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Kim Go-eun
Kim Go-eun
(born July 2, 1991) is a South Korean actress. She debuted in the critically acclaimed film A Muse
A Muse
(2012) where she won several Best New Actress
Actress
awards in South Korea.

Contents

1 Early life and education 2 Career

2.1 2012: A Muse
A Muse
and critical acclaim 2.2 2013–2015: Hiatus and return to film 2.3 2016–present: Television debut and rising popularity

3 Filmography

3.1 Film 3.2 Television series

4 Discography 5 Awards and nominations 6 References 7 External links

Early life and education[edit] In 1994 when she was three years old, Kim's family moved to Beijing, China and lived there for 10 years. Director Jung Ji-woo gives credit to her upbringing, saying, "She is naturally curious and brave. She's strong in a sense that she isn't influenced easily. She doesn't do things just because everyone else does it."[1] After watching Chen Kaige's Together many times, crying every time she saw it, Kim decided she wanted to become a filmmaker. But she was led to theater by chance. She entered the School of Drama at Korea National University of Arts.[2][3] Career[edit] 2012: A Muse
A Muse
and critical acclaim[edit] In 2012, Kim was catapulted from obscurity to the center of much media buzz when she was cast as Eun-gyo, a 17-year-old high school student who awakens the lust of two men, in A Muse.[4][5][6][7] Her performance swept the Best New Actress
Actress
awards that year. The 21-year-old had never appeared in a film or TV drama before, not even in a minor role; she had only previously acted in student productions or school plays. She met A Muse
A Muse
director Jung Ji-woo through a circle of friends and was not even aware that auditions for the film were being held. "I ended up having an audition after chatting with the director. There wasn't even any time for me to prepare," Kim recalled. She was chosen among some 300 actresses who auditioned for the part.[8] Apart from its provocative theme, the film featured two graphic sex scenes, which Kim admitted to feeling anxious and embarrassed about before filming, but when the cameras started, she said she became totally immersed in the character.[2] Jung said Kim grew up through the film, saying, "Her facial expressions in the last few scenes of the film are strikingly different from the ones in the beginning. I wanted to capture the moments when she realizes how precious she is to herself and to others," adding that she showed off qualities that can only be found in someone who is unaware of her own beauty and what she is capable of.[1] Describing her feelings about her profession, Kim said, "When I stood on the stage for the first time, I was so nervous that I thought it would be so hard if I had to do this for the rest of my life. But from my second performance, I felt ecstatic, as if I had wings on my back, and I never wanted to step off the stage. I keep on acting because I want to hold on to that feeling."[2] Regarding her decision to limit her appearance in advertisements, she said, "I never thought about my image or potential endorsement deals when choosing the next film project. What worries me is what impact my appearance in commercials would have on my roles."[9] 2013–2015: Hiatus and return to film[edit] Despite many offers following A Muse, Kim decided to take a break from acting for two years, going back to college to complete her degree. She returned to the screen in 2014, showcasing her versatility in the thriller Monster where she played a developmentally disabled woman whose younger sister is murdered by a ruthless serial killer; her grief and rage drives her almost psychotic, and she plans her revenge.[10][11][12][13] In 2015, she and Kim Hye-soo
Kim Hye-soo
were cast in Coin Locker Girl, a female-driven thriller based on 1980 Japanese novel Coin Locker Babies. She was invited to the Festival de Cannes 2015 with the director and cast for this film, her first time there.[14] Kim next starred in martial arts period drama Memories of the Sword, in which she acted opposite her longtime role model, actress Jeon Do-yeon.[15][16][17] This was followed by The Advocate: A Missing Body, where she played an aggressive prosecutor;[18] and family film Canola, about a reunion between a girl and her grandmother alongside veteran actress Youn Yuh-jung.[19] 2016–present: Television debut and rising popularity[edit] Kim made her television debut in the cable series Cheese in the Trap, based on the webtoon of the same title.[20][21][22] She also contributed her vocals in the track "Attraction" by Tearliner for the drama's OST. Kim won the Baeksang Arts Award
Baeksang Arts Award
for Best New Actress Television for her performance.[23] Later in 2016, she co-starred in Kim Eun-sook's fantasy drama Guardian: The Lonely and Great God.[24] In July 2017, Kim signed with new management agency BH Entertainment.[25] The same year, she was cast in the film Sunset in My Hometown directed by Lee Joon-ik.[26] Filmography[edit] Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes

