de Old_Anime_Lady, Novembro 28, 2017

As I am watching Final Life: Even if You Disappear Tomorrow I notice something about Taemin. No, not his hair, I watch anime and go to conventions, I don't even see that anymore. Nor is it his blue contacts, I am a Gackt fan, so it's nothing new. It's the way the man walks. As I am reading through the articles I grab for these stalker's guides, I found that he had discovered his talent for dancing at an early age.  He moves like a dancer. I am so glad he did a Japanese language movie and albums so that I could see his talent.


Native Name: 이태민
Nicknames: Taeminnie, Dancing Machine. Tae

  • Born: July 18, 1993
  • Origin: Seoul South Korea
  • Height: 175cm
  • Blood Type: B
  • Talent agency: S.M. Entertainment
  • Star sign: Cancer
  • Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
  • Website:
  • Occupation(s): Singer, Actor
  • Hobbies: Dancing, listening to music, playing the piano, Poppin dance and speaking Chinese.
  • Languages: Japanese and Korean with some English in acting roles and his songs.

Early life

Taemin does not talk about his private life we do know that he has an older brother.  

In 2007, he studied Chinese in Beijing and learned Japanese with the help of the Anime One Piece.

The Spanish site I use for sources had his schools listed so here they are: Shinhak Elementary School, Cheongdam Middle School, Chungdam High School, Hanlim Multi-Arts High School Entertainment Department and is currently at Myongji University majoring in Musical and Film.

When he was in High School the other Member of SHINee used to escort him so he wouldn't get bullied. He is so afraid of bugs they will even mess up his stage choreography as seen here.

He is the 4th highest paid entertainer in his company and bought his parents an apartment valued around 3 million dollars.

Acting Career

See MDL page for full Acting Credits.

In 2009, his first acting role was MBC's Comedy as Tae Hee, Hye Kyo, Ji Hyun Junsu. In 2012, he participated in his first voice acting role in The Outback as the main character Johnny, a white koala turned hero. Rob Schnieder and Tim Curry also did voices in the movie. In 2017, his latest role is a Japanese Amazon Prime Video series Final Life: Even if You Disappear Tomorrow.

Music Career

When Lee Tae-min was younger he wanted to be a pilot when he grew up but discovered dancing when in the sixth grade. Noticing their son's love of dance, his parents encouraged him to audition during the 2005 SM Open Weekend Audition Casting. This competition usually only accepts 10 out 100 participants.  That year they only chose 1, Taemin.

In 2008, he joined SHINee along with  Onew, Jonghyun, Key, and Minho. In 2014, he started his solo career with Ace which hit number 1 on South Korea's Gaon Album Chart. His first Studio album was Press it and it was released in 2016 and also hit number 1 on the Gaon Album Chart. The title track was originally penned by Bruno Mars but Taemin re-wrote lyrics to appeal to the Korean listeners. Also in 2016, he released his first mini album in Japan called Sayonara Hitori. In July 2017, he released his second Japanese language mini album Flame of Love. He was ranked #2 on the World Chart of the United States and ranked #7 on the Billboard Heatseeker Chart.

Taemin told reporters at a media showcase hosted by fellow SHINee member Minho at the SMTOWN Coex Artium in Gangnam-gu, Seoul: "After my EP, I did perform with SHINee but I also spent a lot of time preparing my next solo album, […] I took a lot of private lessons for voice and dance and looked over my past songs. I want to say that I’ve become a stronger performer."

Here are links to his Japanese Language songs:

Flame of LoveDoorItsuka Kokode

The other pics I found

With him being this young and already broadening his language markets I am sure we will see him for many years to come. I cannot dispute his talent when I listen to his music (I now have both Japanese release albums). His acting on the one show I have seen him was not bad, I have yet to see the last episode and the drama is just now ramping up.  From what I have seen the last 8 episodes he is very promising indeed. 

 Previous Episodes: Kamenashi Kazuya -  Yamashita Tomohisa - Oguri Shun - Matsuda Shota - MatsuJun

 Next Episode: Ninomiya Kazunari

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Sources: (1),(2), (3),(4), (5), (6),(7)

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