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Hyun Bin Age, Bio, Height, Personal Life and Net Worth

Hyun Bin, also known by his forename Kim tae pyung, is an actor from South Korea who has worked both in TV and movies. This actor is well known for his romance in movies like “My Name is Kim San Soon” and “Late Autumn.” Since then, Hyun has played significant roles in a number of well-known television programs, including the romance drama fantasy drama Secret Garden (2010–2011), Crash Landing on You (2018–2019), the fantasy series Memories of the Alhambra (2018–2019).

Bin played Kang Jae-Kyung in the 2006 movie “A Millionaire’s First Love,” which reportedly became a worldwide phenomenon, and he became an international hero. Hyun Bin has received numerous honors over his career, including the KBS Drama Awards, the Baeksang Art Awards, and the MBC Drama Award. The 61st Berlin International Film Festival featured the drama “Late Autumn” which garnered praise from critics for Bin’s outstanding performance.

Real NameHyun Bin
ForenameKim tae pyung
Well-known forActing

Early Life of Hyun

Early Life of Hyun

On September 25, 1982, Hyun was born to a Korean family in Seoul’s Songpa District. The name of his mother was hidden; however, Hyun’s father’s name is Kim Wong Hong. He was a quiet, inquisitive child who didn’t speak much but was very interested in being a detective after watching several detective TV shows and movies.

Hyun completed his education at Youngdong High School before enrolling at Chung-Ang University, where he studied theatre and received his degree in 2004. He studied at the same college in 2009 to achieve a master’s degree.

In 2014, Hyun’s family used their company, HB Family Holdings, to build a seven-story building in the upscale Seoul suburb of Cheongdam. Cash was utilized to buy the property at the time for 4.8 billion won.

Date of birthSeptember 25, 1982
Place of birthSeoul’s Songpa District, South Korea
NationalitySouth Korean
EthnicityNot known
ReligionNot known
Father nameKim Wong Hong
Mother nameNot known


Career of Hyun

Firstly, Hyun made his feature debut in the 2002 movie Shower; however, because of a lack of funding, the movie was not released. He finally began his career as an actor in the TV series Bodyguard, playing a supporting role in “Bodyguard.”

Next, the 2005 drama “My Name is Kim Sam Soon” features him in the cast, which quickly gained popularity among young Koreans and made Hyun a superstar. He received recognition for his acting talent and his beautiful looks, earning him his first professional award—the Top Excellence Award—at the MBC Drama Awards.

Onward from 2008

After that, in 2008, he chose to play a robust dramatic role in the TV show “The World That They Live In,” and that same year, his film “I Am Happy” was chosen to be screened at the renowned Busan International Film Festival.

Then, Hyun got a major character transformation as a psychopath in the 2009 film “Friend, Our Legend.” As a result of the movie’s popularity, both domestic and foreign media outlets praised Hyun’s performance. In order to fully enter the role of the sequel, Hyun allegedly watched the original movie roughly 30 times.

In addition, he received a lot of praise for the 2010 television series “Secret Garden,”. For his outstanding performance, he was awarded the SBS Drama Award and the Baeksang Arts Award. The series marked his brilliant return to the romantic comedy genre, and he became much more selective in his casting decisions.

Moreover, in 2011, he appeared in the English-language drama “Late Autumn,” a remake of an older Korean movie. The movie became the highest-grossing Korean movie ever after breaking the record in China and becoming a global hit. It currently holds that distinction.

The next year, Hyun starred in the historical drama “The Fatal Encounter,” which received harsh criticism for both the storyline and the acting and is now regarded as one of Hyun’s biggest failures.

Further, he played a North Korean detective in the 2017 movie “Confidential Assignment” after emerging from the terrible professional phase. Both critically and financially speaking, the movie was a blockbuster.

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Height, Weight, Star Sign, Age, and Net Worth

As of 2024, Hyun’s age stands at 42. He has a height of 1.85 meters and weighs approximately 74 kilograms. Identified as a Libra, his accumulated wealth is estimated to be around $21 million.

