|Occupation||Actor, singer, dancer|
|Also known as||ICON|
|Instruments||Piano, guitar, drums, saxophone|
|Associated acts||TraxX, 24/7|
|Revised Romanization||No Min-u|
No Min-woo (Korean: 노민우; born May 29, 1986) is a South Korean actor and musician. He is also known under the stage names ICON and MINUE. He debuted as a drummer in TRAX in 2004, and left the band two years later. In 2008, he began acting in various television series and movies, such as Pasta, My Girlfriend is a Nine-Tailed Fox and Full House Take 2, and he regularly contributes to movie and drama soundtracks. In 2013, No made a comeback as a singer under the stage name ICON. In 2016 he enlisted in the military, and returned in 2018.
No Min-woo was born in Japan while his mother, then 20 years old, was aspiring to become an enka singer there. He was moving back and forth between Korea and Japan for a long time, and started playing the piano at age 7. He has a younger brother, Jeong-hun, who is a singer under the pseudonym I'll (아일).
He made his debut as the drummer (with the stage name Rose) in the rock band The TRAX in 2004. Prior to debut, No Min-woo appeared in "2002 Survival Audition HeeJun vs. KangTa Battle of the Century" with bandmates Typhoon and Attack, as well as Xiah Junsu , Super Junior's Sungmin and Eunhyuk. No Minwoo left TRAX in 2006, and briefly became a guitarist for The Romantist before it disbanded. In 2009 he returned to the music scene as the leader of the project group 24/7, with Lee Jang-woo and Hyun Woo. They released the single 24 Hours a Day, 7 Days a Week.
Min-woo began pursuing an acting career in 2008, and gained notice with his supporting roles in the 2010 TV series Pasta and My Girlfriend is a Nine-Tailed Fox. He landed his first leading role in the four-episode drama special Rock Rock Rock, a biographical film about the life of Boohwal lead guitarist Kim Tae-won. Then for his role as a cancer patient in 2011's Midas, No lost 9.5 kilograms (21 pounds). His long-delayed drama Full House Take 2 (a loose sequel to the 2004 hit) secured air dates on Japan's TBS and Korean cable channel SBS Plus in 2012. No was cast as the male lead in the Chinese TV series Love Expiration Date, for which he will also serve as OST music director, composing and writing songs for the soundtrack.
In 2013, on July 1, No released his MV, ROCKSTAR, under his newly opened YouTube channel, officialminewTV.
In 2014, No appeared in a minor role in Roaring Currents (released July 30, 2014), which became the highest-grossing film of all time in South Korea. Later in 2014, No played one of the main characters in The Greatest Marriage.
In April 2015, No filed a lawsuit against his former agency, S.M. Entertainment, as well as reported the agency to the South Korea Fair Trade Commission. Documents from the lawsuit reveal that No originally signed a 17-year exclusive contract with S.M. No sought 100 million KRW for damages resulting from the agency's interference in his career. On 21 July 2016 No lost his damage suit against S.M as a result of insufficient evidence court ruled out the contract between S.M and No invalid.
|2008||Detective Mr. Lee||tvN|
|2009||Tae-hee, Hye-kyo, Ji-hyun||Noh Min Woo||MBC|
|Mrs. Town||Jackie Jung's younger lover||tvN|
|My Girlfriend is a Nine-Tailed Fox||Park Dong-joo||SBS|
|Rock, Rock, Rock||Kim Tae-won||KBS2|
|2012||Full House Take 2||Lee Tae-ik||TBS/SBS Plus|
|2013||Monstar||Daniel Park (cameo,ep12)||Mnet|
|Love Expiration Date||Lee Ti En||ZJSTV|
|The Blade and Petal||Yeon Namsaeng||KBS2|
|2014||God's Gift - 14 Days||Theo||SBS|
|The Greatest Marriage||Park Tae-yeon||TV Chosun|
|2015||My Unfortunate Boyfriend||Yoon Tae-woon||MBC Dramanet|
|Eating Existence (2015)||Park Byeong|
|2019||Partners for Justice 2||Dr. Jang Chul / Dr. K||MBC|
|2008||Story of Wine||Taek-jin|
|A Frozen Flower||Min-woo|
|2014||One Day, First Love Invaded Me||Min-Hyuk|
|The Admiral: Roaring Currents||Haru|
- Partners for Justice 2 OST (2019)
- Gravity (Japanese, as Minue, 2016)
- We rock
- My Unfortunate Boyfriend OST (2015)
- I Love You
- Shining Love
- ICON the 1st Single Album (2013)
- The Greatest Marriage OST (2014)
- Crazy Love
- God's Gift - 14 Days OST (2014)
- Snake Eyes
- Love Expiration Date OST (2013)
- 1 Minute 1 Second
- Full House Take 2 OST (2012)
- Touch (singer)
- Sad Touch (singer)
- Hello Hello (singer)
- Midas OST (2011)
- 슬픈사랑 Seulpheun Sarang (lyricist, singer)
- 사랑해도 되나요 Sarangaedo doinayo (composer, singer)
- My Girlfriend is a Nine-Tailed Fox OST (2010)
- Story of Wine OST (lyricist, music director, singer; 2009)
- 자작나무 (Love is you)
- Even now (Singer:Sunny)
- MyPerfect Romance
- Peaceof Melody
- That guy's woman (2009)
- Rhapsody Album (2005)
- Blaze Away Album (2005)
- Paradox Album (2004)
- Scorpio Album (2004)
- "드라마 '파스타'의 꽃미남 셰프 노민우". Kyunghyang Shinmun. February 4, 2010. Retrieved December 25, 2012.
