Gong Yoo began his career in entertainment with small parts on cable TV (he was a VJ for Mnet) but casting directors realized his potential and he soon found himself in television dramas.
His first role was the student and because of his boyish good looks he was typecasted as another student (Hello My Teacher)… and then another (My Tutor Friend)… and another (Spy Girl). However, it was not all in vain as the actor bagged the New Rising Star Award at the 2003 SBS Drama Awards.
Sick of remaining in the twilight zone of academia, this 28 year old cutie decides that it is now time to bury the book bag and move ON.
Gong Yoo took a break from television (I assume in 2004 as no dramas of his aired that year) to concentrate on making movies and upon his return to TV land, he was pleasantly awarded his first main role in One Fine Day where he plays a backstreet gangster. You see, too much school is never a good thing I say.
With his fast rising fame, this cutie-pie tips our beloved Energizer Bunny (Rain) off the scale and takes his spot as the male face to the premium cosmetics brand Ohui. He now can be found on merchandise from calendars to coffee cans.
An adorable face with a charming character to match? I’d say Gong Yoo will be making the ladies go weak in the knees for a long time to come.
Give it up for Gong Yoo people!
Name: Gong Yoo (공유)
Real name: Gong Ji Cheol (공지철)
Date of Birth: July 10th, 1979
Blood type: A
Marital Status: Single (Oh there’s hope for us yet!)
Family Members: Dad, Mom and an older sister
Hobbies: Playing basketball, working out, watching movies, singing, pestering his manager
Education: Nakmin Elementary School, Nae Sung Middle School, Cond In High School, Kyung Hee University (Theater Major), Kyung Hee Post Graduate School (Performing Arts)
Official Website: http://gongyoo.sidushq.com/
- Ryu ga Gotoku/Like a Dragon (2007)
- She’s On Duty (2005)
- S Diary (2004)
- Superstar Mr. Gam / Mr. Gam’s Victory (2004)
- Spy Girl (2004)
- My Tutor Friend (2003)
- The 1st Shop of Coffee Prince (MBC, 2007)
- One Fine Day (MBC, 2006)
- Hello My Teacher / Biscuit Teacher and Star Candy (SBS, 2005)
- Screen (SBS, 2003)
- 20 Years (SBS, 2003)
- Hard Love (KBS, 2002)
- When Ever (KBS, 2002)
- School 4 (KBS, 2001)