Where Have You Seen Him Before? Meet Choi Min Young From “To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before” Spin-off “XO, Kitty”

He’s a familiar face for K-Drama connoisseurs.

Ever since the trailer of the upcoming Netflix rom-com XO, Kitty hit the internet, fans have been eager to see what this new installment of the To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before franchise brings to the table.

The series will explore the romance story of Kitty (played by Anna Cathcart), the little sister of Lara Jean (played by Lana Condor). In the final movie of the To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before series, Kitty meets Dae when her family visits Seoul, South Korea. This new series will continue the blooming romance between Kitty and Dae after she moves to Seoul to attend an international school.

Anna Cathcart as Kitty | Netflix

In the last movie, Dae was played by Jeon Ho Young, but for XO, KittyChoi Min Young has been recast for the character. Choi has already captivated viewers with his short appearance in the trailer, many of whom found his face familiar.

Dae (Choi Min Young) and Kitty reunite

So, who is this fellow?

Born in 2002, 20-year-old  Choi Min Young made his debut in the industry as a child actor in 2014. He did a movie called I Want to Talk to You and was cast in the drama The Magic Thousand-Character Classic in that same year. Here is a more detailed rundown of all his projects before Xo, Kitty.


Apart from the two projects mentioned above, Choi Min Young also played the role of a young Kang Tae Joon, the male protagonist of the drama The Promise.


During this year, Choi appeared in four different dramas. tvN’s Memory, SBS’s Entertainer, and MBC’s Lucky Romance and W: Two Worlds Apart. In the last one, he played the role of Kang Joon Seok, the younger brother of the protagonist Kang Chul (played by Lee Jong Suk).


This was a big year for Choi, given that he starred in some popular dramas, including Strong Woman Do Bong Soon (as young In Gook Do), Chicago Typewriter (as young Han Se Joo), Queen For Seven Days (as young Seo No), and Two Cops (as young Tak Jae Hee).


During this period, he worked in four dramas, including KBS’s Radio Romance, SBS’s Your Honor, and tvN’s Confession. But his most memorable project was tvN’s Mr. Sunshine, where he played the role of a young Goo Dong Mae.

Choi in “Mr. Sunshine”


He played the role of a young Goo Dong Maeounger version of the antagonist Jang Dae Hee in JTBC’s Itaewon Class this year. He was also seen in episode nine of Sweet Munchies, another JTBC drama.


In 2021, Choi appeared in the tvN drama You Are My Spring, where he played the dual role of the younger versions of Choi Jeong Min and Ian Chase. 2022 saw his most significant role yet, as Baek Yi Hun, the younger brother of the protagonist Baek Yi Jin (played by Nam Joo Hyuk).

Choi as Baek Yi Jin’s brother in “Twenty-Five Twenty-One”

With an impressive, almost decade-long career under his belt already, Choi has laid down a solid foundation as an actor. But this is the first he has been cast in a major role like XO, Kitty. Needless to say, it will be worth a wait to see what magic he brings to the screen!

(Left to right) Anthony Keyvan, Gia Kim, Anna Cathcart, Choi Min Young Sang Hen Lee | Netflix

Read more about the cast of XO, Kitty here:

Who Is Rising Star Sang Heon Lee? Meet The Actor Who Plays Kitty’s Enemies-To-Lovers Love Interest In “XO, Kitty”

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