Choi Ji Woo


Choi Ji-woo(born Choi Mi-hyang on June 11, 1975) is a South Korean actress. She is known for starring in the television melodramasBeautiful Days(2001),Winter Sonata(2002),Stairway to Heaven(2003),The Suspicious Housekeeper(2013) andTemptation(2014) and the romantic comedy seriesTwenty Again(2015) andWoman with a Suitcase(2016).

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    The actor Kim Nam-Joo mentioned a special relationship with Choi Ji-woo. Kim Nam-joo said in an interview conducted at a cafe in Palpung-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, on the afternoon of the 3rd, no one around him knew about Choi's wife's marriage.On August 29, Choi Ji-woo's marriage was reported suddenl…

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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, then made her acting debut in the drama seriesWar and Lovein 1995. Afterwards, she adopted the stage name Choi Ji-woo.

The Gate of Destiny, but due to her limited acting skills, she was replaced in the middle of filming.In the next couple of years Choi continued to star in both TV dramas and films, includingThe Hole(the Original version of Hollywood thrillerHush), as well as the romantic comediesFirst Kisswith Ahn Jae-wook andThe Romantic Presidentwith Ahn Sung-ki . It was her portrayals on TV of tragic heroines with a pure and innocent image—notably inTruthopposite Ryu Si-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 'sE Newscompiled a list of the topHallyustars in Japan based on their approximate gross incomes for the first half of 2011, and Choi was number five with approximatelyUS$2 million).

and a more risque character in sex comedyEverybody Has Secrets("The Original Version 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 .


, arguably her most significant film yet.


Temptation; she played a rich woman who makes a dangerous offer to a married man.

Twenty Again, where she played a woman who became a wife and mother at 19 then decides to experience campus college life for the first time at age 38 when she becomes a university student alongside her 20-year-old son.

The same year, she starred in the legal romance dramaWoman with a Suitcase.

, a remake of the dramaThe Most Beautiful Goodbye in the Worldby Noh Hee-kyung .

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 Choi Ji Woo's Personal life

Choi majored in aerobic dance at Busan Women's College. She later 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.[citation needed]

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 Choi Ji Woo's Filmography

Television series

1995 War and Love MBC
1996 MBC Best Theater"사랑, 그 하나만으로도" MBC
First Love Kang Seok-hee KBS2
Three Guys and Three Girls (guest appearance) MBC
1997 Happiness Is in Our Hearts Seon Kyung-ah SBS
1998 Love Yoo Ji-young MBC
1999 Love In 3 Colors Eun Ji-soo KBS2
Love Story Min-jung (episode 2: "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 (cameo, episode 15) SBS
Winter Sonata Jeong Yoo-jin KBS2
2003 Stairway to Heaven Han Jung-seo SBS
2004 Full House Herself (cameo, episode 3) 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 Jeong Yoo-jin (voice) SKY PerfecTV!
2011 Fuyu no Sakura 冬のサクラ Inaba Tatsuki's Korean girlfriend
(cameo, episode 2)
Can't Lose Lee Eun-jae MBC
2012 City Lovers female CEO AHTV
2013 The Suspicious Housekeeper Park Bok-nyeo SBS
2014 Temptation Yoo Se-young SBS
2015 We Broke Up (cameo) NaverTV Cast
Second 20s Ha No-ra tvN
2016 Woman with a Suitcase Cha Geum-joo MBC
First Seven Kisses Goddess Naver TV Cast
2017 The Most Beautiful Goodbye Yeon-soo tvN


1996 The Adventures of Mrs Park Eun-jin
1997 Hallelujah Bar madam (bit part)
The Hole Su-jin
1998 Alien Kim's daughter (voice)
First Kiss Song Yeon-hwa
1999 Nowhere to Hide Kim Ju-yeon
2002 The Romantic President Choi Eun-soo
2004 Everybody Has Secrets Han Sun-young
2005 Shadowless Sword Femalemartial artsgosu-Special Participation
2006 Now and Forever Han Hye-won
2009 Actresses Herself
2016 Like for Likes Joo-Ran

Variety show

2008 Line to the Law Center VTRappearance NTV
2012 Choi Ji-woo's Delicious Korea Host O'live TV
2013 MBC Human Documentary - Love Narration MBC
2015 Grandpas Over Flowers Cast member (season 4) tvN
2017 Candy in my Ears - Season 2 Cast member tvN

Music video

YearSong TitleArtist
1996 "Endless Love" Kim Jung-min
1998 "Scenery" Goo Bon-seung andJang Dong-gun
"Na Na Na" Yoo Seung-jun
1999 "For Your Soul" Jo Sung-mo
2003 "The Young Prince's Dream" Cha Tae-hyun
2013 ALi

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 Choi Ji Woo's Awards and nominations

