Here are some fun trivia about Choi Woo Shik, who plays artist Choi Ung in “Our Beloved Summer.”
1.) Born on March 26, 1990, Choi Woo Shik is turning 32 years old this year.
2.) One of his first iconic Korean drama roles was when he portrayed Do Chi San in “Rooftop Prince,” one of the Crown Prince’s followers.
3.) He rose to fame when he starred as Young Gook in the award-winning film “Train To Busan”, alongside “Goblin” and “The Silent Sea” actor Gong Yoo.
4.) He then starred in various critically-acclaimed films including “Okja” and “The Divine Fury.”
5.) “Parasite”—which won four awards at the 92nd Academy Awards—solidified his acting career even further. He portrayed Ki Woo in the award-winning film.
6.) Choi Woo Shik and Kim Dami already worked together in the film “The Witch: Part 1. The Subversion ” back in 2018, before reuniting as leads in “Our Beloved Summer”
7.) He is part of the Wooga Squad which consists of BTS member V, “Itaewon Class” actor Park Seo Joon, “Happiness” actor Park Hyung Sik, and Peakboy.
8.) In 2015, he mentioned “Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha” actress Shin Min Ah as his ideal type.
9.) He spent most of his younger years in Vancouver, Canada. His English name is Edward, and he can speak good English.
10.) He was in the music videos “My Old Story” by IU, “Congratulations” and “You Were Beautiful” by DAY6, and “That Moment” by Lim Seul Ong.
11.) He started his career in JYP Entertainment, but decided not to renew when his contract ended in 2018. He is now under SOOP Entertainment, which also houses Gong Yoo, Bae Suzy, and Nam Joo Hyuk, among many others.
12.) He won various Best New Actor Awards throughout his career.
13.) He recently won the Director’s Award with Kim Dami at the 2021 SBS Drama Awards.
14.) His next project is as one of the leads in the film “The Policeman’s Lineage.”