Ha Hee-ra

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Ha Hee-ra
Born (1969-10-30) October 30, 1969 (age 48)
Seongbuk District, Seoul, South Korea
Education Dongguk University - Education
Occupation Actress
Years active 1981–present
Agent GH Entertainment
Spouse(s) Choi Soo-jong (m. 1993)
Children 2
Korean name
Hangul 하희라
Hanja 夏希羅
Revised Romanization Ha Hui-ra
McCune–Reischauer Ha Hui-ra

Ha Hee-ra (born October 30, 1969)[1] is a South Korean actress. She was born in Seoul to a Taiwanese immigrant father and a Korean mother.[2] Ha began her acting career in 1981 when she was in the sixth grade, appearing mostly in films for teenagers. In the 1990s, Ha became one of the top actresses in Korean television, along with Chae Shi-ra and Kim Hee-ae. Among her notable dramas include What Women Want (1990), What Is Love (1991), The Break of Dawn (1993), Catching Up with Gangnam Moms (2007) and President (2010).[3][4][5][6]

She married actor Choi Soo-jong in November 1993, and obtained a South Korean citizenship after their wedding.[7][8][9][10][11][2] The couple have two children: son Min-seo and daughter Yoon-seo.[3][12]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role
1986 Great March of Tomboys
1987 Exciting Lives of Three Girls
1988 Miri, Mari, Wuri, Duri Duri
Campus Romance Seminar Hye-ri
If You Want
Puppy Love
1989 Memories of Bal-bari Eun-kyung
1990 You Know What? It's a Secret Hye-na
Days of Standing Alone Hyun Eun-ji
1991 Back to You Once More Kim Sung-hee
The Night Full of Stars Bo-ra
1992 A Foolish Lover Hye-rin
2002 The Beauty in Dream[13] So-ra

Television series[edit]

Year Title Role Network
1981 Land KBS1
1983 Diary of a High School Student KBS1
1986 Windfall KBS1
1987 Eldest Sister-in-law KBS2
1988 Heaven Heaven Lady Hyegyeong KBS2
The Story of Shim Chung KBS2
1989 And So Flows History KBS1
당추동 사람들 KBS2
1990 What Women Want Young-chae MBC
검생이의 달 KBS2
1991 Magpie Daughter-in-law Seo Bong-hwa MBC
What Is Love Park Ji-eun MBC
1992 Rose Garden Choi Young-joo SBS
Wind in the Grass Mi-kyung MBC
1993 The Break of Dawn Song Bo-kyung/Ssang-soon KBS1
1995 A Place in the Sun Im Cha-hee KBS2
Dazzling Dawn Empress Myeongseong KBS1
1997 Because I Really Hong Eun-pyo KBS2
Women Seo Ki-nam SBS
2002 To Be with You Han Moon-hee KBS1
2005 My Love Toram Jeon Sook-yeon SBS
I Love You, My Enemy Myung Hae-kang SBS
2006 Love Me When You Can Oh Soon-ae MBC
2007 Catching up with Gangnam Moms Hyun Min-joo SBS
2009 What's for Dinner? Jo Young-ran MBC
2010 I Live Without Incident Hwang Se-ri MBC
The President Jo So-hee KBS2
2012 Dummy Mommy[14] Kim Sun-young SBS
2013 Good for You Min Ji-soo/Min Ji-won MBC
2015 Make a Woman Cry Na Eun-soo MBC

Variety show[edit]

Year Title Network Notes
2012 Beautiful People KBS1 Documentary narration
Mom and Dad, I Miss You Documentary narration
2013 Children at Risk KBS1
2013-2014 Global Homestay: The Way Home MBC

Theater[edit]

Year Title Role
1991 I Ought to Be in Pictures
1994 Save the Last Dance for Me
1998 Nunsense[15]
2004 Why We Dream of Lovers
2008 The Goodbye Girl[16][17][18][19] Paula McFadden

