Daniel Henney Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Aashita Dhingra
Jan 31, 2024 By Aashita Dhingra
Originally Published on May 06, 2022
Many people in South Korea are obsessed with the American actor, Daniel Henney.
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About Daniel Henney

Daniel Henney may have started in the Korean drama industry but has since gained popularity in Hollywood as well.
He started as a model while still studying at university and soon entered the film industry in South Korea. He made his first debut in Hollywood as Agent Zero in 'X-Men Origins: Wolverine' and is well known for ‘Criminal Minds.’
As a model, Daniel Henney has traveled from country to country. His modeling career has taken him to France, Italy, Hong Kong, and South Korea, which are the last two places he called home for a little while. The star is also a proud pet parent, and when he is not at work, he is at home with his pet dogs.
Daniel Henney has been ruffling up the internet recently. As he enters his 40s, he remains single, and people have started questioning his decisions on marriage. Please keep reading to learn about his net worth, birthday, career, education, and fun trivia.


Net Worth, Earnings, And Spending Habits

What is Daniel Henney’s net worth?

Daniel Henney began modeling at 17. He has been in the spotlight for a while and has worked in the Korean film industry and Hollywood. His earnings come from both modeling and being an actor. His current net worth is estimated to be $5 million.

How much does Daniel Henney earn per year?

The actor has been part of many ongoing television series and so has constantly been working. He has not disclosed how much he earns per year, so there is currently no information about this.

Height, Age, And Physical Attributes

How tall is Daniel Henney?

Daniel Henney looks pretty tall in all his pictures, and that's true in real life too. He can be a towering giant if anyone stands beside him that's of average height unless, of course, you are an NBA star. He stands at 6 ft 2 in (188 cm) tall.

How old is Daniel Henney?

Daniel Henney was born in Carson City, Michigan. He celebrates his birthday every year on November 28. He was born in the year 1979. So, he is 42 years old as of 2021.

Childhood And Education

Actor Daniel Henney grew up in Carson City and attended Carson City-Crystal High School. He then attended three colleges, Alma College, Albion College, and Elgin Community College. But he never graduated from either of those as he was caught up in being a model. However, he was caught in an academic scandal for falsifying records of studying economics at the University of Illinois. But he came clean and owned up to it.
There was not much information before his modeling career. He has been private about his childhood.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who are Daniel Henney's parents?

Daniel Henney was born to his mother and father, Christine Henney and Phillip Henney, respectively, in Carson City. His father is British American and worked in a factory, and his mother was adopted from South Korea and is Korean American. Christine Henney was a nurse.

Who is Daniel Henney's partner?

Daniel Henney has dated many women. He dated American actress Maggie Q in 2005 but soon broke up. He then was rumored to have dated the Korean-American actor Jung Ryeo-won and the two went their separate ways shortly after that. For a while, there has been a rumor that he is dating the '9-1-1' television series actress Ru Kumagai. The two have denied it endlessly, but their Instagram posts are similar, and she's almost always in Carson City.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

The model first acted in the Korean drama 'My Lovely Sam Soon' as Henry Kim, an American physician who has difficulties due to the language barrier, in 2005. He entered the acting profession when a scout spotted him in one of his modeling sessions while in South Korea. He is a spokesperson for commercials such as Olympus cameras and Daewoo Electronic's Klasse air conditioner. Daniel Henney signed with DNA Models in New York for his modeling.
After his first Korean drama, he went on to act in another one the following year. It's called 'Spring Waltz.' His first film debut was 'Seducing Mr. Perfect,' a Korean film in December 2006. Then he acted in 'My Father,' which flooded him with all the major film awards in a particular category, setting an all-new record, as he was the first foreigner to do so. He did all this while not knowing the language. He later learned Korean and acted in 'Family Outgoing,' which is again a South Korean drama.
After his Hollywood debut in 'X-Men Origins: Wolverine,' he went on to act in many television series. He acted in 'Three Rivers' as Dr. David Lee. Daniel Henney worked on 'Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders for two years.' The show was canceled later on. However, he was made a show regular in 'Criminal Minds.' He stayed on in 'Criminal Minds' from season 13 until it concluded in season 15.
In 2019 he was cast in 'The Wheel Of Time,' an Amazon Prime series. He was cast in a supporting role named Lan Mandragoran. The series is ongoing and has an IMDB rating of 7.2 out of 10. He is working alongside actress Rosamund Pike.

Charity Work

Daniel Henney is an avid supporter of the rightful treatment of animals and has spoken about supporting Humane Society International, an organization that seeks to encourage human-animal relationships positively.

What awards has Daniel Henney won?

Daniel Henney has won many awards for the Korean film 'My Father.' He won all the major awards under the category of 'New Best Actor' for 'My Father.' He is the first foreigner to do so in the South Korean film industry.

Daniel Henney’s Hobbies And Interests

On Twitter, his bio reads that he is a fan of dogs, coffee, and the NBA team, the Los Angeles Clippers. 

Other Interesting Daniel Henney Facts And Trivia

  • He is a pet parent to two golden retrievers, Roscoe and Juliette. He recently adopted Juliette in 2020. She is a rescue dog from South Korea and was found on a dog meat farm. She was flown to the US, where Daniel Henley welcomed her and helped her heal from all the trauma.
  • He used to play basketball in high school and has led his team to victory.
  • Daniel Henney has incorporated into his daily routine a half-hour jog.
  • He has a YouTube channel named after himself which has 24,200 subscribers, but he has not been active on it in the past three years.
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Daniel Henney Birthday & Fun Facts Facts

Birth Name

Daniel Philip Henney

Date of Birth




Place of Birth

Carson City



188 cm

Eye Color

Dark Browm

Child Star?



Actor, Model


Carson City-Crystal High School

Net Worth



Christine Henney, Phillip Henney
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