Story of Life


Kim Hyun Joong


Kim Hyun-Joong was born on July 6, 1986 in Seoul, South Korea. His family consists of his parents and one older brother.


Kim Hyun-Joong was a diligent student in elementary school
& received high scores. Things changed for Kim Hyun-Joong by his.middle school days.

He started working part-time since the 2nd year.of middle school and, because of this,
his school grades suffered.
Remarkably, Kim Hyun-Joong was able to save nearly 100,000,000 won (roughly $87,000 USD) from his part- time jobs by his year school years.

During Kim Hyun-Joong’s late teen years, he felt the subjects he was.learning in high school were useless for his life and, consequently, decided to drop out of high school. Often,
during this time, he wound up at the police station for fighting.

By the age of 18, Kim Hyun-Joong
performed in a youth band named “Aksuseu” (“악서스”), which was formed with Kim Hyun-Joong’s Catholic Church friends. They were quite popular in his local neighborhood of Songpa-gu in Seoul.

While working part-time jobs, Kim Hyun-Joong was cast by the boss of an entertainment company, but the.boss turned out to be a con man.
After getting away from that
management company Kim Hyun-
Joong was introduced DSP
Entertainment and, after.auditions, became a member of boy band SS501.

SS501 released their self-titled
debut album “SS501” on June 23,
2005. Since then Kim Hyun-Joong has performed as a singer until being cast in the KBS2 drama “Boys Over Flowers”. Kim Hyun-Joong was the first member of the F4 group in “Boys Over Flowers” to have been cast. The
other three members of the F4 were then cast with Lee Min-Ho , Kim Beom, Kim Jun playing their respective characters. Kim Hyun-Joong was at first reluctant to take on the role of Yoon Ji-Hoo due to fear of ruining his musical career. Nevertheless, Kim Hyun-Joong agreed to play the role
and then performed due diligence on his character. Kim Hyun-Joong went out and bought all 37 episodes of the original manga “Hana yori Dango”.


During filming of ” Boys Over Flowers” Kim Hyun-Joong became close to actress Lim Ye-Jin & Lim Ye-Jin often advised Kim Hyun-Joong on his acting.
Kim Hyun-Joong stated in press
conference for “Boys Over Flowers” that he learned to be more patient and calm through his acting experience.

Later in 2009, after Kim Hyun-Joong attended a promotional event for “Boys Over Flowers” in Japan, Kim Hyun-Joong was diagnosed with Influenza A (H1N1) virus on Tuesday
Sept. 8, 2009. Kim Hyun-Joong was then quarantined at a hospital in Japan. After making a complete recovery, Kim Hyun-Joong was finally able to return to South Koorea one week later.

After “Boys Over Flowers,” Kim Hyun- Joong left DSP Entertainment and joined KeyEast management company, which actor Bae Yong-Jun is the largest shareholder. In 2010, Kim
Hyun-Joong was cast for the MBC
drama “Mischievous Kiss”. In the
drama series, Mischievous Kiss Kim Hyun-Joong a genious high school/ college student named Baek Seung-Jo.

In a promotional interview, Kim Hyun- Joong stated that to improve his pronunciation (he felt he mumbled sometimes), he held a wine cork in his mouth while practicing his lines.

While appearing on the talk show
“Kang Shim Jang” (hosted by Lee
Seung-Ki & Kang Ho-Dong), Kim Hyun-Joong mentioned that he dated a member of female idol group for 5 months, but didn’t specify her name. He did mention that they went to the
movies together and once went on a fishing trip.

Source : Asianwiki


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