Jeon Hye-bin

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This is a Korean name; the family name is Jeon.
Jeon Hye-bin
Jeon Hye-bin at the Nike: We Run Seoul 10k, in October 2011
Jeon Hye-bin at the Nike: We Run Seoul 10k, in October 2011
Born (1983-09-27) September 27, 1983 (age 33)
Namyangju, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea[1]
Alma mater Dongguk University
Years active 2002 - present
Agent Namoo Actors
Musical career
Also known as BIN
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2002 - 2003
Associated acts
Korean name
Revised Romanization Jeon Hye-bin
McCune–Reischauer Chŏn Hyebin

Jeon Hye-bin (Hangul전혜빈; Korean pronunciation: [tɕʌnh(j)ebin]; born September 27, 1983), also known as BIN, is a South Korean actress, singer and model.[2] In 2002, she began her career as singer of the short-lived three-member girl group LUV, however the group disbanded the following year due to individual goals.

Following the disbandment of LUV, Jeon released her first solo album, Love Somebody on July 31. She ventured into acting and appeared in her first television drama, Sang Doo! Let's Go to School and cast in the 2004 horror film Dead Friend. On 23 September 2005, she found mainstream success with her second album In My Fantasy. "2AM", a song produced by Mr. Tyfoon, showcased her seductive side and dancing abilities. However, it came under heavy criticism for being too suggestive during performances, and required the cuter, less suggestive song "Bin-Go" (also produced by Mr. Tyfoon) to be promoted instead. Jeon was later cast in the comedic film Wet Dreams 2 and TV show Only You. In 2008, she decided to focus on her acting career. Appearing in several TV shows, On Air (2008), Yaksha (2010), My Love By My Side (2011),[3] Queen Insoo (2011) and Queen of the Office (2013). She was cast as Choi Hye-won in the 2014 drama series Gunman in Joseon.

Early life[edit]

Jeon was born in Namyangju, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea, on September 27, 1983.[1] She attended Kyewon Arts High School.[4]


2002: LUV[edit]

She debuted as one of the three members of the girl group LUV with Jo Eun-byul and Oh Yeon-seo. LUV appeared as singers in JTL's "A Better Day" music video in 2002. On May 15, the group released their first album Story - Orange Girl and performed "Orange Girl" at multiple shows. On August 12, they performed "Tears" for the Gangwon Province Armed Forces. The group's popularity grew enough that they were being compared with S.E.S. because many saw huge potential in them. However, the group did not last long as they disbanded a year later due to each member expressing their own dreams.[5]

2003-07: Sang Doo! Let's Go to School, Love Somebody and In My Fantasy[edit]

In 2003, Hye-bin appeared in the third season of MBC's Nonstop and later cast in Sang Doo! Let's Go to School as Yoon Hee-seo.[6] Her first solo album Love Somebody was released on July 31.[7]

In 2004, Hye-bin made movie debut in horror film Dead Friend as Eun-seo, sister of Eunjung (played by Lee Yoon-ji).[8] January 14, she was cast in Wet Dreams 2 as Park Soo-yeon, one of the four high school girls competing for affection for their teacher.[9]

On May 22, 2005, she appeared on the 41st episode of Banjun Drama, a mini-drama series of SBS Good Sunday program, and appeared in 12 additional episodes.[10] Her second album In My Fantasy released on 23 September became a hot-topic due to the song, "2AM".[11] "2AM", one of the two songs that she performed and produced by Mr. Tyfoon, was heavily criticized for its suggestive dance routine.[12][13]

On January 21, 2006, Kim Jong-kook, Im Tae-kyung and herself participated in Thuy Nga's Paris By Night 81 concert in California. Jeon performed "2AM". An accident in early 2006 forced Jeon to have surgery done, and under the advice of others, she underwent nose and teeth reconstruction. She eventually confirmed that she underwent plastic surgery when rumors were quickly spreading about the change in her appearance.[14] She appeared as one of the six women on Heroine 6, a popular segment on the Korean Broadcasting System (KBS) variety show Happy Sunday until it ended in 2007.

