Ha Ji-Won Biography
Ha Ji-won born as Jeon Hae-rim on 28 June 1978. she is a South Korean actress. She is best known for the historical dramas Damo (2003), Hwang Jini (2006), Empress Ki (2013), as well as the melodrama Something Happened in Bali (2004), the romantic comedy series Secret Garden (2010), The King 2 Hearts (2012) and the medical drama Hospital Ship (2017).
She started her career in the entertainment industry after a talent agency offered to sign her to a contract. Ha, Ji-Won considered the offer with her mother and eventually agreed. The contract stated that Ha Ji-Won should go to college and major in theater. She also had to mime as a dolphin during auditions.
In 1997, Ha Ji-Won made her acting debut in the KBS drama “Sinsedaebogo 100hui Teukjib” and continued to act in small supporting roles for several more dramas. With 1999’s KBS series “School 2,” Ha Ji-Won started to gain the attention of drama fans.
Ha Ji-Won Age
Ha Ji-won is 41 years old as of 2019. she was born on 28 June 1978.
Ha Ji-Won Height
Ha, Ji-won has a height of 168 cm/1.68m, she weighs 54kg, she has black hair and her nationality is South Korean.
Ha Ji-Won Married
Although Ha Ji-won is 41 years old, she still looks young and beautiful. She hasn’t married. She did have many dating rumors involving several of her co-stars in her dramas and films. Ha Ji-Won had been rumored to be dating Hyun Bin when they were staring in the SBS drama “Secret Garden”.
Ha Ji-Won Brother
Jun Tae-soo was born on March 2, 1984, in Boryeong, South Chungcheong Province, South Korea. He is the younger brother to the Korean actress Ha Ji-won. He studied sculpture at Seowon University.
Jun made his acting debut in 2007 and later gained popularity playing the antagonist on the hit 2010 television series Sungkyunkwan Scandal. He appeared next in the sitcom All My Love For You but left the series in 2011 after being arrested for assaulting a taxi driver and two policemen while he was under the influence of alcohol.
His last acting role was on the 2013 television series The King’s Daughter, Soo Baek-Hyang. Jun died at his home on January 21, 2018, of an apparent suicide. He was being treated for depression at the time of his death.
Ha Ji-Won Career
Ha Ji-won made her TV debut in the 1996 teen drama, New Generation Report: Adults Don’t Understand Us. She continued playing supporting roles in dramas, Dragon’s Tears and Dangerous Lullaby in 1998 and 1999 respectively. But it was through the popular high school drama School 2, in which she played the role of a troubled teen, that she started to gain fame as an actress.
Ha Ji-won made her film debut in the thriller, Truth Game in 2000, alongside Ahn Sung-ki, where she was chosen for the role from a pool of 1,500 prospective candidates. For her portrayal of a bipolar character, Ha was awarded Best New Actress at the 37th Grand Bell Awards and 1st Busan Film Critics Awards.
The same year, she starred in Ahn Byeong-ki’s horror movie Nightmare, and sci-fi romance film Ditto, which won her the Best Supporting Actress award at the 21st Blue Dragon Film Awards. Later, Ha Ji-won reunited with Ditto co-star Kim Ha-neul in the drama, Secret, playing an antagonist role. The drama earned her Best Rookie Actress recognition at the MBC Drama Awards and 37th Baeksang Arts Awards.
In 2002, Ha Ji-won reunited with director Ahn Byeong-ki in horror movie, Phone. The film was a huge success in Korea and was also a hit in Italy, officially dubbing her as “Asia’s Horror Princess”. Following Phone in the same year was Yoon Je-kyoon’s American Pie-inspired movie, Sex Is Zero, co-starring I’m Chang-Jung. The movie was the 3rd most popular Korean movie in 2002 and ranked 5th among all films released in that year, winning Ha Ji-won the Popularity Award at the 39th Baeksang Arts Awards.
