9 Pairs of Korean Celebs You Never Knew Were the Same Age

Plus what you need to know about Korean age!
by Hanna Tamondong for Cosmo.ph   |  May 16, 2021
Image: (LEFT TO RIGHT) INSTAGRAM/LEEDONGWOOK_OFFICIAL, INSTAGRAM/KYO1122
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In South Korea, your age *very* is important. At the same time, there's also a difference between your age right now to how old you are in SoKor. It's not calculated when you celebrate your birthday but the change is only counted when it's January 1. In short, you will always be one year older in Korean age.

If you have noticed in K-dramas, their culture is rooted in how old they are and this is seen in their interaction with others. For example, there's a specific way on how you should drink alcohol in front of your sunbae (senior). You should also not call someone older just by their name and must attach eonnie, oppa, noona, or hyung all the time. That's why when you're mingling with Koreans, it's best to know who's the oldest in the group.

For some Korean celebrities, they can call their fellow stars as chingu (friend) since they're of the same age, Wonder who they are? Here are some of your fave Korean actors and actresses who were born in the same year:

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1. Kim Seon Ho and Park Min Young

The year they were born: 1986

Current age (2021): 35

Where you've seen Kim Seon Ho: Start-Up, Welcome To Waikiki 2, 2 Days 1 Night

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Korean celebrities who were born in the same year
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Where you've seen Park Min Young: What's Wrong With Secretary Kim, Her Private Life, City Hunter

Korean celebrities who were born in the same year
Instagram/rachel_mypark
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2. Sandara Park and Shin Min Ah

The year they were born: 1984

Current age (2021): 37

Where you've seen Sandara Park: 2NE1's promotional activities, We Broke Up, Missing Korea

Sandara Park is the pambansang krung-krung
Instagram/daraxxi

Where you've seen Shin Min Ah: My Girlfriend Is A Gumiho, Oh My Venus, Chief Of Staff

Real-Life Couple Shin Min Ah And Kim Woo Bin Might Just Star In A K-Drama Together
Instagram/illusomina
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3. Kim Soo Hyun and Ok Taecyeon

The year they were born: 1988

Current age (2021): 33

Where you've seen Kim Soo Hyun: It's Okay To Not Be Okay, My Love From The Star, Dream High

Korean celebrities who were born in the same year
Instagram/soohyun_k216

Where you've seen Ok Taecyeon: Vincenzo, Save Me, Bring It On, Ghost

Korean celebrities who were born in the same year
INSTAGRAM/taecyeonokay
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4. Lee Dong Wook and Song Hye Kyo

The year they were born: 1981

Current age (2021): 39

Where you've seen Lee Dong Wook: Tale Of The Nine-Tailed, Goblin, My Girl

Lee Dong Wook
Instagram/leedongwook_official

Where you've seen Song Hye Kyo: Descendants Of The Sun, Encounter, That Winter, The Wind Blows

Song Hye Kyo
Instagram/kyo1122
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5. Kim Da Mi and Lee Do Hyun

The year they were born: 1995

Current age (2021): 26

Where you've seen Kim Da Mi: Itaewon Class, The Witch: Part 1 The Subversion

Korean celebrities who were born in the same year
instagram/d_a___m_i

Where you've seen Lee Do Hyun: 18 Again, Sweet Home, Hotel Del Luna

Korean celebrities who were born in the same year
Instagram/ldh_sky
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6. Song Kang and Bae Suzy

The year they were born: 1994

Current age (2021): 27

Where you've seen Song Kang: Navillera, Love Alarm, Sweet Home

Korean celebrities who were born in the same year
instagram/songkang_b

Where you've seen Bae Suzy: Start-Up, Vagabond, Uncontrollably Fond

Bae Suzy
Instagram/skuukzky
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7. Park Hyung Sik and Hwang In Yeop

The year they were born: 1991

Current age (2021): 30

Where you've seen Park Hyung Sik: Hwarang, Strong Woman Do Bong Soon, Suits

Korean celebrities who were born in the same year
Instagram/phs1116

Where you've seen Hwang In Yeop: True Beauty, 18 Again, Tale Of Nokdu

Hwang In Yeop thanks True Beauty fans
Instagram/hi_high_hiy
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8. Gong Hyo Jin and Jo Jung Suk

The year they were born: 1980

Current age (2021): 41

Where you've seen Gong Hyo Jin: When The Camellia Blooms, It's Okay, That's Love, The Master's Sun

Korean celebrities who were born in the same year
Instagram/rovvxhyo

Where you've seen Jo Jung Suk: Hospital Playlist, Oh My Ghost, Jealousy Incarnate

Korean celebrities who were born in the same year
Instagram/jament_official
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9. Cha Eun Woo and Yeo Jin Goo

The year they were born: 1997

Current age (2021): 24

Where you've seen Cha Eun Woo: True Beauty, My ID Is Gangnam Beauty, Rookie Historian Goo Hae Ryung

Instagram/eunwo.o_c

Where you've seen Yeo Jin Goo: Beyond Evil, Hotel Del Luna, My Absolute Boyfriend

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Korean celebrities who were born in the same year
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This story originally appeared on Cosmo.ph.

* Minor edits have been made by the Candymag.com editors.

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