Gong Seung-yeon

Gong Seung-yeon (born Yoo Seung-yeon, February 27, 1993) is a South Korean actress.

Gong Seung-yeon
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Gong in 2019
Yoo Seung-yeon

(1993-02-27) February 27, 1993 (age 27)
Seoul, South Korea
EducationSungshin Women's University
Years active2012–present
RelativesJeongyeon (sister)
Korean name
Revised RomanizationGong Seung-yeon
McCune–ReischauerKong Sŭngyŏn
Birth name
Revised RomanizationYoo Seung-yeon
McCune–ReischauerYoo Sŭngyŏn


Gong is the older sister of Twice's Yoo Jeong-yeon. Their father, Yoo Chang-joon, was a private chef for former president Kim Dae-jung, as well as a head chef of the Seoul Plaza Hotel for over 20 years, specializing in Korean cuisine.[3]


2012–2014: BeginningsEdit

Gong first trained as a singer under SM Entertainment for seven years after winning the "Best Looks" portion of the SM Youth Best Contest in 2005.[4] She left in 2012, after losing interest in singing.[5]

Shortly after making her entertainment debut in a commercial for feminine hygiene product White (Yuhan-Kimberly) in 2012, Gong began appearing in small roles in television dramas.[6]

2015–present: Rising popularityEdit

In 2015, the relative newcomer drew mainstream notice when she joined the fourth season of the Korean reality show We Got Married, where she was paired with singer-actor Lee Jong-hyun.[7][8]

Gong started to gain attention as an actress with her role in the historical drama Six Flying Dragons (2015–2016).[9] She won the New Star Award at the SBS Drama Awards.[10] She was then cast in her first leading role in youth sageuk My Only Love Song, which co-stars her We Got Married partner Lee Jong-hyun.[11] The drama premiered on Netflix in 2017.

In 2017, Gong starred in tvN's romantic comedy Introvert Boss.[12] The same year, she took on a lead role in science fiction mystery series Circle.[13]

In 2018, she starred in KBS' science fiction romance drama Are You Human? with Seo Kang-joon.[14][15] She also starred in the short film My Dream Class, and sang the theme song for the movie.[16]

In 2019, Gong was cast in the historical romance drama Flower Crew: Joseon Marriage Agency.[17]



Year Title Role Remarks Ref.
2018 My Dream Class Jeong-seok Short film [16]

Television seriesEdit

Year Title Role Network Ref.
2012 I Love Lee Tae-ri Mi-mi tvN
2014 My Lovely Girl Seo Yoon-ji SBS
2015 Heard It Through the Grapevine Seo Noo-ri [18]
Six Flying Dragons Min Da-kyung (Queen Wongyeong) [9]
2016 The Master of Revenge Kim Da-hae KBS2 [19]
The Sound of Your Heart Cameo [20]
2017 Introverted Boss Eun Yi-soo tvN [12]
Circle Han Jung-yeon [13]
My Only Love Song Song Soo-jung Netflix [11]
Meloholic Nurse (Cameo) OCN
Drama Special – Midsummer's Memory Cameo JTBC [21]
2018 Are You Human? Kang So-bong KBS2 [15]
2019 Flower Crew: Joseon Marriage Agency Gae Ddong JTBC [17]


Title Network Date Notes Ref.
Inkigayo SBS July 3, 2016 – January 22, 2017 with Yoo Jeong-yeon and Kim Min-seok [22]

Variety showEdit

Year Title Network Episodes Role Notes Ref.
2015 We Got Married - Season 4 MBC Episodes 263-286 Cast member with Lee Jong-hyun [8]
2020 Law of the Jungle – Hunter and Chef SBS Episodes 420-422 Cast member with Kim Byung-man, Im Ji-ho [ko], Kim Gu-ra, Kim Kang-woo, Lee Yong-jin [23]

Music video appearancesEdit

Year Song Title Artist Ref.
2012 "Do It" Sunny Hill
2014 "Over the Destiny" 2AM [24]
2015 "Me, Myself" Shin Seung Hun [25]
2016 "#Like" Fiestar [26]
2017 "When I Was In Love" (short film) Pentagon [27]
2019 "Song Request" Lee So-ra ft Suga [28]


Year Title Album Notes
2018 “Like a Star” My Dream Class OST with Yoo Jeong-yeon[29]


Year Organization/Event Notes Ref.
2014 Korean National Tuberculosis Association Honorary Ambassador [30]
2016 The 8th DMZ International Documentary Film Festival Honorary Ambassador [31]

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2005 9th SM Youth Best Contest Best Face 1st Place N/A Won [4]
2015 23rd SBS Drama Awards New Star Award Six Flying Dragons & Heard It Through the Grapevine Won [32]
2016 10th SBS Entertainment Awards Newcomer Award (Female) with Yoo Jeong-yeon Inkigayo Won [33]
30th KBS Drama Awards Best New Actress (TV) The Master of Revenge Nominated
2017 53rd Baeksang Arts Awards Nominated
1st The Seoul Awards Best New Actress (Drama) Introverted Boss Nominated
2nd Asia Artist Awards New Wave Award N/A Won [34]
2018 32nd KBS Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actress in a Mid-length Drama Are You Human? Nominated [35]
Best Couple (with Seo Kang-joon) Won


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  22. ^ "New host lineup for 'Inkigayo' revealed". Kpop Herald. 22 June 2016.
  23. ^ Park Hyun-sook (September 22, 2020). "'정글의 법칙-헌터와 셰프' 오감만족 공식 포스터 2종". Sports Kyunghyang (in Korean). Retrieved September 23, 2020.
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  30. ^ "결핵 홍보대사 공승연, '마음도 예뻐'". Yonhap News Agency (in Korean). 24 March 2014.
  31. ^ "The 8th DMZ International Documentary Film Festival". Korea.net. 17 August 2016.
  32. ^ "공승연·이열음·이엘리야·임지연·고아성, 여자 뉴스타상 수상". Financial News (in Korean). 31 December 2015. Archived from the original on 6 January 2016.
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  35. ^ "[2018 KBS 연기대상] 유동근 대상 "장미희 덕분인데 내가 왜..대하드라마 부활 기원"". 10Asia (in Korean). 1 January 2019.

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