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10 Things You Need to Know About "Our Blues" Actor Kim Woo Bin

Don't forget to watch his comeback K-drama with his girlfriend, Shin Min Ah.
10 Things You Need to Know About "Our Blues" Actor Kim Woo Bin
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Don't forget to watch his comeback K-drama with his girlfriend, Shin Min Ah.

It was hard to escape Kim Woo Bin’s mesmerizing visuals when he graced our televisions in the 2010s. Whether you remember him as Choi Young-do in The Heirs with Lee Min Ho and Park Shin Hye or as Park Heung-soo brewing trouble with Lee Jong Suk in School 2013, Woo Bin's award-winning acting never disappoints! That’s why when he took a hiatus in 2017, loyal fans stuck around and waited patiently for his return. 

Now, he’s set to steal our hearts yet again in the Netflix series Our Blues, serving as his comeback drama after five years! If you’re in need of a refresher, we’ve rounded up a list of things to know about Woo Bin—’cause let’s be real, he never really left our radar. 

10 Things You Need to Know About Kim Woo Bin:

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1. He’s a Cancer

Kim Hyun Joong, better known as Kim Woo Bin, was born in Seoul, South Korea on July 16, 1989. 

2. He started out as a model

With his tall and lean proportions, it’s no surprise that Woo Bin started out as a model. Way back when he was still dreaming of becoming one, he was met with doubts from his close friends. Fortunately, his parents' trust and support gave him a boost to chase after his interest. This dream eventually came true when he debuted on the runway in 2009 at the age of 20. He even received the New Star Award at the Asia Model Festival Awards in 2013!

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3. He made his acting debut in 2011

As Woo Bin’s modeling career flourished, he began doing commercial films and studying acting. “In the course of doing so, I found myself feeling the same thrill and enthusiasm that I felt the first time I came to walk on the runway,” he shared in an interview. This propelled him to star in White Christmas, a TV series where he played a red-haired prankster. Soon enough, he landed his breakthrough roles in School 2013 and The Heirs

4. He’s good friends with K-drama star Lee Jong Suk

Before starring alongside each other in School 2013, Lee Jong Suk and Woo Bin were already close! “We were always friends ever since we started modeling,” reminisced Jong Suk, “so it was very comfortable when we were acting.” In 2013, they modelled together for the fall collection of South Korean fashion brand Trugen.

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5. He was diagnosed with cancer

Many fans were left shocked when Woo Bin got diagnosed with nasopharyngeal cancer in 2017. Due to his condition, his projects were postponed so he could undergo a series of drug and radiation treatments. This also became ground for his military service exemption. However, his hiatus just made the public long for his next major role, building up more hype for his much-awaited comeback!

6. He’s dating K-drama leading lady Shin Min Ah 

This high-profile couple’s beginnings go all the way back to 2015 when they shot an ad for Giordano. Soon enough, their relationship was announced and they have been publicly supportive of each other’s careers ever since. Just take a look at this coffee truck Woo Bin sent to Min Ah during the taping of her drama Chief of Staff! At the same time, Min Ah took her time in caring for Woo Bin during his therapy sessions. Sounds like true love to us!  

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7. He was named the first East Asian model for Calvin Klein

Woo Bin’s sophisticated aura drew the interest of both local and international brands, and Calvin Klein is no exception. In 2015, he was made the face of the fashion house’s newest watches, which were released on Valentine's Day of that year. 

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8. He puts great value in gratefulness and mindfulness

For Woo Bin, success is finding joy in the littlest things. In his GQ Korea cover interview, he shared, “These days, I focus on the moment, and I try to open my heart up to others more.” He even mentioned that before he goes to sleep, he writes in his journal and reminisces on what he’s thankful for that day. 

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9. He’s currently signed with AM Entertainment

After eight years with former agency, SidusHQ, Woo Bin decided to start anew in AM Entertainment. The company has been handling his career since 2020, alongside beau Shin Min Ah, and rising stars Kang Hyung Suk and Choi Woo Sung

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10. You can find him on Instagram

If you want to see more of Woo Bin, make sure to follow him on Instagram at ____kimwoobin. After all, his photos are total eye candy for fans!

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