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Who is Steven Yeun?
Born Yeun Sang-yeop, on the 21st of December, 1983, Steven Yeun is a Korean-American actor who became famous for his role as Glenn Rhee in the hit television show “The Walking Dead.” He is also a known voice actor, and has worked in several animated shows as well as video games. “Steven” isn’t actually Yeun’s stage name, but one he adopted when he was young, after meeting a doctor of the same name.
Steven Yeun’s Early Life
Yeun was born in Seoul, South Korea to Je and Jun Yeun. Although Yeun’s father was trained as an architect in South Korea, both his parents later on become owners of beauty-supply stores when they moved to the United States. Before settling in Detroit, the Yeun family lived in Regina, Saskatchewan Canada, as well as Michigan in the US. Yeun was raised in a Christian household. Yeun attended Kalamazoo College, from where he graduated with a degree in psychology, with a specific major in neuroscience.
Steven Yeun’s Career
After college, Yeun moved to Chicago with his brother and joined a comedy sketch group, Stir Friday Night. The Asian-American comedy group became his training ground while in Chicago, as well as the comedy group The Second City. In 2009 Yeun moved to Los Angeles, and began acting in front of the camera. He debuted in the short film “The Kari Files”, and then in the feature film “My Name is Jerry.” The following year, he also debuted on the small screen, when he appeared in an episode of highly popular series “The Big Bang Theory.” His early years as an actor certainly helped establish his career as well as his wealth.
Steven Yeun in The Walking Dead
Yeun has also worked as a voice actor, lending his talent to various shows including “Voldron: Legendary Defender” – more than 50 episodes from 2016 – and concurrently in over 20 episodes of “Trollhunters”, both of which are still running. In 2017 he became involved in “Stretch Armstrong and the Flex Fighters” which is also still running, with all of these projects steadily increasing his wealth. Continuing his career, Yeun will also appear in the South Korean film “Burning” based on a short story by Haruki Murakami. The film is directed by Lee Chang-dong, whom Yeun calls one of his heroes, and will compete in the 2018 Cannes Film Festival. He is also in the cast of “Chew”, scheduled for release in 2019.
Steven Yeun’s Body Measurements
In terms of his body measurement, Yeun is 5ft 9ins (1.75 m.) tall and weighs around 150lbs. (68 kg.) He has black hair and blue eyes, and has a shoe size of 9 US.
Steven Yeun’s Net Worth
As of late 2018 and based on authoritative sources, Yeun’s net worth is reported to be $4 million, acquired from his years working in the entertainment industry over the last decade.
Steven Yeun’s Personal Life
In terms of his personal life, Yeun has been married to photographer Joana Pak since the two tied the knot on 3 December 2016, and they have a son named Jude Malcolm Yeun. Steven continues to support Detroit sports teams, attending a variety of games whenever possible.