Park Ha-sun is a South Korean actress best known for her award-winning roles in television series such as ‘Two Weeks,’ ‘High Kick,’ and ‘Three Days.’ She began her acting career in 2005 with the romantic drama ‘Love Needs a Miracle’ after graduating from Dongguk University’s Theatre and Films program. Following that, she continued to appear in minor roles in ‘Capital Scandal’ and ‘The King and I, but she was mostly cast as supporting characters. Things began to change for her in 2010 with the release of historical drama ‘Dong Yi.’ The drama was a critical and commercial success, cementing Park’s place among successful actors. She was awarded the Best New Actor award for her performance, which resulted in numerous offers.
Childhood and Adolescence
Ha-sun was born on October 22, 1987 in Seoul, South Korea. As with most children, she had her own set of dreams, one of which was to become an actress. She watched movies and dramas at home and fell in love with the pretty faces she encountered, particularly actress Shim Eun-ha, whom she admired greatly.
Energized by the prospect of achieving greatness in her career, she began studying acting and participating in school productions. However, her shy nature proved to be one of the greatest impediments to her performing freely. During her early adolescent years, her shy nature and weight issues contributed to her lack of confidence. She recently admitted on a variety show that she was a frequent target of bullying during her school years, but she overcame it.
Despite her parents’ objections, she maintained her dream of becoming an actress, worked on her weight and self-confidence issues, and began trying harder. After graduating from high school, she enrolled in the Dongguk University’s Film and Theatre program in Seoul.
Even before she graduated, she was spotted by a major talent agent at a movie event. Park accepted the agent’s offer to represent her.
She made her on-screen debut at the age of 18 with a minor role in the television drama ‘Love Needs a Miracle’.
Career of Park Ha-sun
Beginning with a small role in ‘Love Needs a Miracle,’ she had no idea she would become an overnight sensation. However, it was as good a start as she could hope for in the highly competitive entertainment industry. This brief appearance landed her a role in the 2006 horror film ‘Apt,’ in which she played Jung-hong, a very lonely yet creepy girl.
The following year, she starred in the highly anticipated historical romance drama ‘Capital Scandal,’ which was a box office smash.
In 2007, she appeared in another film, ‘Mom Never Dies,’ followed by a period drama, ‘The King and I,’ which received mixed reviews from critics despite the cast’s performance.
She then appeared in the film ‘BABO’ as Ji-ailing ho’s sister. The film was based on the same-named popular webcomic and was a moderate success. In 2008, she starred in the television series ‘Hometown Legends: Curse of the Sajin Woods’ and ‘Romance Zero’.
In the 2009 series ‘Accidental Couple,’ she played the lead character’s fiancée. She was reportedly passed over for the lead role because she appeared younger than she actually was.
In 2010, she received a much-needed change when she was cast in the historical drama ‘Dong Yi’. She portrayed Queen Inhyeon, and the drama quickly gained popularity throughout Asia. It was one of the year’s biggest hits, elevating Park to the ranks of top-tier actors. She won the MBC Drama Awards’ Best New Actress award for her performance.
She chose not to capitalize on the success of ‘Dong Yi’ with more similar roles, opting instead for a comedy role in ‘High Kick: Revenge of the Short Legged’. She won an excellence award at the MBC Drama Awards for her performance.
This success boosted her confidence and inspired her to play an intern in an advertising agency in ‘Ad Genius Lee Tae-baek’. The drama was a success, and Park received critical acclaim in her first lead role.
Park ended the year 2011 with the action thriller ‘Two Weeks’. Park starred in the thriller and was nominated for a number of awards for her performance. The series went on to become one of the most critically acclaimed and popular of the year.
In 2014, she starred in another action thriller, ‘Three Days,’ and in addition to receiving positive word of mouth, Park received several nominations for her outstanding performance. She narrowly missed out on the SBS Drama Awards’ excellence award that year.
In the same year, she starred in the romantic melodrama ‘Temptation.’ She portrayed a poor college girl and received universal acclaim for her performance.
With her career finally taking off, she became quite selective about the roles she took. She also became more selective in her selection of variety shows.
In 2016, she starred in the romance drama ‘Drinking Solo’ and also starred in the action comedy ‘Midnight Runners’.
Private Life of Park Ha-sun
Park Ha-sun was dating actor Ryu Soo-young before they married in an extravagant yet private ceremony at a five-star hotel in Seoul in early 2017. Park later admitted that they began dating in 2014, shortly after the thriller ‘Two Weeks’ wrapped production.
The couple welcomed a baby girl in August 2017.
Estimated Net Worth
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Park Ha-net sun’s worth is estimated to be $1 million dollars.