Min Hyo-rin is one of those celebrities who ply their trade in multiple career paths as she is prominently recognized as an actress, singer, TV host, as well as a model. Not only has she ventured into a plethora of careers, but she has also achieved great success in her various endeavors.
Min is a recipient of multiple awards and nominations following her valuable contributions in the movie industry and also in the music industry. She has additionally gained much popularity as a result of her marriage to the famous singer, dancer, and songwriter, Dong Young-bae, who is known by his professional name, Taeyang. If you have been wondering who this beautiful damsel is, stay on this article as we give you a lowdown on her life, career, and marriage.
Who Is Min Hyo-rin?
It was on the 5th of February 1986 that the pretty TV personality was born as Jung Eun-ran in the Metropolitan City of Daegu in South Korea. Information regarding her family and educational achievements are not yet available.
Min Hyo-rin took to modeling in 2006 as modeled for a clothing line called Flapper. Soon after, she began making appearances in several music videos, including ‘Because of You’ by Park Ki-young, ‘Men Are…Also, Helpless’ by Evan, ‘A Man’s First Love Follows Him to the Grave’ and ‘Only One Person’ by F. T Island. She then took to the path of becoming a songster in 2007 when she dropped her first album titled, ‘RinZ’. She went on to release her single titled, ‘Touch Me’ in the next year.
From 2008 to 2016, Min Hyo-rin has further appeared in other music videos such as ‘Energy by Mighty Mouth feat Sunye, ‘More and More’ by Jo Sung-mo feat Electronboyz, ‘Going Crazy’ by Song Ji-Eun feat Bang Yong-guk, and ‘Eyes, Nose, Lips’ and ‘1AM’ by Taeyang. Following her works as a music artist, Min was nominated for Best New Artist in the 2007 Mnet KM Music Festival.
With regards to her acting career, Min Hyo-rin made her acting debut in the MBC TV series, Triple which aired from 11th June to July 30th in 2009. She followed it up by playing the role of a nurse in the TV series, Dr. Champ in the year 2010. In the same year, she landed a main role in a web series titled, The Romantic Movement: Seoul, and was also a cast member in the MBC variety show, Fox’s Butler.
In 2011, she made her motion picture debut by starring in the comedy-drama film, Sunny and also in another movie titled The Grand Heist. She was also featured as Jung Da-kyum in the romantic comedy-drama series, Romance Town, starring Sung Yu-ri, Jung Gyu-Woon and Kim Min-Joon in the same year. She then starred in the 2012 movie, A Millionaire on the Run as Mi-ri and additionally, as Jin-Joo in Twenty, a 2015 coming-of-age film that was a box office hit, having grossed about $21.3 million worldwide.
Although Min Hyo-rin has been prominently known as a singer, she has gone ahead to leave an indelible mark on the movie industry with her classic performance in the reality show, Sister’s Slam Dunk that ran every Friday on KBS 2TV from April to December 2016. She was further cast as a girl from the future 2116 in the 2016 mockumentary, Was Will. Her other acting credits came in Persevere, Goo Hae-Ra, The Happy Loner, Uhm Bok-dong, among others. In addition to her acting works, Taeyang’s wife has also served as the host of a variety show titled, Trend Report Feel 6.
Min Hyo-rin gained a nomination for Best New Actress during the 28th Edition of MBC Drama Awards for her role in Triple. Similarly, she gained a nomination for Best Supporting Actress in the 25th Edition of KBS Drama Awards and many others. She has additionally taken home many awards including the Korean Culture & Entertainment Awards, Punchon International Fantastic Film Festival Award, Asia Artist Awards, KBS Entertainment Awards, and Grand Bell Awards.
How Long Did Min and Taeyang Date?
The beauteous actress began dating Taeyang in 2013. In December 2017, the cute couple publicized their engagement. After dating for four years, the pair couldn’t wait any longer to be pronounced “Man and Wife”, so, they made plans to get the union solemnized which eventually took place in February 2018. The private wedding ceremony which was officiated by actor, Ki Tae-young was held in the presence of their family and friends.