All About Choi Won-young: Profile, Wife, and Appearances


Get Closer with Korean Actor Choi Won-Young

Choi Won-Young is a South Korean actor who debuted in 2002 under Saram Entertainment. He already has Shim Yi-Young as his wife, and they got married on February 28, 2014, at the Grand Ballroom of the COEX Walkerhill Hotel in Samseong-dong. They met while filming the 2013 TV series A Hundred Year Legacy, where they played a married couple. On June 23, 2014, actress Shim Yi-young gave birth to their first child, a daughter. The couple’s second daughter was born on June 14, 2017.

Choi Won-Young made his debut acting in 2002’s Sex Is Zero and has since appeared in both film and television. But, his most notable roles have been in the TV dramas While You Were Sleeping and A Hundred Year Legacy, as well as the low-budget crime thriller Busan International Film Festival. Let’s take a look at the full profile of Choi Won-Young!

Full Profile of Choi Won-Young


Name: Choi Won-Young

Date of Birth: January 10, 1976

Age: 42 years old

Profession: Actor

Height: 183 cm

Weight: 73 kg

Zodiac: Capricorn

Blood Type: A

Religion: N/A

Agency: Saram Entertainment

Top 5 of Choi Won-Young’s Movie List

1. Sex Is Zero (2002)


Sex Is Zero is Choi Won-Young’s debut film. In this film, Choi Won-Young plays Park Chan-Soo. The film is written and directed by Yoon Je-Kyun and was released on December 12, 2002, with a duration of 96 minutes.

This film tells about Jang Eun-Sik (Im Chang-Jung), who is a first-year college student. He is also a member of the school’s Chayon Ryu Club, a form of martial arts where members endure painful endurance training. Jang Eun-Sik then falls for the gorgeous college student Eun-Hyo (Ha Ji-Won), though she does not have the same feelings for him. Meanwhile, Eun-Hyo falls for the rich playboy Ham Sung-Ok (Jung Min), who seems to take an interest in Eun-Hyo even though he is already dating the popular Kim Ji-Won (Jin Jae-Young).

2. Tarzan Park Heung-Suk (2005)


The film was written and directed by Park Woo-Sang and was released in October 2005 with a duration of 120 minutes.

The film tells about Park Heung-Sook, a young hero nicknamed Mudeung-san Tarzan, during the mid-1970’s at Gwangju, Chollanam-do, forgotten during tumultuous times. Three people come together for a fist-fight between Young-sin and Du-soo, the leaders of Clan of Seven in high school, displaying different types of destinies, love, and friendships. Here lies the tragic love between Young-sin and Heung-sook and Du-soo who looks on silently. Their hidden passions are about to erupt.

3. Your Time Is Up (2013)


Your Time Is Up is a film written and directed by Kim Sung-Hyun and released on March 14, 2013, with an 85-minute duration. The film stars Choi Won-Young as Choi Sung-Wook, Shin Hyun-tak as Tae-Kyu, Lee Kyu-Bok as Jin-Ho, Kim E-Jung as Hee-Young, and Kim Won-Sik as Min-Kyu.

This film tells about conflict arising between two brothers with unexpected consequences. The younger brother borrows money from the older brother, but the younger brother squanders the money in different places. The older brother is not happy with his younger brother because of this and pushes him to repay him in one week.

4. The Plan Man (2014)

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In this film written by Lee Jung-A and directed by Sung Si-Heub, Choi Won-Young plays the supporting role of Kang Byung-Soo. The film was released on January 9, 2014, with a duration of 115 minutes.

This film tells about how Jung-Suk (Jung Jae-Young) meticulously plans for everything in his life like waking up at 6:00 AM and arranging his bed by 6:35 AM. Jung-Suk also has a secret crush on Ji-Won (Cha Ye-Ryun) who works at a convenience store near the library. Ji-Won also has an obsessive-compulsive disorder like Jung-Suk.

Jung-Suk finally decides to reveal his feelings to Ji-Won by giving her a diary he wrote in daily. To his surprise, Ji-Won was not working that day and a woman named So-Jung (Han Ji-Min) was working there. Jung-Suk panics and leaves the store without his diary. At the nightclub, Jung-Suk hears So-Jung sing a song called “Plan Man” which describes things he wrote in his diary. Soon, So-Jung asks Jung-Suk to take part in a TV music talent show.

5. Looking for My Family (2015)

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Looking for My Family is a movie where Choi Won-Young plays the lead role as Tae-Sung and Ryoo Hye-Won as Yeon-Hee. The film was directed by Kim Hyoung-Bum and was released on June 25, 2015, with a duration of 80 minutes.

This film tells about Tae-Sun and Yeon-Hee losing their son 6 years ago. They are divorced now but hear that their son was found. They go to an orphanage to find him. Tae-Sung and Yeon-Hee are supposed to feel happy now that they have their son, but they do not. 10-year-old Min-Goo also feels the same as Tae-Sung and Yeon-Hee.

Min-Goo thought he did not have parents, but, suddenly, his parents visit him. They spend the night together at a motel near the orphanage. Tae-Sung asks Yeon-Hee to marry him again so they can live like a family with Min-Goo, but Yeon-Hee turns his request down. The next morning, Yeon-Hee leaves alone. Tae-Sung worries about whether he can live with Min-Goo. He takes Min-Goo back to the orphanage and goes back to Seoul.