Nam Gyu-ri

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Nam Gyu-ri
Nam Gyu-Ri from acrofan.jpg
Nam Gyu-ri in 2015.
Background information
Birth name Nam Mi-jeong
Born (1985-04-26) April 26, 1985 (age 32)
Seoul, South Korea
Genres K-pop, R&B, dance
Occupation(s) Actress, Singer
Years active 2006-present
Labels SidusHQ
Associated acts SeeYa
Korean name
Hangul 남규리
Hanja 南奎里
Revised Romanization Nam Gyu-ri
McCune–Reischauer Nam Kyu-ri
Birth name
Hangul 남미정
Hanja 南美静
Revised Romanization Nam Mi-jeong
McCune–Reischauer Nam Mi-jŏng

Nam Gyu-ri (Hangul남규리; 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.[1] 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.[2]


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.[3] 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.[1] In leaving the group permanently, Nam released a statement through her lawyers in which she said that she "could not possibly" return to SeeYa.[4] 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.[5] For this reason, she 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.[6] Shortly after finding new management, however, Nam resumed her singing career as a solo artist.[7][8] Her new management company, Eyagi Entertainment, has confirmed that Nam would pursue a solo career in both acting and singing.[9] Despite the fact that Nam stated she wouldn't pursue her singing career as a solo singer, she managed to contribute in Ivy's comeback album "I Be.." in 2009.[10]

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.

In 2013, she became the newest member of management company, Namoo Actors, joining the likes of actress Moon Geun-young, Han Hye-jin and Yoo Jun-sang.[11]

In 2014, she left her former agency Namoo Actors and signed with new agency SidusHQ.[12]



  • April 2010: Taste Of Love (feat. One Way)[13]
  • 1 December 2014: Moon River[14]

Other music activity[edit]


  • May 2007 - Unstoppable Marriage (Movie) O.S.T.
  • November 2007 - Unstoppable Marriage (TV series) (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 $[15]
  • November 2010 - Lend her voice in Goodbye and Goodbye for Shin Hye-sung of Shinhwa single [16]
  • April 2011 - Starlight Tears (The Works(오준성 마스터피스) Part.1)
  • April 2011 - Lightless Window 49 Days (In Episode 9 & 18, short snippets)
  • October 2011 - I Only Look at You [17]
  • May 2012 - That Man Fashion King O.S.T.[18]
  • August 2012 - Haeundae Lovers O.S.T.[19]
  • June 2013 - A Man and Woman Meet For the First Time (The Artist Diary Project)[20]

Music video[edit]

  • 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"[21]



Year Title Role Notes
2008 Death Bell Kang Yi-na [22] Lead role
2009 More Than Blue Catgirl Supporting role
2011 Mr. Idol Mi-oh Cameo
2013 Top Star Actress in Ice Flower Cameo
2014 Mad Sad Bad Shi-wa Lead role, segment: "Saw You"

Television dramas[edit]

Year Title Role Network Notes
2010 Super Star Ahn Gyu-ri [23] SBS Lead role, episode 6: "Never Ending Love"
Life Is Beautiful Yang Cho-rong SBS Supporting role
2011 49 Days Shin Ji-hyun SBS Lead role
2012 Drama Special - Butcher Barber Mi-ja [24] KBS2 Lead role
Haeundae Lovers Yoon Se-na KBS2 Lead role
Ohlala Couple Bae Jung-ah KBS2 Cameo, episode 1
2013 Cruel City Yoon Soo-min jTBC Lead role
2014 My Forgetful Girlfriend Xue Jia Bao Hunan TV Lead role, Chinese television drama
House, Mate Seo-won MBC Lead role
2015 Late Night Restaurant Min-kyung SBS Cameo, episode 16
2016 Yeah, That's How It Is Lee Na-young SBS Lead Role

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2008 17th Buil Film Awards Best New Actress Death Bell Nominated
2010 SBS Drama Awards New Star Award Life Is Beautiful Won
2011 47th Baeksang Arts Awards Best New Actress (TV) Nominated
SBS Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actress in a Drama Special 49 Days Nominated

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b (in 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"). August 13, 2009. Retrieved August 13, 2009.
  2. ^ TC Candler (27 December 2016). "The 100 Most Beautiful Faces of 2016". Retrieved 9 June 2017 – via YouTube. 
  3. ^ SeeYa’s Nam Gyu-ri Out of the Group. KBS World. April 21, 2009. Retrieved May 7, 2009.
  4. ^ [1][dead link]
  5. ^ "남규리 "씨야 합류계획無..배우로 새출발"공식입장". Retrieved 2017-06-13. 
  6. ^ [2][dead link]
  7. ^ [3][dead link]
  8. ^ [4][dead link]
  9. ^ [5][dead link]
  10. ^ "남규리 vs 씨야, '얄궂은 운명' 재등장 | 네이트 연예". (in (in Korean)). Retrieved 2017-06-13. 
  11. ^ "'Nam Gyu Ri joins Namoo Actors.". Allkpop. May 31, 2013. 
  12. ^ "'Nam Gyu Ri signs with SidusHQ". Allkpop. October 7, 2014. 
  13. ^ "[Audio] Nam Gyuri released new song featuring One Way!". Retrieved 9 June 2017. 
  14. ^ "Nam Gyuri reveals new single Moon River". Retrieved 9 June 2017. 
  15. ^ [6][dead link]
  16. ^ [7][dead link]
  17. ^ "Nam Gyu Ri Releases "I Look Only at You" from "Mr. Idol" OST". 2011-10-24. Retrieved 2017-06-13. 
  18. ^ "[AUDIO] Nam Gyuri releases comeback track “That Man” ~ Daily K Pop News". 2012-05-15. Retrieved 2017-06-13. 
  19. ^ "LEDApple & Nam Gyuri release OST for “Haeundae Lovers” ~ Daily K Pop News". 2012-08-07. Retrieved 2017-06-13. 
  20. ^ "Nam Gyu Ri recruits Lee Kyeol for new digital single release". Retrieved 9 June 2017. 
  21. ^ "KPOP NEWS - [Video] VerbalJint Rejects Nam Gyuri in New Cameo-filled MV - Mwave". Retrieved 9 June 2017. 
  22. ^ [8][dead link]
  23. ^ "[News] Nam GyuRi, SS501 Kim KyuJong, Park KiWoong, “Love Triangle” in Drama". Retrieved 9 June 2017. 
  24. ^ "[NEWS] Nam Gyuri to return in new KBS show". Retrieved 9 June 2017. 

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