Choi Siwon


Choi Si-won(born April 7, 1986) is a South Korean singer, songwriter, model, and actor. He is a member of the South Korean boy band Super Junior and its Mandopop subgroup, Super Junior-M .Aside from being a member of Super Junior, Choi has also ventured into solo activities, mainly acting. He played lead roles in the Korean dramasOh! My Lady(2010) andPoseidon(2011), and had supporting roles inAthena: Goddess of War(2010),The King of Dramas(2012) andShe Was Pretty(2015) andRevolutionary Love(2017). Choi has also participated in various Chinese language films such asHelios,To the ForeandDragon Blade.

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 Choi Siwon's Early life

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 Choi Siwon's Career


Starlight Casting System. He auditioned without his parent's approval; his parents were notified only after he passed the auditions. Although his parents allowed him to sign a contract with SM Entertainment, they did not give him any help because they wanted him to take responsibility for his actions.

He later moved into dormitories with fellow trainees and was trained in areas of singing, acting, and dancing. He was featured in a music video of The Grace 's Dana whilst he was being trained as a solo singer in 2003. A year after, Choi made a brief appearance in short drama,Precious Familyand again in 2005 in the KBS dramaEighteen, Twenty-Nineas young Kang Bong-man, while in 2006 he played the supporting role of Park Sang-woo in dramaSpring Waltz.

Debut with Super Junior and Super Junior-Medit

Not long after Choi's first television appearance, SM Entertainment released an announcement that he would officially debut as one of the twelve members in a boy band. A few months before the debut of Super Junior 05, Choi made his first official media appearance with bandmate Han Geng as one of the runway models in a fashion show by Bum Suk.

Choi officially debuted as part of 12-member rotational project groupSuper Junior 05on 6 November 2005 on SBS 's music programPopular Songs, performing their first single, " Twins (Knock Out) ". Their debut albumSuperJunior05 (Twins)was released a month later on 5 December 2005 and debuted at #3 on the monthly MIAK K-pop album charts.

In March 2006, SM Entertainment began to recruit new members for the next Super Junior generation. However, plans changed and the company declared a halt in forming future Super Junior generations. Following the addition of thirteenth member Kyuhyun , the group dropped the suffix "05" and became officially credited as Super Junior. The re-polished group's first CD single " U " was released on 7 June 2006, which was their most successful single until the release of " Sorry, Sorry " in March 2009, which helped them achieve global success.

In April 2008, Choi was put into seven-member sub-group Super Junior-M , a Mandopop subgroup of Super Junior for the Chinese music industry. They debuted in China at the 8th Annual Music Chart Awards, simultaneously with the release of their first music video, " U " on 8 April 2008. This was followed by the release of the debut Chinese-language studio album ,Mein selected provinces in China on 23 April and 2 May in Taiwan.

Acting careeredit

Siwon received praise from co-star Andy Lau , who stated that Siwon sets a good example for Hong Kong actors.

along with other Super Junior members.The same year, he was cast in MBC's 2-episode mini seriesLegend of Hyang Dan.

The same year, he starred in the big-budget spy seriesAthena: Goddess of War, a spin-off to the 2009 hit dramaIris. He plays a data analyst and rookie elite agent.

The same year, he starred in his first taiwanese dramaSkip Beat!with Ivy Chen and fellow band member Donghae . The series is a live-action adaptation of Japanese shōjo mangaSkip Beat!by Yoshiki Nakamura .

The King of Drama, based around Korean television production. He plays Kang Hyun-min, a top celebrity with a prickly personality.

.Back in Korea, Choi starred as the second male lead in MBC's romantic comedyShe Was Pretty.He received critical acclaim for his acting performance and comedic portrayal of the character, and experienced a rise in popularity.He released a single for the drama titled "Only You", which ranked atop the music charts.

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 Choi Siwon's Personal life

He frequently posts Bible quotes on his Twitter and Weibo accounts.[citation needed]He also collaborates frequently with the Christian singing groupThird Wave Music.[citation needed]

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 Choi Siwon's Controversies

Although a family member of the deceased told media that the family were not willing to take any legal action, the Choi family received severe backlash from the public for not taking any precautionary measures with their dog.

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 Choi Siwon's Philanthropy

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 Choi Siwon's Discography


2010 Worthless Oh! My LadyOST
2015 You're the Only One She Was PrettyOST

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2006 A Battle of Wits Prince Liang Shi China, Hong Kong
2007 Attack on the Pin-Up Boys Student Body President South Korea
2012 I AM. Himself South Korea
2015 Dragon Blade Yinpo China, Hong Kong
Helios Park Woo-cheol Hong Kong, China
To the Fore Zheng Ji-won Hong Kong, China

Television series

2004 Precious FamilyN/AKBS Cameo
2005 Eighteen, Twenty-Nine Kang Bong-man (younger)
2006 Spring Waltz Park Sang-woo KBS 2TV
Mystery 6HimselfMnet
Super Junior Mini-Drama
2007 Legend of Hyang-dan Lee Mong-ryong MBC
2009 Stage of Youth Shi Yuan CCTV2 Cameo
2010 Oh! My Lady Sung Min-wooSBS
Athena: Goddess of War Kim Jun-ho
2011 Poseidon Kim Sun-woo KBS
Skip Beat! Dun He Lian FTV Main Channel
GTV Variety Show
2012 The King of Dramas Kang Hyun-min SBS
2015 Fall In Love With You Again Song Chen Yi Hunan TV
Masked Prosecutor Thief KBS2 Cameo (Episode 1)
She Was Pretty Kim Shin-hyuk MBC
2016 Dramaworld Himself Viki Cameo
2017 Revolutionary Love Byun Hyuk tvN
2020 Billion Dollar Heir Yue Xi WangTBA

