• Daniel Phillip Henney is an American model and actor, known for his roles in films such as "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" and "Big Hero 6".
• He has a net worth of over $1 million thanks to his successful career in acting.
• His mother is Korean-American and his father is Irish-American.
• He is known for his role in the South Korean television series "My Lovely Sam Soon" and the film "Seducing Mr. Perfect".
• He has been in a relationship with actress Maggie Q and enjoys playing basketball, reading, travelling, and playing guitar in his free time.

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Date Of BirthNovember 28, 1979
FactMain reason for acting in South Korea was to track down his mother's biological family.

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 Beginnings

Daniel’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.

Acting Prominence

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.

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.

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.

Personal Life

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.

General Info

Full NameDaniel Henney
Date Of BirthNovember 28, 1979
Height1.88 m
ProfessionActor, Model
EducationUniversity of Illinois at Chicago, Albion College


ParentsPhillip Henney, Christine Henney


AwardsBlue Dragon Film Award for Best New Actor, Grand Bell Award for Best New Actor
NominationsPeople's Choice Award for Favorite On-Screen Chemistry
MoviesSeducing Mr. Perfect, My Father, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Papa, Shanghai Calling, The Last Stand, One Night Surprise, The Spy: Undercover Operation, Big Hero 6, Tattoo, Shanty Town Show Down
TV ShowsThe Fugitive: Plan B, Three Rivers, Spring Waltz, My Lovely Sam Soon, Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders

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1Was romantically involved with Maggie Q.
2Main reason for acting in South Korea was to track down his mother's biological family.
3Family: father (American of British descent), mother (American of Korean descent).
4His hobbies are sports, guitar, basketball, travelling, and reading.
5Went to Carson City-Crystal High School. Alma College (Attended on basketball scholarship) Albion College (Attended on basketball scholarship).
6Started modeling in 2001 and has worked in Italy, France, Paris, London, New York & Hong Kong.
7He jogs for half an hour every day.




Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders2016-2017TV SeriesMatt Simmons
Criminal Minds2015-2017TV SeriesMatt Simmons
The Mr. Peabody & Sherman Show2016TV SeriesAkashi Shiganosuke
Agatha2015TV MovieRey
Big Hero 62014Tadashi (voice)
NCIS: Los Angeles2014TV SeriesPaul Angelo
Revolution2014TV SeriesPeter Garner
Occult2013TV MovieAgent Thompson
One Night Surprise2013Bill
Hawaii Five-02012-2013TV SeriesMichael Noshimuri
The Last Stand2013Agent Phil Hayes
Shanghai Calling2012Sam
Tattoo2011/IIShortThe Stranger
Domangja: Plan B2010TV SeriesKai
Three Rivers2009-2010TV SeriesDr. David Lee
X-Men Origins: Wolverine2009Agent Zero
Ma-i pa-deo2007James
Miseuteo Robin ggosigi2006Robin Heiden
Bomui walcheu2006TV Mini-SeriesPhillip
Nae ireumeun Kim Sam-soon2005TV SeriesHenry Kim
Annyeong, Peurancheseuka2005TV Series 2005


Criminal Minds: Season 10 - Criminal Minds International2015Video shortHimself
Made in Hollywood: Teen Edition2015TV SeriesHimself
Weapon X Mutant Files2009Video documentary shortHimself
Wolverine Unleashed: The Complete Origins2009Video documentary shortHimself
Family Outing2009TV SeriesHimself


Won Awards

2012Achievement AwardNewport Beach Film FestivalOutstanding Achievement in ActingShanghai Calling (2012)
2008Grand Bell AwardGrand Bell Awards, South KoreaBest New ActorMa-i pa-deo (2007)

Nominated Awards

2015BTVA Feature Film Voice Acting AwardBehind the Voice Actors AwardsBest Vocal Ensemble in a Feature FilmBig Hero 6 (2014)
2010People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite On-Screen TeamX-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009)
2007Grand Bell AwardGrand Bell Awards, South KoreaBest New ActorMiseuteo Robin ggosigi (2006)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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