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8 Korean Actresses and Actors Join American Agencies, Did You Know?

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Being an actress or actor, of course, you want to have the opportunity to be known worldwide. That way, the public can judge the quality of their acting at the international level. This is also experienced by several Korean actresses and actors.

Well, some of the names of these Korean actresses and actors are lucky to join an American agency. Who are they? Immediately see the following list, yes!

1. Lee Jung Jae

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Lee Jung Jae’s agency, Artist Company, on February 26, 2022 announced that the actor who holds a Master’s title has signed a contract with CAA (Creative Artist Agency). CAA is the three largest agencies in the United States. This agency is sheltered by famous Hollywood artists, such as Tom Hanks, Brad Pitt, Meryl Streep, and others.

Having a career since 1993, Lee Jung Jae is not only good at acting but he is also a producer and director. Thanks to his role as Ki Hoon in Squid Games, he incised a towering popularity. After joining CAA, Lee Jung Jae plans to be more active in the global market, especially in America.

2. Jung Ho Yeon

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Three-quarters of the same money as Lee Jung Jae, Jung Ho Yeon has also signed a contract with CAA in November 2021. This is because his role is captivating in Squid Games plays the character Jung Sabyeok.

Thanks to his role, he got an award Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor at the event Screen Actors Guild Awards. This 1994-born actress managed to beat Jennifer Aniston, Elisabeth Moss, Sarah Snook, and Reese Witherspoon. He also now has 23.6 million followers on his Instagram account.

3. Jeon Jong Seo

8 Korean Actresses and Actors Join American Agencies, Did You Know?Jeon Jong Seo (

Jeon Jong Seo has signed a contract at United Talent Agency. He also uses the stage name in the global arena, Rachel Jun. This agency is the shelter for Johnny Deep, Benedict Cumberbatch, Angelina Jolie, Channing Tatum, and others.

Previously, this 1994-born actress received international recognition thanks to her role in the film Burning with Steven Yeun and Yoo Ah In. The film premiered at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival, where it received the FIPRESCI prize.

After joining UTA, Jeon Jong Seo also debuted in English films with Kate Hudson and Caig Robinson in Mona Lisa and the Blood Moon. Jeon’s performance, as a woman with extraordinary powers who escapes from a mental hospital and tries to make her own in New Orleans, received positive reviews.

4. Lee Byung Hun

8 Korean Actresses and Actors Join American Agencies, Did You Know?Lee Byung Hun (

Similar to Jeon Jong Seo, senior actor Lee Byung Hun has also joined the United Talent Agency in March 2017. Previously, he was a member of the Creative Artist Agency.

This 1970-born actor has appeared in Hollywood films, including: GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009), GI Joe 2 (2013), Red 2 (2013), Terminator Genisys (2015), and The Magnificent Seven (2016).

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He is currently being offered to star in a Netflix original from America, the film I Believe In A Thing Called Love adapted from a novel. If you agree, Lee Byung Hun will play the father character of the teenage female lead.

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5. Claudia Kim

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Claudia Kim is also an artist under the auspices of the United Talent Agency on August 14, 2014. The stage name Claudia Kim was used when she joined the agency.

UTA also praised his fluency in English and his experience living in America. This can help its promotion globally. Meanwhile, this 1985-born actress has starred in Hollywood films, including Avengers: Age of Ultron, Equals, The Dark Towerand Fantastic Beats. He also played a role in series TV Marco Polo.

6. Ha Ji Won

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Ha Ji Won also joined the UTA agency on August 14, 2013. That year was the first time UTA had hired a Korean artist. Ha Ji Won’s popularity in the international arena began when she starred in Korean dramas Secret Garden.

7. Han Ye Ri

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Han Ye Ri officially joined an agency called Echo Lake Entertainment located in Beverly Hills, United States in April 2021. He joined after his role in the film Minari starring Steven Yeun and Youn Yuh Jung.

Her role as Monica in Minari was nominated in the Independent Spirit Awards category Best Supporting Female and New York Film Critics Online category Best Lead Actress.

8. Honey Lee

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In addition to Saram Entertainment, Honey Lee also joined William Morris Endeavor on August 13, 2018. He decided to sign a contract with the agency because it was very influential on his career for go international.

Honey Lee started her career in the world entertainment since winning the 2006 Miss Korea pageant. WME agent is interested in Honey Lee besides acting, she is also fluent in English and good at playing traditional Korean music, gayageum.

Success in acting in Korea makes their names increasingly known globally let alone competing in Hollywood. May their careers be glorious. Is there anything you want to add? Who else are actresses or actors who are still active in Hollywood agencies, huh?

Also Read: Separated from Debut Agency, These 10 Idols Enter Actor ‘Specialist’ Agency

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