Choi Min-soo is a well-known South Korean actor who is famous for his image of being a ‘tough guy hunter’. He has acted in numerous films and television shows. The actor has appeared in the TV series ‘Han River Ballad’, ‘Man Who Dies to Live’, ‘Happy Ending’, ‘The Legend’, ‘Father's House’, ‘Road No. 1’, ‘Faith’, ‘Sandglass’ and ‘Pride and Prejudice’. His popular big screen projects include ‘The Myth’, ‘Libera Me’, ‘Sword in the Moon’, ‘How to Steal a Dog’, ‘A Good Day to Fall in Love’, ‘Son of God’, ‘The Marriage Life’, ‘Life of Hollywood Kid’, ‘Rehearsal’ and ‘Terrorist’. Choi Min-soo is one of the most respected and adored actors in Korea. He has earned numerous awards and honours in his entertainment career. The South Korean star won the ‘Golden Acting Award’ at 2014 MBC Drama Awards function for ‘Pride and Prejudice.’ He was awarded with the ‘Best Film Actor Award’ at 37th Baeksang Arts Awards for ‘Libera Me.’ Choi Min-soo also received the ‘Best Actor’ award at the event of 34th Grand Bell Awards for ‘Terrorist.’ He won the ‘Best TV Actor’ award at 22nd Korea Broadcasting Awards for his performance in ‘Sandglass’ as well.
Choi Min-soo made his acting debut on the big screen in the year 1985 in the movie ‘Nun’. He then appeared in the movie ‘North Korean Partisan in South Korea’ in 1990. A year later, he did the TV series ‘What is Love’. This was followed by another series ‘Sandglass’ in 1995. After this, the actor appeared in the drama series ‘White Nights 3.98’. In 2001, he appeared in numerous films, the popular ones being ‘The Marriage Life’, ‘Life of Hollywood Kid’, ‘Terrorist’, ‘Rehearsal’, ‘Blackjack’, ‘Film-making’ and ‘Libera Me’.
After this, Choi Min-soo got featured in the flick ‘Yesterday’. Then he acted in the 2003 movie ‘Sword in the Moon’. In the year 2005, he did the films ‘The Myth’ and ‘Holiday’. The following year, the South Korean star performed in the movie ‘My Wife Is a Gangster 3’. Following this, he was cast in the drama ‘The Legend’ in 2007. Two years later, he played Kang Man-ho in the drama ‘Father's House’. Choi Min-soo then did the series ‘Road No. 1’ and ‘Warrior’.
Soon after this, he got the opportunity to act in the shows ‘Happy Ending’, ‘Faith’ and ‘Do You Know Taekwondo’. In the year 2013, he portrayed the role of Yeon Gaesomun in the television program ‘The Blade and Petal’. The following year, Choi Min-soo acted in the film ‘How to Steal a Dog’ as well as in the series ‘Pride and Prejudice’. In 2016, he appeared in the drama ‘Jackpot’. A year later, he appeared in the series ‘The Liar and His Lover’ and ‘Man Who Dies to Live’.
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Controversies & Scandals
In 2008, Choi Min-soo came into the limelight when an elderly man saw the actor beating another man during a street-side argument. However, the actor was let go by the police when the victim declined to file any case. But the public acted bitterly towards the actor who later apologized and swore to live in the mountains for a year in exile, away from his wife and kids.
Choi Min-soo was born on March 27, 1962, in Seoul, South Korea, to actress Kang Hyo-shil and actor Choi Moo-ryong. He has three sisters, two half-sisters and a half-brother from his father’s other marriages. Choi Min-soo studied at Lila Elementary School and then attended Seoul Arts College. He met June Elizabeth Kang in 1993 during a beauty pageant and proposed to her just after a 3-hour meeting! The couple got married the following year. As of now, they have two kids, Christian and Benjamin.