Hwang Min Hyun

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Hwang Min Hyun - Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career

Hwang Min Hyun is a South Korean actor, singer, and songwriter.

He gained fame as a member of NU’EST, before appearing in Produce 101 season 2 (2017) and redebuting with Wanna One, then developing career as an actor and appearing in drama series such as Alchemy of Souls (2022) and My Lovely Liar (2023).


Hwang Min Hyun joined Pledis Entertainment when he was still fifteen years old. Following two years of training, he made his debut as a singer with the boy group NU’EST in 2012.

In 2017, he represented his agency at the survival show Produce 101 Season 2 and became a part of a project boy group, Wanna One. Unfortunately, the group had to disband a year later.

During his experience as a singer, he also got numerous brand endorsements demonstrating his strong position as a model.

Besides singing and modeling, he also made his acting debut by starring in the drama series Reckless Family Season 3 in 2013.

His breakthrough as an actor came with a major role he played in the play Marie Antoinette (2019) and the drama series Live On (2020).

Oftentimes, he could also be seen hosting several popular TV shows such as NU’EST Making of a Star (2012), Wanna One Go (2017), NU’Tube (2020), and many more.

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  • Real Name: Hwang Min Hyun (황민현)
  • Stage Name: Hwang Min Hyun (황민현)
  • Nickname: Min Hyun (민현)
  • Birthday: August 9, 1995
  • Birthplace: Busan, South Korea
  • Zodiac Sign: Leo
  • Nationality: South Korean
  • Religion: Christian
  • Professions: Singer, Songwriter, Actor
  • Education:
    Hanyang University Institute for Future Talents;
    Inha University (Theatre and Film);
    School of Performing Arts Seoul;
    Donga Middle School;
    Hoam Elementary School;
    Gwangan Kindergarten
  • Hobbies: Gaming, cleaning
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  • Instagram: @optimushwang, @optimus_sisun
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Height, Weight, & Physical Appearances 

  • Height: 181 cm (5’11”)
  • Weight: 67 kg (147 lbs)
  • Blood Type: O
  • Hair Color: Black
  • Eye Color: Black
  • Body Measurements: –
  • Shoe Size: –
  • Dress Size: –


  • Father: –
  • Mother: –
  • Brother: –
  • Sister: Hwang Su Jin 

Girlfriend & Dating History

Kim So Hyun

In 2023, dating rumors between Min Hyun and Kim So Hyun, who is his co-star in My Lovely Liar (2023) spread.

The speculations likely rose because of their amazing on-screen chemistry. However, the rumors got stronger when director Nam Sung Woo posted their kiss scene in the drama on his Instagram page.

However, Kim So Hyun personally refuted the rumors and clarified any misunderstandings between viewers due to the director’s Instagram post.

Net Worth 

Multiple sources estimated his net worth to be around $1 million to $5 million. He appears to earn his income primarily through working as an actor, singer, and songwriter in the South Korean entertainment industry.

Plastic Surgery

There is no known information on whether he has undergone any cosmetic surgery to adjust his visual appearance.


  • Min Hyun is a conservative, sharp, and intelligent character.
  • He is sensitive to salt. When he dances, he would have a hypersensitive response to his own perspiration and get rashes.
  • As a kid, he wanted to be the president of Republic of Korea.
  • He can communicate in Japanese.
  • Min Hyun was scouted by Pledis Entertainment when he was off from school while eating a barbecued chicken stick.
  • He does not drink coffee or liquor.
  • Singer Eric Benet and K-Pop boy group TVXQ are his role models.
  • His MBTI is ESFJ.
  • He can play the piano, compose verses, and make music.
  • Min Hyun has a driver’s license.
  • His ideal type is an older girl with short hair.
  • His net worth is…

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  • Their Distance (2016), as Sang Soo Nam

Drama Series

  • Study Group (TVING | 2024), as Yoon Ga Min
  • My Lovely Liar (tvN | 2023), as Kim Do Ha
  • Alchemy of Souls (tvN | 2022), as Seo Yool
  • Live On (JTBC | 2020), as Go Eun Taek
  • Reckless Family Season 3 (MBC | 2013), as a supporting role

