BORN 18 July 1993 (age 24) BORN IN Seoul, Korea, Republic of Lee Tae-Min (kor. 이태민; born July 18, 1993 in Seoul, South Korea) is a South Korean singer and actor. He is a member of both the South Korean boy group SHINee and dance-centered group, S.M. The Performance. Taemin was discovered at the 2005 S.M. Open Weekend Audition Casting. In 2008, he was chosen as a member of the group SHINee, a 5-member boy group. The group debuted on May 25, 2008 on SBS's Inkigayo.