Han Hyo Joo

한효주,한효주 / Han Hyo Joo (Han Hyo Ju)

Han Hyo-joo(born February 22, 1987) is a South Korean actress. She is best known for her leading roles in the television dramasBrilliant Legacy(2009) andDong Yi(2010), as well as the filmCold Eyes(2013) for which she won Best Actress at the 34th Blue Dragon Film Awards .

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 Han Hyo Joo's Early life

Her mother was an elementary school teacher before becoming an inspector for public schools, and her father was an air force officer. As a child, she was good in sports, particularly track and field . In her sophomore year of high school, she moved to Seoul and attended Bulgok High School, despite the objections of her strict and conservative father. She then entered Dongguk University , where she joined the theater and film department.

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 Han Hyo Joo's Career


and the gangster comedy filmMy Boss, My Teacher. Han later raised her profile by being cast inSpring Waltz, the fourth and final installment of TV director Yoon Seok-ho 's " season drama " series.

In 2006, director Lee Yoon-ki cast Han in the starring role in his low-budget independent filmAd-lib Night, which follows a young woman who rediscovers herself through an eerie overnight encounter with strangers. She won the Best New actress recognition at the Korean Association of Film Critics Awards and Singapore International Film Festival .

Rise to Fameedit

Like Land and Skywith Park Hae-jin in 2007,and SBS masked-adventurer seriesIljimaewith Lee Joon-gi in 2008. Both dramas drew solid viewership ratings nationwide throughout its run with high viewer ratings and launched Han into a household name. Afterwards, she was cast in another indie film,Ride Away, which debuted at the 2008 Jeonju International Film Festival .

, which also featured pop star Jaejoong from TVXQ (now JYJ ).After several postponements, it was released in theaters in late 2009, and broadcast on TV in 2010.

Breakthrough roles and Overseas Popularityedit

It catapulted Han to stardom, and after the drama's conclusion, she experienced a sharp rise in endorsement deals and media requests for interviews, as well as increased pan-Asian popularity.Later that year Han wrapped up her starring role in the musical dramaSoul Special, which also featured K.Will in his acting debut. It aired in twelve five-minute segments on various online portals, with cable channel KBS Joy airing the entire drama in four parts.

The series became a hit during its run both domestically and across Asia, catapulting Han into Korean Wave stardom. Han won several acting awards for her portrayal of Choi Suk-bin , including the Daesang (Grand Prize) award at MBC Drama Awards and the coveted Best Actress award at Baeksang Arts Awards , cementing her status as a top actress.

Han later contributed voice narration to the " barrier-free " version of Japanese filmMy Back Page, which features descriptive audio and subtitles for people with hearing or visual impairments .

Critical Acclaimedit

Han Hyo-joo in November 2013

a remake of the 2007 Hong Kong filmEye in the Sky. The film dominated the box office after its release and became one of the biggest domestic hits of 2013.Han received acting recognition for her performance, winning Best Actress from the Blue Dragon Film Awards and Buil Film Awards .

("View of Mount Myohyang "), which depicts the rendezvous of a South Korean painter and a North Korean waitress in a North Korean restaurant. The short film is a collaboration by contemporary artists Moon Kyung-won and Jeon Joon-ho, and combined a theatrical plot, experimental imagery, dance and performance art .

("Miracle Devil Claus' Love and Magic"). Set during the Christmas season, the film is a love story about a kind bookstore employee (played by Masaki Aiba from J-pop boyband Arashi ) who meets three women.

, where Han's character falls in love with a man who changes to different people every day.

, again forLove, Lies, a movie which depicts the last story of gisaeng during the Japanese occupation in the 1940s.

and writer Song Jae-jung whose previous works includeNine: Nine Time TravelsandQueen Inhyun's man, expectations rises when this also marks Han's small screen comeback after 6 years.

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 Han Hyo Joo's Controversy

The petition stemmed from Han's younger brother allegedly bullying a fellow airman while both were in mandatory military service that resulted in the latter's suicide. The negative publicity was exacerbated by Han herself having once been appointed as a goodwill ambassador for the Republic of Korea Air Force .

