Who is Aaron Yoo?

Aaron Yoo is an American-Korean accomplished and polished actor who has contributed to numeral projects.

For instance, Yoo is renowned for his roles in the movies: Disturbia (2007), a psychological thriller; 21 (2008), a heist drama; and Friday the 13th (2009), an American slasher film, among many others.

Furthermore, Aaron Yoo’s role in the sci-fi, The Tomorrow People (2013-2014) as Russel Know has gained him recognition in the Hollywood film industry and popularity among fans.

Clearly, through similar appearances in films and television shows, Aaron has established himself to become now a prominent figure in his field of work.

Aaron Yoo Biography
Aaron Yoo Biography

Besides the on-screen comedic characters, discover more about the personal and in-depth professional life of Aaron Yoo.

Quick Facts

Full NameAaron Yoo
NicknameAaron
BirthdateMay 12, 1979
Age 43 years old
Birthplace Dallas, Texas, USA
Sun SignTaurus
TraitsPositive: Intelligent, honest, and hardworking
Negative: Rebellious, possessive, and imbalanced
NationalityAmerican
EthnicityKorean
SiblingsSarah Yoo (sister)
Marital StatusMarried
SpouseFara Homidi (Wife)
ChildrenNone
ProfessionActor
Height5”7’/ 170.18 cm
Weight168 lbs
Measurements40-32-34
Eye ColourBrown
Hair ColourBlack
HobbiesDjing, pole vaulting, playing the cello
Net Worth$2 million
Social MediaInstagram
Twitter

Early Life and Childhood

Aaron Yoo was born in Dallas, Texas, on May 12, 1979. In addition, Aaron is ethnically Korean.

Furthermore, Aaron lived his first few younger years in his birth town along with his parents and an elder sister, Sarah.

Childhood photo of Aaron with his sister Sarah
Childhood photo of Aaron with his sister Sarah

Afterward, Yoo with his whole family relocated from Edison to East Brunswick, New Jersey, when Aaron was 8. Additionally, Aaron spent most of his formative growing years in East Brunswick.

Likewise, he went to the East Brunswick High School. During school, he learned to play the cello and ran the track. Later, he graduated in the year 1997.

Further, on one of his Instagram posts, Yoo got candid about the racism he and his sister had faced during their pre-school years from the teachers and how he struggled to cope with bullies who troubled him for his Asian features.

Similarly, Aaron mentions he grew up learning Tae Kwon Do to fight his bullies; a teenager full of angst later found his way into acting.

Following this, Aaron Yoo attended the University of Pennsylvania.

In the meantime, Yoo became a member of the Sigma Nu fraternity: Virginia Military Institute, with values of love, honor, and truth.

Later, in 2001, Yoo graduated from the university with a degree in Theatre.

Aaron Yoo Physical Features

Evidently, Aaron Yoo is a super talented and successful actor. Previously, from his winsome youth, ruggedly handsome to now his classic hunky 43 years, he has been a charmer through it all.

Aaron Yoo now
Aaron Yoo photo

Furthermore, although Aaron Yoo is undeniably attractive, his height is on the shorter side of the spectrum. Additionally, Yoo stands 5 feet and 7 inches tall or 170,18 cm. Similarly, he weighs 168 lbs.

In addition, Aaron’s chest size is around 40 cm. Likewise, his waist and hips measure about 32 cm and 34 cm, respectively. Also, his biceps are approximately 16 cm.

More so, Yoo has black hair, and his eyes are brown.

Relationships

Indeed, Aaron Yoo lives leading a happy married life with his wife, Farah Homidi.

Aaron and Farah young photo
Aaron and Farah’s young photo

After dating each other, the couple later married on September 6, 2014.

Further, they held a small ceremony for their wedding, only inviting close friends and family. However, the crew of the television show “The Tomorrow People” was present too.

Farah Homidi

Farah Homidi is a renowned celebrity MakeUp artist.

Moreover, from runways to editorial, Farah has created makeup looks for supermodels like Gigi Hadid, and Hailey Baldwin Biever, among others.

Presently, the New York-based artist is relatively successful. 

In addition, Farah has featured videos of Fashion houses and interviewed for articles and blogs, often about makeup and skincare.

Likewise, Farah Homidi shares her art on Farah Homidi to her 25.9k followers.

Aaron Yoo with his wife, Farah Homidi
Aaron Yoo with his wife, Farah, now.

After eight years of marriage, the couple is still happily married together.

Career

Aaron Yoo is an outstanding actor who has proved his skills through his awe-inspiring roles in more than 40 cinemas throughout his career for the last two decades.

Before Yoo started his career in acting, initially, he had aimed to be a writer. Later, after he took the Shakespeare Summer Workshop, Aaron then fell in love with the craft of acting, proceeding to change of heart to pursue acting.

Aaron Yoo Beginning Stages in Career

Notably, in 2003, Aaron Yoo made his acting debut in “Ed” as student Ethan, a comedy series; he was seen only in a single episode.

Further, he played the role of Manny in “The Franklin Abraham” in 2004. Likewise, in 2004, Aaron appeared as Tommy in “Law & Order: Special Victim Unit,” a police procedural TV series.

Similarly, in 2005 he played the character of Brad in “Things That Go Bump In The Night,” a short film.

Later, in 2006 he was seen playing Staffer in “Love Monkey,” an American comedy-drama TV series.

