Kim Go Eun: Complete Guide To Her Career, Dramas, Awards

Here are all the details that you need to know about Kim Go Eun, one of the best actresses of South Korea.

Kim Go Eun is a prominent and admired South Korean actress who has appeared in a number of dramas and films. She is versatile and popular for portraying a variety of characters at all times.

She went to Beijing with her family when she was three years old, in 1994. She lived there for ten years and became fluent in Mandarin as a result. She returned to South Korea to pursue drama at the Korea National University of Arts.

Kim Go Eun’s debut on-screen appearance was in the critically praised film “A Muse” in 2012, for which she received multiple awards. Despite several offers following the film, she took a break from acting and returned to college to complete her degree.

Hangul Name김고은
Date Of BirthJuly 2, 1991
NationalitySouth Korean
AgencyBH Entertainment
Recent DramaLittle Women

Kim Go Eun appeared in the 2014 crime thriller “Monster” two years later. She made her television debut in the hit cable series “Cheese in the Trap” and has since been in more hit romance dramas.

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Korean Dramas & Movies

Throughout her career, Kim Go Eun has been offered different roles, and she has accepted them to show her fabulous acting skills. Below are the dramas and movies she acted in.

1. Little Women

Hangul: 작은 아씨들

Year: 2022

The story is about three sisters who grew up in poverty and have a strong bond and friendship. It is the thrilling narrative of the sisters as they become embroiled in a huge incident and square off against the country’s wealthiest family.

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4 star rating

Main Cast (Characters):

  • Kim Go Eun as Oh In Joo
  • Nam Ji Hyun as Oh In Kyung
  • Park Ji Hoo as Oh In Hye
  • Wi Ha Joon as Choi Do Il

No. Of Episodes: 12 (75 min. each)

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2. Yumi’s Cells

Hangul: 유미의 세포들

Year: 2021

Yumi is a typical office worker. The plot alternates between Yumi’s real life and her imagination, where ‘cells’ reflect each of her feelings and drives. The drama will follow her as her brain cells trigger the love cells.

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4 star rating

Main Cast (Characters):

  • Kim Go Eun as Kim Yu Mi
  • Ahn Bo Hyun as Ku Woong
  • Lee Yoo Bi as Ruby
  • Park Ji Hyun as Seo Sae Yi

No. Of Episodes: 14 (70 min. each)

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3. The King: Eternal Monarch

Hangul: 더 킹: 영원의 군주

Year: 2020

The drama takes place in two parallel worlds, and it’s about Emperor Lee Gon of the Kingdom of Corea. After walking through a mythical door, he finds a different reality where the Republic of Korea appears instead of the Kingdom.

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3 5 star rating

Main Cast (Characters):

  • Lee Min Ho as Lee Gon
  • Kim Go Eun as Jung Tae Eul
  • Woo Do Hwan as Jo Young
  • Lee Jung Jin as Yi Rim

No. Of Episodes: 16 (70 min. each)

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4. Goblin

Hangul: 도깨비

Year: 2017

Kim Shin (Goblin) is framed as a traitor and executed by the young monarch. Years after his death, he is cursed by the Almighty to be eternal forever. He encounters Ji Eun Tak, who claims to be his spouse. The plot centres around four main leads.

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4 5 star rating

Main Cast (Characters):

  • Gong Yoo as Kim Shin
  • Kim Go Eun as Ji Eun Tak
  • Lee Dong Wook as Grim Reaper
  • Yoo In Na as Sunny

No. Of Episodes: 16 (80 min. each)

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5. Cheese in The Trap

Hangul: 치즈인더트랩

Year: 2016

The drama shows the fragile relationship between Hong Seol, a university student, and Yoo Jung, her senior. Because of her poor family background, Hong Seol works part-time. Yoo Jung is attractive, intelligent, and athletic, but he has a dark side.

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3 star rating

Main Cast (Characters):

  • Kim Go Eun as Hong Seol
  • Park Hae Jin as Yoo Jung
  • Seo Kang Joon as Baek In Ho
  • Lee Sung Kyung as Baek In Ha

No. Of Episodes: 16 (65 min. each)

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6. Tune In For Love

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In 1994 during the IMF crisis, Mi Soo, a part-time worker at a bakery, begins exchanging stories with college student Hyun Woo through a radio program. They fall in love, but can’t quite seem to get the timing right.

7. Sunset in My Hometown

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On the day of his audition, underground rapper Hak Soo receives a call from his hometown that his father is in the hospital. He rushes to his hometown. There, he meets Sun Mi. They graduated from the same elementary school.

8. Canola

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High school student Hye Ji is a troubled teen with a secret. She is reunited with her grandmother after going missing for 12 years. One day, Hye Ji disappears again after participating in an art contest in Seoul.

9. The Advocate: A Missing Body

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A lawyer takes on a murder case that doesn’t have any evidence or the body. Only a large pool of blood was discovered at the crime scene. He teams up with a prosecutor to uncover a hidden scheme behind the murder case.

10. Memories Of The Sword

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The story of three swordsmen, Poong Cheon, Seol Rang, and Deok Gi, who led an uprising during the Goryeo era. 18 years later, Seol Rang, determined to take revenge on Deok Gi, teaches his daughter to become a master of the sword.

11. Coin Locker Girl

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A newborn girl is placed in a coin operated locker in the subway station. The girl is raised by a woman known as mother. While on an assignment, she meets the son of a debtor, and is exposed to a world she never knew existed.

12. Monster

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Bok Soon runs a street stall while taking care of her younger sister. Her peaceful life is disrupted when a serial killer named Tae Soo murders her sister. Her rage consumes her completely as she stalks the killer.

13. A Muse

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When a poet falls in love with a 17-year-old girl, his world is flipped upside down. His obsession with her prompts him to create a short story about their forbidden relationship, but his work is stolen by a jealous student.

Awards & Achievements

Throughout her career, Kim Go Eun has received many awards for her acting specially for her debut. Here are some of her best awards.

Yumi’s Cells

  • Best Leading Actress – 2022 Blue Dragon Series Awards


  • Best Couple – 2017 DramaFever Awards

Chees in the Trap

  • Best New Actress – 2016 Baeksang Arts Awards

A Muse

  • Best New Actress – 2012 Korean Association of Film Critics awards
  • Best New Actress – 2013 KOFRA Film Awards
  • Best New Actress – 2012 Grand Bell Awards
  • Best New Actress – 2012 Busan Film Critics Awards

Kim Go Eun was named South Korea’s Chanel Ambassador in 2019. She was also named an honorary ambassador for Korea’s Ministry of Environment’s Resource Circulation.

Wrapping Up

So, this was the complete guide to Kim Go Eun including all her details that you need to know. It can be said that she is one of the most influential actors in South Korea.

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Hi! I'm Min Chae from South Korea. I love to watch Korean dramas in my free time and can talk about them for hours. My favorite actor is Gong Yoo :)

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