Ko Ah Ra


Go Ara( Hangul : 고아라; born February 11, 1990) is a South Korean actress and model. She is best known for starring in the television seriesSharp(2003),Reply 1994(2013),You're All Surrounded(2014),Hwarang: The Poet Warrior Youth(2016-17) andBlack(2017).

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 Ko Ah Ra's Early life and training

After joining SM Entertainment , she began to train with the other trainees under the same company in areas of acting , singing , and dancing .

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 Ko Ah Ra's Career

2003–2007: Beginningsedit

. Her role as an ambitious and confident middle school girl catapulted her to instant stardom.She reprised her role in the sequelSharp 2.

In December 2008

Snow Flowerwhere she starred alongside Kim Hee-ae .Her portrayal of the rebellious and ambitious Yoo Da-mi won her acting recognition in award ceremonies the following year.

, which was released in Japan in March 2007, and Hong Kong in April 2007. She played Khulan , the mistress of Genghis Khan , after being picked from more than 40,000 auditions. Go was then cast in another Japanese film,Dance Subarudue to her fluency in the language.

2008–2012: Rising popularityedit

opposite Yoon Kye-sang .Despite low ratings in Korea, the body swap comedy drew in international fans, increasing her Korean Wave profile. This led to an appearance in the Japanese television dramaKarei naru Spy.

with idol singer Jung Yunho from DBSK .

Go drew attention for her singing and dancing abilities, fluent English and acting performance in the film.

2013–present: Career resurgenceedit

, alongside Lee Seung-gi and Cha Seung-won .

, where she plays a princess who finds love with a circus magician.This was followed by a leading role inPhantom Detective, a neo-noir action flick starring Lee Je-hoon as the titular Hong Gil-dong.

.The same year, she left SM Entertainment after 13 years and signed with newly formed management agency Artist Company in January 2017.

alongside Song Seung-heon .Go played a fated character of a woman who can foresee death.

alongside Kim Myung-soo , playing a passionate rookie judge.

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 Ko Ah Ra's Filmography


2007 Genghis Khan: To the Ends of the Earth and Sea Mistress Khulan
2009 Dance, Subaru! Liz Park
2011 Pacemaker Yoo Ji-won
2012 Papa June
2015 Joseon Magician Princess Cheongmyeong
2016 Phantom Detective President Hwang

Television series

2003 Sharp 1Lee Ok-rimKBS2
2005 Sharp 2
2006 Snow Flower Yoo Da-mi SBS
2008 Who Are You? Son Young-in MBC
2009 Karei naru Spy Shin Yoon-ah NTV cameo, (episode 3)
Heading to the Ground Kang Hae-bin MBC
2013 Reply 1994 Sung Na-jung tvN
2014 You're All Surrounded Eo Soo-sun SBS
2015 The Producers HerselfKBS2
2016 Hwarang: The Poet Warrior Youth Aro
2017 Black Kang Ha-ram OCN
2018 Ms. Hammurabi Parkcha Oh-reum JTBC

Music video appearances

YearTitleSingerFrom the AlbumRef.
2004 "Hug" TVXQ Tri-Angle
2006 "La'Tale"
2008 "Innocent Blue" Mink
2011 "Before U Go" TVXQ Keep Your Head Down
"Juliette"(Japanese ver) SHINee The First
2015 "A Million Pieces" Cho Kyuhyun Fall, Once Again

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 Ko Ah Ra's Discography

YearTitleFrom the AlbumRef.
2012 "Now"PapaOST
"Little Girl Dreams"
2013 "Start" Reply 1994OST

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 Ko Ah Ra's Fashion

2005André Kim Fashion Show with Lee Wan
2008 with Chu Sung-hoon
Jill Stuart
2009 Lanvin F/W Collection

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 Ko Ah Ra's Ambassadorship

2005 Ambassador of Farming and Forestry
2007-2009 Swiss Friend, an ambassador of Switzerland by Switzerland Tourism
2014-2015 Seoul Ambassador
2015 Seoul Police Goodwill Ambassador
The Special 70th Anniversary of Seoul's Independence Ambassador

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 Ko Ah Ra's Awards and nominations

