Roar. The tiger which is recognized as the king of all beasts is the dominant animal of the year, according to Chinese culture. As the tiger is known to be fearless, strong-willed, and confident, 2022 is described to signify a time of renewed focus, vitality, and stability.
In South Korea, tigers are said to hold a special place in the hearts and culture of its people. According to The Korea Herald, the tiger appears frequently in Korean legends and art pieces and is “considered a national symbol and associated with humor, bravery and nobility.”
People born in 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, and 2010 were born during the Year of the Tiger and are envisioned to live life with a fearless spirit even amid the world and personal challenges.
Many Korean celebrities were born in the Year of the Tiger but some of the famous actors who were born in 1986 include:
Yoo Ah-in, an award-winning and multi-talented actor, was born in October 6, 1986. Aside from film and television acting, he also manages an art gallery and writes for magazines.
In 2021, he gained much recognition for his work in the film, Voice of Silence. He won the “Best Actor” award at the 2021 Blue Dragon Film Awards, Baeksang Arts Awards, Fantasia International Film Festival, Buil Film Awards, and Asian Film Awards.
He also got the “Daesang Film Actor of the Year” and “Asian Celebrity Award” at the 2021 Asian Artist Award (AAA). He took 2nd place in the “Best Actor of the Year” for his role in Hellbound at the 2021 YTN.
His upcoming projects include the films The Match, High Five, and Seoul Vibe. He is also expected to appear in the series, The Fool of the End.
As Yoo Ah-in is known to have a fearless personality, more favorable outcomes are expected for the actor in the Year of the Tiger.
The well-loved actor, Kim Seonho, was born in May 8, 1986. After a successful TV series in 2021, Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha, Kim Seonho was named as the number one “TV Actor of the Year” by Gallup Korea. He also received numerous awards and ranked 31st in the list of 2021 Forbes Korea Power Celebrity.
It was also reported that he ranked #1 among the Korean celebrities who was most searched in Google Philippines and #1 most searched male actors in Singapore in 2021.
In 2022, one movie project for the entire year appears to be Kim Seonho’s fearless move. Although he has decided to step down from this year’s entertainment and advertisement activities or offers, he is committing his time, focus, and energy on the upcoming film, Sad Tropics.
“Fearless” for the actor looks like taking a big leap in the film industry as Sad Tropics is his movie debut. It also appears to be taking a bold step in an action film noir by playing a main dark character that the audience has never seen him perform before.
Hence, much more is anticipated from Kim Seonho in 2022. He may only be seen in one project this year, yet the hype around him soars high. The film is expected to premiere in the second half of the year.
The lovely Park Min-young was born in March 4, 1986. She is the famous secretary in the 2018 hit romantic-comedy series, What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim.
After 2 years of not appearing in television dramas, it has been confirmed that she will co-star with Song Kang in the upcoming series, Weather People. It is scheduled to premiere in the first half of the year through JTBC.
Recently, it was announced that Park Min-young has signed with a new agency. Thus, “fearless” for the actress means facing changes and adjustments while working on her new drama.
Shin Hyun-been was born in April 10, 1986. In 2021, she showed versatility as an actress when she portrayed an intelligent and hardworking resident doctor in Hospital Playlist and a mysterious and revengeful artist in Reflection of You. Her acting skill is impressive.
In 2022, it has been confirmed that she will co-star with Song Joong-ki in the upcoming series, The Youngest Son of a Conglomerate.
Shin Hyun-been’s talent continues to be recognized and looks like the Year of the Tiger is another leap to stardom.