|Other names||Go So-young|
|Education||Chung-Ang University – Department Theater and Film |
Korea University – Department of Computer Science
|Years active||1990-2007 |
Jang Dong-gun (m. 2010)
|Revised Romanization||Go So-yeong|
Ko 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, Ko 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. After two commercial flops in 2007 with Project Makeover and the SBS drama Blue Fish, Ko went into a hiatus.
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. Their second child, a daughter, was born on February 25, 2014.
|Friend, My Friend||Seol In-hwa|
|The Fox with Nine Tails||Harah|
|First Kiss||Joo-hee (cameo)|
|If the Sun Rises in the West||Nam Hyun-joo / Yoo Ha-rin|
|Love Wind Love Song||Young-seo|
|Joint Security Area||Woman in Nam Sung-sik's wallet photo (cameo)|
|Double Agent||Yoon Soo-mi|
|Project Makeover||Na Jung-joo|
|Tomorrow Love||Yoo Hyun-kyung|
|Mother's Sea||Kim Kyung-seo|
|My Son's Woman||Choi Soo-jung|
|Beginning of Happiness||Shin Na-ra|
|The Barefoot Youth||Ki Hye-joon|
|Blue Fish||Jung Eun-soo|
|Ms. Perfect||Shim Jae-bok|
- go soyoung Archived 2007-07-13 at the Wayback Machine
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- "A Day".
- "Actress Ko So-young Upbeat Despite Less Than 'Perfect' TV Comeback". The Chosun Ilbo. May 20, 2017.
- "Jang Dong-Gun And Ko So-Young Lavish Wedding!" Archived 2010-11-28 at the Wayback Machine. PopSeoul. May 2, 2010. Retrieved January 8, 2011.
- "Korean stars Jang Dong Gun, Ko So Young get hitched". Channel NewsAsia. May 3, 2010. Archived from the original on July 24, 2012. Retrieved January 8, 2011.
- "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 February 28, 2014.
- Park Jin-hai. "Jang couple get newborn daughter". The Korea Times Daily. Archived from the original on February 28, 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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