Get to Know the Japanese Actress in Korea, Fujii Mina
Fujii Mina is a Japanese artist, but she’s also very popular in South Korea because she’s starred in Korean dramas and films. She is also able to speak and write Korean very well. She starting gaining public notice in Korea when she starred in one of the most famous Korean dramas, My Sassy Girl, which also starred Cha Tae-hyun.
Fuji Mina was interested in learning Korean from the time she was a child. She began to be interested in Korean culture because of the drama Winter Sonata, so after watching it she began to learn about Korea in order to understand Korean language and writing. Because of her love for Korea, in 2012 Fujii Mina became a cameo in a K-drama.
According to the actress, she felt comfortable working in Korea, and believed that the people were more open than in Japan. Even so, she still loves Korean and Japanese culture. Well, let’s find out more Fujii Mina. Check this out!
Fujii Mina’s Profile and Facts
Fujii Mina’s Profile
Name: Fujii Mina
Date of Birth: July 15, 1988
Birthplace: San Diego, California, United States
Heigh : 166 cm
Blood Type: A
Education: Yorii Junior High School, Keio Shonan Fujisawa High School, Keio University (Arts degree)
Languages: Japanese, Korean, and English
Fun Facts about Fujii Mina
- She started her career in the entertainment industry at the age of nine
- She was born in San Diego, California, but grow up in Japan
- She appears on TVXQ’s Music Video Why Did I Fall In Love With You
- Her film debut was in 2006, when she played as Miki Onaka in Simsons
- Fujii Mina graduated from the faculty of letters at Keio University, where she got Bachelor of Arts in human relations
- She won an award at the Seoul International Drama Awards, category Asian Star Prize in 2016
- Her hobbies are reading and piano
- Fujii Mina can speak English, Korean, and Japanese
- She participated in the Korean virtual marriage reality show, We Got Married, with Lee Hongki
- Her favourite food in Korea is fried chicken
Fujii Mina’s Personal Life
As we already know, Fujii Mina was born in the USA but grew up in Japan, and has a career in Korea. In 2015, on Happy Together, Fujii Mina shared a photo of herself as a child and surprised everyone who was there. The cast members reacted to the photos, saying, “Wow! So pretty! Such a doll!”
Yoo Jae Suk added, “If you go to school, I would’ve gone looking for you.” Park Myung Soo also commented, “About 200 students would have failed their college entrance because of her.” Besides that, she was also rumored to be dating Lee Hongki, but she denied all that. Their relationship was limited to their virtual marriage on We Got Married. When the show finished, they decided to stay good friends. On the program Happy Together, she revealed that her ideal type was Shin Dong-yup. She explained, “I like his gentle manner and his humorous speech. I like that kind of vibe.”
Fujii Mina’s Career
Aside from being an actress, Fujii Mina is also active in modeling, starting her career when she was only 9 years old. In 2012, she began acting in South Korea, taking roles in dramas including The King of Dramas and Panda and Hedgehog. The actress was only 10 months old when her family left the USA and moved to Japan, and Fujii Mina attended Yorii Junior High School and Keio Shonan Fujisawa High School,later going on to Keio University where she studied Psychology. She is the only child in her family. Her father is a doctor at Keio University Hospital and her mother is a former flight attendant.
the actress starred in 18 drama titles from 2008 to 2016, and in 17 films from 2008 to 2018. Her acting has always received a positive response from Korean netizens as well as fans. She has participated in 10 variety shows in Korea and has been in 12 music videos, as well.
Fujii Mina On We Got Married
As we know, Fujii Mina participated in the show We Got Married. where celebrities get paired into virtual couples. she was paired with FT. ISLAND’s Lee Hongki on We Got Married episode 1,144 since April 5, 2013. Lee Hongki also mentioned that he felt comfortable pairing with Fujii Mina, and behind the scenes, they liked to laugh and joke together. Unfortunately, in July, 2013, they had to end their virtual marriage and Lee Hongki honestly felt sad.
During the last episode, Lee Hongki and Fujii Mina spent both times at their home and Mina put on fried chicken for Lee Hongki. Mina prepared food for them, while Hongki looked around the puzzle house Mina had prepared. When he found it, Lee Hongki was very touched by the letter Mina wrote, “Even when he wasn’t by my side, I was happy to say, ‘I have a husband’,” Mina wrote. In the final episode, Hongki and Mina also visited the cafe where they first met. Hongki said he was sorry he felt he could not be a good man for Mina.
“I keep thinking I should treat it differently,” Hongki said. “I feel bad because I should be able to treat it better as she wants.”
However, in 2015 Fujii Mina and Lee Hongki were reunited on Happy Together. “At first I didn’t know anything about her. I only saw her through photos and she was very beautiful,” Hongki explained. One of the most memorable moments is the episode of their wedding. “My heart was beating fast when I saw her wearing a wedding dress,” Hongki said.
While Fujii Mina told her sadness when she had to end this program, “I cried when he sang, and I did not want to part with it all, even with the crew,” Mina said.
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Fujii Mina for Grandromeda
Recently, Fujii Mina participated in the online game Grandromeda, and she shared a poster to promote the game. Fujii Mina looks so beautiful, sexy, and elegant with a black dress. Check this out!
The actress transformed into a soccer beauty for the online game Gandromeda. she manages to look cute and sexy at the same time. Check this out!