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Choi Woo-shik Age, Early Life, Height, Personal Life, Career and Net Worth

Choi Woo-Shik is a Canadian-South Korean performer and actor from that country. He initially became well-known for playing the lead in the movie Set Me Free (2014).

Choi Woo is best known for his roles as Kim Ki-woo in the 2019 film Parasite and starring Yong-Sik in the 2016 movie Train to Busan. He is called Choi Woo-Sik and Woo-sik Choi in the industry. Choi received the “Actor of the Year” award in 2014 from the Busan International Film Festival for his work in the movie Set Me Free. The actor always amazes the audience with his dramatic skills in every role. He garners a lot of attention because of his romantic performance in Our Beloved Summer.

NameChoi Woo-Shik
ProfessionActor and performer
Well-known forActing

Early Life Of Choi

Early Life Of Choi

Choi Woo, born on March 26, 1990. He was born and raised in Seoul, South Korea, an upper-middle-class home. He is a nonreligious South Korean-Canadian with dual citizenship. His sign is Aries.

Edward is his English name, but his loved ones lovingly call him Eddie. When he was 10 years old and in grade 5, his family moved to Vancouver, Canada. In Canada, he finished secondary school at Pinetree Secondary School. When Choi was 21 years old and enrolled at Simon Fraser University in 2011, his parents gave him permission to travel to Korea for an acting audition, which led directly to his making his acting debut.

Choi Woo, who has aspired to be an actor since he was a little child, left Simon Fraser University at the age of 21 and enrolled in Chung-Ang University in South Korea, where he earned his degree in Cultural Studies.

Choi Woo’s father’s name is Mr. Choi Shik. He works as a businessman, and his mother’s name is Mrs. Choi Shik a housewife. He has one sister and a brother.

Date of birthMarch 26, 1990
Place of birthSeoul, South Korea
EthnicityNot knwon
Religionnonreligious South Korean-Canadian

Career of Choi Woo

The Career of Choi Woo

In 2011, Choi Woo marked his acting debut with the historical drama The Duo. He starred as “Do Chi-san” in the television show “Rooftop Prince” in the year 2012. Next, when the show was revived for a second season in 2013, Choi returned to his previous role. The same year, he made his big-screen debut by playing a supporting role in the movies Secretly, Greatly, and Flu. Additionally, he works in Other television programs that are “Special Affairs Team TEN,” “Pride and Prejudice,” “Hogu’s Love,” “My Wonderful Funeral,” and many others.

After that, in 2014, Choi played Young-Jae in the critically acclaimed and well-known movie “Set Me Free.” He starred Kim Ki-woo in the 2019 movie “Parasite” and Yong-Sik in the 2016 movie “Train to Busan.” both of which were critically acclaimed and financially successful. Choi Woo has sung songs like “A Glass of Soju,” “Some Men,” and other hits for albums like “My Old Tale,” “Congratulations,” and “That Time.” In addition to his work in acting and singing, he has taken part in reality TV contests like “Law of the Jungle in Nicaragua” and “Beating Hearts.”

Choi and Kim Da-mi appeared with other actors in the SBS drama Our Lovely Summer in December 2021. It marks his first appearance on television in four years, since 2017. With the release of Policeman’s Lineage on 12 January 2022, Choi returned to the big screen. Moreover, he will appear in the upcoming South Korean science fiction and fantasy film Wonderland.

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Height, Weight, Star Sign, Age, and Net Worth

Choi Woo is 34 as of 2024. His height is 181cm and weighs around 64 kg. His star sign is Aries and his Net worth is about $5 million.

Age34 years old
Height 181 cm
Weight64 kg
Star signAries
Net worth$ million

Personal Life

Personal Life

Choi Woo is single and has not indulged in any other relationships or extramarital romances. Once, it was reported that he had a relationship with Park Seo-Joo, one of the rest of his co-stars, eventually, he clarified that they were only friends.  His personal life and professional career are also not the center of rumors or scandal.



Busan International Film Festival

Actor of the Year “Set Me Fair” in 2014

Busan Critics Award

Best new Actor “Set Me Fair” in 2015

Korean Association of Film Critics Award

Best new actor film “Set Me Fair” in 2015

Blue Dragons Film Awards

Best new Actor “Set Me Fair”

Screen Actor Guild Awards

Outstanding Performance ” Parasite” in 2020

Interesting Facts about Choi

  • Woo Shik signed a contract with JYP Entertainment in 2012—the company behind some of your favorite K-pop acts, including TWICE, Stray Kids, DAY6, and ITZY.
  • This guy not only has amazing visuals, but he can sing, too! He even made a song called “A Glass of Soju” for Parasite. BRB is bringing to life a song he recorded for the Our Beloved Summer Soundtrack.
  • As his character in Our Beloved Summer, Woo Shik experienced insomnia as a result of his constant fretting.
  • Choi Woo-shik is close friends with Peakboy, V, (of BTS), and actor Park Seo-Joon. They frequently appear to be hanging out together.
  • Drake, a Canadian singer and rapper is a huge favorite of Cho Woo.
  • He has a single dimple on his right cheek that is so cute to look at.
  • He also appeared in two reality television programs, Beating Hearts and Law of the Jungle, in Nicaragua in 2015.
  • On Instagram, he has a large fan base of about 8 million.



Time To Hunt2020
The Policeman’s Lineage2022

TV Series

My Fantestic Funeral2015
Fight For My Way2017
Our Beloved Summer2021-2022
Melo Movie2024

Music Video Appearances

My Old Story2014
That Moment2017
You Were Beautiful2017

Web Series

Dream Knight2015
The Boy Next Door2017
A Killer Paradox 2024

 Frequently Asked Question

Q1. Is Choi Woo getting married?

The actor said in an interview he is not hurrying towards marriage and is currently concentrating on furthering his career.

Q2. Is Choi Woo an Oscar winner?


Q3. How old is Choi Woo?

Choi Woo is 34 as of 2024.

Q4. Are Kim Da Mi and Choi Woo Shik friends?

Once, Choi said in an interview, “I was comfortable because we are close, but I was also very shy,” he admitted. Even after “The Witch: Subversion,” I maintain communication with Kim Da Mi, with whom I have a deep relationship.

Q5. Does Choi Woo Shik have a tattoo?

Yes, he has a tattoo. Choi posted a picture of the process used to create his tattoos for the film “Time To Hunt.”

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