Park Gyu-ri

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Park Gyu-ri
박규리
161024 영화 '어떻게 헤어질까' 언론시사회 박규리.jpg
Gyuri in October 2016
Born
Park Gyu-ri

(1988-05-21) May 21, 1988 (age 32)[1]
Seoul, South Korea
Occupation
  • Singer
  • actress
  • radio personality
Years active1995–present
AgentCreative Kkot
Musical career
GenresK-pop
InstrumentsVocals
Labels
Associated actsKara
Korean name
Hangul
박규리
Hanja
Revised RomanizationBak Gyu-ri
McCune–ReischauerPak Kyu-ri

Park Gyu-ri (born May 21, 1988), better known by the mononym Gyuri, is a South Korean singer, actress, and radio personality. She was a member of South Korean girl group Kara.[2]

Life and career[edit]

1988–2002: Early life and career beginnings[edit]

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[edit]

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").[3][4] Kara underwent a number of lineup changes, but gained commercial success.

In 2009, she became a permanent guest on the reality television show Star Golden Bell.[5]

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[6]. On September 26, 2011, Park announced that she would no longer DJ the show due to her busy schedule.[7] Her last broadcast was on October 2, 2011.[8]

2011–present: Solo activities and rising popularity[edit]

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.[9][10] She was the voice of Kate in the Korean dub of Alpha and Omega, released in February 2011.[11] On May 7, Park gave a lecture on her career in the entertainment industry at Seo Woon High School in Incheon,[12] 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.[13][14] In November, Park was diagnosed with vocal fold nodules, but nevertheless continued to rehearse for the musical.[15] 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.[16] Following the musical's successful run, Park underwent vocal cord surgery on February 21, 2012.[17][18] In 2012, she co-hosted the 26th Golden Disc Awards at the Osaka Dome in Japan.

On February 23, 2013, she hosted the Yang Yang K-Pop Festival at Naksan Beach.[19] On June 2, Park hosted SGC Super Live 2013 in Tokyo.[20][21]

In 2014, she was cast in the film Two Rooms, Two Nights.[22]

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.[23] She then joined Motion Media to pursue a career in acting.[24] The same year, Park was cast in the historical drama Jang Yeong-sil.[25]

In 2018, she was cast in the film Miyak.[26]

Discography[edit]

As a featured artist[edit]

Year Album Single Artist Duration Ref
2010 MBC Music Travel LaLaLa Live Vol. 7 "Gil (Road)" No Brain feat. Gyuri, SeungYeon & Nicole 04:00 [citation needed]
MBC Music Travel LaLaLa Live Vol. 11 "Bingeul Bingeul" (빙글빙글) No Brain feat. Gyuri & KARA 03:55 [citation needed]
Hong Kyung Min Vol. 10 – Special Edition "Day After" (일 후) Gyuri & Hong Kyung-min 03:21 [citation needed]
N/A "If U Cannot" Park Jung-min feat. Gyuri 03:43 [citation needed]
G20 Seoul Summit 2010 Project Album "Let's Go" Gyuri, Changmin, Jun. K, Bumkey, Gayoon, Kahi, ANNA, JunHyung, G.NA, Luna,

LaLa Seohyun, IU, G.O, Min, Jaekyung, Jonghyun, Jieun, Seo In-guk, Son Dam-bi & Sungmin

03:34 [citation needed]
2014 W Foundation Campaign "Talk About Love" Various artists 04:56 [citation needed]
2015 The Little Prince 6th Single "The Little Prince" Gyuri & From the Airport 03:34 [27]
"Return" 03:24 [citation needed]
One Dream One Korea Project "One Dream One Korea" Various artists 04:56 [citation needed]
2017 The Boy Who Jumped "Night And Day" Gyuri & From the Airport 03:34 [citation needed]

Soundtrack appearances[edit]

