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Gong Yoo Profile and Facts:

Gong Yoo (공유)
is an South Korean actor under SOOP Entertainment.

Stage Name: Gong Yoo (공유)
Birth Name: Gong Ji Chul (공지철)
Birthday: July 10, 1979
Zodiac Sign: Cancer
Height: 185 cm (6’0″)
Weight: 74 kg (163 lbs)
Blood Type: A
Nationality: Korean

Gong Yoo Facts:
– Born in Busan, South Korea.
– Nicknames: Angler, Goblin.
– He can hold his breath for a minute.
– Family: Mom, Dad, and an Older Sister (1978).
– His stage name comes from his dad’s family name, “Gong”, and his mom’s family name, “Yoo”.
– Gong Yoo has a driver’s license.
– He doesn’t want to disclose his MBTI.
– He will start telling people who asked about his MBTI that its FISH.
– Fans believe that his MBTI is INFJ.
– According to his close friends, he’s an introvert.
– He graduated from Kyung Hee University with a B.A. theater degree.
– He debuted as an actor through School 4 in 2001.
– Gong Yoo enlisted into the military on January 14, 2008 and got discharged on December 8, 2009.
– His favorite color is Black.
– Gong Yoo picks Black as his favorite color as it has the power to make someone look mysterious whilst adding a bit of sophistication.
– He rejected the lead role for Descendants of the Sun.
– He also decline a role in SBS’ drama ‘Revenant‘, the role went to Oh Jung-se instead.
– His favorite animal are cats. He likes cats a lot.
– Gong Yoo has two cats named Kongkong (콩콩이) and Mawoo (마우).
– He can sing. (proven here)
– Gong Yoo likes to play basketball and table tennis.
– He enjoys playing video games with his friends and staff members.
– He also enjoys cooking for his friends and even his staff members.
– A hobby of his is fishing.
– His biggest catch was an 75 cm long red snapper.
– He has a lot of fishing equipments.
– Through fishing, he learned to always stay humble and never be arrogant.
– He sometimes reflect on the past when he’s in the open ocean when fishing.
– Gong Yoo sometimes fish with Lee Dongwook.
Lee Dongwook barely calls Gong Yoo by his real name, but Dongwook refers to him as ‘Goblin’.
– He enjoys exercising. Gong Yoo can be found at the gym during his free time.
– Gong Yoo knows basic English. When he has time, he takes English lessons.
– His hearing is very good, according to his staff members.
– Him and Sonny (Son Heungmin) has the same stylist so they’re pretty close.
– He did pick his character, Choi Han Kyul (“Coffee Prince”) as a character that he wants to follow in terms of love in real life.
– He sang the theme song “Second First Love” for the movie Finding Mr. Destiny.
– He has been a model for KANU, the coffee brand, for 13 years (as of 2023).
– He was an ambassador for Chanel J12 Watches in 2021.
– In 2020, he was the model for LA MER.
– If he could visit the moon, he’d want to put a South Korean flag on it then write his name stating that he was there.
– He doesn’t want his fans to spend money on gifts for his birthdays.
– He’s scared of getting hurt in terms of dating someone as his walls are high up.
– He likes someone who’s more on the independent side. He also don’t mind dating someone who is quiet, but not too on the shy side.
Gong Yoo’s Ideal Type:I prefer someone who has a different personality from how one looks.”

Wonderland / 원더랜드 | Netflix
Seo Bok
/ 서복 | 2019 – Ki Hoon
Kim Ji Young: Born 1982 / 82년생 김지영 | 2019 – Jung Dae Hyun
The Age of Shadows
/ 밀정 | 2016 – Kim Woo Jin
Train To Busan / 부산행 | 2016 – Seok Woo
A Man and a Woman / 남과 여 | 2016 – Ki Hong
The Suspect / 용의자 | 2013 – Ji Dong Chul
Silenced / 도가니 | 2011 – Kang In Ho
Finding Mr. Destiny / 김종욱 찾기 | 2010 – Han Gi Hoon
She’s on Duty / 잠복근무 | 2005 – Kang No Young
S Diary / 에스 다이어리 | 2004 – Yoo In
Superstar Mr. Gam | 2004 – Park Chul Soo
Spy Girl / 그녀를 모르면 간첩 | 2004 – Choi Ko Bong
My Tutor Friend / 동갑내기 과외하기 | 2003 – Lee Jong Soo

Drama Series:
Squid Game 2 / 오징어 게임 시즌2 | Netflix, 2024 – Salesman
Squid Game 1
/ 오징어 게임 시즌1 | Netflix, 2021 – Salesman
The Silent Sea
/ 고요의 바다 | Netflix, 2021 – Han Yoon Jae
Guardian: The Lonely and Great God
/ 쓸쓸하고 찬란하神 – 도깨비 | tvN, 2016-2017 – Kim Shin (Goblin)
Dating Agency: Cyrano / 연애조작단; 시라노 | tvN, 2013 – Magician (cameo ep. 9)
Big / | KBS2, 2012 – Seo Yoon Jae,  Kang Kyung Joon
Coffee Prince / 커피프린스 1호점 | MBC, 2007 – Choi Han Kyul
One Fine Day / 어느 멋진 날 | MBC, 2006 – Seo Gun
Biscuit Teacher and Star Candy / 건빵선생과 별사탕 | SBS, 2005 – Park Tae In
Screen / 화면 | SBS, 2003 – Kim Joon Pyo
Hard Love / 딱딱한 사랑 | KBS, 2002 – Seo Kyung Chul
School 4 / 학교4 | KBS, 2001-2002 – Hwang Tae Young (cameo eps. 29-48)

2017 Baeksang Arts Awards | Best TV Actor (“Guardian: The Lonely and Great God”)
2011 Blue Dragon Film Awards | Popular Star Award (“Silenced”)
2007 MBC Drama Awards | Excellence Award, Actor (“Coffee Prince”)
2006 MBC Drama Awards | Special Award, Actor in a Miniseries (“One Fine Day”)
2003 SBS Drama Awards | New Star Award (“Screen”)

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