In 2006, Ha Ji-won starred in Hwang Jini, a period drama based on the real-life history of the character of Hwang Jini, who lived in 16th-century Joseon and is considered the most famous gisaeng in the Korean history. The series was a huge rating success, giving rise to a boom in gisaeng-themed entertainment—musicals, TV dramas, films, even cartoons. Ha Ji-won ‘s performance won her the Grand Prize (Daesang) at the 2006 KBS Drama Awards.
In 2007, Ha Ji-won challenged herself in the role of a female boxer in the comedy film, Miracle on 1st Street. Coming from the team behind Sex Is Zero, the movie ended up as the 5th most popular movie in that year. She then took on the role of a pianist in Miracle of a Giving Fool, which was based on a popular webcomic and won her the Popularity Award at the 44th Baeksang Arts Awards.
In 2009, Ha Ji-won worked with Director Yoon Je-kyoon for the third time in the blockbuster disaster film Haeundae. The movie was funded by CJ Entertainment with a budget estimated at US$10–15 million, one of the largest for a Korean production. Haeundae was met with both critical and commercial success. It was the 4th highest-grossing film in South Korea then, giving Ha Ji-won the honor of “The 10 Million Movie Actress” for bringing the glory of more than 10 million audiences. She then starred in Park Jin-Pyo’s melodrama Closer to Heaven. Ha’s heartfelt performance in the film won her the Best Actress Award at the 30th Blue Dragon Film Awards and 46th Baeksang Arts Awards.
In 2017, Ha Ji-won starred in Manhunt, an international co-production by Hong Kong director John Woo. She played a female assassin in the film. Ha Ji-won returned to the small screen with MBC’s medical drama Hospital Ship, which started airing in August 2017. She plays an ambitious surgeon who finds herself on a hospital ship. She won the Top Excellence Award at the MBC Drama Awards for her role. In 2018, Ha joined tvN’s space-themed variety show, Galileo: Awakened Universe, her first variety show since debut.
Ha Ji-won made an appearance in the music video of Wax’s debut song, Mother’s Diary in 2000. Soon after, she performed Wax’s song, Oppa on stage. Ha Ji-won released her debut album Home Run in 2003. The eponymous single from the album Home Run, featuring singer Psy, was later used as the OST for her movie Reversal of Fortune. After an eight-year hiatus on stage, Ha performed with her labelmates AA for their debut at the K-pop Super Concert in 2011.
On June 13, 2014, Ha Ji-won released a digital single, Now In This Place, for the fans who had been supportive of her drama Empress Ki. The lyrics of the song were written by the scriptwriter of Empress Ki, Jung Kyung Soon; and composed and produced by popular music producer Jae Chong (also known as Jung Jae-Yoon).
In June 2015, Ha Ji-won released a self-written song, You Are Zoe, featuring ZE: A’s Heechul. She personally wrote the song while working on OnStyle’s Go-Go with Sister in Grasse, France. The track was composed by singer The Film.
Ha Ji-Won Movies & Tv Shows
1. Empress Ki 2013-2014
2. Secret Garden 2010- 2011
3. Sex Is Zero 2002
4. The Time We Were Not in Love 2015
5. Hospital ship 2017
6. The King 2 Hearts 2012
7. Hwang Jini 2006
8. Something Happened in Bali 2004
9. Damo 2003
10. Life Risking Romance 2016
11. The Huntresses 2014
12. Truth Game 2000
13. 100 Days with Mr. Arrogant
14. Tidal Wave 2009
15. Nightmare 2000
16. Sector 7 2011
17. Love, So Divine 2004
18. Closer to Heaven 2009
19. Duelist 2005
20. Chronicle of a Blood Merchant 2015
21. Miracle on 1st Street 2007
22. BA:BO 2008
23. Secret (TV series)
24. Daddy-Long-Legs 2005
25. Reversal of Fortune 2003
26. As One 2012
27. Sex Is Zero 2 2007
28. Ditto 2000
29. Phone 2002
30. Tears of the Dragon (TV series) 1996-1998
31. Days in the Sun Television show 2002
32. In Saeng Eun Ah Reum Dah Wuh 2001
33. Phoenix (2004 TV series)
34. Chocolate (TV series)A
Ha Ji-Won Net Worth
Ha Ji Won net worth is estimated at around $1 million.