Many female K-pop idols are well-known for their performances in both singing and dancing. But these female role models can’t be ignored when it comes to acting. These stunning and attractive idols, who are known as K-Pop stars turned actors, have already established themselves as actors. They are successful, well-liked, and talented. Here are 5 stunning former K-Pop stars that are now actresses.

Bae Suzy

Suzy Bae of Miss A is one of the most well-known and prosperous K-Pop idols who has transitioned into acting. She recently co-starred with Kim Woo-bin in the drama Uncontrollably Fond. While You Were Sleeping with Lee Jong-suk, another upcoming drama is also certain to come from her. Suzy’s acting prowess earned her numerous accolades, including the esteemed Baeksang Arts Awards for her roles in Architecture 101 and The Sound of a Flower. She also received multiple honors for best actress for her work in drama.


Especially for those who are switching from being a music idol to acting while they are just starting out. However, Jung Eunji of Apink demonstrated that it was feasible when she made her acting debut in Reply 1997, one of the most popular cable dramas ever. She played the female protagonist, Shi-won, and demonstrated her acting prowess by bringing to life a funny and heartfelt fictional character. Critics gave her performance favorable ratings, which is encouraging for a novice. At the 49th Baeksang Arts Award, she received the Best New TV Actress honor. Since that time, Eunji has earned a reputation as one of the top idol actresses.


Kim Yu-jin, a popular actor also known as See of After School, is a well-known idol in the entertainment industry. Her successful acting debut as young Lady Mishil on Queen Seondeok earned her various accolades. She earned the renowned Best New Actress prize at the 48th Baeksang Arts Awards for her portrayal of Baek Ja-Eun in Ojakgyo Family, solidifying her reputation as an idol turned actress. In the subsequent dramas, she maintained her strong performance. The most recent was her performance in Marriage Contract, for which she was nominated for a Grand Prize (Daesang) at the MBC Drama Awards and received the Top Excellence Award for Actress.


In Reply 1988, Hyeri stunned everyone with a spectacular performance. Many critics first expressed skepticism about her taking the starring role, but when Hyeri sprang out as an accomplished actor, they were floored. She was able to adopt Duk Seon’s personality as if she were the infamous and unsightly 999th student rather than the Hyeri from Girls’ Day, which may be difficult for idols to do while trying to convey the feeling of the role they are playing. The drama became the highest-rated Korean drama in cable television history because of her outstanding performance.


The popular IU, real name Lee Ji-Eun, is also known as “Korea’s Little Sister” due to her girl-next-door persona. This young woman with many talents achieved enormous success both in her acting and singing careers. She began portraying Kim Pil-suk in Dream High in 2011. Despite being her first acting role, she did an excellent job and earned a nomination for Best Actress at the KBS Drama Awards. Since then, IU has continued to play the lead in dramas. Recently, she and Lee Joon-gi won the Best Couple Award at the SBS Drama Awards for their work in Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo, in which she portrayed the main character Hae-soo.