Wu Ying-chieh (吳映潔)
11 August 1989
|Also known as||Gui Gui (鬼鬼)|
Oh Young-gyul (오영결)
|Labels||Linfair Records (2006-2008)|
Warner Music Taiwan (2008-2009)
CJ E&M (2016-2017)
|Associated acts||Hey Girl|
- 1 Early life
- 2 Career
- 3 Filmography
- 4 Discography
- 5 Awards and nominations
- 6 References
- 7 External links
Wu Ying-chieh, nicknamed Gui Gui, was born in Keelung City, Taiwan on August 11, 1989, and is the only child of divorced parents. In her early childhood, the family moved frequently, and this resulted in her having to attend five different elementary schools. Wu briefly attended the Dao Jiang Senior High School of Nursing & Home Economics (臺北市私立稻江高級護理家事職業學校) before transferring to Zhuangjing Senior Vocational School in the Xindian District of Taipei, where she became classmates with JPM's Wang Zi.
2005-2009: Variety debut, Hey Girl
In November 2005, Wu debuted as one of the original members of Blackie's Teenage Club (Chinese: 我愛黑澀會), a variety show seeking talents for the music television network, Channel [V]. After three rounds of casting, Wu was recruited to join Hei Se Hui Mei Mei (Chinese: 黑澀會美眉), a Taiwanese girl group established c. 2006. The group's name is a pun on the words "Hei She Hui" (Chinese: 黑社會, literally: black society; triad) and "Mei Mei" (Chinese: 妹妹, literally: sisters). After its move from Linfair Records, Hei Se Hui Mei Mei was renamed Hey Girl (Chinese: 黑Girl), and launched their first self-titled album in August 2008.
In April 2009, Channel V's director, Andy Chang, responded to rumors of Wu leaving his agency. He expressed that though she was unlikely to renew her contract, the singer would partake in group activities per usual since Hey Girl's record contract did not belong to Channel V. Yet, despite Chang's statement, Wu was notably absent from their album promotions, and on May 6, 2009, he confirmed her departure from both Hey Girl and Channel V's management.
2007-2015: Acting debut
In 2007, Wu announced her acting debut with the idol drama, Brown Sugar Macchiato. However, the drama was viewed more as an "introductory chapter" to the two groups, Hey Girl and Lollipop F, than a major production. After thirteen episodes, the series ended on October 7, 2007, and an official soundtrack was released with songs from Lollipop and Hey Girl.
In 2008, Wu starred in Mysterious Incredible Terminator, opposite of Aaron Yan from Fahrenheit and Alien Huang. After the completion of M.I.T., Wu and Aaron, both widely praised for their on-screen chemistry and closeness, were to co-star in Taiwanese drama Momo Love. Yet, filming was halted due to Yan's scheduling conflicts, and once resumed, Wu and Aaron were replaced by Cyndi Wang and Jiro Wang, respectively.
Following a two-year hiatus, Wu signed with Polyface Entertainment Media Group in 2011 and returned to the small screen. On the set of I, My Brother. Later that year, Wu was cast in the television version of Painted Skin, in collaboration with Fiona Sit, Chen Yi Rong, and Li Zhong Han. It was also this opportunity that allowed Wu to shift her focus to the Chinese market.
In 2012, Wu debuted on the big screen with a three part-film series, The Four, starring Ronald Cheng, Anthony Wong, Deng Chao, and Liu Yifei. In February 2013, she was cast in the Korean reality show, We Got Married with Ok Taecyeon, of South Korean boy band 2PM, as her virtual husband. Regarding this experience, she has commented, "I feel thankful that you found me. I think the fact that I was able to do this show was a gift from the up above." 
In the consecutive years, Wu has starred in Chinese TV dramas: A Different Kind of Pretty Man (不一樣的美男子), Roommate Diaries (一男三女合租記), Incisive Great Teacher (犀利仁師), The Girl Wearing Tassel Earrings (戴流蘇耳環的少女), and The Legend of the Flying Daggers (飛刀又見飛刀 (2016年電視劇)).
