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"Everyday is Taemin's day!" —Taemin

Lee Tae-min (이태민), better known by his mononym Taemin (태민), is a South Korean singer, dancer, actor, promotional model, and radio host. He is the maknae, main dancer, and sub-vocal of SHINee.


Taemin was born on July 18th, 1993.

Taemin was discovered at the 2005 S.M Open Weekend Audition Casting. Some time later, he officially joined SM Entertainment as a trainee.

Taemin debuted as the main dancer of SHINee in 2008, at 14 years old. His young age and youthful appearance caused him to be the topic of several variety shows.

In 2009, he attended Cheongdam High School.[1]



Studio Albums

Mini Albums

Digital Singles



  • TAEMIN (2018)

Mini Albums



Year Title Channel Role Note
2009 Tae Hee, Hye Kyo, Ji Hyun MBC Jun-su
2010 Athena: Goddess of War SBS Himself Cameo
2011 Moon Night '90 Mnet Kim Sung-jae
High Kick! 3 MBC Himself Cameo
2012 Salamander Guru and The Shadows SBS Master of Disguise
2013 Dating Agency: Cyrano tvN Ray/Yang Ho-yeol Ep.3-5
2017 Final Life: Even if You Disappear Tomorrow Amazon Son Sion


Year Title Role Note
2012 The Outback Johnny (voice-actor) Korean version
I AM. Himself Biographical film of SM Town
2015 SMTOWN The Stage Documentary of SM Town

TV Shows

Year Title Channel Role Note
2010 Dream Team KBS2 Main cast
2012 Immortal Songs 2 Contestant
2013-2014 We Got Married MBC Cast with Son Na-eun
2015 Match Made in Heaven Returns
Off to School JTBC Ep.40-43
2016 Hit the Stage Mnet Contestant Ep.1-2 (Winner)
2017 Idol Rebooting Project: The Unit KBS2 Mentor
2018 Why Not? The Dancer JTBC4 Cast
The Call Mnet 4th Line


Year Title Role Note
2014 Goong Prince Lee Shin Main role

Concert Tours


South Korea

  • OFF-SICK (2017)
  • TAEMIN 2nd Concert: T1001101 (2019)



To view the Taemin gallery, click here.


  • He doesn't like his hands because he thinks they're too small.
  • He has often had to cross-dress as a girl due to his pretty, delicate features and slim body.
  • He is friends with EXO's Kai, VIXX's Ravi, BTS' Jimin, HOTSHOT's Timoteo, and Ha Sung Woon. Together, they are known as the "Friendship Parkas," since Taemin bought customized parkas for them.
  • His blood type is B.
  • He is part of SuperM, along with EXO's Kai and Baekhyun, NCT 127's Taeyong and Mark, and WayV's Ten and Lucas.
  • He owns two dogs, Adam and Eve.
    • He has also recently adopted a kitten named Kkoongie.