YearAwardCategoryNominated workResult
1995 Korea's Isabelle Adjani ContestN/AN/AWon
1996 KBS Drama Awards Best New Actress First LoveNominated
1997 18th Blue Dragon Film Awards Best New ActressThe HoleNominated
1998 34th Baeksang Arts Awards Best New Actress (Film)Won
21st Golden Cinematography Awards Best New ActressWon
1999 14th Golden Disk Awards Golden Video Best Actress For Your SoulWon
20th Blue Dragon Film Awards Best Supporting ActressNowhere to HideNominated
2000 37th Grand Bell Awards Best Supporting ActressNominated
MBC Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actress Mr. DukeWon
2001SBS Drama Awards Top 10 StarsBeautiful DaysWon
Excellence Award, ActressWon
2002 38th Baeksang Arts Awards Most Popular Actress (TV) Winter SonataWon
Model Line Best Dresser Awards Swan AwardN/AWon
KBS Drama Awards Popularity AwardWinter SonataWon
Top Excellence Award, ActressWon
2003 Female Star AwardN/AWon
26th Golden Cinematography Awards Most Popular Actress The Romantic PresidentWon
SBS Drama Awards Top 10 StarsStairway to HeavenWon
Excellence Award, Actress in a Drama SpecialWon
2004 40th Baeksang Arts Awards Most Popular Actress (TV)Won
4th Proud Korean Awards
(Journalists Federation of Korea)
2005 41st Baeksang Arts Awards Hallyu Special AwardN/AWon
The Motion Pictures Association of Korea Hallyu Special AwardN/AWon
2006 RecipientN/AWon
2009 International Cultural Industry Exchange Foundation Awards RecipientN/AWon
Inducted into the Star Hall of FameN/AWon
36th Tourism Day N/AWon
SBS Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actress in a Drama Special Star's LoverNominated
2010 World Tourism Cities Forum Top Popularity AwardN/AWon
2011MBC Drama Awards Best Couple Award with Yoon Sang-hyunCan't LoseNominated
Popularity AwardNominated
2012 Asia Star AwardN/AWon
Seoul International Social Work Conference N/AWon
2013 SBS Drama Awards Top Excellence Award, Actress in a Drama SpecialThe Suspicious HousekeeperNominated
2014 7th Korea Drama Awards Top Excellence Award, ActressNominated
SBS Drama Awards Top Excellence Award, Actress in a Drama Special TemptationNominated
2016 MBC Drama Awards Top Excellence Award, Actress in a Special Project Drama Woman with a SuitcaseNominated

