Steven Yeun has an approach to his career that can mostly be described as zen. This is at least a vibe which was welcomingly picked up when talking to the 33-year-old Korean-American actor about his career. Born in South Korea’s capital, Seoul, Yeun moved to Canada with his family, then settling in Troy, Michigan in the United States soon after. He studied at Kalamazoo College in Michigan, going on to eventually receive a bachelor’s degree in psychology, and while there acting piqued Yeun’s inquisitive side.
An enthusiastic freshman, he discovered improvisation thanks to the college’s improv group and in the process found this was for him. A move to Chicago then prompted his pursuit of more acting roles. In 2010, his role as Glenn Rhee in AMC’s phenomenally successful series based on the comic-book series of the same name, The Walking Dead, made him known the world over. Performing in the highest rated series in cable television history soon heralded other TV appearances and roles in films such as Law & Order: LA and NTSF:SD:SUV::.
In Glass Men Yeun talks about the journey he’s been on so far, the signs that put him in the right direction and his hopes for the future, including upcoming film roles in The Star and Sorry to Bother You.
by Livia Feltham
In the video Steven wears all Gucci.
Video courtesy of Mathias Centurion and Ssam Kim