She managed to make everyone hate her when she acted as Yeo Da Kyung in “The World of the Married”, then turned those haters into her adoring fans when she portrayed Yoo Na Bi. Today, the “Nevertheless” actress Han So Hee has returned with another masterpiece in her latest Netflix drama, “My Name,” along with these facts and truth REVEALED.
“My Name” Immediately Shot Up to Rank 4 in Netflix Global TV Show Category
On October 17, Netflix “My Name” has shot up, claiming its place at #4 of Netflix Global TV Show Category rank. The amazing thing was that they did it in just TWO days after its release on October 15, closing the gap to prominent Netflix titles, including “Maid” at #3, “You” at #2, and “Squid Game” at #1.
10/17/21 TOP TV Shows on Netflix— Han So Hee Nation 👮😎🔪🔥 (@HanSoHeeNation) October 17, 2021
My Name ranks #4 today! 😎🔥👏
Yesterday it was rank #6! Just Wow! Congrats My Name Team 👏👏👏#마이네임 #MyName #한소희 #HanSoHee #박희순 #ParkHeeSoon #안보현 #AhnBoHyun #넷플릭스 #Netflix #MyNameOnNetflix pic.twitter.com/0Ibz1wFYot
Therefore, this achievement has brought its leading actress Han So Hee to rise even more in popularity with her fierce character and outstanding acting skills.
Still, what do we know about this amazing actress? Not much. In fact, Han So Hee has reported having a mysterious past that caused various controversies. But don’t worry! Today let us discuss the truth and facts beyond this extraordinary “My Name” and “Nevertheless” actress Han So Hee.
“My Name” and “Nevertheless” Actress Han So Hee: FACTS and TRUTH
Biodata and Information
- Name: Han So Hee (김선호)
- Birth Name: Lee So Hee (이소희)
- Date of Birth: November 18, 1994
- Birth Place: Ulsan, South Korea
- Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
- Height: 165 cm (5 ft. 4 inch.)
- Blood Type: AB
- Agency: 9ato Entertainment
- Religion: None
- Favorite body part: eyes
- Favorite lipstick color: burgundy
- Skin Care tips: eat well and sleep well
- Iconic traits: Pretty Smile
Han So Hee’s Journey in Acting Career
Started Her Career in a Music Video (MV)
One of the essential facts about “My Name” and “Nevertheless” actress Han So Hee was that she started her career by appearing in SHINee’s 2016 music video: “Tell Me What to Do” MV. The video showed Han So Hee as the “girl crush” model who hung out with SHINee members in an abandoned building.
Along with SHINee’s MV, Han So Hee also starred in Jung Yong Hwa’s “That Girl” MV in 2017, which showed an entirely different concept from SHINee’s “Tell Me What to Do”. In this video, Han So Hee played “the girl,” who caught Yong Hwa’s attention with her gorgeous and elegant looks.
However, the fascinating part was that Han So Hee did NOT have any agency at the time. Instead, the companies chose her through social media, where they were highly stunned by her natural beauty. Other music videos on which Han So Hee appeared were Roy Kim’s “The Hardest Part” MV, and Melomance’s “You & U” MV.
Han So Hee Entrance to Korean Drama
After successfully catching many viewers’ attention with her striking beauty, Han So Hee started her entrance to the Korean drama in 2017 with a minor role in “Reunited Worlds”.
First Main Role in “Money Flower”
Immediately after her first role in the “Reunited Worlds” Korean drama, Han So Hee finally got her first leading role as Yoon Seo Won in “Money Flower”. In this drama, Han So Hee managed to portray both gorgeous and fierce characteristics of a female role at the same time.
That is why this role had finally brought Han So Hee to her very first award as 2017 Best New Actress from MBC Drama Awards.
Rising to the Top of Her Acting Career
Even though she got her first main role in “Money Flower”, Han So Hee still had a long path climbing up her acting career. However, the beautiful actress always presented a stunning performance in all her projects, including “100 Days My Prince” as the Crown Princess Kim So Hye and “Abyss” as Jang Hee Jin / Oh Soo Jin.
Nation’s Most-Hated Villain as “Yeo Da Kyung” to Sweetheart “Yoo Na Bi”
And finally, Han So Hee got the recognitions she had long deserved with the role Yeo Da Kyung in “The World of the Married”, which managed to bring her around 6 best new actress honors, including of 2020 Baeksang Arts Awards. No wonder there were so many people sending her hate messages at the time! Her acting was truly exceptional!
What’s more, her role as Yoo Na Bi in “Nevertheless” brought her rise even higher to her fame as a professional actress and nation’s innocent sweetheart.
Han So Hee Personal Life: A Woman with Mysterious Past
Born in Ulsan-South Korea with the name “Lee So Hee”, Han So Hee wanted to become a nurse when she was in elementary school. However, as she grew up, she eventually decided to major in arts before changing her course into acting.
Although her stage name is hugely famous, especially after her role as Yeo Da Kyung, Han So Hee still frequently uses her birth name. For example, her personal blog and Instagram username @xeesooxee basically state how we pronounce her name, without the “x”.
Raised by Beloved Grandmother
The next thing you need to know about “My Name” and “Nevertheless” actress Han So Hee facts is that her beloved grandmother raised her.
Han So Hee’s parents divorced when she was five years old, and they had never contacted her since. Therefore, she spent almost her entire life with her lovely grandmother, which is why her grandmother means everything to her. In fact, Han So Hee posted her grandmother’s photo on her Instagram several times. On each, she captioned, “My Everything”.
