Park in May 2018
March 4, 1986|
Seoul, South Korea
|Revised Romanization||Bak Min-yeong|
|Website||at Namoo Actors|
Park Min-young (Hangul: 박민영; born March 4, 1986) is a South Korean actress. She rose to fame in the historical coming-of-age drama Sungkyunkwan Scandal (2010) and has since starred in television series City Hunter (2011), Glory Jane (2011), Dr. Jin (2012), A New Leaf (2014), Healer (2014-2015), Remember: War of the Son (2015-2016), Queen for Seven Days (2017) and What's Wrong with Secretary Kim (2018).
- 1 Education
- 2 Career
- 3 Filmography
- 4 Awards and nominations
- 5 References
- 6 External links
Park made her entertainment debut in an SK Telecom commercial in 2005. She launched her acting career a year later in the hit sitcom High Kick! (2006). She continued to appear in television dramas, in roles such as the only daughter of a notorious gangster in I Am Sam (2007), and a gumiho (nine-tailed fox in Korean mythology) in an episode of horror-themed drama Hometown of Legends (2008), She played a villainous princess in the period drama Ja Myung Go (2009), and a girl caught between two marathon runners in Running, Gu (2010).
Park's breakthrough came with the 2010 drama Sungkyunkwan Scandal, a coming-of-age drama in which her character, an intelligent and resourceful young woman, disguises herself as a boy in order to enter the most prestigious learning institution in Joseon. This was followed in 2011 by another success with City Hunter, based on the titular Japanese manga. Park starred opposite Lee Min-ho in a story about a vigilante out for revenge and justice, and the secret service agent he falls for. Park's success on the small screen resulted in increased advertising offers for the actress.
2011–2014: Leading roles
Later that year, she made her big screen debut in the horror film The Cat, about a woman who becomes consumed by fear after she adopts a cat found at the site of a mysterious death. Park next appeared in the melodrama Glory Jane, in the role of a nurse's aide who becomes involved with a former baseball player (played by Chun Jung-myung).
She starred in another manga screen adaptation in 2012; in Dr. Jin, a neurosurgeon (played by Song Seung-heon) travels back in time to 1860. Park played dual roles as the protagonist's girlfriend in the present-day (a comatose doctor), and her doppelgänger in the Joseon era (a sheltered noblewoman).
She next played an idealistic intern in the legal drama A New Leaf (2014), who clashes with her brilliant but cynical lawyer boss until he becomes an amnesiac (played by Kim Myung-min). This was followed by a role as a tabloid reporter in Healer, a series written by Song Ji-na that also starred Ji Chang-wook and Yoo Ji-tae. Healer was popular in China and resulted in increased recognition for Park.
2015–present: Overseas ventures and continued success
Park next starred as a lawyer in the Korean drama Remember on SBS from late 2015 to early 2016. She was also cast in her second Chinese drama, City of Time alongside Chinese actor Zhang Zhehan.
In 2017, Park starred in KBS2's historical drama, Queen for Seven Days. In September 2017, It was confirmed that Park will be a fixed cast member in Netflix's variety show Busted!. In December 2017, Park signed with new management agency Namoo Actors.
In 2018, Park was cast in her first romantic comedy drama What's Wrong with Secretary Kim alongside Park Seo-joon. The series was a ratings success, leading to increased popularity for Park.
