Name: 하지원 / Ha Ji Won
Real name: 전해림 / Jeon Hae Rim
Profession: Actress and singer
Birthdate: 1978-Jun-28 (age 41)
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
Weight: 50 kg
Star sign: Cancer
Blood type: A
Family: Younger brother/actor Jun Tae Soo
Talent agency: United Talent Agency
Salary : $42,000
Net Worth: $1 Million
Revised Romanization: Ha Ji-won
McCune–Reischauer: Ha Chiwon
Revised Romanization: Jeon Hae-rim
McCune–Reischauer: Chon Haerim
Ha Ji-won (하지원) (전해림) Biography
Ha Ji-Won (Hangul 하지원) (Hanja 河智苑), born as Jeon Hae-Rim on June 28, 1978, in Seoul, South Korean, is a distinguished actress. She came from an extensive family of six (including her parents, 2 sisters, and one brother). Ha, Ji-Won (하지원) (전해림) is the second oldest child in her family and her brother Jeon Tae-Su is also an actor.
She started in the ceremony industry after a talent agency offered to sign her to a contract. Ha, Ji-Won considered the offer with her mother and finally agreed. The certificate also required that Ha Ji-Won goes to college and major in theater. Hangul 하지원 also had to mime as a dolphin during auditions.
In 2000, Ha Ji-Won (Hangul 하지원) (Hanja 河智苑) made her feature film acting debut in the film “Truth Game” playing the role of a fan club president. Her achievement would garner Ji-won the best new actress award at the 2000 Grand Bell Awards. Two years later, Ha Ji-Won (Hangul 하지원) (Hanja 河智苑) would land the starring role in the box-office hit “Sex Is Zero,” a film that would sell 4.2 million tickets during its theatrical run.
For the following year in 2003, Ha Ji-Won would take the starring role in the MBC drama “Damo: The Legendary Police Woman” – an individual action drama set in the Joseon Dynasty period.
Ha, Ji-won (하지원) (전해림) would reveal later in a 2009 interview with KBS2 TV that her greater cherished performance is “Damo: The Legendary Police Woman,” due to the fans she gained from that series and that achievement opening the door for coveted future roles. In 2003, Ji-won (하지원) (전해림) Ha would also release her first and so far the only album to date “Home Run.”
Ha, Ji-Won’s next performance in the 2004 SBS drama “Something Happened In Bali,” turned into another hit with the series revealing an amazement ending that became a hot topic for its audience. Over the next few years Ji-won Ha would develop in a succession of romantic-comedy films: “Reversal of Fortune,” “100 Days with Mr. Arrogant, “Love So Divine,” and “Daddy-Long-Legs.” Ha, Ji-Won would also star in the famous 2006 KBS2 historical drama “Hwang Jin-Yi,” which recorded a high 29% viewership rating.
Since that time, Ha Ji-Won has branched off into assorted roles for feature films. She has also picked up the reputation for picking assert roles, as she learned exceptional aerobics for the film “Sex Is Zero,” Sunmudo for the film “Duelist,” for the film “Miracle on 1st Street” in which she filmed the boxing herself.
In 2009, Ha Ji-Won came in the big-budget disaster film “Haeundae” and the drama film “Closer to Heaven,” involving a romance between a man afflicted with Lou Gehrig’s Disease and a funeral home employee.
Ha, Ji-Won Ha Ji-won (하지원) (전해림) then went on to star in the highly brilliant drama “Secret Garden,” which recorded an impressive 31% viewership rating nationwide in 2010. She picked up numerous awards for starring in this series from the 2010 SBS Awards.
Ha, Ji-won Ha Ji-won (하지원) (전해림) made her TV debut in the 1996 teen drama, New Generation Report: Adults Don’t Understand Us. She continued playing approving roles in dramas, Dragon’s Tears and Dangerous Lullaby in 1998 and 1999 respectively. But it was through the best-liked high school drama School 2, in which she played the role of a troubled teen, that she started to gain fame as an actress. In 2000, Ha made her film debut in the thriller, alongside Ahn Sung-ki, where she was chosen for the role from a pool of 1,500 eventual applicants.
Ha Ji-won (하지원) (전해림) 2003–2005
In 2003, Ha starred in her historical drama, Damo. Damo was extremely beloved among viewers in their 20s and 30s and turned into a cultural phenomenon. Ha’s achievement as a lowly police detective was eminently praised and she was given the Top Excellence Award at the MBC Drama Awards. In 2004, Ha Ji-won (하지원) (전해림) starred in the heavy melodrama, What Happened in Bali, alongside Jo In-sung and So Ji-sub.
