Choi Won-young

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Choi Won-young
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Choi in 2019
Choi Seong-wook

(1976-01-10) January 10, 1976 (age 46)
South Korea
Years active2002–present
AgentSaram entertainment
(m. 2014)
Korean name
Revised RomanizationChoe Won-yeong
McCune–ReischauerCh'oe Wŏnyŏng
Birth name
Revised RomanizationChoe Seong-uk
McCune–ReischauerCh'oe Sŏnguk

Choi Won-young (Korean최원영; born Choi Seong-wook on January 10, 1976) is a South Korean actor.


Choi Won-young made his acting debut in 2002's Sex Is Zero, and has since appeared in both film and television.[1] But his most notable roles have been in the TV dramas While You Were Sleeping, A Hundred Year Legacy, Sky Castle, Doctor Prisoner, Hwarang: The Beginning,[2] Mad Dog as well as the low-budget crime thriller Your Time Is Up, which premiered at the 2012 Busan International Film Festival.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Choi married actress Shim Yi-young on February 28, 2014, at the Grand Ballroom of the COEX Walkerhill Hotel in Samseong-dong.[4] Choi and Shim met while filming the 2013 TV series A Hundred Year Legacy, where they played a married couple.[citation needed] On June 23, 2014, Choi's wife gave birth to their first child, a daughter.[citation needed] The couple's second daughter was born on June 14, 2017.[5]



Year Title Role Notes
2002 Sex Is Zero Park Chan-soo
2004 To Catch a Virgin Ghost Han-seok
2005 Tarzan Park Heung-suk Kang Hyun-woo
Love in Magic Han Joon-seok
2006 Mr. Wacky Student teacher 1
2007 Cheaters Seok-ho
2009 Chaw Sibi prosecutor Cameo
2010 The Outlaw Park Sung-chul
2011 Earth Rep Rolling Stars Jack (voice) animated
In Love and War Jae-bok Cameo
Perfect Game Sportscaster Cameo
2012 Grape Candy Ji-hoon
Ghost Sweepers Choi Seung-woo Cameo
Confession of Murder Jeong Tae-seok
2013 Your Time Is Up Seok-ho
Short! Short! Short! 2013 Dong-kyu segment: "Waltzing on Thunder"
2014 The Plan Man Kang Byung-soo
2015 Looking for My Family Tae-seong
2019 Jesters: The Game Changers Hong Yoon-sung
2022 Yaksha: Ruthless Operations Lee Chan-young Netflix Film

Television series[edit]

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2006 Drama City: She's Smiling Hyung-jin
2007 Heaven & Earth Jang Young-min
Belle Im Kyung-ho
2008 You Are My Destiny Nam Gyeong-woo
2009 Two Wives Lee Young-min
Queen Seondeok General Gyebaek Guest
Hometown of Legends Silent Village Jin-sung
2010 Definitely Neighbors Chae Ki-hoon
Drama City: After the Opera Lee Joong-do
Stormy Lovers Lee Tae-hoon
2011 While You Were Sleeping Yoon Min-joon
2012 Tasty Life Kang In-chul
2013 A Hundred Year Legacy Kim Chul-gyu
Wonderful Mama Homeless man Cameo (Episode 8)
Dating Agency: Cyrano Sommelier Cameo (Episode 1) [6]
After School: Lucky or Not Priest Cameo
The Heirs Yoon Jae-ho
2014 Three Days Kim Do-jin
Drama City: Climb the Sky Walls Coach
Diary of a Night Watchman King Haejong Cameo (Episode 1)
Secret Door Chae Je-gong
2015 Kill Me, Heal Me Ahn Gook
Hello Monster Lee Joon-ho
Second 20s Kim Woo-chul
2016 Come Back Mister Cha Jae-guk
2016–2017 The Gentlemen of Wolgyesu Tailor Shop Sung Tae-pyung
Hwarang: The Poet Warrior Youth Ahn Ji
2017 While You Were Sleeping Nam Chul-Doo Cameo
Mad Dog Joo Hyun-gi
2017-2018 Oh, the Mysterious Jang-Pil Seong [7]
2018–2019 Sky Castle Hwang Chi-young [8]
2018 Where Stars Land Han Jae-young
2019 Doctor Prisoner Lee Jae-Joon [9]
Nokdu Flower Hwang Seok-joo [10]
2020 Hyena Gong Hyun-kook Cameo (Episode 5) [11]
Mystic Pop-up Bar Chief Gwi / Crown Prince Yi-Hon [12]
Alice Seok Oh-won [13]
My Dangerous Wife Kim Yoon-chul [14]
2021 Youth of May Hwang Hee-tae (Older) Cameo (Episode 12) [15]
Reflection of You Ahn Hyeon-seong [16][17]
2021–2022 Moonshine Lee Si-heum [18]
2022 Golden Spoon Hwang Hyeon-do [19]
Under the Queen's Umbrella King Lee Ho [20]

Television show[edit]

Year Title Role Notes Ref,
2021 Delicious Rendezvous Cast Member Episode 78-90 [21]
2022 Avatar Singer Judge [22]
2018-2019 Apart Together Regular Member Episode 1-10 [23]

Special show[edit]

Year Title Role Notes Ref,
2019 KBS Drama Special Season 10: Scouting Report Main Role Epsiode 1 [24]

Music video[edit]

