In July 2013
28 June 1978
Seoul, South Korea
|Education||Bachelor of Film and Television|
|Alma mater||Dankook University|
|Relatives||Jun Tae-soo (brother)|
|Revised Romanization||Ha Ji-won|
|Revised Romanization||Jeon Hae-rim|
Jeon Hae-rim (Hangul: 전해림; born 28 June 1978), better known by her stage name Ha Ji-won (Hangul: 하지원) 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) and the medical drama Hospital Ship (2017).
She has starred in several films and television series, and is one of South Korea's most sought after and critically acclaimed actresses, particularly known for her versatility in pulling off roles in various genres such as action, comedy, horror, drama, and sports.
- 1 Early life and education
- 2 Career
- 3 Other activities
- 4 Management
- 5 Filmography
- 6 Discography
- 7 Bibliography
- 8 Awards and nominations
- 9 Social activities
- 10 References
- 11 External links
Early life and education
Jeon Hae-rim was scouted by an agency when she was a senior high school student. The actress stated, "Ever since I was a little kid, I dreamed of becoming an actress. When I was a senior in high school, an agency contacted me after seeing my picture at a photography studio." She later graduated with a degree in Bachelor of Film and Television (BFTV) in Dankook University. In 2012, the actress revealed that she had failed over 100 auditions before her debut, "I passed my college entrance and written exams and was accepted to the department of theater and film. Before my debut, I auditioned for 100 or so projects but didn’t get the roles."
Jeon candidly revealed that she adopted "Ha Ji-won" as her stage name as a favor for her previous manager as it was the name of his first love. "When I was about to debut, the first love of my manager's name was Ha Ji-won. I think he wanted to at least use the name of his love that was not fulfilled. The first time I heard the name Ha Ji-won, I thought it was pretty and also bold."
1996–2002: Beginnings and rising popularity
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.
In 2000, Ha made her film debut in the thriller, Truth Game, 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 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 2001, Ha had her first leading role in Beautiful Life, where she played the role of a chaebol hotelier's daughter, opposite Kim Rae-won. This was followed by another starring role in Days in the Sun opposite Ji Sung.
The following year, in 2002, Ha 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 Im 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 the Popularity Award at the 39th Baeksang Arts Awards.
2003–2005: Mainstream success
In 2003, Ha starred in her first historical drama, Damo. Damo was highly popular among viewers in their 20s and 30s and turned into a cultural phenomenon. Ha's performance as a lowly police detective was highly praised and she was given the Top Excellence award at the MBC Drama Awards.
In 2004, she starred in the heavy melodrama, What Happened in Bali, alongside Jo In-sung and So Ji-sub. What Happened in Bali was a huge success, with its final episode reaching a peak rating of 39.7%, and won Ha the coveted Best Actress recognition at the 40th Baeksang Arts Awards. Ha also appeared in two films, internet fiction themed movie, 100 Days with Mr. Arrogant opposite Kim Jae-won and romantic comedy, Love, So Divine with Kwon Sang-woo. However, both films were not as successful with audiences.
Ha then played the role of the female protagonist in Daddy-Long-Legs, which was inspired by the novel of the same title written by Jean Webster. She also starred in Lee Myung-se's martial arts film, Duelist, opposite Kang Dong-won. The movie also had her reunited with Korea's National Actor, Ahn Sung-ki, whom she had previously worked with in Truth Game. At the 26th Blue Dragon Awards where Ha won the Popularity Award, she quoted Director Lee's line, "An actor never stops learning." which she said she had always been applying in her life as an actress.
2006–2009: Critical acclaim
In 2006, Ha 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 ratings success, giving rise to a boom in gisaeng-themed entertainment—musicals, TV dramas, films, even cartoons. Ha's performance won her the Grand Prize (Daesang) at the 2006 KBS Drama Awards.
In 2007, Ha 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 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 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.