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 Han Hyo Joo's Filmography


2006 My Boss, My Teacher Yoo Mi-jung supporting role
Ad-lib Night Bo-kyung
2008 Ride Away Im Ha-jung
My Dear Enemy Woman at the bus stop/
Voice on the phone
2009 Heaven's Postman Jo Hana / Saki telecinema
(also aired onSBS)
2011 Always Ha Jeong-hwa
2012 Masquerade Queen Consort
Love 911 Mi-soo
2013 Cold Eyes Ha Yoon-ju
2014 Miracle Devil Claus' Love and Magic So-yeon Japanese film
View of Mount Myohyang Oh Yeong-ran short film
2015 C'est Si Bon Min Ja-young (20s)
The Beauty Inside Yi-soo
2016 Love, Lies Jung So-yul

Television series

2005 Nonstop 5 Han Hyo-joo MBC
2006 Spring Waltz Seo/Park Eun-young KBS2
2007 Like Land and Sky Suk Ji-soo KBS1
2008 Iljimae Eun-chaeSBS
2009 Brilliant Legacy Go Eun-sung
Soul Special Jin Mi-ah KBS Joy
2010 Dong Yi Choi Dong-yi (laterChoi Suk-bin)MBC
2016 W - Two Worlds Oh Yeon-joo

Music video

YearSong TitleArtist
2004 "I Love You" Simply Sunday
2005 "You Just Being in This World" Position
"Paris" Epik High
2006 "Farewell is..." U
"Tree" Kwon Jin-won
2009 "They Are Men" Lee Woo-sang
"Because I Couldn't Say that I Love You" K.Will
"Are You Serious?" Rumble Fish
2010 "Don't You Know" Han Hyo-joo feat.No Reply
2012 "I Choose to Love You" Hyorin
"I Love You" Han Hyo-joo feat.Sweet Sorrow
"Hide and Seek" Han Hyo-joo feat.Broccoli, You Too?

Variety show

2005 Love Letter SBS Guest - Episodes 26-27, 30-31, 34-35
X-Man SBS Guest - Episodes 110-111, 114-115
2005-2006 Inkigayo (Popular Music) SBS MC
2006 Come To Play MBC Guest - Episode 82
2007 Golden Fishery MBC Guest - Episode 27
Are You Ready KBS2 Guest - Episode 1
Ya Shim Man Man SBS Guest - Episode 204
2008 Park Kyung-lim's
Wonderful Outing
MBC Guest - Episode 24
Star N The City XTM Road Trip to USA
2009 Ya Shim Man Man SBS Guest -Brilliant LegacySpecial
Girls on Top Season 2 SBS MTV Guest
Sunday Sunday Night - Danbi MBC Guest - Episode 3
2010 You Hee-yeol's Sketchbook KBS2 Guest - Episode 71
2012 Running Man SBS Guest - Episodes 123-124
Cultwo Show SBS Guest - Episode 828
2013 Running Man SBS Guest - Episodes 151-152
2016 2 Days & 1 NightSeason 3 KBS Guest - Episodes 118 - 120

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 Han Hyo Joo's Discography

YearSong TitleArtistFrom the Album
2005 "It's the First Time" Han Hyo-joo Nonstop 5OST
2008 "Ride Away" Han Hyo-joo Ride AwayOST
2009 "Sudden Burst of Tears" Gan-D feat. Han Hyo-joo Soul SpecialOST
"바람이 불어... 널 이별해 (Prologue)" Narration by Han Hyo-joo Love Tonic
2010 "Oh Seoul" My-Q feat. Han Hyo-joo For This, I Was Born
"Don't You Know" No Replyfeat. Han Hyo-joo
2011 "You" Browneyed Soulfeat. Han Hyo-joo Brown Eyed Soul
"8 A.M." My-Q feat. Han Hyo-joo Ready For The World
"Alone in Love" Lee Seung-gifeat.Ra.D
(narration by Han Hyo-joo)
2012 "I Love You" Han Hyo-joo feat.Sweet Sorrow LG Su:m37 5th Anniversary CF song
Han Hyo-joo feat.Broccoli, You Too?
2015 "Let us forget" Han Hyo-jooC'est Si BonOST
"I'll Give It All To You" Han Hyo-joo feat.Jung Woo
2016 "Love, Lies" Han Hyo-jooLove, LiesOST
"Spring lady" Han Hyo-joo feat. Chun Woo-hee