Age42 years old
Height 1.85 m
Weight74 kg
Star signLibra
Net worth$21 million

Personal Life

Hyun bin and Son Ye-jin
Hyun bin and Son Ye-jin

He has dated many actresses Singer. Hyun’s first reported girlfriend was Hwang Ji-Hyun. She is a Korean pop singer and actor. They began dating right away after they got together during a shoot in 2006.
Even their romantic relationships were made known to the public. After some time, both managers made the couple’s separation public.

Then, in 2009, he began dating Song Hye-kyo. In 2011, the couple announced their breakup at a time when the public was beginning to believe that their love was serious and could lead to marriage.

After that, Hyun has been dating actress Kang So-ra from 2016 onward.
It was discovered that Hyun was dating the actress Son Ye-jin in January 2021. The couple wed in Seoul on March 31, 2022.


MBC Drama Awards in 2004

Broadcasting & Entertainment Special Award

MBC Drama Awards in 2004

Popularity Award

MBC Drama Awards in 2005

Best Couple Award with Kim Sun Ah for (My Name is Kim Sam-Soon)

MBC Drama Awards in 2005

Popularity Award for (My Name is Kim Sam-Soon)

MBC Drama Awards in 2005

Top Excellence Award, Actor for (My Name is Kim Sam-Soon)

42nd Baeksang Awards in 2006

Most Popular Award

KBS Drama Awards in 2006

Best Couple Award with Sung Yu Ri for (The Snow Queen)

KBS Drama Awards in 2006

Netizen Award for (The Snow Queen)

KBS Drama Awards in 2006

Popularity Award for (The Snow Queen)

SBS Drama Awards in 2010

Top Excellence Award, Actor for (Secret Garden)

SBS Drama Awards in 2010

Best Couple Award with Ha Ji Won for (Secret Garden)

SBS Drama Awards in 2010

Netizen Popularity Award

SBS Drama Awards in 2010

Top Ten Stars Award for (Secret Garden)

47th Baeksang Awards in 2011

Actor of the Year for (Secret Garden)

6th Korea Film Actors Association Awards in 2017

Top Star Award

56th Baeksang Arts Awards in 2019

Most Popular Actor and Best Actor Crash Landing on You

7th APAN Star Awards in 2020

Grand Prize (Daesang)

Interesting Facts

Interesting Facts
  1. Hyun has the potential to become a singer and take the lead vocal position for the rock band Buzz. He performed ‘Can’t Have You’ for the drama ‘Friend,’ ‘Our Legend,’ and the OST ‘That Guy’ for the film Secret Garden.
  2. In the Marines, he completed his mandatory military service between March 2011 and December 2012.
  3. In 2020, Hyun donated 200 million won to the Community Chest to support Korea’s efforts in combating the spread of Covid-19.
  4. Hyun got the President’s Prize in 2013 as an honor for saving 3.5 billion won on the 50th Savings Day, which the Korean government sponsored.
  5. He enjoys traveling to experience new things, learn about other cultures, and uncover aspects of himself he was unaware he had.



The Negotiation2018
Confidential Assigment 2: International2022
The Point Men2023

Drama Series

Secret Garden 2010-2011
Hyde Jekyll, Me2015
Memories Of Alhambra2018-2019
Crash Landing On You2019-2020

Frequently Asked Questions

Q1. Did Hyun Bin have a baby?

After being married to his co-star Son Ye Jin and becoming a father, Hyun Bin talked openly about his life. The couple gave birth to a son last year, whom they called Alkong.

Q2. What is Hyun Bin’s personality?

Hyun enjoys drinking alone to relax and decompress because he is an introvert.

Q3. Why is Hyun so famous?

In “Moon Embracing the Sun,” his role as teen king Lee Hwon skyrocketed his popularity, hitting a record-breaking 42.2% viewership, earning it the title of a “national drama.”

Q4. Who is Hyun married to?

Hyun and Son joyfully announced their engagement through heartfelt letters posted across multiple social media platforms on the memorable day of February 10, 2022. On March 31, they exchanged vows in a private ceremony in front of their parents and close family friends.

Q5. Does Hyun have an official Instagram?

Yes, He has his official account with the name of HYUN BIN (현빈) (@hyunbin_actor).


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