Steven Yeun - Famous Actor

Steven Yeun Net Worth


Steven Yeun, the Korean-born American actor and producer, has a net worth of $5 million dollars. Yeun’s career breakthrough came from his role as Glenn on the famous television drama series ‘The Walking Dead’.

Key facts:

  • Steven Yeun is a successful American actor and producer with a net worth of $5 million.
  • Yeun discovered his passion for theater and improv during his freshman year at Kalamazoo College.
  • His breakthrough role was as Glenn Rhee on the AMC television horror drama series, 'The Walking Dead'.
  • In addition to 'The Walking Dead', Yeun has appeared in various episodes of other television series, including 'Law & Order: LA,' 'Warehouse 13,' 'NTSF: SD: SUV,' and 'Drunk History.'
  • Yeun has starred in acclaimed films like 'Mayhem' (2017), 'Okja' (2017), and 'Sorry to Bother You' (2018).

Basic Information About Steven Yeun

CategoryCelebrities β€Ί Actors
Net worth$5,000,000
Date of birth1983-12-21 (39 years old)
Place of birthSeoul
NationalityUnited States of America
Spouse3 December - Joana Pak (Β 2016 - present)Β (2 children)
Height5 ft 8 in (1.75 m)
Social Mediaβ†—οΈŽ Wikipedia β†—οΈŽ IMDb

What Movie Awards did Steven Yeun win?


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Steven Yeun awards

Award Name State Movie / Series Name Year
CFCA Award - Best ActorNomineeMinari2020
Excellence in Acting Award - WinnerMinari2020
NDFS Award - Best ActorNomineeMinari2021
NTFCA Award - Best ActorWinnerMinari2021
Satellite Award - Best Actor in a Motion Picture, DramaNomineeMinari2021
UFCA Award - Best ActorNomineeMa Rainey's Black Bottom2021
BSFC Award - Best Supporting ActorNomineeBeoning2018
CFCA Award - Best Supporting ActorNomineeBeoning2018
Chlotrudis Award - Best Supporting ActorNomineeBeoning2019
Chunsa Film Art Award - Best Supporting ActorWinnerBeoning2019
FFCC Award - Best Supporting ActorWinnerBeoning2018
ICP Award - Best Supporting ActorWinnerBeoning2018
INOCA - Best Supporting ActorWinnerBeoning2019
LAFCA Award - Best Supporting ActorWinnerBeoning2018
Festival Prize - Best ActorWinnerMayhem2017
CinEuphoria - Merit - Honorary AwardWinnerThe Walking Dead2020
BTVA People's Choice Voice Acting Award - Best Vocal Ensemble in a New Television SeriesWinnerVoltron: Legendary Defender2017

Steven Yeun roles

Movie / Series Role
Sorry to Bother YouSqueeze
BeoningBen (as Yeun Sang-yeop)
I OriginsKenny
MayhemDerek Cho
Trollhunters: Rise of the Titans(voice)
The HumansRichard
InvincibleMark Grayson / ... 8 episodes, 2021
The Walking DeadGlenn Rhee 82 episodes, 2010-2021
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres ShowSelf - Guest 1 episode, 2014
The Twilight ZoneA. Traveler 1 episode, 2019
The Legend of KorraWan 3 episodes, 2013
Tuca & BertieSpeckles / ... 10 episodes, 2019
The Late Show with Stephen ColbertSelf - Guest 1 episode, 2021
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy FallonSelf - Guest 1 episode, 2015
Comedy Bang! Bang!Self 1 episode, 2014
TrollhuntersSteve Palchuk 27 episodes, 2016-2018
Robot ChickenGlenn Rhee / ... 1 episode, 2017
CBS News Sunday MorningSelf 1 episode, 2021
3Below: Tales of ArcadiaSteve 19 episodes, 2018-2019
I Think You Should Leave with Tim RobinsonJacob 1 episode, 2019
Warehouse 13Gibson Rice 1 episode, 2011
The Big Bang TheorySebastian 1 episode, 2010
ConanSelf - Guest / ... 13 episodes, 2012-2019
Drunk HistoryDaniel Inouye 1 episode, 2014
NTSF:SD:SUVRicky Meeker 1 episode, 2012
Ride with Norman ReedusSelf 2 episodes, 2019-2021

Steven Yeun's Quotes

  • If you work in Chicago in the improv scene, anyone is happy for you if you get a job.
  • I'm stupidly curious. I will go and touch anything until I find out that it's very harmful.
  • I'm not much of a horror fan. When it comes to ghost stuff and demon stuff, I can't watch that.
  • I'm good at keeping secrets, but if it's not something super serious I usually tell people not to tell me because I'll tell someone else.
  • I was raised in a Christian household and heard a lot of praise music, so that's what helps me get to an emotional place.

