Park Min-young (born March 4, 1986) is a South Korean actress. She is best known for her leading roles in the television dramas Sungkyunkwan Scandal (2010), City Hunter (2010),Glory Jane (2011), Healer (2014-2015) and Remember – War of the Son (2015-2016).
Park Min-young made her entertainment debut in an SK Telecom commercial in 2005. She launched her acting career a year later in the hit sitcom Unstoppable High Kick! (2006). Her popularity rose in the next several years as she continued to appear in television dramas, in roles such as the only daughter of a notorious gangster in I Am Sam (2007),and a gumiho (nine-tailed fox in Korean mythology) in an episode of horror-themed Hometown of Legends (2008), She got the supporting role as a villainous princess in the period drama Ja Myung Go (2009),and a girl caught between two marathon runners in Running, Gu (2010).
Park Min-young at the 2010 KBS Drama Awards.
But Park’s breakthrough came with Sungkyunkwan Scandal, a coming-of-age drama in which her character, an intelligent and resourceful young woman, disguises herself as a boy in order to enter the most prestigious learning institution in Joseon, while growing close to three male classmates played by Park Yoochun, Yoo Ah-in and Song Joong-ki.
This was followed in 2011 by another success with City Hunter, based on the titular Japanese manga. Park starred opposite Lee Min-ho in a story about a vigilante out for revenge and justice, and the secret service agent he falls for.Later that year, she made her big screen debut in the horror film The Cat, about a woman who becomes consumed by fear after she adopts a cat found at the site of a mysterious death. Park next appeared in the melodrama Glory Jane, in the role of a nurse’s aide who becomes involved with a former baseball player (played by Chun Jung-myung).