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Choi Woo Shik (Choi Woo Sik)

Choi Woo Shik (Choi Woo Sik) Profile, Facts, and TMI

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Choi Woo Shik (Choi Woo Sik) Profile

  • Birth Name: 최우식 (Choi Woo Shik)
  • English Name: Edward Choi
  • Stage Name: Choi Woo Shik
  • Nationality: Canadian
  • Date of Birth: 1990.03.26
  • Zodiac Sign: Aries
  • Height: 181 cm
  • Weight: 65 kg
  • Blood Type: O
  • Agency: Management SOOP
  • Instagram: @dntlrdl

Choi Woo Shik (Choi Woo Sik) Facts & TMI

  • Choi Woo Shik was born in Seoul, South Korea
  • His family consists of parents, elder brother Choi Gyu Shik, and himself
  • When he was in 5th grade, his family moved to Vancouver, Canada
  • His English name is Edward Choi and people call him Eddie
  • He looks after a dog named Choco
  • When he was 21 years old, he went to Korea to attend acting audition in 2011
  • He attended to Chung-Ang University majoring in Cultural Studies
  • He made his acting debut in MBC drama The Duo in 2011
  • His first leading role is the movie Set Me Free and it leads him to acting recognition
  • He gains international fame after he starred in blockbuster movie Train to Busan in 2016 as this movie receives critical and commercial success at 2016 Cannes Film Festival
  • He participates in two Bong Joon Ho’s movies: Okja (2017) and Parasite (2019)
  • Parasite boost his international recognition as this movie won Palme d’Or at 2019 Cannes Film Festival and 4 awards at the 92nd Academy Awards
  • His religious belief is Protestantism
  • He is currently under management of Management SOOP
  • He is close to popular celebrities such as Park Seo Joon, Park Hyung Shik, V (BTS)
  • At 92nd Academy Awards ceremony, he took picture with director Taika Waititi and actor Joaquin Phoenix
  • In 2020, he becomes the cast member of tvN variety show Summer Vacation with Jung Yu Mi
  • He also becomes one of 5 cast members of tvN variety show Youn’s Kitchen with Youn Yuh Jung, Lee Seo Jin, Jung Yu Mi, and Park Seo Joon
  • He appears in 4 music videos: IU’s My Old Story (2014), DAY6’s Congratulations (2015), Im Seulong’s That Moment (2017), and DAY6’s You Were Beautiful (2017)

Movies

The Policeman’s Lineage‘ as Choi Min Jae (2022)
‘Time to Hunt’ as Ki Hoon (2020)
‘The Divine Fury’ as Priest Choi (2019)
Parasite‘ as Ki Woo (2019)
‘Rosebud’ as young Soon Chul (2019)
‘The Witch: Part 1. The Subversion’ as young man (2018)
‘Monstrum’ as Heo (2018)
‘The Princess and the Matchmaker’ as Nam Chi Ho (2018)
‘Golden Slumber’ as Joo Ho (2018)
‘Okja’ as Kim Goon (2017)
Train To Busan‘ as Young Gook (2016)
‘Big Match’ as Hacker Goo Roo (2014)
‘Set Me Free’ as Young Jae (2014)
‘Secretly Greatly’ as Yoon Yoo Joon (2013)

TV Series

Our Beloved Summer‘ as Choi Woong (SBS/ 2021)
‘The Package’ as Kim Gyung Jae (JTBC/ 2017)
‘Fight for My Way’ as Park Moo Bin (KBS2/ 2017)
‘Ho-Gu’s Love’ as Kang Ho Gu (tvN/ 2015)
‘Pride and Prejudice’ as Lee Jang Won (MBC/ 2014-2015)
‘Fated To Love You’ as Lee Yong (MBC/ 2014)
‘You’re All Surrounded’ as himself – ep. 4 (SBS/ 2014)
‘Who Are You’ as Hee Koo (ep.10 & 12) (tvN/ 2013)
‘TEN 2’ as Park Min Ho (OCN/ 2013)
‘Family’ as Yeol Woo Bong (KBS2/ 2012-2013)
‘Rooftop Prince’ as Do Chi San (SBS/ 2012)
‘Special Affairs Team TEN’ as Park Min Ho (OCN/ 2011-2012)
‘Live in Style’ as Na Joo Ra (SBS/ 2011-2012)
‘The Duo’ as young Gwi Dong (MBC/ 2011)

TV Movies

‘Drama Special: A Culprit Among Friends’ as young Do Hyeon (KBS2/ 2012)

Awards & Nominations

26th Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture (“Parasite“) – January 19, 2020
2017 Chunsa Film Art Awards: Special Popularity Award – 2017
2015 The Korea Film Actors’ Association Awards: Popular Actor Award (“Set Me Free”) – 2015
36th Blue Dragon Film Awards: Best New Actor (“Set Me Free”) – November 26, 2015
35th Korean Association of Film Critics Awards: Best New Actor (“Set Me Free”) – November 16, 2015
2015 Busan Film Critics Awards: Best New Actor (“Set Me Free”) – 2015
19th Busan International Film Festival: Actor of the Year (“Set Me Free”) – October 11, 2014

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