Gong Min-jeung

Gong Min-jeung (Korean공민정, born Kim Min-jung Korean김민정 on 30 September 1986) is a South Korean actress.[2][3] She graduated with a bachelor's degree from the Film Art Department of Konkuk University.[4]

Gong Min-jeung
Gong Min-jung 2020.jpg
Gong Min-jeung 2020
Kim Min-jung

(1986-09-30) 30 September 1986 (age 36)
Other namesKim E-jung
EducationBachelor's degree in film art
Alma materKonkuk University – Film Department
  • Actress
  • Stage actress
Years active2011–present
AgentHB Entertainment[1]
Korean name
Revised RomanizationKong Min-jung
McCune–ReischauerKong Minchŏng
Birth name
Revised RomanizationKim Min-jung
McCune–ReischauerKim Minchŏng

She's known for her roles in three Hong Sang-soo films, Yourself and Yours, On the Beach at Night Alone, and Grass. Also for her roles in television dramas such as Temperature of Love (2017). In her TV work, such as Familiar Wife (2018) and Sweet Munchies (2020).[5] Her most popular role to date is Pyo Mi-seon, a dental nurse, in the rom-com TV series Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha (2021).[6] In 2020, she won the Fantastic Best Actor Special Mention Award in the 24th Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival for Zombie Crush: Heyri.[7][8]


Early careerEdit

The first time Gong made up her mind to act was when she was in the 3rd year of middle school. A turning point in her life was watching the play, Subway Line 1. She attended Department of Film of Konkuk University in her twenties. Gong made her acting debut in 2009, in a short independent film 'Gugyeong'.[9] Gong then made her theater acting debut in 2011 in open-run play, Rooftop Cat.[10] After doing many minor roles, she got her first supporting role in the 2012 independent feature film Everyone Wants to Die by My Name (2013). From 2011 to 2015 she has built her reputation in a number of shorts and independent films, such as Dog, Goblin, and Ethical Street Rule.[11]

Rising careerEdit

Gong left a strong impression on viewers after her appearance in two Hong Sang-soo's feature films, Yourself and Yours (2016) and On the Beach at Night Alone (2017). In 2027, Gong debuted as television actress in a SBS drama series Temperature of Love (2017). In her television work Familiar Wife (2018), Gong was praise for her colorful performances.[12] Also in 2018 Gong acted in the film The Vanished. Gong returned in another Hong Sang-soo film, Grass (2018), which premiered at the 68th Berlin International Film Festival on 16 February 2018.[13][14] The film was also screened in the "Korean Cinema Today – Panorama" program of the 23rd Busan International Film Festival.[15]

Gong Min-jeung 2018

In 2019, she appeared in the much talked about women-centric film Kim Ji-young: Born 1982. Based on the novel of the same name, this feature film won many accolades,[16] in addition to reaching 3.7 million total admissions and grossing US$27.16 million in revenue, a commercial success.[17] In 2020, she appeared in film Zombie Crush: Heyri as Gong Jin-seon. For this role she received the Fantastic Best Actor Special Mention Award in the 24th Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival. The same year, she appeared in the TV series Sweet Munchies and the TV series Please Don't Date Him aired in November 2020.[6] Gong built reputation as actress with colorful performances.[12]

On the November 17, 2020, Indie Plus at the Seoul Cinema Center announced that it would hold the "Rising Star - Actor Gong Min-jung Exhibition" from November 19 to 23. The exhibition presented 14 works in total, including 5 feature films, 7 short films with 2 sections, and 2 works recommended by Gong. The list of works were Everyone Wants to Die by My Name (2012), Yourself and Yours (2016), Grass (2017), Kim Ji-young: Born 1982 (1982), Chang Lee (2019), Call me if you need me (2018), Byeonggu (2015), Two water and a lighter (2020), Daddy’s taste (2014), Ethical street rules (2016), Coming-of-age ceremony (2018), I should have killed the bastard (2018) and recommendations from Gong include Blue Valentine (2010), and American Honey: A Song of the Wandering Star (2016).[18]

In 2021, she was cast as Pyo Mi-seon in the comedy-drama series Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha, a remake of the 2004 South Korean film Mr. Handy, Mr. Hong.[19]

The Korea Independent Film Association announced on November 29, 2021, that it will hold a special exhibition "Isn't it our sphere?" at the Naver Indie Theater from November 29 to December 28, 2021. The exhibition will screens 5 films of Kim Hye-jun in which Gong appears in two: Family Portrait and I Should Have Killed that Bastard.[20]



