Park Min-young (Korean박민영; born March 4, 1986) is a South Korean actress.[1] 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).

Park Min-young
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Born (1986-03-04) March 4, 1986 (age 33)
Seoul, South Korea
Alma materDongguk University
OccupationActress, model, MC host
Years active2005–present
Notable work
Korean name
Revised RomanizationBak Min-yeong
McCune–ReischauerPak Minyŏng
WebsiteNamoo Actors


In February 2013, Park graduated from Dongguk University with a degree in Theatre.[2]


2005–2009: BeginningsEdit

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).[3] She continued to appear in television dramas, in roles such as the only daughter of a notorious gangster in I Am Sam (2007),[4] and a gumiho (nine-tailed fox in Korean mythology) in an episode of horror-themed drama Hometown of Legends (2008),[5] She played a villainous princess in the period drama Ja Myung Go (2009),[6] and a girl caught between two marathon runners in Running, Gu (2010).[7]

2010–2011: BreakthroughEdit

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.[8][9][10] 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.[11][12][13] Park's success on the small screen resulted in increased advertising offers for the actress.[14]

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.[15] 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).[16]

2012–present: Leading rolesEdit

In June 2011

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).[17][18]

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).[19][20] 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.[21][22] Healer was popular in China and resulted in increased recognition for Park.[23] 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.[24] The following year, she was cast in her second Chinese drama, City of Time alongside Chinese actor Zhang Zhehan.[25]

Park next starred as a lawyer in the Korean drama Remember on SBS from late 2015 to early 2016,[26] and played a Queen in the historical drama, Queen for Seven Days, which aired in 2017.[27] In September 2017, It was confirmed that Park will be a fixed cast member in Netflix's variety show Busted!.[28] In December 2017, Park signed with new management agency Namoo Actors.[29]

In 2018, Park was cast in her first romantic comedy drama What's Wrong with Secretary Kim alongside Park Seo-joon.[30][31] The series was a ratings success, leading to increased popularity for Park.[32] In October, Park held her first fan meeting since her debut 12 years ago titled My Day.[33][34]

In 2019, Park was cast in her second romantic comedy drama Her Private Life alongside Kim Jae-wook.[35] 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.[36]



Year Title Role Ref.
2011 The Cat So-yeon [37]

Television seriesEdit

Year Title Role Network Ref.
2006–2007 High Kick! Kang Yoo-mi MBC [3]
2007 I Am Sam Yoo Eun-byul KBS2 [4]
2008 Hometown of Legends
"Gumiho (Nine-tailed Fox)"
Lee Myung-ok (Gumiho) [5]
2009 Ja Myung Go Princess Ra-hee SBS [6]
2010 Running, Gu Moon Haeng-joo MBC [7]
Sungkyunkwan Scandal Kim Yoon-hee / Kim Yoon-shik KBS2 [38]
2011 City Hunter Kim Na-na SBS [39]
Glory Jane Yoon Jae-in KBS2 [40]
2012 Dr. Jin Yoo Mi-na / Hong Young-rae MBC [18]
2014 A New Leaf Lee Ji-yoon [19]
2014–2015 Healer Chae Young-shin / Oh Ji-an KBS2 [21]
2015–2016 Remember Lee In-a SBS [26]
2017 Queen for Seven Days Shin Chae-kyung KBS2 [27]
2018 What's Wrong with Secretary Kim Kim Mi-so tvN [30]
2019 Her Private Life Sung Duk-mi [35]
2020 I'll Find You on a Beautiful Day Mok Hae-won JTBC [36]
TBA Braveness of the Ming Xie Yu Fei LeTV [24]
City of Time Xu Zhen [25]

Variety showEdit

Year Title Role Network Ref.
2018–present Busted! Cast member Netflix [28]

Music video appearancesEdit

Year Song Title Artist Ref.
2007 "Don't Say Goodbye" Kim Young-jin (I) [41]
2008 "Haru Haru" Big Bang [42]
2009 "Love Story" Gavy NJ [43]

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2007 MBC Entertainment Awards Best New Actress in Comedy/Sitcom High Kick! Won [44]
KBS Drama Awards Best New Actress I Am Sam Won [45]
2008 2nd Asia Model Festival Awards Model Award N/A Won [46]
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 [47]
2010 KBS Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actress in a Mid-length Drama Sungkyunkwan Scandal Won [48]
Netizen's Award 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
Popularity Award Nominated
KBS Drama Awards Top Excellence Actress Glory Jane Nominated
Excellence Award, Actress in a Mid-length Drama Won [49]
2012 12th Top Chinese Music Awards Fashion Artist Award N/A Won [50]
2013 Dongguk University Merit Award N/A Won [2]
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 [51]
Best Couple Award (with Ji Chang-wook) Won [52]
2015 10th Asia Model Festival Awards Asia Special Award, Actress N/A Won [53]
2016 4th DramaFever Awards Best Couple (with Ji Chang-wook) Healer Won [54]
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 [55]
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 [56]
K-Star Popular Actress Award Won [57]
13th Asia Drama Conference Special Recognition Award Won [58]
23rd KCA Consumer Day Awards Best Drama Actress Won [59]
tvN Joy Festival 2018 Female Character of the Year Won [60]
Thursday Icon Won
2018 Cosmo Beauty Awards Annual Shining Beauty Idol N/A Won [61]
2019 1st IQIYI Taiwan Entertainment Awards Most Beautiful Award What's Wrong with Secretary Kim Won [62]
14th Annual Soompi Awards Best Actress of the Year Won [63]
Best Couple (with Park Seo-joon) Nominated
4th Asia Artist Awards Asia Celebrity Award, Actress N/A Won [64]
Best Artist Award, Actress N/A Won [65]

Fan MeetingEdit

Year Date Title Location ref.
2018 10/21 MY DAY: Park Min Young First Fan Meeting Korea Seoul White Wave Art Center White Hall [66]
2019 1/20 Park Min Young 2019 First Fan Meeting - MY DAY in Taipei Taiwan New Taipei City Government multi-purpose assembly hall [67][68]
2019 1/25 Park Min Young JAPAN 1st Fan Meeting Japan Osaka Business Park Enkei Hall [69]


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