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Nam Gyu-ri

Nam Gyu-ri
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Nam Mi-jeong

(1985-04-26) April 26, 1985 (age 34)
OccupationSinger, actress
Years active2006–present
AgentKo-Top Entertainment
Musical career
GenresK-pop, R&B, dance
LabelsMnet Media (2006–2009)
CCM (2009–2011)
Associated actsSeeYa
Korean name
Revised RomanizationNam Gyu-ri
McCune–ReischauerNam Kyu-ri
Birth name
Revised RomanizationNam Mi-jeong
McCune–ReischauerNam Mi-jŏng

Nam Gyu-ri (Korean남규리; born on April 26, 1985 in Seoul, South Korea) 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.[1] Nam has also acted, most notably in the film Death Bell and the drama 49 Days.


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.[2] 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.[1] 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.[3] 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.[4]

Shortly after finding new management, however, Nam resumed her singing career as a solo artist.[5][6] Her new management company, Eyagi Entertainment, has confirmed that Nam would pursue a solo career in both acting and singing.[7] Despite the fact that Nam stated she wouldn't pursue her singing career as a solo singer, she managed to contribute in Ivy's comeback album "I Be.." in 2009.[8]

In 2011, Nam returned to SeeYa temporarily during the group's promotion of its final album. SeeYa officially disbanded in January 30, 2011.[citation needed]

In 2014, Nam signed with SidusHQ, one of South Korea's most famous talent agencies.[9]

In November 2018, Nam signed with new agency Ko-Top Entertainment.[10]



Year Song Title Album Notes
2010 Taste of Love N/A feat. One Way
2011 Starlight Tears N/A Oh Jun-seong's The Works series.
2013 A Man and Woman Meet For the First Time N/A feat. Lee Kyeol


Year Song Title Album Notes
2007 Flying in the Deep Night Unstoppable Marriage
Lately I Unstoppable Marriage with Lee Hong-ki
2008 Man Death Bell
2009 I Wanna See Your Face More than Blue
2010 Say Love Assorted Gems
2011 Lightness Window 49 Days
I Only Look at You Mr. Idol
2012 That Man Fashion King
Haeundae Lovers Haeundae Lovers


Year Song Title Artist
2008 Don't Cheat Miss S feat. Nam Gyu-ri
2010 Goodbye and Goodbye Shin Hye-sung feat. Nam Gyu-ri

Music video

Year Song Title Artist Notes
2006 Love Song SG Wannabe
2008 Don't Cheat On Me Miss S
2011 Ran Into You By Chance Led Apple [11]
2013 If This Ain't Love Verbal Jint feat. Ailee [12]



Year Title Role Notes
2008 Death Bell Kang Yi-na [13]
2009 More Than Blue Catgirl
2011 Mr. Idol Mi-oh Cameo
2013 Top Star Actress in Ice Flower Cameo
2014 Mad Sad Bad Shi-wa segment: "Saw you"[14]
2018 Deja Vu Ji-min [15][16]
History of Jealousy Lee Su-min [17]

Television series

Year Title Role Network Notes
2010 Super Star Ahn Gyu-ri SBS Episode 6: "Never Ending Love"
Life Is Beautiful Yang Cho-rong [18]
2011 49 Days Shin Ji-hyun [19]
2012 Drama Special - Butcher Barber Mi-ja KBS2 [20]
Lovers of Haeundae Yoon Se-na [21]
Ohlala Couple Bae Jung-ah Cameo, episode 1
2013 Heartless City Yoon Soo-min jTBC [22]
2014 My Forgetful Girlfriend Xue Jia Bao Hunan TV Chinese drama[23]
Drama Special - House, Mate Seo-won MBC [24]
2015 Late Night Restaurant Min-kyung SBS Cameo, episode 16
2016 Yeah, That's How It Is Lee Na-young [25]
2017 Swan Kim Min-seo Web drama[26]
Hey Anna! Let's Eat! Anna Naver TVCast Web drama[27]
2018 My Secret Terrius Choi Eun-kyung MBC Special appearance[28]
Children of Nobody Jeon Soo-young [29]
2019 Different Dreams Miki [30]


Year Title Role Network Notes
2013 Burundi, Small Hope for the Six Brothers and Sisters Narrator EBS [31]

Variety show

Year Title Role Network Notes
2015 Law of the Jungle Cast member SBS [32]

