May 21, 1988
Seoul, South Korea
|Revised Romanization||Bak Gyu-ri|
Life and career
1988–2002: Early life and career beginnings
Park Gyu-ri was born on May 21, 1988, in Seoul, South Korea. She became a child actress with her first television appearance in the 1995 series Today is a Nice Day, in which she played the girlfriend of Kang Ho-dong's brother. In 2001, Park appeared as the teenage version of Kim Jung-eun's character in Ladies of the Palace.
2007–2010: Breakthrough with Kara
She debuted as part of the four-member girl group Kara on March 29, 2007. As the leader of the group, Park came up with its name, which comes from the Greek word chara (χαρά, lit. "joy"). Kara underwent a number of lineup changes, but gained commercial success.
Park featured in a duet with Hong Kyung-min titled "Day After" on his tenth album Special Edition, released on February 4, 2010. On April 21 that year, it was announced that she would become a radio DJ alongside Shindong on the MBC talk show ShimShimTapa after Kim Shin-young left. Their first broadcast aired on May 5, 2010. On September 26, 2011, Park announced that she would no longer DJ the show due to her busy schedule. Her last broadcast was on October 2, 2011.
2011–present: Solo activities and rising popularity
On January 19, 2011, Park was the only member of Kara to remain with their label DSP Media during a contract dispute in which the other members released a statement announcing they were terminating their contract with their label. The contract dispute was later resolved. She was the voice of Kate in the Korean dub of Alpha and Omega, released in February 2011. On May 7, Park gave a lecture on her career in the entertainment industry at Seo Woon High School in Incheon, and on July 13, she hosted the "Music Bank in Tokyo K-Pop Festival". On July 15, she joined the cast of 200 Pounds Beauty Musical, which was shown in Japanese theaters. In November, Park was diagnosed with vocal fold nodules, but nevertheless continued to rehearse for the musical. She also hosted the "Seoul-Tokyo Music Festival 2011" on November 9. The musical ran for six performances in Korea from December 6–17. According to the show's production company, Show Note, the musical brought in significantly higher numbers of male audience members than average. Following the musical's successful run, Park underwent vocal cord surgery on February 21, 2012. In 2012, she co-hosted the 26th Golden Disc Awards at the Osaka Dome in Japan.
In 2014, she was cast in the film Two Rooms, Two Nights.
On January 15, 2016, Park's contract with DSP Media expired. However, she stated that Kara had not disbanded even though its members were now under separate agencies, and that they hoped to collaborate on an album when the opportunity arose in the future. She then joined Motion Media to pursue a career in acting. The same year, Park was cast in the historical drama Jang Yeong-sil.
In 2018, she was cast in the film Miyak.
As a featured artist
|2010||MBC Music Travel LaLaLa Live Vol. 7||"Gil (Road)"||No Brain feat. Gyuri, SeungYeon & Nicole||04:00|||
|MBC Music Travel LaLaLa Live Vol. 11||"Bingeul Bingeul" (빙글빙글)||No Brain feat. Gyuri & KARA||03:55|||
|Hong Kyung Min Vol. 10 – Special Edition||"Day After" (일 후)||Gyuri & Hong Kyung-min||03:21|||
|N/A||"If U Cannot"||Park Jung-min feat. Gyuri||03:43|||
|G20 Seoul Summit 2010 Project Album||"Let's Go"||Gyuri, Changmin, Jun. K, Bumkey, Gayoon, Kahi, ANNA, JunHyung, G.NA, Luna,||03:34|||