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 Choi Ji Woo's References

  1. "Choi Ji-woo talks being replaced". Korea JoongAng Daily. 27 December 2011. Archived from the original on 5 February 2012. 
  2. "Producer Yun Seok-ho, the creator of Yonsama and the hallyu frenzy". KBS Global. 17 January 2005.
  3. "Is it all over already? Gloomy signs overshadow rosy statistics of Hallyu". The Korea Herald via Hancinema. 11 July 2005. 
  4. "Pure Love: Tear-Jerking Love Stories Enthrall Japanese Women". Web Japan. 14 October 2004.
  5. "Bae, Choi to Voice Winter Sonata Cartoon". The Korea Times. 30 May 2008. 
  6. "A reunion in 7 years: Yonsama and Jiwoohime". 10Asia. 29 September 2009. 
  7. "Bae Yong-joon, Choi Ji-woo reunite for Winter Sonata anime". 10Asia. 2 February 2010. 
  8. ""Winter Sonata", The Most Popular Korean Drama In Japan". Broasia via Hancinema. 2 July 2007. 
  9. "Love Letter Starring Choi Ji-woo and Cho Han-sung to Open Next Year". KBS Global. 5 August 2005. 
  10. "Yeonriji ("Now and Forever") Depends Heavily on Ji-woo Hime". The Korea Times via Hancinema. 13 April 2006.
  11. "Sexy Secret Has Little to Tell". The Korea Times. 29 July 2004.
  12. "Sex and Laughter in a Game of Love". The Dong-a Ilbo. 29 July 2004.
  13. "Choi Ji-woo Remains Huge Box-Office Draw in Japan". The Chosun Ilbo. 5 April 2006. 
  14. "Choi Ji-woo to Co-Star with Takenouchi Yutaka". KBS Global. 4 July 2005. 
  15. "Actress Choi Ji-woo Stars in Joint Korean-Japanese TV Drama". KBS Global. 20 December 2005. 
  16. "TV Drama Rondo Starring Choi Ji-woo Suffers Low Viewer Ratings". KBS Global. 24 February 2006. 
  17. "TV drama starring Choi Ji-woo records 20.6% viewership in Japan". KBS World. 16 January 2006. 
  18. Chung, Ah-young (3 January 2007). "Hallyu Heroine Returns With New Drama". The Korea Times via Hancinema. 
  19. "Celebrity's Sweetheart Knocks on Viewers Hearts". The Korea Times. 2 December 2008. 
  20. "Mega drama duo signals hot winter". The Korea Herald. 1 December 2008. 
  21. "Koh Hyun-jung, highest paid Korean actress". The Korea Times. 12 April 2011.
  22. "Ko Hyun-jung Sets New Soap Opera Earnings Record". The Chosun Ilbo. 12 April 2011.
  23. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-02-15. Retrieved 2011-04-01. 
  24. "Actresses Choosing To Be Managed By Family". KBS World. 10 December 2010. 
  25. "Actresses is a miracle achieved, says Koh (Part 1)". 10Asia. 23 November 2009.
  26. "Actresses is a miracle achieved, says Koh (Part 2)". 10Asia. 23 November 2009.
  27. "Choi Ji-woo Can't Lose in romantic comedy" Archived October 2, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.. The Korea Times. 23 August 2011.
  28. "Choi Ji-woo Thrilled About Shaking Off Old Image". The Chosun Ilbo. 25 August 2011.
  29. "Choi Ji-woo to return to Chinese TV series in 9 years, teaming up with Qin Hao". 10Asia. 27 June 2012. 
  30. "Choi Ji Woo Stars in Her First Chinese Drama in Nine Years". enewsWorld. 27 June 2012. 
  31. "Choi Ji-woo returns to Chinese drama". Korea JoongAng Daily. 28 June 2012. Archived from the original on 2 July 2012. 
  32. "Choi Ji-woo Will Introduce Korean Food as TV Host". 10Asia. 30 October 2012. 
  33. "Choi Ji Woo to Look Far and Wide for Delicious Korean Foods in a Documentary". enewsWorld. 3 November 2012. 
  34. "Choi Ji-woo to Play Housekeeper in an Upcoming Drama". 10Asia. 31 July 2013. Archived from the original on 2014-03-30. 
  35. "Choi Ji-woo to Play Housemaid in a New Drama". The Chosun Ilbo. 10 August 2013. 
  36. "Choi Ji-woo to play modern-day Mary Poppins". The Korea Herald. 16 September 2013. 
  37. "Suspicious role challenged Choi". Korea JoongAng Daily. 5 December 2013. 
  38. "Choi Ji Woo Signs with YG Entertainment". enewsWorld. 26 February 2014. 
  39. "Actress Choi Ji-woo joins YG Entertainment". The Korea Herald. 27 February 2014. 
  40. "Actress Choi Ji-woo Joins YG Entertainment". 10Asia. 26 February 2014. Archived from the original on 30 March 2014. 
  41. "Hallyu icon joins YG Family". Korea JoongAng Daily. 27 February 2014. 
  42. "Look who's back together: Kwon Sang-woo, Choi Ji-woo re-united in SBS drama Temptation". The Korea Times. 11 July 2014. 
  43. "Choi Ji-woo joins grandpas on tvN show". K-pop Herald. 16 February 2015. 
  44. "Choi Ji-woo is real gem in Grandpas over Flowers". The Korea Herald. 24 March 2015. 
  45. "Hallyu star joins Grandpas Over Flowers". The Korea Times. 25 March 2015. 
  46. "Korea's 4 favorite Grandpas return". Korea JoongAng Daily. 27 March 2015. 
  47. "Choi Ji Woo Confirmed for New tvN Drama". enewsWorld. 9 July 2015. 
  48. "Choi Ji-woo to play a college student Actress". Korea JoongAng Daily. July 10, 2015. 
  49. "Choi Ji-woo returns to film". Korea JoongAng Daily. 1 June 2015. 
  50. "'Like for Likes' shows love on social media". The Korea Times. 12 January 2016. 
  51. "Choi Ji-woo returns in legal-romance drama". Yonhap News Agency. 22 June 2016. 
  52. "Actress Choi Ji-woo cast in remake series written by star writer". Kpop Herald. 19 October 2017. 
  53. "Choi Ji-woo announces 'surprise' wedding". The Korea Herald. 29 May 2018. 
  54. "Choi Ji-woo Takes Lead in ALI's New Music Video". 10Asia. 31 January 2013. Archived from the original on 30 March 2014. 
  55. "Top Stars Win Andre Kim Awards". The Korea Times. 1 May 2007. 
  56. "Choi Ji-woo Named Korea's Greatest Acting Beauty". The Chosun Ilbo. 7 August 2006. 
  57. "Star Hall of Fame Celebrates Choi Ji-woo". The Chosun Ilbo. 20 August 2009.
  58. "Dramas, Stars to Compete at Seoul Intl Drama Awards". The Korea Times. 25 August 2009. 
  59. "Actress Choi Ji-woo to receive President's honor". 10Asia. 24 September 2009. 
  60. "Asia Model Awards". KBS World. 18 January 2012.
  61. "Choi Ji-woo, Kara win Asia Star at 2012 Asia Model Awards". The Korea Herald. 19 January 2012.
  62. "Choi Ji Woo receives Seoul City Social Welfare Award". StarN News. 7 September 2012. 

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