Is Steven Yeun married? Yes, he is. His wife’s name is Joana Pak who is a photographer by profession. The couple dated for a long time before celebrating their wedding program which was organized on December 3, 2016. From their relationship, the couple is blessed with a son named Jude Malcolm born on March 17, 2017, I.e. on St. Patrick’s Day.
From his wife’s Instagram account, it was confirmed that the duo is expecting their second child which she revealed in early December 2018. Later, Yeun confirmed that the couple is expecting a baby daughter during an interview with the TBS series Conan in late January 2019. Previously, he was also rumored to have dated his co-star actress Lauren Cohan which was later proven to be wrong. Scroll down to explore more interesting personal facts and biography of Yeun:
Who is Steven Yeun?
Born as Yeun Sang-yeop, he landed the planet on December 21, 1983, which makes the age of Steven Yeun be 35 years old now. By profession, he is an actor, voice artist and singer as well. Regarding his nationality and ethnicity, he is Korean by ethnicity and holds American citizenship. He is widely popular for his appearance in television horror drama series called The Walking Dead portraying the role of Glenn Rhee.
In addition to that, he is also noted for his outstanding performance in award-winning movies like action-adventure Okja, dark comedy Sorry to Bother You and 2018 South Korean psychological drama mystery film entitled Burning. Further, he has also involved in multiple short films and also contributed to cartoons and video game voiceovers.
Early Life and Education
Yeun was born in 1983 and his place of birth is in Seoul, South Korea. He was born to the parents named Je Yeun (father) and Jun Yeun (mother). Talking more about his family, his father used to work as an architect based in South Korea. The family moved to Regina, Saskatchewan in 1988 and later shifted to Michigan. Yeun grew up in Troy and regarding his religious belief, he was raised up in a Christian household.
Later, his parents called him Steven after being impressed by a doctor of the same name. According to his wiki, Je and Jun Yeun are operating beauty-supply stores in Detroit. Talking about his education and academic achievements, he was enrolled at Kalamazoo College from where he earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology in 2005. During his college days, he met comedian Jordan Klepper as Klepper’s sister was a mutual friend of them. Following Klepper, Yeun decided to join Second City and therefore moved to Chicago.
Career and Professional Life
Yeun developed his interest in acting during his freshman year at college. He went for the audition of Monkapult but was rejected although he was able to join the group later in his sophomore year. His parents were thinking that he would pursue his career in the legal or medical field but were initially disappointed to know that their son wants to move to Chicago to pursue his improv career. In 2005, he moved to his city of dreams where he lived with a brother. He became the part of the sketch comedy group called Stir Friday Night which includes Asian-American members. In October 2009, he moved to Los Angeles after joining The Second City in Chicago.
In 2009, he secured the role of Chip in the movie The Kari Files and in the same year he continued his acting journey by portraying the role of Chaz in drama film My Name Is Jerry. The following year, he appeared in the television sitcom The Big Bang Theory and two shorts films i.e. Carpe Millennium and Blowout Sale.
He made a big breakthrough in his career by appearing in the role of Glenn Rhee in horror television series The Walking Dead. In 2011, he appeared as Ken Hasui and Gibson Rice in police procedural and legal drama television series Law & Order: LA and science fiction television series Warehouse 13 respectively. The following year, he played the character of Ricky Meeker and Steven in television comedy NTSF:SD:SUV:: and Harder Than it Looks respectively.
In 2013, he contributed his voice to animated television series The Legend of Korra and also appeared in satirical teen sitcom Filthy Preppy Teen$. The following year, he was seen in television series Comedy Bang! Bang! and Drunk History as himself and Daniel Inouye respectively. The same year, he was featured in a science fiction drama film called I Origins as Kenny. In 2015, he appeared in Like a French Film as Steve and the following year appeared in Conan.
He has also contributed his voice to Voltron: Legendary Defender, Trollhunters and Stretch Armstrong, Flex Fighters, 3 Below, Wizards and Final Space. In 2018, he portrayed the role of Squeeze in dark comedy film Sorry to Bother You and Ben in the 2018 South Korean psychological drama mystery film.
Moving to his personal life, Steven Yeun is married to photographer Joana Pak. They tied their knot on December 3, 2016, and has welcomed a son named Jude. Joana Pak is now pregnant and is expecting to give birth to a baby daughter. Yeun is also an avid fan of basketball team Detroit Pistons. There is no news regarding the disputes between Yeun and Pak and this gas made us assume that everything in their relationship is going perfectly fine.
According to some wiki sites, Steven Yeun has a tall height of 5ft 7 ⅞ inches. However, his agency has mentioned Yeun’s height to be 5 feet and 9 inches or 175 cm and weighs about 150 pounds. It’s one of the crucial tasks for the actors to maintain their healthy physique so as to give their best performance and appearance while portraying his roles.
Salary and Net worth
The Walking Dead star Steven Yeun has an estimated net worth of 4 million USD. In addition to financial fortune, Yeun has also garnered multiple awards in his name including Saturn Award, Satellite Awards, BTVA People’s Choice Voice Acting Award, Brooklyn Horror Film Festival, Los Angeles Film Critics Association, National Society of Film Critics and International Online Cinema Awards. His net worth is also contributed by his commercial roles for various brands like Toyota, State Farm, Milky Way Caramel bar and Best Buy.
In addition to that, Yeun is also a successful investor where he has invested in a Korean-Mediterranean fusion restaurant named The Bun Shop which is located in Koreatown, Los Angeles. The restaurant is owned by Brian, Steven’s younger brother and James Seok.
Wiki and Facts
The biography of Steven Yeun is presented by most of the demanded wiki sites including Wikipedia and IMDb. You can find him on Twitter @steveyeun and on Instagram @steveyeun where he has retained more than 1.53 million and 3.5 million followers respectively. One can find Steven’s Facebook profile @stevenyeun.