Choi Kang-hee

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For the Korean football player of the same name, see Choi Kang-hee (footballer).
This is a Korean name; the family name is Choi.
Choi Kang-hee
Born (1977-05-05) May 5, 1977 (age 37)
Seoul, South Korea
Occupation Actress, radio DJ
Years active 1995–present
Agent Will Entertainment
Korean name
Hangul 최강희
Revised Romanization Choe Gang-hui
McCune–Reischauer Ch'oe Kanghŭi

Choi Kang-hee (born Choi Se-yeon on May 5, 1977) is a South Korean actress and radio DJ.


Choi Kang-hee made her acting debut in 1995 with the high school drama The New Generation Report: Adults Don't Know, then went on to appear in the horror film Whispering Corridors (1998) and television series such as School (1999), Sweet Buns (2004), and Our Stance on How to Treat a Break-up (also known as Rules of Love, 2005).

In 2006, Choi starred in the low-budget black/romantic comedy film My Scary Girl, which became a critically praised sleeper hit.[1][2][3][4] She continued to receive good notices for her roles in the television series My Sweet Seoul (2008) and Protect the Boss (2011), and the films Goodbye Mom (2009) and Petty Romance (2010).[5][6][7][8][9][10]

In addition to her acting, Choi is a radio DJ on KBS Cool FM.[11][12] She also has her own clothing brand, Nowhere333.[13][14]

In October 2006, Choi was awarded a silver medal by the Korea National Red Cross in recognition of her frequent blood donations. A year later she became the first Korean celebrity to donate bone marrow, having pledged as a donor in 1999.[15]

Choi signed with KeyEast in 2007, but after her contract ended in June 2014, she joined new management agency Will Entertainment.[16][17]



Year Title Role Notes
1998 Whispering Corridors Yoon Jae-yi credited as Choi Se-yeon
2000 The Happy Funeral Director So-hwa
2001 Wanee & Junah So-young
2002 Yellow Flower Woman (story 4) credited as Choi Se-yeon
2006 My Scary Girl Lee Mi-na
2007 Attack on the Pin-Up Boys Movie scene (cameo)
My Love Joo-won
2009 Goodbye Mom Park Ae-ja
2010 Bestseller Whisper (cameo)
Petty Romance Han Da-rim
2013 Happiness for Sale Kang Mi-na
2014 He Who Loves the World Documentary narrator


Year Title Role Network
1995 The New Generation Report:
Adults Don't Know
1996 Drama Game "Sons and Lovers" KBS2
Icing MBC
1997 I MBC
1998 MBC Best Theater "Village Bus" MBC
Sunday Best "지워지지 않을 그 연두빛" Nan-joo KBS2
여자를 말한다: 내 아내 수지에게 MBC
Hometown of Legends "귀면살풍" KBS2
Theme Game MBC
The King and the Queen Yeonsangun's consort Sugeun-bi KBS1
Paper Crane Eun-seo KBS2
Sunflower Neurosurgery ward nurse
Lee Eun-joo
1999 School Lee Min-jae KBS2
Ad Madness Yoon Sung-yeon KBS2
Sunday Best "Beautiful Gift" KBS2
2000 Feels Good Mi-soo MBC
March SBS
2000 Romeo and Juliet SBS
2001 School 3 (guest, episode 38
"Like the First Time")
Medical Center Attempted suicide patient
(guest, episode 20)
Open Drama Man and Woman
MBC Best Theater
"The Scent of Limes"
Legend Jeon Mi-sun SBS
This Is Love Oh Young-ah KBS1
2002 Open Drama Man and Woman
"To Reverse the Clock"
The Maengs' Golden Era Maeng Eun-ja MBC
2003 Land of Wine Song Ae-ryung SBS
New Gyun-woo and Jik-nyu
(50th Anniversary of Armistice)
Ri Yeon-jung MBC
2004 Sweet Buns Han Ka-ran MBC
2005 Drama City "주택개보수 작업일지" Kang Do-kyung KBS2
Beating Heart Oh Soo-kyung
(guest, episodes 7-8 "Hope")
Our Stance on How to Treat a Break-up Kim Geun-young MBC
2007 Thank You Cha Ji-min
(cameo, episode 1)
2008 My Sweet Seoul Oh Eun-soo SBS
2011 Protect the Boss Noh Eun-seol SBS
2013 7th Grade Civil Servant[18] Kim Seo-won/Kim Kyung-ja MBC
2015 Heart to Heart[19] Cha Hong-do tvN

Variety show[edit]

Year Title Network Notes
2008 Kang-hee's Six Addictions O'live TV
2009 Living Beauty: Kang-hee's Colored Fantasy O'live TV
2013 Running Man SBS Guest, episode 54

Music video[edit]

Year Song Title Artist
"할 수 있다면" Adam
"널 사랑하기에" Son Sung-hoon
"가세요" K
"바람둥이" 3Boys
"Olla Olla" Uptown

Radio program[edit]

Dates Title Station Notes
October 18, 2004 ~ October 8, 2006 Pump Up the Volume KBS Cool FM DJ
January 1, 2011 ~ October 30, 2011 Pump Up the Volume KBS Cool FM DJ
November 7, 2011 ~ November 4, 2012 Night Flight KBS Cool FM DJ


