Han Ji-hye

이지해 / Lee Ji Hye (Yi Ji Hae)

Han Ji-hye(born Lee Ji-hye on June 29, 1984) is a South Korean actress.

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 Han Ji-hye's Background

Born Lee Ji-hye, she used the stage name "Han Ji-hye" upon learning that her real name would cause confusion among fans since an older actress, Lena Lee, also has the same Korean name .

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 Han Ji-hye's Career

2001- 2007[edit]

. She landed her first leading role inSweet 18. The next couple of years saw Han starring in low-rating dramas, but her 2007 daily dramaLikeable or Notbecame very popular, topping the ratings chart during its run and recording the highest rating for a daily drama since 2000.Han then displayed newfound maturity and great improvement in her acting in the 2008 epic dramaEast of Eden.

2008 - 2011[edit]

She was brought to the project via a proposal from the Chinese Olympic committee to sing "Friends" as the official swimming theme of the Beijing National Aquatics Centre at the Beijing Olympics . Less than a year later, she again recorded a digital single , an upbeat electro-pop song titled "Luv Luv."

This was documented onHan Ji-hye: Shoes! My Dream!which aired on cable channel O'live TV. The Fall/Winter 2009 collection were sold in major department stores in Seoul and the surrounding metro areas, as well as in a well-known department store in Singapore and various online shopping malls.

, a collection of autobiographical lifestyle essays . The volume focused on Han's hobbies and daily life rather than on her onscreen work and contained Han's writings about her experiences as a twentysomething single woman, as well as her reflections on her life. It also touched on the various projects she has undertaken such as designing shoes, studying tea ceremony, learning about ceramics, DIY furniture making, and fabric art.

Blades of Bloodwithout auditioning her — not for her talents, but for her Asian-looking eyes. Aside from finding her single eyelid unique and difficult to find in recent years, Lee liked that she related to him in a natural manner. Han said that Lee scolded her a lot in the beginning of the shoot for not acting well, so she used the pain in her heart to portray her character such that she improved towards the middle of the filming and learned a lot from him. She also sang on the soundtrack , having played a gisaeng in the film.

,and a visually impaired teacher in the 2-part Chuseok specialThe Great Gift.

2012 - present[edit]

(also known asI Summon You, Gold!orGold, Appear!), a family comedy that explores money, love and marriage.This was followed by another leading role as a wrongfully convicted prisoner turned baker inLegendary Witchesin 2014.

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 Han Ji-hye's Personal life

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 Han Ji-hye's Filmography

Television drama[]

2002 Great Luck Family SBS
2003 The Bean Chaff of My Life Shin Hee-jung MBC
Scent of a Man Ha Soo-min MBC
Summer Scent Park Jung-ah KBS2
Open Drama Man and Woman
"One More Step Than Love"
2004 Sweet 18 Yoon Jung-sook KBS2
Island Village Teacher Hong Eun-soo SBS
2005 The Secret Lovers Seo Young-ji MBC
2006 Cloud Stairs Yoon Jung-won KBS2
2007 Likeable or Not Na Dan-poong KBS1
2008 East of Eden Kim Ji-hyun MBC
2010 Drama Special"Pianist" Yoon In-sa KBS2
2011 The Duo Dong-nyeo MBC
Heavenly Embroidery(天堂绣) Quan Cai Xi CCTV
The Great Gift Kim Ha-yeon SBS
2012 May Queen Chun Hae-joo MBC
2013 Pots of Gold Jung Mong-hee/Son Yoo-na MBC
2014 The Full Sun Han Young-won KBS2
Legendary Witches Moon Soo-in MBC


2002 Saving My Hubby Convenience store clerk
2003 Singles Ji-hye, Jeong-joon's new girlfriend
2005 My Boyfriend Is Type B Ha-mi
2008 Humming Mi-yeon
2010 Blades of Blood Baek-ji

Music video[]

YearSong TitleArtist
2002 "그댄 행복에 살텐데"
2003 "잊을 수 있을까요?"
2004 [Part 1] "Whistle to Me (Hwilili)"
Lee Soo-young
[Part 2] "Andante"
2005 "Forever You"
"Gwanghwamun Love Song"

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 Han Ji-hye's Discography

YearSong TitleNotes
2008 "Love You Forever" duet withLee Chun-hee; 2 tracks fromHummingOST
"Friends" Beijing Olympicsswimming theme song
2009 "Luv Luv" digital singlefeat. Soul Tronik
2010 "Sangsamong" track fromBlades of BloodOST