2012 A Muse Han Eun-gyo

Yeonga Yung-ah Short film[27][28]

2013 Neverdie Butterfly Moon Soo-yeon

2014 Monster Bok-soon

2015 Memories of the Sword Seol-hee / Hong-yi

Coin Locker Girl Il-young

The Advocate: A Missing Body Jin Sun-mi

2016 Canola Hye-ji

2018 Sunset in My Hometown Sun-mi

Television series[edit]

Year Title Role Network

2016 Cheese in the Trap Hong Seol tvN

2016-2017 Guardian: The Lonely and Great God Ji Eun-tak

Discography[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Sales (DL) Album

KOR Gaon [29]

"Sun, Moon, Stars, And Us" ( Shin Seung-hun
Shin Seung-hun
ft. Kim Go-eun)[30] 2015 — N/A

"Attraction" (Tearliner ft. Kim Go-eun) 2016 — N/A Cheese in the Trap OST

"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result

2012 8th Jecheon International Music & Film Festival[31][32] Moët Rising Star Award A Muse Won

21st Buil Film Awards[33] Best New Actress Won

32nd Korean Association of Film Critics Awards[34][35] Won

49th Grand Bell Awards[36][37] Best Actress Nominated

Best New Actress Won

33rd Blue Dragon Film Awards[38][39] Won

2nd Beautiful Artist Awards[40] ( Shin Young-kyun Arts and Culture Foundation) New Artist Award Won

13th Busan Film Critics Awards Best New Actress Won

2013 4th KOFRA Film Awards[41] Won

49th Baeksang Arts Awards Best New Actress
Actress
(Film) Nominated

12th New York Asian Film Festival[42][43] Star Asia Rising Star Award Won

2015 Korean Film Actors' Guild Awards[44] Popularity Award Coin Locker Girl Won

19th Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival[45] Fantasia Award Won

24th Buil Film Awards Best Actress Nominated

2016 52nd Baeksang Arts Awards[23] Best New Actress
Actress
(Television) Cheese in the Trap Won

5th APAN Star Awards Best New Actress Nominated

Style Icon Awards[46] Amazing Rising Star N/A Won

2017 53rd Baeksang Arts Awards Best Actress
Actress
(Television) Guardian: The Lonely and Great God Nominated

10th Korea Drama Awards Top Excellence Award, Actress Nominated

References[edit]

