South Korean actress Jeon Do Yeon She’s been a force in the Korean entertainment industry throughout her prolific career, though she hasn’t received as much mainstream credit as her male counterparts. Born in Seoul, Jeon first appeared on the Korean scene in 1990 as a model, and then made her television debut two years later in 1992. Throughout the 1990s, Jeon could be seen in many Korean dramas, but it wasn’t until 1997 that who made her film debut Connection. After that, Jeon went into the running when it came to her career.

As she continually appeared in more films in the following years ConnectionJeon continued to gain local fame for her appearances in films. She became known as one of the biggest actors in South Korea, however, when she appeared in Lee Chang-dong Saraya Sunshine, it has made her reach levels of international fame. Jeon became the first Korean to win Best Actress at the Cannes Film Festival for her role in this film, and many years later, Jeon has continued to slay it in almost every role since then. Even after her rise to international fame, she has continued to appear in dramas, films, and TV series, playing a wide variety of roles. These are her best shows and movies so far.

12 emergency declaration

Showbox Entertainment

released in 2021, emergency declaration is a survival movie at its core, though it struggles in its final arcs. The film stars Lee Byung-hun, Song Kang-ho, Im Si-wan, and Jeon Do-yeon in the lead roles. A domestic terrorist(M) decides he’s going to target a plane full of passengers bound for Hawaii, and unleashes a biomedical threat in the bathroom. As the disease it triggered is passed on by the passengers, those on the ground in South Korea are trying to figure out how to save the flight. One father (Lee) has to take matters into his own hands, especially after a terrorist succumbs to the effects of an illness.

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11 You are my sunshine

You are my sunshine
CJ Entertainment

Jeon Do-yeon and Hwang Jung-min co-star in the 2005 movie You are my sunshine, which was one of the most successful and watched Korean films of that year. Hwang portrays a farmer who desperately wants to find someone to marry, have children, and settle down. Some decide it might be better for him to marry a foreigner, but he decides he doesn’t want to and backs off the option of marrying a Filipino woman. During the process, he meets a delivery girl (Jeon) with whom he falls in love, and the two become completely happy together. However, things are not so easy, and past troubles come back to haunt them.

10 a man and a woman

A man and a woman looking at each other
Boom Film Productions

in a man and a womanand Gong Yoo and Jeon Do-yeon portray two loners who meet for the first time abroad in Finland. One winter day, they both take their children to camp, but when they try to follow the children, they get caught in a snowstorm. They shelter in a lodge together and end up getting intimate, but when it comes time to separate, they do so without getting each other’s names. When they end up in Korea, they meet again and discover the full extent of their lives and marriages.

9 Lost

C-JeS Studios

Jeon Do-yeon stars Lost Along with Park Byung Eun, Ryu Jun Yeol, and Kim Hyo Jin. Jeon portrays a 40-year-old woman who feels lost as she reaches middle age and feels like she hasn’t done anything of value with her life yet. She’s a ghostwriter who does her best in every job she takes on, but since she can’t put her name on any of her work, she feels like she can’t take credit for it. The main man in the drama may be a decade younger than she is, but he too is lost in his life and circumstances. All the characters come together to realize that there is light at the end of the tunnel even in the worst of circumstances.

8 Housekeeper

Maid cleaning the bathtub

The original version of Housekeeper It came out in the 1960’s and is now considered a classic of South Korean cinema. This version, released in 2010, stars Jeon Do-yeon in the lead role of Eun-yi. Recently hired to become a house maid for a wealthy family, she is reeling after entering into an affair with the head of the family. But when she carries his child, that will be her downfall, especially when money buys everything in life. However, Eun-yi will fight for the last laugh even if it costs her life.

7 the good Wife

the good Wife
Dragon Studio

Jeon Do-yeon led the Korean adaptation of the American TV series the good Wife. Through 16 episodes, the show delves into the marriage life of a successful prosecutor and his wife, a successful former attorney. When he is caught embroiled in a political scandal and corruption, it is up to his wife to rediscover who she really is beyond her husband’s influence and rule. She decides to return to her original career, despite the thirteen-year gap, and find out what a working life is like for herself.

6 impudent

Sanai Pictures

impudent It made its public debut at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival and starred Jeon Do-yeon and Kim Nam-gil. A man has been murdered, and the police are monitoring a possible prime suspect. The man used to work with the mob but fell out of favor when he took money and the man’s girlfriend from him. The company wants revenge on him, which leads to a wild goose hunt when everything goes wrong. A police officer who gets tangled up in the middle of this ends up approaching his girlfriend to see if she can help her, but this ends up becoming a mistake for him in the long run.

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5 Monsters are clawing at straws

Jeon Do Yeon
Bachelor of Entertainment

black comedy Monsters are clawing at straws It’s the perfect picture of how money can destroy people and their relationships. Three different stories are created from the beginning, but all three of these characters will collide when a bag full of money comes into the hands of the wrong person. Each of them wants money for their purposes and are willing to do whatever it takes to make it within their reach, even if it means betraying the people they once trusted. saucy and a bit unexpected, Monsters are clawing at straws A must watch for anyone interested in movies like parasite.

4 Ashfall


A Korean movie released in 2019. Ashfall He has a star-studded cast with Lee Byung-hun, Jeon Do-yeon, Bae Suzy, Ma Dong-seok, and Ha Jung-woo, among many others. When a volcano erupts along the borders of China and North Korea, it becomes a major concern when it causes earthquakes along the Korean Peninsula. It appears that a catastrophe is about to unfold, and it is up to a team and academics to try to determine the cause and effects of such explosions before it is too late for them all.

3 A crash course in romance

A crash course in romance
Dragon Studio

A crash course in romance It came out in 2023 and stars Jeon Do-yeon and Jung Kyung-ho in the title role. Side dish Jeon Namhaeng-seon portrays a shopkeeper who takes care of her niece by herself. She is also taking care of her brother, who has Asperger’s disease. When it’s discovered that her daughter has academic talent, it’s up to Haeng-seon to enroll her in popular math teacher (Jung)’s after-school classes—though there is friction between the two.

2 Kill a cat

Kill a cat
See in a movie

in Kill a catJeon Do-yeon’s character name is a pun: Her name is Gil Bok-soon. A trained assassin, and one of the best around, she works for a corporation that has a monopoly on the kill-for-hire game – much to the jealousy of her friends who couldn’t join the firm at a higher rank. Bok-soon struggles with her daughter and raising her properly, as her son seems to be uptight and prone to trouble. But as Bok-soon defies the company’s orders on a big mission, she finds a massive target on her head, and she doesn’t seem to trust anyone anymore.

1 Saraya Sunshine

A woman is sitting on the couch and crying.
The Pine House movie

Lee Chang-dong’s films are known for their sense of storytelling and characterization, and the 2007 film Saraya Sunshine It is one of the highlights of his filmography. Jeon Do-yeon depicts a mother who moves to a new city with her son, where she befriends a local mechanic (Song Kang-ho). As they settle into their new life, one day the son disappears and is revealed to have been murdered. Now grieving, the mother searches for redemption and justice in the face of tragedy.


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