2008-11: Acting career, Yaksha and Queen Insoo[edit]

She appeared in The Scale of Providence and made a cameo appearance on episode 3 of On Air, a SBS behind-the-scenes drama of a fictional television drama.[15]

In 2010, she played the role of Jeong-yeon in OCN drama Yaksha [16] and in 2011, Hye-bin was cast in the jTBC drama Queen Insoo as Queen Jeheon.[17] Jeon is well known for her love of fitness and exercise. She released a beauty book, Heaven's Stylish Body, in 2011 which included fitness and fashion tips.[18]

2012-present: Queen of the Office, Beating Hearts and Gunman in Joseon[edit]

In 2012, she followed up with the launch of an iPad diet app[19] and on January 23, she appeared in the 2012 Korean New Year Special of Law of the Jungle W with Kim Joo-hee, Kim Na-young, Jung Joo-ri and Hong Soo-ah.[20] On September 2, she appeared in Law of the Jungle: Madagascar with Kim Byung-man, Noh Woo-jin, Ricky Kim, Ryu Dam, Park Jung-chul and Jeong Jin-woon of 2AM.[21]

After a year hiatus from television, Jeon was cast in the KBS2 drama Queen of the Office with Kim Hye-soo, Oh Ji-ho, Jung Yu-mi, Lee Hee-joon and Jo Kwon in 2013. Her character, Geum Bit-na, is a co-worker and ex-girlfriend of Jang Gyu-jik.[22] In October 2013, Jeon is part of the cast for 'Beating Hearts', a reality show with a group of celebrities training to become firefighters.[23][24] On the 100th episode of Law of the Jungle: Borneo, she appeared as a guest with Hwang Kwang-hee of ZE:A, Choo Sung-hoon and Oh Jong-hyuk.[25][26] On 23 April 2014, she was cast for the role of Choi Hye-won in KBS2 drama Gunman in Joseon.[27][28]

Other ventures[edit]

In 2006, she was CEO and model of ByHeaven (Korean: 바이헤븐), an online shopping mall. In October 2011, she participated in the Nike: We Run Seoul 10k.[29] On January 17, 2014, ByHeaven limited sales to offline because of personal circumstances and on January 24, all sales stopped.

Personal life[edit]

Since early 2016, Jeon is in a relationship with actor and Joseon Gunman (2014) co-star Lee Joon-gi.[30][31]


In 2005, Hye-bin was ambassador of the Make-A-Wish Foundation in South Korea. On 29 October 2012, she donated the proceeds from her personally designed hair dryer to Make-A-Wish (Korea).[32][33]


Studio albums[edit]

Album Information Track Listing
In My Fantasy[34]
  1. Bin-Go
  2. 2AM
  3. Why
  4. 반지
  5. 달을 삼킨 밤
  6. Mr. Crazy
  7. Pinky
  8. See Ya Later
  9. Back Of Mind
  10. Club
  11. 2AM (MR)

Single albums[edit]

Album Information Track Listing
Love Somebody[35]
  1. Love Somebody
  2. 입술
  3. Love Somebody (Instrumental)
  4. 입술 (Instrumental)


Television dramas[edit]

Year Title Network Role Notes
2003 Nonstop 3 MBC Herself
Sang Doo! Let's Go to School KBS2
2005 Banjun Drama SBS Episodes: 41, 54, 57 & 59 - 68
Only You Cha Soo-jae
2007 Witch Yoo Hee
The King and I
2008 The Scale of Providence
On Air Herself Cameo, Episode 3
2009 He Who Can't Marry KBS2 Hwa-ran
Hometown Legends: Fox with Nine Tails
2010 Drama Special: The Angel of Death Comes With Purple High Heels
Yaksha OCN
2011 My Love By My Side SBS
Queen Insoo jTBC Deposed Queen Lady Yun |
2013 Queen of the Office KBS2
2014 Drama Special: The Taste of Curry
Gunman in Joseon
2014-2015 Healer Kim Jae-yoon Cameo, Episode 20
2016 Another Oh Hae-young tvN Oh Hae-young (gold)
2016 Woman with a Suitcase MBC


Year Title Role Notes
2004 Dead Friend Eun-seo -
2005 Wet Dreams 2 Park Soo-yeon -
2016 With or Without You U Yeon-i -
2016 The Legend of a Mermaid Yeong-joo -
2016 Luck Key Hye-bin -

Variety shows[edit]

Year Title Network Role Notes
2012 Law of the Jungle W SBS Herself 2012 Seollal Special
2012 Law of the Jungle: Madagascar SBS Herself
2013 Running Man SBS Herself Episode 145
2014 Law of the Jungle: Borneo SBS Herself Guest, Special 100th Episode
2014 Beating Hearts SBS Herself
2015 Eco Village SBS Herself Guest, 21st & 22nd Episode
2016 Law of the Jungle: Tonga SBS Herself Cast member
Knowing Bros JTBC Herself Episode 30

