Shim Soonmin
Nicknames Shimmin (シンミン)
Shim Min (심민)
Shim Ji-yoo (심지유)
Birth Info
Born April 28, 1983 (1983-04-28) (age 36)
Origin Gumi, South Korea
Blood Type A
Zodiac Sign Taurus Taurus
Height 168cm
Professional Info
Occupation Actress
Associated Acts Mix Gatas, Gatas Brilhantes H.P.
Shim Soon-min (심순민), better known as Shim Min (심민), is a South Korean actress under HS Entertainment.

She was once under Hello! Project as a "foreign student", training and working through Mix Gatas where she went by the name Shimmin (シンミン).



Shim Min 2013


Her debut was on the show, “Super VJ Model Selection Conference” in 2003.


On July 16, there was an official announcement on the Hello! Project site that Shimmin would be an “exchange student” into Hello! Project, and that she would be experiencing Hello! Project, “mainly through Gatas Brilhantes H.P.”, and also through voice training, dance lessons and studying the Japanese language.[1] On August 7 and August 22, she participated in tournaments with Mix Gatas as number 16.

On August 31, she left Hello! Project and returned to South Korea, where she continued her acting career.


  • Real Name: Shim Soon-min (Katakana: シン・スンミン; Hangul: 심순민)
  • Stage Name: Shim Min (심민), Shimmin (Katakana: シンミン; Hangul: 심민)
  • Birth Date: April 28, 1983 (1983-04-28) (age 36)
  • Birth Place: Gumi, South Korea
  • Blood Type: A
  • Height: 168cm
  • Western Zodiac: Taurus
  • Eastern Zodiac: Pig (Boar in Japan)
  • Hello! Project Units:
  • Hobbies: Movie appreciation, room decoration
  • Skills: Dancing
  • Favorite Food: Miso Ramen



  • [2004] Kill'em with Bare Hands (맨손으로 죽여라) (as Joo-yeon)


  • [2005] Love (사랑)

TV DramasEdit

  • [2008] Great Life (대박인생)
  • [2013] Empress Ki (기황후) (as a Gungnyeo)
  • [2013] Cruel City (무정도시) (as Joo-Young)
  • [2014] Temptation (유혹) (as Seo Dae-ri)
  • [2015] My Beautiful Bride (아름다운 나의신부) (as Kang Jeong-hwa)
  • [2015] Imaginary Cat (상상고양이) (as Heo Gong-joo)
  • [2017] Chicago Typewriter (시카고 타자기) (as Mi-young)


  • She was one of only three members of UP-FRONT GROUP to be of Korean descent, the others being Sonim and Jang Da Yeon.
  • In addition to her appearances on dramas, she has also appeared on commercials and variety shows such as “ Wide Entertainment News” (2004), “Matchmaker ‘S’” (XTM, 2005), “Weird Girl, Weird Boy” (KBS, 2005), “KBS Sky Sports ‘TV Game Club Recreation Room’” (2005).



  1. "ハロー!プロジェクト留学生誕生!" (in Japanese). Hello! Project Official Website. 2006-07-16.

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