Jeon Hye-bin

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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 34)
Namyangju, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea[1]
Alma mater Dongguk University
Occupation
Years active 2002–present
Agent Namoo Actors
Musical career
Also known as BIN
Genres
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2002 – 2003
Associated acts
Korean name
Hangul
Hanja
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. In 2008, she decided to focus on her acting career and has starred in television series Yaksha (2010), My Love By My Side (2011), Queen Insoo (2011) and Queen of the Office (2013), Gunman in Joseon (2014) and Another Oh Hae-young (2016).

Early life[edit]

Jeon was born in Namyangju, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea, on September 27, 1983.[1] She attended Kyewon Arts High School and later furthered her studies at Dong guk University under the faculty of film and theater studies.[3]

Career[edit]

2002: LUV[edit]

Jeon Hye-bin made her entertainment debut in 2002 with the band LUV, alongside Jo Eun-byul and Oh Yeon-seo. They released their first album "Story" that year, which included the singles "Orange Girl" and "I Still Believe in You".[4] However, the band was short-lived and disbanded barely after six months due to their low popularity.

2003–2006: Acting debut and solo career[edit]

In 2003, Jeon appeared in the third season of MBC's sitom Nonstop and was later cast in KBS' television series Sang Doo! Let's Go to School.[5] Her first solo album Love Somebody was released on July 31.[6]

In 2004, Jeon made her big screen debut in the horror film Dead Friend.[7] She was then cast in Wet Dreams 2, a sex comedy film.[8]

On May 22, 2005, she appeared on the 41st episode of Banjun Drama, a mini-drama series of SBS Good Sunday program, and subsequently appeared in 12 additional episodes.[9] She also had a supporting role in SBS' romantic comedy series Only You.[10]

Her second album In My Fantasy released on September 23, 2015.[11] The title song, "2AM", which was produced by Mr. Tyfoon, was heavily criticized for its suggestive dance routine.[12][13]

2007–present: Acting career[edit]

In 2007, Jeon played supporting roles in romantic comedy series Witch Yoo Hee and historical drama The King and I.[14][15] In 2008, she starred in the legal thriller drama The Scale of Providence.[16]

In 2009, Jeon played a gumiho in a segment of Hometown of Legends, a ten-episode horror drama which consists of several stories of Korean traditional myths and folk tales.[17]

In 2010, she played the leading role in OCN's action historical drama, Yaksha.[18]

In 2011, Jeon starred in SBS' family drama My Love By My Side.[19] She next starred in JTBC's historical drama Queen Insoo, playing Queen Jeheon.[20]

Jeon, who is well known for her love of fitness and exercise, released a beauty book titled Heaven's Stylish Body in 2011, which included her fitness and fashion tips.[21] She followed up with the launch of an iPad diet app in 2012.[22] On January 23, 2012, Jeon appeared in the 2012 Korean New Year Special of SBS' survival show Law of the Jungle W.[23] She joined the show again in September, this time for the Madagascar episodes.[24]

After a year-long hiatus from television, Jeon was cast in the KBS2 office drama Queen of the Office.[25] In October 2013, Jeon joined the cast of Beating Hearts, a reality show with a group of celebrities training to become firefighters.[26] On the 100th episode of Law of the Jungle: Borneo, she appeared as a guest.[27]

In 2014, she was cast in KBS' period action drama drama Gunman in Joseon.[28][29]

In 2015, Jeon was cast in the sports film The Legend of a Mermaid, playing a former national synchronized swimmer.[30]

Jeon received renewed recognition as an actress with her role as "Gold Hae-young" in the romantic comedy series Another Oh Hae-young (2016).[31] She next starred in the romance film With or Without You, playing a divorcee.[32] The same year, Jeon featured in MBC's legal drama Woman with a Suitcase.[33]

In 2017, Jeon starred in SBS' legal thriller Falsify.[34] She was next cast in the web drama, Number Woman Gye Sook-ja.[35]

Other ventures[edit]

Jeon was the CEO of ByHeaven (Korean: 바이헤븐), an online shopping mall which ceased operations in 2014.[citation needed]

Philanthropy[edit]

In 2005, Jeon was the 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).[36][37]

Personal life[edit]

An accident in early 2006 forced Jeon to undergo nose and teeth reconstruction. She eventually confirmed that she underwent plastic surgery when rumors were quickly spreading about the change in her appearance.[citation needed]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Album information Track listing
In My Fantasy[38]
  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[39]
  1. Love Somebody
  2. 입술
  3. Love Somebody (Instrumental)
  4. 입술 (Instrumental)

Filmography[edit]

Television series[edit]

Year Title Network Role Notes
2003 Nonstop 3 MBC Herself
Sang Doo! Let's Go to School KBS2 Yoon Hee-seo
2005 Banjun Drama SBS Episodes: 41, 54, 57 & 59 – 68
Only You Cha Soo-jae
2007 Witch Yoo Hee Nam Seung-mi
The King and I Seol-young
2008 The Scale of Providence Noh Se-ra
On Air Herself Cameo, Episode 3[40]
2009 He Who Can't Marry KBS2 Lee Hwa-ran Cameo, Episode 3, 6~8
Hometown Legends: Fox with Nine Tails So-ho
2010 Drama Special: The Angel of Death Comes With Purple High Heels Lee Ji-yeon
Yaksha OCN Jeong Yeon
2011 My Love By My Side SBS Jo Yoon-jeong
Queen Insoo jTBC Deposed Queen Lady Yun
2013 The Queen of Office KBS2 Geum Bit-na
2014 Drama Special: The Taste of Curry Yoo-mi
Gunman in Joseon Choi Hye-won
2014-2015 Healer Kim Jae-yoon Cameo, Episode 20
2016 Another Oh Hae-young tvN Oh Hae-young (gold)
Woman with a Suitcase MBC Park Hye-Joo
2017 Falsify SBS Oh Yoo-kyung
Number woman, Gye Sook-ja Gye Sook-ja Web series

Films[edit]

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

Variety shows[edit]

Year Title Network Role Notes
2002-2003 Kang Ho Dong's Match Made in Heaven MBC Herself
2003 Live Wow VJ MTV
2006-2007 Heroine 6 KBS
2009 Love Tree 36.5 On Style
2012 Law of the Jungle W SBS 2012 Seollal Special
Law of the Jungle: Madagascar
2013-2014 Heartbeat
2014 Law of the Jungle:Borneo
2015 The Racer
2015-2016 Beauty Station the Show Naver TV Cast Season 1 and 2
2016 Law of the Jungle: Tonga SBS
2017 Our School of Life tvN

Music video[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

Theater[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2008 Hamlet Ophelia
2009-2010 Singles

Bibliography[edit]

  • Heaven's Stylish Body (전혜빈의 스타일리시 바디; Published on 27 June 2011; ISBN 9788997105007)[21]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2011 4th Korea Drama Awards[41] Special Award for Cable TV Yaksha Won
2012 1st K-Drama Star Awards Best Dressed N/A Won
2012 SBS Entertainment Awards Best Entertainer Law of the Jungle Won
2014 KBS Drama Awards Best Supporting Actress Gunman in Joseon Nominated

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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