Steven Yeun's photos

Net Worth Details

Steven Yeun, the breakout star famous for his role in ‘The Walking Dead’, is worth $5 million dollars as of 2021. He has made his fortune by pursuing his passion for acting and starring in movies, television shows, and commercials.


What is Steven Yeun known for?

Born in Seoul, South Korea, Steven Yeun moved to Canada when he was five years old. Later the family relocated to the US but little did they know that Steven would become a famous Hollywood actor, writer, and producer, but he is widely recognized for his portrayal of Glenn in ‘The Walking Dead’.

Early life and education

Yeun was born to Je and Jun Yeun on December 21, 1983. He grew up speaking Korean primarily, and he lived in Regina, Saskatchewan for what must have been a very different and interesting childhood; he moved to Michigan shortly after that. Yeun attended Ruth M. Buck Elementary School and graduated from Troy High School in Michigan in 2001. He then went on to further his education at Kalamazoo College, where he studied psychology with a concentration in neuroscience and earned his bachelor’s degree in 2005.

While attending Kalamazoo College, Steven became interested in acting after being introduced to an improv show by a friend who happened to be the sister of comedian Jordan Klepper. His interest grew because of that experience, leading him to study acting and joining the reputable sketch-comedy troupe, The Second City in Chicago.


In 2005 after college, he moved to Chicago and became a part of the Asian American sketch comedy troup called ‘Stir Friday Night!.’ Later he joined Second City Improv where he polished his skills further. In 2009, Yeun moved to Los Angeles and continued to pursue his acting career, ultimately becoming a part of cult-favorite ‘The Walking Dead.’

His performance as Glenn Rhee in ‘The Walking Dead’ won the hearts of many fans and is said to have pioneered an aligned relationship between fans and TV show characters. His portrayal lasted for six seasons, crediting his screen presence for lending the show more depth. In 2016, Yeun confirmed that he was leaving the show after a fan-favorite character was killed off.

After finishing his time on ‘The Walking Dead’, Steven appeared in various episodes of other popular TV series such as ‘Law & Order: LA,’ ‘Warehouse 13,’ ‘NTSF: SD: SUV,’ and ‘Drunk History.’

Upon leaving ‘The Walking Dead’ Steven started working on other exciting projects. In March of 2016, he accepted the role of Derek Cho in Joe Lynch’s action horror film, ‘Mayhem,’ released in November of 2017. In 2017, Bong Joon-ho cast him in his action-adventure film, ‘Okja,’ which was released the same year and competed for the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival. He also voiced Bo in “The Star” released same year.

Personal Life

Despite being a famous Hollywood star, Yeun is notoriously private with his personal life. In December of 2016, the actor announced his marriage to director Joana Pak on social media via a photo of the couple, which immediately went viral.

He and Joana Pak have one daughter together. The couple has two dogs named Penny and Xanax


Steven Yeun is an actor whose impressive skills onstage and onscreen have not gone unrecognized. For his role in “Minari,” he was nominated for “Best Supporting Actor” at the Screen Actors Guild Awards.

He has also won various fan-based awards, including Spike TV’s Scream Award in 2012 for Best supporting actor on a Television drama.

Yeun has been labeled by ‘Esquire Magazine’ as one of the “Nine Breakout Stars of 2011.” Variety Magazine named him one of their “Top Ten Actors to Watch” in June of 2012.

Apart from acting, Steven serves as a very active arts and activism advocate. He volunteered with 826LA and East West Players while in LA, also teaching classes around the world. He also participated in the Kollaboration movement giving speeches, supporting undocumented students via the KACPAH program, and serving on the advisory board for the Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment. Yeun is also part of an organization called Stir Fridays made up of Asian, actors, and writers who perform a variety of sketches that leverage their pain, past challenges and socio-economic hardship stories for comedic effect.

To sum up, it’s clear that Steven has achieved a tremendous amount throughout his career as an actor, writer, and producer, showing no signs of slowing down!

Interesting Facts about Steven Yeun

  1. He speaks a good amount of Korean.
  2. He received a bachelor's degree in psychology from Kalamazoo College in 2005. His interest in acting and improv came during his freshman year at Kalamazoo, when he watched the college's improv group, Monkapult.
  3. Steven was born in Korea. He and his family moved to the United States, to the state of Michigan - just like his character Glenn in the AMC hit TV series The Walking Dead.
  4. He was born in Korea; but grew up in Troy, Michigan. Troy is a suburb of Detroit.
  5. Became a father for the 1st time at age 33 when his wife gave birth to their son Jude Malcolm on March 17, 2017.
  6. Became a father for the second time at age 35, when his wife gave birth to their daughter, born on April 30th, 2019.

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