2010–2016: International popularity
After taking a 4-year break from dramas, Ha made a very successful comeback through the 2010 hit drama, Secret Garden, written by famous writer Kim Eun-sook. She played the role of a stunt woman, who magically switches bodies with a wealthy CEO character (played by Hyun Bin). Proven to be a commercial success, the drama series brought in high domestic ratings and garnered much interest regarding its fashion, catchphrases and music. Ha was awarded the prestige Best Actress at the Grimae Awards.
Ha then starred in science fiction 3D movie, Sector 7. Although the film failed to do well in South Korea, it was a hit in China, garnering over 20 million yuan in China after just one week, beating previous records set by 200 Pounds Beauty at 16 million yuan. Ha had spent eight hours a day swimming and training with weights to get in shape for the role, obtained a scuba diving certificate and motor license in a week to "immerse" herself in character.
In 2012, Ha starred in alternate history drama The King 2 Hearts opposite Lee Seung-gi, playing the role of a North Korean Special Forces Officer who married a South Korean crown prince as a political strategy. It was also revealed that Ha had studied the North Korean dialect to make her portrayal of the character more realistic and genuine. Ha then acted in sports film As One, playing the role of a South Korean table tennis player. It was reported that Hyun Jung-hwa, whom Ha portrayed in the film, picked her as the first choice to portray the role. As Ha had simultaneously portrayed a North and South Korean character on the small and big screen, she was dubbed as "The Flower of Reunification" for crossing boundaries of the two nation.
In 2013, Ha was awarded her second Daesang award for her performance as the titular character in the hit historical drama Empress Ki. The drama achieved high viewership ratings throughout its run on MBC, and was also well-received overseas; particularly in Taiwan, where the drama reached a peak rating of 5.35%, making it the second Korean drama to surpass the 5 percent mark in ratings. Ha, together with Kang Ye-won and Son Ga-in of Brown Eyed Girls, then starred in the Charlie's Angels-inspired action fusion saeguk, The Huntresses.
In 2015, Ha was cast by Ha Jung-woo to play his character's wife in his self-directed movie, Chronicle of a Blood Merchant, a film adaption of the bestselling 1995 Chinese novel of the same title written by Yu Hua. Following that, Ha, alongside actor Lee Jin-wook starred in the Korean remake of the 2011 hit Taiwanese drama In Time with You, titled The Time We Were Not in Love. She reportedly earned a salary of 50 million won or approximately US$43,000 per episode of the drama, making her one of the highest paid actresses in South Korean television. However, in contrast to her previous dramas, The Time We Were Not in Love received low ratings and Ha's performance was called into question.
2017–present: TV comeback
Ha 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 was cast in the spy thriller drama Prometheus: War of Fire, playing a NIS agent tasked with a secret mission to denuclearize North Korea. The same year, she joined tvN's space themed variety show, Galileo: Awakened Universe, her first variety show since debut.
On June 13, 2014, Ha 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 was 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 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.
Fashion, books and film
In 2012, Ha gave a lecture on movie production in China as part of CJ CGV’s cultural exchange program Toto’s Workroom. As part of her contract with fashion label Crocodile Lady, Ha launched her own "Secret Jeans" line and designed a handbag for the brand which was sold for 179,200 won ($157). The same year, she published her first book “This Moment”.
In 2013, Ha was reported to be leaving Wellmade STARM, her agency for 10 years. She declined all the calls sent by other agencies with giant contracts and decided to establish her own one-person agency Haewadal Entertainment (lit. Sun and Moon Entertainment) instead. Also in the same year, Ha signed with United Talent Agency, one of the largest talent agencies in the world, for her Hollywood venture.
