Basic Information About Steven Yeun
|Category||Celebrities › Actors|
|Date of birth||1983-12-21 (39 years old)|
|Place of birth||Seoul|
|Nationality||United States of America|
|Spouse||3 December - Joana Pak ( 2016 - present) (2 children)|
|Height||5 ft 8 in (1.75 m)|
|Social Media||↗︎ Wikipedia ↗︎ IMDb|
What Movie Awards did Steven Yeun win?
Steven Yeun awards
|Award Name||State||Movie / Series Name||Year|
|CFCA Award - Best Actor||Nominee||Minari||2020|
|Excellence in Acting Award -||Winner||Minari||2020|
|NDFS Award - Best Actor||Nominee||Minari||2021|
|NTFCA Award - Best Actor||Winner||Minari||2021|
|Satellite Award - Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama||Nominee||Minari||2021|
|UFCA Award - Best Actor||Nominee||Ma Rainey's Black Bottom||2021|
|BSFC Award - Best Supporting Actor||Nominee||Beoning||2018|
|CFCA Award - Best Supporting Actor||Nominee||Beoning||2018|
|Chlotrudis Award - Best Supporting Actor||Nominee||Beoning||2019|
|Chunsa Film Art Award - Best Supporting Actor||Winner||Beoning||2019|
|FFCC Award - Best Supporting Actor||Winner||Beoning||2018|
|ICP Award - Best Supporting Actor||Winner||Beoning||2018|
|INOCA - Best Supporting Actor||Winner||Beoning||2019|
|LAFCA Award - Best Supporting Actor||Winner||Beoning||2018|
|Festival Prize - Best Actor||Winner||Mayhem||2017|
|CinEuphoria - Merit - Honorary Award||Winner||The Walking Dead||2020|
|BTVA People's Choice Voice Acting Award - Best Vocal Ensemble in a New Television Series||Winner||Voltron: Legendary Defender||2017|
Steven Yeun roles
|Movie / Series||Role|
|Sorry to Bother You||Squeeze|
|Beoning||Ben (as Yeun Sang-yeop)|
|Trollhunters: Rise of the Titans||(voice)|
|Invincible||Mark Grayson / ... 8 episodes, 2021|
|The Walking Dead||Glenn Rhee 82 episodes, 2010-2021|
|Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show||Self - Guest 1 episode, 2014|
|The Twilight Zone||A. Traveler 1 episode, 2019|
|The Legend of Korra||Wan 3 episodes, 2013|
|Tuca & Bertie||Speckles / ... 10 episodes, 2019|
|The Late Show with Stephen Colbert||Self - Guest 1 episode, 2021|
|The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon||Self - Guest 1 episode, 2015|
|Comedy Bang! Bang!||Self 1 episode, 2014|
|Trollhunters||Steve Palchuk 27 episodes, 2016-2018|
|Robot Chicken||Glenn Rhee / ... 1 episode, 2017|
|CBS News Sunday Morning||Self 1 episode, 2021|
|3Below: Tales of Arcadia||Steve 19 episodes, 2018-2019|
|I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson||Jacob 1 episode, 2019|
|Warehouse 13||Gibson Rice 1 episode, 2011|
|The Big Bang Theory||Sebastian 1 episode, 2010|
|Conan||Self - Guest / ... 13 episodes, 2012-2019|
|Drunk History||Daniel Inouye 1 episode, 2014|
|NTSF:SD:SUV||Ricky Meeker 1 episode, 2012|
|Ride with Norman Reedus||Self 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.
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.
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
- He speaks a good amount of Korean.
- 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.
- 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.
- He was born in Korea; but grew up in Troy, Michigan. Troy is a suburb of Detroit.
- Became a father for the 1st time at age 33 when his wife gave birth to their son Jude Malcolm on March 17, 2017.
- Became a father for the second time at age 35, when his wife gave birth to their daughter, born on April 30th, 2019.