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Go Ah-sung inks contract with Hollywood-loved star agency

  • Published : Oct 27, 2014 - 13:28
  • Updated : Oct 27, 2014 - 13:28

Actress Go Ah-sung is gunning for a stronger presence in Hollywood film industry.

The 22-year-old Korean actress recently signed a contract with a big-name U.S. talent management firm Untitled Entertainment, her star agency 4 DOORS Entertainment revealed on Monday.

With offices in Beverly Hills and New York City, the American agency has a list of Hollywood clientele, including Penelope Cruz, Demi Moore, Jeremy Renner, Alex Rodriguez, Hilary Swank, Uma Thurman, Sofia Vergara and Naomi Watts.

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Actress Go Ah-sung (4 DOORS Entertainment)
Debuting at age 4 in a television commercial, she began her stage career at 10 in 2002 through the musical “Peter Pan.” At 13, Go began her acting career on KBS’ children’s television series “Oolla Boolla Blue-jjang (2004).”

Go has established wide recognition from movie critics, at home and globally, in two award-winning Korean films, “Snowpiercer (2013)” and “The Host (2006).”

At home, “The Host” earned her the best new actress award at the 2006 Blue Dragon Film Awards and the best performers’ group award in the 2006 Directors’ Cut Awards, in addition to being nominated in many of Korea’s top film awards, such as the 2006 Korean Film Awards, the 2007 Grand Bell Awards and the 2007 Paeksang Arts Awards. Globally, she was nominated for the award for best performance by a younger actor in the Saturn Awards in 2007.

Then she reinscribed her presence through the U.S. launch of “Snowpiercer” in 2014 to global fans, a year after the Korean sci-fi film’s home launch. At home, the movie earned her the best supporting actress award at Paeksang Arts Awards, Blue Dragon Film Awards and the Grand Bell Awards in 2013.

About Go’s contract with Untitled, 4 DOORS Entertainment chief Jang Doo-bong said in a statement: “The contract (with Untitled) means a lot to Go Ah-sung as an actress. We plan to support her with the best management we can offer her, to make her a globally renowned actress. We ask for your support for the actress and her future career.”

By Chung Joo-won (joowonc@heraldcorp.com)