Choi Jin Shil

Jin Shil Choi

Details

  • First Name: Jin Shil
  • Family Name: Choi
  • Native name: 최진실
  • Also Known as: Choi Jin Sil ;
  • Nationality: South Korean
  • Gender: Female
  • Born: December 24, 1968
  • Died: October 2, 2008

Weekly MyDramaList Support Goal

17%
Help Support MyDramaList

Top Contributors

7 edits
2 edits

Recent Discussions

Jin Shil Choi

Choi Jin Shil

  • Name: Choi Jin Shil
  • Native name: 최진실
  • Also Known as: Choi Jin Sil ;
  • Nationality: South Korean
  • Gender: Female
  • Born: December 24, 1968
  • Died: October 2, 2008
Choi Jin Shil was a popular South Korean actress. She was considered one of the best actresses in South Korea, nicknamed "The Nation's Actress". She played leading roles in 18 movies and 20 television dramas and appeared in 140 commercials. In 1988, she became a TV actress starring in "500 Years of Joseon Dynasty". Her first film was "North Korean Partisan in South Korea". In 1994, her former manager Bae Byeong Su, who was an influential figure in the entertainment field, was murdered by her road manager. In 2000, she married Cho Sung Min a professional baseball player. Choi gave birth to a son, Hwan Hee and a daughter, Joon Hee. In November 2002, Sung Min physically attacked Jin Shil, who was then pregnant with her second child. In 2004 Jin Shil filed for a divorce. Jin Shil committed suicide by hanging in 2008, at her home in Seoul. The cause is suspected to be that Jin Shil was under greater stress amid rumors circulating on the Internet that she was involved in the suicide of fellow actor Ahn Jae Hwan. After Jin Shil's death, her mother managed the inheritance and took custody of the children.
Drama
Year Title # Role Rating
2008 Last Scandal
Korean Drama, 2008, 16 eps
Hong Sun Hee (Main Role)
16
Hong Sun Hee
Main Role
7.4
2007 Bad Woman, Good Woman
Korean Drama, 2007, 140 eps
Sae Yeong (Main Role)
140
Sae Yeong
Main Role
8.5
2005 My Rosy Life
Korean Drama, 2005, 24 eps
Maeng Sun Yi (Main Role)
24
Maeng Sun Yi
Main Role
8.0
2004 War of the Roses
Korean Drama, 2004, 24 eps
Oh Mi Young (Main Role)
24
Oh Mi Young
Main Role
6.5
2002 Since We Met
Korean Drama, 2002, 48 eps
Lee Ok Hwa (Main Role)
48
Lee Ok Hwa
Main Role
6.7
1999 Roses and Bean Sprout
Korean Drama, 1999, 51 eps
Son Mi Na (Main Role)
51
Son Mi Na
Main Role
8.0
1998 Memories
Korean Drama, 1998, 22 eps
Suh In Yeong (Main Role)
22
Suh In Yeong
Main Role
0.0
1997 You and I
Korean Drama, 1997, 58 eps
Yoon Su Kyung (Support Role)
58
Yoon Su Kyung
Support Role
8.9
1997 Star in My Heart
Korean Drama, 1997, 16 eps
Lee Yun Hee (Main Role)
16
Lee Yun Hee
Main Role
7.6
1995 Apartment
Korean Drama, 1995, 54 eps
Cha Na Ri (Main Role)
54
Cha Na Ri
Main Role
9.0
1995 Jazz
Korean Drama, 1995, 16 eps
Chae Song Hwa (Main Role)
16
Chae Song Hwa
Main Role
0.0
1995 Asphalt Man
Korean Drama, 1995, 16 eps
Oh Hwa Ryun (Support Role)
16
Oh Hwa Ryun
