Gui Gui

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Gui Gui (Emma Wu)
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2007 Taipei IT Month: Gui Gui of Hey Girl at booth of Chinese Gamer International Corp.
Chinese name 鬼鬼 (traditional)
Pinyin Gui Gui (Mandarin)
Birth name Wu Ying-Jie, 吳映潔
Origin Taiwan
Born (1989-08-11) 11 August 1989 (age 25)
Taiwan, Republic of China
Other name(s) Emma Wu
Occupation Singer, Actress, Endorser, Commercial Model
Genre(s) Mandopop
Years active 2005–present
Associated acts Hey Girl

Wu Ying Chieh (simplified Chinese: 吴映洁; traditional Chinese: 吳映潔, English name Emma, born 11 August 1989 in Taiwan Keelung), better known by her stage name Gui Gui (Chinese: 鬼鬼), is a Taiwanese Mandopop singer and actress represented by Polyland International Entertainment.

Career[edit]

Debut & Early Years[edit]

In 2006, Gui Gui debuted as one of the original nine members of the Taiwanese girl group "Hei She Hui Mei Mei", which later underwent a name change in their 2008 comeback to "Hey Girl". After a year long hiatus, Hey Girl launched their first titled debut album. Consisting of eight girls, Hey Girl would often collaborate with the Taiwanese boy band, Lollipop F.

2009: Departure and 2010-Present[edit]

In 2009, Gui Gui left the management of Channel V. Her former manager, Andy Chang, expressed that she was unlikely to renew her contract, and with an ambiguous post on her personal blog, Gui Gui has also admitted to her decision of leaving the group. Andy Chang later announced that Hey Girl did not belong to the Channel V Management, and thus, Gui Gui would still be attending the promotional activities per usual.

However, the album promotions following his statement did not include Gui Gui, who was said to be busy with the promotions of the idol drama Pi Li MIT. On the May 6, 2009, Andy Chang officially confirmed that Gui Gui will not be renewing her contract with Channel V, and that her involvement with Hey Girl will have to be clarified with Warner Music, as Hey Girl did not belong to Channel V.

Acting career[edit]

During the summer of 2007, Wu Gui Gui and the other members of Hey Girls made their acting debut in the drama Brown Sugar Macchiato, a collaboration with Lollipop group. This marked as her first acting career. The first episode was aired in Taiwan on July 15, 2007. Later, the band, Lollipop admits on Kangxi Lai Le that the drama had been more of an introduction of the two groups instead of a major acting challenge, as the members were told to act like themselves, and that many subplots were explained only briefly due to the large number of main characters.[1] After thirteen episodes, the drama ended on October 7, 2007. They released an official soundtrack, then, with songs from Lollipop and Hey Girl.[2] The series also created a new love team between Gui Gui and Wang Zi as they received the Best Onscreen Couple.[3]

In 2008, Gui Gui starred in Mysterious Incredible Terminator (Pi Li MIT) opposite of Aaron Yan from Fahrenheit and Alien Huang. After the wrapping up of Mysterious Incredible Terminator, Gui Gui and Aaron, widely praised for their on screen chemistry and closeness, were to co-star in Taiwanese drama Momo Love, based on Japanese manga Momoka Typhoon. However, productions were halted due to schedule conflicts with the promotions of Fahrenheit's new album, but when filming resumed, Gui Gui was subsequently replaced by Cyndi Wang while Aaron Yan was assigned to cast as the second male lead of Love Buffet, leading him to be replaced by bandmate Jiro Wang.

In early 2011, Gui Gui signed to the new entertainment management company,Polyface Entertainment Media Group, and hoped for a fresh start as she was ready launch her acting career.

Since her departure from Hey Girl and flying solo, Gui Gui has encountered endless obstacles and challenges, but in the end, she would emerge from the midst of everything and make a stronger comeback for herself. In the early months of her solo career, Gui Gui hosted quite a few variety programs and the ratings of these shows peaked the charts, but despite the newly found success, productions were later cancelled for unknown reasons. After a short hiatus, Gui Gui returned to filming and participated in Taiwanese idol dramas such as "I, My Brother", a transcontinental collaboration between Malaysia and Taiwan. On the set, Gui Gui was rumored to have ignited love sparks with her Taiwanese costar, George Hu, whom she was romantically involved with in the drama. That same year, Gui Gui also received an invite to Mainland China to film the television version of "Painted Skin",[4] in which she collaborated closely with Fiona Sit, Chen Yi Rong, Li Zhong Han, and many more of Mainland, Taiwan, and Hong Kong's experienced artists. Captivated by her natural charisma and bright personality, high words of praise from those of her directors and costars brought new opportunities and opened doors that allowed for Gui Gui to further expand her acting career outside of Taiwan.

As of mid-2012 to early 2013, Gui Gui has been spending much time in the Mainland China region, filming a three part-movie series "The Four" with Ronald Cheng, Anthony Wong, Deng Chao, and Liu Yifei. In February 2013, she was then confirmed to take part in the Korean reality show, "We Got Married" with her virtual husband Ok Taecyeon, member of the famous South Korean boy band 2PM. "We Got Married" is a popular reality program based in South Korea that features the married lives of celebrity couples. The producers had indeed witnessed the hidden potential of the mischievous Gui Gui and made a decision to cast her in the show, thus boosting her popularity in countries outside of China, Taiwan and Hong Kong. Regarding this rare experience,Gui Gui once commented, “I am honored to be able to participate in such a good program. I have had a great time, and learnt a lot from working with such a professional team.”

