No Min-woo

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This is a Korean name; the family name is No.
No Min-woo
Background information
Born (1986-05-29) May 29, 1986 (age 28)
Occupations Actor, singer dancer
Instruments Piano, Guitar, Drums
Years active 2004–2006 (with TRAX as Rose)
2008–present (actor)
2013–present (singer as ICON)
Labels S.M. Entertainment (2004-2009)
Core Contents Media (2009-2012)
MJ Dreamsys (2012-present)
Associated acts TRAX, 24/7

No Min-woo (Hangul: 노민우; born May 29, 1986) is a South Korean actor and musician. He debuted as a drummer in TRAX but left the band after two years. From 2008 he began acting in various television series, including Pasta, My Girlfriend is a Nine-Tailed Fox and Full House Take 2. In 2013, he made a comeback as a singer in his song, ROCKSTAR. His stage name as a singer is now ICON.


No Min-woo was born in Japan while his mother, then 20 years old, was aspiring to become an enka singer there.[1]

He made his debut as the drummer (with the stage name Rose) in the rock band TRAX in 2004.[2] He left the band in 2006, and briefly became a guitarist for The Romantist before it disbanded. In 2009 he returned to the music scene as the leader of the project group 24/7, with Lee Jang-woo and Hyun Woo. They released the single 24 Hours a Day, 7 Days a Week.

No began pursuing an acting career in 2008, and gained notice with his supporting roles in the 2010 TV series Pasta and My Girlfriend is a Nine-Tailed Fox. He landed his first leading role in the four-episode drama special Rock Rock Rock, a biopic about the life of Boohwal lead guitarist Kim Tae-won.[3] Then for his role as a cancer patient in 2011's Midas, No lost 9.5 kilograms (21 pounds).[4] His long-delayed drama Full House Take 2 (a loose sequel to the 2004 hit) secured air dates on Japan's TBS and Korean cable channel SBS Plus in 2012.[5][6] No was cast as the male lead in the Chinese TV series Love Expiration Date, for which he will also serve as OST music director, composing and writing songs for the soundtrack.[7][8][9]

In 2012 his contract with Core Contents Media came to an end, and he established his own management company, MJ Dreamsys.[10]

In 2013, on July 1, No Minwoo released his MV, ROCKSTAR, under his newly opened YouTube channel, officialminewTV.[11]


Television drama[edit]



See also: The TRAX
  • ICON  the 1st Single Album (2013)
    • Baby
    • Hello
    • Alive
  • Love Expiration Date OST (2013)
    • 1 Minute 1 Second
  • God's Gift - 14 Days OST (2014)
    • Snake Eyes
    • Heaven
  • Full House Take 2 OST (2012)
    • Touch (singer)
    • Sad Touch (singer)
    • Hello Hello (singer)
  • Midas OST (2011)
    • 슬픈사랑 Seulpheun Sarang (lyricist, singer)
    • 사랑해도 되나요 Sarangaedo doinayo (composer, singer)
  • Story of Wine OST (lyricist, music director, singer; 2009)
    • 자작나무 (Love is you)  
    • Even now (Singer:Sunny)  
    • Firstsnow  
    • Nobody  
    • Confession
    • MyPerfect Romance  
    • Peaceof Melody  
    • Express
  • That guy's woman (2009)
  • Rhapsody Album (2005)
  • Blaze Away Album (2005)
  • Paradox Album (2004)
  • Scorpio Album[citation needed] (2004)



  1. ^ a b "드라마 ‘파스타’의 꽃미남 셰프 노민우". Kyunghyang Shinmun. 4 February 2010. Retrieved 2012-12-25. 
  2. ^ Hong, Lucia (14 May 2012). "No Min-woo to celebrate 27th birthday with fans in Seoul". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  3. ^ "'락락락' 노민우, 부활 공연서 김태원과 함께 노래한다". Asiae (in Korean). 24 December 2012. Retrieved 2012-12-11. 
  4. ^ "No Min Woo lost 9.5kg for Midas". Allkpop. 1 April 2011. Retrieved 2012-12-11. 
  5. ^ Ho, Stewart (9 October 2012). "Full House Take 2 Starring Park Ki Woong, Hwang Jung Eum, Noh Min Woo Premieres on SBS Plus on Oct 22". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  6. ^ Lee, Hye-ji (19 October 2012). "No Min-woo "I Looked Like Grandpa When Dancing"". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  7. ^ Ho, Stewart (21 June 2012). "Noh Min Woo Cast in Chinese Drama, Will Direct the Drama's OST". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  8. ^ Suk, Monica (21 June 2012). "No Min-woo to play male lead in Chinese TV series with Li Qin". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  9. ^ Lee, Tae-ho (11 October 2012). "Actor No Min-woo to Debut as Music Director with Soundtrack to Chinese Drama". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  10. ^ "노민우, 1인 기획사 설립…한·일서 단독콘서트 개최". Nate (in Korean). 7 December 2012. Retrieved 2012-12-09. 
  11. ^ "ICON - ROCKSTAR [OFFICIAL VIDEO]" (in Korean). 1 July 2013. Retrieved 2013-07-01. 

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