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Kim Woo Bin (Kim Woobin)

Actor Kim Woo Bin (Kim Woobin) Profile, Drama, Facts, and TMI

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Kim Woo Bin Profile

  • Birth Name: 김현중 (Kim Hyun Joong)
  • Stage Name: 김우빈 (Kim Woo Bin)
  • Nationality: South Korean
  • Date of Birth: 1989.07.16
  • Zodiac Sign: Cancer
  • Chinese Zodiac: Snake
  • Height: 188 cm (6’16)
  • Weight: N/A
  • Blood Type: B
  • Agency: AM Entertainment
  • Personal Social Media: Instagram

Kim Woo Bin Facts & TMI

  • Kim Woo Bin was born in Seoul, but he moved and grew up in Jeonju.
  • Kim Woo Bin is his stage name, his real name is Kim Hyun Joong.
  • To avoid confusion because he has the same name as actors and singer Kim Hyun Joong, he uses Kim Woo Bin as his stage name. He started using the stage name from 2012 onwards.
  • His family consists of mother, father, and a younger sister (born 1992).
  • He is a Catholic.
  • His baptismal name is Benedicto.
  • He belongs to Gwangsan Kim’s clan.
  • Kim Woo Bin debuted as a fashion model in 2008.
  • He made a model debut at Seoul Fashion Week 2008 representing designer Kim Seo Ryong.
  • He has been aspiring to be a model ever since his high school days.
  • He wore braces during his high school days until his rookie model days.
  • Although now he is known to have an athletic build and wide shoulders, he was very skinny during his early debut days.
  • He made an acting debut in KBS2 Drama Special ‘White Christmas’ with other models namely Hong Jong Hyun, Kim Young Kwang, Sung Joon, Esom, and Lee Soo Hyuk.
  • Kim Woo Bin still used his birth name Kim Hyun Joong for his appearance in ‘White Christmas’.
  • His name rose to stardom after he appeared in drama ‘School 2013’ with Lee Jong Suk.
  • Both Lee Jong Suk and Kim Woo Bin enjoy immense popularity for their bromance in the drama. Their bromance even landed them a beer CF.
  • Following the success of ‘School 2013’, Kim Woo Bin made a big-screen debut in the movie ‘Friend 2’.
  • Kim Woo Bin became the MC for Mnet music program ‘MCountdown’ from 2013 to 2014.
  • He became a popular Hallyu star after starring in the drama ‘The Heirs’ as the second lead Choi Young Do. He successfully created the second-lead syndrome through his acting as Choi Young Do.
  • It can be said that Kim Woo Bin is one of the hottest actors in 2014, he racked up more than 10 advertisement deals that year.
  • He was involved in a controversy after his alleged girlfriend, model Yoo Ji Ahn uploaded an Instagram photo wearing a limited edition Balmain shirt that a fan gifted to Kim Woo Bin.
  • After the incident, he was reported to have broken up with Yoo Ji Ahn in 2014.
  • In 2016, the movie ‘Master’ starring Lee Byung Hun, Kang Dong Won, and Kim Woo Bin successfully sold 5 million tickets.
  • He named actress and model Shin Min Ah when asked about his ideal type in an interview in 2014.
  • Later in July 2015, Kim Woo Bin is revealed to be in a relationship with Shin Min Ah since May 2015.
  • In May 2017, he was diagnosed with Nasopharyngeal cancer, thus granted him exemption from military service.
  • His girlfriend Shin Min Ah is often spotted accompanying Kim Woo Bin for his cancer treatment in hospital.
  • During his break in 2019, Kim Woo Bin was also spotted going on holiday in Australia with girlfriend Shin Min Ah.
  • He made his first public appearance in 2 years after his cancer treatment as one of the presenters at the Blue Dragon Awards 2019.
  • Kim Woo Bin is set to come back after 5 years through the movie ‘Alien’. The movie will be released in 2 parts.
  • When he was still working as a model, he also attended an acting academy.
  • He asked his close model friends to come to his younger sister’s graduation ceremony.
  • He has cool handwriting.
  • Kim Woo Bin, Kim Young Kwang, Lee Soo Hyuk, Hong Jong Hyun, and Sung Joon who also appeared in ‘White Christmas’ are known as the ‘Model Avengers’ among global fans.
  • He maintains a close friendship with Lee Jong Suk whom he met in ‘School 2013’.
  • Kim Woo Bin is a member of the famous “Jo In Sung Line” a group of actors consisting of “members” Jo In Sung, Cha Tae Hyun, Bae Sung Woo, Kim Ki Bang, Lim Joo Hwan, Lee Kwang Soo, Song Joong Ki, Kim Woo Bin, Do Kyungsoo of EXO (EXO’s D.O.).
  • Kim Woo Bin is very fond of the group’s youngest, EXO’s Do Kyungsoo. He frequently promotes D.O‘s songs on his Instagram.
  • In 2021, he was spotted golfing together with Lee Kwang Soo and Do Kyungsoo.
  • He was a smart student, he even reached the 5th rank in his school when he was in middle school. He was the class leader and student body vice president during his elementary school days.
  • He shared that he became a slightly rebel student after going to high school.
  • Actor Wi Ha Joon mentioned Kim Woo Bin as his role model.
  • South Korea’s national representative short track athlete Shim Seok Hee also mentioned Kim Woo Bin as her favorite actor.
  • He owns several luxury vehicles such as a Range Rover, a Cadillac Escalade, and a Porsche 911.
  • He describes his personality as “a softie who cries easily and has a lot of aegyo”.
  • His life goal is to be a good person. Although he said that there is no exact standard of what makes a good person, he wants to be someone that is understanding and considerate towards others.
  • He is famous as an actor with a great personality.
  • He regularly donates to various foundations including a child cancer charity.
  • He is also friends with famous local brand Sewing Boundaries’ designer Ha Dong Ho, TV personality Hong Seok Cheon, actor Kang Dong Won, radio DJ Park Kyung Lim, etc.
  • He ranked 29th on Forbes Korea Power Celebrity 2015.

