Kim Tae-pyung is known professionally as Hyun Bin. He is a South Korean actor. He first gained worldwide recognition for his role in romantic comedy television drama My Name is Kim Sam-soon which released in 2005. Since then he has appeared in many television shows as lead roles. His net worth is estimated to be between $ 3 million to $ 10 million.
Early Life Hyun Bin –
He was born in Seoul, South Korea on September 25, 1982. He was born in a typical South Korean family. He was silent and curious as a kid who did not speak much. In his childhood, he wanted to be a detective as he and his brother watched detective films more. He was considered as good looking when he was in high school. He had a very simple life.
One of his seniors asked him to join acting and recommended him to join the theatre club in school. He then joined the club and from there, his acting life began. One day he was riding a bike with his friend a man shouted from the back and asked them to stop. On interaction with him, he said he is the talent manager and Hyun should give him a call. This was the major turning point in his life.
It took him 2 years to convince his parents to an acting career. He studied acting at Chung-Ang University.
Career Of Hyun Bin –
After his college was over he got into auditions for the various roles. He got a role in the series in Bodyguard in 2003 and then kept doing small roles. Very soon he became popular among the producers who handle teens. For his boyish charm he got a role in the 2005 series ‘My Name is Kim Sam Soon’. The series became super hit and he became a star. He got his first award the Top Excellence Award at the MBC Drama Awards.
In between, a few of his roles did not go well with the audience. He then did a major change of the image as he played a sociopath in 2009’s ‘Friend, Our Legend’. The film was hit and he got a lot of appreciation.
Some of his movies and drama series include Negotiation, Rampant, The Swindlers, Confidential Assignment, The Fatal Encounter, Crash Landing On You, Worlds Within, The Show Queen, My Name is Kim Sam Soon, etc.
Personal Life Of Hyun Bin –
He had relationships with many actresses as per sources. He is always against animal cruelty and has raised his voice national and international level for the same.