Namkoong in 2017
March 12, 1978|
Seoul, South Korea
Chung-Ang University |
|Occupation||Actor, director, screenwriter|
|Revised Romanization||Namgoong Min|
Namkoong Min (Hangul: 남궁민, born March 12, 1978) is a South Korean actor, director and screenwriter. He first gained recognition with neo-noir film A Dirty Carnival (2006), and has since received praise for his performances in Remember: War of the Son (2015–2016), Beautiful Gong Shim (2016), Good Manager (2017) and Falsify (2017).
Namkoong first gained recognition with neo-noir film A Dirty Carnival (2006), and drew widespread notice for his performance in Can You Hear My Heart? (2011). After the series, Namkoong decided that he would only accept lead roles due to his new-found popularity and recognition, and turned down all offers of supporting roles. This led to an unwanted two years break for Nam.
Namkoong subsequently returned with a changed mindset and new-found determination. His efforts paid off when he achieved recognition for his villainous role as a serial killer in The Girl Who Sees Smells (2015), and he won the Best Villain Award at the annual 2016 DramaFever Awards. Since then, he has received praise for his performances in legal thriller Remember: War of the Son (2015–2016) and romantic comedy Beautiful Gong Shim (2016).
Namkoong's breakout role was in the hit comedy drama Good Manager (2017), where he played the central protagonist. Namkoong was praised for his "perfect amalgamation of character creation and acting" which contributed to the success of the drama. He then starred in SBS's legal thriller Falsify (2017), playing a trashy tabloid reporter with no work ethics.
Namkoong has been dating model Jin Ah-reum since early 2016.
|Year||English title||Original title||Role||Notes|
|2001||Bungee Jumping of Their Own||번지점프를 하다||Kim Sung-chul|
|2002||Bad Guy||나쁜 남자||Hyun-soo|
|2006||A Dirty Carnival||비열한 거리||Min-ho|
|2007||Beautiful Sunday||뷰티풀 선데이||Min-woo|
|2015||Hot Service: A Cruel Hairdresser||화끈한 써비스: 어느 잔인한 미용사의||N/A||credited as production staff|
|Light My Fire||라이트 마이 파이어||N/A||short film; credited as director/screenwriter|
|2016||Moonlit Motive||夜色撩人||Chowbei||Chinese film|
|2017||Part-Time Spy||비정규직 특수요원||Min-seok|||
|Year||English title||Original title||Role||Network|
|2002||Dae Bak Family||대박가족||Namkoong Min||SBS|
|2003||Rose Fence||장미울타리||Han Dong-hyun||KBS2|
|Drama City "To William"||윌리엄을 위하여||Yoon Joon-ho|
|Wedding Story "My Love My Oppa"||나의 사랑 나의 오빠||Sung-soo|
|Pearl Necklace||진주 목걸이||Hwang Joon-ho|
|HDTV Literature "Mould Flower"||곰팡이꽃||Ki-hoon||KBS1|
|2004||Drama City "After Love"||사랑한 후에||Eun-jae||KBS2|
|My Lovely Family||금쪽같은 내새끼||Ahn Jin-gook||KBS1|
|2005||My Rosy Life||장밋빛 인생||Dr. Ji Bak-sa||KBS2|
|2006||One Fine Day||어느 멋진 날||Kang Dong-ha||MBC|
|2010||Becoming a Billionaire||부자의 탄생||Chu Woon-seok|
|2011||Can You Hear My Heart?||내 마음이 들리니||Jang Joon-ha / Bong Ma-roo||MBC|
|2012||Drama Special "Still Picture"||스틸사진||Kim Hyun-soo||KBS2|
|Cheongdam-dong Alice||청담동 앨리스||So In-chan (guest, episodes 1–3)||SBS|
|2013||Hur Jun, the Original Story||구암 허준||Yoo Do-ji||MBC|
|Unemployed Romance||실업급여 로맨스||Kim Jong-dae||E Channel|
|2014||I Need Romance 3||로맨스가 필요해 시즌3||Kang Tae-yoon||tvN|
|12 Years Promise||달래 된, 장국: 12년만의 재회||Yoo Joon-soo||JTBC|
|My Secret Hotel||마이 시크릿 호텔||Jo Sung-gyeom||tvN|
|2015||A Girl Who Sees Smells||냄새를 보는 소녀||Kwon Jae-hee||SBS|
|2015–2016||Remember||리멤버 – 아들의 전쟁||Nam Gyu-man|
|2016||Beautiful Gong Shim||미녀 공심이||Ahn Dan-tae / Seok Joon-pyo|
|Doctors||닥터스||Nam Ba-ram (guest, episodes 13–15)|
