Choi Yeo-jin

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This is a Korean name; the family name is Choi.
Choi Yeo-jin
Choi Yeo-jin from acrofan.jpg
Born (1983-07-27) July 27, 1983 (age 33)
Seoul, South Korea
Education Hanyang University - Theater and Film
Occupation Actress
Years active 2001-present
Agent L & Jen Entertainment
(2015-present)
Korean name
Hangul 최여진
Hanja
Revised Romanization Choe Yeo-jin
McCune–Reischauer Ch'oe Yŏchin

Choi Yeo-jin (born July 27, 1983) is a South Korean-Canadian actress.

Career[edit]

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. Choi went on a leave of absence from George Brown College (she was majoring in Hotel Management) to pursue an entertainment career in 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."[1]

Filmography[edit]

Television series[edit]

Year Title Role Network
2002 Love Without Obstacle KBS2
Honest Living Choi Yeo-jin SBS
2004 I'm Sorry, I Love You Moon Ji-young KBS2
2005 Biscuit Teacher and Star Candy Noh Jem-ma SBS
Lawyers Deborah Hong MBC
2006 The Invisible Man Jo Hyun-soo KBS2
2007 Surgeon Bong Dal-hee Jo A-ra SBS
Golden Bride Ok Ji-young SBS
2008 My Woman Jang Tae-hee MBC
2009 Dream Jang Soo-jin SBS
2010 More Charming by the Day Im Yeo-jin MBC
2011 I Need Romance Park Seo-yeon tvN
2012 Dream High 2 Ahn Tae-yeon KBS2
Dear You Baek In-kyung jTBC
2013 Incarnation of Money Jeon Ji-hoo SBS
2014 Emergency Couple Shim Ji-hye tvN
Valid Love Jang Hee-soo tvN
2015 The Lover Choi Jin-nyeo Mnet

Film[edit]

Year Title Role
2005 Seoul Raiders Choi Sun-ah
Love in Magic
2006 Art of Fighting Young-ae
Detective Mr. Gong Chinese food delivery girl
2008 Boy Director Assistant
2015 My Sister, the Pig Lady Yoo-ja

Variety show[edit]

Year Title Network Notes
Ya Shim Man Man SBS Panelist
2005-2006 Heroine 6 KBS2 Cast member
2007-2009 Trend Report Feel: Season 2 Mnet Host
2011 Absolute Man: Season 1 XTM Host
Racing Queen: Season 2 XTM Host
2012 Dancing with the Stars: Season 2 MBC Contestant
2012-2013 Follow 美 FashionN Host
2013 Saturday Night Live Korea tvN Host, episode 38
I'm a Super Model SBS
Super Dog KBS2
2014 A Celebrity Lives in My House MBC Every 1
Running Man (TV series) SBS Episode 213
Chuseok Special: Mirror of Health Returns MBC Host
2015 The Body Show On Style Host
Lady Action KBS2 Cast member
Headliner Mnet

Music video[edit]

Year Song Title Artist
2004 "Don't Be Happy" MC the Max
"A Name Called Parting"
2006 "Love Effect" Placebo Effect
2009 "Not Even a Call" Wax
"My Girl" Brian Joo feat. Supreme Team

Books[edit]

Year Title Publisher ISBN
2009 Trendsetter Choi Yeo-jin's
Visual UP Project
Random House Korea ISBN 9788925535258
2011 Choi Yeo-jin's Aloha Hawaii Paper Book ISBN 9788996497301

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2001 Supermodel Contest Canada
(organized by Elite and JoongAng Ilbo)
N/A N/A Won
2007 SBS Drama Awards New Star Award Surgeon Bong Dal-hee Won
2008 44th Baeksang Arts Awards Best New Actress (TV) Golden Bride Nominated
1st Korea Jewelry Awards Sapphire Award N/A Won
2010 MBC Entertainment Awards[2] Excellence Award, Actress in a Sitcom/Comedy More Charming by the Day Won
2012 Dancing with the Stars Season 2 winner N/A Won
2015 4th APAN Star Awards Best Dressed N/A Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Choi Yeo-jin in Seventh Heaven as Dancing with the Stars Final Approaches". The Chosun Ilbo. 20 July 2012. Retrieved 2012-11-19. 
  2. ^ Hong, Lucia (30 December 2010). "Yoo Jae-seok wins grand prize once again at MBC Entertainment Awards". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-11-19. 

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