Shin Min a

신민아 (양민아)

Shin Min-A, born April 5th, 1984 with birth name Yang Min-A (양민아), is a popular South Korean actress & model. Her family consists of a father, mother, older sister & brother. In middle school, Min-A took a picture with her friends on a school picnic and sent the photo to teen magazine KiKi ("키키"). From that picture she was chosen as a model for the magazine. Afterwards she would first appear in commercials and music videos. In 2001, Min-A made her acting debut in the movie "Volcano High" and would appear again two years later in "Madeleine". Her breakout performance would occur in the 2005 gangster film "A Bittersweet Life". Her character, Hee-soo, displayed a mixture of purity and maturity that captivated South Korean audiences. Since that time, Shin Min-A has received an assortment of acting offers from top Korean directors and expanded her acting repertoire by selecting various types of roles: from martial-arts comedy "My Mighty Princess" to 70's go-go dancer "Go Go 70s" to smaller independent film "Sisters on the Road".

More recently in 2009, Shin Min-A participated in the project "Miracle Blue," which is a collaboration between herself, the Korean alternative band Loveholic and fashion design company Calvin Klein. In the music video "Miracle Blue," in which Min-a Shin sings, she performs as various characters displaying child-like innocence to sexy blonde haired singer.

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 Shin Min a's Career

Shin Min Ah debuted as a model for KiKi Magazineand has since appeared in many commercial and films advertisements, becoming one of the most in-demand commercial and films endorsers in South Korea.

Notable among her forays into branded entertainment is the 2008 multi-episodeSummer Daysopposite Hyun Bin and Ryu Seung-beom for LG Xnote featuring music by Yoo Hee-Yeol ,as well asFriends & Love, a movie-style extended advertisement for Giordano in 2011 costarring Jung Woo-sung and So Ji-sub .

In 2008, Shin became the first Asian celebrity to do a photoshoot with a Calvin Klein model. The spread with Jamie Dornan was shot in Milan , Italy , and published in the September 2009 issue ofElle Korea.

In 2011, she was selected as the first Asian model for a DIY project with American clothing brand Rag & Bone . Other models chosen included Miranda Kerr , Carolyn Murphy and Karolina Kurkova .

A performing arts major at Dongguk University , Shin has also appeared in numerous K-Pop music videos , contributed her vocals to several singles and soundtracks, and has published a travel book titledMina's French Diary.

Despite her many activities, Shin considers acting her primary vocation, starring in numerous films and TV dramas.

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 Shin Min a's Filmography

Television Drama
YearTitleRole
2001 Beautiful Days(SBS) Lee Min-ji
2003 Punch(SBS) Jang Yu-bin
2005 A Love To Kill(KBS) Cha Eun-seok
2007 The Devil(KBS) Seo Hae-in
2010 My Girlfriend is a Nine-Tailed Fox(SBS) Mi-ho
2012 Arang and the Magistrate(MBC) Arang
Film
YearTitleRole
2001 Volcano High Yoo Chae-yi
2003 Madeleine Hee-jin
2005 A Bittersweet Life Hee-soo
Sad Movie Ahn Su-eun
The Beast and the Beauty Jang Hae-ju
2007 My Mighty Princess Kang So-hwi / Ok-soon
2008 Go Go 70s Mimi
2009 The Naked Kitchen Ahn Mo-rae
Sisters on the Road Park Myung-eun
A Million Jo Yoo-jin

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 Shin Min a's Discography

YearTrackFrom the Album
2008 "My Happy Day" Yoo Hee-yeol-Summer Days
"Night Bus" Go Go 70sOST
2009 "One Year Later" The Naked KitchenOST
"Miracle Blue" Loveholics-In the Air
2010 "Sha la la" My Girlfriend is a Nine-Tailed FoxOST
"I Can Give You All" My Girlfriend is a Nine-Tailed FoxOST
2012 "Black Moon" Arang and the MagistrateOST

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 Shin Min a's Awards

YearEventCategoryNominated workResultRef
2003 SBS Drama Awards New Star Award
Punch
Won
2009 4th University Film Festival of Korea Best Supporting Actress
Go Go 70s
Won
6th Max Movie Awards Best ActressWon
17th Chunsa Film Art Awards Best ActressWon
2nd Style Icon Awards Fashionista -Won
3rd Mnet 20's Choice Awards Hot Fashionista -Won
2010 Korean Advertisers Association Awards Best CF Model -Won
3rd Style Icon Awards Style Icon ActressMy Girlfriend is a Nine-Tailed FoxWon
SBS Drama Awards Excellence in Acting - Drama SpecialWon
Top Ten Stars AwardWon
Best Couple with Lee Seung-giWon

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