Min Hyo-rin at the LG Optimus LTE showcase event in 2011
February 5, 1986
Daegu, South Korea
|Revised Romanization||Min Hyo-rin|
|Revised Romanization||Jeong Eun-ran|
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. 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.
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. 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, Min played Cha Tae-hyun's love interest in the 2012 period comedy The Grand Heist. 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). She next starred in Twenty, a film that depicts the lives and loves of three male friends in their twenties.
|2011||Age of Milk (short film)||Jin||Also aired on OCN|
|2012||The Grand Heist||Baek Soo-ryun|
|A Millionaire on the Run||Mi-ri|
|2010||Dr. Champ||Nurse||SBS||Cameo (Episode 16)|
|2011||Romance Town||Jung Da-kyum||KBS2|
|2015||Persevere, Goo Hae Ra||Goo Hae Ra||Mnet|
|2010||The Romantic Movement: Seoul||Alice||My Bloody Valentine
My Sweet Blanket
The Tarot Players
|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||Episode 1-12|
|2006||"Because of You"||Park Ki-young|
|2007||"A Man's First Love
Follows Him to the Grave"
|"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|
|Album information||Track listing|
|RinZ: Min-Hyo-rin First Album
|2008||Lotte Ghana Chocolate
Ssangyong Engineering and Construction
Samsung Card Allat
Walt Disney Jewelry
|2010||Dong-A Otsuka Fibe-Mini
Awards and nominations
|2007||9th Mnet KM Music Festival||Best New Artist||"Stars"||Nominated|
|2009||MBC Drama Awards||Best New Actress||Triple||Nominated|
|2011||19th Korean Culture & Entertainment Awards||Best New Actress (Film)||Sunny||Won|
|KBS Drama Awards||Best Supporting Actress||Romance Town||Nominated|
|2012||16th Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival||Fantasia Award||N/A||Won|
|49th Grand Bell Awards||Photogenic Award||N/A||Won|
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- "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.
- "Min Hyo-rin Picked to Promote Pyeongchang Ski Jumping Continental Cup". The Chosun Ilbo. 11 January 2011. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
- 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.
- 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.
- "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.
- Park, Soo-mee (12 February 2011). "Night Fishing Short Made Entirely on iPhone (Berlin)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
- Lee, Hyo-won (5 May 2011). "Sunny brims with 1980s retro fun". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2012-11-24.
- Oh, Mi-jung (5 August 2012). "Preview: Gone With the Wind, a Comic Blockbuster Beyond Expectation". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
- Ho, Stewart (23 May 2012). "Official Movie Poster for Park Jin Young's Debut Movie Unveiled". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
- 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.
- 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.
- Kim Jae-heun (April 10, 2016). "KBS's new variety show revives woman stars". koreatimes. Retrieved April 14, 2016.
- "Idol singer Taeyang dating actress Min Hyo-rin". The Korea Times. 3 June 2015. Retrieved 24 April 2016.
- Kim, JiYeon (2 June 2015). "YG Confirms Big Bang Taeyang and Min Hyo Rin′s Relationship". enewsWorld. CJ E&M. Retrieved 24 April 2016.
- "2007 Mnet KM Music Festival Part1". MAMA. Retrieved 2014-12-14.
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