Year Soundtrack Track Duration Notes Ref
2010 Daemul OST "My Love" (내 사랑) 04:23 Duet with Kang Ji-young [28]
2011 200 Pounds Beauty OST "Maria" 03:21 [citation needed]
"Beautiful Girl" 01:55 [citation needed]
City Hunter OST "Look Only At You" (그대만 봐요) 04:13 [citation needed]
Hooray for Love OST "Indecisive" (갈팡질팡) 03:36 Duet with Cho Hyun-young [29]
2012 Tasty Life OST Part 2 "I Love You More Than The Soul" (영혼보다 사랑해) 03:48 [30]
The Great Seer OST "Breaking Fate" (운명을 깨고) 03:59 [31]
2013 Nail Shop Paris OST "I Will Wait For You" (기다릴 거에요) 03:46 [32]
Galileo 2 OST "Kiss" 04:14 [citation needed]
"The Most Loved" 05:46 [citation needed]
N/A "Anata Ga Iru Kara" 04:22 [citation needed]
2014 Inspiring Generation OST "Dream A Little Dream Of Me" (내 작은 꿈을 꿈) 02:55 [citation needed]
N/A "Rolling In The Deep" 03:50 [citation needed]
Secret Love OST "First Love" (첫사랑) 03:30 Duet with Han Seung-yeon [citation needed]
Blade Man OST "Hello" 03:02 [33]
N/A "Goodbye Days" 04:32 Duet with Han Seung-yeon [citation needed]
N/A "Hush Hush; Hush Hush" 04:31 [citation needed]
2015 "Sakura" 05:35 [citation needed]
N/A "Endless Rain" 06:35 [citation needed]
2016 Two Rooms, Two Nights OST "Spring Now" 03:36 [citation needed]

Charted singles[edit]

Title Year Peak positions Sales Album
KOR
[34]
"그대만 봐요" (Look Only At You)[35] 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.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes Ref
2011 Alpha and Omega Kate Voice-over for the Korean-dubbed version [11]
2013 Kara The Animation Herself Voice-over for the Japanese-dubbed version [citation needed]
2016 Two Rooms, Two Nights Mi-na Main role [22]
How to Break Up with My Cat Lee-jung [citation needed]
Poinie's Poin (movie) Rad, Lilin, Panoramian, Poinie's Mam Voice-over for the Korean-dubbed version

Television[edit]

Drama[edit]

Year Title Role Network Notes Ref
1995 Today is a Nice Day Soo-mi MBC [citation needed]
2001–2002 Ladies of the Palace Teenage Kim Jung-eun SBS [citation needed]
2008 The Person Is Coming School Girl MBC with Goo Ha-ra, Nicole Jung and Kang Ji-young [citation needed]
2009 Hero Cameo [citation needed]
2011 URAKARA Gyu-ri TV Tokyo [citation needed]
2012 Reckless Family Herself MBC [citation needed]
What's Mom [citation needed]
2013 Nail Shop Paris Hong Yuh-joo [citation needed]
2014 Secret Love Park Sun-woo DRAMAcube [citation needed]
2015 Sweet Jung Won MBC [citation needed]
2016 Jang Yeong-sil Joo Bu-ryeong KBS1 [25]
2017 Lovers in Bloom Jang Eun Joo Daily Drama [citation needed]

Reality[edit]

Year Title Network Notes Ref
2009–2010 Sunday Sunday Night’s “Parody Theater” MBC Go Eung-chan (The 1st Shop of Coffee Prince) [citation needed]
Star Golden Bell KBS Permanent guest [5]
Strong Heart (TV series) SBS Episode 4, 5, 13, 14, 51, 52, 100, 101 [citation needed]
2011 Lulu Lala MBC December 11, 2011 – February 19, 2012 [citation needed]
2012 Jewellery House MC [citation needed]
2013–2014 The Show SBS MTV MC with Han Seung-yeon [citation needed]
2014 SNS Expedition SBS With Jeong Jinwoon, Oh Sang-jin, Oh Man-seok, Seo Hyun-jin and Kim Min-joon [citation needed]

Theatre and radio[edit]

Musical theatre[edit]

Year Title Role Ref
2011 200 Pounds Beauty Jenny [13][14]

Radio shows[edit]

Date Name Note Ref
September 23, 2009 – April 14, 2010 Super Junior's Kiss the Radio Fixed guest DJ with Kang Ji-young [citation needed]
May, 2009 – August, 2009 Donggo Dongrak Radio Collaboration [citation needed]
January, 2009 Starry Night Radio [citation needed]
May 5, 2010 – October 3, 2011 MBC ShimShimTaPa with Shindong [citation needed]
January, 2010 – April, 2010 SS501 Music High with SS501's Park Jungmin [citation needed]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref
2017 2017 Korea Drama Awards Hallyu Star Award: Lovers in Bloom Won [37]

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