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), “King of Dramas” (2012) and “She Was Pretty” (2015). He also starred in the popular reality series “Real Men 2“ (2015) and made a special cameo appearance in the first-ever Viki Original drama series “Dramaworld“ (2016).
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