Born on February 22, 1987, is a South Korean actress and model. She made her debut in the Nonstop 5, a famous sitcom in Korea.
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 Fairy Tale, Winter Sonata and Summer Scent) in other Asian countries, including Indonesia, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Philippines, Thailand, Singapore and Japan.
Recently she has been in the limelight for her accomplishments in the movies, TV drama series as well as commercials. These were recognized by the foreign press and fans from many Asian countries. In response to her numerous adoring fans, she has made a few major steps to demonstrate her talents as an aspiring actress, despite her rather short acting career.
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) in which she has the starring role premiered in November, 2006. The film has been made to highlight her potential as a gifted actress, not necessarily for commercial success. To top her already busy schedule, she just has been chosen for the title role in a daily soap opera , called 'Like Land and Sky (하늘만큼 땅만큼)', on KBS in January 2007.
Family: Parents and younger brother
Talent agency: Fantom Ent
School: Dong Gook University (Dramatics and Films department)
- 2007: 하늘만큼 땅만큼 (Like Land and Sky)
- 2007: 아주 특별한 손님 ( Ad-Lib night )
- 2006: 봄의 왈츠 (Spring Waltz)
- 2006: 투사부일체 ( Tu Sa Bu Il Che (My boss, My teacher) )
- 2005: 논스톱 5 ( NonStop 5 )
- 2006 이별은 (Farewell is..) by U
- 2005 그대가 세상에 있는 것 만으로 by Position
- 2004 사랑해요 (I love you) by Simply Sunday
MC & Awards
- 2007 20th Singapore International Film Festival - Best Actress (Ad-Lib night)
- 2006 26th Korean Screen Critics Award - Best Female Newcomer (Ad-Lib night)
- 2005~2006 Popular Songs' MC
- 2003 First Prize for Binggrae Smile Awards
What they say about her
"Han Hyo Joo is a potential star with a bright head on her shoulders".
"Not only she is a hard-worker, but she appears to be born with the ability to quickly adapt to different situations, which is an ability every actor and actress must possess".
- Director Yoon Suk-ho
"Han Hyo Joo delivers great performance in this movie. Her performance was enough to satisfy me.
The eulogy was received from many staffs and the result also with a satisfactory movie came out."
- Director Lee Yoon-ki