Park Min-young (Korean: 박민영; born March 4, 1986) is a South Korean actress. She rose to fame in the historical coming-of-age drama Sungkyunkwan Scandal (2010) and has since starred in television series City Hunter (2011), Glory Jane (2011), Dr. Jin (2012), A New Leaf (2014), Healer (2014-2015), Remember (2015-2016), Queen for Seven Days (2017), What's Wrong with Secretary Kim (2018) and Her Private Life (2019).
|Born||March 4, 1986|
Seoul, South Korea
|Alma mater||Dongguk University|
|Occupation||Actress, model, MC host|
|Revised Romanization||Bak Min-yeong|
Park made her entertainment debut in a SK Telecom commercial in 2005. She launched her acting career a year later in the hit sitcom High Kick! (2006). She continued to appear in television dramas, in roles such as the only daughter of a notorious gangster in I Am Sam (2007), and a gumiho (nine-tailed fox in Korean mythology) in an episode of horror-themed drama Hometown of Legends (2008), She played a villainous princess in the period drama Ja Myung Go (2009), and a girl caught between two marathon runners in Running, Gu (2010).
Park's breakthrough came with the 2010 drama Sungkyunkwan Scandal, a coming-of-age drama in which her character, an intelligent and resourceful young woman, disguises herself as a boy in order to enter the most prestigious learning institution in Joseon. This was followed in 2011 by another success with City Hunter, based on the titular Japanese manga. Park starred opposite Lee Min-ho in a story about a vigilante out for revenge and justice, and the secret service agent he falls for. Park's success on the small screen resulted in increased advertising offers for the actress.
Later that year, she made her big screen debut in the horror film The Cat, about a woman who becomes consumed by fear after she adopts a cat found at the site of a mysterious death. Park next appeared in the melodrama Glory Jane, in the role of a nurse's aide who becomes involved with a former baseball player (played by Chun Jung-myung).
2012–present: Leading rolesEdit
Park starred in another manga screen adaptation in 2012; in Dr. Jin, a neurosurgeon (played by Song Seung-heon) travels back in time to 1860. Park played dual roles as the protagonist's girlfriend in the present-day (a comatose doctor), and her doppelgänger in the Joseon era (a sheltered noblewoman).
She next played an idealistic intern in the legal drama A New Leaf (2014), who clashes with her brilliant but cynical lawyer boss until he becomes an amnesiac (played by Kim Myung-min). This was followed by a role as a tabloid reporter in Healer, a series written by Song Ji-na that also starred Ji Chang-wook and Yoo Ji-tae. Healer was popular in China and resulted in increased recognition for Park. Park was then cast in her first Chinese television drama Braveness of the Ming, a period drama based on the novel Silk Night by Yue Guan. The following year, she was cast in her second Chinese drama, City of Time alongside Chinese actor Zhang Zhehan.
Park next starred as a lawyer in the Korean drama Remember on SBS from late 2015 to early 2016, and played a Queen in the historical drama, Queen for Seven Days, which aired in 2017. In September 2017, It was confirmed that Park will be a fixed cast member in Netflix's variety show Busted!. In December 2017, Park signed with new management agency Namoo Actors.
In 2018, Park was cast in her first romantic comedy drama What's Wrong with Secretary Kim alongside Park Seo-joon. The series was a ratings success, leading to increased popularity for Park. In October, Park held her first fan meeting since her debut 12 years ago titled My Day.
In 2019, Park was cast in her second romantic comedy drama Her Private Life alongside Kim Jae-wook. She was cast in the JTBC romance drama I'll Find You on a Beautiful Day, which is set to air on JTBC in 2020.
