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Nana (Im Jin A) - Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career
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Im Jin A, or known as Nana, started her career in the entertainment industry as a member of the girl group After School. She debuted with After School’s second EP titled Because of You in 2009.

From that point onward, she was also put in two different subunits called Orange Caramel and A.S. Red.

In 2014, she was invited to bring her supermodel experience to the new Chinese fashion elimination show named Muse Dress.

A year later, she officially debuted as an actress with the Chinese drama series Love Weaves Through a Millennium. It was closely followed by the Korean drama series The Good Wife (2016).

The Good Wife (2016) is her first official acting job in Korea and it is worth noting that she was chosen through a cutthroat audition process.

Other than starring in drama series, she likewise has an exceptionally successful acting career in the big screen. Some of the movies she has worked on are Confession (2020) and The Swindlers (2017).

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Profile

  • Real Name: Im Jin A (임진아)
  • Stage Name: Nana (나나), Im Jin A (임진아)
  • Also Known as: Lim Jin Ah, Im Jin A, Lim Jin A
  • Nickname: Nana (나나), Jin A (진아)
  • Birthday: September 14, 1991
  • Birthplace: Cheongju, North Chungcheong, South Korea
  • Zodiac Sign: Virgo
  • Nationality: South Korean
  • Height: 170 cm (5’7”)
  • Weight: 55 kg (121 lbs)
  • Blood Type: A
  • Religion: Christian
  • Professions: Actress, Singer, Model
  • Education: Cheongju Ochang High School, Seoul Institute of the Arts (Bachelor of Arts)
  • Hobbies: Singing, dancing
  • Parents: Shin Gil Soon (Mother)
  • Siblings: –
  • Boyfriend: Hong Jong Hyun (2015)
  • Facebook: –
  • Twitter: @i_nanaaaa
  • Instagram: @jin_a_nana
  • TikTok: –
  • YouTube: –

Facts

  • Nana is an only child.
  • She is a professional makeup artist and is listed as a part of Makeup Artists Association.
  • Nana used to be a member of the girl group After Scool.
  • During her active days as an idol, she joined some After School’s units like Orange Caramel and A.S. Red.
  • She is often ranked higher in the TC Candler: The 100 Most Beautiful Faces.
  • Nana was a contestant in the 2009 Asia Pacific Super Model Contest.
  • She was a contestant in the 2014 Chinese fashion elimination show Muse Dress.
  • Nana was trained to become an idol for a year under Pledis Entertainment.
  • She likes to pull pranks on other people.
  • Nana likes to take a picture of herself.
  • Her dream is to be the CEO of a beauty shop.
  • She said cute and lively fit her image very well.
  • Nana is a shy and awkward person in front of new people.
  • She adores kids.
  • Nana is a fan of Sailor Moon.
  • Many people said that she looks evil in terms of vibe and appearance, but she is actually very playful.
  • She is often worried about her skin condition.
  • Nana likes listening to music of all genres.
  • She becomes very talkative the more people know her.
  • Nana does not like cold weather.
  • She likes watching horror movies.
  • Nana often pays attention to how she walks.
  • Banana is her favorite fruit.
  • She looked up to singer Uhm Jung Hwa a lot as a kid.
  • Nana is a fan of Nickhun from the boy group 2PM.
  • She said she cannot live without makeup.
  • Nana said the reason why she could grow tall was because she frequently drank banana milk her mother made throughout her childhood.
  • Her ideal type is someone who can take care of her and has a personality different from her.
  • Her net worth is around $5 million.