2016: Return to music
On March 7, 2016, Wu signed with CJ E&M and returned to the music scene. In preparation for her Korean debut, she underwent a rigorous 3-month training that included vocal, choreography and Korean lessons. On September 26, Wu released her first official music video, Sugar Rush, and on October 7, she launched her first self-titled EP, GEMMA.
In an interview, Wu stated that GEMMA represented a new identity. "G" was derived from her nickname, Ghost (Chinese: 鬼鬼) and Emma had been her proclaimed English name. When asked about the origin of her alias, Gui Gui (literally: Ghost), the singer explained that she was "full of reckless things" (Chinese: 古靈精怪)  and used a phonological pun on the Chinese idiom to describe herself as someone having an eccentric or impish personality (Chinese: "鬼”靈精怪).
In June 2017, Wu parted ways with CJ E&M  and on October 26, she released her newest single "Knock Knock Knock" after investing NT$8 million in the production works herself.
|2007||Brown Sugar Macchiato||Gui Gui (as herself)||FTV|
|2008||The Legend of Brown Sugar Chivalries||Guardian of Cult||Star TV|
|Pi Li MIT||Li Xiao Xing / Tian Mo Xin||GTV|
|2009||K.O.3an Guo||Huang Yue Ying||FTV / GTV||Cameo, Ep. 44-46|
|2011||I, My Brother||Lu Wei Wei||Astro Channel 304|
|Painted Skin||Xia Bing||TVS4, ZJTV, GTV,
Shenzhen Satellite TV
|Love Recipe||Wang Mei Ya||CTV|
|2012||Summer Fever||Chen Wen Qing / Chen Tian Qing||CTV|
|Dream in Blue||Shen Xiao Qi||ZJTV|
|2013||Female Prime Minister||He Dan Niang||Hunan TV|
|2014||Incisive Great Teacher||Song Wen Wen||Dragon TV|||
|A Different Kind of Pretty Man||Tong Yu Chen||Hunan TV|
|Roommate Diaries||Li Mei Dai|||
|The Four (2015 TV series)||Ling Yi Yi|
|Slacker's Food Diary||Zhang An An||iQiyi|||
|2015||The Girl Wearing Tassel Earrings||Ruan Qing Tian||Hunan TV, Anhui TV|
|2016||The Legend Of The Flying Daggers||Fang Ke Ke||Youku|
|2011||The Four||Ding Dang|
|2013||The Four II|
|2014||The Four III|
|2015||Dream Holiday||Special appearance|
|2016||Days of Our Own||Chen Yinuo|
|2018||More than Blue||Bonnie||Special appearance|
|2006||Fashion in House||Herself||Outside host|
|Mo Fan Bang Bang Tang||Assistant host|
|2007||Fashion in House||Outside host|
|Mo Fan Bang Bang Tang||Assistant host|
|Mei Mei Pu Pu Feng||DJ|
|2008||Fashion in House||Co-host|
|Mo Fan Bang Bang Tang||Assistant host|
|I Love Blackie||Assistant host|
|Mi Gu Celebrity School|
|2011||Genius Go Go Go||Stand-in assistant host|
|2013||We Got Married World Ver.||with Ok Taecyeon|
|2014||Laugh Out Loud||Guest assistant host|
|2016||Who's the Murderer Season 1|
|2017||Who's the Murderer Season 2|
|Who's the Murderer Season 3|
|"Waiting For Your Love"||Unknown|
|2017||"Knock Knock Knock"||Bboydry|
Music video appearances
