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Han Hyo Joo (Han Hyojoo)

Actress Han Hyo Joo (Han Hyojoo) Profile, Drama, Facts, and TMI

Han Hyo Joo Drama, Profile, Boyfriend

Han Hyo Joo Profile

  • Birth Name: 한효주 (Han Hyo Joo)
  • Stage Name: Han Hyo Joo
  • Nationality: South Korean
  • Date of Birth: 1987.02.22
  • Zodiac Sign: Pisces
  • Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
  • Height: 172 cm (5’64)
  • Weight: N/A
  • Blood Type: A
  • Agency: BH Entertainment (Korea) & FLaMme (Japan)
  • Personal Social Media: Instagram, Weibo, Fancafe

Han Hyo Joo Facts & TMI

  • Han Hyo Joo was born Han Ji Young, however, she legally changed her name to Han Hyo Joo in 1995.
  • She was born and grew up in Cheongju City, Chungcheongbuk-do.
  • Her family consists of mother, father, and a younger brother.
  • She debuted in 2003 after winning Grand Prize at Miss Binggeurae Competition.
  • She moved to Seoul after her debut.
  • Although she frequently changed her dream job from lecturer, poet, veterinarian, to animal trainer, she explained that she never think of becoming an actress.
  • After winning Miss Binggeurae Competition in 2003, she began preparing herself for an acting career. She began attending an acting academy after winning the competition.
  • Her very first TV appearance was in the MBC sitcom ‘Nonstop 5’ as a cameo in 2005.
  • Han Hyo Joo also starred in Epik High’s music video for the song ‘Paris’ that was released in 2005.
  • Han Hyo Jo became the MC for SBS ‘Inkigayo’ in 2005 to 2006.
  • She rose to fame after starring in ‘Iljimae’ alongside Lee Jun Ki in 2008.
  • Her next drama ‘Brilliant Legacy’ was broadcasted in 2009. It became a mega-hit, recording a 47.1% viewership rating. The drama also brought the two lead actors Han Hyo Joo and Lee Seung Gi to massive popularity.
  • Han Hyo Joo joined BH Entertainment in 2009.
  • Following the success of ‘Brilliant Legacy’ she was casted in period piece ‘Dong Yi’ which also recorded high viewership rating of 33.1%. The success of the drama solidified her status as an A-List actress in South Korea.
  • Although she has been appearing in several independent movie projects since 2006, she only made her commercial movie debut in 2011 through the movie ‘Always’.
  • Han Hyo Joo signed an exclusive contract with the Japanese label FLaMme in 2011.
  • She starred in the movie ‘Cold Eyes’ alongside Jung Woo Sung and 2PM’s Lee Junho.
  • In 2014, she made a Japanese Movie debut in ‘Miracle’ portraying Tae So Yeon.
  • She was cast in American TV series ‘Treadstone’ as one of the lead characters. The drama was aired in 2019 but canceled after one season.
  • Han Hyo Joo has released 13 songs and OST, including as featuring artist.
  • Throughout her career, she has modeled for more than 50 brands.
  • Ever since her school days, she has been very athletic.
  • During her early debut, she lived together with singer IVY from 2004 to 2007.
  • She belongs to Cheongju Han’s clan.
  • Han Hyo Joo holds a bachelor’s degree from Dongguk University School of Acting.
  • One of her hobbies is watching movies.
  • She loves listening to various music genre, some musicians that she mentioned before are Damien Rice, Urban Zakapa, 10CM, PSY, Verbal Jint, Lucid Fall, Hyukoh, BIGBANG, Bewhy, TWICE, BTS, and EXO’s Do Kyungsoo.
  • In an interview in 2021, she mentioned that she recently listening to songs on EXO’s D.O’s mini-album ‘Emphaty’.
  • She was the first actress that guested on music-related program ‘Yoo Hee Yeol Sketchbook’.
  • In 2018, there was a rumor saying that Han Hyo Joo was dating actor Kang Dong Won after the two has been spotted hanging out in the US.
  • According to fans who have met her, she looks a lot prettier in person.
  • She loves traveling.
  • ‘W: Two Worlds’ was Han Hyo Joo’s drama comeback in 6 years after ‘Dong Yi’.
  • Her staff and co-actors describe her personality as considerate and friendly.
  • In 2011, she visited a terminally ill fan in his/ her house and spent time together. And when he/ she passed away the following year, Han Hyo Joo visited the fan’s funeral to pay tribute.
  • Han Hyo Joo has donated to various foundations and causes, including 100 million won donation to the National Disaster Relief Association to support the damage caused by COVID-19.
  • She is said to be very sensitive to scent.
  • She is a curious person.
  • She has terrible eyesight.
  • She is an animal lover, she used to raise puppies and cats in the past.
  • She likes to keep her personal life private.
  • She is one of the most popular Korean actresses in Japan.
  • Her shoe size is 245 mm.
  • Han Hyo Joo has been with BH Entertainment, his current agency, since 2009. She is one of the artists with the longest contract period with the company after founder Lee Byung Hun and actor Jin Goo.
  • She can speak 3 languages: Korean, Japanese, and English.


