Nam Gyu-ri in March 2011
|Birth name||Nam Mi-jeong (남미정)|
April 26, 1985 |
Seoul, South Korea
|Genres||K-pop, R&B, dance|
|Years active||March 12, 2006 - Present|
|Revised Romanization||Nam Gyu-ri|
Nam Gyu-ri (Hangul: 남규리, born on April 26, 1985 in Seoul, South Korea) is a South Korean singer and actress. She was a former member and leader of the Korean female trio, SeeYa. In 2009, Nam Gyu-ri had a contract dispute with the group's management company and left the group. Nam has also acted, most notably in the film Death Bell and the drama 49 Days. In 2012 She was ranked at #58 on The 23rd Annual Independent Critics List of the 100 Most Beautiful Faces.
In April 2009, Core Contents Media, SeeYa's management company, announced that Nam Gyu-ri had violated the terms of her contract by refusing to perform her engagements as a member of SeeYa; the company also stated that it would potentially take legal action against Nam. Although the company later announced that she would return, it was eventually revealed that the issues could not be fully resolved, and Nam left again. In leaving the group permanently, Nam released a statement through her lawyers in which she said that she "could not possibly" return to SeeYa. In the statement, Nam announced that the reason for her departure was that she was more interested in pursuing an acting career than singing. Because it was impossible to pursue both paths, she had decided that she needed to give up working with the group. For this reason, she had declined offers from all record companies that were interested in recruiting SeeYa, and would henceforth make a new beginning as an actor and not a singer. Shortly after finding new management, however, Nam resumed her singing career as a solo artist. Her new management company, Eyagi Entertainment, has confirmed that Nam would pursue a solo career in both acting and singing. Despite she wouldn't pursue her singing career as a solo singer, she managed to contribute in Ivy comeback album "I Be.." in 2009.
In 2011, Nam Gyuri returned to SeeYa temporarily during the group's promotion of its final album. SeeYa officially disbanded in January 30, 2011. Nam Gyuri had a new management company, Eyagi Entertainment, and later announced that She will pursue both acting and singing. she did took some acting projects and having to sing a few songs through the past years.
Other music activity
- May 2007 - Unstoppable Marriage (Movie) O.S.T.
- November 2007 - Unstoppable Marriage (Sitcom) O.S.T.
- March 2008 - Fate O.S.T.
- March 2008 - ALL-STAR Album vol. 4 (작곡가 조영수 프로젝트 ALL-STAR 앨범)
- April 2008 - 2008 Love Songs (2008 연가)
- July 2008 - Death Bell (고死:피의 중간고사) O.S.T.
- November 2008 - Guest appearance on album for Miss $.
- April 2010 - Ride to Me featuring One Way 
- November 2010 - Lend her voice in Goodbye and Goodbye for Hyesung of Shinhwa single 
- April 2011 - Starlight Tears (The Works(오준성 마스터피스) Part.1)
- October 2011 - I Only Look at You 
- May 2012 - That Man Fashion King O.S.T. 
- Agustus 2012 - Haeundae Lovers 
- June 2013 - A Man and Woman Meet For the First Time (The Artist Diary Project)
- November 2006 - SG Wannabe's music video "Love Song" with Lee Beom-soo.
- November 2008 - Featured in Miss $'s single and music video "Don't Cheat on Me".
- November 2011 - LEDApple's music video "Ran Into You By Chance(어쩌다마주친)".
- February 2013 - Verbal Jint featuring Ailee: "If This Ain't Love"
- July 2008 - Appears in Death Bell as "Kang I-na".
- March 2009 - Cameo in More Than Blue as "Catgirl"
- November 2011 - Cameo in Mr. Idol as "Mi-oh"
- October 2013 - Cameo in Top Star
|2010||Super Star (6th episode ‘Never Ending Love’)||Ahn Gyu-ri ||SBS||Lead Role|
|2010||Life is Beautiful||Yang Cho-rong||SBS||Supporting Role|
|2011||49 Days||Shin Ji-hyun||SBS||Lead Role|
|2012||Butcher Barber||Mija ||KBS2||Lead Role|
|2012||Haeundae Lovers||Yoon Se-na||KBS2||Lead Role|
|2012||Ohlala Couple||Bae Jung-ah||KBS2||Cameo, Ep. 1|
|2013||Cruel City||Yoon Soo Min||JTBC||Lead Role|
|2013||My Forgetful Girlfriend||Xue Jia Bao||Hunan TV||Lead Role|
2010 SBS Drama Awards: New Star Award (Life is Beautiful)
- (Korean) Lee, Mi-hye. 오락가락 남규리, 씨야 합류 끝내 무산…네티즌 “원래 말 안됐다” (Flip-Flopping Nam Gyuri; Plans to Return to SeeYa Dissolve...Netizens Say "It Didn't Make Sense Initially"). Joins.com/Newsen. August 13, 2009. Retrieved August 13, 2009.
- SeeYa’s Nam Gyu-ri Out of the Group. KBS World. April 21, 2009. Retrieved May 7, 2009.
- (Korean)합류 불발 남규리 "도저히 씨야로는 활동할 수 없다"
- (Korean)남규리 "씨야 합류계획無..배우로 새출발"공식입장"
- (Korean)남규리 씨야복귀 무산 이유 연기자로 거듭나기 위해
- (Korean)남규리, 日 드라마 OST 참여…'가수 복귀'
- (Korean)남규리, 디지털 싱글 '별빛눈물'로 팬에게 깜짝선물
- (Korean)연예계도 겨울 '스토브리그'?...톱스타들 줄줄이 옮기는 까닭은?
- (Korean)"남규리 vs 씨야, '얄궂은 운명' 재등장". October 28, 2009.
- "'Nam Gyu Ri joins Namoo Actors.". Allkpop. May 31, 2013.
- (Korean)남규리，미스에스 피처링 “이제야 진짜 노래를 부르는 기분”
- Nam Gyuri released new song featuring One Way!
- Shinhwa’s Shin Hye Sung and Eric reveal “Goodbye and Goodbye” MV
- Nam Gyu Ri Releases "I Look Only at You" from "Mr. Idol" OST
- Nam Gyuri releases comeback track “That Man”
- LEDApple & Nam Gyuri release OST for “Haeundae Lovers”
- Nam Gyu Ri recruits Lee Kyeol for new digital single release
- [Video Verbal Jint Rejects Nam Gyuri in New Cameo-filled MV]
- (Korean)<고死: 피의 중간고사>
- Nam GyuRi, SS501 Kim KyuJong, Park KiWoong, “Love Triangle” in Drama
- Nam Gyuri to return in new KBS show