The Story of Light EP.3 - Taemin
Real Name Lee Tae Min (이태민)
Date of Birth July 18, 1993 (age 25)
Position Main Dancer, Vocalist
Specialties Can play the piano
Nicknames Taeminnie, "Dancing Machine" Taemin, Power Taem
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Lee Tae-min (이태민), better known as Taemin (태민), is a South Korean idol, dancer, singer, actor, promotional model, and radio host. He is a member of the South Korean boy band SHINee, as the maknae, main dancer, and vocalist.

Biography Edit

Discovered Edit

Taemin was discovered at the 2005 S.M Open Weekend Audition Casting where he picked his talent as dancing. His auditioncan be found, english subbed, on YouTube.

Debut Edit

Taemin debuted in SHINee at a very young age, 14 internationally and 15 by Korean standards. His young age and youthful appearance caused him to be the topic of several variety shows.


Taemin on Star King

Because of his young age, Taemin was rather shy and only spoke when asked. His shyness eventually left him, yet speaking comfortably took some time. Even to this day, whenever Taemin talks to big crowds, he is seen to grasp onto his trousers or other members for support, or is seen to place his hand over his raging heart and letting out a deep breath after he is finished.

Replay (Noona Neomu Yeppeo) Edit

Taemin's parts in Replay were short, mainly cuts of him and the 'noona' yet his vocal cuts were limited. Taemin was struggling with his vocals as he was midway through puberty and his voice wasn't fully developed for long or high notes. Dance-wise, Taemin is nearly always in the center of their formation as he is the main dancer of the group.


TV Drama Edit

  • Tae Hee, Hye Kyo, Ji Hyun (2009)
  • Moon Night '90 (2011)
  • High Kick! 3 (2011)
  • Salamander Guru and The Shadows (2012)
  • Dating Agency: Cyrano (2013)
  • Final Life: Even if You Disappear Tomorrow (2017)

Movie Edit

  • The Outback (2012)
  • The Miracle (2013)
  • SMTOWN The Stage (2015)

TV Shows Edit

  • Dream Team (2010)
  • Immortal Song 2 (2012)
  • We Got Married (2013-2014)
  • Match Made in Heaven Returns (2015)
  • Off to School (2015)
  • Hit the Stage (2016)
  • Idol Rebooting Project: The Unit (아이돌 리부팅 프로젝트 더 유닛) (2017)
  • Why Not? The Dancer (2018)

Musicals Edit

  • Goong (2014)

Discography Edit

Korea Edit

Album Edit

Mini Album Edit

Japan Edit

Mini Album Edit

Tours Edit

Headlining Edit

Gallery Edit

Trivia Edit

  • 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 so cute.