Kim Woo Bin

Kim Woo Bin

First Name: Hyun Joong

Family Name: Kim

Native Name: 김우빈

Gender: Male

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Born On: July 16, 1989

Age: 33 years old

Kim Woo Bin (Kim Hyun-Joong) is a famous South Korean actor. He gained acknowledgment for A Gentleman’s Dignity (2012), school 2013 (2012), and The Heirs (2013).

Kim was born on 16 July 1989 in Seoul, South Korea. Kim’s real name is Kim Hyun-Joong by birth. He started his career as a runway model at the age of 20. His dream career had been modeling since he was in high school.

He did many commercial films as his modeling career progressed. Then, he studied acting under the guidance of acting coach Moon Won-Joo.

He made his acting debut through the mystery drama White Christmas under his stage name Kim Woo-Bin, in 2011.

2013 proved as his breakout year with two hit dramas and one movie. His popularity graph increased gradually. In 2012-2013, he featured in the teen drama School 2013. He won the Best New Actor award for his performance at the 2nd APAN Star Awards.

The same year, He starred in The Heirs, another teen drama. This drama achieved great recognition with a peak audience rating of 28.6% and got one million hits on the Chinese Streaming Website, leading him to global fame. Now, Kim got his first central role. And he appeared in the film Friend: The Great Legacy. That was a box office hit.

In 2013, he continued performing in his big-screen projects after his prominent rising fame. He featured in the heist movie The Con Artist in 2014.  He appeared in the Calvin Klein ad campaign that made him the first East Asia model for the brand.

Kim received his first TV lead role in the melodrama Uncontrollably Fond in 2015. The drama broadcasted in 2016. Kim’s action film Master became the best-selling movie in South Korea in the same year.

He was diagnosed with nasopharyngeal cancer in the year 2017. He had to stop all activities for his drug and radiation treatment.

After his treatment, he will appear in the Science Fiction movie Alien. The movie will release in July 2022.

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