Steven Yeun is a Korean-American actor who is known for his role of Glenn Rhee on ‘AMC’s horror television series, ‘The Walking Dead.’ He has also appeared in various short and feature films. Keep reading to know more about Steven Yeun’s net worth in 2019.
Born as Yeun Sang-Yeop, commonly known by his name “Steven Yeun” was born on December 21, 1983, in Seoul, South Korea. He was born to his parents Je Yeun and Jun Yeun. In South Korea, his father was an architect and mother was a simple housewife.
When Yeun was a kid, his family moved a lot because of his father’s job. First, they moved to Regina in Saskatchewan, where the family lived for a couple of years. For better opportunity, his father along with the family moved to the United States of America and settled in Michigan.
Yeun was raised in Troy, Michigan. It was after moving to the States, Yeun’s first name was changed to ‘Steven’ by his parents after meeting a doctor by the name of ‘Steven.’ After shifting to the States, his parents bought a beauty-supply store, and the family settled in the States quickly.
Yeun was a very bright student in high school and always aced the examinations. For further studies, he attended Kalamazoo College. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in psychology with a concentration in neuroscience.
There is no record of his previous dating life. He married his longtime girlfriend, Joana Pak, who is a professional photographer. The couple got married two years ago and looked very happy with each other. They seem to a great chemistry between them, and recently, the couple was blessed with a son.
Yeun’s passion for acting and improv began when he was in his freshman year. He watched one of the famous improv group from his college and was inspired by it. Yeun decided to audition for the group but was rejected initially. He is ambitious and never gave up on his goal, so auditioned again in his sophomore year, and this time he was selected.
Yeun’s parent wanted him to choose a career in either law or medicine, as he was a very bright and smart student. But, he had already decided to pursue a career in acting and told his parents about his dream. Initially, his parents weren’t happy about his decision but didn’t object and supported him to pursue his dream.
Yeun, along with his friend, Jordan Klepper moved to Chicago and started living with his brother in the city’s Lincoln Square. Initially, he joined ‘Stir Friday Night,’ a sketch comedy group. Soon after that, he joined ‘The Second City,’ which is an improvisational comedy enterprise. There he achieved some recognition, and his art was applauded very often.
For better opportunities, Yeun moved to Los Angeles. After some struggle, he got the biggest role of his career. He appeared as Glenn Rhee on AMC’s ‘The Walking Dead.’ The serious is about the apocalypse and the rise of zombies. He has played one of the major roles in the series and received a lot of fame and recognition for his brilliant acting in the series.
Yeun has also given his voice to numerous animated television series and movies, he has also appeared in an episode of the famous sitcom, ‘The Big Bang Theory.’ Yeun is one of the investors of ‘The Bun Shop,’ a Korean-Mediterranean fusion restaurant.
Awards & Achievements
Steven Yeun’s role in ‘The Walking Dead’ has earned him a lot of attention and praise. He has been nominated for very few awards. His biggest achievement would be winning the award at the ‘Brooklyn Horror Film Festival’ for the best actor.
Net Worth of Steven Yeun
The estimated net worth of Steven Yeun is approximately $5 million. His main source of income has been his earnings from his acting career in the television series and movies. Also, he earns quite a decent income from his restaurant.
Destined to become a doctor or lawyer, Steven Yeun chose his own destiny by choosing a career in the entertainment industry. His role in ‘The Walking Dead’ is hugely appreciated by a lot of audiences around the world. After joining the series, he has a huge fan following on different social media websites.