Variety show

2015We Are In Love Jiangsu TVwithLiu Wen

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 Choi Siwon's Accolades

YearAwardCategoryNominated workResultRef.
2010 SBS Drama Awards New Star Award Oh! My LadyWon
4th Men's Health Cool Guy Awards Best Cover Magazine HimselfWon
2012 Mnet 20's Choice Awards 20′s Social Artist HimselfNominated
2015MBC Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actor in a MiniseriesShe Was PrettyNominated
Popularity Award, ActorNominated

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 Choi Siwon's References

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  2. "Celebrities born with silver spoons". The Korea Times. 
  3. An episode of Behind Story
  4. "Actor Choi Si-won Set to Become Next-Generation Korean Star". HanCinema. 23 November 2006. Retrieved 2006-11-29. 
  5. 崔始源《墨攻》受关注 刘德华赞其后生可畏[Choi Siwon A Battle of Wits receives attention, receives praise from Andy Lau]. Sina (in Chinese). 23 November 2006. Retrieved 2007-12-15. 
  6. Cathy Rose A. Garcia "Super Junior Hits Big Screen" The Korea Times. 8 July 2007. Retrieved 2012-04-03
  7. "Younger Men, Power, Money Fill Dramas". The Korea Times. 
  8. Hong, Lucia (18 June 2010). "Choi Si-won to join the cast of "IRIS" spin-off". 10Asia. Hancinema. Retrieved 2012-06-29. 
  9. "Choi Si-won, Lee Si-young embark Poseidon". 10Asia. 2 August 2011. Retrieved 2012-04-05.
  10. "Super Junior's Choi Siwon and Donghae Cast in Taiwanese Drama". Soompi. 3 May 2011. 
  11. Ho, Stewart (11 September 2012). "Super Junior's Choi Siwon to Return with SBS' The King of Drama". enewsWorld. CJ E&M. 
  12. "East meets West". Korea JoongAng Daily. 
  13. "SuJu singer to star in movie". Korea JoongAng Daily. 
  14. "Who is Korean heartthrob Choi Siwon's 'oppa'?". Today Online. 
  15. "Choi Si-won to lead in Chinese drama". The Korea Times. 
  16. "Si-won to star in Chinese drama". Korea JoongAng Daily. 
  17. "Super Junior star to lead new drama". Korea JoongAng Daily. 
  18. "Singer leaves the idol image behind in latest TV role". Korea JoongAng Daily. 
  19. "Choi Si-won shines in 'She was Pretty'". Kpop Herald. 
  20. "Choi Si-won' star soars on Twitter". The Korea Times. 
  21. "Choi's song for 'She Was Pretty' tops charts". Korea JoongAng Daily. 
  22. Hong Se-youn (19 August 2017). "최시원X강소라 '변혁의 사랑' 출연확정…10월 첫방송 [공식입장]". Sports Donga (in Korean). 
  23. Hye Lim (19 August 2017). "최시원·강소라 '변혁의 사랑' 출연 확정…10월 방송". enews24 (in Korean). 
  24. Park Ji-young (18 August 2017). "[엑's HD] 최시원-최강창민 '늠름한 인사'". Xports News (in Korean). 
  25. "'Revolutionary Love' lightheartedly mirrors young Koreans' struggles, aspirations, loves". The Korea Herald. 12 October 2017. 
  26. "Super Junior's Choi Siwon graduates from Inha University". Star News. 25 February 2012. Archived from the original on 25 March 2014. Retrieved 2012-05-12. 
  27. CNN's Talk Asia interview
  28. "Super Junior entertainer to serve military". The Korea Times. 
  29. "Changmin and Choi Si-won to be discharged on the 18th". Hancinema. 17 August 2017. 
  30. "TVXQ's Changmin, Super Junior's Siwon to be discharged from military Friday". The Korea Times. 17 August 2017. 
  31. "Singer-actor Choi Si-won apologizes for death of neighbor bitten". The Korea Herald. 21 October 2017. 
  32. "Netizens demand Choi Si-won drop out of drama after recent dog bite death". The Korea Herald. 22 October 2017. 
  33. "Super Junior's Choi Si-won named special rep for UNICEF Korean Committee". The Korea Times. 10 November 2015. 
  34. "Super Junior's Choi Si-won to visit Vietnam for UNICEF campaign". Yonhap News Agency. August 19, 2017. 
  35. Jung An-ji (August 19, 2017). "최시원, 베트남 봉사활동 떠난다 "좋은 일 참여하게 돼 기뻐"". Sports Chosun (in Korean). Retrieved 2017-08-22. 
  36. "Documentary Shows Top K-Pop Singers Behind the Scenes". The Chosun Ilbo. 2 May 2012. Retrieved 2012-05-04. 
  37. "'복면검사' 최시원, "뜨개질 미쳐버리겠다" 허당 절도범으로 깜짝 등장!". 스타서울TV. Retrieved 2015-05-25. (in Korean)
  38. "Model pairs with singer in 'We Got Married'". The Korea Times. 
  39. Ko, Kyoung-seok (3 January 2011). "Ko Hyun-jung wins grand prize at SBS Drama Awards". 10Asia. Retrieved 2014-07-20. 
  40. Lee, Nancy (8 June 2012). "20's Choice Awards Nominees Announced, Voting Open". enewsWorld. CJ E&M. Retrieved 11 June 2012. 

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