Choi Woo-shik is a South Korean actor. Choi's family immigrated to Canada when he was in fifth grade, where he spent ten years of his life. Then in 2011, while a junior at Simon Fraser University, the then-21-year-old Choi returned to Korea to go on auditions, and he made his acting debut in the period drama The Duo. He pursued acting full-time, and supporting roles followed in television series such as Rooftop Prince and Special Affairs Team TEN. 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, in which he played the titular character.