Choi Ji Woo


Choi Ji-woo( Hangul :최지우; born Choi Mi-hyang on June 11, 1975) is a South Korean actress most famous for starring in the television melodramasWinter Sonata,Beautiful DaysandStairway to Heaven.

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 Choi Ji Woo's Career

Choi Mi-hyang was first discovered when she won a talent audition organized by MBC in 1994, and made her debut in 1995'sWar and Love, after which she adopted the stage name "Choi Ji-woo."

In the next couple of years she would star in both dramas and films, includingThe Hole(a Korean remake of Hollywood thrillerHush) and the romantic comediesFirst Kisswith Ahn Jae-wook andThe Romantic Presidentwith Ahn Sung-ki . But it was her portrayals on TV of tragic heroines with a pure and innocent image -- notably inTruthopposite Ryu Shi-won andBeautiful Daysopposite Lee Byung-hun -- that boosted her rising popularity.

Ji-woo Hime("Princess Ji-woo").In 2009 she and Bae reprised their roles as voice actors forWinter Sonata Anime.She continues to be a lucrative star and brand in Japan, fetching high licensing/broadcasting rights for her dramas and selling out concerts and merchandise ( tvN E News compiled a list of the top Hallyu stars in Japan based on their approximate gross incomes for the first half of 2011, and Choi was #5 with approximately US$ 2 million).

and a more risque character in sex comedyEverybody Has Secrets(a Korean remake of Irish filmAbout Adam).Both films were poorly received by critics and audiences in South Korea, but performed well at the Japanese box office.

She returned to Korean television in 2007 inAir Cityalongside Lee Jung-jae ; her role was the Chief Operating Officer of Incheon Airport .

).That same year, she set up her own management company called C,JW Company . She also joined the ensemble cast of semi- improvisational mockumentaryActresses, arguably her most significant film yet.


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 Choi Ji Woo's Personal life

Choi majored in aerobic dance at Pusan Women's College. She enrolled in Hanyang University 's Department of Theater and Film and completed her first year; however she had to withdraw from college studies due to her hectic work schedule.

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 Choi Ji Woo's Filmography

Television Drama
1995 War and Love MBC
1996 First Love Jang Seok-hee KBS2
1997 Happiness is in Our Hearts SBS
1998 Love Yoo Ji-young MBC
1999 Love In 3 Colors Eun Ji-soo KBS2
Love Story"Message" SBS
2000 Truth Lee Ja-young MBC
Mr. Duke Jang Soo-jin MBC
2001 Beautiful Days Kim Yeon-soo SBS
2002 We Are Dating Now Ep. 15 cameo SBS
Winter Sonata Jung Yoo-jin KBS2
2003 Stairway to Heaven Han Jung-suh SBS
2004 Full House Herself (Ep. 3 cameo) KBS2
101st Proposal Li Shao Rong BTV
2006 RONDO Choi Yoon-ah TBS
2007 Air City Han Do-kyung MBC
2008 Star's Lover Lee Ma-ri SBS
2009 Winter Sonata Anime Jung Yoo-jin (voice) SKY PerfecTV!
2011 Fuyu no Sakura Ep. 2 cameo TBS
Can't Lose Lee Eun-jae MBC
City Lovers
1996 The Adventures of Mrs Park
1997 The Hole Su-jin
1998 First Kiss Song Yeon-hwa
1999 Nowhere to Hide Juyon
2002 The Romantic President Choi Eun-ju
2004 Everybody Has Secrets Han Seon-yeong
2005 Shadowless Sword (cameo)
2006 Now and Forever Han Hye-won
2009 Actresses Herself
Variety Show
2012 Choi Ji-woo’s Delicious Korea Host O'live TV

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 Choi Ji Woo's Awards

  • 1995: Korean Isabelle Adjani Award
  • 1998: 34th Baeksang Arts Awards - Best New Actress (The Hole)
  • 1998: 21st Grand Bell Awards - Best New Actress (The Hole)
  • 1999: Video Music Awards - Golden Video Best Actress (For Your Soul)
  • 2000: MBC Drama Awards - Best Actress (Mr Duke)
  • 2001: SBS Drama Awards - Best Actress for Special Production Drama (Beautiful Days)
  • 2001: SBS Drama Awards - Top 10 Stars (Beautiful Days)
  • 2002: KBS Drama Awards - Best Actress (Winter Sonata)
  • 2002: KBS Drama Awards - Popularity Award (Winter Sonata)
  • 2002: Best Dresser Awards - TV Talent category
  • 2002: 38th Baeksang Arts Awards - Popularity Award, TV category (Winter Sonata)
  • 2003: Golden Film Awards - Popularity Award
  • 2003: SBS Drama Awards - Best Actress for Special Production Drama (Stairway to Heaven)
  • 2003: SBS Drama Awards - Top 10 Stars (Stairway to Heaven)
  • 2004: 40th Baeksang Arts Awards - Popularity Award, TV category (Stairway to Heaven)
  • 2005: Korean Movies Association - Special Award
  • 2005: 41st Baeksang Arts Awards - Special Hallyu Award
  • 2006: Timeless Beauty Acting Award (Seoul)
  • 2009: Busan tourism ambassador for the years 2010-2012
  • 2009: South Korean Presidential commendation for promoting Korea's tourism

