Although her father, conservative & strict, opposed her move to Seoul she was able to go forth with her wishes.After high school, Han Hyo-Joo majored in theatre at Dongguk University.In 2006 Han Hyo-Ju received her first leading role in the KBS2 drama “Spring Waltz”.Director Yun Seok-Ho of “Spring Waltz” stated that he first got the idea to cast Han Hyo-Joo after browsing the Internet and coming across her picture.Han Hyo-Joo recalled that the one month shoot seemed to zoom by and wished it could have lasted longer.Her performance was enthusiastically received by critics and Han Hyo-Joo received “Best Actress” awards from the 26th Korean Movie Critics Organization and the 20th Singapore International Film Festival.
Han Hyo-Joo also stated that working on “Spring Waltz” was difficult, largely due to her inexperience in acting. Han Hyo-Joo's first leading performance in a feature film came with the 2006 independent film “Ad Lib Night,” helmed by well-regarded director Lee Yoon-Ki.
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Her mother worked as an elementary school teacher before becoming an inspector for public schools and her father worked in the military.
As a child, Han Hyo-Joo was good in sports and enjoyed track & field.
In her sophomore year of high school, Han Hyo-Ju moved to Seoul and attended Bulgok High School.Han Hyo-Joo's experience working on “Ad Lib Night” went far more smoothly than her first leading role in a drama series.