Fans of the series The Walking Dead would be very much excited to read this article as it is about the net worth of one of its main men Steven Yeun. If you are one among the folks who have never seen the series, this paragraph is specially written for you. Steven Yeun is a South Korea born American actor who is known for his role as Glenn Rhee in the TV series The Walking Dead. He has appeared in some other films and TV series too and has also voice acted in some animated series. Let us have a quick glance at the life, career, and net worth of Steven Yeun in 2019.
Early Life & Biography
Steven Yeun was born as Yeun Sang-yeop on December 21, 1983, in Seoul, South Korea. Je Yeun and Jun Yeun were his parents, and his father was an architect. His family initially moved to Regina, Saskatchewan and from there they later moved to Michigan. Steven’s parents raised him in a Christian household and started to call him Steven as days passed. Steven studied psychology at the Kalamazoo College.
Steven Yeun got married to Joana Park on December 3, 2016. Joana Park is a photographer by profession, and the couple is blessed with a son. As he was brought up in Michigan, he is an ardent supporter of the basketball team Detroit Pistons.
Career, Awards & Nominations
While studying at Kalamazoo, Steven was introduced to Jordan Klepper by Klepper’s sister. He was very much impressed by his college’s improv group Monkapult, which made him attend an audition to join the group. Though he was rejected during his first attempt, he got selected the next year.
He revealed to his family that he wants to make a career in improv acting and moved to Chicago in 2005, where he lived with his brother in Lincoln Square. Steven joined the Asian-American sketch comedy group Stir Friday Night and later joined The Second City as he already knew Jorden Klepper through his sister.
In 2010, Steven got his breakthrough as he was awarded a role in the AMC TV series The Walking Dead. He got one of the main roles Glenn Rhee, which garnered him huge popularity. The series became the highest rated series ever in the TV history which received both critical and commercial acclaim. Steven performed in the show for six years till 2016 as his character was killed in season 7.
In 2016, Steven got the opportunity to act in the film Mayhem directed by Joe Lynch followed by an offer in April to act in the film Okja which was released on Netflix in June 2017. He co-starred in the 2018 film Sorry to Bother You and starred in the 2018 South Korean mystery thriller Burning.
Some of the other television works of him include The Legend of Korra, Voltron: Legendary Defender, Trollhunters, and Final Space for which he is serving as a voice actor. He is also working as a voice actor in the animation film Chew which is currently under post-production.
Net Worth & Earnings
Steven’s salary per episode of The Walking Dead was said to be around $100,000. He is also an investor in the Korean-Mediterranean restaurant The Bun Shop in Los Angeles owned by his brother and his partner. Considering the roles, he has portrayed so far in films and television and also his investments, his net worth is estimated to be $5 million.
Steven Yeun has proved himself as a promising actor and a voice actor. He is still young, and with many projects on cards, he is expected to make more fortune in the future.