Korean name: 한효주 / 韓孝珠
DOB: February 22, 1987
Birthplace: Cheongju, Chungcheongbuk-do
Blood type: A
Han Hyo-joo Biography
Be it talent or luck, it’s undeniable that Han Hyo-joo has had a pretty smooth showbiz career. She was discovered in 2003 from some beauty contests and made her acting debut in 2005 in sitcom Nonstop 5. She also landed an MC job on SBS’s music show Popular Song in the same year.
Han Hyo-joo made her first breakthrough in 2006 with starring role in drama series Spring Waltz. The drama did just ok, but she gained some wide notice which probably contributed for her role in Like Land And Sky in 2007. The soap opera was a huge hit, and she became one of the hottest rising actresses then.
Han Hyo-joo continued to impress in 2008 with hit drama Iljimae. And 2009 was to be her defining year with the runaway success of Brilliant Legacy, making her a highly sought after star in Korea. Han Hyo-joo became a popular commercial model since, featuring in endorsements for Viki fashion, Yoplait yogurt, Samsung cameras, and Jambangee clothings etc. (no longer contracted to some though).
Han Hyo-joo had starred in some movies as well, but none of the films had done particularly well in box office. She starred in a telecinema Heaven’s Postman with pop singer Jaejoong which was filmed in 2008 but released in late 2009 instead. She also featured in a special web series Soul Story in which she sung one of the theme songs Sudden Burst of Tears.
Han Hyo-joo spent most of 2010 with historical drama Dong Yi which did pretty well.