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Choi Ji Woo is a South Korean Actress, Born and raised in South Korea.

She made her acting debut in the drama series War and Love in 1995.She adopted the stage name Choi Ji-woo. She rose to fame after her role in Beautiful Days.

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Choi Ji Woo (최지우)


Name: 최지우 / Choi Ji Woo

Real name: 최미향 / Choi Mi Hyang

Birthdate: 1975-Jun-11 (age 45)

Birthplace: Paju, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea

Height: 175cm

Weight: 50kg

Star sign: Gemini

Blood type: A

Education:  Hanyang University (Theater and Film)

Profession: Actress

Nationality: Korean

Debut: as an actor in a drama series War and Love in 1995.

Family: Husband, older brother

Talent Agency: YG Entertainment

Interesting facts about Choi Ji Woo

  • Choi Ji Woo was born in Paju.
  • She attended Busan Sooyoung Elementary Darkmoon Girl’s High School. She then enrolled at Busan Women’s College and majored in aerobic dance.
  • She is most famous for starring in the television melodramas Winter Sonata Beautiful Days and Stairway to Heaven.
  • Her real name is Choi Mi-hyang, whereas Choi Ji Woo is her stage name.
  • Choi Ji-woo is also rumored to have gotten plastic surgery. 
  • In 2009, she starred opposite Yoo Ji-tae in the drama Star’s Lover, playing a top actress who falls in love with an ordinary man.
  • Choi received ₩48 million per episode, the highest salary for a Korean actress at the time.
  • She is very popular in Japan, where she is called Princess Ji Woo. According to magazine Nikkei Entertainment, she is the most recognizable female Korean star in Japan.
  •  Her dramas, concerts and merchandise continue to be very popular in Japan.
  • Japanese fans will pay close attention to her new drama which is a remake of the very popular Japanese drama “Kaseifu no Mita.”

Choi Ji Woo’s boyfriend or husband

Choi Ji Woo is married and has a daughter. Choi Ji-woo married her non-celebrity fiancé on March 29, 2018.

Before the wedding was publicly announced, Choi Ji-woo surprised her fans by posting a handwritten note on her fan club website, saying that the couple had a private wedding in March, but little was revealed at the time about the groom. The message was uploaded by fans to instagram, provoking a lot of different responses from the fans and  the media.

She said that the ceremony had been a quiet, private event because her husband was not a public figure.

Her husband is nine years younger than Choi Ji Woo, and that he is the CEO of a company for an application-based on an O2O platform.

Choi announced that she was pregnant with her first child on December 23, 2019, and gave birth to a daughter on May 16, 2020.

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1996The Adventures of Mrs ParkEun-jin
1997HallelujahBar madam (bit part)
1997The HoleSu-jin
1998AlienKim's daughter (voice)
1998First KissSong Yeon-hwa
1999Nowhere to HideKim Ju-yeon
2002The Romantic PresidentChoi Eun-soo
2004Everybody Has SecretsHan Sun-young
2005Shadowless SwordFemale martial arts gosu -Special Participation
2006Now and ForeverHan Hye-won
2016Like for LikesJoo-Ran

Television Series 

1995War and LoveMBC
1996MBC Best Theater "사랑, 그 하나만으로도"MBC
1996First LoveKang Seok-heeKBS2
1996Three Guys and Three Girls(guest appearance)MBC
1997Happiness Is in Our HeartsSeon Kyung-ahSBS
1998LoveYoo Ji-youngMBC
1999Love In 3 ColorsEun Ji-sooKBS2
1999Love StoryMin-jung (episode 2: "Message")SBS
2000TruthLee Ja-youngMBC
2000Mr. DukeJang Soo-jinMBC
2001Beautiful DaysKim Yeon-sooSBS
2002We Are Dating Now(cameo, episode 15)SBS
2002Winter SonataJeong Yoo-jinKBS2
2003Stairway to HeavenHan Jung-seoSBS
2004Full HouseHerself (cameo, episode 3)KBS2
2004101st ProposalLi Shao RongBTV
2006RONDOChoi Yoon-ahTBS
2007Air CityHan Do-kyungMBC
2008Star's LoverLee Ma-riSBS
2009Winter Sonata AnimeJeong Yoo-jin (voice)SKY PerfecTV!
2011Fuyu no Sakura 冬のサクラInaba Tatsuki's Korean girlfriend
(cameo, episode 2)
2011Can't LoseLee Eun-jaeMBC
2012City Loversfemale CEOAHTV
2013The Suspicious HousekeeperPark Bok-nyeoSBS
2014TemptationYoo Se-youngSBS
2015We Broke Up(cameo)Naver TV Cast
2015Second 20sHa No-ratvN
2016Woman with a SuitcaseCha Geum-jooMBC
2016First Seven KissesGoddessNaver TV Cast
2017The Most Beautiful GoodbyeYeon-sootvN
2020Crash Landing on You(cameo, episode 13)tvN