- "A Musical and Movie ICON". Seoul Journal. Retrieved April 3, 2017.
- "노민우 "동생 아일, 지금처럼 겸손하게 쭉 가길" 응원 전해" (in Korean). 한국경제신문. July 30, 2019. Retrieved July 30, 2019.
- Hong, Lucia (May 14, 2012). "No Min-woo to celebrate 27th birthday with fans in Seoul". 10Asia. Retrieved November 18, 2012.
- '락락락' 노민우, 부활 공연서 김태원과 함께 노래한다. Asiae (in Korean). December 24, 2012. Retrieved December 11, 2012.
- "No Min Woo lost 9.5 kg for Midas". Allkpop. April 1, 2011. Retrieved December 11, 2012.
- Ho, Stewart (October 9, 2012). "Full House Take 2 Starring Park Ki Woong, Hwang Jung Eum, Noh Min Woo Premieres on SBS Plus on Oct 22". enewsWorld. Retrieved November 18, 2012.
- Lee, Hye-ji (October 19, 2012). "No Min-woo "I Looked Like Grandpa When Dancing"". 10Asia. Retrieved November 18, 2012.
- Ho, Stewart (June 21, 2012). "Noh Min Woo Cast in Chinese Drama, Will Direct the Drama's OST". enewsWorld. Retrieved November 18, 2012.
- Suk, Monica (June 21, 2012). "No Min-woo to play male lead in Chinese TV series with Li Qin". 10Asia. Retrieved November 18, 2012.
- Lee, Tae-ho (October 11, 2012). "Actor No Min-woo to Debut as Music Director with Soundtrack to Chinese Drama". 10Asia. Retrieved November 18, 2012.
- 노민우, 1인 기획사 설립…한·일서 단독콘서트 개최. Nate (in Korean). December 7, 2012. Retrieved December 9, 2012.
- "ICON – ROCKSTAR [OFFICIAL VIDEO]" (in Korean). July 1, 2013. Retrieved July 1, 2013.
- "'명량'이 여럿 살렸다… 노민우 연기 재조명" (in Korean). Jungang Ilbo. August 8, 2014. Retrieved August 9, 2019.
- "No Min Woo to Play a Rich Boy in ′Greatest Marriage′". Mnet America. July 7, 2014. Retrieved August 9, 2019.
- "No Min Woo already has his next drama lined up". Drama Fever. Archived from the original on December 13, 2014. Retrieved December 13, 2014.
- "'검법남녀 시즌2' 노민우X강승현 출연..新 얼굴(공식)" (in Korean). Star News. April 4, 2019.
- "노민우, SM엔터 상대 소송제기…"JYJ처럼 17년 노예계약" 충격". Hankyung (in Korean). May 11, 2015.
- "노민우, SM 상대 1억원 손배소 패소…법원 " 매니지먼트 소홀 근거 없어"". Asiae (in Korean). July 21, 2016.
- "SM 상대로 대법원 간 노민우, 결국 패소 확정". Nate (in Korean). June 20, 2018.
- 노민우 측 "10월말 현역 입대, 군생활 중이다" 공식입장. My Daily (in Korean). December 6, 2016.
- "노민우 7월 제대 앞둬 "복귀와 함께 활동 예정"" (in Korean). Newsen. April 5, 2018. Retrieved August 9, 2019.
- "노민우, '검법남녀2' OST 'Dr.K' 발표...샤우팅으로 녹인 닥터K" (in Korean). OSEN. Retrieved August 9, 2019.
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