October 6, 1972 |
Seoul, South Korea
|Other names||Go So-young|
|Height||1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)|
|Spouse(s)||Jang Dong-gun (m. 2010)|
|Revised Romanization||Go So-yeong|
Ko So-young (born October 6, 1972) is a South Korean actress and model. She graduated from Chung-Ang University with a major in drama and cinema. She was known as one of South Korea's "ideal women".
So-young debuted in the TV drama Love Tomorrow in 1993 and quickly established herself as a representative star of her generation. She made her film debut opposite Jung Woo-sung in The Fox with Nine Tails in 1994, which ranked as the first Korean film ever to use computer-generated images. However, it failed to make an impression on audiences or critics. Ko first achieved wide recognition through her role in Beat (again with Jung Woo-sung), a film that caught the imagination of many South Korean high school students. Since then she has acted in a series of successful melodramas, portraying a young model in If the Sun Rises in the West, a Jeju Island tour guide in Love Wind, Love Song, and a Korean American adoptee in Love.
In 2001, So-young teamed up with actor Lee Sung-jae in A Day, about a married couple who have trouble conceiving a child. Her acting in the film was much praised and garnered the Best Actress prize from the local Grand Bell Awards ceremony. Then, after two years off, Ko returned in 2003 opposite Han Suk-kyu in the spy thriller Double Agent; however, the film failed to live up to the expectations of most viewers and critics. She then shot two films in 2006: the horror film APT by director Ahn Byeong-ki, and the romantic comedy Project Makeover by debut director Jeon Young-gap.
Ko married actor Jang Dong-gun in a star-studded wedding ceremony held at Seoul's Shilla Hotel on May 2, 2010, while five months pregnant. The couple's first child, a son Jang Min-joon, was born on October 4, 2010. and expected second child Their second child, a daughter, was born on February 25, 2014.
|1994||The Fox with Nine Tails||Harah|
|1998||If the Sun Rises in the West||Hyun-ju|
|1999||Love Wind Love Song||Young-seo|
|2003||Double Agent||Yun Su-mi|
|2007||Project Makeover||Na Jung-ju|
|1992-1994||Tomorrow Love (KBS2)||Yoo Hyun-kyung|
|1993||Mother's Sea (MBC)||Kim Kyung-seo|
|1994-1995||My Son's Woman (MBC)||Choi Soo-jung|
|1995||Ko So-young's Dating FM (MBC Radio)|
|1996||Star (MBC)||Jang Hye-mi|
|1997||Barefoot Days (KBS2)||Ki Hae-jun|
|2007||Blue Fish (SBS)||Jung Eun-soo|
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- "Korean stars Jang Dong Gun, Ko So Young get hitched". Channel NewsAsia. May 3, 2010. Retrieved January 8, 2011.[dead link]
- "Jang Dong-gun, Ko So-young in Star-Studded Wedding". The Chosun Ilbo. May 3, 2010. Archived from the original on March 7, 2014. Retrieved August 11, 2013.
- "Jang Dong Gun-Ko So Young Couple Expecting Second Baby in Spring". Archived from the original on March 4, 2014. Retrieved November 8, 2013.
- "Jang Dong-gun and Ko So-young expecting another child". Korea JoongAng Daily. November 8, 2013. Archived from the original on March 7, 2014.
- Park Jin-hai. "Jang couple get newborn daughter". The Korea Times Daily. Archived from the original on August 8, 2014. Retrieved February 25, 2014.
- "Ko, Jang celebrate 2nd child". Korea JoongAng Daily. February 26, 2014. Archived from the original on March 1, 2014. Retrieved February 26, 2014.
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