|2017||Good Manager||김과장||Kim Sung-ryong||KBS2|
|Man to Man||맨투맨||(cameo)||JTBC|
|2018||The Undateables||훈남정음||Hoon Nam|
|2004–2005||Music Bank||KBS2||Host, with So Yi-hyun, from November 12, 2004 – April 29, 2005|
|2014||We Got Married Season 4||MBC||paired with Hong Jin-young|
|2016-2017||Singing Battle||KBS||Host (Pilot, Ep. 1-21)|
Music video appearances
|2002||"백설공주를 사랑한 난장이"||Cool|
|2006||"The Thing That I Forget You"||Lee Jung Bong|
|2014||"Cheer Up"||Hong Jin-young|
Awards and nominations
|1999||KMTV Music Star Contest||VJ Grand Prize||N/A||Won|||
|2003||17th KBS Drama Awards||Best Actor in a One-Act/Special Drama||To William||Won|
|Best New Actor||Pearl Necklace||Nominated|
|2005||19th KBS Drama Awards||Popularity Award||My Rosy Life||Won|
|2011||30th MBC Drama Awards||Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries||Can You Hear My Heart?||Nominated|
|2012||26th KBS Drama Awards||Best Actor in a One-Act/Special Drama||Still Picture||Nominated|
|2013||32nd MBC Drama Awards||Excellence Award, Actor in a Serial Drama||Hur Jun, the Original Story||Nominated|
|2014||14th MBC Entertainment Awards||New Star of the Year||We Got Married||Won|
|2015||23rd SBS Drama Awards||Special Award, Actor in a Miniseries||The Girl Who Sees Smells||Won|
|2016||52nd Baeksang Arts Awards||Best Actor (Television)||Remember: War of the Son||Nominated|
|5th APAN Star Awards||Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries||Won|||
|1st Asia Artist Awards||Best Celebrity Award, Actor||Won|||
|15th KBS Entertainment Awards||Best Entertainer Award — Variety show category||Singing Battle||Won|
|24th SBS Drama Awards||Grand Prize (Daesang)||Remember: War of the Son, Beautiful Gong Shim||Nominated|
|Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Romantic Comedy Drama||Beautiful Gong Shim||Won|
|K-Wave Star Award||Nominated|
|Best Couple with Bang Min-ah||Nominated|
|Top 10 Stars Award||Won|
|Idol Academy Award – Best Eating (Meokbang)||Nominated|
|2017||53rd Baeksang Arts Awards||Best Actor (Television)||Good Manager||Nominated|||
|44th Korean Broadcasting Awards||Actor Award||Won|||
|10th Korea Drama Awards||Top Excellence Award, Actor||Nominated|
|1st The Seoul Awards||Best Actor (Drama)||Nominated|||
|8th Korean Popular Culture and Arts Awards||Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Commendation||N/A||Won|||
|2nd Asia Artist Awards||Best Artist Award, Actor||Good Manager||Won|||
|31st KBS Drama Awards||Top Excellence Award, Actor||Won|||
|Excellence Award, Actor in a Mid-length Drama||Nominated|
|Netizen Award – Male||Nominated|
|Best Couple Award with Nam Sang-mi||Nominated|
|Best Couple Award with Lee Jun-ho||Won|
|25th SBS Drama Awards||Grand Prize (Daesang)||Falsify||Nominated|||
|Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Monday–Tuesday Drama||Won|||
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- "Yoo Ha's A Dirty Carnival". Asian Movie Pulse. 13 May 2016.
- Sunwoo, Carla (1 November 2012). "Namgoong Min to hold first Japanese fan meet". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2012-11-19.
- "Actor Namkoong Min Says He's Still Learning His Craft". The Chosun Ilbo. 25 April 2017.
- Park, Ji-ryun (8 May 2015). "Nam Goong Min Says It's Hard to Act as a Serial Killer in Girl Who Sees Smells". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2015-05-11.
- Kim, Jae-heun (10 May 2015). "Park Yoo-chun and Namkoong Min want to swap roles". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2015-05-20.
