Choi Woo Shik is one of those actors who you’ll easily recognize because of his remarkable portrayal in movies and dramas.
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With his wide range of filmography, Choi Woo Shik has already established himself as one of the top actors of his generation.
Before we dive into his remarkable works, let’s get to know Choi Woo Shik more!
Get to know our beloved “green flag” Choi Woo Shik
Choi Woo Shik was born on March 26, 1990, in Seoul, South Korea. When he was 10 years old, his family migrated to Vancouver, Canada, where he spent the next 10 years of his life.
His English name is Edward Choi and is nicknamed Eddie.
While he was studying at Simon Fraser University in 2010, his parents gave him permission to attend an acting audition in South Korea which led to his acting debut.
Choi Woo Shik majored in cultural studies at Chung-Ang University, for the reason of not being familiar with the Korean culture since he grew up in Canada.
In 2011, he made his acting debut in the period drama The Duo. Choi Woo Shik played supporting roles during his rookie years and eventually, became the lead.
Choi Woo Shik has been acting for 12 years.
Choi Woo Shik’s filmography
The Duo (2011)
The Duo is Choi Woo Shik’s debut drama. He played the role of the young Gwi Dong.
Live in Style (2011)
He played the role of Na Joo Ra.
Special Affairs Team TEN (2011-2013)
Choi Woo Shik starred in the hit Korean cable drama Special Affairs Team TEN and played the role of Park Min Ho. The drama was renewed for season 2 and Choi Woo Shik reprised his role.
In 2012, Special Affairs Team TEN won the Grand Prize (Daesang) at the 6th Cable TV Broadcasting Awards.
Rooftop Prince (2012)
Choi Woo Shik played the role of Do Chi San.
Shut Up Family (2012-2013)
Choi Woo Shik played the role of Yeol Woo Bong in the KBS family sitcom.
You Are My Destiny (2014)
He played the role of Lee Yong, Lee Gun’s stepbrother (played by Jang Hyuk).
Pride and Prejudice (2014-2015)
Choi Woo Shik is part of the supporting cast and played the role of Lee Jang Won.
Hogu’s Love (2015)
Choi Woo Shik starred as the titular character, Kang Ho Gu, in the romantic comedy-drama Hogu’s Love.
The Package (2017)
In a drama set in France, Choi Woo Shik played the role of Kim Gyung Jae.
Our Beloved Summer (2021-2022)
Choi Woo Shik played the lead role named Choi Woong. Our Beloved Summer marks his return to the small screen after 4 years. This drama is well-loved by many and he was called a “green flag” by many fans.
This drama also gave him the Best Actor Selected by Directors award at the 2021 SBS Drama Awards.
It was announced that Choi Woo Shik is cast in the upcoming drama alongside Son Suk Ku and Lee Hee Jun. He will be playing the role of Lee Tang.
Secretly, Greatly (2013) and Flu (2013)
Choi Woo Shik made his movie debut in 2013 and played supporting roles in the movies Secretly, Greatly and Flu.
Set Me Free (2014)
Choi Woo Shik starred in his first-ever led role and played the role of Yeong Jae.
His portrayal in the movie garnered him various awards such as the Actor of the Year award at the Busan International Film Festival in 2014 and Best New Actor at the Blue Dragon Film Awards in 2014, to name a few.
Big Match (2014)
Choi Woo Shik played the role of the hacker named Guru.
Train to Busan (2016)
Choi Woo Shik gained international recognition when he starred in the movie Train to Busan in which he played the role of the high schooler Min Yong Guk.
Choi Woo Shik played a small but memorable role in the science-fanstasy-action-adventure movie Okja. He played the role of a truck driver.
The Princess and the Matchmaker (2018)
He played the role of Nam Chi Ho.
Choi Woo Shik played the role of Gwi Gong Ja.
In 2018, Choi Woo Shik starred in the period action horror movie Monstrum. He played the role of Heo.
Choi Woo Shik starred in the award-winning black comedy thriller movie Parasite. He played the role of Kim Ki-woo or Kevin in the movie.
He won the Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture at the 2020 Screen Actors Guild Awards.
Time to Hunt (2020)
He played the role of Ki Hoon.
The Policeman’s Lineage (2022)
Choi Woo Shik played one of the lead roles in the movie named Choi Min Jae.
Choi Woo Shik is cast in the upcoming movie Wonderland. There are no release dates for this movie yet.
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