This Is What 20 Of Today’s Biggest K-Drama Stars Look Like In Their First Roles Vs. Their Latest Roles

From their first roles to their latest.

1.  Lee Min Ho

Debut role: 2003, on Secret Campus as Park Du Hyeon

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Latest role: 2016, on Legend Of The Blue Sea as Heo Joon Jae

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2. Park Shin Hye

Debut role: 2003, on Stairway To Heaven as Han Jung Suh

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Latest role: 2017, on “Heart Blackened” as Choi Hee Jeong

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3. Gong Yoo

Debut Role: 2001, on School 4 as Hwang Tae Young

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Latest role: 2016, on Goblin as Kim Shin



4. Song Joong Ki

Debut role: 2008, on “A Frozen Flower” as No Tak

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Latest Role: 2017, “Battleship Island” as Park Moo Young

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5. Song Hye Kyo

Debut role: 1996, on First Love as an unnamed student

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Photo from her breakout role in 1998 on Soonpoong Clinic.


Latest role: 2016, on Descendants Of The Sun as Doctor Kang Mo Yeon

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6. Park Bo Young

Debut Role: 2003, on Secret Campus as Cha Ah Rang.

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Latest role: 2018, on On Your Wedding Day as Hwan Seung Hee.

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7. Lee Jong Suk

Debut role: 2010, on Prosecutor Princess as Lee Woo Hyun.

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Latest role: 2018, on Hymn of Death as Kim Woo Jin.

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8. Kim Tae Hee

Debut role: 2001, on “Last Present” as teenage Jung Yeon

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Latest role: 2015, on Young-pal as Han Yeo Jin

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9. Rain

Debut role: 2003, on Sang Doo! Let’s Go To School as Cha Sang Doo

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Latest role: 2018, on Sketch as Kang Dong Soo

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10. Lee Young Ae

Debut role: 1993, on How’s Your Husband? 

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Latest TV series role: 2017, on Saimdang, Memoir Of Colors as Shin Saimdang

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11. Gong Hyo Jin

Debut role: 1999, on “Momento Mori” as Ji Won

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Latest role: 2017, on “Single Rider” as Lee Soo Jin

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12. Kim Young Ok

Information on Kim Young Ok’s first roles is spotty at best, but the actress herself stated in an interview that her debut drama was in 1969. The first available media of her appearance on the big or little screen, however, is her appearance in the 1976 drama, 여고동창생 “Girls’ High School Alumni”.

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Kim Young Ok is on the left.


Latest role: 2018, on Witch’s Love as Maeng Ye Soon

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Photo from Shopping King Louie


13.  Jang Hyuk

Debut role: 2001, on Volcano High as Kim Kyung Soo.

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Latest role: 2018, on Bad Papa as Yoo Ji Cheol.

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14. Kim Soo Hyun

Debut role: 2007, on Kimchi Cheese Smile as Kim Soo Hyun

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Latest role: 2017, on “Real” as Jang Tae Yeong

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15. Park Bo Gum

Debut role: 2011, on “Blind” as Dong Hyun

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Latest role: 2016, on Moonlight Drawn By Clouds as Yi Yeong

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16. Shin Min Ah

Debut role: 2001, on Beautiful Days as Lee Min Ji

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Latest role: 2017, on Tomorrow, With You as Song Ma Rin

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17. Jun Ji Hyun

Debut role: 1999, on “White Valentine” as Kim Jeong Min

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Latest Role: 2016, on Legend Of The Blue Sea as Se Hwa/Shim Cheong

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18. Park Seo Joon

Debut role: 2012, on School 3

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Latest role: 2018, on What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim as Lee Young Joon

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19. Kim Woo Bin

Debut role: 2011, on White Christmas

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Latest role: 2016, on “Master” as Park Jang Goon

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20. Yoon Eun Hye

Debut role: 2006, on Princess Hours as Shin Chae Kyeong.

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Latest role: 2018, on Fluttering Warning as Yoon Yoo Jung.

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