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Aaron Yoo is a Korean-American cinematographer and actor. Aaron Yoo is one of the few Asians living in the United States who has made his community proud. Yoo is best known for his contributions to the world of filmmaking as an actor, even though he has experience with cinematography. Aaron began his undergraduate career as a writer, but quickly realized that he would be a better actor than a writer. Following graduating, Aaron entered the television industry, where he played minor roles for a few years before being offered a role in the much larger and more difficult film sector. Starting with the horror film ‘Disturbia,’ in which he co-starred with famed actor and friend Shia LaBeouf, Aaron has appeared in over a dozen films, demonstrating his acting talent. Yoo has remained loyal to television despite appearing in numerous films. In his most recent television endeavor, ‘The Tomorrow People,’ he plays the lead part of ‘Russell Kwan.’ The show has received a lot of positive feedback from reviewers and viewers alike.

Childhood and Adolescence

Aaron Yoo was born on May 12, 1979, in East Brunswick Township, New Jersey, to Korean parents. Yoo also has a sister who is a year or two his senior.

East Brunswick High School was where Yoo finished his elementary education. Yoo was a member of the orchestra when he was in school.
Later, he attended the University of Pennsylvania to further his study. Aaron was a member of the ‘Sigma Nu’ college fraternity. He graduated from university in 2001 and went on to pursue a career in acting.

Career of Aaron Yoo

Aaron’s first appearance in front of the camera was in a single episode of the television series ‘Ed,’ which aired in 2003. Since then, he has appeared in five more television shows, each with a one-episode run.

Aaron’s big break came in the form of the horror film ‘Disturbia,’ which he directed in 2007. This film, which also starred Shia Lebeouf, proved to be a career-defining moment for Yoo.

Yoo participated in the heist drama film ’21’ in 2008, sharing screen time with Kevin Spacey and Laurence Fishburne, all of whom have won Academy Awards. Despite conflicting reviews from critics, this film went on to become a great box office triumph.

He also starred in two additional films in the same year, notably ‘The Wackness’ and ‘Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist.’ In ‘The Wackness,’ Aaron had the opportunity to work alongside Sir Ben Kingsley, a legendary actor.

Yoo also appeared in the remake of the popular horror film ‘Friday the 13th.’ Yoo had his appendix surgically removed prior to the start of the filming, which delayed him from shooting his sequences right away. Regardless of the surgical wounds, he finished his parts of the film.

Aaron’s involvement with television continues after 2007. He is currently the principal actor in the popular American science fiction television series ‘The Tomorrow People.’

Major Projects of Aaron Yoo

The 2007 horror thriller ‘Disturbia’ paved the way for a slew of opportunities for Aaron. He played actor Shia Labeouf’s best friend in this picture, which was largely inspired on famed filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock’s ‘Rear Window.’ Even in this supporting part, Yoo proved to be a show-stealer.

‘Rocket Science,’ a film produced by the American television network HBO, was also released in 2007. Aaron took on the role of ‘Heston,’ the protagonist’s friend. This figure is said to have been inspired by a real-life critic.

several supporting roles and minor characters, Yoo finally got the chance to play a major role in the American television series ‘The Tomorrow People,’ which premiered in 2013.

Achievements & Awards

In the year 2008, Aaron shared the special prize for ‘Best Ensemble’ with other cast members Kevin Spacey, Laurence Fishburne, Liza Lapira, Kate Botsworth, Jacob Pitt, Josh Gad, and Jim Sturgess for the film ’21.’

Personal History and Legacy

On September 6, 2014, Aaron married his girlfriend Farah Homidi, a make-up artist. The ceremony was attended by intimate friends, relatives, and members of the cast and crew of the television show ‘The Tomorrow People.’

Estimated Net Worth

Aaron Yoo is one of the wealthiest and most well-known actors in Hollywood. Aaron Yoo’s net worth is estimated to be at $2 million, according to Wikipedia, Forbes, and Business Insider.


Aaron took part in an acting workshop at the University of Pennsylvania when he was a student. After overcoming a few hurdles during this session, Aaron is said to have been completely clear about his intention to become an actor.