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Kim Minju Profile, Bio, and Facts 

Kim Minju

Kim Minju (김민주) is a South Korean actress under Management SOOP. She is a former member of Iz*One and made her debut on October 29th, 2018 with the EP “Color*Iz” under Off The Record Entertainment.

Kim Minju Profile

Stage NameN/A
Birth NameKim Minju (김민주)
OccupationSinger, Actress
BirthdayFebruary 5th, 2001
Active Years2018–present
Age23 (in 2024)
Zodiac SignAquarius
Height163.8 cm (5’4”)
Weight45 Kg (99 lbs)
NationalityKorean
Blood TypeAB

Kim Minju Facts:

Early Life

– Kim Minju is from Seoul, South Korea.
– She went to Samsung High School.
– She graduated from the Seoul School of Performing Arts.

Personal Life

– Kim Minju has an older brother and a younger sister.
– Her cousin is Kim Kyumin, a Korean volleyball player.
– She prefers her name to be written as Minjoo, but Off The Record Entertainment wrote it as Minju.
– She is an enthusiast of the Harry Potter series and proudly belongs to the Hogwarts house of Ravenclaw.
– She used to be a child actress.
– She often says, “Should we try it?”
– She keeps a diary.
– She tends to listen rather than talking. (Cosmopolitan)
– She is known to read many books, as mentioned by her former groupmates.
– She’s close friends with Kriesha Chu.
– In middle school, she wanted to become a stewardess.
– She would like to appear in an action role.
– She worked as a child actress in “The Great Seducer.”
– Kim Minju believed she would have been a suitable leader for the ’01 line in Iz*One.
– She still keeps in contact with her Iz*One members.
– During her time as a child model, she went by the stage name Carrie.
– She actually has naturally curly hair and needs to use a straightening iron every morning to make it straight.
– She initially lacked confidence during Produce 48 and received frequent scoldings. However, she improved significantly around mid-season and impressed many.
– She’s someone who prefers to break apart the instant noodle cake before boiling it.
– Annyeongz exposed Minju for often starting Rock-Paper-Scissors games with paper.
– Her fandom color is Snow White.
– When interviewing seniors like JYP and Ssak3, she tends to get very tongue-tied.
– People call her Minmin and Pepe as nicknames.
– She has two English names, Amy and Rina. Her teacher gave her the name Rina.
– She is good at playing the guitar and imitating animal sounds.
– She’s skilled in English.
– Among the members of IZ*ONE, she’s the most flexible.
– She can play the piano.

Career

– Kim Minju was discovered by Urban Works on the streets of Seoul.
– She trained for 2 years and 2 months before joining Produce 48.
– From June to August 2018, she participated in Produce 48 as a representative of Urban Works. She ended up securing the eleventh spot on the final episode, earning her a spot in the debut lineup of the group Iz*One.
– In 2019, Kim Minju took on a role in the movie “The Fault Is Not Yours,” which premiered at the 20th Jeonju International Film Festival in May.
– Following the disbandment of Iz*One on April 29, 2021, she returned to Urban Works. Then, on October 7, 2021, her company officially announced her transition to an acting career.
– On September 1, 2022, she left Urban Works and signed a contract with Management SOOP.
– She is a former participant of Produce 48 and a former member of Iz*One.
– She appeared in music videos for Kriesha Chu’s “Like Paradise” and iKon’s “#WYD.”
– She played a supporting role in the movie “The Fault Is Not Yours.”
– She featured in Kriesha Chu‘s song “Falling Star.”
– She acted in a web drama titled “Immortal Goddess.”
– Kim Minju made appearances in the drama “Tempted.”
– She had a cameo in ATEEN Season 2.
– In June 2020, she became one of the co-hosts of the South Korean music program “Show! Music Core,” following Kang Mi-na. She shared hosting duties with Kang Chan-hee and Hyunjin from Stray Kids.
– In 2022, Kim Minju played a role in the historical drama “The Forbidden Marriage,” which was adapted from a webtoon of the same name. Her performance in the drama earned her the Best New Actress Award at the 2022 MBC Drama Awards.

Likes & Dislikes

– Kim Minju’s favorite number is 2.
– Her hobbies include walking, photography, and watching sitcoms.
– She likes Haribo’s Fruity-Bussy Jellies and Sour Gecko Jellies. (Vogue Korea)
– She’s a fan of roller coasters and amusement park rides.
– She enjoys taking unhurried walks that last for an hour.
– She also likes the Harry Potter franchise.
– She’s good at cooking.
– She likes Autumn. (Cosmopolitan)
– She enjoys gummy bears.
– Her preferred ice cream flavor is chocolate.
– She loves cheese balls as a snack.

Personality & Habits

– She’s not a fast runner and was even called a tortoise in middle school.
– She easily gets upset.
– When she’s embarrassed, she acts cute (aegyo).
– She’s known to be quite emotional and can easily shed tears.
– According to Fantastic IZ, she has a fondness for taking close-up pictures of food.
– Her MBTI type is INFJ.
– She has a fear of seeing doll heads arranged to resemble dead bodies on shelves and is extremely frightened by ghost stories.

Major works

– She has appeared in several dramas including; “Tempted”, “Immortal Goddess”, and “The Forbidden Marriage”.

Awards

– She has won several awards such as; “Special New Actor of the Year”, “Best New Actress”, and “Seoul Tourism Foundation CEO Award”.

SOCIAL MEDIA HANDLES
Instagram: minn.__.ju
Twitter: minju_official_

Streaming Platform Links
Genie | Bugs | Melon 

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