Daniel Henney is one of many American actors who have made a name for themselves all over the world. The actor and model are best known for his roles in Big Hero 6, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, and Seduction of Mr. Perfect. The 2006 film Seducing Mr. Perfect helped him achieve “heartbeat status” in Korea, although he only spoke English in the film. The movie, in which Uhm Jung-Hwa also played the leading role, made him a well-known name. This led to more roles in other Korean movies and TV shows. He also played the leading role in My Lovely Sam Soon, The Spy: Undercover Operation, One Night Surprise, and Spring Waltz.
Daniel Henney’s Bio, Age
Daniel Phillip Henney was born on November 28, 1979, in Carson City, Michigan, the son of Philip and Christine Henney. He attended the Carson City-Crystal High School, where he was a star basketball player. In his senior year, he also led the team to the Michigan High School Athletic Association Central Region Championships.
Daniel Henney Career
Daniel started his career in 2001 when he started modeling in the USA. During his studies, he also modeled in Italy, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and France. He made his modeling debut in South Korea when he worked for the cosmetics company “Odyssey Sunrise” of Amore Pacific. Later he became a spokesman for Olympus Cameras together with Jun Ji-hyun, a South Korean actress. Together with Kim Tae-hee, also an actress, he was also a voice actor for Daewoo Electronic’s class air conditioners.
Although he could not speak Korean, he became a household name in South Korea when he appeared on My Lovely Sam Soon, a successful television show in the country. In the show, he played Dr. Henry Kim, a surgeon who is in love with the character of Jung Ryeo-won, Hee-jin. As the show grew in popularity and became a hit series, people began to notice Daniel for his talent and good looks, even though he was announced as a supporting actor.
In 2006 he was later cast in Spring Waltz, another drama. After that, he started to learn the language, as he performed in several other Korean dramas and vaudeville shows.
His first feature film was the South Korean film Seducing Mr. Perfect, which was released in 2006. The film, in which Uhm Jung-Hwa also played the leading role, was a national and international success and was responsible for the introduction of a multilingual form of dialogue, which later became popular in South Korean films. His next feature film, My Father, won several awards in South Korea, and he was the first foreigner to win all the major film awards in the country.
In 2009, Daniel Henney made a successful transition into the American entertainment industry when he joined the cast of X-Men Origins: Wolverine as Agent Zero versus Hugh Jackman. He was one of the main characters in CBS’ medical series Three Rivers. His other roles include The Fugitive: Plan B, Criminal Heads: Beyond Borders, and Criminal Minds.
Family – Parents, Siblings
His father Philip is an Irish American, while his mother Christine is a Korean American. His mother was born in Busan, South Korea. There is little or no information about Daniel Henney’s siblings, and although there is speculation about his siblings, there is actually no confirmation that he actually has siblings.
Daniel Henney Relationships – Wife, Girlfriend
Daniel Henney’s most famous relationship is his former relationship with Maggie Q, an American actress best known for her roles in Nikita, Stalker, Designated Survivor, Mission: Impossible III, Live Free or Die Hard and the film series Divergent. The two had a relationship in 2005.
Daniel was also in a relationship with Jung Ryeo-won after they met during the shooting of a TV commercial for “Minute Maid”. He also met Lee Na-young, whom he got to know during the shooting of “Fugitive”. Rumor has it that he also had a relationship with fashion designer, singer and songwriter Jessica Sooyoung Jung, and South Korean actress Sooyoung.
Daniel Henney is known for his athletic build, which is not surprising considering he is a professional model and actor. His height is stated as 6 ft 2 inches, while his weight is stated as 87 kg (192 lbs). His other body measurements are chest – 43 inches, arms/biceps – 15.5 inches, and waist – 32 inches. It is not surprising that he takes care to consistently eat well and exercise every day to maintain his physique.
What is Daniel Henney’s Net Worth?
Daniel Henney has a total net worth of $5 million. This is the result of his years of intercontinental activity as a model and actor. It takes a special kind of talent to be known in several countries and as such he earns every penny of his total net worth.