Steven Yeun is an Asian-American actor and amateur singer. The AMC drama series The Walking Dead became synonymous with his name and interestingly enough it was only his second role as an actor. Steven Yeun is regarded as one of the happiest new actors, who got fame and fortune at the beginning of their career because they were financially very successful. He is a lover of the guitar and of sports like football, basketball, and boxing.
Steven Yeun’s Short Bio and Early Beginning
Yeun Sang Yeop was born on December 21, 1983, in Seoul, South Korea, as the son of his parents – Je Yeun (father) and Jun Yeun (mother). His father was a famous architect in Seoul before moving from Canada to the United States after living in Canada for a year. He also has a younger brother, Brian Yeun. They moved to Michigan and started a beauty supply business in Detroit. Steven, born “Yeun Sang Yeop”, was named “Steven” by his parents because they wanted him to be a doctor. Steven is the name of a doctor his parents met when they came to the United States. Steven’s nationality is both Korean and American, but his ethnicity is white. He attended Troy High School in Michigan and graduated from Kalamazoo College in 2005 with a bachelor’s degree in psychology with a focus on neuroscience. While at school, he discovered his passion for acting, and after graduating, he decided to give acting a try and moved to Chicago to join Second City instead of studying medicine.
In 2010 Steven got the big breakthrough he was looking for when he got his role in the horror drama series The Walking Dead from AMC TV. He starred as Glen Rhee, a Korean immigrant trying to survive in a world populated mainly by bloodsucking creatures. However, he left the series due to the death of his character, Glen in the seventh series. The drama brought Steven more than enough popularity for a new actor in the most competitive industry. In 2007 he sang in the Korean animated film Crysis and Crysis Warhead (2008). Yeun has also spoken other popular cartoons, including Legend of Korra (see 2), Troll Hunters, Stretch Armstrong, Flex Fighters, and The Sun.
Who Is His Girlfriend Or Wife?
Steven Yeun is really faithful when it comes to relationships. So he was on the TV series with his Walking Dead love Maggie. Steven is married to Joana Pak, who is a photographer, and they met in 2009 in a bar where he worked as a bartender. They started dating and spent six long months together every day. Steven later moved to Los Angeles and they kept their flame alive until Joana also moved to LA to continue her career as a photographer.
Seven years later, the couple decided to tie the knot, and Steven married his girlfriend, who had been his beloved for almost a decade, on the Paramour Estate in California in 2016. The couple decided to dress in their traditional Korean attire for the wedding because they wanted to celebrate their culture. They had a total of 220 guests, including members of Yeun’s Walking Dead team such as Sarah Wayne, Andrew Lincoln, Alanna Masterson, Norman Reedus, Melissa McBride, Emma Bell, Chandler Riggs, and others. A few days after their wedding, Joana became pregnant and the announcement prevented the couple from leaving for their already planned honeymoon. Steven and his wife kept their Instagram followers informed by publishing progressive pictures of Joana’s baby bump, and in March 2017 they welcomed their bundle of joy – a little boy – Jude Malcolm Yeun.
Steven Yeun’s Relationship with Lauren Cohan
Before his marriage to his wife Joana Pak, there was a rumor that Steven Yeun was dating Lauren Cohan. Lauren is Steven Yeun’s wife on-screen – Maggie in the TV series The Walking Dead, for which he is best known. The couple from the series attracted the attention of the viewers, who later became their fans. In the series, they shared such undeniable chemistry, and after they first met (in the series), it didn’t take them long to realize that they were in love, and despite the difficulties they faced, they remained true to the love they shared. Yeun, who portrayed the character of Glen in the TV series, then married Maggie (Lauren Cohan) who became pregnant but Glen died without seeing his baby.
There was speculation about whether they actually played a role in real life, and although Lauren tried to dispel the rumors by saying that they had no romantic relationship with each other and that their frequent dates were purely business, it only took his marriage to his wife Joana Pak to finally put the rumors to rest.
How Fit Is Steven Yeun? Body Stats, Height
Steven Yeun is a man with great fashion sense, his favorite brand is Nike. The walking dead star has an athletic figure and is 1.70 m tall. He loves the green color which he says is the color of nature.
Net Worth – What Is His Worth?
Steven Yeun is a very lucky actor whose rise to fame came as quickly as he made his acting debut. His net worth is currently estimated at $4 million. The source of his wealth comes not only from his acting career but also from his engagements with well-known brands like Cover Girl Cosmetics, Toyota, State Farm, and Best Buy.
His shares in The Bun Shop, a Korean restaurant in Los Angeles owned by his brother Brian and his business partner James Seok, also contribute to his wealth.