Han Hyo-joo at the Red Pepper Launch Party in May 2007.
|Born||February 22, 1987 (1987-02-22) |
Cheongju, Chungbuk, South Korea
|Revised Romanization||Han Hyoju|
CareerHan was first discovered at a teenage beauty pageant in 2003. She joined the ranks as a prominent Pan-Asian star due to the rising popularity of Spring Waltz (the fourth and final installment of Yoon Suk-ho's season drama series, following Autumn in My Heart, Winter Sonata and Summer Scent) in other Asian countries, including Indonesia, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Thailand, Singapore, Philippines.
The film called Ad-lib Night (a subtle drama by Lee Yoon-ki) follows a young single woman who rediscovers herself through an eerie overnight encounter with strangers. The film, in which she has the starring role, premiered in November 2006. She was then chosen for the title role in a daily soap opera called 하늘만큼 땅만큼 ("Like the Heavens, Like the Land), on KBS in January 2007.
Han was then cast in the SBS drama Iljimae, which also stars Lee Jun-ki, Lee Young Ah, and Park Shi-hoo.
The independent film, Ride Away, in which Han portrayed Ha-jeong, debuted at the Jeonju International Film Festival in 2008.
In 2009 Han starred as the lead actress in the highly successful SBS drama, Brilliant Legacy, along with Lee Seung-gi. She was the runner-up to host the MnetT 20’s Choice Award on August 28 and was chosen due to the popularity of the SBS drama Brilliant Legacy. The drama's popularity with a peak viewership rating of 47.1% in South Korea has increased her visibility in the Korean media and popularity as an entertainment personality. Since the drama's conclusion, she has experienced a sharp rise in interest for endorsement deals and media requests for interviews.
Following her success on Brilliant Legacy, Han was slated to assume the lead female role in the upcoming KBS2 drama Chuno. She, however, withdrew from the role prior to production allegedly due to issues relating to her management and salary.
Han also stars in the collaborative Korean-Japanese telecinema production, Heaven's Postman, which was released in late 2009 (after several postponements). The drama also features Kim Jaejoong from TVXQ.
In September 2009 Han wrapped up her latest starring role in the musical drama, Soul Special, which also stars K. Will in his acting debut. The drama is slated to air in twelve five-minute segments on various online portals, with KBS airing the entire drama in four parts.
She was meant to play the main role in the historical drama, Chuno, but she rejected it after having problems with the management; she was replaced by Lee Da-hae. Her most recent role was as the titular character in Dong Yi, MBC's 49th Anniversary Project. Han won several acting awards for her portrayal as Choi Suk Bin.
Along with So Ji-sub, Han will star in Song Il Go's Only You. Production will begin March 2011 and is scheduled to premiere either summer or fall of 2011.
Personal lifeHan Hyo-joo attends Dongguk University, where she majors in the dramatics and films department. Her hobbies include singing and writing and her talents are playing the piano, telling fairy tales, writing, running and fencing. Han has a younger brother.
|Year||Title||Role||Network, Film||Television or Film Producer|
|2005||논스톱5 Nonstop 5||Han Hyo Joo||MBC|
|2006||투사부일체 My Boss, My Teacher||Yoo Mi Jung||Films|
|2006||봄의 왈츠 Spring Waltz||Chu Eun Young||KBS2|
|2006||아주 특별한 손님 Ad-lib Night||the Girl||Films|
|2007||하늘만큼 땅만큼 Like Land and Sky||Suk Ji Soo||KBS1|
|2008||달려라 자전거 Ride Away||Im Ha Jung||Films|
|2008||멋진 하루 My Dear Enemy||Woman at the bus stop/Voice on the phone (cameo)||Films|
|2008||일지매 Iljimae||Eun Chae||SBS|
|2009||찬란한 유산 Brilliant Legacy||Go Eun Sung||SBS|
|2009||쏘울 스페셜 Soul Special||Jin Mi Ah||KBS|
|2009||Telecinema 천국의 우편 배달부 Heaven's Postman||Jo Hana / Saki||Films|
|2010||동이 Dong Yi||Choi Dong Yi (Suk bin Choi)||MBC|
|2011||오직 그대 Only You||Jeong-hwa||Films|
- 2005 - 2006: 인기가요 Popular Song (SBS) MC
- 2004: 사랑해요 I Love You by Simply Sunday
- 2005: 그대가 세상에 있는 것 만으로 by Position
- 2005: Paris by Epik High
- 2006: 이별은 Farewell is... by U
- 2006: Tree by Kwon Jin Won
- 2009: 남잔 다 그래 by Lee Woo Sang
- 2009: 헤어져 Break up by As One
- 2009: 사랑한단 말을 못해서 Because I Couldn't Say that I Love You by K.Will
- 2009: 너 정말이니 Are You Serious? by Rumble Fish
- 2009: 왈칵눈물이 Sudden Burst of Tears by Han Hyo Joo (feat. Gan-D)
TV Commercials / Advertisements
- 2005: Anti-smoking Campaign · Crencia
- 2005: Han Game · Pizza Hut
- 2006: CYOU Soju · Green Time Green Tea
- 2006: Enprani Cosmetics ·
- 2008: Samchuly · Maxim Coffee
- 2008: Korean Air · Baskin Robbins
- 2009: Jambangee · LG SU:M 37'
- 2009: VIKI · Nong Shim Natural Snacks
- 2009: Samsung VLUU Digital Camera
- 2009: Cello · Kia Soul
- 2010: Yoplait · Lotte Card
- 2010: Mr. Pizza ·
- 2011: Head Sports · LOVCAT Paris
- 2003: Binggrae Smile Awards - First Prize
- 2006: Korean Screen Critics Awards - Best Female Newcomer Award (Ad-lib Night)
- 2007: Singapore International Film Festival - Best Actress Award (Ad-lib Night)
- 2007: Korea Best Dresser Awards
- 2007: KBS Drama Awards - Best Couple with Park Hae Jin, Female Popularity Award (Like Land and Sky)
- 2008: SBS Drama Awards - New Star Award (Iljimae)
- 2009: Mnet 20's Choice Awards - Hot Female Drama Star (Brilliant Legacy)
- 2009: SBS Drama Awards - Best Couple with Lee Seung Gi, Best Actress for Special Production Dramas, Top 10 Stars Award (Brilliant Legacy)
- 2010: Seoul Drama Awards - Hallyu Special Award for Female Actress (Brilliant Legacy)
- 2010: Korea Drama Festival - Best Actress (Dong Yi)
- 2010: MBC Drama Awards - Popularity Award, Daesang (Dong Yi)