Xhyniie has been a K-pop fan since 2010 and a K-drama fan since 2000. She enjoys writing about the Korean entertainment industry.
Many of us wonders if what would be the feeling of being a celebrity with siblings also on the entertainment industry. We can’t deny it that these celebrities also feel (sometimes) that when their older sibling is famous, people around them also expect that they will achieve what their siblings achieve that put pressure on them especially when their siblings are one of the most popular and hottest celebrities in Korean entertainment industry.
There are celebrities who literally followed their siblings footstep in making drama’s, movies and entering K-pop but later established their own popularity in the industry. Although at first, some of them are known to be the brother or sister of popular Korean celebrities but they also managed to get out of the shadow of their siblings. Through the years, these celebrity siblings are very popular throughout the world with their different achievements in the industry.
12. Lee Jae-jin and Lee Chae Won
Lee Jae-jin is known as the bassist and vocalist of the South Korean rock band F.T. Island. He is also known for contributing to FT Island's body of work with several compositions of his own. Aside from music, he is also engaged in acting. On 2007, he made his acting debut on the sitcom “Unstoppable Marriage”.
Of course, he has also an older sister who is also an actress. I know some of you are not familiar of his sister. Lee Chae-won (the sister of Jae-jin) made her acting debut in the movie “Death Bell” (2008). She also played as a make-up artist on the drama “On Air” in 2008.
11. Jang Na-ra and Jang Sung Won
Let's not forget these two adorable celerity siblings. Jang Na-ra debut as a singer in 2001. She then entered acting and landed her first lead role in the drama “Successful Story of a Bright Girl”. She is one of the Korean celebrities who are very popular in China. Her older brother Jang Sung-won is also an actor.
10. Chae Rim and Park Yoon-jae
Let’s not forget beauty queen and actress Chae Rim and her younger brother Park Yoon-jae. Chae Rim debuted in 1994 as Miss Haitai then entered acting. She is best known for her role in the drama “All About Eve”. Her younger brother Park Yoon-jae is also an actor best known for K-dramas such as “Your Lady” and “Shining Inheritance”.
9. Ha Ji Won and Jeon Tae Soo
Famous korean actress Ha Ji-won is also the sister of actor Jeon Tae-soo. Ha Ji-won is considered as one of the most sought after actresses in South Korea and is known for her versatility in putting off roles in genres such as heavy drama’s, comedy, romance and etc. Her younger brother Jeon Tae-soo is best known for playing the villain role in the drama Sungkyunkwan Scandal.
8. Uhm Jung Hwa and Uhm Tae-woong
Korean actress Uhm Jung-hwa has also a brother who is a popular actor in Korea named Uhm Tae-woong.
Uhm Jung-hwa began her career as a singer. She later tries acting in which she became one of the most popular celebrities in Korea. Her brother Uhm Tae-woong followed her footsteps and has been cast in different dramas in supporting roles. In 2005, Tae-woong made his breakthrough role on the movie “Delightful Girl Choon-Hyang”.
7. Kim Hyung-jun and Allen Kim
Former SS501 member Kim Hyung-jun and former U-KISS member Allen Kim are also siblings. In 2006, Allen Kim made his music debut alongside with the group XING but later left a year after debuting with the group. Allen then debut as a member of the boy group U-KISS in 2008 until 2011 in which he departs from the group and now focused as a solo artist.
Kim Hyung-jun debut as a member of the group SS501 on 2005. He is also engaged in acting doing different drama’s from 2005 to 2012. In addition, he is also active in promoting and campaigning for humanity.
6. Junsu and Juno
Another member of the boy group JYJ who also has a celebrity sibling is Junsu. Take note, it is not simply a sibling but an older twin brother. Both Junsu and Juno are engaged in singing. Junsu is dubbed as “the ticket power” by South Korean media for being able to sell out tickets for his concerts and musicals within minutes.
