22 Kpop Idols With Impressive Acting Skills

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It is really common to see K-Pop Idols in different movies and dramas, and sometimes their performance is so outstanding that we may even forget they were idols to begin with! The following is a compilation of 22 such K-Pop idols with extremely impressive acting skills.

1. IU

Known as the Nation’s little sister, IU is deeply loved and respected for her amazing singing and songwriting skills, but apart from this, she has also been able to successfully establish herself as an actor with massive hits like My Mister, Scarlet Heart: Ryeo and Hotel Del Luna among others. Even with her busy schedule, she is currently set to star in ‘Dream’ alongside Park Seo Joon, a film to be released in 2021.


 

2. DO KYUNGSOO

Exo’s D.O may be extremely popular as a great singer, but he has also earned a reputation for his remarkable talent as an actor. With his notable performances in 100 Days My Prince, Swing Kids, It’s Okay That’s Love, Hyung and other successful projects, D.O earned praise from fans and critics alike with prestigious nominations and awards.


 

3. SEO IN GUK

Many people may know Seo In Guk as an extremely versatile actor with outstanding performances in Reply 1997, Shopping King Louie, Hello Monster and The Smile Has Left your Eyes. But before anything else, Seo In Guk first debuted as a singer after winning the Superstar K show in 2009.


 

 4. BAE SUZY

Also known as Nation’s First Love, Miss A’s Suzy is one of the most renowned idol actors with massive hits like Dream High, Gu Family Book, Uncontrollably Fond, While You Were Sleeping and Vagabond among other impressive performances.  


 

 5. KIM MYUNG SOO

Kim Myung Soo, also known as L, first debuted as a member of the famous boy group Infinite, and then went on to pursue his career in acting as well with major roles in dramas such as The Emperor, Miss Hammurabi, Angel’s Last Mission: Love, Meow, The Secret Boy among other acts.


 

6. PARK HYUNG SIK

ZE:A’s Park Hyung Sik is one of the most well known actors that sometimes people forget he is an idol. Some of his most notable performances have been in The Heirs, Hwarang, Suits and Strong Woman Do Bong Soon.


 

7. IM SIWAN

ZE:A’s Im Siwan is one of the most famous idol actors with outstanding performances in The Incomplete Life, The Merciless, Moon Embracing the sun, The King In Love among others. He has also been awarded the 'Baeksang' award for his acting skills.


 
8. OK TAECYEON

2PM’s Taecyeon has starred in many successful movies and dramas flaunting his acting skills with performances in Let’s Fight Ghost, Who Are You, Wonderful Days and The Game: Towards Zero among other remarkable acts.


 

9. YOOK SUNGJAE

BTOB’s Yook Sungjae is famous for his baritone and outstanding vocals but he is equally renowned as an actor with roles in some of the most famous dramas such as Who Are You: 2015, Goblin and Mystic Pop Up Bar among others.



10. KRYSTAL

Idol turned actor, former f (x) member Krystal has taken up diverse roles with performances in The Heirs, My Lovely Girl, Prison Playbook, Bride Of Habaek and an upcoming military drama ‘Search’ alongside Jang Dong Yoon.


 
11. JUNG EUNJI

The lead singer of girl group Apink, Eunji rose to fame in the acting industry with her remarkable acting in the massive hit drama Reply 1997 and then moved on to star in other projects like Untouchable, Sassy Go Go and 0.0MHz.



12. CHOI SIWON

Super Junior’s Siwon, besides enjoying his massive success as a singer went on to debut as an actor not just in Korea but on Chinese & Taiwanese screens as well with dramas like She Was Pretty, Athena, Poseidon, My Fellow Citizens and Billion Dollar Heir.



13. LEE JOON

Former MBLAQ member, Lee Joon was able to shake off the tag of Idol actor with remarkable acting in dramas and movies such as Gapdong, Vampire Detective, My father Is Strange among other successful roles.


 

14. LEE HYERI

Even though Girl’s Day Hyeri got off to a rocky start during her early acting days, but she didn’t let criticism get in her way and continued to improve her acting skills with famous projects like Reply 1988, Two Cops, Miss Lee etc.


 

15. BANG MINAH

Girl’s Day Minah is famously known for her impressive performances in Beautiful Gong Shim and My Absolute Boyfriend. Moreover, Minah is set to star in a movie called 'The Best Life' which tells the story about the best and worst choices made by young adolescents as they go through an uncertain and difficult time in their lives.


 

16. IM YOONA

Even after being extremely busy as part of one of the most famous girl groups, SNSD, Yoona launched her acting career alongside singing with projects like You Are My Destiny, Prime Minister & I, The K2, King In Love, Exit etc.


 

17. KWON NARA

Former Hello Venus member, Kwon Nara has moved on from her idol days now, as an actor with roles in projects like Itaewon Class, Suspicious Partner, Your Honour, Doctor prisoner and more.



18. UEE

Former After School member, UEE, first dreamed of debuting as an actor, so it’s only fitting that she is pursuing her career successfully in the acting industry right now by participating in hit projects like Queen Seondeok, Golden Rainbow, High Society and Marriage Contract.


 

19. JINYOUNG

GOT7’s Jinyoung gained popularity in the acting industry after his roles in Legend Of The Blue Sea, Magic School, He is Psychometric and When My Love Blooms along with other famous cameos and roles.



20. CHA EUN WOO

Astro’s Cha Eun Woo, is an uprising idol actor with great performances in dramas like Sweet Revenge, Hit The Top, My ID Is Gangnam Beauty, Top Management & Rookie Historian Goo Hae Ryung among others.


 

21. KANG CHANI

Contrary to the trend of idols turning into actors, Kang Chani started out as a child actor and then went on to debut as an idol with SF9. He has played various roles till now in dramas like Listen To My Heart, The Innocent Man, The Queen’s Classroom and Signal but is best known for his role in Sky Castle.


 

22. ROWOON

Just like his fellow member Kang Chani, SF9’s Rowoon also received appreciation as an actor, first starting out with roles in School 2017, About Time and Where Stars Land before bagging the role of Haru in the hit MBC Fantasy drama ‘Extraordinary You’.



So, what do you think? Did you know these people as Idols or Actors at first?


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