Kim Tae-pyung, better known as Hyun Bin, is a South Korean actor. He gained widespread recognition for his role in the 2005 romantic comedy TV drama My Name is Kim Sam-soon.
In this article, we will delve much into the biography, Net worth, wife career and other relevant factors that describes the actor.
|Date of Birth:|
September 24, 1982 (40 years in 2022)
|Place of Birth:||Jamsilbon-dong, Seoul, South Korea|
|Height:||6 Feet 2 inches (1.85 m)|
Who is Hyun Bin? (Biography)
Hyun Bin, is a South Korean actor. He gained widespread recognition for his role in the 2005 romantic comedy TV drama My Name is Kim Sam-soon.
Since then, he has appeared in leading roles in other successful television shows, including the romantic fantasy drama Secret Garden between 2010 & 2011, fantasy drama Memories of the Alhambra (2018–2019), and romantic drama Crash Landing on You (2019–2020).
Hyun Bin’s popularity was further widened by starring in a series of box office hits: the action thriller Confidential Assignment (2017), the crime thrillers The Swindlers (2017) and The Negotiation (2018) as well as the zombie horror Rampant (2018).
He was Gallup Korea’s Television Actor of the Year in 2011. The success of Hyun Bin’s works internationally established him as a top Hallyu star. He is among the highest paid and most influential actors in South Korea.
Hyun drew praise from critics for his performance in melodrama film Late Autumn, which was screened at the 61st Berlin International Film Festival.
Throughout his television and film career, he has been nominated for several prestigious awards, including five at the Baeksang Arts Awards, and won various accolades for his acting recognition, including the Grand Prize (Daesang) for TV at the 47th Baeksang Arts Awards.
Hyun Bin’s first film was Shower in 2002. However, it was not released due to lack of funding. Hyun eventually made his debut as an actor in the 2003 television series Bodyguard.
He then starred in the sitcom Nonstop 4 and quirky romance drama Ireland, and made his film debut the same year in the youth sports movie Spin Kick.
Hyun shot to stardom with the 2005 romantic comedy TV series My Lovely Sam Soon with Kim Sun-a, for which Hyun won the Top Excellence Award at the MBC Drama Awards.
My Lovely Sam Soon was a massive hit with average viewership ratings of over 37% and recorded 50.5% for the finale, making it one of the highest-rated Korean drama of all time.
The explosive popularity of the drama and his portrayal as Sam-sik established Hyun Bin as a top star in South Korea and a Hallyu star as his popularity expanded beyond South Korea to Japan and other countries in Asia.
Following the success of My Lovely Sam Soon, Hyun starred in his first film as a lead actor in A Millionaire’s First Love (written by internet novelist Guiyeoni).
The movie was a hit with the young audience. Hyun’s next television project, The Snow Queen, although underperformed, earned him his first Best Actor nomination at Baeksang Arts Awards.
Was Hyun a Military man? (Military enlistment and discharge)
On March 7, 2011, Hyun began his 21-month mandatory military service as a soldier in the Marine Corps.
He volunteered to serve in the Marine Corps, said to be the toughest branch of the Korean military, as he had a good impression of the Marines.
Competition rate to enter the Marines at that time was high at 4:1 with Hyun placing in the top 5% of applicants.
Hyun applied to be a combat soldier. The decision to join the Marines while at the peak of his career generated much interest in Korea and overseas.
Seven broadcasting companies, including Japan’s NHK, requested access to the training camp.
Hyun was named a top marksman during training, one of 16 out of about 720 rookie Marines.
Hyun hit the target 19 times out of 20 in day shooting training, and all of his 10 shots hit the target during night training. To qualify as a top marksman, rookies must hit the target more than 18 times out of 20 in day training and nine out of 10 at night.
The Corps originally planned to put Hyun on public relations duty; however due to public criticism and Hyun’s reported desire to serve on the front line, Hyun was assigned on active duty to Baengnyeong Island, close to the Northern Limit Line and Yeonpyeong, site of a November 2010 artillery engagement between the North and South Korean forces.
After joining the Marines and completing his six months in the service, Hyun participated in the “Seoul Reclamation Anniversary Marine Marathon Competition”.
He ran a 6.25 km long course with 400 exemplary senior marines. This event was held in remembrance of the historically significant event when the Marines won back the capital Seoul that had been taken during the 6.25 Korean War.
He was discharged on December 6, 2012, and was awarded the Secretary of Defense Award and the Marine Corps Commandant Commendation for being an exemplary soldier.
After the merger of their former agency AM Entertainment with SM Entertainment, Hyun’s reps announced in November 2012 that the actor and Shin Min-ah had decided to go independent and set up their own management agency O& Entertainment.
Hyun Bin net worth: Hyun Bin is a South Korean actor who has a net worth of $10 million. He is perhaps best known for appearing in several films and TV series since 2003.
Bin is married to Son Ye-jin a South Korean actress. She rose to fame in 2003 for The Classic and Summer Scent, which were followed by the commercially successful A Moment to Remember and April Snow.
On February 10, 2022, Hyun and Son announced their engagement in letters posted on their social media accounts.
They married in a private ceremony on March 31, attended by their parents and friends of both families.
Why did Hyun Bin change his name?
HYUN BIN- His real name is quite different from his original name Kim Tae Pyung. The actor changed his name in the early stages of acting career because his real name is difficult to pronounce. GONG YOO- The actor kept his family name but changed JI chul to Yoo.
Does Hyun Bin have children?
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South Korean power couple Son Ye-Jin and Hyun Bin are expecting their first child, a boy, in December. The Crash Landing on You co-stars got hitched in March 2022 and broke the pregnancy news in July. Son’s agency announced that their first child is a boy and that it would arrive in December.
How long did Hyun Bin date?
His commercial earnings are estimated around US$515,000-587,000 annually, according to the Koreaboo website.