Choi Si Won, also known simply as Siwon, is a popular South Korean singer and actor. Born on April 7, 1986, he is best known for being a member of the boy band Super Junior and its Mandopop subgroup, Super Junior-M. Siwon was scouted in front of his high school at the age of 16 and asked to audition at a casting call. He secretly auditioned and only told his parents after he had passed. Although he was being trained as a solo artist, Siwon debuted as part of the 12-member Super Junior in 2005 after he had already had a few minor roles in television dramas. In addition to his music activities, Siwon continued to act in films and television dramas in both Korea and in Chinese-language productions, gaining acclaim for his acting. Siwon is so popular in China that he is one of only four South Korean artists to be featured on a Chinese postage stamp! A few of his most memorable television drama roles include “History of the Salaryman” (2012) and “King of Dramas” (2012).
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