Shin debuted as a model for KiKi Magazine and has since appeared in many CF (commercial film) advertisements, becoming one of the most in-demand CF endorsers in South Korea. Aside from acting in films and TV dramas, she has also appeared in numerous K-Pop music videos, notably for G.O.D. and has published a travel book titled Minah’s French Diary.
In 2009, she was invited to do a photoshoot for Calvin Klein with model Jamie Dornan in Milan, Italy. She is the first Asian artist to work with a Calvin Klein model for a photoshoot. The photoshoot was published in the September 2009 issue of Elle Korea.
She studied performing arts at Dongguk University.
|2001||Beautiful Days (SBS)||Lee Min-ji|
|Volcano High||Yoo Chae-yi|
|2003||Punch (SBS)||Jang Yu-bin|
|2005||A Bittersweet Life||Hee-soo|
|Sad Movie||Ahn Su-eun|
|The Beast and the Beauty||Jang Hae-ju|
|A Love To Kill (KBS)||Cha Eun-seok|
|2007||The Devil (KBS)||Seo Hae-in|
|My Mighty Princess||Kang So-hwi / Ok-soon|
|2008||Go Go 70s||Mimi|
|2009||The Naked Kitchen||Ahn Mo-rae|
|Sisters on the Road||Park Myung-eun|
|A Million||Jo Yoo-jin|
|2010||My Girlfriend is a Nine-Tailed Fox (SBS)||Gu Mi-ho|
|2011||Friends & Love|
* A Request by Lee Seung-Hwan
* Eyes Want to Travel by Leon Lai
* Love and Remembrance by G.O.D.
* Since You Left Me by G.O.D.
* I Need You by G.O.D.
* Do You Know? by Jo Sung-Mo
* With Coffee by Brown Eyes
* I Love You by Cha Tae-Hyun
* Sad Love by G.O.D.
* A Fool by G.O.D.
* You Don’t Know by G.O.D.
* Summer Day by Yoo Hee-Yeol feat. Shin Jae-Pyung of Peppertones
* My Happy Day by Yoo Hee-Yeol feat. Shin Min-a
* Miracle Blue by Loveholics feat. Shin Min-a
* My Happy Day (track from Summer Days mini-album, 2008)
* 밤차 (track from Go Go 70s OST, 2008)
* One Year Later (track from The Naked Kitchen OST, 2009)
* Miracle Blue (digital single & track from Loveholics’ In the Air album, 2009)
* Sha la la (track from My Girlfriend is a Nine-Tailed Fox OST, 2010)
* 2003 SBS Drama Awards – New Star Award (Punch)
* 2006 Christian Dior’s Timeless Beauty Awards – Recipient
* 2008 University Film Festival of Korea – Best Supporting Actress (Go Go 70s)
* 2009 Max Movie Awards – Best Actress (Go Go 70s)
* 2009 M.net 20’s Choice – Hot Fashionista
* 2009 Chunsa Film Art Awards – Best Actress (Go Go 70s)
* 2010 Korean Advertisers Association Awards – Good Model Award
* 2010 Style Icon Awards – Style Icon Actress
* 2010 SBS Drama Awards – Best Actress, Drama Special (My Girlfriend is a Nine-Tailed Fox)
* 2010 SBS Drama Awards – Top Ten Stars (My Girlfriend is a Nine-Tailed Fox)
* 2010 SBS Drama Awards – Best Couple Award with Lee Seung Gi (My Girlfriend is a Nine-Tailed Fox)