Many of our favorite actors and actresses have been in the industry for decades despite their young age because of their start as a child actor. So let’s take a look at 5 actresses who started their careers as a young child, but have maintained their top actress status.
1. Kim Yoo Jung
First up on our list, is the one and only Kim Yoo Jung. The actress is only 22-years-old (international age) but she has already been in the industry for 18 years. The stunning actress made her debut back in 2003 when she was just 4-years-old, kickstarting her child actress career. With her adorable visuals and incredible acting abilities, it didn’t take long for Kim Yoo Jung to become one of South Korea’s top child actresses. She eventually would go on to be nicknamed “Nation’s Little Sister” for her impressive career and top class status.
2. Lee Se Young
Next up, we have actress Lee Se Young. While she may be relishing in her newfound viral fame following her appearance in The Red Sleeve, the actress also made her humble beginning when she was just a child. She made her debut when she was 5-years-old back in 1997, making her a veteran in the industry with her almost 25 year experience. And while Lee Se Young has a true knack for acting, it was revealed that it was her mother who signed her up to become an actress. Her mother was terrified of her gorgeous daughter potentially getting kidnapped, so she wanted Lee Se Young’s face put on television as soon as possible—and the rest is history!
3. Kim So Hyun
Coming in at number 3 is another very well-known actress within the nation, Kim So Hyun. She made her impressive debut back in 2006 when she was just 7-years-old. Kim So Hyun gained positive public momentum, however, when she was 13-years-old for her role in Moon Embracing the Sun. Ever since, the actress has gone on to become one of the most highly coveted actresses in the nation, as she gets cast into production after production. Some of her career’s most notable works are Rooftop Prince, I Miss You, IRIS 2, Love Alarm, River Where The Moon Rises, and more.
4. Park Eun Bin
Actress Park Eun Bin is another leading lady who got her start in the entertainment industry as a child actress. Making her debut as just 6-years-old, Park Eun Bin was cast in numerous series productions as a child. And while she continued to thrive as a child actress, it took Park Eun Bin a little longer to get her first ever lead role. It was back in 2012 when she was cast as the female lead in Operation Proposal—and she was 20-years-old at the time. While it may have taken a few years longer than the rest, Park Eun Bin has slowly gone on to become one of the nation’s biggest sweethearts.
5. Kim Sae Ron
Last, but most certainly not least we have another young actress and this time, it’s Kim Sae Ron. The actress was born in 2000, but made her name known to the Korean public in 2009 through A Brand New Life. Just a year later, the child actress shot to overnight stardom following her appearance in the cult favorite film, The Man From Nowhere. Ever since her appearance in the movie, Kim Sae Ron began receiving casting love calls from all over the nation. It didn’t take long for the stunning actress to become a leading lady, with her first ever lead role being in A Girl at My Door back in 2014. Ever since, the rest is history!