Hyun Bin (born Kim Tae-pyung on September 25, 1982)[1] is a South Korean actor. Hyun Bin first gained wide recognition for his role in the 2005 romantic comedy television 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 (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)[2] and The Negotiation (2018) as well as the zombie horror Rampant (2018). Hyun was Gallup Korea's Television Actor of the Year in 2011.[3] The success of Hyun Bin's works internationally established him as a top Hallyu star. He is one of the highest paid and most influential actors in South Korea.

Hyun Bin
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Hyun Bin in May 2019
Kim Tae-pyung

(1982-09-25) September 25, 1982 (age 39)
Alma materChung-Ang University
M.A. in Theater and Film
Years active2003–present
AgentVAST Entertainment
Korean name
Revised RomanizationHyeon-bin
Birth name
Revised RomanizationGim Tae-pyeong
McCune–ReischauerKim T'aep'yŏng

Hyun Bin drew praise from critics for his performance in melodrama film Late Autumn, which was screened at the 61st Berlin International Film Festival. Throughout his career, he has been nominated for many awards, including five at the Baeksang Arts Awards, and won various acting recognition, including the Grand Prize (Daesang) for TV at the 47th Baeksang Arts Awards.


2003–2007: Career beginnings and stardomEdit

Hyun Bin's first film was Shower in 2002. However, it was not released due to lack of funding.[4][5] Hyun eventually made his debut as an actor in the 2003 television series Bodyguard.[6] He then starred in the sitcom Nonstop 4 and quirky romance drama Ireland,[7] and made his film debut the same year in the youth sports movie Spin Kick.[8]

Hyun shot to stardom with the 2005 romantic comedy series My Lovely Sam Soon with Kim Sun-a,[9] for which Hyun won the Top Excellence Award at the MBC Drama Awards. My Lovely Sam Soon was a massive hit with average ratings of over 37% and recorded 50.5% for the finale, making it one of the highest-rated Korean drama of all time.[10] 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.[11][12]

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).[13] The movie was a hit with the young audience.[14] Hyun's next television project, The Snow Queen, although underperformed, earned him his first Best Actor nomination at Baeksang Arts Awards.[15][16]

2008–2011: New challenges and Secret GardenEdit

To expand his acting profile, Hyun started to choose more eclectic projects. In 2008, he acted in director Yoon Jong-chan's film I Am Happy, playing Man-soo, a man who suffers from mental illnesses. The movie was selected to screen at the 13th Busan International Film Festival in 2008, but it was not released in theaters until late 2009.[17][18] After The Snow Queen, Hyun returned to television with Worlds Within, which was well-received for Noh Hee-kyung's writing.[19] He was praised for his nuanced acting in the drama series.[20] In 2009, Hyun drew critical acclaim with his portrayal as a sociopath in the gangster saga Friend, Our Legend. To prepare for his role, he reportedly watched Kwak Kyung-taek's original film 20 to 30 times.[21][22][23][24][25][26][27]

In 2010, Hyun starred in Secret Garden, a romantic fantasy drama written by Kim Eun-sook.[28][29] The drama recorded its highest viewership ratings of 35%, and gained enormous popularity both domestically and internationally for its fashion, catchphrases and music.[30] His portrayal as Kim Joo-won created a "Hyun Bin Syndrome" as his name and face were plastered everywhere, from newspapers to television and the internet.[31] Hyun was recognized at the 2010 SBS Drama Awards and the 47th Baeksang Arts Awards for his stellar performance.[32][33] He also contributed to the soundtrack of the drama with "That Man", which peaked at number one in eight Korean music portals.[34][35][36]

In 2011, Hyun appeared in two films that were released back to back; Come Rain, Come Shine, a minimalist breakup indie directed by Lee Yoon-ki, and Late Autumn directed by Kim Tae-yong. Shot in Seattle, Late Autumn is an English-language remake of the 1966 Lee Man-hee classic, in which Hyun played a man on the run who falls in love with a woman who is on special leave from prison (Chinese actress Tang Wei).[37][38][39][40] It became the highest grossing Korean film released in China to date, taking in more than US$9.5 million over two weeks, which was unprecedented for a melodrama.[41] He received a good review from The Hollywood Reporter which stated, "It is Hyun who impresses more for not underplaying the dandy, narcissistic side of his personality."[42] Hyun walked the red carpet at the 61st Berlin International Film Festival, where the two films were both selected to be screened.[43][44][45] He described the honor as his "happiest achievement."[46][47]

2011–2012: Military enlistment and dischargeEdit

On March 7, 2011, Hyun began his 21-month mandatory military service as a soldier in the Marine Corps.[48] He volunteered to serve in the Marine Corps, said to be the toughest branch of the Korean military,[49][50] as he had a good impression of the Marines.[51][52][53][54] Competition rate to enter the Marines at that time was high at 4:1[55] with Hyun placing in the top 5% of applicants.[56][57][58][59] Hyun applied to be a combat soldier.[59][56] The decision to join the Marines while at the peak of his career generated much interest in Korea and overseas.[50][60] Seven broadcasting companies, including Japan's NHK, requested access to the training camp.[50] Hyun was named a top marksman during training, one of 16 out of about 720 rookie Marines.[61] 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.[61][62]

