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Choi Ji-woo

South Korean Actress
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Net worth 2018: $15 Million
Residence: Paju, South Korea
Country: South Korean
BirthDay: 11 June 1975
Sigh: Cancer
Height: 1.74 m

Choi Ji-woo was bornon 11 June 1975 in Paju, South Korea, South Korean, is South Korean Actress. Choi Mi-hyang, well-known by her stage name Choi Ji-woo, is an accomplished South Korean actress. Her two decade long acting career saw her performing in several notable films, television series and variety shows, both in homeland and overseas. This earned her international fame and popularity apart from several awards and accolades. She stepped into the showbiz after winning a talent audition, organized by MBC in 1994. Initially she gained attention by playing tragic heroines in TV series, but she eventually proved her versatility with unique and challenging roles. Her remarkable performance in the South Korean hit romance melodrama ‘Winter Sonata’ brought her widespread recognition across Asia, particularly in Japan where she earned the nickname Ji-woo Hime ("Princess Ji-woo"). She enjoyed her popularity as a star and brand in Japan and ranked #5 in the list of top Hallyu stars in Japan’s tvN'sE News. The list was based on gross incomes of these stars for the first half of 2011. Some of her other notable works include TV series like ‘Beautiful Days’, ‘Stairway to Heaven’ and ‘The Suspicious Housekeeper’; films like ‘The Hole’, ‘The Romantic President’; and variety shows such as ‘Grandpas Over Flowers’ and ‘Choi Ji-woo's Delicious Korea’.


$15 Million


The ensuing years saw her perform in other TV series like ‘Twenty Again’ (2015), ‘Woman with a Suitcase’ (2016) and ‘First Seven Kisses’ (2016) and the romantic comedy film ‘Like for Likes’ (2016)


She signed with South Korean entertainment company ‘YG Entertainment’ in February 2014


It wasaired on SBS with 20 episodes from September 23, 2013 to November 26, 2013


She remained thehost of ‘Choi Ji-woo's Delicious Korea’ (2012) and cast member of ‘Grandpas Over Flowers’ (2015) and ‘Candy in my Ears - Season 2’ (2017)


She grabbed the spotlight again with a titular role asthe mysterious housekeeper Park Bok-nyeo in the South Korean family drama black comedy TV series ‘The Suspicious Housekeeper’ that was based on the hit 2011 Japanese drama ‘Kaseifu no Mita’


That year, she featured with Sun Xingin the BTV aired Chinese drama ‘101st Proposal’


Her most notable film so far is the E J-yong directed South Korean mockumentary-style drama ‘Actresses’ that released on December 10, 2009, and drew 508,243 admissions, garnering US$3,400,282 at the box office


The series which was aired on SBS with 20 episodes from December 10, 2008 to February 12, 2009, fetched herhighest salary for a Korean actress at that time, ₩48 million per episode


Her next overseas project was theTBS aired Japanese drama ‘RONDO’(2006)in which she played Choi Yoon-ah opposite Yutaka Takenouchi


Over the years, Choi has guest appeared in several South Korean and Japanese variety shows including ‘Hanamaru Market’ (2004), ‘Infinite Challenge’ (2007), ‘2 Days & 1 Night’ (2011), ‘Running Man’ (2012) and ‘Three Meals a Day’ (2014)


The series which was aired on SBS with 20 episodes from December 3, 2003 to February 5, 2004strengthened her already rising popularity, earning her several awards


The film that released on December 6, 2002 earned her Most Popular Actress award at the 26th Golden Cinematography Awards in 2003


Although a few years old in the field with a decent body of work and recognition, Choi garnered considerable attention and popularityas an actress only after playing tragic heroines in TV series, particularly in ‘Truth’ (2000) and ‘Beautiful Days’ (2001)


For Jo Sung-mo, she appeared in ‘For Your Soul’ (1999) and for Ali she appeared in ‘Ziugae’ (2013)


She starred as Su-jinin the November 1, 1997, released South Korean film ‘The Hole’ that earned her Best New Actress (Film) award at the 34th Baeksang Arts Awards and Best New Actress award at the 21st Golden Cinematography Awards, both in 1998


She made her film debut with the September 21, 1996, released comedy drama ‘The Adventures of Mrs Park’


Choi first got noticed in 1994 whenshe became the winner of an MBC organised talent audition


Choi was born on June 11, 1975, in Paju, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea, in the family of Choi Woon-yong and Yoon Gil-ja

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