- "Namkoong Min wins best villain award". The Korea Times. 28 June 2016.
- "Namgung Min cements role as villain". The Korea Times. 19 February 2015.
- "(Yonhap Interview) Actor Namgoong Min does all the bad things possible on TV". Yonhap News Agency. 24 April 2016.
- "Notorious villain actor plays good guy in new TV series". Yonhap News Agency. 12 May 2016.
- "[INTERVIEW] 'Comic character is harder to portray than villain role'". The Korea Times. 12 April 2017.
- "(LEAD) (Yonhap Interview) 'Good Manager' star Namkoong Min finds room for progress". Yonhap News Agency. 12 April 2017.
- "Ascent of 'Good Manager' just beginning: star actor Namkoong". The Korea Times. 13 February 2017.
- "'Good Manager' shines by doing away with office TV tropes". Yonhap News Agency. 31 March 2017.
- "Trashy tabloid reporter turns hero in SBS TV's 'Distorted'". Yonhap News Agency. 20 July 2017.
- "Hwang Jung-eum, Nam Goong-min to create feel-good romantic comedy". Kpop Herald. 24 May 2018.
- "Hwang Jung-eum, Namgoong Min Reunite in New TV Series". The Chosun Ilbo. 24 May 2018.
- "Romance blooms for Namgung Min, Jin A-reum". The Korea Times. 26 February 2016.
- Yoon, Sarah (30 June 2015). "Namgoong Min tries his hand at directing". K-pop Herald. Retrieved 2015-06-30.
- Ha, Sung-tae (16 July 2015). "Namgung Min Cast In Chinese Film MOONLIT MOTIVE". Korean Film Biz Zone. Retrieved 2015-07-22.
- "Veteran actors opt for villainous roles". The Korea Times. 21 March 2017.
- Ho, Stewart (1 December 2012). "Nam Goong Min to Cameo on Cheongdamdong Alice as Moon Geun Young's Boyfriend". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2012-12-01.
- "Namgoong Min in "Guam Heo Jun" with Kim Joo-hyuk and Park Jin-hee". Hancinema. Money Today. 1 January 2013.
- "Lee Young-ah and Namgoong Min in "Unemployed Romance"". Hancinema. Money Today. 7 August 2013.
- Lee, Cory (13 December 2013). "Namgung Min to Turn "Mr. Perfect" in New tvN Series". TenAsia. Retrieved 2014-01-09.
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- Hwang, Hye-jin (15 July 2014). "Yoo In Na, Jin Yi Han, Nam Goong Min and Lee Young Eun Confirmed for Drama My Secret Hotel". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2014-07-26.
- "Actor Nam Koong-min makes cameo in 'Doctors'". Kpop Herald. 2 August 2016.
- "Song Joong-ki, Namgoong Min to appear in 'Man to Man'". Kpop Herald. 11 May 2017.
- "New love on 'We Got Married". Korea JoongAng Daily. 12 March 2014.
- "Namgoong Min to MC for KBS "Singing Battle - Victory"". Hancinema. TV Report. 27 September 2016.
- "17일 '소집해제' 남궁민 "차기작 물색 중"(종합)". Money Today (in Korean). Retrieved 2016-06-07.
- "[2016 APAN] 송중기, 생애 첫 대상 해냈다…조진웅 최우수상 (종합)" [Winners Announced For The 2016 APAN Star Awards]. My Daily (in Korean). 2 October 2016.
- "'AAA' 조진웅∙엑소 대상…방탄소년단∙박보검∙윤아 2관왕 [종합]". TV Daily (in Korean). 16 November 2016.
- "제 53회 백상예술대상". Ilgan Sports (in Korean). Retrieved 2017-06-22.
- "'Good Manager' Nam Koongmin, awarded Talent Award!". KBS World. 1 August 2017.
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- "EXO, BTOB, Twice and Park Bo-gum commended with award". Kpop Herald. 3 November 2017.
- "Kim Hee Sun & EXO win Grand Prize Awards at the 2017 Asia Artist Awards". KBS World. 16 November 2017.
- "KBS Drama Awards 2017: Kim Young Chul, Chun Ho Jin share grand prize; complete winners list". International Business Times. 1 January 2018.
- "'2017 SBS 연기대상' 공개된 후보 16인…지성·이보영 부부, 서현진, 남궁민 등". Nate (in Korean). 26 December 2017.
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