Go Ara Wiki, Age, Biography, Height, Boyfriend, Family, Images, And More

Go Ara Wiki, Age, Biography, Height, Boyfriend, Family, Images, And More

Go Ara (born February 11, 1990) is a South Korean model and actress. Sharp (2003), Heading to the Ground (2009), Reply 1994 (2013), You're All Surrounded (2014), Hwarang: The Poet Warrior Youth (2016-17), Black (2017), Ms. Hammurabi (2018), Haechi (2019) are some of her most well-known roles (2020).

Go was born in Jinju, South Gyeongsang, South Korea, and received his early education there. Because her father was a soldier, she was constantly moved around Korea as a child. When she was in junior high, a friend suggested she audition for the talent agency SM Entertainment. She was the winner of the SM Entertainment Teen Model Contest in 2003.

Career 2003-2012: Beginnings and ascension

Go was cast as Lee Ok-rim, the female lead in the 2003 KBS teen drama Sharp. Her portrayal of an ambitious and self-assured middle school girl catapulted her to instant celebrity. In the sequel Sharp 2, she reprised her role.

Go went on to co-star in the 2006 SBS melodrama Snow Flower with Kim Hee-ae. Her performance as the rebellious and ambitious Yoo Da-mi earned her an acting award at the Baeksang Arts Awards.

Go's first film was Genghis Khan: To the Ends of the Earth and Sea, a big-budget Japanese film that was released in Japan in March 2007. She was chosen from over 40,000 auditions to play Khulan, Genghis Khan's mistress. Due to her fluency in Japanese, Go was then cast in another Japanese film, Dance Subaru.

She was cast in the MBC drama Who Are You? opposite Yoon Kye-sang in 2008. Despite low ratings in Korea, the body swap comedy attracted international fans, raising her profile in the Korean Wave. As a result, he appeared in the Japanese television drama Karei naru Spy.
In 2009, she co-starred in MBC's romantic comedy Heading to the Ground with DBSK idol singer Jung Yunho.

Go made her domestic film debut in 2012 with the sports film Pacemaker, in which she gained 5 kg to play a South Korean pole vaulter. She then performed in the 2012 multicultural film Papa, alongside Park Yong-woo. Go was noticed for her singing and dancing abilities, as well as her fluent English and acting performance in the film.

2013–present: Rebirth of a career

Go's popularity grew even more as a result of the nostalgic campus drama Reply 1994. (2013). She cut her hair short and gained 18 pounds to play Sung Na-jung. While many questioned her casting when it was first announced, Go's performance later received critical and popular acclaim. Go was nominated for Best Actress in both the Baeksang Art Awards and the APAN Star Awards for her performance. She then appeared in the 2014 police drama You're All Surrounded as the only female rookie detective, alongside Lee Seung-gi and Cha Seung-won.

In 2015, Go returned to the big screen alongside Yoo Seung-ho in The Magician, a joseon-era romance film in which she plays a princess who falls in love with a circus magician. Following that, he starred in Phantom Detective, a neo-noir action film starring Lee Je-hoon as the titular Hong Gil-dong.

Go starred in the 2016 youth historical drama Hwarang: The Poet Warrior Youth as the female lead opposite Park Seo-joon. In January 2017, she left SM Entertainment after 13 years and signed with newly formed management agency Artist Company. She then co-starred in the fantasy thriller drama Black with Song Seung-heon as a woman who can predict death.

Go co-starred in the 2018 legal drama Ms. Hammurabi with Kim Myung-soo, playing a passionate rookie judge. The series was well-received for its candid depiction of adversities in modern-day Korean society, and Go's acting was praised.

Go appeared in the 2019 historical action drama Haechi as a detective who is fluent in both martial arts and foreign languages.
In 2020, Go co-starred with Lee Jae-wook in the music romance drama Do Do Sol Sol La La Sol as a pianist who hits rock bottom after her family's demise.

Go signed with King Kong by Starship in January 2023.

Private life

Go's agency reported on March 7, 2019, that during the filming of Haechi Go ruptured her Anterior talofibular ligament, resulting in her hospitalisation.



