Choi Won-young

Choi Won-young (Korean최원영; born Choi Seong-wook on January 10, 1976) is a South Korean actor.

Choi Won-young
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Choi in 2019
Choi Seong-wook

(1976-01-10) January 10, 1976 (age 46)
EducationSangmyung University – Stage Design
Hongik UniversityMaster's degree in Advertising and Public Relations
Years active2002–present
SpouseShim Yi-young (m. 2014)
Korean name
Revised RomanizationChoe Won-yeong
McCune–ReischauerCh'oe Wŏnyŏng
Birth name
Revised RomanizationChoe Seong-uk
McCune–ReischauerCh'oe Sŏnguk


Choi Won-young made his acting debut in 2002's Sex Is Zero, and has since appeared in both film and television.[1] But his most notable roles have been in the TV dramas While You Were Sleeping and A Hundred Year Legacy,[2] as well as the low-budget crime thriller Your Time Is Up, which premiered at the 2012 Busan International Film Festival.[3]

Personal lifeEdit

Choi married actress Shim Yi-young on February 28, 2014 at the Grand Ballroom of the COEX Walkerhill Hotel in Samseong-dong.[4][5] Choi and Shim met while filming the 2013 TV series A Hundred Year Legacy, where they played a married couple.[6] On June 23, 2014, Choi's wife, actress Shim Yi-young gave birth to their first child, a daughter.[7][unreliable source?] The couple's second daughter was born on June 14, 2017.[8][unreliable source?]



Year Title Role Notes
2002 Sex Is Zero Park Chan-soo
2004 To Catch a Virgin Ghost Han-seok
2005 Tarzan Park Heung-suk Kang Hyun-woo
Love in Magic Han Joon-seok
2006 Mr. Wacky Student teacher 1
2007 Cheaters Seok-ho
2009 Chaw Sibi prosecutor Cameo
2010 The Outlaw Park Sung-chul
2011 Earth Rep Rolling Stars Jack (voice) animated
In Love and War Jae-bok Cameo
Perfect Game Sportscaster Cameo
2012 Grape Candy Ji-hoon
Ghost Sweepers Choi Seung-woo Cameo
Confession of Murder Jeong Tae-seok
2013 Your Time Is Up Seok-ho
Short! Short! Short! 2013 Dong-kyu segment: "Waltzing on Thunder"
2014 The Plan Man Kang Byung-soo
2015 Looking for My Family Tae-seong
2019 Jesters: The Game Changers Hong Yoon-sung
2022 Yaksha: Ruthless Operations Lee Chan-young Netflix Film

Television seriesEdit

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2006 Drama City: She's Smiling Hyung-jin
2007 Heaven & Earth Jang Young-min
Belle Im Kyung-ho
2008 You Are My Destiny Nam Gyeong-woo
2009 Two Wives Lee Young-min
Queen Seondeok General Gyebaek
Hometown of Legends Silent Village Jin-sung
2010 Definitely Neighbors Chae Ki-hoon
Drama City: After the Opera Lee Joong-do
Stormy Lovers Lee Tae-hoon
2011 While You Were Sleeping Yoon Min-joon
2012 Tasty Life Kang In-chul
2013 A Hundred Year Legacy Kim Chul-gyu
Wonderful Mama Homeless man Cameo (Episode 8)
Dating Agency: Cyrano Sommelier Cameo (Episode 1) [9]
After School: Lucky or Not Priest Cameo
The Heirs Yoon Jae-ho
2014 Three Days Kim Do-jin
Drama City: Climb the Sky Walls Coach
Diary of a Night Watchman King Haejong Cameo (Episode 1)
Secret Door Chae Je-gong
2015 Kill Me, Heal Me Ahn Gook
Hello Monster Lee Joon-ho
Second 20s Kim Woo-chul
2016 Come Back Mister Cha Jae-guk
2016–2017 The Gentlemen of Wolgyesu Tailor Shop Sung Tae-pyung
Hwarang: The Poet Warrior Youth Ahn Ji
2017 While You Were Sleeping Nam Chul-Doo Cameo
Mad Dog Joo Hyun-gi
2018–2019 Sky Castle Hwang Chi-young [10]
2018 Where Stars Land Han Jae-young
2019 Doctor Prisoner Lee Jae-Joon [11]
Nokdu Flower Hwang Seok-joo [12]
2020 Hyena Gong Hyun-kook Cameo (Episode 5) [13]
Mystic Pop-up Bar Chief Gwi / Crown Prince Yi-Hon
Alice Seok Oh-won
My Dangerous Wife Kim Yoon-chul
2021 Youth of May Hwang Hee-tae (Older) Cameo (Episode 12) [14]
Reflection of You Ahn Hyeon-seong [15][16]
2021–2022 Moonshine Lee Si-heum [17]
2022 Golden Spoon Hwang Hyeon-do [18]
The Queen's Umbrella King Lee Ho [19]

Television showEdit

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2021 Delicious Rendezvous Cast Member Episode 78–90 [20]
2022 Avatar Singer Judge [21]

Music videoEdit

Year Song Title Artist
2007 "Woman" Jung Il-young
2013 "Love in Memory"[22] Byul


Year Title Role
2003 Pandora's Box
2009–2010 Love's Labour's Lost Ji-am

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Nominated Work Result
2014 SBS Drama Awards Special Award, Actor in a Serial Drama Secret Door Nominated
2016 KBS Drama Awards Best Supporting Actor The Gentlemen of Wolgyesu Tailor Shop Nominated
2017 KBS Drama Awards Best Supporting Actor Hwarang: The Poet Warrior Youth and Mad Dog Won
2019 KBS Drama Awards[23] Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries Doctor Prisoner Won
Best Actor in a One-Act/Special/Short Drama Drama Special – Scouting Report Nominated
Netizen Award, Actor Doctor Prisoner Nominated


