Who is Daniel Henney?
Daniel Phillip Henney was born on 28 November 1979, in Carson City, Michigan USA, and is a model and actor, best known from being a part of numerous high profile films, including “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” as well as “Big Hero 6”. He’s also starred in various popular television shows, such as “Criminal Minds”.
The Net Worth of Daniel Henney
How rich is Daniel Henney? As of mid-2018, sources inform us of a net worth that is over $1 million, mostly earned through a successful career in acting. He’s also received numerous awards over the course of his career. As he continues his endeavors, it is expected that his wealth will also continue to increase.
Early Life, Education, and Career BeginningsDaniel’s mother is a Korean-American hailing from Busan, South Korea, while his father is Irish-American. He attended Carson City-Crystal High School, and was a star basketball player during his time, helping his team get the MHSAA Central region (CSAA) championship during his senior year. In 2001, he started modelling in the US, and thanks to his work, was able to travel to various destinations while still attending college, including to Taiwan, Italy, France and Hong Kong. He then made his South Korean debut as a part of an advertisement for the cosmetic “Odyssey Sunrise” by Amore Pacific. He then became a spokesperson for the commercials for Olympus cameras – alongside Jun Ji-hyun – and would also appear in Daewoo Electronics’ Klasse air conditioners commercials alongside Kim Tae-hee.
Despite not having any capability in speaking Korean, he became a star, and was part of the South Korean television series “My Lovely Sam Soon” or “My Name is Kim Sam Soon”, which was the most popular Korean drama in 2005, with Henney playing the role of Dr. Henry Kim, a surgeon who is in love with Jung Ryeo-won’s character.
He only had a supporting role, but he was still acclaimed. The following year he was cast in another Korean drama entitled “Spring Waltz”, and would later learn the Korean language, subsequently appearing in various variety shows, including “Family Outing”. Around this time, he became a part of an academic-related scandal, as numerous sources stated that he had an economics degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago, although he had never completed a college degree.
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His first feature film in South Korea would be “Seducing Mr. Perfect”, and soon afterwards he starred in “My Father”, which won multiple awards, actually the first foreigner to sweep all the major cinema awards in the category of Best New Actor. In 2009, he appeared in the Hollywood film “X-Men Origins: Wolverine”, in which he played Agent Zero or Maverick as in the comics – the film is based on the Marvel Comics character Wolverine.
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Later Acting Work
After appearing in the television drama “Three Rivers”, Daniel returned to South Korea to star in the film “The Fugitive: Plan B”, alongside Lee Na-young, before resuming his career in the US, appearing in numerous television shows. In 2015, he became the star of “Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders” – a spin-off of “Criminal Minds” – playing the role of Special Agent Matt Simmons, however, the show would only last for two seasons before it was cancelled. He also signed with the New York-based company DNA Models.
In 2017, it was announced that he would become a series regular for the show “Criminal Minds” during its 13th season. He also had a cameo role in the South Korean television series “Dear My Friends”. In 2017, he was cast in the voice role of Tadashi Hamada in “Big Hero 6: The Series”, a role he reprised in the 2014 animated film “Big Hero 6”, which is based on the Marvel Comics of the same name.
Henney has been linked with various models and actresses throughout his career. One of his most notable romantic connections was with actress Maggie Q, who is best known from her appearances in the films “Mission: Impossible III” and “Live Free, Die Hard”. They started dating in 2005 and stayed together for several years before breaking up. Henney has also mentioned that if he did not find success in acting, he would’ve likely pursued a career in basketball, which he continues to play during his free time. He mentioned that one of the reasons he acted in South Korea was so that he could track his mother’s biological family. Other activities he does in his free time include reading, travelling, guitar playing and other sports.