Who is Choi Tae-Joon?
Choi Tae-Joon was born on 7 July 1991, in Seoul, South Korea, and is an actor, known from gaining fame through his role in the miniseries “Exit”, in which he was billed as one of the top stars. In the show, he played a man who becomes a part of a simulated reality, so that he could escape his constant suffering.
The Net Worth of Choi Tae-Joon
As of early-2020, Choi Tae-Joon’s net worth is estimated to be over $3 million, earned through a successful career in acting.
Choi Tae Joon cast in the upcoming SBS drama 'Be Careful of this Woman'
He’s been active in the entertainment industry since 2001, and has also worked on several film projects.
Unlike many of the actors from South Korea, Choi got his start in the industry at a very young age, making his debut as a child actor. His first project was the television series “Piano”, in which he portrayed a younger version of the character played by Jo In-Sung. The show tells the story of a forbidden stepsibling romance, and was very successful, gaining a lot of praise for its acting.
He had a few more projects afterwards, including his film debut in “Project X” and the show “Magic Kid Masuri”.
However, he moved away from the entertainment industry for some time to focus on his education. He honed his skills in the meantime, and after matriculating from high school, enrolled at Chung-Ang University, where he took up a degree in theatre. The university dates its history back to 1918, and started as a kindergarten before it gained university status around four decades later.
It is one of the first universities in South Korea to offer courses in various fields such as Business Management, Pharmacy, Sociology, Psychology, and Energy System Engineering.
Return to Acting
Tae-Joon’s return to the screen was quickly met with praise, when he was cast in a supporting role in the series “Padam Padam”, playing an estranged son of the protagonist. The show’s title is based on the French Song of the same name written by Edith Piaf, representing a verbalization of the sound of a heartbeat.
He also returned to film, working on “Pacemaker” as the character Min Yoon-Ki, and had roles in “The Great Seer”, “The King of Dramas”, and “Ugly Alert”.
In 2013 he played the bully in the television series “Adolescence Medley”, in which he worked alongside Kwak Dong-Yeon, Lee Se-Young, and Kwak Jung-Wook. It follows the story of students of a high school in a village, and is based on a webtoon of the same name. He continued as the lead actor of the independent film “Eclipse”, and on worked series “A Girl Who Sees Smells”, “All About My Mom”, and “Mother’s Garden”.
In 2016, he became a cast member in the reality show “We Got Married”, in which he was paired with Yoon Bo-Mi. The variety show pairs up celebrities who pretend to be married couples, and then do challenges together.
Following Choi’s appearance in “We Got Married”, he became a permanent host for another variety show – “Hello Counselor”, and being a guest host for two weeks. The show is marketed as a talk show which focuses on regular people, telling stories of life regardless of gender or age.
While working as a host, he continued appearing in acting projects, such as the drama “Missing 9” in which he played the series villain, and starring Jung Kyung-Ho and Baek Jin-Hee, airing for 16 episodes on MBC.
In 2018 he was cast in “Exit”, which is his first network television lead role, and helped him gain further recognition, and more opportunities arose from it. He was later cast in the romantic comedy “So I Married an Anti-Fan”, starring alongside Han Ji-an and Choi Soo-Young.
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It is based on a novel of the same name, which has been adapted numerous times by the Chinese media, webtoons, and comics.
His performances have gained him numerous accolades and awards over the years. During the 3rd Asia Artist Awards, he was named as the Best Icon. He has also won MBC Drama Awards, and a KBS Entertainment Award.
In 2017, Tae-Joon began a relationship with actress Park Shin-Hye.
She is best known for her work in melodramatic roles, including in “Tree of Heaven”, “You’re Beautiful”, and “Memories of the Alhambra”. She is considered one of the richest and most powerful South Korean celebrities according to “Forbes”. The two managed to hide their relationship for a few months, until it was made public by the Huayi Brothers. The two have worked in projects several times, and a lot of fans noticed that they had good chemistry. The couple has been spotted together in other countries.