Han Go-eun

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Han Go-eun
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Born (1975-03-10) March 10, 1975 (age 47)
NationalitySouth Korean, American
EducationFashion Institute of Design & Merchandising
Years active1995-present
AgentMada Entertainment
Korean name
Revised RomanizationHan Go-eun
McCune–ReischauerHan Koŭn

Han Go-eun (Korean한고은; Hanja韓高恩; born March 10, 1975) is a South Korean actress.


Han Go-eun won the Super Elite Model Contest in 1995,[1] and after several years of modeling, she began acting full-time in 1998. That year, she made her acting debut in the film City of the Rising Sun,[2] but stayed in television in subsequent years.

Despite the popularity of her television dramas such as Bodyguard (2003), Han was criticized early in her career for poor acting, particularly for her voice articulation and pronunciation.[3]

But she later earned praise for her roles in More Beautiful Than a Flower, Love and Ambition (2006),[4] Capital Scandal (2007), and The Reputable Family (2010).[5]

In 2011, she starred in Daughters of Bilitis Club, part of the single-episode anthology Drama Special. Named after the American lesbian rights group, it was public broadcaster KBS's first lesbian-themed drama and was a frank portrayal of three same-sex couples across multiple generations. But it was later pulled off the air due to public pressure.[6][7]

Afterwards, Han played antagonists in Me Too, Flower! (2011),[8] and Goddess of Fire (2013).

She also hosts Diet Master, a weekly program on cable that invites guests who have struggled to lose weight and provides help from health experts.[9]

In 2018, she star in Same Bed, Different Dreams 2: You Are My Destiny, a reality show which have received favourable feedback and become well known in some international countries.

In 2019, she star in Miss Korea/I Miss Korea, a cook stay variety program which showed her traveling to different homes around the world and showcase her cooking skills.

Personal life[edit]

She lived in the US from middle school until college, which allowed her to learn English.

Han's sister Seong-won was also a model.

From 2001 to 2003, Han had a highly publicized relationship with Park Joon-hyung, singer and member of the boy band g.o.d.[10]

She married a corporate employee, Shin Yeong-soo, on August 30, 2015.[11][12]


Television series[edit]


Variety show[edit]

  • Legendary Actors (KBS2, 2021 , Chuseok special program) [15]
  • Miss Korea (2019)
  • Same Bed, Different Dreams 2: You Are My Destiny (2018)
  • Diet Master (StoryOn, 2013)
  • Law of the Jungle W (SBS, 2012)[16]
  • Diet Wars 6 (StoryOn, 2012)
  • Entertainment Weekly (KBS2, 2001)[17]
  • Section TV (MBC, 1999)

Music video[edit]



  1. ^ Kang, Hyun-kyung (23 July 2010). "Top actress Han named goodwill envoy to KOICA". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2013-07-08.
  2. ^ "Han Go-eun"[permanent dead link]. SidusHQ (in Korean). Retrieved 2013-07-08.
  3. ^ Kim, Sun-woo (30 September 2004). "Soap Operas Feature Wrong Match Between Actors and Roles". The Dong-a Ilbo. Retrieved 2013-07-08.
  4. ^ "Supermodel-Turned-Actresses Taking Over Airwaves". The Chosun Ilbo. 13 December 2006. Retrieved 2013-07-08.
  5. ^ Han, Sang-hee (5 January 2010). "Heroines Line Up for Dramas in 2010". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2013-07-08.
  6. ^ "Drama Special under fire for lesbian content". Dramabeans. 7 August 2011. Retrieved 2014-07-11.
  7. ^ Park, Charles Junwoo (19 August 2011). "Lesbians in drama test society's limits". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2014-07-11.
  8. ^ Han, Yeo-wool (16 September 2011). "PREVIEW: MBC TV series Flower, I Am". 10Asia. Retrieved 2013-07-08.
  9. ^ Lee, Sun-min (6 June 2013). "Diet Master to hit airwaves on Friday". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2013-07-08.
  10. ^ "g.o.d's Park Jun-hyung and Actress Han Go-eun to be Married". KBS World. 2 January 2003. Retrieved 2013-07-08.
  11. ^ "Actress Han Go-eun to Wed in Late August". The Chosun Ilbo. 24 July 2015. Retrieved 2015-07-24.
  12. ^ Jin, Min-ji (24 July 2015). "Actress Han will wed mystery man". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2015-07-24.
  13. ^ Kang Hyo-jin (October 22, 2021). "[단독]한고은, '구필수는 없다' 주연…곽도원과 부부 호흡 '이미지 변신" [[Exclusive] Go-eun Han, starring in 'There is no Goo Pil-su'... Kwak Do-won and couple breathing 'image transformation] (in Korean). SPOTV news. Retrieved October 22, 2021 – via Naver.
  14. ^ [공식입장] 한고은, '설렘주의보' 출연 확정..윤은혜·천정명과 호흡. Osen (in Korean). August 7, 2018.
  15. ^ Do Hye-won (September 16, 2021). "KBS2 '전설의 배우들' 한고은X이유리X최민호 출연···배우들이 들려주는 숨은 전설" [KBS2 'Legendary Actors' Han Go-eun X Lee Yu-ri X Choi Min-ho Appearance... Hidden legends told by actors]. Seoul Economic Daily (in Korean). Retrieved September 16, 2021 – via Naver.
  16. ^ Sunwoo, Carla (31 August 2012). "Female version of Law of the Jungle to hit TV soon". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2013-07-08.
  17. ^ "KBS2 TV's Entertainment Weekly Celebrates 1,000th Broadcast". The Chosun Ilbo. 9 January 2004. Retrieved 2013-07-08.

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