After establishing her own agency, Haewadal Entertainment, Ha simultaneously signed a contract with BM+ Entertainment to manage her activities abroad. In the same year, Ha signed with Invincible Plan to manage her Chinese ventures.
|2014||Now In This Place|
|2015||You Are Zoe
(Ha Ji Won Feat. Heechul Of ZE:A)
|2012||At This Moment||Memoir|||
|2015||Ha Ji-won's Secret||Photo Book|||
Awards and nominations
|2000||37th Grand Bell Awards||Best New Actress||Truth Game||Won|
|1st Busan Film Critics Awards||Won|
|21st Blue Dragon Film Awards||Best Supporting Actress||Ditto||Won|||
|2000 MBC Drama Awards||Best New Actress||Secret||Won|
|2001||37th Baeksang Arts Awards||Best New Actress (TV)||Won|||
|24th Golden Cinematography Awards||Popularity Award||Truth Game||Won|
|2002||3rd Korea Visual Arts Festival||Photogenic Award||Sex Is Zero||Won|
|2003||39th Baeksang Arts Awards||Most Popular Actress (Film)||Won|
|2003 MBC Drama Awards||Top Excellence Award, Actress||Damo||Won|
|Best Couple Award (with Lee Seo-jin)||Won|
|2004||40th Baeksang Arts Awards||Best Actress (TV)||What Happened in Bali||Won|
|2004 SBS Drama Awards||Top Excellence Award, Actress||Won|
|Top 10 Stars||Won|
|2005||26th Blue Dragon Film Awards||Popularity Award||Duelist||Won|||
|2006||2006 KBS Drama Awards||Grand Prize (Daesang)||Hwang Jini||Won|||
|Top Excellence Award, Actress||Nominated|
|Netizen Popularity Award||Won|||
|Best Couple Award (with Jang Keun-suk)||Won|
|2007||34th Korean Broadcasting Awards||Best Actress||Won|
|BNT 32nd Golden Chest International TV Festival||Won|
|43rd Baeksang Arts Awards||Best Actress (TV)||Nominated|
|2008||44th Baeksang Arts Awards||Most Popular Actress (Film)||Miracle of a Giving Fool||Won|
|3rd Asia Model Festival Awards||Popular Star Award||N/A||Won|
|2009||2nd Style Icon Asia||Actress of the Year||N/A||Won|||
|Fun Fearless Female||N/A||Won|
|3rd Mnet 20's Choice Awards||HOT Movie Star (Female)||Haeundae||Won|
|5th Korean University Films Festival||Best Actress||Won|||
|30th Blue Dragon Film Awards||Closer to Heaven||Won|||
|2010||46th Baeksang Arts Awards||Best Actress (Film)||Won|||
|2010 SBS Drama Awards||Top Excellence Award, Actress in a Drama Special||Secret Garden||Won|||
|Top 10 Stars||Won|
|Netizen Popularity Award||Won|
|Best Couple Award (with Hyun Bin)||Won|
|2011||47th Baeksang Arts Awards||Best Actress (TV)||Nominated|
|6th Seoul International Drama Awards||Outstanding Korean Actress||Nominated|
|4th Korea Drama Awards||Best Actress||Nominated|
|24th Grimae Awards||Won|
|2012||16th Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival||Producer's Choice||N/A||Won|||
|6th Mnet 20's Choice Awards||20's Drama Actress||The King 2 Hearts||Nominated|
|7th Seoul International Drama Awards||Best Actress||Nominated|
|Outstanding Korean Actress||Nominated|
|1st K-Drama Star Awards||Top Excellence Award, Actress||Nominated|
|2012 MBC Drama Awards||Top Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries||Nominated|
|Best Couple Award (with Lee Seung-gi)||Nominated|
|2013||49th Baeksang Arts Awards||Best Actress (Film)||As One||Nominated|
|2013 MBC Drama Awards||Grand Prize (Daesang)||Empress Ki||Won|||
|Top Excellence Award, Actress in a Special Project Drama||Nominated|
|Popularity Award, Actress||Won|
|2014||9th Seoul International Drama Awards||Best Actress||Nominated|
|2015||2015 SBS Drama Awards||Top Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries||The Time We Were Not in Love||Nominated|
|Netizen Popularity Award||Nominated|
|Best Couple Award (with Lee Jin-wook)||Nominated|
|2016||8th Style Icon Asia||Style Icon||N/A||Won|||
|2017||2017 MBC Drama Awards||Grand Prize (Daesang)||Hospital Ship||Nominated|
|Top Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries||Won|||
|Popularity Award, Actress||Nominated|
|2008||Korean Popular Culture & Arts Award||Prime Minister's Award|
|Ministry of Health, Welfare and Family Affairs - Family Month Event|
