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July 10, 1979
Busan, South Korea
|Education||Kyung Hee University
|Revised Romanization||Gong Yu|
|Revised Romanization||Gong Ji-cheol|
Gong graduated with B.A. Theater degree at Kyung Hee University. He started his showbusiness career with bit parts in dramas and films. In 2005, he landed his first lead role in SBS's Biscuit Teacher and Star Candy opposite Gong Hyo-jin. His acting talent caught the attention of casting directors and audiences, with critics stating that he is an actor to watch for. Gong Yoo was then cast in MBC romantic comedy The 1st Shop of Coffee Prince, which became his breakout role. The popularity of the drama not only solidified his status as a leading man, but also made him a hallyu star.
Gong Yoo then enlisted the mandatory service on January 14, 2008, which ended on December 8, 2009.
He then initiated and pursued production of a theatrical adaptation of Gong Ji-young's novel The Crucible, a gift from his senior as congratulations for his promotion during enlistment. This movie was internationally released under the title Silenced. Upon its release on September 22, 2011, the film sparked public outrage. This led to a reopening of the investigations into the incidents on which the novel and film are based. Public demand for legislative reform reached the National Assembly, where a revised bill to target sex crimes against minors and the disabled, dubbed the Dogani Bill after the Korean title of the film, was successfully passed in late October 2011.
Gong Yoo then starred opposite Lee Min-jung in the romantic-comedy series Big written by the Hong Sisters. Although the drama was initially well-received and anticipated, it was later heavily criticized for its ending.
In 2013, he returned to the big screen after a two-year gap in the movie The Suspect. He played an elite North Korean spy who defects after being betrayed by his country. On November 2013, Gong Yoo was appointed as a special representative of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in Korea, in conjunction with a celebration of the 24th year since the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) was adopted. Following his appointment, he will visit countries around the world to raise awareness of the situation of children in underdeveloped countries.
On July 7, 2014, Gong Yoo was named as an ambassador for the National Tax Service, alongside actress Ha Ji-won. For the next two years, they will model for promotional posters and take part in street campaigns that encourage honest tax payment in support of the NTS. 
In 2016, Gong Yoo experienced a resurgence in his career. First, he starred in the hugely successful thriller zombie blockbuster Train to Busan, which surpassed 10 million admissions. He then starred in another box office hit The Age of Shadows, which surpassed 6 million admissions in two weeks.
|2001||School 4||Hwang Tae-young||KBS2|
|2002||Whenever the Heart Beats||Park Chan-ho||KBS2|
|Hard Love||Seo Kyung-chul||KBS2|
|2003||20 Years||Seo Joon||SBS|
|My Room, Your Room|
|2005||Biscuit Teacher and Star Candy||Park Tae-in||SBS|
|2006||One Fine Day||Seo Gun||MBC|
|2007||The 1st Shop of Coffee Prince||Choi Han-kyul||MBC|
|2012||Big||Seo Yoon-jae/Kang Kyung-joon||KBS2|
|2013||Dating Agency: Cyrano||Magician (cameo, ep. 9)||tvN|
|2003||My Tutor Friend||Lee Jong-soo|
|2004||Spy Girl||Choi Ko-bong|
|Superstar Mr. Gam||Park Chul-soo|
|2005||She's on Duty||Kang No-young|
|2007||Like a Dragon||Park Chul||Film adaptation of video game Ryu Ga Gotoku|
|2010||Finding Mr. Destiny||Han Gi-joon||Film adaptation of stage musical Finding Kim Jong-wook|
|2011||Silenced||Kang In-ho||Film adaptation of Gong Ji-young's novel The Crucible|
|2013||The Suspect||Ji Dong-chul|
|2016||A Man and a Woman||Ki-hong|
|Train to Busan||Seok-woo|
|The Age of Shadows||Kim Woo-jin|
|2013||Running Man||Himself||SBS||Guest with Park Hee-soon (Episode 175)|
|Best Music||MC||episodes 155~186||KFN|||
Awards and nominations
|2002||KBS Drama Awards||Best New Actor||Hard Love||Nominated|
|2003||SBS Drama Awards||New Star Award||Screen||Won|
|2005||SBS Drama Awards||Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries||Biscuit Teacher and Star Candy||Nominated|
|2006||MBC Drama Awards||Special Award, Actor in a Miniseries||One Fine Day||Won|
|2007||1st Mnet 20's Choice Awards||Best Style||N/A||Won|
|MBC Drama Awards||Excellence Award, Actor||Coffee Prince||Won|
|Popularity Award, Actor||Nominated|
|Best Couple Award (with Yoon Eun-hye)||Nominated|
|2011||32nd Blue Dragon Film Awards||Best Actor||Silenced||Nominated|
|Popular Star Award||Won|
|2012||48th Baeksang Arts Awards||Best Actor (Film)||Nominated|
|KBS Drama Awards||Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries||Big||Nominated|
|Best Couple Award (with Lee Min-jung)||Nominated|
|2013||8th Seoul International Drama Awards||Outstanding Korean Actor||Nominated|
|2014||19th Chunsa Film Art Awards||Best Actor||The Suspect||Nominated|
|48th Taxpayers' Day||Presidential Commendation||N/A||Won|
|22nd Korea Culture and Entertainment Awards||Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Film||The Suspect||Won|
- "Welcome back, Gong Yoo". 7 December 2009. Retrieved 10 April 2014.
- "백지연의 피플 인사이드'공유편'-A sincere talk with Gong Yoo (English subtitled)" (in Korean). 9 October 2011.
- "INTERVIEW Actor Gong Yoo - Part 1". 27 September 2011.
- "INTERVIEW Actor Gong Yoo - Part 2". 27 September 2011.
- "Gong Yoo a 'Suspect' in his first action role". 13 December 2013. Retrieved 10 April 2014.
- "Gong Yoo named UNICEF special representative". 8 July 2013.
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