Nam Gyu-ri (Korean: 남규리; born April 26, 1985) is a South Korean singer and actress. She was the leader of the Korean female trio SeeYa. In 2009, Nam Gyu-ri had a contract dispute with the group's management company and left the group. Nam has also acted, most notably in the film Death Bell and the drama 49 Days.
April 26, 1985
Seoul, South Korea
|Alma mater||Kyung Hee University (Department Theater and Film)|
|Labels||Mnet Media (2006–2009)|
Core Contents Media (2009–2011)
|Revised Romanization||Nam Gyu-ri|
|Revised Romanization||Nam Mi-jeong|
In April 2009, Core Contents Media, SeeYa's management company, announced that Nam Gyu-ri had violated the terms of her contract by refusing to perform her engagements as a member of SeeYa; the company also stated that it would potentially take legal action against Nam. Although the company later announced that she would return, it was eventually revealed that the issues could not be fully resolved, and Nam left again. In leaving the group permanently, Nam released a statement through her lawyers in which she said that she "could not possibly" return to SeeYa. In the statement, Nam announced that the reason for her departure was that she was more interested in pursuing an acting career than singing. Because it was impossible to pursue both paths, she had decided that she needed to give up working with the group. For this reason, she declined offers from all record companies that were interested in recruiting SeeYa, and would henceforth make a new beginning as an actor and not a singer.
Shortly after finding new management, however, Nam resumed her singing career as a solo artist. Her new management company, Eyagi Entertainment, has confirmed that Nam would pursue a solo career in both acting and singing. Despite the fact that Nam stated she would not pursue her singing career as a solo singer, she managed to contribute in Ivy's comeback album "I Be.." in 2009.
In 2011, Nam returned to SeeYa temporarily during the group's promotion of its final album. SeeYa officially disbanded on January 30, 2011.
In November 2018, Nam signed with new agency KORTOP Media, founded by veteran drama producer Go Dae-hwa.
In 2020, Nam acted as the second lead in Kairos, acting as a violinist and a sociopath who was secretly having an affair behind her husband's back while acting as a good wife and mother. She received favourable reviews for her acting of the villain in the drama.
In May 2022, Nam signed with My Company after her contract with her former agency expired.
|Title||Year||Peak chart positions||Album|
|"Ride to Me" (내게 오는 자전거) (feat. One Way)||2010||49||Non-album singles|
|"Starlight Tears" (별빛눈물)||2011||35|
|"That Man" (그 남자)||2012||41|
|"A Man and Woman Meet For the First Time" (처음 본 남자 그리고 여자) (with Kyeol)||2013||96|
|Title||Year||Peak chart positions||Album|
|"Flying in the Deep Night" (깊은 밤을 날아서)||2007||—||Unstoppable Marriage OST|
|"Lately I" (요즘 나는) (with Lee Hong-ki)||—|
|"Man" (남자)||2008||—||Death Bell OST|
|"I Wanna See Your Face" (보고싶은 얼굴)||2009||—||More than Blue OST|
|"Say Love" (사랑한다는 말)||2010||82||Assorted Gems OST|
|"I Only Look at You" (그대만 보이네요)||2011||83||Mr. Idol OST|
|"Haeundae Lovers" (해운대 연인들)||2012||—||Haeundae Lovers OST|
|"Candle in the Rain"||2019||—||Different Dreams OST|
|"Before Tonight is Over" (이밤이 다하기 전에)||—|
|"Don't Cheat" (Miss S feat. Nam Gyu-ri)||2008||Non-album single|
|"Goodbye and Goodbye" (Shin Hye-sung feat. Nam Gyu-ri)||2010|
|2008||Death Bell||Kang Yi-na|||
|2009||More Than Blue||Catgirl|
|2013||Top Star||Actress in Ice Flower||Cameo|
|2014||Mad Sad Bad||Shi-wa||segment: "Saw you"|||