|2011||48th Korea Savings Day||Prime Minister's Award for Savings|
|2012||Samsung Sparking Night||Lady 9 Award (Shining Lady of 2012)|
|2002||Puchon Film Festival||PiFan Lady||South Korea|
|2008–present||New Zealand's Cultural Ambassador to Korea||New Zealand|
|2012||2012 Summer Olympics||Honorary Coach||South Korea|
|2014||National Tax Service||Promotional Ambassador (with Gong Yoo)|
|2014||Cartier Muse||South Korea, Taiwan|
|2014–present||Operation Smile||Smile International Ambassador||Worldwide|
|2015–present||Hanbok Day||Hanbok Ambassador||South Korea|
|2015–present||Golden Horse Film Festival and Awards||Piaget Altiplano Ambassador||Taiwan|
|2016–present||Korea Brand & Entertainment Expo 2016||Honorary Ambassador (with Winner)||China|
- Ha Ji-won is the first Asian woman and second Asian after Jackie Chan to be named promotional ambassador for Operation Smile.
Although organ donation was not common in South Korea at that time in January 2005, Ha Ji-won made the pledge to donate her cornea through the Organ Donation Center of Love. The actress shared, "When I was in crisis of becoming blind in May of 2004 because of damaged cornea in my left eye while filming, but one prisoner sent me a letter expressing his willing to donate his own cornea to me, I was very thankful and greatly touched. I want to be of help to the visually impaired. It's shocking and pitiful that we import cornea from other countries."
Ha has also played an active role in helping underprivileged and disabled children, running a donation project named Smile Again Foundation with Gangnam-gu Family Welfare Center. The project was supplemented by Ha Ji-won's fan club members while she went the extra mile to ensure the sustainability of the project. Ha was conferred the Prime Minister's Award for the '2008 Family Month Event', in recognition of her consistent and active hard work in contributing to programs for poor and handicapped families.
In 2012, Ha donated the proceeds from her first book, At This Moment, to charity. The recipients of the book earnings, children's aid group Choi Kyung Joo Foundation and Yonsei University Hospital, announced their decision to set up a scholarship for prospective arts students and to subsidize treatment for deaf and blind children respectively. Sponsored by Ha, the organization has set up a "Hartist" (Ha + artist) scholarship to sponsor students who dream of careers in art.
Together with fellow actor Song Joong-ki, Ha attended Medical Korea 2013 Sharing Medical Treatment Commemorative Event, an event hosted by the Ministry of Health and Welfare, promoting greater international co-operation for medical technology and positive medical tourism. During the event, both actors spent time with recovering children and received an award for their previous efforts in promoting the sharing of medical services.
In 2015, Ha, fashion icon Ko So-young, and figure skater Yuna Kim designed bags in cooperation with the Italian luxury brand Fendi. The bags were offered via Seoul Peekaboo Project auction to raise funds for the charity. As Operation Smile's Ambassador, Ha decided to donate the proceeds from the bag she designed to Operation Smile, a NGO that performs cleft lip and cleft palate surgery and delivers postoperative and ongoing medical therapies to children in low and middle income countries.
In 2016, Ha donated W100 million (US$W1,039) to help victims of ferry disaster.
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Following her much-beloved role as a stuntwoman in drama "Secret Garden", Ha's "Sector 7" role has cemented her status as Korea's biggest action star.
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- ""여자 차태현, 여자 조재현 기대하세요" KBS '겨울연가' 후속 '햇빛사냥' 주연 하지원". JoongAng Ilbo (in Korean). 18 March 2002.
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- "Hard Work Is Everything for Ha Ji-won". The Chosun Ilbo. 29 August 2009.
- "Closer Doesn't Get Close Enough". The Korea Times. 17 September 2017.
