No Min-woo

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No Min-woo
Born (1986-05-29) May 29, 1986 (age 32)
OccupationActor, singer, dancer
Years active2004–present
AgentMJ Dreamys
Musical career
InstrumentsPiano, guitar, drums, saxophone[2]
Years active2004–present
LabelsS.M. Entertainment (2004–2009)
Core Contents Media (2009–2012)
MJ Dreamsys (2012–present)
Associated actsTraxX, 24/7
Korean name
Revised RomanizationNo_Min-u

No Min-woo (Hangul노민우; born May 29, 1986) is a South Korean actor and musician. He debuted as a drummer in TRAX in 2004, and left the band two years later. In 2008, he began acting in various television series and movies, such as Pasta, My Girlfriend is a Nine-Tailed Fox and Full House Take 2, and he regularly contributes to movie and drama soundtracks. In 2013, Min woo made a comeback as a singer under the stage name ICO. On 2016's Thanksgiving weekend, the My Unfortunate Boyfriend star enlisted in the military. His reps at MJ Dreamsys confirmed to the media that he entered training camp early last month. "No Min Woo will return in 2 years after completing his duty for the nation," they explained. He is expected to come back in 2018.


No Min-woo was born in Japan while his mother, then 20 years old, was aspiring to become an enka singer there.[1] He was moving back and forth between Korea and Japan for a long time, and started playing the piano at age 7.[2]

He made his debut as the drummer (with the stage name Rose) in the rock band TraxX in 2004.[3] Prior to debut, No Min-woo appeared in "2002 Survival Audition HeeJun vs. KangTa Battle of the Century" with bandmates Typhoon and Attack, as well as Xiah Junsu , Super Junior's Sungmin and Eunhyuk. No Minwoo left TRAX 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.

Min-woo 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 biographical film about the life of Boohwal lead guitarist Kim Tae-won.[4] Then for his role as a cancer patient in 2011's Midas, No lost 9.5 kilograms (21 pounds).[5] 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.[6][7] 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.[8][9][10]

In 2012 his contract with Core Contents Media came to an end, and he established his own management company, MJ Dreamsys.[11]

In 2013, on July 1, No released his MV, ROCKSTAR, under his newly opened YouTube channel, officialminewTV.[12]

In 2014, No appeared in a minor role in Roaring Currents (released July 30, 2014), which became the highest-grossing film of all time in South Korea. Later in 2014, No played one of the main characters in The Greatest Marriage. While No was filming for the drama during the summer of 2014, his Chinese fan club gifted the staff and cast with a food truck.[13]

No stars in MBC Dramanet's My Unfortunate Boyfriend, which premiered on April 10, 2015.[14]

In April 2015, No filed a lawsuit against his former agency, S.M. Entertainment, as well as reported the agency to the South Korea Fair Trade Commission. Documents from the lawsuit reveal that No originally signed a 17-year exclusive contract with S.M. Entertainment. No is seeking 100 million KRW for damages resulting from the agency's interference in his career.[15]


Television drama[edit]

Year Title Role Network
1997 Propose KBS
2001 Truth MBC
2008 Detective Mr. Lee tvN
2009 Tae-hee, Hye-kyo, Ji-hyun Noh Min Woo MBC
Mrs. Town Jackie Jung's younger lover tvN
Jung Yak-yong cameo OCN
2010 Pasta Philip MBC
My Girlfriend is a Nine-Tailed Fox Park Dong-joo SBS
Rock, Rock, Rock Kim Tae-won KBS2
2011 Midas Yoo Myung-joon SBS
2012 Full House Take 2 Lee Tae-ik TBS/SBS Plus
2013 Monstar Daniel Park (cameo,ep12) Mnet
Love Expiration Date Lee Ti En ZJSTV
The Blade and Petal Yeon Namsaeng KBS2
2014 God's Gift - 14 Days Theo SBS
The Greatest Marriage Park Tae-yeon TV Chosun
2015 My Unfortunate Boyfriend Yoon Tae-woon MBC Dramanet
2015 Eating Existence (2015) Park Byeong


Year Title Role
2008 Story of Wine Taek-jin
A Frozen Flower Min-woo
2011 Ghastly Cheol-Woong
2014 One Day, First Love Invaded Me Min-Hyuk
The Admiral: Roaring Currents Haru


  • Gravity (Japanese, as Minue, 2016)
    • Gravity
    • We rock
    • believe
  • My Unfortunate Boyfriend OST (2015)
    • I Love You
    • Shining Love
  • ICON the 1st Single Album (2013)
    • Baby
    • Hello
    • Alive
  • The Greatest Marriage OST (2014)
    • Crazy Love
  • God's Gift - 14 Days OST (2014)
    • Snake Eyes
    • Heaven
  • Love Expiration Date OST (2013)
    • 1 Minute 1 Second
  • 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)
  • My Girlfriend is a Nine-Tailed Fox OST (2010)
    • Trap
  • 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. February 4, 2010. Retrieved 2012-12-25.
  2. ^ a b "A Musical and Movie ICON". Seoul Journal. Retrieved 2017-04-03.
  3. ^ Hong, Lucia (May 14, 2012). "No Min-woo to celebrate 27th birthday with fans in Seoul". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
  4. ^ '락락락' 노민우, 부활 공연서 김태원과 함께 노래한다. Asiae (in Korean). December 24, 2012. Retrieved 2012-12-11.
  5. ^ "No Min Woo lost 9.5 kg for Midas". Allkpop. April 1, 2011. Retrieved 2012-12-11.
  6. ^ Ho, Stewart (October 9, 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.
  7. ^ Lee, Hye-ji (October 19, 2012). "No Min-woo "I Looked Like Grandpa When Dancing"". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
  8. ^ Ho, Stewart (June 21, 2012). "Noh Min Woo Cast in Chinese Drama, Will Direct the Drama's OST". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
  9. ^ Suk, Monica (June 21, 2012). "No Min-woo to play male lead in Chinese TV series with Li Qin". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
  10. ^ Lee, Tae-ho (October 11, 2012). "Actor No Min-woo to Debut as Music Director with Soundtrack to Chinese Drama". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
  11. ^ 노민우, 1인 기획사 설립…한·일서 단독콘서트 개최. Nate (in Korean). December 7, 2012. Retrieved 2012-12-09.
  12. ^ "ICON – ROCKSTAR [OFFICIAL VIDEO]" (in Korean). July 1, 2013. Retrieved 2013-07-01.
  13. ^ "Noh Min Woo's Chinese fans gift the set of 'Greatest Marriage' with a food truck". Allkpop. August 19, 2014. Retrieved 2014-12-02.
  14. ^ . Drama Fever Retrieved December 13, 2014. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  15. ^ . May 11, 2015 Retrieved 2015-05-24. Missing or empty |title= (help)

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