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2000s[edit]

He started gaining traction as an actor, performing the supporting role of Dr. Henry Kim in the South Korean hit TV drama, My Name is Kim Sam-Soon. He quickly caught the attention of viewers because of his good looks and charming performance. Surprisingly, He didn't know a single word of Korean. It took some time for him to learn to speak a little Korean, which learned mostly from his work as a model and spokesperson in commercials.

Henney later starred in 2006's Spring Waltz, once again in a supporting role. During that time he learned the Korean language. His performance was praised in the drama, and his character was a favorite of viewers. Afterward, he would end up making appearances in all sorts of variety shows, such as "Family Outing."

He landed the lead role in his film debut, in the 2006 movie Seducing Mr. Robin / Mr. Perfect. He later swept all the major cinema awards for the "Best New Actor" category in South Korea for his performance in the 2007 film My Father, the first foreigner to do so.

He made his Hollywood film debut in 2009, when he portrayed Agent Zero in the film X-Men Origins: Wolverine; he later appeared in the small screen during fall season portraying Dr. David Lee in the TV series Three Rivers; the TV series was canceled after a short run.

2010s[edit]

In 2010, Henney returned to South Korean television in the KBS2 drama, Fugitive: Plan B, alongside fellow co-stars Rain and Lee Na Young. The rights to the series were sold in seven countries in Asia including Japan, Taiwan, the Philippines, Thailand, Hong Kong, China, Singapore, Malaysia, and Indonesia, where it became a huge success.

Henney has since appeared in several American film and TV series, such as Revolution, NCIS: Los Angeles, The Last Stand and Big Hero 6, among others. He is currently appearing in Criminal Minds in the role of special operations agent Matthew "Matt" Simmons, a role he previously portrayed in Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders.