Han Hyo-Joo's commercial break-out role came with her performance in the popular 2009 SBS drama series “Brilliant Legacy,” alongside actor/singer Lee Seung-Ki.
The drama series, mixing a healthy dose of Korean melodrama with a Charles Dickens' “Great Expectations” like storyline, captured the attention of Koreans throughout the summer of 2009.
Han Hyo-Joo recalled that the one month shoot seemed to zoom by and wished it could have lasted longer.
After high school, Han Hyo-Joo majored in theatre at Dongguk University.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.Han Hyo-Joo's experience working on “Ad-Lib Night” went far more smoothly than her first leading role in a drama series.In 2010, Han Hyo-Joo branched out of her comfort zone and took the lead role in the MBC historical drama series “Dong Yi”. for me, hyo joo is not too beautiful.has an average face.this average face can make her to become any character she played in films/drama like a chameleon..thats, for me is a pure talent.can become a palace attendant, queen, girls next door, doctor, etc...i like the combination of her and kang dong won..i cant wait to watch golden slumber and jin roh..i'ts been awhile since she has been so quite for the past years and i really missed those years when she was really making noise especially when she had her succesfull dramas like shinning inheritance and Dong Yi but since then she never did any drama anymore cuz she shifted into doing movies im so glad she decided to comeback in dramaland...kamsahamnida Hyo Joo ssi Yay! I won't agree with people who say you look like Han ji hye and Song hye kyo u dont look alike but u just look differents from your dramas like brilliant legacy and dong yi dawn, go eun sung and dong yi they dnt look like 1person..