|2014||W Foundation Campaign||"Talk About Love"||Various artists||04:56|||
|2015||The Little Prince 6th Single||"The Little Prince"||Gyuri & From the Airport||03:34|||
|One Dream One Korea Project||"One Dream One Korea"||Various artists||04:56|||
|2017||The Boy Who Jumped||"Night And Day"||Gyuri & From the Airport||03:34|||
|2010||Daemul OST||"My Love" (내 사랑)||04:23||Duet with Kang Ji-young|||
|2011||200 Pounds Beauty OST||"Maria"||03:21|||
|"Beautiful Girl"||01:55|||
|City Hunter OST||"Look Only At You" (그대만 봐요)||04:13|||
|Hooray for Love OST||"Indecisive" (갈팡질팡)||03:36||Duet with Cho Hyun-young|||
|2012||Tasty Life OST Part 2||"I Love You More Than The Soul" (영혼보다 사랑해)||03:48|||
|The Great Seer OST||"Breaking Fate" (운명을 깨고)||03:59|||
|2013||Nail Shop Paris OST||"I Will Wait For You" (기다릴 거에요)||03:46|||
|Galileo 2 OST||"Kiss"||04:14|||
|"The Most Loved"||05:46|||
|N/A||"Anata Ga Iru Kara"||04:22|||
|2014||Inspiring Generation OST||"Dream A Little Dream Of Me" (내 작은 꿈을 꿈)||02:55|||
|N/A||"Rolling In The Deep"||03:50|||
|Secret Love OST||"First Love" (첫사랑)||03:30||Duet with Han Seung-yeon|||
|Blade Man OST||"Hello"||03:02|||
|N/A||"Goodbye Days"||04:32||Duet with Han Seung-yeon|||
|N/A||"Hush Hush; Hush Hush"||04:31|||
|N/A||"Endless Rain"||06:35|||
|2016||Two Rooms, Two Nights OST||"Spring Now"||03:36|||
|"그대만 봐요" (Look Only At You)||2011||73||City Hunter OST Special|
|"Daydream"||2012||163||Kara Solo Collection|
|"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.|
|2011||Alpha and Omega||Kate||Voice-over for the Korean-dubbed version|||
|2013||Kara The Animation||Herself||Voice-over for the Japanese-dubbed version|||
|2016||Two Rooms, Two Nights||Mi-na||Main role|||
|How to Break Up with My Cat||Lee-jung|||
|Poinie's Poin (movie)||Rad, Lilin, Panoramian, Poinie's Mam||Voice-over for the Korean-dubbed version|
|1995||Today is a Nice Day||Soo-mi||MBC|||
|2001–2002||Ladies of the Palace||Teenage Kim Jung-eun||SBS|||
|2008||The Person Is Coming||School Girl||MBC||with Goo Ha-ra, Nicole Jung and Kang Ji-young|||
|2011||URAKARA||Gyu-ri||TV Tokyo|||
|2012||Reckless Family||Herself||MBC|||
|What's Mom|||
|2013||Nail Shop Paris||Hong Yuh-joo|||
|2014||Secret Love||Park Sun-woo||DRAMAcube|||
|2015||Sweet||Jung Won||MBC|||
|2016||Jang Yeong-sil||Joo Bu-ryeong||KBS1|||
|2017||Lovers in Bloom||Jang Eun Joo||Daily Drama|||
|2009–2010||Sunday Sunday Night’s “Parody Theater”||MBC||Go Eung-chan (The 1st Shop of Coffee Prince)|||
|Star Golden Bell||KBS||Permanent guest|||
|Strong Heart (TV series)||SBS||Episode 4, 5, 13, 14, 51, 52, 100, 101|||
|2011||Lulu Lala||MBC||December 11, 2011 – February 19, 2012|||
|2012||Jewellery House||MC|||
|2013–2014||The Show||SBS MTV||MC with Han Seung-yeon|||
|2014||SNS Expedition||SBS||With Jeong Jinwoon, Oh Sang-jin, Oh Man-seok, Seo Hyun-jin and Kim Min-jun|||
Theatre and radio
|2011||200 Pounds Beauty||Jenny|||
|2021||I Loved You||Kim Eun-joo|||
|September 23, 2009 – April 14, 2010||Super Junior's Kiss the Radio||Fixed guest DJ with Kang Ji-young|||
|May, 2009 – August, 2009||Donggo Dongrak Radio||Collaboration|||
|January, 2009||Starry Night Radio|||
|May 5, 2010 – October 3, 2011||MBC ShimShimTaPa||with Shindong|||
|January, 2010 – April, 2010||SS501 Music High||with SS501's Park Jungmin|||
Awards and nominations
|2017||2017 Korea Drama Awards||Hallyu Star Award:||Lovers in Bloom||Won|||
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