Choo Young-woo got his start as an actor in the 2021 boys’ love web drama You Make Me Dance. That same year, he landed his first TV acting gig in the KBS2 series Police University. He next joined the main cast of KBS2’s School 2021, where he played a mysterious transfer student. His performance in both TV series scored him a Best New Actor nomination at the KBS Drama Awards.

Choo Young-woo enrolled at Korea National University of Arts’ acting department.