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This is a Korean name; the family name is Go.
Go Ara
Born February 11, 1990 (1990-02-11) (age 20)
Jinju, South Korea
Occupation Actress, model
Years active 2003–present
Official website
Go Ara
Hangul 고아라
Hanja 高雅拉
Revised Romanization Go A-ra
McCune–Reischauer Ko A-ra

Go Ara (Hangul: 고아라, born 11, February 1990), often performing under the mononym Ara, is a South Korean actress[1], and model under record label and talent agency, SM Entertainment. She debuted in the 2003 Korean television drama, Sharp #1 as Lee Ok-lim.


Early life

Go Ara also called as Go Ah Ra was born in Jinju, South Korea. At a young age, she constantly moved around Korea because her father was a soldier. When she was in junior high, she was recommended by a friend to audition for SM Entertainment. In 2003, she became the winner of the SM Entertainment Teen Model Contest. After joining SM Entertainment, she began to train with the other trainees under the same company in areas of acting, singing, and dancing.



Ara was chosen to be play the female lead, Lee Ok-lim, in the 2003 KBS teen drama, Sharp #1, acting alongside Lee Eun-song, Kim Si-hoo, and Yoo Ah-in. In 2005, she was once again chosen to reprise her role as Lee in the sequel of Sharp #1, Sharp #2, this time starring alongside Super Junior members Kim Kibum and Kim Heechul, both labelmates with Ara, as well as Lee Eun-song.

Ara's breakthrough performance was in the 2006 SBS drama, Snow Flower, where she starred alongside Kim Kibum, Kim Hee-ae, and Lee Jae-ryong. Go's character, Yoo Da-mi, was rebellious and ambitious, winning her important recognitions in acting awards the following year.

Two years later she was cast in the 2008 MBC Who Are You? where she acted alongside with Yoon Kye Sang. The next year after that she was cast in the 2009 MBC Heading to the Ground with Jung Yunho and Lee Sang Yoon.


Ara's first film was the Japanese film, Genghis Khan: To the Ends of the Earth and Sea, which aired in Japan in March 2007 and Hong Kong in April 2007. She stars as Mistress Kulan, the mistress of Genghis Khan. The movie was reported as the most expensive movie Japan ever made. Her next film, Subaru, is a Japanese film produced by filmworkers from Japan, China, and Korea, which will hit cinemas in 2009.


Since debut Ara had been a popular subject for modeling. She has been a popular model to endorse SK Telecom, Elite Uniforms, and lately, cosmetics. In 2008 she filmed a commercial with actor Jang Geunsuk for Etude Cosmetics.



Year Title Role
2009 Dance, Subaru! Liz Park
2007 Genghis Khan: To the Ends of the Earth and Sea Mistress Kulan

Television series

Year Broadcast Title Role
2009 MBC Heading to the Ground Kang Hae-Bin
2009 NTV Karei naru Spy Cameo Ep.3
2008 MBC Who Are You? (누구세요?) Son Young-in
2006 SBS Snow Flower (눈꽃) Yoo Da-mi
2005 KBS Sharp #2 (반올림2) Lee Ok-lim
2003 KBS Sharp #1 (반올림1) Lee Ok-lim


  • 43rd Baeksang Art Awards: Best New Actress Award for (Snow Flower, 2007)
  • 2006 SBS Acting Award: Newcomer Award for (Snow Flower, 2006)
  • KBS Television Academy Awards: Best Young Actress (Sharp 1, 2004)
  • SM Entertainment 5th Anniversary Teen Model Contest: Winner (2003)


  1. ^ "Go Ara makes Japanese drama appearance | Stareastasia". Retrieved 2010-03-12. 

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