Feature films performances
Year Title Role Note Ref.
English Korean
2011 Mama 마마 Emergency room nurse [21]
2012 Your Time Is Up 누구나 제명에 죽고싶다 Park Jeong-jae
2015 Sunshine 설지 Broadcast writer
No Tomorrow 섬. 사라진 사람들 Township office employee
Beauty Inside 뷰티 인사이드 Neurology resident [21]
Dog Eat Dog 개: Dog Eat Dog Female reporter
2016 Yourself and Yours 당신자신과 당신의 것 So-yeon
2017 On the Beach at Night Alone 밤의 해변에서 혼자 Ma-ri
Idol Fever
2018 Film Adventure 영화로운 나날 Director
Grass 풀잎들 Mi-na [13][22]
The Vanished 사라진 밤 Hee-yeon
A Daytime Picnic 한낮의 피크닉 Choi Yeong-sin Segment: "Call Me When You Need Me" [23]
2019 I Am Home 집 이야기 Kyeong-ran
Move the Grave 이장 Geum-hee
The Boy From Nowhere 파도를 걷는 소년 Voice appearance Cameo
Kim Ji-young: Born 1982 82년생 김지영 Kim Eun-young [24]
2021 Zombie Crush In Heyri 좀비크러쉬: 헤이리 Gong Jin-seon [25][26]
Happy Children 아이들은 즐겁다 Teacher
Nothing Serious 연애 빠진 로맨스 Seon-bin [27]
Sprinter 스프린터 [28]

Short filmEdit

Short film performances
Year Title Role Note Ref.
English Korean
2022 Parallel Observation from the Age of 6 평행관측은 6살부터 Mother TVING short film [29]
The Owners 주인들 Female
2021 Family Portrait 떨어져 있어야 가족이다 Yuk Min-jeong
2020 Two water and a lighter 두 개의 물과 한 개의 라이터 Ji-won
Homework 귀를 기울이면 Min-jeong
The Girl Malsook 소녀 말숙 Mi-hyun
2018 A Room of One’s Own 두 개의 방 Ja-hui
I Should Have Killed that Bastard 그 새끼를 죽였어야 했는데 Movie production staff
2017 Alone 의자 위 여자 Social Worker
2016 Terrific Weather 끝내 주는 날씨 Yeon-ju
Love Triangle 그 냄새는 소똥냄새였어 Min-ji
A man in the basement 지하의 남자 love girl
The distance between us 윤리거리규칙 Choi Eun-jin (teacher)
2015 Saengilkeik 생일케익 Da-rae
Alergy 병구 Min-ji
Greed; Ghost Light 도깨비불 Wife
2014 A Familiar Taste 아빠의 맛 Hwang Kyung-eon
2013 Jane, we know 월동준비 Female 2
2010 Please Please Me 날 놓아줘 Ji-ae
2009 A Perfect Sight 구경 Female


Television performances
Year Title Role Notes Ref.
English Korean
2017 Temperature of Love 사랑의 온도 Soo-yeong [21]
My Golden Life 황금빛 내 인생 Song Mi-heon
2018 Familiar Wife 아는 와이프 Choi Hye-jeong [30]
2018 tvN Drama Stage Anthology 문집 Shin So-i (adult) one act-drama [31]
2020 Sweet Munchies 야식남녀 Yoo Seong-eun [32]
Please Don't Date Him 제발 그 남자 만나지 마요 Tak Ki-hyun [6][33]
2021 Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha 갯마을 차차차 Pyo Mi-seon [19]
2022 Little Women 작은 아씨들 Choi Ma-ri [34]
One Dollar Lawyer 천원짜리 변호사 Na Ye-jin [35]

Web seriesEdit

Web series performances
Year Title Role Ref.
English Korean
2017 Green Fever 웹드라마 내일부터 우리는 Ma-ri
2018 Top Management 탑 매니지먼트 JTBS employee [36][37]
2020 My Holo Love 나 홀로 그대 Choi Seung-kwon


Year Title Notes Ref.
2021 Opening ceremony Indie Forum Film Festival 2021 with Ryu Kyung-soo [38]
2022 Closing ceremony 2022 Seoul Independent Film Festival with Seo Hyun-woo [39]


Theater performances
Year Title Role Theater Date Ref.
English Korean
2011–2012 Rooftop Cat 옥탑방 고양이 Multi-girl Sindorim Prime Art Hall July 8 – January 29
2012 Rooftop Cat - Busan 옥탑방 고양이 Multi-girl BS Busan Bank Joeun Theater Hall 1 February 10 – March 11
2012–2013 Rooftop Cat 옥탑방 고양이 Multi-girl Gangnam Oriental Art Hall March 2 – February 3
2016 I am Getting Married in May 오월엔 결혼할꺼야 Eom Jeong-eun Daehangno Sori Art Hall 1 March 8 – July 14
2018 People of Justice 정의의 사람들 Dora Daehakro Dream Art Center Building 2 October 2–21

Awards and nominationsEdit

Name of the award ceremony, year presented, category, nominee of the award, and the result of the nomination
Award ceremony Year Category Nominee / Work Result Ref.
Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival 2021 Fantastic Best Actor Special Mention Award Zombie Crush: Heyri Won [6]
Grand Bell Awards 2022 Best Supporting Actress Nothing Serious Nominated [40]
SBS Drama Awards 2022 Best Supporting Actress in a Miniseries Romance/Comedy One Dollar Lawyer Won [41]


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