‘My Boss, My Teacher’ as Yoo Mi Jung (2006)
‘Ad-lib Night’ as Bo Kyung (2006/ Independent film)
‘Ride Away’ as Im Ha Jung (2008/ Independent film)
‘My Dear Enemy’ as Woman at the bus stop/ Voice on the phone (2008/ Cameo)
‘Heaven’s Postman’ as Jo Hana / Saki (2009/ Tele Cinema, also aired on SBS)
‘Always’ as Ha Jeong Hwa (2011)
‘Masquerade’ as Queen Consort (2012)
‘Love 911’ as Go Mi Soo (2012)
‘Cold Eyes’ as Ha Yoon Ju (2013)
‘Miracle: Devil Claus’ Love and Magic’ as Tae So Yeon (2014/ Japanese film)
‘View of Mount Myohyang’ as Oh Yeong Ran (2014/ Short film)
‘C’est Si Bon’ as Min Ja Young (2015)
‘The Beauty Inside’ as Hong Yi Soo (2015)
‘Love, Lies’ as Jung So Yul (2016)
‘Golden Slumber’ as Jeon Sun Young (2018)
‘Illang: The Wolf Brigade’ as Lee Yoon Hee (2018)
‘The Sun Does Not Move’ as Ayako (2021/ Japanese Film)
‘The Pirates 2’ as Hae Rang (2021)

TV Series

‘Nonstop 5’ as Han Hyo Joo (MBC/ 2005/ Episode 167, 183-257)
‘Spring Waltz’ as Seo/ Park Eun Young (KBS2/ 2006)
‘Heaven & Earth’ as Suk Ji Soo (KBS1/ 2007)
‘Iljimae’ as Eun Chae (SBS/ 2008)
‘Brilliant Legacy’ as Go Eun Sung (2009)
‘Soul Special’ as Jin Mi Ah (KBS/ 2009/ Joy Short drama)
‘Dong Yi’ as Choi Dong Yi/ Choi Suk Bin (MBC/ 2010)
‘W’ as Oh Yeon Joo (MBC/ 2016)
‘Treadstone’ as So Yun (USA Network/ 2019)
‘Drama World 2’ as Park So Yun (Lifetime/ 2021/ Cameo)
‘Happiness’ as Yoon Sae Bom (tvN/ 2021)
‘Moving’ (JTBC & Disney+/ TBA)

Variety Show

‘Love Letter Season 2’ (SBS/ 2005/ Guest, episode 100, 101, 104, 105, 108, 109)
‘Inkigayo’ (SBS/ 2005/ Co-host with SHINHWA’s Andy)
‘X-Man’ (SBS/ 2005 & 2006/ Guest, episode 50 & 52)
‘Knee Drop Guru’ (MBC/ 2007/ Guest, episode 2)
‘YaSimManMan’ (SBS/ 2007/ Guest, episode 204)
‘We’re Set’ (KBS2/ 2007/ Guest, episode 130)
‘YaSimManMan Season 2’ (SBS/ 2009/ Guest, episode Brilliant Legacy Special)
‘Yoo Hee Yeol’s Sketchbook’ (KBS2/ 2010/ Guest, episode 71)
‘Running Man’ (SBS/ 2012 & 2013/ Guest, episode 123, 124, 151, 152)
‘1 Night 2 Days Season 3’ (KBS2/ 2016/ Guest, episode 439-441)
‘Hometown Flex’ (tvN/ 2020/ Guest, episode 5-6)
‘The Game Caterers’ (Channel Shib-o-ya Youtube/ 2021/ Guest, episode 10-12)
‘On Rent: House on Wheels’ (tvN/ 2021/ Cast Member with Pirate 2 cast)


‘I Love You’ by Simply Sunday (2004)
‘Just because you are in this world’ by Position (2005)
‘Paris’ by Epik High (2005)
‘Farewell is’ by U (2005)
‘One Love’ by Loveholic (2006/ Spring Waltz OST)
‘All men are like that’ by Lee Woo Sang (2009)
‘Let’s break up’ by As One (2009)
‘Two are better’ by Rumble Fish (2009/ Soul Special OST)
‘Sudden Burst of Tears’ by Han Hyo Joo feat. Gan-D of buga kingz (2009)
‘Unable To Love’ by K.Will (2009)
‘Don’t You Know’ by Han Hyo Joo, No Reply (2010)
‘Popcorn’ by Daybreak (2010)
‘Hide and Seek’ by Han Hyo Joo, Broccoli, You Too? (2012)


‘It’s the First Time’ by Han Hyo Joo (2005/ Nonstop 5 OST)
‘Ride Away’ by Han Hyo Joo (2008/ Ride Away OST)
‘Sudden Burst of Tears’ by Han Hyo Joo feat. Gan-D of buga kingz (2009/ Soul Special OST)
‘Don’t You Know’ by Han Hyo Joo, No Reply (2010)
‘You (CF Ver.)’ by Brown Eyed Soul feat. Han Hyo Joo (2010)
‘8 A.M.’ by My-Q feat. Han Hyo Joo (2011)
‘Oh Seoul’ by My-Q feat. Han Hyo Joo (2011)
‘Time for Love’ by Lee Seung Gi feat. Ra.D (2011)
‘Hide and Seek’ by Han Hyo Joo, Broccoli, You Too? (2012)
‘Let us forget’ by Han Hyo Joo (2015/ C’est Si Bon OST)
‘I’ll Give It All To You’ by Jung Woo, Han Hyo Joo (2015/ C’est Si Bon OST)
‘Love, Lies’ by Han Hyo Joo (2016/ Love, Lies OST)
‘Spring lady’ by Han Hyo Joo, Chun Woo Hee (2016/ Love, Lies OST)

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