Park Min Young: Complete Guide To Her Life, Dramas & Awards

Park Min Young is one of the finest actress of South Korea. Here are all the details of her life, dramas, and awards you should know.

Park Min Young is a very pretty actress from South Korea who has been in many TV shows. She is good at acting, dancing, cooking, and arranging flowers. She also speaks English very well.

When she was 14 years old, Park Min Young went to Pennsylvania with her older sister to study for three years. Then, she came back to Korea to get ready for college. In 2013, she graduated from Dongguk University in Seoul and studied Theatre.

Park Min Young started her career by doing a commercial for SK Telecom in 2005. A year later, she acted in her first drama called High Kick. She continued to act in other dramas but in smaller roles.

Hangul Name박민영
Date Of BirthMarch 4, 1986
NationalitySouth Korean
AgencyHook Entertainment
Recent DramaLove In Contract

In 2008, Park Min Young was featured in BigBang’s hit song Haru Haru where she played the girlfriend of G-Dragon. Her breakthrough came with the 2010 drama Sungkyunkwan Scandal followed by City Hunter.

She was dating investor Kang Jong Hyun, who was later arrested on charges of theft and stock market fraud. Prosecutors have asked her to appear in the case, but they haven’t charged her with any crimes.

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Park Min Young’s Kdramas

Rachel Park (her English name) is a passionate actor who has starred in numerous dramas with the usual roles of a cute girl. Her major dramas are romcom that also includes action. Here is the list of all her dramas.

1. Love In Contract

The story of a helper service that provides wives to single people needing partners. The story portrays the contract marriage master Sang Eun as she gets involved with Ji Ho and Hae Jin who have signed a contract with the service.

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Cast –

  • Park Min Young as Choi Sang Eun
  • Go Kyung Pyo as Jung Ji Ho
  • Kim Jae Young as Kang Hae Jin
  • Lee Joo Bin as Jung Ji Eun

No. Of Episodes – 16

Watch On – Viki

2. Forecasting Love and Weather

The drama is about the work and love lives of people who work at the Korea Meteorological Administration, Korea’s national weather forecast service. It will depict the relationship between different people.

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Cast –

  • Park Min Young as Jin Ha Kyung
  • Song Kang as Lee Si Woo
  • Yoon Park as Han Ki Joon
  • Yura as Chae Yoo Jin

No. Of Episodes – 16

Watch On – Netflix

3. When The Weather is Fine

Cellist Hae Won quits her job in Seoul and goes back to her village where she briefly lived when she was in high school. There, she meets again her former classmate, Eun Seob who owns a bookstore now. His daily life is simple but it begins to change after he meets Hae Won.

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Cast –

  • Park Min Young as Mok Hae Won / Irene
  • Seo Kang Joon as Im Eun Sub / Kim Jin Ho
  • Lee Jae Wook as Lee Jang Woo
  • Kim Hwan Hee as Im Hwi

No. Of Episodes – 16

Watch On – Viki

4. Her Private Life

Deok Mi works as a curator at an art gallery. She is a huge fan of idol and secretly runs a fan website about him. She hides this from everyone. At least until Ryan Gold, the art gallery’s new director, enters into her life. When he uncovers Deok Mi’s secret, everything changes.

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Cast –

  • Park Min Young as Sung Deok Mi
  • Kim Jae Wook as Ryan Gold
  • Ahn Bo Hyun as Nam Eun Gi
  • Jung Jae Won as Cha Shi Ahn

No. Of Episodes – 16

Watch On – Netflix, Viki

5. What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim

Hangul: 김비서가 왜 그럴까

Year: 2018

Lee Young Joon’s family owns a huge corporation, and he serves as its vice president. He is wealthy, attractive, and intelligent, but he is arrogant. Mi So, his secretary, has worked for him for years and is ideal for him, but she abruptly decides to leave.

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4 star rating

Main Cast (Characters):

  • Park Min Young as Kim Mi So
  • Park Seo Joon as Lee Young Joon
  • Lee Tae Hwan as Lee Sung Yeon
  • Pyo Ye Jin as Kim Ji Ah

No. Of Episodes: 16 (70 min. each)

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6. Queen For Seven Days

Hangul: 7일의 왕비

Year: 2017

Based on a tragic Joseon legend, this drama tells the story of King Jung Jong and his Queen Dangyeong, the daughter of a powerful politician who was crowned and ousted within a week due to conflicting political forces controlling the king’s rule.

