Thursday, February 28, 2013

Park Min Young Personal Data

Park Min Young's entrance to entertainment industry was surely easy. Unlike many actors/actresses who needed to go thru a series of auditions or had to join many talent search just to be noticed, Park Min Young was discovered when SidusHQ (her first talent agency) found her profile while browsing Cyworld mini-hompies.  She first appeared in TV commercial for SK Telecom in 2005 and was immediately followed by more TV ads. Her elegant and fresh look caught the attention of Korean Air and made her the airline model for 6 months. Things were going fast for this aspiring actress and she immediately landed a role for TV sitcom Unstoppable High Kick in 2006. It wasn't a major role but enough to give her the necessary exposure in acting. Her growing popularity and the Newcomer Award she received for her first project gave her an edge to snatch a leading role for her next TV drama. Since then, Park Min Young rise to stardom became unstoppable. Just one year after she debuted on screen, she immediately taking female-lead roles one after the other and became endorser of many consumer products. 

Though her debut was easy, her journey to stardom wasn't. Park Min Young is known to have many haters. Many criticized her acting. She received a lot of negative feedback from online community when she admitted she had a double eyelid and nose surgeries. When the news about her dating with co-star actor came out, she was plagued by malicious messages on her SNS accounts. But despite all these, Park Min Young remained optimistic and fought for her place in stardom. She continued to show her bright and beautiful smile in front of camera. In one interview, she admitted that, just like anyone else, she is also affected by negative criticism. But instead of being discouraged she motivates herself to work harder to improve her craft. She takes every role she played very seriously and often received positive remarks from directors  and actors/actresses she worked with. She also maintains a good relationship with filming crew and staff and she's often complimented for having a good working attitude.    

Park Min Young may still have a lot of haters, but the number of her fans grew tremendously. She is not only popular in Korea but also in most Asian countries. She has a good number of followers from US and some European countries. Recently, she started endorsing products for Chinese market, a proof of her popularity in China. She may still have a long road to walk on but she's definitely on the right track.  

Due to tight schedule, Park Min Young had to stop attending school. She only managed to return to complete her remaining subjects in 2012. On Feb 15, 2013, Park Min Young officially graduated from Dongguk University major in Drama and Film.  She received a Merit Award due to her contribution in promoting the school's good image. What was her contribution? In 2011, Dongguk University had asked Park Min Young to appear in school promotional pamphlets. Despite hectic schedule (she's just completed filming her first movie and about to start a new TV drama), she gladly accepted it. There was an overwhelming response from students taking entrance exam that the school had to order printing of additional pamphlets. School officials said that Park Min Young changed the school stiff image into a cool and likable school. Other than Park Min Young, the school has many other top celebrities as current students and graduates.

Park Min Young likes travelling. Most of her travel photos were posted on her Cyworld and Twitter accounts. While taking a most deserved break in 2012, she traveled to many places in Europe.

She also loves to cook and a confessed coffee lover. She likes to bake cakes and other pastries that go well with coffee. She often invites her friends to her house that they labelled her house Minyoung Coffee Shop.

Personal Data

Name - Park Min Young  박민영  朴敏英
Born - March 4, 1986 (Seoul, Korea)
Education - Dongguk University (completed Drama and Film)
Talent Agency - Culture Depot Entertainment
Year Active - 2005 - present
Facebook -
Weibo - sweetestMY
Instagram - Rachel_MYPark
Cyworld - Olivia34 


TV Drama
  • 2015 - Remember (SBS) as Lee In Ah
  • 2015 - Braveness of the Ming (LeTV Chinese Prod) as Xie Yu Fei
  • 2014 - Healer (KBS2) as Chae Young Shin (Dec 2014) 
  • 2014 - A New Leaf (MBC) as Lee Ji Yoon
  • 2012 - Dr. Jin (MBC) as Yoo Min-Ah/Hong Young Rae
  • 2011 - Glory Jane/Man of Honor (KBS2) as Yun Jae-In
  • 2011 - City Hunter (SBS) as Kim Nana
  • 2010 - Sungkyunkwan Scandal (KBS2) as Kim Yoon Hee/Kim Yoon Shik
  • 2009 - Princess Ja Myung Go (SBS) as Princess Lahee
  • 2008 - Running Goo (MBC) as Moon Haeng Joo 
  • 2008 - Hometown Legend - The Gumiho (KBS2) as Lee Myung Ok
  • 2007 - I am Sam (KBS2as Yoon Eun Byul
  • 2006 - Unstoppable High Kick (MBC) as Kang Yoo Mi

  • 2011 The Cats: Eyes that see death                                   

Music Video

2009 A love Story by  Gavy NJ

2008 Haru-Haru by Big Bang

2007 Don't Say Goodbye by i


  • 2015 Asian Model Awards: Fashion Award for actor catogory
  • 2014 KBS Drama Awards: Excellence Award for Mid-Length Drama (Healer)
  • 2014 KBS Drama Awards: Best Couple Award with Ji Chang Wook (Healer)
  • 2012 China Music Award:  Fashion Artist Award 
  • 2011 KBS Drama Awards: Excellence Award for Mid-Length Drama, Actress (Glory Jane/Man of Honor)
  • 2010 KBS Drama Awards: Excellence Award, Novella Drama - Actress (Sungkyunkwan Scandal)
  • 2010 KBS Drama Awards: Netizens' Award (Sungkyunkwan Scandal)
  • 2010 KBS Drama Awards: Best Couple Award with Micky Yoochun (Sungkyunkwan Scandal)
  • 2008 KBS Drama Awards: One Act Series Actress Award (Hometown Legends)
  • 2007 KBS Drama Awards: Best New Actress Award (I'm Sam)
  • 2006 MBC Drama Awards: Best New Actress Award, Sitcom Category (Unstoppable High Kick)


  • SK Telecom (2005, 2014)
  • LG Jeonja
  • Pizza Hut
  • Lipton Ice Tea
  • Micro Sport (Japan)
  • Korean Air
  • Miero Fiber
  • Crown Pie
  • KFC Grill Max Burger
  • Ever Spris
  • Daehan Hang Gong
  • Lancome
  • Berrisom 
  • Lotte Waku-waku ice cream
  • Acuvue
  • Anna Sui
  • Dove Chocolate
  • Jinro Soju
  • The Faceshop
  • SonyEricsson Xperia
  • Buckaroo jeans
  • KDB Life
  • Compagna (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015) 
  • Solb
  • Basic House (China 2012, 2013, 2014)
  • Tong Yi juice drink (China 2012, 2013)
  • Anya cosmetics (China)
  • A'pieu cosmetics (2012, 2013) 
  • Isenberg (2014 2015)
  • Duani Bags (2014 2015)
  • Leaders Cosmetics (face mask)

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