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15 drama actors who are also k-pop idols

IU (Lee Ji-eun) em Hotel Del Luna.

Asian culture has become increasingly popular around the world. In the song, k-pop is one of the most consumed genres and, on TV, doramas are also very successful.

There are artists who are part of both groups: they are the idols who also act and demonstrate versatility in everything they propose to do. Check below a list of the main names that stand out in both careers, showing that they can sing, dance and act with perfection.

15 idols who also rock the acting

1. IU (Lee Ji-eun)

IU (Lee Ji-eun) in Hotel Del Luna.Source: Dorama Tips


IU (Lee Ji-eun) is a solo artist and her entire career has been marked by great hits thanks to her unrivaled talent. She is one of stars of Hotel Del Luna and Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo and delivers an award-worthy performance.

2. Do Kyung-soo

EXO's Do Kyung-soo.EXO’s Do Kyung-soo.Source: Voi


As a member of EXO, one of the biggest boy groups in k-pop, Do Kyung-soo was expected to be phenomenal with music, but watching him perform shows how he was able to exceed all expectations. His performance delivers real characters, highlighting his role in 100 Days My Prince馃嚙馃嚪

3. YoonA

YoonA from Girls' Generation.YoonA from Girls’ Generation.Source: Doramaever

Part of Girls’ Generation, one of the groups that shaped the history of k-pop, YoonA is a living legend for many artists, both in music and acting. She is part of the cast of productions like Big Mouth, The K2. You Are My DestinyLove RainPrime Minister and much more, receiving awards and accolades for her performance.

4. Bae Suzy

Bae Suzy former member of Miss A.Bae Suzy former member of Miss A.Source: Tatler Asia

Suzy was one of the members of the group Miss A, and currently has a successful solo career. On TV, she is known for delivering humanized performances that make a strong connection with the audience, like what we see in While You Were Sleeping and Start Up馃嚙馃嚪

5. Im Si-wan

Im Siwan from ZE:A.Im Siwan from ZE:A.Source: Soompi

Si-wan is an example of versatility: while he presents a dramatic concept in music, he can appear extremely serious on TV, or vice versa. The ZE:A member and part of the cast of Run On, Thirty-Nine, Traceramong other TV hits.

6. Joy (Park Soo-young)

Joy from Red Velvet.Joy from Red Velvet.Source: Koerapost

Red Velvet fans are very well fed by the group’s amazing music, as well as the phenomenal performances by Joy, one of the members. In both cases, Joy goes from sweet and innocent to dark and mysterious in a matter of seconds, showing her potential. You can see her at The Liar & His Lover and Tempted馃嚙馃嚪

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7. Okay Taec-yeon

Okay Taecyeon from 2PM.Okay Taecyeon from 2PM.Source: Korean Magazine

Ok Taec-yeon is known for being the rapper of 2PM, but his career goes way beyond with the amazing roles he presents in Dream High, as an intense and sensitive young man, or acclaimed performance in Vincenzo馃嚙馃嚪 He gives his all and was one of those responsible for paving the way for idols of k-pop get into the acting business.

8. Choi Min Ho

SHINee's Min-ho.SHINee’s Min-ho.Source: koreapost

You know when you see a performance so good that it seems that the actor was born to live that character? It’s that level that Min-ho delivers in all of his performances. Shinee’s singer shines in productions like Illang: The Wolf Brigade and The Battle of Jangsari馃嚙馃嚪

9. Kim Se-jeong

Kim Se-jeong ex IOI and Gugudan.Kim Se-jeong ex IOI and Gugudan.Source: The Star

Kim Se-jong can play a student or a demon slayer and still make you laugh, which shows her willingness to always do her best. marathon Business Proposal, The Uncanny Counter, Busted and School 2017 and thank us later.

10. V (Kim Tae-hyung)

V from BTS.V from BTS.Source: Rolling Stone

By now, everyone knows that BTS’s V is one of the biggest artists of recent times. He gives his all on stage and TV is no different, as we can see in Hwarang: The Poet Warrior Youth.

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11. Krystal Jung

Krystal Jung ex f(x).Krystal Jung ex f(x).Source: Allkpop

Powerful and ambitious women can also be delicate and Krystal’s performance portrays exactly that. The former f(x) member and sister of also idol Jessica Jung (ex-Girls Generation) shines in productions like Heirs and The Bride of Habaek, showing himself to be one of the great talents of his generation.

12. Choi Si-won

Super Junior's Choi Si-won.Super Junior’s Choi Si-won.Source: Allkpop

Si-won has been on screen since 2005, when he made the debut in the Super Junior group, and remains popular to this day. Play on Revolutionary Love, SF8 or She Was Pretty to understand the reason for its longevity.

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13. Rowoon

Rowoon from SF9.Rowoon from SF9.Source: Korean Magazine

On TV, Rowoon usually brings good characters to life and delivers excellence in every line, as we can see in Extraordinary You, for example. In k-pop, he also carries that energy in SF9’s performances.

14. Park Jin-young

GOT7's Park Jin-young.GOT7’s Park Jin-young.Source: Pinterest

The Got7 member has the power to make the audience root for him at all times. They are clumsy characters who carry simplicity in their eyes, making it impossible not to develop a connection. Want proof? watch He Is Psychometric馃嚙馃嚪

15. Choi Soo-young

Girls' Generation's SooyoungGirls’ Generation’s SooyoungSource: sooyoung brazil

Once again proof that Girls’ Generation only has stars! In addition to being one of the greatest k-pop idols, Choi Soo-young has also been a reference in acting since her debut in 2008. Squad 38, Run On and Man Who Sets the Table馃嚙馃嚪

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