Im Jin-Ah Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 01 Oct, 2018
Facts of Im Jin-Ah
Date of Birth: 1991 , September-14
Age: 30 years old
Birth Nation: South Korea
Height: 5 Feet 7 Inch
Name Im Jin-ah
Birth Name Im Jin-ah
Mother Shin Gil-soon
Nationality South Korean
Birth Place/City Cheongju, North Chungcheong
Ethnicity Asian ancestry
Profession Actress, Model, Singer
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Black
Face Color Fair
Famous for After School
Education Ochang High School, Seoul Institute of the Arts
Awards 7th Style Icon Awards, 1st Asia Artist Awards
Music Group After School, Orange Caramel
Movies White: The Melody of the Curse, Fashion King
TV Show High Kick!, Love Weaves Through a Millennium
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Im Jin-ah aka Nana is the South Korean singer who is also an actress and a model. The star is famous for being a member of the South Korean girl group, After School and its subgroup, Orange Caramel. Moreover, she also worked on several movies and TV series such as Fashion King, The Swindlers, Love Weaves Through a Millennium and The Good Wife. Besides, she walked on the runway of several fashion shows.      

Early Life And Education Of Im Jin-ah    

Im Jin-ah popularly known as Nana was born to Shin Gil-soon on 14th September 1991 in Cheongju, North Chungcheong under the birth sign Virgo. Jin-ah is Korean as per nationality and as far as her ethnicity is concerned, she is of Asian ancestry.     

Regarding her academics, she graduated from Ochang High School in Cheongju. Following the graduation, Jin-ah participated in the 2009 Asia Pacific Super Model Contest. Moreover, she is a licensed makeup artist and also is a member of the Makeup Artist Association. 

Im Jin-ah's Career

Music Career

Im Jin-ah made her debut in music career in November 2009. She joined a South Korean girl group, After School formed by Pledis Entertainment along with Raina as the third generation members with the release of group's second EP, Because of You. The following year, she along with Raina and Lizzy formed a sub-unit Orange Caramel.      

While working with the Orange Caramel, Nana released her first solo song, Close Your Eyes in 2011. The same year, she became the part of the After School sub-unit, A.S Red along with Uee, Jung-ah, and K-ahi.        

Modeling Career  

Jin-ah was selected as the main model for the Tokyo Girls Collection fashion show in September 2011 from where her modeling career began. The following year, she walked on the S/S 2012 show where she modeled for Tokyo Girls Collection. She also walked for Japenese fashion show Girls' Award and Park Yoon-Yoo's Seoul Fashion Walk S/S 2012. 


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Moreover, in 2013, Nana walked on the runway for a nation's ''NYLON'' fashion show. Two years later, she ranked #1 on the Independent Critics Lost of 100 Most Beautiful Faces.

Acting Career

Jin-ah made her acting debut in 2006 as herself in the Korean TV show, High Kick! starring Lee Soon-jae, Na Moon-hee, and Jeong Jun-ha. After several years, she made her movie debut in 2011's White: The Melody of the Curse.   

Jin-ah then performed in several movies and TV series as a supporting actress which include LOve Weaves Through a MillenniumThe Good WifeGo Lala Go 2, and The Swindlers.

Im Jin-ah's Awards And Nomination

Nana has been nominated for several awards for her multiple works. Here is the list of her won awards:   

  • 2014 = 7th Style Icon Awards.
  • 2016 = 1st Asia Artist Awards for The Good Wife.
  • 2017 = 6th Korea Film Actors Association Awards for The Swindlers.
  • 2018 = 54th Barksang Arts Awards13th Asia Model Awards, and 23rd Chunsa Film Arts Awards.

Some of her other nominated awards include 54th Baeksang Arts Awards and 9th Korea Drama Awards.

Im Jin-ah's Net Worth

Im Jin-ah has an estimated net worth of not less than $1 million, however, the actual amount is not revealed yet and is still under review. Jin-ah earns much from her multiple careers including music, acting, and modeling. 

According to the source, an Instagrammer with followers between 50k to 200k can make thousands per post. Jin-ah, as of 2018, has more than 1.9 million followers so we can say she makes over thousands per month.

As per Cavanagh, the typical price according to followers goes as follows.

  • 3K-10K = $75 – $150
  • 10K-25K = $150 – $220
  • 25K-50K = $220 – $350
  • 50K-100K = $350 – $500
  • 100K+ = $500+

With such earning, she is maintaing her lavish lifestyle.

Im Jin-ah's Personal Life     

Im Jin-ah is yet to be married. The talented singer is hardworking and ambitious which is the main reason behind her focusing more on her career rather than involving in any serious relationship. 

In an interview, when she was asked about her relationship status, she replied,

'' I don't have a boyfriend at the moment.  I find it hard to meet a good person.''

She added,

''Although I am single, I am trying my best to date often.''

So, as of 2018, she is single as she has not found her perfect partner.


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Besides, she is a dog lover and has a Boston Terrier with whom she spends most of her spare time.

Im Jin-ah's Body Measurement

  • Height = Nana stands at the height of 5 feet 7 inches (1.7m).
  • Weight = She weighs 46 kg.
  • Age = As of 2018, her age is 28.

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