Hyun Bin at his fan signing event on January 22, 2011.
September 25, 1982 (age 29)
Seoul, South Korea
|Alma mater||Chung-Ang University|
|Height||1.84 m (6 ft 1⁄2 in)|
|Revised Romanization||Gim Tae-pyeong|
Hyun Bin (Korean: 현빈, also romanized as Hyeon Bin) (born Kim Tae Pyung on September 25, 1982) is a South Korean actor. He is best known for his lead roles in the dramas My Name is Kim Sam Soon in 2005, and Secret Garden in 2010.
Hyun shot to stardom in 2005 when he appeared in the hit drama My Name is Kim Sam Soon with Kim Sun-ah. It was a success with an average rating of over 37% and 50.5% for the finale. He won the Top Excellence award at the MBC Drama Awards. In 2008 he took the leading role in The World That They Live In where he played television PD Jung Ji-Oh, opposite Song Hye-Kyo who played television PD Ju Jun-Young.
From November 2009 to March 2010 Hyun filmed with Tang Wei in Late Autumn (2010). It is a remake of a 1966 Korean film with the same name, directed by Kim Tae-Yong. Late Autumn was shot in Seattle, Washington.
In 2010 he starred in Korean drama Secret Garden in which he portrayed a young and arrogant department store owner who falls in love with a penniless stunt woman played by Ha Ji-won. He also contributed to the soundtrack with “That Man”, which peaked at number one in eight Korean music portals. In February 2011 his film, Come Rain, Come Shine, premiered In Competition at the 61st Berlin International Film Festival.
 Personal life
Hyun was born and raised in Seoul. He has an older brother. He graduated from Chung-Ang University in 2004 where he majored in Theater Studies. Since 2009 he has been enrolled at the same university for a master’s degree.
In February 2006 Hyun began dating Hwang Ji-hyeon, but they separated in March 2007.
 Relationship with Song Hye-kyo
He met Song Hye-kyo in 2008 while shooting the drama The World That They Live In, and in June 2009 their agencies confirmed that they were dating. Hours after Hyun Bin’s military enlistment in March 2011, his and Song’s agencies confirmed speculation that the couple had broken up. According to the joint press release, “Both have been very busy shooting films and dramas both in and out of Korea, which inevitably caused them to grow apart. Excessive media scrutiny of their relationship put extra strain on them, and rumors of their split were a source of great stress. They did not have enough time to overcome these obstacles and the distance between them grew.” With rumors of their separation circulating since the end of 2010, the agencies said the two split up in early 2011 but wanted to keep it secret for the time being “because neither of them wanted the public attention to be directed on their split instead of their professional work. Hyun also did not want a personal issue to interfere with his last days with his fans before starting his military service.”
 TV series
|Nonstop 4 (MBC)||Hyun Bin|
|2004||Ireland (MBC)||Kang Gook|
|2005||My Name is Kim Sam Soon (MBC)||Hyun Jin-hun|
|2006||The Snow Queen (KBS)||Han Tae-woong/Han Deuk-gu|
|2008||The World That They Live In (KBS)||Jung Ji-oh|
|2009||Friend, Our Legend (MBC)||Han Dong-soo|
|2010||Secret Garden (SBS)||Kim Joo-won|
|2005||Daddy Long Legs||Hyung-joon|
|2006||Millionaire’s First Love||Kang Jae-kyung|
|2011||Come Rain Come Shine||He|
 Music video
|2005||“Memory”||Kim Bum Soo|
|2006||“Hey U”||Lemon Tree|
|2010||Dream in My Heart||Dream in My Heart|
|2011||Can’t Have You||Friend, Our Legend OST|
|That Man||Secret Garden OST|
|2005||MBC Drama Awards||Top Excellence||My Name is Kim Sam Soon||Won|
|Best Couple with Kim Sun Ah||Won|
|2006||42nd Paeksang Arts Awards||Most Popular (TV)||Won|||
|KBS Drama Awards||Popularity Award||Snow Queen||Won|
|Best Couple with Sung Yu Ri||Won|
|2010||SBS Drama Awards||Top Excellence Award, Actor – Drama Special||Secret Garden||Won|
|Netizen Popularity Award||Won|
|Top Ten Stars Award||Won|
|Best Couple with Ha Ji Won||Won|
|2011||47th Paeksang Arts Awards||Grand Prize award for TV||Won|||