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from JoongAng Daily
by Yang Sunny
11.02.2005


From a TV doctor to a marketing idol
The "Henney effect" has become a buzzword in Korea's advertising industry, as Daniel Henney, a Eurasian model-turned-actor, has helped to boost sales of whatever he advertises here, from cars to clothes.
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Mr. Henney, who was born in the United States to a British father and Korean mother, was catapulted to stardom after he appeared in the local television show "My name is Kim Sam-soon." In this hit show, which aired from May to July, Mr. Henney played a suave Korean-American doctor who came to Korea with the female patient he fell in love with.With his good looks and sophisticated manner, Mr. Henney instantly became a household name here, prompting many local businesses to rush to hire him as their new face. Indeed, Mr. Henney now appears in TV commercials for six local brands, ranging from cell phones to cars, an airline and a television shopping channel. Yesterday, the Korean unit of French cosmetics maker L'Oreal also took a plunge, announcing that it had selected him to promote its men's cosmetics line in Korea.
"Seventy percent of the consumers for our men's cosmetics products are young women," Choi Yun-a, marketing manager of L'Oreal Korea, said. "We hired Mr. Henney to target this consumer group."

Indeed, companies that have hired the actor are already seeing their sales surge. Local garment maker Cheil Industries, which has promoted TV commercials starring Mr. Henney and Hollywood actress Gwyneth Paltrow for its "Bean Pole" casual wear line since September, said sales of the line from September to October were up 28.1 percent from a year earlier. This compares to an 8 percent year-on-year increase in the first half of this year.

GM Daewoo Auto & Technology Co. has also benefited greatly from Mr. Henney's popularity since he began advertising the carmaker's new "Gentra" model in September. "Consumers even inquired about the new model even before our salespeople launched the sales campaign," one GM Daewoo manager said.

As Mr. Henney's proven popularity has delighted many companies, the cost of striking a marketing deal with him has become much higher. Before his TV show, Mr. Henney received about 50 million won ($48,100) for one advertising deal, but now he is classified as one of the "A-list" stars here, who usually receive 10 times that amount or more per contract.

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From the Parents of "Daniel Henney"
We woud like to wish each and every fan and very Happy and Safe Holiday. This year has been a tremendous adventure, expirence, and very amazing for us as parents. From Daniel being in Korea, his many commerical CF's, MNIKSS drama series, Bean Pole, and my adventures of going to Korea for the first time since I was adopted. What a dream come true and memories that will be forever. If it wasn't for fans and the support that you have given to Daniel, this might not of happened. We THANK you so much and appreciate this. We wish Daniel the best in all he does in the future.
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To add to the Holiday Greetings from Daniel's parents, his mother has kindly given her permission for us to post the following Winter scenes from Daniel's home in Michigan, USA.

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Daniel's mother and friend, Christine and Murphy

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Daniel's father, Phillip, with Murphy

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HAPPY HOLIDAYS to DANIEL and his FAMILY! Thank you for sharing with us!
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Wow, it's amazing how Daniel Henney has really skyrocketed into fame with just Kim Sam Soon. He's EVERYWHERE lol. And I was watching some of his CFs on net -- it's amazing how they've become almost a mini art presentation in and of themselves. I was really impressed and Daniel Henney makes a very very good (/looking lol) model. I can only see his career as moving up from here.

Haha and I still can't believe Daniel Henney's parents are actually using this forum, kinda surreal. Hello! And if you're reading this I want to tell you how impressed I am with the way he presents himself in interviews. Plus he's really funny (he cracks me up). He's probably one of the few people that I've seen on television these days that seem worthy of being an actual role model. Best of wishes to all of you!
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Having Daniel home for the Christmas visit was sooooo grand. To see him standing in the door was the biggest surprise. What a Christmas gift to us.
I never had a mother-daughter relationship with my mother, so to have Daniel as a son, like he is, is what I believe is the best relationship that we could ever have. I get sad thinking about what my mother and we could of had, but never did. Then I get very happy in thought, knowing that there are Mothers out in the world with great big hearts like each and every one of you and myself. When Daniel was born, we wanted to be the best parents that we could, as every parent's dream. I think that we have accomplished that when we seen him on the stage thanking us saying "I love you and miss you" That brought tears to both his Dad and my eyes. What could be more grand, to see our son on stage, and sitting in the audience knowing that we were and still a part of his life. "Best Dressed" and "Best Newcomer" Wow.... What an unbelievable sur-real dream come true.
Thank you so much for being devoted fans. We gotta Love Him...
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First, in honor of the pride, joy and love both of you feel for each other, Christine, here's one of my favorite news photos emoticon:

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Stars making 2005 their own year
The Korea Herald
December 26, 2005

Daniel Henney as new heartthrob

As a Korean actor carrying an exotic aura of the West, Daniel Henney, 26, has emerged as Korea's new heartthrob, grabbing hearts of female viewers of the MBC TV series "My Lovely Sam-soon," which ended in success last July.

Despite the heavy stammers when speaking Korean, Henney managed to pin down his name as one of the main promising actors, playing the role of a handsome Korean-American doctor in the popular drama.

The Korean-American Adonis was selected as the best actor of the year in a recent poll taken by internet website puppyred.com on 38,314 teenagers.

Born of an American father and a Korean mother, Henney expressed great affection for his mother's homeland, which resulted in a warmer welcome from Korean TV audiences.

But because the public's interest in Henney so far is not due to his qualities as a good actor, but rather to his appealing mask, he has a task ahead for 2006: to overcome the language barrier and broaden his acting territory.

