Ha Jung-woo Wiki, Age, Biography, Height, Wife, Family, Images, And More

Ha Jung-woo Wiki, Age, Biography, Height, Wife, Family, Images, And More

Kim Sung-hoon (born March 11, 1978) is a South Korean actor, film director, screenwriter, and producer better known as Ha Jung-woo (Korean: ). Ha is one of South Korea's highest-grossing actors, with over 100 million tickets sold in his films. Only three other actors have reached this milestone, with Ha being nearly a decade younger than the others.

His breakthrough came with his performance in Na Hong-serial jin's killer film The Chaser (2008). Ha, one of the leading actors of his generation in Korean cinema, demonstrated his versatility in a variety of genres, including the road movie My Dear Enemy (2008), the sports film Take Off (2009), the action thriller The Yellow Sea (2010), the gangster saga Nameless Gangster: Rules of the Time (2012), the romantic comedy Love Fiction (2012), the spy actioner The Berlin File (2013), and the action thriller The Terror Live (2014). (2013). In the fantasy action film Along with the Gods: The Two Worlds (2017) and its 2018 sequel, Ha played the grim reaper Gang-rim.

Fasten Your Seatbelt (2013) was his directorial debut, followed by Chronicle of a Blood Merchant (2014). (2015).

Early years

Ha Jung-woo was born Kim Sung-hoon into an acting family. His father, Kim Yong-gun, is a well-known veteran actor who has appeared in numerous films and television series, whereas his younger brother, Kim Young-hoon (stage name: Cha Hyun-woo), is a budding actor. Ha has stated that he has wanted to be an actor like his father since he was 4 or 5 years old. Before starting college, Ha attended a private acting institute where he was mentored by actor Lee Beom-soo. He then enrolled as a theater major at Chung-Ang University, where he performed on stage.

Ha joined the military in 1998, working in the Armed Forces Public Relations Department. During this time, he put his acting skills to good use, appearing in ten military promotional films.


2002-2007: The Beginning

Kim Sung-hoon made his SBS sitcom Honest Living debut in 2002, and his feature film debut in Madeleine in 2003. Kim's acting career remained relatively low-key for the next few years, with appearances in several supporting roles but little attention. Kim signed with talent agency SidusHQ in 2005 and adopted the stage name "Ha Jung-woo" on their advice. He then made his feature film debut in The Unforgiven, a scathing critique of physical and psychological violence within military ranks.

Ha's subsequent roles in controversial arthouse director Kim Ki-Time duk's and Breath garnered him more attention in Korea and abroad. In the popular MBC drama series H.I.T, his portrayal of a cool-headed prosecutor who is romantically involved with a feisty police officer played by Go Hyun-jung drew female fans and helped him gain popularity among the general public. He also co-starred in the American indie film Never Forever with Vera Farmiga, which received positive reviews from film festivals.

2008-2009: Expansion

Ha made his breakthrough in the 2008 film The Chaser, where he played a psychopath loosely based on serial killer Yoo Young-chul. The film was a huge success at the Korean box office, grossing over 5 million tickets and receiving high praise from critics as well as numerous awards from local award-giving bodies. Martin Scorsese, who is rumored to be attached to a Hollywood remake of The Chaser, has praised Ha for having the same potential as his The Departed stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Matt Damon. Ha's portrayal of a charming scoundrel in My Dear Enemy the following year demonstrated his versatility and elevated his status as one of the most sought-after actors in the Korean film industry. From 2008 to 2009, he played a variety of compelling roles in films such as The Moonlight of Seoul, Boat, and Take Off. Take Off, based on the Korean national ski jumping team, was one of the year's biggest box office successes.

Commercial and critical success from 2009 to 2013.

Ha reteamed with The Chaser director Na Hong-jin and co-star Kim Yoon-seok in Na's sophomore feature The Yellow Sea, which earned Ha Best Actor awards from the Asian Film Awards, the Baeksang Arts Awards, and the Korean Association of Film Critics. Ha then starred in the legal thriller The Client, which reminded him of his early days in theater, and the director praised him for his "moments of true brilliance and genius" on set. Samsung Electronics produced an ambitious PPL-frequent-film project featuring the Galaxy Note, their latest Tablet hybrid mobile, in early 2012. The massive project, dubbed Cine Note, consists of three short films directed by Kang Hyeong-cheol, Jang Hoon, and E J-yong. Ha starred in all three films, while celebrated musician Lee Seung-chul created music with the device and noted webtoon artists Son Jae-ho and Lee Gwang-soo created the animated content.