^ a b Lee, Claire (2 May 2012). " Jung Ji-woo talks on his new film, new muse". The Korea Herald. Retrieved 2012-11-18.  ^ a b c "Unknown Starlet Gets Big Break as Korean Lolita". The Chosun Ilbo. 21 April 2012. Retrieved 2012-11-18.  ^ "Stars from Korea National University of Arts". Hancinema. 17 May 2012. Retrieved 2012-11-18.  ^ Lee, Claire (27 March 2012). "Park Hae-il back on the big screen as poet". The Korea Herald. Retrieved 2012-11-18.  ^ "Eun-Gyo heroine Kim Ko-eun's big smile". Asia Today. 28 March 2012. Retrieved 2012-11-18.  ^ Jang, Seong-ran (2 April 2012). '은교' 김고은 "지킬 수 없는 약속은 안 해요". Movieweek (in Korean). Archived from the original on 9 September 2012. Retrieved 2012-11-18.  ^ Jang, Seong-ran (13 April 2012). '은교' 김고은 "솔직한 게 맞잖아요". Movieweek (in Korean). Archived from the original on 4 September 2012. Retrieved 2012-11-18.  ^ " A Muse
A Muse
Kim Go-eun
Kim Go-eun
takes off the veil". Hancinema. 25 March 2012. Retrieved 2012-11-18.  ^ "3 Young Women Show Long-Missing Movie Star Material". The Chosun Ilbo. 14 March 2014. Retrieved 2014-03-14.  ^ Lee, Claire (21 February 2014). " Kim Go-eun
Kim Go-eun
to come back in vicious revenge tale". The Korea Herald. Retrieved 2014-02-22.  ^ Song, Soon-jin (24 February 2014). "Press Conference Held for MONSTER: Actor Transformations Front and Center". Korean Film Biz Zone. Retrieved 2014-03-27.  ^ Kim, Hee-eun (7 March 2014). "Eun-gyo takes on Monster role". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2014-03-07.  ^ Lee, Claire (16 March 2014). "Eun-gyo returns as a Monster". The Korea Herald. Retrieved 2014-03-18.  ^ Conran, Pierce (14 May 2014). "KIM Hye-soo and KIM Go-eun Team Up for COIN LOCKER GIRL". Korean Film Biz Zone. Retrieved 2014-05-19.  ^ Tae, Sang-joon (24 January 2014). "KIM Go-eun, Star of Monster and Memories of the Sword: To be Remembered as a Good actress, Not as an Overnight Star". Korean Cinema Today. Retrieved 2014-01-30.  ^ Jang, Seong-ran (20 August 2015). "Going deep in Memories". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2014-08-26.  ^ " Kim Go-eun
Kim Go-eun
Recalls Difficulties in Latest Film". The Chosun Ilbo. 22 August 2015. Retrieved 2015-08-22.  ^ Lim, Jeong-yeo (7 September 2015). "Lee Sun-kyun and Kim Go-eun
Kim Go-eun
on The Advocate: A Missing Body". K-pop Herald. Retrieved 2015-09-12.  ^ "Yoon Yuh-jung, Kim Go-eun
Kim Go-eun
team up". The Korea Times.  ^ Ko, Ji-seon (28 July 2015). " Kim Go-eun
Kim Go-eun
to star in Cheese in the Trap". K-pop Herald. Retrieved 2015-07-29.  ^ Jin, Min-ji (29 July 2015). "Kim confirmed for Cheese". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2015-07-29.  ^ Lim, Jeong-yeo (29 July 2015). " Kim Go-eun
Kim Go-eun
snaps up major film, TV drama roles". K-pop Herald. Retrieved 2015-07-29.  ^ a b "'52회 백상예술대상', '동주' '태양의 후예' 대상...'시그널' 3관왕(종합)" ["Dongju" And "Descendants of the Sun" Take Home Grand Prizes At The 52nd Baeksang Arts Awards
Baeksang Arts Awards
+ Full List Of Winners]. Busan.com (in Korean). 4 June 2016.  ^ " Kim Go-eun
Kim Go-eun
nabs lead role in 'Goblin' drama". Korea JoongAng Daily.  ^ "[공식입장] BH엔터 측 "김고은과 최근 전속계약"". OSEN (in Korean). Retrieved 2017-07-17.  ^ "KIM Go-eun and PARK Jung-min Head to BYEONSAN for LEE Joon-ik". Korean Film Biz Zone. 21 August 2017.  ^ "영아 Yeonga". IndieForum. 14 May 2012. Retrieved 2012-11-18.  ^ "영아 Yeonga". Daegu Independent Short Film Festival. Retrieved 2012-11-18.  ^ "Gaon Chart". Gaon Chart
Gaon Chart
(in Korean).  ^ " Kim Go-eun
Kim Go-eun
to do duet with Shin Seung-hun". Korea JoongAng Daily. 24 October 2015.  ^ Suk, Monica (12 August 2012). "JIMFF: Rising stars pop champagne with fizz and sparkle". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-11-18.  ^ Suk, Monica (13 August 2012). "Eungyo actress Kim Go-eun
Kim Go-eun
wins rising star award from Moet & Chandon". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-11-18.  ^ 김고은, '그물에 잡힌 가녀린 각선미' (부일영화상). TV Report (in Korean). 5 October 2012. Archived from the original on 19 February 2013. Retrieved 2012-12-04.  ^ Jang, Sung-ran (19 October 2012). "PIETA Wins a Triple Crown". Korean Film Biz Zone. Retrieved 2012-11-18.  ^ '영평 신인상' 김고은 "믿음으로 지켜봐준 부모님께 감사하다". TV Report (in Korean). 7 November 2012. Retrieved 2012-12-04.  ^ Lee, Claire (30 October 2012). "Gwanghae sweeps Daejong Film Awards". The Korea Herald. Retrieved 2012-11-18.  ^ 김고은 대종상 신인여우상 "박해일 김무열에 감사하다". Newsen (in Korean). 30 October 2012. Retrieved 2012-12-04.  ^ Ji, Yong-jin (4 December 2012). "PIETA Wins Best Picture at Blue Dragon Awards". Korean Film Biz Zone. Retrieved 2012-12-04.  ^ 제33회 청룡영화상: 신인여우상 김고은 "초심 잃지 않겠다". Blue Dragon Film Awards (in Korean). 30 November 2012. Retrieved 2012-12-01.  ^ Ji, Yong-jin (28 November 2012). "KIM Ki-duk Scores Another Brilliant Achievement". Korean Film op Zone. Retrieved 2012-12-01.  ^ Ji, Yong-jin (1 February 2013). "PIETA Regarded as the Best Film in 2012 by Reporters". Korean Film Biz Zone. Retrieved 2013-02-04.  ^ Conran, Pierce (12 June 2013). "KIM Ko-eun Honored by NYAFF This Summer". Korean Film Biz Zone. Retrieved 2013-06-14.  ^ " Actress
Actress
Kim Go-eun
Kim Go-eun
Feted as Rising New Star in New York". The Chosun Ilbo. 2 July 2013. Retrieved 2013-07-03.  ^ " Kim Go-eun
Kim Go-eun
receives award for bringing honor to Korean films". Hancinema. Herald Corporation. 17 June 2015.  ^ Conran, Pierce (10 July 2015). "LEE Min-ho and MOON Chae-won to Receive BiFan Awards". Korean Film Biz Zone. Retrieved 2015-07-10.  ^ "'SIA' 송중기·하지원·송승헌·설현, 대세 스타 총집합..'행복한 150분'[종합]". Naver (in Korean). Osen. 15 March 2016. 

