Bae Yong Joon 배용준

Bae Yong Joon

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Last Name:
Bae
First Name:
Yong Joon
English Name:
Ethnic Name:
배용준
Ethnicity:
Korean
Date of Birth:
August 29, 1972
Place of Birth:
South Korea
Height:
181cm
Weight:
78kg
Blood Type:
Profession:
Actor
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Biography

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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Filmography

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:

[SUPER RICH] Chinese superrich looking to Korean market
The Korea Herald - Mar 3, 2015

... selected by Forbes as one of China's richest in 2010 with assets of $700 million at the time, invested 15 billion won and become the second-largest shareholder in entertainment agency KEYEAST, home to Hallyu stars Bae Yong-joon and Kim Soo-hyun.


'We Got Married' Yura Gives Hong Jong Hyun A Peck On The Cheek While ...
KpopStarz - Mar 2, 2015

The two visited the place where Bae Yong Joon and Choi Ji Woo filmed their kiss scene for "Winter Sonata." Hong Jong Hyun said to Yura, "I'm jealous of the snowmen that can be next to each other" and Yura responded by kissing Hong Jong Hyun on the ...


Choi joins Grandpas Over Flowers
AsiaOne - Mar 25, 2015

A first-generation hallyu celebrity, Choi acted alongside actor Bae Yong Joon in the 2002 hit drama series Winter Sonata. "Choi has two strengths. One is (her) superb cooking skills. The other is her affability," Lee said at a press conference in Seoul ...


Bae Yong-jun splits with chaebol girlfriend, 14 years his junior
The Korea Herald - Feb 17, 2015

Korean actor Bae Yong-joon confirmed on Tuesday that he had separated from girlfriend Koo So-hee, who is 14 years younger than him, over a year since reports first broke that he had started dating the conglomerate vice president's daughter. KeyEast ...


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

On September 23, an investigator of the Seoul Northern District Prosecutor's Office revealed that they were undergoing an investigation following fraud accusations against Bae Yong Joon by supplementary health food manufacturing enterprise, Koje.


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

Kim Hyun Joong Is Not Dating Bae Yong Joon. By Julie Jones | July 07, 2014 12:19 PM EDT. 2 comments. Kim Hyun Joong. For someone who prefers to keep his relationships a secret, Kim Hyun Joong does a lot of talking about love and marriage. Like Us ...


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 ...


No June Wedding For Bae Yong Joon
KDramaStars - 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 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 ...


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 ...


복사 URL 줄이기 레이어 닫기
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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


No April Wedding For Bae Yong Joon
KDramaStars - 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. Not so fast, says the actor's agency. While the couple has been dating for a ...


Stock-rich celebrities in Korea
AsiaOne - Feb 23, 2015

FNC Entertainment founder Han Sung-ho ranked third with 75.3 billion won, and actor Bae Yong-joon placed fourth with 73.6 billion won. Both saw their stock prices rise compared to January. JYP Entertainment founder Park Jin-young, who owns 24.4 billion ...


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 ...


Seven Winter K-Dramas That Will Warm Your Heart
KDramaStars - Jan 14, 2015

"Winter Sonata": The original Hallyu hit "Winter Sonata," also known as "Winter Love Story," introduced the world to the phenomenon that has become k-dramas. It's a story of lost love, amnesia and reunions, starring Bae Yong Joon and Choi Ji Woo. It's ...


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'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 ...


Lee Ji Ah's New Career As A Hollywood Screenwriter
KDramaStars - Jul 11, 2014

Screenwriter is a new career for Lee Ji Ah, who originally studied graphic design. She debuted as a model when she was 26, appearing in a commercial with Hallyu star Bae Yong Joon. But she did not make her debut as an actress until three years later ...


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 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 ...


Jang Geun Suk Settles His Tax Problems
KDramaStars - Jan 14, 2015

Other Korean celebrities that have been investigated include actors Bae Yong Joon and Kim Ah Joong and comedian Kang Ho Dong. Celebrities can occasionally be paid in cash so it is not difficult to omit some income. They can also exaggerate deductions.


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 ...


The hallyu 2015 to-do list
Korea Times - Dec 31, 2014

In this 2004 file photo, TBS Television, a Japanese broadcaster, films Japanese tourists as they wait to enter the filming site of "Winter Sonata." "Winter Sonata," which starred actors Bae Yong-joon and Choi Ji-woo, is widely considered the very drama ...


Son Ye Jin's Attractive Leading Men
KDramaStars - Aug 5, 2014

Bae Yong Joon: In the film "April Snow" Son Ye Jin got to explore a relationship with the original Hallyu flower boy Bae Yong Joon. In the film they play two people who are married but discover their spouses are having an affair with each other.


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