Gong Yoo Biography

Updated On Jul 31, 2019 Published On Oct 11, 2015
Facts of Gong Yoo
Date of Birth: 1979 , July-10
Birth Nation: South Korea
Height: 6 Feet
Name Gong Yoo
Birth Name Gong Ji-chul
Nationality Korean
Birth Place/City Busan
Ethnicity White
Profession Actor
Net Worth $2 million
Eye Color Dark Brown
Hair Color Black
Weight in KG 74 KG
Married N/A
Education Kyung Hee University
Awards Blue Dragon Film Award Popular Star Award - Male
Movies The Suspect
TV Show Dating Agency: Cyrano
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Gong Yoo full name Gong Ji-Chul is a renowned actor from South Korea. He is popular in South Korea for portraying his role in the movies like Guardian: The Lonely and Great God, Coffee Prince, She's on Duty, Like a Dragon and many more.

Early life

Gong Yoo was from the upper-class family born on 10th July 1979 as Gong Ji-Chul in Busan, South Korea to parents of Korean descent. He is of Korean nationality and his ethnicity is Korean.

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Gong Yoo received his formal education from somewhere in Busan. He was interested in acting since his childhood days so after completing his high school education, he joined Kyung Hee University to learn some more about acting.

Personal life

Gong Yoo personal information like his love affairs, his girlfriend, married life and also about his wife is unknown. It seems like Gong wants to keep his personal matters to himself and keep it low. 

However, some tabloids mention that he was in a relationship with actress Im Soo Jung for a short time.

He is of a tall guy.

Career and net worth

Soon after completing his education from there, he started his acting career. He got his first acting role in Biscuit Teacher and Star Candy.

He is best known for his performances in movies like Train to Busan, Silenced and A Man and a Woman and in the TV series Goblin (2016-2017).

For his acting role, he has also been honored with lots of prestigious awards and one of them is Blue Dragon Film Award Popular Star Award - Male.

Net Worth

As of 2018, Gong Yoo is estimated to have a net worth of $2 million which he accumulated from his career in movies and TV series.

He earns about $65,00 from every episode of the TV show that he's been cast on.

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Born in Busan, South Korea

July 10 , 1979

Gong Yoo was from the upper class family born as Gong Ji-chul in Busan, South Korea to parents of Korean descent. He is also Korean. He is of tall guy with six feet height and he is also of average weight.

Graduated from Kyung Hee University

2004

Gong Yoo received his formal education from somewhere in Busan. He was interested in acting since his childhood days so after completing his high school education, he joined Kyung Hee University to learn some more about acting.

Began his acting career

2001

While he was attending Kyung Hee University, he started his acting career. He got his first acting role in Biscuit Teacher and Star Candy. For his acting role, he has also been honored with lots of prestigious awards and one of them is Blue Dragon Film Award Popular Star Award - Male.

Joined Korean Army

January 14 , 2008

Gong Yoo full name Gong Ji-chul is a renowned actor from South Korea. After he began his acting role in 2001, he rose into prominence in 2001. But the following year, he joined Korean Army and served for his country for about a year.

Became special representative of the UNICEF

2013

Besides his acting career, he is also active in social work. And he is also actively involved in several charitable programs and help to raise huge amount of funds for the poor. For this king of social work, in 2013, UNICEF awarded him in the special representative post. 

Won SBS Drama Awards

2003

Gong Yoo has been nominated in SBS Drama Awards twice in his life and from two nominations, he has won this award once in his life and that was in 2003. He was nominated in that award for New Star Award.

Won MBC Drama Awards

2006

MBC Drama Awards is also one of the prestigious awards in Korean movie industry. He was first nominated in this award in 2006 and that was for portraying his role in the One Fine Day, he won this award that year.

Net worth is $2 million

2018

As of 2018, Gong Yoo has an estimated net worth of $2 million from his works in TV shows and films.