About Gong Yoo:
Gong Yoo is the stage name of Gong Ji Chul, a South Korean actor. The stage name is composed of his father’s last name “Gong”, and his mother’s last name “Yoo”. Born on July 10, 1979, Gong Yoo is a descendant of the Chinese philosopher, Confucius, coming from the Gokbu Gong Clan. Not much is known about Gong Yoo’s childhood. He studied theatre at Kyung Hee University and went on to become an actor.
Gong Yoo Movies and TV Shows:
After graduating from university, Gong Yoo debuted as a drama actor in 2004. Eventually, he landed his first leading role in 2005. However, it was not until “Coffee Prince” in 2007 that he rose to fame. Playing the male lead Choi Han Kyul, Coffee Prince solidified Gong Yoo’s status as a top artist and Hallyu star.
Gong Yoo has since starred in many popular films and television dramas. His popularity dipped in the years of his military service, but he was able to rise again with mega-hit movies like “Train to Busan” (2016), and kdramas like “Big” (2012) and “Goblin” (2016-2017).
Outside of acting, Gong Yoo has a positive image, being appointed the special representative of Korea’s United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), which was in conjunction with a celebration of the 24th year since the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) was implemented. He has traveled to many countries to raise awareness about children’s plight in lesser developed nations.
- Jul 10, 1979 (age 42)
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- 184 cm
- 74 kg
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- Talent Agency
September Star Brand Reputation Rankings Announced
Gong Yoo Reveals How He Now Chooses His Roles Differently From Before
August Star Brand Reputation Rankings Announced
Lee Dong Wook Jokes About “Goblin” Co-Stars Kim Go Eun And Gong Yoo Hogging The Mic At Karaoke
July Movie Star Brand Reputation Rankings Announced