December 21, 1983
Seoul, South Korea
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His family first immigrated to Canada, stayed there for one year, and then moved to United States. Steven began acting when studying at Kalamazoo College in Kalamazoo, MI. When he realized his love for acting he went to study theater in college instead of med school.
Steven also starred in various roles in different TV shows such The Big Bang Theory were he played Sebastian, My Name is JERRY were he played Chaz, and different commercials for Best Buy, Apple, and Milky Way. Steven is currently living in Los Angeles, California, when he's not filming.
Yeun received a bachelor's degree in psychology from Kalamazoo College in 2005. His interest in acting and improv came during his freshman year at Kalamazoo, when he watched the college's improv group, Monkapult. He auditioned for Monkapult, but was initially rejected before successfully joining the group during his sophomore year.
Yeun revealed to his parents that he planned to pursue an improv career in Chicago, instead of enrolling in law school or medical school. His parents, while unhappy with the decision, were supportive, according to Yeun, and gave him two years to pursue acting. He moved to Chicago in 2005, living in the city's Lincoln Square with his brother. Shortly after graduation, he joined Stir Friday Night, a sketch comedy group composed of Asian-American members.