Go Hyun-jung

고현정 / Ko Hyun Jung (Go Hyeon Jeong)

Go Hyun-jung( Hangul : 고현정; born March 2, 1971) is a South Korean actress. She debuted in the entertainment scene as a Miss Korea runner-up in 1989 and went on to star inSandglass, one of the highest-rated and critically acclaimed dramas in Korean television history. She retired after marrying chaebol Chung Yong-jin in 1995, then returned to acting after their divorce in 2003. Go has since regained her top star status in Korea, becoming the highest paid actress on TV after the success of her seriesQueen SeondeokandDaemul.

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 Go Hyun-jung's Life and career

Early career[edit]

Sandglass. The drama dealt with modern Korean history from 1970 to the 1990s and was one of the highest rated dramas in Korean television history, with average ratings of 50.8% and a peak of 64.5%.People would rush home just to see a new episode, saying “it’s time to go home,” which meant they had to go home to watchSandglass.

Marriage and divorce[edit]

After the most talked-about wedding in Korea at the time, Go announced her retirement from acting to focus on her new role as a chaebol 's wife.They had two children together, a boy (born in 1998) and a girl (born in 2000).

Two years after the divorce, Shinsegae passed down a ruling stating that none of its department stores are allowed to display any Go-related material, including all her product endorsements. It is rumored that the ruling is still in effect.

Television comeback[edit]

What's Up Fox ?and police proceduralH.I.T.

According to industry sources, Go was reportedly paid ₩55 million (US$51,000) per episode, setting a new salary record for a Korean actress.

Talent agency[edit]

In 2012,Spring Daycostar and close friend Jo In-sung also signed on.

Skincare author[edit]

Voice work[edit]

The Last Tundra - Movie Edition(also known asThe Final Tundra - Cinema Edition) which offered a rare glimpse into the life of the Nenets , the last reindeer herding nomads living in the Siberian tundra .


Talk show host[edit]

Co-hosted by singer-songwriter Yoon Jong-shin , and comedians Jung Hyung-don and Kim Young-chul, the talk show was cancelled after eight months on the air.


Back in 2006, she donated a ₩100 million scholarship fund to the school.

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 Go Hyun-jung's Filmography

Television series[]

1990 Love on a Jujube Tree Hwang Mal-sook KBS
1991 맥랑시대 Shin-ae KBS1
Eyes of Dawn Ahn Myeong-ji MBC
1992 A Love Without Fear Shin Kyung-ae SBS
Women's Room Yoon Hee-soo MBC
Winter Rainbow Mi-ae KBS2
1993 My Mother's Sea Kim Young-seo MBC
1994 Farewell Kim Ye-rim SBS
1995 Sandglass Yoon Hye-rin SBS
2005 Spring Day Seo Jung-eun SBS
2006 What's Up Fox? Go Byung-hee MBC
2007 H.I.T Lt. Cha Soo-kyung MBC
2009 Queen Seondeok Mishil MBC
2010 Daemul Seo Hye-rim SBS
2013 The Queen's Classroom Ma Yeo-jin MBC
2016 Dear My Friends Park Wan tvN


2006 Woman on the Beach Kim Mun-suk
2009 Like You Know It All Go Soon
Actresses Herself Also credited as co-screenwriter
2011 The Last Tundra - Movie Edition Documentarynarrator
The Day He Arrives Cinema fan (cameo)
2012 Miss Conspirator Chun Soo-ro

Variety show[]

1990 시청자와 함께 KBS
Family Arcade KBS
1990-1991 Show! Saturday Express KBS Host
1991-1992 Saturday March KBS Host
1994 Between Night and Music KBS
2009-01-21 Golden Fishery - The Guru Show MBC Guest
2010-08-21 Honey Jar MBC Guest
2010 Beop Jeong: May All Beings Be Happy MBC Documentarynarrator
The Last Tundra SBS Documentarynarrator
2012 GO Show SBS Host

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 Go Hyun-jung's Discography

Album informationTrack listing
Watercolor Painting in a Rainy Day 2OST
  • Released: November 5, 1990
  • Label:
Strange Happiness(낯선 행복)
  • Released: March 1994
  • Label: Pearl Records
  • Re-released as2004 Song & Poem
三人三色 (omnibus)
  • ,
    Go Hyun-jung, and Kil Eun-jeong
  • Released: June 1995
  • Label: King

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 Go Hyun-jung's Book

2011 Go Hyun-jung's Texture
(Beauty Documentary)
Joongang M&B
ISBN 978-89-6456-149-2

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 Go Hyun-jung's Awards and nominations