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 Han Hyo Joo's Endorsements

2005 Anti-Smoking campaign
2005 Hangame
2005 Pizza Hut with Lee Yeon-hee
2005-2006 Crencia with Jo In-sung
2005-2006 CYOU Soju
2006 Ensure Traffic Order campaign
2006 Green Time Green Tea with Ju Ji-hoon
2006-2007 Enprani Cosmetics
2008 Maxim Coffee with Jo In-sung
2008 Korean Air
2008-2011 Samchuly
2009 Save the Penguins campaign
2009 Sweetest Love campaign by Vogue Korea
2009 Nongshim Natural Snacks
2009 Cello
2009 Kia Soul
2009 Baskin-Robbins
2009 Samsung Camera VLUU series
2009 Lacoste
2009-2010 Jambangee Jeans with Chung Lim (2009)
and 2AM (2010)
2009-2015 LG Su:m37
2009-2014 Viki Numerous
2010 Grand Mint Festival Lady
2010 Yoplait Yogurt
2010-2011 Mr. Pizza
2010-2012 Lotte Card
2010-2012 Samsung NX series
2011 HEAD Sports with Park Yu-hwan
2011 LOVCAT Paris
2011 LOVCAT Bijoux
2011 Xylitol
2011-2012 Samsung Mirror Pop MV800 with Lee Je-hoon
2012 Korea Cable TV Association (KCTA) - Digital Cable TV with Yang Joon-hyuk
and Choi Hyo-jong
2012 Oksusu Corn Silk Tea
2012-2014 Black Yak with Jo In-sung
2013-2014 Acuvue with Song Joong-ki
2013 Daum Communications - 'Art and Shake' application
2013 Good Downloader campaign
2014 Givenchy eyewear
2014-2015 Hankook Tire
2014 SSG.com with Lee Byung-hun
and Ryu Seung-ryong
2015 LG Sooryehan
2016 LG The Saga of 秀
2016 Daebang Construction
2016 Zishen

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 Han Hyo Joo's Goodwill Ambassador

2007 Goodwill Ambassador for Chungbuk National Education
Goodwill Ambassador for Republic of Korea Air Force with Go Joo-won
2010 Honorary Ambassador for Population and Housing Census with Ji Jin-hee
Goodwill Ambassador for Grand Mint Festival
Goodwill Ambassador for Design Korea
Honorary Ambassador for G-20 Seoul Summit with Kim Yuna and Park Ji-sung
2011 Honorary Ambassador for National Tax Service with Hwang Jung-min
Honorary Ambassador for UN Foundation Nets GO
2012 Goodwill Ambassador for Barrier Free Movie
2013 Goodwill Ambassador for Incheon Asian Para Games
2014 Honorary Ambassador for Dongguk University 's Creative Mindful Leadership Program (CMLP) with Son Na-eun

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 Han Hyo Joo's Awards and nominations