YearAwardCategoryNominated workResultRef.
2003 SM Entertainment 's 5th Anniversary Teen Model ContestN/AN/AWon
2004 KBS Drama Awards Best Young Actress Sharp 1Won
2006 SBS Drama Awards New Star AwardSnow FlowerWon
2007 43rd Baeksang Arts Awards Best New Actress (TV)Won
Mnet 20's Choice Awards Barbie GirlN/AWon
André Kim Best Star Awards New Star AwardN/AWon
2008 MBC Drama Awards Best New Actress Who Are You?Nominated
2010 46th Baeksang Arts Awards Most Popular Actress (TV) Heading to the GroundNominated
2012 48th Baeksang Arts Awards Best New Actress (Film)PapaNominated
21st Buil Film AwardsBest New ActressNominated
49th Grand Bell Awards PacemakerNominated
33rd Blue Dragon Film Awards PapaNominated
201450th Baeksang Arts Awards Best Actress (TV)Reply 1994Nominated
Most Popular Actress (TV)Nominated
7th Style Icon Awards Top 10 Style IconsN/AWon
3rd APAN Star Awards Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries Reply 1994Nominated
SBS Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actress in a Drama Special You're All SurroundedNominated
2016tvN10 Awards Made in tvN, Actress in DramaReply 1994Nominated
Best Kiss Award, with Jung WooNominated
Korea Film Actors Association Awards Popularity Award Phantom DetectiveWon
2017 KBS Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actress in a Mid-length Drama Hwarang: The Poet Warrior YouthNominated

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 Ko Ah Ra's References

  1. "Conflicting views of celebs on campus". The Korea Times. 
  2. "[Herald Interview] After 14 years, actress Go Ara has only just begun". The Korea Herald. 
  3. "Go A-ra Escapes Baby Doll Image in New TV Drama". The Chosun Ilbo. 23 November 2013. 
  4. "Go Ara: 'Life Is Series of Challenges'". Hancinema. KBS Global. 
  5. "Drama "Snow Flower" to Be Shot in September". Hancinema. KBS Global. 
  6. "Different Bodies for Different Souls in `Who Are You". The Korea Times. 
  7. "Go Ara makes Japanese drama appearance". Stareastasia. Retrieved 2010-03-12. 
  8. "'맨땅에 헤딩' 정윤호-아라, 낭만 데이트 즐겨 [Yun-ho and Ara's romantic (drama) date]". Asia Economy (in Korean). 26 August 2009. Archived from the original on 21 February 2016. 
  9. "Actress Go Ara Becomes a Pole Vaulter in Film". Hancinema. 
  10. "Actress Go A-ra Hopes to Inspire Viewers to Chase Dreams". The Chosun Ilbo. 28 January 2012. 
  11. "Actress Go Ara releases song for 'Papa'". Korea JoongAng Daily. 
  12. "'PaPa' is the Rediscovery of Go Ara". enewsWorld. 
  13. "Go A-ra happy to reveal true side". Korea JoongAng Daily. 9 January 2014. 
  14. "Go A-ra Back in the Limelight After Decade in the Wilderness". The Chosun Ilbo. 11 January 2014. 
  15. "Lee Seung Gi, Cha Seung Won and Go Ara Confirmed to Star in New Drama". enewsWorld. 
  16. "Go Ara's second series set for late April". Korea JoongAng Daily. 
  17. "YOO Seung-ho and GO A-ra to Magically Fall in Love". Korean Film Biz Zone. 
  18. "Hong Gil-dong to be Made into a Film, LEE Je-hoon, Go A-ra and KIM Sung-kyun to Star". Korean Film Biz Zone. 
  19. "Park Seo-joon, Park Hyung-sik and Go Ara to star in 'Hwarang'". The Korea Times. 
  20. "'[공식입장] 아티스트컴퍼니 측 "고아라와 최근 전속계약 체결"". OSEN (in Korean). 
  21. Catherine Chung (12 October 2017). "OCN series 'Black' features Song Seung-heon, Go Ara". The Korea Herald. 
  22. "Song Sung-heon, Go A-ra cast in OCN drama". Korea JoongAng Daily. 5 August 2017. 
  23. "'Miss Hammurabi' to search for warmhearted justice". Kpop Herald. 21 May 2018. 
  24. "Go Ara to Cameo on ′The Producers′ as IU′s Rival". enewsWorld. 
  25. TVXQ!(동방신기) - HUG(포옹)
  26. Mink - Innocent Blue(地果て海尽きる)
  27. TVXQ!(동방신기) - Before U Go(이것만은 알고 가)
  28. SHINee - JULIETTE(Japanese ver.)
  29. "Go Ara to Star in Super Junior Kyuhyun′s Upcoming Music Video". enewsWorld. 
  30. Go Ara(고아라) - Now! (Papa OST)
  31. Go Ara(고아라) - Little Girl Dreams (Papa OST)
  32. Go Ara(고아라) - 시작 (Start) (Reply 1994 OST)
  33. "Go A-ra Steps Up Charitable Endeavors to Help Kids". The Chosun Ilbo. 12 July 2013. 
  34. "Go A-ra appointed as Air Force ambassador". Korea JoongAng Daily. 12 April 2016. 
  35. Garcia, Cathy Rose A. (1 May 2007). "Top Stars Win Andre Kim Awards". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2013-07-10. 
  36. "[2014 SIA] Taetiseo and Go Ara Pick Up Style Icon Award". enewsWorld. 
  37. "2016 Korea Movie Stars Awards". Star MBN. 15 July 2016. 

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