TV Shows

  • KBS Song Festival (KBS | 2021), as a performer
  • L.O.V.E STORY: Inside Out (VLIVE | 2021), as a regular member
  • SBS Gayo Daejeon in Daegu (SBS | 2020), as a regular member
  • Life Corp. 2 (Naver TV Cast | 2020), as a guest
  • NU’Tube (VLIVE | 2020), as the main host
  • Mysterious NU’House (VLIVE | 2020), as the main host
  • K-Bob Star (YouTube | 2020), as a guest
  • L.O.V.E STORY: NU’EST LAB (VLIVE | 2020), as the main host
  • UHSN (Mnet | 2019), as the main host
  • NU’EST Road (Mnet | 2019), as a regular member
  • LOVE STORY (VLIVE | 2019), as a regular member
  • Wanna Travel Season 2 In Pattaya (Olleh TV | 2018), as the main host
  • Wanna One Amigo TV Season 4 (Olleh TV | 2018), as a regular member
  • Happy Together: Season 4 (KBS2 | 2018), as a guest
  • Music Bank in Berlin (KBS | 2018), as a guest
  • Star Road: Wanna One’s (VLIVE | 2018), as the main host
  • Wanna Travel Season 1 (Olleh TV | 2018), as a regular member
  • Idol Room (JTBC | 2018), as a guest
  • Wanna One Go: X-CON (Mnet | 2018), as a regular member
  • Amazing Saturday (tvN | 2018), as a guest
  • Wanna One GO in JEJU (Mnet | 2018), as a regular member
  • Music Bank in Chile (KBS | 2018), as a guest
  • Omniscient Interfering View (MBC | 2018), as a guest
  • MMTG (SBS | 2018), as a guest
  • I Can See Your Voice Season 5 (Mnet | 2018), as a guest
  • Two Yoo Project Sugar Man: Season 2 (JTBC | 2018), as a guest
  • Wanna One Amigo TV (Olleh TV | 2018), as the main host
  • Wanna One Go: Zero Base (Mnet | 2017), as a regular member
  • Wanna City (SBS | 2017), as a regular member
  • OK Wanna One (VLIVE | 2017), as a regular member
  • Wanna One Go (Mnet | 2017), as the main host
  • Oppa Thinking (MBC | 2017), as a guest
  • Produce 101 Season 2 (Mnet | 2017), as a regular member
  • Idol Star Athletics Championships (MBC | 2017), as a regular member
  • After Mom Goes to Sleep (YouTube | 2017), as a guest
  • Fact iN Star (TBS | 2016), as a guest
  • Let’s Eat Dinner Together (JTBC | 2016), as a guest
  • My Little Old Boy (SBS | 2016), as a guest
  • Knowing Bros (JTBC | 2015), as a guest
  • King of Mask Singer (MBC | 2015), as a guest
  • Buzz Rhythm (NTV | 2015), as a guest
  • Wednesday Gourmet (tvN | 2015), as a guest
  • A Song For You 3 (KBS2 | 2014), as a guest
  • The Return of Superman (KBS2 | 2013), as a guest
  • After School Club (Viki | 2013), as a guest
  • I Live Alone (MBC | 2013), as a guest
  • Diary: Season 3 (SBS | 2013), as a regular member
  • Premium MelodiX! (TV Tokyo | 2013), as a guest
  • Diary (SBS | 2012), as a guest
  • NU’EST Making of a Star (MBC | 2012), as the main host
  • Weekly Idol (MBC every1 | 2011), as a guest
  • Immortal Songs: Singing the Legend (KBS1 | 2011), as a guest
  • Hello Counselor: Season 1 (KBS2 | 2010), as a guest
  • Let’s Go! Dream Team Season 2 (KBS2 | 2009), as a guest
  • Happy Together: Season 3 (KBS2 | 2007), as a guest
  • Radio Star (MBC | 2007), as a guest
  • Pops in Seoul (Viki | 1998), as a guest


  • Marie Antoinette (2019), as Count Axel Von Fersen


  • 2022 Asia Artist Awards – New Wave Award (Actor) – Alchemy of Souls
  • 2022 Asia Artist Awards – Best Acting Performance – Alchemy of Souls
  • 2021 Asia Artist Awards – Potential Award (Actor) – Live On
  • 2019 Stagetalk Audience Choice Awards – Best New Actor – Marie Antoinette


  • 2022 Asia Artist Awards – Popularity Award (Actor)
  • 2020 Korea Musical Awards – Male Rookie Award – Marie Antoinette
  • 2019 Melon Music Awards – Best Dance Track (Male) – Universe


“I’m glad I could help a little with making people happy. Even people who aren’t L.O.Λ.E liked it. I like to imagine L.O.Λ.E read other people’s comments and smiled.”

“In order to sing the intro better, I studied and practiced, and I think I got better as a result, which made me happy.”

“I like to listen to songs with good lyrics whose meanings I can understand well. If I hear a song I really like in a language I don’t speak, I always look up the meaning of all the lyrics.”

“I listen to Jeremy Zucker’s “always, i’ll care” every night. It has these great, thoughtful lyrics. It makes me think about how I want to take care of all the people I care about, like in the lyrics.”

“I thought about what romance means to me, and it was whenever I listen to music. It’s a feeling that lets me forget all this noise and tough questions and just listen to some music I like. Let me trust my voice instead of what other people say.”

“I’ve been trying to live a healthier life since maybe four years ago. Before I go to bed at night, I decide what I’m going to do the next day. I clean without even thinking about it, so I don’t need to plan for that (laughs) but I always wake up no later than 10, vacuum first, then stick to my plan for exercise, skin care, acting classes and whatever.”

“Idols need self-control in their daily lives because they have to be an image of strength for many people, and some people will want to copy them. And self-control has to start with your appetite. You have to be able to control the small things before you can control the bigger things.”


Who is Hwang Min Hyun?

He is a South Korean actor, singer, and songwriter.

Who is Hwang Min Hyun’s real name?

His real name is Hwang Min Hyun (황민현).

What makes Hwang Min Hyun famous?

He gained fame as a member of NU’EST, before appearing in Produce 101 season 2 (2017) and redebuting with Wanna One, then developing career as an actor and appearing in drama series such as Alchemy of Souls (2022) and My Lovely Liar (2023).

Where is Hwang Min Hyun from?

He was born in Busan, South Korea.

How old is Hwang Min Hyun?

He was born in 1995, and he is 30 years old as of 2025.

When does Hwang Min Hyun celebrate his birthday?

He celebrates on the 9th of every August.

How tall is Hwang Min Hyun?

His height is 5’11” or 182 cm.

Who are Hwang Min Hyun’s parents?

He did not reveal the names of his father and mother.

Is Hwang Min Hyun married?

He is not married. Furthermore, there is no information on whether he is in a relationship or not.

Who is Hwang Min Hyun’s ex-girlfriend?

His ex-girlfriend is not known. However, he used to be rumored to date Kim So Hyun.

How rich is Hwang Min Hyun?

His net worth is around $1 million to $5 million.

What is Hwang Min Hyun’s nationality?

His nationality is South Korean.

Hwang Min Hyun has often become the talk of the town with his talents and princely appearance. Hopefully, he will stay around so we can see him more in the future.