|2006–2007||High Kick!||Kang Yoo-mi||MBC|||
|2007||I Am Sam||Yoo Eun-byul||KBS2|||
|2008||Hometown of Legends
"Gumiho (Nine-tailed Fox)"
|Lee Myung-ok (Gumiho)|||
|2009||Ja Myung Go||Princess Ra-hee||SBS|||
|2010||Running, Gu||Moon Haeng-joo||MBC|||
|Sungkyunkwan Scandal||Kim Yoon-hee / Kim Yoon-shik||KBS2|||
|2011||City Hunter||Kim Na-na||SBS|||
|Glory Jane||Yoon Jae-in||KBS2|||
|2012||Dr. Jin||Yoo Mi-na / Hong Young-rae||MBC|||
|2014||A New Leaf||Lee Ji-yoon|||
|2014–2015||Healer||Chae Young-shin / Oh Ji-an||KBS2|||
|2017||Queen for Seven Days||Shin Chae-kyung||KBS2|||
|2018||What's Wrong with Secretary Kim||Kim Mi-so||tvN|||
|TBA||Braveness of the Ming||Xie Yu Fei||LeTV|||
|City of Time||Xu Zhen|||
Music video appearances
|2007||"Don't Say Goodbye"||Kim Young-jin (I)|||
|2009||"Love Story"||Gavy NJ|||
Awards and nominations
|2007||MBC Entertainment Awards||Best New Actress in a Comedy/Sitcom||Unstoppable High Kick!||Won|||
|KBS Drama Awards||Best New Actress||I Am Sam||Won|||
|2008||2nd Asia Model Festival Awards||Model Award||N/A||Won|||
|44th Baeksang Arts Awards||Best New Actress (TV)||I Am Sam||Nominated|
|KBS Drama Awards||Excellence Award, Actress in a Special/One Act Drama||Hometown of Legends: Gumiho||Won|||
|2010||KBS Drama Awards||Excellence Award, Actress in a Mid-length Drama||Sungkyunkwan Scandal||Won|||
|Best Couple Award with Park Yoochun||Won|
|2011||47th Baeksang Arts Awards||Best Actress (TV)||Nominated|
|6th Seoul International Drama Awards||Outstanding Korean Actress||Nominated|
|4th Korea Drama Awards||Best Actress||Sungkyunkwan Scandal, City Hunter||Nominated|
|SBS Drama Awards||Excellence Award, Actress in a Drama Special||City Hunter||Nominated|
|Best Couple Award with Lee Min-ho||Nominated|
|KBS Drama Awards||Top Excellence Actress||Glory Jane||Nominated|
|Excellence Award, Actress in a Mid-length Drama||Won|||
|2012||12th Top Chinese Music Awards||Fashion Artist Award||N/A||Won|||
|2013||Dongguk University||Merit Award||N/A||Won|||
|2014||MBC Drama Awards||Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries||A New Leaf||Nominated|
|KBS Drama Awards||Excellence Award, Actress in a Mid-length Drama||Healer||Won|||
|Best Couple Award with Ji Chang-wook||Won|||
|2015||10th Asia Model Festival Awards||Asia Special Award, Actress||N/A||Won|||
|2016||2016 SBS Drama Awards||Top Excellence Award, Actress in a Genre Drama||Remember: War of the Son||Nominated|
|2017||2nd Asia Artist Awards||Best Celebrity Award||Queen for Seven Days||Won|||
|KBS Drama Awards||Excellence Award, Actress in a Mid-length Drama||Nominated|
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- "Park Min-young Transforms for KBS "Hometown Legends"". Hancinema. 4 July 2008. Retrieved 2018-03-02.
- Han, Sang-hee (3 March 2009). "Drum Brings Tale of Lost Kingdom". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2014-08-20.
- "박민영, MBC4부작 '난닝구' 출연… 백성현과 주연". Money Today (in Korean). 25 May 2010.
- Wee, Geun-woo (2 December 2010). "INTERVIEW: Actress Park Min-young - Part 1". 10Asia. Retrieved 2013-05-12.
- Wee, Geun-woo (2 December 2010). "INTERVIEW: Actress Park Min-young - Part 2". 10Asia. Retrieved 2013-05-12.
- Wee, Geun-woo (2 December 2010). "INTERVIEW: Actress Park Min-young - Part 3". 10Asia. Retrieved 2013-05-12.
- Park, So-jung (18 August 2011). "Park Min-young: "I go the path that'll make me happiest when I do something." - Part 1". 10Asia. Retrieved 2013-05-12.
