12 Korean Stars Who Have Celebrity Parents
The Korean entertainment world is a fast-growing industry that gives birth to many talents who shine in music, film, and variety shows. While some of these rising stars become the exception in their family as they pursue a career in the spotlight, others happen to have a parent who is also in the industry.
Here are 12 Korean stars whose parents are also celebrities!
1. STAYC’s Sieun
Originally known as a child actress, Sieun debuted as a member of the girl group STAYC a year after joining High Up Entertainment in 2019. She is the daughter of none other than veteran singer and former actor Park Nam Jung, from whom she seems to have inherited her passion for entertainment. This clip shows how much her father is proud as he covers one of STAYC’s songs “So Bad” on a variety show.
2. Lee Yoo Jin
This former “Produce 101 Season 2” contestant happens to be the son of another veteran celebrity: actor Lee Hyo Jung. The news was intentionally kept secret at first per Lee Yoo Jin’s request when he joined the survival show until some reports revealed it.
3. BTOB’s Hyunsik
Another father-son pair is Hyunsik and legendary folk singer Im Ji Hoon. The two were on camera together on many occasions, either duetting or spending some quality time with each other. Watch them team up in this lively advertisement!
4-5. Lee Yoo Bi and Lee Da In
Sisters Lee Yoo Bi and Lee Da In are the daughters of veteran actress Kyun Mi Ri. When Lee Yoo Bi started acting, the identity of her mother remained a secret for quite some time until rumors started at some point, whereas Lee Da In was already linked to both her mother and sister when she started acting.
6. Park Jung Yeon
Park Jung Yeon was previously a member of trainee group SMROOKIES before she joined KeyEast to become an actress. She is known to be the daughter of Park Hak Gi, a famous singer-songwriter. The pair recently reprised their collaboration of “Vitamin” from 10 years ago.
When mother and daughter team up, you’re in for a mind-blowing show! Singer-songwriter Youha and actress Choi Jung Won seemingly complete each other talent-wise, and this flamboyant performance is solid proof.
8-9. TWICE’s Jeongyeon and Gong Seung Yeon
Jeongyeon and Gong Seung Yeon are the daughters of celebrity chef Yoo Chang Joon, who is no stranger to the small screen. In this episode of “We Like Zines,” TWICE comes up with an odd recipe that Jeongyeon’s father follows to the letter. Find out the final result below!
10. MC Gree
Being the son of a popular comedian and television host, MC Gree had to step up and prove himself as an artist independently from his father’s fame. In fact, Kim Gura is very supportive of his son’s music career. Watch him drop by MC Gree’s studio for a quick visit.
11. IZ*ONE’s Chaewon
Chaewon is another idol who turned out to be the daughter of a celebrity: theater actress Lee Ran Hee. Lee Ran Hee is her daughter’s number one fan, fully supporting her promotions as part of IZ*ONE.
12. T-ara’s Boram
Boram does not fall far from the family tree career-wise, as both her parents are entertainers. Her father Jeon Young Rok is a popular singer from the 1980s while her mother Lee Mi Young is a famous actress. The idol has also participated in various events with her parents, such as this lovely photo shoot with her mother and cute commercial with her father.
Did you already know these stars have celebrity parents? Who did we miss? Let us know in the comments below!
Esmee L. is a Moroccan lively dreamer, writer, and Hallyu enthusiast.