Fans of Asian movies would easily identify with Gong Yoo. He is a South Korean actor, who became famous for his performance in movies like The 1st Shop of Coffee Prince, Guardian: The Lone and Great God, and Train To Busan, which earned him international admiration. Here you will find everything you need to know about him.
Gong Yoo Bio – Age
Although he is usually known to fans as Gong Yoo, the actor’s real name is Gong Ji-Cheol, and he was born on July 10, 1979, in Busan, South Korea. He decided to take the first and last names of his father and mother to create his own stage name.
For his education, the actor went to Kyung Hee University, where he graduated with a B.A. degree in drama. After he finished here, he took acting more seriously. But before that, he worked as a video jockey for some time.
The first production he was in as an actor was in School 4 in 2001. Other television series followed, including Whenever the Heart Beats and Hard Love in 2002, 20 years, Best Theatre: Flying Saucer, Screen and My Room, Your Room in 2003. In the following years, he appeared in other television series. Cookie Teacher and Star Candy, and Guardian: The Lone and Great God Among Them.
Apart from the television series, he made his film debut in 2003 when he played a role in My Tutor Friend. In 2004 he appeared in Spy Girl, superstar Mr. Gam and S Diary.
His most successful work to date came in 2016 when he played a role in Zug to Busan. The film was very successful both in the country and in places like China, Malaysia, and Singapore and became the most successful South Korean film. It was nominated for 33 awards, including the Saturn Awards. Of these, the film won ten awards in different categories.
Undoubtedly, Gong Yoo has had a very successful career so far, which has been crowned with many awards such as SBS Drama Awards, MBC Drama Awards, Mnet 20’s Choice Awards, Blue Dragon Film Awards, Korea Culture and Entertainment Awards and many others.
Married or Dating – Who is His Wife, Girlfriend
One thing that many people want to know about the extremely successful and beloved actor is whether he has a wife or not. Although he has preferred not to speak openly about his private life, we know that he is still without a wife in the second half of 2018 and has never been married.
This means that he has been associated with a number of women in the past. One of the women he is supposed to be with is the South Korean actress I’m Soo-Jung. The actress, who was born on July 11, 1979, and the actor are said to have first met in 2001 when they both appeared in the television series School4. But it took until 2008 before rumors about a date between the two arose. Until 2011, there were reports that they were even secretly married, but as we now know, this is not true.
The next woman who was rumored to be the girlfriend of Yoo Gong is Yoon Eun-Hye. The rumor about an affair between the duo was so serious that their agencies had to come out and point out that there is no truth in the allegation. Nonetheless, not many people believed that they didn’t go out with each other, probably because of their joint appearance in the TV series The 1st Shop of Coffee
There was also Jung Yu-mi of whom it was said that he was preparing for a wedding with the actor. Although the rumor flared up again, the agencies representing the actors “Silenced” and “Train to Busan” denied the report under threat of legal action.
Apart from these women, it is not known whether the gong was in any relationship in the past or whether it is currently in a relationship. However, he has revealed that the type of woman he is looking for is the ordinary type of woman.
Without a doubt, Yoo Gong is a good-looking man who has a good style. What complements his style is his good height and build. Although he is rather slim, he has a physique that is still great.
Expressed in numbers, he is 184 cm (6 feet 0 inches) tall and has a body weight of 74 kg (163 lbs).