YearCategoryNominated workResult
2003 9th Miss Binggrae Smile Pageant Grand PrizeN/AWon
2006 26th Korean Association of Film Critics Awards Best New Actress Ad-lib NightWon
KBS Drama Awards Best New Actress Spring WaltzNominated
2007 Best Actress Ad-lib NightWon
24th Korea Best Dressed Swan Awards Best DressedN/AWon
KBS Drama Awards Best Couple Award with Park Hae-jinLike Land and SkyWon
Popularity AwardWon
Best New ActressNominated
Excellence Award, Actress in a Daily DramaNominated
2008 1st Korea Jewelry Awards Pearl AwardN/AWon
SBS Drama Awards New Star AwardIljimaeWon
2009 45th Baeksang Arts Awards Most Popular Actress (TV)Nominated
4th Andre Kim Best Star Awards Star AwardN/AWon
3rd Mnet 20's Choice Awards Hot Female Drama StarBrilliant LegacyWon
SBS Drama Awards Best Couple Award with Lee Seung-giWon
Top 10 StarsWon
Excellence Award, Actress in a Special Planning DramaWon
2010 46th Baeksang Arts Awards Best Actress (TV)Nominated
5th Seoul International Drama Awards Outstanding Korean ActressWon
3rd Korea Drama Awards Best ActressDong YiWon
MBC Drama Awards Popularity AwardWon
Top Excellence Award, ActressNominated
Daesang (Grand Prize)Won
2011 Best ActressWon
47th Baeksang Arts Awards Best Actress (TV)Won
(given by Ministry of Strategy and Finance ) Presidential Commendation as Honest TaxpayerN/AWon
2012 Hallyu Star Prize Won
2013 49th Baeksang Arts Awards Best Actress Love 911Nominated
22nd Buil Film Awards Best Actress Cold EyesWon
6th Style Icon Awards Style IconN/ANominated
33rd Korean Association of Film Critics Awards Best ActressCold EyesNominated
34th Blue Dragon Film Awards Best ActressWon
2014 8th Asian Film Awards Best ActressNominated
2015 52nd Grand Bell Awards Best ActressThe Beauty InsideNominated
36th Blue Dragon Film Awards Best ActressNominated
Actors' Night Award Top Star AwardWon
2016 52nd Baeksang Arts Awards Best ActressNominated

