Moon Chae-won

문채원 / Moon Chae Won (Mun Chae Won)

Moon Chae-won(born November 13, 1986) is a South Korean actress. Moon first attracted attention in 2008 in her supporting role as a gisaeng inPainter of the Wind. She was next cast inBrilliant Legacy, one of the top-rated Korean dramas of 2009. 2011 marked Moon's career breakthrough, with leading roles in the television period dramaThe Princess' Manand the action blockbusterWar of the Arrows; both were critical and commercial hits, withArrowsas the highest grossing Korean film of the year . For her performance in the latter, Moon won Best New Actress at the Grand Bell Awards and the Blue Dragon Film Awards . Moon's other notable television series include the revenge melodramaThe Innocent Man(2012) and the humanistic medical dramaGood Doctor(2013).

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 Moon Chae-won's Early life

She studied Western Painting at the Chugye University for the Arts , but dropped out in 2006 to pursue acting.

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 Moon Chae-won's Career

2007-2010: Beginnings[edit]

Moon Chae-won at the Golden Disk Awards 2008

, alongside fellow newcomer Lee Min-ho ; they were among 60 actors who auditioned for the teen sitcom . Moon and Lee also appeared in the 2008 comedy filmOur School's E.T..

that Moon began her rise to stardom. In the adaptation of Lee Jung-myung's historical fiction novel, she played a beautiful gisaeng who falls for Shin Yun-bok (played by Moon Geun-young ), a female painter passing herself off as a man.Such was the positive reception to their onscreen chemistry and the homoerotic subtext of their characters' relationship, that they received the most votes in the Best Couple poll at the 2008 SBS Drama Awards . It was the first time in Korean drama history that two actresses won the Best Couple Award, despite the sexual conservatism of Korean network television.

Another supporting role followed inMy Fair Lady, where she played an upbeat shoe designer who lives next door to her crush, a butler.She also made a cameo appearance in the last episode of Korean War seriesRoad No. 1as an army doctor.

In October 2010, she signed with talent agency Barunson Entertainment (later renamed MSTeam). Afterwards, Moon landed her first leading role inIt's Okay, Daddy's Girl, as an immature daughter who transforms into a mature professional woman after a family tragedy.

2011: Career breakthrough[edit]

Moon Chae-won at a photoshoot forThe Princess' Man

The Princess' Manwas well-received critically and commercially, and though initially criticized for her acting, Moon won viewers over as the series went on, eventually winning a Top Excellence Award at the year-end KBS Drama Awards .She also received a Best Dressed nod from the Korea Lifestyle Awards for giving a boost to the hanbok fashion industry via her two period projects, and was named Honorary Prosecutor by the Supreme Prosecutors' Office .

2012-present[edit]

Moon played a woman separated from her husband (played by Go Soo ) for sixty years by the division of North and South Korea .Awaitingwas one of the four short films comprisingBeautiful 2014, an omnibus project that premiered at the 38th Hong Kong International Film Festival .

(also known asToday's Love), she played a weather forecaster whose pretty face belies the glib-talking, hard-drinking personality underneath.She has also been cast opposite Yoo Yeon-seok inMood of the Day, in which they play two strangers who meet on the KTX and spend 24 hours together in the unfamiliar city of Busan .

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 Moon Chae-won's Filmography

Television dramas[]

YearTitleRoleNetworkNotes
2007 Reconstruction of Love young Hwang Hyo-eun Dramax episode 2:
"살까지 뺐는데!"
Mackerel Run Min Yoon-seo SBS
2008 Painter of the Wind Jung-hyang SBS
2009 Brilliant Legacy Yoo Seung-mi SBS
My Fair Lady Yeo Eui-joo KBS2
2010 Road No. 1 Min Young-jin MBC cameo, episode 20
It's Okay, Daddy's Girl Eun Chae-ryung SBS
2011 The Princess' Man Lee Se-ryung KBS2
2012 The Innocent Man Seo Eun-gi KBS2
2013 Good Doctor Cha Yoon-seo KBS2
2016 Goodbye Mr. Black Swan MBC