|History of Jealousy||Lee Su-min|||
|2010||Super Star||Ahn Gyu-ri||Episode 6: "Never Ending Love"|
|Life Is Beautiful||Yang Cho-rong|||
|2011||49 Days||Shin Ji-hyun|||
|2012||Drama Special – Butcher Barber||Mi-ja|||
|Lovers of Haeundae||Yoon Se-na|||
|Ohlala Couple||Bae Jung-ah||Cameo (Episode 1)|
|2013||Heartless City||Yoon Soo-min|||
|2014||My Forgetful Girlfriend||Xue Jia Bao||Chinese drama|||
|Drama Special – House, Mate||Seo-won|||
|2015||Late Night Restaurant||Min-kyung||Cameo (Episode 16)|
|2016||Yeah, That's How It Is||Lee Na-young|||
|2018||My Secret Terrius||Choi Eun-kyung||Special appearance|||
|Children of Nobody||Jeon Soo-young|||
|2021||Drama Stage : The Fair||Ryu Hee-sun||Season 4|||
|You Are My Spring||Ahn Ga-young|||
|TBA||Bloody Romance||Baek Young-ok|||
|Hey Anna! Let's Eat!||Anna|||
|2013||Burundi, Small Hope for the Six Brothers and Sisters||Narrator|||
|2015||Law of the Jungle||Cast member|||
|2006||"Love Song"||SG Wannabe|
|2008||"Don't Cheat On Me"||Miss S|
|2011||"Ran into You By Chance"||Led Apple|||
|2013||" If This Ain't Love"||Verbal Jint feat. Ailee|||
Awards and nominationsEdit
|Award ceremony||Year||Category||Nominee / Work||Result||Ref.|
|Baeksang Arts Awards||2011||Best New Actress – Television||Life Is Beautiful||Nominated|
|Buil Film Awards||2008||Best New Actress||Death Bell||Nominated|
|MBC Drama Awards||2018||Excellence Award, Actress in a Wednesday-Thursday Miniseries||Children of Nobody||Nominated|
|2019||Excellence Award, Actress in a Monday-Tuesday Miniseries||Different Dreams||Nominated|
|2020||Excellence Award, Actress in a Monday-Tuesday Miniseries||Kairos||Won|||
|SBS Drama Awards||2010||New Star Award||Life Is Beautiful||Won|||
|2011||Excellence Award, Actress in a Drama Special||49 Days||Nominated|
- (in Korean) Lee, Mi-hye. 오락가락 남규리, 씨야 합류 끝내 무산…네티즌 “원래 말 안됐다” (Flip-Flopping Nam Gyuri; Plans to Return to SeeYa Dissolve...Netizens Say "It Didn't Make Sense Initially") Archived August 20, 2009, at the Wayback Machine. Joins.com/Newsen. August 13, 2009. Retrieved August 13, 2009.
- SeeYa's Nam Gyu-ri Out of the Group. KBS World. April 21, 2009. Retrieved May 7, 2009.
- 남규리 "씨야 합류계획無..배우로 새출발"공식입장. Star News (in Korean). August 13, 2009. Retrieved June 13, 2017.
- "남규리 씨야복귀 무산 이유 연기자로 거듭나기 위해:문화저널21 창간 10주년". Archived from the original on March 6, 2016. Retrieved July 8, 2012.
-  Archived December 15, 2013, at the Wayback Machine
- "남규리, 디지털 싱글 '별빛눈물'로 팬에게 깜짝선물". Archived from the original on December 18, 2013. Retrieved July 8, 2012.
-  Archived May 5, 2014, at the Wayback Machine
- "남규리 vs 씨야, '얄궂은 운명' 재등장 | 네이트 연예". Nate (in Korean). Retrieved June 13, 2009.
- "남규리, 싸이더스HQ와 전속계약..김우빈과 한솥밥". The Chosun Ilbo (in Korean). October 7, 2014.
- "남규리, 코탑미디어와 전속계약[공식입장]". OSEN (in Korean). November 21, 2018.
- "Nam Gyu Ri Says She Has Had This Desire to Play a Villain". ZAPZEE. December 22, 2020. Retrieved January 16, 2021.
- Yoo Jung-min (May 31, 2022). "남규리, 마이컴퍼니 전속계약 체결…전종서와 한솥밥" [Nam Gyuri signed an exclusive contract with My Company... Jeonjongseo and Hansotbap] (in Korean). iMBC. Retrieved May 31, 2022 – via Naver.
- Circle Digital Chart positions:
- "Ride to Me": "Digital Chart, 2010 Week 20". Circle Chart (in Korean). Retrieved October 6, 2022.
- "Starlight Tears": "Digital Chart, 2011 Week 19". Circle Chart (in Korean). Retrieved October 6, 2022.
- "That Man": "Digital Chart, 2012 Week 21". Circle Chart (in Korean). Retrieved October 6, 2022.
- "A Man and Woman Meet For the First Time": "Digital Chart, 2013 Week 28". Circle Chart (in Korean). Retrieved October 6, 2022.