Filmography[edit]

Television Dramas[edit]

Year Title Role Network / Channel Notes Ref.
2007 Brown Sugar Macchiato Gui Gui FTV Female Lead
2008 Kungfu Macchiato Guardian of Cult Star TV Cameo, Ep. 13
Pi Li MIT Li Xiao Xing / Tian Mo Xin GTV Female Lead
2009 K.O.3an Guo Huang Yue Ying FTV / GTV Cameo, Ep. 44-46
2011 I, My Brother Lu Wei Wei Astro Channel 304 Female Lead
Painted Skin Xia Bing TVS4, ZJTV, GTV,
Shenzhen Satellite TV
3rd Female Lead
Love Recipe Wang Mei Ya CTV 2nd Female Lead
2012 Summer Fever Chen Wen Qing / Chen Tian Qing CTV Female Lead
Dream in Blue Shen Xiao Qi ZJTV 2nd Female Lead
2013 Female Prime Minister He Dan Niang Hunan TV Supporting Cast
2014 Incisive Great Teacher Song Wen Wen Dragon TV 2nd Female Lead [5]
A Different Kind of Pretty Man Tong Yu Chen Hunan TV Female Lead
Roommate Diaries Li Mei Dai 2nd Female Lead [6]
The Four 2014 Ling Ye Ye Female Lead [7][8]
Slacker’s Food Diary Zhang An An TBA [9]

Movies & Films[edit]

Year Title Role Notes Details Ref.
2011 The Four Ding Dang Supporting Role
2013 The Four II
2014 The Four III
Our Ten Years 我们的十年 Chen Yi Nuo TBA [10]

Reality/Variety Shows[edit]

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2006 Fashion in House Herself Outside Host
Mo Fan Bang Bang Tang Assistant Host
2007 Fashion in house Herself Outside Host
Mo Fan Bang Bang Tang Assistant Host
Mei Mei Pu Pu Feng DJ
2008 Fashion in house Herself Co-Host
Mo Fan Bang Bang Tang Assistant Host
2009 Game GX Herself Co-Host
Golden Taxi
I Love Blackie Assistant Host
Mi Gu Celebrity School
2010 Ultimate Player Herself Assistant Host
2011 Genius Go Go Go Herself Substitute Assistant Host
2013 We Got Married World Ver. Herself with Ok Taecyeon

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

Year Title / Track Artists Notes Ref.
2012 Foul Herself Summer Fever OST
Break The Rules Summer Fever Opening Theme
Taste Of That Year Summer Summer Fever Ending Theme
2014 I Love You with Ok Taecyeon We Got Married Global Edition OST

Music Video Appearances[edit]

Year Title / Track Artists Role Ref.
2006 Manservant (男傭) Kenji Wu Maid
2009 You Can Not See The Sky (你看不到的天空) Evan Yo Herself
Love is right Evan Yo
2010 Red Wallace Chung Herself
2011 Missing You Liu Zi Qian Herself
Stick To You
Love's Secret Recipe (愛的秘方) Kenji Wu
2013 Love away from me one meter Hu Xia Herself

Hey Girls![edit]

Gui Gui or Hei Se Hui Mei Mei is a former member of Hey Girl, a Taiwanese girl group.

Digital Singles[edit]

Year Track Studio / Album Artists Ref.
2006 Shake it baby Beauties' Secret Day- Pink+Honey Hey Girl
I Want to Love Well Beauties' Secret Day- Pink
1 2 3 Pinocchio
2007 Happiness Bubble Beauties' Secret Party EP
Hello Breeze of Love Brown Sugar Macchiato OST
2008 Call Big Sister Hey Girl
OOXX
Female
Hakuna Matata

Collaborations[edit]

Year Title / Track Studio / Album Artists Ref.
2007 Bitter Sweet Brown Sugar Macchiato OST Lollipop & Hey Girl
Brown Sugar PK Show
2013 I Love You We Got Married Global Edition OST with Ok Taecyeon

Albums[edit]

Photo-books[edit]

  • 2007 Beauties' Secret Party Full Colour Photo-book

Endorsements and CF Appearances[edit]

Accolades[edit]

  • This is a list of awards, nominations, recognitions and achievements received by Gui Gui during her career.
Year Award Category Nominated Work Result Ref.
2008 SBS Drama Awards Best Onscreen Couple (with Wang Zi) Brown Sugar Macchiato Won [3]
2009 1st Degree Idol Drama Awards Best Female Actress Pi Li MIT Won [11]
Best Onscreen Couple (with Aaron Yan) Won

Trivia[edit]

  • Former member of Taiwanese girl group, Hey Girl (previously known as "Hei Sei Hui Mei Mei")
  • Left the Wo Ai Hei Se Hui ("I Love Blackie") variety show due to finished contract
  • 100% Entertainment Self Portrait Competition 百分百自拍達人: Gui Gui accumulated the most votes and came in first, defeating Xiao Tian Tian and Xiao Mi Tao Jie Jie on the polls.
  • Rumored to have dated fellow costar George Hu after their collaboration in "Summer Fever "

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