Choi Woo-shik

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Choi Woo-shik
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Born (1990-03-26) March 26, 1990 (age 27)
Seoul, South Korea
Education Chung-Ang University – Cultural Studies
Occupation Actor
Years active 2011–present
Agent JYP Entertainment[1]
Korean name
Revised Romanization Choe U-sik
McCune–Reischauer Ch'oe U-sik

Choi Woo-shik (born March 26, 1990) is a South Korean actor. Choi's family immigrated to Canada when he was in fifth grade, where he spent ten years of his life.[2] Then in 2011, while a junior at Simon Fraser University, the then-21-year-old Choi returned to Korea to go on auditions, and he made his acting debut in the period drama The Duo (2011).[3] He pursued acting full-time, and supporting roles followed in television series such as Rooftop Prince (2012) and Special Affairs Team TEN (2011-2013).[4][5] In 2014, Choi starred in his first leading role in the coming-of-age indie film Set Me Free, for which he won Actor of the Year at the Busan International Film Festival.[6][7][8] This was followed by the romantic comedy cable series Hogu's Love (2015), in which he played the title character.[9][10] In 2016, he appeared in the blockbuster zombie thriller film Train to Busan.



Year Title Role Notes
2011 Etude, Solo Short film
2012 Circle of Crime – Director's Cut
2013 Secretly, Greatly Yoon Yoo-joon
2014 Set Me Free Young-jae
Big Match Guru
2015 In the Room Min-jun Singaporean film[11]
2016 Train to Busan Young-guk
2017 Okja Kim
Your Name Is Rose
Marital Harmony
Monster Heo

Television series[edit]

Year Title Role Network Notes
2011 The Duo young Gwi-dong MBC
Drama Special
"Yeongdeok Women's Wrestling Team"
Living in Style Na Joo-ra SBS
Deep Rooted Tree young Jung Gi-joon / Ga Ri-on SBS
Special Affairs Team TEN Park Min-ho OCN
2012 Rooftop Prince Do Chi-san SBS
Shut Up Family Yeol Woo-bong KBS2
Drama Special "Culprit Among Friends" young Do-hyun KBS2
2013 Special Affairs Team TEN Season 2 Park Min-ho OCN
Who Are You? Hee-koo tvN Cameo, Episodes 10, 12
Drama Festival "Principal Investigator –
Save Wang Jo-hyun!"
Boo Joong-shik MBC
2014 You're All Surrounded Choi Woo-shik SBS Cameo, Episode 4
Fated to Love You Lee Yong MBC
Pride and Prejudice Lee Jang-won MBC
Dr. Frost Kim Jung-hoon OCN Cameo, Episode 8
2015 Hogu's Love Kang Ho-gu tvN
My Fantastic Funeral Park Dong-soo SBS Two-part special
2017 Fight For My Way Park Moo-bin KBS2 Special appearance Ep. 1-7
The Package Kim Gyung-jae jTBC
The Boy Next Door Park Gyu-tae Dingo Studios Web-drama

Variety show[edit]

Year Title Network Notes
2012 Real Mate in Australia, Rooftop Prince Trio[12] QTV
2013-2014 Beating Hearts SBS Cast member
2015 Law of the Jungle in Nicaragua SBS Cast member

Music video[edit]

Year Song Title Artist
2014 "My Old Story"[13] IU
2015 "Congratulations" DAY6
2017 "That Moment" Im Seulong
2017 "You Were Beautiful" DAY6


Original soundtrack[edit]

Year Song title Album
2017 "Some Guy" (with Jang Ki-yong) Some Guy OST

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
19th Busan International Film Festival[14]
Actor of the Year Set Me Free Won
10th Max Movie Awards
Best New Actor Nominated
2nd Wildflower Film Awards
Best New Actor Won
24th Buil Film Awards
Best New Actor Nominated
35th Korean Association of Film Critics Awards[15]
Best New Actor Won
36th Blue Dragon Film Awards
Best New Actor Won
The Korea Film Actors' Association Awards[16]
Popular Actor Award Won
11th Max Movie Awards[17]
Rising Star Award N/A Won
22nd Chunsa Film Art Awards
Special Popularity Award N/A Won


  1. ^ Lee, Hye-ji (5 October 2012). "Choi Woo-shik Joins JYP Entertainment". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  2. ^ Lee, Ga-on (9 March 2011). "My Name Is: Choi Woo-shik". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  3. ^ "CHOI Woo-sik". Korean Film Biz Zone. Retrieved 2014-11-20. 
  4. ^ Ho, Stewart (26 January 2013). "JYP's Choi Woo Sik Returns to Second Season of Special Affairs Team Ten". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2013-01-27. 
  5. ^ "Five Fun Facts About Choi Woo Sik". KDramaStars. 7 November 2014. Retrieved 2014-11-20. 
  6. ^ Kim, Su-yeon (30 October 2014). "Actor CHOI Woo-sik: Dreams to Be a Real Giant in the Film World". Korean Cinema Today. Retrieved 2014-11-20. 
  7. ^ Khelil, Nawael (19 November 2014). "Choi Woo Sik Gets Back To His Childhood". BNTNews. Retrieved 2014-11-20. 
  8. ^ "Indie Film Draws 20,000 Viewers in 2 Weeks". The Chosun Ilbo. 28 November 2014. Retrieved 2014-11-29. 
  9. ^ "Couple hearts and thumbs-up for Ho-gu's Love press conference". Dramabeans. 29 January 2015. Retrieved 2015-02-13. 
  10. ^ Doo, Rumy (30 January 2015). "Uee plays haughty swimming champion in new TV rom-com". The Korea Herald. Retrieved 2015-03-05. 
  11. ^ Noh, I-seul (13 September 2014). "Choi Woo Shik casted for Singaporean film, In The Room". StarN News. Retrieved 2015-04-08. 
  12. ^ Hong, Grace Danbi (4 June 2012). "Royal Trio Jung Seok Won, Lee Min Ho, Choi Woo Shik Hang Out in Australia". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  13. ^ Choi, Hyun-jung (17 May 2014). "Actor Choi Woo Shik shows a deeper side of him on IU's new MV". StarN News. Retrieved 2015-04-08. 
  14. ^ Conran, Pierce (13 October 2014). "END OF WINTER and 13 Share BIFF New Currents Honors". Korean Cinema Today. Retrieved 2014-12-16. 
  15. ^ Conran, Pierce (2 November 2015). "THE THRONE Tops Korean Association of Film Critics Awards". Korean Film Biz Zone. Retrieved 2015-11-06. 
  16. ^ Conran, Pierce (30 December 2015). "LEE Byung-hun, YOO Ah-in and HAN Hyo-joo Take Top Star Awards". Korean Film Biz Zone. Retrieved 2017-02-19. 
  17. ^ Ji, Hyung-joon (25 February 2016). "[사진]최우식, '라이징스타상, 싱글벙글'". Naver (in Korean). OSEN. Retrieved 2017-02-19. 

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