Choi Yeo-jin

Choi Yeo-jin (Korean최여진; born July 27, 1983) is a South Korean-Canadian model-turned-actress.

Choi Yeo-jin
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Choi Yeo-jin in 2018
Born (1983-07-27) July 27, 1983 (age 37)
Seoul, South Korea
EducationHanyang University - Theater and Film
OccupationModel, actress
Years active2001–present
AgentL & Jen Entertainment
Korean name
Revised RomanizationChoe Yeo-jin
McCune–ReischauerCh'oe Yŏchin


Choi Yeo-jin was born in South Korea, but after her parents divorced, they emigrated to Canada when she was in the first year of middle school.[citation needed] She dreamed of becoming a ballerina, but had to give that up after her family went through some financial difficulties.[citation needed]

She debuted in the entertainment business via the Super Elite Model Contest held in Canada in 2001. Choi went on a leave of absence from George Brown College (she was majoring in Hotel Management) to pursue an entertainment career in Korea. She has since starred in several television series and films, notably Surgeon Bong Dal-hee, Golden Bride, My Woman, More Charming by the Day and I Need Romance.[citation needed]

In 2012 she gained popularity due to her stint on reality show Dancing with the Stars, taking the top spot six times out of 11 competitions, and eventually winning. Choi said, "Viewers like my dancing more than my acting. I was kind of frustrated as an actress because I always played the same kind of characters and ended up projecting stereotypes, which could bore viewers. But now I'm much happier because I can turn into a glamorous dancer every time I get on stage."[1]


Television seriesEdit

Year Title Role Network
2002 Love Without Obstacle Choi Yeo-jin KBS2
Honest Living Choi Yeo-jin SBS
2004 I'm Sorry, I Love You Moon Ji-young KBS2
2005 Biscuit Teacher and Star Candy Noh Jem-ma MBC
Lawyers Deborah Hong
2006 The Invisible Man Jo Hyun-soo KBS2
2007 Surgeon Bong Dal-hee Jo A-ra SBS
Golden Bride Ok Ji-young
Capital Scandal cameo ep 1 KBS
2008 My Woman Jang Tae-hee MBC
2009 Dream Jang Soo-jin SBS
2010 More Charming by the Day Im Yeo-jin MBC
2011 I Need Romance Park Seo-yeon tvN
2012 Dream High 2 Ahn Tae-yeon KBS2
To My Beloved Baek In-kyung jTBC
2013 Incarnation of Money Jeon Ji-hoo SBS
2014 Emergency Couple Shim Ji-hye tvN
Righteous Love Jang Hee-soo
2015 Riders: Catch Tomorrow Ko Tae-Ra E Channel, Dramacube
2015 The Lover Choi Jin-nyeo Mnet
2016 On the Way to the Airport Song Mi-jin KBS2
2017 Borg Mom Boo Ti-Na MBC
2018 Lovely Horribly[2] Ki Eun-hyung KBS2
2020 My Holo Love Go Yoo-jin Netflix
2021 Miss Montecristo Oh Ha-ra KBS2


Year Title Role
2005 Seoul Raiders Choi Sun-ah
Love in Magic herself
2006 Art of Fighting Young-ae
Detective Mr. Gong Chinese food delivery girl
2008 Boy Director Assistant
2015 My Sister, the Pig Lady Yoo-ja
2017 Yongsoon English teacher

Variety showEdit

Year Title Network Notes
Ya Shim Man Man SBS Panelist
2005-2006 Heroine 6 KBS2 Cast member
2007-2009 Trend Report Feel: Season 2 Mnet Host
2011 Absolute Man: Season 1 XTM
Racing Queen: Season 2
2012 Dancing with the Stars: Season 2 MBC Contestant
2012-2013 Follow 美 FashionN Host
2013 Saturday Night Live Korea tvN Host, episode 38
I'm a Super Model SBS
Super Dog KBS2
2014 A Celebrity Lives in My House MBC Every 1
Chuseok Special: Mirror of Health Returns MBC Host
2015 The Body Show On Style
Lady Action KBS2 Cast member
Headliner Mnet
2016 Law of the Jungle SBS
2020 Yacht Expedition: The Beginning MBC Every 1

Music videoEdit

Year Song Title Artist
2004 "Don't Be Happy" MC the Max
"A Name Called Parting"
2006 "Love Effect" Placebo Effect
2009 "Not Even a Call" Wax
"My Girl" Brian Joo feat. Supreme Team


Year Title Publisher ISBN
2009 Trendsetter Choi Yeo-jin's
Visual UP Project
Random House Korea ISBN 9788925535258
2011 Choi Yeo-jin's Aloha Hawaii Paper Book ISBN 9788996497301

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2001 Supermodel Contest Canada
(organized by Elite and JoongAng Ilbo)
N/A N/A Won
2007 SBS Drama Awards Best Supporting Actress in a Miniseries[3] Surgeon Bong Dal-hee Nominated
New Star Award Surgeon Bong Dal-hee, Golden Bride Won
2008 44th Baeksang Arts Awards Best New Actress (TV) Golden Bride Nominated
1st Korea Jewelry Awards Sapphire Award N/A Won
2010 MBC Entertainment Awards[4] Excellence Award, Actress in a Sitcom/Comedy More Charming by the Day Won
2012 Dancing with the Stars Season 2 winner N/A Won
2015 4th APAN Star Awards Best Dressed N/A Won


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