Choi Woo-shik Wiki, Age, Biography, Height, Wife, Family, Images, And More

Choi Woo-shik Wiki, Age, Biography, Height, Wife, Family, Images, And More

Choi Woo-shik (born March 26, 1990) is a Canadian actor living in South Korea. He rose to prominence after playing the lead in the film Set Me Free (2014). He then co-starred in the films Train to Busan (2016) and Parasite (2019), both of which received critical acclaim and success on a global scale, with the latter winning the Palme d'Or at Cannes and the Academy Award for Best Picture.

Choi grew up in Seoul, South Korea, as the younger of two sons. He moved to Vancouver, Canada, with his family when he was ten years old, in grade five, and stayed for the next ten years. He went to Pinetree Secondary School for high school. Edward Choi is his full name, and he goes by the nickname Eddie.

Choi, then 21, was attending Simon Fraser University when his parents granted him permission to attend an acting audition in Korea, which led to him making his acting debut. Choi attended Chung-Ang University in Korea, where he majored in cultural studies.

Early years of my career, 2011-2015

In 2011, Choi made his acting debut in the period drama The Duo. Following that, Choi was cast as detective Park Min-ho in the crime drama Special Affairs Team TEN. Choi returned to the series when it was renewed for a second season in 2013. That same year, he made his big screen debut as a supporting actor in the films Flu (film) and Secretly, Greatly. In the interim, Choi appeared in several television shows, including Rooftop Prince, You Are My Destiny, and Pride and Prejudice.

Choi made his directorial debut in the coming-of-age independent film Set Me Free in 2014. He portrayed Young-jae, a sixteen-year-old student living in a group home who pretends to be a priest in order to stay in the home longer. The film received positive reviews from critics, and Choi was praised for his portrayal of the protagonist's inner conflict. He received several acting awards, including Actor of the Year at the Busan International Film Festival. Later that year, Choi appeared as the genius hacker Guru in the action comedy film Big Match.

Choi starred in the romantic comedy cable series Hogu's Love as the titular character. The show premiered on February 9, 2015. Later that year, Choi appeared in the R-rated Hong Kong-Singapore film In the Room. The story was set in a single-room brothel in a Singapore hotel and featured an anthology of characters.

2016–present: Rising stardom and international recognition

Choi first gained international attention for his role as Yong-guk, a high school baseball player, in the blockbuster zombie thriller Train to Busan. The film, which premiered on May 13 at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival, was a critical and commercial success, grossing more than $93.1 million worldwide. He then had a brief but memorable role as a truck driver in the action-adventure film Okja. This was his first film with director Bong Joon-ho, and it starred an international cast that included Tilda Swinton and Paul Dano. Okja was released in several independent theatres in the United States and on the streaming platform Netflix worldwide.

Following this, Choi appeared in several other films, including The Princess and the Matchmaker and Monstrum. Choi was cast as a mysterious assassin known as the "Nobleman" in the action film The Witch: Part 1. The Subversion in 2018. The Nobleman's dark persona was a departure from the characters Choi usually played. Nobleman could be Choi's once-in-a-lifetime character, according to co-star Park Hee-soon in a press interview.

Choi reunited with director Bong Joon-ho in 2019 for the black comedy thriller Parasite. Choi played Ki-woo, the son of a poor family who schemes to work for a wealthy family by infiltrating their home and posing as unrelated, highly qualified individuals. Bong approached Choi after their first collaboration with Okja in 2016, telling him to "stay skinny" to play the character. On May 21, 2019, Parasite premiered at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival, where it became the first South Korean film to win the Palme d'Or, and the first film to win with a unanimous vote since Blue Is the Warmest Color in 2013. Among many other honours, Parasite took home four awards at the 92nd Academy Awards. It was the first South Korean film to be nominated for an Academy Award, as well as the first film in a language other than English to win Best Picture. At the 26th Screen Actors Guild Awards, the cast also received the award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture. In addition to playing Ki-woo in Parasite, Choi sang the end credits song "Soju One Glass," which was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song.

Choi co-starred in the SBS drama Our Beloved Summer with Kim Da-mi in December 2021. It marked his first appearance on television in four years, as well as the reunion of the two actors following their film The Witch: Part 1. (2018).

Choi returned to the big screen in 2022 with the film The Policeman's Lineage, which debuted on January 12, 2022. In addition, he will appear in the upcoming South Korean sci-fi fantasy film Wonderland.



2011Etude, SoloHwang Kyeong-minShort film
2012Circle of Crime

2013Secretly, GreatlyYoon Yoo-joon
FluJeong-JinCameo appearance
2014Set Me FreeYoung-jae
Big MatchGuru
2015In the RoomMin-junSingaporean film
2016Train to BusanYong-guk
2017OkjaKim Woo-shik
2018Golden SlumberJoo-hoCameo appearance
The Princess and the MatchmakerNam Chi-Ho
The Witch: Part 1. The SubversionGwi Gong-Ja (Nobleman)
MonstrumOfficer Hur
2019RosebudYoung Soon-cheol
ParasiteKim Ki-woo / Kevin (alias)
The Divine FuryFather ChoiCameo appearance
2020Time to HuntKi-hoonNetflix film
2022The Policeman's LineageChoi Min-jae
TBAWonderlandTBANetflix film

