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GONG YOO FACTS September 21, 2007

Filed under: Coffee Prince,Gong Yoo — sillyphillie888 @ 11:36 pm
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NAME: GONG YOO (Exact English Translation: Joint Ownership)
REAL NAME: GONG JI CHEOL (Exact English Translation: Common Knowledge Season)

NICKNAME:
Kkong (Exact English Translation: Small Head)
FAMILY MEMBERS: Dad, Mom, Older Sister
PROFESSION: Actor, Model, VJ
TALENT AGENCY: SidusHQ
DATE OF BIRTH: July 10, 1979
ASTROLOGICAL SIGN: Cancer
BIRTHPLACE: South Korea
BLOOD TYPE: A
HEIGHT: 184 cm (6 ft)
WEIGHT: 74 kg (163 lbs)
MARITAL STATUS: Single
RELIGION: Catholic (But currently not attending Church)
MOTTO: I would not fight an impossible battle.

SCHOOLS:
NakMin Elementary School (Busan)
Nae Sung Middle School (Busan)
Dong In High School (Busan)
Kyung Hee University (One of the Top Private Schools in Korea)

MAJOR IN COLLEGE:
Film

SPECIAL SKILLS:
Singing, Can converse in English


HOBBIES:

Watching Movies, Listening to Music, Singing, Playing Basketball, Exercising/Body-building, Hanging-out and joking around with his manager

 

MOVIES:

My Tutor Friend (2003)
Spy Girl (2004)
Superstar Mr. Gam / Mr. Gam’s Victory (2004)
S Diary (2004)
She’s on Duty (2005)
Ryu Ga Gotoku (2007)

 

TV SERIES:

School 4 (KBS, 2001)
When Ever (KBS, 2002)
Hard Love (KBS, 2002)
20 Years (SBS, 2003)
Screen, as Kim Joon-pyo (SBS, 2003)
Hello My Teacher, as Park Tae-in (SBS, 2005)
One Fine Day, as Seo Gun (MBC, 2006)
The First Shop of Coffee Prince, as Choi Han Kyul (MBC, 2007)

AWARDS:
New Rising Star Award, 2003 SBS Drama Awards
Best Actor in a Mini Series, 2006 MBC Actor Awards

INTERESTING FACTS:
Gong Yoo started out as a VJ on MNet back in 2001. He was still using his real name then. At that time, somebody suggested that he drop Gong from his screen name which he declined because he wants to keep his family name. Gong Yoo, his current screen name, was chosen by him and is a fusion of his parents’ last names (Gong is his dad’s last name. While Yoo is his mom’s last name).

He was nicknamed Kkong, which literally means small head, because as a child he had a relatively small head compared to his body.

LATEST NEWS:
Gong Yoo is set to serve his 2-year mandatory military service starting October 2007.

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