Choi Siwon (崔始源) (born February 10, 1987), also credited as Siwon, is an actor, singer, dancer and a member of Korean boy band Super Junior. Choi’s breakthrough performance was in the 2006 Hong Kong historical action drama film, A Battle of Wits, where he plays the young prince, Liang Shi. He is also one of the first Korean artists to be on Chinese postage stamps.|
Choi was raised in a strict, Protestant family from Seoul, South Korea who owns one of Korea’s biggest supermarket chains. He has a younger sister, Choi Jiwon. After Choi’s talents were scouted in the Starlight Casting System in 2003, his parents initially disapproved him to pursue in an entertainment career. After consideration, his parents allowed Choi to sign under the talent agency SM Entertainment. Choi said that although his father agreed Choi to sign the contract, he would not give any help to his son. Choi later moved into dormitories with fellow trainees and he was trained in areas of singing, acting, and dancing. He made his first appearance in a music video of The Grace’s Dana when she was still a solo singer in 2003. A year after, Choi made a brief appearance in the short drama, Precious Family.