Han Hyo Joo

Hyo Joo Han

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  • First Name: Hyo Joo
  • Family Name: Han
  • Native name: 한효주
  • Also Known as: Han Hyo Ju
  • Nationality: South Korean
  • Gender: Female
  • Born: February 22, 1987
  • Age: 32

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Hyo Joo Han

Han Hyo Joo

  • Name: Han Hyo Joo
  • Native name: 한효주
  • Also Known as: Han Hyo Ju
  • Nationality: South Korean
  • Gender: Female
  • Born: February 22, 1987
  • Age: 32
Han Hyo Joo is a South Korean actress. She is best known for her leading roles in the television dramas Brilliant Legacy, Dong Yi, and W, as well as the film Cold Eyes for which she won Best Actress at the Blue Dragon Film Awards. Han was first discovered in a teenage beauty pageant organized by food corporation Binggrae in 2003. She began her acting career in the sitcom Nonstop 5 and the gangster comedy My Boss, My Teacher.

Director Lee Yoon-ki cast Han in 2006 for the starring role in his low-budget independent film Ad-lib Night, which follows a young woman who rediscovers herself through an eerie overnight encounter with strangers.[6] She won the Best New Actress awards at the Korean Association of Film Critics Awards and Singapore International Film Festival for her performance.

Han catapulted to stardom through Brilliant Legacy costarring Lee Seung-gi, which became a massive success by maintaining to be the number one spot in the viewership rating chart for 20 consecutive weeks and reached a peak rating of 47.1%. It was the most popular TV drama of 2009.

After Brilliant Legacy Han took on the titular character in MBC's 49th-anniversary project Dong Yi (2010), the series became a hit during its run both domestically and across Asia. 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. The TV series solidified Han as a household name in Korea.

In 2013, Han's was blackmailed by her ex-manager. According to police, the ex-manager Lee illegally transferred 16 photos of Han and her ex-boyfriend from her digital camera to his mobile phone. Lee then threatened to publish the compromising photos unless he and his two accomplices were paid ₩400 million.

In 2019, Han Hyo Joo has been cast as the main character in the USA’s “Treadstone,” a television spin-off of the “Bourne” film series starring Matt Damon. It would be her first TV project in Hollywood.
Drama
Year Title # Role Rating
2020 Taiyo wa Ugokanai
Japanese Drama, 2020, 0 eps
Spy (Support Role)
0
Spy
Support Role
0.0
2016 W
Korean Drama, 2016, 16 eps
Oh Yeon Joo (Main Role)
16
Oh Yeon Joo
Main Role
8.7
2010 Dong Yi
Korean Drama, 2010, 60 eps
60
Main Role
8.5
2009 Shining Inheritance
Korean Drama, 2009, 28 eps
Ko Eun Sung (Main Role)
28
Main Role
8.0
2008 Iljimae
Korean Drama, 2008, 20 eps
Eun Chae (Main Role)
20
Eun Chae
Main Role
8.4
2007 High As Sky Wide As Earth
Korean Drama, 2007, 165 eps
Suk Ji Soo (Main Role)
165
Main Role
7.4
2006 Spring Waltz
Korean Drama, 2006, 20 eps
Park Eun Young (Main Role)
20
Park Eun Young
Main Role
7.5
2004 Nonstop 5
Korean Drama, 2004, 257 eps
Herself (Main Role)
257
Herself
Main Role
8.1
Movie
Year Title Role Rating
2020 The Sun Does Not Move
Japanese Movie, 2020,
[Evasive mercenary] (Support Role)
[Evasive mercenary]
Support Role
0.0
2018 Illang: The Wolf Brigade
Korean Movie, 2018,
Lee Yoon Hee (Main Role)
Main Role
7.3
2018 Golden Slumber
Korean Movie, 2018,
Sun Yeong (Main Role)
Main Role
7.6
2016 Love, Lies
Korean Movie, 2016,
Jeong So Yool (Main Role)
Main Role
8.3
2015 The Beauty Inside
Korean Movie, 2015,
Yi Soo (Main Role)
Yi Soo
Main Role
8.5
2015 C'est Si Bon
Korean Movie, 2015,
Min Ja Yeong [20s] (Main Role)
Min Ja Yeong [20s]
Main Role
7.6
2014 Miracle: Devil Claus' Love and Magic
Japanese Movie, 2014,
Tae So Yeong (Main Role)
Main Role
7.0
2013 Cold Eyes
Korean Movie, 2013,
Main Role
8.2
2012 Love 911
Korean Movie, 2012,
Doctor Mi Soo (Main Role)
Main Role
8.3
2012 Masquerade
Korean Movie, 2012,
Queen Joong Jun (Main Role)
Main Role
8.5
2011 Always
Korean Movie, 2011,
Jung Hwa (Main Role)
Jung Hwa
Main Role
8.6
2009 Postman To Heaven
Korean Movie, 2009,
Jo Ha Na (Main Role)
Main Role
8.1
2008 Ride Away
Korean Movie, 2008,
Im Hajung (Main Role)
Main Role
6.6
2006 Ad-Lib Night
Korean Movie, 2006,
Lee Bo Kyung (Main Role)
Main Role
5.8
2006 My Boss, My Teacher
Korean Movie, 2006,
Yoo Mi Jung (Support Role)
Yoo Mi Jung
Support Role
7.0
Special
Year Title # Role Rating
2016 W: The Unfinished Story
Korean Special, 2016, 1 eps
Oh Yeon Joo (Main Role)
1
Main Role
8.6
2016 W Special
Korean Special, 2016, 1 eps
Oh Yeon Joo (Main Role)
1
Oh Yeon Joo
Main Role
8.4
2009 Soul Special
Korean Special, 2009, 12 eps
Jin Mi Ah (Main Role)
12
Main Role
6.4
TV Show
Year Title # Role Rating
2013 2 Days & 1 Night: Season 3
Korean TV Show, 2013, 257 eps
(Ep.118-120) (Guest)
257
(Ep.118-120)
Guest
9.2
2010 Running Man
Korean TV Show, 2010, 500 eps
(Ep. 123-124. 151-152) (Guest)
500
(Ep. 123-124. 151-152)
Guest
9.3
2003 Love Letter
Korean TV Show, 2003, 0 eps
(Guest)
0
Guest
9.1
2003 X-Man
Korean TV Show, 2003, 178 eps
(Guest)
178
Guest
8.7
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