Choi Won-young

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Choi Won-young
Choi Seong-wook

(1976-01-10) January 10, 1976 (age 43)
EducationSangmyung University – Stage Design
Hongik UniversityMaster's degree in Advertising and Public Relations
Years active2002-present
AgentSaram Entertainment
Spouse(s)Shim Yi-young (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 (Hangul최원영; 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 and A Hundred Year Legacy,[2] 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][5] Choi and Shim met while filming the 2013 TV series A Hundred Year Legacy, where they played a married couple.[6] On June 23, 2014, Choi's wife, actress Shim Yi-young gave birth to their first child, a daughter.[7][unreliable source?] The couple's second daughter was born on June 14, 2017.[8][unreliable source?]



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

Television series[edit]

Year Title Role Network
2006 Drama City "She's Smiling" Hyung-jin KBS2
2007 Heaven & Earth Jang Young-min KBS1
Belle Im Kyung-ho
2008 You Are My Destiny Nam Gyeong-woo
2009 Two Wives Lee Young-min SBS
Queen Seondeok General Gyebaek MBC
Hometown of Legends "Silent Village" Jin-sung KBS2
2010 Definitely Neighbors Chae Ki-hoon SBS
Drama Special "After the Opera" Lee Joong-do KBS2
Stormy Lovers Lee Tae-hoon MBC
2011 While You Were Sleeping Yoon Min-joon SBS
2012 Tasty Life Kang In-chul
2013 A Hundred Year Legacy Kim Chul-gyu MBC
Wonderful Mama Homeless man
(cameo, episode 8)
Dating Agency: Cyrano Sommelier
(cameo, episode 1)[9]
After School: Lucky or Not Priest (cameo) Nate Hoppin/
The Heirs Yoon Jae-ho SBS
2014 Three Days Kim Do-jin
Drama Special "Climb the Sky Walls" Coach KBS2
Diary of a Night Watchman King Haejong
(guest appearance)
Secret Door Chae Je-gong SBS
2015 Kill Me, Heal Me Ahn Gook MBC
Hello Monster Lee Joon-ho KBS2
Second 20s Kim Woo-chul tvN
2016 Come Back Mister Cha Jae-guk SBS
The Gentlemen of Wolgyesu Tailor Shop Sung Tae-pyung KBS2
Hwarang: The Poet Warrior Youth Ahn Ji
2017 While You Were Sleeping (guest appearance) SBS
Mad Dog Joo Hyun-gi KBS2
2018 Sky Castle[10] Hwang Chi-young JTBC
Where Stars Land Han Jae-young SBS
2019 Doctor Prisoner[11] Lee Jae-hoon KBS2

Music video[edit]

Year Song Title Artist
2007 "Woman" Jung Il-young
2013 "Love in Memory"[12] 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
2017 KBS Drama Awards Best Supporting Actor Mad Dog Won


  1. ^ "CHOI Won-young". Korean Film Council. Retrieved 2013-05-27.
  2. ^ "A Hundred Year's Inheritance Shim Yi Young Touched by Choi Won Young's Innocence". KDramaStars. 22 April 2013. Retrieved 2013-05-27.
  3. ^ "2013.3.15 Now Playing: Your Time is Up". Korea JoongAng Daily. 15 March 2013. Retrieved 2013-05-27.
  4. ^ "Choi Won Young and Shim Yi Young tie the knot". Allkpop. 28 February 2014. Retrieved 2014-02-28.
  5. ^ "Actor couple Choi Won-young and Shim Yi-young pose before their wedding in Seoul". The Chosun Ilbo. 1 March 2014. Retrieved 2014-03-30.
  6. ^ "Choi Won Young Reveals He Already Proposed to Shim Yi Young". Soompi. 26 December 2013. Retrieved 2013-12-26.
  7. ^ "Choi Won Young and Shim Yi Young Welcome Baby Girl". Soompi. 23 June 2014. Retrieved 2016-08-31.
  8. ^ "Actor Choi Won Young and actress Shim Yi Young welcome their second daughter!". allkpop. 14 June 2017. Retrieved 2018-05-02.
  9. ^ Hong, Grace Danbi (16 May 2013). "SHINee's Taemin, Lee Chung Ah, and Others to Cameo on Cyrano Agency". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2013-05-27.
  10. ^ "'SKY 캐슬' 정준호x최원영x조재윤x김병철 확정..JTBC 흥행史 잇는다[공식]". TV Report (in Korean). August 29, 2018.
  11. ^ "[공식입장] 'SKY캐슬' 최원영, 차기작은 '닥터 프리즈너'…재벌2세 변신". News1 (in Korean). January 29, 2019.
  12. ^ Hong, Grace Danbi (21 February 2013). "Byul Releases Love In Memory for SNS Music Drama". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2013-05-27.

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