If there's one thing we've learned about the K-entertainment industry after being fans for so long, it's that nothing is ever official until a celeb's agency makes an announcement, LOL. Anyway, we've decided to do some research and list down all the agencies of some of our fave K-drama actors and actresses—you'll be surprised by how many belong to the same companies!
Wonder which entertainment agencies your fave K-drama actors and actresses belong to? Check out our list:
VAST Entertainment was established by Hyun Bin who along with his mentor Kang Keun Taek in 2016, and three years later, it was acquired by Kakao M.
Some of the celebrities they manage: Hyun Bin. Stephanie Lee
Founded in 1993, MSTeam Entertainment focuses on the actors' overall activities with a system that allows them to show their full potential.
Some of the celebrities they manage: Son Ye Jin, Wi Ha Joon
Keyeast Entertainment does not only present celebrity management as their forte: Their portfolio also includes video content planning and production, events and performances, and investments, to name a few. In 2018, it was purchased by SM Entertainment, the agency that houses K-pop acts such as EXO, Super Junior, and Girls' Generation.
Some of the celebrities they manage: Hwang In Yeop, Moon Ga Young, Woo Do Hwan, Kang Han Na
Salt Entertainment's vision is to allow their actors to enjoy both their professional and personal lives, and '"respect each other based on trust, and work together by side."
Some of the celebrities they manage: Park Shin Hye, Kim Seon Ho, Kim Ji Won
The core values of BH Entertainment are people and personality, and their motto is "Happiness together."
Some of the celebrities they manage: Kim Go Eun, Park Bo Young, Han Hyo Joo, Park Hae Soo
Established in 2018, Awesome Entertainment "plans to expand into the global market by focusing on enhancing the capabilities of artists through a systematic management system."
Some of the celebrities they manage: Park Seo Joon, Kim Yoo Jung, Kim Do Wan
Like VAST Entertainment, Management Soop is also a subsidiary of Kakao M. The Korean word "Soop" actually translates to "forest."
Some of the celebrities they manage: Gong Yoo, Bae Suzy, Nam Joo Hyuk, Gong Hyo Jin, Jung Yu Mi, Choi Woo Shik
United Artists Agency (UAA & Co.)
According to PR Newswire, UAA & Co. is a subsidiary of Spackman Media Group, which also owns a number of companies, including ones in the film industry.
Some of the celebrities they manage: Song Hye Kyo, Yoo Ah In, Ahn Eun Jin
GOLDMEDALIST aims to be the "real gold medalist" in the Hallyu world as it brings Korean culture content across the globe.
Some of the celebrities they manage: Kim Soo Hyun, Seo Ye Ji
King Kong by Starship Entertainment
King Kong by Starship is the actor management sector of Starship Entertainment, which also handles K-pop groups like Monsta X and Cravity.
Some of the celebrities they manage: Kim Bum, Lee Dong Wook, Yoo Yeon Seok, Lee Kwang Soo
Blossom Entertainment is a "creative group that plans and produces various cultural contents such as management, albums, dramas, movies, performances, and events."
Some of the celebrities they manage: Park Bo Gum, Cha Tae Hyun
Fantagio continues to expand its business in areas like "management, record production, film and drama production, and overseas performance business."
Some of the celebrities they manage: Cha Eun Woo, Ong Seong Wu
MYM stands for "Me And You Making Entertainment." The label is co-founded by Lee Min Ho's sister. Soompi writes that the company is "managed through the combination of the strengths of an integrated management system, as opposed to a one-person agency, and an agent system housing professionals from a variety of fields."
The celebrity they manage: Lee Min Ho
Namoo Actors started in 2004, and the company calls itself "a truthful friend, a reliable supporter, and trustworthy partner" of its many artists.
Some of the celebrities they manage: Park Min Young, Lee Joon Gi, Song Kang
If YG Entertainment sounds familiar to you, it's because the company also handles K-pop groups like BLACKPINK and BIGBANG.
Some of the celebrities they manage: Kim Hee Ae, Choi Ji Woo, Yoo In Na, Lee Sung Kyung
Established in 2009, Glorious Entertainment's goal is to provide "intensive supporters for work and entertainment activities"
Some of the celebrities they manage: Ji Chang Wook
A-MAN Project is an entertainment agency founded by Lee Jong Suk, where he partnered with YNK Entertainment.
Some of the celebrities they manage: Lee Jong Suk, Kwon Nara
Aside from managing actors, FNC Entertainment is also the team behind K-pop groups like SF9 and CNBLUE, and Korean variety show hosts such as Moon Se Yoon. It's focused on providing "high-quality entertainment services."
Some of the celebrities they manage: Jung Hae In, Rowoon
When you spell it backward, EDAM becomes "Made" and it signifies the agency's "determination to help create a new world for the next generation."
Some of the celebrities they manage: IU, Shin Se Kyung
CultureDepot began in 2010, and it continues to strive and grow as a comprehensive entertainment agency
Some of the celebrities they manage: Jun Ji Hyun, Kim So Hyun
TH Company specializes in actor management and wants to be "your tree house where you can catch your dream in comfort."
Some of the celebrities they manage: Kang Ha Neul
According to Han Cinema, AM Entertainment has merged with SM Entertainment's SM C&C. It houses not only A-list actors but also well-known comedians.
Some of the celebrities they manage: Shin Min Ah, Kim Woo Bin
Founded by BFFs Lee Jung Jae and Jung Woo Sung, the artists under this agency have a relationship similar to a family as they provide support to each other.
Some of the celebrities they manage: Lee Jung Jae, Jung Woo Sung, Park So Dam, Go Ara
Company On, established by actor Lee Je Hoon, is pronounced like the word "companion." The agency's name wants to relay that it's a place where people with the same interest can be together.
The celebrity they manage: Lee Je Hoon
After his 17-year stay in Hook Entertainment, Lee Seung Gi decided to put up his own agency called Human Made which is in partnership with his former label.
The celebrity they manage: Lee Seung Gi
The letter "K" in this agency's name stands for "kingdom" and it desires to be with its artists for a long time.
Some of the celebrities they manage: So Ji Sub, Ok Taecyeon
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