Jin Ha

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Jin Ha
EducationColumbia University (BA)
New York University (MFA)
Years active2016–present
Notable work

Jin Ha is a South Korean-born American actor known for his roles in the TV series Devs, Love Life, and Pachinko in addition to the musical Hamilton.

Early life and education[edit]

Ha was born in Seoul, South Korea, before moving to the United States at the age of eight.[1] After attending Choate Rosemary Hall, a Connecticut college-preparatory school, he enrolled at Columbia University. Though he applied to the school's theater department, Ha decided to study East Asian languages and cultures, graduating in 2013.[2][3][4] He later obtained a graduate degree in acting from New York University Tisch School of the Arts.[1][5]


After graduate school, Ha got his first acting job in 2016 in Troilus and Cressida with Shakespeare in the Park. He went on to join the original company of the Chicago production of Hamilton as ensemble member Phillip Schuyler/James Reynolds and as understudy of Alexander Hamilton, Aaron Burr, John Laurens/Phillip Hamilton, and King George III; Ha returned to the Chicago production in 2018 to perform as Aaron Burr, and reprised the role for the Broadway production's reopening in 2021 following its hiatus during the COVID-19 pandemic.[1][6][7] In 2017, Ha originated the role of Chinese opera singer Song Liling opposite Clive Owen in the Broadway revival of David Henry Hwang's M. Butterfly, directed by Julie Taymor.[1] In 2018, he played Annas in NBC's production of Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert, which also featured John Legend and Sara Bareilles.[8][9]

In 2020, Ha starred in the FX show Devs[10] and had a recurring role in the HBO Max show Love Life opposite Anna Kendrick.[11] Writing in The Hollywood Reporter, reviewer Daniel Fienberg gave Love Life a lukewarm review but praised Ha's performance, saying Ha was "making a strong case that he's ready for something much better than this".[12]

In 2022, Ha starred as Solomon Baek in Pachinko, adapted from the novel of the same name by Min Jin Lee.[13]



Year Title Role Notes
2018 Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert Annas
Hot Air Wendel
2020 Devs Jamie Main role
Love Life Augie Recurring Role
2022 Pachinko Solomon Baek Main role


Year Production Role Venue Details
2016 Troilus and Cressida Ensemble Delacorte Theater Shakespeare in the Park
Hamilton James Reynolds/Ensemble

u/s John Laurens/Phillip Hamilton
u/s Aaron Burr
u/s Alexander Hamilton
u/s King George III

CIBC Theatre Regional
2017 M. Butterfly Song Liling Cort Theatre Broadway
2018 Jesus Christ Superstar Annas Marcy Avenue Armory Concert
Hamilton Aaron Burr CIBC Theatre Regional
2019 Road Show Hollis Bessemer Encores! Off-Center Off-Broadway
2021 Hamilton Aaron Burr Richard Rodgers Theatre Broadway


Year Award Category Nominee(s) Result Ref.
2022 Peabody Awards Entertainment Pachinko Won [14]


  1. ^ a b c d Pham, Jason (2017-10-31). "After Shakespeare and 'Hamilton,' Actor Jin Ha Takes the Lead in 'M. Butterfly'". NBC News. Retrieved 2020-09-22.
  2. ^ "Hamilton Chicago's Familiar Addition: Jin Ha '08". The Choate News. 2017-01-20. Retrieved 2020-11-01.
  3. ^ "AitN: October 23, 2017". Columbia College Today. 23 October 2017. Retrieved October 16, 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  4. ^ "Thursday pregame playlist: Jin Ha". Columbia Daily Spectator. Retrieved 2020-10-16.
  5. ^ Ha, Jin. "Personal website". Retrieved 9 September 2021.
  6. ^ Ha, Jin. "Grateful to be returning to the family— this time as your Aaron Burr". Instagram. Retrieved 15 November 2020.
  7. ^ Staff, Broadway. "Miguel Cervantes Returns to Hamilton on Broadway; Jin Ha Joins Cast as Aaron Burr". Broadway.com. Retrieved 8 April 2022.
  8. ^ Bobic, Chrissy (2018-04-01). "Who Plays Annas On 'Jesus Christ Superstar Live!'? Jin Ha Is A Talented Newcomer". Romper. Retrieved 2020-09-22.
  9. ^ Vivinetto, Gina (2018-03-21). "Get a 1st look at John Legend and Sara Bareilles in NBC's 'Jesus Christ Superstar'". Today. Retrieved 2020-09-22.
  10. ^ "Jin Ha". FX. Retrieved 2020-09-22.
  11. ^ Smail, Gretchen (2020-05-27). "You're Going To Fall In Love With 'Love Life' Star Jin Ha". Bustle. Retrieved 2020-09-22.
  12. ^ Fienberg, Daniel (2020-05-20). "'Love Life': TV Review". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2020-09-22.
  13. ^ Westenfield, Adrienne (24 March 2022). "Pachinko Is a TV Triumph. But Jin Ha Has Bigger Aims". Esquire. Retrieved 8 April 2022.
  14. ^ Voyles, Blake (September 14, 2023). "83rd Peabody Award Winners". Retrieved September 14, 2023.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

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