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.[63][64]

After joining the Marines and completing six months into his 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.[65]

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.[66][67][68][69][70] After the merger of their former agency AM Entertainment with SM Entertainment,[71] 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.[72]

2013–2016: ComebackEdit

Hyun Bin receiving the Producers' Choice Award, with Son Ye-jin, at the 2014 Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival

Hyun spent most of 2013 shooting commercials as an in-demand product endorser,[73][74][75][76] and holding fan meetings all over Asia.[77] For his acting comeback after military service, Hyun chose The Fatal Encounter, his first ever period film, in which he played the leading role of King Jeongjo who faced fierce party strife and assassination attempts during his reign.[78][79][80][81] It was released in April 2014 and drew more than 3 million admissions.[82] However, Hyun was criticized for his flat tonation and lack of emotions in the film, which received mostly negative reviews.[83][84]

In 2015, Hyun made a comeback in the Korean drama scene after 4 years with romantic comedy series Hyde, Jekyll, Me. In the drama inspired by the literary character, he plays a man with split personality disorder whose two personas both fall for the same woman.[85]

In January 2016, Hyun set up his own agency, VAST Entertainment, which became a wholly owned subsidiary of Kakao M three years later.[86][87]

2017–present: Career resurgenceEdit

Hyun returned to silver screen with the action-thriller film titled Confidential Assignment (2017), where he plays the role of a North Korean detective that is secretly sent to South Korea to apprehend a crime ring that is made up of North Korean traitors.[88] The film was a success, and Hyun received positive reviews for his action scenes and comedic performance.[89] He then starred in crime action film The Swindlers, along with Yoo Ji-tae, about a prosecutor who plans to catch a con man who has swindled a large sum of money.[90][91][92] The Swindlers was another box office hit for Hyun.[93]

In 2018, Hyun starred in crime thriller The Negotiation, playing a villain role for the first time, alongside Son Ye-jin;[94][95] and zombie blockbuster Rampant (which was co-produced by VAST Entertainment).[96][97] The same year, he returned to the small screen with fantasy suspense drama Memories of the Alhambra alongside Park Shin-hye.[98][99] The series is one of highest rated Korean drama in cable television history, and Hyun was praised for his seemingly indifferent but humorous depiction of his character.[100]

In 2019, Hyun reunited with The Negotiation co-star Son Ye-jin in the hit romance drama Crash Landing on You as a North Korean army captain.[101][102] The drama was a huge success and is the third-highest-rated Korean drama in cable television history,[103] and Hyun was praised for his versatile range of emotions and acting skills.[104] For his portrayal as Captain Ri Jeong Hyuk as a North Korean elite army officer, Hyun won Grand Prize at APAN Star Awards. In 2020, Hyun is set to star as a NIS agent in the thriller film The Point Men, directed by Yim Soon-rye.[105]

Social activitiesEdit

On October 29, 2013, Hyun received the President's award at the 50th Savings Day held by the Financial Services Committee, for saving 35 billion won (approximately US$33 million) within 17 years.[106] In February 2016, Hyun was involved in an awareness campaign against animal cruelty. As part of the project, Hyun's agency VAST Entertainment released pictures of him posing with a retired search and rescue dog named "Vision".[107]

In March 2020, it was revealed that Hyun made a secret donation of 200 million won to the non-profit organization, Community Chest of Korea, to help fight against the COVID-19 outbreak on February 21, 2020.[108] Hyun is also included as a member in the "Honor Society", a group of major private donors, for his many donations to different causes. He has continually supported projects by organizations such as Save the Children, Community Chest of Korea and international relief NGOs.[109]

Personal lifeEdit

Hyun was born and raised in Seoul and has one older brother. He graduated from Youngdong High School[110] and then studied at Chung-Ang University, where, in 2004, he majored in Theater Studies. In 2009, he enrolled at the same university to obtain a Master's degree.[111]

On January 1, 2021, Hyun's agency confirmed that he is in a relationship with actress Son Ye-jin, his co-star in The Negotiation (2018) and Crash Landing on You (2020).[112][113]



Year English title Korean title Role Notes Ref.
2002 Shower 샤워 Hong-kyu Was not released [4]
2004 Spin Kick 돌려차기 Lee Min-gyu [8]
2005 Daddy Long Legs 키다리 아저씨 Hyung-joon [114]
2006 A Millionaire's First Love 백만장자의 첫사랑 Kang Jae-kyung [13]
2009 I Am Happy 나는 행복합니다 Jo Man-soo [17]
2011 Late Autumn 만추 Hoon [37]
Come Rain, Come Shine 사랑한다, 사랑하지 않는다 Hwang Ji-seok [43]
Tears of Africa 아프리카의 눈물 Narrator Documentary [115]
2014 The Fatal Encounter 역린 King Jeongjo [80]
2017 Confidential Assignment 공조 Im Cheol-ryung [88]
The Swindlers Hwang Ji-sung [91]
2018 The Negotiation 협상 Min Tae-gu [94]
Rampant 창궐 Lee Chung [96]
TBA The Point Men 교섭 Dae-sik [105]
Confidential Assignment 2 공조2:인터네셔날 Im Cheol-ryung [116]
Harbin 하얼빈 [117]

