Go Hyun-jung - Updated Feb 2024

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Go Hyun-jung

Go Hyun-Jung is a talented South Korean actress. Go Hyun-Jung was cast in the 1995 South Korean television “Sandglass.” This television is one of the highest-rated and critically acclaimed dramas in Korean television history.

Early Life

This woman is 52 years old South Korean actress. Go Hyun-Jung opened her eyes to the world on the 2nd of March 1971, in Hwasun, South Jeolla, South Korea. She has a belief in Christianity religion and has a zodiac sign of Pisces according to the astrological chart. Similarly, she belongs to the Asian ethnicity.

Her parents’ names are Ko Heon-woo (father) and Lim Jung-soon (mother). Likewise, she grew up with her brother whose name is Ko Byung-Chul. Aside from this, she has not provided proper details about her early childhood life.

Following her academic background, she graduated from Dongguk University with a degree in Performing Arts. Meanwhile, she took part as a contestant in the 1989 Miss Korea pageant and became a runner-up. Meanwhile, this beauty pageant helps her to launch her acting career.

Professional Career

Television works

Go Hyun-Jung made her acting debut in the 1991 South Korean television series “Eyes of Dawn.” After doing a couple of minor roles in several television series, her breakthrough role came in the year 1995.

In 1995, she played the role of Yoon Hye-rin in the SBS drama “Sandglass.” The series, which covered modern Korean history from 1970 to 1990, was one of the highest-rated dramas in Korean television history, with an average rating of 50.8% and a peak of 64.5%.

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Caption: The poster of the 1995 South Korean television series, Sandglass (Source: IMDb)

Following her successful career, she appeared in TV series like; “Spring Day” (2005), “What’s Up Fox” (2006), “H.I.T” (2007), and “Queen Seondeok” (2009). “Daemul” (2010), and “The Queen’s Classroom”  (2013). Among her recent television appearances include “Dear My Friends” (2016), “Return”  (2018), “My Lawyer, Mr. Jo 2: Crime and Punishment” (2019), and “Reflection of You” (2021).

Movies and other works

In 2006, she made her big screen debut, when she played the role of Kim Mumsuk in the feature film “Woman on the Beach.” In 2009, she appeared in two movies “Like You Know It All” and “Actresses.”  Similarly, her other film appearances include “The Day He Arrives” (2011), “Miss Conspirator” (2012), and “A Tiger in Winter” (2018).

Hyun Jung has also worked as a fashion model and television host. She has also served as a goodwill ambassador for several organizations, including the UN Development Programme and the Korean National Red Cross.  In 2011, she published a book titled “Go Hyun-jung’s Texture.”

She also launched her fashion label, Atti. k, which sells clothing, shoes, and bags. Then, she launched her own cosmetics line, koY, the following year. She starred in her reality show in 2015, which followed her trip to Tokyo and her preparations for the release of a travel book.


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Caption: Korean actress Go Hyun-Jung won the grand prize at the MBC Acting Awards, held at NBC’s Open Hall (Source: HanCinema)

During her professional career, Hyun-Jung has won several awards and nominations. Seoul International Drama Awards, Baeksang Arts Awards, MBC Drama Awards, SBS Drama Awards, Korean Film Awards, and Busan Film Critics Awards are some of the awards she earned in her professional acting career.

Go Hyun-Jung – Net Worth 2024

Throughout her successful career, she has earned a significant amount of money. As of 2023, this actress’s net worth is estimated at around $5 million while her exact salary and incomes are still unknown at the moment.

Relationship Status

Currently, Go Hyun-jung is a divorced and single woman. In the past, she married Chung Yong-jin in May 1995. Yong-jin is the vice chairman and CEO of Shinsegae Group and grandson of Samsung founder Lee Byung-chul.

With the marriage, the couple has two children; Chung Hae Chan and  Chung Hae In. They divorced in November 2003, almost eight years into their marriage, and she lost complete custody of her children. Her post-divorce relationships have been kept private.

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Caption: Go Hyun Jung’s wedding photo (Source: KBIZoom)

Throughout her career, she has been involved in a few controversies and rumors. There have been rumors about her marital status and divorce, but she has never addressed them publicly.

Similarly, she abruptly left the drama series “Return” in 2018 due to a reported conflict with the director. Her departure was rumored to be due to dissatisfaction with her screen time and the script. However, the specific reason for her departure was never revealed.

Body Measurements

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Caption: Go Hyun-Jung posing for a photo (Source: Facebook)

Hyun-Jung stands 5 feet 7 inches tall (170 cm) and weighs around 50 kg (110 lbs). Meanwhile, she has a pair of dark brown eyes with black hair color

Social Media

Currently, this South Korean actress is not present on social media platforms such as Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. However, her fans have created several fan pages on social media sites.