Who is Irene Choi? Her Age, Height, Family, Husband, Net Worth

Irene Choi is an American TV and film actress, who is possibly best known for her appearance in the Netflix TV series “Insatiable.” She has over 50 acting credits to her name, and some of her most notable film appearances have been in, “The Outdoorsman” and “Fifty Shades of Black.”

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Age, Early Life, and Education Background

Irene Choi hails from Los Angeles, California, and was born under the Scorpio zodiac sign on 15 November 1992, which makes her 31 years old as of 2023. She hasn’t disclosed the names of her parents, but whom she often features on her social media accounts, and has a brother, whose name also remains unknown. She loved playing musical instruments when she was a child, especially the violin. Moreover, she grew up watching TV series – her favorites were “Sesame Street,” “The Simpsons,” and “Freaks and Geeks” – and Christopher Guest’s films, which saw her fall in love with acting as a child.

Choi attended a local high school in Los Angeles, and matriculated to the prestigious Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. During her college days, Irene played the violin for the Harvard Orchestra, was a member of the school’s all-girls rock band, and was a DJ for the school’s radio station. She eventually graduated with a B.A. in Psychology. Irene also trained with The Upright Citizens Brigade (UCB) improv and sketch comedy group.

Hobbies and Interests

In her spare time, Choi enjoys watching TV series and films, especially those starring her best-loved actors, Johnny Depp and Jennifer Aniston. She is also a huge fan of reality TV shows such as “90 Day Fiancé” and “The Bachelor.”

She is keen on traveling, and her acting career has taken her to numerous international destinations – her favorite travel destination is Malaysia; she’s also been to numerous US states.

Choi spends her free time playing video games such as “Resident Evil.”

She is a huge fan of seafood.

Choi is an avid animal lover, who considers herself a cat person.

Career Beginnings

When she was 17 years old, Choi made her acting debut with an appearance in the 2009 short film “The Curse of the Sapphire Pendant.” She made her TV debut as Connie in an episode of the TV series “It Casting” in 2010, and in the same year portrayed Angie in three episodes of Patrick Sean Smith’s TV drama “Greek,” which aired on ABC Family. She went on to appear in single episodes of various series, and in 2011, she was selected to portray Donna in two episodes of the comedy-drama “Parenthood.” In the same year, she landed the role of Annie Kim in the TV series “Community,” in which she appeared in three episodes in her four-year stint. In the early 2010s, Choi appeared in single episodes of several TV series including the sitcoms “How I Met Your Mother” and “2 Broke Girls” both in 2013.

Rise to Stardom and “Insatiable”

In 2015, Choi was cast as Ellen in six episodes of the romantic comedy “Just Go with It”, having the opportunity of sharing the screen with the renowned actors Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston. In 2016, the Californian actress played Mai in the romantic comedy film, “Fifty Shades of Black”, which starred Marlon Wayans, Kali Hawk and Mike Epps, going on to appear in single episodes of various TV sitcoms and comedies, such as “Workaholics,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” and “Shameless” all in 2016. In the same year, she was seen in two episodes of the Amazon Prime Video drama “Mozart in the Jungle”, and in 2017, she played Tina Atkins in five episodes of the TV drama “Scandal: Gladiator Wanted”, also starring alongside Brent Morin, Chelsey Crisp and Sasheer Zamata in the David Haskell-directed comedy-drama film “The Outdoorsman.”

Choi landed her career-defining role of the comedic antagonist Dixie Sinclair in the first and second seasons of the Netflix comedy-drama “Insatiable.” Created by Lauren Gussis, the show revolves around the 17-years old Patty (played by Debby Ryan) who embarks on a weight loss journey by going on a low-fat liquid diet, and later exacts her revenge on her intimidators, after being bullied in high school for being overweight. Choi also shared the screen with the likes of Michael Provost, Kimmy Shields and Dallas Roberts – her stint lasted for a year (2018-2019).

 

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Choi appeared in single episodes of the TV drama “The Good Doctor” (2019) and the TV comedy-drama “Good Girls” (2020). In 2021, she played Blaine in four episodes of the Apple TV+ drama “Truth Be Told,” which starred Octavia Spenser, Aaron Paul, and Kate Hudson, among others.

Other Works

In 2015, Choi produced the short horror film “Angie + Zahra,” which was directed by Yulin Kuang , and appearing alongside Yasmine Al-Bustami and Ryan Bailey. Choi also featured alongside Cheri Oteri, Larry Hankin, Michael Naughton and Zac Oyama in the viral YouTube video “Which of the “Friends” Are You? | Bad Internet”, which was uploaded on Dropout channel (previously known as CollegeHumor) on 25 May 2016.

In 2019, Choi served as a guest judge in the Netflix baking reality show “Sugar Rush”, and in the year that followed, she appeared in the game show “The Funny Dance Show.” Most recently, in 2022, Choi played Alicia in an episode of the TV miniseries “Pam & Tommy.”

Social Media Presence

Choi is active on Instagram (@irenechoi) with 80,000+ followers. She joined Twitter (@irenechoi) in March 2009 and is currently followed by around 4,000 fans – she posted her last tweet on 16 October 2022. Choi has populated her social media accounts with her photos; she also uses the platforms to advocate for women’s empowerment.

Personal Life

Choi is very secretive about her dating life – she was rumored to be dating a man named Jason Ham in the late 2010s. The duo often toured attraction destinations together, and was fond of sharing their photos hugging and even holding hands, but seem to have parted ways. The former is unmarried without any children as of 2023.

Height, Weight, and Physical Appearance

Choi is of South Korean descent, and has black eyes and long black hair – she often dyes her hair. Some of herdistinctive features include expressive eyes and shapely lips.

She is 5ft 4ins (1.63m) tall weighs about 120lbs (54kgs), with vital statistics of 34-26-35. Moreover, she wears shoe size 6(US).

Net Worth

Choi’s main source of income is her acting career; she also earns as a producer, and is worth approximately $1 million, as of late 2023.

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