Bae Yong Joon 배용준

Bae Yong Joon


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August 29, 1972
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South Korea
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Bae Yong-joon born in Seoul 1972 is a Korean actor, notable for his participation in numerous television dramas. Yong-joon's career started in 1994 with a role in a South Korean movie Ppilku. The film however, was not released till 1997, so the first time he was made known to the audience in such TV dramas as Salut D'Amour and Six Steps to Separation (1994 and 1995) respectively. 1999 meant a break from acting for Bae, who joined the Sung Kyun Kwan University, where he majored in film studies. After his return to the TV and movies in 2001, the career of Bae Yong-joon lifted off. His double role of Kang Joon Sang / Lee Min Hyung in the drama Winter Sonata (2002) propelled him to the international stardom. Winter Sonata was broadcast on Japan's NHK and 20% of the audience followed this TV drama. In fact, Winter Sonata created an entire rage for Korean TV dramas in Japan and other countries of the region. Further popularity came to Bae Yong-joo as Jo-won, Korean vicomte Sébastien de Valmont in the Untold scandal based on the classical Les Liaisons dangereuses of Pierre Ambroise François Choderlos de Laclos.

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The Legend 2007 as Damdeok / Hwanwoong (Korean Dramas)

April Snow 2005 (Movies)

Untold Scandal 2003 (Movies)

Winter Sonata 2002 (Korean Dramas)

Hotelier 2001 (Korean Dramas)

Bae Yong Joon News:

Bae Yong-joon of “Winter Sonata” Fame Freed of Fraud Charge
The Korea Bizwire - Dec 12, 2014

12 (Korea Bizwire) — The criminal prosecutors of the Seoul Northern District Public Prosecutor's Office said on December 11 that no charge will be made against Bae Yong-joon, a Korean actor, who was accused of fraud for selling red ginseng under an ...

Key East Entertainment responds to fraud allegations against Bae Yong Joon
allkpop - Sep 23, 2014

Hallyu star Bae Yong Joon is getting swept away in a fraud controversy surrounding the alleged failure of Gorilla Life Way, an enterprise of which he is a major shareholder, to carry through with a contract involving a red ginseng enterprise. On ...

Kim Hyun Joong Is Not Dating Bae Yong Joon
KpopStarz - Jul 7, 2014

For someone who prefers to keep his relationships a secret, Kim Hyun Joong does a lot of talking about love and marriage. Like Us on Facebook. Or maybe that is just the question people keep asking him. On the July 6 broadcast of MBC's "Section TV ...

KEAST targets Chinese online consumers
K-POP HERALD - Dec 2, 2014

KEAST is founded and chaired by Korea's first generational hallyu actor Bae Yong-joon, who gained fast popularity in Japan through a hit drama, “Winter Sonata (2002).” The star label now has a number of hallyu actors, including Kim Soo-hyun, Kim ...

Hallyu star Bae Yong-joon denies fraud accusations
AsiaOne - Sep 25, 2014

Actor Bae Yong-joon denied allegations of fraud after he was sued by a local health food supplement firm. KEYEAST, a local entertainment company of which the hallyu star is the majority shareholder, released an official statement Tuesday, flatly ...

RAS to screen Korean classic
Korea Times - Dec 2, 2014

The film was made into a TV mini-series in 1997 starring Bae Yong-joon and Ko So-young. The screenings are free on Dec. 6 and include an introduction and a discussion at the Haechi Hall, Seoul Global Cultural Center, 5th floor of Mplaza in Myeong-dong ...

No June Wedding For Bae Yong Joon
KpopStarz - May 9, 2014

KeyEast, the agency that represents Bae Yong Joon, and in which he is a major shareholder, confirmed that the actor was indeed dating. KeyEast confirmed that the 41-year-old star had dated Koo So Hee, the 27-year-old second-eldest daughter of Koo Ja ...

Bae Yong Joon Is Getting Married In June? Agency Says, "It's Not True"
KpopStarz - May 11, 2014

On April 22, one Japanese women's magazine announced that Bae Yong Joon recently went on a trip with Kim Hyun Joong and his girlfriend Goo So Hee after finishing KBS 2TV drama "Inspiring Generation". The girl herself said, "This trip is a ...

Bae Yong Joon Reveals He Is Dating a Normal Citizen
KpopStarz - Dec 24, 2013

According to the Nikkan Sports article, Bae Yong Joon met the woman several months ago when they gathered to eat. That's when he met the non-celebrity woman, who is 14 years his junior. Nikkan Sports wrote, "It's already been 10 years since he starred ...