  1. ^ "CHOI Won-young". Korean Film Council. Retrieved 2013-05-27.
  2. ^ "A Hundred Year's Inheritance Shim Yi Young Touched by Choi Won Young's Innocence". KDramaStars. 22 April 2013. Retrieved 2013-05-27.
  3. ^ "2013.3.15 Now Playing: Your Time is Up". Korea JoongAng Daily. 15 March 2013. Retrieved 2013-05-27.
  4. ^ "Choi Won Young and Shim Yi Young tie the knot". Allkpop. 28 February 2014. Retrieved 2014-02-28.
  5. ^ "Actor couple Choi Won-young and Shim Yi-young pose before their wedding in Seoul". The Chosun Ilbo. 1 March 2014. Retrieved 2014-03-30.
  6. ^ "Choi Won Young Reveals He Already Proposed to Shim Yi Young". Soompi. 26 December 2013. Retrieved 2013-12-26.
  7. ^ "Choi Won Young and Shim Yi Young Welcome Baby Girl". Soompi. 23 June 2014. Retrieved 2016-08-31.
  8. ^ "Actor Choi Won Young and actress Shim Yi Young welcome their second daughter!". allkpop. 14 June 2017. Retrieved 2018-05-02.
  9. ^ Hong, Grace Danbi (16 May 2013). "SHINee's Taemin, Lee Chung Ah, and Others to Cameo on Cyrano Agency". enewsWorld. Archived from the original on 3 July 2013. Retrieved 2013-05-27.
  10. ^ "'SKY 캐슬' 정준호x최원영x조재윤x김병철 확정..JTBC 흥행史 잇는다[공식]". TV Report (in Korean). August 29, 2018.
  11. ^ "[공식입장] 'SKY캐슬' 최원영, 차기작은 '닥터 프리즈너'…재벌2세 변신". News1 (in Korean). January 29, 2019.
  12. ^ "'녹두꽃' 윤시윤, 최원영 배신 알았다…본격 흑화 [종합]". sports.chosun (in Korean). November 26, 2020.
  13. ^ "최원영, '하이에나' 특별 출연…김혜수 스카우트 관련된 비밀 인물 [공식]". tenasia.hankyung (in Korean). November 26, 2020.
  14. ^ Choi Ha-na (June 8, 2021). "오월의 청춘' 고민시 사망, 이도현→최원영 41년 그리움 엔딩 [종합]" ['Youth in May' Died while worrying, Lee Do-hyeon → Choi Won-young 41 Years Longing Ending [Comprehensive]]. Tv Daily (in Korean). Retrieved June 8, 2021 – via v.daum.
  15. ^ "[단독]최원영, '너를 닮은 사람' 출연..고현정과 부부로 만난다" [[Exclusive] Choi Won-young to appear in 'People like you' .. Go Hyun-jung and her husband meet]. (in Korean). November 26, 2020.
  16. ^ Kim Nam-young (May 18, 2021). "최원영 출연확정, 고현정과 '너를 닮은 사람'으로 부부 호흡(공식)" [Choi Won-young confirmed to appear, Go Hyun-jung and couple breathing in 'People Like You' (official)]. MBN (in Korean). Retrieved May 20, 2021 – via Naver.
  17. ^ Kim Na-kyung (May 7, 2021). "장광→임원희 '꽃 피면 달 생각하고' 합류, 명품 배우들 총 출동" [Jang Gwang → Lim Won-hee joins 'Thinking of the Moon When Flowers Bloom', all luxury actors are dispatched]. hankyung (in Korean). Retrieved May 7, 2021.
  18. ^ Kang Nae-ri (February 22, 2022). "최원영·손여은·최대철·한채아, MBC '금수저' 합류(공식)" [Choi Won-young, Son Yeo-eun, Choi Dae-cheol, and Han Chae-ah join MBC's 'Golden Spoon' (official)] (in Korean). YTN. Retrieved February 22, 2022 – via Naver.
  19. ^ Park Ah-reum (August 26, 2022). "중전 김혜수X대비마마 김해숙 만나니(슈룹)" [Middle Battle Kim Hye-soo X Big Mama Kim Hae-sook Met (Shroop)] (in Korean). Newsen. Retrieved August 26, 2022 – via Naver.
  20. ^ Kim Jin-seok (May 20, 2021). "[단독]최원영·최예빈·곽동연, '맛남의 광장' 새 출연진 확정". isplus.joins (in Korean). Retrieved May 20, 2021.
  21. ^ Jin Hyang-hee (August 16, 2022). "'아바타싱어' MC 장성규, 백지영·황치열→김호영·조나단 출격" [‘Avatar Singer’ MC Jang Seong-gyu, Baek Ji-young, Hwang Chi-yeol → Kim Ho-young, Jonathan scramble] (in Korean). Star Today. Retrieved August 16, 2022 – via Naver.
  22. ^ Hong, Grace Danbi (21 February 2013). "Byul Releases Love In Memory for SNS Music Drama". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2013-05-27.
  23. ^ Jang, Woo-young (January 1, 2020). "공효진, 생애 첫 연기 대상…'동백꽃' 트로피 싹쓸이 (종합) [2019 KBS 연기대상]". Osen (in Korean). Archived from the original on December 31, 2019. Retrieved January 1, 2020 – via Naver.

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