Min Hyo-rin

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Min Hyo-rin
(Marie Claire Korea) 민효린의 홀리데이 파티 33s.jpg
Min in 2015
Born Jung Eun-ran
(1986-02-05) 5 February 1986 (age 32)
Daegu, South Korea
  • Actress
  • singer
Years active 2006 (2006)–present
Agent Template:Plum Entertainment
Taeyang (m. 2018)
Korean name
Revised Romanization Min Hyo-rin
McCune–Reischauer Min Hyo-rin
Birth name
Revised Romanization Jeong Eun-ran
McCune–Reischauer Chŏng Ŭn-lan

Min Hyo-rin (Hangul민효린; born Jung Eun-ran on 5 February 1986)[1][2] 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.[3][4][5] 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.[6]

Min was paired with singer Seven in the reality show Fox's Butler,[7] 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.[8][9] Later that year, she was cast in the TV series Romance Town with Sung Yu-ri and Kim Min-joon,[10] 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,[11] Min played Cha Tae-hyun's love interest in the 2012 period comedy The Grand Heist.[12][13] 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).[14][15] She next starred in Twenty, a film that depicts the lives and loves of three male friends in their twenties.[16]

In 2015, Min headlined the music drama Persevere Goo Hae Ra, produced by Mnet.[17]

In 2016, Min became a regular cast member in the KBS reality television show Sister's Slam Dunk.[18][19]

In March 2017, Min signed with Plum Entertainment after her contract with JYP Entertainment ended.[20] The same year, she starred in the two-episode drama The Happy Loner and the cycling film Uhm Bok-dong.[21][22][23]

Personal life[edit]

Min has been in a relationship with singer Taeyang, member of the South Korean boy band Big Bang since 2013.[24][25] In December 2017, it was confirmed by their respective agencies that they were engaged.[26][27][28] They married on 3 February 2018 in a private church ceremony.[29][30]



Year Title Role Notes
2011 Age of Milk Jin Short film; 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 A girl from the future 2116 Mockumentary
2018 Uhm Bok-dong

Television series[edit]

Min Hyo-rin at the LG Optimus LTE showcase event in 2011
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 The Happy Loner Na Ji-young KBS2 two-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
2010 Fox's Butler Cast member MBC
2010-2011 Trend Report Feel 6 Host Mnet
2016 Sister's Slam Dunk Cast member KBS

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 Ji-eun feat. Bang Yong-guk
2014 "Eyes, Nose, Lips" Taeyang
"Feel" Lee Jun-ho
2016 "Shut Up" Unnies


Album information Track listing
RinZ: Min-Hyo-rin First Album
  • Album
  • Released: 16 May 2007
  • Label: Star Fox & Yedang Entertainment
Track listing
  1. Stars
  2. 기다려 늑대
  3. 그립습니다
  4. Stars (Inst.)
  5. 기다려 늑대 (Inst.)
Touch Me
  • Single
  • Released: 14 March 2008
  • Label: Star Fox & Yedang Entertainment
Track listing
  1. Touch me
  2. Touch me (Inst.)

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2007 9th Mnet KM Music Festival Best New Artist[32] "Stars" Nominated
2009 28th MBC Drama Awards Best New Actress Triple Nominated
2011 19th Korean Culture & Entertainment Awards[33] Best New Actress (Film) Sunny Won
25th KBS Drama Awards Best Supporting Actress Romance Town Nominated
2012 16th Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival[34] Fantasia Award N/A Won
49th Grand Bell Awards Photogenic Award N/A Won
2016 15th KBS Entertainment Awards Variety Show Rookie Award Sister's Slam Dunk Won
2017 2nd Asia Artist Awards[35] Choice Award The Happy Loner Won