YearAwardCategoryNominated workResult
1989 33rd Miss Korea Pageant First Runner-up (Miss World Korea)N/AWon
1992 28th Baeksang Arts Awards Best New Actress (TV) Love on a Jujube TreeWon
1993 MBC Drama Awards Excellence Award, ActressMy Mother's SeaWon
1994 30th Baeksang Arts Awards Best Actress (TV)Nominated
1995 31st Baeksang Arts Awards Best Actress (TV) SandglassNominated
2000 SBS Drama Awards Big Star AwardN/AWon
2005 41st Baeksang Arts Awards Best Actress (TV)Spring DayNominated
SBS Drama Awards Top 10 StarsWon
2006 7th Busan Film Critics Awards Best New ActressWoman on the BeachWon
5th Korean Film Awards Best New ActressNominated
Best ActressNominated
MBC Drama Awards Top Excellence Award, Actress What's Up Fox ?Nominated
2007 43rd Baeksang Arts Awards Best New Actress (Film)Woman on the BeachNominated
44th Grand Bell Awards Best New ActressNominated
MBC Drama Awards Top Excellence Award, Actress H.I.TNominated
2009 Broadcaster Awards Best ActressQueen SeondeokWon
Actress of the YearWon
MBC Drama Awards Grand Prize (Daesang)Won
2010 22nd Korea Producers & Directors' (PD) Awards Best Performer, TV Actress categoryWon
46th Baeksang Arts Awards Best Actress (TV)Nominated
Grand Prize (Daesang) for TelevisionWon
Best ActressWon
Hallyu Special Award for ActressWon
SBS Drama Awards Top 10 StarsDaemulWon
Top Excellence Award, Actress in a Drama SpecialNominated
Grand Prize (Daesang)Won
2013 6th Korea Drama Awards Grand Prize (Daesang)The Queen's ClassroomNominated
MBC Drama Awards Top Excellence Award, Actress in a MiniseriesNominated