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2008 17th Buil Film Awards Best New Actress Death Bell Nominated
2010 SBS Drama Awards New Star Award Life Is Beautiful Won [33]
2011 47th Baeksang Arts Awards Best New Actress (TV) Nominated
SBS Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actress in a Drama Special 49 Days Nominated
2018 MBC Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actor in a Wednesday-Thursday Miniseries Children of Nobody Nominated


  1. ^ a b (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 2009-08-20 at the Wayback Machine. August 13, 2009. Retrieved August 13, 2009.
  2. ^ SeeYa's Nam Gyu-ri Out of the Group. KBS World. April 21, 2009. Retrieved May 7, 2009.
  3. ^ 남규리 "씨야 합류계획無..배우로 새출발"공식입장. Star News (in Korean). 2009-08-13. Retrieved June 13, 2017.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on March 6, 2016. Retrieved July 8, 2012.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ [1] Archived December 15, 2013, at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-12-18. Retrieved July 8, 2012.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ [2] Archived May 5, 2014, at the Wayback Machine
  8. ^ "남규리 vs 씨야, '얄궂은 운명' 재등장 | 네이트 연예". Nate (in Korean). Retrieved June 13, 2009.
  9. ^ "남규리, 싸이더스HQ와 전속계약..김우빈과 한솥밥". The Chosun Ilbo (in Korean). October 7, 2014.
  10. ^ "남규리, 코탑미디어와 전속계약[공식입장]". OSEN (in Korean). November 21, 2018.
  11. ^ "LEDApple's Teaser Starring Nam Gyuri Released". Mwave. November 8, 2011.
  12. ^ "Nam Gyuri Appeared in VerbalJint′s Music Video for Free". Mwave. February 22, 2013.
  13. ^ "High school is horror". Korean Film Biz Zone. July 23, 2008.
  14. ^ "Nam Gyuri was Cast as Zombie in 'Mad Sad Bad' Because She is Pretty". Mnet. May 9, 2014.
  15. ^ "Nam Gyu-ri cast in upcoming thriller movie". Korea JoongAng Daily. August 12, 2017.
  16. ^ "Nam Gyu-ri Wants to Break out of Typical Roles". The Chosun Ilbo. July 2, 2018.
  17. ^ "Oh Ji-ho and Nam Gyu-ri in "History of Jealousy"". Hancinema. November 7, 2011.
  18. ^ 남상미, 김수현드라마 다시 합류.."갈등 해결". Star News (in Korean). October 2, 2010.
  19. ^ "Ex-Pop Star Nam Gyu-ri Is Committed to Acting Career". The Chosun Ilbo. April 9, 2011.
  20. ^ "Nam Gyu-ri returns in new KBS show". Korea JoongAng Daily. July 11, 2012.
  21. ^ "Nam Gyu-ri returns to TV with Cho Yeo-jung's new drama". TenAsia. June 28, 2012.
  22. ^ "Nam finds catharsis, even if she's a weirdo". Korea JoongAng Daily. August 6, 2013.
  23. ^ "Nam Gyu-ri, a sensation in China". Korea JoongAng Daily. April 25, 2012.
  24. ^ "[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Drama Festival - House, Mate"". Hancinema. November 16, 2014.
  25. ^ 남규리, 과거에 연예인과 연애 사실 고백 "깜짝". JTBC (in Korean). October 21, 2015.
  26. ^ 남규리, 성형외과 전문의로 변신…한중 합작 '스완' 출연 결정. TenAsia (in Korean). June 23, 2015.
  27. ^ 남규리, 웹드 '애나야 밥먹자' 현장 사진 공개…'바비인형 미모'. TenAsia (in Korean). August 17, 2017.
  28. ^ [단독] 남규리, '내 뒤에 테리우스' 특별 출연…소지섭 옛 연인 된다. Osen (in Korean). June 20, 2018.
  29. ^ "[공식]'붉은 달 푸른 해' 김선아X이이경X남규리, 출연 확정 '기대↑'". Sports Chosun (in Korean). October 8, 2018.
  30. ^ "[단독] 남규리, MBC '이몽' 주연 합류..경성구락부 재즈싱어". Sports Chosun (in Korean). October 4, 2018.
  31. ^ "Nam narrates documentary". Korea JoongAng Daily. December 14, 2013.
  32. ^ "Nam Gyu-ri joins the 'Byeong-man crew'". Hancinema. June 17, 2015.
  33. ^ "Ko Hyun-jung wins grand prize at SBS Drama Awards". Asiae (in Korean). June 8, 2011.

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