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Kim. In this korean name, the class name is Kim Woo-bin ( yield Kim Hyun-joong [ 2 ] on July 16, 1989 ) is a south korean actor and model. He began his career as a track model and made his acting debut in the television receiver drama White Christmas. He subsequently gained attention in A Gentleman’s Dignity ( 2012 ), and made his breakthrough with School 2013 ( 2012-2013 ) and The Heirs ( 2013 ). Kim late starred in box function hits Friend: The Great Legacy ( 2013 ), The Con Artists ( 2014 ) and Twenty ( 2015 ). In 2016, he took on his first run function on television in Uncontrollably Fond.

In May 2017, Kim ‘s agency announced that Kim would be taking a hiatus after he was diagnosed with nasopharyngeal cancer. Kim subsequently returned to screen in 2022 with the television receiver series Our Blues and Black Knight and besides with the sci-fi action film Alienoid, directed by Choi Dong-hoon .

career [edit ]

2009–2012 : Beginnings [edit ]

Kim wanted to pursue a model career since he was a high school scholar. [ 3 ] He debuted as a runway model in 2009 at the age of 20 and began appearing in prêt-à-porter and Seoul Fashion Week collections. [ 4 ] [ 5 ] As his modeling career progressed, he started doing commercial films and began studying acting, under the guidance of acting coach Moon Won-joo. Kim fell in love with act, saying, “ In the course of doing so, I found myself feeling the same frisson and enthusiasm that I felt the first gear time I came to walk on the track ”. [ 6 ] Under the phase name Kim Woo-bin, he made his acting debut in 2011, starring in mystery drama White Christmas and the low-rated cable situation comedy Vampire Idol. [ 2 ] [ 7 ] [ 8 ] In 2012, he had a support function in the romanticist comedy drama A Gentleman’s Dignity, written by celebrated screenwriter Kim Eun-sook. [ 9 ] Next came a two-episode node appearance in drama adaptation of the popular manga To the Beautiful You. [ 10 ]

2013 : Rising popularity [edit ]

In January 2013 Kim ‘s break class came in 2013 with two hit drama and one film. [ 11 ] From late December to early 2013, he starred in the adolescent drama School 2013. [ 12 ] He received his first base acting award for the role at the 2nd APAN Star Awards under the category Best New Actor. The same class, he was cast in Kim Eun-sook ‘s adolescent drama The Heirs, [ 13 ] which became popular domestically and internationally with a point hearing rate of 28.6 % and 1 million hits on the chinese streaming web site iQiyi. [ 14 ] Kim experienced a scend in popularity oversea. [ 15 ] [ 16 ] [ 17 ] This led to increased advertising contracts and acting offers for the actor. [ 18 ] Kim then appeared in his beginning major film function in Friend: The Great Legacy, the blockbuster sequel to Kwak Kyung-taek ‘s 2001 box office hit. [ 19 ] He received positive reviews for his depiction as a young gang member. [ 20 ] The like year he became the host of cable television music program M! Countdown from August 15, 2013, to February 13, 2014. [ 21 ]

2014–present : success in film, foramen and retort to screen [edit ]

After his rise in popularity in 2013, Kim continued appearing in big screen door projects. In January 2014, he was cast in the armed robbery movie The Con Artists, in which he played a peak safe-cracker alongside rising headliner Lee Hyun-woo. [ 22 ] He then took on a comedic character in indie conductor Lee Byung-heon ‘s sophomore feat Twenty in 2015 . [ 23 ] [ 24 ] Kim then appeared in an ad campaign for Calvin Klein Watches + Jewelry, making him the first East Asian model for the brand. [ 25 ] In 2015, Kim was cast in his first television leading function in the melodrama Uncontrollably Fond, written by screenwriter Lee Kyung-hee. The drama premiered on July 6, 2016. [ 26 ] [ 27 ] He then starred in crime action film Master aboard Lee Byung-hun and Kang Dong-won. [ 28 ] [ 29 ] The movie premiered in December 2016 and became the 11th bestselling film for 2016 in South Korea. [ 30 ] In 2017, Kim was cast in crime antic film Wiretap by Choi Dong-hoon. The plan has since been suspended to allow Kim to seek treatment for cancer. [ 31 ] On March 11, 2020, AM Entertainment announced that Kim would be returning to the big screen in Choi Dong-hoon ‘s approaching sci-fi film Alienoid aboard Ryu Jun-yeol and Kim Tae-ri, which is slated for free in July 2022. [ 32 ] [ 33 ]

besides in 2022, Kim co-stars in acclaim screenwriter Noh Hee-kyung ‘s television serial Our Blues, and Netflix original series Black Knight. [ 34 ]

personal life [edit ]

Kim is best friends with colleague model-actor and School 2013 co-star Lee Jong-suk, whom he has known since their model days. [ 35 ] [ 36 ] [ 37 ] [ 38 ] Since May 2015, Kim has been in a relationship with model-actress Shin Min-a. [ 39 ] [ 40 ] On May 24, 2017, Kim was diagnosed with nasopharyngeal cancer. Kim ‘s representation, Sidus HQ, said Kim had begun drug and radiotherapy discussion and would halt all activities. [ 41 ] On December 29, Kim announced, in a letter, that he had completed his treatment design for the cancer. [ 42 ] however, he was still exempted from military avail. [ 43 ]

philanthropy [edit ]

On March 8, 2022, Kim donated ₩ 100 million to the Hope Bridge Disaster Relief Association to help the victims of the massive wildfires that started in Uljin, Gyeongbuk. and besides spread to Samcheok, Gangwon. [ 44 ]

Ambassador activities [edit ]

In 2013, Kim was named honorary ambassador for his alma mater, Jeonju University. [ 45 ] The lapp class, he was appointed the populace relations ambassador of the 2013 Suwon Information Science Festival ; [ 46 ] and ambassador of the “ good Downloader Campaign ” organized by the Korean Film Council and Film Federation Against Piracy. [ 47 ] In 2015, Kim was chosen as the promotional ambassador of CJ CGV ‘s arthouse exhibition chain CGV ARTHOUSE. [ 48 ] In April 2017, Kim was appointed as an honorary ambassador for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Kim is the second actor to take on this function and was set to take part in assorted activities to promote the consequence. [ 49 ] [ 50 ] In October, however, he was pulled from the role due to his ongoing cancer treatments .

Filmography [edit ]

film [edit ]

television series [edit ]

Web serial [edit ]

Year Title Role Ref.
2014 Love Cells Love cell hunter [62]
2022 Black Knight 5–8, a legendary courier [63]

Hosting and documentary [edit ]

music video [edit ]

Year Title Artist Ref.
2009 Kiss Dara [66]
2013 Don’t Mess With Me 2EYES [67]

discography [edit ]

Songs [edit ]

soundtrack appearances [edit ]

Year Title Peak chart positions Sales Album
KOR
Gaon
2016 “Picture In My Head” 91 N/A Uncontrollably Fond OST[68]
“Do You Know” N/A
“—” denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Awards and nominations [edit ]

Listicles [edit ]

Name of publisher, year listed, name of listicle, and placement
Publisher Year Listicle Placement Ref.
Forbes 2015 Korea Power Celebrity 29th [85]

References [edit ]

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