|2006–2007||High Kick!||Kang Yoo-mi||MBC|||
|2007||I Am Sam||Yoo Eun-byul||KBS2|||
|2008||Hometown of Legends
"Gumiho (Nine-tailed Fox)"
|Lee Myung-ok (Gumiho)|||
|2009||Ja Myung Go||Princess Ra-hee||SBS|||
|2010||Running, Gu||Moon Haeng-joo||MBC|||
|Sungkyunkwan Scandal||Kim Yoon-hee / Kim Yoon-shik||KBS2|||
|2011||City Hunter||Kim Na-na||SBS|||
|Glory Jane||Yoon Jae-in||KBS2|||
|2012||Dr. Jin||Yoo Mi-na / Hong Young-rae||MBC|||
|2014||A New Leaf||Lee Ji-yoon|||
|2014–2015||Healer||Chae Young-shin / Oh Ji-an||KBS2|||
|2017||Queen for Seven Days||Shin Chae-kyung||KBS2|||
|2018||What's Wrong with Secretary Kim||Kim Mi-so||tvN|||
|2019||Her Private Life||Sung Duk-mi|||
|2020||I'll Find You on a Beautiful Day||Mok Hae-won||JTBC|||
|TBA||Braveness of the Ming||Xie Yu Fei||LeTV|||
|City of Time||Xu Zhen|||
Music video appearancesEdit
|2007||"Don't Say Goodbye"||Kim Young-jin (I)|||
|2008||"Haru Haru"||Big Bang|||
|2009||"Love Story"||Gavy NJ|||
Awards and nominationsEdit
|2007||MBC Entertainment Awards||Best New Actress in Comedy/Sitcom||High Kick!||Won|||
|KBS Drama Awards||Best New Actress||I Am Sam||Won|||
|2008||2nd Asia Model Festival Awards||Model Award||N/A||Won|||
|44th Baeksang Arts Awards||Best New Actress (TV)||I Am Sam||Nominated|
|KBS Drama Awards||Excellence Award, Actress in a Special/One Act Drama||Hometown of Legends: Gumiho||Won|||
|2010||KBS Drama Awards||Excellence Award, Actress in a Mid-length Drama||Sungkyunkwan Scandal||Won|||
|Best Couple Award (with Park Yoochun)||Won|
|2011||47th Baeksang Arts Awards||Best Actress (TV)||Nominated|
|6th Seoul International Drama Awards||Outstanding Korean Actress||Nominated|
|4th Korea Drama Awards||Best Actress||Sungkyunkwan Scandal, City Hunter||Nominated|
|SBS Drama Awards||Excellence Award, Actress in a Drama Special||City Hunter||Nominated|
|Best Couple Award (with Lee Min-ho)||Nominated|
|KBS Drama Awards||Top Excellence Actress||Glory Jane||Nominated|
|Excellence Award, Actress in a Mid-length Drama||Won|||
|2012||12th Top Chinese Music Awards||Fashion Artist Award||N/A||Won|||
|2013||Dongguk University||Merit Award||N/A||Won|||
|2014||MBC Drama Awards||Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries||A New Leaf||Nominated|
|KBS Drama Awards||Excellence Award, Actress in a Mid-length Drama||Healer||Won|||
|Best Couple Award (with Ji Chang-wook)||Won|||
|2015||10th Asia Model Festival Awards||Asia Special Award, Actress||N/A||Won|||
|2016||4th DramaFever Awards||Best Couple (with Ji Chang-wook)||Healer||Won|||
|2016 SBS Drama Awards||Top Excellence Award, Actress in a Genre Drama||Remember||Nominated|
|2017||2nd Asia Artist Awards||Best Celebrity Award||Queen for Seven Days||Won|||
|KBS Drama Awards||Excellence Award, Actress in a Mid-length Drama||Nominated|
|2018||6th APAN Star Awards||Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries||What's Wrong with Secretary Kim||Nominated|||
|K-Star Popular Actress Award||Won|||
|13th Asia Drama Conference||Special Recognition Award||Won|||
|23rd KCA Consumer Day Awards||Best Drama Actress||Won|||
|tvN Joy Festival 2018||Female Character of the Year||Won|||
|2018 Cosmo Beauty Awards||Annual Shining Beauty Idol||N/A||Won|||
|2019||1st IQIYI Taiwan Entertainment Awards||Most Beautiful Award||What's Wrong with Secretary Kim||Won|||
|14th Annual Soompi Awards||Best Actress of the Year||Won|||
|Best Couple (with Park Seo-joon)||Nominated|
|4th Asia Artist Awards||Asia Celebrity Award, Actress||N/A||Won|||
|Best Artist Award, Actress||N/A||Won|||
|2018||10/21||MY DAY: Park Min Young First Fan Meeting||Korea Seoul White Wave Art Center White Hall|||
|2019||1/20||Park Min Young 2019 First Fan Meeting - MY DAY in Taipei||Taiwan New Taipei City Government multi-purpose assembly hall|||
|2019||1/25||Park Min Young JAPAN 1st Fan Meeting||Japan Osaka Business Park Enkei Hall|||
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