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Steven Yeun (born Yeun Sang-yeop; Hangul: 연상엽) is a Korean-American actor and voice actor best known for his role as Glenn Rhee in the television series The Walking Dead. He voiced Wan, the first Avatar, in three episodes of The Legend of Korra.

The Legend of Korra credits


Character information: Wan

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Television work


Other credits

Biographical information

The son of Je and June Yeun, Steven Yeun was born in South Korea and raised in Troy, Michigan. His parents owned two beauty supply stores in Detroit.

Yeun received a bachelor's degree in psychology from Kalamazoo College in 2005. His interest in acting and improv came during his freshman year at Kalamazoo, when he watched the college's improv group, Monkapult. He auditioned for Monkapult and was initially rejected before successfully joining the group during his sophomore year.

Yeun revealed to his parents that he planned to pursue an improv career in Chicago, instead of enrolling in law school or medical school. According to Yeun, his parents were unhappy but supported his decision and gave him two years to pursue acting. He moved to Chicago in 2005, living in the city's Lincoln Square with his brother. Shortly after graduation, he joined Stir Friday Night, a sketch comedy group composed of Asian-American members.

Yeun joined The Second City in Chicago before moving to Los Angeles in October 2009.

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