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Blue Dragon Film Award for Best New Actress

Moon Hee
Moon Hee
(1965) Nam Jeong-im (1966) Kim Chang-sook (1970) Kim Cheong-ja and Oh Yu-gyeong (1971) Na Ha-yeong (1972) Woo Yeon-jeong (1973) Choi Jin-sil
Choi Jin-sil
(1990) Kim Geum-yong (1991) Oh Yeon-soo
Oh Yeon-soo
(1992) Oh Jeong-hae (1993) Jung Sun-kyung (1994) Lee Ji-eun (1995) Lee Jung-hyun
Lee Jung-hyun
and Lee Hye-eun (1996) Jeon Do-yeon
Jeon Do-yeon
(1997) Kim Yeo-jin
Kim Yeo-jin
(1998) Lee Jae-eun (1999) Bae Doona
Bae Doona
(2000) Lee Yo-won
Lee Yo-won
(2001) Moon So-ri
Moon So-ri
(2002) Im Soo-jung
Im Soo-jung
(2003) Soo Ae
Soo Ae
(2004) Kim Ji-soo (2005) Go Ah-sung
Go Ah-sung
(2006) Jung Ryeo-won
Jung Ryeo-won
(2007) Han Ye-seul
Han Ye-seul
(2008) Park Bo-young
Park Bo-young
and Kim Kkot-bi
Kim Kkot-bi
(2009) Lee Min-jung
Lee Min-jung
(2010) Moon Chae-won
Moon Chae-won
(2011) Kim Go-eun
Kim Go-eun
(2012) Park Ji-soo (2013) Kim Sae-ron
Kim Sae-ron
(2014) Lee Yoo-young
Lee Yoo-young
(2015) Kim Tae-ri
Kim Tae-ri
(2016) Choi Hee-seo (2017)