Support Role
6.4
1994 Scent of Love
Korean Drama, 1994, 52 eps
Yeong Jin (Main Role)
52
Yeong Jin
Main Role
7.2
1993 Stormy Season
Korean Drama, 1993, 66 eps
(Main Role)
66
Main Role
5.0
1992 Enchantment
Korean Drama, 1992, 0 eps
Ji Hoon (Main Role)
0
Ji Hoon
Main Role
0.0
1992 Jealousy
Korean Drama, 1992, 16 eps
Yoo Ha Kyung (Main Role)
16
Yoo Ha Kyung
Main Role
8.0
1990 Our Paradise
Korean Drama, 1990, 100 eps
Seung Mi (Main Role)
100
Seung Mi
Main Role
6.0
1989 Congratulations
Korean Drama, 1989, 23 eps
Kim Beom Kyeong (Support Role)
23
Kim Beom Kyeong
Support Role
0.0
1989 Pa Mun
Korean Drama, 1989, 28 eps
Lady's maid (Support Role)
28
Lady's maid
Support Role
0.0
1988 The Memoirs of Lady Hyegyeong
Korean Drama, 1988, 62 eps
Moon Suk Ui (Support Role)
62
Moon Suk Ui
Support Role
9.0
Movie
Year Title Role Rating
2000 Legend of Ginko
Korean Movie, 2000,
Bi (Main Role)
Bi
Main Role
6.6
1999 Mayonnaise
Korean Movie, 1999,
Ah Jung (Main Role)
Ah Jung
Main Role
0.0
1997 The Letter
Korean Movie, 1997,
Jeong In (Main Role)
Jeong In
Main Role
6.8
1997 Baby Sale
Korean Movie, 1997,
Ji Hyun (Main Role)
Ji Hyun
Main Role
0.0
1997 Holiday In Seoul
Korean Movie, 1997,
[Telephone Operator] (Main Role)
[Telephone Operator]
Main Role
7.1
1996 Ghost Mamma
Korean Movie, 1996,
In Ju (Main Role)
In Ju
Main Role
0.0
1995 Who Drives Me Mad?
Korean Movie, 1995,
Joo Yeong (Main Role)
Joo Yeong
Main Role
0.0
1995 Mom Has a Lover
Korean Movie, 1995,
Eun Jae (Main Role)
Eun Jae
Main Role
0.0
1994 How to Top My Wife
Korean Movie, 1994,
So Young (Main Role)
So Young
Main Role
0.0
1994 I Wish for What Is Forbidden to Me
Korean Movie, 1994,
Kang Min Joo (Main Role)
Kang Min Joo
Main Role
0.0
1993 Woman for Love, Woman for Marriage
Korean Movie, 1993,
Yu Ra (Main Role)
Yu Ra
Main Role
0.0
1992 Mister Mama
Korean Movie, 1992,
Yeong Joo (Main Role)
Yeong Joo
Main Role
0.0
1992 The Room In The Forest
Korean Movie, 1992,
So Yang (Main Role)
So Yang
Main Role
0.0
1991 Susanne Brink
Korean Movie, 1991,
Susanne (Main Role)
Susanne
Main Role
9.3
1991 You Know What? It's a Secret 2
Korean Movie, 1991,
Da Hye (Main Role)
Da Hye
Main Role
5.5
1990 My Love, My Bride
Korean Movie, 1990,
Oh Mi Yeong (Main Role)
Oh Mi Yeong
Main Role
7.2
1990 KokchiTtan
Korean Movie, 1990,
Hye Ji (Main Role)
Hye Ji
Main Role
8.0
1990 Nambugun: North Korean Partisan in South Korea
Korean Movie, 1990,
Park Min Ja (Support Role)
Park Min Ja
Support Role
8.6
Special
Year Title # Role Rating
1990 Two Diaries
Korean Special, 1990, 1 eps
High school student (Main Role)
1
High school student
Main Role
9.5
Articles
Korean Heroes and Heroines of the Year 1990; 7th Segment
Editorials - Jun 13, 2016

We're still travelling back in time to the year 1990.

ParkChohwa's Weekend Movie Recommendations: Korean 'Legend' Edition
Editorials - Jun 21, 2015

Here are five legendary films to blow your mind this weekend....