General Information About Korean Actor Choi Woo-Shik
Choi Woo-Shik has been acting for seven years since his debut in 2011. When he was younger, Woo-Shik often imitated Godzilla and Batman scenes. Since then, he started thinking he wanted to be an actor. Woo-Shik lived in Canada for more than 3 years and returned to Korea for an online audition for a drama.
Woo-Shik was awarded Best New Actor at the 19th Busan International Film Festival, 16th Busan Film Critics Awards, 2nd Wildflower Film Awards, 35th Korean Association of Film Critics Awards, 35th Korean Association of Film Critics Awards, Association Awards, 11th Max Movie Awards, and 22nd Chunsa Film Art Awards.
For his debut in 2011, Woo-Shik started participating in the variety show Life in Style. The show became very popular among fans and helped him gain strong and loyal fans as well as gain positive attention from netizens. Even now, his popularity is still increasing. Let’s see the full profile of Choi Woo-Shik!
Choi Woo-Shik’s Full Profile and Facts
Real Name: Choi Woo Shik
Stage Name: Woo Shik
Date of Birth: March 26, 1990
Age: 28 years old
Height: 181 cm
Weight: 64 cm
Blood Type: N/A
Agency: JYP Entertainment
Facts About Choi Woo-Shik
- His first drama was The Duo.
- He is very fluent in English.
- His role model is Cho Sung-Woo.
- In the past, Choi Woo-Shik was often beaten by his older brother, but even so, he still loved his brother.
- Since fifth grade, Choi Woo-Shik’s family lived in Canada, and he returned to Korea at the age of 21 to attend a TV drama audition.
- After appearing in Secretly, Greatly, Choi Woo-Shik got the first lead role in the movie Set Me Free, where he won five of seven Best New Actor nominations from various events including Blue Dragon.
- He has been a member of two popular SBS variety shows, Beating Hearts and Law of the Jungle.
- Choi Woo-Shik is not only acting in dramas and movies but has also participated in IU’s “My Old Story” music video and DAY6’s “Congratulations” music video.
- He wants to be an actor like his Rooftop Prince co-star Park Yoo-Chun who was unexpectedly gracious and charming on set. Choi first knew of him as Mickey Yoochun, a member of DBSK, and not as Park Yoochun the actor.
- Choi Woo-Shik’s family consists of a father, a mother and an older brother who is 8 years older.
Choi Woo-Shik’s Drama List
1. The Duo – 2011
The Duo is the inaugural drama Choi Woo-Shik debuted in as an actor. The drama is written by Kim Woon-Gyung and directed by Im Tae-Woo and Kim Keun-Hong with 32 episodes aired by MBC. Woo-Shik played the supporting role of the young version of Gwi-Dong which was later cast by Lee Sang-Yoon.
The drama is about two boys born on the same day, Chun-Dong, played by Chun Jung Myung, and Gwi-Dong. Chun-Dong was borne by a maid named Mak-Soon in a beggar village, while Gwi-Dong was borne by the wife of a wealthy official named Kim Jae-Ik.
Kim’s wife died while giving birth to Gwi-Dong, so her family looked for a mother for Gwi-Dong. Finally, Mak-Soon, played by Yoon Yoo Sun, became the foster mother and left her son in the beggar village. Chun-Dong, left by his mother, cried every day because of hunger. Unable to bear the sight any longer, Seo-Dol takes Chun-Dong to meet his mother. Mak-Soon, who can not bear to see her biological child suffering, eventually exchange Chun-Dong and Gwi-Dong.
2. Living in Style – 2011
After succeeding with his debut on The Duo, Woo-Shik again participated in a comedy-drama in the same year, Love in Style. The drama was written by Moon Young-Nam and directed by Hong Chang-Wook with a total of 51 episodes that were aired by SBS. Woo-Shik plays Na Joo-Ra.
Living in Style is about three families and their intersecting attempts to make it in the world.
In the first family, Mo Sung-Ae, played by Lee Hyo-Chun, struggles to overcome the difficult hand-life of her two children.
The Choi family is an affluent family dealing with the recent loss of their patriarch and a mother trying to retain control of her late husband’s assets from her stepson. Choi Shin-Hyung, played by Ki Tae-Young, her biological son and chosen successor, is forced to choose between fulfilling his mother’s wishes and losing it all for her longtime girlfriend.
The Jo family is a middle-class family led by patriarch Jo Yong-Pal, played by No Ju-Hyeon, a building security guard who loves Mo Sung-Ae. His jobless, lazy son, Jo Jin-Sang, and his daughter-in-law Lee Hae-shim add an endearing but comical flavor to the group.
These three families struggle to overcome their problems and live in style.
3. Shut Up Family – 2012
In 2012, Woo-Shik re-participates in a KBS-themed drama. Shut Up Family has 120 episodes written by Seo Jae-Won and directed by Jo Joon-Hee and Choi Sung-Bum. Woo-Shik plays the lead role of Yeol Woo-Bong. Woo-Shik along with former members of SISTAR Kim Dasom and Park Seo-Joon managed to make this drama have high ratings every episode.
This drama tells the story of Woo Shin Hye, played by Hwang Shin-Hye. She is a widow who lives with her mother and two daughters. Yeol Seok-Hwan, played by Ahn Suk-Hwan, is a widower who lives with his mother-in-law and his three children. Both of these families have completely different personalities, but Woo Shin-Hye and Yeol Seok-Hwan fall in love and then get married. Since their marriage, the two families live under the same roof. Although they have conflicts because of their differences, they become real families.
4. TEN Season 1 and 2 – 2013
After participating in dramas with romance and comedy, in 2013, Woo-Shik decided to participate in a drama with crime, mystery, and thrill that was aired by OCN. The drama, titled TEN, was written and directed by Lee Jae-Gon and Lee Seung-Young with 12 episodes. Woo-Shik plays Park Min-Ho, the new detective.
This drama is about Ji-Hoon, played by Joo Sang-Wook, who is the leader of the Special Affairs Team TEN, suddenly disappearing. The other members of Team TEN, Do-Sik, played by Kim Sang-Ho, and Ye-Ri try to uncover Ji-Hoon’s intentions. The members of TEN chase after the serial killer known as Murderer F. As they get closer to Murderer F, they are in for an unexpected shock.
5. You’re All Surrounded – 2014
In the drama You’re All Surrounded, Choi Woo-Shik plays himself as a cameo. Even if only a cameo, Woo-Shik was still able to steal the attention of netizens with his laudable acting. The drama was written and directed by Lee Jung-Sun and Yu In-Sik and was aired by SBS for as many as 20 episodes. Lee Seung-Gi, Ahn Jae-Hyun, Park Seo-joon, Goo-Ahra, and Cha Seung-Won are also in this drama.
This drama is about Eun Dae-Gu, played by Lee Seung-Gi, Uh Soo-Sun, played by Go Ah-Ra, Park Tae Il, played by Park Jung-Min, otherwise known as the P4, who are the new recruits in the violent crime unit at Gangnam Police Station. These rookies are neither enthusiastic nor passionate about their new jobs and have joined the crime squad for varying reasons. They are lead by an erratic and hot-headed Seo Pan Suk, played by Cha Seung-Won, who wants nothing more than to wash his hands of the incompetent new recruits. This drama follows the journey of these young cops as they fumble, learn, fall in love and find their way to being able to trust the citizens.