Everything About ‘Mr. Sunshine’ Actress Kim Min-jung

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All About Actress Kim Min-jung

Kim Min-jung is a South Korean actress who began her career as a successful child actress and transformed into a popular adult actress. She has had roles in many popular dramas and movies, and gained a lot of love from viewers and the public. Let’s get to know more about actress Kim Min-jung.


Kim Min-jung’s Profile and Facts

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Kim Min-jung’s Full Profile

Real Name = Kim Min-jung

Birthday = July 30, 1982

Origin = Seoul, South Korea

Height = 167 cm

Weight = 43 kg

Blood Type = A

Education = Hanyang University, Theater and Film

Occupation = Actress

Agency = Great Company

Social Media = V Live | Facebook | Instagram

Facts About Kim Min-jung

  1. She made her acting debut in 1990 through MBC Best Theater “episode: Widow”.
  2. Debuting at 6 years old, she was the most in-demand and praised child actress of her generation.
  3. Among many other child actresses, she was one of the few who made a successful transition into an adult actor.
  4. She had done a total 13 CFs from her debut until now.
  5. Her hobbies are watching movies and listening to music.
  6. She practiced her dancing really hard for her 2013 movie, “Queen of The Night”.
  7. She has a beautiful forehead when wearing a traditional hanbok.


Kim Min-jung’s Discography

Kim-Min-Jung discography

Kim Min-jung isn’t just good at acting, but also at singing. She sang one song for the soundtrack for a movie she was starring in. It was for the 2009 movie “Strike Love”, and was titled From Me To You. She also did a duet with Seo In-gook, with the song Love U.


Kim Min-jung’s Filmography

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Active since a young age, Kim Min-jung has taken roles in many popular dramas and films since her debut. Although she wasn’t always part of the main cast in all of the projects, she still did great work. Kim Min-jung has been in 46 dramas and 13 movies until 2019. Here is the list of Kim Min-jung filmography until the present.

Kim Min-jung’s movie list
Year Movie Title Role
1989 Samtos and Dori with Braids
1992 Comeback, Frog Boys
1993 Kid Cop
1995 지금은 순찰중
1998 Whispering Corridors Chatter
Zzang Class President
2002 L’abri: Bus Stop So-hee
2003 Project X
2004 Flying Boys Hwangbo Soo-jin
2006 Forbidden Quest Jeong-bin
2009 The Scam Yoo Seo-yeon
2012 Return of the Mafia Kim Hyo-jeong
2013 Queen of the Night Hee-joo


Kim Min-jung’s drama list
Year TV Network Drama Title Role
1990 MBC MBC Best Theater: Widow
Bizarre Family, Bizarre School
1991 KBS Flower That Never Wilts
1992 SNS Women’s Theater: Shaking Distance
1994 MBC Stranger in Paradise
1995 Jang Nok-su
Adolescence 2
1996 생명
Princess Deok-hye
KBS Jo Gwang-jo
1997 KBS2 Drama City: There’s Still Time to Love
SBS 70-minute Drama: Baby Blues Fetal Diary
70-minute Drama: Baby Blues Parenting Diary
70-minute Drama: Isle
KBS Wedding Dress
MBC Yesterday
1998 MBC Best Theater: 설사약 권하는 사회
KBS The King and the Queen Queen Jeong-sun
MBC See and See Again
1999 KBS Nice Girls
SBS KAIST Kim Min-hee
MBC I’m Still Loving You
KBS Invitation
2000 MBC Bad Boys
SBS The Unstoppables
Medical Center
KBS She’s the One
2001 KBS2 Mina
2002 KBS Sidestreet People
SBS Rival Jung Chae-yeon
MBC The Thought of Wearing Rubber Shoes Backwards
2003 SBS Land of Wine Sun-hee
2004 MBC Ireland Han Shi-yeon
2005 SBS Fashion 70’s Ko Joon-hee / Kang-hee
2006 Stranger Than Paradise Yoo-hee-ram
2007 MBC New Heart Nam Hye-suk
2009 Strike Love Chou Eom-ji
2011 KBS2 The Thorn Birds Han Yoo-kyung
2012 tvN The Third Hospital Jin Hye-jin
2014 Gap-dong Oh Maria
2015 KBS2 The Merchant: Gaekju 2015 Mae-wol
2017 jTBC Man to Man Cha Do-ha
2018 tvN Mr. Sunshine Kudo Hina / Lee Yang-hwa
2019 KBS2 My Fellow Citizen Park Hoo-ja


Kim Min-jung’s Awards

Kim Min-jung award with Lee Byung-hun

Kim Min-jung debuted in 1990, and she received her first award in 1992 through the “KBS Drama Awards” as Best Young Actress, at the age of 10. Kim Min-jung gained a lot of achievements while playing main roles as well as in supporting roles, mostly in drama projects. Here are Kim Min-jung’s awards.

Kim Min-jung’s award achievement
Year Award Ceremony Award Achievement
1992 KBS Drama Awards Best Young Actress
2000 Korea Food for the Hungry International (KFHI) Service Award
2002 SBS Drama Awards New Star Award (Rival)
2004 MBC Drama Awards Best New Actress (Ireland)
2005 SBS Drama Awards Top 10 Starts (Fashion 70’s)
2008 Mnet 20’s Choice Awards Female Drama Star (New Heart)
MBC Drama Awards Golden Acting Award, Actress in a Miniseries (New Heart)
2015 4th APAN Star Awards Excellence Award, Actress in a Serial Drama (The Merchant: Gaekju 2015)
29th KBS Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actress in a Mid-length Drama (The Merchant: Gaekju 2015)
2018 6th APAN Star Awards Best Supporting Actress (Mr. Sunshine)


Kim Min-jung’s Appearance in Mr. Sunshine

Kim Min-jung Mr. Sunshine

Kim Minjung appeared on the 2018 tvN drama “Mr. Sunshine”. She replaced actress Kim Sa-rang and played the role of Lee Yang-hwa, CEO of a hotel which she was given by her late Japanese husband, who also suffered from his father’s decision in her life path. Her character was smart and strict, and also had a deep relationship with Yoo Yeon-seok, played as Goo Dong-mae. Although her storyline didn’t have a happy ending, Kim Min-jung and Yoo Yeon-seok gained a couple of name from the viewers for their strong chemistry, MaeHwa Couple.


Dating Rumors and Ideal Type

Kim Min-jung dating rumor

Kim Min-jung was once reported to have a relationship with actor Chun Jung-Myung, in 2013, although both of their agencies denied the report. Before the rumor with actor Chun Jung-myung, on KBS2 TV’s “Happy Together” 2012, Kim Min-jung revealed she had been in a relationship secretly with a celebrity for around 2 years, which shocked all the cast of the show.


Kim Min-jung’s Latest News

Kim Min-jung My fellow citizen

Kim Min-jung will be starring in the new KBS drama “My Fellow Citizen” as supporting female cast. She might be playing as antagonist character, as the character threatening the lead male cast, Choi Siwon, on the drama teaser. The drama “My Fellow Citizen” is a romantic-comedy drama which will show the story of a female police officer and a con artist who becomes a politician as a married couple.