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 Choi Ji Woo's References

  1. "Producer Yun Seok-ho, the creator of Yonsama and the “hallyu” frenzy". KBS Global. 17 January 2005.
  2. "Is it all over already? Gloomy signs overshadow rosy statistics of 'Hallyu'". The Korea Herald via Hancinema. 11 July 2005.
  3. "Pure Love: Tear-Jerking Love Stories Enthrall Japanese Women". Web Japan. 14 October 2004.
  4. "Bae, Choi to Voice Winter Sonata Cartoon". The Korea Times. 30 May 2008.
  5. "Bae Yong-joon, Choi Ji-woo reunite for “Winter Sonata” anime". 10Asia. 2 February 2010.
  6. "tvN E News ranks top Hallyu stars in Japan based on income". Allkpop. 26 July 2011.
  7. "'Yeonriji' ("Now and Forever") Depends Heavily on 'Ji-woo Hime'". The Korea Times via Hancinema. 13 April 2006.
  8. "Sexy 'Secret' Has Little to Tell". The Korea Times. 29 July 2004.
  9. "Sex and Laughter in a “Game of Love”". The Dong-a Ilbo. 29 July 2004.
  10. "Choi Ji-woo to Co-Star with Takenouchi Yutaka". KBS Global. 4 July 2005.
  11. "Actress Choi Ji-woo Stars in Joint Korean-Japanese TV Drama". KBS Global. 20 December 2005.
  12. "TV Drama "Rondo" Starring Choi Ji-woo Suffers Low Viewer Ratings". KBS Global. 24 February 2006.
  13. "This is Who I am" (in Korean). W Korea. June 2007.
  14. "Celebrity's Sweetheart Knocks on Viewers Hearts". The Korea Times. 2 December 2008. Retrieved 2012-05-30.
  15. Oh, Jean (1 December 2008). "Mega drama duo signals hot winter". The Korea Herald.
  16. "Koh Hyun-jung, highest paid Korean actress". The Korea Times. 12 April 2011.
  17. "Ko Hyun-jung Sets New Soap Opera Earnings Record". The Chosun Ilbo. 12 April 2011.
  18. ""Actresses" is a miracle achieved, says Koh (Part 1)". 10Asia. 23 November 2009.
  19. ""Actresses" is a miracle achieved, says Koh (Part 2)". 10Asia. 23 November 2009.
  20. "Choi Ji-woo 'Can't Lose' in romantic comedy". The Korea Times. 23 August 2011.
  21. "Choi Ji-woo Thrilled About Shaking Off Old Image". The Chosun Ilbo. 25 August 2011.
  22. "Choi Ji-woo to return to Chinese TV series in 9 years, teaming up with Qin Hao". 10Asia. 27 June 2012.
  23. "Choi Ji Woo Stars in Her First Chinese Drama in Nine Years". enewsWorld. 27 June 2012.
  24. "Choi Ji-woo returns to Chinese drama". Korea JoongAng Daily. 28 June 2012.
  25. "Choi Ji-woo Will Introduce Korean Food as TV Host". 10Asia. 30 October 2012.
  26. "Choi Ji Woo to Look Far and Wide for Delicious Korean Foods in a Documentary". enewsWorld. 3 November 2012.
  27. "Choi Ji Woo’s 007 Romance". Allkpop. 18 February 2009.
  28. "Choi Ji-woo and Lee Jin-wook's public date". Dramabeans. 17 September 2009.
  29. "Choi Ji Woo & Lee Jin Wook end their 3 year relationship". Allkpop. 28 April 2011.
  30. "Hallyu actress Choi Ji-woo publicly seeks for a date". WorknPlay. 26 December 2011.
  31. "Star Hall of Fame Celebrates Choi Ji-woo". The Chosun Ilbo. 20 August 2009.
  32. "Asia Model Awards". KBS World. 18 January 2012.
  33. "Choi Ji-woo, Kara win ‘Asia Star’ at 2012 Asia Model Awards". The Korea Herald. 19 January 2012.

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