Ha Jeong-woo

Ha Jung-woo (Hangul: 하정우, born March 11, 1979) is a South Korean actor. He is best known for his role in the 2008 film The Chaser. Born as Kim Seong-hun, Ha Jung-woo comes from an acting family. His father Kim Yong-geon is a well-known veteran actor who has appeared in many movies and television series, while his younger brother Kim Yeong-hoon is an aspiring actor. Ha has said that since he was 4 or 5 years old, he has always dreamed of becoming an actor like his father. Before entering college, Ha studied at a private acting institute and at one point had actor Lee Beom-soo as his instructor. He then enrolled at Chung-Ang University as a theater major, where he acted on the stage. In 1998, Ha began his military service, working in the Armed Forces Public Relations Department. He put his acting experience to good use during this time, appearing in 10 promotional films for the military. In 2002, he made his acting debut in the SBS sitcom Honest Living and his feature film debut in the 2002 film Madeleine. For the next few years, Ha's acting career was relatively low-key, appearing in several supporting roles, but not receiving a lot of attention. Things started to change in 2005.


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