Films[]

YearTitleRoleNotes
2008 Our School's E.T. Lee Eun-shil
2011 War of the Arrows Choi Ja-in
2014 Awaiting Yeon-hee short filmfromBeautiful 2014
2015 Love Forecast Kim Hyun-woo
2016 Mood of the Day Bae Soo-Jung

Variety shows[]

YearTitleNetworkNotes
2009Happy Together - Season 3KBS2 Guest, episodes 110-111
2011 Guest, episode 206
2014 Get It Beauty OnStyle Guest, episode 8 in "Talking Mirror" segment
2015 Running Man SBS Guest, episodes 228-229
2016 Please Take Care of My Refrigerator JTBC Guest, episodes 60-61

Music videos[]

YearSong TitleArtist
2008 "Parting Once Again" Sung Si-kyung

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 Moon Chae-won's Discography

YearSong TitleNotes
2011 "Clementine" Track fromIt's Okay, Daddy's GirlOST

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 Moon Chae-won's Endorsements

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 Moon Chae-won's Awards and nominations

YearAwardCategoryNominated workResult
2008 16th Korean Culture and Entertainment Awards Best New Actress (TV)Painter of the WindWon
SBS Drama Awards Best Couple Awardwith Moon Geun-youngWon
New Star AwardWon
2009 45th Baeksang Arts Awards Best New Actress (TV)Nominated
KBS Drama Awards Best New Actress My Fair LadyNominated
2010 SBS Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actress in a Special Planning Drama It's Okay, Daddy's GirlNominated
2011 48th Grand Bell Awards Best New ActressWar of the ArrowsWon
32nd Blue Dragon Film Awards Best New ActressWon
9th Korea Lifestyle Awards Best Dressed of the YearN/AWon
3rd Asian Jewelry Awards Diamond Award, Actress categoryN/AWon
27th Korea Best Dressed Swan Awards Best Dressed, TV Actress categoryN/AWon
19th Korean Culture and Entertainment Awards Excellence Award, Actress (Film) War of the ArrowsWon
Top Excellence Award, Actress (TV)The Princess' ManWon
KBS Drama Awards Best Couple Awardwith Park Si-hooWon
Popularity Award, ActressWon
Excellence Award, Actress in a Mid-length DramaNominated
Top Excellence Award, ActressWon
2012 48th Baeksang Arts Awards Best Actress (TV)Nominated
7th Seoul International Drama Awards Outstanding Korean ActressNominated
1st K-Drama Star Awards Excellence Award, ActressThe Innocent ManNominated
KBS Drama Awards Best Couple Awardwith Song Joong-kiWon
Netizen's AwardWon
Excellence Award, Actress in a Mid-length DramaNominated
Top Excellence Award, ActressWon
2013 53rd Monte-Carlo Television Festival Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series The Princess' ManNominated
8th Seoul International Drama Awards Outstanding Korean Actress The Innocent ManNominated
21st Korean Culture and Entertainment Awards Top Excellence Award, Actress (TV)Good DoctorNominated
6th Korea Drama Awards Top Excellence Award, ActressNominated
2nd APAN Star Awards Excellence Award, ActressNominated
KBS Drama Awards Best Couple Awardwith Joo WonWon
Popularity Award, ActressWon
Excellence Award, Actress in a Mid-length DramaWon
Top Excellence Award, ActressNominated
2014 9th Seoul International Drama Awards Outstanding Korean ActressNominated
2015 Producers' Choice Award Love ForecastWon