Actor Bae Yong-joon hits jackpot on protege's success
Korea Times - Mar 12, 2014

Bae Yong-joon earned not only fame but wealth when his television drama "Winter Sonata" (2009) went explosive in Japan. Bae's protege Kim Soo-hyun, star of "My Love from the Stars" (2014) is taking it further. China's avid response to the drama has ...

Bae Yong-joon's Girlfriend Is LS Group Scion
The Chosun Ilbo - Dec 26, 2013

Bae Yong-joon, the most-popular icon of the Korean Wave among middle-aged women overseas, is dating a scion of the LS business conglomerate. His girlfriend, who is 14 years his junior, is Koo So-hee, the second daughter of LS Industrial Systems vice ...

Bae Yong Joon Celebrates Kim Soo Hyun's Birthday
KDramaStars - Feb 17, 2014

Actor Bae Yong Joon celebrated the birthday of his close friend and actor Kim Soo Hyun, who is also in the same agency. According to a staff member in the production team of the SBS Wednesday Thursday drama "You Who Came From The Stars" on ...

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Korea JoongAng Daily - Apr 23, 2014

Hallyu star Bae Yong-joon, famous for starring in “Winter Sonata” back in 2002, is heading to the Chinese variety program “Take You to the Star,” according to local reports yesterday. Bae will appear on the first episode of the program, where he will ...

No April Wedding For Bae Yong Joon
KpopStarz - Jan 7, 2014

It was only a few weeks ago that fans of Hallyu icon Bae Yong Joon learned the actor was dating and already rumors of an April wedding are circulating in the Japanese media. Like Us on Facebook ...

Bae Yong-joon Still Adored by Japanese for 'Winter Sonata'
The Chosun Ilbo - Oct 21, 2013

Fans cheer as Bae Yong-joon appears on the stage during a Korean entertainment awards ceremony in Chiba, Japan on Saturday. From midday, fans started to gather at the venue for the event, which was scheduled to start at 5:30 p.m. Many were carrying ...

Japanese Magazine Reports Bae Yong Joon's Marriage In April, Agency Says No
KDramaStars - Jan 6, 2014

Bae Yong Joon on December was found out to be dating Goo So Hee, a 27 year old beauty who is a second daughter of Goo Ja Gyoon, vice president of LS electronics company. They have been dating for three months. Goo So Hee accompanied Bae Yong ...

Bae Yong-Joon Might Be Getting Married?
PopStop TV - Jan 9, 2014

You all remember Bae Yong-Joon from Winter Sonata, right? Ever since the KBS drama, we've been dying to make him ours! But we may be out of luck! Our dreams of dating the 41-year-old star went down the drain when he announced last month in ...

Bae Yong Joon gifts his agency's staff members with a surprise vacation to Hawaii
allkpop (blog) - Feb 8, 2013

Bae Yong Joon arrived in Hawaii in early January for the grand opening of his coffeehouse venture named "Gorilla In the Cafe" in Waikiki. He prolonged his stay for over a month to focus on his business as well as his health. It has also been revealed ...

Bae Yong Joon, Kim Hyun Joong And Yoon Eun Hye Receive Awards At “Hallyu ...
KDramaStars - Oct 22, 2013

Japanese fans voted for the "Hallyu 10th Anniversary Awards", which recognizes artists who contributed to the Korean Hallyu Wave. Bae Yong Joon, Kim Hyun Joon and Yoon Eun Hye received major awards. Like Us on Facebook ...

Bae Yong-joon's Injury Scuppers Plans for 'Dream High'
The Chosun Ilbo - Feb 15, 2011

Star actor Bae Yong-joon, resting at home with a herniated cervical disc after discharge from hospital, is unlikely to return to KBS 2TV drama "Dream High." After making a special appearance on the show, his neck got worse and he was hospitalized for ...

'Hallyu' industry worried about losing talents to China
The Korea Times US - Nov 11, 2014

This year, Chinese company, a Chinese Internet company, acquired stakes in Korean talent agency Keyeast, which is led by top hallyu star Bae Yong-joon and is also home to “My Love” actor Kim Soo-hyun. Joint Korean and Chinese cinematic ...

JY Park gives actor Bae Yong Joon a birthday beating?
allkpop - Aug 29, 2012

Accompanied by the post was a playful photo of himself about to give a styrofoam figure of Bae Yong Joon several birthday punches. The angry expression on his face and the way he's holding a fist in the air brought much laughter to fans and netizens.

Bae Yong-joon Loses Battle Over Income Tax
The Chosun Ilbo - Jun 23, 2011

A district court has rejected a request by Korean Wave star Bae Yong-joon to cancel part of his hefty income tax. The Suwon District Court on Wednesday dismissed a suit by Bae (39) to cancel around W2.1 billion out of W2.3 billion (US$1=W1,074) in ...



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