  1. ^ "민효린 :: 네이버 인물검색". Naver (in Korean). Retrieved 2018-01-09.
  2. ^ "Min Hyo-rin (민효린, Korean actress, singer)". HanCinema. Retrieved 2018-01-09.
  3. ^ Oh, Jean (10 June 2009). "MBC's new series a Triple threat". The Korea Herald. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
  4. ^ "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.
  5. ^ "Min Hyo-rin Picked to Promote Pyeongchang Ski Jumping Continental Cup". The Chosun Ilbo. 11 January 2011. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
  6. ^ 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.
  7. ^ 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.
  8. ^ "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.
  9. ^ Park, Soo-mee (12 February 2011). "Night Fishing Short Made Entirely on iPhone (Berlin)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
  10. ^ "New Romantic Drama 'Romance Town'". KBS World. 6 May 2011.
  11. ^ Lee, Hyo-won (5 May 2011). "Sunny brims with 1980s retro fun". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2012-11-24.
  12. ^ "in Hyo-rin cast for movie "The Grand Heist"". Hancinema. Nate. 21 August 2011.
  13. ^ Oh, Mi-jung (5 August 2012). "Preview: Gone With the Wind, a Comic Blockbuster Beyond Expectation". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
  14. ^ Ho, Stewart (23 May 2012). "Official Movie Poster for Park Jin Young's Debut Movie Unveiled". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
  15. ^ "Min Hyo-rin cast as Park Jin-young's woman in "5 Million-Dollar Man"". Hancinema. Nate. 24 October 2011.
  16. ^ 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.
  17. ^ "Min Hyo Rin Cast as Lead of Mnet's New Music Drama". Mwave. 19 November 2014.
  18. ^ Kim Jae-heun (10 April 2016). "KBS's new variety show revives woman stars". The Korea Times.
  19. ^ "Min Hyo-rin gets chance to shine". Korea JoongAng Daily. 28 July 2016.
  20. ^ "JYP 떠난 민효린, 플럼行..강소라-임시완과 한솥밥". Star News. 23 March 2017. Retrieved 23 March 2017.
  21. ^ "Min Hyo Rin's casting in new KBS web drama confirmed!". International Business Times. 9 March 2017.
  22. ^ "Rain Sets Big Screen Comeback with KANG So-ra in Period Sports Drama". Korean Film Biz Zone. 6 April 2017.
  23. ^ "Star-studded cast lined up for cyclist movie". Korea JoongAng Daily. 30 March 2017.
  24. ^ "Idol singer Taeyang dating actress Min Hyo-rin". The Korea Times. 3 June 2015. Retrieved 2016-04-24.
  25. ^ Kim, JiYeon (2 June 2015). "YG Confirms Big Bang Taeyang and Min Hyo Rin′s Relationship". enewsWorld. CJ E&M. Retrieved 2016-04-24.
  26. ^ "[단독]빅뱅 태양♥민효린, 내년 2월 결혼" (in Korean). Retrieved 2017-12-18.
  27. ^ "민효린 측 "태양과 내년 2월 결혼…속도위반 NO" [공식입장]" (in Korean). Retrieved 2017-12-18.
  28. ^ "Taeyang, Min Hyo-rin to marry". The Korea Herald. 18 December 2017. Retrieved 2017-12-18.
  29. ^ "Taeyang, Min Hyo-rin Marry in Private Ceremony". The Chosun Ilbo. 5 February 2018.
  30. ^ "Big Bang's Taeyang, actress Min Hyo-rin marry in church ceremony". The Korea Herald. 4 February 2018.
  31. ^ "Taeyang unveils MV for '1AM' with Min Hyo-rin". The Korea Herald. 10 June 2014.
  32. ^ "2007 Mnet KM Music Festival Part1". MAMA. Retrieved 2014-12-14.
  33. ^ "So Ji-sub, Park Hae-il, Lee Tae-gon win top prize at culture and entertainment ceremony". 10Asia. 16 December 2011.
  34. ^ "[PHOTO] Min Hyo-rin, Lee Je-hoon at 2012 PiFan opening ceremony". 10Asia. 20 July 2012.
  35. ^ "Kim Hee Sun & EXO win Grand Prize Awards at the 2017 Asia Artist Awards". KBS World. 16 November 2017.

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