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Movies

  • Confession (2020), as Kim Se Hee
  • The Swindlers (2017), as Chun Ja
  • Go Lala Go 2 (2015), as Sha Dang Dang
  • Fashion King (2014), as Kim Hae Na
  • White: Melody of Death (2011), as self

Drama Series

  • My Man is Cupid (TBA | 2022), as Oh Baek Ryun
  • Mask Girl (Netflix | 2022), as Kim Mi Mo
  • Glitch (Netflix | 2022), as Heo Bo Ra
  • Genesis (2021), as Yeo Rin
  • Oh My Ladylord (MBC | 2021), as Oh Joo In
  • Into the Ring (KBS2 | 2020), as Goo Se Ra
  • Justice (KBS2 | 2019), as Seo Yeon Ah
  • Kill It (OCN | 2019), as Do Hyun Jin
  • Unpredictable Lover (Viki | 2016), as Yan Xin Na
  • The Good Wife (tvN | 2016), as Kim Dan
  • Love Weaves Through a Millennium (Hunan TV | 2015), as Zhao Nana

TV Shows

  • Real Men: Female Soldier Special – Season 4 (MBC | 2016), as the main host
  • King of Mask Singer (MBC | 2015), as a guest
  • Muse Dress (东方卫视 | 2014), as a regular member
  • Roommate: Season 2 (SBS | 2014), as a regular member
  • Roommate Season 1 (SBS | 2014), as a regular member
  • Style Log 4 (On Style | 2014), as a regular member
  • After School’s Beauty Bible (KBS | 2013), as the main host
  • K-pop Star: Season 3 (SBS | 2013), as a guest
  • Style Log 2014 (On Style | 2013), as a guest
  • Hidden Singer: Season 1 (JTBC | 2012), as a guest
  • Human Condition (KBS2 | 2012), as a guest
  • Miss and Mister Idol (MBC | 2012), as a regular member
  • Tokyo Brand New Girls (TV Tokyo | 2012), as a regular member
  • Lee Soo Geun and Kim Byung Man’s High Society (JTBC | 2011), as a guest
  • 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
  • 2010 Idol Star Athletics Championships (MBC | 2010), as a regular member
  • Star Idol Couple Battle (SBS | 2010), as a guest
  • Heroes (SBS | 2010), as a guest
  • Running Man (SBS | 2010), as a guest
  • Playgirlz School (YouTube | 2010), as a regular member
  • Idol Show: Season 5 (MBC every1 | 2009), as a guest
  • Let’s Go! Dream Team Season 2 (KBS2 | 2009), as a guest
  • Live Talk Show Taxi (tvN | 2007), as a guest
  • Radio Star (MBC | 2007), as a guest
  • Star King (SBS | 2007), as a guest
  • Infinite Challenge (MBC | 2005), as a guest
  • Vitamin (KBS2 | 2003), as a guest

Awards

  • 2020 KBS Drama Awards – Excellence Award (Actress in a Miniseries) – Memorials
  • 2020 KBS Drama Awards – Best Couple Award – Memorials
  • 2019 KBS Drama Awards – Excellence Award (Actress in a Miniseries) – Justice
  • 2018 23rd Chunsa Film Art Awards – Popularity Award – Im Jin A
  • 2018 13th Asia Model Awards – Popular Star Award – Im Jin A
  • 2018 54th Baeksang Arts Awards – Bazaar Icon Award – Im Jin A
  • 2017 6th Korea Film Actors Association Awards – Popular Star Award – The Swindlers
  • 2016 1st Asia Artist Awards – Best Rookie Award (Actress) – The Good Wife
  • 2014 7th Style Icon Awards – Tony Moly K-Beauty – Im Jin A

Nominations

  • 2021 41th MBC Drama Awards – Top Excellence Award (Actress in a Miniseries) – Oh My Ladylord
  • 2021 41th MBC Drama Awards – Best Couple Award – Oh My Ladylord
  • 2019 KBS Drama Awards – Best New Actress – Justice
  • 2019 KBS Drama Awards – Netizen Award (Actress) – Justice
  • 2019 KBS Drama Awards – Best Couple Award – Justice
  • 2018 2nd The Seoul Awards – Best New Actress – The Swindlers
  • 2018 54th Baeksang Arts Awards – Best New Actress – The Swindlers
  • 2017 53rd Baeksang Arts Awards – Best New Actress – The Good Wife
  • 2016 9th Korea Drama Awards – Best New Actress – The Good Wife
  • 2016 5th APAN Star Awards – Best New Actress – The Good Wife

Nana has often stunned Korean netizens with her supermodel appearance. However, there is more to her than just good looks as she is also a professional and talented artist.

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