However, Juno is mainly active as a singer in Japan and China using his stage names JUNO and ZUNO. Both Junsu and Juno are well-known throughout Asia and the world not being as twins in the entertainment industry but as two different individuals who has a lot of contributions in music.
5. Park Yoochun and Park Yoo Hwan
Undeniably, JYJ member Yoochun and actor Yoo-hwan are really brothers as they resembles much. Yoochun was a former member of the boy group TVXQ. Before landing on major roles in television dramas, he also did minor role with TVXQ in Banjun Theather and Vacation. As an actor, Yoochun is popularly known on K-dramas such as Sungkyunwan Scandal, Miss Ripley, Rooftop Prince and Missing You playing the lead characters in these dramas. He is considered as one of the most successful idols turned into actors.
Moreover, his younger brother Yoo-hwan has also entered entertainment industry. Yoo-hwan is focused on his acting career and had been cast in different K-dramas since his debut. Currently, Yoo-hwan is playing the role of Kim Joon-woo in the 2015 drama series “She Was Pretty”.
4. Go Eun Ah and Mir
At first glance, you will think that these celebrities are actually twins. Well, that’s what other people think that Go Eun Ah and Mir are twins because they are very look-alike. Go Eun-ah is an actress while her brother Mir is a member of boyband MBLAQ. Go Eun-ah made her breakthrough in the drama “Golden Apple” playing the role of Geum-shil in 2005. She last appeared on the drama “KPOP The Ultimate Audition” in 2012. Her latest appearance is on the movie “Sketch” 2014.
Aside from acting, Go Eun-ah is also a commercial model and is currently endorsing fifteen different products. However, her brother Mir (from a singer into an actor) also entered acting and had been cast in different dramas.
3. Dara and Thunder
Of course, we also have Dara and Thunder in our list. Before entering Korean entertainment industry, Dara was first known in the Philippines after she joined Star Circle Quest. She did various lead roles and supporting roles (drama’s and movies) while she was in the Philippines. At present, Dara is known for being a member of the girl group 2NE1.
On the other hand, Thunder followed his sister’s footsteps and became a member of the boy group MBLAQ until December 16, 2014. Aside from singing and modelling, Thunder is also establishing his name as an actor, being part of seven K-dramas in both lead and supporting roles. Both Dara and Thunder are well-known in the entertainment industry not only as siblings but also as talented idols.
2. Krystal and Jessica
Another popular siblings that we have on the list is the Jung sister’s. Who is not familiar with Krystal and Jessica? If is funny if you will raise your hand and say that you don’t know them because these two celebrities are very popular not just in South Korea but throughout the world. Both Jessica and Krystal are popular idols. Jessica is a former member of the girl group “Girl’s Generation while her younger sister Krystal is a member of f(x).
Aside from singing, both of them are also engaged in modelling and acting. In 2009, Jessica made her acting debut on the musical “Legally Blonde”. She is also cast in different K-dramas. Likewise, Krystal is also known for her roles in dramas such as “The Heirs” and “My Lovely Girl”. She is also a member of S.M. The Ballad.
1. Kim Tae-hee and Lee Wan
Kim Tae-hee is one of the most beautiful and popular actress in Korean entertainment industry and also very famous to international fans. She is very popular playing the role of evil stepsister in the drama “Stairway to Heaven”. In addition, Kim Tae-hee is also one of the most in demand product endorsers in South Korea. But who would have thought that her brother Lee Wan was also one of the cast of “Stairway to Heaven”?
Lee Wan made his acting debut in 2003 but become popular in a supporting role in “Stairway to Heaven”. Because of his popularity, he later starred in the drama “Tree of Heaven” alongside with (his co-star in Stairway to Heaven) Park Shin Hye. Although fans see him as the brother of actress Kim Tae Hee later on he established his own name by starring on various K-dramas and movies in different roles.
nipster on June 15, 2017:
I just clicked on this because I saw Sandara Park.