Afterward, in 2006, Aaron played the role of the dry cleaners Clerk in the short film “Dry Clean Only.”

The dry cleaner from J.P chan short film, Dry Clean Only
Aaron Yoo in J.P chan short film, Dry Clean Only

The same year he also appeared in other roles of James Fong in a TV Mini series, “The Bedford Diaries” and “The Namesake,” for which he did not receive credit.

Since his debut, Aaron continued playing minor supporting roles in different movies and series.

Aaron Yoo Breakthrough in Career

Afterward, in 2007, Aaron played the role of ‘Heston,’ a bi-curious schoolmate who got recognized in the independent film industry in a coming-of-age “Rocket Science,” a comedy-drama movie. 

He also appeared as Lyle Nomura in “American Pastime,” a drama-war film.

Until this point, Aaron had sufficed himself with minor movie appearances. 

Though in 2007, his role as Ronnie in “Disturbia,” an American psychological thriller-mystery film, was what got Aaron his due recognition. In fact, Disturbia is a re-imagining of “Rear Window,” where Yoo leaves a remarkable impact with his comic timing.

Aaron Yoo in Disturbia
Aaron Yoo in Disturbia

Moreover, Aaron starred next to Shia LeBeouf; the film turned out to be a big box office hit marking a significant turn point for Aaron’s career.

Further, in 2008 Aaron branched out to more independent films. Likewise, Yoo played the character of Justin in the coming-of-age comedy-drama “The Wackness.”

The same year, he played Choi in “21,” an American heist drama that was a big box office success.

In addition, Yoo appeared as Kwan Li and Tommy in “ER” and “364 Cranes,” respectively. Similarly, he portrayed Thom in “Nick And Norah’s Infinite Playlist,” a romantic comedy-drama film; in 2008.

Furthermore, he roleplayed numeral characters like Chewie in “Friday The 13th,” Steve-O in “The Good Guy,” Miles in “Labor’s Pain,” and Humanz Dude in” Gamers” in the year 2009.

Similarly, in 2010, Aaron portrayed Marcus Yeon in “A Nightmare on Elm Street.” Also, he appeared in “Drop Dead Diva” as Edward Kim and John Park in “The Closer.”

Yoo’s Continuation of Career

Furthermore, in the following years, Aaron contributed in several other roles. Similarly, in 2011, he played Peter Jung in “10 Years.”

Later, in 2012 he roleplayed Max in “She Wants Me,” and in 2013, he played Carl in McCanick and Brendan Butler in “Kid Cannabis” 2014.

Brendan Butler from Kid Cannabis
Aaron as Brendan Butler in Kid Cannabis

Moreover, through the TV show aired in 2013, Aaron reclaimed the hearts of many as he portrayed the character of Russel Kwan in “The Tomorrow People,” an American sci-fi series.

Additionally, Aaron portrayed Donnie’s role in “Demonic” in 2015.

Further in 2015, Aaron showcased his acting by playing different characters like Jamie in “Something Else” and Ben in “Everything Before Us.” 

Likewise, he also appeared in two other TV series the same year; Yoo portrayed the character of Chris Lee in “The Mysteries Of Laura” and Bo Chang in “The Blacklist.”

Similarly, in 2016 Aaron played a motel clerk in “Youth In Oregon,” a comedy-drama series, and Won Joon in a crime thriller drama” Money Monster,” and portrayed Alex Bell in the crime drama “Startup.”

Overall, Aaron has had plenty of roles that witness his acting excellence.

Aaron Yoo’s Career in Recent Years

Henceforth, in 2017, Aaron played Yong in “Killing Gunther,” a mockumentary action-comedy film.

Furthermore, he played in the TV series “Hawaii Five-0” as Hideki Tashiro with an action police procedural plot in 2018. Likewise, in 2019 Yoo played Lemmy in the legal drama TV series” Goliath.”

Afterward, in 2020, Aaron appeared in one episode of “God Friended Me” as Tze.

Moreover, Yoo did a voice-over as Pocket in Netflix’s animated film “Wish Dragon.”

Wish Dragon
Wish Dragon

From the early 2000s till now, for over two decades, Aaron Yoo has continually served the delicate craft of acting and fantastic comedic relief with minor roles that never fail to add laughter to your day.

Achievements And Awards

Indeed, In 2009, Aaron Yoo won a “Rising Star” award in the Philadelphia Asian American Award.

In addition, he also received a special award at ShoWest Convention, the USA, for best ensemble along with his co-actors for the film “21.”

Social Media

The actor Aaron Yoo is not particularly active on social media, though whenever Aaron mostly posts his movie promotions and the causes, he is relatively passionate.

Aaron Yoo Instagram: 5,098 Followers

Aaron Yoo Twitter: 8,473 Followers

In fact, Aaron online is very vocal about anti-racism; supports black lives matters and Asian American Justice.

Aaron Yoo Net Worth

Further, the estimated net worth of Aaron Yoo is about $2 million approx.

Evidently, Aaron has appeared in over 40 movies and TV series from which he has accumulated decent material and monetary value over his two-decade-long career.

FAQs

How old is Aaron Yoo?

Aaron Yoo is 43 years old as of 2022.

What is Aaron Yoo’s nationality?

Aaron Yoo is American.

Where is Aaron Yoo from?

Aaron Yoo is from New Jersey, USA, and is ethnically Korean.