Actor-singer Ahn Jae-wook married musical actress Choi Hyeon-ju in an intimate ceremony Monday attended by close relatives and friends.
The two worked together as male and female leads in the Korean staging of “Rudolf,” a musical about the 1889 Mayerling Incident involving the Crown Prince of Austria, which ran from October last year until January.
Their relationship was first unveiled in January by Choi’s talent agency, PL Entertainment, and the two announced their engagement two months later.
“Thank you for coming to celebrate this old bachelor’s wedding. Now as the time has come, it feels unreal. I’ll live diligently with a sense of responsibility for my sweet family,” Ahn said during a news conference held two hours before the ceremony at a Seoul hotel.
The 43-year-old actor made his debut in MBC TV drama “Song of a Blind Bird” in 1994, followed by supporting roles in several series at the same broadcaster such as “Hotel” and “Their Embrace.” In 1997, he shot to Asianwide stardom in the highly popular drama “Star in My Heart,” which reached ratings of over 49 percent at home. He last appeared on the small-screen in MBC’s “Lights and Shadows” in 2011. Since then, he has focused on his career as a musical actor.
Born in 1980, Choi majored in voice at Ewha Womans University in Seoul. She worked for various theater groups before making her musical debut with the 2006 Korean staging of Broadway musical “The Phantom of the Opera.” She has since been working actively as a musical actress.’