Year Title Publisher ISBN
2009 Choi Kang-hee, A Little Child's
Little Happiness
Book Nomad ISBN 978-895-460-885-5

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
1995 Johnson & Johnson Best Clean Face N/A Won
Miss Ramona Most Refreshing N/A Won
1996 MBC Drama Awards Special Award, Best Young Actress Won
1999 KBS Drama Awards Best New Actress Won
2006 Dior Timeless Beauty Awards[21] Recipient N/A Won
13th Korean Entertainment Awards Best Radio Host Pump Up the Volume Won
27th Blue Dragon Film Awards[22] Best Actress My Scary Girl Nominated
2008 4th Brand Academy Best Female Advertising Model N/A Won
6th Seoul Social Work Conference Social Welfare Award N/A Won
SBS Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actress in a Drama Special My Sweet Seoul Won
2009 46th Grand Bell Awards Best Actress Goodbye Mom Nominated
30th Blue Dragon Film Awards[23] Best Actress Nominated
Popular Star Award Won
2010 46th Baeksang Arts Awards Best Actress (Film) Nominated
Most Popular Actress (Film) Won
2011 8th Max Movie Awards Best Actress Petty Romance Won
2nd Sharing People of the Month Minister's Award N/A Won
48th Grand Bell Awards Best Actress Petty Romance Nominated
32nd Blue Dragon Film Awards Best Actress Nominated
Popular Star Award Won
SBS Drama Awards Top Excellence Award, Actress in a Drama Special Protect the Boss Won
Netizen Popularity Award Won
Top 10 Stars Won
Best Couple Award with Ji Sung Won
2013 MBC Drama Awards Top Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries 7th Grade Civil Servant Nominated


  1. ^ Lee, Min-a (March 28, 2006). "Black comedy slides into the grey zone". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved November 6, 2014. 
  2. ^ Kim, Tae-jong (April 6, 2006). "Scary Turns Love Comedy on Its Head". The Korea Times via Hancinema. Retrieved November 6, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Son Jae-Gon Talks 달콤, 살벌한 연인 (My Scary Girl)". Twitch Film. April 16, 2006. Retrieved November 6, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Movie Sweet, Scary Lover tops box office for three weeks". KBS Global. April 24, 2006. Retrieved November 6, 2014. 
  5. ^ Garcia, Cathy Rose A.; Han, Sang-hee (May 27, 2008). "Korean Chick Lit Books Turned Into Dramas". The Korea Times. Retrieved November 6, 2014. 
  6. ^ Lee, Hyo-won (August 27, 2009). "Actresses Shine Thru Tears in Aeja". The Korea Times. Retrieved November 6, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Actress Choi Kang-hee's Song Picks". 10Asia. February 9, 2011. Retrieved November 6, 2014. 
  8. ^ Kwon, Mee-yoo (August 2, 2011). "Hot-blooded secretary meets clumsy boss in new SBS drama". The Korea Times. Retrieved November 6, 2014. 
  9. ^ Kim, Ji-yeon (October 6, 2011). "Interview: Choi Kang Hee, Unaffected By Men and Time". enewsWorld. Retrieved November 6, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Acting Serves as Window to 'Normal' Life for Choi Kang-hee". The Chosun Ilbo. May 18, 2013. Retrieved November 6, 2014. 
  11. ^ "BoA and Choi Kang-hee to Hold Talk Show for Women". KBS Global. July 28, 2005. Retrieved February 3, 2008.
  12. ^ "Choi Kang-hee to Fill In as Radio DJ". KBS Global. January 10, 2008. Retrieved February 3, 2008.
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  14. ^ "Trends 2006: Starlets Turn to Fashion". The Chosun Ilbo. December 28, 2006. Retrieved February 3, 2008.
  15. ^ Park, Si-soo (October 23, 2007). "Actress Choi Kang-hee Donates Bone-Marrow". The Korea Times. Retrieved February 3, 2008.
  16. ^ Choi, Eun-hwa (May 3, 2012). "Choi Kang Hee Shows Loyalty and Stays with Key East". enewsWorld. Retrieved November 6, 2014. 
  17. ^ Noh, I-seul (June 20, 2014). "Choi Kang Hee & Kang Rae Yeon sign contracts with Will Entertainment". StarN News. Retrieved November 6, 2014. 
  18. ^ An, So-hyoun (January 22, 2013). "Joo Won and Choi Kang Hee Are Close Despite Age Gap". enewsWorld. Retrieved November 6, 2014. 
  19. ^ Park, Ah-reum (November 3, 2014). "Choi Kang Hee Returns to TV After 2 Years with Heart to Heart". enewsWorld. Retrieved November 6, 2014. 
  20. ^ 사랑할 수밖에 없는 그녀 -『사소한 아이의 소소한 행복』 최강희. Yes24 (in Korean). Retrieved November 6, 2014. 
  21. ^ "Choi Ji-woo Named Korea's Greatest Acting Beauty". The Chosun Ilbo. August 7, 2006. Retrieved November 6, 2014. 
  22. ^ "The 27th Blue Dragon Awards". The Korea Society. Retrieved June 10, 2007.
  23. ^ "Mother Sweeps Blue Dragon Awards". The Chosun Ilbo. December 3, 2009. Retrieved November 6, 2014. 

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