Who is Hyun Bin?
Hyun Bin is a South Korean actor and singer who came into the limelight for his role as Hyun Jin-heon in the romantic comedy television drama My Name is Kim Sam-soon. He gained even more popularity with TV shows such as The Snow Queen, Secret Garden, Memories of the Alhambra and Crash Landing on You. He’s also a part of several successful movies like Confidential Assignment, The Swindlers, Late Autumn, The Negotiation, and Rampant. With so many accomplishments, Hyun is one of the decorated television actors and well respected by industry insiders. Also a singer, Hyun has crooned many songs including Dream in My Heart, Can’t Have You and That Man.
|Birth Name||Kim Tae-pyung|
|Nickname||Binnie, Hyun Bin|
|Date of Birth||September 25, 1982|
|Place of Birth||Songpa District, Seoul, South Korea|
|Age||38 years old|
|Height||6 feet 1 inch or 185 cm|
|Weight||84 kg or 185 lbs|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
|Hair Color||Dark Brown|
|Residence||Seoul, South Korea|
|Distinctive Features||Dapper looks|
Early life: Family and Education
When it comes to his early life, he hasn’t divulged too many details regarding his parents and his childhood. Hyun Bin was raised along with his older brother by his parents in Seoul where he spent the major part of his life. His father’s name is Kim Won-hong while his mother’s name is not known.
Hyun attended and graduated from Youngdong High School. He, then, enrolled at Chung-Ang University to study Theater Studies from where he graduated in 2004. In 2009, he obtained his Master’s degree in Theatre and Film from Chung-Ang University.
Hyun Bin Personal Life
If you have been closely watching Hyun’s life behind the camera, then you would probably know that he’s very open about his love life. He’s known for his relationships with many women, mostly his co-stars, throughout the years. His first publicly known relationship was with actress Hwang Ji-hyun, which was rather a had a short-term relationship. They both dated for a while between 2006 and 2007.
He then began a romantic relationship with an actress and his Worlds Within co-star Song Hye-kyo in 2008. Although they were together for a little more than three years, they were often in the news for various reasons, which ended in 2011.
He later started dating actress Kang So-ra in 2016 but this relationship also didn’t last long, which ended a few months later. Following his separation with Kang, Hyun was in a romantic relationship with actress Son Ye-jin. They broke off after just a few months into their relationship, in early 2019.
Hyun Bin got his start in the Korean entertainment industry with the movie Shower (2002), in which he played a minor role, however, the movie was never released. One year later, he made his official acting debut in the 2003 television series Bodyguard.
His first major acting credits came in the 2005 romantic comedy television drama My Name is Kim Sam-soon, in which he played the role of Hyun Jin-heon. Though it was a brief role, it helped him establish himself as an actor in the Korean entertainment industry.
Following the success of the series, major acting roles followed, including Han Tae-woong in The Snow Queen, Kim Joo-won in Secret Garden, Yoo Jin-woo in Memories of the Alhambra and Ri Jung-hyuk in Crash Landing on You.
On the film front, he has starred in several box office hits, including the action thriller Confidential Assignment, the crime thrillers The Swindlers and The Negotiation as well as the horror movie Rampant.
Awards and Accomplishments
Hyun Bin has accomplished a lot that kept him in the spotlight throughout his career as an actor. He has won so many awards for his exceptional performance in such TV shows as My Name Is Kim Sam-soon, The Snow Queen, Secret Garden, and Crash Landing on You.
Hyun Bin Net Worth
Thanks to his successful career, Hyun Bin has a net worth that estimates to $10 million dollars. He has accrued such incredible wealth from years working in films and TV shows.
He loves swimming, basketball and watching plays.
In March 2011, he enlisted in the mandatory military service in the Marine Corps and was discharged from duties in December 2012 with a citation for being an exemplary soldier.
In 2013, Hyun received the President’s award at the 50th Savings Day held by the Financial Services Committee, for saving 35 billion won within 17 years.