All About Hyun Bin: Profile, Wife, and Career

Hyun Bin’s Profile

  • Name: Hyun-Bin
  • Hangul: 현빈
  • Birth Name: Kim Tae-Pyoung (김태평)
  • Birthdate: September 25, 1982
  • Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
  • Height: 184 cm
  • Blood Type: N/A


Hyun-Bin was born on September 25, 1982, in Seoul, South Korea. His real name is Kim Tae-Pyung. He has one older brother. Hyun-Bin’s childhood was fairly typical, except that he was noted for having good looks. By the 6th grade, Hyun-Bin dreamed of becoming a detective.

In his high school days, a senior student advised Hyun-Bin to try out for the theater club and practice acting. After Hyun-Bin performed in a school play, he realized that acting was his calling and that he wanted to pursue it as a career. Another fortuitous event occurred to push him along the acting path. One day, while riding on the back of a friend’s motorcycle, a man shouted for them to stop.

Hyun-Bin’s friend did not have a driver’s license at the time so he didn’t stop his motorcycle. The man then pursued them until the road ended. The man, who worked for a talent management agency, caught up to them and gave Hyun-Bin his business card and told him to call him.

Hyun-Bin’s Career: Dramas and TV Shows

Hyun debuted as an actor on the 2003 television series Bodyguard. He then starred in the sitcom Nonstop 4 and the quirky romance drama Ireland. He made his film debut the same year in the youth sports movie Spin Kick. Hyun shot to stardom with the 2005 romantic comedy series My Lovely Sam Soon with Kim Sun-a. Sam-soon was a massive hit with average ratings of over 37% and 50.5% during the finale, for which Hyun won the Top Excellence Award at the MBC Drama Awards.


Year Title Role
2004 Spin Kick Lee Min-gyu
2005 Daddy Long Legs Hyung-joon
2006 A Millionaire’s First Love Kang Jae-kyung
2009 I Am Happy Jo Man-soo
2011 Late Autumn Hoon
Come Rain, Come Shine He
2014 The Fatal Encounter King Jeongjo
2017 Confidential Assignment Im Cheol-ryung
The Swindlers Hwang Ji-sung
2018 Negotiation Min Tae-goo
Rampant Lee Chung


Television Series

Year Title Role Network
2003 Bodyguard stalker KBS2
2004 Nonstop 4 Hyun Bin MBC
Ireland Kang Gook
2005 My Name Is Kim Sam-soon Hyun Jin-heon
Nonstop 5 cameo
2006 The Snow Queen Han Tae-woong/Han Deuk-gu KBS2
2008 Worlds Within Jung Ji-oh
2009 Friend, Our Legend Han Dong-soo MBC
2010 Secret Garden Kim Joo-won SBS
2015 Hyde Jekyll, Me Gu Seo-jin/Robin
2018 Memories of the Alhambra Yoo Jin-woo tvN