Daniel Henney is one of many American actors making a name for himself across the globe. The actor and model is best known for his roles in Big Hero 6, X-Men Origins: Wolverine and Seducing Mr. Perfect. The 2006 film, Seducing Mr. Perfect, thrust him firmly into ‘heart-throb status’ in Korea, even though he only spoke English in the film. The film, which also starred Uhm Jung-hwa, turned him into a household name. This led to more roles in other Korean films and television shows. He also starred 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 the 28th of November, 1979 in Carson City, Michigan to Philip and Christine Henney. He attended Carson City-Crystal High School where he was a star basketball player. He also led the team to the Michigan High School Athletic Association Central region championship during his senior year.
Daniel got his career started in 2001 when he started modeling in the US. While in college, he also modeled in Italy, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and France. He made his modeling debut in South Korea when he worked for Amore Pacific’s cosmetic “Odyssey Sunrise”. He later became a spokesperson for Olympus Cameras with Jun Ji-Hyun, a South Korean actress. He was also a spokesperson for Daewoo Electronic’s Klasse air conditioners with Kim Tae-hee, also an actress.
Despite not knowing how to speak Korean, he became a household name in South Korea when he appeared in My Lovely Sam Soon, a hit television show in the country. In the show, he played Dr. Henry Kim, a surgeon in love with Jung Ryeo-won’s character, Hee-jin. As the show’s popularity grew to become a hit series, people started to take notice of Daniel due to his talent and good looks even though he was billed as a supporting actor.
In 2006, He was later cast in Spring Waltz, another drama. He then began learning the language as he appeared in several more Korean dramas and variety shows.
His first feature film was the South Korean film, Seducing Mr Perfect, which was released in 2006. The film which also starred Uhm Jung-hwa was a national and international success and was responsible for introducing a multi-lingual form of dialogue that later became popular in South Korean films. His next feature film, My Father, won several awards in South Korea and he became the first foreigner to win all the country’s major film awards.
In 2009, Daniel Henney successfully crossed over to the American entertainment industry when he joined the cast of X-Men Origins: Wolverine as Agent Zero opposite Hugh Jackman. He was as one of the lead characters on the CBS medical series, Three Rivers. His other roles include The Fugitive: Plan B, Criminal Minds: 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 while there is speculation about his siblings, there is actually no confirmation that he actually has sisters or brothers.
Relationships – Wife, Girlfriend
Daniel Henney’s most noted 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 Divergent film series. The two were in a relationship in 2005.
Daniel was also in a relationship with Jung Ryeo-won after they met while filming a television commercial for ‘Minute Maid’. He also dated Lee Na-young, who he met while filming Fugitive. He was also rumored to be in a relationship with fashion designer, singer and songwriter – Jessica Sooyoun Jung, and the South Korean actress, Sooyoung.
Daniel Henney is known for his athletic physique which is not surprising considering he is a professional model and actor. His height is recorded to be 6 ft 2 in while his weight is listed at 87kg (192 lbs). His other body measurements are Chest – 43 in, Arms/Biceps – 15.5 in and Waist – 32 in. It is not surprising that he makes sure to consistently eat well and work out 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 as a result of his years of intercontinental modeling and acting. It takes a special kind of talent to become well known in multiple countries and as such, he deserves every penny of his total net worth.