Facts of Daniel Henney
|Full Name:||Daniel Henney|
|Age:||39 years 6 months|
|Birth Date:||November 28, 1979|
|Birth Place:||United States of America|
|Father's Name:||Phillip Henney|
|Marital Status:||In Relation|
|Education:||University of Illinois|
|Height / How tall? :||6 feet 2 inches (1.88m)|
|Net Worth:||$5 Million|
|Nationality:||American, South Korean|
|Eye Color:||dark brown|
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Handsome and talented Korean-American actor Daniel Henney has managed to make an impact in the American film and TV history. He has an impressive ‘filmography’ and a career spanning over nearly 17 years. What was Daniel doing before he took up acting as a career? How good has been his journey to stardom? Let us find out all about him today!
His early Childhood days and family
Daniel’s full name is Daniel Phillip Henney and 28 November 1979 was the date he was born in Carson City, Michigan. His mother Christine was born in Busan, South Korea and is a Korean-American. She was actually adopted by a white American couple. His father Phillip Henney has an Irish descent. No information exists about his siblings.
Daniel was studying at Carson City-Crystal High School and later joined Alma College and Albion College on a basketball scholarship. Besides basketball, Daniel also loves other sports, guitar playing, reading, and travels. It was rumored that he had an Economics degree from the University of Illinois, Chicago but later it was clarified that he had no college degree.
Daniel’s modeling career
Daniel took his steps into the fashion world first when he started modeling in 2001. He was able to procure international modeling assignments and has modeled in Italy, France, Paris, London, New York & Hong Kong.
Daniel then began taking up acting roles.
Daniel’s career as an actor (TV to films)
Daniel began acting but preferred to do it first in South Korea. The reason was rather a sweet one-he wanted to trace the biological family of his mother. It is not known whether he was able in his mission.
In South Korea as well, Daniel first ventured into modeling and was on an advertisement for the Amore Pacific’s cosmetic “Odyssey Sunrise”. He also did commercials for Olympus cameras and Daewoo Electronics’s Klasse air conditioners.
Daniel did not know the Korean language since he was born and brought up in the US. In spite of this limitation, he did South Koreans TV series and was cast in the hit TV drama My Lovely Sam Soon. This drama which was aired in 2005 was quite popular and even though Daniel had a supporting role, he was noticed and became a household name in S. Korea.
In 2006, he did another drama called Spring Waltz. He gradually got the hang of the Korean language and was able to communicate much better. He then started participating in unscripted variety shows. He appeared in Family Outing.
His first Korean feature film was Seducing Mr. Perfect and his acting in the second film My Father received rave reviews and also earned him innumerable awards. In 2009, Daniel was cast as Agent Zero in the film X-Men Origins: Wolverine. He was also featured in CBS’s Three Rivers as Dr. David Lee.
In 2010, he went back to S. Korea and did The Fugitive: Plan B on KBS2. After 2012, he was seen in many American series and in 2015 he portrayed Special Agent Matt Simmons in Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders. He remains signed with DNA Models, NY. He earns through his commercials, modeling, and acting and has a net worth which stands at $ 5 million.
He is concerned about racial jibes and believes in diversity in Hollywood.
Is his personal life as successful as his career?
Daniel was dating Maggie Q in 2005. In 2016, he had revealed on the MBC’s ‘I Leave Alone’ that he has dated before. He said:
“I think it’s important to have a partner in life. It’s difficult to find a good person though.”
He also said that though his mother does not mention, she might be worried about his marriage and he would like to get married so that he could bear grandkids for her. He is single now.
Daniel’s dating rumors
In 2018, he was rumored to be dating actress Ru Kumagi. The rumors started when Ru posted pictures on social media embracing Daniel’s dogs. The two also shared similar posts in a similar location and similar time frame.
Daniel also posted a picture with Ru’s dog Stella. He did clarify that she is hot his girlfriend, but the rumors are continuing.
Are they just good friends are lovers?
Daniel Henney Social Media
He seems to be active in social media as like Facebook with over 543k followers, twitter with over 131K followers and Instagram with over 569K followers.
Reference: YouTube, Wikipedia