Variety Shows 

2008Line to the Law CenterVTR appearanceNTV
2012Choi Ji-woo's Delicious KoreaHostO'live TV
2013MBC Human Documentary - LoveNarrationMBC
2015Grandpas Over FlowersCast member (season 4)tvN
2017Candy in my Ears - Season 2Cast membertvN
2019Coffee FriendstvN

Music Videos 

YearSong TitleArtist
1996"Endless Love(moo han ji ae)"Kim Jung-min
1998"Scenery"Goo Bon-seung and Jang Dong-gun
1998"Na Na Na"Yoo Seung-jun
1999"For Your Soul"Jo Sung-mo
2003"The Young Prince's Dream"Cha Tae-hyun

Awards & Nominations 

YearAwardCategoryNominated workResult
1995Korea's Isabelle Adjani ContestN/AN/AWon
1996KBS Drama AwardsBest New ActressFirst LoveNominated
199718th Blue Dragon Film AwardsBest New ActressThe HoleNominated
199834th Baeksang Arts AwardsBest New Actress (Film)The HoleWon
199821st Golden Cinematography AwardsBest New ActressThe HoleWon
199914th Golden Disk AwardsGolden Video Best ActressFor Your SoulWon
199920th Blue Dragon Film AwardsBest Supporting ActressNowhere to HideNominated
200037th Grand Bell AwardsBest Supporting ActressNowhere to HideNominated
2000MBC Drama AwardsExcellence Award, ActressMr. Duke, TruthWon
2001SBS Drama AwardsExcellence Award, ActressBeautiful DaysWon
2001SBS Drama AwardsTop 10 StarsBeautiful DaysWon
2002Model Line Best Dresser AwardsSwan AwardN/AWon
200238th Baeksang Arts AwardsMost Popular Actress (TV)Winter SonataWon
2002KBS Drama AwardsTop Excellence Award, ActressWinter SonataWon
2002KBS Drama AwardsPopularity AwardWinter SonataWon
2003Andre Kim Best Star Awards[57]Female Star AwardN/AWon
200326th Golden Cinematography AwardsMost Popular ActressThe Romantic PresidentWon
2003SBS Drama AwardsExcellence Award, Actress in a Drama SpecialStairway to HeavenWon
2003SBS Drama AwardsTop 10 StarsStairway to HeavenWon
200440th Baeksang Arts AwardsMost Popular Actress (TV)Stairway to HeavenWon
20044th Proud Korean Awards
(Journalists Federation of Korea)
200541st Baeksang Arts AwardsHallyu Special AwardN/AWon
2005The Motion Pictures Association of KoreaHallyu Special AwardN/AWon
2006Dior Timeless Beauty Awards[58]RecipientN/AWon
2009International Cultural Industry Exchange Foundation AwardsRecipientN/AWon
20094th Seoul International Drama Awards[59][60]Inducted into the Star Hall of FameN/AWon
200936th Tourism DayPresidential Commendation[61]N/AWon
2009SBS Drama AwardsExcellence Award, Actress in a Drama SpecialStar's LoverNominated
2010World Tourism Cities ForumTop Popularity AwardN/AWon
20127th Asia Model Festival Awards[62][63]Asia Star AwardN/AWon
2012Seoul International Social Work ConferenceSocial Welfare Award[64]N/AWon
2013SBS Drama AwardsTop Excellence Award, Actress in a Drama SpecialThe Suspicious HousekeeperNominated
20147th Korea Drama AwardsTop Excellence Award, ActressThe Suspicious HousekeeperNominated
2014SBS Drama AwardsTop Excellence Award, Actress in a Drama SpecialTemptationNominated
2016MBC Drama AwardsTop Excellence Award, Actress in a Special Project DramaWoman with a SuitcaseNominated
2016tvN10 AwardsBest ActressSecond 20sNominated

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