Choi Ji Woo is a South Korean actress. Considered one of South Korea’s most beautiful women, she has received critical acclaim for her work in a wide range of melodramas, most notably Beautiful Days, Winter Sonata (her most famous and iconic role ever), and Stairway to Heaven. Winter Sonata became a phenomenal hit throughout Asia and has been credited as one of the initiators of the Korean wave.
Choi majored in aerobics at Pusan Woman’s Professional College’s Dance Department. She enrolled in Hanyang University’s Department of Theater/Film Studies. Although Choi completed her first year, she had to withdraw from college studies due to her hectic work schedule. In February 2014, Choi signed with the talent agency YG Entertainment.
Choi was married on March 29, 2018. She later announced that she was pregnant with her first child on December 23, 2019, and gave birth to a daughter on May 16, 2020.