- "'Closer to Heaven' actors win Blue Dragon awards". Korea JoongAng Daily. 4 December 2009.
- "Ko Hyun-jung, "Haeundae" win grand prize at PaekSang Arts Awards". 10Asia. 29 March 2010.
- "Ha reflects on the success of 'Secret Garden'". Korea JoongAng Daily. 27 January 2011.
- Success of Secret Garden Continues to Grow. The Chosun Ilbo. 21 January 2011.
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- "Local films foray into Chinese market". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2015-04-15.
- "Ha Ji-won Warming to Action-Packed Role". The Chosun Ilbo. 9 July 2011.
- "Ha Ji-won hopes to figure out meaning of marriage through character in "The King 2Hearts"". 10Asia. 8 March 2012. Archived from the original on 16 August 2017.
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- "Ha Ji-won to return to the big screen as ping pong player". The Korea Herald. 21 March 2012.
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- "Ha Ji-won: 'I Want to Share Feeling of Reunification'". Hancinema. KBS Global. 6 April 2012.
- "Ha Ji-won back in 'The Empress Ki'". The Korea Herald. 24 October 2013.
- "Kim Byung-man, Ha Ji-won win grand prizes". The Korea Times.
- "Ha Ji-won up for any challenges". Korea JoongAng Daily. 23 January 2014.
- ""Empress Ki" Viewership Rating in Taiwan Reaches Over 5%, Follows the Success of "Dae Jang Geum" in 2004". Soompi.
- "Ha Ji Won, Kang Yea Won and Brown Eyed Girls' Gain Transform into 'Three Joseon Angels'". enewsWorld. 30 December 2013.
- "Ha Ji-won, Gain to Show Sensual Moves in "The Huntresses"". 10Asia. 9 January 2014.
- "HA Ji-won Joins HA Jung-woo's 2nd Directorial Outing". Korean Film Council.
- "Ha Ji-won picks next drama". Korea JoongAng Daily. 16 April 2015.
- "How much do actresses make per drama episode?". Netizenbuzz. Retrieved 2015-12-05.
- "Hot drama star begins to cool off". Korea JoongAng Daily.
- "Ha Ji-won Shows Unfamiliar, Ordinary Side in Latest Drama". The Chosun Ilbo. 5 September 2015.
- "HA Ji-won and CHEN Bolin Filming New China-Korea Co-Production". Korean Film Council.
- "Ha Ji-won Explores Her Lighter Side in New Rom-Com". The Chosun Ilbo. 10 December 2016.
- "HA Ji-won Hops on to John WOO's MANHUNT". Korean Film Council.
- "Ha Ji-won Says Working with John Woo a 'Dream Come True'". The Chosun Ilbo. 13 June 2016.
- "Meet the first female killer to appear in a John Woo film". South China Morning Post. Retrieved 2018-08-11.
- "Actress Ha Ji-won Hits the Books to Prepare for Doctor Role". The Chosun Ilbo. 15 August 2017.
- "Ha Ji-won returns as surgeon in 'Hospital Ship'". The Korea Herald. 29 August 2017.
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- "Ha Ji-won cast as spy agent in new TV series 'Prometheus'". Kpop Herald. Yonhap News Agency. 5 July 2018.
- "Ha Ji-won cast as spy agent in new TV series 'Prometheus'". Yonhap News Agency. 5 July 2018.
- "Ha Ji-won signs on for sci-fi reality series". Kpop Herald. 11 May 2017.
- "하지원, '오빠' 동영상에 민망 "그 순간 내가 아니었다". Daum (in Korean).
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- "Ha Ji-won to release song for fans". The Korea Herald. 13 June 2014.
- "Ha Ji Won to Release Self-Written Song Featuring ZE:A's Heechul". Soompi.
- "Ha Ji-won to lecture on film in China". Korea Joongang Daily. 8 August 2012.
- "Ha Ji-won launches namesake bag". Korea JoongAng Daily. 31 August 2012.