Ha's third collaboration with longtime friend director Yoon Jong-bin was Nameless Gangster: Rules of the Time, which also starred acclaimed veteran actor Choi Min-sik. This was quickly followed by Love Fiction, an unconventional romantic comedy starring Gong Hyo-jin. Both were box office successes. Following the completion of Love Fiction, Ha, Gong, and 14 other actors embarked on a cross-country walking trip from Seoul to Haenam, South Jeolla Province. Their journey was documented in the documentary 577 Project, which indicated the total distance traveled in kilometers. Ha oversaw three aspects of the production: planning, acting, and casting. He said he did it to thank fans for their support after winning Best Actor back-to-back at the 2010 and 2011 Baeksang Arts Awards. Ha starred in Ryoo Seung-The wan's Berlin File as a North Korean agent in Berlin who is betrayed and released in the midst of a financial espionage plot. He then starred in the action thriller The Terror Live, in which he played a news anchor with an exclusive, live broadcast on a terrorist attack.

2014–present: Resumption of career and return to television and film

The following year, Ha made his directorial debut with Rollercoaster (released internationally as Fasten Your Seatbelt), based on his own screenplay about the amusing interactions between the cabin crew and passengers (including an arrogant Hallyu star played by Jung Kyung-ho) of a flight from Tokyo to Gimpo International Airport that becomes in danger of crashing when the plane encounters a major storm. The film was a commercial success.
In the period action film Kundo: Age of the Rampant, Ha co-starred with Yoon Jong-bin as a Joseon era butcher-turned-outlaw. In 2015, Ha directed, wrote, and starred in Chronicle of a Blood Merchant, a film based on the 1995 novel by Chinese author Yu Hua. He then starred in Choi Dong-Assassination, hoon's one of the year's biggest domestic hits about resistance fighters given orders to assassinate a Japanese army commander during the colonial era.

Ha returned to the big screen in 2016 with two box office hits: Park Chan-The wook's Handmaiden, an adaptation of Sarah Waters' novel Fingersmith, also set in 1930s Korea, and survival thriller The Tunnel.

In 2017, Ha starred in Kim Yong-Along hwa's With the Gods: The Two Worlds, an adaptation of the webtoon Along With the Gods, about an afterlife court where the deceased face multiple trials for 49 days, and 1987: When the Day Comes, about a political crisis that led to the June Democratic Uprising in 1987, which ended President Chun Doo-military hwan's regime. In the 2018 sequel, Along with the Gods: The Last 49 Days, he reprised his role as Gang-rim.

In 2018, Ha reteamed with The Terror Lives director Kim Byung-woo for the action thriller Take Point.

Ha was cast in the science fiction action film Mount Paektu in 2019.

In 2020, Ha starred in The Closet, a horror film, and Boston 1947, a film about the 1947 Boston International Marathon.

Other pursuits

Ha is also a painter. Though it started as a hobby during his university days, Ha began painting professionally in 2007. His paintings, which are a hybrid of Pop art and Expressionist styles, have been shown in a number of solo art exhibitions. His paintings, with their strong colors and interesting compositions, have been compared to those of American artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, according to critics. "Being an actor is like being in the middle of an invisible war. Paintings calm and rationalize me. It would be an exaggeration to say that painting is my hobby; rather, it is a means for me to support myself as an actor "Ha stated.

In 2011, he published Ha Jung-woo, Good Feeling, a collection of essays. In addition to his musings on life, Ha also wrote about famous artists such as Pablo Picasso. Around 60 of his own drawings were also included in the book.

Personal life

From August 2008 to January 2012, Ha dated fashion model Goo Eun-ae.



