Go Ah-sung

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This is a Korean name; the family name is Go.
Go Ah-sung
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Born (1992-08-10) August 10, 1992 (age 22)
Seoul, South Korea
Other names Ko A-sung
Education Sungkyunkwan University - Psychology
Occupation Actress
Years active 2004–present
Agent 4 Doors Entertainment
Korean name
Hangul 고아성
Revised Romanization Go Aseong
McCune–Reischauer Ko A-sŏng
Website
www.goahsung.com

Go Ah-sung (born August 10, 1992) is a South Korean actress. She began her career as a child actress, notably in 2006 top-grossing blockbuster The Host. Go also starred in the high school TV drama Master of Study, followed by the films Snowpiercer and Elegant Lies.

Career[edit]

Go Ah-sung was four years old when she appeared in her first commercial, and she joined the 2002 stage musical Peter Pan when she was ten. At thirteen, Go began her acting career in the KBS children's program Oolla Boolla Blue-jjang (2004).

Having worked together in the MBC omnibus drama Beating Heart (2005), actress Bae Doona recommended Go to director Bong Joon-ho when he was casting for his much-anticipated monster film. After an extensive audition process, Go made her film debut in 2006 with a starring role in The Host.[1] Bong praised her work, saying that she "showed really mature acting for her age, and that's one of her defining charms as an actress."[2] Go was also applauded by film critics, with Stephen Hunter of The Washington Post complimenting her "exquisite performance,"[3] and Megan Ratner of the Bright Lights Film Journal noting her "unforced naturalness, reminiscent not only of Ana Torrent but of Zazie's Catherine Demongeot."[4] Go received several acting nominations, and won Best New Actress at the 2006 Blue Dragon Film Awards.[5]

She continued her film career with supporting roles in The Happy Life (2007), Radio Dayz (2008), and A Brand New Life (2009).[6] In 2010 Go returned to television in the high school series Master of Study, a Korean drama adaptation of the Japanese manga Dragon Zakura.[7][8] It scored the highest ratings in its timeslot during its run.[9]

Go starred in her first leading role in Duet (2012), an indie romance about an aspiring Korean singer on a tour of England and the British guy she meets who shares her interests in music, photography and travel.[10][11]

In 2013, she reunited with The Host costar Song Kang-ho in the blockbuster sci-fi thriller Snowpiercer, Bong Joon-ho's first English-language film.[12][13][14][15] Go next appeared opposite Kim Hee-ae in Elegant Lies (2014), a film adaptation of Kim Ryeo-ryeong's novel about a willful girl seeking the truth behind her sister's suicide.[16][17][18][19]

Go signed with an American agency, Untitled Entertainment in 2014.[20]

Other activities[edit]

Go enjoys traveling alone and taking pictures. She became interested in photography through friend and frequent costar Bae Doona.[21] Go's photographs were exhibited at the 5th annual Seoul Open Art Fair in 2010, alongside artwork by Ha Jung-woo and photos by Uhm Tae-woong.[22]

Another of her interests is music. She did her own singing for the film Duet, and has performed live on stage at Mudaeruk in Hongdae.[23]

Go is currently a Psychology major at Sungkyunkwan University.[24][25]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role
2006 The Host Park Hyun-seo
2007 The Happy Life Joo-hee
2008 Radio Dayz Soon-deok
2009 A Brand New Life Ye-shin
After the Banquet Kim Mi-rae
2010 Sixteen (short film)
2012 Duet Nancy
2013 Snowpiercer Yona
2014 Elegant Lies Man-ji
2015 The Office Lee Mi-rye
Beauty Inside Woo-jin

Television series[edit]

Year Title Role Network
2004 Oolla Boolla Blue-jjang Noh Da-ji (Princess Blue Stone) KBS2
2005 Sad Love Story young Cha Hwa-jung MBC
Beating Heart Kim Bo-mi MBC
2010 Master of Study Gil Pul-ip KBS2

Discography[edit]

Year Artist Song Title From Album
2010
Ernest, Park Ji-yeon, Go Ah-sung
"Go"
(Hangul: 달려; RR: Dallyeo)
Master of Study OST Part 2
2012
Go Ah-sung
"Nobody Knows"
Duet OST
"Light On My Shoulder"
"Blue Blue Night"
"Wings of Rod"

