Born Kim Tae-pyung (김태평), the actor made his debut in 2003 when he appeared in the sitcom New Nonstop 4. That same year, Hyun Bin also appeared in the drama Bodyguard.
His debut movie came the following year when he appeared in Spin Kick. Another drama, entitled Ireland, followed soon after that.
However, The 25-year-old, whose name literally means “bright light”, only shot to stardom after toplining the highly popular drama series My Lovely Sam-soon (or My Name is Kim Sam-soon).
In the drama, which also stars Kim Sun-ah and Daniel Henney, the actor played cocky restaurateur Hyun Jin-hun. Since that fateful series, the man with the dimpled smile has been one of Korea’s most sought after stars.
The hottie then went on to star in the rom-com/drama flick A Millionaire’s First Love in 2006. His latest work is the drama series Snow Queen.
On the personal front, the heartthrob was reportedly dating Hwang Ji-hyun, a little-known actress who had a supporting role in the drama Come Back, Soon Ae. The relationship didn’t last and the couple split on May 1, 2007.
Yup, Hyun Bin’s officially back in the singles market again and word has it, he’s even learning English. Sweet.
Real name: Kim Tae-pyung
Stage name: Hyun Bin
Date of birth: Sept 25, 1982
Height: 184 cm
Weight: 74 kg
Blood type: B
Family: Parents and an older brother
Education: Joong Ang University
Hobbies: Theatre, swimming, basketball
Official website: http://hyun-bin.co.kr/
- Friend, Our Legend (2009)
- The World they Live in (2008)
- Snow Queen (2006)
- New Nonstop 5 (2005, cameo)
- My Lovely Sam-soon (2005)
- Ireland (2004)
- Bodyguard (2003)
- New Nonstop (2003)
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