Year Song Title Artist
2007 "Woman" Jung Il-young
2013 "Love in Memory"[25] Byul


Year Title Role
2003 Pandora's Box
2009–2010 Love's Labour's Lost Ji-am

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated Work Result
2014 SBS Drama Awards Special Award, Actor in a Serial Drama Secret Door Nominated
2016 KBS Drama Awards Best Supporting Actor The Gentlemen of Wolgyesu Tailor Shop Nominated
2017 KBS Drama Awards Best Supporting Actor Hwarang: The Poet Warrior Youth and Mad Dog Won
2019 KBS Drama Awards[26] Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries Doctor Prisoner Won
Best Actor in a One-Act/Special/Short Drama Drama Special – Scouting Report Nominated
Netizen Award, Actor Doctor Prisoner Nominated


  1. ^ "CHOI Won-young". Korean Film Council. Retrieved May 27, 2013.
  2. ^ "Hwarang (2016)". IMDb. Retrieved October 22, 2022.
  3. ^ "2013.3.15 Now Playing: Your Time is Up". Korea JoongAng Daily. March 15, 2013. Retrieved May 27, 2013.
  4. ^ "Actor couple Choi Won-young and Shim Yi-young pose before their wedding in Seoul". The Chosun Ilbo. March 1, 2014. Retrieved March 30, 2014.
  5. ^ ""I understand that wives and mothers raise children…" Actor Choi Won-young seems to take care of the children "as if it were someone else's job."". Retrieved October 23, 2022.
  6. ^ Hong, Grace Danbi (May 16, 2013). "SHINee's Taemin, Lee Chung Ah, and Others to Cameo on Cyrano Agency". enewsWorld. Archived from the original on July 3, 2013. Retrieved May 27, 2013.
  7. ^ "[Photos] Added posters for the upcoming Korean drama 'Doubtful Victory' @ HanCinema". Retrieved October 24, 2022.
  8. ^ "'SKY 캐슬' 정준호x최원영x조재윤x김병철 확정..JTBC 흥행史 잇는다[공식]". TV Report (in Korean). August 29, 2018.
  9. ^ "[공식입장] 'SKY캐슬' 최원영, 차기작은 '닥터 프리즈너'…재벌2세 변신". News1 (in Korean). January 29, 2019.
  10. ^ "'녹두꽃' 윤시윤, 최원영 배신 알았다…본격 흑화 [종합]". sports.chosun (in Korean). November 26, 2020.
  11. ^ "최원영, '하이에나' 특별 출연…김혜수 스카우트 관련된 비밀 인물 [공식]". tenasia.hankyung (in Korean). November 26, 2020.
  12. ^ "[Photo] Cast Photo Added for the Upcoming Korean Drama 'Mystic Pop-Up Bar' @ HanCinema". Retrieved October 24, 2022.
  13. ^ "Choi Won-young Joins Kim Hee-sun and Joo Won in 'Alice' @ HanCinema". Retrieved October 24, 2022.
  14. ^ "Kim Jung-eun, Choi Won-young, Choi Yu-hwa in 'My Dangerous Wife'". Retrieved October 24, 2022.
  15. ^ Choi Ha-na (June 8, 2021). "오월의 청춘' 고민시 사망, 이도현→최원영 41년 그리움 엔딩 [종합]" ['Youth in May' Died while worrying, Lee Do-hyeon → Choi Won-young 41 Years Longing Ending [Comprehensive]]. Tv Daily (in Korean). Retrieved June 8, 2021 – via v.daum.
  16. ^ "[단독]최원영, '너를 닮은 사람' 출연..고현정과 부부로 만난다" [[Exclusive] Choi Won-young to appear in 'People like you' .. Go Hyun-jung and her husband meet]. (in Korean). November 26, 2020.
  17. ^ Kim Nam-young (May 18, 2021). "최원영 출연확정, 고현정과 '너를 닮은 사람'으로 부부 호흡(공식)" [Choi Won-young confirmed to appear, Go Hyun-jung and couple breathing in 'People Like You' (official)]. MBN (in Korean). Retrieved May 20, 2021 – via Naver.
  18. ^ Kim Na-kyung (May 7, 2021). "장광→임원희 '꽃 피면 달 생각하고' 합류, 명품 배우들 총 출동" [Jang Gwang → Lim Won-hee joins 'Thinking of the Moon When Flowers Bloom', all luxury actors are dispatched]. hankyung (in Korean). Retrieved May 7, 2021.
  19. ^ "Choi Won-young, Son Yeo-eun, Choi Dae-chul, Han Chae-ah in 'The Golden Spoon' @ HanCinema". Retrieved October 24, 2022.
  20. ^ Park Ah-reum (August 26, 2022). "중전 김혜수X대비마마 김해숙 만나니(슈룹)" [Middle Battle Kim Hye-soo X Big Mama Kim Hae-sook Met (Shroop)] (in Korean). Newsen. Retrieved August 26, 2022 – via Naver.
  21. ^ 김진석. "[단독]최원영·최예빈·곽동연, '맛남의 광장' 새 출연진 확정". (in Korean). Retrieved October 22, 2022.
  22. ^ 기자, 진향희 스타투데이. "'아바타싱어' MC 장성규, 백지영·황치열→김호영·조나단 출격". (in Korean). Retrieved October 22, 2022.
  23. ^ TVING. "따로 또 같이 1화". TVING (in Korean). Retrieved October 22, 2022.
  24. ^ "[Photos] Press Conference Photos Added for the Upcoming Korean Drama 'Drama Special - Scouting Report' @ HanCinema". Retrieved October 24, 2022.
  25. ^ Hong, Grace Danbi (February 21, 2013). "Byul Releases Love In Memory for SNS Music Drama". enewsWorld. Retrieved May 27, 2013.
  26. ^ Jang, Woo-young (January 1, 2020). "공효진, 생애 첫 연기 대상…'동백꽃' 트로피 싹쓸이 (종합) [2019 KBS 연기대상]". Osen (in Korean). Archived from the original on December 31, 2019. Retrieved January 1, 2020 – via Naver.

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