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref.
1995 MBC Birth of a Star King of Kings - 1st Place N/A Won
2006 27th Blue Dragon Film Awards Best New Actress
The Host
Won [5]
5th Korean Film Awards Best Supporting Actress Nominated [26]
9th Director's Cut Awards Best Performers Award (ensemble cast) Won [27]
2007 43rd Baeksang Arts Awards Best New Actress Nominated [28]
33rd Saturn Awards Best Young Actor/Actress Nominated [29]
44th Grand Bell Awards Best Supporting Actress Nominated [30]
1st Korea Movie Star Awards Young Star Award Won [31]
2010 46th Baeksang Arts Awards Best New Actress (TV)
Master of Study
Nominated
KBS Drama Awards Best New Actress Nominated
2013 50th Grand Bell Awards Best Supporting Actress
Snowpiercer
Nominated
34th Blue Dragon Film Awards Best Supporting Actress Nominated
2014 50th Baeksang Arts Awards Best Supporting Actress Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Casting Tapes" featurette on Optimum Home Entertainment 2xDVD release of The Host. ASIN: B000KRNMVC.
  2. ^ "PRESS SCREENING: 괴물 (The Host)". Twitch Film. 7 July 2006. Retrieved 2007-04-08.
  3. ^ Hunter, Stephen (9 March 2007). "When Monsters And Institutions Misbehave". The Washington Post. Retrieved 2007-04-08.
  4. ^ Ratner, Megan (November 2006). "Less Is Less". Bright Lights Film Journal. Retrieved 2007-04-08.
  5. ^ a b "The 27th Blue Dragon Awards". The Korea Society. Retrieved 2012-12-17. 
  6. ^ 고아성 "'여행자' 연기하는데 전환점된 작품"(인터뷰). Star News (in Korean). 21 May 2009. Retrieved 2012-12-17. 
  7. ^ Wee, Geun-woo (5 February 2010). "Master of Study set reveals it truly has achieved it all". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-12-17. 
  8. ^ "Nineteen's Dream". Elle Girl Korea (in Korean). 2 March 2010. Retrieved 2012-12-17. 
  9. ^ Kim, Lynn (24 February 2010). "Master of Study proudly exits small screen". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-12-17. 
  10. ^ "NOW Playing: Duet". Korea JoongAng Daily. 20 April 2012. Retrieved 2012-12-17. 
  11. ^ "Duet (2012)". Korean Film Council. Retrieved 2012-12-17. 
  12. ^ Frater, Patrick (17 July 2012). "Snowpiercer wraps in Prague". Film Business Asia. Retrieved 2012-12-17. 
  13. ^ Yun, Suh-young (5 July 2013). "Glimpse of Bong's upcoming Snowpiercer at showcase". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2013-07-05. 
  14. ^ Tae, Sang-joon (30 July 2013). "SNOWPIERCER Official Conference and Red Carpet Premiere Held". Korean Film Council. Retrieved 2013-08-06. 
  15. ^ Ki, Myung-kyoon (4 September 2013). "INTERVIEW: Actress Ko A-sung". 10Asia. Retrieved 2013-09-05. 
  16. ^ Lee, Eun-ah (20 August 2013). "Snowpiercer Star Ko A-sung Cast in New Film". 10Asia. Retrieved 2013-08-20. 
  17. ^ Jin, Eun-soo (21 February 2014). "Elegant Lies looks at family's ugly truths". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2014-02-23. 
  18. ^ Song, Soon-jin (24 February 2014). "ELEGANT LIES Press Conference Held". Korean Film Council. Retrieved 2014-03-02. 
  19. ^ "3 Young Women Show Long-Missing Movie Star Material". The Chosun Ilbo. 14 March 2014. Retrieved 2014-03-14. 
  20. ^ Sung, So-young (28 October 2014). "Ko Ah-sung makes way to Hollywood". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2014-10-30. 
  21. ^ "Doona and A Sung". Vogue Girl Korea (in Korean). March 2007. Retrieved 2012-12-17. 
  22. ^ 다재다능한 배우 고아성 "이번엔 사진작가". Union Press (in Korean). 24 April 2010. Retrieved 2012-12-17. 
  23. ^ 고아성, 무대륙공연 연습사진 통해 근황 공개. Star News (in Korean). 11 May 2010. Retrieved 2012-12-17. 
  24. ^ Choi, Jun-yong (3 November 2011). "Young celebs get early admits to college for 2011". 10Asia. Retrieved 2013-01-11. 
  25. ^ "Ko Ah-sung Keeps Star Status and Studies Separate". The Chosun Ilbo. 29 March 2014. Retrieved 2014-03-29. 
  26. ^ "Korean Film Awards (MBC) 2006". Cinemasie. Retrieved 2007-04-08.
  27. ^ Yi, Chang-ho (28 December 2006). "Director's Cut Awards Diversity of Films". Korean Film Council. Retrieved 2012-12-17. 
  28. ^ 에릭의 ‘두 연인’ 정유미 박시연 특별한 상황 연출. Newsen (in Korean). 25 April 2007. Retrieved 2012-12-17. 
  29. ^ "33rd Saturn Awards Nominations". The Academy of Science Fiction Fantasy & Horror Films. Retrieved 2007-04-08.
  30. ^ Pais, Jon (9 June 2007). "44th Grand Bell Awards 대종상영화제: Family Ties Wins Best Film". Twitch Film. Retrieved 2007-06-15.
  31. ^ 류덕환-고아성 영화연기대상 영스타상 수상 "평생 배우 될 것". Newsen (in Korean). 19 October 2007. Retrieved 2012-12-17. 

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