- "Ha Ji-won thrills fans with first book". Korea JoongAng Daily. 6 November 2012.
- "Ha Ji Won Sets Up Her Own Agency". Korea.com. Archived from the original on 12 April 2015.
- "Korean stars grace Hollywood movies". The Korea Times. 6 April 2014.
- "Ha Ji-won to Shoot for Hollywood with Major US Agency". 10Asia. 13 August 2013.
- "Ha Ji Won Signs Contract with BM+ Entertainment". Soompi.
- (in Chinese) 河智苑签中国公司 携手陈柏霖进军华语圈 Sina. 27 June 2015. Retrieved 2015-06-27
- "Ha Ji Won's first photo book 'HAJIWON's SECRET' sells out completely in Japan". KPop Fighting. Retrieved 2015-12-05.
- "`Sympathy for Lady Vengeance` wins Best Picture Award". KBS World. 30 November 2005.
- "2006 KBS Drama Awards". KBS (in Korean).
- "Style Icon Awards shines 2009 with edginess". 10Asia. 13 November 2009. Archived from the original on 23 June 2017.
- "Ha Ji-won Wins 1st Best Actress Award". The Korea Times. 1 December 2009.
- Lee, Hyo-won (3 December 2009). "Closer to Heaven Couple Win Best Acting Nods". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2016-04-13.
- "Ko Hyun-jung wins grand prize at SBS Drama Awards". 10Asia. 3 January 2011.
- "Ha Ji-won, Ha Jung-woo at PiFan 2012 opening ceremony". 10Asia. 20 July 2012.
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- "Ha Ji-won Receives Top Honor at 2013 MBC Drama Awards". 10Asia. 31 December 2013.
- "G-Dragon, Park Bo-gum, Girls' Generation and Song Joong-ki picked as style icons". Kpop Herald. 13 March 2016.
- "Lee Seung-gi, Ha Ji-won Among Top Savers This Year". The Chosun Ilbo. 26 October 2011.
- "World Cup Fever Hits Puchon Film Festival". The Chosun Ilbo. 13 June 2002.
- "New Zealand to Hold Cultural Presentation in Seoul Next Year". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2015-12-05.
- "Ambassador Rata meets with Ha Ji-won, New Zealand's Cultural Ambassador to Korea". New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Retrieved 2015-12-05.
- "Ha Ji-Won receives an appreciation plaque from the New Zealand foreign minister". Innolife.com. Archived from the original on 8 December 2015. Retrieved 5 December 2015.
- "Ha Ji Won is a special guest coach for young athletes". Korea.com. Archived from the original on 30 September 2011. Retrieved 13 April 2013.
- "Actors Commended for Serving as Exemplary Taxpayers". The Chosun Ilbo. Retrieved 2015-12-05.
- "Ha Ji-won dazzles as Cartier muse". Allkpop. Retrieved 2016-06-28.
- "Ha Ji-won, the new NGO promotional ambassador". Hancinema. Retrieved 2015-12-05.
- "Ha Ji-won Promotes Hanbok". The Chosun Ilbo. 22 October 2015. Archived from the original on 24 October 2015.
- "Satoshi Tsumabuki and Ha Ji-Won present The 52nd Golden Horse Awards". Golden Horse Film Festival and Awards. Retrieved 2015-12-05.
- "Actress, boy band to promote hallyu in China". The Korea Herald. 14 April 2016.
- "Ha Ji-won named honorary ambassador of children's charity". The Korea Herald. 12 November 2014.
- "Ha Ji Won celebrates her 34th birthday with her fans". Allkpop.
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- "Ha Ji-won, Prime Minister Award for Ministry for Health, Welfare, and Family Affairs". Hancinema.
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- "Jaseng participates in International Medical Tour Expo "Medical Korea 2013"". Jaseng. 11 April 2013.
- "Actresses design handbags for charity sale". Korea JoongAng Daily. 27 October 2015.
- "Ha Ji-won Makes Big Pledge to Help Victims of Ferry Disaster". The Chosun Ilbo. 22 April 2014.
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