Ha Ji-won (하지원) (전해림) 2006–2009
In 2006, Ha starred in Hwang Jin Yi, a duration drama based on the real-life history of the character, who lived in 16 century Joseon and is considered the largest gisaeng in the Korean history. In 2007, Ha challenged herself in the role of a female boxer in the humor film, Miracle on 1st Street. Coming from the team behind Sex Is Zero, the movie ended up as the 5th greater outstanding movie that year.
Ha Ji-won (하지원) (전해림) 2010–2016
After taking a 4-year break from dramas, Ha made a too lucrative comeback through the 2010 hit drama, Secret Garden, written by distinguished writer Kim Eun-sook. She played the role of a stunt woman, who wondrously switches bodies with a wealthy CEO character (played by Hyun Bin).
In 2012, Ha starred in the alternate drama The King 2 Heartsopposite Lee Seung-gi, playing the role of a Korean exclusive Forces Officer who married a South Korean crown prince as a political approach. It was also revealed that Ha had studied the North Korean dialect to make her portrayal of the character more realistic and honest.
Ha Ji-won (하지원) (전해림) 2017–2020
After her overseas productions and two years after her last television presence in South Korea, Ha returned to the short screen with MBC’s medical drama Hospital Ship, which started airing in August 2017. She also starred in Manhunt, a Hollywood construction by Hong Kong director John Woo. Ha Ji-won (하지원) (전해림) Other Activities.
Ha Ji-won (하지원) (전해림) Music
Ha, Ji-won (하지원) (전해림) made an arrival in the music video of Wax’s debut song, Mother’s Diary in 2000.
Ha released her debut top famous album Home Run in 2003. The eponymous lone 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 meet with her labelmates AA for their debut at the K-pop Super Concert in 2011. On June 13, 2014, Ha discharged a digital single, Now In This Place, for the fans who had been supportive of her drama Empress Ki. The distinguished lyrics of the song were written by the scriptwriter of Empress Ki, Jung Kyung Soon and produced by charming music producer Jae Chong (Jung Jae-Yoon).
In 2015, Ha released a self-written song, You Are Zoe, presenting ZE: A’s Heechul. She independently 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 (하지원) (전해림) Management
In 2013, Ha was reported to be leaving Wellmade STARM, her agency for 10-12 years. Also in the same year, Ha signed with United Talent Agency, one of the greater talent agencies in the world, for her Hollywood venture.
Ha Ji-won (하지원) (전해림) Filmography
Ha Ji-won (하지원) (전해림) Movies
- Life Risking Romance
- Chronicle of a Blood Merchant
- The Huntresses
- Hi, Anna
- Sector 7
- Closer to Heaven
- BA: BO | Babo
- His Last Gift
- Sex is Zero 2
- Miracle on 1st Street
- All For Love
- Love So Divine
- 100 Days with Mr. Arrogant g
- Reversal of Fortune
- Sex Is Zero
- Truth Game
Ha Ji-won (하지원) (전해림) Drama Series
- Hospital Ship
- The Time We Were Not In Love
- Empress Ki
- The King 2hearts
- Secret Garden
- Hwang Jin-Yi
- Fashion 70’s
- Something Happened In Bali
- Damo: The Legendary Police Woman
- Life is Beautiful
- School 2
Ha Ji-won (하지원) (전해림) Awards
- 2017 MBC Drama Awards: Best Actress
- Drama Awards: Grand Prize
- MBC Drama Awards: Popularity Actress Award
- 2013 Awards: Best Actor or Actress Selected by Directors
- SBS Awards: Top Ten Stars Award
- Drama: Netizen Popularity Award
- SBS Awards: Best Couple Award with Hyun-Bin
- SBS Drama s: Top Excellence Award, Special Drama-Actress
- “Best Actress” – 2010 BaekSang Arts Awards – March 26th.
- “Best Actress” (Closer to Heaven)
- 2007 32nd Golden Chest International TV Festival
- 2007 34th Korean Broadcasting Awards
- Drama Awards: Daesang 2006
- KBS Drama Awards 2006
- KBS Drama: Netizen Award 2006
- 2004 40th Baeksang Arts Awards: Best TV Actress Award
- 2000 21st Blue Dragon Awards
- 2000 37th Grand Bell Awards
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