Han Hyo Joo Biography

Updated On Jun 27, 2019 Published On Dec 19, 2015
Facts of Han Hyo Joo
Date of Birth: 1987 , February-22
Birth Nation: South Korea
Height: 5 Feet 8 Inch
Name Han Hyo Joo
Birth Name Han Hyo-joo
Nationality South Korean
Birth Place/City Cheongju, North Chungcheong Province, South Korea
Ethnicity Asian
Profession Actress
Net Worth $3 million
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Brown
Face Color White
Shoe Size 7.5 US
Weight in KG 56
Affair with Lee Jong Suk (rumored)
Girlfriend N/A
Married No
Children No
Divorce N/A
Awards KBS Drama Awards, SBS Drama Awards
Online Presence Instagram
Movies My Boss, My Teacher, Golden Slumber, Illang: The Wolf Brigade
TV Show Spring Waltz, Brilliant Legacy, Dong Yi and W
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Han Hyo Joo is a South Korean actress and model, who has just performed in the sci-fi action thriller Illang: The Wolf Brigade. Popular in Asia for her role in the TV drama series like Brilliant Legacy and Dong Yi, Joo is not only famed for her fabulous acting and career success but also known for s number of controversial issues with her past affairs.

She has worked with actors like Moon Chae-WonJi Jin-heeLee So-Yeon, and Kang Dong-won. 

Han Hyo Joo's Early Life, Bio, and Education

Joo was born in Cheongju, North Chungcheong Province, South Korea on February 22, 1987, and was raised in a middle-class family. Her father was an air force officer while her mother was an inspector for public schools and former elementary school teacher. 

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Han Hyo Joo's Career

Han Hyo Joo was once interested in sports but later she developed more interest in acting and then she joined Dongguk University in theater and film department.

After being discovered at a teenage beauty pageant in 2003, she began acting and she finally made her acting debut on the television series Nonstop 5. Her outstanding performance led her to feature in My Boss, My Teacher. She then also revealed her desire to play alongside Jackie Chan.

Moreover, Han Hyo Joo has also been cast in several music videos such as I love You, Don’t You Know, etc. and also appeared in a variety of shows like Love Letter, Star N The City, and Running man.

Han Hyo Joo has earned numerous awards in her acting career which includes MBC Drama Awards, Korea Film Actors’ Association Awards, SBS Drama Awards, KBS Drama Awards, etc. In 2018, she starred in a thriller Golden Slumber alongside Kang Dong-won.

Han Hyo Joo's Net Worth

Han Hyo Joo has earned wide recognition and a mouthwatering amount of money from her acting, and modeling career as well as from the music videos. Reportedly, she earned $83,000 per episode from W which also earned her Top Excellence award at the 5th APAN Star Awards and MBC Drama Awards.   

Once the goodwill ambassador for the Republic of Korea Air Force, Han Hyo Joo is estimated to own net worth of around $3 Million as of 2018.

Han Hyo Joo's Personal Life

Moving towards her personal life, Han Hyo Joo has kept her relationship issues low. Though, she is rumored to be dating her co-star Lee Jong Suk, beyond the chemistry in the fantasy drama.

Moreover, Joo is also alleged to have hooked up with Bae Soo Bin and Lee Seung Gi. No reports of Hoo's marriage is out yet, nor the strong proof of her boyfriend is out.

Back in November 2013, Joo got into a controversy as her ex-manager attempted extortion as per Seoul Central District Prosecutors Office. He transferred 16 photos of Han and her mysterious ex-boyfriend from her digital camera to his mobile phone and threatened to publish the compromising photos.

Han's father paid him $8,985₩10 million) out of his $359,400₩400 million) demand.

Age, Body Statistics and Social Media Presence

  • Age: Han Hyo Joo is 32 years old as of 2019. 
  • Birth Sign: Pisces
  • Height: Han Hyo Joo is 5 feet 8 inches.
  • Weight: Her body weight is around 48kg. 
  • Social Media Activity: Han Hyo Joo is active on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. 

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Born in Cheongju, North Chungcheong Province

February 22 , 1987

Born as Han Hyo-joo in Cheongju, North Chungcheong Province, South Korea. Her father was an air force officer and her mother was an inspector for public schools and former elementary school teacher.

Discovered by an agent in a Beauty Pageant


Han interested in acting joined Dongguk University in theater and film department. In 2003, she took part in a teenage beauty pageant and was discovered by an agent. 

Made Acting Career Debut


Han made her acting debut in 2005 sitcom Nonstop 5 and later in a comedy film My Boss, My Teacher.

Highlights of Professional Career


In 2007, Han career reached a height after her apperacne in KBS daily drama Heaven & Earth with Park Hae-jin. Appeared in Brilliant Legacy in 2009, followed by her apperance in Always, a 2011 movie. Came in MBC's fantasy suspense series W alongside Lee Jong-suk in 2016 and starred in the thriller Golden Slumber alongside Kang Dong-won in 2018.

Involved in a Controversy


Han Hyo Joo became subject of controvery after ex-manager attempted extortion. Han's manager Lee transferred several photos of her and her ex boyfriend and threatened her to publish it in the media.

Han's father paid $8,985 ( ₩10 million) to Lee, on his $359,400 ( ₩400 million) demand.

Won 9th Miss Binggrae Smile Pageant


She entered into the acting world after being the winner of the 9th Miss Binggrae Smile Pageant. She won this award in 2003 and that was for Grand Prize. After earning the title of Smiling Angel, she made her acting debut in 2005.

Won KBS Drama Awards


KBS Drama Awards is also one of the prestigious awards in the Korean film industry and this award in mainly awarded by the Korean Broadcasting System. She has also been honored with this award several times and she won this award for the first time in 2006 for Best New Actress.

Won SBS Drama Awards


Till now, she has been nominated in lots of prestigious awards and she has also been honored with several of them. In 2008, she got her first nomination in SBS Drama Awards and she won this award that year for New Star Award.

Current Net worth.


Hyo had earned wide recognition and handsome amount of money from her acting, modeling, music videos. She had featured in numerous hit movies and song as well as TV series which was loved by Millions of people. It has been estimated that her current Net worth is around $3 Million.