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
1986 KBS Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actress Won
1988 24th Baeksang Arts Awards Best New Actress (Film) Campus Romance Seminar Won
KBS Drama Awards Special Award Won
1990 KBS Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actress Won
Popularity Award Won
1991 27th Baeksang Arts Awards Best Actress (TV) What Women Want Won
MBC Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actress Won
1992 28th Baeksang Arts Awards Most Popular Actress (TV) What Is Love Won
MBC Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actress Won
1993 KBS Drama Awards Grand Prize (Daesang) The Break of Dawn Won
1995 1st Korea Musical Awards Popular Star Award Save the Last Dance for Me Won
KBS Drama Awards Top Excellence Award, Actress A Place in the Sun Won
2005 SBS Drama Awards Best Actress in a Drama Short My Love Toram Won
2006 MBC Drama Awards Top Excellence Award, Actress Love Me When You Can Won
2007 SBS Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries Catching Up with Gangnam Moms Won
2009 MBC Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actress What's for Dinner? Nominated
2010 2nd Korea Sharing Awards Special Chairman's Award N/A Won
2011 3rd Korea Human Awards Sharing Award N/A Won
2012 1st Sharing Happiness Awards Award from the Minister of Health and Welfare N/A Won
SBS Drama Awards Top Excellence Award, Actress in a Serial Drama Dummy Mommy Nominated
2013 MBC Drama Awards[20] Top Excellence Award, Actress in a Serial Drama Good for You Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ Her birthdate on the lunar calendar is October 30, 1969.
  2. ^ a b Bae, Ji-sook (31 March 2008). "Seoul to Downsize Chinatown Project". The Korea Times. Retrieved 10 March 2015. 
  3. ^ a b "Children Come First for Gangnam Mother". The Chosun Ilbo. 27 July 2007. Retrieved 10 March 2015. 
  4. ^ Han, Sang-hee (10 December 2010). "Star couple shows presidential life". The Korea Times. Retrieved 10 March 2015. 
  5. ^ Song, Woong-ki (12 December 2010). "Star couple back on screen together". The Korea Herald. Retrieved 10 March 2015. 
  6. ^ Jin, Young-ju (15 November 2010). "Ha Hee Ra Transforms into 'Iron Lady' in President". KBS Global. Retrieved 10 March 2015. 
  7. ^ "Choi Soo-jong and Ha Hee-ra celebrate 20 years of marriage with photo shoot". Korea JoongAng Daily. 18 December 2013. Retrieved 10 March 2015. 
  8. ^ Park, Si-soo (20 November 2007). "Celebrity Couple Donates W100 Mil. for Poor Children". The Korea Times. Retrieved 10 March 2015. 
  9. ^ "Celebrity Couple Support Stop TB Campaign". The Chosun Ilbo. 14 May 2009. Retrieved 10 March 2015. 
  10. ^ "Star Couples Picked to Promote National Tax Service". The Chosun Ilbo. 1 June 2010. Retrieved 10 March 2015. 
  11. ^ "Celebrity Couple Ready to Donate Tissues". The Chosun Ilbo. 13 July 2012. Retrieved 10 March 2015. 
  12. ^ Sunwoo, Carla (19 July 2012). "Ha Hee-ra reveals four miscarriages". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 10 March 2015. 
  13. ^ "Messages and meanings in The Beauty in Dream". The Korea Times. 22 April 2004. Retrieved 10 March 2015. 
  14. ^ "Stupid Mom Ha Hee Ra Shows Pure Stupid Acting". KDramaStars. 17 March 2012. Retrieved 10 March 2015. 
  15. ^ Kim, Gab-sik (19 June 2001). "10th Birthday Commemoration Dream-team Composed for Musical Nonsense". The Dong-a Ilbo. Retrieved 10 March 2015. 
  16. ^ "Ha Hee-ra Appears in Musical for the First Time in 10 Years". KBS Global. 13 February 2008. Retrieved 10 March 2015. 
  17. ^ Chung, Ah-young (27 February 2008). "Celebrities Return to Theater". The Korea Times. Retrieved 10 March 2015. 
  18. ^ "2008.3.13 Event Calendar". Korea JoongAng Daily. 13 March 2008. Retrieved 10 March 2015. 
  19. ^ "Events Calendar". The Korea Herald. 3 May 2008. Retrieved 10 March 2015. 
  20. ^ Yun, Chloe (30 December 2013). "2013 MBC Drama Awards Finalists Revealed". BNTNews. Retrieved 10 March 2015. 

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