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Park Shin-yang (Korean박신양; born November 1, 1968) is a South Korean actor.

Park Shin-yang
Park Shin-yang

(1968-11-01) November 1, 1968 (age 51)
Alma materDongguk University
Years active1996-present
Baek Hae-jin (m. 2002)
Park Shin-yang
Revised RomanizationBak Shin-yang
McCune–ReischauerPak Shin-yang

He majored in acting at Dongguk University in South Korea and studied at the Shevkin Theater University in Russia.

From 1996 he won a number of acting awards in South Korea.


A graduate of Dongguk University and the Shevkin Theater School in Russia, Park debuted in the drama Yuri in 1996.[1] He became famous after appearing in the hit melodramas The Letter (1997) and A Promise (1998). Park earned several Best Actor prizes for his role in A Promise.

In the early 2000s, Park continued to appear in major films, such as the gangster comedy, Hi! Dharma![2] as well as heist thriller, The Big Swindle.[3][4]

In 2004, he gained wide recognition as one of South Korea's lead actors with the television series Lovers in Paris.[5][6] With an average viewership rating of 40+% and a peak of 56.3%, Lovers in Paris became one of the most highly rated Korean dramas of all time.[7] Park was recognized for his performance, winning the Grand Prize (Daesang) with his costar Kim Jung-eun at the SBS Drama Awards. The drama sparked many trends and parodies with entertainers mimicking Parks’ famous line “Let’s go, baby!” and "Why can't you say it? Why can't you say that this is my man, that this is the man I love?” in variety shows.[8]

He has also starred in television drama War of Money (2007), which was a huge ratings hit and earned him the Grand Prize for a second time at the SBS Drama Awards.[9][10] The series was thus extended for 4 episodes, with the producers agreeing to pay Park a fee of ₩170 million per episode. However, the producers later later reneged on the deal, alleging that Park tried to capitalize on the drama's high popularity by asking for too much money. Park took legal action, and in November 2009, he won the lawsuit.[11][12] Consequently, the Corea Drama Production Association (CODA) banned Park from appearing in any dramas produced by members of the association for an indefinite period.[13][14]

Meanwhile, during the lawsuit, Park starred in the critically acclaimed historical drama Painter of the Wind (2008) alongside Moon Geun-young.[15]

After a three-year absence on television, the ban on Park was lifted in 2011.[16] He then returned in the medical drama, Sign (2011).[17]

In early 2013, Park starred in the comedy film, Man on the Edge, which was a box office hit.[18]

After a five-year hiatus, Park made his television comeback in 2016 with KBS2's legal drama My Lawyer, Mr. Jo.[19] He is set to reprise his role in the second season of My Lawyer, Mr. Jo, which will premiere in 2019.[20]

Personal lifeEdit

Park married Baek Hae-jin in 2002. They have a daughter, Park Seung-chae.

In 2004, the Museum of Tolstoi appointed Park as ambassador in South Korea.[21]



Year Title Role Notes
1996 Yuri Yuri
1997 Poison
The Letter Hwan-yoo
Motel Cactus Kim Suk-tae
1998 A Promise Gong Sang-du
White Valentine Park Hyun-jun
2000 Kilimanjaro Hae-cheol / Hae-shik
2001 Indian Summer Seo Jun-ha
Hi! Dharma! Jae-gyu
2003 The Uninvited Kang Jung-won
2004 The Big Swindle Choi Chang-hyeok
Hi! Dharma 2: Showdown in Seoul Jae-gyu Cameo
2007 Meet Mr. Daddy Woo Jong-dae
2012 Miss Conspirator Baek Bong-nam
2013 Man on the Edge Gwang-ho

Television seriesEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1996 Power of Love Moon Dong Hui
Apple Blossom's Fragrance
1998 Fascinate my Heart Seok-chan Yun
2004 Lovers in Paris Han Ki-joo
2007 War of Money Geum Na-ra
2008 Painter of the Wind Kim Hong-do
2011 Sign Yoon Ji-hoon
2016 My Lawyer, Mr. Jo Jo Deul-ho
2019 My Lawyer, Mr. Jo 2: Crime and Punishment

