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Kim Woo-bin Age, Bio, Height, Personal Life, Career and Net Worth

Kim Woo-bin is not just a prominent Korean model and actor but is also considered a popular face in the entertainment industry. Kim began his career as a fashion model before making his debut appearance in the television series White Christmas. After gaining popularity with A Gentleman’s Dignity (2012), In The Heirs and School 2013, he experienced unprecedented success. He became more popular and well-known for his roles in the blockbuster films “Twenty” and “The Con Artists.”

In May 2017, Kim Woo suffered a nasopharyngeal cancer diagnosis, at which point his manager confirmed that Kim would be taking a break from acting. Later, in 2022, Kim returned with the television programs “Our Blues” and “Black Knight.”

NameKim Woo-bin
ProfessionKorean model and actor
Well-known forModeling and acting

Early Life of Woo-bin

Early Life of Woo bin

Kim was born in Seoul, South Korea, on July 16, 1989. Together with her parents and siblings, he was raised in Seoul. Kim belongs to an upper-middle-class family.

He is a follower of the Christian religion, and his ethnicity is Asian. He finished his formal schooling in his hometown. Kim Woo Bin received his degree from Jeonju Technical College and University in Jeollabuk-do.

Woo-bin concentrated on his body while in high school and began modeling right away. He wasn’t interested in acting at that time, but his tall height and attractive face, along with the pressure from his parents and friends, were factors in his interest in modeling. Kim began modeling for runway shows at the age of 20, and after walking the runway for some of the most well-known designers, he began to receive offers for TV commercials, which he eagerly accepted.

Date of birthJuly 16, 1989
Place of birthSeoul, South Korea
NationalitySouth Korean

Career of Woo-bin

The Career of Woo-bin

From 2009–2012:

When he was 20 years old, Woo-bin decided to make his debut and began modeling for prêt-à-porter and Seoul Fashion Week collections.
Firstly, he made his acting debut in 2011 by playing the lead roles in the cable sitcom Vampire Idol and the mystery thriller White Christmas.
Then, in 2012, he appeared in a supporting role in Kim EunSook’s romantic comedy-drama A Gentleman’s Dignity.

Rising popularity in 2013

Next, in 2013, Kim had a blockbuster year with two successful dramas and one movie. He was a participant in the 2013 teenage drama school from late December to early 2013. He won his first acting award for his role.

Additionally, he was chosen for Kim Eun Sook’s teen drama The Heirs in the same year, which went on to become well-known both nationally and internationally. The Heirs’ top viewership rating was 28.6%, and on the Chinese streaming platform iQiyi, it attracted 1 million views. Kim’s popularity grew significantly worldwide. Then, Kim made his debut in Friend: The Great Legacy that was the sequel of the hugely popular Kwak Kyung-takes Friend (2001 movie)

More, In the same year, from February 13, 2014, to January 15, 2014, he started hosting the cable music show M! Countdown.

2014 to 2015: A successful year for films

Additionally, Woo-bin maintained appearances in major film projects when his reputation increased in 2013. In January 2014, he received a role in the crime movie The Con Artists, where he co-starred with rising actor Lee Hyun-woo as a professional safe-cracker.

Then, in 2015, he played a comic role in Lee Byung-second Heon’s independent film Twenty. Kim made its debut in Darama as his first television leading role in the Lee Kyung-hee-penned melodrama Uncontrollably Fond in 2015.
He then appeared in the heist action film Master with Lee Byung-hun and Kang Dong-won. The film debuted in December 2016 and ended up being South Korea’s 11th best-selling movie of the year. Kim received a role in Choi Dong-Hoon’s 2017 crime caper movie Wiretap. The project was then postponed so that Kim could receive cancer treatment.

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

Woo-bin is 35 as of 2023. His height is 1.88 m, and he weighs around 77 kg. His star sign is Cancer, and his net worth is about $5 million.

Age35 years old
Height 1.88 m
Weight77 kg
Star signCancer
Net worth$5 million

Personal Life of Woo-bin

Personal Life of Woo-bin

Woo-bin and Lee Jong-suk, a fellow actor from “School 2013,” had a renowned friendship when they both met while modeling.

According to rumors and speculation, in July 2015, Kim revealed his romantic status and revealed that he was dating actress “Shin Min-a”.

Interesting Facts

  1. Kim Woo Bin might be considered one of the top performers, with more than 10 commercial contracts in a year.
  2. Some controversy developed when Kim’s supposed girlfriend, model Yoo Ji Ahn, shared an Instagram photo of herself wearing a limited-edition Balmain shirt that a fan had given Woo Bin.
  3. Kim Woo Bin traveled to Australia for vacation with his girlfriend Shin Min Ah, while on leave in 2019.
    He presented at the 2019 Blue Dragon Awards, making his first public appearance in two years following his cancer treatment.
  4. He maintains his friendship with Lee Jong Suk, whom he first met in “School in 2013”.
  5. His mission is ‘Being a good person is his life. Although he acknowledged that there is no set formula for what constitutes a decent person, he still aspires to be empathetic and sensitive to others.
  6. He was number 29th on the 2015 Forbes Korea Power Celebrity list.



Like Father, Like Son2021
Officer Black Belt2024


The Heirs2013
Uncontrollably Fond2016
Our Blues2022
Every Thing Shall Come True2024

TV Shows

GBRB Reap What You Sow2023

Frequently Asked Questions

Q1. Who is Kim Woo Bin’s best friend?

Kim and Lee Jong-suk, a fellow actor-model and co-star of School 2013, have been best friends during their modeling days.

Q2. How old is Kim Woo?

Woo-bin is 35 as of 2024.

Q3. Does Kim Woo Bin have Instagram?

Yes,  @loveiskimwoobin is his official Insta ID.

Q4. Why is Kim Woo famous?

He was cast in important roles in “School 2013” and “The Heirs,” and he really made it big. His first lead drama, “Uncontrollably Fond,” became a hit on a national scale.

Q5. How much is his net worth?

His net worth is about $5 million


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