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 Han Ji-hye's Book

2010 My Fair Lady ISBN 978-89-963339-4-4

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 Han Ji-hye's Shoe line

2009 H by Jinny Kim

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 Han Ji-hye's Awards and nominations

YearAwardCategoryNominated workResult
2001 Supermodel Contest Dodo Makeup AwardN/AWon
2003 KBS Drama Awards Best New Actress Summer ScentWon
2004 40th Baeksang Arts Awards Best New Actress (TV) Sweet 18Won
MBC Entertainment Awards Best Female Newcomer in a Variety Show Won
KBS Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actress Sweet 18Nominated
2005 42nd Grand Bell Awards Best New ActressMy Boyfriend Is Type BNominated
26th Blue Dragon Film Awards Best New ActressNominated
MBC Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actress The Secret LoversNominated
2006 Korea Best Dresser Swan Awards Best Dressed, TV Actress categoryN/AWon
2007 KBS Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actress in a Daily DramaLikeable or NotWon
2008 2nd Korea Drama Awards Excellence Award, ActressWon
MBC Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actress East of EdenWon
2009 4th Asia Model Festival Awards Model Star AwardN/AWon
Korea Cadastral Survey Corporation Plaque of AppreciationN/AWon
45th Baeksang Arts Awards Best Actress (TV) East of EdenNominated
2010 Korea International Jewelry & Watch Fair Best Jewelry LadyN/AWon
KBS Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actress in a One-Act/Special/Short Drama PianistNominated
2012 20th Korean Culture and Entertainment Awards Top Excellence Award, Actress in a DramaMay QueenWon
MBC Drama Awards Top Excellence Award, Actress in a Serial DramaWon
2013 2nd APAN Star Awards Excellence Award, ActressPots of GoldNominated
MBC Drama Awards Top Excellence Award, Actress in a Serial DramaWon
2014 MBC Drama Awards Top Excellence Award, Actress in a Special Project DramaLegendary WitchesNominated
2015 4th APAN Star Awards Top Excellence Award, Actress in a Serial DramaNominated

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 Han Ji-hye's References

  1. "Likable or Not Reach Highest Drama Ratings since 2000". KBS Global. April 25, 2008.
  2. "Actress Han Ji-hye feels destined for Eden". Korea JoongAng Daily. November 26, 2008.
  3. "Han Ji-hye Sings Beijing Olympics Theme Song". KBS Global. August 14, 2008.
  4. "Han Ji-hye selected to promote Design Korea 2009". 10Asia. November 12, 2009. 
  5. 한지혜, 작가됐다...27살 싱글의 삶 책으로. Herald Biz (in Korean). June 3, 2010. 
  6. "Traces of Lee Jun-ik's work in Blades of Blood". 10Asia. April 20, 2010.
  7. "INTERVIEW: Actress Han Ji-hye". 10Asia. November 18, 2010.
  8. "Han Ji-hye cast as female lead in upcoming SBS two-part series". 10Asia. August 11, 2011.
  9. "May Queen's Han Ji-hye comes back to TV". MBC Global Media. August 16, 2012. 
  10. "Gold Appear Takes On Money, Love And Marriage". KDramaStars. March 25, 2013. 
  11. "Typecasting Proves a Boon to Han Ji-hye's Career". The Chosun Ilbo. January 31, 2015. 
  12. Jeong, Junhwa (14 January 2016). "한지혜, 키이스트와 전속 계약 체결..김수현과 한솥밥". OSEN. Retrieved 14 January 2016. 
  13. "Han Ji-hye to Marry in Hawaii Next Month". The Chosun Ilbo. August 6, 2010. 
  14. "Actress Han to tie knot in Hawaii". The Korea Times. August 6, 2010. 
  15. "Han Ji Hye to Open Up on Her Life in Chicago". enewsWorld. April 18, 2012. 
  16. The Banjun Drama episodes Han appeared in are:
    • "Meet Princess Good-For-Nothing"
    • "Since That Day"
    • "I Will Love You"
    • "Love Thief"
    • "My Beloved Bodyguard"
    • "Second Love"
    • "Rival"
    • "His Double Life"
    • "Lovers"
    • "For Her Sake"
    • "Something to Tell You"
    • "In My Little Bride"
    • "Cute Hostage"
    • "Taming the Grandson"

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