- Park, So-jung (18 August 2011). "Park Min-young: "I go the path that'll make me happiest when I do something." - Part 2". 10Asia. Retrieved 2013-05-12.
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- Suk, Monica (19 April 2012). "Park Min-young to play doctor in JYJ Kim Jaejoong's drama". 10Asia. Retrieved 2013-02-03.
- Kim, Hee-eun (25 March 2014). "Park Min-young to lead new law drama". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2014-08-20.
- Ko, Hong-ju (18 April 2014). "Kim Myung Min, Park Min Young and More Introduce Drama and Characters of Reformation". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2014-08-20.
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- Yoon, Sarah (5 March 2015). "Ji Chang-wook initially nervous of Park Min-young". K-pop Herald. Retrieved 2015-03-05.
- "'Healer' Park Min-young has plans for China". K-pop Herald. 6 March 2015.
- Yoon, Sarah (22 June 2015). "Park Min-young shares photos from Chinese period drama". K-pop Herald.
- "Park Min-young, Yoo Seung-ho star in new TV drama". The Korea Times. 21 October 2015.
- "Park Min Young confirmed for female lead role in Chinese drama 'City Of Time'". Korea.com. 24 May 2016.
- "Park Min-young is ready to laugh on set and screen: The 'Queen for Seven Days' star is ready for a break after serious role". Korea JoongAng Daily. 18 August 2017.
- "Netflix announces star-studded reality show". Korea JoongAng Daily. 5 April 2018.
- "Park Min Young to Join Lee Joon Gi·Moon Geun Young's Agency". SBS News. 27 December 2017.
- "Park Seo-jun, Park Min-young cast in drama". Korea JoongAng Daily. 4 May 2018.
- "Park Min-young talks about starring in rom-com". Kpop Herald. 30 May 2018.
- "With 'Secretary Kim,' Park Min-young rises as fashion icon". Kpop Herald. 13 July 2018.
- "Park Min-young finishes shooting upcoming horror film". 10Asia. 11 March 2011.
- Lee, Seung-han (5 February 2011). "Park Min-young's Song Picks". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
- "Park Min-young takes up Lee Min-ho drama". 10Asia. 21 February 2011.
- "Park Min-young says always dreaming and wishing for more". 10Asia. 5 October 2011.
- "박민영.송종호, 아이 '이별을 말하다' 뮤비 사진 공개". Asia Today (in Korean). 13 March 2007.
- "박민영, 빅뱅 '하루하루' 뮤비서 시한부 연기". Asia Economy (in Korean). 8 August 2008.
- "박민영-이수혁,가비엔제이도우미자청". Sports Donga (in Korean). 7 April 2009.
- "정일우·오정태, 박민영·이국주, MBC 연예대상 코미디시트콤 남녀신인상". Star News (in Korean). 29 December 2007.
- "2007 Year-end Korean drama awards round-up". Hancinema. Star Money. 7 January 2007.
- "2008 Asia Model Awards 모델특별상 박민영". AMFOC. Retrieved 2018-03-02.
- "2008 KBS Drama Awards". KBS (in Korean). Retrieved 2018-03-02.
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- Hong, Lucia (2 January 2012). "Shin Ha-kyun scores top prize at 2011 KBS Drama Awards". 10Asia. Retrieved 2013-05-12.
- "Park Min-young Emerges as Asian Fashion Icon". The Chosun Ilbo. 17 April 2012. Retrieved 2013-05-12.
- "KBS Drama Awards 2014 Winners". Hancinema. 31 December 2014.
- "Park Min-young, Ji Chang-wook snag Best Couple Award". Kpop Herald. 1 January 2015.
- "2015 Asia Model Awards 'Asia Specia Award Lim Si Wan & Park Min Yeong'". AMFOC. Retrieved 2018-03-02.
- "Kim Hee Sun & EXO win Grand Prize Awards at the 2017 Asia Artist Awards". KBS World. 16 November 2017.
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