Television series

2011The DuoYoung Gwi-dong
Living in StyleNa Joo-ra
Deep Rooted TreeYoung Jung Gi-joon / Ga Ri-on
2011–2013Special Affairs Team TENPark Min-hoSeason 1–2
2012Rooftop PrinceDo Chi-san
Shut Up FamilyYeol Woo-bong
Culprit Among FriendsYoung Do-hyunDrama special
2013Who Are You?Hee-kooCameo (Episode 10, 12, 13)
Principal Investigator: Save Wang Jo-hyun!Boo Joong-shikDrama special
2014You're All SurroundedChoi Woo-shikCameo (Episode 4)
You Are My DestinyLee Yong
Pride and PrejudiceLee Jang-won
2015Hogu's LoveKang Ho-gu
My Fantastic FuneralPark Dong-sooTwo-part special
2017Fight for My WayPark Moo-binCameo (Episode 1–7)
The PackageKim Gyung-jae
2021–2022Our Beloved SummerChoi Woong / Go-oh

Web series

2013SomedayChae Man-sik
2015Dream KnightPast studentCameo appearance
2017The Boy Next DoorPark Gyu-tae
2023Murder DIEaryLee-tang

Television shows

2012I'm RealCast member
2013–2014Beating Hearts
2015Law of the Jungle in Nicaragua
2020Summer Vacation
2021Youn's Stay
2022In the Soop: Friendcation
2023Jinny's Kitchen

Music video appearances

YearSong titleArtist
2014"My Old Story"IU
2017"That Moment"Lim Seul-ong
"You Were Beautiful"Day6


"Some Guys"
Jang Ki-yong)
2017OST of the web series The Boy Next Door
"Soju One Glass"2019OST of Parasite
2021Non-album single
(With Wooga Squad : 
Park Seo JoonPark Hyung SikKim TaehyungPeakboy)
2022Theme Song of In The Soop : Friendcation

Awards and nominations

Name of the award ceremony, year presented, category, nominee of the award, and the result of the nomination

Award ceremonyYearCategoryNominee / WorkResult
APAN Star Awards2022Excellence Award, Actor in a MiniseriesOur Beloved SummerNominated
Best CoupleChoi Woo-shik with Kim Da-mi
Our Beloved Summer
Asia Artist Awards2020Popularity Award (Actor)Choi Woo-shikNominated
Asian Film Awards2020Best Supporting ActorParasiteNominated
Blue Dragon Film Awards2014Best New ActorSet Me FreeWon
Buil Film Awards2015Best New ActorNominated
2019Best ActorParasiteNominated
Brand Customer Loyalty Awards2022Best Male ActorOur Beloved SummerNominated
Busan Film Critics Awards2015Best New ActorSet Me FreeWon
Busan International Film Festival2014Actor of the YearWon
Chunsa Film Art Awards2017Special Popularity AwardChoi Woo-shikWon
2019Best ActorParasiteNominated
Critics' Choice Awards2020Best Acting EnsembleNominated
Director's Cut Awards2019Best ActorNominated
Korean Association of Film Critics Awards2015Best New ActorSet Me FreeWon
Korea First Brand Awards2019Best Actor (Film)Choi Woo-shikWon
Max Movie Awards2015Best New ActorSet Me FreeNominated
2016Rising Star AwardChoi Woo-shikWon
SBS Drama Awards2021Director's AwardOur Beloved SummerWon
Top Excellence Award for an Actor in a Mini-Series (Romance/Comedy)Nominated
Best Couple AwardChoi Woo-shik with Kim Da-mi
Our Beloved Summer
Screen Actors Guild Awards2020Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion PictureParasiteWon
Korean Film Actors Association Star Award2015Popular Actor AwardChoi Woo-shikWon
Wildflower Film Awards2015Best New ActorSet Me FreeWon

Choi Woo-shik Wiki/Biography

NameChoi Woo-shik
Nick NameEddie
Other NameEdward Choi
Net Worth$5 Million
Date of Birth26 March 1990
Age33 Years Old
Birth PlaceSeoul, South Korea
Currently Live InSeoul, South Korea
ProfessionActor and Model
DebutFlim: Etude, Solo (2011)
TV Series: The Duo (2011)
Web Series: Someday (2013)
TV: I’m Real (2012)
Music Video: My Old Story (2014)
Active Year2011 – Present
Famous RoleKim Ki-woo/Kevin (alias) in Film Parasite (2019)
NationalityCanadian and South Korean
HometownSeoul, South Korea
Zodiac SignAries
School/High SchoolLocal School, Seoul, South Korea
Pinetree Secondary School, Coquitlam, Canada
College/UniversitySimon Fraser University, Burnaby, Canada
Chung-Ang University, South Korea
Education QualificationArts Degree and Major in Cultural Studies
Father NameMr. Choi shik
Mother NameMrs. Choi shik
Brother NameChoi Kyu-shik
Sister Name
BoyfriendPark Seo-Joo (Rumored)
Marital StatusUnmarried
Height (approx)in centimeters: 182 cm
in meters: 1.82 m
in feet inches: 6′ 0″
Weight (approx)in kilograms: 64 kg
in pounds: 141 lbs
Eye ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourDark Brown

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