Kim Woo Bin


Kim Woo-bin(born July 16, 1989) is a South Korean actor and model .Kim began his modeling career as a runway model and made his acting debut playing supporting roles in Korean dramas includingA Gentleman's Dignity(2012). In 2013, he came to prominence as one of the main cast in the highly popular Korean dramasSchool 2013andThe Heirs .His roles in both films garnered him award nominations including Best New Actor in Television by the Baeksang Arts Awards . He later starred as the male lead in the box office hits filmFriend: The Great Legacy(2013),The Con Artists(2014) andTwenty(2015).

 Recent news about Kim Woo Bin

  • by HyonJoo.Kim  -  January 9, 2019 06:28 PM

    Kim Woo Bin’s Agency Responds To Reports Of His Return

    SidusHQ has shared an update on Kim Woo Bin. On January 9, film industry representatives commented, “It seems that Kim Woo Bin, whose health has recovered a lot, will be able to greet audiences with a new project this year,” and added that he has been offered many film roles. …

  • by asian  -  January 9, 2019 05:31 AM

    Kim Woo Bin’s agency has shared an update of his return

    Actor Kim Woo Bin, who stopped his activities as a bout with Vindanam, is gradually recovering his health and is preparing to return to the screen with care. He is in good shape before battle, and is preparing to return so little by little as if nothing happened one day. In recent years, a…

  • by asian  -  December 22, 2018 05:14 AM

    Long-term celebrity couples fans are hoping will be heading down the aisle!

    This year, a couple of longevity couples in the entertainment industry started their sweet honeymoon. Comedians Hong Yoon-hwa and Kim Min-ki married at the end of 9 years of devotion. Singer spider and actor JongSeokSeon couple also became a couple after the end of 5 years love affair. In…

  • Read more

 Kim Woo Bin's Career

2009–2010: Modeling career[edit]

2011–2012: Acting debut[edit]

Vampire Idol.

Next came a two-episode guest appearance in manga adaptationTo the Beautiful You.

2013: Rising popularity[edit]

2014–present: International fame[edit]

He also set aside the rebellious persona he had become known for, and took on a more comedic character in indie director Lee Byung-heon's sophomore effortTwenty. Starring in the film with 2PM 's Lee Junho and his previous co-star fromThe HeirsKang Ha-neul , the film explored the lives and loves of a trio of friends who have just turned 20.

in 3 years sinceThe Heirs, written by screenwriter Lee Kyung-hee who is famous for penning melodramas such asI'm Sorry, I Love YouandThe Innocent Man. Set to air in 2016, the upcoming drama also stars Miss A 's Suzy in the female lead role.and joined Kang Dong-won for the master

Read more

 Kim Woo Bin's Personal life

School 2013, and have filmed commercials and photo shoots together. Kim is also close friends with fellow model-turned-actors Kim Young-kwang , Lee Soo-hyuk , Hong Jong-hyun and Sung Joon , and has worked with them onscreen inWhite ChristmasandVampire Idol.

Read more

 Kim Woo Bin's Filmography


2012 Runway Cop (cameo, last part)
2013 Friend: The Great Legacy Han Sung-hoon
2014 The Con Artists (2014 film) Ji-hyuk
2015 Twenty Chi-ho

Television series[]

2011 Drama SpecialWhite Christmas Kang Mi-reuKBS2
Drama Special"Cupid Factory" Roy
Vampire Idol Woo-bin MBN
2012 A Gentleman's Dignity Kim Dong-hyubSBS
To the Beautiful You John Kim
(guest, episodes 9-11)
School 2013 Park Heung-soo KBS2
2013 The Heirs Choi Young-do SBS
2016 Uncontrollably Fond Shin Joon-young KBS2

Web series[]

2014 Love Cells Dating god

Music video[]

2010 Kiss Sandara Park
2013 2EYES

Variety shows[]

2011 Korea's Next Top Model,Cycle 2 OnStyle Guest
2012 Lord of the Ring MBC Guest, episode 1
Battle Between Women Who Cook
and Men Who Never Die
QTV GuestwithHong Jong-hyun
2013 Running Man SBS Guest, episodes 138, 166
Hello Counselor KBS2 Guest, episode 115withLee Soo-hyukandHyun Woo
Hwasin – Controller of the Heart SBS Guest, episode 7
Style Log: PLAY BOYZ OnStyle GuestwithKim Young-kwangandSung Joon
Mnet Wide Starcam Mnet
2013-2014 M! Countdown Mnet Host
2014 Four Sons and One Daughter MBC
Running Man SBS Guest, episodes 188, 189, 191, 225
2015 Running Man SBS Guest, episode 240

