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These are the top 10 K-drama actors of 2022, according to S. Koreans

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  • Gallup Korea’s annual Person of the Year poll has determined the 10 most impactful K-drama actors of 2022. 

  • A total of 1,771 responses were collected from Korean participants in this year’s survey.

  • “Extraordinary Attorney Woo” star Park Eun-bin placed first on the list. 

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Gallup Korea has announced the top 10 K-drama actors of 2022, including “Squid Game” star Lee Jung-jae and “Extraordinary Attorney Woo” star Park Eun-bin.

The polling firm’s annual Person of the Year results were released on Tuesday

Gallup Korea conducted the survey from Nov. 7 to 24, with 1,771 Korean respondents over the age of 13 participating. The poll was conducted nationwide, excluding Jeju Island. Participants were asked to name up to two K-drama actors who they believed made a significant impact this year. 

Park placed first with 13.6% of responses naming her. Her popularity skyrocketed after her lead role in the popular K-drama “Extraordinary Attorney Woo,” where Park plays an attorney with Asperger’s syndrome 

With 13% of the votes, “Under the Queen’s Umbrella” and “Juvenile Justice” star Kim Hye-soo ranked second. 

Namkoong Min of “One Dollar Lawyer” placed third with 11.3%. 

In fourth place with 4.2% of the votes was Go Doo-shim, who starred in “Curtain Call” and “Our Blues”

Song Joong-ki of “Vincenzo” and “Reborn Rich” received 3.3%, placing fifth. He recently made a cameo appearance in the K-drama “Little Women” this year. 

“Squid Game” star Lee Jung-jae ranked sixth on the list, comprising 2.9% of the votes. Earlier this year, the actor won an Emmy for his performance in the Netflix hit series

In seventh place was “Crash Landing on You” star Hyun Bin with 2.6%, followed by Lee Byun-hun of “Our Blues” with 2.5%. 

Tied for ninth place at 2.4% were “My Liberation Notes” actor Son Seok-koo and “Little Women” star Kim Go-eun.

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