Striving for Her Career
Furthermore, Han So Hee’s career journey is full of hard work and perseverance. When she was 20 years old, Han So Hee moved to Seoul, bearing only 300,000 KRW (around 253 USD) in her possessions.
She had yet been able to land any acting job at the time, so she worked part-time at a coffee shop, beer bar, and several other places. Besides, Han So Hee had also modeled for an online shopping mall, contact lenses, cosmetics, mobile games, and Ritz crackers prior to her acting debut.
Han So Hee’s Complex Personalities
Moreover, when you see Han So Hee as a person, you might think that she’s the cheerful and easygoing type. However, while part of it is true, Han So Hee’s personality is quite complex.
She likes dwelling and talking to people. She also enjoys making friends. However, when you ask her to go out frequently, there might be times when she doesn’t feel comfortable. That is because Han So Hee is basically a person who likes to stay indoors.
To put it simply, Han So Hee herself believes that she has a similar personality to her character in “Nevertheless”, Yoo Na Bi. In fact, this similarity is the main reason why she decided to take on the role in the first place. Moreover, her “Nevertheless” partner, Song Kang, even agreed and said that Han So Hee and Yoo Na Bi are 100% similar.
Deep Relation to Arts: Han Soo Hee Drawings in Yoo Na Bi’s Room
Indeed, she may have changed her career course to acting, but Han So Hee’s deep relations to arts will never fade. After graduating from Ulsan High School of Arts, Han So Hee continues dwelling in arts during her spare time.
Did you know? When you see her “Nevertheless” drama, you may notice art pieces scattered around in Yoo Na Bi’s room. Those were Han So Hee’s handiwork. She drew most Yoo Na Bi’s art pieces and even impressed the “Nevertheless” art director.
“The art director was very fond of her because she knows where to go, what to do, and she’s really good at the utensils as well. Most of the works in Na-bi’s room, she drew them herself.”“Nevertheless” producer.
thinking about yoo nabi's room 🛋❕ pic.twitter.com/qsUVcfX2xS— put ❦ (@LTYSAINT) July 20, 2021
Han So Hee’s Smoking and Tattoo Controversies
Now, let us move to the controversial facts, revealing the truth behind the mysterious past of Han So Hee.
You might have noticed when old photos of Han So Hee appeared on the internet, showing her tattoos while smoking a cigarette.
Han So Hee's Smoking and Tattoo pic.twitter.com/IontOvLzCG— L.O.V.E (@loveygalways) May 25, 2020
These past photos of Han So Hee brought extreme controversies. Some believed that the pictures revealed her badass image, while others started criticizing her for the behavior. That is why her friend came up and defended Han So Hee, telling the world to stop this sexist perspective on tattoos and smoking.
“Tattoos and smoking, it’s only an issue when women do it. Honestly, it’s just sexist and discriminatory to think that they can be considered okay for male actors, but they become an issue when a female actress does them.”Han So Hee’s friend.
Still, being the dedicated actress she is, Han So Hee finally decided to take the excruciating step to remove her tattoos. Besides, she also quit smoking to show how serious she is to pursue her career as a professional actress.
[ NOT BTS RELATED]— ʜᴏɴᴇʏ ᴀᴄᴋʟᴇs⁷구 ⟭⟬🦋 | 𝐽𝑢𝑛𝑔𝑘𝑜𝑜𝑘 정국 (@honeyackles10) July 8, 2021
Daebak!!! Han So Hee from “The World of The Married” and “Nevertheless” removed her tattoos and quit smoking for acting. 😱
I LIKE HER NA!!! 😍😍 Napafollow ako kay Nabi na wala sa oras. Lol pic.twitter.com/K8nv3iX4zs
The TRUTH Behind Han So Hee’s Mother Debt Scandal
A while after her success as Yeo Da Kyung in “The World of the Married”, Han So Hee became the talk of the netizens due to a scandal revolving around her mother’s debt. At the time, a statement appeared on the internet that Han So Hee’s mother had run away with the person’s money.
Regarding this incident, Han So Hee posted on her personal blog and genuinely apologized to the victims. According to Han So Hee, she had no contact with her parents due to her parents’ divorce. That is why she had only learned about the debt when she was 20 years old. So, she tried to pay back as much as she could before her debut.
However, apparently, her estranged mother kept borrowing money using her name without her knowledge. The debt then grew so massive that she couldn’t handle it. Therefore, she expressed her apology due to her immature judgment that had caused more victims.
I just read this about Han So Hee and I'm truly heartbroken… She's been through a lot. 🥲 pic.twitter.com/0zMG2Jpmmf— kvibeslover 💜 My Universe of SCARS (@kvibeslover) October 18, 2021
“My Name” and “Nevertheless” Actress Han So Hee: An Actress with Promising Future
At the end of the day, despite having a challenging and mysterious past, Han So Hee remains one of the most promising Korean actresses up until today. Her remarkable beauty is so natural that not many people know she had never been in any plastic surgeries. Even more, her acting skills brought her to master different characters from strong villain Yeo Da Kyung to sweet protagonist Yoo Na Bi.
And today, her remarkable acting brought her Netflix “My Name” character, Yoon Ji Woo, to join the list of strong and savage female lead roles in Korean dramas.
Thank you for your hard work, Han So Hee! Stay strong and true to yourself. We will all be supporting you.
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