Kim Woo Bin (born Kim Hyun Joong) is a South Korean actor and model under AM Entertainment. Kim Woo Bin debuted as a runway model in 2009 and has since appeared in prêt-à-porter and Seoul Fashion Week collections until the present. Kim Woo Bin originally debuted under the name Kim Hyun Joong, but changed it at the end of 2011 and began acting under his new stage name in the sitcom Vampire Idol.
On July 22nd, 2015, it was announced that he was dating actress Shin Min Ah.
In 2013, Kim was named honorary ambassador for his alma mater, Jeonju University. The same year, he was appointed the public relations ambassador of the 2013 Suwon Information Science Festival; and ambassador of the “Good Downloader Campaign” organized by the Korean Film Council and Film Federation Against Piracy.
In 2015, Kim was chosen as the promotional ambassador of CJ CGV’s arthouse exhibition chain CGV ARTHOUSE.
In April 2017, Kim was appointed as an honorary ambassador for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Kim is the second actor to take on this role and was set to take part in various activities to promote the event. He was later pulled from the role due to his ongoing cancer treatments in October.
On May 24th, 2017, Woo Bin’s agency released an official statement about his diagnosis of nasopharyngeal cancer. Woo Bin is currently undergoing radiation therapy and taking some time off. Kim Woo Bin will be returning to the big screen after his battle with cancer.
In June 2020, Woo Bin did an insightful interview about his career and his new mindset. The film “Alien” (working title) will be his first project after a 4-year hiatus.