Fans of Asian movies would easily identify with Gong Yoo. He is a South Korean actor who has become famous for his performance in movies such as The 1st Shop of Coffee Prince, Guardian: The Lonely and Great God, and Train To Busan which has got him international admiration. Here is all to know about him.
Gong Yoo Bio – Age
Although he is mostly known by fans as Gong Yoo, the real name of the actor is Gong Ji-Cheol. He was born July 10, 1979, in Busan, South Korea. He decided to adopt the names and surnames of his father and mother to make his own stage name.
For his education, the actor went to the Kyung Hee University from where he graduated with a B.A. theater degree. It was after he was done from here that he took to acting more seriously. But before then, he worked for some time as a Video Jockey.
The first production he took a part in as an actor was in School 4 in 2001. This was followed by other television series including Whenever the Heart Beats and Hard Love in 2002, 20 Years, Best Theater: Flying Saucer, Screen, and My Room, Your Room in 2003. The coming years saw him take part in more TV series. Biscuit Teacher and Star Candy, and Guardian: The Lonely and Great God among them.
Apart from the TV series, he made his movie debut in 2003 when he played a role in My Tutor Friend. In 2004, he was in Spy Girl, Superstar Mr. Gam, and S Diary.
His most successful work thus far, came in 2016 when he played a role in Train to Busan. The movie was very successful in the country as well as in places like China, Malaysia, and Singapore, becoming the highest grossing South Korean movie. It was nominated for as much as 33 awards including the Saturn Awards. From these, the movie was able to clinch ten awards in different categories.
Without any doubt, Gong Yoo has thus far, had a very successful career which has been capped with many accolades in the forms of awards such as the SBS Drama Awards, MBC Drama Awards, Mnet 20’s Choice Awards, Blue Dragon Film Awards, and Korea Culture and Entertainment Awards among many others.
Married or Dating – Who is His Wife, Girlfriend
One thing that many people are interested in knowing about the highly successful and loved actor is whether he has a wife or not. While he has preferred not to talk openly about his private life, we know that as of the second half of 2018, he is still without a wife, and he has never been married before.
That stated, he has been linked to a number of women in the past. One of the women that he has been rumored to be dating is the South Korean actress, Im Soo-Jung. The actress who was born on July 11, 1979, and the actor were said to have first met each other as far back as 2001 when they both took part in the television series School4. But it was until 2008 that they were rumored to be dating. By 2011, there were reports that they were even secretly married, but as we now know, it is not true.
The next woman that was rumored as 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 was no truth in the claim. Nevertheless, hardly did many people believe that they did not date, probably because of their appearance in the TV Series The 1st Shop of Coffee together
There was also Jung Yu-mi who was rumored to be preparing for a wedding with the actor. Even though the rumor went wild again, the agencies representing the Silenced and Train to Busan actors denied the report, threatening legal action.
Apart from these women, it is not known is the Gong has been in any relationship in the past or if he is in any at the moment. He has, nevertheless, revealed that the kind of woman that he is looking for is the ordinary type.
With no doubt, Yoo Gong is a nice looking man who has a good style. What complements his style is the good height and body build that he has. Although he is rather very slim, he has a build that is still great.
In numbers, he stands a height of 6 feet 0 inch (184 cm) and a body weight of 74 kg (163 lbs).