1) IU – IU’s acting debut was in 2011 in ‘Dream High’ where she acted alongside other idols such as Miss A’s Suzy, 2PM’s Wooyoung and Taecyeon. Following this, she has made cameo’s in ‘Dream High 2’ and ‘Salamander Guru’ in 2012. Last year in 2013, IU starred as the lead in drama’s ‘You’re the Best, Lee Soon-Shin’ and ‘Pretty Man’.

2) BIG BANG’s T.O.P – T.O.P made his acting debut in 2007 in drama ‘I am Sam’. Following this, he starred in the film ‘Nineteen’ alongside his band member, Seungri. Also in 2009, T.O.P landed a role in ‘Iris’ alongside major names such as Lee Byung Hun and Kim Tae Hee. In 2010, he starred in ’71: Into the Fire’ which won him many new actor awards. Recently, he was in the film ‘Commitment’ and this year is set to star in ‘Tazza 2’.

3) SNSD’s Yoona – Yoona made her debut in 2007 in a supporting role for ‘9 Ends 2 Outs’. In 2008 she starred in lead role for ‘You Are My Destiny’, and in 2009 for ‘Cinderella Man’. In 2012, Yoona cameback into acting with ‘Love Rain’ starring alongside Jang Geun Suk, and she is recently starred in ‘Prime Minister and I’ which has just finished airing recently.

4) CNBlue’s Younghwa – Younghwa made his acting debut in drama ‘You’re Beautiful’ in 2009, which received very high ratings. Following this, he starred in ‘Heartstrings’ in 2011 and ‘Marry Him If You Dare’ in 2013.

5) SHINee’s Minho – In 2008, Minho starred in short drama ‘Pianist’. Minho returned to the acting scene in 2012, starring in sitcom ‘Salamander Guru’. Also in 2012, he starred in ‘To The Beautiful You’, based on the Japanese manga ‘Hanazakari no Kimitachi e’. In 2013, he starred in ‘Medical Top Team’.

6) SNSD’s Yuri – In 2007, Yuri made her debut in ‘Unstoppable Marriage’, and after many years she came back into acting in 2012 for ‘Fashion King’. And recently in 2013, starred in film ‘No Breathing’.

7) Miss A’s Suzy – Like IU, Suzy also made her acting debut in ‘Dream High’ in 2011. The following year, she starred in ‘Big’, and the year after that in ‘Gu Family Book’. She has also starred in film ‘Architecture 101’ in 2012 for which she won many awards.

8) KARA’s Hara – Hara made her acting debut with ‘City Hunter’ in 2011, playing the president’s daughter. She starred alongside huge names such as Lee Min Ho and Park Min Young.

9) JYJ’s Yoochun – Yoochun made his debut in ‘Sungkyunkwan Scandal’ in 2010. The following year he starred in ‘Miss Ripley’ and in 2012 he was in ‘Rooftop Prince’ and ‘Missing You’. This year, Yoochun is set to star in ‘Three Days’, which began airing at the start of this month (March).

10) INFINITE’s L – L made his acting debut in Japanese drama ‘Jiu’ in 2011. Following this, he starred in ‘Shut Up Flower Boy Band’ in 2012 and also made a cameo in ‘Salamander Guru’. Also in 2012, he starred in ‘What’s The Deal, Mom’. In 2013, he was in ‘Master’s Sun’ and this year in ‘Cunning Single Lady’.

11) f(x)’s Victoria – In 2012, Victoria starred in ‘When Love Walked In’ alongside labelmate Zhou Mi and Taiwanese actor Calvin Chen. Victoria is set to star in ‘Cocoon Town Legend’ this year, so heads up for that!

12) BEAST’s Junhyung – Junhyung made his debut with musical drama ‘Monstar’ in 2013. Previous to this, he made a cameo in ‘Salamander Guru’ in 2012.

13) A Pink’s Eunji – Eunji made her acting debut with ‘Reply 1997’ alongside Seo In Guk and Hoya. The drama received fairly high ratings. Following this, she starred in ‘That Winter, The Wind Blows’ in 2013, and also made a cameo appearance in ‘Reply 1994’.

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