5 Korean celebrity siblings you might not have known about
There are famous celebrity siblings in the Korean entertainment world, like MBLAQ’s Thunder and 2NE1’s Dara or SNSD’s Jessica and f(x)’s Krystal. However, there are other siblings working in show business, where one of the siblings is not as well-known, so apart from hardcore fans, not many know about them being related.
1. Kim Junsu and Junho
JYJ’s Kim Junsu actually has a twin brother, who debuted as a singer in Japan and China, and then moved on to appearing in television dramas. Junho and Junsu are actually fraternal twins, meaning they don’t quite look alike, only as normal siblings would. Junho used the stage name JUNO as a singer, and Kim Moo-young as an actor. He recently appeared in Empress Ki as a guard. He also wrote lyrics for JYJ and his little brother.
Watch JUNO sing in Japanese:
2. Taeyang and Hyun-bae
Taeyang, whose birth name is Dong Young-bae, has an older brother, Hyun-bae, born in 1983. He is an actor who played smaller roles in movies and in the drama Shut Up Flower Boy Band. He has also acted on stage, in advertisements and in a musical.
Watch him dance to his brother’s Ringa Linga:
3. Ha Ji-won and Jeon Tae-soo
The 36 year-old Ha Ji-won is undoubtedly one of South Korea’s most beloved actresses, with an array of roles across the acting spectrum, from melodrama to action and comedy. Her real name is Jeon Hae-rim, and she has a younger brother, Tae-soo, born in 1984, whom you could see in dramas like Sungkyunkwan Scandal.
Watch him play the bad guy in Sungkyunkwan Scandal:
4. Park Yoo-chun and Yoo-hwan
JYJ’s Yoochun, himself an acknowledged actor, has a younger brother, Yoo-hwan, born in 1991. Yoo-hwan has also acted in a number of K-dramas, including K-Pop: The Ultimate Audition and I Need Romance 3.
See him play the piano and sing in K-Pop: The Ultimate Audition:
5. BoA and her brothers
SM Entertainment’s diva, BoA has two brothers who also work in show business. Pianist Kwon Soon-hwon is also a professor at Seoul Art Technical College, while Kwon Soon-uk is a music video director.
Watch Soon-hwon work the piano:
This MV from Chinese idol group HIT-5 was directed by Soon-uk: