Han Hyo Joo is a synonym for the South Korean beauty and film industry. Since her film debut in 2005, Han Hyo Joo has risen to become one of the top actresses in the film and television industry in her country and has reached pan-Asian audiences. She is best known for her roles in television series: Spring Waltz, Brilliant Legacy, Dong Yi, W, and the film Cold Eyes and has won a number of coveted awards.
Han Hyo Joo Biography
The actress with the Brilliant Heritage was born on February 22, 1987, in Cheongju, North Chungcheong Province, South Korea. Her father is an Air Force officer, while her mother is a public school inspector. She resolutely followed a path that she must have discovered for herself very early in her life – acting. Although she was good at athletics, especially track and field, Han did not consider sport her strength but rather sought her niche in show business. She attended Yullyang Elementary School in Cheongju and then moved to Seoul to attend Bulgok High School despite her father’s objection. After graduating from high school, she enrolled in the drama and film faculty of Dongguk University.
Han Hyo Joo was discovered in 2003 at a teenage beauty contest organized by Binggrae (a food company), which she won. She debuted in 2005 with small roles in the sitcom Nonstop 5 and the gangster comedy My Boss, My Teacher, thus consolidating her foothold in the film industry. In 2006, she was cast in the lead role in the series Spring Waltz and the indie film Ad-lib Night, for which she was awarded Best New Actress at the Korean Association of Film Critics Awards and the Singapore International Film Festival.
With each of her performances and the consistency with which she kept her form, she conquered big roles in a very short time and made herself well known. Han’s roles in series like KBS Daily Drama Heaven & Earth 2007 and Iljimae 2008 put her on the road to fame. She has also starred in critically acclaimed films such as Always, Masquerade, Cold Eyes (which won her the Best Actress award at the Blue Dragon Film Awards).
Her breakthrough came in 2009 in the Brilliant Legacy series. It became a huge success and earned her many awards, including the SBS Drama Awards and the Outstanding Korean Actress Award at the Seoul International Drama Awards, as well as a number of endorsement deals and media requests for interviews. The following year, Han embarked on another successful project, the title character (Choi Suk-bin) in the series Dong Yi, for which she won the Daesang (Grand Prize) at the MBC Drama Awards and the Best Actress Award at the Baeksang Arts Awards.
Subsequently, her fame found its place on the international scene by immortalizing her roles throughout the country. She starred in the Japanese film Miracle: Debikuro-Kun no Koi to Maho (“The Love and Magic of Claus the Wonder Devil”) in 2014. After a leading role in the 2015 film The Beauty Inside and Love, Lies, Han, she was to make a comeback on the small screen after 6 years. She was cast in 2016 in the MBC’s fantasy suspense series W, which was well-received, in 2018 in the thriller Golden Slumber and as the female lead in the sci-fi action thriller Illang: The Wolf Brigade.
In addition to her acting career, Han has appeared in commercials, variety shows, and music videos and is also a celebrated singer. She is a goodwill ambassador and PR ambassador for various organizations, including the Air Force of the Republic of Korea.
Han Hyo Joo Husband
She is an exceptional actress and has often been praised for bringing her characters to life. Consequently, Han Hyo Joo has been associated with most of her co-stars in movies and TV and has been delivered, either because the chemistry on screen is right or because they are just cute together.
There are rumors that these actors have something going on with her. Among them is her co-star in W, Lee Jong Suk, who was her most popular couple, her Dong Yi cast colleague Bae Soo Bin. The next guy on her dating list was Lee Seung Gi, a remarkable actor she worked within Brilliant Legacy, then the actor who became a businessman, Kang Do Han, made the rounds in 2009, but she described him as a brother and someone she feels comfortable with and can confide in both in conversation and confide in.
Han Hyo Joo is not known to be in any kind of relationship and is not married. However, she believes in the institution of marriage and hopes to sign up one day when the right man comes along. She describes her ideal man as someone who has a lot of understanding, with whom she can be open and talk a lot, which is basically her boyfriend, as well as someone who is cheerful and healthy.
She’s not asking too much, is she? We wish her well.
Other Facts You Need To Know
Her hobbies include watching movies, listening to music, reading books, playing the piano, writing poetry, and short stories.
She is an avid fan of Japanese films and learned the language while watching Japanese films.
Han has acted in her films, including the joint Korean-Japanese production Postman to Heaven, and is under contract with the Japanese agency Flamme, which handles her work in the country.
She participated in a “barrier-free” version (with descriptive sound and subtitles for people with hearing or visual disabilities) for the release of the Japanese film My Back Page in South Korea. Han also provided the descriptive sound for the film, which was released on March 15, 2012.
In her book of favorites, her food is bibimbap and potato stew, the fruit is grape, while her color is pink and blue.
Her blood type is A, and according to Han, her calm, not easily enraged, and persistent personality fits this classification.
Han Hyo Joo can be found at 5′ 8″ (1.72 m) tall and weighs 48 kg.