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Gong Yoo is an A-lister actor of South Korea. He has given the world several hits in films and drama. His acting talent has fetched him several films of big banners and also he is an in-demand actor of today.

Gong Yoo and his advice from his seniors

Gong Yoo during his rookie days used to consult his seniors for their advice on how to act well. One of his seniors was comedian Ji Sang Ryul who had advised Gong Yoo thus:

“You have to act comfortably for the viewers to be comfortable. Relax,”

Source: CNN (Gong)

It was confirmed in early August this year by Gong Yoo’s rep that he has been offered a role in a new film called Seo Bok. The agent said:

“He is currently reviewing the offer with a favorable outlook.”

Gong Yoo and his early growing days

As per Gong Yoo’s biographical websites, he was born as Gong Ji-cheol in Busan Metropolitan City, South Korea on 10 July 1979 which makes him 39 years old now. Busan is South Korea’s second most populated city and was formerly called as Pusan. No information pertaining to his parents or other family members is available. He is a graduate of Kyung Hee University and has done a bachelor’s degree in theater.

Source: Famous People (Gong)

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Gong Yoo and his entry into the showbiz

Gong Yoo started as a model and with a height of over 6 feet, he was taken in immediately. He then started to do the work of a video jockey with Mnet. He did many supporting roles on stage and in films and most of these were appreciated by the audience.

Gong Yoo and his breakthrough role

Gong Yoo bagged a lead role in 2005’s Hello My Teacher and later procured another role in 2007’s The 1st shop of Coffee Prince. It was a romantic comedy-drama series and gave him widened recognition.

Gong Yoo in 2008 joined the army to complete his mandatory national duty and served in the front line on the border and also in the army’s PR department. He used to also do radio programs at the Korean Forces Network for the duty officers.

After military service career

Source: Miner 8 (Gong)

After completion of his military duty, Gong then did films such as Silenced in 2011 and The Suspect in 2013. The film Silenced was appreciated by the general public and led to an outrage for reforms of crimes against minors and disabled people. His romantic hero image of the previous films was replaced by that of a versatile actor.

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His 2016 year was an action-packed one in which he starred in Train to Busan, The Age of Shadows, and drama series Goblin. He also does TV commercials.

He was made the brand ambassador of UNICEF in 2013. He has won several awards and accolades. Gong Yoo’s net worth has been calculated to be $ 2 million. He has a weight of 74 kg and dark brown eyes and black hair.

Gong Yoo-personal life, wife, children, girlfriend

Source: Frostsnow (Im Soo with Gong)

He is not active on the social media and keeps his personal life private.

He is rumored to be in a relationship with his co-star Im Soo Jung since 2008. He had met her in 2001 and were reported to have done a trip together to the Jeju island. Im Soo had said at that time:

“I am lucky to have had Gong Yoo as my first romantic scandal. He is like a colleague for me and I’ve been getting along well with him for a long time”

He was also linked with actress Yoon Eun Hye. He had opened up about the type of woman he would like to marry. He had said:

“I used to like a woman who has her own unique style but now I prefer an ordinary woman”.

He also prefers tomboyish females. He had stated that he wants to marry before 40 and also have a child.

Gong Yoo’s marriage rumors

In January 2018, the rumors circulated that he is getting married. A social media user posted:

“Gong Yoo is getting married~ He made a reservation at Shilla Hotel yesterday, and someone working there leaked the information. The wedding’s with Jung Yu Mi.”

Their reps then responded:

 “We are releasing a statement regarding the rumor that’s spreading on social media and various online community sites right now. The rumors about Gong Yoo and Jung Yu Mi are totally false. From here on out, we will be taking firm legal action against rumors and malicious comments.”

They further added:

“The marriage rumors between Gong Yoo and Jung Yu Mi aren’t true at all. The two aren’t even like siblings; they’re like brothers. Gong Yoo treats Jung Yu Mi like a younger brother.”

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