BC connection to actor Choi Woo-shik in Oscar-winning Parasite

Choi Woo-shik Photo: Wikipedia

THERE is a BC connection to one of the main actors in the Oscar-winning film Paradise.

According to Wikipedia, Choi Woo-shik (born March 26, 1990) is a Korean-Canadian actor.

“Choi was born in Seoul, South Korea, the younger of two sons. He immigrated to Canada with his family when he was in fifth grade, living in British Columbia, where he spent the next 10 years of his life. He attended high school at Pinetree Secondary School [in Coquitlam]. His English name is Edward and he goes by the nickname, Eddie,” according to Wikipedia.

“Then in 2011, while a junior at Simon Fraser University, the then-21-year-old Choi returned to Korea to attend acting auditions, and made his acting debut in the period drama The Duo (2011). While in Korea, he enrolled in ChungAng University and majored in cultural studies.”

According to Wikipedia: “Choi pursued acting full-time, and supporting roles followed in television series such as Rooftop Prince (2012) and Special Affairs Team TEN (2011-2013).

“In 2014, Choi starred in his first leading role in the coming-of-age indie film Set Me Free, for which he won Actor of the Year at the Busan International Film Festival. This was followed by the romantic comedy cable series Hogu’s Love (2015), in which he played the title character.

“Choi gained international recognition with the blockbuster zombie thriller film Train to Busan and action-adventure film Okja.

“In 2018, Choi played a mysterious assassin called the Nobleman in the action film The Witch: Part 1. The Subversion. The dark persona was a shift from the characters Choi usually played, and in a press interview, his co-star Park Hee-soon remarked that Nobleman could be Choi’s once-in-a-lifetime character.

“In 2019, Choi appeared in the comedy film Rosebud, and had a leading role, reuniting with renowned director Bong Joon-ho, in the critically acclaimed comedy-thriller film Parasite.”

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