- Circle Digital Chart positions:
- "High school is horror". Korean Film Biz Zone. July 23, 2008.
- "Nam Gyuri was Cast as Zombie in 'Mad Sad Bad' Because She is Pretty". Mnet. May 9, 2014.
- "Nam Gyu-ri cast in upcoming thriller movie". Korea JoongAng Daily. August 12, 2017.
- "Nam Gyu-ri Wants to Break out of Typical Roles". The Chosun Ilbo. July 2, 2018.
- "Oh Ji-ho and Nam Gyu-ri in "History of Jealousy"". Hancinema. November 7, 2011.
- 남상미, 김수현드라마 다시 합류.."갈등 해결". Star News (in Korean). October 2, 2010.
- "Ex-Pop Star Nam Gyu-ri Is Committed to Acting Career". The Chosun Ilbo. April 9, 2011.
- "Nam Gyu-ri returns in new KBS show". Korea JoongAng Daily. July 11, 2012.
- "Nam Gyu-ri returns to TV with Cho Yeo-jung's new drama". TenAsia. June 28, 2012.
- "Nam finds catharsis, even if she's a weirdo". Korea JoongAng Daily. August 6, 2013.
- "Nam Gyu-ri, a sensation in China". Korea JoongAng Daily. April 25, 2012.
- "[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Drama Festival – House, Mate"". Hancinema. November 16, 2014.
- 남규리, 과거에 연예인과 연애 사실 고백 "깜짝". JTBC (in Korean). October 21, 2015.
- [단독] 남규리, '내 뒤에 테리우스' 특별 출연…소지섭 옛 연인 된다. Osen (in Korean). June 20, 2018.
- "[공식]'붉은 달 푸른 해' 김선아X이이경X남규리, 출연 확정 '기대↑'". Sports Chosun (in Korean). October 8, 2018.
- "[단독] 남규리, MBC '이몽' 주연 합류..경성구락부 재즈싱어". Sports Chosun (in Korean). October 4, 2018.
- "신성록·이세영·안보현·남규리, '카이로스' 라인업 확정(공식)" [Shin Sung-rok, Lee Se-young, Ahn Bo-hyun and Nam Gyu-ri Confirm Roles in "Kairos"]. www.ytn.co.kr (in Korean). May 7, 2020. Retrieved October 3, 2020.
- Kim Bo-young (February 9, 2021). "남규리, tvN 단막극 '더 페어' 캐스팅 확정 [공식]". E-Daily (in Korean). Retrieved February 9, 2021.
- Park Pan-seok (January 7, 2021). "어른이들 힐링 로맨스" '너는 나의 봄' 서현진X김동욱X윤박X남규리 출연 확정[공식]" [Healing romance for adults" Seo Hyun-jin X Kim Dong-wook X Yoon Park X Nam Gyu-ri confirmed for 'You Are My Spring' [Official]]. OSEN (in Korean). Retrieved January 7, 2021 – via Naver.
- Choi Na-young (September 6, 2021). "남규리, 북한 여전사 된다..'피타는 연애' 출연 확정 [공식]" [Nam Gyu-ri, North Korean female warrior confirmed to appear in 'Peeta's Love' [Official]]. OSEN (in Korean). Retrieved September 6, 2021 – via Naver.
- 남규리, 성형외과 전문의로 변신…한중 합작 '스완' 출연 결정. TenAsia (in Korean). June 23, 2015.
- 남규리, 웹드 '애나야 밥먹자' 현장 사진 공개…'바비인형 미모'. TenAsia (in Korean). August 17, 2017.
- "Nam narrates documentary". Korea JoongAng Daily. December 14, 2013.
- "Nam Gyu-ri joins the 'Byeong-man crew'". Hancinema. June 17, 2015.
- "LEDApple's Teaser Starring Nam Gyuri Released". Mwave. November 8, 2011.
- "Nam Gyuri Appeared in VerbalJint's Music Video for Free". Mwave. February 22, 2013.
- Kim Jung-ho (December 30, 2020). "'우수 연기상' 남규리의 수상 소감 "신인상 후 10년만에 받아"(2020 MBC 연기대상)". hankyung (in Korean). Retrieved December 30, 2020.
- "Ko Hyun-jung wins grand prize at SBS Drama Awards". Asiae (in Korean). June 8, 2011.
- (in Korean) Nam Gyu-Ri's short biography on Naver