Min Hyo-rin

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Min Hyo-rin
(Marie Claire Korea) 민효린의 홀리데이 파티 33s.jpg
Min Hyo-Rin in 2015
Born Jung Eun-ran
(1986-02-05) February 5, 1986 (age 31)
Daegu, South Korea
Years active 2006 (2006)–present

Star Fox Entertainment
JYP Entertainment

Plum Entertainment
Korean name
Revised Romanization Min Hyo-rin
McCune–Reischauer Min Hyo-rin
Birth name
Revised Romanization Jeong Eun-ran
McCune–Reischauer Chŏng Ŭn-lan

Jung Eun-ran (born February 5, 1986), better known by her stage name Min Hyo-rin, is a South Korean actress, model and singer.


Born in Daegu as Jung Eun-ran, she adopted the stage name Min Hyo-rin when she began modeling for the clothing brand Flapper in 2006. She then appeared in several music videos for Park Ki-young and F.T. Island. Before her singing debut, large teaser posters of her were displayed around the hot spots of Seoul as a promotional stunt. She released the album RinZ in 2007, and the single Touch Me in 2008.

In 2009 Min made her acting debut in the TV series Triple opposite Lee Jung-jae and Song Joong-ki.[1][2][3] She was the lead actress in a 2010 web series adapted from Alain de Botton's novel Romantic Movement, with four different directors each shooting short films in various locations around Seoul.[4]

Min was paired with singer Seven in the reality show Fox's Butler,[5] and hosted the sixth season of cable channel Mnet's Trend Report Feel from 2010 to 2011.

In 2011, she and Choi Daniel starred in Age of Milk, a short film that was shot using a Samsung Galaxy S smartphone and aired on cable channel OCN.[6][7] Later that year, she was cast in the TV series Romance Town with Sung Yu-ri and Kim Min-joon, and appeared in Song Jieun's music video "Going Crazy."

After being part of the ensemble cast of 2011 retro drama Sunny along with Shim Eun-kyung and Kang So-ra,[8] Min played Cha Tae-hyun's love interest in the 2012 period comedy The Grand Heist.[9] Both were huge box office hits. In 2012, Min co-starred with Jo Sung-ha and Park Jin-young in A Millionaire on the Run (also known as Five Million Dollar Man).[10][11] She next starred in Twenty, a film that depicts the lives and loves of three male friends in their twenties.[12]

In 2016, Hyo-rin became a regular cast member in the KBS reality television show Sister's Slam Dunk.[13]

In March 2017, Min signed with Plum Entertainment after her contract with JYP Entertainment ended.[14]

Personal life[edit]

Min has been in a relationship with singer Taeyang, member of the South Korean boy band Big Bang since 2013.[15][16][17]



Year Title Role Notes
2011 Age of Milk (short film) Jin Also aired on OCN
Sunny Jung Soo-ji
2012 The Grand Heist Baek Soo-ryun
A Millionaire on the Run Mi-ri
2015 Twenty Jin-joo
2016 Was Will (fake documentary) A girl from the future 2116
2017 Uhm Bok-dong In production
Min Hyo-rin at the LG Optimus LTE showcase event in 2011

Television drama[edit]

Year Title Role Network Notes
2009 Triple Lee Ha-ru MBC
2010 Dr. Champ Nurse SBS Cameo (Episode 16)
2011 Romance Town Jung Da-kyum KBS2
2015 Persevere, Goo Hae Ra Goo Hae Ra Mnet
2017 Individualist Ms. Ji Young Na Ji-young KBS2 2-episode drama

Web series[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2010 The Romantic Movement: Seoul Alice My Bloody Valentine
My Sweet Blanket
The Tarot Players

Variety show[edit]

Year Title Role Network Episode
2010 Fox's Butler Cast member MBC
2010-2011 Trend Report Feel 6 Host Mnet
2013 Running Man Guest SBS Episode 138
2016 Sister's Slam Dunk Cast member KBS
Radio Star Guest MBC Episode 477

Music videos[edit]

