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Steven Yeun Biography

Birth Name:
Yeun Sang-yeop
Birth Place:
Seoul, South Korea
Profession
Actor, comedian

Fast Facts

  • Parents own two beauty-supply stores in Detroit
  • Performed with Monkapult, a Kalamazoo College improv group
  • As a psychology major in college, was responsible for training two white lab rats
  • Was a member of Stir Friday Night, a sketch-comedy group made up of Asian-American performers
  • Was a member of the Second City comedy troupe in Chicago
  • Has appeared in commercials for Best Buy, Milky Way and Apple

Awards

  • 2021Independent Spirit Awards-Best Male Lead: nominated
  • 2020Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: nominated
  • 2020Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role: nominated
  • 2020Critics' Choice Awards-Best Actor: nominated
  • 2020Oscar-Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: nominated

Relationships

  • Brian Yeun -- Brother
  • Je Yeun -- Father
  • June Yeun -- Mother
  • Jude Malcolm Yeun -- Son
  • Joana Pak -- Wife