Movie

‘Runway Cop’ (2012/ Cameo, last part)
‘Friend: The Great Legacy’ as Han Sung Hoon (2013)
‘The Con Artists’ as Ji Hyuk (2014)
‘Twenty’ as Chi Ho (2015)
‘Master’ as Park Jang Goon (2016)
‘Like Father, Like Son’ (2021/ Narrator for the barrier-free version)
‘Wiretap’ as Park Sang Dae
‘Alien’ (TBA)

TV Series

‘White Christmas’ as Kang Mi Reu (KBS2/ 2011)
‘KBS Drama Special: Cupid Factory’ as Roy (KBS Drama Special
‘Vampire Idol’ as Woo Bin (MBN/ 2011)
‘A Gentleman’s Dignity’ as Kim Dong Hyub (SBS/ 2012)
‘To the Beautiful You’ as John Kim (SBS/ 2012/ Guest, episodes 9-11)
‘School 2013’ as Park Heung Soo (KBS2/ guest, episodes 9-1)
‘The Heirs’ as Choi Young Do (2013/ SBS)
‘Uncontrollably Fond’ as Shin Joon Young (KBS2/ 2016)

Web Series

‘Love Cells’ as Love cell hunter (2014)

Variety Show

‘Wannabe Fashion Designer’ (DongA TV/ 2009)
‘Star Sagwan Hakyo’ (SBS funE/ 2009)
‘Guy Who Comes Like a Rainfall’ (Mnet/ 2009)
‘Challenge! Super Model Korea Season 2’ (OnStyle/ 2009)
‘Lord of the Ring’ (MBC/ 2012)
‘Porridge Making Woman, Undying Man’ (QTV/ 2012)
‘Teen Documentary’ (EBS/ 2013/ Narrator)
‘Running Man’ (SBS/ 2013/ Guest, episode 138, 166, 188-189, 191, 225, 240)
‘Hello Counselor’ (KSB2/ 2013/ Guest, episode 118)
‘Hwasin, Controller of the Heart’ (SBS/ 2013/ Guest, episode 7)
‘Wide Entertainment News’ (Mnet/ 2014)
‘M Countdown’ (Mnet/ 2013-2014/ MC)
‘Style Log’ (Onstyle/ 2013/ Guest, episode 6-7)
‘Good Morning’ (SBS/ 2013/ Guest)
‘SBS Drama Awards’ (SBS/ 2013/ MC)
‘Four Sons and One Daughter’ (MBC/ 2014/ Guest)
‘Asia Prince’ (Anhui Television/ 2016)

MV

‘Kiss’ by Sandara Park (2009)
‘Don’t Mess with Me’ by 2EYES (2013)
‘Koinoia’ by Noh Young Shim (2014)

OST

‘Twenty’ by Sweet Sorrow ft. Kim Woo Bin (Twenty OST/ 2015)
‘Picture In My Head’ (Uncontrollably Fond OST/ 2016)
‘Do You Know’ (Uncontrollably Fond OST/ 2016)

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