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3 5 star rating

Main Cast (Characters):

  • Park Min Young as Shin Chae Kyung
  • Yeon Woo Jin as Yi Yeok
  • Lee Dong Gun as Yi Yoong
  • Jang Hyun Sung as Shin Soo Geun

No. Of Episodes: 20 (60 min. each)

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7. Remember: War of the Son

Hangul: 리멤버

Year: 2016

Seo Jin Woo has hyperthymesia, a disease that makes him remember things in great detail. His father was falsely accused of murder, tried, and put on death row. Jin Woo uses his power to prove his father’s innocence.

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3 5 star rating

Main Cast (Characters):

  • Yoo Seung Ho as Seo Jin Woo
  • Park Min Young as Lee In Ah
  • Park Sung Woong as Park Dong Ho
  • Namgoong Min as Nam Gyu Man

No. Of Episodes: 20 (60 min. each)

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8. Healer

Hangul: 힐러

Year: 2014

A long-forgotten event that hides dark truths brings together a well-known reporter, a less-known reporter, and a man with the code name “Healer.” The Healer starts to figure out how he and the two reporters know each other, which puts them all in danger.

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4 5 star rating

Main Cast (Characters):

  • Ji Chang Wook as Seo Jung Hoo
  • Park Min Young as Chae Young Shin
  • Yoo Ji Tae as Kim Moon Ho
  • Kim Mi Kyung as Jo Min Ja

No. Of Episodes: 20 (60 min. each)

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9. Glory Jane

Baseball players get injured and are rushed to the hospital. They meet a nurse named Yoon Jae In. A strong connection is formed but a web of secrets about the nurse’s past soon plague their budding relationship. As they struggle to overcome their fates, they find love.

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Cast –

  • Chun Jung Myung as Kim Yeong Kwang
  • Park Min Young as Yoon Jae In
  • Lee Jang Woo as Seo In Woo
  • Lee Jin as Cha Hong Joo

No. Of Episodes – 24

Watch On – Free Streaming Sites

10. City Hunter

Hangul: 시티헌터

Year: 2011

Lee Yoon Sung is a smart graduate of MIT who works on the Blue House’s international communications team. He makes plans with his surrogate father Lee Jin Pyo to get back at the five politicians who killed his father and becomes a “City Hunter.”

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4 star rating

Main Cast (Characters):

  • Lee Min Ho as Lee Yoon Sung
  • Park Min Young as Kim Na Na
  • Lee Joon Hyuk as Kim Young Joo
  • Kim Sang Joong as Lee Jin Pyo

No. Of Episodes: 20 (70 min. each)

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11. Sungkyunkwan Scandal

Yoon Hee who takes her brother’s identity gets accepted into the Sungkyunkwan university and there meet three men. But she must keep up the appearance of being a man, which gets increasingly difficult as time passes and feelings start to develop between the friends.

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Cast –

  • Park Min Young as Kim Yoon Hee
  • Park Yoo Chun as Lee Sun Joon
  • Song Joong Ki as Goo Yong Ha
  • Yoo Ah In as Moon Jae Shin

No. Of Episodes – 20

Watch On – Viki

Awards & Achievements

Park Min Young has received a few awards and is also popular for her achievements.

What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim

  • K-Star Popular Actress Award – 2018 APAN Star Awards
  • Best Actress of the Year – 2019 Soompi Awards
  • Female Character of the Year – 2018 tvN Joy Festival

Queen For Seven Days

  • Best Celebrity Award – 2017 Asia Artist Awards


  • Excellent Actress, Best Couple Award – 2014 KBS Drama Awards

Glory Jane

  • Excellent Actress Award – 2011 KBS Drama Awards

Sungkyunkwan Scandal

  • Excellent Actress, Best Couple Award – 2010 KBS Drama Awards

She was awarded Presidential Commendation in 2021 by National Tax Service. She was also ranked 23rd in the Korea Power Celebrity list by Forbes in 2012.

Wrapping Up

That’s it! These were some of the excellent Kdramas of Park Min Young that you can start watching right now. Her dramas are full of cheeky romance & some action. Have fun watching.

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Hi! I'm Lily Park from USA. I started watching dramas as a hobby & now I'm addicted to them. Just can't stop watching them. My favorite drama is Business Proposal.

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