As actor

Film performances

2004Superstar Mr. Gam슈퍼스타 감사용Kim Yoo-weol
2005She's on Duty잠복근무Detective Jo
The Unforgiven용서받지 못한 자Yoo Tae-jeong
The Fox Family구미호 가족Son fox
2007Never Forever두번째 사랑Kim Ji-ha
BreathYeon's husband
2008Forever the Moment우리 생애 최고의 순간Blind date man
The Chaser추격자Je Yeong-min
Beastie Boys비스티 보이즈Jae-hyun
Our School's E.T.울학교 이티Handsome doctor
My Dear Enemy멋진 하루Jo Byung-woon
2009Like You Know It All잘 알지도 못하면서Sculptor / Cheon-soo's neighbor
Take Off국가대표Cha Heon-tae / Bob
2010Parallel Life[82]평행이론Jang Soo-young
The Yellow Sea황해Gu-nam
2011Come Rain, Come Shine사랑한다, 사랑하지 않는다Other man
The Client의뢰인Kang Sung-hee
2012Nameless Gangster: Rules of the Time범죄와의 전쟁Choi Hyung-bae
Love Fiction러브 픽션Goo Joo-wol / Detective Ma Dong-wook
577 Project577 프로젝트Himself
2013Behind the Camera뒷담화: 감독이 미쳤어요Himself
The Berlin File베를린Pyo Jong-seong
The Terror Live더 테러 라이브Yoon Young-hwa
2014Kundo: Age of the Rampant군도: 민란의 시대Dolmuchi / Dolchi
2015Chronicle of a Blood Merchant허삼관Heo Sam-gwan
Assassination암살Hawaii Pistol
2016The Handmaiden아가씨Count Fuijiwara
The Tunnel터널Jung-soo
2017Suh Suh Pyoung, Slowly and Peacefully서서평, 천천히 평온하게Narrator
Along With the Gods: The Two Worlds신과 함께: 죄와 벌Gang-rim
1987: When the Day Comes1987Choi Hwan
2018Along with the Gods: The Last 49 Days신과함께: 인과 연Gang-rim
Take PointPMC: 더 벙커Ahab
2019Ashfall백두산Jo In-chang
Miss and Mrs. Cops
Motel Desk Clerk
2020The Closet클로젯Sang-Won
Road to Boston보스턴 1947Son Ki-cheong
TBANight Trip야행[84]

As filmmaker

Film performances

2013Fasten Your Seatbelt롤러코스터Director, screenwriter
2015Chronicle of a Blood Merchant허삼관Director, screenwriter, producer
2017Single Rider싱글라이더Producer
2018Take PointPMC: 더 벙커Producer [86]

Television series

Television series performances

2002Honest Living똑바로 살아라Ha Jung-woo
2003-2004Age of Warriors무인시대Lee Ji-gwang
2005Lovers in Prague프라하의 연인Ahn Dong-nam
2007H.I.T히트Kim Jae-yoon
2016Entourage안투라지HimselfCameo, ep.1[87]

Web series

Web series performances

2022Narco-Saints수리남Kang In-gu

Web shows

2023Bros On FootCast Memberwith Ju Ji-hoonChoi Min-ho, and Yeo Jin-goo
Our Game: LG TwinsStorytellerSports Documentary

Music video

  • "Betrayal" (Big Mama, 2007)


  • Othello (2003)
  • Waiting for Godot (2002)
  • The Glass Menagerie (2002)
  • The Good Doctor (2001)
  • Carmen (2001)
  • Be Strong, Geum-soon! (2000)


  • "Alaska" (Romantic Chimpanzee feat. Ha Jung-woo - Love Fiction OST, 2012)


  • Ha Jung-woo, Good Feeling (essays, 2011)
  • Walker, Ha Jung-woo (essays, 2018)

Awards and nominations

Year presented, name of the award ceremony, award category, nominated work and result of the nomination