Buil Film Awards for Best New Actress

2000s

Yoo Yeon-mi (2008) Seo Woo
Seo Woo
(2009)

2010s

Kim Sae-ron
Kim Sae-ron
(2010) Kang So-ra
Kang So-ra
(2011) Kim Go-eun
Kim Go-eun
(2012) Jung Eun-chae
Jung Eun-chae
(2013) Lim Ji-yeon
Lim Ji-yeon
(2014) Lee Yoo-young
Lee Yoo-young
(2015) Kim Tae-ri
Kim Tae-ri
(2016) Choi Hee-seo (2017)

Grand Bell Awards for Best New Actress

1980s

Ahn So-young (1986) Shin Hye-su and Cheon Eun-gyeong (1987) Choi Su-ji and Kang Ri-na (1989)

1990s

Choi Yu-ra (1990) Kim Sung-ryung and Choi Jin-sil
Choi Jin-sil
(1991) Lee Ah-ro (1992) Oh Jung-hae (1993) Yoon Yoo-sun and Kim Jung-min (1994) Jang Sun-kyung and Jin Hee-kyung (1995) Lee Ji-eun and Lee Jung-hyun
Lee Jung-hyun
(1996) Jeon Do-yeon
Jeon Do-yeon
(1997) Kim Yun-jin
Kim Yun-jin
(1999)

2000s

Lee Jae-eun and Ha Ji-won
Ha Ji-won
(2000) Lee Eun-ju
Lee Eun-ju
(2001) Seo Won (2002) Son Ye-jin
Son Ye-jin
(2003) Moon Geun-young
Moon Geun-young
(2004) Lee Chung-ah
Lee Chung-ah
(2005) Choo Ja-hyun (2006) Jo Yi-jin (2007) Han Ye-seul
Han Ye-seul
(2008) Kim Kkot-bi
Kim Kkot-bi
(2009)

2010s

Lee Min-jung
Lee Min-jung
(2010) Moon Chae-won
Moon Chae-won
(2011) Kim Go-eun
Kim Go-eun
(2012) Seo Eun-ah (2013) Lim Ji-yeon
Lim Ji-yeon
(2014) Lee Yoo-young
Lee Yoo-young
(2015) Kim Hwan-hee (2016) Choi Hee-seo (2017)

Korean Association of Film Critics Awards for Best New Actress

1990s

Lee Mi-yeon (1990) Choi Jin-sil
Choi Jin-sil
(1991) Lee A-ro (1992) Oh Jeong-hae (1993) Park Sun-young (1994) Lee Ji-eun (1995) Lee Jung-hyun
Lee Jung-hyun
(1996) Lee Hye-eun (1997) Jeon Do-yeon
Jeon Do-yeon
(1998) Yunjin Kim
Yunjin Kim
(1999)

2000s

Kim Gyu-ri, Park Ye-jin
Park Ye-jin
and Lee Young-jin (2000) Seo Joo-hee (2001) Son Ye-jin
Son Ye-jin
(2002) Im Soo-jung
Im Soo-jung
(2003) Kang Hye-jung (2004) Jang Yu-mi (2005) Han Hyo-joo
Han Hyo-joo
(2006) Park Si-yeon
Park Si-yeon
(2007) Seo Woo
Seo Woo
(2008) Park Bo-young
Park Bo-young
(2009)

2010s

Lee Min-jung
Lee Min-jung
(2010) Yoo Da-in
Yoo Da-in
(2011) Kim Go-eun
Kim Go-eun
(2012) Jung Eun-chae
Jung Eun-chae
(2013) Lim Ji-yeon
Lim Ji-yeon
(2014) Kwon So-hyun
Kwon So-hyun
(2015) Jeong Ha-dam (2016) Choi He

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