14 Must-Know Things About "Parasite" Actor Choi Woo-shik
We can't get enough of "Parasite" and this charming young actor
People all over the world still can't get over the success of Parasite which made Oscars history this year with an Academy Award for Best Picture. There are many reasons to love the movie, and we think it's partly because of the choice of actors who gave life to this dark comedy thriller film.
We can’t stop thinking of the South Korean cutie who played the role of the family’s son Kim Ki-woo in director Bong Joon-ho’s masterpiece. After all, he has the looks, style, and acting talent, which certainly kept our eyes glued to the screen throughout the film.
His name is Choi Woo-shik and here, we give you a round-up of some fast facts about his life and career:
Choi Woo-shik was born on March 26, 1990 in Seoul, South Korea.
He lived in Canada, that's why he's fluent in English.
His English name is Edward, and his nickname is Eddie.
At 21, he went back to South Korea for a TV drama audition, which paved the way for many acting opportunities for the talented heartthrob.
He made his acting debut in 2011 in "The Duo" and got his breakout role as Young-kook in hit movie "Train to Busan" (2016).
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Choi Woo-shik has proven his acting talent by bagging acting awards in various shows such as the Best Actor awards for the film "Set Me Free" at 19th Busan International Film Festival (2014), 16th Busan Film Critics Awards, 2nd Wildflower Film Awards, 35th Korean Association of Film Critics Awards, 36th Blue Dragon Film Awards; his portrayal in that movie also earned him the Popular Actor Award at the The Korea Film Actors' Association Awards.
He's only been acting since 2011 yet he has already received a lot of awards and became an actor to watch out for. In 2016, he won the Rising Star Award at the 11th Max Movie Awards and the Special Popularity Awards at the 22nd Chunsa Film Art Awards
His role in "Parasite" earned him an acting award, too: Best Actor (Film) from 18th Korea First Brand Awards. The film's cast also won Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture at the 26th Screen Actors Guild Awards.
If you can't get enough of Choi Woo-shik, make sure to watch his other projects that cast him as one of the lead characters: films "Set Me Free," "Okja," "The Princess and the Matchmaker," "The Witch: Part 1. Subversion," and "Monstrum," as well as TV shows "Rooftop Prince," "Hogu's Love," and "The Package."
Apart from taking part in dramas and movies, he has also starred in music videos for “My Old Story” by IU and “Congratulations” by DAY6.
He used to be handled by JYP Entertainment and is now under agency management SOOP.
He considers South Korean actor Cho Seung-woo as his role model in the industry.
He’s attracted to someone with a nice smile and love for adventure.
Kim Tae-hyung a.k.a. V of internationally-renowned K-pop group BTS is one of his closest friends in the ‘biz. In fact, they celebrated Christmas last year together with actor Park Seo-joon and rapper Peakboy.
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