Name: Steven Yeun (Yeun Sang-yeop)
Born: December 21, 1983
Born in Seoul, South Korea, Steven Yeun’s birth name is Yeun Sang-yeop. His father, an architect, moved the family to Michigan where he and his wife eventually opened a couple of beauty supply stores. Steven lived a rather quiet life until he discovered acting and improv during his college years at Kalamazoo.
While his original plan was to go to either law or medical school, Steven’s parents were surprisingly supportive when he announced his intention to pursue acting instead. While unhappy, it is reported they gave him two years to pursue his dream before they would have forced him to make alternative plans.
His career moved rather quickly from there. Not long after graduating college, he moved to Chicago with his brother. He joined the cast of a sketch comedy group and in 2009 decided to move to Los Angeles. He became a member of the cast of The Walking Dead in 2010 and has been gainfully employed ever sense.
Steven Yeun’s private life at this point is just that – private; though it is known that he is an investor in a Korean-Mediterranean fusion restaurant that his younger brother owns in Los Angeles. His current net worth is estimated to be $1.5 million.
How much is $1.5 million?
Not a lot compared to a lot of other actors, but considering he doesn’t exactly have a ton of credits to his name, we think he’s doing pretty well. While he’s guest starred in a myriad of TV shows, we hope to see him in some additional major roles soon. Until then, we’ll stay tuned in to The Walking Dead.