”When it comes to roles in his future, he’s thinking bigger, deeper, richer.
What Henney wants now is to be a leading man in Hollywood.
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He settled at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
He—and everyone else—assumes he’ll be a natural working in China because of his heritage, when in reality, he’s less “Chinese” than any of the Caucasian expats he meets abroad.
His arrogant assumptions often get him into trouble, and it takes some humility (and help from the locals) to dig himself out of a potentially career-ruining mess.
He traveled the world as a model, and began acting classes in New York where he starred in a few plays, including an off-broadway production of the classic . starring as Agent Zero in the fourth part of the X-Men Series, X-Men Origins: Wolverine. He plays Kai, a powerful businessman who uses his wealth and connections to save the woman he loves.
The part — as well as his looks– gained him popularity in Korea, and Daniel went on to star in other Korean television shows and movies. Korean entertainer Bi-Rain also stars in the series.
Daniel makes his home in two places: Seoul, South Korea, his mother’s home country, and Los Angeles, California.
“I have a very dry, sarcastic sense of humor,” he explains. However, Henney’s experience was likely magnified because his own fish-out-of-water story transpired with the entire nation watching.
Martin Chung, Henney’s friend and longtime manager, had a front row seat to Henney’s overnight rise to fame, having known the actor since his modeling days in Asia.