2007Genghis Khan: To the Ends of the Earth and SeaMistress Khulan
2009Dance, Subaru!Liz Park
2012PacemakerYoo Ji-won
2015The MagicianPrincess Cheongmyeong
2016Phantom DetectivePresident Hwang
TBASad Tropics

Television series

2003–2005Sharp 1Lee Ok-rim
2005–2006Sharp 2
2006–2007Snow FlowerYoo Da-mi
2008Who Are You?Son Young-in
2009Karei naru SpyShin Yoon-ahCameo (Episode 3)
Heading to the GroundKang Hae-bin
2013Reply 1994Sung Na-jung
2014You're All SurroundedEo Soo-sun
2015The ProducersHerselfCameo (Episode 8)
2015–2016Reply 1988Sung Na-jungCameo (Episode 18)
2016–2017Hwarang: The Poet Warrior YouthAro
2017BlackKang Ha-ram
2018Ms. HammurabiPark Cha Oh-reum
2019HaechiChun Yeo-ji
2020Hospital PlaylistHerselfCameo (Episode 5–6)
Do Do Sol Sol La La SolGoo Ra-ra

Music video appearances

YearTitleSingerFrom the Album

2007"Innocent Blue"Mink
2011"Before U Go"TVXQKeep Your Head Down
"Juliette" (Japanese ver)SHINeeThe First
2015"A Million Pieces"Cho KyuhyunFall, Once Again


YearTitleFrom the Album
2012"Now"Papa OST
"Little Girl Dreams"
2013"Start"Reply 1994 OST


2005Ambassador of Farming and Forestry
2008Swiss Friend, an ambassador of Switzerland by Switzerland Tourism
2013– PresentGood Neighbors (NGO) Goodwill Ambassador
2014–2015Seoul Metropolitan PR Ambassador
2015Seoul Police Goodwill Ambassador
2016Ambassador for the Korean Air Force

Awards and nominations

Name of the award ceremony, year presented, category, nominee of the award, and the result of the nomination

Award ceremonyYearCategoryNominee / WorkResult
André Kim Best Star Awards2007New Star AwardGo AraWon
APAN Star Awards2014Excellence Award, Actress in a MiniseriesReply 1994Nominated
2018Ms. HammurabiNominated
2020Popular Star Award, ActressDo Do Sol Sol La La SolNominated
Asia Artist Awards2020Popularity Award (Actress)Go AraNominated
Baeksang Arts Awards2007Best New Actress – TelevisionSnow FlowerWon
2010Most Popular Actress (Film)Heading to the GroundNominated
2012Best New Actress – FilmPapaNominated
2014Best Actress – TelevisionReply 1994Nominated
Most Popular Actress (TV)Nominated
Blue Dragon Film Awards2012Best New ActressPapaNominated
Buil Film Awards2012Best New ActressNominated
Grand Bell Awards2012PacemakerNominated
KBS Drama Awards2004Best Young ActressSharp 1Won
2017Excellence Award, Actress in a Mid-length DramaHwarang: The Poet Warrior YouthNominated
2020Excellence Award, Actress in a MiniseriesDo Do Sol Sol La La SolNominated
Netizen Award, ActressNominated
Best Couple AwardGo Ara with Lee Jae-wook
Do Do Sol Sol La La Sol
Korea Broadcasting Awards2021Popularity AwardDo Do Sol Sol La La SolNominated
Korea Film Actors Association Awards2016Phantom DetectiveWon
Korean Advertising Association (KAA)2008Best Advertising Model AwardGo AraWon
Korea Sharing National Awards2017Minister of Health and Welfare AwardWon
MBC Drama Awards2008Best New ActressWho Are You?Nominated
Mnet 20's Choice Awards2012Barbie GirlGo AraWon
SBS Drama Awards2006New Star AwardSnow FlowerWon
2014Excellence Award, Actress in a Drama SpecialYou're All SurroundedNominated
Netizen Award, ActressNominated
Best Couple AwardGo Ara with Lee Seung-gi
You're All Surrounded
2019Top Excellence Award, Actress in a Mid-length DramaHaechiNominated
Best Couple AwardGo Ara with Jung Il-woo
SM Entertainment's 5th Anniversary Teen Model Contest2003Go AraWon
Style Icon Awards2014Top 10 Style IconsWon
tvN10 Awards2016Made in tvN, Actress in DramaReply 1994Nominated
Best Kiss AwardGo Ara with Jung Woo
Reply 1994
Weibo TV Series Awards2020Popular Overseas Drama StarsDo Do Sol Sol La La SolNominated

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