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 Go Hyun-jung's References

  1. "10LINE: Ko Hyun-jung". 10Asia. November 3, 2009.
  2. "Miss Korea 1989" (in Korean). Hankook Ilbo. Retrieved 2012-11-02. 
  3. "SBS: The Dawn of a New Golden Age". YesAsia. September 9, 2006. 
  4. "Resilient actress relishes dramatic return". Korea JoongAng Daily. November 4, 2010
  5. "Rich husbands wanted, with nice homes abroad". Korea JoongAng Daily. April 24, 2007.
  6. "Actress Ko Reveals Truth About Rumors". The Korea Times. January 22, 2009.
  7. ""I Want a Second Spring Day"". The Dong-a Ilbo. November 9, 2004. 
  8. "TV dramas woo viewers with top actresses". The Korea Herald. January 15, 2005. 
  9. "'Boorish' women knocked out 'Cinderellas'". The Korea Herald via Hancinema. December 21, 2005. 
  10. "Ko Hyun-jung on How to Play Tough". The Chosun Ilbo. March 23, 2007. 
  11. "New Epic Drama to Bring Rivalry, Love to TV". The Korea Times. May 9, 2009. 
  12. "Ko Hyun-jung Talks About Changes On Screen and Off". The Chosun Ilbo. June 6, 2009.
  13. "Supporting Roles Stealing Spotlight". The Korea Times. August 3, 2009.
  14. "10 Awards - Top 10 People of 2009". 10Asia. December 23, 2009.
  15. "Ko Hyun-jung Wins Top Drama Award". The Korea Times. December 31, 2009.
  16. "Ko Hyun-jung, Haeundae win grand prize at PaekSang Arts Awards". 10Asia. March 29, 2010.
  17. "Actress Ko Reveals Truth About Rumors". The Korea Times. January 22, 2009.
  18. 고현정 ‘무릎팍도사’ 출연, 득일까 독일까 (in Korean). Newsen. December 21, 2010. 
  19. "Ko Hyun Jung: 'Fans Are Reliable Because They Trust Me'". KBS Global. June 15, 2010. 
  20. "Producers Sue Ko Hyun-jung Over Unmade Soap". The Chosun Ilbo. August 21, 2009.
  21. "Stars Sued for Contract Breach". The Korea Times. August 21, 2009.
  22. "Ko Hyun-joung to turn 1st female president in new drama". 10Asia. December 31, 2009.
  23. "Actress Ko to Return as President in New Drama". The Korea Times. March 17, 2008.
  24. "Will female president appeal to TV drama fans?". The Korea Times. October 5, 2010.
  25. "SBS The President ends run on top for 11th consecutive week". 10Asia December 24, 2010.
  26. "Ko Hyun-jung wins grand prize at SBS Drama Awards". 10Asia. January 3, 2011.
  27. "Koh Hyun-jung, highest paid Korean actress". The Korea Times. April 12, 2011.
  28. "Ko Hyun-jung Sets New Soap Opera Earnings Record". The Chosun Ilbo. April 12, 2011.
  29. "Actresses Choosing To Be Managed By Family". KBS World. December 10, 2010. 
  30. "Zo In-sung signs with Ko Hyun-jung's agency". 10Asia. March 2, 2012. 
  31. "Actress' skin care secret: Don't fret". Korea JoongAng Daily. April 27, 2011.
  32. "Actress Ko Hyun-jung publishes book on skin care". 10Asia. April 25, 2011.
  33. "Actress Ko Hyun-jung’s skincare book selling fast". 10Asia. May 3, 2011.
  34. "Documentary The Last Tundra shows culture’s respect for nature". The Korea Herald. February 13, 2011.
  35. "Ko Hyun-jung: More at Ease in Her 30s". The Chosun Ilbo. August 18, 2006. 
  36. "Ko Hyun-jung to Make Film Debut". KBS Global. March 22, 2006. 
  37. "해변의 연인 (The Woman on The Beach) Presentation Report". Twitch Film. April 17, 2006.
  38. "Ko Hyun-jung Poised for Belated Big-Screen Debut". The Chosun Ilbo. April 17, 2006. 
  39. "Bed Scenes". The Dong-a Ilbo. April 18, 2006. 
  40. "Ko Hyeon-jeong to Debut on Big Screen". The Korea Times via Hancinema. April 18, 2006. 
  41. "Actress Ko Back With First Film". The Korea Times via Hancinema. August 22, 2006. 
  42. "Actress takes off mask in Woman on the Beach". The Korea Herald via Hancinema. September 13, 2006. 
  43. "Fact and fiction merge as South Korea's leading ladies come together". Yonhap. December 1, 2009.
  44. "Actresses is a miracle achieved, says Koh (Part 1)". 10Asia. November 23, 2009.
  45. "Actresses is a miracle achieved, says Koh (Part 2)". 10Asia. November 23, 2009.
  46. "Miss Conspirator has Ko Hyun-jung in unfamiliar role". Korea JoongAng Daily. June 25, 2012. 
  47. "Ko to return as reclusive cartoonist". The Korea Herald. May 29, 2012.
  48. "Ko Hyun-jung goes nerdy in Miss Conspirator". Korea JoongAng Daily. June 1, 2012.
  49. "Miss Go Go Hyunjung's 1000 different facial expressions". StarN News. June 5, 2012.
  50. "Miss Go's Go Hyun Jung Speaks Up about Her Strong Personality". enewsWorld. June 14, 2012. 
  51. "Hyunjung Go, "Underworld scene was scary"". Korea JoongAng Daily. June 15, 2012.
  52. "Ko Hyeon-jeong says hosting own show not a cakewalk". The Korea Herald. March 28, 2012.
  53. "Go Hyun Jung's Go Show to be Cancelled". enewsWorld. October 18, 2012. 
  54. "Actress Go Hyun-jung casted in Queen's Classroom". The Korea Herald. April 12, 2013. 
  55. "Go Hyun-jung to play role of teacher". Korea JoongAng Daily. April 13, 2013. 
  56. "Ko Hyun-jung to star in new drama". The Korea Times. April 14, 2013. 
  57. "Will Ko Hyun-jung Become the True Queen of the Classroom?". 10Asia. June 11, 2013. 
  58. Park, Si-soo (March 20, 2014). "Entertainers take on teaching role". The Korea Times. 
  59. "Ko Hyun-jung to Teach Acting at Dongguk University". The Chosun Ilbo. March 4, 2014. 
  60. "Ko Hyun-jung Launches Own Fashion Brand". The Chosun Ilbo. October 1, 2014. 
  61. "비오는 날 수채화 2 (ost)" (in Korean). ManiaDB. Retrieved 2014-07-20. 
  62. 고현정 - 낯선행복 (in Korean). ManiaDB. Retrieved 2014-07-20. 
  63. "三人三色 (omnibus)" (in Korean). ManiaDB. Retrieved 2014-07-20. 
  64. "Kim Yu-na Picked as Person of the Year". The Korea Times. December 14, 2009.
  65. "Brilliant Legacy, Chuno named top dramas in 37th Korea Broadcasting Prizes". Manila Bulletin. September 4, 2010.
  66. "The Slave Hunters Wins Seoul International Drama Award". KBS Global. August 24, 2010.

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