Variety ShowEdit

Year Title Notes
2016 Actor School
2017 The Traveler’s Guide to My Room

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref.
1996 Blue Dragon Film Awards Best New Actor Yuri Won
1997 Baeksang Art Awards Best New Actor in Film Won
Grand Bell Awards Best New Actor Nominated
1998 Young-Pyung-Sang Awards Best New Male Actor Won
Most Popular Actor Award Won
Golden Filming Awards Most Popular Actor Won
Baeksang Art Awards Most Popular Actor in Film The Letter Won
Korean Association of Film Critics Awards Best New Actor Won
Blue Dragon Film Awards Most Popular Star A Promise Won
Best Leading Actor Won
1999 Chunsa Film Art Awards Best Leading Actor Won
Grand Bell Awards Best Leading Actor Nominated
2004 41st Grand Bell Awards Best Actor The Big Swindle Nominated
Blue Dragon Film Awards Best Actor Nominated
Korean Film Awards Best Actor Nominated
Korea Visual Arts Festival Photogenic Award in TV Lovers in Paris Won
SBS Drama Awards Teen Idol of the Year Award Won
Best Actor Award (Daesang) Won
2005 41st Baeksang Arts Awards Best Actor (Television) Nominated
2007 Korean Swan Best Dresser Awards Swan Best Actor in TV War of Money Won
SBS Drama Awards Top 10 Stars Award Won
Netizen Award Won [22]
Best Actor (Daesang) Won [23]
2008 44th Baeksang Arts Awards Best Actor in TV Won [24]
2008 SBS Drama Awards Top Excellence Award Painter of the Wind Nominated
2011 2011 SBS Drama Awards Top Excellence Award Sign Nominated
2016 KBS Drama Awards Top Excellence Award, Actor My Lawyer, Mr. Jo Won [25]
Grand Prize (Daesang) Nominated
9th Korea Drama Awards Grand Prize (Daesang) Nominated
2019 12th Korea Drama Awards Top Excellence Award, Actor My Lawyer, Mr. Jo 2: Crime and Punishment Pending [26]


  1. ^ "Park Shin Yang". Korean Film Council.
  2. ^ "Hi, Dharma". Variety. 30 November 2011.
  3. ^ "Delving into psychology of crooks". Hancinema. The Korea Herald. 7 April 2004.
  4. ^ "Life provides inspiration for Choi". Hancinema. The Korea Herald. 29 April 2004.
  5. ^ "'Lovers in Paris' Hits Highest Viewing Rate of 51.5 Percent". The Dong-A Ilbo. 9 August 2004.
  6. ^ "Park Shin-yang joins ranks of hallyu stars". Hancinema. KBS World. 7 December 2005.
  7. ^ "MBC Drama Sparks Kim Sam-soon Syndrome". The Chosun Ilbo. 4 July 2005. Retrieved 2013-06-15.
  8. ^
  9. ^ "Park Shin-Yang and Park Jin-Hee star in the new TV drama "War of Money"". Hancinema. Korea Content. 13 December 2006.
  10. ^ "Park Shin-yang Chose To Act For The Name Of "Geum Na Ra"". Hancinema. Broasia. 10 May 2007.
  11. ^ Park, Si-soo (8 May 2009). "Actor Park Shin-yang Wins Legal Battle". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2013-08-14.
  12. ^ "Actor Wins Legal Battle Over Unpaid Guarantees". The Korea Times. 2 November 2009. Retrieved 2013-08-14.
  13. ^ Han, Sang-hee (11 December 2008). "Park Banned From Major Production Companies Works". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2013-08-14.
  14. ^ Lee, Seon-min (12 December 2008). "Should TV Actors Be Paid Exorbitant Fees?". The Chosun Ilbo. Retrieved 2013-08-14.
  15. ^ "Upcoming drama paints lives of two Joseon masters". Korea JoongAng Daily. 10 September 2008.
  16. ^ Park, Si-soo (26 June 2013). "Who is the highest paid actor?". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2013-08-14.
  17. ^ "Park Shin-yang, Kim Ah-joong starrer drama title set as "Sign"". 10Asia. 8 November 2010.
  18. ^ "Gangster Moonlighting As Shaman In Korean Comedy MAN ON THE EDGE". Screen Anarchy. 23 January 2013.
  19. ^ "Park returns to TV with 'My Lawyer, Mr. Joe'". The Korea Times. March 2016.
  20. ^ "Park Shin-yang, Go Hyun-jung cast for 'My Lawyer, Mr. Jo 2'". Kpop Herald. 5 November 2018.
  21. ^ "'파리의 연인' 박신양 톨스토이展 홍보대사에". Naver (in Korean). 10 December 2004.
  22. ^ "2007 Year-end Korean drama awards round-up". Hancinema. 7 January 2008.
  23. ^ "There was no surprise in this year's Grand Prize winners of the 3 broadcasting stations' Drama Awards". Hancinema. Star Money. 7 January 2008.
  24. ^ "The 44th PaekSang Arts Awards Sparkles with Stars". KBS World. 24 April 2008.
  25. ^ "[2016KBS연기대상] 대상은 '태양의후예' 송중기·송혜교, 다관왕은 '구르미'(종합)". Biz Center (in Korean). 1 January 2017.
  26. ^ "'2019코리아드라마어워즈(KDA)' 연기대상 후보..김해숙·최수종·염정아·조정석 등". Sedaily (in Korean). September 27, 2019.

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