Name:Kim Go Eun
D.O.B:July 02, 1991
Age:28 (Korean age: 29)
Alma Mater:Korea National University of the Arts – Theater
Years Active:2012 – present
Agency:BH Entertainment (2017 – present)

Awards and Nominations

A Muse


8th Jecheon International Music & Film Festival Moët Rising Star Award Won
21st Buil Film Awards Best New Actress Won
32nd Korean Association of Film Critics Awards Best New Actress Won
49th Grand Bell Awards Best Actress Nominated
49th Grand Bell Awards Best New Actress Won
33rd Blue Dragon Film Awards Best New Actress Won
2nd Beautiful Artist Awards 
(Shin Young-kyun Arts and Culture Foundation)
New Artist Award Won
13th Busan Film Critics Awards Best New ActressWon


4th KOFRA Film Awards Best New ActressWon
49th Baeksang Arts Awards Best New Actress (Film) Nominated
12th New York Asian Film Festival Star Asia Rising Star Award Won

Coin Locker Girl


Korean Film Actors’ Guild Awards Popularity Award Won
19th Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival Fantasia Award Won
24th Buil Film Awards Best Actress Nominated

Cheese In The Trap


52nd Baeksang Arts Awards Best New Actress (Television)Won
5th APAN Star Awards Best New Actress Nominated

Goblin / Guardian: The Lonely and Great God


53rd Baeksang Arts Awards Best Actress (Television) Nominated
10th Korea Drama Awards Top Excellence Award, Actress Nominated



Style Icon Awards Amazing Rising Star Won
16th Korea Youth Film Festival Favorite Rookie Actor Won

Project Timeline

August 28

Tune In For Love

Tune In For Love - Mi-soo
July 4

Sunset In My Hometown

Sunset In My Hometown
The movie marked KGE’s return to the big screen after the success of Goblin. In it she plays Sun-mi whose first love is the protagonist rapper, Hak-soo. They meet each other again when Hak-soo is forced to go home to visit his sick father.  For the role, KGE not only decided to gain weight but she also practiced the Jeolla dialect with a dialect coach to add a more authentic feel to Sun-mi.
December 2


This is her most well-known character to date. Not only did Goblin make waves in Korea but also internationally. The drama is about Kim Shin, a general during the Goryeo era, who is accused of treason and executed by a jealous king. Kim Shin is reborn as an immortal Goblin and protector of souls. Kim Go Eun perfectly plays the character of Ji Eun-tak who is a bubbly and optimistic 19 year old destined to be the Goblin’s bride which makes her immune to his powers.
May 19


Kim Go Eun plays Hye-ji, a troubled yet talented high school student, who was lost as a child and is reunited with her grandmother, Gye-choon, after 12 years. Things aren’t as perfect as they were before and the movie focuses on the relationship between Hye-ji and her grandmother as they try to make up for all the lost years. Canola was set in Jeju Island.
January 4

Cheese In The Trap

Cheese In The Trap
Cheese In The Trap was an adaptation of the popular webtoon of the same name. This was KGE’s first foray into television. In it, she plays the role of Hong Seol who is a hard working college student whose life somehow becomes entangled with her sunbae, Yoo Jung (Park Hae-jin). The drama revolves around her struggle to understand Yoo Jung’s true intentions whilst trying to make her way through college.
October 8

The Advocate: A Missing Body

The Advocate: A Missing Body
Kim Go Eun played the role of Jin Sun-min in this courtroom thriller-comedy. Sun-min is a passionate, no nonsense rookie who clashes with hotshot lawyer Byeon Ho-sung in their attempt to solve a crime where no body was found.
August 13

Memories of the Sword

Memories of the Sword
In Memories of the Sword, Kim Go Eun plays Seol-hee (Hong-ee) who is raised and trained by Wallso (Jeon Do-yeon) into a master swordsman in order to avenge the death of her parents. Wallso, formerly known as Seol-rang, was one of the three warriors who, in their desire to attain freedom and justice, lead an uprising in Goryeo. However, she and Poong-cheon are betrayed by their friend Deok-gi (Lee Byung-hun) resulting in the death of Poong-cheon.
April 29

Coin Locker Girl / Chinatown

Coin Locker Girl / Chinatown
In Coin Locker Girl, Kim Go-eun plays Il-young, an abandoned child sold by a corrupt detective to “Mother” (played by Kim Hye-soo). “Mother” is a loan shark and head of an organ trafficking organization in Incheon’s Chinatown. Being a smart and tough kid, Mother shows particular interest in Il-young and grooms her to be her personal debt collector. The movie was screened at the International Critics’ Week during the 2015 Cannes Film Festival and was nominated for the Caméra d’Or.
March 13


After the success she achieved starring in Eun-gyo/A Muse, Kim Go Eun decided to take a break from acting to finish her university degree. Two years later, she came back to the big screen with Monster. She played the character, Bok-soon, who has a developmental disability but is known around town as a “psycho bitch” due to her sometimes weird and violent behavior.
April 26

Eun-gyo / A Muse

Eun-gyo / A Muse
Eun-gyo / A Muse (released April 26, 2012) was Kim Go-Eun’s debut film. Her portrayal of the titular character Eun-gyo earned her multiple awards including the Star Asia Rising Star Award at the 12th New York Asian Film Festival.