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Daniel Henney

Daniel Henney was born in Carson City, Michigan, to a Korean adoptee mother and Philip Henney, his American father of Irish descent. Daniel Henney started modeling in the U.S. in 2001 and worked in France, Italy, Hong Kong and Taiwan while attending college. After his debut in South Korea with an advertisement for the Amore Pacific's cosmetic "Odyssey Sunrise", he became a spokesperson for commercials with Jun Ji-hyun for Olympus cameras and Kim Tae-hee for Daewoo Electronics's Klasse air conditioners. Despite speaking no Korean, Henney became a household name through the South Korean hit TV drama, My Lovely Sam Soon, aka My Name is Kim Sam Soon. He played the role of Dr. Henry Kim, a surgeon who is devotedly in love with Hee-jin (played by Jung Ryeo-won). Sam Soon was the most popular Korean drama in 2005; although Henney was starring as the supporting actor, his performance and look was widely noticed. Henney then starred in another drama “Spring Waltz” in 2006. He later learned the language and appeared on a few variety shows, such as Family Outing. Henney was a part of an academic scandal in which many sources stated that he had an Economics degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago, while in actuality he had no college degree. Henney starred in his first feature film in Korea, "Seducing Mr. Perfect." His second film, "My Father," won multiple awards in South Korea and was actually the first time in that country's history that a foreigner swept all the major cinema awards in the Best New Actor category. In 2009, he portrayed Agent Zero in the film X-Men Origins: Wolverine. In the fall season of 2009, he played "Dr. David Lee" in the CBS television drama Three Rivers. In 2010, Henney returned to South Korea television for KBS2's The Fugitive: Plan B, alongside Rain and actress Lee Na-young. Henney is signed with DNA Models in New York under the celebrity-division.

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Nov 28, 1979 In Carson City, Michigan, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie The Million Pound Note 1954-01-07
Latest Project:
Movie Money 2019-03-20
Known For
Poster of Big Hero 6
Poster of X-Men Origins: Wolverine
Poster of My Father
Poster of My Lovely Sam-Soon
Movie Money Roy Lee 2019-03-20
Series Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders Matthew Simmons 2016-03-16
Movie Big Hero 6 Tadashi Hamada (voice) 2014-11-07
Movie One Night Surprise Bill 2013-08-08
Movie The Last Stand Phil Hayes 2013-01-12
Movie The Spy: Undercover Operation Ryan 2013-09-05
Movie Papa Daniel 2012-02-02
Movie 纽约客@上海 Sam 2012-05-03
Series Revolution Peter Garner 2012-09-17
Series The Fugitive: Plan B Kai 2010-09-29
Movie X-Men Origins: Wolverine David North / Agent Zero 2009-04-28
Series Three Rivers Dr. David Lee 2009-10-04
Movie My Father James Parker 2007-09-06
Series Spring Waltz Phillip 2006-03-06
Movie Seducing Mr. Perfect Robin Heiden 2006-12-07
Series My Lovely Sam-Soon Henry Kim 2005-06-01
Series Criminal Minds Matt Simmons 2005-09-22
Movie The Officers' Ward Matthew Simmons 2001-09-26
Movie Uncovered Dr. David Lee 1995-01-04
Movie Smog Phillip 1973-04-15
Movie The Million Pound Note Kai 1954-01-07