10 female k-pop idols turned k-drama actors

Apr 25, 2021

By Rae Love

When it comes to singing and dancing, many female K-pop idols are known for their amazing performances on the stage. However, for a select few their talent doesn’t stop there. Below are some of our favorite K-Pop idols who have proven they have a talent for acting and made stole fans’ hearts on the small screen.

1. IU

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What K-Pop group she’s from: Soloist known as IU
What she’s up to now: Currently promoting her new album, “Lilac” which dropped on March 25th
Previous dramas to watch: Hotel del Luna, Persona, My Mister, and Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo

 

2. Jin Nana

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What K-Pop group she’s from: After School
What she’s up to now: Starring in the drama “On My Ladylord” with Lee Min Ki, currently airing on MBC
Previous dramas to watch: Memorials, Justice, Kill It, and The Good Wife 
 

3. Choi Soo Young

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What K-Pop group she’s from: Girls’ Generation
What she’s up to now: Currently set to start filming for the upcoming drama “So I Married An Anti-Fan” with Choi Tae Joon. 
Previous dramas to watch: Run On, Tell Me What You Saw, and 38 Task Force


 

4. Lee Hyeri

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What K-Pop group she’s from: Girl’s Day
What she’s up to now: Currently starring in the upcoming drama “ My Roommate is a Gumiho” with Jang Ki Yong and in the early stages of filming “When Flowers Bloom, I Think Moon” with Yoo Seung Ho.
Previous dramas to watch: Miss Lee, Two Cops Reply 1988, and Hyde, Jekyll, Me

 

5. Bae Suzy

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What K-Pop group she’s from: Formerly of Miss A, now a soloist
What she’s up to now: Currently in the early stages of preparing for “Vagabond Season 2” which will start filming later this year.
Previous dramas to watch: Start-Up, Vagabond, While Your Were Sleeping, and Uncontrollably Fond

 

6. Krystal Jung

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What K-Pop group she’s from: f(x)
What she’s up to now: Starring in the upcoming drama “My Little Police” with Cha Tae Hyun and Jung Jin Young set to air on July 25th.
Previous dramas to watch: Search, Player, Prison Playbook, and The Bride of Haebok

 

7. Yoona

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What K-Pop group she’s from: Girls’ Generation
What she’s up to now: Currently filming videos for her YouTube Channel “Yoona’s So Wonderful Day.”
Previous dramas to watch: Hush, The King In Love, and The K2

8. Kim Sejeong

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What K-Pop group she’s from: Formerly of I.O.I., now a member of gu9udan and a soloist
What she’s up to now: Currently promoting her solo album that dropped on March 29th.
Previous dramas to watch: The Uncanny Counter, I Wanna Hear Your Song, and School 2017

9. Kwon Nara

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What K-Pop group she’s from: Formerly of Hello Venus
What she’s up to now: Currently in the early stages of the fantasy drama, “The Immortal” starring opposite Lee Jin Wook and Lee Joon, set to air in 2022.
Previous dramas to watch: Secret Royal Inspector, Itaewon Class, My Mister, and Suspicious Partner

10. Seohyun

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What K-Pop group she’s from: Girls’ Generation
What she’s up to now: Recently cast in the Netflix movie “Moral Sense” opposite Jung Ji Woo.
Previous dramas to watch: Private Lives, Time, and Bad Thief, Good Thief

Which of these idol-actresses is your favorite?

Written by Rae Love

Rae Love is a freelance writer covering all things Hallyu. Her current bias is Jang Ki Yong and ults are Yoo Kihyun and Seo Kang Joon. She is also a fashion photographer. When she's not writing or binge-watching K-dramas, chances are you'll probably find her sweating her way through a K-Pop dance workout, or playing with her cats, Phoenix and Dallas. Make sure you follow @kindofvoguish on Instagram!