|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
|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 Actress||Won|
|4th KOFRA Film Awards||Best New Actress||Won|
|49th Baeksang Arts Awards||Best New Actress (Film)||Nominated|
|12th New York Asian Film Festival||Star Asia Rising Star Award||Won|
|Korean Film Actors’ Guild Awards||Popularity Award||Won|
|19th Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival||Fantasia Award||Won|
|24th Buil Film Awards||Best Actress||Nominated|
|52nd Baeksang Arts Awards||Best New Actress (Television)||Won|
|5th APAN Star Awards||Best New Actress||Nominated|
|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|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.