(hayney@heraldm.com)
Well, I don't think I agree with the last comments on Daniel's acting ability, but while he's practicing his language skills, let's enjoy the latest drama awards photos!


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class blockquote But because the public's interest in Henney so far is not due to his qualities as a good actor, but rather to his appealing mask, he has a task ahead for 2006: to overcome the language barrier and broaden his acting territory.nchristi wrote: class blockquote Well, I don't think I agree with the last comments on Daniel's acting abilityHmm...I'd have to say that I agree to some extent with that article. When I first saw DH on MNIKSS, I was initially taken aback by his physical appearance. And I actually found it quite distracting from watching everything else on screen. It was almost a little...(if you will) awkward. I found myself shifting my seat as I watched him deliver his lines. Of course, this being his first drama and especially with him as a pretty key character -- he has a lot to deliver! At times he seemed a little too wholesome and eager, but I guess you could also see that as how much his character doted on Heejin...so guess whatever floats your boat then? But that's just how I felt. I mean I still think this guy has a LOT of potential to become something great (aside from being known for his looks). I do feel that by not being a native korean (especially one that doesn't enter the entertainment business speaking fluently) there is some kind of a divide b/w the actor and the viewer's mentality -- almost a double standard. BUT I think he'll improve a great deal as he solidifies his language proficiency and it seems like he's pretty much immersed in Korean culture now so he'll pick things up fast b/c he has an inclination to learn.

Ahhaha that's such a sweet pic of him and his mom... I just realized how much he really looks like her! It was kinda hard to tell from watching blurry interviews online. emoticon AHAHAHA LOOK AT THE MIC!!! LMAO. Ew Hyunbin looks slimey there...ehhh lol I liked him better as the stuuud-ful Samshikky emoticon. ...And I hope the animal rights organizations don't get a whiff of KimSunAh's coat...lol. I want his glasses. The end. emoticon
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class blockquote karneasada wrote:

I'd have to say that I agree to some extent with that article. [...] I found myself shifting my seat as I watched him deliver his lines.
At first, I felt a little uncomfortable, too. But after watching him closely and analyzing what's wrong with this picture, I no longer thought it was amateur acting on Daniel's part. In fact, I was quite impressed with what he brought to his character.

I realized what was at first jarring my senses was that I had never before seen an all-American guy next door type character in a K-drama. The leading men in K-dramas are basically like Hyun Bin's Sam Sik character: serious faced, strong, silent, macho (dragging the girl around), needing to have emotional rescue by the leading lady, rarely cracking open their impenetrable walls, revealing themselves. Daniel's character, conversely, was quite opposite from the traditional Korean male posture: he was masculine—to be sure—but nuturing, caring, warm, affectionate, always smiling and fun. He exuded a happy confidence, with zero arrogance.

Bottom line for me ended up being that it wasn't his acting in itself that was affecting me—it was a mild culture shock in seeing such an all-American type character in a place I'd never seen it before, where I am expecting the typical Korean male.

I may be incorrect on this, but I seem to recall reading somewhere that Daniel lived in New York, studied and pursued acting for some time (besides his modeling experience). I suspect he has more training than we might guess.
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From last year's Digital Chosunilbo story Daniel Henney's Mother Travels Back to Her Roots: width 460px class center Image
Daniel Henney and his mother Christine at an autograph signing at Shinsaegae Department Store in Sogong-dong, Seoul.


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Daniel has been selected as the January 2006 Most Beautiful Man (website of same name). I thought it interesting how the hair style and photo treatment gives him a distinctly more SoKorean celeb look.

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Here‛s an interview from the August 2003 WestEast Magazine, published in HK (mostly English-language articles). class blockquote Daniel Henney
job: model
age: 23


What is yoru ethnic mix?
Korean/Irish/American Indian

Does one of your parents give you an easier time than the other? If so, from which side were they, and what did they do?
I was fortunate enough to have two great parents. There was no partiality. However I have always felt a very strong bond with my mother due to the fact that I am her only known blood relatives.

Do you find any particular kinship with people of the same racial mix?
Not particularly people of the same mix. I grew up around mostly Caucasian people, much like my father. So because of that, and the fact that English is my mother tongue, I do feel at home around Americans.

Has being of mixed race helped or hindered you?
Growing up in a predominately white rural area, I received my fair share of prejudice. I was the only minority in my hometown, and at times it was tough. However, since I started modeling, my mix has helped. I seem to fit into a small catalog which is neither Asian or Caucasian, and that has been beneficial.

Have you ever experienced any racial prejudice, either in a beneficial or detrimental way?
The only prejudice I have received has been negative. Again it is because of my upbringing in the States. However, on a positive note it has shaped me into a much stronger individual, and I wouldn't change a thing from my past.

Do you find that you gravitate towards one of the cultures of your parents?
If I had been asked this question a year ago, I would have said 'no'. But now that I have been able to experience Asian culture first hand, I definitely feel a strong connection to my Asian roots. I really enjoy Asian food, and certain aspects of Asian lifestyle. Kimchi is one of my favourite dishes, and I find it so coincidental; the fact that I'm part Korean, and I'm drawn to that type of food.

Is there any food of any of the cultures of your parents that you dislike?
Definitely not, I can't even think of a food that I dislike. I love to eat.

What is the strongest trait that makes you distinctively one of the cultures of your parents?
My strongest Asian traits are probably my eyes and my skin tone. I share many Western traits, too, but they're much more subtle. My Asian characteristics are definitely dominant.

What is the best thing about being of mixed descent?
Being able to work within many different categories, and in many different countries.


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