Celebrity of the Day: Ha Ji Won

24 01 2010

For all those that have heard Wonder Girls’ famous song, So Hot, remember “legs like Ha Ji Won (하지원)”? Well, born June 28, 1979 as Jeon Hae Rim (전해림), Ji Won is one of the most celebrated South Korean actress in this day and era. She was educated at Dan Gook University. She first kicked off her career by playing supporting roles in television productions such as Nightmare (가위), Ditto (동감) and Secret (비밀). Ji Won made her breakthrough in the 2002 horror movie, Phone (폰) as a young journalist involved in a complex supernatural plot. Her role earned her a best actress nomination at the Blue Dragon Film Awards.

In the same year, Ji Won launched her singing career, releasing a music album titled Homerun. Later, she continued filming several movies such as Sex is Zero (색즉시공), Reversal of Fortune (역전에 산다) and 100 Days With Mr. Arrogant (내 사랑 싸가지). In 2004, Ji Won starred in the complicated drama, Something Happened in Bali (발리에서 생긴 일) alongside So Ji Sub (소지섭) and Cho In Sung (조인성). The SBS drama was ranked highly in viewership ratings. In 2008, Ji Won was featured in popular singer Rain’s (비) music video, Love Story.

To this day, Ha Ji Won has won multiple awards. These include: 2000 Pusan Film Critics Assn. Awards Best New Actress for Truth or Dare, 2000 Blue Dragon Best Supporting Actress Award, 2004 Baek Sang Best Actress Award, 2006 KBS Netizen Award, 2006 KBS Best Couple Award (with Jang Geun Suk), and the 2006 KBS Drama Highest Award (Hwang Jin I).

Credits: http://www.wikipedia.org, http://wiki.d-addicts.com

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