Read more

 Kim Woo Bin's Awards and nominations

YearAwardCategoryNominated workResult
2013 8th Asia Model Festival Awards New Star AwardN/AWon
49th Baeksang Arts Awards Best New Actor (TV)School 2013Nominated
Most Popular Actor (TV)Nominated
7th Mnet 20's Choice Awards 20's Booming Star – MaleNominated
6th Korea Drama Awards Best New ActorNominated
2nd APAN Star Awards Best New ActorWon
Popular Foreign ActorThe HeirsWon
SBS Drama Awards Top 10 StarsWon
Popularity AwardNominated
2014 9th Asia Model Festival Awards Asia Star AwardN/AWon
9th Max Movie Awards Best New ActorFriend: The Great LegacyNominated
50th Baeksang Arts Awards Best New Actor (Film)Nominated
Most Popular Actor (Film)Nominated
Most Popular Actor (TV)The HeirsNominated
2nd Asia Rainbow TV Awards Best Supporting ActorNominated
Fantasia AwardN/AWon
6th Singapore Entertainment Awards Most Popular Korean TV ArtisteN/ANominated
9th Seoul International Drama Awards People's Choice ActorThe HeirsNominated
7th Korea Drama Awards Excellence Award, ActorNominated
7th Style Icon Awards Top 10 Style IconsN/ANominated
3rd APAN Star Awards Excellence Award, Actor in a MiniseriesThe HeirsNominated
51st Grand Bell Awards Hana Financial Group Star Award
(Popularity Award)
Friend: The Great LegacyWon
35th Blue Dragon Film Awards Best New ActorNominated
Popular Star AwardWon
2015 10th Max Movie Awards Best ActorThe Con ArtistsNominated
51st Baeksang Arts Awards Most Popular Actor (Film)Nominated
Korean Film Actors' Guild Awards Popularity AwardTwentyWon
24th Buil Film Awards Best New ActorNominated
52nd Grand Bell Awards Popularity AwardNominated
30th Korea Best Dresser Swan Awards Best Dresser AwardN/AWon

