Gong Yoo, born on July 10, 1979, as Gong Ji-cheol, is a famous actor, best known for his acting skills and innumerable repertoire.
He graduated with a B.A in theater and started a career as a jockey on Mnet. He did a number of supporting roles in dramas and movies and tried his hand at hosting music programs. His first main role was in 2005, as he was casted in Hello My Teacher opposite Gong Hyo-jin, followed by One Fine Day in 2006 opposite Sung Yu-ri. However, the real breakthrough came with Coffee Prince. His acting was highly praised and that earned him a higher status in the industry.
Soon after, Gong Yoo enlisted. He did 8 months of frontline active service in Cheorwon and was transferred to the Defense Media Agency, where he served in the public relations department. He was discharged in December 2009.
Post-enlistment, Gong Yoo worked in various films and dramas that failed to meet up the audience's expectations. It was only in 2016 that his career skyrocketed all thanks to A Man and a Woman opposite Jeon Do-yeon. Next in line was the blockbuster Train to Busan followed by The Age of Shadows.
Working with Kim Eun-sook next in the fantasy drama Goblin only solidified his status as an A-list actor.
In 2021, Gong Yoo starred in Lee Yong-ju's action thriller film Seo Bok alongside Park Bo-gum.
|2003||My Tutor Friend||Lee Jong-soo|
Superstar Mr. Gam
|2005||She's on Duty||Kang No-young|
|2007||Like a Dragon||Park Chul||Adaptation of a video game|
|2010||Finding Mr. Destiny||Han Gi-joon||Adaptation of a stage musical|
|2011||Silenced||Kang In-ho||Adaptation of a novel|
|2013||The Suspect||Ji Dong-chul|
|2016||A Man and a Woman
Train to Busan
The Age of Shadows
|2019||Kim Ji-young: Born 1982
||Go Heon||Adaptation of a novel|
III. Television Series
|2001||School 4||Hwang Tae-young||KBS2|
|2002||Whenever the Heart Beats
Best Theater: Flying Saucer
My Room, Your Room
|2005||Hello My Teacher
|2006||One Fine Day
|2013||Dating Agency: Cyrano||Magician||tvN|
|2016-2017||Goblin (Guardian: The Lonely and Great God)
|2012||"Because It's You"||Big Soundtrack|
|2003||11th SBS Drama Awards||New Star Award||Screen|
|2006||25th MBC Drama Awards||Special Award||One Fine Day|
|2007||1st Mnet 20's Choice Awards
26th MBC Drama Awards
|2011||32nd Blue Dragon Film Awards||Popular Star Award||Silenced|
|2014||22nd Korea Culture and Entertainment Awards||Best Actor||The Suspect|
|2016||Korea Film Actors Association Awards||Grand Prize||A Man and a Woman|
|2017||53rd Baeksang Arts Awards
Brand of the Year Awards
Actor of the Year
- His stage name is a combination of his father's last name "Gong" and of his mother's last name "Yoo".
- He is a descendant of Chinese philosopher Confucius, and was part of the 79th generation among Confucius's descendants originated from the Gokbu Gong clan.