Jang Gyu-ri (Korean장규리, born December 27, 1997) is a South Korean singer and actress. She finished ninth in Mnet's girl group survival show Idol School, becoming a member of the resulting girl group Fromis 9. Jang gained more recognition after starring in the television series It's Okay to Not Be Okay (2020). Jang left Fromis 9 and Pledis Entertainment after her contract with the company expired.

Jang Gyu-ri
Jang Gyu-ri ICN Airport Sept 2019.jpg
Jang in September 2019
Jang Gyu-ri

(1997-12-27) December 27, 1997 (age 25)
Seoul, South Korea
EducationSeoul Institute of the Arts
  • Actress
  • singer
Years active2017–present
Musical career
Years active2017–2022
Formerly of
Korean name
Revised RomanizationJang Gyu-ri
McCune–ReischauerChang Gyuri

Early lifeEdit

Jang Gyu-ri was born on December 27, 1997, in Seoul, South Korea.[1][non-primary source needed] She attended Seoul Institute of the Arts, majoring in acting.[citation needed]



In 2017, Jang made a cameo in KBS drama Ms. Perfect before she became a trainee.[2]

2017–2022: Idol School, Fromis 9, Produce 48 and acting debutEdit

In 2017, Jang participated in the Mnet reality-survival program Idol School to form a new girl group.[3] Jang placed 9th overall in the show's finale on September 29, becoming a member of Fromis 9.[4] On November 29, Jang, together with Fromis 9, performed their pre-debut single titled "Glass Shoes" at the 2017 Mnet Asian Music Awards in Japan.[5] Jang officially made her debut as a member of Fromis 9 with the EP To. Heart on January 24, 2018.[6][7][8]

On May 10, it was confirmed that Jang would be representing Stone Music Entertainment alongside Jo Yu-ri and 2 other contestants in Produce 48.[9] She revealed that she had participated in the show in hopes of growing and further improving on herself.[10] Jang was eventually eliminated after finishing in 25th place at the 3rd elimination round. She then returned to Fromis 9.[11]

On May 10, 2019, Jang made her acting debut and starred in the web drama Dating Class as Kang Ji-young.[12][13] She starred in the tvN television series It's Okay to Not Be Okay in 2020, where she gained more recognition.[14]

2022–present: Departure from Fromis 9 and solo activitiesEdit

On July 28, Pledis Entertainment announced that member Jang would be leaving Fromis 9 on July 31. Jang chose to maintain the conditions of the original contract with her former agency CJ E&M that would last only one year and not sign the new contract with Pledis Entertainment.[15][16]

She starred in the SBS television series Cheer Up in the second half of 2022, making it her first project since leaving the group.[17][18]

In August 2022, Jang signed an exclusive contract with Just Entertainment as an actress.[19]



Title Year Album
"Height" (높이)
(with Han Ji-hyun, Bae In-hyuk, Kim Hyun-jin)[20]
2022 Cheer Up OST


Television seriesEdit

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
English Korean
2017 Ms. Perfect 완벽한 아내 Student Cameo [2]
2020 It's Okay to Not Be Okay 사이코지만 괜찮아 Sun Byul Supporting role [21][22]
2022 Cheer Up 치얼업 Tae Cho-hee Main role [23]

Web seriesEdit

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
English Korean
2019 Dating Class 필수연애교양 Kang Ji-young Main role [24][25]

Television showsEdit

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
English Korean
2017 Idol School 아이돌 학교 Contestant Survival show that determined Fromis 9 members
Finished 9th
2018 Produce 48 프로듀스 48 Survival show that determined Iz*One members
Finished 25th
2019 King of Mask Singer 미스터리 음악쇼 복면가왕 As Spring Flowers (Episode 195) [31][32]

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.
SBS Drama Awards 2022 Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries Romance/Comedy Drama Cheer Up Nominated [33]
Best New Actress Won [34]
Best Supporting Team[a] Won


  1. ^ with Bae In-hyuk, Han Ji-hyun, Jang Gyu-ri, Kim Hyun-jin, Ryu Hyun-kyung, Yang Dong-geun, Kim Shin-bi, Lee Eun-saem, Lee Jung-jun, Han Soo-ah and Hyun Woo-seok[35]


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