve this feat.

In recognition of his towering achievements, Time magazine named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2021. In 2023, he starred in the dark comedy series “Beef” which he won two Primetime Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe Award for his outstanding performance.

Steven Yeun
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NameYeun Sang-Yeop
Age40 years old
BirthdayDec 21, 1983
BirthplaceSeoul
Gender Male
Height5 ft 8 in (1.75 m)
ProfessionActor

Networth

Steven Yeun is a well known actor from “The Walking Dead” and later in “Minari” and has a networth of $5 million.

Steven Yeun
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Steven Yeun Selling His Hollywood Home

In 2012, Steven Yeun purchased a house located in the heart of Hollywood. Fast forward to few years, Yeun has become a household name as the lead actor in the popular series, The Walking Dead. It comes as no surprise that he has now upgraded to a new abode in the tranquil celebrity haven of Los Feliz. Yeun has recently put his three bedroom, two-bathroom home on the market, and stands to make a some profit as he has listed it for $895,000, $185,000 more than his original purchase price.

Steven Yeun
Steven Yeun
Steven Yeun
Steven Yeun

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Early life and Education

Yeun was born on December 21, 1983, in Seoul, South Korea, to his parents Je and Jun Yeun. He grew up with his younger brother Brian in a Christian household and primarily spoke Korean. In 1988, the family moved to Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, and later, they moved to Michigan in the United States. Although his father had been an architect in South Korea, the family owned a beauty supply store in Detroit after moving to the U.S.

Ruth M. Buck Elementary
Ruth M. Buck Elementary
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Yeun attended Ruth M. Buck Elementary and later graduated from Troy High School in 2001. He then joined Kalamazoo College the he focused on psychology with a concentration in neuroscience, earning his bachelor’s degree in 2005. He became friends with the sister of comedian Jordan Klepper who introduced him to Klepper’s show. Yeun took his first acting class and eventually decided to follow Klepper to Chicago to pursue a career in improv and acting. Although his parents had hoped he would pursue a career in law or medicine, they supported Yeun’s pursuit of a career in entertainment, giving him two years to follow his dream.

Troy High School
Troy High School
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Relationship of Steven Yeun

The couple first met each other through a mutual friend in Chicago and got together a year later.The couple got engaged in August 2015 after doing long-distance while Yeun filmed The Walking Dead.

Yeun and Pak exchanged vows in December 2016 in a private ceremony at the beautiful Paramour Estate in Los Angeles. Close family and friends, as well as a few of Yeun’s co-stars from “The Walking Dead,” were in attendance. Since then, the couple has grown their family with the addition of two children.In recent times, Yeun has been candid about the significance of Pak in his life, referring to her as his power when he received the award for Best Actor in a Limited Series, Anthology Series, or Motion Picture Made for Television for his outstanding performance in “Beef” at the distinguished 2024 Golden Globe awards.

Steven Yeun and Joana Pak
Steven Yeun and Joana Pak
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Steven Yeun’s Controversy

Ali Wong, Steven Yeun address David Choe rape story Controversy: The individuals behind the Netflix series “Beef” have finally addressed the controversy with cast member David Choe and his graphic account of a fake sexual assault on a podcast almost a decade ago. In a joint statement released on friday Ali Wong and Steven Yeun said “The story David Choe fabricated nine years ago is undeniably hurtful and extremely disturbing. We do not condone this story in any way, and we understand why this has been so upsetting and triggering”.

Steven Yeun
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They added, “We’re aware David has apologized in the past for making up this horrific story, and we’ve seen him put in the work to get the mental health support he needed over the last decade to better himself and learn from his mistakes.”

Most Asked Questions

Does Steven Yeun have a wife?
Yes, Yeun is married to photographer Joana Pak on December 3, 2016. They live in Los Angeles and have two children together

Why did Steven leave The Walking Dead?
“There wasn’t really much of a fight on my end,” he said. But it wasn’t easy, and “it was still sad,” he said especially because “it was such a beautiful time on that show.” “But I couldn’t be stopped there,” Yeun said. “I couldn’t be stuck servicing just a genial natured guy for the rest of my career.

Is Steven Yeun’s wife Korean?
Yes, She is a Korean citizen.

When did Steven Yeun and Joana Pak meet?
2009

Did Steven Yeun learn Korean?
 Yeun had always spoken Korean in the home.

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