Steven Yeun is an Asian American actor and amateur singer. The AMC drama series, The Walking Dead became synonymous with his name and interestingly, it was just his second role as an actor. Steven is considered one of the luckiest new actors who made it to fame at the inception of their career, recording tremendous success financially. He is a lover of guitar and 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 to his parents – Je Yeun (father) and Jun Yeun (mother). His father was a famous architect in Seoul before moving to the United States from Canada after living in Canada for one year. He also has a younger brother, Brian Yeun. They moved to Michigan and began a beauty supply store in Detroit. Steven, born “Yeun Sang Yeop” was given the name “Steven” by his parents because they wanted him to become a doctor. Steven is the name of a doctor his parents met when they arrived the United States. Steven’s nationality is both Korean and American, but his ethnicity is white. He attended Troy High School, Michigan and graduated from Kalamazoo College in 2005 with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a concentration in Neuroscience. It was while in school that he discovered he had a passion for acting and after graduation, he decided to give acting a try and moved to Chicago to join Second City instead of going to medical school.
In 2010, Steven got the big break he had been looking for when he got his role in AMC TV horror drama series – The Walking Dead. He starred as Glen Rhee, a Korean immigrant trying to survive in a world majorly filled with blood-sucking creatures. He has however exited the show through the death of his character, Glen in the seventh series. The drama earned Steven more than enough popularity for a new actor in the most competitive industry. In 2007, he voiced Korean animation Crysis and Crysis Warhead (2008). Yeun has also voiced other popular animations they include; Legend of Korra (s. 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. He was that way with his Walking Dead sweetheart, Maggie in the TV series. Steven is married to Joana Pak who is a photographer and they met in 2009 at a bar where he worked as a bartender. They began dating and spent every day together for six long months. Steven later moved to Los Angeles and they still kept their flame alive until Joana also moved over to L.A. to continue her career as a photographer.
Seven years later, the couple decided to tie the knot and Steven got married to his darling girlfriend of almost a decade at the Paramour Estate, California in 2016. The couple chose 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 Yeun’s Walking Dead team members such as Sarah Wayne, Andrew Lincoln, Alanna Masterson, Norman Reedus, Melissa McBride, Emma Bell, Chandler Riggs, among others. A few days after their wedding, Joana became pregnant and the announcement prevented the couple from going for their already planned honeymoon trip. Steven and his wife kept their Instagram followers updated by posting progressive pictures of Joana’s baby bump and in March 2017, they welcomed their bundle of joy – a baby boy – Jude Malcolm Yeun.
Steven Yeun’s Relationship with Lauren Cohan
Before his marriage to his wife Joana Pak, it was rumored that Steven Yeun was dating Lauren Cohan. Lauren is Steven Yeun’s on-screen wife – Maggie in the TV series The Walking Dead which he is best known for. The series on-screen couple caught the attention of viewers who later became their fans. In the series, they shared such unquestionable chemistry and after the first time, they met (in the series) it didn’t take long to realize 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 show then got married to Maggie (Lauren Cohan) who got pregnant but Glen died without seeing his baby.
There have been speculations as to whether they were actually an item in real life and even though Lauren came out to dispel the rumors, saying they are not romantically involved with each other and that their frequent dates were strictly business, it only took his marriage to his wife, Joana Pak to finally put the rumors to bed.
How Fit Is Steven Yeun? Body Stats, Height
Steven Yeun is a man of great taste in fashion with his favorite brand being Nike. The Walking Dead star has an athletic figure and stands tall at 5ft 9in. He loves the green colour which he says is because it’s the color of nature.
Net Worth – What Is His Worth?
Steven Yeun is one very lucky actor whose rise to stardom came as quickly as he made his acting debut. His current estimated net worth is $4 million. The source of his fortune is not only from his career as an actor but from his endorsements with popular 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 business partner, James Seok also contribute to his fortune.