YearAwardCategoryNominated workResult
2005Korean Association of Film Critics AwardsBest New ActorThe UnforgivenWon
Director's Cut AwardsBest New ActorWon
Cine 21 AwardsBest New ActorWon
2006Baeksang Arts AwardsBest New Actor (Film)Nominated
Blue Dragon Film AwardsBest New ActorNominated
Korean Film AwardsBest New ActorNominated
Pyeongtaek Film FestivalBest ActorThe UnforgivenTimeWon
2007Oporto International Film FestivalBest ActorTimeWon
2008A-Awards (Arena Homme + and Audi Korea)Man of the Year (Intelligence category)Won
Director's Cut AwardsBest ActorThe ChaserMy Dear EnemyWon
Buil Film AwardsBest ActorThe ChaserBeastie BoysNominated
Chunsa Film Art AwardsBest ActorThe ChaserWon
Premiere Rising Star AwardsBest ActorWon
Baeksang Arts AwardsBest Actor (Film)Nominated
Korea Visual Arts FestivalPhotogenic AwardWon
Grand Bell AwardsBest ActorNominated
Golden Cinematography AwardsBest ActorWon
Blue Dragon Film AwardsBest Leading ActorNominated
Cine 21 AwardsBest ActorWon
Korean Film AwardsBest ActorMy Dear EnemyNominated
2009Busan Film Critics AwardsBest ActorWon
Buil Film AwardsBest ActorWon
Baeksang Arts AwardsBest Actor (Film)Nominated
Asian Film AwardsBest ActorThe ChaserNominated
Mnet 20's Choice AwardsHot Movie Star - MaleTake OffWon
Chunsa Film Art AwardsEnsemble Acting Award (Cast)Won
Grand Bell AwardsBest ActorNominated
University Film Festival of KoreaBest ActorWon
Blue Dragon Film AwardsBest Leading ActorNominated
Popular Star AwardWon
2010Max Movie AwardsBest ActorWon
Baeksang Arts AwardsBest Actor (Film)Won
2011Asian Film AwardsBest ActorThe Yellow SeaWon
Baeksang Arts AwardsBest Actor (Film)Won
Buil Film AwardsBest ActorNominated
Korean Association of Film Critics AwardsBest ActorWon
2012Puchon International Fantastic Film FestivalProducer's Choice AwardWon
Style Icon AwardsTop 10 Style IconWon
Korean Popular Culture & Arts AwardsPrime Minister AwardWon
Asia-Pacific Film FestivalBest Supporting ActorNameless Gangster: Rules of the TimeNominated
Buil Film AwardsBest ActorNominated
Pierson Movie FestivalBest ActorWon
Blue Dragon Film AwardsBest Leading ActorNominated
Popular Star AwardWon
2013Asian Film AwardsBest Supporting ActorNominated
Baeksang Arts AwardsBest Actor (Film)The Berlin FileWon
A-Awards (Arena Homme + and Audi Korea)Charismatic AwardWon
Busan Film Critics AwardsBest ActorThe Terror LiveWon
Buil Film AwardsBest ActorNominated
Blue Dragon Film AwardsBest Leading ActorNominated
2014Max Movie AwardsBest ActorNominated
Golden Cinema Film FestivalGrand Prize (Daesang)Won
Baeksang Arts AwardsBest Actor (Film)Nominated
Best New Director (Film)Fasten Your SeatbeltNominated
Osaka Asian Film FestivalMost Promising TalentWon
Grand Prix AwardNominated
2015Chunsa Film Art AwardsBest ActorKundo: Age of the RampantWon
Hawaii International Film FestivalRenaissance AwardWon
Grand Bell AwardsBest ActorAssassinationNominated
2016Blue Dragon Film AwardsBest Leading ActorThe TunnelNominated
Grand Bell AwardsBest ActorNominated
2017Baeksang Arts AwardsBest Actor (Film)Nominated
Chunsa Film Art AwardsBest ActorWon
2018Taxpayers' DayPresidential CommendationWon
Florence Korea Film FestCultural AwardWon
Marie Claire Film AwardsPioneer AwardAlong With the Gods: The Two WorldsWon
The Seoul AwardsBest Actor (Film)Won
Blue Dragon Film AwardsBest Leading ActorNominated
KCA Consumer Day AwardsBest Film ActorWon
Asia Artist AwardsArtist of the YearWon
Best ArtistWon
Fabulous AwardWon
2021Brussels International Fantastic Film FestivalSilver Crow AwardThe ClosetWon
202213th Korea Drama AwardsGrand Prize (Daesang)Narco-SaintsWon
2023Director's Cut AwardsBest Actor in TelevisionNominated


Name of publisher, year listed, name of listicle, and placement

Forbes2010Korea Power Celebrity17th

Ha Jung-woo Biography

NameHa Jung-woo
Date of Birth11-Mar-1978
Age in 202345
Birth PlaceSeoul, South Korea
CountrySouth Korea
NationalitySouth Korean
Height1.82 (m)
WeightUnknown (KGs)
ProfessionSouth Korean Actor
Famous asActor, Film Director, Screenwriter, And Film Producer
HeightIn Centimeters: 182 cm.
In Meters: 1.82 m.
In Feet Inches: 6'0"
WeightIn KG: Not known
In Pound: Not known
Eye Color-
Hair Color-
Marital StatusYet to update

Some FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) about Ha Jung-woo.

  1. What is the Net Worth of Ha Jung-woo?

The Net Worth of Ha Jung-woo is $1.5 Million.

  1. What is the Height of Ha Jung-woo?

The height of Ha Jung-woo is 1.82.

  1. Where is the birthplace of Ha Jung-woo?

The birthplace of Ha Jung-woo is Seoul, South Korea

  1. What is the Date of Birth of Ha Jung-woo?

The birthday of Ha Jung-woo is on 11-Mar-1978.

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The marital status of Ha Jung-woo is: Yet to update.

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