Year Song Title Artist
2006 "Because of You" Park Ki-young
2007 "A Man's First Love
Follows Him to the Grave"
F.T. Island
"Only One Person"
"Men Are... Also Helpless" Evan
2008 "Energy" Mighty Mouth feat. Sunye
2010 "More and More" Jo Sung-mo feat. Electroboyz
2011 "Going Crazy" Song Jieun feat. Bang Yong-guk
2014 "Eyes, Nose, Lips" Taeyang
"Feel" Lee Jun-ho (singer)
2016 "Shut Up" Unnies


Album information Track listing
RinZ: Min-Hyo-rin First Album
  • Album
  • Released: May 16, 2007
  • Label: Star Fox & Yedang Entertainment
Touch Me
  • Single
  • Released: March 14, 2008
  • Label: Star Fox & Yedang Entertainment

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
9th Mnet KM Music Festival
Best New Artist[18] "Stars" Nominated
28th MBC Drama Awards
Best New Actress Triple Nominated
19th Korean Culture & Entertainment Awards
Best New Actress (Film) Sunny Won
25th KBS Drama Awards
Best Supporting Actress Romance Town Nominated
16th Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival
Fantasia Award N/A Won
49th Grand Bell Awards
Photogenic Award N/A Won
15th KBS Entertainment Awards
Variety Show Rookie Award Sister's Slam Dunk Won


  1. ^ Oh, Jean (10 June 2009). "MBC's new series a Triple threat". The Korea Herald. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  2. ^ "MBC <트리플>: "아, 모르겠다. 지금은 그냥 뺏고 싶을 뿐이다!"" [Interview from the cast of Triple]. 10Asia (in Korean). 24 June 2009. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  3. ^ "Min Hyo-rin Picked to Promote Pyeongchang Ski Jumping Continental Cup". The Chosun Ilbo. 11 January 2011. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  4. ^ 민효린, 알랭 드 보통 원작 '우리는 사랑일까' 주연 [Min Hyo-rin cast as lead in Romantic Movement]. Star News (in Korean). 23 March 2010. Retrieved 2012-11-23. 
  5. ^ 세븐, 여친 박한별 아닌 민효린 머리 땋아 ‘자상 돋네’ [Se7en braids Min Hyo Rin’s hair]. Newsen (in Korean). 3 December 2010. Retrieved 2012-11-23. 
  6. ^ "The Age of Milk the first ever-professionally made movie shot with a Samsung Galaxy S". Akihabara News. 20 January 2011. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  7. ^ Park, Soo-mee (12 February 2011). "Night Fishing Short Made Entirely on iPhone (Berlin)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  8. ^ Lee, Hyo-won (5 May 2011). "Sunny brims with 1980s retro fun". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2012-11-24. 
  9. ^ Oh, Mi-jung (5 August 2012). "Preview: Gone With the Wind, a Comic Blockbuster Beyond Expectation". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  10. ^ Ho, Stewart (23 May 2012). "Official Movie Poster for Park Jin Young's Debut Movie Unveiled". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  11. ^ Ho, Stewart (29 May 2012). "G.I. Joe 2 Delay Causes Park Jin Young's Movie Premiere to be Pushed to July". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  12. ^ Lee, So-dam (7 August 2014). "Twenty Years Old Finalizes Casting with Jung So Min, Lee Yubi, Jung Joo Yeon and Min Hyo Rin". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2014-08-08. 
  13. ^ Kim Jae-heun (April 10, 2016). "KBS's new variety show revives woman stars". koreatimes. Retrieved April 14, 2016. 
  14. ^ "JYP 떠난 민효린, 플럼行..강소라-임시완과 한솥밥". Star News. March 23, 2017. Retrieved March 23, 2017. 
  15. ^ "Idol singer Taeyang dating actress Min Hyo-rin". The Korea Times. 3 June 2015. Retrieved 24 April 2016. 
  16. ^ Kim, JiYeon (2 June 2015). "YG Confirms Big Bang Taeyang and Min Hyo Rin′s Relationship". enewsWorld. CJ E&M. Retrieved 24 April 2016. 
  17. ^ Pawar, Rushali (4 September 2016). "Big Bang member Taeyang Opens Up About His Relationship with Min Hyo-rin; how has he changed after dating her?". IB Times. IB Times. Retrieved 6 December 2016. 
  18. ^ "2007 Mnet KM Music Festival Part1". MAMA. Retrieved 2014-12-14.

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