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Artist Notes
2005 "Flip Reverse" Jang Woo-hyuk -
2006 "Living a Day in Winter" Brian Joo -
2008 "Thorn Fish" MC The Max -
2009 "Do You Know" Someday -
2012 "I Want to Live with Her" UV Featuring Yoon Do-hyun


Year Title Role Notes
2008 Hamlet Ophelia -
2009-2010 Singles - -



Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2011 4th Korea Drama Awards[40] Special Award for Cable TV Yaksha Won
2012 1st K-Drama Star Awards Best Dressed N/A Won
2014 KBS Drama Awards Best Supporting Actress Gunman in Joseon Nominated

See also[edit]


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  2. ^ 전혜빈 (in Korean). Naver. Retrieved 22 September 2011. 
  3. ^ "Jun Hye Bin reveals two different sets of pictures by the beach". Allkpop. 15 June 2011. Retrieved 25 October 2011. 
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  6. ^ 혜빈, 문근영-김태희와 한솥밥 (in Korean). Joy News. 8 September 2009. Retrieved 27 April 2014. 
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  8. ^ 전혜빈 오싹 공포담 "‘령’ 찍을 당시 의문의 소리 녹음됐다" (in Korean). Newsen. 7 July 2007. Retrieved 28 April 2014. 
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  10. ^ 박명수-지상렬, 동방신기로 깜짝 변신 화제만발 (in Korean). Daum. 10 October 2005. Retrieved 27 April 2014. 
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  12. ^ 전혜빈 새노래 "너무 야하다" 논란. The Kukmin Daily Internet News (in Korean). Daum. 26 September 2005. Retrieved 27 April 2014. 
  13. ^ 전혜빈, 골반 양옆 드러난 의상에 노팬티 논란. Joy News (in Korean). Daum. 17 October 2005. Retrieved 27 April 2014. 
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  19. ^ "Jeon Hye-bin to launch diet application". Korea JoongAng Daily. 26 April 2012. Retrieved 4 August 2014. 
  20. ^ "<정글2> '가상 캐스팅' 이시영 vs 전혜빈 vs 신수지" (in Korean). Oh My News. 7 July 2012. Retrieved 7 May 2014. 
  21. ^ "Jeon Hye Bin Eats a Roasted Snake on ′The Laws of the Jungle′". MWave. 17 September 2012. Retrieved 7 May 2014. 
  22. ^ "KBS viewers love sassy office worker". Joongang Daily. Hancinema. 2 April 2013. p. Retrieved 28 April 2014. 
  23. ^ "Beating Hearts on SBS". SBS. 
  24. ^ "Realty-variety show Beating Hearts adds to cast". 10 August 2013. Retrieved 4 August 2014. 
  25. ^ "'Law' draws celebs to 'Jungle'". 20 January 2014. Retrieved 4 August 2014. 
  26. ^ "Law of the Jungle on SBS". SBS. Retrieved 4 August 2014. 
  27. ^ "Jeon Hye-bin in "The Joseon Shooter"". Hancinema. 23 April 2014. p. Retrieved 26 April 2014. 
  28. ^ 조선총잡이 전혜빈 '철의 여인' 변신... 매혹적인 스틸컷 공개. SBS (in Korean). 23 May 2014. Retrieved 31 May 2014. 
  29. ^ "Stars run for the 'NIKE WE RUN SEOUL 10K'". Allkpop. 23 October 2011. Retrieved 22 May 2014. 
  30. ^ "[디스포토] "우리가 현.실.커.플"…이준기♥전혜빈, 사실은 열애". Dispatch. 
  31. ^ "Breaking: Lee Joon Gi And Jeon Hye Bin Confirmed To Be Dating". Sports Chosun. 
  32. ^ Hong, Grace (2 November 2011). "Jeon Hye Bin Donates Proceeds for her Personally Designed Hair Dryer". MWave. Retrieved 26 April 2014. ... I was pondering about what I could to help children who are suffering from illness when this opportunity with Joas Electronics came up. I want to continue coming up with new designs for various appliances to keep this good deed up. 
  33. ^ 조아스전자-바이헤븐 (in Korean). ET News. 25 March 2013. Retrieved 22 May 2014. 
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  37. ^ Jeon, Su-mi (27 May 2012). "Jeon Hye Bin's Bikini Shoot for ′Arena′ Revealed". MWave. Retrieved 26 April 2014. 
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  39. ^ "Jeon Hye-bin's Sexy Styling Book Sells Well". Chosun. Retrieved 1 June 2013. 
  40. ^ "Winners of the 2011 Korea Drama Awards", Allkpop, 2 October 2011. Retrieved 21 October 2011.

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