July 27, 1983 |
|Education||George Brown College - Hotel Management
Hanyang University - Theater and Film
|Revised Romanization||Choe Yeo-jin|
Choi Yeo-jin was born in Korea, but after her parents divorced, they emigrated to Canada when she was in the first year of middle school. She dreamed of becoming a ballerina, but had to give that up after her family went through some financial difficulties.
She debuted in the entertainment business via the Super Elite Model Contest held in Canada in 2001. Upon returning to Korea, she has since starred in several television series and films, notably Surgeon Bong Dal-hee, Golden Bride, My Woman, More Charming by the Day and I Need Romance.
In 2012 she gained popularity due to her stint on reality show Dancing with the Stars, taking the top spot six times out of 11 competitions, and eventually winning. Choi said, "Viewers like my dancing more than my acting. I was kind of frustrated as an actress because I always played the same kind of characters and ended up projecting stereotypes, which could bore viewers. But now I'm much happier because I can turn into a glamorous dancer every time I get on stage."
- 2014: Emergency Couple, tvN
- 2013: Incarnation of Money, SBS
- 2012: Dear You, jTBC
- 2012: Dream High 2, KBS2
- 2011: I Need Romance, tvN
- 2010: More Charming by the Day, MBC
- 2009: Dream, SBS
- 2008: My Woman, MBC
- 2007: Golden Bride, SBS
- 2007: Surgeon Bong Dal-hee, SBS
- 2006: The Invisible Man, KBS2
- 2005: Lawyers, MBC
- 2005: Biscuit Teacher and Star Candy, SBS
- 2004: I'm Sorry, I Love You, KBS2
- 2003: Live The Right Way, SBS
- 2002: Love Without Obstacle, SBS
- 2008: Boy Director
- 2006: Detective Mr. Gong
- 2006: My Boyfriend's Diary
- 2006: Art of Fighting
- 2005: Love in Magic
- 2005: Seoul Raiders
- 2009: Brian Joo feat. Supreme Team - "My Girl"
- 2009: Wax - "Not Even a Call"
- 2006: Placebo Effect - "Love Effect"
- 2004: MC the Max - "Don't Be Happy" (part 1), "Name Called Parting" (part 2)
- 2013: Saturday Night Live Korea: Season 4 Episode 6, tvN
- 2012: Dancing with the Stars: Season 2 MBC
- 2011: Extreme Survival! Season 2: Racing Queen, XTM
- 2011: Absolute Men: Season 1, XTM
- 2007: Trend Report Feel: Season 2, Mnet
- 2006: Happy Sunday: Heroine 6, KBS
- 2003: Ya Shim Man Man, SBS
- 2011: Choi Yeo-jin's Aloha Hawaii
- 2009: Trendsetter Choi Yeo-jin's Visual UP Project
- 2012 Dancing with the Stars: Season 2 winner
- 2010 MBC Entertainment Awards: Excellence Award, Actress in a Sitcom/Comedy (More Charming by the Day)
- 2007 SBS Drama Awards: New Star Award (Surgeon Bong Dal-hee)
- 2001 Supermodel Contest Canada (organized by Elite and JoongAng Ilbo): 입상
- "Choi Yeo-jin in Seventh Heaven as Dancing with the Stars Final Approaches". The Chosun Ilbo. 20 July 2012. Retrieved 2012-11-19.
- Hong, Lucia (30 December 2010). "Yoo Jae-seok wins grand prize once again at MBC Entertainment Awards". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-11-19.