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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 Name N/A
Birth Name Kim Minju (김민주)
Occupation Singer, Actress
Birthday February 5th, 2001
Active Years 2018–present
Age 22 (in Feb 2023)
Zodiac Sign Aquarius
Height 163.8 cm (5’4”)
Weight 45 Kg (99 lbs)
Nationality Korean
Blood Type AB

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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.
– Kim Minju 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.


– 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”.


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

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Twitter: minju_official_

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