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 Han Hyo Joo's References

  1. 한효주. Nate (in Korean). Retrieved October 28, 2012. 
  2. "Han reserves seat as next Jiwoohime". The Korea Herald via Hancinema. January 30, 2006. 
  3. "I want to try out for more extreme roles". The Dong-a Ilbo. April 5, 2007. 
  4. "TVXQ Hero hopes Postman will be assurance to fans". 10Asia. November 10, 2009. 
  5. "Light-hearted romance joins weekend lineup". The Korea Herald. April 24, 2009. 
  6. Brilliant drama leaving its own legacy. Korea JoongAng Daily. July 16, 2009.
  7. "Han Hyo-joo: 'Good People Deserve to be Happy'". KBS Global. June 5, 2009. 
  8. "Lee, Han Picked as Rising Ad Models". The Korea Times. September 24, 2009. 
  9. "Will Dong-yi Become Next Jewel in the Palace?". The Korea Times. March 21, 2010. 
  10. "Upbeat rom-com vs. court romance". The Korea Herald. March 22, 2010. 
  11. "Han Hyo-joo Changes Tack in Costume Drama". The Chosun Ilbo. April 13, 2010. 
  12. Han Hyo-joo says she "hold fast" to her role in Dong Yi. 10Asia. May 7, 2010.
  13. So Ji-sub, Han Hyo-joo start filming new pic. 10Asia. April 4, 2011.
  14. Song Il Gon: 'So Ji Seob and Han Hyo Joo Are Excellent Actors'. KBS Global. September 21, 2011.
  15. Song Il-gon hopes Always will be a reminder of true value of love. 10Asia. October 6, 2011.
  16. Han Hyo Joo: 'My Best Decision Ever Is Becoming Actress'. KBS Global. October 10, 2011.
  17. Han Hyo-joo Seeking More Challenging Roles in Movies. The Chosun Ilbo. October 15, 2011.
  18. Interview: Actress Han Hyo-joo - Part 1. 10Asia. October 28, 2011.
  19. Interview: Actress Han Hyo-joo - Part 2. 10Asia. October 28, 2011.
  20. "Actress Han Hyo-joo Movie Picks". 10Asia. November 11, 2011. 
  21. "Han Hyo-Ju, an honorary ambassador of Barrier Free Movie, for deaf-blinds". Innolife. November 13, 2012. 
  22. Han Hyo-joo to join Lee Byung-hun in historical film. 10Asia. January 4, 2012.
  23. "Interview: Han Hyo Joo Says Lee Byung Hun was the Best Actor She′s Met". enewsWorld. October 3, 2012. 
  24. Finecut dials up Love 911. Korean Film Council. March 14, 2012.
  25. Ko Soo, Han Hyo-joo's Romance Movie Cranks Up. 10Asia. September 13, 2012.
  26. "Go Soo, Han Hyo Joo's Movie, Band Aid to Premiere on December 19". enewsWorld. October 25, 2012. 
  27. "Ko Soo, Han Hyo-joo Ask to Dial Love 911". 10Asia. November 22, 2012. 
  28. "Police Are Hot in Pursuit of a Kingpin in COLD EYES". Korean Film Council. February 8, 2013. 
  29. "Cold Eyes is a story of firsts for the cast". Korea JoongAng Daily. June 6, 2013. 
  30. "Han Hyo-joo Celebrates Cold Eyes Records". 10Asia. July 30, 2013. 
  31. "Mergers with pop culture good for art business". Korea JoongAng Daily. January 16, 2014. 
  32. "Myohyangsangwan". News From Nowhere. Retrieved August 22, 2014. 
  33. "HAN Hyo-joo to Take Lead Role in Japanese Film". Korean Film Council. December 27, 2013. 
  34. "Will Han Hyo-joo win Japanese fans?". The Korea Times. December 2, 2015. 
  35. "KIM Yun-seok, HAN Hyo-joo Board Music Biopic". Korean Film Council. March 11, 2014. 
  36. "Actresses lead Korean film industry this summer". Yonhap. July 29, 2015. 
  37. "Actress Han stars opposite 21 men". Korea JoongAng Daily. August 14, 2015. 
  38. "Herald Interview: Han Hyo-joo: Beauty Inside is chance of a lifetime". The Korea Herald. August 23, 2015. 
  39. "'Love, Lies' portrays gisaeng's life in 1940s". The Korea Times. April 5, 2016. 
  40. "Actress goes all in with 'Love, Lies'". Korea JoongAng Daily. April 26, 2016. 
  41. "Han Hyo-joo to return to TV after 6 years". The Korea Times. Retrieved 7 April 2016. 
  42. "Lee Jong-suk and Han Hyo-joo in new drama 'W'". The Korea Herald. Retrieved 7 April 2016. 
  43. "Han Hyo Joo Confirms Her Comeback to the Small Screens in July". BNT News. BNT News International. Retrieved 7 April 2016. 
  44. "Ex-Manager Charged with Blackmailing Han Hyo-joo". The Chosun Ilbo. November 26, 2013. 
  45. "Han Hyo-joo subject of blackmail plot". Korea JoongAng Daily. November 26, 2013. 
  46. 한효주 광고 중지해주세요, 요청 쇄도..이병헌 사건에 남동생 문제까지 불똥 [Stop using Han Hyo-joo in commercials. Requests Flooded]. Seoul En (in Korean). September 20, 2014. 
  47. '홍보대사'의 두 얼굴, '모범 납세자 송혜교·법무부 박봄·병무청 상추...' [Honorary Ambassadors with Two Faces]. Ilgan Sports (in Korean). August 19, 2014. 
  48. "Actress Han Hyo-joo Song Picks". 10Asia. October 27, 2010. 
  49. "Korean Starlets Fall in Love with Indie Musicians". 10Asia. November 21, 2012. 
  50. Han Hyo-joo's Profile. BH Entertainment. May 22, 2012.
  51. Actress Han Hyo-ju Honored at Singapore Film Festival. KBS Global. May 2, 2007.
  52. 한효주-배수빈, 홍콩 '베스트 드라마 시상식' 인기상 수상. Chosun News (in Korean). January 10, 2011.
  53. Han Hyo-joo Given Honest Taxpayer Award. The Chosun Ilbo. March 3, 2011
  54. "Yoon Si Yoon receives Popular Star Prize in China". Korea.com. December 9, 2012. 

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