Entertainment Movies 'Minari' Star Alan Kim's Cutest Photos The 9-year-old rising star and Critics Choice Award winner is taking over Hollywood while being absolutely adorable By Diane J. Cho Diane J. Cho Diane J. Cho was the Features Editor of PEOPLE Digital from 2019 to 2022. She worked at the brand for nearly four years covering news, features, human interest, evergreen, holiday gift guides and more. She launched the How I Parent and What It's Really Like to Be …. digital series and has interviewed several celebrities and influential leaders within the entertainment industry. Prior to joining PEOPLE, Diane worked at Bustle, VH1 and Complex. She received her bachelor's degree in Journalism from Rutgers University and her master's degree from Columbia Journalism School. People Editorial Guidelines Updated on June 23, 2021 05:25 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Trending Videos 01 of 23 Eye on the Ball Tennis, anyone? Kim's summer plans include tennis camp, per this Insta pic, and he already took some family trips. "We've gone camping twice," he said, adding that the family made a stop in Las Vegas on the way home from a visit to N.Y.C. 02 of 23 City Kid Speaking of N.Y.C., Kim does what the locals do, ordering a bagel and cream cheese on his trip to the Big Apple. 03 of 23 Cool Down And a visit to Vegas includes a cool drink. Kim told PEOPLE swimming was tops on the agenda when he was there. 04 of 23 Celeb Sighting Who do you think was more starstruck? Kim meets Cruella's Emma Stone at the film's red carpet premiere. "It was so amazing and I could not believe that I actually saw them!!" he wrote of rubbing elbows with Stone, costar Kirby Howell-Baptiste and actress Dara Reneé. 05 of 23 Big Night With his Minari "family," holding the Oscar costar Yuh-Jung Youn won. Kim told PEOPLE in the 100 Reasons to Love America issue that his favorite parts of filming Minari were "either the Mountain Dew, because I got to drink that, or the Game Boy from the start. Even though it wasn't completely functioning, it was so fun." 06 of 23 Oscars Arrival Alan arrives at his very first Academy Awards with Minari producer Christina Oh, and strikes a fierce pose on the red carpet. 07 of 23 Film Family Cindy Ord/Getty Alan wears a Western getup while posing with his Minari movie family —Yeri Han, Noel Kate Cho and Steven Yeun — at the film's premiere at Library Center Theater on Jan. 26, 2020, in Park City, Utah. 08 of 23 Silly Siblings Phillip Faraone/Getty Movie siblings Noel and Alan share a laugh during an interview at The Vulture Spot on Jan. 27, 2020, in Park City. 09 of 23 Meet David Alan introduces his Minari character David to his Instagram followers, sharing a string of photos of himself on set with the cast and crew. 10 of 23 Kid Model Who can resist this cute face? Alan strikes a pose as he has fun modeling for the camera. 11 of 23 New Yorker Vibes Alan takes the Big Apple in this series of photos from his trip to New York City in October 2019. 12 of 23 Supporting His Big Sis The star supports his older sister Alyssa, who played young Elsa in the touring stage production of Frozen. 13 of 23 Summer Magic The young star reflects on the summer of 2019 in a post, calling it the summer he "made the most beautiful memories in my life." 14 of 23 Working Actor Voiceover work? He's got that down. The working (little) man shares a glimpse into a day in the life of actor Alan Kim. 15 of 23 Minari Moments The actor also shares fun moments he had on and off the set of his Oscar-nominated film. 16 of 23 Steven Yeun Sighting Alan points to his movie dad Steven Yeun while watching Bong Joon-ho's Okja, a film in which Yeun plays animal activist K. 17 of 23 Friends or Frenemies? Kim makes a silly scowling face as he poses next to miniature mannequins while out in Los Angeles. 18 of 23 What's Up, Sundance? Alan poses while dressed as his Minari character David, complete with cute cowboy boots. 19 of 23 Picture Perfect Alan takes a selfie with movie mom Han Yeri — and we stan! 20 of 23 Sweet Nostalgia "I miss you!" the star captions this photo of himself and costume designer Susanna Song. 21 of 23 Spotted in New York The actor spots a figurine of his movie dad Steven Yeun as his Walking Dead character Glenn Rhee. 22 of 23 First Day Smiles Alan and Steven Yeun's first meeting looks to have gone swimmingly, based on their smiles and the young actor's delightful caption. 23 of 23 Mean Mugging More silly faces and bonding on set from Alan and Steven.