|Birth Day:||August 11, 1989|
|Birth Place:||Taipei, Taiwan|
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At the age of seventeen, she became a founding member of an all-female, Taiwanese vocal ensemble called Hei She Hui Mei Mei (the band was later renamed Hey Girl).
Wu Ying-chieh, nicknamed Gui Gui, was born in Keelung City, Taiwan on 11 August 1989, and is the only child of divorced parents. In her early childhood, the family moved frequently, and this resulted in her having to attend five different elementary schools. Wu briefly attended the Dao Jiang Senior High School of Nursing & Home Economics (臺北市私立稻江高級護理家事職業學校) before transferring to Zhuangjing Senior Vocational School in the Xindian District of Taipei, where she became classmates with JPM's Wang Zi.
In November 2005, Wu debuted as one of the original members of Blackie's Teenage Club (Chinese: 我愛黑澀會), a variety show seeking talents for the television network, Channel [V]. After three rounds of casting, Wu was recruited to join Hei Se Hui Mei Mei (Chinese: 黑澀會美眉), a nine-member Taiwanese girl group established c. 2006. Though the group's name was a clever play on the words "Hei She Hui" (Chinese: 黑社會; lit.: 'black society; triad') and "Mei Mei" (Chinese: 妹妹; lit.: 'sisters'), it was renamed Hey Girl (Chinese: 黑Girl) after a label change and the launch of their first self-titled album in August 2008.
In 2007, Wu announced her acting debut with the idol drama, Brown Sugar Macchiato. However, the drama was viewed more as an "introductory chapter" to the two groups, Hey Girl and Lollipop F, than a major production. After thirteen episodes, the series ended on 7 October 2007, and an official soundtrack was released with songs from Lollipop and Hey Girl.
In 2008, Wu starred in Mysterious Incredible Terminator, opposite of Aaron Yan from Fahrenheit and Alien Huang. After the completion of M.I.T., Wu and Aaron, both widely praised for their on-screen chemistry and closeness, were to co-star in Taiwanese drama Momo Love. Yet, filming was halted due to Yan's scheduling conflicts, and once resumed, Wu and Aaron were replaced by Cyndi Wang and Jiro Wang, respectively.
In April 2009, Channel V's director, Andy Chang, responded to rumors of Wu leaving his agency. He expressed that though she was unlikely to renew her contract, the singer would partake in group activities per usual since Hey Girl's record contract did not belong to Channel V. Yet, despite Chang's statement, Wu was notably absent from their album promotions, and on 6 May 2009, he confirmed her departure from both Hey Girl and Channel V's management.
Following a two-year hiatus, Wu signed with Polyface Entertainment Media Group in 2011 and returned to the small screen with I, My Brother (我和我的兄弟·恩). Later that year, Wu was cast in the television version of Painted Skin (TV series), in collaboration with Fiona Sit, Chen Yi Rong, and Li Zhong Han. It was also this opportunity that allowed Wu to shift her focus to the Chinese market.
In 2012, Wu debuted on the big screen with a three part-film series, The Four, starring Ronald Cheng, Anthony Wong, Deng Chao, and Liu Yifei. In February 2013, she was cast in the Korean reality show, We Got Married with Ok Taecyeon, of South Korean boy band 2PM, as her virtual husband. Regarding this experience, she has commented, "I feel thankful that you found me. I think the fact that I was able to do this show was a gift from the up above."
On 7 March 2016, Wu signed with CJ E&M and returned to the music scene. In preparation for her Korean debut, she underwent a rigorous 3-month training that included vocal, choreography and Korean lessons. On 26 September, Wu released her first official music video, Sugar Rush, and on 7 October, she launched her first self-titled EP, GEMMA. Introducing the extended play, Wu stated that GEMMA represented a new identity. "G" was derived from her nickname, Ghost (Chinese: 鬼鬼), while Emma is her proclaimed English name.
In June 2017, Wu parted ways with CJ E&M, and established her personal agency Gemma Wu Studio. In October of the same year, she released the single "Knock Knock Knock" after investing NT$8 million in production works herself.
In August 2019, Wu joined Avex Taiwan and released the single "Love Me Love Me" in celebration of her thirtieth birthday. On 22 September 2020, she released her first studio album GX to commemorate her 15th debut anniversary.
Born Wu Ying-Jie and also known by the anglicized name of Emma Wu, she grew up in Taiwan.
Currently, Gui Gui is 33 years, 3 months and 24 days old. Gui Gui will celebrate 34th birthday on a Friday 11th of August 2023. Below we countdown to Gui Gui upcoming birthday.
Our Lovely Gui Gui
2016.08.11 - Birthday Wishes from Corner Music Corner Music: "#Wu Ying Jie 8/11 Happy Birthday# She is a michievous and lively girl. From variety shows to a singer in a girl group to an actress, she...
Our Lovely Gui Gui
2015.08.11 - Gui Gui Celebrates Her 26th Birthday in Kyoto, Japan Christine Fan: "Happy birthday, dear Gui Gui~ [shiny hearts] You're becoming more and more beautiful! [shiny hearts]" (via Facebook)
Happy 25th Birthday, Gui Gui!
(I know that it's technically August 12th in Asia, but it's still August 11th over where I am.) Happy birthday, my dearest Gui Gui! It has been six years since I first saw you in Brown Sugar...
[鬼鬼] Gui Gui [生日快樂] Happy 22nd Birthday!
Today [8/11/11] is a very special day..because it is GuiGui's 22nd birthday! Even though she is 22 already, she is lucky and still has a baby face! Hope she ...