Read more

 Kim Woo Bin's References

  1. Lee, Hyo-won (14 August 2014). "K-Pop stars gear up for Pope Francis' visit with papal tributes". CNN. Retrieved 2015-07-22. 
  2. Park, Jin-hai (12 August 2013). "Crisscrossing runways and screens: Rising actor Kim Woo-bin has looks, style and sincerity". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2013-08-12. 
  3. "Profile". SidusHQ. Retrieved 2013-12-03. 
  4. "A Stalker's Guide to Kim Woo Bin". My Drama List. 26 November 2013. 
  5. Lee, Ga-on (22 March 2011). "My Name Is: Kim Hyun-joong". 10Asia. Retrieved 2013-05-12. 
  6. "Interview with the Vampire (Idols)". Dramabeans. 23 January 2012. Retrieved 2015-07-22. 
  7. 홍종현-이수혁-김우빈, 망가져도 이렇게 멋있으면 반칙이지 (인터뷰). (in Korean). 29 December 2011. Retrieved 2012-12-07. 
  8. Hong, Grace Danbi (29 June 2012). "Kim Woo Bin Gets Beat Up on A Gentleman's Dignity". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2012-12-07. 
  9. Ko, Hong-ju (13 July 2012). "A Gentleman's Dignity to be Used by the Ministry for Public Interest". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2012-12-07. 
  10. Hong, Grace Danbi (8 August 2012). "Kim Woo Bin Goes from Troubled Teenager to Classy Gentleman". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2012-12-07. 
  11. Hong, Grace Danbi (13 September 2012). "Kim Woo Bin Shines as f(x) Sulli's First Love in To the Beautiful You". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2012-12-07. 
  12. "Kim Woo-bin Enjoys Breakthrough Year in Hit Soaps, Movie". The Chosun Ilbo. 25 December 2013. Retrieved 2014-02-02. 
  13. Choi, Eun-hwa (10 December 2012). "Kim Woo Bin to Appear In Next School 2013 Episode". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2012-12-12. 
  14. Ho, Stewart (29 October 2012). "Lee Jong Seok, Kim Woo Bin, Park Se Young, 5dolls' Hyoyoung Cast as Main Students for School 5". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2012-12-07. 
  15. An, So-hyoun (16 July 2013). "Kim Woo Bin Confirmed in Role for The Heirs". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2013-07-19. 
  16. Kang, Jung-yeon (11 September 2013). "Kim Woo-bin to Turn Elegant in Inherits". TenAsia. Retrieved 2014-02-02. 
  17. Ha, Soo-jung (23 November 2013). "Kim Woo Bin Lost 3 KG Filming the Judo Scene in The Heirs". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2014-02-02. 
  18. "Kim Woo-bin Shapes Up as Hot New Heartthrob". The Chosun Ilbo. 21 November 2013. Retrieved 2014-02-02. 
  19. Lee, Sun-min (12 December 2013). "Kim Woo-bin's star shines ever bright". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2014-02-02. 
  20. Kim, Yeon-ji (24 December 2013). "Model inherits rebellious role". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2014-02-02. 
  21. Jeon, Su-mi (5 March 2013). "Kim Woo Bin to Star in Friend 2". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2013-03-06. 
  22. Kang, Jung-yeon (12 July 2012). "Kim Woo-bin Gained 9kg for Friend Sequel". 10Asia. Retrieved 2014-02-02. 
  23. Lee, Sun-min (18 October 2013). "Kim Woo-bin leapt at sequel chance". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2014-02-02. 
  24. "Kim Woo-bin Unfazed by Great Expectations for Sequel to Friend". The Chosun Ilbo. 26 October 2013. Retrieved 2014-01-05. 
  25. Sunwoo, Carla (8 November 2013). "12 years later, an iconic Friend returns". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2014-02-02. 
  26. Kang, Jung-yeon (12 August 2013). "Kim Woo-bin to Host M! CountDown". TenAsia. Retrieved 2013-08-12. 
  27. Hong, Grace Danbi (12 August 2013). "Kim Woo Bin Becomes the New Face of M COUNTDOWN". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2013-08-12. 
  28. Cha, Yo-rim (13 August 2013). "Kim Woo-bin to become new face of M Countdown". The Korea Herald. Retrieved 2014-02-02. 
  29. Hwang, Sun-un (28 January 2014). "Kim Woo-bin, Lee Hyun-woo to Star in New Film". TenAsia. Retrieved 2014-02-02. 
  30. Conran, Pierce (17 April 2014). "KIM Woo-bin Joins TWENTY". Korean Film Council. Retrieved 2014-04-19. 
  31. Yoon, Sarah (2 February 2015). "Kim Woo-bin first East Asian model for Calvin Klein Watches". The Korea Herald. Retrieved 2015-07-22. 
  34. Hong, Grace Danbi (15 December 2013). "[Star of the Week] Kim Woo Bin's Past, Present and Future Best Friends". enewsWorld. Retrieved 20 February 2015. 
  35. Jones, Julie (22 July 2015). "Kim Woo Bin and Shin Min Ah Are Dating". KDramaStars. Retrieved 2015-07-22. 
  36. Hong, Grace Danbi (25 June 2013). "Kim Woo Bin to Appear in 2EYES' Drama MV of Don't Mess With Me". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2013-08-12. 
  37. Choi, Eun-hwa (1 July 2013). "Kim Woo Bin Appears in New Teasers for 2EYES' Don't Mess With Me MV". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2013-08-12. 
  38. Lee, Kyung-nam (5 March 2014). "Kim Woo Bin to Guest on Variety Show Four Sons One Daughter". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2014-03-06. 
  39. Kim, Hee-eun (6 March 2014). "Kim Woo-bin joins Four Sons and A Daughter". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2014-03-06. 
  40. "Heirs stars receive awards in China". The Korea Times. 19 December 2013. Retrieved 2014-02-02. 
  41. Jeon, Han; Yoon, So-jung (18 July 2014). "Film festival kicks off in Bucheon". Retrieved 2014-07-23. 

Read more


We welcome your comments, but please be civil, DO NOT SPAM ON TOPIC. Comments deemed inappropriate will be removed and repeat will banned. Commention is a provilege that will be revoked for violations od our Comment Policy .

Comments from our old comments platform are still in the process of moving over. If you notice any comments missing they will likely re-appear soon. Thnk you for your patience.