Television seriesEdit

Year English title Korean title Network Role Ref.
2003 Bodyguard 보디가드 KBS2 Stalker [6]
2004 Nonstop 4 논스톱 4 MBC Himself [118]
Ireland 아일랜드 Kang Gook [119]
2005 My Lovely Sam Soon 내 이름은 김삼순 Hyun Jin-heon [120]
Nonstop 5 논스톱 5 Himself (cameo) [121]
2006–2007 The Snow Queen 눈의 여왕 KBS2 Han Tae-woong/Han Deuk-gu [15]
2008 Worlds Within 그들이 사는 세상 Jung Ji-oh [19]
2009 Friend, Our Legend 친구, 우리들의 전설 MBC Han Dong-soo [25][26][27]
2010–2011 Secret Garden 시크릿 가든 SBS Kim Joo-won [28][29]
2015 Hyde Jekyll, Me 하이드 지킬, 나 Gu Seo-jin/Robin [85]
2018–2019 Memories of the Alhambra 알함브라 궁전의 추억 tvN Yoo Jin-woo [99]
2019–2020 Crash Landing on You 사랑의 불시착 Ri Jeong-hyeok [102]

Television showEdit

Year Title Role Network Ref.
2010–2011 Tears of Africa Narrator MBC [122]
2012 Tears of the Earth - from the North Pole to the South Pole [123]

Music video appearancesEdit

Year Song Title Artist Ref.
2003 "내탓이죠" Herb
2005 "Memory" Kim Bum-soo [124]
"Hey U" Lemon Tree [125]
2018 "Reply" Kim Dong-ryool [126]


Year Title Notes Ref.
2010 "Dream in My Heart"
2011 "Can't Have You" Friend, Our Legend OST [127]
"That Man" Secret Garden OST [35]


Year Event Ref.
2009 Pink Ribbon Love Marathon ambassador [128]
2011 PR ambassador of Hyundai Motors' "Hyundai Grandeur" [129]
2013 PR ambassador of Kia Motors' "The New K5" [130]
2014 Promotional ambassador of Incheon Asian Games [131]
2016 Promotional ambassador of Gwangju Biennale [132]

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2004 MBC Entertainment Awards Special Award, TV Actor category Nonstop 4 Won [133]
MBC Drama Awards Best New Actor Ireland Won [134]
2005 41st Baeksang Arts Awards Best New Actor (TV) Nominated
MBC Drama Awards Top Excellence Award, Actor My Name Is Kim Sam-soon Won [135]
Popularity Award Won [136]
Best Couple Award with Kim Sun-a Won
2006 42nd Baeksang Arts Awards Most Popular Actor (Film) A Millionaire's First Love Won [137]
KBS Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actor The Snow Queen Nominated
Popularity Award Won [138]
Netizen Award Won
Best Couple Award with Sung Yu-ri Won
2007 43rd Baeksang Arts Awards Best Actor (TV) Nominated
2008 KBS Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries Worlds Within Nominated
2009 MBC Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actor Friend, Our Legend Nominated
2010 SBS Drama Awards Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Drama Special Secret Garden Won [139]
Top 10 Stars Won
Netizen Popularity Award Won
Best Couple Award with Ha Ji-won Won
2011 47th Baeksang Arts Awards Grand Prize (Daesang) for TV Won [32]
Best Actor (TV) Nominated
2014 18th Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival Producer's Choice Award N/A Won [140]
2015 SBS Drama Awards Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Drama Special Hyde, Jekyll, Me Nominated
2017 6th Korea Film Actors Association Awards Top Star Award Confidential Assignment, The Swindlers Won [141]
2019 55th Baeksang Arts Awards Best Actor (TV) Memories of the Alhambra Nominated [142]
2020 56th Baeksang Arts Awards Crash Landing on You Nominated [143][144]
Most Popular Actor Won
7th APAN Star Awards Grand Prize (Daesang) Won [145]
Yahoo! Asia Buzz Awards Most Popular Korean Artist N/A Won [146]

State honorsEdit

Name of country, year given, and name of honor
Country Year Honor Ref.
South Korea[note 1] 2020 Presidential Commendation [150]


Name of publisher, year listed, name of listicle, and placement
Publisher Year Listicle Placement Ref.
Forbes 2011 Korea Power Celebrity 32nd [151]
2015 19th [152]
2020 29th [153]
2021 21st [154]


  1. ^ Honors are given at the Korean Popular Culture and Arts Awards, arranged by the Korea Creative Content Agency and hosted by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.[147][148] They are awarded to those who have contributed to the arts and South Korea's pop culture.[149]


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