Shin Min Ah

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Shin Min Ah


About Shin Min Ah:

Shin Min Ah was born Yang Min Ah in the Gyeonggi province in South Korea on April 5, 1984. The youngest of her family, she has an older brother and sister. She attended Hyosung High School and later, Dongguk University for her college education.


In middle school, Min Ah took a picture with a friends and sent it to teen magazine KiKi (키키). That picture landed her a modeling offer in the magazine, with appearances in commercials following soon after. She starred and sang in many music videos like “Miracle Blue” (2009) in a collaboration with Loveholics, a South Korean modern rock band.


Her successful modeling career took her to Milan, Italy to shoot a photo spread for Elle. She then became the first Asian model for American brand Rag & Bone and was subsequently featured in the New York Times magazine. After her travels were highlighted on cable television, Shin Min Ah wrote her biography in the book titled Shin Min-a's French Diary which was published in 2009.


She met her boyfriend and co-actor Kim Woo Bin in May 2015 when doing an editorial photoshoot for a Hong Kong clothing brand. Kim Woo Bin, right after the success of his drama series “Uncontrollably Fond” (2016), was diagnosed with throat cancer. Thankfully, it wasn’t too late to receive treatment, and Shin Min Ah was dedicated to supporting her boyfriend through difficult times.


She loves music and has lent her voice to many songs, including those from the “Go Go 70s”(2008) soundtrack, a musical drama about South Korea in the 1970s.


Shin Min Ah Movies and TV Shows:

Shin Min Ah began her entertainment career as a model and appeared in music videos for the K-pop band g.o.d before making her acting debut in the drama “Beautiful Days” (2018), where she played a supporting role. Her portrayal of a sexy counterculture singer in the 2008 musical drama “Go Go 70s” won her multiple accolades, where she sang many of the songs from the official soundtrack.


She is most well known for her roles in the movie “The Naked Kitchen” and the drama “My Girlfriend Is a Gumiho” (2010), and historical drama “Arang and the Magistrate” (2012). When shooting the romantic comedy series “Oh My Venus“ (2015), Shin Min Ah had to undergo three hours of makeup and prosthetic sessions every day while playing an overweight lawyer.


Her first significant role was in the tvN drama “Tomorrow, With You” (2017), in which she plays a 30-year-old cheerful photographer who finds out that her successful CEO husband can travel through time. In 2020, she plays Lee Young, a high diving champion that lost her memory after a traumatic experience in the thriller film “Diva”.

Apr 5, 1984 (age 39)
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