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 Moon Chae-won's References

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  2. "10LINE: Lee Min-ho". 10Asia. 21 October 2009. Retrieved 2014-06-17. 
  3. Han, Sang-hee (23 September 2008). "Korea's Sweetheart Moon Becomes Mysterious Artist". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2014-06-17. 
  4. Han, Sang-hee (3 August 2009). "Supporting Roles Stealing Spotlight". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2014-06-17. 
  5. Park, Sun-young (16 July 2009). "Brilliant drama leaving its own legacy". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2014-06-17. 
  6. Oh, Jean (19 August 2009). "Riches-meets-rags in new drama". The Korea Herald. Retrieved 2014-06-17. 
  7. Lee, Hyo-won (4 August 2011). "Arrow aims for new horizons". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2014-06-17. 
  8. "The Front Line top winner at Korea's Grand Bell Awards". Korean Film Biz Zone. 19 October 2011. Retrieved 2014-06-17. 
  9. Lee, Claire (27 November 2011). "The Unjust best picture at Blue Dragon Awards". The Korea Herald. Retrieved 2014-06-17. 
  10. "Moon Chae Won: "Impressions of The Princess' Man Still Lingers in My Mind"". KBS Global. 25 October 2011. Retrieved 2014-06-17. 
  11. "Moon Chae-won Reveals Alluring Charms". The Chosun Ilbo. 10 September 2011. Retrieved 2014-06-17. 
  12. Im, Ju-ri (28 October 2011). "Moon Chae-won finds meaning in her work". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2014-06-17. 
  13. Sung, So-young (4 January 2012). "Actors named celebrity prosecutors". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2014-06-17. 
  14. Lee, Hye-ji (22 August 2012). "Moon Chae-won, Park Si-yeon fight for Song Joong-ki's love in new TV series". 10Asia. Retrieved 2014-06-17. 
  15. Jeon, Ji-young (4 October 2012). "Seo Eun-gi Conquers Both Work and Love". KBS Global. Retrieved 2014-06-17. 
  16. "Innocent Man Mun Chae-Won "I sincerely loved Eun-Gi"". Innolife. 17 November 2012. Retrieved 2014-06-17. 
  17. "Moon Chae-won: "Seo Eun-gi is a pleasant challenge"". MoonChaeWon.net. 4 December 2012. Retrieved 2014-06-17. 
  18. Kim, Gwang-kuk (5 August 2013). "PREVIEW: KBS Mon/Tue Drama Good Doctor". TenAsia. Retrieved 2013-08-06. 
  19. "Moon Chae Won visits surgery department, actively prepares for new role". MoonChaeWon.net. 14 June 2013. Retrieved 2014-06-17. 
  20. Choi, Eun-hwa (3 August 2013). "Moon Chae Won Says She Aims to be More Professional Than Pretty". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2014-06-17. 
  21. "Moon Chae-won Scores Another Hit with Medical Drama". The Chosun Ilbo. 25 October 2013. Retrieved 2014-06-17. 
  22. Lee, Mi-ji (19 December 2013). "Moon Chae Won to cast in director Kang Je Gyu's The Day Min Woo Comes". StarN News. Retrieved 2014-06-17. 
  23. Tsui, Clarence (25 March 2014). "Beautiful 2014 (Mei Ho 2014/Mei Hao 2014): Filmart Review". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2014-06-17. 
  24. Kim, Hee-eun (4 March 2014). "Moon Chae-won comes back to the big screen". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2014-06-17. 
  25. Lee, So-dam (25 July 2014). "Lee Seung Gi and Moon Chae Won Confirmed for Film Today's Love". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2014-07-26. 
  26. "Interview: Moon Chae-won's belly dance and relationships". Hancinema. 14 January 2015. Retrieved 2015-01-23. 
  27. Bae, Jung-hyeon (5 February 2015). "Moon pulls off role as a modern girl". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2015-02-05. 
  28. Conran, Pierce (10 July 2015). "LEE Min-ho and MOON Chae-won to Receive BiFan Awards". Korean Film Biz Zone. Retrieved 2015-07-10. 

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