Kim Ha Neul

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Kim Ha Neul - Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career

Kim Ha Neul jumped into the entertainment industry by becoming a model in 1996 for the clothing brand called Storm.

Two years later, in 1998, she began her career in acting by appearing in the movie Bye June with Yoo Ji Tae.

Her first debut in TV series was on Happy Together (1999), which was aired on SBS Channel. In that year, she also appeared in another series, Into the Sunlight.

Ha Neul gained popularity after starring in a Sci-Fi movie, Ditto (2000), and a melodrama series Piano (2001).

That series was very popular in 2001, which got a high rating of 40.2% at that time.

Ha Neul later continued his acting career by starring in Romance (2002) gave her an award as Top Excellence Award.

That achievement was followed by her appearance for My Tutor Friend (2003), Too Beautiful to Lie (2004), Almost Love (2006), and Lovers of Six Years (2008).

She then came back to TV series and starred in On Air (2008), Road No. 1 (2010), and A Gentleman’s Dignity (2012).

Four years later, her popularity came back after she starred in a series On the Way to the Airport (2016) alongside Lee Sang Yoon.

After that, she then continued her career and acted in various dramas, such as The Wind Blows (2019), 18 Again (2020), and Kill Heel (2022).

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  • Real Name: Kim Ha Neul (김하늘)
  • Stage Name: Kim Ha Neul (김하늘)
  • Nickname: Ha Neul
  • Birthday: February 21, 1978
  • Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
  • Zodiac Sign: Pisces
  • Nationality: South Korean
  • Height: 167cm (5’5″)
  • Weight: –
  • Blood Type: B
  • Religion: –
  • Profession: Actress, Model
  • Education: Seoul Institute of the Arts (Majored in Film)
  • Hobbies: Travelling, Reading
  • Parents: Kim Jong Won, Lim Hwa Sook
  • Siblings: Kim Woo Joo (brother)
  • Husband: Choi Jin Hyeok (Married 2016)
  • Children: Choi Ha Ra
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  • Instagram: @haneul_jin
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  • Her name, Ha Neul, means sky in Korean terms.
  • Ha Neul got an image as a pure and fragile character in 2001, so since then, she avoided similar characters like her character in Piano and Ditto.
  • Her husband works as a businessman.
  • Her baptismal name is Cecilia.
  • Ha Neul loves to read a lot.
  • In her spare time, she also likes to watch movies.
  • She enjoys traveling.
  • Ha Neul likes to cook.
  • Rooney Mara is her role model in the acting industry.
  • She is a part of IOK Company.
  • She is under the same agency as Jo In Sung.
  • Her ideal type is…
  • Her net worth is around…

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  • Along With the Gods: The Two Worlds (2017), as God of Betrayal Hell
  • Misbehavior (2017), as Hyo Joo
  • Making Family (2016), as Ko Mi Yeon
  • Remember You (2016), as Kim Jin Young
  • You’re My Pet (2011), as Ji Eun Yi
  • Blind (2011), as  Min Soo Ah
  • Paradise (2009), as Mi Kyeong
  • My Girlfriend is an Agent (2009), as Ahn Su Ji
  • Lovers of Six Years (2008), as Da Jin
  • Almost Love (2006), as Jin Dal Rae
  • Dead Friend (2004), as Min Ji Won
  • Ice Rain (2004), as Kim Kyung Min
  • Too Beautiful to Lie (2004), as Ju Yeong Ju
  • My Tutor Friend (2003), as Su Wan
  • Ditto (2000), as Yoon So Eun
  • Doctor K (1999), as Oh Sae Yeon
  • Bye June (1998), as Yoo Chae Young

Drama Series

  • Kill Heel (tvN | 2022), as Woo Hyun
  • 18 Again (JTBC | 2020), as Jung Da Jung
  • The Wind Blows (JTBC | 2019), as Lee Soo Jin
  • On the Way to the Airport (KBS2 | 2016), as Choi Soo A
  • Gentleman’s Dignity (SBS | 2012), as Seo Yi Soo
  • Road No. 1 (MBC | 2010), as Kim Su Yeon
  • Paradise (SBS | 2009), as Mi Kyeong
  • On Air (SBS |  2008), as Oh Seung Ah
  • 90 Days, Time to Love (MBC | 2006-2007), as Go Mi Yeon
  • Stained Glass (SBS | 2004-2005), as Shin Ji Soo
  • Romance (MBC | 2002), as Kim Chae Won
  • Piano (SBS | 2001-2002), as Lee Soo Ah
  • Secret (MBC | 2000), as Lee Hee Jung
  • Into the Sunlight (MBC | 1999), as Kang Soo Bin
  • Happy Together (SBS | 1999), as Jin Soo Ha


  • Korea Drama Awards 2019 – Top Excellence Award, Actress (The Wind Blows) – Nominated
  • Chunsa Film Art Awards 2017 – Best Actress (Misbehavior) – Nominated
  • Baeksang Arts Awards 2017 – Best TV Actress (On the Way to the Airport) – Nominated
  • KBS Drama Awards 2016 – Top Excellence Award, Actress (On the Way to the Airport) – Won
  • SBS Drama Awards 2012 – Top Excellence Award, Actress in a Weekend Drama (A Gentleman’s Dignity) – Won
  • Blue Dragon Film Awards 2011 – Best Leading Actress (Blind) – Won
  • Blue Dragon Film Awards 2009 – Best Leading Actress (My Girlfriend Is An Agent) – Nominated
  • SBS Drama Awards 2008 – Top Excellence Award, Actress (On Air) – Won
  • Baeksang Arts Awards 2004 – Best Film Actress (Too Beautiful to Lie) – Nominated

Kim Ha Neul has been doing her best on-screen and off-screen. Really, she is the real inspirational actress!


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