|2006||"Manservant (男傭)"||Kenji Wu|
|2009||"The Sky You Can't See (你看不到的天空)"||Evan Yo|
|"Love Is Right"||Evan Yo|
|2011||"Missing You"||Liu Zi Qian|
|"Stick to You"|
|"Love's Secret Recipe (愛的秘方)"||Kenji Wu|
|2013||"Love Away from Me One Meter"||Hu Xia|
|2016||"Not Letting Go"||Ben Wu|
|"Knock Knock Knock"||2017||8||Non-album single|
|"—" denotes releases that did not chart.|
|2013||"I Love You"||Ok Taec-yeon||We Got Married Global Edition OST|
|2018||"Small Meteor" (小流星)||Silence Wang||Non-album single|
|2012||"Breaking Rules" (犯規)||Summer Fever OST|
|"The Flavour Of Summer" (那年夏天的味道)|
Awards and nominations
|2009||1st Degree Idol Drama Awards||Best Female Actress||Pi Li MIT||Won|||
|Best Onscreen Couple (with Aaron Yan)||Won|
|2013-2015||Sina Weibo Dream Valentines||Female Artists||Won|
|2014||Taiwan CGC Award||Most liked Female Artists||Won|
|2014||Taiwan EToday Award||Most popular Female Artists||Won|
|2014||Asia Top Ten Goddess (Voting)||Number 4 in Asia||Actress||Won|||
|2016||Asia Top Ten Goddess (Voting)||Number 7 in Asia||Actress||Won|||
|2017||Hito Radio Music Awards||Best New Artist (vocal and dance)||Sugar Rush||Won|||
|2017||Asia Top Ten Goddess (Voting)||Number 9 in Asia||Actress and Singer||Won|||
- Kang, Soo-jin. "中스타 우잉지에(오영결), 한국 CJ E&M과 전속 계약 체결 화제 (Taiwanese star Wu Ying-Jie (Oh Young-gyul) joins CJ E&M for activities in Korea)". Kyunghyang Shinmun. Retrieved April 17, 2016.
- "Appledaily, 黑人贈媽1500萬華廈 金屋藏鬼鬼".
- "Youtube, Kang Xi Lai Le (康熙來了): 親愛的！我真的好想再見你一面！".
- "Youtube, 100% Entertainment, 我家也有大明星".
- "棒棒堂怎麼可能紅到香港去". 康熙來了. 2007-10-03.
- "EMI Music Taiwan". Archived from the original on 2009-06-08.
- 吴映洁29日做客腾讯微博 分享"鬼鬼"身边故事. Tencent QQ (in Chinese). April 28, 2011. Archived from the original on May 12, 2011.
- "Youtube, 5ivesense TV, GWGM Making Film".
- 吳映潔與 CJ E&M 簽約 (Gui Gui (Emma Wu) signs up with Korea's CJ E&M)
- CJENMMUSIC. "大势吴映洁访韩！与CJ E&M签署合约！(Wu Ying-Jie goes to South Korea! Joins the CJ E&M artist roster!)". YouTube. Retrieved April 1, 2016.
- "Youtube, CJEM Sugar Rush".
- "Youtube, Star 調查團, 鬼鬼吳映潔專訪".
- "Youtube, 我愛黑澀會，鬼鬼出道".
- "Incisive Great Teacher" to Air on June 4. Cfensi Wordpress. Retrieved 2014-06-03.
- ShenZhen 2014 (Roommate Diaries).
- Kisses & Hugs in the trailer of Idol Cdrama "The Four". Retrieved 2013-04-17.
- Slacker's Food Diary drops 14-minuter trailer with Gui Gui & Dylan Kuo. Retrieved 2014-04-11.
- 我们的十年 Days of Our Own
- "Gemma's 'SUGAR RUSH' MV released". Yonhap News. September 28, 2016.
- "Knock Knock MV Credits". Facebook.
- "China V Chart". Billboard.
- ""Sugar Rush" - The week of October 15, 2016". Billboard.
- ""Knock Knock Knock" - The week of November 25, 2017". Billboard.
- Gui Gui turns mature, popularity sky-rockets!
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